Beryl Bainbridge - He hoped and prayed that there wasn't an afterlife. Then he realized there was a contradiction involved here and merely hoped that there wasn't an afterlife.
[ Afterlife Contradiction Here Hoped Involved Merely Prayed Realized Then]
Topic: Religion
Kenneth Baker - The impossible often has a kind of integrity which the merely improbable lacks.
[ Impossible Improbable Integrity Kind Lacks Merely Often Which]
Topic:
Pedro Calderon de la Barca - I am an anarchist in politics and an impressionist in art as well as a symbolist in literature. Not that I understand what these terms mean, but I take them to be all merely synonyms of pessimist.
[ Am Anarchist Art Impressionist Literature Mean Merely Pessimist Politics Synonyms Take Terms Them These Understand Well]
Topic:
William Beveridge - It is love rather than sexual lust or unbridled sexuality if, in addition to the need or want involved, there is also some impulse to give pleasure to the persons thus loved and not merely to use them for our own selfish pleasure.
[ Addition Also Give Impulse Involved Love Loved Lust Merely Need Our Own Persons Pleasure Rather Selfish Sexual Sexuality Some Than Them Thus Unbridled Use Want]
Topic:
Cofer Black - History does not merely touch on language, but takes place in it.
[ Does History Language Merely Place Takes Touch]
Topic:
Bear Bryant - Good writers define reality; bad ones merely restate it. A good writer turns fact into truth; a bad writer will, more often than not, accomplish the opposite.
[ Accomplish Bad Define Fact Good Into Merely More Often Ones Opposite Reality Restate Than Truth Turns Will Writer Writers]
Topic:
Duane G. Carey - You can mark in desire the rising of the tide, as the appetite more and more invades the personality, appealing, as it does, not merely to the sensory side of the self, but to its ideal components as well.
[ Appealing Appetite Components Desire Does Ideal Invades Mark Merely More Personality Rising Self Sensory Side Tide Well]
Topic:
Parvesh Cheena - You can hardly judge women's effect on politics merely from the action of individual women officeholders.
[ Action Effect Hardly Individual Judge Merely Officeholders Politics Women]
Topic:
e. e. cummings - Bringing democratic control to the conduct of foreign policy requires a struggle merely to force the issue onto the public agenda.
[ Agenda Bringing Conduct Control Democratic Force Foreign Issue Merely Onto Policy Public Requires Struggle]
Topic:
W. Edwards Deming - Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.
[ Acts Beginning Completion Consist Gratitude May Merely Shown Thankfulness Words]
Topic:
Jennie Garth - Better to illuminate than merely to shine, to deliver to others contemplated truths than merely to contemplate.
[ Better Contemplate Contemplated Deliver Illuminate Merely Others Shine Than Truths]
Topic:
Crispin Glover - Death not merely ends life, it also bestows upon it a silent completeness, snatched from the hazardous flux to which all things human are subject.
[ Also Bestows Completeness Death Ends Flux Hazardous Human Life Merely Silent Snatched Subject Things Upon Which]
Topic:
Clifford Irving - Another belief of mine; that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise.
[ Adult Age Am Another Belief Disguise Else Everyone Merely Mine Whereas]
Topic:
David Keith - There are more ways of outraging speech than contradiction merely.
[ Contradiction Merely More Speech Than Ways]
Topic:
Kevin Kline - The average Nigerian person has come to reconcile himself with the fact that his or her social progress remain essentially in his or her hands in collaboration with other fellow Nigerians and not merely relying on what government alone could provide for him or her.
[ Alone Average Collaboration Come Could Essentially Fact Fellow Government Hands Her Him Himself His Merely Nigerian Nigerians Other Person Progress Provide Reconcile Relying Remain Social]
Topic:
James Loeb - Never respect men merely for their riches, but rather for their philanthropy; we do not value the sun for its height, but for its use.
[ Height Men Merely Never Philanthropy Rather Respect Riches Sun Their Use Value]
Topic:
Kenny Loggins - A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them.
[ Ambitions Attention Because Effort Expended Fulfill Garden Good Grow Intentions Labor Merely Patient Plants Requires Satisfy Someone Them Thrive]
Topic:
Phil McGraw - I'm sometimes scared of everything that has happened to us. We didn't think Desilu Productions would grow so big. We merely wanted to be together and have two children.
[ Big Children Everything Grow Happened Merely Productions Scared Sometimes Think Together Two Us Wanted Would]
Topic:
Richard Neal - Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.
[ Action Change Dream Just Merely Passes Time Vision Without World]
Topic:
Diana Rigg - It must inquire not merely about the circumstances of the time in general, but in particular about the writer's position with regard to these things, the interests and motives, the leading ideas of his literary activity.
[ Activity Circumstances General His Ideas Inquire Interests Leading Literary Merely Motives Must Particular Position Regard These Things Time Writer]
Topic:
Alan Shepard - To say that a man is vain means merely that he is pleased with the effect he produces on other people.
[ Effect Man Means Merely Other Pleased Produces Say Vain]
Topic:
Freya Stark - Good and evil do not exist for me any more. The fear of evil is merely a mass projection here and on Earth.
[ Any Earth Evil Exist Fear Good Here Mass Merely More Projection]
Topic:
Mark Stevens - And now there is merely silence, silence, silence, saying all we did not know.
[ Did Know Merely Now Saying Silence]
Topic:
Linda Tripp - The insufferable arrogance of human beings to think that Nature was made solely for their benefit, as if it was conceivable that the sun had been set afire merely to ripen men's apples and head their cabbages.
[ Afire Apples Arrogance Been Beings Benefit Conceivable Had Head Human Insufferable Made Men Merely Nature Ripen Set Solely Sun Their Think]
Topic:
Frederick M. Vinson - Faith is not a thing which one "loses," we merely cease to shape our lives by it.
[ Cease Faith Lives Loses Merely Our Shape Thing Which]
Topic:
Ian Wright - The Communist regime didn't consider this to be a shining moment in history and assigned no heroism to it. They classified it as merely an accident.
[ Accident Assigned Classified Communist Consider Heroism History Merely Moment Regime Shining]
Topic:
Whitney M. Young - Merely by describing yourself as black you have started on a road towards emancipation, you have committed yourself to fight against all forces that seek to use your blackness as a stamp that marks you out as a subservient being.
[ Against Being Black Blackness Committed Describing Emancipation Fight Forces Marks Merely Out Road Seek Stamp Started Subservient Towards Use Your Yourself]
Topic:
- Archaeology is the peeping Tom of the sciences. It is the sandbox of men who care not where they are going; they merely want to know where everyone else has been.
[ Archaeology Been Care Else Everyone Going Know Men Merely Peeping Sandbox Sciences Tom Want Where]
Topic:
- Do more than is required. What is the distance between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives and careers merely following? The extra mile.
[ Achieves Between Careers Consistently Distance Extra Following Goals Lives Merely Mile More Required Someone Spend Than Their Those]
Topic: Business
- How can a doctor judge a woman's sanity by merely bidding her good morning and refusing to hear her pleas for release? Even the sick ones know it is useless to say anything, for the answer will be that it is their imagination.
[ Answer Anything Bidding Doctor Even Good Hear Her How Imagination Judge Know Merely Morning Ones Pleas Refusing Release Sanity Say Sick Their Useless Will Woman]
Topic:
- What a different world this would be if people would listen to those who know more and not merely try to get something from those who have more.
[ Different Get Know Listen Merely More Something Those Try World Would]
Topic:
- You are not thinking. You are merely being logical.
[ Being Logical Merely Thinking]
Topic:
- A man cannot become an atheist merely by wishing it.
[ Atheist Become Cannot Man Merely Wishing]
Topic:
- Ambition never is in a greater hurry that I; it merely keeps pace with circumstances and with my general way of thinking.
[ Ambition Circumstances General Greater Hurry Keeps Merely Never Pace Thinking Way]
Topic:
- Violence is hidden within democratic structures because they are not radically democratic - Western democracy is merely a domestic convenience of consumerism.
[ Because Consumerism Convenience Democracy Democratic Domestic Hidden Merely Radically Structures Violence Western Within]
Topic:
- How dare anyone, parent, schoolteacher, or merely literary critic, tell me not to act colored.
[ Act Anyone Colored Critic Dare How Literary Merely Parent Schoolteacher Tell]
Topic:
- To unfold the secret laws and relations of those high faculties of thought by which all beyond the merely perceptive knowledge of the world and of ourselves is attained or matured, is a object which does not stand in need of commendation to a rational mind.
[ Attained Beyond Commendation Does Faculties High Knowledge Laws Matured Merely Mind Need Object Ourselves Perceptive Rational Relations Secret Stand Those Thought Unfold Which World]
Topic:
- Being 'at the mercy of legislative majorities' is merely another way of describing the basic American plan: representative democracy.
[ American Another Basic Being Democracy Describing Legislative Majorities Mercy Merely Plan Representative Way]
Topic:
- Man can and must prevent the tragedy of famine in the future instead of merely trying with pious regret to salvage the human wreckage of the famine, as he has so often done in the past.
[ Done Famine Future Human Instead Man Merely Must Often Past Pious Prevent Regret Salvage Tragedy Trying Wreckage]
Topic:
- It has been said that idleness is the parent of mischief, which is very true; but mischief itself is merely an attempt to escape from the dreary vacuum of idleness.
[ Attempt Been Dreary Escape Idleness Itself Merely Mischief Parent Said True Vacuum Very Which]
Topic:
- Basically the school system sets you up with what it wants to set you up with. They're really good at it. I think they're too good. Problem is, what they're doing is conditioning kids to merely accept the culture at hand. But the rebels won't accept it.
[ Accept Basically Conditioning Culture Doing Good Hand Kids Merely Problem Really Rebels School Set Sets System Think Too Up Wants Won]
Topic:
- We might not object to the statement that Lear deserved to suffer for his folly, selfishness and tyranny; but to assert that he deserved to suffer what he did suffer is to do violence not merely to language but to any healthy moral sense.
[ Any Assert Deserved Did Folly Healthy His Language Lear Merely Might Moral Object Selfishness Sense Statement Suffer Tyranny Violence]
Topic:
- We cling nervously to the melody, but we don't handle it freely, we don't really make anything new out of it, we merely overload it.
[ Anything Cling Freely Handle Make Melody Merely New Out Overload Really]
Topic:
- Privacy is not something that I'm merely entitled to, it's an absolute prerequisite.
[ Absolute Entitled Merely Prerequisite Privacy Something]
Topic:
- Were one merely to seek information, one should inquire of the man who hates, but if one wishes to know what truly is, one better ask the one who loves.
[ Ask Better Hates Information Inquire Know Loves Man Merely Seek Should Truly Were Wishes]
Topic:
- God is an immensity, while this disease, this death, which is in me, this small, tightly defined pedestrian event, is merely and perfectly real, without miracle - or instruction.
[ Death Defined Disease Event God Immensity Instruction Merely Miracle Pedestrian Perfectly Real Small Tightly Which While Without]
Topic:
- I awake with a not entirely sickened knowledge that I am merely young again and in a funny way at peace, an observer who is aware of time's chariot, aware that some metamorphosis has occurred.
[ Again Am Awake Aware Chariot Entirely Funny Knowledge Merely Observer Occurred Peace Sickened Some Time Way Young]
Topic:
- America is not just a democracy, it represents a certain culture of competitive mobility and personality aspirations, politics is not merely a clash of interests, but a clash of dreams.
[ America Aspirations Certain Clash Competitive Culture Democracy Dreams Interests Just Merely Mobility Personality Politics Represents]
Topic:
- A prayer in its simplest definition is merely a wish turned Godward.
[ Definition Merely Prayer Simplest Turned Wish]
Topic:
- Which, of course, isn't the point of writing - but it would be nice if, along with the creative satisfaction of writing and seeing my work in print, I could do more than merely scrape a living. Okay, moaning over.
[ Along Could Course Creative Living Merely Moaning More Nice Okay Over Point Print Satisfaction Scrape Seeing Than Which Work Would Writing]
Topic:
- In day-to-day commerce, television is not so much interested in the business of communications as in the business of delivering audiences to advertisers. People are the merchandise, not the shows. The shows are merely the bait.
[ Advertisers Audiences Bait Business Commerce Communications Day-To-Day Delivering Interested Merchandise Merely Much Shows Television]
Topic:
- It is time for the government of China to stop holding innocent religious figures in captivity merely for peacefully protesting China's occupation of Tibet.
[ Captivity China Figures Government Holding Innocent Merely Occupation Peacefully Protesting Religious Stop Tibet Time]
Topic:
- It is proof of a base and low mind for one to wish to think with the masses or majority, merely because the majority is the majority. Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people.
[ Base Because Believed Change Does Low Majority Masses Merely Mind Proof Think Truth Wish]
Topic:
- I am writing in the garden. To write as one should of a garden one must write not outside it or merely somewhere near it, but in the garden.
[ Am Garden Merely Must Near Outside Should Somewhere Write Writing]
Topic:
- For my part, I confess I seldom listen to the players: one has so much to do, in looking about and finding out one's acquaintance, that, really, one has no time to mind the stage. One merely comes to meet one's friends, and show that one's alive.
[ Acquaintance Alive Comes Confess Finding Friends Listen Looking Meet Merely Mind Much Out Part Players Really Seldom Show Stage Time]
Topic:
- She did not admire him any more than she had. It was merely that she considered him the Lesser of two evils.
[ Admire Any Considered Did Evils Had Him Lesser Merely More She Than Two]
Topic:
- The feeble soul merely whines and complains.
[ Complains Feeble Merely Soul]
Topic:
- Is it faith to understand nothing, and merely submit your convictions implicitly to the Church?
[ Church Convictions Faith Implicitly Merely Nothing Submit Understand Your]
Topic:
- Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
[ Energy Expend Merely Nobody Normal Realizes Some Tremendous]
Topic:
- In 1833, protection was abandoned, and a tariff was established by which it was provided that we should, in a few years, have a system of merely revenue duties.
[ Abandoned Duties Established Few Merely Protection Provided Revenue Should System Tariff Which Years]
Topic:
- Because of the nature of Moore's law, anything that an extremely clever graphics programmer can do at one point can be replicated by a merely competent programmer some number of years later.
[ Anything Because Clever Competent Extremely Graphics Later Law Merely Moore Nature Number Point Programmer Some Years]
Topic:
- I often wish... that I could rid the world of the tyranny of facts. What are facts but compromises? A fact merely marks the point where we have agreed to let investigation cease.
[ Agreed Cease Compromises Could Fact Facts Investigation Marks Merely Often Point Rid Tyranny Where Wish World]
Topic:
- What are facts but compromises? A fact merely marks the point where we have agreed to let investigation cease.
[ Agreed Cease Compromises Fact Facts Investigation Marks Merely Point Where]
Topic:
- I don't think you need to dumb down to a child, you merely have to be clear, you know?
[ Child Clear Down Dumb Know Merely Need Think]
Topic:
- Science has to be understood in its broadest sense, as a method for comprehending all observable reality, and not merely as an instrument for acquiring specialized knowledge.
[ Acquiring Broadest Comprehending Instrument Knowledge Merely Method Observable Reality Science Sense Specialized Understood]
Topic:
- One does not substitute oneself for the past, one merely adds to it a new link.
[ Adds Does Link Merely New Oneself Past Substitute]
Topic:
- He believes in romance. He isn't merely going through the mechanical movements of a man in an exciting situation. He is, vitally and positively squeezing the last drop of delight from living the best life he knows in the best way he can.
[ Believes Best Delight Drop Exciting Going Knows Last Life Living Man Mechanical Merely Movements Positively Romance Situation Squeezing Through Vitally Way]
Topic:
- Doctors are just the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you too.
[ Difference Doctors Just Kill Lawyers Merely Only Rob Same Too Whereas]
Topic: Medical
- Doctors are the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you too.
[ Difference Doctors Kill Lawyers Merely Only Rob Same Too Whereas]
Topic:
- The only difference between doctors and lawyers is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you, too.
[ Between Difference Doctors Kill Lawyers Merely Only Rob Too Whereas]
Topic:
- I soon discovered, after I became chairman of the NEH, that, for a number of academics, the truth was not merely irrelevant - it no longer existed.
[ Academics After Became Chairman Discovered Existed Irrelevant Longer Merely Number Soon Truth]
Topic:
- Impossibilities are merely things of which we have not learned, or which we do not wish to happen.
[ Happen Impossibilities Learned Merely Things Which Wish]
Topic:
- Never seem wiser, nor more learned, than the people you are with. Wear your learning, like your watch, in a private pocket: and do not merely pull it out and strike it; merely to show that you have one.
[ Learned Learning Merely More Never Nor Out Pocket Private Pull Seem Show Strike Than Watch Wear Wiser Your]
Topic:
- Wear your learning like your watch, in a private pocket; and do not pull it out, and strike it, merely to show that you have one.
[ Learning Merely Out Pocket Private Pull Show Strike Watch Wear Your]
Topic:
- The present condition of fame is merely fashion.
[ Condition Fame Fashion Merely Present]
Topic:
- Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it.
[ Become May Merely More Perfectly Property Respect Their Thieves Wish]
Topic:
- Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to that arrogant oligarchy who merely happen to be walking around.
[ Ancestors Around Arrogant Classes Dead Democracy Giving Happen Means Merely Most Obscure Oligarchy Our Refuses Submit Tradition Votes Walking]
Topic: Politics
- That a majority of women do not wish for any important change in their social and civil condition, merely proves that they are the unreflecting slaves of custom.
[ Any Change Civil Condition Custom Important Majority Merely Proves Slaves Social Their Wish Women]
Topic:
- Education in my family was not merely emphasized, it was our raison d'etre.
[ Education Emphasized Family Merely Our Raison]
Topic:
- For you who no longer posses it, freedom is everything, for us who do, it is merely an illusion.
[ Everything Freedom Illusion Longer Merely Posses Us]
Topic:
- Dull would be the man who should merely tolerate this plan of social industry. Weak would be the position of him who should take an apologetic tone in defending it, or present its claims in a merely negative way, by exposing the evils and perils of the socialistic plan.
[ Apologetic Claims Defending Dull Evils Exposing Him Industry Man Merely Negative Perils Plan Position Present Should Social Socialistic Take Tolerate Tone Way Weak Would]
Topic:
- War is not merely a political act but a real political instrument, a continuation of political intercourse, a carrying out of the same by other means.
[ Act Carrying Continuation Instrument Intercourse Means Merely Other Out Political Real Same War]
Topic:
- The Constitution of the United States was made not merely for the generation that then existed, but for posterity- unlimited, undefined, endless, perpetual posterity.
[ Constitution Endless Existed Generation Made Merely Perpetual Posterity States Then Undefined United Unlimited]
Topic:
- Could the one whom Christians worship be merely a mythological creation, or is he real? These questions have exercised many great minds and have been the dominant issue in New Testament studies during this century.
[ Been Century Christians Could Creation Dominant During Exercised Great Issue Many Merely Minds Mythological New Questions Real Studies Testament These Whom Worship]
Topic:
- My honour was not yielded, but conquered merely.
[ Conquered Honour Merely Yielded]
Topic:
- The danger to society is not merely that it should believe wrong things, though that is great enough; but that it should become credulous, and lose the habit of testing things and inquiring into them; for then it must sink back into savagery.
[ Back Become Believe Credulous Danger Enough Great Habit Inquiring Into Lose Merely Must Savagery Should Sink Society Testing Them Then Things Though Wrong]
Topic:
- Humor is merely tragedy standing on its head with its pants torn.
[ Head Humor Merely Pants Standing Torn Tragedy]
Topic: Humor
- A 'new thinker', when studied closely, is merely a man who does not know what other people have thought.
[ Closely Does Know Man Merely New Other Studied Thinker Thought]
Topic:
- If a large city can, after intense intellectual efforts, choose for its mayor a man who merely will not steal from it, we consider it a triumph of the suffrage.
[ After Choose City Consider Efforts Intellectual Intense Large Man Mayor Merely Steal Suffrage Triumph Will]
Topic:
- Many people lose their tempers merely from seeing you keep yours.
[ Keep Lose Many Merely Seeing Tempers Their Yours]
Topic:
- Make every thought, every fact, that comes into your mind pay you a profit. Make it work and produce for you. Think of things not as they are but as they might be. Don't merely dream - but create!
[ Comes Create Dream Every Fact Into Make Merely Might Mind Pay Produce Profit Things Think Thought Work Your]
Topic:
- A man may lack everything but tact and conviction and still be a forcible speaker; but without these nothing will avail... Fluency, grace, logical order, and the like, are merely the decorative surface of oratory.
[ Avail Conviction Decorative Everything Fluency Forcible Grace Lack Logical Man May Merely Nothing Oratory Order Speaker Still Surface Tact These Will Without]
Topic:
- Little progress can be made by merely attempting to repress what is evil. Our great hope lies in developing what is good.
[ Attempting Developing Evil Good Great Hope Lies Little Made Merely Our Progress Repress]
Topic:
- A melody is not merely something you can hum.
[ Hum Melody Merely Something]
Topic:
- True philosophy invents nothing; it merely establishes and describes what is.
[ Describes Establishes Invents Merely Nothing Philosophy True]
Topic:
- Public behavior is merely private character writ large.
[ Behavior Character Large Merely Private Public Writ]
Topic:
- Most of the things we decide are not what we know to be the best. We say yes, merely because we are driven into a corner and must say something.
[ Because Best Corner Decide Driven Into Know Merely Most Must Say Something Things Yes]
Topic:
- We are sometimes asked what the result would be if we put four +'s in one gene. To answer this my colleagues have recently put together not merely four but six +'s.
[ Answer Asked Colleagues Four Gene Merely Put Recently Result Six Sometimes Together Would]
Topic:
- Our country was thereby saved from the consequences of its distracting individualistic conception of democracy, and its merely legal conception of nationality. It was because the followers of Jackson and Douglas did fight for it, that the Union was preserved.
[ Because Conception Consequences Country Democracy Did Distracting Douglas Fight Followers Individualistic Jackson Legal Merely Nationality Our Preserved Saved Thereby Union]
Topic:
- At least the Pilgrim Fathers used to shoot Indians: the Pilgrim Children merely punch time clocks.
[ Children Clocks Fathers Indians Least Merely Pilgrim Punch Shoot Time Used]
Topic:
- Aristotle taught that the brain exists merely to cool the blood and is not involved in the process of thinking. This is true only of certain persons.
[ Aristotle Blood Brain Certain Cool Exists Involved Merely Only Persons Process Taught Thinking True]
Topic:
- Aristotle was famous for knowing everything. He taught that the brain exists merely to cool the blood and is not involved in the process of thinking. This is true only of certain persons.
[ Aristotle Blood Brain Certain Cool Everything Exists Famous Involved Knowing Merely Only Persons Process Taught Thinking True]
Topic:
- The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents.
[ Jealousy Malcontents Merely Success Thermometer]
Topic: Success
- It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed.
[ Every Expect Experience Important Including Merely Negative Nothing Ones Path Proceed Steps Take]
Topic:
- Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
[ Desire Good Means Merely Rather Wrong]
Topic:
- Europe is merely powerful; India is beautiful.
[ Beautiful Europe India Merely Powerful]
Topic:
- The challenge is the culture. You have to have a vision for the BBC-it can't merely be that it's big and has a place in the market.
[ Big Challenge Culture Market Merely Place Vision]
Topic:
- The governments of the present day have to deal not merely with other governments, with emperors, kings and ministers, but also with the secret societies which have everywhere their unscrupulous agents, and can at the last moment upset all the governments' plans.
[ Agents Also Day Deal Emperors Everywhere Governments Kings Last Merely Ministers Moment Other Plans Present Secret Societies Their Unscrupulous Upset Which]
Topic:
- My observation is that women are merely waiting for their husbands to assume leadership.
[ Assume Husbands Leadership Merely Observation Their Waiting Women]
Topic:
- But I have tried to go over it very carefully, not merely what the evidence is, but with psychoanalysts and psychologists, and I think we're just about all agreed that Lincoln and Speed did not have a homosexual relationship.
[ Agreed Carefully Did Evidence Go Homosexual Just Lincoln Merely Over Psychoanalysts Psychologists Relationship Speed Think Tried Very]
Topic:
- Many a man who thinks to found a home discovers that he has merely opened a tavern for his friends.
[ Discovers Found Friends His Home Man Many Merely Opened Tavern Thinks]
Topic:
- Literature should not be suppressed merely because it offends the moral code of the censor.
[ Because Censor Code Literature Merely Moral Offends Should Suppressed]
Topic:
- Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversation.
[ Broadening Conversation Instead Lengthens Merely Mind Often Too Travel]
Topic:
- Travel, instead of broadening the mind, often merely lengthens the conversation.
[ Broadening Conversation Instead Lengthens Merely Mind Often Travel]
Topic:
- Unless one says goodbye to what one loves, and unless one travels to completely new territories, one can expect merely a long wearing away of oneself and an eventual extinction.
[ Away Completely Eventual Expect Extinction Goodbye Long Loves Merely New Oneself Says Territories Travels Unless Wearing]
Topic:
- I am interested in ideas, not merely in visual products.
[ Am Ideas Interested Merely Products Visual]
Topic:
- Suffering has roused them from the sleep of gentle life, and every day fills them with a terrible intoxication. They are now something more than themselves; those we loved were merely happy shadows.
[ Day Every Fills Gentle Happy Intoxication Life Loved Merely More Now Roused Shadows Sleep Something Suffering Terrible Than Them Themselves Those Were]
Topic:
- They do not merely collect texts; they must also gather data about the context and the informant and, above all, write an analysis of the items based upon the course readings and lecture material on folklore theory and method.
[ Above Also Analysis Based Collect Context Course Data Folklore Gather Items Lecture Material Merely Method Must Readings Texts Theory Upon Write]
Topic:
- There is a loftier ambition than merely to stand high in the world. It is to stoop down and lift mankind a little higher.
[ Ambition Down High Higher Lift Little Loftier Mankind Merely Stand Stoop Than World]
Topic:
- The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure , the process is its own reward.
[ Act Anything Change Control Decide Decision Difficult Fears Life Merely Most Own Paper Procedure Process Rest Reward Tenacity Thing Tigers Your]
Topic:
- I would not have a woman go to Congress merely because she is a woman.
[ Because Congress Go Merely She Woman Would]
Topic:
- Let's have the music that will open the door to millions of people... the kind of music that will not make people think only of the song or even of the singer... not music that is confined to the merely personal.
[ Confined Door Even Kind Make Merely Millions Music Only Open Personal Singer Song Think Will]
Topic:
- In physics, to be in two places at the same time would be a miracle; in politics it seems not merely normal, but natural.
[ Merely Miracle Natural Normal Physics Places Politics Same Seems Time Two Would]
Topic:
- In view of our public pledges, we public officials can never again go before the public merely promising election reform. The time for promises is past.
[ Again Before Election Go Merely Never Officials Our Past Pledges Promises Promising Public Reform Time View]
Topic:
- I merely took the energy it takes to pout and wrote some blues.
[ Blues Energy Merely Pout Some Takes Took Wrote]
Topic:
- I am continually fascinated at the difficulty intelligent people have in distinguishing what is controversial from what is merely offensive.
[ Am Continually Controversial Difficulty Distinguishing Fascinated Intelligent Merely Offensive]
Topic:
- There is no such thing as justice in the abstract; it is merely a compact between men.
[ Abstract Between Compact Justice Men Merely Such Thing]
Topic:
- I believe that man will not merely endure; he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among the creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of kindness and compassion.
[ Alone Among Because Believe Capable Compassion Creatures Endure Immortal Inexhaustible Kindness Man Merely Prevail Soul Spirit Voice Will]
Topic:
- Inner city education must change. Our responsibility is not merely to provide access to knowledge; we must produce educated people.
[ Access Change City Educated Education Inner Knowledge Merely Must Our Produce Provide Responsibility]
Topic:
- I believe that man will not merely endure. He will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance.
[ Alone Among Because Believe Capable Compassion Creatures Endurance Endure Immortal Inexhaustible Man Merely Prevail Sacrifice Soul Spirit Voice Will]
Topic:
- Man will not merely endure; he will prevail.
[ Endure Man Merely Prevail Will]
Topic:
- Not a tenth of us who are in business are doing as well as we could if we merely followed the principles that were known to our grandfathers.
[ Business Could Doing Followed Grandfathers Known Merely Our Principles Tenth Us Well Were]
Topic:
- The Western musical canon came about not merely by accumulation, but by opposition and subversion, both to the ruling powers on whom composers depended for their livelihoods and to other musics.
[ Accumulation Both Came Canon Composers Depended Livelihoods Merely Musical Musics Opposition Other Powers Ruling Subversion Their Western Whom]
Topic:
- Many critics of the Palestinians, especially those in Congress, think the current calm is merely the eye of the storm. That's why the House of Representatives approved a foreign aid package last week that forbade the direct financial assistance to the Palestinian Authority .
[ Aid Approved Assistance Authority Calm Congress Critics Current Direct Especially Eye Financial Forbade Foreign House Last Many Merely Package Palestinian Palestinians Representatives Storm Think Those Week Why]
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- To consult the statistician after an experiment is finished is often merely to ask him to conduct a post mortem examination. He can perhaps say what the experiment died of.
[ After Ask Conduct Consult Died Examination Experiment Finished Him Merely Often Perhaps Post Say Statistician]
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- Creativity often consists of merely turning up what is already there. Did you know that right and left shoes were thought up only a little more than a century ago?
[ Ago Already Century Consists Creativity Did Know Left Little Merely More Often Only Right Shoes Than Thought Turning Up Were]
Topic:
- Those who enjoy responsibility usually get it; those who merely like exercising authority usually lose it.
[ Authority Enjoy Exercising Get Lose Merely Responsibility Those Usually]
Topic:
- Tolerance is a very dull virtue. It is boring. Unlike love, it has always had a bad press. It is negative. It merely means putting up with people, being able to stand things.
[ Able Always Bad Being Boring Dull Had Love Means Merely Negative Press Putting Stand Things Tolerance Unlike Up Very Virtue]
Topic:
- Christians are supposed not merely to endure change, nor even to profit by it, but to cause it.
[ Cause Change Christians Endure Even Merely Nor Profit Supposed]
Topic: Change
- Life asks not merely what you can do; it asks how much can you endure and not be spoiled.
[ Asks Endure How Life Merely Much Spoiled]
Topic:
- Personality is essential. It is in every work of art. When someone walks on stage for a performance and has charisma, everyone is convinced that he has personality. I find that charisma is merely a form of showmanship. Movie stars usually have it. A politician has to have it.
[ Art Charisma Convinced Essential Every Everyone Find Form Merely Movie Performance Personality Politician Showmanship Someone Stage Stars Usually Walks Work]
Topic:
- Men are not against you; they are merely for themselves.
[ Against Men Merely Themselves]
Topic:
- Writing a novel is not merely going on a shopping expedition across the border to an unreal land: it is hours and years spent in the factories, the streets, the cathedrals of the imagination.
[ Across Border Cathedrals Expedition Factories Going Hours Imagination Land Merely Novel Shopping Spent Streets Unreal Writing Years]
Topic:
- Wisdom too often never comes, and so one ought not to reject it merely because it comes late.
[ Because Comes Late Merely Never Often Ought Reject Too Wisdom]
Topic:
- There is a distinction between fact and truth. Truth has an element of revelation about it. If something is true, it does more than strike one as merely being so.
[ Being Between Distinction Does Element Fact Merely More Revelation Something Strike Than True Truth]
Topic:
- Opposition is not necessarily enmity; it is merely misused and made an occasion for enmity.
[ Enmity Made Merely Misused Necessarily Occasion Opposition]
Topic:
- Perhaps we too seldom reflect how much the life of Nature is one with the life of man, how unimportant or indeed merely seeming, the difference between them.
[ Between Difference How Indeed Life Man Merely Much Nature Perhaps Reflect Seeming Seldom Them Too Unimportant]
Topic:
- Polling is merely an instrument for gauging public opinion. When a president or any other leader pays attention to poll results, he is, in effect, paying attention to the views of the people. Any other interpretation is nonsense.
[ Any Attention Effect Instrument Interpretation Leader Merely Nonsense Opinion Other Paying Pays Poll Polling President Public Results Views]
Topic:
- A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.
[ Avoid Better Conviction Deepest Merely Please Than Trouble Uttered Worse Yes]
Topic:
- I offer neither pay, nor quarters, nor food; I offer only hunger, thirst, forced marches, battles and death. Let him who loves his country with his heart, and not merely with his lips, follow me.
[ Battles Country Death Follow Food Forced Heart Him His Hunger Lips Loves Marches Merely Neither Nor Offer Only Pay Quarters Thirst]
Topic:
- Instead of isolating our school and our many subjects from the every day world, we intend to plant it not merely in the French capital, but in what for next summer at least will be the focal point, the capital of the entire civilized world.
[ Capital Civilized Day Entire Every Focal French Instead Intend Isolating Least Many Merely Next Our Plant Point School Subjects Summer Will World]
Topic:
- Liberty is not merely a privilege to be conferred; it is a habit to be acquired.
[ Acquired Conferred Habit Liberty Merely Privilege]
Topic:
- Most entrepreneurs are merely technicians with an entrepreneurial seizure. Most entrepreneurs fail because you are working IN your business rather than ON your business.
[ Because Business Entrepreneurial Entrepreneurs Fail Merely Most Rather Seizure Technicians Than Working Your]
Topic:
- With the brush we merely tint, while the imagination alone produces colour.
[ Alone Brush Colour Imagination Merely Produces Tint While]
Topic:
- Civilization is merely an advance in taste: accepting, all the time, nicer things, and rejecting nasty ones.
[ Accepting Advance Civilization Merely Nasty Nicer Ones Rejecting Taste Things Time]
Topic:
- Barry seems to be more flamboyant merely because he gets more interviews to talk about it.
[ Barry Because Flamboyant Gets Interviews Merely More Seems Talk]
Topic:
- To read a writer is for me not merely to get an idea of what he says, but to go off with him and travel in his company.
[ Company Get Go Him His Idea Merely Off Read Says Travel Writer]
Topic:
- Would you rather have butter or guns? Preparedness makes us powerful. Butter merely makes us fat.
[ Butter Fat Guns Makes Merely Powerful Preparedness Rather Us Would]
Topic:
- Age merely shows what children we remain.
[ Age Children Merely Remain Shows]
Topic:
- Merely external emancipation has made of the modern woman an artificial being. Now, woman is confronted with the necessity of emancipating herself from emancipation, if she really desires to be free.
[ Artificial Being Confronted Desires Emancipation External Free Herself Made Merely Modern Necessity Now Really She Woman]
Topic:
- When people learn no tools of judgment and merely follow their hopes, the seeds of political manipulation are sown.
[ Follow Hopes Judgment Learn Manipulation Merely Political Seeds Sown Their Tools]
Topic:
- For a country is not merely a piece of earth; it is, above all, a compendium of social, cultural, and historical factors which begin to acquire sense and order through the process of writing.
[ Above Acquire Begin Country Cultural Earth Factors Historical Merely Order Piece Process Sense Social Through Which Writing]
Topic:
- Aspire rather to be a hero than merely appear one.
[ Appear Aspire Hero Merely Rather Than]
Topic:
- A crown is merely a hat that lets the rain in.
[ Crown Hat Lets Merely Rain]
Topic:
- Political conflicts distort and disturb a people's sense of distinction between matters of importance and matters of urgency. What is vital is disguised by what is merely a matter of well being.
[ Being Between Conflicts Disguised Distinction Distort Disturb Importance Matter Matters Merely Political Sense Urgency Vital Well]
Topic:
- I don't even like to talk about it. I hated being a number and not merely because I was a very small one. I let them bellow at me for just as long as it took me to find enough pluck to bellow back at them.
[ Back Because Being Bellow Enough Even Find Hated Just Long Merely Number Pluck Small Talk Them Took Very]
Topic:
- Religion is doing; a man does not merely think his religion or feel it, he "lives" his religion as much as he is able, otherwise it is not religion but fantasy or philosophy.
[ Able Does Doing Fantasy Feel His Lives Man Merely Much Otherwise Philosophy Religion Think]
Topic:
- Religion is doing; a man does not merely think his religion or feel it, he lives his religion as much as he is able, otherwise it is not religion but fantasy or philosophy.
[ Able Does Doing Fantasy Feel His Lives Man Merely Much Otherwise Philosophy Religion Think]
Topic:
- The English never smash in a face. They merely refrain from asking it to dinner.
[ Asking Dinner English Face Merely Never Refrain Smash]
Topic:
- Men often oppose a thing merely because they have had no agency in planning it, or because it may have been planned by those whom they dislike.
[ Agency Because Been Dislike Had May Men Merely Often Oppose Planned Planning Thing Those Whom]
Topic:
- My guess is that if they now choose to change of director for every other film, it's just because you can't really change the formula, you can merely try to film it your way.
[ Because Change Choose Director Every Film Formula Guess Just Merely Now Other Really Try Way Your]
Topic:
- I love this country very much, and I'm proud to live here, but I think our current administration is extreme. These are not merely conservative people, these are extreme right-wing people.
[ Administration Conservative Country Current Extreme Here Live Love Merely Much Our Proud Right-Wing These Think Very]
Topic:
- Knowledge fills a large brain; it merely inflates a small one.
[ Brain Fills Knowledge Large Merely Small]
Topic:
- Why should American atrocities be merely unsettling, but a trip to Hanoi unconscionable?
[ American Atrocities Hanoi Merely Should Trip Unconscionable Unsettling Why]
Topic:
- It seems to me that socialists today can preserve their position in academic economics merely by the pretense that the differences are entirely moral questions about which science cannot decide.
[ Academic Cannot Decide Differences Economics Entirely Merely Moral Position Preserve Pretense Questions Science Seems Socialists Their Today Which]
Topic:
- The art of economics consists in looking not merely at the immediate but at the longer effects of any act or policy; it consists in tracing the consequences of that policy not merely for one group but for all groups.
[ Act Any Art Consequences Consists Economics Effects Group Groups Immediate Longer Looking Merely Policy Tracing]
Topic:
- We often choose a friend as we do a mistress - for no particular excellence in themselves, but merely from some circumstance that flatters our self-love.
[ Choose Circumstance Excellence Flatters Friend Merely Mistress Often Our Particular Self-Love Some Themselves]
Topic:
- The German language speaks Being, while all the others merely speak of Being.
[ Being German Language Merely Others Speak Speaks While]
Topic:
- Sex without love is merely healthy exercise.
[ Exercise Healthy Love Merely Sex Without]
Topic:
- The difference between science and the fuzzy subjects is that science requires reasoning while those other subjects merely require scholarship.
[ Between Difference Fuzzy Merely Other Reasoning Require Requires Scholarship Science Subjects Those While]
Topic:
- East is East, and West is San Francisco, according to Californians. Californians are a race of people; they are not merely inhabitants of a State.
[ According East Francisco Inhabitants Merely Race San State West]
Topic:
- The test of an author is not to be found merely in the number of his phrases that pass current in the corner of newspapers... but in the number of passages that have really taken root in younger minds.
[ Author Corner Current Found His Merely Minds Newspapers Number Pass Passages Phrases Really Root Taken Test Younger]
Topic:
- Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing.
[ Doing Found Happiness Merely Possessing]
Topic:
- I am not making spiteful assertions now but merely stating the facts-that, for instance, among Hungarian generals there is such a considerable percentage of men of German origin, who of course had, in most cases, to alter their names if they wanted to get anywhere.
[ Alter Am Among Anywhere Assertions Cases Considerable Course Generals German Get Had Hungarian Instance Making Men Merely Most Names Now Origin Percentage Spiteful Stating Such Their Wanted]
Topic:
- In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semi-human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog.
[ Becoming Dog Enjoy Him Merely Oneself Open Order Partly Point Possibility Really Train Try]
Topic:
- Our first remark on this subject is that the ministry is an office, and not merely a work.
[ First Merely Ministry Office Our Remark Subject Work]
Topic:
- Our second remark is, that the office is of divine appointment, not merely in the sense in which the civil powers are ordained of God, but in the sense that ministers derive their authority from Christ, and not from the people.
[ Appointment Authority Christ Civil Derive Divine God Merely Ministers Office Ordained Our Powers Remark Second Sense Their Which]
Topic:
- So too, in forming a constitution, or in enacting rules of procedure, or making canons, the people do not merely passively assent, but actively cooperate. They have, in all these matters, the same authority as the clergy.
[ Actively Assent Authority Canons Clergy Constitution Cooperate Enacting Forming Making Matters Merely Passively Procedure Rules Same These Too]
Topic:
- Propaganda does not deceive people; it merely helps them to deceive themselves.
[ Deceive Does Helps Merely Propaganda Them Themselves]
Topic:
- Not merely can people like me write things that would never have been printed before but I think an enormously dramatic change has taken place in public opinion, possibly for the wrong reasons.
[ Been Before Change Dramatic Enormously Merely Never Opinion Place Possibly Printed Public Reasons Taken Things Think Would Write Wrong]
Topic:
- The architect, Peter Arens who is the monstrous carbuncle architect, not merely did his design which had won a public competition never get built but his practice suffered financially for some years.
[ Architect Built Competition Design Did Financially Get Had His Merely Monstrous Never Peter Practice Public Some Suffered Which Won Years]
Topic:
- The intellect is a cold thing and a merely intellectual idea will never stimulate thought in the same manner that a spiritual idea does.
[ Cold Does Idea Intellect Intellectual Manner Merely Never Same Spiritual Stimulate Thing Thought Will]
Topic:
- I have no respect for the passion of equality, which seems to me merely idealizing envy.
[ Envy Equality Merely Passion Respect Seems Which]
Topic:
- If the technical innovations of the Impressionists led merely to a more accurate representation of nature, it was perhaps of not much value in enlarging their powers of expression.
[ Accurate Enlarging Expression Impressionists Innovations Led Merely More Much Nature Perhaps Powers Representation Technical Their Value]
Topic:
- Beauty is no quality in things themselves. It exists merely in the mind which contemplates them.
[ Beauty Contemplates Exists Merely Mind Quality Them Themselves Things Which]
Topic:
- It is not enough to merely defend democracy. To defend it may be to lose it; to extend it is to strengthen it. Democracy is not property; it is an idea.
[ Defend Democracy Enough Extend Idea Lose May Merely Property Strengthen]
Topic:
- Sometimes, I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It's beyond me.
[ Against Angry Any Beyond Company Deny Discriminated Does Feel How Make Merely Pleasure Sometimes Themselves]
Topic:
- I will never work merely to make a reputation for myself, to be popular for appearances rather than for what I am. My task is to lead my country through service.
[ Am Appearances Country Lead Make Merely Myself Never Popular Rather Reputation Service Task Than Through Will Work]
Topic:
- Hell isn't merely paved with good intentions; it's walled and roofed with them. Yes, and furnished too.
[ Furnished Good Hell Intentions Merely Paved Them Too Yes]
Topic:
- Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.
[ Backwards Efficient Going Means Merely More Progress Provided Technological Us]
Topic: Technology
- Your true traveller finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty - his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure.
[ Accepts Agreeable Almost Boredom Comes Excessive Finds Freedom His Liberty Merely Painful Philosophically Pleasure Rather Symbol Than Traveller True Your]
Topic:
- One of the qualities of liberty is that, as long as it is being striven after, it goes on expanding. Therefore, the man who stands in the midst of the struggle and says, "I have it," merely shows by doing so that he has just lost it.
[ After Being Doing Expanding Goes Just Liberty Long Lost Man Merely Midst Qualities Says Shows Stands Striven Struggle Therefore]
Topic:
- Democracy is only an experiment in government, and it has the obvious disadvantage of merely counting votes instead of weighing them.
[ Counting Democracy Disadvantage Experiment Government Instead Merely Obvious Only Them Votes Weighing]
Topic:
- Upholding human rights is not merely compatible with fighting terrorism, it is essential.
[ Compatible Essential Fighting Human Merely Rights Terrorism Upholding]
Topic:
- A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.
[ Great Many Merely Prejudices Rearranging Their Think Thinking]
Topic:
- If merely 'feeling good' could decide, drunkenness would be the supremely valid human experience.
[ Could Decide Drunkenness Experience Feeling Good Human Merely Supremely Valid Would]
Topic:
- Many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.
[ Many Merely Prejudices Rearranging Their Think Thinking]
Topic:
- Applause that comes thundering with such force you might think the audience merely suffers the music as an excuse for its ovations.
[ Applause Audience Comes Excuse Force Merely Might Music Ovations Such Suffers Think Thundering]
Topic:
- I shall endeavour still further to prosecute this inquiry, an inquiry I trust not merely speculative, but of sufficient moment to inspire the pleasing hope of its becoming essentially beneficial to mankind.
[ Becoming Beneficial Endeavour Essentially Further Hope Inquiry Inspire Mankind Merely Moment Pleasing Prosecute Shall Speculative Still Sufficient Trust]
Topic:
- I am, as I've said, merely competent. But in an age of incompetence, that makes me extraordinary.
[ Age Am Competent Extraordinary Incompetence Makes Merely Said]
Topic:
- I consider myself to be an inept pianist, a bad singer, and a merely competent songwriter. What I do, in my opinion, is by no means extraordinary.
[ Bad Competent Consider Extraordinary Inept Means Merely Myself Opinion Pianist Singer Songwriter]
Topic:
- Americans are immensely popular in Paris; and this is not due solely to the fact that they spend lots of money there, for they spend just as much or more in London, and in the latter city they are merely tolerated because they do spend.
[ Americans Because City Due Fact Immensely Just Latter London Lots Merely Money More Much Paris Popular Solely Spend Tolerated]
Topic:
- Darwinism is not merely a support for naturalistic philosophy: it is a product of naturalistic philosophy.
[ Darwinism Merely Naturalistic Philosophy Product Support]
Topic:
- Evolutionary biologists are not content merely to explain how variation occurs within limits, however. They aspire to answer a much broader question-which is how complex organisms like birds, and flowers, and human beings came into existence in the first place.
[ Answer Aspire Beings Biologists Birds Broader Came Complex Content Evolutionary Existence Explain First Flowers How However Human Into Limits Merely Much Occurs Organisms Place Variation Within]
Topic:
- Some people think they are concentrating when they're merely worrying.
[ Concentrating Merely Some Think Worrying]
Topic:
- Prayer is commitment. We don't merely co-operate with God with certain things held back within. We, the total person, co-operate. This means that co-operation equals committment.
[ Back Certain Co-Operate Co-Operation Commitment Equals God Held Means Merely Person Prayer Things Total Within]
Topic:
- It is not God's will merely that we should be happy, but that we should make ourselves happy.
[ God Happy Make Merely Ourselves Should Will]
Topic:
- The doctrine of original sin claims that all men sinned in Adam; but whether they did or whether it is merely a fact that all men sin does not basically affect the problem of suffering.
[ Adam Affect Basically Claims Did Doctrine Does Fact Men Merely Original Problem Sin Sinned Suffering Whether]
Topic:
- In social matters, pointless conventions are not merely the bee sting of etiquette, but the snake bite of moral order.
[ Bee Bite Conventions Etiquette Matters Merely Moral Order Pointless Snake Social Sting]
Topic:
- Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
[ Arrive Distant Goal Means Merely Peace Seek Which]
Topic:
- We must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war but the postive affirmation of peace.
[ Affirmation Concentrate Expulsion Merely Must Negative Peace War]
Topic:
- We who in engage in nonviolent direct action are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to the surface the hidden tension that is already alive.
[ Action Alive Already Bring Creators Direct Engage Hidden Merely Nonviolent Surface Tension]
Topic:
- We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people.
[ Actions Appalling Bad Generation Good Merely Repent Silence Will Words]
Topic:
- Just when we most need to be clearheaded, in order to face the hard facts before us, there is all too frequently a very real inclination to give way to dangerous tendencies merely as an escape from realities.
[ Before Dangerous Escape Face Facts Frequently Give Hard Inclination Just Merely Most Need Order Real Realities Tendencies Too Us Very Way]
Topic:
- A government is not legitimate merely because it exists.
[ Because Exists Government Legitimate Merely]
Topic:
- I conclude that it is a fundamental mistake to think that salvation, justice, or virtue come through merely human institutions.
[ Come Conclude Fundamental Human Institutions Justice Merely Mistake Salvation Think Through Virtue]
Topic:
- The biggest fool in the world is he who merely does his work supremely well, without attending to appearance.
[ Appearance Attending Biggest Does Fool His Merely Supremely Well Without Work World]
Topic:
- The freedom to fail is vital if you're going to succeed. Most successful people fail from time to time, and it is a measure of their strength that failure merely propels them into some new attempt at success.
[ Attempt Fail Failure Freedom Going Into Measure Merely Most New Propels Some Strength Succeed Success Successful Their Them Time Vital]
Topic:
- Men like me, who merely wish to establish political freedom, will in such circumstances lose all their influence, and others will get influence who may become dangerous to all established interests whatsoever.
[ Become Circumstances Dangerous Establish Established Freedom Get Influence Interests Lose May Men Merely Others Political Such Their Whatsoever Will Wish]
Topic:
- Your belief in God is merely an escape from your monotonous, stupid and cruel life.
[ Belief Cruel Escape God Life Merely Monotonous Stupid Your]
Topic:
- Conservatism is not about the party, because the party is merely the shell. It is the inside - it's the filling that really means something.
[ Because Conservatism Filling Inside Means Merely Party Really Shell Something]
Topic:
- However, if the religions in essence merely repeat statements from the United Nations Human Rights Declaration, such a Declaration becomes superfluous; an ethic is more than rights.
[ Becomes Declaration Essence Ethic However Human Merely More Nations Religions Repeat Rights Statements Such Superfluous Than United]
Topic:
- No state is free from militarism, which is inherent in the very concept of the sovereign state. There are merely differences of degree in the militarism of states.
[ Concept Degree Differences Free Inherent Merely Militarism Sovereign State States Very Which]
Topic:
- Successful model? That's a myth. The year I modeled was the most painful year of my life. Editors would always talk to you in the third person as though you were merely a piece of merchandise.
[ Always Editors Life Merchandise Merely Model Modeled Most Myth Painful Person Piece Successful Talk Third Though Were Would Year]
Topic:
- Drugs are merely the most obvious form of addiction in our society. Drug addiction is one of the things that undermines traditional values.
[ Addiction Form Merely Most Obvious Our Society Things Traditional Undermines Values]
Topic:
- All that we know is nothing, we are merely crammed wastepaper baskets, unless we are in touch with that which laughs at all our knowing.
[ Baskets Crammed Know Knowing Laughs Merely Nothing Our Touch Unless Which]
Topic:
- It seemed that rebellion must have an unassailable base, something guarded not merely from attack, but from the fear of it: such a base as we had in the Red Sea Parts, the desert, or in the minds of the men we converted to our creed.
[ Attack Base Converted Creed Desert Fear Guarded Had Men Merely Minds Must Our Parts Rebellion Red Sea Seemed Something Such Unassailable]
Topic:
- Part of every misery is, so to speak, the misery's shadow or reflection: the fact that you don't merely suffer but have to keep on thinking about the fact that you suffer. I not only live each endless day in grief, but live each day thinking about living each day in grief.
[ Day Each Endless Every Fact Grief Keep Live Living Merely Misery Only Part Reflection Shadow Speak Suffer Thinking]
Topic:
- The men in the steel industry who sacrificed their all were nor merely aiding their fellows at home but were adding strength to the cause of their comrades in all industry.
[ Adding Cause Comrades Fellows Home Industry Men Merely Nor Sacrificed Steel Strength Their Were]
Topic:
- Chicago seems a big city instead of merely a large place.
[ Big Chicago City Instead Large Merely Place Seems]
Topic:
- Witchery is merely a word for what we are all capable of.
[ Capable Merely Word]
Topic:
- I would suggest, merely as a metaphor here, but also as the basis for a scientific program to investigate the computational capacity of the universe, that this is also a reasonable explanation for why the universe is complex.
[ Also Basis Capacity Complex Computational Explanation Here Investigate Merely Metaphor Program Reasonable Scientific Suggest Universe Why Would]
Topic:
- Merely by existing and evolving in time - by existing - any physical system registers information, and by evolving in time it transforms or processes that information.
[ Any Evolving Existing Information Merely Physical Processes Registers System Time Transforms]
Topic:
- We know that communication must be hampered, and its form largely determined, by the unconscious but inevitable influence of a transmitting mechanism, whether that be of a merely mechanical or of a physiological character.
[ Character Communication Determined Form Hampered Inevitable Influence Know Largely Mechanical Mechanism Merely Must Physiological Transmitting Unconscious Whether]
Topic:
- The fact that I have been successful merely means that I can write and illustrate in my own way.
[ Been Fact Illustrate Means Merely Own Successful Way Write]
Topic:
- If religion were true, its followers would not try to bludgeon their young into an artificial conformity; but would merely insist on their unbending quest for truth, irrespective of artificial backgrounds or practical consequences.
[ Artificial Backgrounds Bludgeon Conformity Consequences Followers Insist Into Irrespective Merely Practical Quest Religion Their True Truth Try Unbending Were Would Young]
Topic:
- To the soldier, luck is merely another word for skill.
[ Another Luck Merely Skill Soldier Word]
Topic:
- Men ought either to be indulged or utterly destroyed, for if you merely offend them they take vengeance, but if you injure them greatly they are unable to retaliate, so that the injury done to a man ought to be such that vengeance cannot be feared.
[ Cannot Destroyed Done Either Feared Greatly Indulged Injure Injury Man Men Merely Offend Ought Retaliate Such Take Them Unable Utterly Vengeance]
Topic:
- In a society in which equality is a fact, not merely a word, words of racial or sexual assault and humiliation will be nonsense syllables.
[ Assault Equality Fact Humiliation Merely Nonsense Racial Sexual Society Syllables Which Will Word Words]
Topic:
- All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful death than animals that know nothing.
[ Animals Death Die Helps Know Knowledge Merely More Nothing Our Painful Than Us]
Topic: Death
- In its beginnings, music was merely chamber music, meant to be listened to in a small space by a small audience.
[ Audience Beginnings Chamber Listened Meant Merely Music Small Space]
Topic:
- The Roman Code was merely an enunciation in words of the existing customs of the Roman people.
[ Code Customs Existing Merely Roman Words]
Topic:
- For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
[ Cast Chains Enhances Free Freedom Live Merely Off Others Respects Way]
Topic:
- The human being is in the most literal sense a political animal, not merely a gregarious animal, but an animal which can individuate itself only in the midst of society.
[ Animal Being Gregarious Human Itself Literal Merely Midst Most Only Political Sense Society Which]
Topic:
- While the miser is merely a capitalist gone mad, the capitalist is a rational miser.
[ Capitalist Gone Mad Merely Miser Rational While]
Topic:
- Creativity is not merely the innocent spontaneity of our youth and childhood; it must also be married to the passion of the adult human being, which is a passion to live beyond one's death.
[ Adult Also Being Beyond Childhood Creativity Death Human Innocent Live Married Merely Must Our Passion Spontaneity Which Youth]
Topic:
- Facts, according to my ideas, are merely the elements of truths, and not the truths themselves; of all matters there are none so utterly useless by themselves as your mere matters of fact.
[ According Elements Fact Facts Ideas Matters Mere Merely None Themselves Truths Useless Utterly Your]
Topic:
- Evolution thus is merely contingent on certain processes articulated by Darwin: variation and selection.
[ Articulated Certain Contingent Darwin Evolution Merely Processes Selection Thus Variation]
Topic:
- When will the day come that our dignity will be fully restored, when the purpose of our lives will no longer be merely to survive until the sun rises tomorrow!
[ Come Day Dignity Fully Lives Longer Merely Our Purpose Restored Rises Sun Survive Tomorrow Until Will]
Topic:
- Committing genocide on behalf of an institution generates greater loyalty to it than merely getting people fired from their jobs on its behalf.
[ Behalf Committing Fired Generates Genocide Getting Greater Institution Jobs Loyalty Merely Than Their]
Topic:
- It is better to have a meaningful life and make a difference than to merely have a long life.
[ Better Difference Life Long Make Meaningful Merely Than]
Topic:
- True education is limited to those people who would die without knowing, whereas the masses in the institutions are merely going through the motions, for education is a way of living.
[ Die Education Going Institutions Knowing Limited Living Masses Merely Motions Those Through True Way Whereas Without Would]
Topic:
- Gossip isn't scandal and it's not merely malicious. It's chatter about the human race by lovers of the same.
[ Chatter Gossip Human Lovers Malicious Merely Race Same Scandal]
Topic:
- The medium is the message. This is merely to say that the personal and social consequences of any medium - that is, of any extension of ourselves - result from the new scale that is introduced into our affairs by each extension of ourselves, or by any new technology.
[ Affairs Any Consequences Each Extension Into Introduced Medium Merely Message New Our Ourselves Personal Result Say Scale Social Technology]
Topic:
- Coercion, after all, merely captures man. Freedom captivates him.
[ After Captures Coercion Freedom Him Man Merely]
Topic:
- It is an open question whether any behavior based on fear of eternal punishment can be regarded as ethical or should be regarded as merely cowardly.
[ Any Based Behavior Cowardly Eternal Ethical Fear Merely Open Punishment Question Regarded Should Whether]
Topic:
- One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present.
[ Because Cannot Does Erase Fit Merely Must Past Present Try]
Topic:
- There is no quality in this world that is not what it is merely by contrast. Nothing exists in itself.
[ Contrast Exists Itself Merely Nothing Quality World]
Topic:
- Husbands never become good; they merely become proficient.
[ Become Good Husbands Merely Never Proficient]
Topic:
- To be in love is merely to be in a state of perceptual anesthesia - to mistake an ordinary young woman for a goddess.
[ Anesthesia Goddess Love Merely Mistake Ordinary Perceptual State Woman Young]
Topic:
- When a new source of taxation is found it never means, in practice, that the old source is abandoned. It merely means that the politicians have two ways of milking the taxpayer where they had one before.
[ Abandoned Before Found Had Means Merely Milking Never New Old Politicians Practice Source Taxation Taxpayer Two Ways Where]
Topic:
- I fear that, in the end, the famous debate among materialists, idealists, and dualists amounts to a merely verbal dispute that is more a matter for the linguist than for the speculative philosopher.
[ Among Amounts Debate Dispute End Famous Fear Idealists Materialists Matter Merely More Philosopher Speculative Than Verbal]
Topic:
- You know how much I am inclined to explain all disputes among philosophical schools as merely verbal disputes or at least to derive them originally from verbal disputes.
[ Am Among Derive Disputes Explain How Inclined Know Least Merely Much Originally Philosophical Schools Them Verbal]
Topic:
- Mistakes are merely steps up the ladder.
[ Ladder Merely Mistakes Steps Up]
Topic:
- All political revolutions, not affected by foreign conquest, originate in moral revolutions. The subversion of established institutions is merely one consequence of the previous subversion of established opinions.
[ Affected Conquest Consequence Established Foreign Institutions Merely Moral Opinions Originate Political Previous Revolutions Subversion]
Topic:
- The only part of the conduct of any one, for which he is amenable to society, is that which concerns others. In the part which merely concerns himself, his independence is, of right, absolute. Over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign.
[ Absolute Amenable Any Body Concerns Conduct Himself His Independence Individual Merely Mind Only Others Over Own Part Right Society Sovereign Which]
Topic:
- Analysis brings no curative powers in its train; it merely makes us conscious of the existence of an evil, which, oddly enough, is consciousness.
[ Analysis Brings Conscious Consciousness Curative Enough Evil Existence Makes Merely Oddly Powers Train Us Which]
Topic:
- Art is only a means to life, to the life more abundant. It is not in itself the life more abundant. It merely points the way, something which is overlooked not only by the public, but very often by the artist himself. In becoming an end it defeats itself.
[ Abundant Art Artist Becoming Defeats End Himself Itself Life Means Merely More Often Only Overlooked Points Public Something Very Way Which]
Topic:
- Human material seems to have one major defect: it does not like to be considered merely as human material. It finds it hard to endure the feeling that it must resign itself to passive acceptance of changes introduced from above.
[ Above Acceptance Changes Considered Defect Does Endure Feeling Finds Hard Human Introduced Itself Major Material Merely Must Passive Resign Seems]
Topic:
- All the ills of mankind, all the tragic misfortunes that fill the history books, all the political blunders, all the failures of the great leaders have arisen merely from a lack of skill at dancing.
[ Arisen Blunders Books Dancing Failures Fill Great History Ills Lack Leaders Mankind Merely Misfortunes Political Skill Tragic]
Topic:
- A straight oar looks bent in the water. What matters is not merely that we see things but how we see them.
[ Bent How Looks Matters Merely Oar See Straight Them Things Water]
Topic:
- There is poetry even in prose, in all the great prose which is not merely utilitarian or didactic: there exist poets who write in prose or at least in more or less apparent prose; millions of poets write verses which have no connection with poetry.
[ Apparent Connection Didactic Even Exist Great Least Less Merely Millions More Poetry Poets Prose Utilitarian Verses Which Write]
Topic:
- Air power is indivisible. If you split it up into compartments, you merely pull it to pieces and destroy its greatest asset, its flexibility.
[ Air Asset Compartments Destroy Flexibility Greatest Indivisible Into Merely Pieces Power Pull Split Up]
Topic:
- All moral laws are merely statements that certain kinds of actions will have good effects.
[ Actions Certain Effects Good Kinds Laws Merely Moral Statements Will]
Topic:
- God made man merely to hear some praise of what he'd done on those Five Days.
[ Days Done Five God Hear Made Man Merely Praise Some Those]
Topic:
- Anyone who works is a fool. I don't work - I merely inflict myself upon the public.
[ Anyone Fool Inflict Merely Myself Public Upon Work Works]
Topic:
- In war, the army is not merely a pure consumer, but a negative producer.
[ Army Consumer Merely Negative Producer Pure War]
Topic:
- Children with Hyacinth's temperament don't know better as they grow older; they merely know more.
[ Better Children Grow Know Merely More Older Temperament]
Topic:
- The newest computer can merely compound, at speed, the oldest problem in the relations between human beings, and in the end the communicator will be confronted with the old problem, of what to say and how to say it.
[ Beings Between Communicator Compound Computer Confronted End How Human Merely Newest Old Oldest Problem Relations Say Speed Will]
Topic: Technology
- Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is also a state of mind. Lasting peace can come only to peaceful people.
[ Absence Also Brought Come Condition Lasting Merely Mind Nations Only Peace Peaceful Relationship Serenity Soul State War]
Topic:
- Nobody understood better than Mr. Lincoln the obvious truth that in politics it does not suffice merely to nominate candidates. Something must also be done to elect them.
[ Also Better Candidates Does Done Elect Lincoln Merely Mr Must Nobody Nominate Obvious Politics Something Suffice Than Them Truth Understood]
Topic:
- What hadn't been realized in the literature until now is that merely to describe how severely something has been tested in the past itself embodies inductive assumptions, even as a statement about the past.
[ Assumptions Been Describe Embodies Even Hadn How Inductive Itself Literature Merely Now Past Realized Severely Something Statement Tested Until]
Topic:
- The march to our duty here, not merely to ourselves, but to our surroundings, must proceed. God wills it.
[ Duty God Here March Merely Must Our Ourselves Proceed Surroundings Wills]
Topic:
- The world is blessed most by men who do things, and not by those who merely talk about them.
[ Blessed Men Merely Most Talk Them Things Those World]
Topic:
- Besides merely some pleasure that we get out of the combinations of pitches together and lines, I think that there is some satisfaction that we get in the fact of having this diffuse thing organized very concretely and put onto a frame and have it actually decided.
[ Actually Besides Combinations Decided Diffuse Fact Frame Get Having Lines Merely Onto Organized Out Pitches Pleasure Put Satisfaction Some Thing Think Together Very]
Topic:
- There is something magical in seeing what you can do, what texture and tone and colour you can produce merely with a pen point and a bottle of ink.
[ Bottle Colour Ink Magical Merely Pen Point Produce Seeing Something Texture Tone]
Topic:
- A theoretical system does not merely state facts which have been observed and that logically deducible relations to other facts which have also been observed.
[ Also Been Does Facts Logically Merely Observed Other Relations State System Theoretical Which]
Topic:
- Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
[ Getting Liking Merely Other Side Them]
Topic:
- You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. Don't let yourself indulge in vain wishes.
[ Cross Indulge Merely Sea Standing Staring Vain Water Wishes Yourself]
Topic:
- Language is not merely a set of unrelated sounds, clauses, rules, and meanings; it is a total coherent system of these integrating with each other, and with behavior, context, universe of discourse, and observer perspective.
[ Behavior Clauses Coherent Context Discourse Each Integrating Language Meanings Merely Observer Other Perspective Rules Set Sounds System These Total Universe Unrelated]
Topic:
- Apparently, the most difficult feat for a Cambridge male is to accept a woman not merely as feeling, not merely as thinking, but as managing a complex, vital interweaving of both.
[ Accept Apparently Both Cambridge Complex Difficult Feat Feeling Male Managing Merely Most Thinking Vital Woman]
Topic:
- I, therefore, O Caesar, do not publish this work, merely prefixing my name to a treatise which of right belongs to others, nor think of acquiring reputation by finding fault with the works of any one.
[ Acquiring Any Belongs Caesar Fault Finding Merely Name Nor Others Publish Reputation Right Therefore Think Treatise Which Work Works]
Topic:
- I consider criticism merely a preliminary excitement, a statement of things a writer has to clear up in his own head sometime or other, probably antecedent to writing; of no value unless it come to fruit in the created work later.
[ Clear Come Consider Created Criticism Excitement Fruit Head His Later Merely Other Own Preliminary Probably Sometime Statement Things Unless Up Value Work Writer Writing]
Topic:
- Every reader finds himself. The writer's work is merely a kind of optical instrument that makes it possible for the reader to discern what, without this book, he would perhaps never have seen in himself.
[ Book Discern Every Finds Himself Instrument Kind Makes Merely Never Optical Perhaps Possible Reader Seen Without Work Would Writer]
Topic:
- No sane person should believe that something is subjective merely because it cannot be settled beyond controversy.
[ Because Believe Beyond Cannot Controversy Merely Person Sane Settled Should Something Subjective]
Topic:
- The bass player's function, along with the drums, is to be the engine that drives the car... everything else is merely colours.
[ Along Bass Car Colours Drives Drums Else Engine Everything Function Merely Player]
Topic:
- Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.
[ Circumstances Determine Go Merely Present Start Where Your]
Topic: Inspirational
- Without money honor is merely a disease.
[ Disease Honor Merely Money Without]
Topic:
- Many good sayings are to be found in holy books, but merely reading them will not make one religious.
[ Books Found Good Holy Make Many Merely Reading Religious Sayings Them Will]
Topic:
- The physicians of one class feel the patients and go away, merely prescribing medicine. As they leave the room they simply ask the patient to take the medicine. They are the poorest class of physicians.
[ Ask Away Class Feel Go Leave Medicine Merely Patient Patients Physicians Poorest Prescribing Room Simply Take]
Topic:
- You have reckoned that history ought to judge the past and to instruct the contemporary world as to the future. The present attempt does not yield to that high office. It will merely tell how it really was.
[ Attempt Contemporary Does Future High History How Instruct Judge Merely Office Ought Past Present Really Reckoned Tell Will World Yield]
Topic:
- If the individual is a unit in a corporate mass, his life is not merely brutish and short, but dull and mechanical.
[ Brutish Corporate Dull His Individual Life Mass Mechanical Merely Short Unit]
Topic:
- The assumption is that the right kind of society is an organic being not merely analogous to an organic being, but actually a living structure with appetites and digestions, instincts and passions, intelligence and reason.
[ Actually Analogous Appetites Assumption Being Digestions Instincts Intelligence Kind Living Merely Organic Passions Reason Right Society Structure]
Topic:
- The point I am making is that in the more primitive forms of society the individual is merely a unit; in more developed forms of society he is an independent personality.
[ Am Developed Forms Independent Individual Making Merely More Personality Point Primitive Society Unit]
Topic:
- These groups within a society can he distinguished according as to whether, like an army or an orchestra, they function as a single body; or whether they are united merely to defend their common interests and otherwise function as separate individuals.
[ According Army Body Common Defend Distinguished Function Groups Individuals Interests Merely Orchestra Otherwise Separate Single Society Their These United Whether Within]
Topic:
- Advertising is, actually, a simple phenomenon in terms of economics. It is merely a substitute for a personal sales force - an extension, if you will, of the merchant who cries aloud his wares.
[ Actually Advertising Aloud Cries Economics Extension Force His Merchant Merely Personal Phenomenon Sales Simple Substitute Terms Wares Will]
Topic:
- They are more human and more brotherly towards one another, it seems to me, than we are. But perhaps that is merely because they feel themselves to be more unfortunate than us.
[ Another Because Brotherly Feel Human Merely More Perhaps Seems Than Themselves Towards Unfortunate Us]
Topic:
- I grew up with Scientology - my parents at one point were clerical. It's a pragmatic philosophy, not merely a belief system. Yeah, it's had media exposure because certain luminaries do Scientology, but millions of people do it who are not celebrities. It's not a threat or some cult.
[ Because Belief Celebrities Certain Cult Exposure Grew Had Media Merely Millions Parents Philosophy Point Pragmatic Some System Threat Up Were Yeah]
Topic:
- Acting is merely the art of keeping a large group of people from coughing.
[ Acting Art Coughing Group Keeping Large Merely]
Topic:
- Religion is not merely the opium of the masses, it's the cyanide.
[ Masses Merely Opium Religion]
Topic:
- Love is not a union merely between two creatures, it is a union between two spirits.
[ Between Creatures Love Merely Spirits Two Union]
Topic:
- Most men, when they think they are thinking, are merely rearranging their prejudices.
[ Men Merely Most Prejudices Rearranging Their Think Thinking]
Topic:
- Freedom from effort in the present merely means that there has been effort stored up in the past.
[ Been Effort Freedom Means Merely Past Present Stored Up]
Topic:
- Rhetoric is a poor substitute for action, and we have trusted only to rhetoric. If we are really to be a great nation, we must not merely talk; we must act big.
[ Act Action Big Great Merely Must Nation Only Poor Really Rhetoric Substitute Talk Trusted]
Topic:
- The boy who is going to make a great man must not make up his mind merely to overcome a thousand obstacles, but to win in spite of a thousand repulses and defeats.
[ Boy Defeats Going Great His Make Man Merely Mind Must Obstacles Overcome Spite Thousand Up Win]
Topic:
- Falling in love consists merely in uncorking the imagination and bottling the common sense.
[ Common Consists Falling Imagination Love Merely Sense]
Topic:
- What a man calls his "conscience" is merely the mental action that follows a sentimental reaction after too much wine or love.
[ Action After Calls Conscience Follows His Love Man Mental Merely Much Reaction Sentimental Too Wine]
Topic:
- So, as one sees, I by no means deprive my world of stubborn reality, if I merely call it a world of ideas.
[ Call Deprive Ideas Means Merely Reality Sees Stubborn World]
Topic:
- We seek true individuality and the true individuals. But we find them not. For lo, we mortals see what our poor eyes can see; and they, the true individuals, - they belong not to this world of our merely human sense and thought.
[ Belong Eyes Find Human Individuality Individuals Lo Merely Mortals Our Poor See Seek Sense Them Thought True World]
Topic:
- Modern travelling is not travelling at all; it is merely being sent to a place, and very little different from becoming a parcel.
[ Becoming Being Different Little Merely Modern Parcel Place Sent Travelling Very]
Topic:
- The first test of a truly great man is his humility. By humility I don't mean doubt of his powers or hesitation in speaking his opinion, but merely an understanding of the relationship of what he can say and what he can do.
[ Doubt First Great Hesitation His Humility Man Mean Merely Opinion Powers Relationship Say Speaking Test Truly Understanding]
Topic:
- Man is more than merely an animal to exist and propagate his species. His mind gives him capacity to search out the great truths in God's arrangement and this lifts him far above the other animal creation.
[ Above Animal Arrangement Capacity Creation Exist Far Gives God Great Him His Lifts Man Merely Mind More Other Out Propagate Search Species Than Truths]
Topic:
- The universe seems neither benign nor hostile, merely indifferent.
[ Benign Hostile Indifferent Merely Neither Nor Seems Universe]
Topic:
- One can be a brother only in something. Where there is no tie that binds men, men are not united but merely lined up.
[ Binds Brother Lined Men Merely Only Something Tie United Up Where]
Topic:
- Many who think they are workers in politics are really merely tools.
[ Many Merely Politics Really Think Tools Workers]
Topic:
- Self-deception ultimately explains Japan's plight. The Japanese have never accepted that change is in their interest - and not merely a response to U.S. criticism.
[ Accepted Change Criticism Explains Interest Japan Japanese Merely Never Plight Response Self-Deception Their Ultimately]
Topic:
- It is quite an illusion to imagine that one adjusts to reality essentially without the use of language and that language is merely an incidental means of solving specific problems of communication or reflection.
[ Adjusts Communication Essentially Illusion Imagine Incidental Language Means Merely Problems Quite Reality Reflection Solving Specific Use Without]
Topic:
- One must think like a hero to behave like a merely decent human being.
[ Behave Being Decent Hero Human Merely Must Think]
Topic:
- Henceforth, language studies were no longer directed merely towards correcting grammar.
[ Correcting Directed Grammar Henceforth Language Longer Merely Studies Towards Were]
Topic:
- The labour movement had the best opportunity in 50 years to transform not merely an industrial situation and win an important battle for workers in struggle, but an opportunity to change the government of the day.
[ Battle Best Change Day Government Had Important Industrial Labour Merely Movement Opportunity Situation Struggle Transform Win Workers Years]
Topic:
- Eating is not merely a material pleasure. Eating well gives a spectacular joy to life and contributes immensely to goodwill and happy companionship. It is of great importance to the morale.
[ Companionship Contributes Eating Gives Goodwill Great Happy Immensely Importance Joy Life Material Merely Morale Pleasure Spectacular Well]
Topic:
- A merely fallen enemy may rise again, but the reconciled one is truly vanquished.
[ Again Enemy Fallen May Merely Reconciled Rise Truly Vanquished]
Topic:
- Men are by nature merely indifferent to one another; but women are by nature enemies.
[ Another Enemies Indifferent Men Merely Nature Women]
Topic:
- With people of limited ability modesty is merely honesty. But with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy.
[ Ability Great Honesty Hypocrisy Limited Merely Modesty Possess Talent Those]
Topic:
- In my books I might hold the mirror to my own face. If others would like to borrow the mirror, they're welcome. The books aren't there to accuse others - merely to raise issues and keep the debates alive.
[ Accuse Alive Books Borrow Debates Face Hold Issues Keep Merely Might Mirror Others Own Raise Welcome Would]
Topic:
- Man does not weave this web of life. He is merely a strand of it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.
[ Does Himself Life Man Merely Strand Weave Web Whatever]
Topic:
- I do not mean that you could continue to do this with propriety or even with safety; I merely assert that the power is, in point of fact, in your hands. And for such a power, what a responsibility to God and man!
[ Assert Continue Could Even Fact God Hands Man Mean Merely Point Power Propriety Responsibility Safety Such Your]
Topic:
- I submit, on the other hand, most respectfully, that the Constitution not merely does not affirm that principle, but, on the contrary, altogether excludes it.
[ Affirm Altogether Constitution Contrary Does Excludes Hand Merely Most Other Principle Respectfully Submit]
Topic:
- All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.
[ Acts Ages Being Entrances Exits His Man Many Men Merely Parts Players Plays Seven Stage Their Time Women World]
Topic:
- It must be able to assist in devising the method of solution of problems and not merely solve them.
[ Able Assist Devising Merely Method Must Problems Solution Solve Them]
Topic:
- In some units it may suppress the motor discharge altogether, in some it may merely slow the motor discharge thus lessening the wave frequency of the contraction and so the tension.
[ Altogether Contraction Discharge Frequency Lessening May Merely Motor Slow Some Suppress Tension Thus Units Wave]
Topic:
- We are approaching a new age of synthesis. Knowledge cannot be merely a degree or a skill... it demands a broader vision, capabilities in critical thinking and logical deduction without which we cannot have constructive progress.
[ Age Approaching Broader Cannot Capabilities Constructive Critical Deduction Degree Demands Knowledge Logical Merely New Progress Skill Synthesis Thinking Vision Which Without]
Topic:
- The word liberal distinguishes whatever nourishes the mind and spirit from the training which is merely practical or professional or from the trivialities which are no training at all.
[ Distinguishes Liberal Merely Mind Nourishes Practical Professional Spirit Training Trivialities Whatever Which Word]
Topic:
- Not in purity or in holiness merely, for in Paradise man was holy, and he shall be holy when redeemed through the sacrifice of Christ and made an heir of heaven.
[ Christ Heaven Heir Holiness Holy Made Man Merely Paradise Purity Redeemed Sacrifice Shall Through]
Topic:
- Money and success don't change people; they merely amplify what is already there.
[ Already Amplify Change Merely Money Success]
Topic:
- The myths connected with individual sanctuaries and ceremonies were merely part of the apparatus of the worship; they served to excite the fancy and sustain the interest of the worshipper... no one cared what he believed about its origin.
[ Apparatus Believed Cared Ceremonies Connected Excite Fancy Individual Interest Merely Myths Origin Part Sanctuaries Served Sustain Were Worship Worshipper]
Topic:
- Our society is not a community, but merely a collection of isolated family units.
[ Collection Community Family Isolated Merely Our Society Units]
Topic: Society
- Woe to that nation whose literature is cut short by the intrusion of force. This is not merely interference with freedom of the press but the sealing up of a nation's heart, the excision of its memory.
[ Cut Force Freedom Heart Interference Intrusion Literature Memory Merely Nation Press Sealing Short Up Whose Woe]
Topic:
- We will be safer from terrorist attack only when we have earned the respect of all other nations instead of their fear, respect for our values and not merely our weapons.
[ Attack Earned Fear Instead Merely Nations Only Other Our Respect Safer Terrorist Their Values Weapons Will]
Topic:
- I believe in an evolving Constitution. A flexible Constitution leaves room for us to consider not merely how the world once was, but how it ought to be.
[ Believe Consider Constitution Evolving Flexible How Leaves Merely Once Ought Room Us World]
Topic:
- The employee is regarded by the employer merely in the light of his value as an operative. His productive capacity alone is taken into account.
[ Account Alone Capacity Employee Employer His Into Light Merely Operative Productive Regarded Taken Value]
Topic:
- True love makes the thought of death frequent, easy, without terrors; it merely becomes the standard of comparison, the price one would pay for many things.
[ Becomes Comparison Death Easy Frequent Love Makes Many Merely Pay Price Standard Terrors Things Thought True Without Would]
Topic:
- I wouldn't describe that "position" as "parasitic." I'd describe that experience as "edifying." I don't merely write from a critical intellectual distance. I actually live around here.
[ Actually Around Critical Describe Distance Experience Here Intellectual Live Merely Parasitic Position Write]
Topic:
- The philosopher proves that the philosopher exists. The poet merely enjoys existence.
[ Enjoys Existence Exists Merely Philosopher Poet Proves]
Topic:
- The arts equally have distinct departments, and unless photography has its own possibilities of expression, separate from those of the other arts, it is merely a process, not an art.
[ Art Arts Departments Distinct Equally Expression Merely Other Own Photography Possibilities Process Separate Those Unless]
Topic:
- But I think the bomb instead constitutes merely a first step in a new control by man over the forces of nature too revolutionary and dangerous to fit into old concepts.
[ Bomb Concepts Constitutes Control Dangerous First Fit Forces Instead Into Man Merely Nature New Old Over Revolutionary Step Think Too]
Topic:
- Merely that I have a World Wide Web page does not give me any power, any abilities, nor any status in the real world.
[ Abilities Any Does Give Merely Nor Page Power Real Status Web Wide World]
Topic:
- I did not write it. God wrote it. I merely did his dictation.
[ Dictation Did God His Merely Write Wrote]
Topic:
- It hardly seems worthwhile to point out the shortsightedness of those practitioners who would have us believe that the form of the poem is merely its shape.
[ Believe Form Hardly Merely Out Poem Point Practitioners Seems Shape Those Us Worthwhile Would]
Topic:
- I look askance at any movement which assists in making the peacemaker among nations merely a national warrior.
[ Among Any Assists Look Making Merely Movement National Nations Peacemaker Warrior Which]
Topic:
- The secret of living a life of excellence is merely a matter of thinking thoughts of excellence. Really, it's a matter of programming our minds with the kind of information that will set us free.
[ Excellence Free Information Kind Life Living Matter Merely Minds Our Programming Really Secret Set Thinking Thoughts Us Will]
Topic:
- The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence.
[ Does Education Existence Give Harmony Highest Information Life Makes Merely Our Us Which]
Topic:
- You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.
[ Cross Merely Sea Standing Staring Water]
Topic:
- When, instead of merely associating some act with some situation in the animal way, we think the situation out, we have a set of particular feelings of its elements.
[ Act Animal Elements Feelings Instead Merely Out Particular Set Situation Some Think Way]
Topic:
- What we imagine is order is merely the prevailing form of chaos.
[ Chaos Form Imagine Merely Order Prevailing]
Topic: Imagination
- Change is not merely necessary to life - it is life.
[ Change Life Merely Necessary]
Topic:
- A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite.
[ Animal Animals Appetite Eats Food Healthy His Killing Life Live Man Meat Merely Participates Sake Taking Therefore Without]
Topic: Food
- The British system denied any role for human creativity, and instead argued, that if man merely followed his hedonistic desires, pursuing pleasure and avoiding pain, objective laws would naturally guide society to achieve the best allocation of wealth.
[ Achieve Allocation Any Argued Avoiding Best British Creativity Denied Desires Followed Guide His Human Instead Laws Man Merely Naturally Objective Pain Pleasure Pursuing Role Society System Wealth Would]
Topic:
- The atom bomb was no "great decision." It was merely another powerful weapon in the arsenal of righteousness.
[ Another Arsenal Atom Bomb Decision Great Merely Powerful Righteousness Weapon]
Topic:
- In rating ease of description as very important, we are essentially asserting a belief in quantitative knowledge - a belief that most of the key questions in our world sooner or later demand answers to 'by how much?' rather than merely to 'in which direction?'
[ Answers Asserting Belief Demand Description Direction Ease Essentially How Important Key Knowledge Later Merely Most Much Our Quantitative Questions Rather Rating Sooner Than Very Which World]
Topic:
- Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
[ Deserting Enthusiasm Give Grow Grows Ideals Living May Merely Nobody Number Old Our Skin Soul Up Wrinkle Wrinkles Years]
Topic: Age
- Creativity is merely a plus name for regular activity. Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better.
[ Activity Any Becomes Better Cares Creative Creativity Doer Doing Merely Name Plus Regular Right]
Topic:
- If men do not keep on speaking terms with children, they cease to be men, and become merely machines for eating and for earning money.
[ Become Cease Children Earning Eating Keep Machines Men Merely Money Speaking Terms]
Topic:
- Contrary to general belief, I do not believe that friends are necessarily the people you like best, they are merely the people who got there first.
[ Belief Believe Best Contrary First Friends General Got Merely Necessarily]
Topic:
- I do not believe that friends are necessarily the people you like best, they are merely the people who got there first.
[ Believe Best First Friends Got Merely Necessarily]
Topic:
- Women are not in love with me but with the picture of me on the screen. I am merely the canvas on which women paint their dreams.
[ Am Canvas Dreams Love Merely Paint Picture Screen Their Which Women]
Topic:
- An artist never really finishes his work, he merely abandons it.
[ Abandons Artist Finishes His Merely Never Really Work]
Topic: Art
- Good manners have much to do with the emotions. To make them ring true, one must feel them, not merely exhibit them.
[ Emotions Exhibit Feel Good Make Manners Merely Much Must Ring Them True]
Topic:
- To be rich nowadays merely means to possess a large number of poor objects.
[ Large Means Merely Nowadays Number Objects Poor Possess Rich]
Topic:
- I try not to break the rules but merely to test their elasticity.
[ Break Elasticity Merely Rules Test Their Try]
Topic:
- The speed of light does not merely transform the world. It becomes the world. Globalization is the speed of light.
[ Becomes Does Globalization Light Merely Speed Transform World]
Topic:
- The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible.
[ Believe Between Faith Life Man Merely Often Only Possible Stands Thing Try Wants Will]
Topic:
- In those days I was new to covers; merely felt pleased that a story of mine had been honored. I later met Rogers who did some of my early covers and I was impressed with him.
[ Been Covers Days Did Early Felt Had Him Honored Impressed Later Merely Met Mine New Pleased Rogers Some Story Those]
Topic:
- I was told to challenge every spiritual teacher, every world leader to utter the one sentence that no religion, no political party, and no nation on the face of the earth will dare utter: 'Ours is not a better way, ours is merely another way.
[ Another Better Challenge Dare Earth Every Face Leader Merely Nation Ours Party Political Religion Sentence Spiritual Teacher Told Utter Way Will World]
Topic:
- It is very vulgar to talk about one's business. Only people like stockbrokers do that, and then merely at dinner parties.
[ Business Dinner Merely Only Parties Talk Then Very Vulgar]
Topic:
- Nothing comes merely by thinking about it.
[ Comes Merely Nothing Thinking]
Topic:
- We are merely the stars tennis-balls, struck and bandied which way please them.
[ Bandied Merely Please Stars Struck Them Way Which]
Topic:
- The role of the intelligence - that part of us which affirms and denies and formulates opinions is merely to submit.
[ Affirms Denies Formulates Intelligence Merely Opinions Part Role Submit Us Which]
Topic:
- The memory, experiencing and re-experiencing, has such power over one's mere personal life, that one has merely lived.
[ Experiencing Life Lived Memory Mere Merely Over Personal Power Such]
Topic:
- For us, someone who is willing to step forward and help is much more courageous than someone who is merely fulfilling the role.
[ Courageous Forward Fulfilling Help Merely More Much Role Someone Step Than Us Willing]
Topic:
- Likewise today, some Christians are content to merely exist until they die. They don't want to risk anything, to believe God, to grow or mature. They refuse to believe his Word, and have become hardened in their unbelief. Now they're living just to die.
[ Anything Become Believe Christians Content Die Exist God Grow Hardened His Just Likewise Living Mature Merely Now Refuse Risk Some Their Today Unbelief Until Want Word]
Topic:
- My point is, if you want to achieve anything in life, it is not enough to merely wish for it. You must develop that kind of 4:30 AM discipline that distinguishes you from others.
[ Achieve Am Anything Develop Discipline Distinguishes Enough Kind Life Merely Must Others Point Want Wish]
Topic:
- A visual image in the hand of an artist is merely a tool to trigger a mental image.
[ Artist Hand Image Mental Merely Tool Trigger Visual]
Topic:
- The mind has exactly the same power as the hands; not merely to grasp the world, but to change it.
[ Change Exactly Grasp Hands Merely Mind Power Same World]
Topic: Change
- Philadelphia merely seems dull because it's next to exciting Camden, New Jersey.
[ Because Camden Dull Exciting Jersey Merely New Next Philadelphia Seems]
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- You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.
[ Achievement Amply Enable Enrich Errand Finer Forget Greater Here Hope Impoverish Live Living Make Merely More Order Spirit Vision World Yourself]
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- The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.
[ Attitude Change Changing Discovery Future Greatest His Merely Person Time]
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- Never read a book through merely because you have begun it.
[ Because Begun Book Merely Never Read Through]
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- The notion that the public accepts or rejects anything in modern art is merely romantic fiction. The game is completed and the trophies distributed long before the public knows what has happened.
[ Accepts Anything Art Before Completed Distributed Fiction Game Happened Knows Long Merely Modern Notion Public Rejects Romantic Trophies]
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- My early wounds were the English school system among other things. It wasn't merely the discipline, it was the ways in which boys got what was called the school spirit.
[ Among Boys Called Discipline Early English Got Merely Other School Spirit System Things Ways Were Which Wounds]
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- Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
[ Because Character Concerned Merely More Others Really Reputation Than Think While Your]
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- If Liberia has failed, then, it is no evidence of the failure of the Negro in government. It is merely evidence of the failure of slavery.
[ Evidence Failed Failure Government Merely Negro Slavery Then]
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- The different ness of races, moreover, is no evidence of superiority or of inferiority. This merely indicates that each race has certain gifts which the others do not possess.
[ Certain Different Each Evidence Gifts Indicates Inferiority Merely Moreover Ness Others Possess Race Races Superiority Which]
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- When digging ceases to be a great game and becomes, as in Egypt, merely business, it will be a bad thing.
[ Bad Becomes Business Ceases Digging Egypt Game Great Merely Thing Will]
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- All observers not laboring under hallucinations of the senses are agreed, or can be made to agree, about facts of sensible experience, through evidence toward which the intellect is merely passive, and over which the individual will and character have no control.
[ Agree Agreed Character Control Evidence Experience Facts Individual Intellect Laboring Made Merely Observers Over Passive Senses Sensible Through Toward Under Which Will]
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- Hence, even in the domain of natural science the aid of the experimental method becomes indispensable whenever the problem set is the analysis of transient and impermanent phenomena, and not merely the observation of persistent and relatively constant objects.
[ Aid Analysis Becomes Constant Domain Even Experimental Hence Indispensable Merely Method Natural Objects Observation Persistent Phenomena Problem Relatively Science Set Transient Whenever]
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- Luck is merely an illusion, trusted by the ignorant and chased by the foolish.
[ Chased Foolish Ignorant Illusion Luck Merely Trusted]
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- To boast of a performance which I cannot beat is merely stupid vanity. And if I can beat it that means there is nothing special about it. What has passed is already finished with. What I find more interesting is what is still to come.
[ Already Beat Boast Cannot Come Find Finished Interesting Means Merely More Nothing Passed Performance Special Still Stupid Vanity Which]
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- There are successful scholars, public-spirited scholars, upright scholars, cautious scholars, and those who are merely petty men.
[ Cautious Men Merely Petty Public-Spirited Scholars Successful Those Upright]
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