Universal Quotes

Universal Quotes by Isabella Beeton, Lauren Oliver, Peter Forsyth, Karl Lehmann, Michelle Alexander, Joseph Wood Krutch and many others.

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The white Aylesbury duck is, and deservedly, a universal favourite. Its snowy plumage and comfortable comportment make it a credit to the poultry-yard, while its broad and deep breast, and its ample back, convey the assurance that your satisfaction will not cease at its death.
Isabella Beeton
You have to go forward: It’s the only way. You have to go forward no matter what happens. This is the universal law.
Lauren Oliver
The local church is the outcrop of the church universal.
Peter Forsyth
The Synod of Bishops has existed for forty years. In that long span of time it has been for all of us a good school for introducing us to the universal dimension of the Church.
Karl Lehmann
Top-quality public education, universal health care, and free child care are among the many benefits provided by the state in Norway, reflecting its long-standing egalitarian culture and spirit of communitarianism – a spirit that extends to its prisons.
Michelle Alexander
The impulse to mar and to destroy is as ancient and almost as nearly universal as the impulse to create. The one is an easier way than the other of demonstrating power.
Joseph Wood Krutch
Then there’s the story of ill-fated love. It’s universal.
Rita Moreno
It is true that Christianity is not bound up with any particular race or culture. It is neither of the East or of the West, but has a universal mission to the human race as a whole
Christopher Dawson
The human body represents to me the same universal innocence, timelessness and purity of all seed pods, suggesting the mother as well as the child, the parental as well as the descendant, conceived according to nature’s longings.
Ruth Bernhard
People get real comfortable with their features. Nobody gets comfortable with their hair. Hair trauma. It’s the universal thing.
Jamie Lee Curtis
Every story we remember is a novel. Novels make things more universal.
Dave Eggers
The one thing people like about my show is it’s universal. Everybody can relate to it. I think people enjoy going to a show and saying, ‘Something like that happened to me.’
Bill Engvall
I don’t even use italics or boldface; that’s clutter, not clarity. Fancy fonts are fine for blogs, just as calligraphy is fine for diaries. But when you’re writing for anyone other than yourself, you want to get as universal as possible.
Andrew Vachss
These guys at Fox knew that as a filmmaker, I could always tell different types of stories and each can emotionally connect to a universal audience.
George Tillman, Jr.
The universal practice of closing the eyes of the dead may be thought to have originated in the desire that he might be prevented from seeing his way.
Sabine Baring-Gould
Great knowledge is universal. Small knowledge is limited. Great words are inspiring; small words are chatter.
Zhuangzi
Standardized personalization=universal right to meaningful learning. Personalized standardization=flexible access to mandated learning.
Andy Hargreaves
Dante Alighieri is a universal poet, and great creators, they are writing for everybody always. Every single verse is very moving, and the beauty – if we don’t understand, we just stay listening to the sound and it’s like hearing music.
Roberto Benigni
Courage, of all national qualities, is the most precarious; because it is exerted only at intervals, and by a few in every nation; whereas industry, knowledge, civility, may be of constant and universal use, and for several ages, may become habitual to the whole people.
David Hume
A universal ethos cannot be thought the property of any one culture.
Prince Hassan bin Talal
Deep down within the heart there is a stillness which is healing, a trust in the universal laws which is unwavering, and a strength which is rock-like. But because it is so deep we need both patience and perseverance when digging for it.
Paul Brunton
If you are really true to yourself and really follow your intuition in the most rigorous way, there is a moment that becomes universal, that reaches everybody. That’s the real magic of Björk-she teaches us the courage to be ourselves.
Marina Abramovic
‘Old Fashioned’ can expect strong interest because it taps into a universal human longing.
David A. R. White
It’s an universal law– intolerance is the first sign of an inadequate education. An ill-educated person behaves with arrogant impatience, whereas truly profound education breeds humility.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
And the other issue is Gore, $4.6 trillion – the single largest expansion of government in American history, from universal preschool, now, to prescriptions to health care – it is Socialism 101.
Sean Hannity
I do think there would be a receptivity to somebody who campaigned in a straightforward, cohesive way, supporting an increase in the minimum wage, being for universal health care for all Americans, and opposing trade agreements like NAFTA.
Russ Feingold
The film industry has become a universal medium exercising a profound influence on the development of people’s attitudes and choices, and possessing a remarkable ability to influence public opinion and culture across all social and political frontiers.
Pope John Paul II
what is most personal is most universal
Carl Rogers
It is a universal principle that you get more of what you think about, talk about, and feel strongly about.
Jack Canfield
Learning itself is a fulfilling adventure at all points in the process. In fact, psychologists have listed learning as one of the basic, universal joys of human experience.
William Westney
Universal coverage, not medical technology, is the foundation of any caring health care system.
Richard Lamm
One of the most pathetic aspects of human history is that every civilization expresses itself most pretentiously, compounds its partial and universal values most convincingly, and claims immortality for its finite existence at the very moment when the decay which leads to death has already begun.
Reinhold Niebuhr
To celebrate a festival means: to live out, for some special occasion and in an uncommon manner, the universal assent to the world as a whole.
Josef Pieper
This is the whole point of technology. It creates an appetite for immortality on the one hand. It threatens universal extinction on the other. Technology is lust removed from nature. – Murray (WN 285)
Don DeLillo
When consciousness has no thoughts in it, one can experience spirit and live in harmony with the universal forces.
Alan Finger
It’s the universal feeling that we all are alone – that we’re all different. I think the movie’s one resounding theme is that everybody feels the same, and we’re all alone together. Some people come up to me on the street and thank me for helping them get through their teen years.
Molly Ringwald
But let a man know that there are things to be known, of which he is ignorant, and it is so much carved out of his domain of universal knowledge.
Horace Mann
I think that the Peeps or Peppies or Pipes diaries would be much more popular had there been a universal pronuncation of his name.
Groucho Marx
Rights might be universal but their enforcement must be local.
Murray Rothbard
The universal principle of etymology in all languages: words are carried over from bodies and from the properties of bodies to express the things of the mind and spirit. The order of ideas must follow the order of things.
Giambattista Vico
There is certainly a universal and unconscious propensity to impose a rhythm even when one hears a series of identical sounds at constant intervals… We tend to hear the sound of a digital clock, for example, as “tick-tock, tick-tock” – even though it is actually “tick tick, tick tick.
Oliver Sacks
We got together and realized that Universal made it clear that they were out of the Riddick business. They didn’t want to spend that kind of money anymore. So, it was going to be an independent movie.
David Twohy
Love is the most universal experience. There is nothing more important than love, there is nothing more meaningful than love, and there is nothing more human in people’s relationships than love.
Paul Dalio
Music is the universal language no matter the country we are born in or the color of our skin. Bring us all together.
Justin Bieber
Surely common sense as well as anthropological evidence documents the universal need to pray, to hope, and to lament or carouse through song.
Russell Sherman
It’s not my intention to be understood. I will continue writing for a readership that is fundamentally local. Because if you want to produce universal writing, you run the risk of losing your local knowledge. Your views are so universalist that the street aspect disappears.
Sarnath Banerjee
Salt is an unusual food product because it is almost universal – all human beings need salt, and most choose to eat more than is necessary.
Mark Kurlansky
I believe that there is a universal presence that is the kind of magical undercurrent in life that we all feel and is connected in, through, and as everything. That’s what I think God is.
Miranda Rae Mayo
The only way you can be universal is to be sure you are very specifically local.
Damon Galgut
Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.
Dalai Lama
There is always some universal proportion, but along with that there are some places where special things happen. Ireland, for example. I’ve always felt it’s interesting to play there. Maybe they just drink more than anybody else.
Ed O’Brien
Music is the universal language.
Swizz Beatz
Courtesy, modesty, good manners, conformity to definite ethical standards are universal, but what constitutes courtesy, modesty, good manners, and definite ethical standards is not universal. It is instructive to know that standards differ in the most unexpected ways.
Franz Boas
There is not a separate God for each person. There is one universal intelligence flowing through all of us.
Wayne Dyer
Universal orthodoxy is enriched by every new discovery of truth: what at first appeared universal, by wishing to stand still, sooner or later becomes a sect.
Edgar Quinet
Smooth sailing is what I hope for. No, I’m okay with no big ups, no big downs, it’s all right. Just go full steam ahead, all things well and good, yeah. I mean as a family man, all you want is, as a dad, pure happiness for your kids, that’s a universal parent thing. Yeah, that’s it, that’s my dream, happy kids.
Johnny Depp
God is the universal substance in existing things. He comprises all things. He is the fountain of all being. In Him exists everything that is.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
The issue of universal coverage is not a matter of economics. Little more than 1 percent of GDP assigned to health could cover all. It is a matter of soul.
Uwe Reinhardt
No improvement that takes place in either sex can possibly be confined to itself. Each is a universal mirror to each, and the respective refinement of the one will always be in reciprocal proportion to the polish of the other.
Charles Caleb Colton
There seemed to be a mystifying universal conspiracy among textbook authors to make certain the material they dealt with never strayed too near the realm of the mildly interesting and was always at least a long-distance phone call from the frankly interesting.
Bill Bryson
After I made my hit in ‘Salome,’ Universal sent me to New York so I could learn to be a proper movie star.
Yvonne De Carlo
Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.
Immanuel Kant
In order to be universal, you have to be rooted in your own culture.
Abbas Kiarostami
Someone once told me that movies are a universal passport. And it’s true, wherever you go.
Benh Zeitlin
Music is universal too. Even deaf people like to dance, love rhythm, and can kind of pick it up.
Rainn Wilson
The experience of the human race indicates strongly that the only person in abundant supply is the universal incompetent.
Peter Drucker
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
There is never a rational reason for a man to rejoice that a certain pretty girl exists and that he has found her. The experience, however, is universal.
Murray Leinster
To me, music is entertainment – what else can it be? In fact, it’s the only language I know of that’s universal.
Ray Charles
The cross solved our problem by first revealing our real problem, our universal pattern of scapegoating and sacrificing others. The cross exposes forever the scene of our crime.
Richard Rohr
Im always trying to improve my skills as an actor. I think it shows in El Gringo; it shows in the new Universal Soldier. You cant rest on your laurels; youve got to keep improving.
Scott Adkins
The little mind who loves itself, will wr’te and think with the vulgar; but the great mind will be bravely eccentric, and scorn the beaten road, from universal benevolence.
Oliver Goldsmith
For us, universal values such as justice, morality and peace cannot be disputed and it is for this reason that we pursue the restoration of historical truth.
Robert Kocharian
All universal moral principles are idle fancies.
Marquis de Sade
Never forget that every living thing has a particular and needed job to do in the universal Plan and Purpose.
J. Boone
They make a rout about universal liberty, without considering that all that is to be valued, or indeed can be enjoyed by individuals, is private liberty.
Samuel Johnson
Anonymity is a universal convention of the blogosphere, and the wicked expedience is that you can speak without consequences.
Lee Siegel
The true, or higher part of the self is always seeking the state that mystics talk about, the state in which we are filled with a universal love and a peaceful euphoria.
James Redfield
The universal basis of co-operation is the proportioning of benefits received to services rendered.
Herbert Spencer
Music is truly the universal language, and when it is excellently expressed how deeply it moves our souls
David O. McKay
Friendship is necessary to our well-being—not just nice but necessary. We all hunger for it; it’s a universal need.
Susan W. Tanner
The game asks that you work to improve, that you put something into it, and that you also give something back to it. The game is universal. It is a language that unites all of us.
Jim Calhoun
The universal utilization of water power and its long-distance transmission will supply every household with cheap power and will dispense with the necessity of burning fuel. The struggle for existence being lessened, there should be development along ideal rather than material lines.
Nikola Tesla
Memoir is actually the most egoless genre, even though it might seem ostensibly so much ego-driven. In order for it to succeed, you have to dissolve the self into these larger universal truths, and explore these deeper mysteries. If it’s purely autobiographical and ego-driven, it’s going to fail.
Nick Flynn
This is the chief thing: be not perturbed, for all things are according to the nature of the universal.
Marcus Aurelius
Lieutenant al-Kaseasbeh’s dedication, courage and service to his country and family represent universal human values that stand in opposition to the cowardice and depravity of ISIL, which has been so broadly rejected around the globe.
Barack Obama
To love the public, to study universal good, and to promote the interest of the whole world, as far as lies within our power, is the height of goodness, and makes that temper which we call divine.
Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury
Comics, in a sense, the style, the images – it’s almost like music. They say music is a universal language, but when the eyes behold something, a figure, somebody moving; it’s real, and it cannot be denied.
John Lewis
In Portland, it rains all the time – but who cares? That’s not funny. That’s not universal.
Jonathan Krisel
The pleasure of work is open to anyone who can develop some specialised skill, provided that he can get satisfaction from the exercise of his skill without demanding universal applause.
Bertrand Russell
The great problem of today is, how to subject all physical phenomena to dynamical laws. With all the experimental devices, and all the mathematical appliances of this generation, the human mind has been baffled in its attempts to construct a universal science of physics.
Joseph Lovering
Thus it is that Pope Innocent III states [De Consuetudine] that, it is necessary to obey the Pope in all things as long as he, himself, does not go against the universal customs of the Church, but should he go against the universal customs of the Church, ‘he need not be followed’ . . .
Pope Innocent I
The great mystery isn’t that people do things badly but that they occasionally do a few things well. The only thing that is universal is incompetence. Strength is always specific! Nobody ever commented, for example, that the great violinist Jascha Heifetz probably couldn’t play the trumpet very well.
Peter Drucker
Satyagraha, of which civil resistance is but a part, is to me the universal law of life.
Mahatma Gandhi
Even without the mushroom cloud still I would have hated Listen I would have done the same things even if there were no death I will not be held like a drunkard under the cold tap of facts I refuse the universal alibi
Leonard Cohen
There is no firm reason to anticipate that the intellectual capacities of peoples geographically separated in their evolution should prove to have evolved identically. Our wanting to reserve equal powers of reason as some universal heritage of humanity will not be enough to make it so.
James D. Watson
To be a Baha’i simply means to love all the world; to love humanity and try to serve it; to work for universal peace and universal brotherhood.
Abdu’l-BahГЎ
In our universal experience unintelligent material processes do not create life
Philip Johnson
The fierce battles between New Democrat centrists and old-style liberals that defined the Democratic Party in the 1990s are long gone, with the party unified behind Barack Obama’s economic agenda of universal health care, expensive federal programs and more regulation of the financial markets.
Nina Easton
Thou seest we are not all alone unhappy: This wide and universal theatre Presents more woeful pageants than the scene Wherein we play in.
William Shakespeare
Some people don’t understand that football is universal. It doesn’t have a race or nationality. It’s one group of people.
Roberto Carlos
Football fans share a universal language that cuts across many cultures and many personality types. A serious football fan is never alone. We are legion, and football is often the only thing we have in common.
Hunter S. Thompson
There is really no spiritual message that I’m trying to convey with my music, it’s just a personal thing. I really believe that the more personal we get, in a way, the more universal the implications.
John McLaughlin
Historically whoever advocates truth always suffers. I am just a fighter for the truth. Our truths are universal
Merve Kavakc?
Russia is a place of great culture. If you’ve read Tolstoy’s “War and Peace”, Dostoyevsky, Pushkin, Chekhov…the culture of the great Russian literature is amazing. The human narrative you get out of “War and Peace” is universal.
Andre Leon Talley
Be universal in your love. You will see the universe to be the picture of your own being.
Sri Chinmoy
Jesus had a universal concern for those who suffered that transcended the rules of the ancient world.
John Ortberg
Only the unique is universal.
Judy Delton
Perhaps the removal of trade restrictions throughout the world would do more for the cause of universal peace than can any political union of peoples separated by trade barriers.
Frank Chodorov
Realising the healthy international relations can be created only among populations made up of individuals who themselves are healthy and enjoy a measure a independence, the United Nations elaborated a Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted by the U.N. General Assembly on December 10, 1948.
Albert Einstein
In fantasy, the expression of exploring another world, you get the universal truth of that excitement and fear, but there’s an element of fantasy that you have to not forget so you can take people on that journey.
Dan Payne
All governments use force and all assert that they are founded on reason. In fact, whether universal suffrage prevails or not, it is always an oligarchy that governs, finding ways to give to’the will of the people’the expression which the few desire.
Vilfredo Pareto
The supreme task of the physicist is to arrive at those universal elementary laws from which the cosmos can be built up by pure deduction. There is no logical path to these laws; only intuition, resting on sympathetic understanding of experience, can reach them.
Albert Einstein
It is by universal misunderstanding that all agree. For if, by ill luck, people understood each other, they would never agree.
Charles Baudelaire
Hard power makes sense under some circumstances. But there’s not a universal solution to global problems.
Zbigniew Brzezinski
I have found the game to be, in all factualness, a universal language wherever I traveled at home or abroad.
Ben Hogan
I think a lot of the time people assume that their values are universal. And they don’t understand which aspects of their values are actually universal and which aspects are very specific.
Andrew Solomon
Single motherhood is a reality for a lot of women in my age group and the time difficulties in their lives are universal.
Nicholas Sparks
What is failure for some is success for others. It depends on where they stand in the struggles over “democratic governance” and related rights – civil, social and economic, and broadly cultural, to adopt the framework of the Universal Declaration that is formally endorsed but constantly undermined.
Noam Chomsky
Empathy is like a universal solvent. Any problem immersed in empathy becomes soluble.
Simon Baron-Cohen
Original sin is the only rational solution of the undeniable fact of the deep, universal and early manifested sinfulness of men in all ages, of every class, and in every part of the world
Charles Hodge
I firmly believe that emotions are universal, and I know that when they connect with the audience, it works. There is no such thing as an entertaining or a serious film; there are good films and bad films. Good films will always find a vast audience.
Karan Johar
Reason must be the universal rule and guide; all things must be done according to reason without allowing oneself to be swayed by emotion.
Cardinal Richelieu
It infuriates me that the work of white American writers can be universal and lay claim to classic texts, while black and female authors are ghetto-ized as ‘other.’
Jesmyn Ward
The universal Mind contains all knowledge. It is the potential ultimate of all things. To it, all things are possible.
Ernest Holmes
The subject of walking is, in some sense, about how we invest universal acts with particular meanings. Like eating or breathing, it can be invested with wildly different cultural meanings, from the erotic to the spiritual, from the revolutionary to the artistic.
Rebecca Solnit
The more particular you make something, the more universal it becomes.
Greta Gerwig
There is a universal need to exercise some kind of power, or to create for one’s self the appearance of some power, if only temporarily, in the form of intoxication.
Friedrich Nietzsche
You’re an actor, are you? Well, all that means is: you are irresponsible, irrational, romantic, and incapable of handling an adult emotion or a universal concept without first reducing it to something personal, material, sensational – and probably sexual!
George Herman
This does not mean, of course, that we must think of waiting for the age of universal harmony.
Leon Pinsker
We have only to believe. And the more threatening and irreducible reality appears, the more firmly and desperately we must believe. Then, little by little, we shall see the universal horror unbend, and then smile upon us, and then take us in its more than human arms.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Even a total and universal disarmament does not guarantee the maintenance of peace.
Ludwig Quidde
Working with people from all walks of life, from full-time moms to CEOs at large companies, I’ve distilled many universal truths about success. There’s a secret I’ve learned that works quite well at helping you to achieve what you want: Decide what you want.
Jack Canfield
Beauty matters. It is not just a subjective thing but a universal need of human beings. If we ignore this need we find ourselves in a spiritual desert.
Roger Scruton
Universal, equal, direct and secret elections in the U.S.S.R. will be a whip in the hands of the population against poorly functioning organs of government.
Joseph Stalin
My daughter Gabby very kindly once said that she thinks I was a better mother because I was doing a job I loved. I now think guilt is a universal part of being a mother. I used to think it was Jewish-mother guilt but now I think it is working-mother guilt.
Donna Karan
During my study of happiness, I noticed something that surprised me: I often learn more from one person’s highly idiosyncratic experiences than I do from sources that detail universal principles or cite up-to-date studies.
Gretchen Rubin
The day the Church abandons Her universal tongue will be the day before She returns to the Catecombs.
Pope Pius XII
Of all ills that one endures, hope is a cheap and universal cure.
Abraham Cowley
Pain doesn’t have a face and pain doesn’t have a certain way of adjusting. Pain is universal.
Aunjanue Ellis
Comradeship is obvious and universal and open; but it is only one kind of affection; it has characteristics that would destroy any other kind. Anyone who has known true comradeship in a club or in a regiment, knows that it is impersonal.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
We tend to think of our selves as the only wholly unique creations in nature, but it is not so. Uniqueness is so commonplace a property of living things that there is really nothing at all unique about it. A phenomenon can’t be unique and universal at the same time.
Lewis Thomas
Universal coverage is a critical goal, but even if every man and woman, every parent and every child in America woke up with an insurance card in their hands, they would still need a place to go for health care.
Danny K. Davis
Poor teaching leads to the inevitable idea that the subject (mathematics) is only adapted to peculiar minds, when it is the one universal science and the one whose four ground-rules are taught us almost in infancy and reappear in the motions to the universe.
Henry John Stephen Smith
In philosophy equally as in poetry it is the highest and most useful prerogative of genius to produce the strongest impressions of novelty, while it rescues admitted truths from the neglect caused by the very circumstance of their universal admission.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The state exists to serve and protect every citizen, regardless of colour, creed, race or religion – and the welfare state should exist to and protect the populace in the same non-discriminatory and universal manner.
Mehdi Hasan
Surrealism is a bourgeois disaffection; that its militants thought it universal is only one of the signs that it is typically bourgeois.
Susan Sontag
We shall fight for a universal dominion of right by such a concert of free peoples as shall bring peace and safety to all nations and make the world itself at last free.
Woodrow Wilson
I like to start off my day with a glass of champagne…I like to wind it up with a glass of champagne, too. To be frank, I also like a glass or two in between. It may not be the universal medicine for every disease, as my friends in Reims and Epernay so often tell me, but it does you less harm than any other liquid.
Fernand Point
Food is our common ground, a universal experience.
James Beard
There must be a new world if there is to be any world at all!… These days of universal death must be days of universal new birth, if the ruin is not to be total and final! It is Time to make the dullest man consider; and ask himself, Whence he came? Whither he is bound?
Thomas Carlyle
The most universal and effectual way of discovering the true meaning of law, when the words are dubious, is by considering the reason and spirit of it; or the cause which moved the legislator to enact it. for when this reason ceased, the law itself ought likewise to cease with it.
William Blackstone
The right to err, which means the freedom to try experiments, is the universal condition of all progress.
Mahatma Gandhi
In a more universal sense, we only get one thing. You know…a head stone if we’re lucky; if not, green grass.
Charles Bukowski
A universal cash transfer in the form of a minimum guaranteed income would mean that automatically everyone has something to fall back on without having to deal with the vagaries of their local panchayat.
Abhijit Banerjee
Men’s stories are seen as universal, women’s as particular. What women are up against is the battle to not be marginalized.
Cheryl Strayed
Personal love is concentrated universal love.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
We must remember that man is not an island, totally isolated and disconnected from others. We are all part of a universal chain, or the universal consciousness. What happens to one happens to all.
Mata Amritanandamayi
If the lesser mind could measure the greater as a foot-rule can measure a pyramid, there would be finality in universal suffrage. As it is, the political problem remains unsolved.
George Bernard Shaw
History will be erased in the universal purgatory.
Dejan Stojanovic
To say that we are able by our own efforts to think good thoughts or give God spiritual obedience before we are spiritually regenerate is to overthrow the gospel and the faith of the universal church in all ages.
John Owen
If, to expose the fraud and imposition of monarchy . . . to promote universal peace, civilization, and commerce, and to break the chains of political superstition, and raise degraded man to his proper rank; if these things be libellous . . . let the name of libeller be engraved on my tomb
Thomas Paine
It is not my purpose as a poet to condemn war (or to be exact, modern warfare). I only wish to present the universal aspects of a particular event.
Herbert Read
Hip-Hop is my vehicle to scientific and universal enlightenment
GZA
That first year at Universal was a big blur and, naturally, I thought they were wasting me. I didn’t realize at the time that I was learning my craft and acting more easily in front of the camera.
Kent McCord
Can one say that there is a way of crying out, of speaking, which is properly feminine? Personally, I don’t think so. In the end, I find this is another way of putting women in a kind of singularity, a ghetto, which is not what I want. I want them to be singular and universal at the same time.
Simone de Beauvoir
Terrorists and their allies believe the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the American Bill of Rights and every charter of liberty ever written are lies to be burned and destroyed and forgotten.
George W. Bush
It’s a joyful, humbling feeling to be in different places around the planet and people have seen shows that I’m proud of being a part of, that do have things to say about the human condition, the planet, and who we are and where we’ve come from, that will sustain. Those ideas are universal and they work in any language.
Scott Bakula
Looking back, it’s funny how the lighter family-friendly version of these classic Universal movie monsters that were satirized in The Munsters seduced me like a gateway drug into the genre.
Bryan Fuller
I think it’s a bit of a myth that black Americans need one leader. We’re not a monolith. And now that legal segregation and discrimination has been pretty much abolished there isn’t the sort of universal mandate that a black leader would have. Black folks live in a wide variety of social situations right now.
John Legend
We got on a moving train there. That’s more of a financing arrangement on that [Dracula] film. It would be disingenuous to say we’re producing it. So it was really about getting into business with our partner at Universal.
Thomas Tull
It is so basic. A human being is an innocent part of nature. Our civilization has distorted this universal quality that allows us to feel at home in our skin. Other animals have coats that they accept, but the human race has yet to come to terms with being nude.
Ruth Bernhard
But the history of the changes produced by a universal idea is not a history of changes in the individual, but of changes brought about by the successive efforts of millions of individuals in the course of many generations.
Lafcadio Hearn
The Self in you is the same as the Self Universal. Whatever powers are manifested throughout the world, those powers exist in germ, in latency, in you…. If you realize the unity of the Self amid the diversities of the Not-Self, then Yoga Will not seem an impossible thing to you.
Annie Besant
It is a way to take people’s wealth from them without having to openly raise taxes. Inflation is the most universal tax of all.
Thomas Sowell
In many shamanic societies, people who complain of being disheartened… or depressed would be asked,… When did you stop dancing? … This is because dancing is a universal healing salve.
Gabrielle Roth
Our Declaration of Independence was held sacred by all and thought to include all; but now, to aid in making the bondage of the Negro universal and eternal, it is assailed, sneered at, construed, hawked at, and torn, till, if its framers could rise from their graves, they could not at all recognize it.
Abraham Lincoln
In the month of October, the universal Church highlights her missionary vocation. Guided by the Holy Spirit she knows she is called to pursue the work of Jesus himself, proclaiming the Gospel of the Kingdom of God which is “righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit”
Pope Benedict XVI
Unfortunately my career began in Hollywood, doing a negative pickup for Universal pictures.
Alex Cox
I get really antsy if I stay in one place too long. Universal was really supportive and understood that I needed to go across the Atlantic to reinvent myself and to find my voice, my muse.
Stella Soleil
From the beginning, what I was connecting with in the gym was a universal energy source. I would just feel it flowing. Even when I was twenty years old, I called the gym my church. When I was there, it wasn’t about being social; it was about doing my practice. I was in it. I was in the zone.
Shawn Phillips
My dad had a big influence on me, and although I was never very bright at school, I used to love philosophising with him about big universal things – and I think that’s what directing is.
Marianne Elliott
Someone who has experienced trauma also has gifts to offer all of us – in their depth, their knowledge of our universal vulnerability, and their experience of the power of compassion.
Sharon Salzberg
Death is a mighty, universal truth.
Charles Dickens
Suffering is universal.
John Green
Everyone says Francois Mitterrand had huge charisma. But before he was president they used to call him badly dressed, old, archaic and say he knew nothing about the economy until the day he was elected. It’s called universal suffrage. When you’re elected, you become the person that embodies France.
Francois Hollande
Art should exhilarate, and throw down the walls of circumstance on every side, awakening in the beholder the same sense of universal relation and power which the work evinced in the artist.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We are reflections of one another, therefore I know that you are part of me and I am part of you because we are all projections of the universal principles of creation/destruction polarities of the same infinite consciousness that we call God.
David Icke
I think when I say universal, it means making a project that everybody can enjoy but also a project where they’re getting closer to you.
Mario
I took a page out of the U2 book. They’ve always had a universal approach. Nobody doubts they’re Christian, but there’s an open door for everybody in any faith to consume the music at any level.
Ed Kowalczyk
Nature is objective, and nature is knowable, but we can only view her through a glass darkly and many clouds upon our vision are of our own making: social and cultural biases, psychological preferences, and mental limitations (in universal modes of thought, not just individualized stupidity).
Stephen Jay Gould
My two best friends, they love amusement parks. They are such roller-coaster daredevils, and they drag me on every single roller coaster they can find. Some of my favorite experiences have been when they’ve taken me to Disneyland or Six Flags or Universal.
Katherine McNamara
Phrase books seem to be a universal and eternal source of hilarity and I think I know why. Their authors go mad in the course of compiling them.
Alice Thomas Ellis
If at times my productions do not express the conventionally beautiful, there is always an effort to express the universal beauty of man’s continuous struggle to lift his social position and to add dimension to his spiritual being.
Jacob Lawrence
Only one flagFlies above all the rest:The flag of universal oneness.
Sri Chinmoy
The universal object and idol of men of letters is reputation.
John Adams
Scaling up community health workers and health system capacity must be a fundamental component of our efforts to achieve universal health coverage, which will be my topmost priority if elected as Director-General.
Tedros Adhanom
Religion informs us that misery and sin were produced together. The depravation of human will was followed by a disorder of the harmony of nature; and by that Providence which often places antidotes in the neighborhood of poisons, vice was checked by misery, lest it should swell to universal and unlimited dominion.
Samuel Johnson
Obedience is our universal duty and destiny; wherein whoso will not bend must break; too early and too thoroughly we cannot be trained to know that “would,” in this world of ours, is a mere zero to “should,” and for most part as the smallest of fractions even to “shall.
Thomas Carlyle
Every creative genius has been a channel. Every masterwork has been created through the channeling process. Great works are not created by the personality alone. They arise from a deep inspiration on the universal level, and are then expressed and brought into form through the individual personality.
Shakti Gawain
I think it’s a universal thing in every family, that people have their own specific versions of pivotal events or even small memories.
Sarah Polley
Political conflict rests to a very large extent on a universal ignorance of consequences, as the people who are benefited by any particular act or policy are rarely those who struggled for it, and the people who are injured are rarely those who opposed it.
Kenneth E. Boulding
The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of these United States are covenants we have made not only with ourselves, but with all mankind. Our founding documents proclaim to the world that freedom is not the sole prerogative of a chosen few. It is the universal right of all God’s children.
Ronald Reagan
The pursuit of the vibrant seems to be the universal job description of the nation’s city planners nowadays. It is also part of the Obama administration’s economic recovery strategy for the nation.
Thomas Frank
A poverty that is universal may be cheerfully borne; it is an individual poverty that is painful and humiliating.
Amelia Barr
If Rupert Murdoch wants to charge for content online, he will succeed in so far, but no further than what he provides that is unique and can’t be found anywhere. It doesn’t seem to me that if he wants to charge it will be a blow to universal freedom and liberty of mankind.
Harold Evans
Racism is so universal in this country, so widespread and deepseated, that it is invisible because it is so normal.
Shirley Chisholm
I do believe that there are some universal cognitive tasks that are deep and profound – indeed, so deep and profound that it is worthwhile to understand them in order to design our displays in accord with those tasks.
Edward Tufte
There is a universal respect and even admiration for those who are humble and simple by nature, and who have absolute confidence in all human beings irrespective of their social status.
Nelson Mandela
My experiences are universal. I’m not doing anything embarrassingВ  – to me what would be embarrassing is to talk about minutia. It would be embarrassing to get up there and not say anything.
Mary Gauthier
Black was not the universal hue of mourning in Europe. In Castile, white obtained on the death of its princes.
Sabine Baring-Gould
Spiritual emptiness is a universal disease.
Rick Warren
A life without fighting is a dead sea in the universal organism.
Machado de Assis
As I go through life, I can see why my mother directed me that way, or why my father counseled me in that way. But some things you’re open to when you’re young, and some things you need to find out for yourself. I think that that’s pretty universal.
Patti Smith
‘Life has meaning and we grown-ups know what it is’ is the universal lie that everyone is supposed to believe. Once you become an adult and you realize that’s not true, it’s too late.
Muriel Barbery
It is frightening how dependent on drugs we are all becoming and how easy it is for doctors to prescribe them as the universal panacea for our ills.
Prince Charles
If the goal of health-care reform is to provide comprehensive, universal health care in a cost-effective way, the only honest approach is a single-payer approach.
Bernie Sanders
When you make the U-turn to the Universal Presence and apply the Universal practices and principles, your life is changed.
Michael Beckwith
You would hardly believe how difficult it is to place a figure alone on a canvas, and to concentrate all the interest on this single and universal figure and still keep it living and real.
Edouard Manet
Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless.
Honore de Balzac
The most wonderful study of mankind is man. Relieving human suffering and diffusing universal knowledge is humanitarian.
Daniel D. Palmer
I’d done a lot of research in Hollywood and in academia. I love research and so I wanted to kind of ground the book in history, in things that I read that were universal and timeless and then kind of let my own experiences sort of filter through all of this history.
Robert Greene
When one wants to become cognizant of the color and the texture of the soil, one does not get a ladder; one gets a shovel. When one wants to get into touch with the texture of the universal mind, one does not go to Boston; one goes to the Bowery.
Djuna Barnes
What I want is a way to put Universal monster toys back in the aisles alongside ‘Star Wars’ and all the other stuff and introduce today’s kids to the classic monsters.
Harry Knowles
There is no disagreement between us [with Bernie Sanders ] on universal coverage for health care, the disagreement is where do we start from and where do we end up.
Hillary Clinton
The stuff I write about is pretty universal, the things my closest friends and I talk about – our anxiety about being here on this scary planet, during these scary times, as vulnerable as kittens, having lost so many people I couldn’t live without.
Anne Lamott
I believe in God as I believe in my friends, because I feel the breath of His affection, feel His invisible and intangible hand, drawing me, leading me, grasping me; because I possess an inner consciousness of a particular providence and of a universal mind that marks out for me the course of my own destiny.
Miguel de Unamuno
I’ve seen it personally that people have a natural sensibility to Arabic script. I don’t know it if it’s because of the shape, I don’t know what it is in this script that makes it so universal. But even if you don’t understand it, you still have this feeling; you can feel the piece of art in front of you.
eL Seed
I prefer working in good cinema, wherever it is. I like subjects that have a universal appeal.
Om Puri
No universal selfishness can bring social good to all.
W. E. B. Du Bois
Cinema is universal, beyond flags and borders and passports.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Today there are no fairy tales for us to believe in, and this is possibly a reason for the universal prevalence of mental crack-up. Yes, if we were childish in the past, I wish we could be children once again.
Anita Loos
The religious way is the deep way, the way that sees what physical eyes alone fail to see, the intangibles of the heart of every phenomenon. The religious way is the way that touches universal relationships; that goes high, wide and deep, that expands the feelings of kinship.
Sophia Lyon Fahs
The most universal quality is diversity.
Michel de Montaigne
The idea of universal brotherhood is innate in the catholic nature of Chinese thought; it was the dominant concept of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, whom events have proved time and again to be not a visionary but one of the world’s greatest realists.
Chiang Kai-shek
Hurry and fear will instantly cut your connect with the universal mind.
Wallace D. Wattles
Stalin’s machine can be started up again at only a moment’s notice: the same informers, the same denunciations, the same tortures. The same universal, all-devouring terror.
Svetlana Alexievich
It is the great beauty of true religion that it shall be universal, and a departure in any instance from universality is a corruption of religion itself.
Joseph Glanvill
The intriguing aspect of food charges on airlines is that they create the perfect laboratory for any economist who wishes to study the question of how to price a good that possesses, by universal consensus, absolutely no objective value.
Timothy Noah
I like having songs that go from the personal to the kind of inter-relational, universal, because everything comes back to micro/macro and everything’s tied in.
Serj Tankian
When you make it to eighty-four, then you’re ready to sit back and think universal and systematic. I was a philosophy major a long, long time ago. At Stony Brook. You had something to do with some state university school?
Richard Meltzer
You must be practically a hero to retain your composure in the midst of universal panic. But just try to scream and tear around when everyone else is going about his business — that takes a lot of audacity.
Lidiya Ginzburg
Prophecy, that universal and perpetual torch by which faith is enlightened.
Jean-Baptiste Henri Lacordaire
The civilization of the twentieth century cannot be universal except by being a dynamic synthesis of all the cultural values of all civilizations. It will be monstrous unless it is seasoned with the salt of negri-tude, for it will be without the savor of humanity.
Leopold Sedar Senghor
His universal compassion was due less to natural instinct, than to a profound conviction, a sum of thoughts that in the course of living had filtered through to his heart: for in the nature of man, as in rock, there may be channels hollowed by the dropping of water, and these can never be destroyed.
Victor Hugo
One of the disadvantages of almost universal education was the fact that all kinds of persons acquired a familiarity with one’s favorite writers. It gave one a curious feeling; it was like seeing a drunken stranger wrapped in one’s dressing gown.
Stella Gibbons
Nothing unifies people more than music, more than that universal riff. The one thing that unifies us and the hope that we can have, especially being an artist, is that we can create music that can build bridges and smash down very bad ideas.
Fantastic Negrito
I think that is a universal adolescent feeling, trying to find your place. The adolescent who is perfectly adjusted to his environment, I’ve yet to meet.
Roger Bannister
This, and this alone, is Christianity, a universal holiness in every part of life, a heavenly wisdom in all our actions, not conforming to the spirit and temper of the world but turning all worldly enjoyments into means of piety and devotion to God.
William Law
I think that I’m increasingly aware of the fact that in order to work towards any statement that’s radically global or universal, you have to start in a place that’s radically intimate and particular.
Kehinde Wiley
I really want queer kids to know that our experience is universal.
Justin Tranter
If we think we are tired or ill, it is only because we have done something to unbalance the bodily conductivity of the universal electric current which motivates it.
Walter Russell
The adventures of the boy who doesn’t want to grow up has universal appeal. We all want to keep something of the child in us.
Tessa Jowell
It’s a new medium, it’s a universal medium and it’s not itself a medium which inherently makes people do good things, or bad things. It allows people to do what they want to do more efficiently.
Tim Berners-Lee
Everything I do is a metaphor of the universal order.
Ruth Bernhard
Charity is … a universal remedy against discord, and an holy cement for mankind.
William Penn
The ideal of universal literacy, in the West anyway, was first of all a Protestant idea – that everybody had to be able to read to save their soul. That idea got transposed into an idea of the importance of literacy for democratic citizenship.
Robert Hass
Some people make it hard for me to believe in universal evolution.
Natalie Clifford Barney
In 1916, Universal Studios released the first filmed adaptation of Jules Verne’s novel ‘20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.’ Georges Melies made a film by that name in 1907, but, unlike his earlier adaptations of Verne, Melies’ version bears no resemblance to the book.
Kage Baker
We don’t have universal health care. Education is so expensive. We have these massive problems, you know? So it makes me really happy to think that somebody could have all the music in the world for free. But at the same time, if you have enough money to pay for it, you should pay for it.
Jim James
Universal education has created an immense class of what I may call the New Stupid, hungering for certainty yet unable to find it in the traditional myths and their rationalizations.
Aldous Huxley
The universal law of karma … is that of action and reaction, cause and effect, sowing and reaping. In the course of natural righteousness, man, by his thoughts and actions, becomes the arbiter of his destiny.
Paramahansa Yogananda
Only when man succeeds in developing his reason and love further than he has done so far, only when he can build a world based on human solidarity and justice, only when he can feel rooted in the experience of universal brotherliness, will he have tr
Erich Fromm
What we call imagination is actually the universal library of what’s real. You couldn’t imagine it if it weren’t real somewhere, sometime.
Terence McKenna
As a result of the current universal benefit, the poverty rate for seniors in America is about 10%. Without the universal benefit, it would be over 50%.
Steve Israel
People are drawn to the spiritual. It has a universal appeal.
Kathleen Battle
Someone who’s asking questions of the clergy, that he doesn’t have the answers to, I think that’s a universal predicament.
Michael Stuhlbarg
In the abstract conception of universal wrong, all concrete responsibility vanishes.
Theodor W. Adorno
Universal happiness keeps the wheels steadily turning, truth and beauty can’t.
Aldous Huxley
If science could get rid of consciousness, it would have disposed of the only stumbling block to its universal application.
Brand Blanshard
To appeal to God is to appeal to the action of universal love. Love never fails to come when we call to it, but it will always seem to fail us when our bidding is self-centered. The most powerful prayers are simply for God’s will to be done, because God’s will is healing for all living things.
Marianne Williamson
By phonemic trans-formation into visual terms, the alphabet became a universal, abstract, static container of meaningless sounds.
Marshall McLuhan
Universal violence compels the language to be mute . . . . Silence is not only a metaphor of Hemingway’s work; it is also the source of its formal excellence, its integrity.
Ihab Hassan
Those who always know what’s best are a universal pest.
Piet Pieterszoon Hein
Nothing is impossible,’ said one of the seven sages of Greece, ‘to industry.’ Let us change the word, ‘industry,’ to ‘persevering prayer,’ and the motto will be more Christian and more worthy of universal adoption.
Adoniram Judson
Oh, what strange wonderful clocks women are. They nest in Time. They make the flesh that holds fast and binds eternity. They live inside the gift, know power, accept, and need not mention it. Why speak of time when you are Time, and shape the universal moments, as they pass, into warmth and action?
Ray Bradbury
I feel that this is a vocabulary that I grew up with. This biblical landscape is very familiar to me, and it’s natural that I use those landmarks as references. Once they were universal references and everybody understood and knew them and located them. That’s no longer the case today, but it is still my landscape.
Leonard Cohen
It is true that Christianity is not bound up with any particular race or culture. It is neither of the East or of the West, but has a universal mission to the human race as a whole.
Christopher Dawson
This formula of Love is universal; all the laws of Nature are its servitors. Thus, gravitation, chemical affinity, electrical potential, and the rest – and these are alike mere aspects of the general law – are so many differently-observed statements of the unique tendency.
Aleister Crowley
In fact, the gravest obstacle to the restoration of civilization in North America is universal suffrage. Letting everybody vote makes no sense. Obviously they are no good at it. The whole idea smacks of the fumble-witted idealism of a high-school Marxist society.
Fred Reed
The body is a universal language. Because if you spoke French, and I speak English, but I move like this or do certain movements, I can still make you smile and laugh.
Tiffany Haddish
It is true that the aristocracies seem to have abused their monopoly of legal knowledge and at all events their exclusive possession of the law was a formidable impediment to the success of those popular movements which began to be universal in the western world.
Henry James Sumner Maine
I love art because I feel that it’s evidence of the great shared universal power. I like art that feels real, that cuts the bullshit.
Ottessa Moshfegh
I always feel like music should be a universal language.
Melanie Fiona
Action is a universal language, so everyone understands a punch and a kick.
Tiger Shroff
When you have found inner peace, you are in constant contact with the source of universal energy and cannot be tired. . . You have endless energy.
Peace Pilgrim
I don’t think it has to be one religious structure, one church. I think the issues of faith and redemption are much more universal than any one religion.
Kathleen Turner
Wherefore the brain must be looked upon as the universal and general sensory and at the same time as the universal and general motory organ of the body and finally as the universal and general laboratory of the animal spirits and the blood or of the essential juices of life.
Emanuel Swedenborg
Why is this soe long detaind in a dark manuscript, that if printed would be a Light to the World, & a Universal Blessing?
Thomas Traherne
Ibsen was Norwegian by birth, but universal in spirit.
Liv Ullmann
The more personal you are willing to be and the more intimate you are willing to be about the details of your own life, the more universal you are. Everybody needs to be understood. And out of that comes every form of love.
Sherwin B. Nuland
It will remain remarkable, in whatever way our future concepts may develop, that the very study of the external world led to the scientific conclusion that the content of the consciousness is the ultimate universal reality
Alain Aspect
I’ve traveled around the world, and what’s so revealing is that, despite the differences in culture, politics, language, how people dress, there is a universal feeling that we all want the same thing. We deeply want to be respected and appreciated for our differences.
Howard Schultz
The writer must be universal in sympathy and an outcast by nature: only then can he see clearly.
Julian Barnes
The issue is Socialism versus Capitalism. I am for Socialism because I am for humanity. We have been cursed with the reign of gold long enough. Money constitutes no proper basis of civilization. The time has come to regenerate society – we are on the eve of universal change.
Eugene V. Debs
I think what ‘The Hobbit’ and Middle-earth deal in are quite universal and timeless themes of honour and love and friendship… so they’re things that do resonate with people.
Martin Freeman
Race is a universal flaw in humanity. So yes, I’ve been in many situations where I’ve felt like the outsider because of the color of my skin.
Jordan Peele
If we want to protect people against dictators or repression or torture, don’t you need that rule to be universal so as to not end up with a situation where we do so only when it is comfortable, profitable and safe?
Donald Tusk
This life is what you make it. Not matter what, you’re going to mess up sometimes, it’s a universal truth.
Marilyn Monroe
I believe Western culture – rule of law, universal suffrage, etc. – is preferable to Arab culture: that’s why there are millions of Muslims in Scandinavia, and four Scandinavians in Syria. Follow the traffic. I support immigration, but with assimilation.
Mark Steyn
Indeed I cannot doubt that there has been really one grand empire, or one Universal, one Pandæan, or one Catholic religion, with one language, which has extended over the whole of the world; uniting or governing at the same time.
Godfrey Higgins
Together, we could open up government and invite citizens in, while connecting all of America to 21st century broadband. We could use technology to help achieve universal health care, to reach for a clean energy future, and to ensure that young Americans can compete – and win – in the global economy.
Barack Obama
I rejoiced in my progress, mourned my weaknesses, and commiserated the universal instability of human conduct.
Petrarch
My tastes have always been pretty cheesy. I like Def Leppard. At the same time, my tastes might be pretty universal. I don’t know.
Max Martin
I have absolute faith that anything can come to one who trusts to the unlimited help of the Universal Intelligence that is within, so long as one works within the law, always gives more to others than they expect, and does it cheerfully and courteously.
Walter Russell
While the romanticized ideal of universal public education resonates with the cognoscenti who oppose vouchers, poor urban families just want the best education for their children, who will certainly need it to function in our high-tech and advanced society.
Clarence Thomas
Find in yourself those human things which are universal.
Sanford Meisner
Society may be formed so as to exist without crime, without poverty, with health greatly improved, with little, if any misery, and with intelligence and happiness increased a hundredfold; and no obstacle whatsoever intervenes at this moment except ignorance to prevent such a state of society from becoming universal.
Robert Owen
A man of science rises ever, in seeking truth; and if he never finds it in its wholeness, he discovers nevertheless very significant fragments; and these fragments of universal truth are precisely what constitutes science.
Claude Bernard
I was always a reformer. My father and mother were progressives, and they believed in the universal vote, vote for women, land reform, and a lot of things which at one time were not accepted; they’re much more accepted now.
Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada
Climbers are a universal tribe: we share the knowledge that things are not important. Experience is important. Feeling is important.
Steve House
Evil is international and the fanatic is international and universal. There is no difference between a Muslim fanatic, a Christian fanatic, even a secular fanatic.
Marjane Satrapi
Sometimes I feel quite distinctly that what is inside me is not all of me. There is something else, sublime, quite indestructible, some tiny fragment of the Universal spirit.Don’t you feel that?
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
What’s great about this hotel [Sheraton Universal Hotel in Universal City, CA] is that I stayed here for a month when I was competing on the Oprah reality show. So it’s like coming home.
Zach Anner
I’m going to live long enough to live in an America that will assume universal health care is a basic right. That will be amusing and terrific.
Anna Quindlen
Every culture has contributed to maths just as it has contributed to literature. It’s a universal language; numbers belong to everyone.
Daniel Tammet
I’ve done a great job at being universal in my stand-up, which is why, for ‘Let Me Explain,’ I toured all over the world. These movies I have coming out – ‘Ride Along,’ ‘Grudge Match,’ ‘About Last Night,’ ‘Think Like a Man Too’ – are putting me in a position to become universal on an even bigger scale.
Kevin Hart
Star-crossed lovers who have a destiny that isn’t necessarily going to work in their favor – that’s a universal story; that’s an archetypal story.
Kelly Asbury
Comedy is a universal language. I grew up watching Nagesh, Surilirajan, Thenga Srinivasan and S.V. Shekhar’s comedies. And, of course, Charlie Chaplin! These artists are so blessed: they can make other people happy.
A. R. Rahman
I call that law universal, which is conformable merely to dictates of nature; for there does exist naturally an universal sense of right and wrong, which, in a certain degree, all intuitively divine, even should no intercourse with each other, nor any compact have existed.
Aristotle
If you have any lack, if you are prey to poverty or disease, it is because you do not believe or do not understand the power that is yours. It is not a question of the universal giving to you. It offers everything to everyone – there is no partiality.
Robert Collier
There will be no universal peace until the Prince of Peace appears.
J. C. Ryle
You should know both the universal and the personal, the realm of forms and the freedom to not cling to them. The forms of the world have their place, but in another way, there is nothing there. To be free, we need to respect both of these truths.
Ajahn Chah
I believe that true art is universal in its appeal.
John McCormack
My thesis is that morality exists outside the human mind in the sense of being not just a trait of individual humans, but a human trait; that is, a human universal.
Michael Shermer
I think ethnic and regional labels are insulting to writers and really put restrictions on them. People don’t think your work is quite as universal.
James Welch
My mission is to tell the story of the birth of ourselves as a universal humanity, awakening all of us to our unique opportunity to participate through our own conscious evolution.
Barbara Marx Hubbard
How little do the most wonderful inventions of modern times detain us. They insult nature. Every machine, or particular application, seems a slight outrage against universal laws.
Henry David Thoreau
You have got to stress the freedom of music to really branch out and be universal.
Alice Coltrane
A universal love is not only psychologically possible; it is the only complete and final way in which we are able to love.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
We believe that the real child-care experts are mom and dad. That’s why we brought in the universal child care benefit way back in 2006.
Pierre Poilievre
Reading has always been my home, my sustenance, my great invincible companion. “Book love,” Trollope called it. “It will make your hours pleasant to you as long as you live.” Yet of all the many things in which we recognize some universal comfort…reading seems to be the one in which the comfort is most undersung.
Anna Quindlen
At the risk of sounding like a spoilsport, I’d say that pagans have about the same experience of otherness and isolation as anyone else. We’re not special in that regard. But this is because the problem of loneliness is almost universal – and that, to my mind, makes it much more serious.
Brendan Myers
The best lives and stories are made up of minute particulars that somehow are also universal and of use to others as well as oneself.
Barbara Myerhoff
I want, more than anything, to bring some light back to people’s lives through my music. The beauty of music is that it is a universal language that everyone understands.
Chloe Rose Lattanzi
As companies get bigger, they tend to slow down. It’s a universal law.
Dara Khosrowshahi
Story is about eternal, universal forms, not formulas.
Robert McKee
You don’t have to be a Christian to recognize that materialism does not match reality. Materialism is not true to universal human experience – what we all know about ourselves.
Nancy Pearcey
I do truly believe that the smallest stories can wind up being the biggest because it’s through the specific that a writer can best access the universal.
Damien Chazelle
Despite the bigoted nature of Donald Trump`s plan to keep Muslims – all Muslims out of this country and almost universal condemnation of that plan by prominent Republican leaders, new polling out suggests that what Trump wants to do may be perfectly acceptable to rank and file GOP voters.
Donald Trump
People need doorways to explore universal religious and ethical ideas.
Mitch Horowitz
I’m fascinated by failure, and I’m fascinated by finality. Shakespeare’s historical plays are more universal than his comedies because they relate to the finality of life. Without finality, life would not be beautiful.
George Hickenlooper
I don’t align myself with the West of the Muslim world. I align myself with what I perceive to be just and in accordance with my principles – the principles that I live my life by which are universal principles and that are embodied in the religion of Islam.
Hamza Yusuf
In all my travels the thing that has impressed me the most is the universal brotherhood of man-what there is of it.
Mark Twain
I think photography is a universal language as far as storytelling goes, and I think that’s what it’s most successful at.
Mary Mattingly
If you were a corporation needing financial services, and I can give you something better, faster, and cheaper across 12 products as opposed to eight, that’s business. I’m doing it because I’m serving you; I’m not doing it because I want to be universal.
Jamie Dimon
When you make such a large withdrawal of happiness, somewhere you’ll have to make an equally large deposit. It all goes back to the universal law of equilibrium.
Gayle Forman
I think more like a quantum
Buddhist, in that there is a universal proto-conscious mind which we
access, and can influence us. But it actually exists at the
funda-mental level of the universe, at the Planck scale.
Stuart Hameroff
Leave the caves of being. Come. The mind breathes outside the mind. The time has come to abandon your lodgings. Surrender to the Universal Thought. The Marvelous is at the root of the mind.
Antonin Artaud
Feelings of passion, pure bliss, reverence, optimism, trust and illumination indicate that your desire to manifest success and abundance has an extremely strong pulling power from the universal source to you.
Wayne Dyer
When you meditate or pray… both are forms of meditation… you give up control and find the answer and you open yourself to receive God’s gift, the universal force, or whatever that is.
Erin Gray
There being no absolute and universal standard of right, terrorism must be held to be wrong in every case.
Mahatma Gandhi
The lawgiver, of all beings, most owes the law allegiance.
He of all men should behave as though the law compelled him.
But it is the universal weakness of mankind that what we are
given to administer we presently imagine we own.
H. G. Wells
We are in the position of the man who has only two ambitions in life. One is to invent the universal solvent which will dissolve any solid substance, and the second is to invent the universal container which will hold any liquid. Whatever this inventor does, he will be frustrated.
Norbert Wiener
No man needs curing of his individual sickness; his universal malady is what he should look to.
Djuna Barnes
Nature does not cocker us: we are children, not pets: she is not fond: everything is dealt to us without fear or favor, after severe universal laws.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
there can be neither politically nor morally a good which is not universal … we cannot reform for a time or for a class, but for all and for the whole, and our very interests will draw us together in one wide bond of sympathy.
Letitia Elizabeth Landon
There’s a couple of universal principles in life. One is, don’t ever open a restaurant. One out of every two fails.
Susan Powter
The state is based on this contradiction. It is based on the contradiction between public and private life, between universal and particular interests. For this reason, the state must confine itself to formal, negative activities.
Karl Marx
Men who expect universal peace through invention of destructive weapons of war are no wiser than one who, noting the improvement of agricultural implements, should prophesy an end to the tilling of the soil.
Ambrose Bierce
.., by universal custom, your enemy is never more polite than when he is planning or has planned your destruction.
James Clavell
Poetry is a dangerous profession between conflict and resolution, between feeling and thought, between becoming and being, between the ultra-personal and the universal – and these balances are shifting all the time.
May Sarton
The universe is founded in consciousness and guided by it. The final reality is Universal Consciousness. The Supreme Consciousness is Omnipresent. Its evolutionary powers pervade the entire Universe. All processes of Nature are governed by the laws of this Absolute Force.
Shriram Sharma
Every man is half God, half man; he is both spirit and flesh. That is why the mystery of Christ is not simply a mystery for a particular creed: It is universal.
Nikos Kazantzakis
The time for universal praise is sure to come some day. Let us begin to do our part now.
Hannah Whitall Smith
Beauty should not be culturally relevant; it should be universal.
Alek Wek
The universal human laws – need, love for the beloved, fear, hunger, periodic exaltation, the kindness that rises up naturally in the absence of hunger/fear/pain – are constant, predictable, reliable, universal, and are merely ornamented with the details of local culture.
George Saunders
Stupidity cannot be cured. Stupidity is the only universal capital crime; the sentence is death. There is no appeal, and execution is carried out automatically and without pity.
Robert A. Heinlein
Each of us must learn to work not just for one self, one’s own family or one’s nation, but for the benefit of all humankind. Universal responsibility is the key to human survival. It is the best foundation for world peace.
Dalai Lama
An increased push for energy efficiency, renewable energy technology, electric mobility – along with the growing digitalization movement and a universal carbon pricing structure – would speed up the carbon-free future and the rise of a global middle class we desperately need. We can and must all do our part.
Joe Kaeser
Religion (is) a universal obsessional neurosis.
Sigmund Freud
I’ve been through almost every type of obsession as far as music genres go, so I usually say I just like a good song, but the songs that are the most universal that a person on the other side of the world knows and can relate to is a very powerful entity.
Mark Salling
The lessons of nonviolence are universal. Not just for America.
John Lewis
There is, however, no universal recipe for scientific advance. It is a matter of groping forward into terra incognita of the outer world by means of methods which should be adapted to the circumstances.
Reinout Willem van Bemmelen
The more one analyses people, the more all reasons for analysis disappear. Sooner or later one comes to that dreadful universal thing called human nature.
Oscar Wilde
I’ve learned that universal acceptance and appreciation is just an unrealistic goal.
Dan Brown
Mandela’s message will never die. It will continue to inspire freedom fighters and give confidence to people who defend just causes and universal rights.
Francois Hollande
People do not believe that there is something like Sahaja Yoga, that there is a power in every human being which is universal and which can be enlightened. It is something beyond the conception of human beings that they can achieve this kind of a spiritual growth within themselves.
Nirmala Srivastava
What is universal can be surprising. Over time you find the kind of stuff which has people thinking ‘That is just something that occurred to me… there’s something wrong with me’, is in fact stuff that is universal.
Dylan Moran
I think it is a universal problem that we are so often cruel to the people we love.
Vicki Lawrence
Art is the one thing that’s the universal virtue that you can have in any class.
Geoff Rickly
A biopic would have required hiring an actor, and I always wanted to just let Bobby be Bobby. My thought was it would make it a more universal story to focus on ordinary people rather than this extraordinary man.
Emilio Estevez
Consider your own place in the universal oneness of which we are all a part, from which we all arise, and to which we all return.
David Fontana
Universal truths have become an embarrassment, but they won’t quite go away.
Mason Cooley
Music is the sound of the universal laws promulgated. It is the only assured tone. There are in it such strains as far surpass anyman’s faith in the loftiness of his destiny. Things are to be learned which it will be worth the while to learn.
Henry David Thoreau
I like films that deal with some of those questions that you can never answer. Why are we here? What’s it about? What happens to us with the choices that we make? What are the ramifications for doing something right, or doing something wrong? Those universal questions, I enjoy.
Dominic Monaghan
I’m learning with the older that I get that some feelings are just universal and that I’m not the only one who hates their hair or their life at times.
Brie Larson
The benefits of science are not only material ones. The truths that science teaches are of common interest the world over. The language of science is universal, and is a powerful force in bringing the peoples of the world closer together.
Arthur Compton
It’s the kisses that are universal.
Tarkan
We, all of us, could do a much better job of evoking what someone has called the universal principle of human altruism: the urge in us all to help others who are in danger.
Bart Starr
I’m actually 100% independent. I’m not a Universal artist. I’m signed to myself.
Drake
Right is more beautiful than private affection, and is compatible with universal wisdom.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
That larger story in ‘Salvage the Bones’ is just about survival, and I think that, in the end, there are things about this novel and about these characters’ experiences that make their stories universal stories.
Jesmyn Ward
They who say that we should love our fellow-citizens but not foreigners, destroy the universal brotherhood of mankind, with which benevolence and justice would perish forever.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
NBC Universal has created a role called ‘talent branding specialist’ – a marketer whose job is essentially to put the company on the radars of the most sought-after candidates.
Daniel Lyons
It is often said that having gone through any kind of suffering tends to makes you appreciate life more and live more in the present. I’m not sure how universal or long-lasting these effects really are.
Julian Baggini
Of those beings who live in ignorance, shut up and confined, as it were, in an egg, I have first broken the eggshell of ignorance and alone in the universe obtained the most exalted, universal Buddhahood.
Buddha
In these days of political, personal and economic disintegration, music is not a luxury, it’s a necessity; not simply because it is therapeutic, nor because it is the universal language, but because it is the persistent focus of our intelligence, aspiration and goodwill.
Robert Lawson Shaw
Even in our democratic New England towns the accidental possession of wealth, and its manifestation in dress and equipage alone, obtain for the possessor almost universal respect.
Henry David Thoreau
To speak about this universal force that will lead us beyond on the last horizon of our known self toward a wiser, more loving, more luminous states of being, we do not need to invent a new language. But we do need to listen to the old, the ancient one, not with our jaded minds, but with our awakened souls.
Arianna Huffington
In the moment when you’re doing a show, you’re thinking of that moment, but you don’t think of, ‘Here’s down the line how people will be relating to the characters.’ There’s something very universal about ‘Sex and the City’ that people are still tapping into, where every generation seems to be discovering for itself.
Darren Star
For as old age is that period of life most remote from infancy, who does not see that old age in this universal man ought not to be sought in the times nearest his birth, but in those most
remote from it?
Blaise Pascal
The western is a universal frame within which it’s possible to comment on today.
Sam Peckinpah
PayPal was disruptive, it was democratizing, and it had universal appeal. It gave power to millions and millions of individuals and reduced monopolist control from nations, banks, and other huge corporations.
Reid Hoffman
If any ambitious man have a fancy to revolutionize, at one effort, the universal world of human thought, human opinion, and human sentiment.
Edgar Allan Poe
Contempt, thought Tyrion, the universal tongue.
George R. R. Martin
The windiest militant trash Important Persons shout Is not so crude as our wish: What mad Nijinsky wrote About Diaghilev Is true of the normal heart; For the error bred in the bone Of each woman and each man Craves what it cannot have; Not universal love But to be loved alone.
W. H. Auden
Civilizations evolve over time, and most scholars of civilization, including people like Carol Quigley, argue that they go through periods of warring states, and eventually evolve into a universal state.
Samuel P. Huntington
It seems to me that one of the most basic human experiences, one that is genuinely universal and unites-or, more precisely, could unite-all of humanity, is the experience of transcendence in the broadest sense of the word.
Vaclav Havel
Pain doesnt have a face and pain doesnt have a certain way of adjusting. Pain is universal.
Aunjanue Ellis
We are masters, first, of our attitudes. Our attitudes shape our future. This is a universal law.
W. Clement Stone
The UN’s unique legitimacy flows from a universal perception that it pursues a larger purpose than the interests of one country or a small group of countries.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
As a Naval officer, I’ve been all over the world, and one of the foundational lessons I learned was that parents everywhere would like to raise their children to a higher standard of living in a peaceful environment. That’s a universal goal for families.
Michael Mullen
Once I should have been, if not satisfied, partially, at least, contented with suffrage for the intelligent and those who have been soldiers; now I am convinced that universal suffrage is demanded by sound policy and impartial justice.
Salmon P. Chase
An arrant traitor as any is in the universal world, or in France, or in England.
William Shakespeare
Our attitudes, opinions, beliefs and judgments are, simply put, our attitudes, opinions, beliefs and judgments. They are not universal truths.
Robert J. White
There is your truth and there is my truth. As for the universal truth, it does not exist.
Amish Tripathi
Hope is universal.
Jacqueline Woodson
The universal methodology of the tyrant is always incrementalism.
Derek R. Audette
Children are weird. I was going to say ‘most children,’ but I think this a rare universal law.
Rumaan Alam
Clothing for larger sizes doesn’t have to look frumpy and old; it should seamlessly integrate fashion – like Universal Standard.
Iskra Lawrence
What we love about the character Katie, played by Katy Mixon, is that she feels very universal and very relatable. And what we love about ‘American Housewife’ is that it feels like it could speak for housewives from New York to Los Angeles, from Boise to Miami.
Channing Dungey
Feminism is universal. You can’t just fight for one type of freedom or one type of female power. You know what? Muslim women want to cover up, and we have to fight for our right to do that, too.
Yuna
I turn to right and left, in all the earth I see no signs of justice, sense or worth: A man does evil deeds, and all his days Are filled with luck and universal praise; Another’s good in all he does – he dies A wretched, broken man whom all despise.
Abolqasem Ferdowsi
The Christian goal for the world is the universal development of Biblical theocratic republics, in which every area of life is redeemed and placed under the Lordship of Jesus Christ and the rule of God’s law.
David Chilton
Love, after all, was universal. Qhuinn closed his fist up tight, and knew he would never, ever take that ring off. “Always,” Blay murmured. “Because family is an always kind of thing.
J.R. Ward
What is clear is that the earth is mandating that the human community assume a responsibility never assigned to any previous generation…Our task at this critical moment is to awaken the energies needed to create the new world and to evoke a universal communion of all parts of life.
Thomas Berry
The cause of justice is the cause of humanity. Its advocates should overflow with universal good will. We should love this cause, for it conduces to the general happiness of mankind.
William Godwin
I try not to push characters too close to myself because they get harder to write, but as a writer, you try to find odd little personal experiences that you hope are universal or think might be universal.
Tom King
I have never really been a great artist. I have been a human being that has loved art, which is not the same thing. But I have loved and believed in art and the idea of universal brotherhood so much, that I have put everything I have into them, and I have been blessed.
Josephine Baker
Armaments, universal debt and planned obsolescence – those are the three pillars of Western prosperity.
Aldous Huxley
We dedicated ourselves to a powerful idea – organic law rather than naked power. There seems to be universal acceptance of that idea in the nation.
Potter Stewart
It is knowledge that influences and equalizes the social condition of man; that gives to all, however different their political position, passions which are in common, and enjoyments which are universal.
Benjamin Disraeli
There is an almost universal experience in physicists, at least of my generation, which is home-made pyrotechnics.
Bill Foster
Awareness of universals is called conceiving, and a universal of which we are aware is called a concept.
Bertrand Russell
There is no right more universal and more sacred, because lying so near the root of existence, than the right of men to their own labor.
Henry Ward Beecher
I have always felt that the great lottery of life is unfair. The fact is that I was thrown up on the stage of life called Australia. You don’t choose where you are thrown on to this stage. So universal health, universal education, of course plenty of food and clean water.
Tim Costello
So in Jewry we recognise a contemporary universal anti-social phenomenon, which has reached its present pitch through a process of, historical development in which the Jews have zealously co-operated. And this evil anti-social aspect of Jewry has grown to a stage at which: it must necessarily collapse.
Karl Marx
The human wish to credit good things as miraculous and to charge bad things to another account is apparently universal.
Christopher Hitchens
To watch THE WAITING ROOM is to wish it would never end. This is human drama at its most intense and universal. The rare film that can change the way you think and see the world.
Mick LaSalle
The decline of violence isn’t a steady inclined plane from an original state of maximal and universal bloodshed. Technology, ideology, and social and cultural changes periodically throw out new forms of violence for humanity to contend with.
Steven Pinker
Lou Reed’s music has been in the lives of millions of people all over the world for decades. He had a truly universal presence and was respected by musicians across all genres.
Henry Rollins
[W]here there is no law, there is no liberty; and nothing deserves the name of law but that which is certain and universal in its operation upon all the members of the community.
Benjamin Rush
I’m confident being at Universal, which is a great home for me, ’cause they understand what I’m trying to do.
Pras Michel
The division of labor, which has brought such perfection in mechanical industries, is altogether fatal when applied to productions of the mind. All work of the mind is superior in
proportion as the mind that produces it is universal.
Napoleon Bonaparte
No totalitarian authority nor authoritarian state can tolerate those who have an absolute by which to judge that state and its actions. The Christians had that absolute in God’s revelation.
Francis Schaeffer
Democracy demands that the religiously motivated translate their concerns into universal, rather than religion-specific, values.
Barack Obama
It is also, I would guess, a universal that in all societies people value respectability granted to them.
Kenneth L. Pike
The era of implementation has started. The world is now committed to universal treatment.
Peter Piot
The idea of imposing universal peace on the world by force is a barbarian fantasy.
Garet Garrett
Freedom is a universal value.
Jan Peter Balkenende
The Old Ones knew that life is not rare, but precious; not fragile, but vulnerable. Life is as deep as the seas in which it was born, as strong as the mountains that give it shelter, as universal as the stars themselves.
Ben Bova
There’s always a common attraction to universal needs of love and a feeling of worthiness.
Moran Atias
But alas! Science cannot now rescue us, for even the scientist is lost in the terrible midnight of our age. Indeed, science gave us the very instruments that threaten to bring universal suicide.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
The saint and poet seek privacy to ends the most public and universal: and it is the secret of culture, to interest the man more in his public, than in his private quality.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
My second album was written while I was on the road promoting the first record. I tried to take my personal experiences and elevate them to universal experiences, so that I wasn’t writing songs about living on a tour bus or being on a TV set for the first time.
Kate Voegele
Our religion is itself profoundly sad – a religion of universal anguish, and one which, because of its very catholicity, grants full liberty to the individual and asks no better than to be celebrated in each man’s own language – so long as he knows anguish and is a painter.
Charles Baudelaire
The task of a priest, in some respects, may be different today, but the principles upon which Herbert built his life as a priest are of universal application.
Arthur Middleton
I love exploring the characters that I play, but the reason I sign on for something isn’t the details of the story but the universal message.
Brie Larson
I feel the presence of a higher power. I believe that what you give is what you get. It’s universal law. I believe in the power of prayer and of words. I’ve learned that when you predict that negative things will happen, they do.
Alicia Keys
Marxism represents a further vital and creative stage in the maturing of man’s universal vision… The nation-state is gradually yielding its sovereignty… More intensive efforts to shape a new world monetary structure will have to be undertaken.
Zbigniew Brzezinski
That for me is what intrigues me the most about feature films. It’s not like the little kind of esoteric projects that you and your friends get but how do you make something that has a universal appeal. Those are the movies that intrigue me the most.
Casey Neistat
From the start, I used a different kind of girl in Nars campaign images. My choice to use models of colour such as Alek Wek, Naomi Campbell and Karen Park Goude was absolutely a deliberate one. I felt that makeup was universal and should apply to everybody.
Francois Nars
I’ve made it my mission to make movies starring African American actors and about the African American experience and put them in the mainstream. They’re very universal stories I’ve told – every movie I’ve done.
Malcolm D. Lee
I kind of wonder if creativity is all morphing into one big thing that’s not even art, but something universal and bigger.
Douglas Coupland
Hard power makes sense under some circumstances. But there’s not a universal solution to global problems. A major country like the United States has to have a broadly-conceived program for effective international action, influence and cooperation with others.
Zbigniew Brzezinski
Of all the virtues necessary to the completion of the perfect man, there is none to be more delicately implied and less ostentatiously vaunted than that of exquisite feeling or universal benevolence.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
What makes ‘A Christmas Story’ universal, whether you celebrate Christmas or not, is that you recognize that family… It’s ultimately about a family being glued together for the holiday season.
Marc Platt
Salvation is universal because the love of God encompasses all. If God is God and if God is love, nothing is outside the love of God. A place like hell is thus inconceivable.
Jacques Ellul
Silence? What can New York-noisy, roaring, rumbling, tumbling, bustling, story, turbulent New York-have to do with silence? Amid the universal clatter, the incessant din of business, the all swallowing vortex of the great money whirlpool-who has any, even distant, idea of the profound repose……of silence?
Walt Whitman
I think I’m a good writer. I think I have my own voice, which is unique to everyone, everyone has their own voice; if they would just write from a vulnerable embarrassing place, it’s going to be universal and it’s going to be entertaining. Because everyone is the same and everyone is unique.
Nicole Holofcener
I have no limitations. Unlimited power is mine within that which is universal.
Walter Russell
First all men must be able to become men by the improvement of their conditions of existence, so that a universal morality can be created. If I begin by saying to them: “Thou
shalt not lie,” there is no longer any possibility of political action. What matters first is the liberation of man.
Jean-Paul Sartre
If, hypothetically, Western Catholicism were to review the issue of celibacy, I think it would do so for cultural reasons, not so much as a universal option.
Pope Francis
Through radio I look forward to a United States of the World. Radio is standardizing the peoples of the Earth, English will become the universal language because it is predominantly the language of the ether. The most important aspect of radio is its sociological influence. (1926)
Arthur E. Kennelly
I have great confidence in the universal value and in basic human rights and I have great confidence that referenda will eventually take root and become part of our daily lives in Taiwan.
Chen Shui-bian
Those who rise first are morally superior. It’s a universal law.
O.R. Melling
It is a maxim, founded on the universal experience of mankind, that no nation is to be trusted farther than it is bound by its interest; and no prudent statesman or politician will venture to depart from it.
George Washington
I’m being totally honest, but I really do get chills every time I see something that I designed, painted on the biggest stage in Universal, standing proud there among all the other stages. I think, “That is so amazing that I did this”.
James Pearse Connelly
Such is the condition of organic nature! whose first law might be expressed in the words ‘Eat or be eaten!’ and which would seem to be one great slaughter-house, one universal scene of rapacity and injustice!
Erasmus Darwin
Our position has never been that people should be forced out of Scouting. We have always said that the values of Scouting are universal they should be welcome to everyone who is willing to live by the Scout oath and the Scout law.
Gwen Ifill
Cultivate virtue in the world, and it will be universal.
Laozi
When a battle for suffrage is conducted, it should only be conducted according to socialist principles, and therefore with the demand of universal suffrage for women and men.
Clara Zetkin
A king or a prince becomes by accident a part of history. A poet or an artist becomes by nature and necessity a part of universal humanity.
Anna Brownell Jameson
There’s a misunderstanding about what nonsensical things are – the idea that they’re just funny, and that’s the beginning and the end of it. Nonsense is not ‘not sense’ – it operates at the edge of sense. It teems with sense – at the same time, it resists any kind of universal understanding.
Jesse Ball
Yoga means union of the individual mind with universal mind, so meditation is considered the essence of yoga. The transformation of the mind and body during meditation is significantly more profound than simply resting with your eyes closed.
Deepak Chopra
Why will our elections be universal?Because all citizens, excluding those deprived of vote by court, will have the right to vote and the right to be elected.
Joseph Stalin
Fairy tale does not deny the existence of sorrow and failure: the possibility of these is necessary to the joy of deliverance. It denies (in the face of much evidence, if you will) universal final defeat…giving a fleeting glimpse of Joy; Joy beyond the walls of the world, poignant as grief.
J. R. R. Tolkien
Unconscious of the existence of Tao, beings live supposing themselves to be separate from the universal intelligence, supposing themselves to be powerful or to be weak, thinking that they live their lives and die their deaths.
Frederick Lenz
You might be asking too much if you’re looking for one vaccine for every conceivable influenza. If you have one or two that cover the vast majority of isolates, I wouldn’t be ashamed to call that a ‘universal vaccine.’
Anthony Fauci
We Germans are the most universal, the most European people of Europe.
Moses Hess
I think what’s been true across the board is the universal patriarchy, the fear of women ever being born back into complete sexuality and life-force. This manifests itself in different cultural variances, but that’s really what’s going on everywhere.
Eve Ensler
One who has self-esteem esteems oneself because one knows the value of one’s being as a singular yet universal expression of the highest value in the Kosmos-the Universal Self, also known as God, Kami, or Brahma, or by many other names.
Yasuhiko Kimura
In my thought there is only one universal religion, whose varied paths are but the fingers of the loving hand of the Supreme Being.
Khalil
Hinduism’s basic tenet is that many roads exist by which men have pursued and still pursue their quest for the truth and that none has universal validity.
Kenneth Scott Latourette
Some thoughts always find us young, and keep us so. Such a thought is the love of the universal and eternal beauty.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
As long as no more than a small minority are capable of reading and writing, universal alphabetization seems like a messianic project. Only once everyone has this ability does one notice the catastrophe that almost no one can do it properly.
Peter Sloterdijk
When one remains without thinking one understands another by means of the universal language of Silence.
Ramana Maharshi
And for me anyway, consciousness is three components: a personal component which for lack of a better word we can call the soul. A collective component which is more archetypal and a deeper level, and then a universal domain of consciousness.
Deepak Chopra
Corruption appears to be a universal phenomenon that lays its own imperious claims on the world, and therefore it is the duty of all nations to prepare themselves against its onslaught by taking proper precautions.
Robert Payne
There are those who would draw a sharp line between power politics and a principled foreign policy based on values. This polarized view – you are either a realist or devoted to norms and values – may be just fine in academic debate, but it is a disaster for American foreign policy. American values are universal.
Condoleezza Rice
Universal truth is not measured in mass appeal.
Immortal Technique
I think living in our culture right now, there’s a universal experience where we feel like we become what we do. Sometimes that’s rewarding and sometimes that creates an existential crisis.
Mike White
The Tweets that I have written that are most popular are the ones that are the kind of universal girly concerns and observations.
Mindy Kaling
Above all things the mass-mind is most bitterly resentful of superiority. It will not tolerate the thought of an elite; and under a political system of universal suffrage, the mass-mind is enabled to make its antipathies prevail.
Albert J. Nock
Human beings are not property. On the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, let us reaffirm the inherent dignity of all men, women and children. And let us redouble our efforts so that the words of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – ‘no one shall be held in slavery or servitude’ – ring true.
Kofi Annan
Inscrutably involved, we live in the currents of universal reciprocity.
Martin Buber
One of the greatest disasters of our time is our universal acceptance of the word “tolerance” as a great virtue.
Zig Ziglar
The entire history of mankind is, in any case, nothing but a prolonged fight to the death for the conquest of universal prestige and absolute power.
Albert Camus
Yes, I’ve heard of the ‘Mad Men’ comparisons, but I like to think ‘The Hour’ has its own distinctive voice. Although it is set in 1956, I have tried to give it a contemporary edge, and its themes of love, passion, romance, fury, professional jealousy, and personal failure are universal, I think.
Abi Morgan
Wisdom, humanity & courage, these three are universal virtues. The way by which they are practiced are one.
Confucius
True patriotism springs from a belief in the dignity of the individual, freedom and equality not only for Americans but for all people on earth, universal brotherhood and good will, and a constant and earnest striving toward the principles and ideals on which this country was founded.
Eleanor Roosevelt
What’s great is that because math is such a universal language, really, our fans come in all shapes and sizes, all ages and genders and races and backgrounds and cultures.
David Krumholtz
The alleged menace of universal suffrage having been avoided by the absolute suppression of the negro vote, the spirit of mob murder should have been satisfied and the butchery of negroes should have ceased.
Ida B. Wells
Life is pain, highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something. If this is true, or if you are one of the people who believe this is true, then the one universal way to enjoy life is still the same, which is to learn to be grateful that it is not worse!!
William Goldman
The essence of any religion is good heart. Sometimes I call love and compassion a universal religion. This is my religion.
Dalai Lama
Feelings are universal, and if an actor’s doing his job, I think he’s making people sit there, and if it’s in a movie or a theatre, going ‘Hmm, yeah, I know that… I know that.’
Jeffrey Combs
I think that when you’re young, you carry the weight of the world on your shoulders. You’re anxious; the world seems like a scary place. You don’t know where you’re going to fit in, what you’re gonna do with your life – but actually, life has a way of sorting itself out, and universal law takes over.
Alesha Dixon
The currency of universal values make brands innately sharable.
Simon Mainwaring
But, as I understand it, your God is a universal God; He is God on all suns and all planets. Surely, then, He must have universal form? Would it not be a staggering vanity to imagine that He can manifest Himself only in the form that is appropriate to this particular, not very important planet?
John Wyndham
… the ordinary is simply the universal observed from the surface, that the direct approach to reality is not without, but within. Touch life anywhereand you will touch universality wherever you touch the earth.
Ellen Glasgow
I don’t think that the universal themes of love, compassion, and forgiveness (are present). (You’re) searching constantly for the next step, the next level and consciousness in your spirituality, who you are as a human being and what you contribute to society or what God means to you is always a course everyone goes on.
Tim McGraw
Faith is our direct link to universal wisdom, reminding us that we know more than we have heard or read or studied that we have only to look, listen, and trust the love and wisdom of the Universal Spirit working through us all.
Dan Millman
Our late Leader, Dr. Sun Yat-sen, with his universal sympathy for all oppressed and his profound understanding of Jesus’ revolutionary spirit of love and sacrifice, carried on his revolutionary work for forty years and brought about at last the liberation of the Chinese people.
Chiang Kai-shek
I’m never interested in writing a kind of neutral, universal novel that could be set anywhere. To me, the novel is a local thing.
Zadie Smith
The hero is a mind of such balance that no disturbances can shake his will, but pleasantly, and, as it were, merrily, he advancesto his own music, alike in frightful alarms and in the tipsy mirth of universal dissoluteness.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Local color has a fatal tendency to remain local; but it is also true that the universal often borders on the void.
Hervey Allen
Every different social group that I encountered had its different set of rules, so you learn very quickly how to pick up the nuances and change yourself accordingly. When you are not from anywhere, you have to try to find what’s universal. You are always trying to fit in.
Julianne Moore
Now don’t you understand man universal law
What you throw out comes back to you, star
Never underestimate those who you scar
Cause karma, karma, karma comes back to you hard
Lauryn Hill
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
Adolf Hitler
The cost is minimal, but one of the things that you want in a universal design is to make the plan as open as you can… and to still have walls around bedrooms and that sort of thing, and to keep the corridors wide enough so the wheelchair can do a 360 in the corridor.
Michael Graves
Since Franklin Roosevelt’s leadership in setting up the United Nations and the Nuremberg trials, the U.S. has promoted universal legal norms and the institutions to enforce them while seeking, by hook or by crook, to exempt American citizens, especially soldiers, from their actual application.
Michael Ignatieff
This, then, is the doctrine of the resurrection. We do not believe–at least I do not–that law has been rudely violated in one extraordinary and unparalleled episode. We believe that a universal law of life, overmastering death, and always superior to it, has had once a visible witness.
Charles Spurgeon
The photographic industry was the refuge of all the painters who couldn’t make it, either because they had no talent or because they were too lazy to finish their studies. Hence this universal infatuation was not only characterized by blindness and stupidity, but also by vindictiveness.
Charles Baudelaire
The purpose cannot be creating self-styled democracies, but rather encouraging steps that are conducive to establishing democratic rule at universal standards. Obviously, this would be a formidable journey
Recep Tayyip Erdogan
A writer strives to express a universal truth in the way that rings the most bells in the shortest amount of time.
William Faulkner
I think you find universal truth when you get really honest with yourself and you can reach people. If you go deep enough, you have that core feeling, and that feeling can transcend the details of your experience.
Rachel Platten
The poet should seize the Particular, and he should, if there be anything sound in it, thus represent the Universal.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The disposition to admire, and almost to worship, the rich and the powerful, and to despise, or, at least, to neglect persons of poor and mean condition is the great and most universal cause of the corruption of our moral sentiments.
Adam Smith
I’m universal. As much as I can get out a ‘Firework’ with Katy, I can get a ‘Lil Freak’ out with Usher. Or a ‘Lay It Down’ with Lloyd. I can get Caribbean as I did on ‘Rio,’ then go from there to working with No Doubt.
Ester Dean
Everyone says Francois Mitterrand had huge charisma. But before he was president they used to call him badly dressed, old, archaic and say he knew nothing about the economy… until the day he was elected. It’s called universal suffrage. When you’re elected, you become the person that embodies France.
Francois Hollande
This very Rome that we behold deserves our love …: the only common and universal city.
Michel de Montaigne
Faith in the possibilities of continued and rigorous inquiry does not limit access to truth to any channel or scheme of things. It does not first say that truth is universal and then add there is but one road to it.
John Dewey
It takes less than a decade for today’s luxury to become a universal necessity.
Paul Johnson
In recent times, more and more human thinking has come to assume that the idea of a universal natural law and the idea of ‘God’ are pointing to one and the same reality.
Wilhelm Reich
Universal access to human knowledge is in our grasp, for the first time in the history of the world. This is not a bad thing.
Cory Doctorow
I don’t ever approach anything from the issue first, so I can’t tell you that I’ve thought about tackling universal health care. I’d have to have some great story I’d want to tell, and then universal health care would become part of the way to tell that story.
Shonda Rhimes
I am convinced that the moment is coming when, with its message of eternal, universal values, it will come to the aid of our society. For in these words: “Thou shalt not kill; Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself,” lie those very moral principles that will enable us to survive even the most critical situations.
Boris Yeltsin
It is not male hatred of women but male fear of women that is the great universal.
Camille Paglia
One gains universal applause who mingles the useful with the agreeable, at once delighting and instructing the reader.
Horace
When you look at yourself from a universal standpoint, something inside always reminds or informs you that there are bigger and better things to worry about.
Albert Einstein
We shall probably get nearest to the truth if we think of the conscious and personal psyche as resting upon the broad basis of an inherited and universal psychic disposition which is as such unconscious, and that our personal psyche bears the same relation to the collective psyche as the individual to society.
Carl Jung
If you’re holding out for universal popularity, I’m afraid you will be in this cabin for a very long time.
J. K. Rowling
Extremist movements are driven by their inability to tolerate the basic human fact of pluralism. They refuse to accept the natural cultural and religious diversity of our world, seeking to impose their own beliefs and behaviours as a universal pattern for humanity.
Deeyah Khan
I think there’s mind in nature. There’s a power in nature, and there’s a universal power that you’d better not ignore.
Linda Ronstadt
In many ways Scotland will benefit more than other parts of the UK when universal credit comes in. A larger percentage of people will see an increase in their income through moving into work or taking on more hours.
Iain Duncan Smith
Socialists find me too far left; Trotskyites not far enough; ecologists say I am too happy eating foie gras, defending nuclear energy and GM plants; feminists find I am not enough of a woman; anarchists a petit-bourgeois who has sold out because I believe in universal suffrage.
Michel Onfray
I do see music as complete refuge. It’s a universal home, complete common ground between everyone; it comes from a place that has no nation and no boundaries around it.
Abigail Washburn
Even in my music, I am always searching for big, universal things – ways that you can sort of reach outside the norm of what you are doing.
Octavia Spencer
If the election of the Father is not universal and the regeneration of the Holy Spirit is not universal, why would the atonement of the Son be universal? That would put the persons of the Trinity completely at odds with one another-but the triune God is completely unified.
Shai Linne
Sentimental assertions are always a form of detachment; they confront the acute, terrible awareness of individual pain, the sharp particularity of loss or the fierce individuality of passion with the dulling universal certainty of platitude.
Mark Doty
Addiction is not just for bad people or scumbags – it’s a universal disease.
River Phoenix
I mean, drag is a universal language.
Jinkx Monsoon
We have a plan that creates universal access programs at the state level which allows folks to access insurance if they’re denied by their insurer.
Eric Cantor
‘Death with dignity’ is our society’s expression of the universal yearning to achieve a graceful triumph over the stark and often repugnant finality of life’s last sputterings. But the fact is, death is not a confrontation. It is simply an event in the sequence of nature’s ongoing rhythms.
Sherwin B. Nuland
The free system of government we have established is so congenial with reason, with common sense, and with a universal feeling, that it must produce approbation and a desire of imitation, as avenues may be found for truth to the knowledge of nations.
James Madison
The almighty dollar, that great object of universal devotion throughout our land, seems to have no genuine devotees in these peculiar villages.
Washington Irving
Which is the most universal human characteristic: fear, or laziness?
Louis Mackey
To me, Valentine’s Day is not merely limited to a lover but speaks of universal love.
Dimple Kapadia
If you want to be happy you need to think of yourself as a container of energy. There is a universal energy, yes of course, it embraces us. When you appreciate this, life becomes a lot more exciting. You don’t live life, life lives you.
Noel Edmonds
There are but three ways for a man to revenge himself of the censure of the world,–to despise it, to return the like, or to endeavor to live so as to avoid it; the first of these is usually pretended, the last is almost impossible, the universal practice is for the second.
Jonathan Swift
There is such a thing as ‘thanks-feeling’ – feeling thankful. This ought to be the general, universal spirit of the Christian.
Charles Spurgeon
Wisdom consists in rising superior both to madness and to common sense, and is lending oneself to the universal illusion without becoming its dupe.
Henri Frederic Amiel
Religion is confining and imprisoning and toxic because it is based on ideology and dogma. But spirituality is redeeming and universal.
Deepak Chopra
The concept of the Web is of universal readership.
Tim Berners-Lee
It is indeed a wondrous universal alchemy, is it not? When one’s heartfelt intentions cause mountains to move.
Jacqueline Winspear
Love is a universal force, like gravity, that holds the solar system together and pours into our hearts as life-force – and gets expressed to us most beautifully by small children and animals.
Christiane Northrup
“Get Rich or Die Tryin”. That’s the universal struggle. When I say it it might seem a bit negative but if a working class person says it it means they’re determined.
Curtis Jackson
Oswald is an interesting character. Disney lost the rights to him in 1928 to Universal, who was distributing the cartoons and basically handed him over to Walter Lantz.
Warren Spector
On the one hand we have got to ask, are there some areas of universal benefits that are no longer affordable? But on the other hand let us look at the issue of dependency where we have trapped people in poverty through the extent of welfare that they have.
David Cameron
Give bread to a stranger, in the name of the universal brotherhood which binds together all men under the common father of nature.
Quintilian
When I look at the majority of my own songs they really came from my own sense of personal confusion or need to express some pain or beauty – they were coming from a universal and personal place.
Annie Lennox
The needs of mankind are universal. Our means of meeting them create the richness and diversity of the planet. The Montessori child should come to relish the texture of that diversity.
Maria Montessori
First follow Nature, and your judgment frame
By her just standard, which is still the same:
Unerring nature, still divinely bright,
One clear, unchanged, and universal light,
Life, force, and beauty must to all impart,
At once the source, and end, and test of art.
Alexander Pope
Seasonal changes, as it were, take place in history, when there is practically an almost universal death, a falling of the foliage of the tree of life. Such were the intervals between the ancient and mediaeval time, the mediaeval and the modern.
George Edward Woodberry
In England, literary pretence is more universal than elsewhere from our method of education.
James Payn
Everyone who wants to do good to the human race always ends in universal bullying.
Aldous Huxley
With live-action I think we’d have lost the universal appeal of the Persepolis story. With live-action, it would have turned into a story of ‘the Other’ – people living in a distant land who don’t look like us. It might have been exotic, but also a “Third-World” story.
Marjane Satrapi
They have gun control in Cuba. They have universal health care in Cuba. So why do they want to come here?
Paul Harvey
It is one of those things that is universally connectable, people can connect to it from everywhere; music is like that universal language.
Thomston
I’m not saying that ‘Twilight’ is, you know, some brilliant Oscar-winner, it’s not ‘Dr. Zhivago.’ It’s not trying to be. Because it is a female fantasy. I would argue that it’s actually a universal fantasy. Which is, the fantasy being to be loved and cherished for exactly who you are.
Melissa Rosenberg
To me, it is clear that we exist in a plan which is governed by rules that were created, shaped by a universal intelligence and not by chance.
Michio Kaku
My family took a vacation to Universal Studios when I was really young. Me and my brother Richard – who’s also an actor – were both really intrigued by seeing the behind-the-scenes stuff of how films are made. We kind of begged our parents to get into acting.
Jonathan Jackson
Without doubt, God is the universal moving force, but each being is moved according to the nature that God has given it.
Joseph de Maistre
Concentration of the mind is in a way common to both Knowledge and Yoga. Yoga aims at union of the individual with the universal, the Reality. This Reality cannot be new. It must exist even now, and it does exist.
Ramana Maharshi
I write songs on a universal basis. I was born out of the earth of Jamaica which I consider to be a part of Atlantis, the sunk continent, but that’s my thing. But I write songs on a universal basis, not like Jamaican songs.
Jimmy Cliff
If Obama succeeds in turning health insurance and funding for college into universal entitlements, he will have expanded Washington’s obligations on the scale of an LBJ or an FDR.
Jacob Weisberg
Love is the sole impulse for creation; and the man who does not have it as the greatest incentive in his life has never developed the real creative instinct. No one can swing out into the Universal without love, for the whole universe is based upon it.
Ernest Holmes
Pop music has greater power to change people and to affect people because it’s a universal language. You don’t have to understand music to understand the power of a pop song.
Paul Epworth
My book had a universal theme. It’s not a “racial” novel. It portrays an aspect of civilization, not necessarily Southern civilization.
Harper Lee
When we talk about global crisis, or a crisis of humanity, we cannot blame a few politicians, a few fanatics, or a few troublemakers. The whole of humanity has a responsibility because it is our business, human business. I call this a sense of universal responsibility. That is a crucial point.
Dalai Lama
Love is the most universal, the most tremendous and the most mysterious of the cosmic forces.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
When you say something, say it not for a specific day, not for a specific era, not for a specific country, but say it for all the days, for all the eras and for all the countries. Speak universal, and thus you don’t have to speak thousands times; you speak once and you will be heard even ten thousand years later!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
Art is the need to create; but in its essence, immense and universal, it is impatient of working with lame or tied hands, and of making cripples and monsters, such as all pictures and statues are. Nothing less than the creation of man and nature is its end.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Not wanting to die was another universal constant, it seemed.
Robert J. Sawyer
Walt Whitman is the only great modern poet who does not seem to experience discord when he faces his world. Not even solitude – his monologue is a universal chorus.
Octavio Paz
We’ve all grown up with ‘Ozzie and Harriet,’ ‘Father Knows Best,’ ‘Eight Is Enough.’ White families have always represented the universal family.
Joe Morton
Here is the biggest truth about the Universal Order: There is no order!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
The knife is the most durable, immortal, the most genius thing that man created. The knife was the guillotine; the knife is the universal means of solving all knots; and along the blade of a knife lies the path of paradox – the single most worthy path of the fearless mind.
Yevgeny Zamyatin
What is more absurd and more impious than to attribute the name of Lucifer to the devil, that is, to personified evil. The intellectual Lucifer is the spirit of intelligence and love; it is the paraclete, it is the Holy Spirit, while the physical Lucifer is the great agent of universal magnetism.
Eliphas Levi
The essence of the modern state is the union of the universal with the full freedom of the particular, and with the welfare of individuals.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
I know of no single formula for success. But over the years I have observed that some attributes of leadership are universal and are often about finding ways of encouraging people to combine their efforts, their talents, their insights, their enthusiasm and their inspiration to work together.
Queen Elizabeth II
There is no universal coming out process, so far as I know.
George Weinberg
I… now see a rare opportunity to push across the goal line much of the unfinished business of America: investing in our infrastructure and workers, universal healthcare, comprehensive immigration reform and scrubbing a tax code that’s out of shape and behind the times.
Xavier Becerra
Good design for the home should be universal. A house should be like old shoes, comfortable, like a good friend… The Japanese aesthetic is important to me. Very organic. They have a sense of the weight of the thing: very balanced.
Elsa Peretti
Death–some form of termination–is the universal ending of all living things; but only man, by virtue of his verbally reportable introspective life, can conceptualize his own cessation.
Edwin S. Shneidman
I never really thought about my music being universal. When I set out to write, it is just a feeling that feels good to me. I never thought about being able to reach everybody.
Leon Bridges
We must cultivate a universal responsibility toward each other and extend it to the planet that we have to share
Dalai Lama
Although mechanical energy is indestructible, there is a universal tendency to its dissipation, which produces throughout the system a gradual augmentation and diffusion of heat, cessation of motion and exhaustion of the potential energy of the material Universe
Lord Kelvin
Karma is the universal law of cause and effect. You reap what you sow. You get what you earn. You are what you eat. If you give love, you get love. Revenge returns itself upon the avenger.
Mary Browne
The two defining issues of this century are both universal but felt locally: the global water crisis and the resources boom.
Jay Weatherill
The desire for gold is the most universal and deeply rooted commercial instinct of the human race.
Gerald M. Loeb
No civilisation can claim to have a monopoly on universal values and no one can claim to be always faithful to his own values.
Tariq Ramadan
I have spent a great deal of my life being part of minorities. Some of the people I admire the most in the world have had the courage to defend, against wind and tide, minority viewpoints in those frightening times when any disagreement with universal conformity is identified as treason.
Antonio Munoz Molina
There is something very very special, universal and easily identifiable among all Jews; it is beyond territory, it is something we all have in common.
Ted Koppel
The stillness in stillness is not the real stillness; only when there is stillness in movement does the universal rhythm manifest.
Bruce Lee
Some people have proposed universal basic income, UBI, basically making sure that everybody gets a certain amount of money to live off of. I think that’s a wonderful idea. The problem is, we haven’t been able to guarantee universal healthcare in this country.
Oren Etzioni
The best proof of man’s dissatisfaction with the home is found in his universal absence from it.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Intuition is really a sudden immersion of the soul into the universal current of life.
Paulo Coelho
I’ve always felt the easiest way to get to know new culture is through its food even if you don’t speak the language. Food will do it for you. It’s an universal language.
Rachel Khoo
Jennifer Fulwiler’s story of finding God when you aren’t looking for Him is a universal tale which will touch many hearts. With warmth and unflinching candor she leads us through a personal journey of faith and maturity that is as funny as it is affecting.
Raymond Arroyo
With the advent of computing, human invention crossed a threshold into a world different from everything that came before. The computer is the universal machine almost by definition, machine-of-all-trades, capable of accomplishing or simulating just about any task that can be logically defined.
James Gleick
I’m as deeply suspicious of big government as anyone. I’m strongly in favor of universal coverage but not single payer.
Dean Ornish
I trust the time is nigh when, with the universal assent of civilized people, all international differences shall be determined without resort to arms by the benignant processes of civilization.
Chester A. Arthur
The storytelling in ‘Doctor Who’ is quite universal.
Matt Smith
Everybody wants to say who they are and where they’re from. And the easiest and cheapest and most universal way of doing that is through their accent.
David Crystal
The Universal Zulu Nation stands to acknowledge wisdom, understanding, freedom, justice, and equality, peace, unity, love, and having fun, work, overcoming the negative through the positive, science, mathematics, faith, facts, and the wonders of God, whether we call him Allah, Jehovah, Yahweh, or Jah.
Afrika Bambaataa
– I’m so busy doing what I must do that I don’t have time for what I ought to do… and I never get a chance to do what I want to do! – Son, that’s universal. The way to keep that recipe from killing you is occasionally to do what you want to do anyhow.
Robert A. Heinlein
I have always held those political opinions which point to the universal brotherhood of man, no matter in what rank of life he may have taken his origin.
Alexander Mackenzie
I think love is the through line and it’s universal and it doesn’t matter what period of time, time or place, or people, that’s something we all connect to. That’s the thin thread that I think keeps it altogether.
Rachel McAdams
Why, universal plodding poisons up The nimble spirits in the arteries, As motion and long-during action tires The sinewy vigor of the traveller.
William Shakespeare
I try to do women’s-point-of-view comedy. The joke is, ‘This is what I think; there’s the truth.’ I try to think of stuff that’s real broad, but the more personal it is, the more universal it is. All my friends go through the same stuff.
Roseanne Barr
You be as truthful as you can to a specific situation, and it will become universal.
Will Smith
Every Sunday on Channel 6 in Guadalajara, where I lived, they dedicated most every Sunday to black-and-white horror films and sci-fi. So I watched them. I watched ‘Tarantula.’ I watched ‘The Monolith Monsters.’ I watched all the Universal library.
Guillermo del Toro
There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.
William Shakespeare
I think people are universal.
Ang Lee
Peter (Parker) is not that evolved. Peter wants to tell the world he’s a good guy: ‘ Like me, I’m nice.’ He’s a 19 year-old kid. He’s a kid struggling with being misunderstood. We’ve all been misunderstood. That’s universal too. I like being Peter.
Andrew Garfield
In L.A., I live right across from Universal Studios.
Kodi Smit-McPhee
We have raised an issue that is already in the Bolivian constitution, that water is a universal human right. And we asked the United Nations to recognize water as a human right.
Evo Morales
Modern government has become a universal transfer agency that utilizes the political process for distributing vast measures of income and wealth. It preys on millions of victims in order to allocate valuable goods and services to its beneficiaries.
Hans F. Sennholz
If God loves human beings and seeks to relate to them because he is drawn to something unique about them, then his love must be exclusive and cannot be universal.
Meir Soloveichik
Every step by which an individual substitutes concerted action for isolated action results in an immediate and recognizable improvement in his conditions. The advantages derived from peaceful cooperation and division of labor are universal.
Ludwig von Mises
[Americans] think that choice, as seen through the American lens, best fulfills an innate and universal desire for choice in all humans. Unfortunately, these beliefs are based on assumptions that don’t always hold true in many countries, in many cultures.
Sheena Iyengar
It seems a universal rule in this world that people will always look for victims and scapegoats, does it not? Especially at times of difficulty and tension.
C.J. Sansom
We stand today at the threshold of a great event both in the life of the United Nations and in the life of mankind, that is the approval by the General Assembly of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Eleanor Roosevelt
It is music that, being the universal language, has no need to learn any particular language of the world.
Sri Chinmoy
Yeah, what happened was Universal wanted one of the characters to be nice so they chose me so there was a scene where the girl was tied to the bed and I let her go.
Matthew McGrory
Music is a language, a universal language.
Sun Ra
We must remain hopeful that a universal ethic of courage, caring, sharing, respect, radical compassion, and love will make a difference even if we do not see the positive results of our efforts… We can never be too generous or too kind.
Marc Bekoff
It’s more like can I build a group of characters and can I tell some universal truths that feel real and aren’t formulaic in the spirit of filmmakers gone by who’ve told American stories that were personal and universal as well.
Cameron Crowe
In addition to its use in arithmetic and science, the Hindu-Arabic number system is the only genuinely universal language on Earth, apart perhaps for the Windows operating system, which has achieved the near universal adoption of a conceptually and technologically poor product by the sheer force of market dominance.
Keith Devlin
History has neither the venerableness of antiquity, nor the freshness of the modern. It does as if it would go to the beginning ofthings, which natural history might with reason assume to do; but consider the Universal History, and then tell us,–when did burdock and plantain sprout first?
Henry David Thoreau
The power of literature does not lie in resonance with the particular but the way that the particular speaks to a broader, more universal truth.
Clint Smith
We want to know in order to make ourselves free. That is our life: one universal cry for freedom.
Swami Vivekananda
The truth is, in order to get things like universal health care and a revamped education system, then someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more.
Michelle Obama
‘Milk and Honey’ was written with me being honest to myself, kind of pulling at the things that I hear the most and saying that out loud, and you know, that thing that we hear the most is most universal, and so that rings true with all folks. The language used in the poetry is extremely, extremely accessible.
Rupi Kaur
There is an old and a new consciousness of the age. The old one is directed towards the individual. The new one is directed towards the universal. The struggle of the individual against the universal may be seen both in the world war and in modern art.
Theo van Doesburg
In order to develop love – universal love, cosmic love, whatever you would like to call it one must accept the whole situation of life as it is, both the light and the dark, the good and the bad. One must open oneself to life, communicate with it.
Chogyam Trungpa
May your mind be thoroughly impressed with the absolute necessity of universal virtue and goodness, as the only sure road to happiness, and may you walk therein with undeviating steps.
Abigail Adams
The character we’ve always thought of as the Wicked Witch of the West is a green girl who’s actually very good, misunderstood, and trying to make her way in the world. She’s an outsider looking in, wanting to be loved. That’s a universal experience that everyone’s felt at some point in their lives.
Marc Platt
When you have something as unique and special as the ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise, you want to create an experience for the fans that they can only feel and experience at Universal Parks.
Dwayne Johnson
I photograph from the heart. I adore little babies and I think that shows. My images are really very positive, very simple, and from the heart. Babies speak a universal language.
Anne Geddes
You may, if you are an old-fashioned schoolmaster, wish to consider yourself full of universal benevolence and at the same time derive great pleasure from caning boys. In order to reconcile these two desires you have to persuade yourself that caning
Bertrand Russell
Can you think of a single situation, no matter how grave, where the atmosphere would not be instantly shattered with a loud fart – or a drawing of a butt? There is no faster way to create universal common ground.
Euny Hong
The freedom to share one’s insights and judgments verbally or in writing is, just like the freedom to think, a holy and inalienable right of humanity that, as a universal human right, is above all the rights of princes.
Karl Friedrich Bahrdt
The fact that the same proportionalities rule optimal running, flying and swimming is not a coincidence rather it is an illustration of the fact that a universal principle is involved.
Adrian Bejan
For in that universal call,
Few bankers will to heaven be mounters;
They’ll cry, “Ye shops, upon us fall!
Conceal and cover us, ye counters!
When other hands the scales shall hold,
And they, in men’s and angels’ sight
Produced with all their bills and gold,
‘Weigh’d in the balance and found light!’
Jonathan Swift
It seems to me, thinking of it, that there must be some universal plan which set in motion the orbiting of the electrons about the nucleus and the slower, more majestic orbit of the galaxies about one another to the very edge of space
Clifford D. Simak
What has history said of eminence without honor, wealth without wisdom, power and possessions without principle? The answer is reiterated in the overthrow of the mightiest empires of ancient times. Babylon, Persia, Greece, Rome! The four successive, universal powers of the past. What and where are they?
Orson F. Whitney
It only worked for a little while; the morning after I agreed to go with Universal, an article came out in the Hollywood trade papers, and the secret was out.
Laura Hillenbrand
Norway will be recognized as an open democracy with the rule of law, with the universal human rights, and with the broad international engagement on the international scene taking upon ourselves responsibilities, because we are a privileged country.
Jonas Gahr Store
Common sense is better than genius, and hence its bestowment is more universal.
Horace Mann
One is hard pressed to think of universal customs that man has successfully established on earth. There is one, however, of which he can boast the universal adoption of the Hindu-Arabic numerals to record numbers. In this we perhaps have man’s unique worldwide victory of an idea.
Howard Whitley Eves
I always wanted to photograph the universal subjects.
Mary Ellen Mark
Childbearing is the most consistent of human events. Male and female alike, we have all been gestated inside a woman’s body. As a phenomenon, childbearing is seemingly eternal and universal, yet like no other it highlights the gender divide, the singularity of individual experience and sociocultural diversities.
Joan Raphael-Leff
Music is universal; it speaks to people’s souls on the deepest level.
Eric Church
Like morality, literature needs to be universal. So that the writer must put himself on the side of the majority, of the two billion starving, if he wishes to be able to speak to all and be read by all. Failing that, he is at the service of a privileged class and, like it, an exploiter.
Jean-Paul Sartre
There are even many huts built entirely of the universal aloe.
Edward Burnett Tylor
Each individual has a universal responsibility to shape institutions to serve human needs.
Dalai Lama
History, that is to say, the unconscious, universal life of humanity, in the aggregate, every moment profits by the life of kings for itself, as an instrument for the accomplishment of its own ends.
Leo Tolstoy
The pleasure of reading biography, like that of reading letters, derives from the universal hunger to penetrate other lives.
Patricia Ann Meyer Spacks
An election is coming. Universal peace is declared, and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.
George Eliot
Interior liberty is universal.
Krzysztof Kieslowski
God is the universal substance in existing things. He comprises all things. He is the fountain of all being. In Him exists everything that is.
Giordano Bruno
I don’t wanna be equal with anybody. I wanna be above equal. I don’t think most people are equal to me. I’d like to communicate with everybody; I’d like to do something universal, I’d like to have the hit record of the world. But that’s not the same as being equal.
Patti Smith
Xi Jinping is a very strong and ambitious leader who is looking to make a lot of changes in China. He is not looking to follow a Western model based on universal suffrage. That is for sure.
Henry Paulson
Music is in every country and every culture around the world. It’s universal.
Mark Hoppus
Many other countries have already banned human cloning, and there are efforts at the UN to make such a ban universal.
Leon Kass
No nation is so great as to be able to afford, in the long run, to remain outside an increasingly universal League of Nations
Hjalmar Branting
Making a movie is universal. Directing a movie is universal; it’s a universal language.
Morten Tyldum
All biologic phenomena act to adjust: there are no biologic actions other than adjustments. Adjustment is another name for Equilibrium. Equilibrium is the Universal, or that which has nothing external to derange it.
Charles Fort
The letter e may now no longer be used to denote anything other than this positive universal constant.
Edmund Landau
In the particular is contained the universal.
James Joyce
When it is working, you completely go into another place, you’re tapping into things that are totally universal, completely beyond your ego and your own self. That’s what it’s all about.
Keith Haring
No nation is so great as to be able to afford, in the long run, to remain outside an increasingly universal League of Nations.
Hjalmar Branting
Church practice has been more influenced by Plato than by Jesus. We invariably prefer the universal synthesis, the answer that settles all the dust and resolves every question even when it is not entirely true over the mercy and grace of God.
Richard Rohr
I like films that deal with some of those questions that you can never answer: ‘Why are we here? What’s it about? What happens to us with the choices that we make? What are the ramifications for doing something right, or doing something wrong?’ Those universal questions, I enjoy.
Dominic Monaghan
The urge to reincarnate while still alive is near universal.
Douglas Coupland
The great works belong to no one nation, no one cultural tradition even. They are universal.
George Brandis
When I finished Westlife, we had – Louie Walsh is still managing me – I was lucky to have options from different labels such as Sony and Universal. When we met Capitol and Nick Raphael, I just believed in them the most, and it looked like they believed in me the most.
Shane Filan
Everybody laughs the same in every language because laughter is a universal connection.
Yakov Smirnoff
Thus there are two books from whence I collect my Divinity; besides that written one of God, another of his servant Nature, that universal and public Manuscript, that lies expans’d unto the eyes of all; those that never saw him in the one, have discovered him in the other.
Thomas Browne
The marvelous pharmacy that was designed by nature and placed into our being by the universal architect produces most of the medicines we need.
Norman Cousins
It’s hard to predict what will happen as reading on screen becomes more of a universal norm, and when the formats dictated by social media – Twitter’s 140-character limit, for instance – start to influence what we’re used to.
Michael Bierut
The gitano is the most distinguished, profound and aristocratic element in my country, the one that most represents its Way of being and best preserves the fire, the blood and the alphabet of Andalusian and universal truth.
Federico Garcia Lorca
Bobsled is a universal sport, and most people don’t know that. Anybody can slide down a hill.
Elana Meyers
Talent is a universal gift, but it takes a lot of courage to use it. Don’t be afraid to be the best.
Paulo Coelho
It is because the human experience is universal that human rights are universal.
Hillary Clinton
There’s something so universal about that sensation, the way running unites our two most primal impulses: fear and pleasure. We run when we’re scared, we run when we’re ecstatic, we run away from our problems and run around for a good time.
Christopher McDougall
I think vampires are different from human beings, but they’re sentenced to eternity on this planet. They have the same confusion about love and permanence, integrity, and denial. These qualities really are the same in vampire characters as in humans. I think they’re universal themes.
Alexandra Cassavetes
Law hath dominion over all things, over universal mind and matter; For there are reciprocities of rights, which no creature can gainsay.
Martin Farquhar Tupper
The standard “foundation” for mathematics starts with sets and their elements. It is possible to start differently, by axiomatising not elements of sets but functions between sets. This can be done by using the language of categories and universal constructions.
Saunders Mac Lane
The sea is the universal sewer.
Jacques Yves Cousteau
I guess music is the one universal art form that most people can be moved by, regardless of where they come from, and for many it might be the closest they get to god, but I think taking a trip out into the country, away from the light pollution, and looking at a clear night sky is what does it best for me.
Donald Ray Pollock
Living in the limelight: the universal dream for those who wish to SEEM. Those who wish to BE, must put aside the alienation, get on with the fascination, the real relation, the underlying theme.
Neil Peart
I see myself as universal, not as a German, American, French or whatever, because we all live on this planet. We’re all living on the earth.
Klaus Nomi
Fasting and feasting are universal human responses, and any meal, shared with love, can be an agape.
Elise M. Boulding
Carry out the republican principle of universal suffrage, or strike it from your banners and substitute ‘Freedom and Power to one half of society, and Submission and Slavery to the other.’
Ernestine Rose
I haven’t really been recording in the last several years. I haven’t wanted to. And even though I had to deal with Sony and now I’m on Universal again, I will probably put out a new record soon.
Donna Summer
Respecting religions is not simply a question of universal tolerance; it is a question of believing that all religions are true.
Narendra Modi
Dr. King’s general principles are universal. But the things he confronted took place in another era.
Al Sharpton
Growing up, I would watch a movie on video and would go to the back of the VHS and locate the address for Universal Pictures or MGM or whatever. I’d write to the studios asking them if I could be in a movie. They never wrote me back.
Garrett Hedlund
The foundations of our society and our government rest so much on the teachings of the Bible that it would be difficult to support them if faith in these teachings would cease to be practically universal in our country.
Calvin Coolidge
It is true that the aristocracies seem to have abused their monopoly of legal knowledge; and at all events their exclusive possession of the law was a formidable impediment to the success of those popular movements which began to be universal in the western world.
Henry James Sumner Maine
The desire for freedom and equilibrium (harmony) is inherent in man (due to the universal in him).
Piet Mondrian
Ultimately, the decision to save the environment must come from the human heart. The key point is a call for a genuine sense of universal responsibility that is based on love, compassion and clear awareness.
Dalai Lama
An election is coming. Universal peace is declared and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.
T. S. Eliot
Our strength lies, not alone in our proving grounds and our stockpiles, but in our ideals, our goals, and their universal appeal to all men who are struggling to breathe free.
Adlai Stevenson I
It takes a special, selfless person to make music that accommodates the universal need for mindless escapism – or what I call oblivion.
Greg Gutfeld
Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Anywhere in the world, in every oppressive country, time sooner or later comes and libertarian people sing the same song: Goodbye Mr Dictator! This is a universal law, this is a universal song.
Mehmet Murat Ildan
Hip-hop is universal now, it’s all commercial now.
It’s like a circle full of circus clowns up in the circuit now.
Eminem
Nothing is as universal as some good scatalogical humor. Even if it means having to be a little silly or cheeky, I think it is worth it.
Sarah Kay
Open your mouth wide A universal sigh.
Thom Yorke
When I write I’m never really thinking about themes or the universal.
Lena Dunham
English language is the most universal language in history, way more than the Latin of Julius Caesar. It’s the most punderful language because its vocabulary has a certain critical mass that makes a lingo good for punning.
Richard Lederer
The almighty dollar, that great object of universal devotion.
Washington Irving
In fact, by universal grammar I mean just that system of principles and structures that are the prerequisites for acquisition of language, and to which every language necessarily conforms.
Noam Chomsky
It is we who are the measure of what is strange and miraculous: if we sought a universal measure the strange and miraculous would not occur and all things would be equal.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
I think the father-son love story is a universal one which transcends color.
Lee Daniels
If there is such a thing as a universal–and I wasn’t ready to throw all of mine out the window–it’s that there is power in a story. And if someone pays you such a kindness as to make up a tale so you’ll enjoy a gingersnap, you go along with that story and enjoy every last bite.
Clare Vanderpool
What this denomination stands for is, really, is the universal vision of all people being treated fairly under the law as God sees us in His sight.
Clementa C. Pinckney
There is only one universal passion fear.
George Bernard Shaw
The Six Faces of the future are: Fast, Urban, Tribal, Universal, Radical and Ethical.
Patrick Dixon
I have not proved that the universe is, in fact, a digital computer and that it’s capable of performing universal computation, but it’s plausible that it is.
Seth Lloyd
If there ever was in the history of humanity an enemy who was truly universal, an enemy whose acts and moves trouble the entire world, threaten the entire world, attack the entire world in any way or another, that real and really universal enemy is precisely Yankee imperialism.
Fidel Castro
I am aware that the assumed instinctive belief in God has been used by many persons as an argument for his existence. The idea of a universal and beneficent Creator does not seem to arise in the mind of man, until he has been elevated by long-continued culture.
Charles Darwin
While the four-day work week is not yet universal, most citizens enjoy the pleasures of added three-day weekends during the year. These extra days, as well as monthlong vacations, are used in the pursuit of our studies, hobbies and travels – and often all three are indulged at the same time.
Michael Frome
There is only one I actually. That I is Consciousness. When you follow the personal I to the source, it turns into the universal I, which is Consciousness. Begin to catch yourself. begin to realize your divine nature. You do this by keeping quiet. The fastest way to realization is to keep quiet.
Robert Adams
Sex is the Universal Language in which nobody speaks; they don’t have to.
George Burns
When beauty is universal, it loses its power to move the heart, and only its absence can produce any emotional effect.
Arthur C. Clarke
Forming a new world religion is difficult and not particularly desirable. However, in that love is essential to all religions, one could speak of the universal religion of love.
Dalai Lama
I never really thought about my music being universal. When I set out to write, it was just a feeling that felt good to me. I never thought about being able to reach everybody.
Leon Bridges
This notion of universal Windows apps is a very powerful concept because we’re now aggregating the 300-plus-million-socket run rate of Windows into one opportunity for our developers.
Satya Nadella
All nature wears one universal grin.
Henry Fielding
I learned to cross the threshold of my studio with reverence, as though I were entering a shrine set apart for me to become co-creator with the Universal Thinker of all things.
Walter Russell
Every now and then, people will recognize me at restaurants or Universal Studios or something. I’ll always take a picture with them if they want. I mean, that’s what telling stories and acting for a living are for – for the people.
Matthew Moy
The piano is able to communicate the subtlest universal truths by means of wood, metal and vibrating air.
Kenneth R. Miller
Football is one of the world’s best means of communication. It is impartial, apolitical and universal. Football unites people around the world every day. Young or old, players or fans, rich or poor, the game makes everyone equal, stirs the imagination, makes people happy and makes them sad
Franz Beckenbauer
In the not-for-profit world, I never felt that being female was an impediment. I was, however, given my break into commercial theatre by a female producer, Judy Craymer, and women – in particular, Donna Langley, president of production at Universal – were crucial in giving ‘Mamma Mia’ a home in Hollywood.
Phyllida Lloyd
Nothing is pure and entire of a piece. All advantages are attended with disadvantages. A universal compensation prevails in all conditions of being and existence.
David Hume
The only universal language I know of that wraps up joy and gratitude and love is laughter.
BrenГ© Brown
Success in life could be defined as the continued expansion of happiness and the progressive realization of worthy goals. It’s the ability to effortlessly fulfill your deepest desires. The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success are universal principles you can use to manifest your greatest dreams, with grace and ease.
Deepak Chopra
If we care about universal principles such as freedom, democracy and the rule of law, we cannot leave them to the care of market forces; we must establish some other institutions to safeguard them.
George Soros
There’re been sort of a sea change in my work in general, in that the more personal, the universal it’s become.
Marti Noxon
The Holy Grail of universal coverage in the United States may remain out of reach unless, through rational collective action overriding some individual self-interest, we can reduce per capita costs.
Donald Berwick
The holy universal Church teaches that it is not possible to worship God truly except in Her and asserts that all who are outside of Her will not be saved.
Pope Gregory I
Feelings or emotions are the universal language and are to be honored. They are the authentic expression of who you are at your deepest place.
Judith Wright
The almost universal gift everyone can develop is the creation of a pleasant disposition, an even temperament.
L. Tom Perry
A philosophical attempt to work out a universal history according to a natural plan directed to achieving the civic union of the human race must be regarded as possible and, indeed, as contributing to this end of Nature.
Immanuel Kant
Our march to freedom is irreversible. We must not allow fear to stand in our way.В Universal suffrage on a common voters’ roll in a united, democratic and non-racial South Africa is the only way to peace and racial harmony.
Nelson Mandela
The Qur’an, throughout all of its verses, aims mainly to establish and confirm four basic, universal truths: the existence and Oneness of the Maker of the universe; Prophethood; bodily Resurrection; and worship and justice.
Said Nursi
Heroes are important not only because they symbolize what we believe to be important, but because they also convey universal truths about personal self-discovery and self-transcendence, one’s role in society, and the relation between the two.
Alan Hirsch
The West hasn’t reached its universal state as yet, although its close to it, but it certainly has evolved out of its warring state phase, which it was in for a couple of centuries.
Samuel P. Huntington
For myself, I always write about Dublin, because if I can get to the heart of Dublin I can get to the heart of all the cities of the world. In the particular is contained the universal.
James Joyce
The qualities of bodies, which admit neither intension nor remission of degrees, and which are found to belong to fill bodies within the reach of our experiments, are to be esteemed the universal qualities of all bodies whatsoever.
Isaac Newton
Baseball is a universal language. Catch the ball, throw the ball, hit the ball.
Pete Rose
By sealing our work with our blood, we may see at least the bright dawn of universal happiness.
Maximilien Robespierre
It gives liberty and breadth to thought, to learn to judge our own epoch from the point of view of universal history, history from the point of view of geological periods, geology from the point of view of astronomy.
Henri Frederic Amiel
The liberation cannot be reached but by means of the perception of the identity of the individual spirit with the universal spirit.
Laozi
Art is sometimes likened to a mirror… an expression of universal human truth, executed with a degree of skill.
Sara Genn
The story of the African-American people is the story of the settlement and growth of America itself, a universal tale that all people should experience.
Henry Louis Gates
When you understand who and what you are, your radiance projects into the universal radiance and everything around you becomes creative and full of opportunity.
Harbhajan Singh Yogi
Everything comes out in blues music: joy, pain, struggle. Blues is affirmation with absolute elegance. It’s about a man and a woman. So the pain and the struggle in the blues is that universal pain that comes from having your heart broken. Most blues songs are not about social statements.
Wynton Marsalis
All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.
Samuel Butler
There is only one Church, and the responsibility for missionary work is universal. ‘Every member a missionary.’
James E. Faust
The State, in fact, as the universal ethical will, is the creator of right.
Benito Mussolini
A writer is justly called ‘universal’ when he is understood within the limits of his civilization, though that be bounded by a country or an age.
George Edward Woodberry
the position of women, that sad and well-nigh universal blot on civilizations, was never far from her mind.
Rose Macaulay
I felt like my favorite writers have almost musical hooks in their work, whether it’s poetry or a hook at the end of a chapter that makes you want to read the next one. And I think that my favorite writers definitely have something musical about what they do, in saying something so relatable and universal and so simple.
Taylor Swift
Bob Marley stood for universal peace and love. He tried to break racial barriers.
Wyclef Jean
…letting go of attachment to any way of believing or thinking has made me feel more expanded and almost transparent so that universal energy can just flow through me.
Anita Moorjani
Is the human race a universal constructor?
David Deutsch
Let’s just say I’m a believer in universal, single-payer healthcare insurance.
Charles Bock
Every man who has shown the world the way to beauty, to true culture, has been a rebel, a ‘universal’ without patriotism, without home, who has found his people everywhere.
Chaim Potok
The idea of a universal mind or Logos would be, I think, a fairly plausible inference from the present state of scientific theory.
Arthur Eddington
I am constantly thankful. The world is so beautiful, I am thankful. I have endless energy, I am thankful. I am plugged into the source of Universal Supply, I am thankful. I am plugged into the source of Universal Truth, I am thankful. I have this constant feeling of thankfulness, which is a prayer.
Peace Pilgrim
I know that sounds clichГ©, but mostly from my own experiences and things I see around me. We’re all human beings, and a lot of the things I write about are pretty universal things.
Joan Jett
What’s universal is the texture of our relationships. It’s evolving. Times are changing with the women’s movement. Men’s roles are being redefined and, in some ways, they’re confused.
Terry McMillan
The universal view melts things into a blur.
Emile M. Cioran
It is the creator of fiction’s point of view; it is the character who interests him. Sometimes he wants to convince the reader that the story he is telling is as interesting as universal history.
Raymond Queneau
The gospel proceeds on the basis of universal depravity; the gospel assimilates all varieties of human nature into one common experience of guilt and need and helplessness; and this is just what you do not like about it.
William Morley Punshon
Life is a continual flow of events, streaming in from the universal stream of consciousness in such a way that it exactly matches our own stream of consciousness.
Neale Donald Walsch
To know the history of science is to recognize the mortality of any claim to universal truth.
Evelyn Fox Keller
The most fundamental attack on freedom is the attack on critical thinking skills. Comments display our universal failure to teach and value critical thinking, leaving the possibility open that both everything and nothing could be true.
Travis Nichols
Universal responsibility is the key to human survival. It is the best foundation for world peace.
Dalai Lama
Tapping into the essence of originating Spirit, emulating the attributes of the creative force of intention, and manifesting into your life anything that you desire that’s consistent with the universal mind.
Wayne Dyer
Both induction and deduction, reasoning from the particular and the general, and back again from the universal to the specific, form the essence to scientific thinking.
Hans Christian von Baeyer
Almost any dog thinks almost any human is the Great Spirit, the Primal Creator, and the Universal Force Behind the Sun and Tides. What human can resist?
Barbara Holland
That’s the beauty of art: art is universal.
John Kani
Google will make us more informed. The smartest person in the world could well be behind a plow in China or India. Providing universal access to information will allow such people to realize their full potential, providing benefits to the entire world.
Hal Varian
The Rosary is a magnificent and universal prayer for the needs of the Church, the nations and the entire world.
Pope John XXIII
When I was a kid, going to Universal Studios, which was all I wanted to do, all the time, there was a show that was all the monsters, and I loved that show. I was obsessed with Dracula. I was obsessed with Frankenstein. I was obsessed with the Wolfman.
Alex Kurtzman
Let us face a pluralistic world in which there are no universal churches, no single remedy for all diseases, no one way to teach or write or sing, no magic diet, no world poets, and no chosen races, but only the wretched and wonderfully diversified human race.
Jacques Barzun
After talking to people and meeting them every day, I realize that a song can be written from one perspective with an objective in mind. What is crazy about it is that many different people can take one song a totally different way. That is so cool, since music is a universal thing and a very personal thing.
Josh Dun
If conservatives get to call universal healthcare ‘socialized medicine,’ I get to call private, for-profit healthcare ‘soulless, vampire bastards making money off human pain.’
Bill Maher
A Century of Wisdom is universal and will enrich readers for generations to come.
Itzhak Perlman
Video is universal and allows people around the world to communicate and exchange ideas.
Chad Hurley
Everyone makes moral choices that better themselves and hurt someone else along the way – and whether or not the means justify the ends. And that, to me, is universal.
George Clooney
there is more to this hijab than the whole modesty thing. These girls are strangers to me but I know that we all felt an amazing connection, a sense that this cloth binds us in some kind of universal sisterhood.
Randa Abdel-Fattah
To me it hit home when the US took away the pledge of allegiance from the kids in school. People that migrate to come to this country can’t learn to love a flag that means universal freedom no matter where you come from, you can come here to try and have a better life.
Cristian Machado
That the chance of gain is naturally over-valued, we may learn from the universal success of lotteries.
Adam Smith
The mathematics of rhythm are universal. They don’t belong to any particular culture.
John McLaughlin
Prayers for the condemned man will be offered on an adding machine. Numbers constitute the only universal language.
Nathanael West
so few people realize that preparedness never leads to peace, but that it is indeed the road to universal slaughter.
Emma Goldman
The problem of the universal is difficult in every case. The universal and the particular can never be separated; they always go hand in hand.
Robert Neelly Bellah
The language of art is a ‘parabolic’ language, with a special openness to the universal: the ‘Way of Beauty’ is a way capable of leading the mind and heart to the Lord, to elevate them to the heights of God.
Pope Benedict XVI
I want to work with directors who can tell intimate stories in a way that feels universal and with a big enough scope and depth to travel outside of Iceland.
Baltasar Kormakur
LEGO is universal. So many people enjoy it, from all different walks of life, all different ages, all different cultures. When I was in Africa, I had LEGO bricks with me and I met some people who had never heard of LEGO, they had never seen it before and yet as soon as I gave them a few bricks, they immediately got it.
Nathan Sawaya
I was a pop freak. I love music. Of course, I knew soul because I grew up in it. Writing it and everything. I love soul. But I love a tune that has some meat in it. Something I could hang my hat on. Because music is universal. Therefore, I felt no boundaries.
Isaac Hayes
Movement is the universal language of personal freedom.
Louis Chevrolet
I have a pretty diverse audience, and that makes me happy – laughter is universal, and I don’t differentiate between people at all. Why should I? People are people. There’s no reason why one person can’t relate to any other person on this planet in some way or another.
Tracy Morgan
Only two classes of books are of universal appeal. The very best and the very worst.
Ford Madox Ford
If the helplessness and isolation of labour, who have nothing to sell but their labour, can be totally removed by connecting labour with capital through a universal credit system, we’ll then have other kinds of actors on the economic scene different from what the existing capitalist world would allow us to bring out.
Muhammad Yunus
Proof that they do not understand the republic is that in their fine promises for universal suffrage, they forgot women.
Delphine de Girardin
Nature, when left to universal laws, tends to produce regularity out of chaos.
Immanuel Kant
One, what would happen if everyone did this thing? Two, would this help or hinder the movement toward universal ultimate complexity?
Gregory David Roberts
In the abstract conception of universal wrong, all concrete responsibility vanishes.
Theodor Adorno
Faith is universal. Our specific methods for understanding it are arbitrary. Some of us pray to Jesus, some of us go to Mecca, some of us study subatomic particles. In the end we are all just searching for truth, that which is greater than ourselves.
Dan Brown
All we want is to carry out the greatest expression of a free democracy and vote on Catalonia’s future. This is not about independence: it is about fundamental civil rights and the universal right of self-determination.
Carles Puigdemont
Just because it’s a unique perspective doesn’t mean it can’t offer something universal.
Lynn Nottage
Throughout its history, the international Olympic Committee has struggled to spread its ideal of fraternity, friendship, peace and universal understanding.
Juan Antonio Samaranch
What you always try to do, as an actor, is find the thing that’s universal in the person.
Finn Wittrock
The web’s strength lies precisely in its unique position as the world’s first universal platform.
Jeffrey Zeldman
Prayer is the one prime, eternal condition by which the Father is pledged to put the Son in possession of the world. Christ prays through His people. Had there been importunate, universal, and continuous prayer by God’s people, long ere this the earth had been possessed for Christ.
Edward McKendree Bounds
Our universal message of access to economic opportunity resonates with the ironworker in northeastern Ohio and the immigrant in South Florida. And we sometimes have a relationship deficit with our voters, because we’re not communicating that message.
Tom Perez
We have lost faith in ourselves. Therefore to preach the Advaita aspect of the Vedanta is necessary to rouse up the hearts of men, to show them the glory of their souls. It is therefore that I preach this Advaita, and I do so not as a sectarian, but upon universal and widely acceptable grounds.
Swami Vivekananda
You know, there’s a saying in art that in order to be universal you must be specific. So I think every artist feels that he is dealing with specific things but that it also has significance universally.
David Cronenberg
I don’t want to find myself ever locked into what people think I should think or do. In my art, and acting, I have a universal vision of things, an international vision. Bigger and broader and beyond. ‘Bigger than life’ is always on my mind.
Billy Dee Williams
There might just be a universal expectation to respect the dead, but my work is also born from another aspect of Thai society – that is, the overemphasis on familial bonds.
Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook
In all countries, and in all ages, from the Druids down to brother Beecher, priests have aimed at universal power.
Anne Royall
This idea of universal access to basic healthcare has to be figured out as a world. No country has figured it out in part because it is driven by ideology.
Jacqueline Novogratz
There are two possibilities: Either the kiss is a human universal, one of the constellation of innate traits, including language and laughter, that unites us as a species, or it is an invention, like fire or wearing clothes, an idea so good that it was bound to metastasize across the globe.
Joshua Foer
Sugar, rum and tobacco are commodities which are nowhere necessaries of life, which are become objects of almost universal consumption, and which are therefore extremely proper subjects of taxation.
Adam Smith
Behavior is mutable. It changes from place to place. It’s like accents, dialect – it varies from one area to another. But there are universal truths about what it means to be a human being. All the other stuff is like applique. Learning that was interesting to me and probably useful for becoming an actor.
Julianne Moore
If a religion is not universal, it cannot be eternal. A narrow religion, a sectarian religion, an exclusive religion can live only for a limited time and a limited purpose.
Sri Aurobindo
You can say ‘stop’ or ‘alto’ or use any other word you think will work but I’ve found that a large bore muzzle pointed at someone’s head is pretty much the universal language.
Clint Smith
This is Heaven, when pain and evil cease, and when the Benignant Principle, untrammelled and uncontrolled, visits in the fulness of its power the universal frame of things.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
No one promised you there would be universal justice.
John L. Parker Jr.
Most of what happens in the world is just a consequence of natural, universal laws- laws that apply everywhere and to everything, with no special exemptions or amplifications for your benefit- given variety by the input of chance. Everything that you as a human being consider cosmically important is an accident.
PZ Myers
With supernatural intuition Blessed Josemaria untiringly preached the universal call to holiness and apostolate. Christ calls everyone to become holy in the realities of everyday life. Hence work too is a means of personal holiness and apostolate when it is done in union with Jesus Christ
Pope John Paul II
I was directing as a kid in movies, and that was always my strongest interest. When I was under contract at Universal, I conned an editing room out of them and spent my money to rent a camera and shoot film and make some movies.
Tim Matheson
This is a grave danger: the stoppage of information between the parts of the planet. Contemporary science knows that such stoppage is the way of entropy, of universal destruction.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Music is like the genius of humankind, universal… People who have never really taken the time to get into music, their lives are a lot smaller. Kids deserve the richness and dimension of it in their lives.
Flea
We have all been hearing from childhood of such things as love, peace, charity, equality, and universal brotherhood; but they have become to us mere words without meaning, words which we repeat like parrots, and it has become quite natural for us to do so. We cannot help it.
Swami Vivekananda
Perhaps what’s needed now is a bolder form of censure after all, because the Internet is not a universal human right. If people cannot be trusted to treat one another with respect, dignity and consideration, perhaps they deserve to have their online freedoms curtailed.
Milo Yiannopoulos
Universal peace as a result of cumulative effort through centuries past might come into existence quickly – not unlike a crystal that suddenly forms in a solution which has been slowly prepared. Science is but a perversion of itself unless it has as its ultimate goal the betterment of humanity.
Nikola Tesla
It is difficult to speak of the universal specifically.
Horace
The Secretary-General must be a determined advocate for the values of tolerance and solidarity – universal values that are shared by cultures and religions around the globe.
Antonio Guterres
Science provides an understanding of a universal experience. Arts provide a universal understanding of a personal experience.
Mae Jemison
I’m always interested in the way people speak and move in their environment, in a very particular environment. I’m never interested in writing a kind of neutral, universal novel that could be set anywhere. To me, the any novel is a local thing always.
Zadie Smith
Strength of the Heart comes from knowing that the pain that we each must bear is part of the greater pain shared by all that lives. It is not just ‘our’ pain, but ‘the’ pain and realizing this awakens our universal compassion
Jack Kornfield
Universal rushed us. We started shooting without a script that was totally completed.
John Landis
I’ve interviewed multiple people who know bin Laden… who tend to have a universal picture of what he’s like, which is: modest, retiring, unassuming, kind of thoughtful – lots of things that don’t fit with a mass murderer, which he is as well.
Peter Bergen
Let’s start therefore with a universal truth: leaders are fundamentally accountable.
Peter Cosgrove
But by providing the background picture – the universal situational awareness that we desire – by showing the anomalies, the Space-Based Radar will change the nature of how we do our analysis and our intelligence.
Stephen Cambone
If we were to compile a list of the ways in which the United States has made both itself and the wider world a better place, then at or very near the top would be its commitment to universal education.
Timothy Noah
A child is a reinvigorating experience. It almost does feel like immortality, but not in the way people think. It reminds us there are universal truths that are most simply seen through the mind of a young person.
Kelsey Grammer
InВ Isaac Murphy: I Dedicate This RideВ Frank X Walker helps restore to public memory one of history’s greatest jockeys. Isaac Murphy’s story has universal significance but it is very much a Kentucky story, of which all Kentuckians should be proud.
Gurney Norman
The universal Church of the faithful is one outside of which none is saved.
Pope Innocent III
I can’t imagine my world without music. It’s the universal language; what I make comes from my heart. What I listen to from others stirs it.
David Guetta
There are plenty of problems in the world, many of them interconnected. But there is no problem which compares with this central, universal problem of saving the human race from extinction.
John Foster Dulles
In the literature of France Moliere occupies the same kind of position as Cervantes in that of Spain, Dante in that of Italy, and Shakespeare in that of England. His glory is more than national – it is universal.
Lytton Strachey
Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.
Aristotle
The National Catholic Register’s coverage of the Church universal, and the Church in our own country, is splendid.
Timothy M. Dolan
Olympism seeks to create a way of life based on the joy found in effort, the educational value of a good example and respect for universal fundamental ethical principles.
Pierre de Coubertin
The question is, what are we to do in order to consolidate peace on a universal and durable foundation, and what are the essential elements of such a peace?
Arthur Henderson
It is also in theory, conceivable that some universal empire some day might cover the whole globe, leaving no external “barbarians” to serve as invaders.
Carroll Quigley
The most reliable sign, the most universal behavior of unscrupulous people is not directed, as one might imagine, at our fearfulness. It is, perversely, an appeal to our sympathy.
Martha Stout
As an old soldier, I admit the cowardice: it’s as universal as seasickness, and matters just as little.
George Bernard Shaw
I believe that my own Christian faith does indeed make universal claims.
Timothy Radcliffe
The wise soul feareth not death; rather she sometimes striveth for death, she goeth beyond to meet her. Yet eternity maintaineth her substance throughout time, immensity throughout space, universal form throughout motion.
Giordano Bruno
The only means of establishing and perpetuating our republican forms of government is the universal education of our youth in the principles of Christianity by means of the Bible.
Benjamin Rush
There is some who say that perhaps freedom is not universal. Maybe it’s only Western people that can self-govern. Maybe it’s only, you know, white-guy Methodists who are capable of self-government. I reject that notion.
George W. Bush
Leaders of the world, my message to you is simple: to achieve universal peace and understanding on this planet you have only to speak plainly, even though you may look foolish. This is a thousand times better than looking good and talking nonsense.
David Small
Loveleen Tandon, the casting director of ‘Brick Lane,’ understood my capacity and suggested my name to director Sarah Gavron. The film has such universal appeal that given a chance I would like to remake it in Hindi.
Satish Kaushik
Human psychology has a near universal tendency to let belief be coloured by desire.
Richard Dawkins
There is one universal sex law: Sex shall not be unregulated.
Robert Anton Wilson
Swallow the stars until you are one with the universe, with all-pervading universal life.
Soen Nakagawa
Painting (like poetry) chooses from universals what is most apposite. It brings together, in a single imaginary being, circumstances and characteristics which occur in nature in many different persons.
Francisco Goya
This special feeling towards fruit, its glory and abundance, is I would say universal…. We respond to strawberry fields or cherry orchards with a delight that a cabbage patch or even an elegant vegetable garden cannot provoke.
Jane Grigson
Universal suffrage is counter-revolution.
Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
The very moment you understand that being a Muslim and being American or European are not mutually exclusive, you enrich your society. Promote the universal principles of justice and freedom, and leave the societies elsewhere to find their model of democracy based on their collective psychology and cultural heritage.
Tariq Ramadan
Thank you to Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Universal Studios, and the Grammys for telling the story of what Compton was and is becoming.
Aja Brown
Open the book of universal history at what period we may, it is always the India trade which is the cause of internal industry and foreign negotiation.
William Winwood Reade
Computing lets people express their creativity and unlock solutions, and code is computing’s universal language. All young people, including girls, deserve to be fluent in the language of the future.
Gabe Newell
For quite a while I have set for myself the rule if a theoretician says ‘universal’ it just means pure nonsense.
Wolfgang Pauli
Human rights is a universal standard. It is a component of every religion and every civilization.
Shirin Ebadi
There is a universal reality in ourselves that aligns us with a universal reality that is everywhere.
B.K.S. Iyengar
Local color has a fatal tendency to remain local; but it is also true that the universal often borders on the void
Hervey Allen
I think universal harmony is a pipedream and it may be more productive to focus on more modest goals, like a ban on yodeling.
Woody Allen
The focusing of attention on the breath is perhaps the most universal of the many hundreds of meditation subjects used worldwide.
Jack Kornfield
Knowledge of the soul is the only universal truth and the only wisdom – all other knowledge is transient.
Plato
Our goal in science is to discover universal laws of nature. If one’s faith requires one to abandon or ignore natural laws, well, that person is going to have trouble reconciling religion and science. Otherwise, there is no any conflict.
Bill Nye
I consider myself to be an inverse paranoid. I always operate as if everything is part of a universal plot to enhance my well-being.
Jack Canfield
By the definite science of meditation known for millenniums to the yogis and sages of India, and to Jesus, any seeker of God can enlarge the caliber of his consciousness to omniscience to receive within himself the Universal Intelligence of God.
Paramahansa Yogananda
I’ve been arrested a few times, but I’ve never been in real trouble. Because what I do is art and even if it is illegal, Art is a universal activity, and artists are generally respected.
Invader
I worked on ‘USA Today’ as a topic for while. I tried to do something on hand chairs, chairs that look like hands. I really tried. But some topics are not truly universal.
Jim Gaffigan
Democracy is a universal value
Amartya Sen
Photography is a universal language, transcending the boundaries of race, politics, and nationality.
Arthur Rothstein
When one has made his demands upon the Universal, he must be ready for surprises. Everything may seem to be going wrong, when in reality, it is going right.
Florence Scovel Shinn
I work very hard at creating complex characters, a mix of positives and negatives. They are all flawed. I believe flaws are almost universal, and they help us understand, sympathise and, paradoxically, feel closer to such characters.
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
I’m a storyteller who wants to tell untold, meaningful, universal stories in unforgettable ways. I want to do it all, study it all, and find my place in it.
Janelle Monae
This ego – the less there is of it, the nearer I am to that which I really am: the universal body.
Swami Vivekananda
Foreignness is all around. Only in the heart of the heart of the country, namely the heart of the United States, can you avoid such a thing. In the center of an empire, you can think of your experience as universal. Outside the empire or on the fringes of the empire, you cannot.
Margaret Atwood
I authored the Universal National Service Act because I believe that everyone in America should contribute to the greater good of America.
Charles B. Rangel
The profound self is a universal self.
Rene Girard
The activity of art is… as important as the activity of language itself, and as universal.
Leo Tolstoy
As I travel around Idaho and visit with seniors, I hear almost universal concern about the rising cost of health care, particularly the cost of prescription drugs.
Mike Simpson
Act only according to that maxim whereby you can at the same time will that it should become a universal law.
Immanuel Kant
My message is very simple and universal, not very intellectual, but humane. Just love each other and live.
Alton Ellis
More people with HIV/Aids are getting inexpensive anti-retroviral drugs, and their life expectancy has increased, but universal access is still far off, and the disease is still spreading, if more slowly than before.
Peter Singer
Music is a universal language.
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
The truth is, everything ultimately comes down to the relationship between the reader and the writer and the characters. Does or does not a character address moral being in a universal and important way? If it does, then it’s literature.
Whitley Strieber
I always believed in love, compassion and a sense of universal respect. Every human being has that potential.
Dalai Lama
Health care in Denmark is universal, free of charge and high quality. Everybody is covered as a right of citizenship.
Bernie Sanders
The last fact which knowledge can discover is that the world is a manifestation, and in every way a puzzling manifestation, of the universal will to live.
Albert Schweitzer
There is a tendency to presume autobiography in fiction by women or minorities. Guys named Jonathan write universal stories, while there’s this sense that everyone else is just fictionalizing their own small experiences.
Rumaan Alam
The language of intrinsic human rights represented a significant advance beyond the previous language of world religions in terms of its universal applicability and its thiswordliness.
Immanuel Wallerstein
Poems – crystallizations of the universal play of analogy, transparent objects which, as they reproduce the mechanism and the rotary motion of analogy, are waterspouts of new analogies.
Octavio Paz
Frankly, it was only after ‘Clone Wars’ got cancelled that there seemed to be this universal love-fest from fans.
Dave Filoni
Zionism is, in sum, the constant and unrelenting effort to realize the national and universal vision of the prophets of Israel.
Yigal Allon
If, as I can’t help suspecting, the dead also feel the pains of separation (and this may be one of their purgatorial sufferings), then for both lovers, and for all pairs of lovers without exception, bereavement is a universal and integral part of our experience of love.
C. S. Lewis
The personal ego must be suppressed and replaced with the ‘universal ego.’
Walter Russell
Musicals are so expensive to put on the stage that you have to have the backing of a corporate, you have to have Universal Studios or Disney or somebody to put in the money.
Stephen Sondheim
Whenever I write, I try and approach my stories from some kind of universal theme or idea or emotion.
Jeff Nichols
Art lifts man from his personal life into the universal life.
Leo Tolstoy
Music is the one universal language. It’s your best friend when the chips are down, and it’s better than any energy drink when you’re feeling it.
Dave Smalley
I speak about universal evolution and teleological evolution, because I think the process of evolution reflects the wisdom of nature. I see the need for wisdom to become operative. We need to try to put all of these things together in what I call an evolutionary philosophy of our time.
Jonas Salk
All special charters of freedom must be abrogated where the universal law of freedom is to flourish.
Heinrich Heine
Freedom is not the sole prerogative of a chosen few, but the universal right of all God’s children.
Ronald Reagan
Similar to computer technology in the ’60s, 3-D printing is a universal technology that has the potential to revolutionize our life by enabling individuals to design and manufacture things.
Hod Lipson
My grandmother was an actress too. In the thirties and forties she was under contract with Universal Studios. Crazy credits, lots of them. My dad was also under contract with Universal Studios. And my first film was shot on the same stage they both worked on at Universal.
Chris Pine
Money is a topic that touches all races, all religions, all sexes, all ages, all tax brackets. It’s a universal language that truly has been held up to us in society as a thing that determines whether we are successful, worthy, whether we have contributed something to life or not.
Suze Orman
There is an almost universal tendency, perhaps an inborn tendency, to suspect the good faith of a man who holds opinions that differ from our own opinions. It obviously endangers the freedom and the objectivity of our discussion if we attack a person instead of attacking an opinion or, more precisely, a theory.
Karl Popper
I tried to do a comic strip. I came close, and I met with Universal Press Syndicate in Kansas City, but ultimately, they did not go with my strip.
Jake Tapper
There are some concerns that are universal. Everyone wants to be loved, and everyone wants to feel like they belong somewhere in the world. Everyone wants to do something and feel like they have a sense of purpose. These are just the things that I think about and the things that make their way into my songwriting.
Tracy Chapman
I remember when I was 5 or 6 years old, gospel music felt familiar, like I had heard it in the womb or something. A lot of those old gospel songs still give me that feeling, that it’s older than time and there’s actually music that can tap into a universal subconscious, or whatever word you want to put on it.
M. Ward
Olympism is a philosophy which, by blending sport with culture, seeks to create a way of life based on the joy found in effort, the educational value of good example and respect for universal ethical principles.
Juan Antonio Samaranch
Lincoln did but pour the soul of the nation into the monumental act of universal liberty; and that soul was inspired by the gospel.
Edward Thomson
The artist is one who makes a concentrated statement about the world in which he lives and that statement tends to become impersonal-it tends to become universal and enduring because it comes out of something very particular.
Paul Strand
In the West we are free to think what we want, to read what we want, to practice our religion, to live as we choose. Liberty is codified in human rights, a magnificent Western creation but also, I believe, a universal good.
Ibn Warraq
Psychological adulthood is by no means a universal attainment.
Frances G. Wickes
I use a lot of different words for God – infinite intelligence, primordial, perfection or universal creativity. All of these, to me, are God. And ‘God’ is a word, I think, that some people feel uncomfortable with, so they can use another word, you know? It’s the great mystery.
Alex Grey
You see a Clint Eastwood movie, and you might not know if it’s from Universal or Warner Bros. or another studio. He has affiliations with so many studios now, but there was a time when you’d just look at a movie and think, ‘Oh, that’s a Warner Bros. film.’
Robert Osborne
The larger truth, the universal truth that you can give in a novel, is far greater than what you can give through journalism.
Oriana Fallaci
I steer clear of books with ugly covers. And ones that are touted as ‘sweeping,’ ‘tender’ or ‘universal.’
Rachel Kushner
The spirit of Greece, passing through and ascending above the world, hath so animated universal nature, that the very rocks and woods, the very torrents and wilds burst forth with it.
Walter Savage Landor
Once crime was as solitary as a cry of protest; now it is as universal as science. Yesterday it was put on trial; today it determines the law.
Albert Camus
I think physical comedy is an amazing asset because it tells a story that’s more universal than just language and dialogue. I grew up watching Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. They’re very powerful figures in my life.
Josh Gad
Because powerful images are fixed in the mind more readily than words, the photographer needs no interpreter. A photograph means the same thing all over the world and no translator is required. Photography is truly a universal language, transcending all boundaries of race, politics and nationality.
Arthur Rothstein
To me, White Boy Shuffle is sort of like Catcher in the Rye, the story is so universal.
Ryan Phillippe
This is the universal property of the human mind. Abstract rules form the core of everything from computer programs to grammars. Our results show that babies’ minds are built to look for such rules – even without being told.
Gary Marcus
We love stories about identity and acceptance because they’re so universal.
Stephanie Savage
Boy’s natural play is rough and tumble play, it’s the universal play of little boys. And it’s very different from aggression. And we are a society that’s failing to understand the distinction.
Christina Hoff Sommers
The themes in ‘Violet’ are universal: accepting yourself with all of your flaws, moving on, and the forgiveness and freedom that comes along with that.
Joshua Henry
One of the reasons we all still read Jane Austen is because her books are about universal things which still matter today – love, money, family. They haven’t gone out of fashion, so it’s not throwing the baby out with the bathwater to rework her in a contemporary style.
Val McDermid
It is a vulgar error that love, a love, to woman is her whole existence; she is born for Truth and Love in their universal energy.
Margaret Fuller
Higher education holds itself out as a kind of universal church, outside of which there is no salvation.
Peter Thiel
Although I tried to be universal in thought, I am European by instinct and inclination.
Albert Einstein
This insinuation of the interests of the self into even the most ideal enterprises and most universal objectives, envisaged in moments of highest rationality, makes hypocrisy an inevitable by product of all virtuous endeavor.
Reinhold Niebuhr
Health care is not just another commodity. It is not a gift to be rationed based on the ability to pay. It is time to make universal health insurance a national priority, so that the basic right to health care can finally become a reality for every American.
Edward Kennedy
Universal education is not only a moral imperative but an economic necessity, to pave the way toward making many more nations self-sufficient and self-sustaining.
Desmond Tutu
I think there is sort of a general universal perception of me, or someone who looks like me, as someone who is kind of menacing, dark or mysterious.
Steven Bauer
Mysticism is the mistake of an accidental and individual symbol for an universal one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Any picture firmly held in any mind, in any form, is bound to come forth. That is the great, unchanging universal law that, when we cooperate with it intelligently, makes us absolute masters of the conditions and situations in our lives.
Roger McDonald
If I have succeeded better than many who surround me, it has been chiefly – may I say almost solely – from universal assiduity.
John Dalton
Avarice, or the desire of gain, is a universal passion which operates at all times, at all places, and upon all persons.
David Hume
Love is the very foundation, beauty and fulfillment of life. If we dive deep enough into ourselves, we will find that the one thread of universal love ties all beings together. As this awareness dawns within us, peace alone will reign.
Mata Amritanandamayi
A genuine smile distributes the cosmic current, Prana to every body cell.The happy man is less subject to disease, for happiness actually attracts into the body a greater supply of the Universal life energy.
Paramahansa Yogananda
Although I was too young to understand the theory of universal (that’s to say male) guilt, I was old enough to know which sex suffered migraine and which sex caused it.
Howard Jacobson
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When you talk, you realize that the pains and worries you feel are universal; you no longer feel alone in your sadness. You relate and find comfort in the fact that there are other women going through the same things as you are.
Adwoa Aboah
When you know God as peace within, then you will realize Him as peace existing in the universal harmony of all things without.
Paramahansa Yogananda
The true courage of civilized nations is readiness for sacrifice in the service of the state, so that the individual counts as only one amongst many. The important thing here is not personal mettle but aligning oneself with the universal.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Plays which are universal tempt me. ‘August: Osage County’ is a play which is relevant to the urban Indian set up.
Lillete Dubey
All of us have that feeling of some deficiency from our childhood. I think that’s a universal thing.
Rian Johnson
All we see and admire today will burn in the universal fire that ushers in a new, just, happy world.
Seneca the Younger
Each celestial body, in fact each and every atom, produces a particular sound on account of its movement, its rhythm or vibration. All these sounds and vibrations form a universal harmony in which each element, while having it’s own function and character, contributes to the whole.
Pythagoras
The peace and joy of the Christmas season was marred by a proclamation of a general strike of all the military forces of the world. Panic reigns in the hearts of all the patriots of every persuasion. Meanwhile, fears of universal disaster sank to an all-time low over the world.
Isaac Asimov
A firm faith in the universal providence of God is the solution of all earthly problems. It is almost equally true that a clear and full apprehension of the universal providence of God is the solution of most theological problems.
B. B. Warfield
Meditation, then, is not so much a part of this or that particular religion, but rather part of the universal spiritual culture of all humankind–an effort to bring awareness to bear on all aspects of life. It is, in other words, part of what has been called the perennial philosophy.
Ken Wilber
Directing ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ has been an intense and incredible journey for which I am hugely grateful. I have Universal to thank for that.
Sam Taylor-Johnson
The reason we constantly discover new truth in Shakespeare is that his complete understanding of the particular includes the universal.
Austin O’Malley
God is universal; confined to no spot, defined by no dogma, appropriated by no sect.
Mary Baker Eddy
Nature is the common, universal language, understood by all.
Kathleen Raine
To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter… to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in spring – these are some of the rewards of the simple life.
John Burroughs
At the end of the day, flirting is a pretty universal language. Americans are more direct. British people are more indirect about everything
Rachel Weisz
If we’re talking about transportation, the best thing a city can do is densify as quickly as it can. That needs to be said every time this issue comes up, because it’s the only universal strategy that works.
Alex Steffen
Hiding a talent is not exclusive to any one particular group of people: young, old, black, white, Latin. It doesn’t matter. It’s universal. The idea that you have a gift or talent is always kind of threatening.
Laurence Fishburne
For knowing is spoken of in three ways: it may be either universal knowledge or knowledge proper to the matter in hand or actualising such knowledge; consequently three kinds of error also are possible.
Aristotle
Atheism is indeed the most daring of all dogmas . . . for it is the assertion of a universal negative.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
As we have always seen here in the U.S. the universal truth about elections is that people vote their pocketbook.
Jennifer Dunn
We’re supposed to see “universal” love as heterosexual. What I insist upon in my work is that there is no such thing as universal love in literature.
Audre Lorde
Mostly I’m proud to be an African-American woman, but I’m glad I have a universal look as well.
Chanel Iman
We also want to try and slow down all this foolishness that’s going on between the East and West. We gotta understand that Hip Hop is now universal. Hip Hop is not East coast or West coast.
Afrika Bambaataa
To seek, beneath the universal strife, the hidden harmony of things.
Will Durant
the most comfortable characteristic of the period [1775-1825], and the one which incites our deepest envy, is the universal willingness to accept a good purpose as a substitute for good work.
Agnes Repplier
Women’s propensity to share confidences is universal. We confirm our reality by sharing.
Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
We labour at our daily work more ardently and thoughtlessly than is necessary to sustain our life because it is even more necessary not to have leisure to stop and think. Haste is universal because everyone is in flight from himself.
Friedrich Nietzsche
There is one universal law that has been formed, or at least adoptedby the majority of mankind. That law is justice. Justice forms the cornerstone of each nation’s law.
Alexis de Tocqueville
We have to recognize that spirituality is a legitimate dimension in the psyche. It’s a legitimate dimension in the universal scheme of things. It doesn’t mean that you are superstitious, that you are in to magical, primitive thinking, if you take spirituality seriously.
Stanislav Grof
It may be true that my desk here is really ‘nothing but’ a transient eddy of electrons in the flux of universal process. Nevertheless, I find that it continues to support my feet, my revolver, and my cigars all day long. What happens when my back is turned I don’t know. Or much care. That’s no concern of mine.
Edward Abbey
It’s the true meaning of music being a universal language, constantly fighting and going through different boundaries in order for new people to hear the music and be like, “Oh, sh*t! I mess with this Pitbull kid.”
Pitbull
Homesickness is universal. But Neapolitan homesickness goes back further than the accidents of domicile. It is nostalgia for love and loss themselves, a soul-sickness caused by the very idea of leaving.
Howard Jacobson
And then there is the universal role of adult. When you play that role, you take yourself and life very seriously. Spontaneity, lightheartedness, and joy are not part of that role.
Eckhart Tolle
I’m building an empire. How do you know I won’t be the next [Universal Music Group Chairman/CEO] Doug Morris one day? I’m doing a hell of a job, and I’m on the road to that next level.
DJ Khaled
How children attempt to deal with everyday comedies and tragedies, and mortality, is universal and ultimately such a large part of what it means to be human.
Paul G. Tremblay
Doing Good is a simple and universal vision. A vision to which each and every one of us can connect and contribute to its realisation. A vision based on the belief that by doing good deeds, positive thinking and affirmative choice of words, feelings and actions, we can enhance goodness in the world.
Shari Arison
Order is the law of nature, the universal trend, the cosmic direction. If time is an arrow, that arrow points toward order. The future is pattern, organization, union, intensification; the past, randomness, confusion, disintegration, dissipation.
Alan Lightman
If you contribute to other peoples happiness, you will find the true meaning of life. The key point is to have a genuine sense of universal responsibility
Dalai Lama
In order to have a literature, a nation must live, not merely on the practical, but on the moral and spiritual plane as well, contributing through its national life to the development of some side of the universal spirit of man.
Vissarion Belinsky
Universal peace will be realized, not because man will become better, but because a new order of things, a new science, new economic necessities, will impose peace.
Anatole France
…all knowledge exists in the Mind universe of Light – which is God – that all Mind is One Mind, that men do not have separate minds, and that all knowledge can be obtained from the Universal Source of All-Knowledge by becoming One with that Source.
Walter Russell
Normally, we define banks as being either retail or corporate, but ICICI transformed itself from a corporate bank into a retail bank and, now, a universal bank.
Chanda Kochhar
I think then, 1st, that the only safety of the South from abolition universal is to be found in an early dissolution of the Union.
Henry L. Benning
So act that anything you do may become universal law.
Immanuel Kant
Christianity, by introducing into Europe the truest principles of humanity, universal benevolence, and brotherly love, had happily abolished civil slavery. Let us who profess the same religion practice its precepts… by agreeing to this duty.
Richard Henry Lee
We become a Co-worker with God at every step of the spiritual path. This is a universal law. There is great hope here for those who are sincere in finding out who and what they are, becoming a Co-worker with God, and realising the Kingdom of Heaven while still living in the body. The key lies within you.
Harold Klemp
Sport allows us to engage in dialogue and to build bridges, and it may even have the capacity to reshape international relations. The Olympic Games embody perfectly this universal mission.
Richard Attias
It is a universal and fundamental political principle that the power to protect can safely be confided only to those interested in protecting, or their responsible agents – a maxim not less true in private than in public affairs.
John C. Calhoun
In the suffragist and abolitionist era, there were a lot of white women and some black men and women who argued for the old hierarchy and against universal adult suffrage – often on religious grounds.
Gloria Steinem
There is a universal element in man which he can assert by so acting as if the purpose of the Universe were also his purpose. It is the function of the supreme ordeals of life to develop in men this power, to give to their life this distinction, this height of dignity, these vast horizons.
Felix Adler
Were I to sum up the Basle Congress in a word- which I shall guard against pronouncing publicly- it would be this: ‘At Basle, I founded the Jewish State. If I said this out loud today, I would be answered by universal laughter. If not in 5 years, certainly in 50, everyone will know it.’
Theodor Herzl
A princely marriage is the brilliant edition of a universal fact, and, as such, it rivets mankind.
Walter Bagehot
Everyone has this universal understanding of roommate drama.
Leighton Meester
Feelings are universal, and if an actor’s doing his job, I think he’s making people sit there, and if it’s in a movie or a theatre, going ‘Hmm, yeah, I know that… I know that.
Jeffrey Combs
There are certain things that have universal attributes, like music. Something of greater magnitude is conveyed by them. They connect us with the universal storehouse of life and knowledge.
Swami Paramananda
It is noble in its administration: to think and let think, beyond the narrow contracted prejudices of bitter sectarians in these modern times. It is general or universal language, fitted to benefit the poor stranger, which no other institution is calculated to reach, by extending the beneficent hand.
Harry S. Truman
I believe that communal admiration of individuals is healthy for society. It facilitates, in one way, the base of our universal standard, morals, but also publicly espouses the virtue of certain practices that are kind of like ‘inherently good’ in some kind of ideas of what the good is.
Jack Gleeson
You can’t propose that something be a universal space and at the same time keep control of it.
Tim Berners-Lee
It’s good to focus on the universal suffering that goes on in any war. Whatever the right and wrongs of the war, there is always universal suffering.
Michael Morpurgo
The most important thematics in humanity I think that are completely universal and completely relatable from one person to the other. As long as, one more time going to back to the thematic, as long as you’re truthful to that thematic, you can trust that that is going to transcend.
Alfonso Cuaron
I need [Beijing’s] trust in order to develop universal suffrage. The more suspicions being expressed, the more difficulty we’ll have in moving towards the final destination.
Donald Tsang
Shamanism is a kind of universal spiritual practice with indigenous cultures around the world, and one important element of it is taking care of spirits.
Daniel Pinchbeck
Whether a studio partner is 50/50 with us, or we do 100%, or we do 75% or 90% and for the most part they just distribute, whether that’s Warner Brothers or now Universal, it’s always a unique situation. Every movie is almost like a start up company.
Thomas Tull
Acceptance is the universal currency of real friendship. . . .It does not warp or shape or wrench a person to be anything other than what they are.
Joan D. Chittister
If reason is a universal faculty, the decision of the common mind is the nearest criterion of truth.
George Bancroft
Prayer is a universal phenomenon in the soul-life of man. It is the soul’s reaction to the terrors and joys, the uncertainties and dreams of life.
Joseph Hertz
Since signing with Universal, I have been working closely with Gary Ross, the director, producer and screenwriter. We have spent many hours on the phone, and I’ve been sending him information and items that have been useful to the writing process.
Laura Hillenbrand
I love the universality of music and how it can viscerally connect people from culture to culture, regardless of anything. It kind of levels everything out and connects us. That universal sound thing is a big deal to me.
Alanis Morissette
Laughter is the most inexpensive and most effective wonder drug. Laughter is a universal medicine.
Bertrand Russell
You know, for a long time I have been of the opinion that artists don’t necessarily know what they’re doing. You don’t necessarily know what kind of universal concept you’re tapping into.
Leonard Nimoy
For the time of towns is tolled from the world by funereal chimes, but in nature the universal hours are counted by succeeding tribes of animals and plants, and by growth of joy on joy.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Poetry endures when it possesses passionate and primally sincere clarity in the service of articulating universal human concerns.
Franz Wright
The crowd is a pretty good indicator when it’s good, because it’s kind of a universal energy that gets passed around.
Tommy Lee
Scholars have long dreamed of a universal library containing everything that has ever been written.
Peter Singer
It’s very important to be curious in a very universal way. Whether someone is poor or rich, I’m curious about everything.
David Tang
Since hydrogen is a constituent of most of our electrolytic solvents, the definition of an acid or base as a substance which gives up or takes up hydrogen ion would be more general than the one we used before, but it would not be universal.
Gilbert Newton Lewis
There’s something really interesting about current urbanism: the only model is the universal model, and there is increasingly incapacity to consider the virtues and the qualities that are there, and then to build on them. The only thing is complete transformation.
Rem Koolhaas
For me people are people, without meaning to sound corny, it’s a plain natural fact, music is a universal language and I’ve always known that and observed that and treated music with great respect accordingly.
John Lydon
Frankenweenie is also about mortality, but at a very different stage. It’s losing a parent versus losing a dog. I don’t run away from the tears of that, which I think is what makes it feel universal.
John August
The forms are part of the mind, or really are the mind, they’re just the contents of this universal night.
Peter Adamson
Why not me? Suffering, she understood, is, in fact, random, universal.
Gloria Vanderbilt