Subject Quotes

When subject matter is forced to fit into preconceived patterns, there can be no freshness of vision.

Edward Weston

Anthropology has always struggled with an intense, fascinated repulsion towards its subject. . . . The anthropologist submits himself to the exotic to confirm his own inner alienation as an urban intellectual.

Susan Sontag

The goal is not to change your subjects, but for the subject to change the photographer.

Unknown

History has now been for the first time systematically considered, and has been found, like other phenomena, subject to invariable laws.

August Comte

A husband & wife in Montana make it a point not to argue over anything not worth arguing about. Of course, this leads to some dandy fights over whether or not a subject is worthwhile.

Unknown

Compassion to an offender who has grossly violated the laws is, in effect, a cruelty to the peaceable subject who has observed them.

Junius

If an explanation is so vague in its inherent nature, or so unskillfully molded in its formulation, that specific deductions subject to empirical verification or refutation can not be based upon it, then it can never serve as a working hypothesis. A hypothesis with which one can not work is not a working hypothesis.

Douglas Wilson Johnson

If there be anything that can be called genius, it consists chiefly in ability to give that attention to a subject which keeps it steadily in the mind, till we have surveyed it accurately on all sides.

Robert Quillen

More business decisions occur over lunch and dinner than at any other time, yet no MBA courses are given on the subject.

Peter Drucker

What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter.

Henri Matisse

Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough.

Groucho Marx

The originality of a subject is in its treatment.

Benjamin Disraeli

Throughout the long period of religious doubt, I had been rendered very unhappy by the gradual loss of belief, but when the process was completed, I found to my surprise that I was quite glad to be done with the whole subject

Bertrand Russell

Man cannot be free if he does not know that he is subject to necessity, because his freedom is always won in his never wholly successful attempts to liberate himself from necessity.

Hannah Arendt

Creationist critics often charge that evolution cannot be tested, and therefore cannot be viewed as a properly scientific subject at all. This claim is rhetorical nonsense.

Stephen Jay Gould

The modern school without systematic lectures turns out many graduates who lack retention. No sooner has the sound of the word left their teacher's lips, the subject has been forgotten. . .

Arthur Schomburg

Sex, a great and mysterious motive force in human life, has indisputably been a subject of absorbing interest to mankind through the ages.

William J. Brennan, Jr.

Information on the Internet is subject to the same rules and regulations as conversation at a bar.

George Lundberg

Seize the moment of excited curiosity on any subject to solve your doubts; for if you let it pass, the desire may never return, and you may remain in ignorance.

William Wirt

If you're a gifted flirt, talking about the price of eggs will do as well as any other subject.

Mignon McLaughlin

Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information on it.

Samuel Johnson

Marriage is the one subject on which all women agree and all men disagree

Oscar Wilde

An consultant is someone who takes a subject you understand and makes it sound confusing.

Unknown

Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future lives and crimes from society.

Daniel Webster

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