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Quote Left The point is obvious. There is more than one way to burn a book. And the world is full of people running about with lit matches. Every minority, be it Baptist/Unitarian, Irish/Italian/Octogenarian/Zen Buddhist, Zionist/Seventhday Adventist, Women's Lib/Republican, Mattachine/Four Square Gospel feels it has the will, the right, the duty to douse the kerosene, light the fuse. Every dimwit editor whosees himself as the source of all dreary blanc-mange plain porridge unleavened literature, licks his guillotine and eyes the neck of any author who dares to speak above a whisper or write above a nursery rhyme. Quote Right
Quote Left And so we take a holiday, a vacation, to gain release from this bondage for a space, to stand back from the rush of things and breathe again. But a holiday is a respite, not a cure. The more we need holidays, the more certain it is that the disease has conquered us and not we it. More and more holidays just to get away from it all is a sure sign of a decaying civilization; it was one of the most obvious marks of the breakdown of the Roman empire. It is a symptom that we haven't learned how to live so as to re-create ourselves in our work instead of being sapped by it. A car should always be charging its battery as it runs. If it simply uses up without putting back, it has to go into dock to be recharged. It is not a sign that we are running particularly well if we are constantly needing to go into dock. Quote Right
Quote Left One of the most obvious facts about grownups to a child is that they have forgotten what it is like to be a child. Quote Right
Quote Left It is obvious that all sense has gone out of modern marriage: which is, however, no objection to marriage but to modernity. Quote Right
Quote Left Modern man believes he is fruitful and productive when his ego is aggressively affirmed, when he is visibly active, and when his action produces obvious results. Quote Right
Quote Left To the biologist the problem of socialism appears largely as a problem of size. The extreme socialists desire to run every nation as a single business concern. I do not suppose that Henry Ford would find much difficulty in running Andorra or Luxembourg on a socialistic basis. He has already more men on his pay-roll than their population. It is conceivable that a syndicate of Fords, if we could find them, would make Belgium Ltd. or Denmark Inc. pay their way. But while nationalization of certain industries is an obvious possibility in the largest of states, I find it no easier to picture a completely socialized British Empire or United States than an elephant turning somersaults or a hippopotamus jumping a hedge. Quote Right
Quote Left The further through life I drift the more obvious it becomes that I am lacking in thrift. Quote Right
Quote Left Nun: You don't believe in God because of Alice in Wonderland? Loki: No, 'Through the Looking Glass.' That poem, 'The Walrus and the Carpenter,' that's an indictment of organized religion. The walrus, with his girth and his good nature, he obviously represents either Buddha, or...or with his tusk, the Hindu elephant god, Lord Ganesha. That takes care of your Eastern religions. Now the carpenter, which is an obvious reference to Jesus Christ, who was raised a carpenter's son, he represents the Western religions. Now in the poem, what do they do...what do they do? They...they dupe all these oysters into following them and then proceed to shuck and devour the helpless creatures en masse. I don't know what that says to you, but to me it says that following these faiths based on mythological figures ensure the destruction of one's inner being. Organized religion destroys who we are by inhibiting our actions...by inhibiting our decisions, out of...out of fear of some...some intangible parent figure who...who shakes a finger at us from thousands of years ago and says...and says, 'Do it-do it and I'll fuckin' spank you!' Quote Right
Quote Left At a minimum, the governance forum certainly looks like the obvious method for continuing the work that WSIS started. Notwithstanding the creation of a review clause after five years, there is every reason to think that the governance forum will provide the venue for continuing dialogue on possible Internet governance reform. Quote Right
Quote Left What is done for the children is doubly beneficial, since their success, obvious to everyone, educates the parents as well. Quote Right
Quote Left The clever way death cuts us down, but makes it look like just a thinning-out. Generations never fall with one blow - that would be too sad and too obvious. Death prefers to do it piecemeal. The meadow is attacked from several sides at the same time. One of us goes one day; another some time afterwards; you have to stand back and look around you to take in what's missing, to grasp the vast slaughter of your generation... Quote Right
Quote Left There is all the difference in the world between the criminal's avoiding the public eye and the civil disobedience's taking the law into his own hands in open defiance. This distinction between an open violation of the law, performed in public, and a clandestine one is so glaringly obvious that it can be neglected only by prejudice or ill will. Quote Right
Quote Left I know that most men, including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth if it be such as would oblige them to admit the falsity of conlusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleages, which they have proudly taught to others, and which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabric of their lives. Quote Right
Quote Left It pays to be obvious, especially if you have a reputation for subtlety. Quote Right
Quote Left Nothing can be more obvious than that all animals were created solely and exclusively for the use of man. Quote Right
Quote Left I know that most men, including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth if it be such as would oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleagues, which they have proudly taught to others, and which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabric of their lives. Quote Right
Quote Left Obvious enough that generalities work to protect the mind from the great outdoors; is it possible that this was in fact their first purpose? Quote Right
Quote Left There are obvious places in which government can narrow the chasm between haves and have-nots. One is the public schools, which have been seen... Quote Right
Quote Left I know that most men, including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth if it be such as would oblige them to admit the falsity conclusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleagues, which they have proudly taught to others, and which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabric of their lives. Quote Right
Quote Left Familiar things happen, and mankind does not bother about them. It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious. Quote Right
Quote Left Purity is not imposed upon us as though it were a kind of punishment, it is one of those mysterious but obvious conditions of that supernatural knowledge of ourselves in the Divine, which we speak of as faith. Impurity does not destroy this knowledge, it slays our need for it. Quote Right
Quote Left The service we render to others is really the rent we pay for our room on this earth. It is obvious that man is himself a traveler; that the purpose of the world is not Quote Right
Quote Left The problems of the world cannot possible be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were. Quote Right
Quote Left It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity. Quote Right
Quote Left Evil is obvious only in retrospect. Quote Right
Quote Left The man who will follow precedent, but never create one, is merely an obvious example of the routineer. You find him desperately numerous in the civil service, in the official bureaus. To him government is something given as unconditionally, as absolutely as ocean or hill. He goes on winding the tape that he finds. His imagination has rarely extricated itself from under the administrative machine to gain any sense of what a human, temporary contraption the whole affair is. What he thinks is the heavens above him is nothing but the roof. Quote Right
Quote Left It takes a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious. Quote Right
Quote Left Sometimes the situation is only a problem because it is looked at in a certain way. Looked at in another way, the right course of action may be so obvious that the problem no longer exists. Quote Right
Quote Left Why the dog was ever considered as an appropriate animal for carcinogenicity testing is also not entirely clear... Despite the obvious problems of study design and interpretation, carcinogenicity tests in the dog, lasting 7 years, were requested by regulatory authorities from the late 1960s...One of the best known examples of the inappropriate use of the dog was the carcinogenicity testing of hormonal contraceptives. It is now understood that mammogenesis in the dog is very different from that in primates; quantitative and qualitative differences exist in the feedback control mechanisms, receptor content and behaviour, and target sensitivity and responsivity. As a result of this biological difference there was a high incidence of mammary tumours in long-term studies in dogs treated with progestagens/contraceptive steroids such as lynestrol. Ultimately pressure from the scientific community led, relatively recently, to the requirement for carcinogenicity studies in dogs being dropped. Quote Right
Quote Left You dehumanize a man as much by returning him to nature - by making him one with rocks, vegetation, and animals - as by turning him into a machine. Both the natural and the mechanical are the opposite of that which is uniquely human. Nature is a self-made machine, more perfectly automated than any automated machine. To create something in the image of nature is to create a machine, and it was by learning the inner working of nature that man became a builder of machines. It is also obvious that when man domesticated animals and plants he acquired self-made machines for the production of food, power, and beauty. Quote Right
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Member Quotes About Obvious

Quote Left "The majority, look at a tableau and only see what they think is the obvious. The strongest characters in the story are front and centre, but remain unseen. They are the true vehicles of Victory." PONY, LadyLabyrinth Quote Right
Quote Left Always embrace a series of abundant mentality. Ask yourself the obvious question, “What will it take”?! Don’t worry about what others will say—get out of the comfort zone. Remember, “Ask, and it shall be given!” Quote Right
Quote Left Are you fully aware of the toxic words that you use? Do you have, any idea of the effect they have done? On someone? Do you realise, (Its obvious you don’t) that, that three second outburst, With those you have just cursed, Ripples through, An un-prepared mind. Insidiously punishing, The oblivious child. Quote Right
Quote Left When everyone knows the truth and the outcome is obvious, it is only the foolish that continue to dance, like the music is still playing. Quote Right
Quote Left Stating the obvious, often causes one to miss the bigger picture. Quote Right
Quote Left is time travel possible well you own a watch or a clock don't you. unless it doesn't work it should be very obvious that we are all time travelers we just travel forward in time don't waste your time contemplaining about the past set your sights on the future just take off Quote Right
Quote Left I thought it was obvious: I-slam-a-phobia Quote Right
Quote Left Come, let us think beyond the obvious and see where it takes us. Quote Right
Quote Left It seems obvious at the beginning that to trek a long journey many steps are required. Yet as the joirney paces on ever so forward, what is obvious to know and obvious to do are a huge distinction in conviction. Quote Right
Quote Left Oblivious, the world marches towards Artificial Intelligence for obvious reasons!! Quote Right
Quote Left He who ignores the obvious is often futile in his search. Quote Right
Quote Left As I near 50 years old, It's painfully obvious to me that we get old to soon ,and get wise to late........ Quote Right
Quote Left If you go to a friends or relatives house and their dog jumps all over you, LEAVE. They obviously do not respect you. Say goodbye, to the Dog! From the book "What the Hell", by lin Stearns Quote Right