quote by Lucy Burns

It is unthinkable that a national government which represents women should ignore the issue of the right of all women to political freedom.

— Lucy Burns

Most Powerful Unthinkingly quotations

The human race is a herd. Here we are, unique, eternal aspects of consciousness with an infinity of potential, and we have allowed ourselves to become an unthinking, unquestioning blob of conformity and uniformity. A herd. Once we concede to the herd mentality, we can be controlled and directed by a tiny few. And we are.

It is absurd for the Evolutionist to complain that it is unthinkable for an admittedly unthinkable God to make everything out of nothing and then pretend that it is more thinkable that nothing should turn itself into everything.

From my childhood, obedience was something I could not get out of my system.

When I entered the armed service at the age of twenty-seven, I found being obedient not a bit more difficult than it had been during my life to that point. It was unthinkable that I would not follow orders.

To achieve the impossible, it is precisely the unthinkable that must be thought.

The fact of being an underdog changes people in ways that we often fail to appreciate. It opens doors and creates opportunities and enlightens and permits things that might otherwise have seemed unthinkable.

One of the extraordinary things about human events is that the unthinkable becomes thinkable.

A lot of the things that until now seemed unthinkable are starting to be thinkable.

A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.

Gradually, by selective breeding, the congenital differences between rulers and ruled will increase until they become almost different species. A revolt of the plebs would become as unthinkable as an organized insurrection of sheep against the practice of eating mutton.

If we do not do the impossible, we shall be faced with the unthinkable.

Dante can be understood only within the context of Italian thought, and Faust would be unthinkable if divorced from its German background; but both are part of our common cultural heritage.

We must dare to think 'unthinkable' thoughts.

We must learn to explore all the options and possibilities that confront us in a complex and rapidly changing world.

War means blind obedience, unthinking stupidity, brutish callousness, wanton destruction, and irresponsible murder.

Life without music is unthinkable.

Thinking is trying to think the unthinkable: thinking the thinkable is not worth the effort.

A graphic representation of data abstracted from the banks of every computer in the human system. Unthinkable complexity. Lines of light ranged in the nonspace of the mind, clusters and constellations of data. Like city lights, receding.

Evolution is unproved and unprovable.

We believe it only because the only alternative is special creation, and that is unthinkable.

It is unthinkable to allow complete strangers, whether individually or collectively as state legislators or others in government, to make such personal decisions for someone else.

Movement is life; without movement life is unthinkable.

In this country that grows more food than any other nation on this earth, it is unthinkable that any child should go hungry.

Unthinking faith is a curious offering to be made to the creator of the human mind.

I want you to back yourself into a corner.

Give yourself no choice but to succeed. Let the consequences of failure become so dire and so unthinkable that you’ll have no choice but to do whatever it takes to succeed.

The only thing more unthinkable than leaving was staying;

the only thing more impossible than staying was leaving.

Shoes divide men into three classes. Some men wear their father's shoes. They make no decisions of their own. Some are unthinkingly shod by the crowd. The strong man is his own cobbler. He insists on making his own choices. He walks in his own shoes.

Ultimately, what separates a Winner from a Loser at the Grandmaster level is the Willingness to do the Unthinkable.

Australia without the Irish would be unthinkable... unimaginable... unspeakable.

Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the assaults of thoughts on the unthinking.

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

I am alarmed at the subtle invasion of professional football, which is gaining preeminence over baseball. It's unthinkable.

While tacit knowledge can be possessed by itself, explicit knowledge must rely on being tacitly understood and applied. Hence all knowledge is either tacit or rooted in tacit knowledge. A wholly explicit knowledge is unthinkable.

Art is unthinkable without risk and spiritual self-sacrifice.

How unthinkable that, in a country of such bursting plenty, so many people are facing ongoing hunger and poverty. If we are truly each other's keepers, let's support school lunches, food stamps, neighborhood garden projects, and so many other wonderful programs working to put an end to this cruel and needless blight once and for all.

What makes a nightmare nightmarish is the sense that something is happening that should not be. While nightmares are the most convenient reference point for this sense of the impossible, the unthinkable, as something that is actually happening, it is not restricted to our sleeping hours.

The self identity of Man is transcultural, and thus cannot have any single point of reference. Pluralism is not synonymous with tolerance of a variety of opinions. Pluralism amounts to the recognition of the unthinkable, the absurd, and up to a limit, intolerable. Reality in itself does not need to be transparent intelligible.