Quotes with grounds

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  • William Shenstone Zealous men are ever displaying to you the strength of their belief. while judicious men are showing you the grounds of it.
    William Shenstone
    English poet (1714 - 1763)
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  • Abraham Lincoln He reminds me of the man who murdered both his parents, and then when the sentence was about to be pronounced, pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was orphan.
    Abraham Lincoln
    American statesman (1809 - 1865)
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  • William Golding I am astonished at the ease with which uninformed persons come to a settled, a passionate opinion when they have no grounds for judgment.
    William Golding
    British writer (1911 - 1993)
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  • Douglas Adams I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer.
    Douglas Adams
    British science-fiction writer (1952 - 2001)
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  • Sir Robert Anderson In every marriage more than a week old, there are grounds for divorce. The trick is to find, and continue to find, grounds for marriage.
    Sir Robert Anderson
    English police officer, theologian and writer (1841 - 1918)
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  • Adrienne Rich In order to live a fully human life we require not only control of our bodies (though control is a prerequisite); we must touch the unity and resonance of our physicality, our bond with the natural order, the corporeal grounds of our intelligence.
    Adrienne Rich
    American Poet (1929 - 2012)
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  • Bertrand Russell Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones.
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician (1872 - 1970)
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  • Carl Gustav Jung Masses are always breeding grounds of psychic epidemics.
    Carl Gustav Jung
    Swiss psychiatrist (1875 - 1961)
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  • A. A. Milne No doubt Jack the Ripper excused himself on the grounds that it was human nature.
    A. A. Milne
    English author, writer of the Winnie-the-Pooh books (1882 - 1956)
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  • Titus Livy No wickedness proceeds on any grounds of reason.
    Titus Livy
    Roman historian (59 - 17)
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  • Cyril Connolly Slums may well be breeding-grounds of crime, but middle-class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium.
    Cyril Connolly
    British criticus (1903 - 1974)
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  • Germaine Greer The principle of the brotherhood of man is narcissistic... for the grounds for that love have always been the assumption that we ought to realize that we are the same the whole world over.
    Germaine Greer
    Australian writer and public intellectual (1939 - )
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  • Carl Sagan The uniqueness of humans has been claimed on many grounds, but most often because of our tool-making, culture, language, reason and morality. We have them, the other animals don't, and - so the argument goes - that's that.
    Carl Sagan
    American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author (1934 - 1996)
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  • Stephen Hawking There are grounds for cautious optimism that we may now be near the end ofthe search for the ultimate laws of nature.
    Stephen Hawking
    English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director (1942 - 2018)
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  • Bob Menendez There are plenty of opportunities for common grounds that we need to explore and strengthen. The Hispanic community has a strong affinity for our relationship with Israel.
    Bob Menendez
    American politician (1954 - )
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  • Thomas Jefferson There is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talents.
    Thomas Jefferson
    American statesman (1743 - 1826)
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  • Bill Griffith Vegetarianism can easily reach religious proportions. Refraining from meat on moral grounds serves to dignify feelings of guilt toward sad-eyed, furry creatures and substitutes righteousness for squeamishness.
    Bill Griffith
    American cartoonist (1944 - )
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  • Jean Rostand We must watch over our modesty in the presence of those who cannot understand its grounds.
    Jean Rostand
    French writer (1894 - 1977)
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  • Aristotle We praise a man who feels angry on the right grounds and against the right persons and also in the right manner at the right moment and for the right length of time.
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher (384 - 322)
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  • Winston Churchill We shall defend our island whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.
    Winston Churchill
    English statesman (1874 - 1965)
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