The probability of life originating from accident is comparable to the probability of the unabridged dictionary resulting from an explosion in a printing shop.
— Edward Conklin

Uniform ideas originating among entire peoples unknown to each other must have a common ground of truth.
Giambattista Vico originating quote

When several villages are united in a single complete community, large enough to be nearly or quite self-sufficing, the state comes into existence, originating in the bare needs of life, and continuing in existence for the sake of a good life.
— Aristotle

In laying hands upon the sacred ark of absolute permanency, in treating the forms that had been regarded as types of fixity and perfection as originating and passing away, the Origin of Species introduced a mode of thinking that in the end was bound to transform the logic of knowledge, and hence the treatment of morals, politics, and religion.
— John Dewey

Postmodernism is an academic theory, originating in academia with an academic elite, not in the world of women and men, where feminist theory is rooted.
— Catharine MacKinnon