Absolute Quotes

France is an absolute monarchy, tempered by ballads.

Unknown

Woman is closer to angels than man because she knows how to mingle an infinite tenderness with the most absolute compassion.

Honore de Balzac

This is a Senate of equals, of men of individual honor and personal character, and of absolute independence. We know no masters, we acknowledge no dictators. This is a hall for mutual consultation and discussion; not an arena for the exhibition of champions.

Daniel Webster

Cruel persecutions and intolerance are not accidents, but grow out of the very essence of religion, namely, its absolute claims.

Morris Raphael Cohen

The mountains were his masters. They rimmed in life. They were the cup of reality, beyond growth, beyond struggle and death. They were his absolute unity in the midst of eternal change.

THOMAS WOLFE

Let us repeat the two crucial negative premises as established firmly by all human experience: (1) Words are not the things we are speaking about; and (2) There is no such thing as an object in absolute isolation.

Alfred Korzybski

Dogmatism and skepticism are both, in a sense, absolute philosophies; one is certain of knowing, the other of not knowing. What philosophy should dissipate is certainty, whether of knowledge or ignorance.

Bertrand Russell

Whoever controls the volume of money in any country is absolute master of all industry and commerce.

James A. Garfield

Our ideals, laws and customs should be based on the proposition that each generation, in turn, becomes the custodian rather than the absolute owner of our resources and each generation has the obligation to pass this inheritance on to the future.

Charles A. Lindbergh

War creates its own intensity of hatred... You don't want to use force except as an absolute last resort.

Wesley Kanne Clark

No age, sex, or condition is above or below the absolute necessity of modesty; but without it one is vastly beneath the rank of man.

Bernard Barton

No sex, age, or condition is above or below the absolute necessity of modesty; but without it one vastly beneath the rank of man.

Bruce Barton

At the moment when you feel like you have reached the point of absolute exhaustion, inspire yourself to take one last step, and that is when you have successfully arrived to the next level.

Master Jin Kwon

All Hollywood corrupts; and absolute Hollywood corrupts absolutely.

Edmund Wilson

Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.

Martin Luther King Jr

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