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Letter "I" » illuminations
«He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lampposts - for support rather than illumination»
«An unsophisticated forecaster uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts - for support rather than for illumination.»
«The greatest gift is a passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination.»
Author: Elizabeth Hardwick
«The values by which we are to survive are not rules for just and unjust conduct, but are those deeper illuminations in whose light justice and injustice, good and evil, means and ends are seen in fearful sharpness of outline.»
«(History is) not a burden on the memory but an illumination of the soul»
«Illumination is the purpose of life; of the recurring sequence of birth and death.»
«There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.»
Author: Anais Nin
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, human development
«It had become clear to me, in a flash of illumination, that for me the only possible goal was psychiatry. Here alone the two currents of my interest could flow together and in a united stream dig their own bed. Here was the empirical field common to biological and spiritual facts, which I had everywhere sought and nowhere found. Here at last was the place where the collision of nature and spirit became a reality.»
«I notice increasing reluctance on the part of marketing executives to use judgment; they are coming to rely too much on research, and they use it as a drunkard uses a lamp post for support, rather than for illumination.»
Author: David Ogilvy
«I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence, for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth.»