Quotation Explorer - 'Grounds'

No doubt Jack the Ripper excused himself on the grounds that it was human nature.
He grounds the warship he walks on.
On what grounds would God be told that He can bring death to millions of people at the end of a normal life span, but that He may not do it in any other way? - Donald Grey Barnhouse
In every marriage more than a week old, there are grounds for divorce. The trick is to find and continue to find grounds for marriage. - Robert Anderson
Whatever you do for the purpose of impacting on others, no matter how little you think it to be or how little your audience may seem, it not only grows but it leaves a lifetime effect which sets you up on greater grounds of success more than you ever anticipated. - Chinonye J. Chidolue
In every marriage more than a week old there are grounds for divorce. The trick is to find and continue to find grounds for marriage. - Robert Anderson
I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer - Douglas Adams
Dreams are the flowers of imagination which bloom on the fertile grounds of the mind. - Debasish Mridha
Moral grounds are always the last refuge of people who have no sense of beauty. - Oscar Wilde
We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender. - Sir Winston Churchill
You can try to defend discrimination on grounds that people are acting according to their conscience, but never forget that those same people may find it conscionable to discriminate against you next. - DaShanne Stokes
Yes. Oh no! I don't subject myself to a leadership that does not break new territories! It is the job of leadership to succeed in landing its limbs on new grounds. - Israelmore Ayivor
The tears of my eyes watered your heart but failed to evoke a response from the barren grounds of what beats in you. They will still come and I will welcome them because they contain you. - Faraaz Kazi
Every time you understand something, religion becomes less likely. Only with the discovery of the double helix and the ensuing genetic revolution have we had grounds for thinking that the powers held traditionally to be the exclusive property of the gods might one day be ours. . . . - James D. Watson
CIf you are honest, truthful, and transparent, people trust you. If people trust you, you have no grounds for fear, suspicion or jealousy. - Dalai Lama XIV
There's a light, a light of hope, to break, destroy, recreat, unite and reform grounds of a future, our sustenance. And until that light shines so bright, we the people, our generation will forever March on to failure, otherwise eternal victory is assured!!!!!!!! - Samuel Gyekye Mensah
Any church that operates in prayerless and powerless Christianity spend their days and years conducting dust to dust rites in the burial grounds. - Steven Chuks Nwaokeke
Hypocrite: The man who murdered his parents, and then pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was an orphan. - Abraham Lincoln
Agnosticism simply means that a man shall not say he knows or believes that for which he has no grounds for professing to believe. - Thomas H. Huxley
Specifically, I’d like to debate whether cannibalism ought to be grounds for leniency in murders, since it’s less wasteful. - Bill Watterson
Everybody is standing, but you must stand out.Everybody is breaking grounds; but you must breakthrough!Everybody scratching it; but you must scratch it hard!Everybody is going, but you must keep going extra miles!Dare to be exceptionally excellent and why not? - Israelmore Ayivor
I don't want prizes. I turned down the National Institute of Arts and Letters when I was elected to it in 1976 on the grounds that I already belonged to the Diner's Club. - Gore Vidal
On Jesus' rock, my life abounds; all other floors are slippery grounds. His love for me, is mercy band; any other love is sinking sand. - Israelmore Ayivor
The morning behind the dark mist, the mighty and gracious cloud in the sky, scepter of power to the modest grounds yielding fruitfulness, you are the ALMIGHTY. - Darmie Orem
The Army has carried the American ... ideal to its logical conclusion. Not only do they prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, creed and color, but also on ability. - Tom Lehrer
... and thereof do I repent: I only plucked an occasional flower when I might have gathered an ample harvest of fruit -- such are the just grounds for the regrets I have ...
Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones. - Bertrand Russell
The most crucial problem with intellectual learning is that it receives the unknown on the grounds of the known. - Raheel Farooq
If you are honest, truthful, and transparent, people trust you. If people trust you, you have no grounds for fear, suspicion or jealousy. - Dalai Lama XIV
There are other grounds for believing that gays and lesbians should be respected and protected from oppression: their right to privacy and freedom of actionand expression; the "victimless" nature of homosexual relations; and the many valuable contributions that gays and lesbians make to society. - Simon LeVay
What we call rational grounds for our beliefs are often extremely irrational attempts to justify our instincts. - Thomas Henry Huxley
That new technologies and techniques would be forthcoming was a fundamental article of Christian faith. Hence, no bishops or theologians denounced clocks or sailing ships--although both were condemned on religious grounds in various non-Western societies. - Rodney Stark
A hallucination is to be in the presence of that which previously could not be imagined, and if it previously could not be imagined then there is no grounds for believing that you generated it out of yourself. - Terence McKenna
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