Share your smile with the world. It's a symbol of friendship and peace.

Tears are the symbol of the inability of the soul to restrain its emotion and retain its self command.

It is a myth, not a mandate, a fable not a logic, and symbol rather than a reason by which men are moved.

I would never want to be a member of a group whose symbol was a guy nailed to two pieces of wood.

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Art is the symbol of the two noblest human efforts: to construct and to refrain from destruction.

Light is the symbol of truth.

A sex symbol becomes a thing.... I just hate to be a thing.

The Black skin is not a badge of shame, but rather a glorious symbol of national greatness.

The butterfly's attractiveness derives not only from colors and symmetry: deeper motives contribute to it. We would not think them so beautiful if they did not fly, or if they flew straight and briskly like bees, or if they stung, or above all if they did not enact the perturbing mystery of metamorphosis: the latter assumes in our eyes the value of a badly decoded message, a symbol, a sign.

All abstract sciences are nothing but the study of relations between signs.

Everything is bilateral in the domain of thought.

Ideas are binary. Janus is the myth of criticism and the symbol of genius. Only God is triangular!

Mickey Mouse is, to me, a symbol of independence. He was a means to an end.

Any so-called material thing that you want is merely a symbol: you want it not for itself, but because it will content your spirit for the moment.

Condense some daily experience into a glowing symbol and an audience is electrified.

The symbolic view of things is a consequence of long absorption in images.

Is sign language the real language of Paradise?

Architecture has recorded the great ideas of the human race.

Not only every religious symbol, but every human thought has its page in that vast book.

Being a sex symbol is a heavy load to carry, especially when one is tired, hurt and bewildered.

All that passes is raised to the dignity of expression;

all that happens is raised to the dignity of meaning. Everything is either symbol or parable.

The flag that was the symbol of slavery on the high seas for a long time was not the Confederate battle flag, it was sadly the Stars and Stripes.

I believe our flag is more than just cloth and ink.

It is a universally recognized symbol that stands for liberty, and freedom. It is the history of our nation, and it's marked by the blood of those who died defending it.

Much of the educational system is a broken relic, a symbol of shortsightedness and corporate greed.

I sometimes think we ought to bring a bill before Congress changing our national symbol from the eagle to the buffalo, because we are more like the buffalo than the eagle. The eagle is a powerful bird. It flies alone. It rises up into the sky with authority. It is master of all it surveys. The eagle is an individualist and was selected from among the rest of the birds to be our symbol. But the buffalo was never alone. It always ran in a herd with other buffaloes. And, friends, I call your attention that the buffaloes are gone from the open range, but the eagles are still soaring.

A conception not reducible to the small change of daily experience is like a currency not exchangeable for articles of consumption; it is not a symbol, but a fraud.

The very idea of a bird is a symbol and a suggestion to the poet.

A bird seems to be at the top of the scale, so vehement and intense his life. . . . The beautiful vagabonds, endowed with every grace, masters of all climes, and knowing no bounds -- how many human aspirations are realised in their free, holiday-lives -- and how many suggestions to the poet in their flight and song!

Discipline is a symbol of caring to a child.

He needs guidance. If there is love, there is no such thing as being too tough with a child. A parent must also not be afraid to hang himself. If you have never been hated by your child, you have never been a parent.

No one is without Christianity, if we agree on what we mean by that word.

It is every individual's individual code of behavior by means of which he makes himself a better human being than his nature wants to be, if he followed his nature only. Whatever its symbol -- cross or crescent or whatever -- that symbol is man's reminder of his duty inside the human race.

Doubtless criticism was originally benignant, pointing out the beauties of a work rather that its defects. The passions of men have made it malignant, as a bad heart of Procreates turned the bed, the symbol of repose, into an instrument of torture.

And really, the reason we think of death in celestial terms is that the visible firmament, especially at night (above our blacked-out Paris with the gaunt arches of its Boulevard Exelmans and the ceaseless Alpine gurgle of desolate latrines), is the most adequate and ever-present symbol of that vast silent explosion.

Being a sex symbol was rather like being a convict.

For lack of a better term, they've labeled me a sex symbol.

It's flattering and it should happen to every bald, overweight guy.

In the long-run every Government is the exact symbol of its People, with their wisdom and unwisdom; we have to say, Like People like Government.

You were a lord if you had a horse...Far back, far back in our dark soul the horse prances. . . . The horse, the horse! The symbol of surging potency and power of movement, of action, in man.

Whether he admits it or not, a man has been brought up to look at money as a sign of his virility, a symbol of his power, a bigger phallic symbol than a Porsche.

The whole visible universe is but a storehouse of images and signs to which the imagination will give a relative place and value; it is a sort of pasture which the imagination must digest and transform.

The society of merchants can be defined as a society in which things disappear in favor of signs. When a ruling class measures its fortunes, not by the acre of land or the ingot of gold, but by the number of figures corresponding ideally to a certain number of exchange operations, it thereby condemns itself to setting a certain kind of humbug at the center of its experience and its universe. A society founded on signs is, in its essence, an artificial society in which man's carnal truth is handled as something artificial.

In a symbol there is concealment and yet revelation: here therefore, by silence and by speech acting together, comes a double significance. In the symbol proper, what we can call a symbol, there is ever, more or less distinctly and directly, some embodiment and revelation of the Infinite; the Infinite is made to blend itself with the Finite, to stand visible, and as it were, attainable there. By symbols, accordingly, is man guided and commanded, made happy, made wretched.

If you are to reach masses of people in this world, you must do it by a sign language. Whether your vehicle be commerce, literature, or politics, you can do nothing but raise signals, and make motions to the people.

The present age prefers the sign to the thing signified, the copy to the original, fancy to reality, the appearance to the essence for in these days illusion only is sacred, truth profane.

There isn't any symbolism. The sea is the sea. The old man is an old man. The boy is a boy and the fish is a fish. The shark are all sharks no better and no worse. All the symbolism that people say is shit. What goes beyond is what you see beyond when you know.

Every sign is subject to the criteria of ideological evaluation.

The domain of ideology coincides with the domain of signs. They equate with one another. Wherever a sign is present, ideology is present, too. Everything ideological possesses semiotic value.

A pool is, for many of us in the West, a symbol not of affluence but of order, of control over the uncontrollable. A pool is water, made available and useful, and is, as such, infinitely soothing to the western eye.

Woman is not born: she is made. In the making, her humanity is destroyed. She becomes symbol of this, symbol of that: mother of the earth, slut of the universe; but she never becomes herself because it is forbidden for her to do so.

A man working is a symbol of mankind at its best.

It is a monument of concentration, of pooling knowledge and experience, of fitting facts and figures, towards the creation of usefulness.

It's a job -- someone's gotta do it. The reality is, Jennifer and I can do our job well because we truly are friends. But when the day's over, she goes home to her boyfriend and I go home to a magazine. On what it's like kissing sex symbol Jennifer Aniston

The ethnosphere is humanity's great legacy.

It's the symbol of all that we are and all that we can be as an astonishingly inquisitive species.

This is the product that everyone in the world eats, that is so difficult to give up. It's so deeply embedded in our psyches that bread is used as a symbol for life.

I imagine the Infinity Mushroom as a symbol of a new way of thinking about death and the relationship between my body and the environment.

A signal is comprehended if it serves to make us notice the object or situation it bespeaks. A symbol is understood when we conceive the idea it presents.

I hate the whole reluctant sex-symbol thing.

It's such bull. You see these dudes greased up, in their underwear, talking about how they don't want to be a sex symbol.

Let me say this: I believe closing Guantanamo is in our Nation's national security interest. Guantanamo is used not only by al-Qaida, but also by other nations, governments, and individuals - people good and bad - as a symbol of America's abuse of Muslims, and it is fanning the flames of anti-Americanism around the world.