quote by Cornel West

Empathy is not simply a matter of trying to imagine what others are going through, but having the will to muster enough courage to do something about it. In a way, empathy is predicated upon hope.

— Cornel West

Fantastic Predicated quotations

They do not depend upon mere legends and myths.

They are not predicated on the false conception that the Emperor is divine and that the Japanese people are superior to other races.

The Founders never intended for Americans to trust their government.

Our entire Constitution was predicated on the notion that government was a necessary evil, to be restrained and minimized as much as possible.

The marker of those who understand the gospel of Jesus Christ is that, when they stumble and fall, when they screw up, they run to God and not from him, because they clearly understand that their acceptance before God is not predicated upon their behavior but on the righteous life of Jesus Christ and his sacrificial death.

Prejudice is not bigotry or superstition, although prejudice sometimes may degenerate into these. Prejudice is pre-judgment, the answer with which intuition and ancestral consensus of opinion supply a man when he lacks either time or knowledge to arrive at a decision predicated upon pure reason.

We often attribute 'understanding' and other cognitive predicates by metaphor and analogy to cars, adding machines, and other artifacts, but nothing is proved by such attributions.

Normal science, the activity in which most scientists inevitably spend most all their time, is predicated on the assumption that the scientific community knows what the world is like. Normal science often suppresses fundamental novelties because they are necessarily subversive of its basic commitments.

A democracy is predicated on an educated citizenry.

You cannot have a democracy with people that are more interested in what Nicole Kidman is doing or whoever the latest fashion model is.

There is no question but that if Jesus Christ, or a great prophet from another religion, were to come back today, he would find it virtually impossible to convince anyone of his credentials despite the fact that the vast evangelical machine on American television is predicated on His imminent return among us sinners.

the knowledge of personal failure ... is the invaluable predicate of all honest compassion.

Theology is Anthropology... [T]he distinction which is made, or rather supposed to be made, between the theological and anthropological predicates resolves itself into an absurdity.

Real freedom is creative, proactive, and will take me into new territories.

I am not free if my freedom is predicated on reacting to my past.

The fight against hunger and poverty is also predicated on the creation of a world order that accords priority to social and economic development.

My mental approach is totally different.

My coach predicated everything on defense. He always talked about defense, defense, defense. I took it to heart that if you play defense, you can take the heart from an offensive player.

He only is a true atheist to whom the predicates of the Divine Being - for example, love, wisdom and justice - are nothing.

My friendships and relationships in the conservative world are not predicated on political correctness and enforced conformity of thought. They are based, instead, on mutual respect, honesty and understanding - concepts many modern liberals should consider revisiting.

The basis of computer work is predicated on the idea that only the brain makes decisions and only the index finger does the work.

Value investing is predicated on the efficient market hypothesis being wrong.

...it is appropriate to have an over representation of factual presentations on how dangerous it is, as a predicate for opening up the audience to listen to what the solutions are, and how hopeful it is that we are going to solve this crisis.

As a former English professor, I can assure you that grammar is the qualitative interpolation of language. Adjectives, pronouns, predicates, past pluperfect indicative - ridiculous. It has qualities, shadings, differentiations, rhythmic structures of symbolic meaning.

There is ugliness of mass production and consumerism, the banality of advertising. Although it claims to do just the opposite, it's predicated on disempowering and effacing persons.

I would predicate that in all great works of genius masculine and feminine elements in the personality find expression, whether this androgynous nature is played out sexually or not.

A “fraternity” is the antithesis offraternity.

The first (that is, the order or organization) is predicated on the idea of exclusion; the second (that is, the abstract thing) is based on a feeling of total equality.

Classical philosophical theism maintained the ontological distinction between God and creative world that is necessary for any genuine theism by conceiving them to be of different substances, with particular attributes predicated of each.

Much of the debate over global warming is predicated on fear, rather than science.

Humor has historically been tied to the mores of the day.

The Yellow Kid was predicated on what people thought was funny about the immigrant Irish. When you're different in a society, you're funny.

We must start with scientific fundamentals, and that means with the data of experiments and not with assumed axioms predicated only upon the misleading nature of that which only superficially seems to be obvious. It is the consensus of great scientists that science is the attempt to set in order the facts of experience.

An industrial system predicated on the delusion of limitless expansion will, in time, consume its own basis of support.

Napster was predicating its business model on violation of copyright.

The only thing that one really knows about human nature is that it changes.

Change is the one quality we can predicate of it.

[Margaret Thatcher] scorned and despised other women, and predicated her values entirely on the values of her father, a small town shopkeeper.

The welfare state is predicate don collecting money from today's workers in order to pay for those who paid in before them. But today's workers don't have enough money to sustain the scheme, and there are too few of them to do so. As a result, virtually every welfare state in Europe, and many American states, like California are going broke.

What I mean (and everybody else means) by the word 'quality' cannot be broken down into subjects and predicates. This is not because Quality is so mysterious but because Quality is so simple, immediate and direct.

Modern science is predicated on "truths" verified through accurate observation and measurements of physical world phenomena.

The Emancipation Proclamation is predicated upon the idea that the President may so annul the constitutions and laws of sovereign states, overthrow their domestic relations, deprive loyal men of their property, and disloyal as well, without trial or condemnation.

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