Learning is not virtue but the means to bring us an acquaintance with it. Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful. Let these be your motives to action through life, the relief of the distressed, the detection of frauds, the defeat of oppression, and diffusion of happiness.— Nathanael Greene
Genuine Diffusion quotations
Ultimately, being open and respectful towards each other is much more powerful as a way to diffuse hatred and anger than, you know, layering on, you know, big walls and oppressive policies.
The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty.
The eyes of a man in the jaundice make yellow observations on everything;
and the soul tinctured with any passion diffuses a false color over the appearance of things.
But see, Orion sheds unwholesome dews;
Arise, the pines a noxious shade diffuse; Sharp Boreas blows, and nature feels decay, Time conquers all, and we must time obey.
The most wonderful study of mankind is man.
Relieving human suffering and diffusing universal knowledge is humanitarian.
But the effect of her being on those around her was incalculably diffusive: for the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs.
Smile if it kills you. The physiology of smiling diffuses a lot of anger and angst. It makes your body and soul feel better.
It is hard to tell which is worse; the wide diffusion of things that are not true, or the suppression of things that are true.
The diffusion of a universalist culture and of a pedagogy of peace appears more than ever to be the path that we must follow for the salvation of all nations on earth.
I'm convinced my cockroaches have military training, I set off a roach bomb - they diffused it.
Because simplicity isn't the greatest thing in the world, but love.
Knowledge is not simply another commodity.
On the contrary. Knowledge is never used up. It increases by diffusion and grows by dispersion.
We stand in the shadow of Jefferson who believed that a society founded upon the rule of law and liberty was dependent upon public education and the diffusion of knowledge.
The contemplation of beauty in nature, in art, in literature, in human character, diffuses through our being a soothing and subtle joy, by which the heart's anxious and aching cares are softly smiled away.
The widespread diffusion of nuclear weapons would make many nations able, and in some cases also create the pressure, to aggravate an on-going crisis, or even touch off a war between two other powers for purposes of their own.
With today's fast films, you can light the way your eye sees the scene.
You can abuse the film and create subtleties in contrast with light and exposure, diffusion and filters. That's what makes it an art.
In a government whose distinguishing characteristic should be a diffusion and equalization of its benefits and burdens the advantage of individuals will be augmented at the expense of the community at large.
The ancient codes were doubtless originally suggested by the discovery and diffusion of the art of writing.
Over a long period of time, the main force in favor of greater equality has been the diffusion of knowledge and skills.
Original sin, therefore, appears to be a hereditary, depravity and corruption of our nature, diffused through all the parts of the soul, rendering us obnoxious to the divine wrath and producing in us those works which the scripture calls 'works of.
On the diffusion of education among the people rest the preservation and perpetuation of our free institutions.
The benefits of education and of useful knowledge, generally diffused through a community, are essential to the preservation of a free government.
I am a living member of the great family of all souls;
and I cannot improve or suffer myself, without diffusing good or evil around me through an ever-enlarging sphere. I belong to this family. I am bound to it by vital bonds.
The very greatest genius, after all, is not the greatest thing in the world, any more than the greatest city in the world is the country or the sky. It is the concentration of some of its greatest powers, but it is not the greatest diffusion of its might. It is not the habit of its success, the stability of its sereneness.
The diffusion of taste is not the same thing as the improvement of taste.
Wealth and speed are what the world admires, what each pursues.
Railways, express mails, steamships and every possible facility for communications are the achievement in which the civilized world view and revels, only to languish in mediocrity by that very fact. Indeed, the effect of this diffusion is to spread the culture of the mediocre.
I'm always fascinated by the way memory diffuses fact.
In fact, a large part of what we think of as economic activity is designed to accomplish what high transaction costs would otherwise prevent or to reduce transaction costs so that individuals can negotiate freely and we can take advantage of that diffused knowledge of which Friedrich Hayek has told us.
Kindness moves mountains. Acceptance opens doors, makes room for change, diffuses misunderstandin g.
It belongs to American liberty to separate entirely the institution which has for its object the support and diffusion of religion from the political government.
It is not possible to be regarded with tenderness, except by a few.
That merit which gives greatness and renown diffuses its influence to a wide compass, but acts weakly on every single breast; it is placed at a distance from common spectators, and shines like one of the remote stars, of which the light reaches us, but not the heat.
The absorption of oxygen and the elimination of carbon dioxide in the lungs take place by diffusion alone. There is no trustworthy evidence of any regulation of this process on the part of the organism.
Each time you send love in response to hate, you diffuse the hate.