Purposes Quotes by Richard Dawkins, John L. Lewis, Ross Douthat, James Wolcott, John Torode, Scott Rogowsky and many others.
We have to find our own purposes in life, which are not derived directly from our scientific history.
This is true only because the purposes and objectives of the Committee for Industrial Organization find economic, social, political and moral justification in the hearts of the millions who are its members and the millions more who support it.
If you’re too confident in assuming that America’s and God’s purposes are one, you tiptoe toward idolatry.
I understand that one of the purposes of bipartisanship is to cram something difficult and necessary down the American people’s gullets for which neither party has the fortitude to assume full responsibility. It’s a way of turning a possible gangplank into a teeter-totter.
There is no way in the world that a vacuum cleaner will ever be obsolete – they use them for swimming pools, they use them for houses, they use them for industrial purposes. They’re fantastic things.
If anyone has an MiLB franchise they’re looking to gift for tax purposes, I’ll take it! Not picky.
It is the lot of man to share in the deeper aspirations of the universe around him and to share his own destiny as well as that of the universe, now by adjusting himself to its forces, now by putting the whole of his energy to his own ends and purposes.
The only reason I took steroids was for my health purposes. I did not take steroids to get any gain for any strength purposes.
We have communion with Christ in His thoughts, views, and purposes; for His thoughts are our thoughts according to our capacity and sanctity. Believers take the same view of matters as Jesus does; that which pleases Him pleases them, and that which grieves His grieves them also.
Every country, every donation is a different case, and there are many cases where NGOs are getting support from foreign countries for good purposes.
I really enjoy the iPad because you can multi-task: I can watch a movie, read, look at pictures that I shot – because I’m into photography. It serves a lot of purposes for me.
New technologies can be used for destructive purposes. The answer is to develop rapid-response systems for new dangers like a bioterrorist creating a new biological virus.
Use power to help people. For we are given power not to advance our own purposes nor to make a great show in the world, nor a name. There is but one just use of power and it is to serve people.
I always want to be doing something – going somewhere, doing a project, teaching a class, writing an article. I try to use up my day. You have a limited time on this planet – try to use as much of it as you can for productive purposes.
In the name of noble purposes men have committed unspeakable acts of cruelty against one another.
It does not just happen. It is disclosed by science that practically one-half of trained intellectual resources are being mobilized for murderous purposes.
I formed, in early life, two purposes to which I have inflexibly adhered, under some very strong pressure from warm personal friends. They were, first, never to be a second in a duel; and, second, never to go security for another man’s debts.
Since music is so important to me, I don’t need to put in any extra effort to do this; it just flows for me. It’s as simple as drinking water and having food, so definitely, music is one of the main purposes of my life.
CSF and its members believe strongly in the exploration of space of all kinds, including commercial purposes.
The Spy Act strikes a right balance between preserving legitimate and benign uses of this technology, while still, at the same time, protecting unwitting consumers from the harm caused when it is misused and, of course, designed for nefarious purposes.
‘Generation Kill’ was not a very glamorous shoot. For all intents and purposes, it was low budget, and all the money they had went to what you see on the screen.
We all know we have a problem, a broad problem. Ninety-eight percent of the fuel that is used by our vehicles, our autos and trucks for personal and commercial purposes, for highway and air travel operates on oil. The world has the same problem.
The FISA Amendment Act of 2008 actually allows some of the things we were doing under the president’s authority only against al Qaeda, it allows them for all legitimate foreign intelligence purposes.
The reader becomes God, for all textual purposes. I see your eyes glazing over, so I’ll hush.
When we study Shakespeare on the page, for academic purposes, we may require all kinds of help. Generally, we read him in modern spelling and with modern punctuation, and with notes. But any poetry that is performed – from song lyric to tragic speech – must make its point, as it were, without reference back.
The very idea of true patriotism is lost, and the term has been prostituted to the very worst of purposes. A patriot, sir! Why, patriots spring up like mushrooms!
We were therefore obliged to unload our boats of their cargoes and pass them empty over the falls by means of long cords which we had provided for such purposes.
The health of the people is of supreme importance. All measures looking to their protection against the spread of contagious diseases and to the increase of our sanitary knowledge for such purposes deserve attention of Congress.
For all intents and purposes, I’m a woman.
The Lord doesn’t care at all if we spend our days working in marble halls or stable stalls. He knows where we are, no matter how humble our circumstances. He will use – in His own way and for His holy purposes – those who incline their hearts to Him.
To the soul, there is no past and no future; all is, and will be ever, in now. For artificial purposes time is mutually agreed on, but there is really no such thing.
Every novelist has a different purpose – and often several purposes which might even be contradictory.
A ‘reptilian revolution’ has the potential to reshape manufacturing. The ‘snakebots’ being developed at Carnegie Mellon University aren’t just useful for surgical or search-and-rescue purposes. They could also usher in a new, more customized era of mass production.
The modern museum has multiple purposes – to curate and preserve, to research, and to reach out to the public. They challenge us and ask us to question our assumptions about the past or the world around us.
Americans have a right to obtain firearms for lawful purposes.
The anger in the Brigade against those who fought the Republic in the rear was sharpened by reports of weapons, even tanks, being kept from the front and hidden for treacherous purposes.
One of the primary purposes of civilization – and certainly its primary strength – is the guarantee that family life can flourish in unity, peace, and order.
Many good purposes lie in the churchyard.
This is one of the major purposes of soul and jazz music; to state what you feel.
The first thing to do in life is to do with purpose what one purposes to do.
Because of my voice, speaking words which had been carefully chosen, women had used money they had set aside for other purposes to buy war bonds.
Criticism of a policy is welcome. But in the garb of criticizing a policy, if you allege that the policy was made for corrupt purposes, I reject it.
Republican politicians often evoke the Bible when it suits their purposes. But they disregard some of its most important teachings when formulating policy. This includes the story of Noah’s Ark.
The re-establishment of a hard border on the island of Ireland would be a step backwards and present an opportunity for others, with malign agendas, to exploit for destructive purposes.
The EU should have consolidated its different presences and purposes in Kosovo earlier.
It’s very certain that North Korea is developing nuclear weapons for offensive purposes. They don’t need nuclear weapons to defend their own country.
ISIL are already using the Internet for hideous propaganda purposes – for radicalisation, for operational planning, too.
Apocalyptic fiction, while ultimately about God’s purposes, usually portrays an immediate, human world of competing conspiracies. Whatever happens is orchestrated, coordinated and planned in advance.
Because there are little to no consequences for conducting cyberattacks, criminals and nation-states are becoming bolder in their threats and behavior. Russia, China, North Korea and Iran are increasingly hacking into U.S. companies and government networks for espionage purposes or financial gain.
One of the purposes of life, and selfishly what makes people happy, is building things that are impactful.
Managerial discretion can take many forms, some very subtle. Individual managers may run slack operations; they may pursue subgoals that are at variance with corporate purposes; they can engage in self-dealing.
For our purposes as human beings, the mind is the center of everything.
When I go skiing, I may carry a phone, but it’s there for safety purposes. I’m not one of these guys that reads his email while he’s riding up on the chair lift.
One thing I was thinking about is that they probably get their come-uppance about the same percentage that people in real life do. Basically, stealing for all practical purposes might as well be legal in New York.
For publicity purposes, everything gets simplified, and the fact that I wear glasses and am somewhat bookish makes me a geek. That’s fine; there needs to be a shorthand, but there are important geek traits that I don’t really share.
Home schooled children frequently combine for many purposes – and they interact well. The growth of the home schooling movement means that more and more children are learning together, just not in a traditional classroom.
The trouble is not that schools don’t work; they do. They’re excellent machines for achieving historically accepted purposes. In suburban schools are children of the rich, who grow up to privilege and anesthetic oblivion to pain – and who then use the servants produced by ghetto schools.
For psychological purposes the most important differences in conation are those in virtue of which the object is revealed as sensed or perceived or imaged or remembered or thought.
Great countries need to secure their border for national security purposes, for economic purposes and for rule of law purposes.
I can support co-ops if they want to do it as we’ve known co-ops in America for 150 years – where they serve the purposes of the consuming public, whether it’s health care or whether it’s co-ops as we know them in the Midwest, providing electricity or to sell supplies to farmer.
I didn’t and don’t go to Internet for any business purposes. The book sales for me by this point are way beyond any influence I might have, positively, or others might have, negatively.
God will use us for his purposes, but it takes a certain kind of listening.
It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes.
Israel will not tolerate Iran developing nuclear power, even if Iran claims it is for peaceful purposes. If there is an attack, oil prices will go through the roof.
The tongue may be employed about, and made to serve all the purposes of vice, in tempting and deceiving, in perjury and injustice.
The Iranian government intends to use the nuclear program for peaceful purposes, but must convince international public opinion of that.
It’s alright to make an actor sing if the director already has an ideal sequence in his film. But I am totally against bringing in actors to sing in every film without any context and just for marketing purposes.
A new, a vast, and a powerful language is developed for the future use of analysis, in which to wield its truths so that these may become of more speedy and accurate practical application for the purposes of mankind than the means hitherto in our possession have rendered possible.
The American citizen must be made aware that today a relatively small group of people is proclaiming its purposes to be the will of the People. That elitist approach to government must be repudiated.
We are not utilizing the Iraqi oil for U.S. purposes. We are not asking that the Iraqi oil be used to pay our military expenses. We are asking only that the Iraqi oil be used to rebuild Iraq – that is, to rebuild Iraq for the Iraqi people.
Prayer concerns God, whose purposes and plans are conditioned on prayer. His will and His glory are bound up in praying.
It’s kind of interesting, because hacking is a skill that could be used for criminal purposes or legitimate purposes, and so even though in the past I was hacking for the curiosity, and the thrill, to get a bite of the forbidden fruit of knowledge, I’m now working in the security field as a public speaker.
If people want to own a rifle or something like that for hunting purposes only, I tend to agree with that. But semi-automatic weapons and handguns, that’s just unreal. I mean, what good are handguns?
Unfortunately, religion, like patriotism, is easy to misuse for political purposes.
For the purposes of the FMLA, marriage will now be determined based on where the couple got married, not on where an employee lives. This is called a ‘place of celebration’ rule.
Words are but the vague shadows of the volumes we mean. Little audible links, they are, chaining together great inaudible feelings and purposes.
If I have not read a book before, it is, for all intents and purposes, new to me whether it was printed yesterday or three hundred years ago.
Emotions serve characters’ purposes. That is their motivation.
An abundant supply of excellent water, forming a volume equal in bulk to the human body, is conveyed by one of these pipes, and distributed about the city, where it is used by the inhabitants for drink and other purposes.
My thing about creating things is that it has to do two purposes: It has to serve me creatively but also has to serve the people.
Tis this desire of bending all things to our own purposes which turns them into confusion and is the chief source of every error in our lives.
My own view is that taping of conversations for historical purposes was a bad decision on the part of all the presidents. I don’t think Kennedy should have done it. I don’t think Johnson should have done it, and I don’t think we should have done it.
I hope that, in the future, data is used to empower people and not just for marketing purposes.
We must have a welfare system that we can afford, which will mean giving greater attention to directing the welfare program toward its primary purposes and its intended beneficiaries.
Having this message of sobriety and recovery to blast out into the world is also very powerful and kind of the reason why I’m on this planet, I think; it’s one of my purposes.
‘Line Of Duty,’ for dramatic purposes, tends to create characters whose corruption is balanced on certain ethical conflicts, whereas the majority of corruption in the real world is simply based on greed.
Certainly being in California has encouraged a sustained commitment to rethinking the nature, purposes, and relevance of the contemporary arts, specifically music, for a society which by and large seems to manage quite well without them.
If you are charged with this responsibility of enhancing interrogations, or using soldiers to enhance interrogations to find Saddam, and you’re above the law for all practical purposes, you might try some unusual techniques. Now we know that, in fact, they did.
The widespread diffusion of nuclear weapons would make many nations able, and in some cases also create the pressure, to aggravate an on-going crisis, or even touch off a war between two other powers for purposes of their own.
Where much is given, much is required. Our Heavenly Father asks His daughters to walk in virtue, to live in righteousness so that we can fulfill our life’s mission and His purposes. He wants us to be successful, and He will help us as we seek His help.
People, my age, people older, people younger, it’s like they look up to me. They listen to my lyrics for wisdom. They listen to my lyrics for like game. They listen to my lyrics for real deal beneficial purposes.
I hope that by going to visit the pope I have enabled everybody to see that the words Catholic and Protestant, as ordinarily used, are completely out of date. They are almost always used now purely for propaganda purposes. That is why so much trouble is caused by them.
You know, you cannot be comfortable on a high heel shoes the way you would be in sneakers. But, you know, not everyone wants to be on sneakers. Sneakers are for different purposes.
Those who have a true understanding of America know that we have no desire for territorial expansion, for economic or other domination of other peoples. Such purposes are repugnant to our ideals of human freedom.
I was romantically socialized as a gay man, and now that I am, for most intents and purposes, a heterosexual woman, I have to learn how to talk to straight men, which is the scariest thing I’ve ever done.
It’s quite unbelievable that Charlie Crist is getting away with this reinvention of himself – this rewriting of history for blatantly political purposes. Other than his gender, the guy has flip-flopped on everything, and I don’t put that past him either.
The Bible shows the clear statement of God’s purposes concerning the earth, and man once made its prince. Its opening chapters show that it was intended for man’s instruction.
Quicksilver is used for many purposes; without it, neither silver nor brass can be properly gilt.
As a species, we tend to be doers, forever shaping and reshaping the world to better suit our purposes.
When I was a kid, which was just after Edison invented moving pictures, there were films that involved aliens coming to Earth for bad purposes.
Prayer is aligning ourselves with the purposes of God.
So for my studio purposes, I know that I’m in my studio with technicians who’ve done amazing things to my board and to my power amps and I know what I can deliver out of my studio.
I have a personal Twitter for band purposes, but I don’t use social media a lot.
Life does more than adapt to the Earth. It changes the Earth to its own purposes.
For the greater beauty of the instrument, the balls representing the planets are to be of considerable bigness; but so contrived, that they may be taken off at pleasure, and others, much smaller, and fitter for some purposes, put in their places.
I think the most important thing to understand about credit derivatives and their use at JPMorgan is they served a number of different purposes. First and foremost, they were a tool which initially was seen as being useful in managing the bank’s own risk management challenges.
There is a class of persons whose souls are essentially non-conductors to the electricity of sentiment, and whose minds seem to be filled with their own train of thinking, convictions, and purposes to the exclusion of everything else.
Great architects like Taut, Mendelsohn, and Gropius built some astonishing buildings which were to change the way architects around the world thought. Brecht and Weill forever changed musical theatre; Kaethe Kollwitz and others changed German perceptions of the purposes of art.
This Constitution was not made for a day, nor is it composed of such flexible materials as to be warped to the purposes of a casually ascendant influence.
A lot of the riders end up in Monaco, but I don’t need to be there for the tax purposes because I’m from the Isle of Man.
Myth and mythology often serve constructive and aspirational purposes. But they also do harm.
For storytelling purposes, there has to be conflict, but that doesn’t mean the people have to be mean. I’ve never liked mean-spirited comedy.
I usually do one con a year as a GoH and try to make the World Fantasy Convention for business purposes. Last year I went to a worldcon for the first time in two decades. I may go again this year.
More and more agricultural land is being used for non-agricultural purposes. Whether it’s any industry, express highway, or expansion of any city, agricultural land is being used.
Righteousness and faith certainly are instrumental in healing the sick, deaf, or lame – if such healing accomplishes God’s purposes and is in accordance with His will. Thus, even with strong faith, many mountains will not be moved. And not all of the sick and infirm will be healed.
The purposes of the United States should not be doubted. The Security Council resolutions will be enforced – the just demands of peace and security will be met – or action will be unavoidable. And a regime that has lost its legitimacy will also lose its power.
One of the purposes of coming to WWE was to wrestle with Daniel Bryan.
I know that I often take risks, but it is always for the purposes of the team.
Since I became a knitting humor writer, I seem to be understood a little better – at least for the purposes of social discourse.
If you set out to do something and you give it your all and it doesn’t work out, be willing to modify your goal slightly. Have the ability to look in another direction. A small shift could guide you to the real purposes of your life.
As in Pakistan, Tunisian and Egyptian human rights activists are concerned that any censorship mechanisms, once put in place, will inevitably be abused for political purposes no matter what censorship proponents claim to the contrary.
People craved orientation. It was a very basic primal need. So we could create a boundary that served lots of functional purposes and especially create boundaries that people would camp along.
If my soccer career were over, I would still come here because of the people. And despite the fact I’ve had to skip some school for National Team purposes, I am looking forward to holding that Carolina degree as soon as I can get my hands on it.
Of the 55 refineries closed in America in the last 10 years, they were all closed for economic reasons, mostly oil company mergers. Not a single one was closed for environmental purposes or objections.
I understand it for marketing purposes, but I’ve always hated defining myself with a genre. Nothing feels broad enough.
The political object is the goal, war is the means of reaching it, and the means can never be considered in isolation from their purposes.
First and foremost, I would like to start off by saying that just because my husband is an entertainer, that does not mean that our personal business is for everyone’s entertainment purposes.
None of us believes in an untrammelled right to free speech. We all agree there are always going to be lines that, for the purposes of law and order, cannot be crossed; or for the purposes of taste and decency, should not be crossed. We differ only on where those lines should be drawn.
I used to just do movies for alimony purposes, between plays.
The use of data for political purposes wasn’t invented by Cambridge Analytica.
And preserving our open spaces or having them there for recreational purposes is one of the things that contributes to the high level of quality of life that we offer in Pennsylvania, and that also translates into economic benefits.
The principle inherent in the clause that prohibits pointless infliction of excessive punishment when less severe punishment can adequately achieve the same purposes invalidates the punishment.
Rounding to the nearest cent is sufficiently accurate for practical purposes.
A confidence problem exists on the part of the people of the region who desire democratic rule in principle, but remain suspicious of both the fashion with which democratization is presented and the purposes of the democratic world.
The harming of animals for any reason is shameful, but torturing them for mere vanity is senseless. Slaughtering animals for their fur or harming them for cosmetic purposes is disgusting and not worth the perfect shade of lipstick.
The distinction between children and adults, while probably useful for some purposes, is at bottom a specious one, I feel. There are only individual egos, crazy for love.
People commonly educate their children as they build their houses, according to some plan they think beautiful, without considering whether it is suited to the purposes for which they are designed.
Traveling around the country, meeting fans and hearing their stories in person and on my radio show has reenergized my commitment to creating honest and inspirational content that not only serves my own creative purposes but can help and touch others as well.
For his own vindictive purposes, Jeffrey Sterling carelessly disclosed extremely valuable, highly classified information that he had taken an oath to keep secret.
So if you look back over the long history of China, they’ve never tried to take over the world, but they’ve been quite aggressive in their own neighborhood… in carrying out their own purposes and interests in their sphere of the world.
The fact that the underlying laws of physics are deterministic and impersonal does not mean that at the human level we can’t talk about ideas about reasons and goals and purposes and free will.
Counter-knowledge covers the propagation of false legends and conspiracy theories often used for political purposes or fundamentalist religious propaganda.
The key to good grilling is to recognize that you are setting yourself up to cook in a whole new environment. This is actually one of the main purposes of grilling – to get yourself outside.
I’m into music for all different sorts of purposes.
Artificial intelligence is just a new tool, one that can be used for good and for bad purposes and one that comes with new dangers and downsides as well. We know already that although machine learning has huge potential, data sets with ingrained biases will produce biased results – garbage in, garbage out.
The book is like the spoon, scissors, the hammer, the wheel. Once invented, it cannot be improved. You cannot make a spoon that is better than a spoon… The book has been thoroughly tested, and it’s very hard to see how it could be improved on for its current purposes.
It would probably be better if I got involved in fewer things just because I’d have more time to write for my own purposes… But if somebody calls you up with a really cool project, it’s hard to just say ‘no’ because you don’t feel like working.
The more a person learns how to use the forces of nature for his own purposes, by means of perfecting the sciences and the invention and improvement of machines, the more he will produce.
Mission accomplished. The Museum of Modern Art’s wide-open, tall-ceilinged, super-reinforced second floor was for all intents and purposes built to accommodate monumental installations and gigantic sculptures, should the need arise. It has arisen.
I have a few caftans just for lounging purposes. When I want to feel free, it’s the closest thing to feeling naked without being naked.
Corruption and illicit financial flows are different. But they really must be twinned. This is because, for practical purposes, it is an eminently more sensible approach to treat most of the sources of illicit financial flows as corrupt activity, within a broader use of the term.
When I was a kid, mostly I played in a ditch that didn’t have much water in it. It was for drainage purposes. There was not a lot trouble to get into in that ditch. It was ditch activities like catching crawdads and minnows.
Triumphant science and technology are only at the threshold of man’s command over sources of energy so stupendous that, if used for military purposes, they can wipe out our entire civilization.
Naturalism says that we were not put here for any purpose. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t such thing as purpose. It just means that purpose isn’t imposed from outside. We human beings have the creative ability to give our lives purposes and meanings.
Our tools are extensions of our purposes, and so we find it natural to make metaphorical attributions of intentionality to them; but I take it no philosophical ice is cut by such examples.
Great minds have purposes; others have wishes.
For years, President Obama has chastised Republicans, used immigrants as props for political purposes, and time and again deflected responsibility from his own party’s failure to act on immigration reform.
After I got popular, my company gave me a new car. It’s not a personal car, but for schedule purposes. It’s a little bigger than a Carnival. It even plays TV and DVD!
When you have a biblical idea of men’s strength, you know that God only gives us anything good to be used for his purposes and mainly to serve others.
Critics have their purposes, and they’re supposed to do what they do, but sometimes they get a little carried away with what they think someone should have done, rather than concerning themselves with what they did.
Any sensible family has a budget that lays out how much will be spent for household and other purposes. Without such planning, things would quickly go awry.
Standardized testing is at cross purposes with many of the most important purposes of public education. It doesn’t measure big-picture learning, critical thinking, perseverance, problem solving, creativity or curiosity, yet those are the qualities great teaching brings out in a student.
The U.K. government has a responsibility to keep secrets in some circumstances. It also has a responsibility not to abuse that power for other purposes.
If people knew of ethics violations, they should have sent them to the Ethics Committee. If you think there was serious ethics violation that ought to be looked at, you don’t hold it back for retaliatory purposes.
Shooting guns is not something I would do in my spare time. I really don’t understand why Americans can purchase guns so easily and why they use them for sporting purposes.
The Why’s of suffering keep us shrouded in a seemingly bottomless void of abstraction where God is reduced to a finite ethical agent, a limited psychological personality, whose purposes measure on the same scale as ours.
When the protagonist breaks the fourth wall by looking at the camera in a movie, it’s generally been used for comedic purposes, rather than feeling like they’re looking into your soul.
No state of society or laws can render men so much alike but that education, fortune, and tastes will interpose some differences between them; and though different men may sometimes find it their interest to combine for the same purposes, they will never make it their pleasure.
What is design? It’s where you stand with a foot in two worlds – the world of technology and the world of people and human purposes – and you try to bring the two together.
Listen, I think movies serve many different purposes, from those movies that are frivolous and just an entertainment, to movies that just go to exploring the complexities of the human soul. Everything is valid if it’s done with honesty and dignity, and I actually do both of those types of movies in my career.
My hunch is that people often affiliate with causes online for selfish and narcissistic purposes. Sometimes, it may be as simple as trying to impress their online friends, and once you have fashioned that identity, there is very little reason to actually do anything else.
Some experts believe that somebody is deceiving WikiLeaks, that its reputation is being undermined in order for it to be used for political purposes.
We’re not militant, but there are certain things that are absolutely secret. There was a pilot printed on red paper, and I read everything on my iPad and have a scanner on my desk for these purposes. I scanned in the script, and red paper script scans in perfectly fine.
Art is for entertainment purposes, but it’s also to reflect our dreams, our hopes, the present, the future the past – whether it’s good or bad.
It is only the enlightened ruler and the wise general who will use the highest intelligence of the army for the purposes of spying, and thereby they achieve great results.
Reagan’s emotional intelligence, his ability to suss out people’s longings and to channel them for political purposes, was better than just about any human being that ever lived.
Then as now, whatever disagreements over policies existed among Americans – and there were many such bitter policy disputes – the purposes and goals for which Americans fought were clearly understood.
I mean, I tend to do my own thing, and that usually crosses purposes with everyone around me.
Yes; we have a specific procedure which we follow in all cases where the Agency is in contact, for the purposes of acquiring intelligence or whatever the case may be, with an individual.
To the totality of purposes of the perfect Law there belong the abandonment, depreciation, and restraint of desires in so far as possible.
Most of the Catholics Christians I’ve met would for all practical purposes believe Jesus is God only, and we are human only. We missed the big point. The point is the integration, both in Jesus and ourselves.
One of the things I find depressing about some of the upper echelons of Anglicanism on both sides of the Atlantic is that it’s sort of taken for granted that we all basically know what’s in the Bible, and so we just glance at a few verses for devotional purposes and then get on to the real business.
Non-human primates spend hours a day grooming each other. And with humans, touching is also important. It’s a way to form bonds and connect in modern society. But you can also speed up the use of conscious purposes once you’re aware of that, and it can be manipulated.
To all general purposes we have uniformly been one people, each individual citizen everywhere enjoying the same national rights, privileges, and protection.
I produce the records. I don’t hand over control to some really expensive producer who then talks to the record company and then tries to bend me to their will – for commercial purposes.
When I started, I was told that, for all intents and purposes, I was playing a human, which made it easier. Until they told me, ‘Grace, you’re a Cylon, she wouldn’t do that.’ And later, I learned that Cylons are actually more human than humans. This has been an ongoing exploration.
Is the system going to flatten you out and deny you your humanity, or are you going to be able to make use of the system to the attainment of human purposes?
The use of data for political purposes wasn’t invented by Cambridge Analytica. It started when I was on the Obama campaign in 2007-2008. We invented social media strategy.
My wife knows me as Vermin. My mother knows me as Vermin. For all intent and purposes, that’s my name.
Your great country is wonderful at stealing pieces of history and using it for its own purposes, so there didn’t seem to be anything particularly unusual about it but the English were incredibly exercised about it.
Man is not a machine that can be remodelled for quite other purposes as occasion demands, in the hope that it will go on functioning as regularly as before but in a quite different way. He carries his whole history with him; in his very structure is written the history of mankind.
The momentum of freedom in our world is unmistakable – and it is not carried forward by our power alone. We can trust in that greater power Who guides the unfolding of the years. And in all that is to come, we can know that His purposes are just and true.
We imagine that some people will jump into the AR and VR space that are complementary. We look at Google Glass. It’s very complementary. It’s not competitive. It’s a different experience. It’s used for different purposes.
For purposes of marketing, writers are designated as poets, novelists, or something else. But writing is about matchmaking, an attempt to marry sensations with apt words.
Before I’d written movies, I never could do big set-piece scenes with a lot of different speakers – when you’ve got twelve people around a dinner table talking at cross purposes. I had always been impressed by other people’s ability to do that.
The experience of opposing mass movements was acquired by the KGB during perestroika. It was then that the politicians decided to develop and nourish mass movements for their purposes.
I have never really thought that the Left was much in ‘array’ as far as political purposes were concerned.
It’s all about the fungibility and money. If Planned Parenthood accesses hundreds of millions of dollars of taxpayer money and they use that for other purposes, then they can use other dollars to fund abortion.
The right solemnly proclaimed at the birth of the States, and which has been affirmed and reaffirmed in the bills of rights of the States subsequently admitted into the Union of 1789, undeniably recognizes in the people the power to resume the authority delegated for the purposes of Government.
The life of the creative man is lead, directed and controlled by boredom. Avoiding boredom is one of our most important purposes.
For the purposes of the play, it was perfect to be able to use that and the stresses and strains that there were. At the end of the play, the mother realizes the terrible things she had done.
For all practical purposes I left home when I was 7.
I know that war and mayhem run in our blood. I refuse to believe that they must dominate our lives. We humans are animals, too, but animals with amazing powers of rationality, morality, society. We can use our strength and courage not to savage each other, but to defend our highest purposes.
I was a gang leader. Although, it was a gang for defensive purposes. It was not a gang to sell drugs.
It is time that we dispensed with the myth that the market is a force of nature that should not be meddled with. Markets are social creations that can be, and have been, modified for social purposes.
While it’s important to be open-minded, we don’t have to be naive. Although Iran claims they are developing nuclear capability only for peaceful purposes, it’s most difficult to believe them when taking a step back to assess the big picture of Iran’s threats and actions.
The power of procreation is spiritually significant. Misuse of this power subverts the purposes of the Father’s plan and of our mortal existence. Our Heavenly Father and His Beloved Son are creators and have entrusted each of us with a portion of Their creative power.
I wouldn’t call myself a synaesthete in the sense that Nabokov was. But I’ll talk about a sound as being cold blue or dark brown. For descriptive purposes, yes, I often see colors when I’m listening to music and think, ‘Oh, there’s not enough sort of yellowy stuff in here, or not enough white.’
The terrorist threat is so cloudy, faceless, and vague, so manipulable by political purposes, so definitely present but indefinitely manifested, that it sometimes feels interchangeable with everyday dread itself.
When a novel is based on an actual crime, it should do much more than loosely fictionalize it. The novel must stand alone as a work of art that justifies using the story for its own purposes.
In LA, I mean, here’s this place full of desperate and sad people who take their only pleasure from destroying others for the purposes of their own self-aggrandizement.
We come to love those we serve. If we choose to begin to serve the Master out of even a glimmer of faith, we will begin to know Him. We will come to know His purposes for the people we serve for Him. Even when they do not accept our offer to serve them, we will feel His appreciation if we persist.
I just find that there’s something about looking back on interviews, whether for purposes of remembering what I said about something or if it’s for posterity when I’m 75.
While I believe our Constitution allows for State and local governments to execute the power of eminent domain for those purposes that specifically serve the public good, condemning property solely to implement economic development plans is not serving the public good.
In every culture, in every language, there is expressive play, expressive word play; there’s language use to different purposes that we would call poetry.
As China is about adaptation, not transformation, it is unlikely to change the world dramatically should it ever assume the global driver’s seat. But this does not mean that China won’t exploit that world for its own purposes.
Life in cyberspace is often conducted in primitive frontier conditions, but it is a life which, at its best, is more egalitarian than elitist and more decentralized than hierarchical. It serves individuals and communities, not mass audiences, and it is extraordinarily multi-faceted in the purposes to which it is put.
If all opposition were curtailed, if all maladies were removed, then the primary purposes of the Father’s plan would be frustrated.
As a songwriter, I feel like, just for inspiration and research purposes, I have to listen to everything.
Personally, I do not know whether humankind is alone in this vast universe. But I do know that we should cherish our existence on this precious speck of matter… the greatest gift that could be bestowed upon us. For all practical purposes, there is only one planet Earth.
I’m rather cynical about the way the honours system is used, frankly. A whole lot of the honours system is used for political purposes by the government in power.
The president doesn’t order the military to seize political opponents. He doesn’t order his intelligence community to lie about national security for political purposes. He uses the military or intelligence communities to protect the United States and our citizens, not to help him win elections.
I’ve talked about my relationship without consulting my boyfriend about whether or not he wants that talked about, and I’ve also taken a story that has happened with us and, for comedic purposes, exaggerated it or changed it in some way that made him look not great.
We ought to be incentivizing people to save more of their own money for use taking care of their healthcare expenses, and what we have done is we have set it up where health savings accounts are harder and harder to use for narrower and narrower purposes.
For purposes of action nothing is more useful than narrowness of thought combined with energy of will.
I think you have to remember that Americans saw their purpose as so innately good that they could excuse the pain they would inflict on others to carry out those purposes. Because the purposes were so good, they would justify this pain we were inflicting on other people.
One of the tragedies of modern times is that people have come to believe that something said by someone in the past, perhaps for illustrative or provocation purposes, actually represents that person’s beliefs at the time.
Humility has to do with trying to be a vessel of purposes you’re content to understand as not your own.
What is fetus farming? Simply put, it is the creation and development of a human fetus for the purposes of later killing it for research or for harvesting its organs.
To have united the purposes of an entire Nation, is the great historical achievement of the man in whose strong hands our President has placed the fate of our people.
Righteousness and faith certainly are instrumental in moving mountains – if moving mountains accomplishes God’s purposes and is in accordance with His will.
The world is not looking for servants, there are plenty of these, but for masters, men who form their purposes and then carry them out, let the consequences be what they may.
We’re very interested in seeing what science Exxon has been using for its own purposes because they’re tremendously active in offshore oil drilling in the Arctic, for example, where global warming is happening at a much more rapid rate than in more temperate zones.
Sharpton and Jackson are ‘race brokers.’ Their job is to define black identity and then keep blacks in line to vote to the highest Democratic bidder that serves their purposes. ‘Black enough’ is just another tool in the bamboozler’s toolbox.
This whole phenomenon of the diversion of organizations from their purposes and ideals does not seem very serious when the scum rise to the top in the bridge club or the offices of a small magazine publisher.
Life clearly does more than adapt to the Earth. It changes the Earth to its own purposes. Evolution is a tightly coupled dance, with life and the material environment as partners. From the dance emerges the entity Gaia.
Beyond the purposes of self-defense or imminent danger, my Catholic faith teaches me and millions of other Americans that we do not get to decide who lives or who dies; only the good Lord does.
According to this way of arguing, there will be no true principles in the world; for there are none but what may be wrested and perverted to serve bad purposes, either through the weakness or wickedness of men.
That’s why it has to be a nonprofit, because a nonprofit is required to take monies it receives and use them for the purposes for which it’s chartered by the government. It can’t be pocketed.
I don’t think we should view corporations as people for the purposes of speech.
The new rule says that the FBI has the right to go to public places on the same terms and conditions as other members of the public for counter-terrorism purposes.
If I believe authority is raised by God – I understand I don’t understand all things. And what those purposes are. He’s a sovereign God.
I love to see what real human behavior looks like. I’ve always envisioned my job as just observing and noting that and, for the purposes of my work, just cutting out the boring parts.
Purposes, plans, and achievements of men may all disappear like yon cloud upon the mountain’s summit; but, like the mountain itself, the things which are of God shall stand fast for ever and ever.
I think there’s a lot of moms who just aren’t feeling protected. And that’s one of the prime purposes of the federal government, is the security of our nation.
I don’t believe in men waiting until they are ready to die before using any of their money for helpful purposes.
If journalism is the first draft of history, then talk radio provides an early glimpse into how the meaning of political events will be spun for ideological and partisan purposes.
WhatsApp has a consistent history – from zero encryption at its inception to a succession of security issues strangely suitable for surveillance purposes.
Unfortunately, sometimes our leaders, for their own political purposes, want us to think in terms of categories and groupings. Our group vs. this group vs. another group. This must end.
I’m very close to suggesting that Mr. Pitt has now served as long as he can usefully do so. He seems to take his foot out of his mouth only for purposes of changing feet.
The red-letter days, now become, to all intents and purposes, dead-letter days.
It is obvious to voters that Brexit has caused both of our principal parties to take leave of their traditional and historic purposes and principles, if not also their senses.
America, North and South, is a choice land, a land reserved for God’s own purposes.
I was 48-years old before anybody talked me into it for medicinal purposes, instead of some of these drugs that they give you that will lead you to heart surgery and things of that nature.
But there is a higher law than the Constitution, which regulates our authority over the domain, and devotes it to the same noble purposes.
Every program has two purposes: The one for which it was written and another for which it wasn’t.
Even for practical purposes theory generally turns out the most important thing in the end.
Educators are still spending way too much time trying to control what kids learn, bending the content to their own purposes, hoping beyond hope to change – by using technology – but not change too much.
My mom, for all intents and purposes, was a single parent.
A hero holds purposes appropriate to man and is, therefore, a thinker.
I went to an extreme for literary purposes because I felt all the self-help books out there were so gooey and Pollyanna-ish and nauseating. It was making me angry.
For charity purposes, how do I help? A lot of prospective levers and tools have come into my life.
Many entrepreneurs embrace profit-making and charitable purposes. Companies such as shoes seller Toms and eyeglass firm Warby Parker sell products at a profit with a pledge to devote part of their earnings to the needy. The number of for-profit businesses with a built-in charitable dimension has proliferated.
If one has been blessed or have been fortunate enough to have got much more than normal wealth, it is but natural that one expects a certain fiduciary responsibility in terms of how that wealth is applied, used and leveraged for purposes of society.
Taught to regard a part of our own Species in the most abject and contemptible Degree below us, we lose that Idea of the dignity of Man which the Hand of Nature had implanted in us, for great and useful purposes.
Everybody tries to take a tragedy and turn it to their own political purposes, and it’s both sides.
I strongly believe that the Second Amendment creates an individual right to possess and use guns for purposes of both hunting and self-defense.
There are no morals about technology at all. Technology expands our ways of thinking about things, expands our ways of doing things. If we’re bad people we use technology for bad purposes and if we’re good people we use it for good purposes.
So the Marine Corps really did teach me to conquer fear, and then to go for higher causes, higher purposes.
The Federal Reserve, like other central banks, wields powerful tools; democratic accountability requires that the public be able to see how and for what purposes those tools are being used.
But the more an organization succeeds and prospers, the more it is likely to be diverted from its original ideals, principles and purposes.
That no government, so called, can reasonably be trusted, or reasonably be supposed to have honest purposes in view, any longer than it depends wholly upon voluntary support.