Society exists only as a mental concept; in the real world there are only individuals.

The very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world. Lies will pass into history.

Intuition is the clear concept of the whole at once.

God is a concept by which we measure our pain.

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The concept of the "good ol' days" must be one of our society's biggest delusions, top reasons for depression, as well as most often used excuse for lack of success.

Since our inner experiences consist of reproductions and combinations of sensory impressions, the concept of a soul without a body seems to me to be empty and devoid of meaning.

Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity.

A concept is stronger than a fact.

Glory is largely a theatrical concept.

There is no striving for glory without a vivid awareness of an audience.

There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.

Even very young children need to be informed about dying.

Explain the concept of death very carefully to your child. This will make threatening him with it much more effective.

The concept of boredom entails an inability to use up present moments in a personally fulfilling way.

For me, you say the words 'concept record,' and the first thing I think of is theater or the opera or something.

The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth.

I'm a very hard-line, angry atheist. Yet I am fascinated by the concept of devotion.

To those who ask what the infinitely small quantity in mathematics is, we answer that it is actually zero. Hence there are not so many mysteries hidden in this concept as they are usually believed to be.

A wrong concept misleads the understanding;

a wrong deed degrades the whole man, and may eventually demolish the structure of the human ego.

Freedom is more than just a word and a patriotic concept. It is the purest intent of God.

Obedience is a word and concept from which the valiant look for their deliverance.

You learned the concept 'pain' when you learned language.

Every word or concept, clear as it may seem to be, has only a limited range of applicability.

All your Western theologies, the whole mythology of them, are based on the concept of God as a senile delinquent.

Truth in philosophy means that concept and external reality correspond.

I believe that the first step in the setting of a real external world is the formation of the concept of bodily objects and of bodily objects of various kinds.

Kant introduced the concept of the negative into philosophy.

Would it not also be worthwhile to try to introduce the concept of the positive into philosophy?

The concept of absurdity is something I'm attracted to.

I've always been driven by the concept of equal justice under the law, but only the rich can pay great sums of money for legal assistance and that puts them at an advantage over the poor.

That's always an interesting concept when you try to make your dream into a reality and you come up against the facts of exactly what it is you're attempting to do.

When Jesus calls his disciples 'brothers' and 'friends', he is contradicting general Jewish usage and breaking through into a new concept of brotherhood which is not tribal, but open to any person.

Biology is the science. Evolution is the concept that makes biology unique.

Truth as such is not a particularly important concept in naturalistic philosophy.

As I say, the Animals had a particular concept of themselves as a band.

There was an anarchic spirit in it, which was being flattened by commercial designs, attitudes, and needs.

I didn't grow up with any concept of people being deviants unless they mistreated others.

What should be targeted is a concept of organic, and not just mechanic, democracy that preserves the rule of law, separation of powers, and that is participatory and pluralistic.

Any hope that America would finally grow up vanished with the rise of fundamentalist Christianity. Fundamentalism, with its born-again regression, its pink-and-gold concept of heaven, its literal-mindedness, its rambunctious good cheer... its anti-intellectualism... its puerile hymns... and its faith-healing... are made to order for King Kid America.

Since the 1960s, we have seen the failure of the melting pot ideology.

This ideology suggested that different historical, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds could be subordinated to a larger ideology or social amalgam which is America. This concept obviously did not work, because paradoxically America encourages a politics of contestation.

America's founding fathers did not intend to take religion out of education.

Many of the nation's greatest universities were founded by evangelists and religious leaders; but many of these have lost the founders concept and become secular institutions. Because of this attitude, secular education is stumbling and floundering.

Terror is as much a part of the concept of truth as runniness is of the concept of jam. We wouldn't like jam if it didn't, by its very nature, ooze. We wouldn't like truth if it wasn't sticky, if, from time to time, it didn't ooze blood.

The cinema is not an art which films life: the cinema is something between art and life. Unlike painting and literature, the cinema both gives to life and takes from it, and I try to render this concept in my films. Literature and painting both exist as art from the very start; the cinema doesn't.

The concept of a Nash equilibrium n-tuple is perhaps the most important idea in noncooperative game theory.

Some people think that God peers over the balcony of heaven trying to find anybody who is enjoying life. And when He spots a happy person, He yells, Now cut that out! That concept of God should make us shudder because it's blasphemous!

Maturity knows no age. It is a concept that can only become a reality when one completely reliquishes their childhood tendencies and fully embraces the ideals valued by those already matured.

I'm fulfilled in what I do... I never thought that a lot of money or fine clothes -- the finer things of life -- would make you happy. My concept of happiness is to be filled in a spiritual sense.

The concept of total wellness recognizes that our every thought, word, and behavior affects our greater health and well-being. And we, in turn, are affected not only emotionally but also physically and spiritually.

Considered logically this concept is not identical with the totality of sense impressions referred to; but it is an arbitrary creation of the human (or animal) mind.

On the other hand, the concept owes its meaning and its justification exclusively to the totality of the sense impressions which we associate with it.

Justice is a concept. Muscle is the reality.

One concept corrupts and confuses the others.

I am not speaking of the Evil whose limited sphere is ethics; I am speaking of the infinite.

No further evidence is needed to show that mental illness is not the name of a biological condition whose nature awaits to be elucidated, but is the name of a concept whose purpose is to obscure the obvious.

Akin to the idea that time is money is the concept, less spoken but as commonly assumed, that we may be adequately represented by money. The giving of money has thus become our characteristic virtue. But to give is not to do. The money is given in lieu of action, thought, care, time.