Quotation Explorer - 'Reference'

The most important gift anyone can give a girl is a belief in her own power as an individual, her value without reference to gender, her respect as a person with potential. - Emilie Buchwald
After 1980, you never heard reference to space again. Surface, the most convincing evidence of the descent into materialism, became the focus of design. Space disappeared. - Arthur Erickson
I pray moms will use ... [my] book[s] as a reference to arm themselves with God's grace and His Word to break away from the enemy's bondage and begin to experience peace and freedom in their homeschool journeys right away. - Tamara L. Chilver
Children naturally believe without question and absorb knowledge at an incredible rate; since there is no other frame of reference; they believe their parental reality, true or false. - David W. Earle
Time is a wave or a black hole could not bend it; humanity rides the crest of an infinite number of waves that are perceived as linear in their limited frame of reference. - Ken Poirot
Never start with a clear idea of storyline. Instead, commence blindly, with a vague notion of trying to include a reference to your favourite band, gift shop, or chocolate bar. - Alan C. Martin
By sabotaging logic, the common frame of reference, and the common language, we have removed a "safety valve" that allows cultural divides to be resolved. - Mike Klepper
The truth can only be absolute as any relativity may include the untruth towards the system of reference where it varies. - Sorin Cerin
We don't live through life only by our own experiences, we live through life with other people's experience as a reference too. - Nike Thaddeus
There are times when I think that the ideal library is composed solely of reference books. They are like understanding friends—always ready to meet your mood, always ready to change the subject when you have had enough of this or that. - J. Donald Adams
It takes quite a spine to turn the other cheek. It takes phenomenal fortitude to love your enemy. It takes firm resolve to pray for those who persecute you. (with reference to Matthew 5) - Rob Bell
Almost all arguments for skepticism make reference to seemingly ridiculous possibilities—we are being deceived by an evil demon, life is just a dream, we are brains in vats. You might propose psychoanalysis, rather than philosophical reflection, for anyone who worries about these possibilities. - Richard Feldman
The best endings resonate because they echo a word, phrase, or image from earlier in the story, and the reader is prompted to think back to that reference and speculate on a deeper meaning. - James Plath
God made you for a reason and your life has profound meaning! We discover that meaning and purpose only when we make God the reference point of our lives. - Rick Warren
Enlightenment does not mean getting rid of anything. It means changing one's frame of reference so that all things become enlightening. - Mark Epstein
When our internal reference point is the ego or self-image, we feel cut off from our source, and the uncertainty of events creates fear and doubt. - Deepak Chopra
Real communication occurs...when we listen with understanding. What does this mean? It means to see the expressed idea and attitude from the other person's point of view, to sense how it feels to him, to achieve his frame of reference in regard to the thing he is talking about. - Carl Rogers
Your brain activates a magnificent system to store memories as reference points for you to learn from... not to create a past for you to be stuck in. - Steve Maraboli
Gathering your own reference materials, sketches and using your own imagination is going to help you grow as an artist far more than stealing someone else's work. - Bonnie Hamlin
There is no dharma greater than a word uttered by a man of conscience; there is no karma greater than a man listening to himself! Since an intention precedes action, it should be the reference point for any action. - Thiruman Archunan
An attempt to study the evolution of living organisms without reference to cytology would be as futile as an account of stellar evolution which ignored spectroscopy. - J.B.S. Haldane
Our test of truth is a reference to either a present or imagined future majority in favour of our view. - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Your past is a place for reference, not residence. - Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
Netiquette starts at home. Family values are a good frame of reference for netiquette rules. NetworkEtiquette.net - David Chiles
The position of a hero is not for the comparision, it is a reference point - Amit Kalantri
Students of the heavens are separable into astronomers and astrologers as readily as are the minor domestic ruminants into sheep and goats, but the separation of philosophers into sages and cranks seems to be more sensitive to frames of reference. - Willard Van Orman Quine
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