quote by Leslie Stephen

If atheism is to be used to express the state of mind in which God is identified with the unknowable, and theology is pronounced to be a collection of meaningless words about unintelligible chimeras, then I have no doubt, and I think few people doubt.

— Leslie Stephen

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Unintelligible quote Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment.

Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment.

Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions. Ideas must be distinct before reason can act upon them; and no man ever had a distinct idea of the trinity. It is the mere Abracadabra of the mountebanks calling themselves the priests of Jesus.

Unintelligent people always look for a scapegoat.

The person drawn to dance as profession is notoriously unintellectual.

He thinks with his muscles, delights in expression with body, not words; finds analysis painful and boring; and is a creature of physical ebullience.

Unintelligible language is a lantern without a light.

There's nothing more boring than unintelligent actors, because all they have to talk about is themselves and acting. There have to be other things.

The more unintelligent a man is, the less mysterious existence seems to him.

A pamphlet, no matter how good, is never read more than once, but a song is learned by heart and repeated over and over. And I maintain that if a person can put a few common sense facts into a song and dress them up in a cloak of humor, he will succeed in reaching a great number of workers who are too unintelligent or too indifferent to read.

Camels are snobbish and sheep, unintelligent;

water buffaloes, neurasthenic-- even murderous. Reindeer seem over-serious.

War is a foolish, childish, animalistic, unthinking, unintelligent way of trying to accomplish a purpose.

I was raised to think cursing makes you look unintelligent.

I was raised to think cursing makes you look unintelligent.

Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment.

The point of Buddhist meditation is not to stop thinking, for cultivation of insight clearly requires intelligent use of thought and discrimination. What needs to be stopped is conceptualisation that is compulsive, mechanical and unintelligent, that is, activity that is always fatiguing, usually pointless, and at times seriously harmful.

Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment.

My fear of flying starts as soon as I buckle myself in and then the guy up front mumbles a few unintelligible words then before I know it I'm thrust into the back of my seat by acceleration that seems way too fast and the rest of the trip is an endless nightmare of turbulence, of near misses. And then the cabbie drops me off at the airport.

I have found Christian dogma unintelligible.

Early in life, I absenteed myself from Christian assemblies.

Merely to stuff the child with a lot of information, making him pass examinations, is the most unintelligent form of education.

The higher a man stands, the more the word vulgar becomes unintelligible to him.

Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions.

On the surface, an intelligible lie; underneath, the unintelligible truth.

He's a man [George W. Bush] who is lucky to be governor of Texas. He is a man who is unusually incurious, abnormally unintelligent, amazingly inarticulate, fantastically uncultured, extraordinarily uneducated, and apparently quite proud of all these things.

It is the task of radical thought, since the world is given to us unintelligibly, to make it more unintelligible, more enigmatic, more fabulous.

I reject karma and rebirth not only because I find them unintelligible, but because I believe they obscure and distort what the Buddha was trying to say. Rather than offering the balm of consolation, the Buddha encouraged us to peer deep and unflinchingly into the heart of the bewildering and painful experience that life can so often be.

On the dogmas of religion, as distinguished from moral principles, all mankind, from the beginning of the world to this day, have been quarrelling, fighting, burning and torturing one another, for abstractions unintelligible to themselves and to all others, and absolutely beyond the comprehension of the human mind.

If you really want to succeed, you'll have to go for it every day like I do.

The big time isn't for slackers. Keep up your mental stamina and remain curious. I think that bored people are unintelligent people.

Government is actually the worst failure of civilized man.

There has never been a really good one, and even those that are most tolerable are arbitrary, cruel, grasping and unintelligent.

I think we need a politics that allows us to risk what is intelligible.

To be maybe slightly unintelligible, too be slightly "illisible". To take the risk of suggesting that the human form might take another form.

I never rushed the fact that I wanted to be in the NBA or rushed the fact, you know, they asked me about the NBA. I always (unintelligible) back to the fact that I just love playing with my teammates.

The intelligent altruists, though less altruistic than unintelligent altruists, will be fitter than both unintelligent altruists and selfish individuals.

A God out there and values out there, if they existed, would be utterly useless and unintelligible to us. There is nothing to be gained by nostalgia for the old objectivism, which was in any case used only to justify arrogance, tyranny, and cruelty. People [forget] ... how utterly hateful the old pre-humanitarianism world was.

Usually this desire [for family limitation] has been laid to economic pressure It has asserted itself among the rich and among the poor, among the intelligent and the unintelligent. It has been manifested in such horrors as infanticide, child abandonment and abortion.

I remember going into galleries and seeing this thing called conceptual art, and I understand people’s marginalization from what the art subculture is because if you haven’t crashed the codes, and if you don’t know what it is, you feel it’s a conspiracy against your unintelligence. You feel it’s fraud.

When I was fourteen years old, I was amazed at how unintelligent my father was.

By the time I turned twenty-one, I was astounded how much he had learned in the last seven years.

If any philosopher had been asked for a definition of infinity, he might have produced some unintelligible rigmarole, but he would certainly not have been able to give a definition that had any meaning at all.

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