Conception Quotes

Conception Quotes by Bill Struth, Emma Goldman, Havelock Ellis, Henry David Thoreau, Lewis Mumford, Fritjof Capra and many others.

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To be a Ranger is to sense the sacred trust of upholding all that such a name means in this shrine of football. They must be true in their conception of what the Ibrox tradition seeks from them. No true Ranger has ever failed in the tradition set him.
Bill Struth
A true conception of the relation of the sexes will not admit of conqueror and conquered; it knows of but one great thing; to give of one’s self boundlessly, in order to find one’s self richer, deeper, better.
Emma Goldman
The second great channel through which the impulse towards the control of procreation for the elevation of the race is entering into practical life is by the general adoption, by the educated—of methods for the prevention of conception except when conception is deliberately desired.
Havelock Ellis
The very austerity of the Brahmans is tempting to the devotional soul, as a more refined and nobler luxury. Wants so easily and gracefully satisfied seem like a more refined pleasure. Their conception of creation is peaceful as a dream.
Henry David Thoreau
Moment to moment, it turns out, is not God’s conception, or nature’s. It is man conversing with himself about and through a piece of machinery he created.”We effectively became “time-keepers, and then time-savers, and now time-servers” with the invention of the clock.”
Lewis Mumford
Bells theorem dealt a shattering blow to Einsteins position by showing that the conception of reality as consisting of separate parts, joined by local connections, is incompatible with quantum theory… Bells theorem demonstrates that the universe is fundamentally interconnected, interdependent, and inseparable.
Fritjof Capra
What I mean by ‘abstract’ is something which comes to life spontaneously through a gamut of contrasts, plastic at the same time as psychic, and pervades both the picture and the eye of the spectator with conceptions of new and unfamiliar elements.
Marc Chagall
We do not gain or surrender our personhood as we age. We live one life from conception to death.
Michael J. Knowles
Words create conceptions and self-conceptions and ultimately nations. They can start and stop wars. They can would and heal. Choosing words carefully is a moral responsibility.
Amos Oz
It is a sad thing to begin life with low conceptions of it. It may not be possible for a young man to measure life; but it is possible to say, I am resolved to put life to its noblest and best use.
Thornton T. Munger
Nothing is more important in the preservation of peace than to secure among the great mass of the people living under constitutional government a just conception of the rights which their nation has against others and of the duties their nation owes to others.
Elihu Root
Many of us have a mental conception of what a Christian should be, and the lives of the saints become a hindrance to our concentration on God.
Oswald Chambers
The immediate source of a mind… must be a mind which existed before the conception took place; the mind must have a continuity from a previous mind. This we hold to prove the existence of a past life.
Dalai Lama
A political conception just applies to the basic structure of a society, its institutions, constitutional essentials, matters of basic justice and property, and so on.
John Rawls
The new cosmic story emerging into human awareness overwhelms all previous conceptions of the universe for the simple reason that it draws them all into its comprehensive fullness. Who can learn what this means and remain calm?
Brian Swimme
Ford’s last Fifth Queen novel is amazing. The whole cycle is a noble conception.
Ford Madox Ford
I love to observe Christmas in quietude, humility, benevolence, charity, letting good will towards man, eloquent silence, prayer, and praise express my conception of Truth’s appearing.
Mary Baker Eddy
The Republicans have long had a platform of being pro-life. And I’m someone that believes life begins at conception and should be protected.
Cathy McMorris Rodgers
Life is life – whether in a cat, or dog or man. There is no difference there between a cat or a man. The idea of difference is a human conception for man’s own advantage.
Sri Aurobindo
That there should absolutely be nothing at all is utterly impossible. The mind, let it stretch its conceptions ever so far, can never so much as bring itself to conceive of a state of perfect nothing.
Jonathan Edwards
The philosopher’s conception of things will, above all, be truer than other men’s, and his philosophy will subordinate all the circumstances of life. To live like a philosopher is to live, not foolishly, like other men, but wisely and according to universal laws.
Henry David Thoreau
Time is but the measure of the difficulty of a conception. Pure thought has scarcely any need of time, since it perceives the two ends of an idea almost at the same moment.
Henri Frederic Amiel
Unless our conception of patriotism is progressive, it cannot hope to embody the real affection and the real interest of the nation.
Jane Addams
Still others commit all sorts of evil deeds, claiming karma doesn’t exist. They erroneously maintain that since everything is empty, committing evil isn’t wrong. Such persons fall into a hell of endless darkness with no hope of release. Those who are wise hold no such conception.
Bodhidharma
A modern and humane civilization must control conception or sink into barbaric cruelty to individuals.
Marie Stopes
Everyone’s got this hidden infinity that you only get glimpses of. They’re always more complex than your conception of them will allow.
Jesse Andrews
Two seemingly incompatible conceptions can each represent an aspect of the truth… They may serve in turn to represent the facts without ever entering into direct conflict.
Louis de Broglie
The oppressed without hope are mysteriously quiet. When the conception of change is beyond the limits of the possible, there are no words to articulate discontent so it is sometimes held not to exist. This mistaken belief arises because we can only grasp silence in the moment in which it is breaking.
Sheila Rowbotham
Each age tries to form its own conception of the past. Each age writes the history of the past anew with reference to the conditions uppermost in its own time.
Frederick Jackson Turner
I know that there are many persons to whom it seems derogatory to link a body of philosophic ideas to the social life and cultureof their epoch. They seem to accept a dogma of immaculate conception of philosophical systems.
John Dewey
It’s hard to explain where ideas come from. They’re an amalgamation of a million thoughts, dreams and sparks of imagination and it’s difficult to pinpoint the exact moment of conception.
Carrie Hope Fletcher
We’re seeing it the same way, we’re hearing the same way, we have the same conception of the situation. And so, for all purposes, we are operating with a very similar perception.
Antonio Damasio
A child born today will grow up with no conception of privacy at all.
Edward Snowden
It is my desire, by my presence and with my words, to pay tribute to your tireless work in defending and fostering the inviolability of innocent and defenseless human life from the moment of conception until the moment of natural death.
Raymond Leo Burke
For some reason, I have a very strange conception of time. I am constantly hovering at some overview, more macro.
Brit Marling
The infallible criterion by which to distinguish the true from the would-be strategist is the degree of originality of his conceptions. It makes little difference whether this originality is carried to excess, as was the case with Steinitz and Nimzowitsch.
Alexander Alekhine
When I say, ‘I stand for equal rights,’ I mean equal rights for all persons… from the moment of conception until natural death. I mean that I believe in the equal human dignity of all persons, no matter the ‘contribution’ they make to society.
Abby Johnson
Even if all the world were to combine forces, they could not bring about the conception of a single child in any woman’s womb nor cause it to be born; that is wholly the work of God.
Martin Luther
Everyone is a theologian, either conscious or unconscious, in the sense that everyone has some conception of the nature of reality, of the demands of reality, and of those elements in reality that support or threaten meaningful existence.
James Luther Adams
What happens after death is so unspeakably glorious that our imagination and our feelings do not suffice to form even an approximate conception of it. The dissolution of our time-bound form in eternity brings no loss of meaning.
Carl Jung
It seems to me that whereas power usually means power-over, the power of some person or group over some other person or group, it is possible to develop the conception of power-with, a jointly developed power, a co-active, not a coercive power.
Mary Parker Follett
Generally, I am opposed to painting which is concerned with conceptions of simplicity. Everything looks busy to me.
Jasper Johns
Painting is the same kind of problem as unfolding a long, sustained interlocked argument… It is a proposition commanded by a single unity of conception.
Winston Churchill
We need to review our policies as it applies to urban cities – You see, I’m losing either of them, but especially cities like Baltimore, we need to review them and I think we should come with no pre conception.
Julie Roginsky
‘Nimona’ is about identity and if who you are is defined by what you look like. It’s not a book about body image at all, but I would be lying if I said that wasn’t in there even at the conception of it.
Noelle Stevenson
Actually the family is still the core social unit. Culturally, traditional masculinity was a removed father. That was a false conception of masculinity and the proper relationship between a man and his children.
Stephen Marche
As soon as chemists have a definite conception of the internal structure of the molecule of an organic compound, they are able to tackle the task of producing these substances by artificial methods, i.e. by synthesis, as we call it.
Otto Wallach
I think the materialist conception of history is valid.
Christopher Hitchens
Nothing, indeed, is more dangerous to the young artist than any
conception of ideal beauty: he is constantly led by it either into
weak prettiness or lifeless abstraction: whereas to touch the
ideal at all you must not strip it of vitality. You must find it in life and re-create it in art.
Oscar Wilde
Let man then contemplate the whole of nature in her full and grand majesty… No idea approaches it. We may enlarge our conceptions beyond all imaginable space; we only produce atoms in comparison with the reality of things. It is an infinite sphere, the center of which is everywhere, the circumference nowhere.
Blaise Pascal
I’m pro-life. I believe in life at conception.
Darryl Glenn
I won the Oscar for ‘Raging Bull’ for those fight sequences. If you look at those fight sequences, those were so incredibly storyboarded and shot in an incredible way – that is the conception a good director has to bring.
Thelma Schoonmaker
One could not be a successful scientist without realizing that, in contrast to the popular conception supported by newspapers and mothers of scientists, a goodly number of scientists are not only narrow-minded and dull, but also just stupid.
James D. Watson
We are weighed down, every moment, by the conception and the sensation of Time. And there are but two means of escaping and forgetting this nightmare: pleasure and work. Pleasure consumes us. Work strengthens us. Let us choose.
Charles Baudelaire
Who among us has any conception of the dimensions of shame that will befall us and our children when one day the veil has fallen from our eyes and the most horrible of crimes…reach the light of day?
Hans Scholl
When we think of God, we are apt to think of Him in human form. In the Epiphanies of the Old Testament God revealed Himself to Joshua and others in human form. He puts Himself within the compass of our highest conception, in order that He may make Himself real to us in His love and sympathy and power.
A. C. Dixon
A new conception of life cannot be imposed on men; it can only be freely assimilated. And it can only be freely assimilated in two ways: one spiritual and internal, the other experimental and external.
Leo Tolstoy
It’s true that ‘Lords of the Sith’ has a lesbian character. Her orientation is a characteristic in the same way as is her brunette hair. It just fit with my conception of her.
Paul S. Kemp
Revolt, it will be said, implies violence; but this is an outmoded, an incompetent conception of revolt. The most effective form of revolt in this violent world we live in is non-violence.
Herbert Read
Creating a global platform for collaboration in education research and innovation has been the PISA initiative’s aspiration from its conception in the late 1990s.
Jose Angel Gurria
In the abstract conception of universal wrong, all concrete responsibility vanishes.
Theodor Adorno
The socialistic conception of the West was born in an environment reeking with violence.
Mahatma Gandhi
That is a secondary teacher conception – the writer as an observer.
Peter Bichsel
When you put your characters in a dire situation, they often do things that surprise even you, so you have to go back and revise your original conception of who they are.
Hallie Ephron
In spite the mountains of books written about art, no precise definition of art has been constructed. And the reason for this is that the conception of art has been based on the conception of beauty.
Leo Tolstoy
I often think of the different ways Goethe and Darwin got at evolution. Goethe had the poetic conception of it all right; Darwin worked it out step by step. Who’s ahead? And which has any business scoffing at the other?
Susan Glaspell
It is only our exactions of life that are terrible. It is only our impossible conceptions of beauty and good and justice that are terrible–because they never are realized, and at the same time they prevent us taking life as it is. That is the real source of all our sorrow and suffering.
Wladyslaw Stanislaw Reymont
There is, as Emerson says, some central idea or conception of yourself by which all the facts of your life are arranged and classified. Change this central idea and you change the arrangement or classification of all the fact and circumstances of your life.
Wallace D. Wattles
Parents have no right to impose their religion on their children… A Fundamentalist Protestant parent has no right to expect the state to support his own narrow conception of education.
Paul Kurtz
The Wars is a great book, rich in its images, its language, its construction, and, ultimately, its conception.
Guy Vanderhaeghe
Generally, I’ve got to say that all sounds, musics, noises since conception are bound to have influenced me.
Hugh Hopper
When you conceive the scene, you go, ‘That is scary, right?’ When you shoot it, a lot of times you’re not quite sure. Hopefully what you can shoot is what your conception is.
James Wan
It’s no mistake that the moment of impregnation is called conception: at first, parenthood is nothing more than an idea.
Michael Redhill
A philosophy of the history of the human race, worthy of its name, must begin with the heavens and descend to the earth, must be charged with the conviction that all existence is one-a single conception sustained from beginning to end upon one identical law.
Friedrich Ratzel
Immaculate conception is the only way another kid is coming out of me!
Julie Bowen
Every human being is under construction from conception to death.
Billy Graham
I never consciously tried to conceive of what my sound should be…I never tried to imitate anybody, but when you love somebody’s music, you’re influenced…I really don’t know how I developed my sound, but it comes from a combination of my musical conception and no doubt the basic shape of the oral cavity.
Stan Getz
We’re still getting a lot of the popular conception that’s grounded in the one-way, causal image of the genome. The idea that the future of medicine is going to be broadly genetic is a very real danger.
John Dupre
America’s grand strategy did not come from nowhere. It followed from our deeper conception of ourselves, and our American identity. Who are we, Americans? What is our nation? We are not an ethnostate with identity rooted in shared blood. The option of a white man’s republic ended at Appomattox.
Daniel Fried
Everyone should consider his body as a priceless gift from one whom he loves above all, a marvelous work of art, of indescribable beauty, and mystery beyond human conception, and so delicate that a word, a breath, a look, nay, a thought may injure it.
Nikola Tesla
Men equally honest, equally devoted to their fatherland, are momentarily separated by different conceptions of their duty.
Jean-Paul Sartre
The man with the average mentality, but with control, with a definite goal, and a clear conception of how it can be gained, and above all, with the power of application and labor, wins in the end.
William Howard Taft
The keystone of the Fascist doctrine is its conception of the State, of its essence, its functions, and its aims. For Fascism the State is absolute, individuals and groups relative.
Benito Mussolini
We have no adequate conception of the perfection of the ancient tragic dance. The pleasure which the greeks received from it had for its basis difference; & the more unfit the vehicle, the more lively was the curiosity & intense the delights at seeing the difficulty overcome.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
It is sadder to find the past again and find it inadequate to the present than it is to have it elude you and remain forever a harmonious conception of memory.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Don’t bemoan your misspent life quite yet. Forgive me for flaunting my experience, but you have no conception of what a misspent life constitutes.
David Mitchell
Every first thing is always a miracle. The first person you fall in love with. The first letter you receive. The first stone you throw. And in my conception of the novel, the letter becomes important. But what’s more important is the fact that we need to continue to tell each other stories.
Colum McCann
A single feat of daring can alter the whole conception of what is possible.
Graham Greene
As an O.B. doctor of thirty years, and having delivered 4,000 babies, I can assure you life begins at conception.
Ron Paul
Existence of Isvara follows our conception of Isvara. Let us first know whose concept He is. The concept will be only according to the one who conceives. Find out who you are and the other
problem will solve itself.
Ramana Maharshi
Is it indeed from the experience of beauty and happiness, from the occasional harmony between our nature and our environment, that we draw our conception of the divine life.
George Santayana
From its conception, I wanted Bumble’s culture to match its values. If women were taking charge on our app, then they’d be running the show behind the scenes, too.
Whitney Wolfe Herd
I was thinking about how we’re so in touch with our image now. That conception of ourselves, in a very physical sense, can be oppressive. You find people wanting to be in dark places, not really see themselves, see themselves as a filtered image. A curated image.
K. Flay
Besides the obscurity arising from the complexity of objects, and the imperfection of the human faculties, the medium through which the conceptions of men are conveyed to each other adds a fresh embarrassment.
James Madison
The scientific study of Nature tends not only to correct and ennoble the intellectual conceptions of man; it serves also to ameliorate his physical condition.
John William Draper
Our spiritual attitude is determined by our conception of our relation to infinite spirit.
Paul Twitchell
Contrary to popular belief, I don’t go out very much. When I do go out, a lot of times it’ll be to something like a heavyweight fight, and I’ll be photographed, so that people have this conception that I go out a lot.
Rob Lowe
Consider what effects that might conceivably have practical bearings you conceive the objects of your conception to have. Then, your conception of those effects is the whole of your conception of the object.
Charles Sanders Peirce
It is bad enough that so many people believe things without any evidence. What is worse is that some people have no conception of evidence and regard facts as just someone else’s opinion.
Thomas Sowell
Hip-hop has globalized a conception of blackness that has had a political impact, whether or not it had a political intent.
Michael Eric Dyson
[Vladimir] Lenin died in January, 1924; three months later [Joseph] Stalin expounded in writing Lenin’s conception of the proletarian revolution.
Leon Trotsky
The ignoring of differences is the most fatal mistake in politics or industry or international life: every difference that is swept up into a bigger conception feeds and enriches society; every difference which is ignored feeds on society and eventually corrupts it.
Mary Parker Follett
We are living in 1937, and our universities, I suggest, are not half-way out of the fifteenth century. We have made hardly any changes in our conception of university organization, education, graduation, for a century – for several centuries.
H. G. Wells
I had no more conception of what it meant to be a forester than the man in the moon….But at least a forester worked in the woods and with the woods – and I loved the woods and everything about them….My Father’s suggestion settled the question in favor of forestry.
Gifford Pinchot
The so-called ‘materialistic conception of history,’ with the crude elements of genius of the early form which appeared, for instance, in the ‘Communist Manifesto,’ still prevails only in the minds of laymen and dilettantes.
Max Weber
I’m prepared as a matter of faith to accept that life begins at the moment of conception. But that is my judgment. For me to impose that judgment on everyone else who is equally and maybe even more devout than I am seems to me is inappropriate in a pluralistic society.
Joe Biden
When I was in my mid-20s, I traveled a lot around the world, and the question I had for everyone I talked to was, ‘What is your conception of God?’ I found that everybody basically felt the same: God is within and without. He’s in everything.
Dennis Quaid
How false is the conception, how frantic the pursuit, of that treacherous phantom which men call Liberty.
John Ruskin
I don’t think Kant’s theory looks bad to people except insofar as they have misunderstood it (for instance, as heartless and ironheaded, or as committed to an absurd metaphysical conception of freedom that violates Kant’s own philosophy).
Allen W. Wood
An intuitionist conception of justice is, one might say, but half a conception.
John Rawls
To say that mind is a product or function of protoplasm, or of its molecular changes, is to use words to which we can attach no clear conception
Alfred Russel Wallace
Richard Gavin is one of the bright new stars in contemporary weird fiction. His richly textured style, deft character portrayal, and powerful horrific conceptions make every one of his tales a pleasure to read.
S. T. Joshi
No one knows what the nongenetic causes of individuality are. Perhaps people are shaped by modifications of genes that take place after conception, or by haphazard fluctuations in the chemical soup in the womb or the wiring up of the brain or the expression of the genes themselves.
Steven Pinker
The refreshing pleasure from the first view of nature, after the pain of illness, and the confinement of a sick-chamber, is above the conceptions, as well as the descriptions, of those in health.
Ann Radcliffe
A pipe for the hour of work; a cigarette for the hour of conception; a cigar for the hour of vacuity.
George Gissing
The new knowledge has not yet settled in culture. It has not yet been integrated in a new cosmic conception.
Johan Huizinga
Unimaginative people are spared quite a lot. They’re often much happier, because they don’t go through all the variety of conceptions of the person they love.
Mary Wesley
My chief task has been to conquer fear. The public sees only the thrill of the accomplished trick; they have no conception of the tortuous preliminary self-training that was necessary to conquer fear.
Harry Houdini
All conceptions in the game of chess have a geometrical basis.
Eugene Znosko-Borovsky
The greatness of peoples springs from their ability to grasp the grand conceptions of being. It is the absorption of a people, of a nation, of a rare, in large majestic and abiding things which lifts them up to the skies.
Alexander Crummell
Is it a democratic society that condemns people to the accident of conception? What are we-monkeys? If you expect people to be responsible for their children, you have to give them the right to choose whether or not to have children. What are you people thinking of? You’re not only crazy! You’re ogres!
John Irving
Markets also have a very bad psychological effect. They drive people to a conception of themselves and society in which you’re only after your own good, not the good of others and that’s extremely harmful.
Noam Chomsky
It seems safe to look forward to the time when the conception of attractive and repulsive forces, having served its purpose as a useful piece of scientific scaffolding, will be replaced by the deduction of the phenomena known as attraction and repulsion, from the general laws of motion.
Thomas Huxley
It is possible–indeed possible even according to the old conception of logic–to give in advance a description of all ‘true’ logical propositions. Hence there can never be surprises in logic.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
With the offspring of genius, the law of parturition is reversed; the throes are in the conception, the pleasure in the birth.
Charles Caleb Colton
We always imagine eternity as something beyond our conception, something vast, vast! But why must it be vast?
Fyodor Dostoevsky
Two common conceptions with regard to advertising which are held by a considerable number of people are that enormously large sums of money are expended for it, and that much of this expenditure is an economic waste.
Daniel Starch
In all this process of acquiring conceptions, a certain instinctive order is followed. There is a native tendency to assimilate certain kinds of conception at one age, and other kinds of conception at a later age.
William James
I think it’s a great document of John Stevens’ originality. At that time he was already much more fully formed in his conception than I was. I was sort of struggling to keep up, and sometimes it’s pretty obvious.
Evan Parker
For centuries, faith has helped us overcome problems and helped us work to achieve a more perfect union. It has inspired the many leaders who played a key role in abolishing slavery, protecting civil rights and, hopefully one day, becoming a nation where all life from conception to natural death is protected.
Marco Rubio
The most splendid moment of an adventure is not always the moment of fulfilment, not even the moment of conception, but the moment of first accomplishment, when the adventurer deliberately sets his face toward the new road, knowing that his boats are burned.
Katherine Cecil Thurston
Through art we express our conception of what nature is not.
Pablo Picasso
I started singing when I was five. I grew up the youngest of four kids who all studied classical piano, so you could say I’ve been listening to music ever since the moment of conception.
K. D. Lang
I’ve always been a science fiction fan since I had understood the conception of what a story was.
J. Michael Straczynski
Social cognitive theory rejects the dichotomous conception of self as agent and self as object. Acting on the environment and acting on oneself entail shifting the perspective of the same agent rather than reifying different selves regulating each other or transforming the self from agent to object
Albert Bandura
Inspiration demands the active cooperation of the intellect joined with enthusiasm, and it is under such conditions that marvelous conceptions, with all that is excellent and divine, come into being.
Giorgio Vasari
Ideas without precedent are generally looked upon with disfavor and men are shocked if their conceptions of an orderly world challenged.
J Harlen Bretz
It is a real issue, a measurement of our society, when we say it’s fine to destroy unborn life who has a heartbeat at 16 days post-conception.
Tom Coburn
A creative writing workshop will contain students whose ambitions and abilities, whose conceptions of literature itself, are so diverse that what they have in common – the desire to write – could almost be considered meaningless.
Rachel Cusk
All the beautiful orders of architecture and creations of the pencil, all the conceptions of the beautiful in nature and art and humanity, are inventions extorted, as it were, from the mind to extend and increase the pleasures of sense.
Elihu Burritt
Sleep conceals the creative act while the objective world reveals it. In sleep man impresses the subconscious with his conception of himself.
Neville Goddard
Of my conception I know only what you know of yours. It occurred in darkness and I was unconsenting… By some bleak alchemy what had been mere unbeing becomes death when life is mingled with it.
Marilynne Robinson
Bush reiterated his stand to conservatives opposing his decision on stem cell research. He said today he believes life begins at conception and ends at execution.
Jay Leno
The woman who first gives life, light, and form to our shadowy conceptions of beauty, fills a void in our spiritual nature that has remained unknown to us till she appeared.
Wilkie Collins
Conception, my boy, fundamental brain work, is what makes all the difference in art.
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
We can never prove that we are free or integrate our freedom in any way into our objective conception of the causal order of nature.
Allen W. Wood
The moment-of-conception fallacy implies that fertilization is a simple process with never a doubt as to whether it has or has not happened.
George C. Williams
There is a conception about me that I am a playback singer and I sing for albums or for films only, but my roots are in bhajans. Even when I was in school, I used to win competitions for ghazals and bhajans.
Sonu Nigam
My conception of my ideal reader has expanded quite a lot as I’ve matured: Ultimately when I think of my ideal reader, it’s someone who’s not sitting down with the intention of automatically arguing with the book: somebody who’s going to give me enough slack to tell my story.
Paolo Bacigalupi
We need fathers to step up, to realize that their job does not end at conception; that what makes you a man is not the ability to have a child but the courage to raise one.
Barack Obama
The conceptions which any nation or individual entertains of the God of its popular worship may be inferred from their own actions and opinions, which are the subjects of their approbation among their fellow-men.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
In popular culture, there isn’t any other conception of Islam and Muslims other than what you see on the news… When you go to a theme park, you see Muslims riding roller coasters and eating ice cream. Why doesn’t anybody think of those Muslims when they think of Muslims?
Kumail Nanjiani
To the primitive mind, everything is either friendly or hostile; but experience has shown that friendliness and hostility are not the conceptions by which the world is to be understood.
Bertrand Russell
A local church will only be as great as its conception of God.
Aiden Wilson Tozer
The target audience goes back to conception. That means pre-natal care, safe delivery, post-natal screening, and the ordinary stuff you do in pediatrics.
C. Everett Koop
The past is only an unreliable memory held in the present. The future is only a projection of our present conceptions. The present itself vanishes as soon as we try to grasp it. So why bother with attempting to establish an illusion of solid ground?
Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
The conception of the necessary unit of all that is resolves itself into the poverty of the imagination, and a freer logic emancipates us from the straitwaistcoated benevolent institution, which idealism palms off as the totality of being.
Bertrand Russell
Current levels of Pentagon spending may not be able to support current defense strategy. The answer to this problem is right before our eyes: cut the money and change the strategy. That would be acting in the name of a conception of national security that was truly strategic.
William Hartung
Music, when thus applied, raises noble hints in the mind of the hearer, and fills it with great conceptions. It strengthens devotion, and advances praise into rapture.
Joseph Addison
There is a popular conception about karma, and that is that as you sow, so shall you reap. That’s only true if you’re a farmer.
Frederick Lenz
But you can’t show some far off idyllic conception of behavior if you want the kids to come and see the picture. You’ve got to show what it’s really like, and try to reach them on their own grounds.
James Dean
No, it is not because woman is lacking in responsibility, but because she has too much of the latter that she demands to know how to prevent conception.
Emma Goldman
No worthy problem is ever solved within the plane of its original conception.
Albert Einstein
As an ardent supporter of the Nietzschean conception of the eternal recurrence, I firmly believe that one cannot validate the totality of a life unless one accepts and embraces all the experiences that comprise it. That said, I sometimes wish I’d gone to film school.
Dave Itzkoff
The conception of education as a social process and function has no definite meaning until we define the kind of society we have in mind.
John Dewey
Commercial society regards people as bundles of appetites, a conception that turns human beings inside out, leaving nothing to be regarded as inherently private.
George Will
We are thus brought to a conception of Democracy not merely as a sentiment which desires the well-being of all men, nor yet as a creed which believes in the essential dignity and equality of all men, but as that which affords a rule of living as well as a test of faith.
Jane Addams
I know what kind of people would have the hottest corner in my conception of hell. It would be those who have helped to give goodness a bad name.
J. E. Buckrose
Stop trying to change the world since it is only the mirror. Man’s attempt to change the world by force is as fruitless as breaking a mirror in the hope of changing his face. Leave the mirror and change your face. Leave the world alone and change your conceptions of yourself.
Neville Goddard
I wanted to do a project that was seamless and had all the ingredients from start to finish, from conception to mixing and mastering.
Philip Bailey
There are brains so large that they unconsciously swamp all individualities ties which come in contact or too near, and brains so small that they cannot take in the conception of any other individuality as a whole, only in part or parts.
Anna Brownell Jameson
my cousin Shirley, who never complains, screamed and screamed when she was having her baby. True, this was just during conception.
Joan Rivers
A mind that is very selective to forms… is apt to use its images metaphorically, to exploit their possible significance for the conception of remote or intangible ideas.
Susanne Katherina Langer
I’m proud to cosponsor the Life at Conception Act which grants rights to babies at the moment they are conceived, and the Born Alive Protection Act, that will protect innocent lives who miraculously escape death.
Marjorie Taylor Greene
When I listen to a symphony I love, I don’t get from it what the composer got. His ‘Yes’ was different from mine. He could have no concern for mine and no exact conception of it. That answer is too personal to each man. But in giving himself what he wanted, he gave me a great experience.
Ayn Rand
The danger of parachuting young enthusiastic scientists into a flower bed of selected data and fully bloomed conceptions should be underestimated.
Andre Michel Lwoff
You expand your consciousness, your ideas, your perceptions. You break away from self-adopted restrictions. You grow as you learn to step aside from limiting conceptions and dogmas.
Seth
If a child in its first thousand days – from conception to two years old – does not have adequate nutrition, the damage is irreversible.
Josette Sheeran
The idea of Jehovah was born here… Out of the rude elements of the insignificant thoughts thoughts that are in all men, they reared the transcendent conception of a God.
Herman Melville
The conception, composition, practice, and performance of a piece of music can blossom in a single moment.
Stephen Nachmanovitch
So the time line of when we consider a fetus ‘human’ is arbitrary after conception.
Ron Paul
In accordance with my conception of life, I have chosen not to bring children into the world. A coin is examined, and only after careful deliberation, given to a beggar, whereas a child is flung out into the cosmic brutality without hesitation.
Peter Wessel Zapffe
Whatever disagreement there may be as to the scope of the phrase “due process of law” there can be no doubt that it embraces the fundamental conception of a fair trial, with opportunity to be heard.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
To accept the fact that, after fertilization has taken place, a new human has come into being is no longer a matter of taste or opinion. The human nature of the human being from conception to old age is not a metaphysical conception. It is plain experimental evidence.
Jerome Lejeune
A woman relinquishes her unfettered right to control her own body when her actions cause the conception of a baby
Dennis Richardson
My own view is that Kant’s conception of the duality of the good (morality and happiness, the good of our person and the good of our state or condition) is a distinctively modern view.
Allen W. Wood
It is Satan’s constant effort to misrepresent the character of God, the nature of sin, and the real issues at stake in the great controversy. His sophistry lessens the obligation of the divine law and gives men license to sin.
Ellen G. White
The conception of objective reality … has thus evaporated … into the transparent clarity of mathematics that represents no longer the behavior of particles but rather our knowledge of this behavior.
Werner Heisenberg
In vain do science and philosophy pose as the arbiters of the human mind, of which they are in fact only the servants. Religion has provided a conception of life, and science travels in the beaten path. Religion reveals the meaning of life, and science only applies this meaning to the course of circumstances.
Leo Tolstoy
The American conception of advertising is to arouse desires and stimulate wants, to make people dissatisfied with the old and out-of-date and by constant iteration to send them out to work harder to get the latest model – whether that model be an icebox or a rug or a new home.
Bruce Barton
I believed in immaculate conception and spontaneous combustion. I believed in aliens from outer space and vampires, prophecy, and the resurrection of the dead. I had deja vu many times each day. I was thirteen.
Kate Braverman
Motion picture making is a very, very involved affair. It is completely my baby. I’m a thorough professional. I plan films right from the conception of an idea to its final execution.
Dev Anand
The fact is that all writers create their precursors. Their work modifies our conception of the past, just as it is bound to modify the future.
Jorge Luis Borges
Our modern conception of the universe is so foreign to what even scientists generally believed a mere century ago that it is a tribute to the power of the scientific method and the
creativity and persistence of humans who want to understand it.
Lawrence M. Krauss
[Peake’s books] are actual additions to life; they give, like certain rare dreams, sensations we never had before, and enlarge our conception of the range of possible experience.
Mervyn Peake
In the critic’s vocabulary, the word “precursor” is indispensable, but it should be cleansed of all connotations of polemic or rivalry. The fact is that every writer creates his own precursors. His work modifies our conception of the past, as it will modify the future.” — Essay: “Kafka and his Precursors
Jorge Luis Borges
With the conception that the Revolution was only a means of securing political power, it was inevitable that all revolutionary values should be subordinated to the needs of the Socialist State; indeed, exploited to further the security of the newly acquired governmental power.
Emma Goldman
Yes, I talk about eating disorders and you know, excessive dieting and excessive exercising can be a sign of a mental illness… but when we talk about eating disorders… the issue is not the food or the exercise, the issue is a lack of healthy conception of self. That is the issue.
Sophie Gregoire Trudeau
In the abstract conception of universal wrong, all concrete responsibility vanishes.
Theodor W. Adorno
Conceptions without experience are void; experience without conceptions is blind.
Albert Einstein
I couldn’t go into the haphazard drawing or the paintings, the splashing of paint. I wanted to go back to a completely dry drawing, a dry conception of art.
Marcel Duchamp
We are sick with fascination for the useful tools of names and numbers, of symbols, signs, conceptions and ideas. Meditation is therefore the art of suspending verbal and symbolic thinking for a time, somewhat as a courteous audience will stop talking when a concert is about to begin.
Alan Watts
Our horizon is the creation of a noble society to which, like the medieval builder of those glorious cathedrals, you will have added your conception, your artful piece of stone.
Adrienne Clarkson
The strong experience of nature… is the necessary basis for all conception of art on which rests the grandeur and beauty of all future work.
Paul Cezanne
The more I try to unravel the mysteries of the world in which we live, the more I come to the conception of a single overruling power – God.
Henry B. Eyring
Long is the road from conception to completion.
Moliere
I made a conscious decision not to tell anyone in my life. Now I tell people – don’t tell anyone your idea until you have invested enough of yourself in it that you are not going to turn back. When a person has an idea at that conception moment it is the most vulnerable – one negative comment could knock you off course.
Sara Blakely
I don’t know if I officially proofread my father’s book, but I read it. I did get some conception of grammar in general from that.
Noam Chomsky
It is only our conception of time that makes us call the Last Judgement by this name. It is, in fact, a kind of martial law.
Franz Kafka
Very much of what we call the progress of today consists in getting rid of false ideas, false conceptions of things, and in taking a point of view that enables us to see the principles, ideas and things in right relation to each other.
William D. Hoard
I have a romantic conception of the writer’s life, and the sort of writer’s life that I admire is probably a childless life, possibly a marriageless life, certainly a travelling life – I’m in awe of how much D.H. Lawrence managed to get around. But that’s never been something I’m capable of doing.
Rachel Cusk
The wider our contemplation of creation, the grander is our conception of God.
Cyril of Jerusalem
Medicine is learned by the bedside and not in the classroom. Let not your conceptions of disease come from words heard in the lecture room or read from the book. See, and then reason and compare and control. But see first.
William Osler
Long ago man formed an ideal conception of omnipotence and omniscience which he embodied in his gods. Whatever seemed unattainable to his desires – or forbidden to him – he attributed to these gods… Now he has himself approached very near to realizing this ideal, he has nearly become a god himself.
Sigmund Freud
A system of philosophy, or metaphysics, is a union of a world view and a life view in one harmonious, complete, integral conception. In so far as any man strives to attain, by rational inquiry, a consistent and comprehensive view of life and reality, he is a metaphysician.
Joseph Alexander Leighton
Our conceptions of the world affect our perceptions of the world which, in turn, condition the way we subsequently conceive the world.
Stephen Batchelor
Today, there is a new focus on public values, the need for broad-based movements for solidarity, and alternative conceptions of politics, democracy and justice.
Henry Giroux
Many New Testament scholars have observed that the conception of the resurrection body implied in 1 Corinthians 15 clashes so violently with that presupposed in the gospels that the latter must be dismissed as secondary embellishments, especially as 1 Corinthians predates the gospels.
Robert M. Price
The moral virtues, without religion are but cold, lifeless, and insipid; it is only religion which opens the mind to great conceptions, fills it with the most sublime ideas, and warms the soul with more than sensual pleasures.
Joseph Addison
Since the conception of our country, America has held that parents, not schools, teachers, and certainly not courts, hold the primary responsibility of educating their children.
John Doolittle
Writer/directors are, for me, the most inspiring people to work for because they are the person on set that knows the answer to all the questions. They have the most invested in the project because they’ve been with it from conception.
Romola Garai
I fell into writing, I suppose, being one of those awful children who wrote verses. I went to a convent in New York-the Blessed Sacrament… I was fired from there, finally, for a lot of things, among them my insistence that the Immaculate Conception was spontaneous combustion.
Dorothy Parker
Never tire of firmly speaking out in defense of life from its conception and do not be deterred from the commitment to defend the dignity of every human person with courageous determination. Christ is with you: be not afraid!
Pope John Paul II
…Nature builds up her refined and invisible architecture, with a delicacy eluding our conception, yet with a symmetry and beauty which we are never weary of admiring.
John Herschel
It would be a narrow conception of jurisprudence to confine the notion of “laws” to what is found written on the statute books, and to disregard the gloss which life has written upon it.
Felix Frankfurter
Nothing has afforded me so convincing a proof of the unity of the Deity as these purely mental conceptions of numerical and mathematical science.
Mary Somerville
Nothing twists and deforms the soul more than a low or unworthy conception of God
Aiden Wilson Tozer
A political conception covers the right to vote, the political virtues, and the good of political life, but it doesn’t intend to cover anything else.
John Rawls
It is not a question of whether I believe in voodoo. I am a scholar and, as such, I have studied the concept of voodoo. I have created the faculty of Afro-Haitian ethnology in our university where the concept of voodoo is taught. Voodoo is not superstition. It is a philosophy, a conception of God.
Francois Duvalier
The prevailing conception is that education must be such as will enable one to acquire enough wealth to live on the plane of the bourgeoisie. That kind of education does not develop the aristocratic virtues. It neither encourages reflection nor inspires reverence for the good.
Richard M. Weaver
Time allows change to take place and the very evolution of the universe is what requires some conception of time. Mathematically can we write down a universe that doesn’t have time? Sure. Do we think that would be realised in the larger reality that is out there? None of us take that possibility seriously.
Brian Greene
The conception of background music is changing. You use less and less of it these days.
Satyajit Ray
The so-called materialistic conception of history, with the crude elements of genius of the early form which appeared, for instance, in the Communist Manifesto, still prevails only in the minds of laymen and dilettantes.
Max Weber
What a conception of art must those theorists have who exclude portraits from the proper province of the fine arts! It is exactly as if we denied that to be poetry in which the poet celebrates the woman he really loves. Portraiture is the basis and the touchstone of historic painting.
August Wilhelm von Schlegel
Substance must emanate from spirit and is nothing else than the record of the spirit’s conception of itself finding expression in space and time.
Paul Twitchell
A God who fits within the confines of our conception is useless. God cannot be comprehended by man’s conception or logic. God is an eternal being who transcends the framework of man’s limited logic.
Sun Myung Moon
An abiding and central concern of philosophy and religion alike is the fear that the world is alien to human beings, that nature is, in Hegel’s words, ‘out and out other’ to ‘spirit’. It’s easy enough to see how ‘constructivist’ or ‘humanist’ conceptions are efforts to dispel this fear.
David E. Cooper
There is an element of the busybody in our conception of virtue: unless a man makes himself a nuisance to a great many people, we do not think he can be an exceptionally good man.
Bertrand Russell
Our lives are programmed at conception and are endowed with purpose and meaning.
Jeane Dixon
This change in the conception of reality is the most profound and the most fruitful that physics has experienced since the time of Newton. Refering to James Clerk Maxwell’s contributions to physics.
Albert Einstein
Change your conception of yourself and you will automatically change the world in which you live. Do not try to change people; they are only messengers telling you who you are. Revalue yourself and they will confirm the change.
Neville Goddard
Our country was thereby saved from the consequences of its distracting individualistic conception of democracy, and its merely legal conception of nationality. It was because the followers of Jackson and Douglas did fight for it, that the Union was preserved.
Herbert Croly
OSHA’s decision to regulate home workplaces reflects the agency’s expanding conception of its own mission.
Eugene Scalia
A movie is a creative process from its conception, through its writing, to its execution, to the editing. I think with the best films there is some kind of contribution from one person all the way through that. The best films are made by people who write, direct, and edit, so there’s continuity.
Simon Pegg
Our Lord’s conception of discipleship is not that we work for God, but that God works through us.
Oswald Chambers
Thus, gender ideology no only creates ides about femininity but it also shapes conceptions of masculinity.
Patricia Hill Collins
Better to wait and yearn, and still to wait, And die at last with unappeased desire, Than live to be the jest of such a fate, For that is my conception of hell-fire.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Bodies are real entities. Surfaces and lines are but fictitious entities. A surface without depth, a line without thickness, was never seen by any man; no; nor can any conception be seriously formed of its existence.
Jeremy Bentham
I think, as directors, they may recognize, more than the rest of the body of filmmakers, exactly what you do as a director, because I think sometimes the conception is if the camera isn’t swinging around, and it’s not pyrotechnic or worthily melodramatic, then the direction is uninvolved.
Lenny Abrahamson
Belief is nothing but a more vivid, lively, forcible, firm, steady conception of an object, than what the imagination alone is ever able to attain.
David Hume
Fascism is fundamentally and at bottom an aesthetic conception, and . . . it is your function as creators of beautiful things to portray with the greatest efficacy the sublime beauty and inevitable reality of the Fascist ideal.
Louis de Bernieres
The bad man is the man who no matter how good he has been is beginning to deteriorate, to grow less good. The good man is the man who no matter how morally unworthy he has been is moving to become better. Such a conception makes one severe in judging himself and humane in judging others.
John Dewey
Science can have a purifying effect on religion, freeing it from beliefs of a pre-scientific age and helping us to a truer conception of God. At the same time, I am far from believing that science will ever give us the answers to all our questions.
Nevill Francis Mott
When a man has no longer any conception of excellence above his own, his voyage is done, he is dead,–dead in trespasses and sin of blear-eyed vanity.
Henry Ward Beecher
There is always a gap between conception and execution. We keep writing in the burning hope of closing that gap before we die.
Janette Turner Hospital
Life begins at conception, but allow early abortions.
Fred Thompson
I deny that either singers or conductors can “create” or work creatively – this, as I have always said, is a conception that leads to the abyss.
Giuseppe Verdi
You know, I was really privileged to meet Woody Allen, who is now a filmmaker, let’s be honest. He’s also an actor. And he’s classic. And because I have no conception of what classic fashion is now, I respond to his slightly outdated sensibilities.
Ezra Miller
The primary moral judgment on candidates and their positions is to be made in the light of their concern for protecting human life from conception to natural death.
Francis George
We are coming into a new era of flight, an ear in which all past conception of time and distance is changing and changing at a very, very rapid rate.
Allan Haines Loughead
One philosophically fascinating aspect of Catholicism is the very strange conception of reality it presents (the incarnation, the eucharist, judgement day etc.).
Tim Crane
Brahman is beyond mind and speech, beyond concentration and meditation, beyond the knower, the known and knowledge, beyond even the conception of the real and unreal. In short, It is beyond all relativity.
Ramakrishna
My childhood was protected by love and a comfortable home. Yet, while still a very young child, I began instinctively to feel that there was something lacking, even in my own home, some false conception of family relations, some incomplete ideal.
Emmeline Pankhurst
Children always assume the sexual lives of their parents come to a grinding halt at their conception.
Alan Bennett
The much-quoted immaculate conception of the Virgin Mary occurred but once so that the world might know that Almighty God, when He so chooses, has no need of men, though He cannot dispense with women.
Jose Saramago
Down below all the crust of human conceptions, of human ideas, Christ sank an artesian well into a source of happiness so pure and blessed that even yet the world does not believe in it.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin
All higher motives, ideals, conceptions, sentiments in a man are of no account if they do not come forward to strengthen him for the better discharge of the duties which devolve upon him in the ordinary affairs of life.
Henry Ward Beecher
All censorships exist to prevent anyone from challenging current conceptions and existing institutions. All progress is initiated by challenging current conceptions, and executed by supplanting existing institutions. Consequently, the first condition of progress is the removal of censorship.
George Bernard Shaw
Profound love demands a deep conception and out of this develops reverence for the mystery of life. It brings us close to all beings, to the poorest and smallest as well as all others.
Albert Schweitzer
In the last analysis, it is our conception of death which decides our answers to all the questions that life puts to us.
Dag Hammarskjold
Our conception of 1950s underwear is a lovely vintage aesthetic, but actually, wearing stockings with no elastic and a girdle was heavy duty.
Romola Garai
How do I define God? I don’t…. People who find such conceptions important for themselves have every right to frame them as they like. Personally, I don’t.
Noam Chomsky
Whether or not we continue to enforce a universal conception of human rights at moments of outrage and incomprehension, precisely when we think that others have taken themselves out of the human community as we know it, is a test of our very humanity.
Judith Butler
The destiny of the woman must be shaped to a large extent on her own conception of her spiritual imperative and her place in society.
Sandra Day O’Connor
The Greek conception of a life in harmony with nature found its most complete development in the rationalism of the Renaissance and of the centuries that followed it.
Elie Metchnikoff
What guides Marxism, then, is a different model of society, and a different conception of the function of the knowledge that can be produced by society and acquired from it.
Jean-Francois Lyotard
America was never innocent. We popped our cherry on the boat over and looked back with no regrets. You can’t ascribe our fall from grace to any single event or set of circumstances. You can’t lose what you lacked at conception.
James Ellroy
A goodly number of scientists are not only narrow-minded and dull, but also just stupid.
James D. Watson
Any conception of human well-being you could plausibly have, the Taliban patently fails to maximize it.
Sam Harris
We may suppose that everyone has in himself the whole form of a moral conception.
John Rawls
Thinking is a picturing of all our experiences before birth or before conception. You cannot come to a true understanding of thinking if you are not certain that you have lived before birth.
Rudolf Steiner
The conception of Godhead formed by some devout philosophers and mystics has quite rightly been so immeasurably vast, though still assuredly utterly inadequate and necessarily beneath reality, that the notion of a God revealed in human formborn, sufferin.
Oliver Lodge
Is He going to help Himself to your life, or are you taken up with your conception of what you are going to do? God is responsible for our lives, and the one great keynote is reckless reliance upon Him.
Oswald Chambers
The limits of thought are not so much set from outside, by the fullness or poverty of experiences that meet the mind, as from within, by the power of conception, the wealth of formulative notions with which the mind meets experiences.
Susanne Katherina Langer
The Fascist conception of the State is all-embracing; outside of it no human or spiritual values can exist, much less have value. Thus understood, Fascism is totalitarian, and the Fascist State — a synthesis and a unit inclusive of all values — interprets, develops, and potentiates the whole life of a people.
Benito Mussolini
Philanthropy is an important subject of liberal education because it examines the role of good works in shaping our conceptions of the good society and the good life.
Robert L. Payton
In our time no one has the conception of what is great. It is up to me to show them.
Napoleon Bonaparte
People have this conception of plus size models as girls who aren’t fit or don’t work out or don’t really take care of their bodies.
Hayley Hasselhoff
Just as a physicist has to examine the telescope and galvanometer with which he is working; has to get a clear conception of what he can attain with them, and how they may deceive him; so, too, it seemed to me necessary to investigate likewise the capabilities of our power of thought.
Hermann von Helmholtz
The central conception of Man in the Gospels is that he is an unfinished creation capable of reaching a higher level by a definite evolution which must begin by his own efforts.
Maurice Nicoll
Pretty conceptions, fine metaphors, glittering expressions, and something of a neat cast of verse are properly the dress, gems, or loose ornaments of poetry.
Alexander Pope
This is my country, that is your country; these are the conceptions of narrow souls – to the liberal minded the whole world is a family.
Virchand Gandhi
I don’t personally have a sense that life starts at conception. I don’t personally have that sense.
Gary Johnson
Men have desired, and justly, that women should learn from their confessions in regard to the conflict between man and woman. But woman, because of the conventional conception of womanly purity, has been intimidated from conceding to men a deep insight into her erotic life experiences.
Ellen Key
A mere copier of nature can never produce any thing great, can never raise and enlarge the conceptions, or warm the heart of the spectator.
Joshua Reynolds
[Culture] denotes an historically transmitted pattern of meanings embodied in symbols, a system of inherited conceptions expressed in symbolic forms, by means of which men communicate, perpetuate, and develop their knowledge about and attitudes toward life.
Clifford Geertz
The dream reveals the reality which conception lags behind. That is the horror of life-the terror of art.
Franz Kafka
To be true to the mythical conception of a God is to be false to the interests of mankind.
E. Haldeman-Julius
It is one of the signs of the times. We confess that we have risen from reading this book with enlarged ideas, and grander conceptions of our duties in this world. It did expand us a little.
Henry David Thoreau
It is a long road from conception to completion.
Moliere
I am one to believe that life starts at the moment of conception.
Sarah Palin
The greatest artist has no conception which a single block of white marble does not potentially contain within its mass, but only a hand obedient to the mind can penetrate to this image.
Michelangelo
Tanpinar presciently feared that to embrace the western conception of progress was to be mentally enslaved by a whole new epistemology, one that compartmentalised knowledge and concealed an instrumental view of human beings as no more than things to be manipulated.
Pankaj Mishra
All activities and events that a body is to go through are determined at the time of conception.
Ramana Maharshi
I foster a sorrowful conception of affection. Make no sacrifices.
Franz Liszt
It must be admitted that the conception of virtue cannot be separated from the conception of happiness-producing conduct.
Herbert Spencer
The conception that, instead of this, contemporary society is at or near a turning point is very prominent in the views of a school of social scientists who, though they are still comparatively few, are getting more and more of a hearing.
Talcott Parsons
To the ideal of high consumption and the downgrading of spiritual values corresponds a conception of injustice that centers exclusively on the problem of consumption; and equality in consumption cannot be achieved except by violence.
Jacques Ellul
If you are very religious, and your religion teaches you that conception equals a baby, I don’t know how I’m ever going to win you over to my side.
Lizz Winstead
The most common conception of Capitalism is that it is an economic system consisting of privately owned businesses and large corporations that are run for profit. The profit comes from running the business efficiently and keeping the products and services up to date and competitively priced.
Philip Kotler
But a good patriot, and a true politician, always considers how he shall make the most of the existing materials of his country. A disposition, to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard of a statesman. Everything else is vulgar in the conception, perilous in the execution.
Edmund Burke
What the work of art looks like isn’t too important. It has to look like something if it has a physical form. No matter what form it may finally have it must begin with an idea. It is the process of conception and realization with which the artist is concerned.
Sol LeWitt
I have been around military technology people a lot because of my role in virtual reality I’ve seen weapons from conception to implementation. And there is an extraordinary gadget lust that drives the military. So it’s possible that war is just the ultimate expression of creativity.
Jaron Lanier
The Catholic Church did not always teach that life begins at conception.
Mario Cuomo
Set your ideal as near to perfection as your imagination is capable of forming the conception.
Wallace D. Wattles
The world needs something stronger than any possible rebellion against its peace. In other words it needs a federal world government embodying a new conception of human life as one whole.
H. G. Wells
The artist’s conception of his art or the scientist’s of his science is usually as great as his conception of his own worth is small.
Giacomo Leopardi
To live in the world but outside of existing conceptions of it.
Wallace Stevens
When God thought of mother, He must have laughed with satisfaction, and framed it quickly – so rich, so deep, so divine, so full of soul, power, and beauty, was the conception.
Henry Ward Beecher
I would like to thank the people who encouraged me to draw army cartoons at a time when the gag man’s conception of the army was one of mean ole sergeants and jeeps which jump over mountains.
Bill Mauldin
An excellent conception can be quite obscured by faulty technical execution or clarified by faultless technique.
Edward Weston
God ceases to be God only for those who can admit the possibility of His non-existence, and that conception is in itself the most severe punishment they can suffer.
Giacomo Casanova
I’ve always been pro-life from conception to natural death. It’s important for the Republican nominee to maintain what we stand for. We are the party that stands for all of life, whether it’s convenient or inconvenient, whether it’s perfect or imperfect.
Michele Bachmann
The ideas of the classics, so far as living, are our commonplaces. It is the modern books that give us the latest and most profound conceptions. It seems to me rather a lazy makeshift to mumble over the familiar.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
In order to swim one takes off all one’s clothes–in order to aspire to the truth one must undress in a far more inward sense, divest oneself of all one’s inward clothes, of thoughts, conceptions, selfishness etc., before one is sufficiently naked.
Soren Kierkegaard
Now the most comprehensive conception of this new world is of one politically, socially and economically united To this end a small but increasing body of people in the world set their faces and seek to direct their lives.
H. G. Wells
The poets are in the vanguard of a changed conception of Being.
Martin Heidegger
Many a man renounces morals, but with great difficulty the conception, ‘morality.’ Morality is the ‘idea’ of morals, their intellectual power, their power over the conscience; on the other hand, morals are too material to rule the mind, and do not fetter an ‘intellectual’ man, a so-called independent, a ‘freethinker.’
Max Stirner
[Geology] opens up such wide intellectual vistas and supplies a more perfectly unified and more comprehensive conception of nature than any other science.
Rosa Luxemburg
The foolish man conceives the idea of ‘self.’ The wise man sees there is no ground on which to build the idea of ‘self;’ thus, he has a right conception of the world and well concludes that all compounds amassed by sorrow will be dissolved again, but the truth will remain.
Buddha
The more backwoodish a social group, juvenile or adult, the stricter its conception of the normal, and the readier it will ridicule any departure from it.
Arthur Koestler
Nast is an artist of uncommon abilities. His works evince originality of conception, freedom of manner, lofty appreciation of national ideas and action, and a large artistic instinct.
James Jackson Jarves
It is only the fundamental conceptions of psychology which are of real value to a teacher.
William James
My conception of dominion status implies present ability to severe the British connection if I wish to.
Mahatma Gandhi
The science is settled; it’s not even a consensus, it is a unanimity that human life begins at conception.
Marco Rubio
A system of morality that is based on relative emotional values is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception that has nothing sound in it and nothing true.
Socrates
Generally speaking, only simple conceptions can grip the mind of a nation. An idea that is clear and precise even though false will always have greater power in the world than an idea that is true but complex.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Don’t think that examining and knowing the nature of your mind is just an Eastern trip. That’s a wrong conception. It’s your trip.
Thubten Yeshe
Anyone who has taken the oath I have just taken must feel a heavy weight of responsibility. If not, he has no conception of the powers and duties of the office.
William Howard Taft
I guess I’m a good manager now. Moreover, I’m loving the concept of donning the producer’s hat. It’s all very exciting as well as a great learning experience. You’re a part of a film right from its conception to its execution, and that’s an amazing feeling.
Malaika Arora Khan
The human mind delights in grand conceptions of supernatural beings. And the sea is precisely their best vehicle, the only medium through which these giants (against which terrestrial animals, such as elephants or rhinoceroses, are as nothing) can be produced or developed
Jules Verne
Human communities depend upon a diversity of talent not a singular conception of ability. and at the heart of the challenge is to reconstitute our sense of ability and intelligence
Ken Robinson
One has to recognize that science is not metaphysics, and certainly not mysticism; it can never bring us the illumination and the satisfaction experienced by one enraptured in ecstasy. Science is sobriety and clarity of conception, not intoxicated vision.
Ludwig von Mises
Against individualism, the Fascist conception is for the State… Liberalism denied the State in the interests of the particular individual; Fascism reaffirms the State as the true reality of the individual.
Benito Mussolini
The conduct of schools, based upon a new order of conception, is so much more difficult than is the management of schools which walk the beaten path.
John Dewey
The approach to the offices of Girdlestone and Co. was not a very dignified one, nor would the uninitiated who traversed it form any conception of the commercial prosperity of the firm in question.
Arthur Conan Doyle
God created the first man, whom he called Adam. Then God created a woman, whom ho named Eve; and this man and woman were given the power from Jehovah God to reproduce their kind, that is to say, to cause conception and birth of children.
Joseph Franklin Rutherford
We hear all around us about practical religion, and analysing all that, we find that it can be brought down to one conception – charity to our fellow beings.
Swami Vivekananda
The happiness that may emerge from taking a second look is central to Proust’s therapeutic conception. It reveals the extent to which our dissatisfactions may be the result of failing to look properly at our lives rather than the result of anything inherently deficient about them.
Alain de Botton
I am not a positivist. Positivism states that what cannot be observed does not exist. This conception is scientifically indefensible, for it is impossible to make valid affirmations of what people ‘can’ or ‘cannot’ observe. One would have to say ‘only what we observe exists,’ which is obviously false.
Albert Einstein
Most conservatives – by which I mean normal people – have little conception of the aggressive and revolutionary force that confronts them. It is a revolutionary force in that it seeks to overturn the existing order, but it differs from the spirit of Marx and Lenin in that it never proclaims itself openly.
Tom Bethell
I often feel, and ever more deeply I realize, that fate and character are the same conception.
Novalis
Giving a party is like having a baby: its conception is more fun than its completion; and once you have begun it, it is almost impossible to stop.
Jan Struther
The Moral Majority supports legislators who oppose abortions but also oppose child nutrition and day care. From their perspective, life begins at conception and ends at birth.
Barney Frank
The fact is, in Mike Huckabee’s case, he can say, ‘I was a preacher, I’m a Christian, and so I believe that life begins at conception, ends at natural death.’
Kellyanne Conway
Life starts at conception and must be protected from the first moment.
Viktor Orban
It is said that our destiny is set, predetermined before conception. But I myself, have never been a believer.
Deborah Ann Woll
Well, you know… I grew up in postwar Britain, when you were lucky to get anything to eat. People in America have absolutely no conception of how austere England was after the war. While you were all sort of eating butter and eggs, we were eating rabbit. That’s what there was in the butcher shop.
Tim Curry
All human beings – not merely neuro-typicals – need to be seen in ethics in the light of a conception of what is humanly important.
Alice Crary
Creatures extremely low in the intellectual scale may have conception. All that is required is that they should recognize the same experience again. A polyp would be a conceptual thinker if a feeling of ‘Hello! thingumbob again!’ ever flitted through its mind.
William James
Every succeeding scientific discovery makes greater nonsense of old-time conceptions of sovereignty.
Anthony Eden
Perforation! Shout it out! The deliberate punctuated weakening of paper and cardboard so that it will tear along an intended path, leaving a row of fine-haired pills or tuftlets on each new edge! It is a staggering conception, showing an age-transforming feel for the unique properties of pulped wood fiber.
Nicholson Baker
Philosophy itself cannot but benefit from our disputes, for if our conceptions prove true, new achievements will be made; if false, their refutation will further confirm the original doctrines.
Galileo Galilei
People need jobs, people need happy and successful lives; there should be marriage between one man and one woman, there should the value of person from conception until natural death.
Alveda King
The law is this: that each of our leading conceptions-each branch of our knowledge-passes successively through three different theoretical conditions: the Theological, or fictitious: the Metaphysical, or abstract; and the Scientific, or positive.
Auguste Comte
It is not a profession to be a pianist and musician. It is a philosophy, a conception of life that cannot be based on good intentions or natural talent. First and foremost there must be a spirit of sacrifice.
Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli
The scholars of Ireland seem not to have the least conception of style, but run on in a flat phraseology, often mingled with barbarous terms.
Jonathan Swift
It’s all any reasonable child can expect if the dad is present at the conception.
Joe Orton
My personal opinion is that life begins at the point of conception, and abortion is morally indefensible.
Jacob Rees-Mogg