People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.
The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out... without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, intolerable.
I have seen too much not to know that the impression of a woman may be more valuable than the conclusion of an analytical reasoner.
To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions.
I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
Reasoning draws a conclusion, but does not make the conclusion certain, unless the mind discovers it by the path of experience.
The best compliment to a child or a friend is the feeling you give him that he has been set free to make his own inquiries, to come to conclusions that are right for him, whether or not they coincide with your own.
I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
After I set out to refute Christianity intellectually and couldn't, I came to the conclusion the Bible was true and Jesus Christ was God's Son.
Intuition is truly a feminine quality, but women should not mistake rash conclusions for this gift.
Nature's music is never over; her silences are pauses, not conclusions.
I have come to the conclusion that the most important element in human life is faith.
I came to the conclusion that the optimist thought everything good except the pessimist, and that the pessimist thought everything bad, except himself.
The source of our actions resides in an unconscious propensity to regard ourselves as the center, the cause, and the conclusion of time. Our reflexes and our pride transform into a planet the parcel of flesh and consciousness we are.
We are not certain, we are never certain. If we were we could reach some conclusions, and we could, at last, make others take us seriously.
If all the economists were laid end to end, they'd never reach a conclusion.
It is often said that science must avoid any conclusions which smack of the supernatural.
I have come to the conclusion never again to think of marrying, and for this reason, I can never be satisfied with anyone who would be blockhead enough to have me.
My own conclusion is that history is simply social development along the lines of weakest resistance, and that in most cases the line of weakest resistance is found as unconsciously by society as by water.
And truly, when you look at the Constitution and our founding fathers and their writings, the things that made this country great, you might draw those conclusions: That they were conservative. They were fiscally conservative and socially conservative.
I like the character roles. Somewhere back there I really came to the conclusion in my mind that the difference between acting and stardom was major. And that if you become a star, people are going to go to see you. If you remain an actor, they're going to go and see the story you're in.
Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are God. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are God.
As set forth by theologians, the idea of 'God' is an argument that assumes its own conclusions, and proves nothing.
In Japan they prefer the realistic style. They like answers and conclusions, but my stories have none. I want to leave them wide open to every possibility. I think my readers understand that openness.
Experience seems to most of us to lead to conclusions, but empiricism has sworn never to draw them.
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