Quotation Explorer - 'System'

Small differences in a system of great power can have enormous consequences. [Source: Al Jazeera 'Upfront' interview] - Noam Chomsky
In the future system, you will decide how your bodies look and feel, but only til then will you have the choice. - David L. Lloyd
There is no alternative way, so far discovered, of improving the lot of the ordinary people that can hold a candle to the productive activities that are unleashed by a free enterprise system... - Milton Friedman
Unless you have great parents or some inspirational teacher from a movie that pushes you to follow your dreams, you can't expect a kid to be smart enough to realize they can do what they want with their life before they've been pushed through the school system into having an average life. - Dan Howell
When we abolish the slavery of half of humanity, together with the whole system of hypocrisy it implies, then the "division" of humanity will reveal its genuine significance and the human couple will find its true form. - Simone de Beauvoir
The great thing, then, in all education, is to make our nervous system our ally instead of our enemy. - William James
Warum ist eigentlich das demokratische System besser?... Es ist besser, weil es die volle Entwicklung des Menschen als Individuum möglich macht. Aber... das zeigt nur, daß die Demokratie eine >angenehmere< Form der Regierung ist [...]. - Robert Dallek
A coherent system is a convenient lie. - Marty Rubin
Human security depends on a system where each rational individual calculates that it is more profitable not to rebel. - Mark Gough
Every culture has its distinctive and normal system of government. Yours is democracy, moderated by corruption. Ours is totalitarianism, moderated by assassination. - Unknown Russian
What is so incredible and essential about an authentic cultural scene is it rejects a value system based on consumption and productivity and instead celebrates creation, critical thought, aesthetics and expression. That can’t be mass marketed. - Claire Vaye Watkins
Sabbath, in the first instance, is not about worship. It is about work stoppage. It is about withdrawal from the anxiety system of Pharaoh, the refusal to let one’s life be defined by production and consumption and the endless pursuit of private well-being. - Walter Brueggemann
We gaze up at the same stars, the sky covers us all, the same universe encompasses us. What does it matter what practical system we adopt in our search for the truth? Not by one avenue only can we arrive at so tremendous a secret. - Quintus Aurelius Symmachus
God has made relationships His chosen delivery system for the gospel of hope. - Ed Stetzer
We are in the process of disabling our most distinctive achievement - our educational system - in the name of making the country more like itself. - Marilynne Robinson
The USA states that it can put a man on the moon. I have a hard time believing this, as it is quite clear that they cannot build a simple electrical system that does not make people sick in large numbers! - Steven Magee
Trying to get more learning out of the present system is like trying to get the Pony Express to compete with the telegraph by breeding faster ponies. - Edward Fiske
As I inched sluggishly along the treadmill of the Maycomb County School system, I could not help receiving the impression that I was being cheated out of something. Out of what I knew not, yet I did not believe that twelve years of unrelieved boredom was exactly what the state had in mind for me. - Harper Lee
The right to vote is a *consequence*, not a primary cause, of a free social system -- and its value depends on the constitutional structure implementing and strictly delimiting the voters' power; unlimited majority rule is an instance of the principle of tyranny. - Ayn Rand
Drugs have taught an entire generation of Americans the metric system. - P. J. O'Rourke
The main element of true reconciliation is the public education system. - Nilantha Ilangamuwa
When my dad was young he shot marbles. When I was young I played Marble Madness on my Nintendo Entertainment System. - Kevin James Breaux
As you can see, I have memorized this utterly useless piece of information long enough to pass a test question. I now intend to forget it forever. You’ve taught me nothing except how to cynically manipulate the system. Congratulations. - Bill Watterson
Ah, we shall never have a real aristocracy while this plebeian reluctance to live upon a parent or a wife continues the animating spirit of our youth. It strikes at the foot of the feudal system! - Howells William Dean
GRAMMAR, n. A system of pitfalls thoughtfully prepared for the feet for the self-made man, along the path by which he advances to distinction. - Ambrose Bierce
There's no system foolproof enough to defeat a sufficiently great fool. - Edward Teller
Raising interest rates is voo-doo. You can't deal with a global system problem by trying to solve it with this. - Stafford Beer
America does not have a health-car system. We have a sick-care system... It's a stretch to use the word "system" to describe, as this word denotes organization. - Peter Bach Pulmonologist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering
A nation is not defined by its borders or the boundaries of its land mass Rather, a nation is defined by adverse people who have been unified by a cause and a value system and who are committed to a vision for the type of society they wish to live in and give to the future generations to come. - Fela Durotoye
The cure is as simple as this: Live your words and live your belief system. - Shannon L. Alder
Imperialism is a system of exploitation that occurs not only in the brutal form of those who come with guns to conquer territory. Imperialism often occurs in more subtle forms, a loan, food aid, blackmail . We are fighting this system that allows a handful of men on Earth to rule all of humanity. - Thomas Sankara
...Fan fiction is a way of the culture repairing the damage done in a system where contemporary myths are owned by corporations instead of owned by the folk. - Henry Jenkins
You must consciously choose what you know. Knowledge fromthis present social system is notdesigned to help you succeed. - Dele Ayo Bankole
Most probably your belief system is screwed up. And so were your ancestors, before you. And now, maybe so are you. Overcome it, you! - Fakeer Ishavardas
When solving a "panic" you must first ask yourself what you were doing that could possibly frighten an operating system.
Only the public can make a star. It's the studios who try to make a system out of it. - Marilyn Monroe
If my decisions constantly heed the voice of the world, I can be completely assured that I’m going to end up in a ‘world of hurt.’ If my decisions heed the word of God, I can be completely assured that this ‘world of hurt’ isn’t anywhere near my solar system. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
The evidence suggests that you would be more likely to select the tempting chocolate cake when your mind is loaded with digits. System 1 has more influence on behavoir when System 2 is busy, and it has a sweet tooth. - Kahneman Daniel
But in our enthusiasm, we could not resist a radical overhaul of the system, in which all of its major weaknesses have been exposed, analyzed, and replaced with new weaknesses.
Your planet's immune system is trying to get rid of you. - Kurt Vonnegut
The integrity of one's own mind is of infinitely more value than adherence to any creed or system. We must choose between a dead faith belonging to the past and a living, growing ever-advancing science belonging to the future. - Luther Burbank
In terms of the Internet, it's like humanity acquiring a collective nervous system. Whereas previously we were more like a [?], like a collection of cells that communicated by diffusion. With the advent of the Internet, it was suddenly like we got a nervous system. It's a hugely impactful thing. - Elon Musk
The collaboration between secretaries of state, election officials and the voting system manufacturers on the matter of enforcing this black box proprietary code secrecy with election systems, is nothing less than the commoditization and monetization of American Democracy - James Scott, Senior Fellow, Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology
We are all either conditioned by belief system or consciousness. Belief system is built through the world, consciousness is built from within. - Matthew Donnelly
The key to gainful employment is creating a work environment and filing system too complex to train a new person on. Competency gets you work. Confusion keeps you employed.
Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in. That everyone may receive at least a moderate education appears to be an objective of vital importance. - Abraham Lincoln
I realized that the legal system was corrupt when I went to court and the judge imposed a very short time limit on my evidence submission before removing my legal rights to free speech. - Steven Magee
Mental slavery is a cheap & easy to find addiction. Knowledge stimulates mental faculties immune system. - Freedom Goodbird
While some people are enraged over opposing facts as an attack on their belief system and integrity, I take them as an ADDITION to mine!12/13/14 - Lance L. Denney
Democracy is a system were ignorants choose a government, comunism is a system where ignorants govern themselves. - Daniel Delgado F
Maintaining a fair and accessible justice system should at all times be the overarching concern of Government - Abdullah Reslan
We feel in one world, we think and name in another. Between the two we can set up a system of references, but we cannot fill in the gap. - Marcel Proust
The human body is a tube and tank machine with an electrical system that is made up of trillions of cells and two fluids, which are designed to create and react to chemistry. While this machine can malfunction, malfunctions can be fixed. - Kevin W. Reese
[It's] time for the human race to enter the solar system. - Dan Quayle
Success steps: Think big. Act small. Then scale.Failure steps: Act big. Think small. Then shrink.Consider your next big thing a project. Get one. Get it right. No sense growing a broken system. - Richie Norton
When the competent men of the system are compelled to quit, the system will soon quit itself. - Amit Kalantri
The social system is taking on a form in which finding out what you want to do is less and less of an option because your life is too structured, organised, controlled and disciplined. - Noam Chomsky
You can't understand a city without using its public transportation system. - Erol Ozan
Until the police internal affairs system starts prosecuting and firing a substantial number of corrupt and incompetent police officers, I will not be lighting it up blue! - Steven Magee
While boasting of our noble deeds we're careful to concealthe ugly fact that by an iniquitous money system we havenationalized a system of oppression which, though more refined,is not less cruel than the old system of chattel slavery. - Horace Greeley
The religion or pulpit of a nation is the most powerful source of value formation in any country. Followed by the family, the educational system and the media. - Sunday Adelaja
A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that works. - John Gaule
A leader is someone who steps back from the entire system and tries to build a more collaborative, more innovative system that will work over the long term.
Wealth will always find a way of escaping from societies without an established system of truth and honesty, into societies that are well established in truth and honesty. - Sunday Adelaja
Social justice has to do with issues such as poverty, inequality, war, racism, sexism, abortion, and lack of concern for ecology because what lies at the root at each of these is not so much someone's private sin but rather a huge, blind system that is inherently unfair. - Ronald Rolheiser
Racism doesn't have to fit our stereotypes for what it is in order for it to hurt - but it also means that tools for dismantling the system don't have it fit our stereotype either. - Simon S. Tam
Take for instance, a society where the prevailing value system is that you only go into politics and leadership to serve and not to make money. In such a nation, people know that those who go into politics and leadership come out of it poorer than they went in. - Sunday Adelaja
We have allowed the system to be so corrupted that many want justice to be "empathetic," not blind. - Glenn Beck
Make sure your Belief system leaves room for you to Be Life! - Stanley Victor Paskavich
It is not only the unit vote for the Presidency we are talking about, but a whole solar system of governmental power. If it is proposed to change the balance of power of one of the elements of the solar system, it is necessary to consider the others. - John F. Kennedy
There is obviously something wrong with our educational system. It is not beyond the realm of possibility that there might even be something wrong with at least some of our schoolteachers. But heaven help anyone daring to express such heretical views. - J. Paul Getty
Feelings are really your GPS system for life. When your supposed to do something, or not supposed to do something, your emotional guidance system lets you know. - Oprah Winfrey
The majority of the common people do not realize how corrupt the legal system has become until that blatant corruption shows up at their own homes. - Steven Magee
Under this aura of perfection he knows how flawed he really is but his intact denial system keeps this awareness suppressed in the far recesses of his mind. - David W. Earle
The essential quality of a market system, contrary to popular thinking, is not that it promotes greed; but rather, that it renders greed harmless. - Israel M. Kirzner
Rather than justice for all, we are evolving into a system of justice for those who can afford it. We have banks that are not only too big to fail, but too big to be held accountable. - Joseph E. Stiglitz
Does the same as the system call of that name. If you don't know what it does, don't worry about it. - Larry Wall
What we need to do is learn to work in the system, by which I mean that everybody, every team, every platform, every division, every component is there not for individual competitive profit or recognition, but for contribution to the system as a whole on a win-win basis. - W. Edwards Deming
Public confidence in the integrity of the Government is indispensable to faith in democracy; and when we lose faith in the system, we have lost faith in everything we fight and spend for. - Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.
Holy Prophet PBUH promulgated a justice system regardless of status of people, yet in Pak the powerful easily escapes. - Imran Khan
I catch movement from the corner of my eye. A tell slender boy stands near us, just a few feet away. Adrenaline bangs through my system. I shove Abel behind me and whip my knife from where I’d hidden it in my boot. Who the hell are you? - Georgia Clark
Rich people don't elicit much sympathy.It is not about how to save, invest, spend, hide and give away money, but unmasking the true nature of money, how it works.Be the one to create the system that supports the kind of society we desire for ourselves and the future generation. - Prince Akwarandu
A religion is a system of symbols which acts to establish powerful, pervasive, and long-lasting moods in men by formulating conceptions of a general order of existence and clothing those conceptions with such an aura of factuality that the moods and motivations seem uniquely realistic. - Clifford Geertz
I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man's. - William Blake
We have a criminal jury system which is superior to any in the world; and its efficiency is only marred by the difficulty of finding twelve men every day who don't know anything and can't read. - Mark Twain
The only thing weaker than a toddler's handshake is their immune system. - Jim Gaffigan
You will never know the moon or stars, unless you breathe in their solar system and inspect it from many diverse vantage points as possible. - Shannon L. Alder
Like any organic entity, a system of consciousness manifests itself through the orderly, differentiated development of a certain unifying reality. - Kitarō Nishida
If justice fails in the courtroom, it will not prevail in society.A broken Justice System does not protect the rights of all people. - Ellen J. Barrier
What are we having this liberty for? We are having this liberty in order to reform our social system, which is full of inequality, discrimination and other things, which conflict with our fundamental rights. - B.R. Ambedkar
If we all started using the Self Care System, there would hardly be need for the Medical System - Nina Leavins
We Americans live in a nation where the medical-care system is second to none in the world, unless you count maybe 25 or 30 little scuzzball countries like Scotland that we could vaporize in seconds if we felt like it. - Dave Barry
[The public school system is] usually a twelve year sentence of mind control.Crushing creativity, smashing individualism, encouraging collectivism andcompromise, destroying the exercise of intellectual inquiry, twisting itinstead into meek subservience to authority. - Walter Karp
The ultimate goal of the educational system is to shift to the individual the burden of pursing his own education. This will not be a widely shared pursuit until we get over our odd conviction that education is what goes on in school buildings and nowhere else. - John W. Gardner
Leaving your religion and having to invent your own system of values is a big deal, after all. - Therese Doucet
There is a system alright, but the actual element of education has long gone. - Abhijit Naskar
The scientific method is nothing more than a system of rules to keep us from lying to each other. - Ken Norris
The whole educational and professional training system is a very elaborate filter, which just weeds out people who are too independent, and who think for themselves, and who don't know how to be submissive, and so on -- because they're dysfunctional to the institutions. - Noam Chomsky
The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with the joy of living are goodness, beauty, and truth. To make a goal of comfort or happiness has never appealed to me; a system of ethics built on this basis would be sufficient only for a herd of cattle. - Albert Einstein
It's tough to get out of one's inherited imbecilic culture, and a thus inherited or endowed lunatic belief system. A freethinker must overcome every deadened system. Especially one's own. - Fakeer Ishavardas
It would take me a long time to understand how systems inflict pain and hardship in people's lives and to learn that being kind in an unjust system is not enough. - Helen Prejean
A system is only as effective as your level of commitment to it. - Audrey Moralez
The percentage of the citizenry that embrace and identify with the nation’s virtues, with the nation’s value system, determine the true wealth of that nation - Sunday Adelaja
Pride is a powerful narcotic, but it doesn't do much for the auto-immune system. - Stuart Stevens
After the barter system money was introduced to the world and it had a limited value, but as the time passed it's value increased and now in 21st century money is given the value of GOD. - Neymat Khan
The electrical grounding system is the largest radio frequency (RF) radiation antenna system ever constructed in the history of mankind. - Steven Magee
Thanks to the Interstate Highway System, it is now possible to travel from coast to coast without seeing anything. - Charles Kuralt
If there is no worker involvement, there is no quality system.
Standardized state tests are a scam! The educational system is rigged. It is set up to where the wealthy schools, get all of the state funding. The poverty-stricken schools, don't get enough funding due to standardized tests scores. See my point? - Mary Sage Nguyen
Your emotions are meant to fluctuate, just like your blood pressure is meant to fluctuate. It’s a system that’s supposed to move back and forth, between happy and unhappy. That’s how the system guides you through the world. - Daniel Todd Gilbert
Those who would renegotiate the boundaries between church and state must therefore answer a difficult question: why would we trade a system that has served us so well for one that has served others so poorly? - Sandra Day O'Connor
Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people can be engaged in. - Abraham Lincoln
Our education system often teaches us how to conform more than how to wonder and venture. - Debasish Mridha
No system that implies control of society by privilege seekers has ever ended any other way but collapse - William E. Dodd
When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it. - Frédéric Bastiat
The problem with the Mindset of a fair Democracy is that it purports to be a fair and trustworthy system, but history shows clearly how the voters' trust has been constantly abused. - Tony Dovale
Harmonics are the cancer of the electrical system. - Steven Magee
The working class had imposed upon them a sterile and authoritarian educational system which mirrored the ethos of the corporate workplace. - Anthony M. Platt
Copyright: a system of monopoly privilege over the expression of ideas that enables government to stop consumer-friendly economic development and reward uncompetitive and legally privileged elites to fleece the public through surreptitious use of coercion. - Jeffrey Tucker
Beauty' is a currency system like the gold standard. Like any economy, it is determined by politics, and in the modern age in the West is is the last, best belief system that keeps male dominance intact. - Naomi Wolf
A philosophy a system of principles that will guide your thoughts and actions. - Napoleon Hill
Anger is the immune system of the soul. - Stefan Molyneux
The security theater we are witnessing in our election system boasting the illusion of security via ‘clunky as heck’ and air gap defense will do nothing against the real and sophisticated adversarial landscape that is zeroing in on our democracy - James Scott, Senior Fellow, Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology
Thus the metric system did not really catch on in the States, unless you count the increasing popularity of the nine-millimeter bullet. - Dave Barry
We ought not be over anxious to encourage innovation, in case of doubtful improvement, for an old system must ever have two advantages over a new one; it is established and it is understood.
If a messiah exhorts you to kill people of another belief system, get this idiot non-prophet out of your stupid system. - Fakeer Ishavardas
You’ll feel afraid at times. You’ll feel weak at times. But remember, fear and weakness are not your enemies. They are forms of evolutionary wisdom in the face of danger. Take some time to assess the situation and shake the weakness and fear off your limbic system. - Abhijit Naskar
We owe a huge debt to Galileo for emancipating us all from the stupid belief in an Earth-centered or man-centered (let alone God-centered) system. He quite literally taught us our place and allowed us to go on to make extraordinary advances in knowledge. - Christopher Hitchens
The USA legal system is designed to enrich lawyers, protect the government and corporations, and shaft the general public. - Steven Magee
A wise system of education will at last teach us how little man yet knows, how much he has still to learn. - John Lubbock
There is no accountability in the public school system - except for coaches. You know what happens to a losing coach. You fire him. A losing teacher can go on losing for 30 years and then go to glory.
Someone asked me the other day if I believe in conspiracies. Well, sure. Here's one. It is called the political system. It is nothing if not a giant conspiracy to rob, trick and subjugate the population. - Jeffrey Tucker
..the women's movement never left the father Dick's side....We got a share of genocide profits and we love it...If we're Dick's sister and want what he has gotten, then in the end we support that system that he got it all from. - Mary Barfoot
I want my life to be a battle cry, a war zone, an arrow pointed and loosed into the heart of domination: patriarchy, imperialism, industrialization, every system of power and sadism. - Lierre Keith
In a bureaucratic system, useless work drives out useful work. - Milton Friedman
America is not a pile of goods, more luxury, more comforts, a better telephone system, a greater number of cars. America is a dream of greater justice and opportunity for the average man and, if we can not obtain it, all our otherachievements amount to nothing. - Eleanor Roosevelt
Until our education system is repositioned to take care of the tripartite nature of a human being - head, heart and hand, we cannot make healthy progress as a nation or individuals. - Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
Man, the living creature, the creating individual, is always more important than any established style or system. - Bruce Lee
For a nation to be truly great, she must first identify her national values, enumerate her virtues and formulate her value system. But the most tasking of all these is to develop a culture in her people, that will best represent the proclaimed value systems of the nation. - Sunday Adelaja
Nothing can be changed in the system when the system itself is revolting against those who opposed violence. - Nilantha Ilangamuwa
The medical system serves a very important purpose for many, but our most common lifestyle diseases are better served with use of the Self Care System. - Nina Leavins
Too many young Indigenous members of our community are being caught up in the criminal justice system, with an increasing number of cases resulting in notably unjust and undue outcomes, primarily due to the lack of resources available - Abdullah Reslan Lawyer
A federal judge has ruled that Microsoft should be split into two different companies. One company will have the Windows operating system and the other will count Bill Gates' money. - Conan O'Brien
So far as I am aware no leader of a party of the European left in the past twenty-five years has declared capitalism as such to be unacceptable as a system. The only public figure to do so unhesitatingly was Pope John Paul II. - Eric Hobsbawm
Drop out of school before your mind rots from our mediocre educational system. - Frank Zappa
I mistrust all systemizers and avoid them. The will to a system is a lack of integrity. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Men won't easily give up a system in which half the world's population works for next to nothing...[and recognizes that]precisely because that half works for so little, it may have no energy left to fight for anything else. - Marilyn Waring
Political corruption works by having an equally corrupt legal system to protect it. - Steven Magee
Rather than signalling the aspiration for system of checks and balances against absolute power, democracy become a euphemism for majority rule. - Peter Mansfield
Sometimes your belief system is really your fears attached to rules. - Shannon L. Alder
In a person who is open to experience each stimulus is freely relayed through the nervous system, without being distorted by any process of defensiveness.
I was simply furnishing a home. I love music ... and I don't think a $130,000 indoor-outdoor stereo system is extravagant.
Life is a balanced system of learning and evolution. Whether pleasure or pain; every situation in your life serves a purpose. It is up to us to recognize what that purpose could be. - Steve Maraboli
The legal system has been designed to rob the bank accounts of the common people. - Steven Magee
In that case, on behalf of Earthlife, I urge that, with full knowledge of our limitations, we vastly increase our knowledge of the Solar System and then begin to settle other worlds. - Carl Sagan
When we make appreciation the central theme of our value system, then all the painful elements of our past become meaningful lessons we could not have done without. Acceptance becomes natural when we become adept at finding the silver lining, even in the most challenging circumstances. - Pooja Ruprell
Common sense tells us that the government's attempts to solve large problems more often create new ones. Common sense also tells us that a top-down, one-size-fits-all plan will not improve the workings of a nationwide health-care system that accounts for one-sixth of our economy. - Sarah Palin
Don't get the idea the I'm knocking the American system. - Al Capone
Maybe that is the purest and most radical kind of religion simple attention. Present-moment awareness. Instead of a belief system, awareness sees through all beliefs. - Joan Tollifson
Since capitalism is a system based of the love of money,doesn't that make it the root of all evil? - Alan VanMeter
I have been through the OSHA system twice and I can confirm that I did not have the right to a safe workplace or whistle-blower protection on either occasion. - Steven Magee
There is no 'the truth,' 'a truth'--truth is not one thing, or even a system. It is an increasing complexity. - Adrienne Rich
The legal system is blatantly rigged against the common people. - Steven Magee
The creator of the universe works in mysterious ways. But he uses a base ten counting system and likes round numbers. - Scott Adams
When you focus on revenge, you're uploading only negativity to your system. You should focus on moving forward and enjoy the little things in life. For we know, that innocent smile of yours is a big obstacle in the eyes of the haters. - Fasela Oosterwolde
America's health care system is neither healthy, caring, nor a system. - Walter Cronkite
If you cannot trust yourself, you cannot even trust your mistrust of yourself - so that without this underlying trust in the whole system of nature you are simply paralyzed - Alan W. Watts
No kind of social system can make you more happier and secure than your own money. - Amit Kalantri
If a `religion' is defined to be a system of ideas that contains unprovable statements, then Godel taught us that mathematics is not only a religion, it is the only religion that can prove itself to be one. - John D. Barrow
Every time you get angry, you poison your own system.
Your work is what you were born to do. No kind of educational system can teach you your true work, because it is your life purpose, and it is revealed by your God-given gifts. - Dr. Myles Munroe
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
Most often a country is poor when its educational system is poor and individuals do not strive to become educated. - Debasish Mridha
Government is a system of morality developed by philosophers and refined by mercenaries. - Alex Stein
Beyond a critical point within a finite space, freedom diminishes as numbers increase. ...The human question is not how many can possibly survive within the system, but what kind of existence is possible for those who do survive. - Frank Herbert
How can one conceive of a one party system in a country that has over 200 varieties of cheese. - Charles de Gaulle
Somewhere along the way, Capitalism reduced the idea of justice to mean just "human rights," and the idea of dreaming of equality became blasphemous. We are not fighting to tinker with reforming a system that needs to be replaced. - Arundhati Roy
When students cheat on exams it's because our school system values grades more than students value learning. - Neil deGrasse Tyson
It may be that no religious reconciliation with the absolute totality of things is possible. Some evils, indeed, are ministerial to higher forms of good; but it may be that there are forms of evil so extreme as to enter into no good system whatsoever… - William James
Negativity is a debilitating disease. It is a slow and painful way to experience life. It attacks the immune system, creates anxiety, and can lead to loneliness and depression. Finding your inner harmony is the quickest way to alleviate the methodical destruction of this dark energy - Gary Hopkins
The American political system is like fast food--mushy, insipid, made out of disgusting parts of things...and everybody wants some. - P.J. O'Rourke
To manage a system effectively, you might focus on the interactions of the parts rather than their behavior taken separately.
Any system which allows men to choose their own future will end by choosing safety and mediocrity, and in such a Reality the stars are out of reach. - Isaac Asimov
History is a vast early warning system. - Norman Cousins
The technology is the independent variable, the social system the dependent variable. Social, systems are therefore determined by systems of technology; as the latter change, so do the former. - Leslie White
I don't confuse my digestive system, I just season simple food with hunger - Richard Proenneke
SOMETIMES TO BE HEALTHY, ALL YOU NEED IS TO BE CLEAN SYSTEM. - DAVE SANTI
Good deeds must be rewarded by the system and crimes be punished - this is the essence of meritocracy. - Imran Khan
If a vast majority of the population identify and embrace the nation’s value system, then that nation is automatically great. Because they will live out these values in their daily life. - Sunday Adelaja
Wal-Mart benefits from the impression that globalization is some kind of unmanageable economic weather system out of the control of everyone, affecting all players with indifference, benefiting those who happened to be properly prepared. - Charles Fishman
Healing requires a legitimated, credible and culturally appropriate system. - Mildred Blaxter
It is impossible to design a system so perfect that no one needs to be good. - T. S. Eliot
A language is a system of arbitrary vocal symbols by means of which a social group cooperates. - Bernard Bloch
My personal definition of confidence is to keep believing that the stars in the solar system are actually watching and applauding you. - Johnnie Dent Jr.
The dream is a spontaneous happening and therefore dangerous to a control system set-up by the non-dreamers - William S. Burroughs
It is well enough that the people of this nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning. - Henry Ford
Practice silence and you will acquire silent knowledge. In this silent knowledge is a computing system that is far more precise and far more accurate and far more powerful than anything that is contained in the boundaries of rational thought. - Deepak Chopra
Homeopathy is the only non-violent health care system - Ron Harris
Dharma is precisely this 'discipline of ordered existence', a 'belief system that restrains and gives coherence to desires. - Gurcharan Das
Our legal system does not grant adults a right to liberty, because they already possess that right; it only revokes the right to liberty (for certain offenses) or restores it (if the deprivation did not conform to due process). - Thomas Szasz
Man does not know most of the rules on which he acts; and even what we call his intelligence is largely a system of rules which operate on him but which he does not know. - Friedrich Hayek
Drop out of school before your mind rots from exposure to our mediocre educational system. Forget about the Senior Prom and go to the library and educate yourself if you've got any guts. Some of you like Pep rallies and plastic robots who tell you what to read. - Frank Zappa
STRATEGY is; A style of thinking, a conscious and deliberate process, an intensive implementation system, the science of insuring FUTURE SUCCESS.
Our emotions are like programs that function under the control of the operating system comprising of our beliefs. - Dr. Asoka Jinadasa
our value/belief system acts as aconditioning factor for our thinking pattern. - Derric Yuh Ndim
To be free it is not enough to beat the system, one must beat the system every day. - Anonymous
Belief is made up of the same non-substance of which we ourselves are composed. The test of any belief system, then, is the degree to which this same light is permitted to shine through. - Eric Micha'el Leventhal
The earth has grown a nervous system, and it's us. - Daniel Dennett
We cannot improve ourselves or our country without improving our educational system and educating ourselves. - Debasish Mridha
If the churches, mosques and other religious centres could come together to embrace a nation’s value system, and then set out to disciple the nation in these values and virtues, then the greatness of such a nation is inevitable. - Sunday Adelaja
For me there is something primitively soothing about this music, and it went straight to my nervous system, making me feel ten feet tall. - Eric Clapton
All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume. - Noam Chomsky
Savers have to be punished so debtors can be saved.Why? Because if debtors are rescued, that makes it possible for more debts to be issued in the future.And why is that important? Because the banking system needs ever more loans in order to survive. - Chris Martenson
The only way to make a spoilt machine work again is to break it down, work on its inner system and fix it again. Screw out the bolts of your life, examine and work on yourself, fix your life again and get going. - Israelmore Ayivor
Far from failing in its intended task, our educational system is in fact succeeding magnificently because its aim is to keep the American people thoughtless enough to go on supporting the system. - Richard Mitchell
The legal system has been designed by governments and corporations to protect them from the common people. - Steven Magee
Get off the Medical System and onto the Self Care System - Nina Leavins
The astounding natural beauty of the USA is offset by its extremely poor social security system that is clearly apparent when driving around the country. - Steven Magee
A war on cops? Then the question becomes who are they warring with? Because if you look at the prison system you can tell who the Prisoners of War are. The Black Man. Words are powerful and we must stop these divisive words that tare our country further apart instead of bringing us together. - Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
A moral system valid for all is basically immoral. - Friedrich Nietzsche
One problem with the way the educational system is set up is that it only recognizes a certain type of intelligence, and it’s incredibly restrictive - very, very restrictive. There’s so many types of intelligence, and people who would be at their best outside of that structure get lost. - Bruce Springsteen
The fanatic emphasis on ‘Plan B’ that professionals talk about is not a coward’s fall-back system. It serves a purpose, a purpose that a strategist has envisioned and planned before the need for an alternate solution surfaces. - Andy Paula
Sufism is, in fact, not a mystical system, not a religion, but a body of knowledge. - Idries Shah
A child who is protected from all controversial ideas is as vulnerable as a child who is protected from every germ. The infection, when it comes- and it will come- may overwhelm the system, be it the immune system or the belief system. - Jane Smiley
Nothing can so alienate a voter from the political system as backing a winning candidate. - Mark B. Cohen
Culture now spreads at central nervous system speed. It’s a shame that compassion doesn’t. - Dean Cavanagh
The moment you say that any idea system is sacred, whether it’s a religious belief system or a secular ideology, the moment you declare a set of ideas to be immune from criticism, satire, derision, or contempt, freedom of thought becomes impossible. - Salman Rushdie
If you want to sustain excellence over a long time, you'd better come up with a system that works well. Anyone can sprint for a little while, but you can't sprint for forty years. - Michael Dell
It is important that an aim never be defined in terms of activity or methods. It must always relate directly to how life is better for everyone. . . . The aim of the system must be clear to everyone in the system. The aim must include plans for the future. The aim is a value judgment. - W. Edwards Deming
Allowing ourselves to become a nation of silent, secretive, timid citizens is likely to result in a system of democracy and justice that is neither very democratic nor very just. - Dahlia Lithwick
I must create a system or be enslaved by another man's. - William Blake
America’s education system has become less a ladder of opportunity than a structure to transmit inequity from one generation to the next. - Nicholas Kristof
The Christian worldview, contra-postmodernism, understands language not as a Self-referential, merely human and ultimately arbitrary system of signs that is reducible to contingent cultural factors, but it has the gift of a rational God entrusted to beings made in his own image and likeness. - Douglas Groothuis
No moral system can rest solely on authority. - A. J. Ayer
But the greatest menace to our civilization today is the conflict between giant organized systems of self-righteousness-each system only too delighted to find that the other is wicked-each only too glad that the sins give it the pretext for still deeper hatred and animosity. - Herbert Butterfield
The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept a majority of the people from ever questioning the inequity of a system where most people drudge along paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return. - Gore Vidal
Affection cannot be manufactored or regulated by law. If one has no affection for a person or a system, one should be free to give the fullest expression to his disaffection, so long as he does not contemplate, promote, or incite to violence. - Mahatma Gandhi
Producing laws is not an easier job than producing cars and food, so if the government is incompetent to produce cars or food, why do you expect it to do a good job producing the legal system within which you are then going to produce the cars and the food? - David D. Friedman
The person standing at the corner in the cold waiting for the ride is the most important person in the world and any transit system employees only exist for that person and act accordingly, above and beyond their own self-interest - Utpal Dutta
Crime is an attitude learnt overtime and can be as a result of condition of place one has found himself. Crime can be graded, so it's possible environment can affect high class rich and low class poor. Therefore criminal justice system is supposed to be graded as to achieve equity in result. - Chidiebere Prosper Agbugba
i DO NOT WHY BUT i KEEP THINKING OF YOU, WHAT DID YOU EVER DO TO ME?I have tried na nikashindwa kukudelete from my system, IMEKATAA.i KNOW YOU HAVE TRIED TOO, IT LEAVES ME WONDERING WHAT IS THESE.It can only be explained by the gods. - Hanimoz Obey
Q. How soon do you expect Argentina to be returned to democratic government?A. We believe we are already within a democratic system. Some factors are still missing, like the expression of the people's will, but nevertheless we still think we are within a democracy. - Roberto Eduardo Viola
I feel very strongly that change is good because it stirs up the system. - Ann Richards
When I view all beings not as special creations, but as the lineal descendants of some few beings which lived long before the first bed of the Cambrian system was deposited, they seem to me to become ennobled. - Charles Darwin
Stop using the medical system and start using the self care system - Nina Leavins
Andrew is the operating system of the future and always will be.
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
God has given us more than fourteen billion cells and connections in our brain. Why would God give us such a complex organ system unless he expects us to use it? - Ben Carson
It must be frustrating to survive the gauntlet that is our western medical schooling system only to one day come to the realization that you have been taught only to manage illness and disease instead of curing it. - Gary Hopkins
The only truly secure system is one that is powered off, cast in a block of concrete and sealed in a lead-lined room with armed guards -- and even then I have my doubts.
Is not the whole world a vast house of assignation to which the filing system has been lost? - Quentin Crisp
Our problems stem from our acceptance of this filthy, rotten system. - Dorothy Day
Alimony is a system by which, when two people make a mistake, one of them keeps paying for it.
The truth can only be absolute as any relativity may include the untruth towards the system of reference where it varies. - Sorin Cerin
Corrupt utility companies require a corrupt legal system to protect them from their own sickened workers and the masses. - Steven Magee
EGO means attachment to layers of our unexamined thoughts and illusions.We avoid self inquiry because it shatters our belief system and false image. - Aditya Ajmera
The most fundamental problem is not that we don’t have a system to run but those with knowledge are cynically manipulating the system for petty personal desires. - Nilantha Ilangamuwa
Your belief is the operating system on which your life runs. - Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
break the system use your imagination - - Lars
The 90’s map the decades to come full of invisible technologies that will ‘sub-contract’ many of the functions of the central nervous system. - J.G. Ballard
All we’ve got left to protect here is a system that’s set up to promote the meanest possibilities in human nature and make them look good. - William Gaddis
The Republican and Democratic parties both feed out of the same bag provided by the monied system, and where the list frequently differs the same interests are represented. - George Seldes
People don't realise that to be free means to be firmly attached to a system, that discipline is the road to a higher freedom. - Chandrasekharendra Saraswati
God invented man, man invented the metric system.
The patent system was established, I believe, to protect the lone inventor. In this it has not succeeded. The patent system protects the institutions which favor invention. - Ernst Alexanderson
To recap: it is possible to put decent information into a Government Machine, have ordinary, good people running the thing, and a reasonable system in place, and still get utter idiocy out of the dispenser?""More than possible. Likely. - Nick Harkaway
America's health care system is second only to Japan, Canada, Sweden, Great Britain, well ... all of Europe. But you can thank your lucky starts we don't live in Paraguay! - Matt Groening
Life is like a boxing match, it seems, society has not been able to abolish human sadness, no political system can deliver us from the pain of living, from our fear of crime - irak.ibrahim hussain didi
Metric is definitely communist. One monetary system, one language, one weight and measurement system, one world - all communist! We know the West was won by the inch, foot, yard, and mile.
There was one thing the experience had taught him. He said he'd learned that when millions of people, a whole political system, countless numbers of citizens who believed in God, said they were going to kill you - just listen to them. - Terry Hayes
People without an internalized symbolic system can all too easily become captives of the media. - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
In the non-dual state, God, soul and universe are essentially one absolute system which is all-pervading, uncreated, self-luminous and eternal. - Abhijit Naskar
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