Compatible Quotes

Compatible Quotes by William James, Iain Benson, Ninian Smart, Friedrich Nietzsche, Anthony Trollope, David Hare and many others.

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Our theories are wedged and controlled as nothing else is. Yet sometimes alternative theoretic formulas are equally compatible with all the truths we know, and then we choose between them for subjective reasons. We choose the kind of theory to which we are already partial: we follow ‘elegenace’ or ‘economy’
William James
Complete equality isn’t compatible with democracy, but it is a agreeable to tolitarianism. After all the only way to ensure the equality of the slothful, the inept and the immoral is to suppress everyone else.
Iain Benson
Buddhism and Christianity are incompatible because there is no God in Buddhism – particularly in Theravada Buddhism. But they are also allies because their values and practices are compatible and they can work together – indeed, they would benefit greatly from doing so.
Ninian Smart
The strength required for the vision of the most powerful reality is not only compatible with the most powerful strength for action, for monstrous action, for crime – it even presupposes it.
Friedrich Nietzsche
As to happiness in this life it is hardly compatible with that diminished respect which ever attends the relinquishing of labour.
Anthony Trollope
What politicians want and what creative writers want will always be profoundly different, because I’m afraid all politicians, of whatever hue, want propaganda, and writers want the truth, and they’re not compatible.
David Hare
Every adult should be able to make as many effective decisions without fear or favor about as many aspects of her or his life as is compatible with the like freedom of every other adult. That belief is the original and only defensible meaning of liberalism.
Judith N. Shklar
Everyone who believes in freedom must work diligently for sound money, fully redeemable. Nothing else is compatible with the humanitarian goals of peace and prosperity.
Ron Paul
the description of lust was simple: two people learn they’re compatible , attraction grows, and the ancient instinct to preserve the species kicks in.
Nicholas Sparks
An abundance of some good things is perfectly compatible with the scarcity of others; that life is everywhere precarious, man everywhere small.
Joseph Wood Krutch
Social justice and compassion are compatible with an intelligent respect for private enterprise and law and order.
Camille Paglia
I was heavily into AD&D in my teens (late 1970s-early 1980s) but fell off the RPG habit in the mid-80s and have never gone back to it; my lifestyle today isn’t very compatible with having a regular gaming group (too much travel).
Charles Stross
[E]ach person is to have an equal right to the most extensive basic liberty compatible with a similar liberty for others.
John Rawls
It is about time that the religious and environmental faithful joined forces. No one wins when divisive politics pits the right to human life against the sanctity of biodiversity, or family values against ecosystem services. There are infinite compatible reasons to love, cherish and steward Earth.
Alex Bruce
You can only be about that Chrysler Town & Country life if you are absolutely compatible with your partner.
Sean Evans
I think it is appropriate to ask whether this trend is compatible with values rooted in our nation’s history, among them the high value Americans have traditionally placed on equality of opportunity.
Janet Yellen
Many women are simply bad at negotiating (their salaries). Many are happy if they succeed in returning to professional life. The main thing for them is that their job is at least somewhat compatible with their family life. But that’s exactly where they are wrong.
Kristina Schroder
… it is because one can build a compelling set of arguments – informed by science and thoroughly compatible with it – that to believe in anything despite the complete lack of evidence is, in fact, irrational.
Massimo Pigliucci
Ego stops you from getting things done and getting people to work with you. That’s why I firmly believe that ego and success are not compatible.
Harvey Mackay
I have known many happy marriages, but never a compatible one. The whole aim of marriage is to fight through and survive the instant when incompatibility becomes unquestionable. For a man and a woman, as such, are incompatible.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Democracy is not compatible with financial oligarchy, with discrimination against Blacks and outrages by the Ku Klux Klan.
Che Guevara
There’s always an element of self delusion among people who believe they ought to be President. There’s an underestimation of your opponent and an overestimation of your own abilities. This is compatible with being rich and powerful, the idea that we were blessed by God because we deserve to be blessed.
Jimmy Carter
An artist’s early work is inevitably made up of a mixture of tendencies and interests, some of which are compatible and some of which are in conflict
Bridget Riley
Truth or tact? You have to choose. Most times they’re not compatible. It’s so hard to draw the line.
Eddie Cantor
People are weird. When we find someone with weirdness that is compatible with ours, we team up and call it love.
Dr. Seuss
The political is not compatible with the artistic, because the former, in order to prove, has to be one-sided.
Leo Tolstoy
The law of simplicity and naГЇvetГ© applies to all fine art, for it is compatible with what is most sublime.
Arthur Schopenhauer
There is a built-in sense of indebtedness in the consciousness of man, an awareness of owing gratitude, or being caled upon at certain moments to reciprocate, to answer, to live in a way which is compatible with the grandeur and mystery of living.
Abraham Joshua Heschel
There is a special bond between twin soul mates – unconditional love, respect for each other, bringing out the best in each other, and highly compatible.
Julien Offray de La Mettrie
An artist’s early work is inevitably made up of a mixture of tendencies and interests, some of which are compatible and some of which are in conflict.
Bridget Riley
Elegance and comfort are not incompatible, and whoever maintains the contrary simply doesn’t know what he’s talking about
Salvatore Ferragamo
Compatible comes from the Latin “compati”, meaning “to suffer with”. If you are not willing to suffer with someone until death do you part, then you are not compatible.
Jason Evert
I don’t endorse deism or interventionist theism. My point is just that evolutionary biology is logically compatible with the former and with some versions of the latter.
Elliott Sober
If compassion and mercy are not compatible with politics then something is the matter with politics.
Gerald R. Ford
The reason why Apple computers have worked so well over time is that, unlike Microsoft, they don’t bend over backward to be compatible with every piece of hardware or software in the digital universe. To code or create for Apple, you follow Apple’s rules. If you’re even allowed to.
Douglas Rushkoff
Socialism and Communism both demand a degree of joint effort and administration which would beget more regulation than is wholly consistent with ideal Anarchism; Individualism and Mutualism, resting upon property, involve a development of the private policeman not at all compatible with my notion of freedom.
Voltairine de Cleyre
Muslims are not compatible with the Australian way of life because they have a different region code
Pauline Hanson
Islam and freedom are not compatible.
Geert Wilders
To exclude groups of people because of their faith, this isn’t worthy of the free state in which we live. It isn’t compatible with our essential values. And its humanly reprehensible, xenophobia, racism, extremism have no place here. We are fighting to ensure that they don’t have a place elsewhere either.
Angela Merkel
I realised that success and pure creativity are not very compatible. The more successful you become, the more you become a product of something that generates money. Instead of being able to move forward freely and do what you really wish, you find yourself stuck and obliged to repeat yourself and your previous success.
Vangelis
Obviously, people have a lot of different dreams of where America should be, and where it should fit into things. Obviously, very few of them are compatible, and very few of them are very compatible with the laws of nature.
George Lucas
Only a very few would allow creatures like us to exist. Thus our presence selects out from this vast array only those universes that are compatible with our existence. Although we are puny and insignificant on the scale of the cosmos, this makes us in a sense the lords of creation.
Stephen Hawking
He and I were about as compatible as a rat and a boa constrictor.
Stevie Nicks
The Christian religion and National Socialist doctrines are not compatible.
Martin Bormann
The worst in life, we are told, is compatible with the best in art. So too the worst in life is compatible with the best in humour.
Agnes Repplier
That’s what dating is for, after all – to learn if you’re compatible with someone.
Nicholas Sparks
We’re at a point in history that whether the Internet is going to evolve in a way that’s compatible with democracy and human rights is really kind of up in the air.
Rebecca MacKinnon
Formerly it was the fashion to preach the natural; now it is the ideal. People too often forget that these things are profoundly compatible; that in a beautiful work of imagination the natural should be ideal, and the ideal natural.
August Wilhelm von Schlegel
A desire to see significant reform and change is perfectly compatible with our belief that membership of the E.U. is in our national interest.
David Lidington
Socialism and freedom are not compatible, regardless of repeated convincings.
Alija Izetbegovic
Not only were science and religion compatible, they were inseparable–th e rise of science was achieved by deeply religious Christian scholars.
Rodney Stark
Our trusting the Lord does not mean that there are not times of tears. I think it is a mistake as Christians to act as though trusting the Lord and tears are not compatible.
Francis Schaeffer
Religion believes in miracles, but these aren’t compatible with science.
Stephen Hawking
Love withers under constraints: its very essence is liberty: it is compatible neither with obedience, jealousy, nor fear.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
We’re responsible for the creation of the PC industry. The whole idea of compatible machines and lots of software – that’s something we brought to computing. And so it’s a responsibility for us to make sure that things like security don’t get in the way of that dream.
Bill Gates
Every man may claim the fullest liberty to exercise his faculties compatible with the possession of like liberties by every other man.
Herbert Spencer
What our species needs, above all else, is a generally accepted ethical system that is compatible with the scientific knowledge we now possess.
Derek Freeman
What is the use of assuring Fundamentalists that science is compatible with religion. They retort at once, Certainly not with our religion.
Luther Burbank
We’re not on a desperate mission to write chart compatible stuff.
Stephen Malkmus
Right is more beautiful than private affection, and is compatible with universal wisdom.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
In Egypt, a civil state means a modern nationalist state that is compatible with Islamist provisions.
Ali Gomaa
After a year of doing general farm work, it was quite clear to me that chickens and I were not compatible.
George Nakashima
I recognized a lot of Vogue in me and vice versa. We fit, we were very compatible together – even my mum thinks we’re similar!
Spencer Matthews
There are billions of men in the world, probably millions near my age. Maybe hundreds who are compatible with me. Maybe at least a dozen who would want to date me. There’s got to be at least five on the continent whom I could probably marry. So why am I so hung up on this one guy?
Regina Doman
We talk about honesty, but the reality is we have lots of human values, and they are not all compatible. We don’t always tell the truth about everything, no matter what the consequences.
Dan Ariely
Capitalism is the fullest expression of anarchism, and anarchism is the fullest expression of capitalism. Not only are they compatible, but you can’t really have one without the other. True anarchism will be capitalism, and true capitalism will be anarchism
Murray Rothbard
Bitmap display is media compatible with dot matrix or laser printers.
Bill Joy
The ordinary activities I find most compatible with contemplation are walking, baking bread, and doing laundry.
Kathleen Norris
My experience in relation to taking on the preachers of hate was saying to them it’s compatible being British, being Western, being Muslim.
Sadiq Khan
The first time you go on holiday is the test of a relationship, when you really find out if you’re compatible or not. You find out what’s annoying about that person, and whether or not you’re willing to put up with that because you love them and you don’t want to be alone.
Alice Lowe
We need to reaffirm that politics is not merely compatible with economic progress and development in the 21st century, but essential to it.
David Blunkett
The second book was probably the result of the relationship I was in at the time. We were only going to be compatible for a minute, and I think we both knew it. It’s like how you can be a different person on vacation, but you know all along you’re just visiting that mindset.
Andrea Seigel
GNU, which stands for Gnu’s Not Unix, is the name for the complete Unix-compatible software system which I am writing so that I can give it away free to everyone who can use it.
Richard Stallman
I think they have compatible silences.
David Levithan
I cannot stress this enough – if you try to install an HDTV in a non-HDTV compatible house, you may tear the space-time continuum.
Ed Helms
When I did find guys with whom I was very sexually compatible, trying to figure out how romance worked… when you’re a gay guy you don’t necessarily have that same push to make a conventional relationship work.
Guy Branum
The dynamic character of China’s nonstatist economic transformation, including its social openness to the rest of the world, is not mutually compatible in the long run with a relatively closed and bureaucratically rigid Communist dictatorship.
Zbigniew Brzezinski
I no longer believe that freedom and democracy are compatible.
Peter Thiel
Don’t go around asking the question, ‘Is this character likeable?’ and expect that to be compatible with serious literary endeavours. That’s not what it’s about.
Claire Messud
My demons and I are not compatible. We never have been and never will be.
GG Allin
Falling in love indicated that your genes were complementary to those of the loved one. It told you nothing about when your personalities and sexualities were compatible.
Ken MacLeod
And what is the right woman, the right man? Someone who wants to go in the same direction as you do, someone who is compatible with your views and your values– emotionally, physically, economically, spiritually.
Miguel Angel Ruiz
Are science and Christianity friends? The answer to that is an emphatic yes, for any true science will be perfectly compatible with the truths we know by God’s revelation. But this science is not naturalistic, while modern science usually is.
Albert Mohler
I think of myself as a bit of a mother bear, and if anybody poses a threat to my kids they’ll see both my mother’s heart and my warrior spirit. I think that they’re compatible.
MJ Hegar
In many ways, my attachment to human freedom was completely compatible with my right to live freely as a homosexual.
Andrew Sullivan
Anyone who wants to be part of the political process should adopt values that are compatible with democracy.
Najib Razak
You need to find someone that you’re gonna pair-program with who’s compatible with your way of thinking, so that the two of you together are a complementary force.
Jeff Dean
Act so that the effects of your actions are compatible with the permanence of genuine human life.
Hans Jonas
In brief, our genetic heritage is at odds with our genetic future. For the first time in human history, the qualities it takes to survive as a species are compatible with the qualities it takes to love.
Warren Farrell
Many Muslims in Saudi Arabia believe that the core values of Islam, namely acknowledgement of God’s sovereignty and basic human equality before God, are themselves compatible with liberty, equality and free political choice.
Noah Feldman
Laws must never be made compatible with crimes, no more than lying should be in harmony with the truth.
Vincent de Paul
The birthright of man … is such a degree of liberty, civil and religious, as is compatible with the liberty of every other individual with whom he is united in a social compact.
Mary Wollstonecraft
Microsoft’s new OS, Windows 7, may finally be a worthy successor to XP, eliminating the clutter of Vista and letting users get to what they want to use without the fuss. All this, while remaining compatible with their IT departments’ demands for scalability and custom implementations.
Douglas Rushkoff
You and I were created for joy, and if we miss it we miss the reason for our existence. If our joy is honest joy, it must somehow be congruous with human tragedy. This is the test of joy’s integrity. It is compatible with pain. Only the heart that hurts has a right to joy.
Lewis B. Smedes
I’m proud of my relationship with ‘Star Trek’! ‘Star Trek’ is a show that I am philosophically compatible with.
George Takei
Government is a guarantor of liberty and is compatible with liberty only if its range is adequately restricted to the preservation of what is called economic freedom.
Ludwig von Mises
Both liberty and equality are among the primary goals pursued by human beings throughout many centuries; but total liberty for wolves is death to the lambs, total liberty of the powerful, the gifted, is not compatible with the rights to a decent existence of the weak and the less gifted.
Isaiah Berlin
The deepest bonds of unity are forged through the trial of competing ideals that have compatible values.
Wes Fesler
The fact that the Nintendo 3DS business is backwards compatible incentivizes us to get as many new consumers into the core DS platform as possible.
Reggie Fils-Aime
Deism is logically compatible with evolutionary theory for the simple reason that the theory says nothing about the origin of the universe or of the laws of nature.
Elliott Sober
Campaigning and acting aren’t compatible. That’s why Audrey Hepburn gave up acting. That’s why Angelina Jolie will give up. I’m not ready to stop yet.
Marion Cotillard
Theoretical scientists who probe the secrets of the universe and philosophers who seek answers to existence, as well as painters such as Paul Klee who find the thoughts of men of science compatible with art, influence me far more than most photographers.
Wynn Bullock
All religions united with government are more or less inimical to liberty. All, separated from government, are compatible with liberty.
Henry Clay
Systems don’t need to be changed. The trick is for a trader to develop a system with which he is compatible.
Ed Seykota
My father and mother were not that compatible. I don’t think they had a good wedding night, and I was the product of that. We weren’t close.
Harry Dean Stanton
The greatest crimes have been found, in many instances, to be compatible with a superstitious piety and devotion; hence it is justly regarded as unsafe to draw any inference in favor of a man’s morals, from the fervor or strictness of his religious exercises, even though he himself believe them sincere.
David Hume
I admire but don’t envy people who have children and also have big, wonderful perfect houses. Maybe Martha Stewart could do it; to me those two things aren’t compatible, but I know our children will grow up with a feeling that home is a place of comfort.
Audra McDonald
Truth is, no two people are completely compatible. We have to learn to become one. That means we may have to make sacrifices; we may have to overlook some things. We must be willing to compromise for the good of the relationship.
Joel Osteen
What a crazy coincidence that the teaching of Christ sees to be so compatible with late-era capitalism, suburban isolation, rampant consumerism. And so I am not ever surprised when I see evangelicals contort themselves to justify supporting Donald Trump.
Josh Tillman
We have used the presence of UNMIK, as well as other European and American agencies to establish a legal framework compatible with the European Union and that is already an advantage. We have seen the positive effects of this and our parliament will continue to go this way.
Ibrahim Rugova
It is not easy to lose or gain weight. The diet and the exercise regime should be compatible with your body, or else you end up with wrinkles and hair loss.
R. Madhavan
If you look at some of the people in the Hall of Fame, my numbers are compatible.
Rickey Henderson
The reason Ataturk, Kemal Ataturk was and is so highly reputed, is he was attempting to modernize… That’s not the right word. Well, it is. For lack of a better way of saying it, he was trying to make Islam compatible with the modern twentieth century world.
Rush Limbaugh
I’m happy that you can play ‘Morrowind’ now on an Xbox One, as it’s backwards compatible.
Todd Howard
This growing poverty in the midst of growing population constitutes a permanent menace to peace. And not only to peace, but also to democratic institutions and personal liberty For overpopulation is not compatible with freedom.
Aldous Huxley
The good news is that a competitive dollar in the global market and a strong dollar at home are compatible in both the long run and during the transition to a more competitive dollar.
Martin Feldstein
Work is a dull thing; you cannot get away from that. The only agreeable existence is one of idleness, and that is not, unfortunately, always compatible with continuing to exist at all.
Rose Macaulay
Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality.
Carl Sagan
A conflict of values is not a misunderstanding. Islamic orthodoxy and the German constitution are not compatible.
Bassam Tibi
I think that some “interventionist theisms” are compatible with evolutionary theory. (By “intervention,” I don’t mean that God violates laws of nature; I mean that God affects what happens in nature in ways that are additional to the ones that deism recognizes.)
Elliott Sober
I think that ultimately the Christian vision of sexuality – the New Testament vision – is not compatible with same-sex marriage. And I don’t see a way to change that without entering into a kind of deception, basically.
Ross Douthat
An open society is a society which allows its members the greatest possible degree of freedom in pursuing their interests compatible with the interests of others.
George Soros
The hardware and the software used in the Breakthrough project will be compatible with other telescopes around the world, so they too can search for intelligent life.
Yuri Milner
One theory is that the universe came from nothing. i.e. perhaps bubble-universes collided, as in a bubble bath, and gave birth to the universe. Or perhaps the big bang was created by a bubble-universe which split into two universes. The universe does seem to be compatible with nothing.
Michio Kaku
Despair is perfectly compatible with a good dinner, I promise you.
William Makepeace Thackeray
It is important to remember that some of the most serious thinkers once thought that democracy was not compatible with the cultures of Germany, Italy, Japan, Latin America and Russia.
Natan Sharansky
You want the mystical understanding of the cosmos to feel compatible with a scientific understanding of the cosmos, like it extends our understanding rather than unwriting it.
Jon Spaihts
There are plenty of other actors who are wonderful that just don’t work in a way that I work, or our methods aren’t necessarily compatible. But then there are those you instinctually just are drawn to.
Joe Mantello
Immigration is not just compatible with but is a necessary component of economic growth.
Dave Reichert
Democracy is not compatible with capitalism but is congruent with a version of democratic socialism in which the wealth, resources, and benefits of a social order are shared in an equitable and just manner.
Henry Giroux
The essence of God is consciousness. Consciousness can be used for either violence or peace; the choice is ours. When it is expanded, human consciousness chooses non-violence, since that is compatible with love.
Deepak Chopra
I had vainly been seeking a description of consciousness within science; instead, what I and others have to look for is a description of science within consciousness. We must develop a science compatible with consciousness, our primary experience.
Amit Goswami
Yorkshire folk are not fools: talk about devolving power to cities and regions, while simultaneously stripping them of the resources to deliver and subjecting northern councils such as Kirklees to the harshest of cuts, is not compatible with a worthy commitment to building a northern powerhouse to drive growth and prosperity.
Jo Cox
God isn’t compatible with machinery and scientific medicine and universal happiness. You must make your choice. Our civilization has chosen machinery and medicine and happiness.
Aldous Huxley
Zionism and pessimism are not compatible.
Golda Meir
The principles and form of government that form the basis of democracy are compatible with Islamic values.
Fethullah Gulen
A chorus of tough southern belles whispered, You need a loyal husband around here. Loyal to you, loyal to your family, loyal to your land. I added, Good in bed, smart, and romantic. Politically, socially, and religiously compatible. And he had to want children.
Deborah Smith
It is not inevitable that the Internet will evolve in a manner compatible with democracy.
Rebecca MacKinnon
I think the reason Buddhism and Western psychology are so compatible is that Western psychology helps to identify the stories and the patterns in our personal lives, but what Buddhist awareness training does is it actually allows the person to develop skills to stay in what’s going on.
Tara Brach
Their incompatible appearances have actually made them more compatible … Some people said that when a couple comes together … they will compliment each others shortcomings
Bae Yong-joon
We must all rise to the challenge to demonstrate that security and prosperity in the Internet age are not only compatible with liberty, they ultimately depend on it.
Rebecca MacKinnon
I’ve always said, ‘Underwater or on top, men and women are compatible.’
Sylvia Earle
Sexual desire declines after four to seven years. That’s been proven.Because it’s the most compatible with our spiritual origins. Father, mother, small family – that’s the way we’ve developed our souls, the way we’ve become, and the way we feel safe, protected and loved.
Volkmar Sigusch
Science is a way of talking about the universe in words that bind it to a common reality. Magic is a method of talking to the universe in words that it cannot ignore. The two are rarely compatible.
Neil Gaiman
What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are but how you deal with incompatibility.
Leo Tolstoy
Are science and religion compatible? It’s like, are science and plumbing compatible? They’re just two different things.
Michael Shermer
Truth telling is not compatible with the defence of the realm.
George Bernard Shaw