The first lesson of economics is scarcity: there is never enough of anything to fully satisfy all those who want it. The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics.
I have an almost complete disregard of precedent, and a faith in the possibility of something better. It irritates me to be told how things have always been done. I defy the tyranny of precedent. I go for anything new that might improve the past.
I have long since come to believe that people never mean half of what they say, and that it is best to disregard their talk and judge only their actions.
You can only accomplish your object in life by complete disregard of the opinions of other people.
The profession of film director can and should be such a high and precious one; that no man aspiring to it can disregard any knowledge that will make him a better film director or human being.
No other animal on earth has portrayed such a disregard for life than mankind.
Crystallize your goals. Make a plan for achieving them and set yourself a deadline. Then, with supreme confidence, determination and disregard for obstacles and other people's criticisms, carry out your plan.
It is impossible to disregard such an important medium as television. We should know how to use it, learn to work in it and express new values in it.
All lies and jests, still a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.
The common vice of democracy is disregard for morality.
One sees a blatant disregard for the precious souls of mankind.
It irritates me to be told how things have always been done. I defy the tyranny of precedent. I cannot afford the luxury of a closed mind.
As a microbiologist, I am particularly concerned with Mr. Bush's blatant disregard for science.
Americans have a penchant for the future and tend to disregard the past.
Divorce is fairly common these days, and I think many times people disregard the emotional impact that divorce has on a couple and a family, because it happens so frequently.
I'm not looking at an action movie as something where I just jump around and look beautiful and show my muscles. Since there are so few people that do this and have that pedigree, people disregard their contribution.
When a poll is really, really out of whack with what I want to happen, I do have a tendency to disregard it.
The higher processes are all processes of simplification. The novelist must learn to write, and then he must unlearn it; just as the modern painter learns to draw, and then learns when utterly to disregard his accomplishment, when to subordinate it to a higher and truer effect.
The Cuban people still live in constant fear of a brutal totalitarian regime that has demonstrated time and again its utter disregard for basic human dignity. The fight for a free Cuba has gone on for far too long.
Even among the married, sexual satisfaction must not be sought in a way which disregards man's character as a person and degrades him to the animal level.
Any theory intended to describe and analyze socio-historical reality cannot restrict itself to the human spirit and disregard the totality of human nature.
The crime of suicide lies rather in its disregard for the feelings of those whom we leave behind.
A callous disregard for the claims of innocent human life is the heart and soul of the evil of terrorism.
With respect to the first of these obstacles, it has often been made a matter of grave complaint against Political Economists, that they confine their attention to Wealth, and disregard all consideration of Happiness or Virtue.
Familiarity breeds contempt.
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