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«Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.»
Author: Cecil Beaton
, Dare to Be Different
, in ordinary
, The Creatures
, the play
«Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.»
«History, we can confidently assert, is useful in the sense that art and music, poetry and flowers, religion and philosophy are useful. Without it -- as with these -- life would be poorer and meaner; without it we should be denied some of those intellectual and moral experiences which give meaning and richness to life. Surely it is no accident that the study of history has been the solace of many of the noblest minds of every generation.»
Author: Henry Steele Commager
, history of art
, history of music
, moral philosophy
«Even if I knew nothing of the atoms, I would venture to assert on the evidence of the celestial phenomena themselves, supported by many other arguments, that the universe was certainly not created for us by divine power: it is so full of imperfectio»
«I must assert in the most unqualified way that it is primarily and mainly for the sake of saving the soul that I seek the salvation of the body.»
«A simple rule in dealing with those who are hard to get along with is to remember that this person is striving to assert his superiority; and you must deal with him from that point of view»
«I assert that nothing ever comes to pass without a cause.»
«And Reason kens he herits in / A haunted house. Tenants unknown / Assert their squalid lease of sin / With earlier title than his own.»
Author: Robert Bridges
«I have heard him assert, that a tavern chair was the throne of human felicity»
«He would not, with a peremptory tone,Assert the nose upon his face his own.»