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We cannot conceive of matter being formed of nothing, since things require a seed to start from... Therefore there is not anything which returns to nothing, but all things return dissolved into their elements.
I conceive that the great part of the miseries of mankind are brought upon them by false estimates they have made of the value of things.
I cannot conceive of Israel withdrawing if Arab states do not recognize Israel, within secure borders.
Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive. This facility makes it the most versatile and explicit means of communication yet devised for quick mass appreciation.
A state arises, as I conceive, out of the needs of mankind; no one is self-sufficing, but all of us have many wants.
God... a being whose only definition is that he is beyond man's power to conceive.
Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive.
Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
W. Clement Stone
Art is not the application of a canon of beauty but what the instinct and the brain can conceive beyond any canon. When we love a woman we don't start measuring her limbs.
Today's students can put dope in their veins or hope in their brains. If they can conceive it and believe it, they can achieve it. They must know it is not their aptitude but their attitude that will determine their altitude.
I can barely conceive of a type of beauty in which there is no Melancholy.
I can well conceive a man without hands, feet, head. But I cannot conceive man without thought; he would be a stone or a brute.
We must conceive of this whole universe as one commonwealth of which both gods and men are members.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches as to conceive how others can be in want.
To write it, it took three months; to conceive it three minutes; to collect the data in it all my life.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it.
One cannot conceive anything so strange and so implausible that it has not already been said by one philosopher or another.
The Americans combine the notions of religion and liberty so intimately in their minds, that it is impossible to make them conceive of one without the other.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Politics I conceive to be nothing more than the science of the ordered progress of society along the lines of greatest usefulness and convenience to itself.
I love Rauschenberg. I love that he created a turning point in visual history, that he redefined the idea of beauty, that he combined painting, sculpture, photography, and everyday life with such gall, and that he was interested in, as he put it, 'the ability to conceive failure as progress.'
As to that leisure evening of life, I must say that I do not want it. I can conceive of no contentment of which toil is not to be the immediate parent.
I have come slowly into possession of such powers as I have. I receive the opinions of my day. I do not conceive them. But I receive them into a vivid mind.
It has always been difficult for Man to realize that his life is all an art. It has been more difficult to conceive it so than to act it so. For that is always how he has more or less acted it.
Aaron Sorkin was completely unable to understand the actual psychology of Mark or of Facebook. He can't conceive of a world where social status or getting laid or, for that matter, doing drugs, is not the most important thing.
I was taught by my grandfather that anything that your mind can conceive, you can have. It's a reality.
I cannot conceive how anybody in his right mind should go to a psychoanalyst.
I can easily conceive, most Holy Father, that as soon as some people learn that in this book which I have written concerning the revolutions of the heavenly bodies, I ascribe certain motions to the Earth, they will cry out at once that I and my theory should be rejected.
The gracious, eternal God permits the spirit to green and bloom and to bring forth the most marvelous fruit, surpassing anything a tongue can express and a heart conceive.
What can you conceive more silly and extravagant than to suppose a man racking his brains, and studying night and day how to fly?
No animal on the face of the earth could conceive of taxation. You and I work roughly six months a year to pay our local, state and federal taxes. If nothing else, this should convince you that animals are smarter than people.
Rita Mae Brown
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