Quotation Explorer - 'Method'

They try to thrive. To multiply. To make murder a method of management. - William H. Gass
"Knowledge, without common sense," says Lee, is "folly; without method, it is waste; without kindness, it is fanaticism; without religion, it is death." But with common sense, it is wisdom with method, it is power; with clarity, it is beneficence; with religion, it is virtue, and life, and peace.
The desire for an increase of wealth can be satisfied through exchange, which is the only method possible in a capitalist economy, or by violence and petition as in a militarist society, where the strong acquire by force, the weak by petitioning. - Ludwig von Mises
Clergyman, n. - A man who undertakes the management of our spiritual affairs as a method of bettering his temporal ones. - Ambrose Bierce
Recall that the minimum wage was initially conceived as a method to exclude undesirables from the workforce. - Jeffrey Tucker
The best method of sharing your vision is your personal example - Sunday Adelaja
Sometimes, falling back on or using an old method or habit, is like sliding into a pair of worn running shoes and a corset. Doesn't make sense to others, but it's not for them. It's what keeps you together, what keeps you going. - Alyse M. Gardner
I know no method to secure the repeal of bad, obnoxious, or unjust laws so effective as their strict execution. - Ulysses S. Grant
The fundamental qualities for good execution of a plan is first; intelligence; then discernment and judgment, which enable one to recognize the best method as to attain it; the singleness of purpose; and, lastly, what is most essential of all, will-stubborn will. - Ferdinand Foch
The surest method against scandal is to live it down by perseverance in well doing.
Civilization is a method of living, an attitude of equal respect for all men. - Jane Addams
When dealing with the insane, the best method is to pretend to be sane. - Hermann Hesse
Flambé - done beside a table covered in crisp starched linen in a French restaurant: a method to burn food and money simultaneously. - Scott Archer Jones
Violence is the tool of the barbarian; aggression is the method of the primitive; bloodshed is the way of the savage; cruelty is the manner of the brutish! To be called as a ‘civilised,’ man must be peaceable! - Mehmet Murat ildan
If you achieve good results using a poor method, isn't that a much greater achievement than starting from better methods. - Gen Urobuchi 虚淵 玄
The scientific method is nothing more than a system of rules to keep us from lying to each other. - Ken Norris
In all the works on pedagogy that ever I read and they have been many, big, and heavy I don't remember that any one has advocated a system of teaching by practical jokes, mostly cruel. That, however, describes the method of our great teacher, Experience. - Charles Sanders Peirce
Writing is more than just a method to tell stories. It’s a way to find healing, and to healing others. - M. Kirin
Atheism may be defined as the mental attitude which unreservedly accepts the supremacy of reason and aims at establishing a lifestyle and ethical outlook verifiable by experience and the scientific method, independent of all arbitrary assumptions of authority and creeds. - Madalyn Murray O'Hair
The successful development of science requires a proper balance to be maintained between the method of building up from observations and the method of deducing by pure reasoning from speculative assumptions. - Paul A.M. Dirac
Design is the method of putting form and content together. Design, just as art, has multiple definitions, there is no single definition. Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that’s why it is so complicated. - Paul Rand
Lenin only believes in the revolution and in the virtue of expediency.'One must be prepared for every sacrifice, to use, if necessary, every stratagem, ruse, illegal method, to be determined to conceal the truth, for the sole purpose of accomplishing, despite everything, the communist task'. - Albert Camus
The purpose of every human life is to teach, through one's own method, the power of love. - Chriscinthia Blount
A perfect method for adding drama to life is to wait until the deadline looms large.
He may be mad, but there's method in his madness. There nearly always is method in madness. It's what drives men mad, being methodical. - G. K. Chesterton
The appeal by twentieth-century pluralists to scientific method was also ideologically—and even messianically—driven. It ignored scientific data that interfered with environmentalist assumptions and misrepresented socialist faith as scientific planning. - Paul Edward Gottfried
Each religion, by the help of more or less myth which it takes more or less seriously, proposes some method of fortifying the human soul and enabline it to make its peace with its destiny. - George Santayana
ECCENTRICITY, n. A method of distinction so cheap that fools employ it to accentuate their incapacity. - Ambrose Bierce
PLAN, v.t. To bother about the best method of accomplishing an accidental result. - Ambrose Bierce
Anyone even remotely suspect was interrogated, because interrogation is by far the most effective method of speedily banishing inappropriate thoughts from the mind. - Olli Jalonen
We have not given science too big a place in our education, but we have made a perilous mistake in giving it too great a preponderance in method in every other branch of study. - Woodrow Wilson
CLERGYMAN, n. A man who undertakes the management of our spiritual affairs as a method of better his temporal ones. - Ambrose Bierce
We have to remember that what we observe is not nature in itself but nature exposed to our method of questioning.
Though this be madness, yet there is method in 't. - William Shakespeare
Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love. - Martin Luther King Jr.
Vigorous let us be in attaining our ends, and mild in our method of attainment. - Lord Newborough
The way we can replenish our memories is to look back at textual information that we have either written or read before. If that method is accomplished, we can comprehend and complete tasks that require us to use more critical thinking. - Saaif Alam
Voting is not a right. It is a method used to determine which politician was most able to brainwash you. - Dennis E. Adonis
Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices. - Laurence J. Peter
I wanted to become the seeker, the aroused and passionate explorer, and it was better going at it knowing nothing at all, always choosing the unmarked bottle, always choosing your own unproven method, armed with nothing but faith and a belief in astonishment. - Pat Conroy
Man in his spiritual pride has exchanged God’s method of self-denial for Satan’s plan of self–improvement. - Daniel W. Blair
Whoever challenges freaks should noticethat in the method he does not mature into a beast. - Santosh Kalwar
The existence of any method, standard, custom or practice is no reason for its continuance when a better is offered. - Theodore Roosevelt
Only the search for truth is valid, the desire for wisdom the motive. The method is assimilation, not study. - Idries Shah
To find the truth, try to follow the Socratic method. Just don’t forget to follow your intuition and imagination. - Debasish Mridha
The best method to make orders, is when you falling into a dream. And then your orders are appeared in life, are they appeared in real life, or they appeared in new life dream.And why, the best method when you are falling into dream? - VicDoo
BATTLE, n. A method of untying with the teeth of a political knot that would not yield to the tongue. - Ambrose Bierce
Deregulated marketplace: a brilliant method by which profits are privatized and losses are socialized. - Greg Palast
But there is only one surefire method of proper pattern recognition, and that is science. - Michael Shermer
Instead of one-way interruption, Web marketing is about delivering useful content at just the precise moment that a buyer needs it.Search, a marketing method that didn't exist a decade ago, provides the most efficient and inexpensive way for businesses to find leads. - David Honegger
Art and science have their meeting point in method. - Edward Bulwer-Lytton
What people call insincerity is simply a method by which we can multiply our personalities. - Oscar Wilde
While one should always study the method of a great artist, one should never imitate his manner. The manner of an artist is essentially individual, the method of an artist is absolutely universal. The first is personality, which no one should copy; the second is perfection, which all should aim at. - Oscar Wilde
Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.
My method is to take the utmost trouble to find the right thing to say, and then to say it with the utmost levity. - George Bernard Shaw
Life is a learning experience and this is a very peaceful method of accepting the reality you face…What will I learn? - David W. Earle
You can serve God and man in no more effective way than by getting rich; that is, if you get rich by the creative method and not by the competitive one. - Wallace D. Wattles
It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
The way out is through the door. Why is it that no one will use this method? - Confucius
Method acting? There are quite a few methods. Mine involves a lot of talent, a glass and some cracked ice. - John Barrymore
The fact was I had the vision... I think everyone has... what we lack is the method. - Jack Kerouac
I was to learn later that in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing; and what a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency, and demoralization. - Petronius Arbiter
My method is based on female psychology, so it works regardless of your looks or money - Erik Von Markovik
It has been acknowledged by many that an actor often plays the character in a reel life better than other contenders only if that projected picture role or image is opposite to his/her actual nature in a real life. It is usually a good method to know the true identity of a Cine and TV personality. - Anuj Somany
I don't have a method of stepping into the depths of your heart without getting it dirty." -Kuchiki Rukia - Tite Kubo
Our first and most pressing problem is how to do away with warfare as a method of solving conflicts between national groups within a society who have different views about how the society is to run. - Margaret Mead
My feeling is that a good teacher can get results using any method, and that a bad teacher can wreck any method. - Keith Johnstone
There’s nothing mysterious about Cosmic Ordering, it’s simply a method used to transmute thought into reality. - Stephen Richards
There nearly always is a method in madness. It's what drives men mad, being methodical. - G. K. Chesterton
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