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Robert A. Dahl Quotes

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Most of us readily take things for granted that at
an earlier time remained to be discovered.
- Robert A. Dahl

Require...
electoral votes to be allocated in proportion to the popular votes.
- Robert A. Dahl

Democracy, it appears, is a bit chancy.
But its chances also depend on what we do ourselves.
- Robert A. Dahl

The future of that ancient chamber remains in considerable doubt.
- Robert A. Dahl


 

As in Athens, the right to participate was restricted to men,
just as it was also in all later democracies and republics
until the twentieth century.
- Robert A. Dahl

Glorious as it had been, the city-state was obsolete.
- Robert A. Dahl

BUILD UP YOUR CIRCLE....
A mind that perceives
What can rationally be.
A spirit that sees
Innovative possibility.
A heart that is open to
Both beginnings and ends.
A firm hand that fits readily
To the reach of a friend.
- Mary Anne Radmacher


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Although all new ideas are born in France,
they are not readily adopted there.
It seems that they must first commence to prosper in a foreign country.
- Sarah Bernhardt

A whim, a passing mood, readily induces the novelist
to move hearth and home elsewhere.
He can always plead work as an excuse to get him out
of the clutches of bothersome hosts.
- C. S. Forester

Parents forgive their children least readily for the
faults they themselves instilled in them.
- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Names are changed more readily than doctrines,
and doctrines more readily than ceremonies.
- Thomas Love Peacock

Skepticism, like chastity, should not be relinquished too readily.
- George Santayana

He who gives what he would as readily throw away,
gives without generosity; for the essence of generosity is in self sacrifice.
- Henry Taylor

Truth emerges more readily from error than from confusion.
- Francis Bacon

There's a basic human weakness inherent in all people
which tempts them to want what they can't have and
not want what is readily available to them.
- M. Kathleen Casey

The drama may be called that part of theatrical art
which lends itself most readily to intellectual discussion:
what is left is theater.
- Robertson Davies

The more intense the nature of a man,
the more readily will he find meditation,
and the more successfully will he practice it.
- James Allen

I always felt that anorexia was the form of breakdown
most readily available to adolescent girls.
- Kate Beckinsale

Gradually I came to realize that people will more readily swallow lies than truth,
as if the taste of lies was homey, appetizing:
a habit.
- Martha Gellhorn

What we wish, that we readily believe.
- Demosthenes

He who forgives readily only invites offense.
- Pierre Corneille

Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in
which it can most readily develop.
- Tacitus

The joy of viewing land, the hope of in a few days
ranging through the long wished-for spot and the pleasure
of again resuming my wonted employment may be readily calculated.
- David Douglas

Partisanship is our great curse.
We too readily assume that everything has two sides
and that it is our duty to be on one or the other.
- James Harvey Robinson

It will be readily admitted, that a degree conferred by an university,
ought to be a pledge to the public that he who holds
it possesses a certain quantity of knowledge.
- Charles Babbage

Write in such a way as that you can be readily understood
by both the young and the old,
by men as well as women, even by children.
- Ho Chi Minh

Arizona presents no specific reason for excepting capital
defendants from the constitutional protections extended to defendants generally,
and none is readily apparent.
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg

A true friend freely, advises justly,
assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently,
defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.
- William Penn

Nothing gives us courage more readily than the desire
to avoid looking like a damn fool.
- Dean Koontz

Video just accesses international information so much more readily.
- Ann Macbeth

I am one of those people who thrive on deadlines,
nothing brings on inspiration more readily than desperation.
- Harry Shearer

Social improvement is attained more readily by a concern
with the quality of results than with the purity of motives.
- Eric Hoffer

Thence, I suppose, my natural disposition to make fresh acquaintances,
and to break with them so readily, although always for a good reason,
and never through mere fickleness.
- Giacomo Casanova

It is too great comfort which turns a man against himself.
Life is most readily renounced at the time and among
the classes where it is least harsh.
- Emile Durkheim

Most of the scientific community believes that for
the full potential of embryonic stem cell research to be reached,
the number of cell lines readily available to scientists must increase.
- Ron Kind

What we wish, we readily believe, and what we ourselves think,
we imagine others think also.
- Julius Caesar

Naturally, business and pleasure can be readily combined,
but a certain balance should exist, and the latter
should not predominate over the former.
- Fredrik Bajer

Roosevelt's magic lay in one facet of his personality:
He knew how to take the risk.
No other man in public life I knew could so readily
take the challenge of the new.
- Emanuel Celler

I find it interesting that many of the people who want
to restrict fossil fuels live in well-developed countries
where abundant and affordable energy is readily available.
- Lee R. Raymond

Old-fashioned ways which no longer apply to changed
conditions are a snare in which the feet of women have
always become readily entangled.
- Jane Addams

Men are so simple and yield so readily to the desires
of the moment that he who will trick will always find
another who will suffer to be tricked.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

Memories, imagination, old sentiments,
and associations are more readily reached through the
sense of smell than through any other channel.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

I would rather have one article a day of this sort;
and these ten or twenty lines might readily represent
a whole day's hard work in the way of concentrated,
intense thinking and revision, polish of style,
weighing of words.
- Joseph Pulitzer

The shortage of buyers, which the world is suffering from,
is readily understood, not as due to people not wishing
to obtain possession of goods,
but as people being unwilling to part with something
which might earn a regular income in exchange for those goods.
- Paul Dirac

Junipers are generally chosen for the latter purpose,
as they can be more readily bent into the desired form;
the eyes and tongue are added afterwards,
and the representation altogether is really good.
- Robert Fortune

Thus the castle of each feudal chieftain became a school of chivalry,
into which any noble youth, whose parents were from
poverty unable to educate him to the art of war,
was readily received.
- Horatio Alger

It is a principle of our nature that feelings once
excited turn readily from the object by which they
are excited to some other object which may for the
time being take possession of the mind.
- Matthew Simpson

Certainly paleontologists have found samples of an
extremely small fraction,
only, of the earth's extinct species,
and even for groups that are most readily preserved
and found as fossils they can never expect to find more than a fraction.
- George G. Simpson

Meth is too easy to make, and unfortunately right now
all the ingredients need to make this highly addictive
drug are legal and readily available to those who want
to cook it up and sell it to our children.
- Michael McCaul

I would have loved to have met some former spies,
but they don't readily advertise themselves unless
they're not living in Moscow,
and even then.
I'm sure I've met some without realizing it.
- Jeremy Northam

In requiring this candor and simplicity of mind in
those who would investigate the truth of our religion,
Christianity demands nothing more than is readily conceded
to every branch of human science.
- Simon Greenleaf

The Indians, however, could not migrate from one part
of the United States to another;
neither could they obtain employment as readily as white people,
either upon or beyond the Indian reservations.
- Nelson A. Miles

The Negroes have little invention, but strong powers of imitation,
so that they readily acquire mechanic arts.
They have a great talent for music, and all their external
senses are remarkably acute.
- Samuel George Morton

The People in this Town began to inquire my Business,
and because I did not readily inform them,
they began to suspect me, and said, that I was come
to settle the Indian's Land and they knew I should
never go Home again Safe.
- Christopher Gist

I readily admit I was not an expert on foreign policy
but I was knowledgeable and I didn't need a man who
was the Vice President of the United States and my
opponent turning around and putting me down.
- Geraldine Ferraro

The farmers in Kansas are sorely in need of a credit
system meeting their special requirements,
that they may more readily obtain money on short or
long time for their farming operations,
or that they may become owners of farms.
- Arthur Capper

The fleet being thus more inclosed will more readily observe the signals,
and with greater facility form itself into the line
of battle a circumstance which should be kept in view
in every order of sailing.
- William Falconer

With my academic achievement in high school I was accepted
rather readily at Princeton and equally as fast at Yale,
but my test scores were not comparable to that of my classmates.
And that's been shown by statistics,
there are reasons for that -
there are cultural biases built into testing,
and that was one of the motivations for the concept
of affirmative action to try to balance out those effects.
- Sonia Sotomayor

If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.
- Milton Berle

It is hardly possible to build anything,
if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
- Lech Walesa

Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another,
but let him work diligently and build one for himself,
thus by example assuring that his own
shall be safe from violence when built.
- Abraham Lincoln

If you build it, he will come.
- the movie Field of Dreams

In spite of everything, I still believe
that people are really good at heart.
I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation
consisting of confusion, misery and death.
- Anne Frank

Find a time and place of solitude.
Look into the distance, and into the future.
Visualize the tomorrow you are going to build -
and begin to build that tomorrow, today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Regret is an appalling waste of energy,
you can't build on it - it's only good for wallowing in.
- Katherine Mansfield

Build a better mousetrap
and the world will beat a path to your door.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship,
we must love our friend for their sakes
rather than for our own.
- Charlotte Bronte

You cannot build character and courage by
taking away a man's initiative and independence.
- Abraham Lincoln

It takes years to build up trust,
and only seconds to destroy it.
- Anonymous

Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind
a mental picture of yourself as succeeding.
Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade.
Your mind will seek to develop the picture...
Do not build up obstacles in your imagination.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Go to the people
Live among them
Learn from them
Love them
Serve them
Plan with them
Start with what they know
Build on what they have.
- Jimmy Yen (Y. C. James Yen)


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