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No Absolutes Quotes By Kevin Warwick

There can be no absolute reality, there can be no absolute truth. — Kevin Warwick

No Absolutes Quotes By Allan Bloom

The inflamed sensitivity induced by radicalized democratic theory finally experiences any limit as arbitrary and tyrannical. There are no absolutes; freedom is absolute. Of course the result is that, on the one hand, the argument justifying freedom disappears and, on the other, all beliefs begin to have the attenuated character that was initially supposed to be limited to religious belief. — Allan Bloom

No Absolutes Quotes By Pearl S. Buck

In this unbelievable universe in which we live, there are no absolutes. Even parallel lines, reaching into infinity, meet somewhere yonder. — Pearl S. Buck

No Absolutes Quotes By Jack T. Chick

We live in a world where it has become politically correct to avoid
absolutes. Many want all religions to be given the same honor, and all gods
regarded as equally true and equally fictitious. But take these same
people, who want fuzzy, all-inclusive thinking in spiritual matters, and
put them on an airplane. You will find they insist on a very dogmatic,
intolerant pilot who will stay on the straight and narrow glidepath so
their life will not come to a violent end short of the runway. They want no
fuzzy thinking here! — Jack T. Chick

No Absolutes Quotes By Mary Schapiro

There are no absolutes in this world, and there will always be mistakes that are made within brokerage firms; there will always be people who set out to deceive the regulators and even deceive their own senior management. — Mary Schapiro

No Absolutes Quotes By Koichi Tohei

There is no conflict in the absolute universe, but there is conflict in the relative world. — Koichi Tohei

No Absolutes Quotes By Ted Cruz

Since there are no absolutes, when it's convenient, you change the rules. Do we know any politicians that have done that? — Ted Cruz

No Absolutes Quotes By Anna Kendrick

I used to exercise an hour every day - no excuses. I live in absolutes: I either exercise every day, or I let myself off the hook. I'm trying to find that balance of working out three or four days a week and sticking to it. — Anna Kendrick

No Absolutes Quotes By Hugh Prather

There are no absolutes for something so relative as a human life.
There are no rules for something so gentle as a heart. — Hugh Prather

No Absolutes Quotes By Bruce Sterling

(He) mourned mankind, and the blindness of men, who thought that the Kosmos had rules and limits that would shelter them from their own freedom. There were no shelters. There were no final purposes. Futility, and freedom, were Absolute — Bruce Sterling

No Absolutes Quotes By Patrick Friar

Are you absolutely sure there are no absolutes? — Patrick Friar

No Absolutes Quotes By Criss Jami

I would rather have strong enemies than a world of passive individualists. In a world of passive individualists nothing seems worth anything simply because nobody stands for anything. That world has no convictions, no victories, no unions, no heroism, no absolutes, no heartbeat. That world has rigor mortis. — Criss Jami

No Absolutes Quotes By Charles Jencks

The rule seems to be that there are no absolutes, that what is rare is prized. Thus, in times of relative affluence, thin models become dominant. — Charles Jencks

No Absolutes Quotes By Amish Tripathi

Feminine way of life is "life by probabilities". There are no absolutes, and the same laws can be interpreted differently at different times. Change is the only constant, and people live by Passion, Beauty and Freedom. But with too much freedom it can decline into decadence, corruption and debauchery. — Amish Tripathi

No Absolutes Quotes By Owen Feltham

God has made no one absolute. — Owen Feltham

No Absolutes Quotes By Carl F. H. Henry

The surest way to lose democracy is to take it for granted. Every citizen must contribute to its advancement in some way. No nation or culture can long survive the absence of transcendent values and absolutes. — Carl F. H. Henry

No Absolutes Quotes By Paul Feyerabend

The only absolute truth is that there are no absolute truths. — Paul Feyerabend

No Absolutes Quotes By Amie Kaufman

Miracles are statistical improbabilities. And fate is an illusion humanity uses to comfort itself in the dark. There are no absolutes in life, save death. — Amie Kaufman

No Absolutes Quotes By Dalai Lama XIV

On the philosophical level, both Buddhism and modern science share a deep suspicion of any notion of absolutes, whether conceptualize as a transcendent being, as an eternal, unchanging principle such as soul, or as a fundamental substratum of reality. ... In the Buddhist investigation of reality, at least in principle, empirical evidence should triumph over scriptural authority, no matter how deeply venerated a scripture may be. ~ 14th Dalai Lama in his talk to the Society for Neuroscience in 2005 in Washington. — Dalai Lama XIV

No Absolutes Quotes By Benito Mussolini

What is freedom? There is no such thing as absolute freedom! — Benito Mussolini

No Absolutes Quotes By Stephen Richards

There are no absolutes, and your way is neither the only way nor the right way. — Stephen Richards

No Absolutes Quotes By Adam Gopnik

In Paris explanations come in a predictable sequence, no matter what is being explained. First comes the explanation in terms of the unique, romantic individual, then the explanation in terms of ideological absolutes, and then the explanation in terms of the futility of all explanation. — Adam Gopnik

No Absolutes Quotes By Francis A. Schaeffer

If we as Christians do not speak out as authoritarian governments grow from within or come from outside, eventually we or our children will be the enemy of society and the state. No truly authoritarian government can tolerate those who have real absolute by which to judge its arbitrary absolutes and who speak out and act upon that absolute. — Francis A. Schaeffer

No Absolutes Quotes By Benito Mussolini

What is liberty? There is no such thing as absolute liberty! — Benito Mussolini

No Absolutes Quotes By Suzanne Fields

The death of Pope John Paul II led many of different faiths and of no faith to acknowledge their debt to the Roman Catholic Church for holding on to absolutes that the rest of us can measure ourselves against. — Suzanne Fields

No Absolutes Quotes By Ravi Zacharias

We are at a time when postmodernism defies certainty, truth, and meaning; when spiritualism dabbles in quantum theory; and when randomness has become the order of the day. Isn't it ironic that at the same time, the world is on the edge of financial bankruptcy because we have conducted our financial affairs in a random fashion, as if there are no absolutes? — Ravi Zacharias

No Absolutes Quotes By Jarrod Cochran

First off, faith is not about concrete answers, religious absolutes, creeds, or dogma. Faith is about the search for understanding, the raising of important questions, the open honesty of having doubt, and the realization that no one has it all completely right nor does any human, human religious teaching, or theology hold all the answers. — Jarrod Cochran

No Absolutes Quotes By Elisabeth Elliot

There is a popular notion about prayer that assumes that the thing asked for ought to be the object of faith - "Lord, give me this or that," wherefore "this" and "that" become the realities. No. The Bible states the absolutes that we can be certain of: the character of God, His love, His will that we be conformed to His Son's likeness, His sovereign control of all the universe. When faith latches on to those realities that we do not see with our eyes, it can never be confounded. If it makes the thing asked for its object, faith itself will dissolve if the Lord's answer is no, not yet or wait. In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion (Ps. 71:1, KJV). D — Elisabeth Elliot

No Absolutes Quotes By Eleanor Roosevelt

A mature person is one who does not think only in absolutes, who is able to be objective even when deeply stirred emotionally, who has learned that there is both good and bad in all people and in all things, and who walks humbly and deals charitably with the circumstances of life, knowing that in this world no one is all knowing and therefore all of us need both love and charity. — Eleanor Roosevelt

No Absolutes Quotes By Brandon Shire

Hunter turned and kissed Dillon deeply before he rinsed off. He had never wished for his sight before, but he would have given anything at that moment to be able to turn and witness the beauty of the man that had just made love to him. He'd literally felt the change in Dillon's grip as he made love.
The very first time they were together, Dillon's hold was uncertain, a tentative embrace that held no absolutes, no dreams, but just now it was different; it was a grip that sat right on the edge of possession, a possession Hunter would willingly give, if asked.
But would Dillon ask, and would he be able to accept? — Brandon Shire

No Absolutes Quotes By Deepak Chopra

Once war becomes a clash of absolutes, there is no breathing room for mercy. Absolute truth is blind truth. — Deepak Chopra

No Absolutes Quotes By Martin Buber

I do not rest on the broad upland of a system that includes a series of sure statements about the absolutes, but on a narrow, rocky ridge between the gulfs where there is no sureness of expressible knowledge but [only] the certainty of meeting what remains, undisclosed. — Martin Buber

No Absolutes Quotes By L.E. Modesitt Jr.

The only absolute truth is change, and death is the only way to stop change. Life is a series of judgments on changing situations, and no ideal, no belief fits every solution. Yet humans need to believe in something beyond themselves. Perhaps all intelligences do. If we do not act on higher motivations, then we can justify any action, no matter how horrible, as necessary for our survival. We are endlessly caught between the need for high moral absolutes - which will fail enough that any absolute can be demonstrated as false - and our tendency for individual judgments to degenerate into self-gratifying and unethical narcissism. Trying to force absolutes on others results in death and destruction, yet failing to act beyond one's self also leads to death and destruction, generally a lot sooner. — L.E. Modesitt Jr.

No Absolutes Quotes By Robert J. Gula

People often indiscriminately use absolutes in their utterances: every, everyone, everything, all, always, never, no one, nothing. Rarely are these absolute terms justified. — Robert J. Gula

No Absolutes Quotes By Lorraine Heath

In his world, there was right and wrong, good and evil. Hers contained no absolutes. Hers was a world of grays. Hers was what his was truly becoming. The irony didn't escape him. At night, nothing was clear. Lines blurred. Shadows removed definitions.
Her dreams led her to the darkest parts of London where he couldn't follow and keep her safe. His dreams had ceased to exist long ago. — Lorraine Heath

No Absolutes Quotes By John Updike

There is no pleasing New Englanders, my dear, their soil is all rocks and their hearts are bloodless absolutes. — John Updike

No Absolutes Quotes By Ken Ham

When Christian absolutes were the basis of society, immoral activities such as homosexual or lesbian lifestyles and abortion were outlawed. There has been a fundamental shift. Our society is now based on a relative morality: that is, a person can do what he likes and is answerable to no one but himself as long as the majority of people can be persuaded that their interests are not being threatened. This relative morality results in society being told that no one can say anything against those who choose to be sexual deviants, to be public nudists, or to do whatever they want (largely within the confines of the law, which is also changing to become more tolerant of people's actions). — Ken Ham

No Absolutes Quotes By T. E. Hulme

There is no such thing as an absolute truth to be discovered. — T. E. Hulme

No Absolutes Quotes By Eric Hoffer

Free men are aware of the imperfection inherent in human affairs, and they are willing to fight and die for that which is not perfect. They know that basic human problems can have no final solutions, that our freedom, justice, equality, etc. are far from absolute, and that the good life is compounded of half measures, compromises, lesser evils, and gropings toward the perfect. The rejection of approximations and the insistence on absolutes are the manifestation of a nihilism that loathes freedom, tolerance, and equity. — Eric Hoffer

No Absolutes Quotes By Alfred De Vigny

We have also set up for them an edifying project for a continuous mitigation of their own tyranny, ascribing to them an unshakeable faith in the triumph of virtue, as well as in the moral justification of their crimes. These are the theories of well-meaning children who see everything in black or white, dream of nothing but angels or demons, and have no idea of the incredible number of hypocritical masks of every color and shape and size which men use to conceal their features when they have passed the age of devotion to ideals and have abandoned themselves unrestrainedly to their egotistic desires — Alfred De Vigny

No Absolutes Quotes By Larry Burkett

Marriage and parenting are the two strongest vows anyone will ever make. When you see these commitments being carelessly discarded, you can be certain that the ethics of that generation have been abandoned. ... What our society needs is a good dose of biblical ethic from God's people - the kind of ethic that requires us to keep our word no matter what the costs. Situational ethics have so shaped our society that even God's people have lost the concept of absolutes when it comes to keeping our word. — Larry Burkett

No Absolutes Quotes By Frank Schaeffer

Dad and Mom had a lesbian couple living in our chalet for several years in the early 1970s. One was Dad's secretary, the other Mom's helper. They shared a room. Fortunately, my parents were hypocritical and acted as if, no matter their official religious absolutes, the higher call was to ignore what the Bible said in favor of what they hoped it meant. Thus, without ever saying it, it seems to me my parents were affirming that the Bible should be read as if Jesus was the only lens through which to see God. The result was that Francis and Edith Schaeffer were nicer than their official theology. — Frank Schaeffer

No Absolutes Quotes By Cheryl Richardson

If it's not an absolute YES, it's a NO — Cheryl Richardson

No Absolutes Quotes By Kelley Armstrong

It wasn't about wanting to die or having nothing left to live for; it was about letting go. You live your life doing what you're supposed to do, following the rules, following your conscience no matter what your gut tells you - and most times, that's okay. Control is good. It allows you to believe in certainty and absolutes, like lining up the perfect shot. But when you hold on for so long, and hold on so tight, every once in a while you have to close your eyes and jump.
Kelley Armstrong - Exit Strategy — Kelley Armstrong

No Absolutes Quotes By Ravi Zacharias

If musicians and artists have no absolutes, they end up caring more about the way the thing is told than about the thing itself, and they slide deeper and deeper till it's their means rather than the ends that matter. — Ravi Zacharias

No Absolutes Quotes By Ayn Rand

One must never allow oneself to acquire an exaggerated sense of one's own importance. There's no necessity to burden oneself with absolutes — Ayn Rand

No Absolutes Quotes By Emily Giffin

The world is not that black and white, Rachel. There are no moral absolutes. It is complex. — Emily Giffin

No Absolutes Quotes By Bill Cosby

There are no absolutes in raising children. In any stressful situation, fathering is always a roll of the dice. The game may be messy, but I have never found one with more joys and rewards. — Bill Cosby

No Absolutes Quotes By Duff Goldman

If you're going to figure something out, study ethics. You can ask What's the answer? What's Right and Wrong? What I learned is that nobody knows the answer and there is no Right and Wrong. So I'm incapable of becoming a fundamentalist because there are no absolutes, there's always a what if. — Duff Goldman

No Absolutes Quotes By Terri Fields

And the only answer I know is
That no child should give up on life.
Math deals in absolutes.
But life is the most absolute of all. — Terri Fields

No Absolutes Quotes By Mick Jagger

There's no absolutes in life - only vodka. — Mick Jagger

No Absolutes Quotes By Sarah Dessen

One week, one strong. One scared, one bold. I was beginning to understand though, that there were no such things as absolutes, not in life, or in people. Like Owen said, it was day by day, if not moment by moment. All you could do was take on as much weight as you can bear. And if you're lucky, there's someone close enough to shoulder the rest. — Sarah Dessen

No Absolutes Quotes By S.A. Reid

There were no absolutes in fiction, no certain way to deliver what was needed. So it was no surprise most technical writers considered novel-writing a gateway to madness. — S.A. Reid

No Absolutes Quotes By Serge King

Meaning can only be understood in relation to its environment. Therefore, the words only make full sense in context ... There are no absolutes, there is no meaning without relationships, everything is not only interacting but interdependent. The kahunas use this idea to help give a person a powerfully secure sense of significance, while at the same time teaching him that to heal himself is to heal the world, and to heal the world is to heal himself. This is not a loss of individuality, but an understanding that individuality itself is a relationship with the environment. — Serge King

No Absolutes Quotes By Berkeley Breathed

Despite what they tell you, there are simply no moral absolutes in a complex world. — Berkeley Breathed

No Absolutes Quotes By Kathy Whitworth

There are no absolutes in golf. Golf is such an individual game, and no two people swing alike. — Kathy Whitworth

No Absolutes Quotes By Ayn Rand

The man in Bedroom A, Car No. 14, was a professor of philosophy who taught that there is no mind - how do you know that the tunnel is dangerous? - no reality - how can you prove that the tunnel exists? - no logic - why do you claim that trains cannot move without motive power? - no principles - why should you be bound by the law of cause-and-effect? - no rights - why shouldn't you attach men to their jobs by force? - no morality - what's moral about running a railroad? - no absolutes - what difference does it make to you whether you live or die, anyway? He taught that we know nothing - why oppose the orders of your superiors? - that we can never be certain of anything - how do you know you're right? - that we must act on the expediency of the moment - you don't want to risk your job, do you? The — Ayn Rand

No Absolutes Quotes By Cormac McCarthy

But there are no absolutes in human misery and things can always get worse — Cormac McCarthy

No Absolutes Quotes By James Runcie

There are no absolutes.' 'I think there are,' said Sidney. 'Fairness, justice, toleration, support for the weak, care for those in need, truth and love. — James Runcie

No Absolutes Quotes By Miguel Serrano

The shadowy side of real life is ignored, and Western Christianity provides us with nothing which can be used to interpret it. Thus the young men of the West are unable to deal with the mixture of light and shadow of which life really consists; they have no way of linking the facts of existence to their preconceived notions of absolutes. — Miguel Serrano

No Absolutes Quotes By Anthony Bourdain

What took me to cooking was that there was something honest about it, says David Chang. There is no lying in the kitchen. And no god there, either. He couldn't help you anyway. You either can - or can't - make an omelet. You either can - or can't - chop an onion, shake a pan, keep up with the other cooks, replicate again and again, perfectly, the dishes that need to be done. No credential, no amount of bullshit, no well-formed sentences or pleas for mercy will change the basic facts. The kitchen is the last meritocracy - a world of absolutes; one knows without any ambiguity at the end of each day how one did. — Anthony Bourdain

No Absolutes Quotes By John Dewey

There is no god and there is no soul. Hence, there is no need for the props of traditional religion. With dogma and creed excluded, then immutable truth is dead and buried. There is no room for fixed and natural law or permanent moral absolutes. — John Dewey

No Absolutes Quotes By Francis Schaeffer

If there is no absolute by which to judge society, society is absolute. — Francis Schaeffer

No Absolutes Quotes By Tom Wolfe

Night landings were a routine part of carrier operations - and perhaps the best of all examples of how a man's accumulated good works did him no good whatsoever at each new step up the great pyramid, of how each new step was an absolute test, and of how each bright new day's absolutes - chosen or damned - were built into the routine. — Tom Wolfe

No Absolutes Quotes By Auliq Ice

Dear Gods of Heaven and Earth.
The universe has began, without a beginning.
Even if it's divided into Heaven, Earth, and Man, the essence is the same.
Although Heaven, Earth, and Man are different in form, they have the same nature.
Although Heaven is full of spirits, because there is no box to contain it, fom heaven came Man.
When the three absolutes move in harmony, energy is created, covering all the material and the spirit for the Man.
All the use of all creation may change, the basic mind is originally the bright light.
Shine on Man with respect for it, Man is the best of the universe. — Auliq Ice

No Absolutes Quotes By Tahereh Mafi

Alice knew that being different would always be difficult; she knew that there was no magic that would erase narrow-mindedness or iron out the inequities in life. But Alice was also beginning to learn that life was never lived in absolutes. People would both love her and rebuff her; they would show both kindness and prejudice. The simple truth was that Alice would always be different - but to be different was to be extraordinary, and to be extraordinary was an adventure. It no longer mattered how the world saw her; what mattered was how Alice saw herself. Alice — Tahereh Mafi

No Absolutes Quotes By Emily Giffin

There are no absolutes in relationships. You can't take anything for granted. You can count on absolutely nothing but the unexpected. You only get in trouble when you start thinking that you're some kind of exception to the rule. — Emily Giffin

No Absolutes Quotes By Christopher Hitchens

It is not that there are no certainties, it is that it is an absolute certainty that there are no certainties. — Christopher Hitchens

No Absolutes Quotes By Bruce Springsteen

In all psychological wars, it's never over,, there's just this day, this time, and a hesitant belief in your ability to change. It is not an arena where the unsure should go looking for absolutes and there are no permanent victories. It is about a living change, filled with the insecurities , the chaos, of our own personalities, and is always one step up, two steps back. — Bruce Springsteen

No Absolutes Quotes By William Branks

Free-thinking" atheists is an oxymoron. They chide Christians for being narrow-minded. No one is more narrow and closed-minded than someone who claims absolutes based on what they "know" as if there is nothing more to learn. I applaud agnostics who have the intellect, humility and openness to say, "I don't know!" or "I can't know!" At least they admit there may be more to know! — William Branks

No Absolutes Quotes By Gordon B. Hinckley

But no one can blink at the fact that in this land, and in other lands across the world, there is an epidemic affecting the lives of millions of youth. It is a sickness that comes of a loss of values, of an abandonment of moral absolutes. The virus which has infected them comes of leaderless families, leaderless schools, leaderless communities. It comes of an attitude that says, "We will not teach moral values. We will leave the determination of such to the individual." — Gordon B. Hinckley

No Absolutes Quotes By Frank Herbert

Everything you do, everything you sense and say is experiment. No deduction final. Nothing stops until dead and perhaps not even then, because each life creates endless ripples. Induction bounces within and you sensitize yourself to it. Deduction conveys illusions of absolutes. Kick the truth and shatter it! — Frank Herbert

No Absolutes Quotes By Steve Merrick

In a court of law it is little more than an interpretive tool, in reality, there are no absolutes in life, and any truth will change over time, at the end of the day, if it hurts its bad if it doesn't hurt its good, and truth sort of lurks in between those two extremes. — Steve Merrick

No Absolutes Quotes By Derek Landy

There is no such thing as winning or losing. There is won and there is lost; there is victory and defeat. There are no absolutes. Everything inbetween is left to fight for. — Derek Landy

No Absolutes Quotes By Haruki Murakami

There's no such thing as absolutes. — Haruki Murakami