Best Quotes About Exam

Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example. -Mark Twain

The unexamined life is not worth living. -Socrates

The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life. -Jean Giraudoux

The taxpayer – that's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination. -Ronald Reagan

Gates is the ultimate programming machine. He believes everything can be defined, examined, reduced to essentials, and rearranged into a logical sequence that will achieve a particular goal. -Stewart Alsop

The simplest definition of advertising, and one that will probably meet the test of critical examination, is that advertising is selling in print. -Daniel Starch

Old people love to give good advice; it compensates them for their inability to set a bad example. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Our government… teaches the whole people by its example. If the government becomes the lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy. -Louis D. Brandeis

The word 'good' has many meanings. For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of five hundred yards, I should call him a good shot, but not necessarily a good man. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

On rare occasions one does hear of a miraculous case of a married couple falling in love after marriage, but on close examination it will be found that it is a mere adjustment to the inevitable. -Emma Goldman

If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves. -Carl Jung

Setting a good example for your children takes all the fun out of middle age. -William Feather

If you must hold yourself up to your children as an object lesson, hold yourself up as a warning and not as an example. -George Bernard Shaw

Where it is a duty to worship the sun it is pretty sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat. -John Morley

Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

In motivating people, you've got to engage their minds and their hearts. I motivate people, I hope, by example – and perhaps by excitement, by having productive ideas to make others feel involved. -Rupert Murdoch

Universities should be safe havens where ruthless examination of realities will not be distorted by the aim to please or inhibited by the risk of displeasure. -Kingman Brewster, Jr.

It may be that the deep necessity of art is the examination of self-deception. -Robert Motherwell

You do not examine legislation in the light of the benefits it will convey if properly administered, but in the light of the wrongs it would do and the harms it would cause if improperly administered. -Lyndon B. Johnson

So long as governments set the example of killing their enemies, private individuals will occasionally kill theirs. -Elbert Hubbard

If your knees aren't green by the end of the day, you ought to seriously re-examine your life. -Bill Watterson

I had examined myself pretty thoroughly and discovered that I was unfit for military service. -Joseph Heller

The attitude is we live and let live. This is actually an amazing change in values in a rather short time and it's an example of freedom from religion. -Tom Wolfe

In examining the potential of individuals, we must focus on their strengths and not just their mistakes. We cannot be limited by what they may have spilled in the kitchen. -William Pollard

I believe you have a responsibility to comport yourself in a manner that gives an example to others. As a young man, I prayed for success. Now I pray just to be worthy of it. -Brendan Fraser

It is a mistake to suppose that men succeed through success; they much oftener succeed through failures. Precept, study, advice, and example could never have taught them so well as failure has done. -Samuel Smiles

I can trust my friends These people force me to examine myself, encourage me to grow. -Cher

I like meeting all my fans and signing autographs, although it can all get a bit crazy. Yesterday, for example, a boy just came over and planted a big kiss on my face! I was like, 'Hello?' -Britney Spears

Not all chemicals are bad. Without chemicals such as hydrogen and oxygen, for example, there would be no way to make water, a vital ingredient in beer. -Dave Barry

Re-examine all that you have been told… dismiss that which insults your soul. -Walt Whitman

Radical changes in world politics leave America with a heightened responsibility to be, for the world, an example of a genuinely free, democratic, just and humane society. -Pope John Paul II

I don't like people who take drugs… customs men for example. -Mick Miller

The examined life is no picnic. -Robert Fulghum

Why do I have to be an example for your kid? You be an example for your own kid. -Bob Gibson

We are apt to forget that children watch examples better than they listen to preaching. -Roy L. Smith

As I have discovered by examining my past, I started out as a child. Coincidentally, so did my brother. My mother did not put all her eggs in one basket, so to speak: she gave me a younger brother named Russell, who taught me what was meant by 'survival of the fittest.' -Bill Cosby

The mere attempt to examine my own confusion would consume volumes. -James Agee

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

Imagine for yourself a character, a model personality, whose example you determine to follow, in private as well as in public. -Epictetus

People make suggestions on what to say all the time. I'll give you an example; I don't read what's handed to me. People say, 'Here, here's your speech, or here's an idea for a speech.' They're changed. Trust me. -George W. Bush

Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or evil which does not produce its like. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Belladonna, n.: In Italian a beautiful lady; in English a deadly poison. A striking example of the essential identity of the two tongues. -Ambrose Bierce

Deliberation, n.: The act of examining one's bread to determine which side it is buttered on. -Ambrose Bierce

When we see persons of worth, we should think of equaling them; when we see persons of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves. -Confucius

A judge is a law student who marks his own examination papers. -H. L. Mencken

Aristotle maintained that women have fewer teeth than men; although he was twice married, it never occurred to him to verify this statement by examining his wives' mouths. -Bertrand Russell

If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience. -Woodrow Wilson

Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends. -Alexander Pope

The most casual examination will reveal the fact that all the jokes about the horrible results of masculine cooking and sewing are written by men. It is all part of a great scheme of sex propaganda. -Heywood Broun

It is dangerous for mortal beauty, or terrestrial virtue, to be examined by too strong a light. The torch of Truth shows much that we cannot, and all that we would not, see. -Samuel Johnson

Dad needs to show an incredible amount of respect and humor and friendship toward his mate so the kids understand their parents are sexy, they're fun, they do things together, they're best friends. Kids learn by example. If I respect Mom, they're going to respect Mom. -Tim Allen

Olympism is a philosophy which, by blending sport with culture, seeks to create a way of life based on the joy found in effort, the educational value of good example and respect for universal ethical principles. -Juan Antonio Samaranch

Olympism seeks to create a way of life based on the joy found in effort, the educational value of a good example and respect for universal fundamental ethical principles. -Pierre de Coubertin

We can, for example, be fairly confident that either there will be a world without war or there won't be a world – at least, a world inhabited by creatures other than bacteria and beetles, with some scattering of others. -Noam Chomsky

Dusting is a good example of the futility of trying to put things right. As soon as you dust, the fact of your next dusting has already been established. -George Carlin

You should examine yourself daily. If you find faults, you should correct them. When you find none, you should try even harder. -Unknown

While we are examining into everything we sometimes find truth where we least expected it. -Quintilian

A lot of folks are still demanding more evidence before they actually consider Iraq a threat. For example, France wants more evidence. And you know I'm thinking, the last time France wanted more evidence they rolled right through Paris with the German flag. -David Letterman

From my example learn to be just, and not to despise the gods. -Virgil

Before people complain of the obscurity of modern poetry, they should first examine their consciences and ask themselves with how many people and on how many occasions they have genuinely and profoundly shared some experience with another. -W. H. Auden

Any man who goes to a psychiatrist ought to have his head examined. -Samuel Goldwyn

The philosophic spirit of inquiry may be traced to brute curiosity, and that to the habit of examining all things in search of food. -William Winwood Reade

It is by teaching that we teach ourselves, by relating that we observe, by affirming that we examine, by showing that we look, by writing that we think, by pumping that we draw water into the well. -Henri Frederic Amiel

People never improve unless they look to some standard or example higher or better than themselves. -Tryon Edwards

No rules exist, and examples are simply life-savers answering the appeals of rules making vain attempts to exist. -Andre Breton

He that gives good advice, builds with one hand; he that gives good counsel and example, builds with both; but he that gives good admonition and bad example, builds with one hand and pulls down with the other. -Francis Bacon

The paradox of education is precisely this – that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated. -James Baldwin

Old men are fond of giving good advice to console themselves for their inability to give bad examples. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

They had me on the operating table all day. They looked into my stomach, my gall bladder, they examined everything inside of me. Know what they decided? I need glasses. -Joe E. Lewis

Where one person shapes their life by precept and example, there are a thousand who have shaped it by impulse and circumstances. -James Russell Lowell

It is not so much the example of others we imitate as the reflection of ourselves in their eyes and the echo of ourselves in their words. -Eric Hoffer

I'm 65 and I guess that puts me in with the geriatrics. But if there were fifteen months in every year, I'd only be 48. That's the trouble with us. We number everything. Take women, for example. I think they deserve to have more than twelve years between the ages of 28 and 40. -James Thurber

Nothing is so great an example of bad manners as flattery. If you flatter all the company, you please none; If you flatter only one or two, you offend the rest. -Jonathan Swift

I don't know any other way to lead but by example. -Don Shula

A good example is far better than a good precept. -Dwight L. Moody

Popular art is the dream of society; it does not examine itself. -Margaret Atwood

If we examine our thoughts, we shall find them always occupied with the past and the future. -Blaise Pascal

Medicine to produce health must examine disease; and music, to create harmony must investigate discord. -Plutarch

Some old men, continually praise the time of their youth. In fact, you would almost think that there were no fools in their days, but unluckily they themselves are left as an example. -Alexander Pope

As a child, I was more afraid of tetanus shots than, for example, Dracula. -Dave Barry

The world is full of strange phenomena that cannot be explained by the laws of logic or science. Dennis Rodman is only one example. -Dave Barry

Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy they are, who already possess it. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

This unusual and highly successful species spends a great deal of time examining his higher motives and an equal amount of time ignoring his fundamental ones. -Desmond Morris

I'm a survivor – a living example of what people can go through and survive. -Elizabeth Taylor

That's all a man can hope for during his lifetime – to set an example – and when he is dead, to be an inspiration for history. -William McKinley

I talk and talk and talk, and I haven't taught people in fifty years what my father taught me by example in one week. -Mario Cuomo

Society is always taken by surprise at any new example of common sense. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Children also have artistic ability, and there is wisdom in there having it! The more helpless they are, the more instructive are the examples they furnish us; and they must be preserved free of corruption from an early age. -Paul Klee

Thinking good thoughts is not enough, doing good deeds is not enough, seeing others follow your good examples is enough. -Douglas Horton

A return to first principles in a republic is sometimes caused by the simple virtues of one man. His good example has such an influence that the good men strive to imitate him, and the wicked are ashamed to lead a life so contrary to his example. -Niccolo Machiavelli

Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs. -Confucius

To win the cause we all believe in, the spread of true democracy all over the world, we need to win by example, not just with speeches but by example; not just with military might but by gaining the respect of the world. -Barbara Boxer

The valor and courage of our young women and men in the armed services are a shining example to all of the world, and we owe them and their families our deepest respect. -Bill Frist

It would be hard to find a more compelling example of the American dream than Alberto Gonzales. -Jon Kyl

We have all examined our past critically and are very much aware of even the unpleasant things. Now, we need to look at what we plan to do with the lessons we have learned from the past. -Heinz Fischer

Our society has changed in unforeseeable ways since Social Security was created. For example, we are living longer, healthier, and more productive lives and while this is all great news, this has also placed added pressure on America's retirement system. -Norm Coleman

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. -Ron Paul

In today's knowledge-based economy, what you earn depends on what you learn. Jobs in the information technology sector, for example, pay 85 percent more than the private sector average. -William J. Clinton

I never had a speech from my father 'this is what you must do or shouldn't do' but I just learned to be led by example. My father wasn't perfect. -Adam Sandler

I never examined what I did in any great detail because I thought it would spoil things. I never read the scripts at all carefully, and never wanted to know what was going on, because I felt that being a benevolent alien that's the way it should be. -Tom Baker

I don't get over the wonder of it, and 'The Last Samurai' was an extreme example of that. Every day when I went to the set, I couldn't believe what I was seeing. -Tony Goldwyn

Remember above all that mental stability comes by examining the contents of the mind, not by avoidence. -Vernon Howard

The successful establishment of a buffer zone around Fort Carson will provide an example for other bases around the country as we seek to protect the training mission of the U.S. military while preserving critical habitats on our ranges. -Wayne Allard

I tend to be attracted to characters who are up against a wall with very few alternatives. And the film then becomes an examination of how they cope with very few options. And that's, I guess, what interests me in terms of human behavior. -William Friedkin

Everyone is bound to bear patiently the results of his own example. -Phaedrus

Of course, Marxism is an example of what Carl Popper would have called a 'World Three' structure, in that it's got immense power as an idea, but you couldn't actually hold up anything in the world and say: 'this is Marxism'. -Alan Moore

Success in training the boy depends largely on the Scoutmaster's own personal example. -Robert Baden-Powell

You're a good example of why some animals eat their young. -Jim Samuels

Perhaps, when we examine the causes of many social changes and political upheavals, we will find the marks of its presence and its principal ideals. -Ali Khamenei

North Eurasia is one of the best examples of religious tolerance and peaceful coexistence of Islam and Christianity. This is a rare thing in today's world, even in its most liberal parts. -Nursultan Nazarbayev

Was Islam spread by them through force and coercion? No. They preached Islam by personal example. -Pervez Musharraf

South Africa was to evolve into the most pernicious example of the criminal practise of colonial and white minority domination. -Thabo Mbeki

The phenomenon of home schooling is a wonderful example of the American can-do attitude. Growing numbers of parents have become disenchanted with government-run public schools. Many parents have simply taken matters into their own hands, literally. -Steve Forbes

I think the only kind of acceptable evangelization is the evangelization of good example. -Andrew Greeley

It's a very telling thing when you have children. You have to be there for them, you've got to set an example, when you're not sure what your example is, and anyway the world is changing so fast you don't know what is appropriate anymore. -Annie Lennox

I think the greatest way to learn is to learn by someone's example. -Tobey Maguire

I was studying to be an architect, I wasn't plotting to join the movies. Films were just another career option. I took acting up with the same schoolgirl enthusiasm I had for examinations. Acting is a job and I take it very seriously. -Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Black women all over the world should re-unite and re-examine the way history has portrayed us. -Buchi Emecheta

The manuals we got from IBM would show examples of programs and I knew I could do a heck of a lot better than that. So I thought I might have some talent. -Donald Knuth

It hinders the creative work of the mind if the intellect examines too closely the ideas as they pour in. -Friedrich Schiller

The proper route to an understanding of the world is an examination of our errors about it. -Errol Morris

We have lost one shuttle for every 57 flights and that is not a good ratio. I do believe we need to continue space flights, but maybe we can follow the example of the Russians and use unmanned vehicles to transport hardware into space. -Lincoln Davis

Few governments in the world, for example, praise human rights more ardently than does the government of France, and few have a worse record of supporting tyrants and killers. -Richard Perle

Living is no laughing matter: you must live with great seriousness like a squirrel for example – I mean without looking for something beyond and above living, I mean living must be your whole occupation. -Nazim Hikmet

There is no greater delight than to be conscious of sincerity on self-examination. -Mencius

To call in the statistician after the experiment is done may be no more than asking him to perform a post-mortem examination: he may be able to say what the experiment died of. -Ronald Fisher

I have a book coming out in September, for example, where the plot concerns counterfeiting, and I had to do a lot of research on that. Or on any legal matters, for example, I have to do a lot of research online. -Evan Hunter

My parents kept the best aspects of the Asian culture, and they Americanized the family. My mother was a great example for me. She was a working mother with a good career. -Andrea Jung

I've had my moments of insanity. But there is a certain responsibility to set proper examples for your children, and that influences your choices in every aspect of your life. -Andy Garcia

By adversity are wrought the greatest works of admiration, and all the fair examples of renown, out of distress and misery are grown. -Samuel Daniel

A great tennis career is something that a 15-year-old normally doesn't have. I hope my example helps other teens believe they can accomplish things they never thought possible. -Maria Sharapova

Art led the way for me to recover. He got out of prison before me and started traveling all over the world before I did. He showed me by example that it could be done, and I'll always love him for that. -Frank Morgan

The Architect is just one of a series of works which examine the confrontation of innocence and experience, illustrating the complex ethics of power that exist between reader and writer, critic and artist, the human and the divine. -John Scott

There is something very intriguing about, for example, the sense of accomplishment that a small child has, which you might be able to reduce to aggression and libido, but which might also have some independent existence. -Peter Gay

We need quiet time to examine our lives openly and honestly – spending quiet time alone gives your mind an opportunity to renew itself and create order. -Susan L. Taylor

On the road to equality there is no better place for blacks to detour around American values than in forgoing its example in the treatment of its women and the organization of its family. -Eleanor Holmes Norton

Major religions are examples of 'noble lies' aimed at uplifting human stature. -Jack Miller

I mark a script like an exam, and I try not to do anything under 50 per cent. Similarly with the part. And also film is a peculiar thing, parts don't necessarily read in script form anything like as well as they can do when it comes to materialising. -John Hurt

There's more than a few remnants left in German welfare policy today. Many Germans eagerly condemn Hitler's fascism but won't examine the other reasons why the Third Reich succeeded for a season. -Suzanne Fields

It was in the Papal States that I studied the Roman Question. I traveled over every part of the country; I conversed with men of all opinions, examined things very closely, and collected my information on the spot. -Edmond About

I've helped people get rid of headaches by placing my hand on their forehead, and backaches by placing my hand on their back. It's a powerful example of love that really works. -Shelley Long

Everything has a sort of double meaning for me, there's the ordinary everyday meaning of things, and the imaginary meaning about it all, and I wanted to bring these things together, and in this first big Resurrection of mine you have a good example of this sort of thing. -Stanley Spencer

I think everybody must be aware that this society is a whole lot shakier now than it was before the war. I was trying to examine, in 'Dog Soldiers,' the process of that blow falling on America. -Robert Stone

Some of us can be examples about going ahead and growing, and some of us, unfortunately, don't make it there, and end up being examples because they had to die. I hit rock bottom, but thank God my bottom wasn't death. -Stevie Ray Vaughan

Jordan seeks to play only one role, that of a model state. It is our aim to set an example for our Arab brethren, not one that they need follow but one that will inspire them to seek a higher, happier destiny within their own borders. -Hussein of Jordan

I have the capacity of being more wicked than any example that man could set me. -James C. Maxwell

Our government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or ill it teaches the whole people by its example. -Timothy McVeigh

Because publishing is becoming more business-oriented each day with more examination of the bottom line, it's harder to break out than ever. -Nicholas Sparks

A philosopher is, no doubt, entitled to examine even those distinctions that are to be found in the structure of all languages… in that case, such a distinction may be imputed to a vulgar error, which ought to be corrected in philosophy. -Thomas Reid

It was with deep interest that my companion and myself, both now about to see and examine the beauties of a tropical country for the first time, gazed on the land where I, at least, eventually spent eleven of the best years of my life. -Henry Walter Bates

We must examine then the concerns of the Government of Japan about the language of the treaty itself – of SOFA – and of the interim and further arrangements that have been made since 1995, and see whether or not we need to make any changes. Those are decisions I cannot make. -Howard Baker

Well, there's that girl on the Internet – although this isn't an example of someone who doesn't know they're on – but there's a girl on the Internet who posts one photograph every two minutes from her bedroom. -Peter Weir

Our scientific age demands that we provide definitions, measurements, and statistics in order to be taken seriously. Yet most of the important things in life cannot be precisely defined or measured. Can we define or measure love, beauty, friendship, or decency, for example? -Dennis Prager

Euclid taught me that without assumptions there is no proof. Therefore, in any argument, examine the assumptions. -E. T. Bell

You can't do a fine thing without having seen fine examples. -William Morris Hunt

A man may be a tough, concentrated, successful money-maker and never contribute to his country anything more than a horrible example. -Robert Menzies

Aristotle uses a mother's love for her child as the prime example of love or friendship. -Mortimer Adler

There is nothing is more musical than a sunset. He who feels what he sees will find no more beautiful example of development in all that book which, alas, musicians read but too little – the book of Nature. -Claude Debussy

A sovereign's great example forms a people; the public breast is noble or vile as he inspires it. -David Mallet

In our western civilization we have the glorious example, the great standard of perfection and the teachings of the Christ to guide us. He acts for us as Mediator between our personality and our Soul. -Edward Bach

A person always doing his or her best becomes a natural leader, just by example. -Joe DiMaggio

Learn from me, if not by my precepts, then by my example, how dangerous is the pursuit of knowledge and how much happier is that man who believes his native town to be the world than he who aspires to be greater than his nature will allow. -Mary Wollstonecraft

There is no teaching to compare with example. -Robert Powell

He who loves, never grows old. God it a shining example. -Sri Chinmoy

If we cannot by reason, by influence, by example, by strenuous effort, and by personal sacrifice, mend the bad places of civilization, we certainly cannot do it by force. -Auberon Herbert

God sent Jesus as an example to see if we could retain and maintain the Holy Spirit in human flesh. -Benny Hinn

The birth of the African Union should encourage us to reexamine relations between African States. -Omar Bongo

The connections I draw between human nature and political systems in my new book, for example, were prefigured in the debates during the Enlightenment and during the framing of the American Constitution. -Steven Pinker

We've been working our tail off and lead by that example. -Ed Rendell

My challenge as a satirical artist is how to present ideas to people to enable them to question and reexamine their beliefs. My hope is, that my work provokes people to look at things in a new way. -Joey Skaggs

We are keeping healthier and living longer and I am a good example of someone who is in the Age Concern bracket but is still working and keeping active. -Susan Hampshire

When we see men of worth, we should think of equalling them; when we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inward and examine ourselves. -Gustave Courbet

I don't know that we do. I had thought ours worked well, but I had never examined it too closely. A lot of media people will be looking for a case that might make Texas Governor George Bush think twice about what he's doing. -George Ryan

With these kinds of proposals, the devil is in the details. We're going to examine this realignment closely. We will fight any measure that compromises our needs – now or in the future. -John B. Larson

There's one of my new poems actually – is a good example of where my poetry has ended up. My earlier river poetry was more like a cross between Shelley and Dylan Thomas. -Robert Adamson

From the viewpoint of what you can do, therefore, languages do differ – but the differences are limited. For example, Python and Ruby provide almost the same power to the programmer. -Yukihiro Matsumoto

Most of the tasks we do are for humans. For example, a tax calculation is counting numbers so the government can pull money out from my wallet, but government consists of humans. -Yukihiro Matsumoto

The most important role models should and could be parents and teachers. But that said, once you're a teenager you've probably gotten as much of an example from your parents as you're going to. -Andrew Shue

I'm a classic example of what can happen if you follow your inner voice. I was cursed with interests and some talent in many different areas. It confuses people. -Dirk Benedict

It's not like I'm some kind of veteran and there is this huge age gap. I identify with them more off the field. I need to set an example, which is great, and I look forward to doing just that. -Barry Zito

Republicans use think tanks to come up with a lot of their messages. The think tanks are the single worst, most undisciplined example of communication I've ever seen. -Frank Luntz

When I was younger, I was fascinated by David Bowie, for example. he had created an entire myth around himself. It was as important as his music. -Lars von Trier

Women have not yet realized the cowardice that resides, for if they should decide to do so, they would be able to fight you until death; and to prove that I speak the truth, amongst so many women, I will be the first to act, setting an example for them to follow. -Veronica Franco

Another example of the educational inequality is the current debate over publicly financed school vouchers which will provide educational opportunities to a privileged handful, but deprive public schools of desperately needed resources. -Bobby Scott

You have to examine a scene on the page first. Then you get into the basics of acting: Who are you? Who are you talking to? How do you feel about that person? -Debbie Allen

Maybe if I could ever be a successful comedian then I could be an example that Christians can also have fun. -Victoria Jackson

We worked very hard to make the lyrics suit the music. I can't, like Elton John, for example, compose by lyrics. Elton has a great talent for that. Whatever you give him, including your questions, he composes in half an hour and makes a great song out of it. -Rick Wright

It's very satisfying to promote science and education and see good results. Setting a good example for young people, being a role model, is very important for me. -Yuan T. Lee

The way the tour has developed has been as good an example of that as you would like to see. -David Gower

I let my game do the talking. I've had incidents like that but when I compare my own story to the stories that have happened forty or fifty years ago particularly to Jackie Robinson for example. -Maurice Ashley

The most powerful moral influence is example. -Huston Smith

Therefore we examine with considerable diligence the consensus of the true, learned, and purer antiquity, and we love and praise the testimonies of the fathers which agree with the Scripture. -Martin Chemnitz

But I don't really care for directors flaring up and trying to humble some actor, which they would do to try and make an example out of them so everybody else would stay on the ball – and David wasn't anything like that. -Richard Farnsworth

I would like to see the technology used to explore more period horror genre works, for example, E. A. Poe. -Robert Englund

For example, a man who might not have enormous charisma, who could be president 40 years ago, and who was a deserving president, I don't know that George Washington would be a president today, I don't know that Abe Lincoln would, I don't know that Roosevelt would. -Sydney Pollack

The parent knows instinctively that if they're working and setting an example for their child that means that child is more likely to be in school, more likely to stay out of trouble and more likely to complete their education. -John Engler

The word of God is full of sad and grave counsel, full of the knowledge of God, of examples of virtues, and of correction of vices, of the end of this life, and of the life to come. -John Jewel

Songs like the Buck Owens tune, for example, are very simple and straightforward, and recording it really gave me a chance to get into and get a sense of Buck's personality, a feel for that whole Bakersfield sound. -Juice Newton

In the 2004 presidential election, we saw a wonderful example of citizens making contributions. In fact, individual giving to both the Kerry and Bush campaigns was the highest in our nation's history. -Mark Shields

As for leadership, I am the kind who leads reluctantly and more by example than anything else. Someone had to be on the incorporation papers as president. -Keith Henson

An office occupation is another example as not only douse it disrupt the activities of the organization it also can raise the media profile of the campaign. -Ben Edwards

Yes, yes, no one denies, for example, that you're going to be able to fix the Murray through the Living Murray process without money, no one denies that. -John Anderson

The best example of how impossible it will be for Major League Baseball to crack down on steroids is the fact that baseball and the media are still talking about the problem as 'steroids.' -Malcolm Gladwell

Things happened there that I don't think are the finest hours for anybody, whether it was a journalist, the legal system or, in that case of the political system, who would say that was an example of when Washington worked best. -Rahm Emanuel

And I always read the English translation and always have conversations with my translator, for example about the names. I always have to approve it. -Cornelia Funke

No military timetable should compel war when a successful outcome, namely a disarmed Iraq may be feasible without war, for example by allowing more time to the UN inspectors. -Douglas Hurd

Several professional athletes have wrongly taught many young Americans by example that the only way to succeed in sports is to take steroids. -Jim Sensenbrenner

It is essential that we put an end to steroid abuse and set a better example for aspiring young athletes to follow, so that some day, when they make it in the All Star Game, it will be because of their own natural talents, and not because of a performance enhancing product. -Jim Sensenbrenner

Another way of judging the value of a prophet's religious experience, therefore, would be to examine the type of manhood that he has created, and the cultural world that has sprung out of the spirit of his message. -Muhammad Iqbal

On the contrary, if they are treated with justice and humanity, proper example and the advantages of education given them, the coming years will be as bright and prosperous to the unfortunate race as the past has been dark and painful. -Nelson A. Miles

Down through the centuries, this trick has been tried by various establishments throughout the world. They force people to get involved in the kind of examination that has only one aim and that is to stamp out dissent. -Pete Seeger

However, while we should certainly celebrate the demise of overt official racism, we must also critically examine where we are at this historical moment, recognize the many challenges ahead and reaffirm our commitment to making Brown v. Board a reality. -Ed Markey

After taking my B.A. degree in 1939 I remained at the University for a further year to take an advanced course in Biochemistry, and surprised myself and my teachers by obtaining a first class examination result. -Frederick Sanger

Rebecca is an example of how not to manage men. The rules of the game never change, it requires subtlety. -Mary Wesley

Just the example Delaware State University graduates set by the way they live their lives, should be an inspiration to other high school students to go to Delaware State. -Michael N. Castle

In general, any incoming administration must carefully examine ('vet') its nominees for high public office. -Richard V. Allen

I've lived my life in a way that I feel would be an example to young women and I've always given my best in everything I've tried. -Cindy Margolis

Ye have brought this man unto me, as one that perverteth the people; and behold, I, having examined him before you, have found no fault in this man touching those things whereof ye accuse him. -Pontius Pilate

So, anything that avoids a conflict that could draw in, unhappily again, outside powers such as the United States or revisit, for example, Japan's interests in the Taiwan area would be the last thing that anyone would want. -William C. Kirby

I would hope we would begin a series of projects that would do more to bring the different parts of the university together in the study of Asia, for example, in the study of the professions in Asia. -William C. Kirby

More by example than by word, my father taught me logical reasoning, compassion, love of others, honesty, and discipline applied with understanding. -Paul D. Boyer

When prose gets too stylized and out of control – and Stein is sometimes a good example – when you don't know what the hell is going on, then it's kind of boring. -Rick Moody

The Intelligence Committee will also examine present counterintelligence programs for the Department of Energy, the National Laboratories, and the Department of Defense. -Charles Bass

You increase muscle bulk by training against resistance. For example, weights. And in ballet, this isn't the case. -Deborah Bull

One of the local reporters assured me Garrison would put in an appearance for the cross-examination, but as the courtroom settled down and the rear doors were closed, there was no sign of him. -James Kirkwood

Granted, prostate exams aren't the most enjoyable things in the world, but they only last about 10 seconds. It's well worth it. Just think of the possible consequences if you don't get it done. -Len Dawson

The historian is, by definition, absolutely incapable of observing the facts which he examines. -Marc Bloch

There have been many great musicians that, Clifford Brown is one great example, I mean he died very early, 25. -Sonny Rollins

There are, for example, exemptions in FOIA in which the government can withhold certain kinds of information, and the courts have recognized that there is certain documentation that do deserve protection, that certain privileges do apply and do deserve protection. -Alberto Gonzales

In my daily work, I work on very large, complex, distributed systems built out of many Python modules and packages. The focus is very similar to what you find, for example, in Java and, in general, in systems programming languages. -Guido van Rossum

Well you know, Woody doesn't rehearse, as opposed to my own method of directing where I really work with actors around a round table for weeks, examining the values of the material, so his technique is very different. -Mark Rydell

I questioned her further, and eventually got to talk to her doctor. And her doctor sort of shook his head and he said, 'I have examined her for throat cancer at least 15 times in the past few years. -James Randi

Our tools are extensions of our purposes, and so we find it natural to make metaphorical attributions of intentionality to them; but I take it no philosophical ice is cut by such examples. -John Searle

Human-rights advocates, for example, claim that the mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners is of a piece with President Bush's 2002 decision to deny al Qaeda and Taliban fighters the legal status of prisoners of war under the Geneva Conventions. -John Yoo

Under the Geneva Convention, for example, a POW is required only to provide name, rank, and serial number and cannot receive any benefits for cooperating. -John Yoo

The World Development Movement, to take just one example, is doing good work. Some political parties are, too. -Susan George

There is a way in which all writing is connected. In a second language, for example, a workshop can liberate the students' use of the vocabulary they're acquiring. -Marilyn Hacker

A quick example of that is a woman who said she'd been healed of throat cancer where the faith healer admitted he touched her on the forehead. -James Randi

For example, I tend to personally reward myself for specific acts of exceptional discipline. -Robert Vaughn

So here we are, just two months away from the election, with more and more examples that modern day Jim Crowe laws are alive and well in the state of Florida. -Corrine Brown

You have to find the peace and patience within yourself to be a model and an example to others and not judge. -Judith Light

Raising a small child as a woman while travelling 10 months out of the year would, I believe, be something I would not be able or even want to do, although with the amazing example of Leila, I am no longer so sure. -Lara St. John

A good example of how it must have been is today's world of conducting, which is still utterly dominated by men, and the prejudice the few female conductors have to battle even today is astounding. -Lara St. John

This I regard as a classic example of my not being properly prepared for a part I very much wanted. -Marie Windsor

Take our own company as an example: We're living proof, we jump with our own parachutes. -Jim Barksdale

For example, in Malay, there are pronunciations that are similar to Chinese. -Andy Lau

I mean whatever I do it's important that I put my stamp on it and keep it in my world, whether I'm doing a dance track or something like the Russian album for example. -Marc Almond

I'll give you an example. Henry, the old black guy who cooks the corn bread, he worked on the railroads for about 20 years so he knows how to lay and build track. -Marc Singer

The amount of data and analysis available for free is a true example of information explosion has leveled the playing field for individual investors. -Maria Bartiromo

Well, I've learned something from Michael Robison just about maximizing your shots. For example, if I'm shooting a scene and someone's driving at the wheel, you could steal an insert in the same shot. -Anthony Michael Hall

For example, lead paint in old houses can be a greater threat to children's health than lead that may be under some industrial site where there are no children. -Fred Thompson

You can't substitute promise after promise with known violators of prior promises at the expense of protecting ourselves or setting an example. -Fred Thompson

Our film examines the heroism, courage and prowess of the Soviet submarine force in ways never seen before. -Kathryn Bigelow

You can't tell them anything, but hopefully they will learn from the example and won't have to go through it. -Lawrence Taylor

As can be seen even by this limited number of examples proteins carry out amazingly diverse functions. -Michael Behe

Throughout history there have been many other examples, similar to that of Haeckel, Huxley and the cell, where a key piece of a particular scientific puzzle was beyond the understanding of the age. -Michael Behe

This is perhaps the most profound meaning of the book of Job, the best example of wisdom. -Paul Ricoeur

In Fargo, they say, well, that's a job. How well do you get paid? For example, for this book I was written about in Entertainment Weekly, and it was kind of cool because my mom asked me if Entertainment Weekly was a magazine or a newspaper. -Chuck Klosterman

There's so much of, it could have been a very critical examination of what happened, and really the emotional lives of the people involved sort of carry the characters forward. -Jeremy Northam

Mickey is one of the prime examples: Mickey has never been suspected of being an American export. It was deja vu. They gave him a local name and he's been accepted everywhere he goes. -John Hench

I don't believe that recordings should sound radically better than the artist, I think that's dishonest. For example, I'm not a great singer but if I spent enough time tweaking my vocals, I could sound like one. But I don't, what you hear is pretty much what I sing. -Malcolm Wilson

It is a good idea to know which publishers publish which stories. For example, there is no sense in sending a picture book text to a publisher who does not publish picture books. -Margaret Mahy

Our staff not only received the reports from these agencies, they examined them. They questioned them. -John Sherman Cooper

We provided complete protection to witnesses – right of attorney, right of record, right to cross-examine, and open hearing if they desired. Only Mr. Lane asked for an open hearing. -John Sherman Cooper

And finally I begin to have such a success in my examinations that I found myself in a career you see. -Victoria de los Angeles

I am not solicitous to examine particularly everything here, which indeed could not be done in fifty years, because my desire is to make all possible discoveries, and return to your Highnesses, if it please our Lord, in April. -Christopher Columbus

God created the family to provide the maximum love and support and morality and example that one can imagine. -Jerry Falwell

I always give the example, if you turn on the radio today, black radio, Lenny Kravitz is not black. Bob Marley wasn't black: in the beginning, only white college stations played Bob Marley. -Spike Lee

Rome should sometimes intervene and say this or that is not in conformity with the Catholic faith. Theologians should understand that. Some theologians go too far, for example, reducing the Catholic faith to a universal philosophy. -Godfried Danneels

Any time I need to get a serious attitude adjustment, I put on one of their records, and there are examples there for all time to keep us honest and keep us reaching; they'll never be eclipsed. -Benny Green

How does a pansy, for example, select the ingredients from soil to get the right colors for the flower? Now there's a great miracle. I think there's a supreme power behind all of this. I see it in nature. -Clyde Tombaugh

My training in music and composition then led me to a kind of musical language process in which, for example, the sound of the words I play with has to expose their true meaning against their will so to speak. -Elfriede Jelinek

I grew up in Derry, of course, and it was – Derry was the worst example of Northern Ireland's discrimination. -John Hume

And so it's inescapable and people who proclaim scrupulous honesty can only proclaim that if they don't examine closely the things they believe. -Todd Rundgren

I can't frankly see much difference in the film industry at all. The only difference might be that they don't take as much time as they used to. For example, they'll do in one day what we used to take a week to do. -Glenn Ford

An actor should be ready to play any role within reason. For example, I think the most ridiculous thing for me to do would be to try and play Shakespeare. -Glenn Ford

We meet before the movie and she gives you charts with sounds on them and makes a tape of examples. While they are setting up the scene, I go with her to the trailer and we go through the scene and correct the speech. -Albert Finney

Dirty Harry, for example. Clint Eastwood was not a rogue cop. He was a maverick cop, but he was a good guy. -Charlton Heston

Shakespeare is the outstanding example of how that can be done. In all of Shakespeare's plays, no matter what tragic events occur, no matter what rises and falls, we return to stability in the end. -Charlton Heston

Undeniably the American art form, too. And yet more and more, we see films made that diminish the American experience and example. And sometimes trash it completely. -Charlton Heston

You could think of extraordinary examples to the contrary: The Grapes of Wrath… and even into the 70s. -Charlton Heston

Sport is a wonderful metaphor for life. Of all the sports that I played – skiing, baseball, fishing – there is no greater example than golf, because you're playing against yourself and nature. -Robert Redford

But what was interesting about what the Who did is that we took things which were happening in the pop genre and represent them to people so that they see them in a new way. I think the best example is Andy Warhol's work, the image of Marilyn Monroe or the Campbell's soup can. -Pete Townshend

More broadly, we are going to have to examine the safety net programs to make sure they are poised to catch the families before they fall even more, especially in the areas of unemployment benefits, child care assistance, and foster care. -Richard Neal

Another example of that was that even during the economic problems of the 1945 government, we managed to carry out other aspects of our policy and other ideals. Through the establishment of national parks, for instance. -Barbara Castle

I think the aim – and certainly the aim of what I've tried to do since leaving – is not political and certainly not a witch hunt at individuals. It's to try to direct our attention at what I believe is a fundamental fault analysis that we must now examine. -David Kay

I always try to teach by example and not force my ideas on a young musician. One of the reasons we're here is to be a part of this process of exchange. -Dizzy Gillespie

It's not what my job is about. I'm not out to make a political statement. I want to stand for something, but more by example. -Lauren Bush

Experts always know everything but the fine points. When I took my citizenship exams, no one there knew how the White House came to be called the White House. -Hedy Lamarr

Kennedy lied and lied about his health while he was alive, even using his father's influence to get into the Navy without ever taking a medical examination. -Richard Reeves

The film was made in 1973. It was a golden time for people to experiment without risking, for example, AIDS. Today one has to be so much more careful and I don't think a character like that could exist now. -Sylvia Kristel

I condemn what happened in Madrid, but it is suspicious. If tomorrow there will be another bombing, in France for example, who will gain power? Of course not Jacques Chirac, but Le Pen. -Walid Jumblatt

Take opera for example – to go to the opera you have to dress up in a tuxedo and pay lots of money. -Wim Wenders

One of the greatest objections which families have to New South Wales, is their apprehension of the moral effects that are likely to overwhelm them by bad example, and for which no success in life could compensate. -Charles Sturt

My mom was a source of strength. She showed me by example that women, regardless of how difficult life may get, can do it all. -Gloria Estefan

I think that the only way to teach is by example, as children will more easily follow what they see you do than what you tell them to do. -Gloria Estefan

I think people get fixated on the example of an idea. -Josh Homme

You can eliminate, for example, a Brazil nut gene if you know that it will create an allergenic effect. -Jeremy Rifkin

The position I took at the time was that we hadn't really examined any of the potential environmental consequences of introducing genetically modified organisms. -Jeremy Rifkin

The big secret to winning elections is to get more votes than your opponent. My friend Representative Robin Hayes is a good example to study. -Jesse Helms

I don't know, examination I guess. And then they put the jump suit back on me again. I went through the compound – I remember somebody shouting, Jim don't let them break you. -Jim Bakker

For example, some stars put out large amounts of energy in the infrared part of the spectrum, so that this can produce a different relative magnitude rating than using light energy from the middle of the spectrum. -Charles Francis Richter

I think the greatest photographers are the amateur photographers who do it because they love it. Arnold Newman is a good example; he is a consummate professional, but he's also an 'amateur' in the pure sense of the word. -John Sexton

My father influenced by his very life, his very example and the environment that I was brought up in. But, he did not encourage or discourage any of us. He let us make up our own minds. -Juliet Mills

It seems to be that when these communist regimes take over – if you look at the example of Vietnam or Cambodia or Nicaragua – that even in conditions of peace they don't seem to be able to figure out how to support their people, and the human suffering is enormous. -John Negroponte

Looking back I find it hard to believe that I could forge a career in anything other than football but I didn't do too badly in my final exams and there were a few business-related courses that interested me. -Kenny Cunningham

English of course is your major tool, but it is not nearly so important as other aspects of writing for example you have to have some natural ability you can't buy it no one puts it there you're born with it. -Leon Uris

The myth that John Locke was the philosopher behind the American Republic, is easily refuted by examining how Locke's philosophy steered Thomas Jefferson, for example. -Robert Trout

I could not understand why Meryl Streep, for example, is allowed to work while pregnant and I'm not. -Robin Wright

Make yourself an example, achieve it, but don't hurt anyone on the way up. I don't think I did that. -Dawn Fraser

Whether we like it or not, men have more of the offices, more of the higher jobs, more of the seats in Congress. Men need to re-examine what their power is. We need to understand how to use it. -James Hillman

Cloning represents a very clear, powerful, and immediate example in which we are in danger of turning procreation into manufacture. -Leon Kass

Could I interrupt here, because there is an alternative explanation, which you are particularly well placed to examine. You know the argument that it is the alchemists in the laboratories who invent the sweet new kits. -E. P. Thompson

Take the crocodile, for example, my favorite animal. There are 23 species. Seventeen of those species are rare or endangered. They're on the way out, no matter what anyone does or says, you know. -Steve Irwin

If you examine this, I think that you will find that it's the mechanics of Japanese architecture that have been thought of as the direct influence upon our architecture. -Minoru Yamasaki

For example, I was discussing the use of email and how impersonal it can be, how people will now email someone across the room rather than go and talk to them. But I don't think this is laziness, I think it is a conscious decision people are making to save time. -Margaret J. Wheatley

Probably the most visible example of unintended consequences, is what happens every time humans try to change the natural ecology of a place. -Margaret J. Wheatley

The psychiatrists examine you and ask you about your life and work, and then they decide whether your film can be shown or not. It's a horrible experience. -Dario Argento

I would say that IQ is the strongest predictor of which field you can get into and hold a job in, whether you can be an accountant, lawyer or nurse, for example. -Daniel Goleman

The other thing is that if you rely solely on medication to manage depression or anxiety, for example, you have done nothing to train the mind, so that when you come off the medication, you are just as vulnerable to a relapse as though you had never taken the medication. -Daniel Goleman

I would never dream, for example, of going to The States to photograph your wildlife. -Nigel Dennis

And understand that scarce spectrum is used today for example for cell phone operators, they have to pay for the airwaves they use, for their services. -Robert McChesney

Well we took it apart scene by scene. We examined every sentence, every full stop, every comma. He has a most wonderful eye for detail, Roman, and you know, he's a very good artist. -Ronald Harwood

I lose tons of stuff on the cutting room floor. For Scary Movie 3, for example, we had a lot of Matrix spoofs, a Hulk scene, and some of that stuff just doesn't hold up – it's too much plot, audiences just didn't want to hear about it. -David Zucker

I think professional sports, football, to use it as an example, it's fundamentally a form of entertainment. -Gregg Easterbrook

However, if we examine the Canadian scene closely enough, we can see signs of this physical and spiritual rot settling into a number of our Canadian urban centres with a troubling spill-over into many of our more rural areas. -Alex Campbell

We must carefully examine change so that we are able to discard those aspects of change which would be detrimental to our way of life, and, at the same time, take advantage of those aspects of change which will enhance and improve our quality of life. -Alex Campbell

We also have issue oriented storylines which are an examination of an issue, be it ethical or social. -David E. Kelley

According to the scientific naturalist version of cosmic history, nature is a permanently closed system of material effects that can never be influenced by something from outside – like God, for example. -Phillip E. Johnson

I grew up with an artist father, and my parents' friends were also mainly artists or writers, so he connects what I do with his example. -Jonathan Lethem

I know many Catholics love God with all their heart. I have genuine respect for anyone who truly has given their life to Christ. We read about Mother Teresa and what a wonderful example she was. -Bill McCartney

We've been doing this here since 1968, so we have been identified as an example of a free, democratic school, and many professors want to expose their students to our philosophy. -Daniel Greenberg

Surely it is time to examine into the meaning of words and the nature of things, and to arrive at simple facts, not received upon the dictum of learned authorities, but upon attentive personal observation of what is passing around us. -Frances Wright

And when it is done, we ought to follow the example by disarming ourselves. -George William Norris

It is, I find, in zoology as it is in botany: all nature is so full, that that district produces the greatest variety which is the most examined. -Gilbert White

For example, colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Every four minutes someone is diagnosed, and every nine minutes someone dies. -Kevin Richardson

I was never very good at exams, having a poor memory and finding the examination process rather artificial, and there never seemed to be enough time to follow up things that really interested me. -Paul Nurse

The NBA's chosen ones think I'm setting a bad example? I think they need to look around and stop taking themselves so seriously. -Dennis Rodman

People don't think their dreams amount to much, but when I ask them to examine them for common themes, they surprise themselves at how accurate they are! They see that their dreams have value. -Henry Reed

I never wanted to do biography just to tell the life of a famous man. I always wanted to use the life of a man to examine political power, because democracy shapes our lives. -Robert Caro

Maybe the example of Southern fiction writing has been so powerful that Southern poets have sort of keyed themselves to that. -Robert Morgan

Parents must lead by example. Don't use the cliche; do as I say and not as I do. We are our children's first and most important role models. -Lee Haney

I've tried to handle winning well, so that maybe we'll win again, but I've also tried to handle failure well. If those serve as good examples for teachers and kids, then I hope that would be a contribution I have made to sport. Not just basketball, but to sport. -Mike Krzyzewski

So we knew their intentions were to strike in the United States. We also knew from other sources of dozens of examples of where the notion of using planes as weapons was discussed. -Richard Ben-Veniste

So, for example, if a child is labeled as having a learning disability, it has very concrete consequences for the kinds of services and potentially accommodations that child will get. -Robert Sternberg

I don't have space to enter into the examples or the history of this, so I'm left with having to make the bold statement that culture is extinct. -Vivienne Westwood

For example, UNICEF works with governments to change legislation such as in India where a law was passed raising the age of compulsory school completion to keep children in school and away from the workplace for longer. -Carol Bellamy

Now we do have many examples of transitional sequences. -George Gaylord Simpson

And you can tell the writers who do it – Robert Stone, for example, who with each new novel is doing something new. I appreciate that in other writers. -Tobias Wolff

Use your imagination, and you'll see that even the most narrow, humdrum lives are infinite in scope if you examine them with enough care. -Mark Haddon

The mainstream media showed, for example, no blood and guts resulting from the 9/11 attacks. -Bruce Jackson

I was originally going to be a lawyer, and the only thing I remember from the art of cross-examination is – you can see this one coming up Sixth Avenue – never ask a question the answer to which you do not know. -James Lipton

If I were to ask you for example right now to go back with me and define those moments in your life that shaped you as a person and you began to reexamine them, something would happen. -James Lipton

As an example, one of the schools I have been studying is too small to compete effectively in most sports, but participates with vigor each year in the state music contests. -James S. Coleman

There are many examples in high schools which show something about the effects such competition might have. -James S. Coleman

You cannot have companies where many of the largest ones lose money indefinitely without someone finally waving the white flag, and IBM is the most recent example of that. -Kevin Rollins

There was a lot of protest after Bravo, from countries like India, for example. India was the first country which came forward and proposed at the United Nations that all of these nuclear tests should be stopped, that there should be a complete ban on nuclear testing. -Martha Smith

Ted Turner is still a leader. And he sets a great example. His ability financially has been reduced, but his influence and his example still is an important asset to the whole environmental movement. -Maurice Strong

For example, I wouldn't hesitate to sit somebody down if he wasn't performing, even if he was the No. 1 player in the world. I've been sat down before. -Payne Stewart

Analyses of the movie marketplace points to an interesting phenomenon: High-profile movies are continuing to do well year-to-year in the U.S. and overseas – this past summer, for example, the top 10 movies registered at the same level as in '04. -Peter Bart

Most movie-goers are overdosing on star coverage; it's the ultimate example of too much information. -Peter Bart

I believed or thought I was disoriented and the victim of a bizarre dream and I believe I paced in and out of the room and possibly into one of the other rooms. I may have re-examined her, finally believing that this was true. -Sam Sheppard

I visited the Gymnasium in The Hague and passed my final examination (in the sciences section) in 1943. -Simon van der Meer

I was captain and should have set the example. I would lift a minimum of weights. Mine was natural physical strength. I always thought quickness and agility were much more important. -Merlin Olsen

This dragonfly came up to me. He was hovering right in front of my face, and I was really examining him, thinking, How does he see me? I became enlightened. -Ziggy Marley

It may be an extreme example brought about by abnormal circumstances – but the criteria of human rights kick in, surely, precisely when the conditions are extreme and the situation is abnormal. -Breyten Breytenbach

We must expect the discovery of many as yet unknown elements-for example, elements analogous to aluminum and silicon- whose atomic weight would be between 65 and 75. -Dmitri Mendeleev

Natural objects, for example, must be experienced before any theorizing about them can occur. -Edmund Husserl

I had to examine myself very thoroughly to find the right path personally. -Fritz Sauckel

In our own time it has been seen… that simple children, roughly brought up in the wilderness, have begun to draw by themselves, impelled by their own natural genius, instructed solely by the example of these beautiful paintings and sculptures of Nature. -Giorgio Vasari

The literary culture, if you examine it, the high literary culture is that which preserves the government and you know it's really the talk for those who have. -Kathy Acker

For example, Michael Mann's film Collateral – there is certain kinds of stories that lend themselves to digital photography. Some things are very raw stories that digital photography kind of lends itself to. -Matthew Modine

If you take 2001: A Space Odyssey as an example of somebody who creates a new language in film by what he was able to accomplish with art direction, photography, lighting, etc., it is still a gold standard for science fiction. -Matthew Modine

Clearly, programming courses should teach methods of design and construction, and the selected examples should be such that a gradual development can be nicely demonstrated. -Niklaus Wirth

Experience shows that the success of a programming course critically depends on the choice of these examples. -Niklaus Wirth

Programming is usually taught by examples. -Niklaus Wirth

It doesn't work that way, you know, because most parts that you think you'd do well, most other people don't. So they offer you something – The Avengers is a good example… I fitted into that because I came from that sort of background. It's not even acting. -Patrick Macnee

For example, the equivalent of a woman being treated as a sex object is a man being treated as a success object. -Warren Farrell

I have examined the stomach contents of seven aardvarks. -Louis Leakey

Sometimes string figures were used to illustrate stories, as in the case of an Eskimo example that depicts a man catching a salmon. Sometimes they had magic or religious significance. -Louis Leakey

But whether, for example, a coat can be exchanged for twenty yards of linen cloth or for forty yards is not a matter of chance, but depends upon objective conditions, upon the amount of socially necessary labor time contained in the coat and in the linen respectively. -Rudolf Hilferding

Stories about the ongoing dramas in our lives as we age are not being told because women find it difficult to be honest about what's going on – about, for example, our heightened sexuality as we age or about living in a society that only values youth. -Olympia Dukakis

Firstly the cars aren't too complicated. They have no traction control, for example, which means you can spin if you try too hard and damage your tires if you're not careful with your driving style. -Nigel Mansell

I did have fun, for example, in The Black Hole which was very popular among youngsters. -Maximilian Schell

A great many things which in times of lesser knowledge we imagined to be superstitious or useless, prove today on examination to have been of immense value to mankind. -Lafcadio Hearn

Long before we understand ourselves through the process of self-examination, we understand ourselves in a self-evident way in the family, society and state in which we live. -Hans-Georg Gadamer

There are always things to examine. What's great is not feeling that I have to refuse any of them. Maybe no good from a PR perspective, but from the point of view of everyday life, it keeps things interesting. -Fred Frith

Painting what I experience, translating what I feel, is like a great liberation. But it is also work, self-examination, consciousness, criticism, struggle. -Balthus

These examples of the lack of simplicity in English and French, all appearances to the contrary, could be multiplied almost without limit and apply to all national languages. -Edward Sapir

It is curious to reflect, for example, upon the remarkable legend of the Philosopher's Stone, one of the oldest and most universal beliefs, the origin of which, however far back we penetrate into the records of the past, we do not probably trace its real source. -Frederick Soddy

Nor do I think that any other nation than this of Wales, nor any other language, whatever may hereafter come to pass, shall on the day of severe examination before the Supreme Judge, answer for this corner of the earth. -Giraldus Cambrensis

The classical example of a successful research programme is Newton's gravitational theory: possibly the most successful research programme ever. -Imre Lakatos

If we look to the history of other nations, ancient or modern, we find no example of a growth so rapid, so gigantic, of a people so prosperous and happy. -James Monroe

Right action tends to be defined in terms of general individual rights and standards that have been critically examined and agreed upon by the whole society. -Lawrence Kohlberg

For example, in painting the form arises from abstract elements of line and color, while in cinema the material concreteness of the image within the frame presents – as an element – the greatest difficulty in manipulation. -Sergei Eisenstein

If we bestow but a very little attention to the economy of the animal creation, we shall find manifest examples of premeditation, perseverance, resolution, and consumate artifice, in order to effect their purpose. -William Bartram

What is called for is dignity. We need to set an example. -Kenny Dalglish

We live trapped, between the churned-up and examined past and a future that waits for our work. -Anna Freud

Much as I cared for Joseph Kennedy, he was a classic example of that person in the arts with lots of brains and drive but little taste or talent. -Gloria Swanson

If you try to do that in pop music – to play only rare show tunes, for example – people don't come. -Bobby Short

The mind of a human being is formed only of comparisons made in order to examine analogies, and therefore cannot precede the existence of memory. -Giacomo Casanova

Sensorial perception, for example, certainly occurs with greater or less accuracy according to the degree of interest; it is constantly given other directions by the change of external stimuli and by ideas. -Hermann Ebbinghaus

Not because they were servants were we so reserved, for many noble persons are forced to serve through necessity, but by reason the vulgar sort of servants are as ill bred as meanly born, giving children ill examples and worse counsel. -Margaret Cavendish

You heard on all sides that the brightest Jewish children were turned down if the examining officers did not like the turn of their noses. -Mary Antin

You went up to be examined with the other Jewish children, your heart heavy about that matter of your nose. -Mary Antin

France, for example, loves at the same time history and the drama, because the one explores the vast destinies of humanity, and the other the individual lot of man. -Alfred de Vigny

Of what use is the memory of facts, if not to serve as an example of good or of evil? -Alfred de Vigny

The critical principle demanded an examination, for instance, of the contribution of different periods, thus to some extent embarking on historical linguistics. -Ferdinand de Saussure

In examining the CIA's past and present use of the U.S. media, the Committee finds two reasons for concern. The first is the potential, inherent in covert media operations, for manipulating or incidentally misleading the American public. -Frank Church

O God and Lord, now the council condemns even Your own act and Your own law as heresy, since You Yourself did lay Your cause before Your Father as the just judge, as an example for us, whenever we are sorely oppressed. -Jan Hus

The grounding in natural sciences which I obtained in the course of my medical studies, including preliminary examinations in botany, zoology, physics, and chemistry, was to become decisive in determining the trend of my literary work. -Johannes Vilhelm Jensen

I like to think that I have no single view nor any single situation that I think things arrive from. I try to give examples of what I think are interesting questions for me. -Robert Sheckley

A major fault, for example, is the fact that, along with the materialist principle, Darwin introduced into his theory of evolution reactionary Malthusian ideas. -Trofim Lysenko

To demonstrate this simultaneity is by no means trivial, because it may for example happen that the product nucleus always forms in an activated state at first. -Walther Bothe

We wanted to set a good example for the growing number of divers watching. -Lloyd Bridges

In the first place, it must be remembered that our point of view in examining the construction of a play will not always coincide with that which we occupy in thinking of its whole dramatic effect. -Andrew Coyle Bradley

We cannot arrive at Shakespeare's whole dramatic way of looking at the world from his tragedies alone, as we can arrive at Milton's way of regarding things, or at Wordsworth's or at Shelley's, by examining almost any one of their important works. -Andrew Coyle Bradley

But the beauty of Einstein's equations, for example, is just as real to anyone who's experienced it as the beauty of music. We've learned in the 20th century that the equations that work have inner harmony. -Edward Witten

But I also hold the very strong view that republicans need to lead by example. -Gerry Adams

For example, when my mother died, the people who showed up just to put an apron on to cook, people who really do the right thing, so to speak, as my momma would always say to show that they care, a sense of community that we've lost so much in our country. -Sela Ward

In examining the evidence of the Christian religion, it is essential to the discovery of truth that we bring to the investigation a mind freed, as far as possible, from existing prejudice, and open to conviction. -Simon Greenleaf

This stuff on enemy combatants, the Bush Administration has fought like a tiger to avoid having to produce any evidence to a judge to show why somebody is locked up in perpetuity. Another example of that is the torture scandal. -James Bovard

I had never passed a single school exam, and clearly never would. -Mary Leakey

For example, Michael Jordan earns $100million a year but continues to play basketball and remains a modest human being. -Franz Beckenbauer

If there is such a thing as good leadership, it is to give a good example. I have to do so for all the Ikea employees. -Ingvar Kamprad

After the first exams, I switched to the Faculty of Philosophy and studied Zoology in Munich and Vienna. -Karl von Frisch

For example, the opposition between acute and grave phonemes has the capacity to suggest an image of bright and dark, of pointed and rounded, of thin and thick, of light and heavy, etc. -Roman Jakobson

It doesn't matter if people perceive me as being a little strange. I think overall, even when I am on stage, when people see me, I am setting an example. -Warren Cuccurullo

To my mind, the best SF addresses itself to problems of the here and now, or even to problems which have never been solved and never will be solved – I'm thinking of Philip K. Dick's work here, dealing with questions of reality, for example. -John Sladek

I was attracted to science fiction because it was so wide open. I was able to do anything and there were no walls to hem you in and there was no human condition that you were stopped from examining. -Octavia E. Butler

Procedures outside the stadiums and in the parking areas still need to be optimized, for example so that emergency medical services can leave the grounds on their way to the hospital faster. -Otto Schily

We can no longer apply the classic criteria to clearly determine whether and when we should use military force. We are waging war in Afghanistan, for example, but it's an asymmetrical war where the enemies are criminals instead of soldiers. -Otto Schily

The Holocaust illustrates the consequences of prejudice, racism and stereotyping on a society. It forces us to examine the responsibilities of citizenship and confront the powerful ramifications of indifference and inaction. -Tim Holden

Yeah, about sixteen to twenty weeks a year. For example, we can do America in six or seven weeks. You can do Europe in three weeks; England in two weeks. South America you could do in three weeks; Asia you could do in three weeks. -Warren Cuccurullo

The state of minds vary according to the angle under which one examines them. -Ella Maillart

I feel sorry sometimes for these sportsmen and women who put in just as much effort as the footballers. For example, athletes train at least as hard as footballers but have to be happy if they can earn enough to finance a decent education. -Angela Merkel

Personally, I think that for example the chemical directive in its present form does too much damage to the chemical industry – especially the medium sized businesses – and will hurt our worldwide competitiveness. -Angela Merkel

An intellectual is going to have doubts, for example, about a fundamentalist religious doctrine that admits no doubt, about an imposed political system that allows no doubt, about a perfect aesthetic that has no room for doubt. -Antonio Tabucchi

Great success in examinations does naturally not as a rule go with originality of thought. -Edward Carpenter

Indeed, whenever a new idea is developed, as for example ballooning, warfare immediately takes possession. -Fredrik Bajer

I ask every Communist individually to set an example, by deeds and without pretense, a real example worthy of a man and a Communist, in restoring order, starting normal life, in resuming work and production, and in laying the foundations of an ordered life. -Janos Kadar

It is thus necessary to examine all things according to their essence, to infer from every species such true and well established propositions as may assist us in the solution of metaphysical problems. -Maimonides

There is a movement in club football, which I don't necessarily consider a prime example of solidarity, because it leads us to conclude the rich are getting richer and they are using everything in the market to create an exodus from Africa. -Sepp Blatter

When I speak of the beauty of a game of chess, then naturally this is subjective. Beauty can be found in a very technical, mathematical game for example. That is the beauty of clarity. -Vladimir Kramnik

I work very hard on getting the songs as direct and examined as I can before I go in the studio. -Nick Lowe

There are many respects in which America, if it can bring itself to act with the magnanimity and the empathy appropriate to its size and power, can be an intelligent example to the world. -J. William Fulbright

In our excessive involvement in the affairs of other countries, we are not only living off our assets and denying our own people the proper enjoyment of their resources; we are also denying the world the example of a free society enjoying its freedom to the fullest. -J. William Fulbright

But again, we, I think, over the years have set the example for a lot of nations that may not have had the same values, the same type of coming out of the same culture that we as Americans have and enjoy. But we can be an example, a role model for them. -Hugh Shelton

The hydrogen powered car, with its high fuel mileage and zero emission rate, is just one example of the products under development that will help increase our energy independence. -Dan Lipinski

For example, a breakthrough in better batteries could supplant hydrogen. Better solar cells could replace or win out in this race to the fuel of the future. Those, I see, as the three big competitors: hydrogen, solar cells and then better batteries. -Bob Inglis

Before I got Doctor Who, I went to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. I went back to take the final grade exam, which is the grade you have to take before you can take the teacher's diploma. -Sarah Sutton

But in my own particular case, there was something that happened when I became a mother. Whenever in the news I saw an example of a child being abused or mistreated, my response went from being appalled to being physically revolted. -Mercedes Ruehl

Crime is only the worst example, but it is a paradigm for other Labour policy disasters. No one tells the voters that crime is falling: let them stay scared senseless. -Polly Toynbee

The fact is that it is reasonable for us to say that there is going to be an emergency that happens in this country that we cannot budget for. Katrina is an example. -Allyson Schwartz

Watching the completed version of The Two Towers for example, I was very conscious of scenes – sometimes whole sequences – that I had seen being filmed or edited but which hadn't made it into the final cut. -Brian Sibley

I wanted to play around with the format, really tear it to pieces and shake it up. For example, if Mitch saves someone from drowning, and that person then goes out and releases a virus that kills a million people. Imagine the moral implications of that. -David Hasselhoff

If we can just take a few companies, and use those as models, as examples, to show the rest of corporate America how they can become more competitive, that's what I'd like to do and that's what I hope to do. -Henry Kravis

I think that marriage is an amazing institution and should be preserved, and you can have great marriages, and you must because sharing your life with someone is like the greatest thing. And I loved being able to set a good example for that on television. -Jenna Elfman

Coming back to the topic of computer security, the TCP Wrapper is an example of such a safety net. I wrote it when my systems were under attack by someone who appeared to walk through walls. -Wietse Venema

Today, lawyers are attacking more; they're attacking everything. A good example is the O.J. Simpson case. -Joseph Wambaugh

There is always some universal proportion, but along with that there are some places where special things happen. Ireland, for example. I've always felt it's interesting to play there. Maybe they just drink more than anybody else. -Ed O'Brien

I always try to act as though there is a little boy or a little girl around, and I try never to do anything that would give them a bad example. -Steve Garvey

Acting, to me, is about the incredible adventure of examining the landscape of human heart and soul. That's basically what we do. -Glenn Close

It is difficult to write about any form of mental disease, especially your own, without sounding as if you were examining a bug under glass. -Gene Tierney

But we don't have an example of a democratic society existing in a socialist economy – which is the only real alternative to capitalism in the modern world. -Peter L. Berger

Sure I should have been at the Fifa workshop for example, but I had personal reasons for not being there and looking back saying that it was a mistake for me not being there I would take the same decision because the personal situation has higher priority than a workshop. -Jurgen Klinsmann

The UN Commission on Human Rights, whose membership in recent years has included countries – such as Libya and Sudan – which have deplorable human rights records, and the recent Oil-for-Food scandal, are just a few examples of why reform is so imperative. -John Linder

I thought maybe, just by never preaching, never doing any of that stuff because it doesn't work. By just maybe the power of example and some laughs, maybe somebody might go take a walk. -Liza Minnelli

In coming to the Congress as a new Member and becoming a fellow Blue Dog, we have had an opportunity to share and really spend a great deal of time in examining the challenges that our Nation finds itself in in getting its fiscal house in order. -Jim Costa

To compete in a global economy, our students must continue their education beyond high school. To make this expectation a reality, we must give students the tools they need to succeed, including the opportunity to take a college entrance exam. -Jennifer Granholm

We were led to a pediatric ophthalmologist. It's a hard date for me, April 14, 1998. The doctor came back from the examining room and told us she had tumors in both eyes. -Hunter Tylo

Look at what the Omar of Qatar is doing, for example – the King of Morocco, Jordan, Bahrain. There are reform movements taking place, efforts to broaden the political participation of the populations of the region. -Frank Carlucci

I never think about the actual process of writing. I suppose I have a superstition about examining it too closely. -Anne Tyler

Societies need rules that make no sense for individuals. For example, it makes no difference whether a single car drives on the left or on the right. But it makes all the difference when there are many cars! -Marvin Minsky

For example, in my district there are visitors from all over the world who are drawn to our beautiful beaches, recreational lakes, habitat wildlife preserves and golf courses. -Mark Foley

For example, the Prime Minister earlier this year talked about the importance of the Arctic to our future. He's right. A hundred years from now, the strength of Canada is going to be coming from our resources in the Arctic. -Brian Mulroney

And then you have the responsibility and the duty of being good examples to youngsters, not smoke, training hard, go to bed early, don't drink alcohol, don't take drugs, it's very important to have a policy for educating against doping. -Alberto Juantorena

I do what I can to make young people understand that drugs can destroy their lives. I'm the perfect example of what people can accomplish when they have regained a sane body and spirit. -Don Johnson

And the terror itself is an example of the world's uncontrollability. -Ulrich Beck

For example, the philosophers who were interested in logic were probably rather logical for mathematicians. But the ASL got us together, so we could talk to each other and publish in the same journal. -Stephen Cole Kleene

When something hasn't been around much for a while, and one example of it turns up and catches people's eyes, they go looking for more like it – until they get tired of it again. -Stanley Schmidt

I think the international appeal of SF is quite understandable since the kinds of people who like to read it, are, by the nature of the beast, interested in other cultures, of which other nations on Earth are the closest available example. -Stanley Schmidt

For example, I spent a lot of time with Reagan, both before he ran for governor and when he was running for president. As a print reporter without the cameras, I was able to really test the quality of their minds and their knowledge base. -Robert Scheer

Mr. Speaker, the Delaware River deepening project is important for my constituents, for our region and for the entire nation. I trust that, when they examine the facts about it, every one of my colleagues will join me in supporting it. -Robert Brady

To add an AC outlet, for example, you just drill a circular hole in the wall, tap into the wiring, add the outlet and you're set. If you don't want it, pull it out and plaster over it with more earth to seal the hole. -Randy Bachman

We can demonstrate, by our own example, how E.U. freedoms, including the freedom of nationals of other E.U. countries to come and work here, has enabled us to expand our economy. -John Bruton

It really helps you to go through difficult situations by just thinking about it as being a big amount of work which you have to solve how to do. For example, I don't feel very inspired when I act, I just act. That's it. -Isabelle Huppert

If, for example, all the codons are triplets, then in addition to the correct reading of the message, there are two incorrect readings which we shall obtain if we do not start the grouping into sets of three at the right place. -Francis Crick

People always underestimate the impact of technology. To give you an example: In the 1970s the frontier for offshore development was 200 meters, today it is 4,000 meters. -Daniel Yergin

I'm visiting my high school. Every half year I do the exams, and then this year I'm going to graduate. -Daniela Hantuchova

I think Chris Rock at the Oscars was a great example. I thought that was intellectually hilarious. The Gap starts a war with Banana Republic… That to me was funny. -Christopher Meloni

For example, after developing a sound similar to an elephant trumpeting, I wrote the song Elephant Talk which gave my elephant sound an appropriate place to live. -Adrian Belew

I have always examined closely the motives of any group for which I am asked to raise money. -Kate Smith

I am continually embarrassed by people who point me out as an example of what can be done without training. -Kate Smith

Talk about national interests: When we went in with Operation Iraqi Freedom, some of our allies, Turkey, for example, would not let us through. How much trouble did that cause us, because we were not able to go into Iraq through Turkey? -Roger Wicker

I'm a classic example of all humorists – only funny when I'm working. -Peter Sellers

I think children learn from example. I don't believe in raising them in an authoritative atmosphere. -Kent McCord

For example, in my own State of Arizona, an Israeli scientist is working with an Arizona company on a demonstration project involving a very fast-growing algae which can be used to power a biomass energy plan. -John Shadegg

A nobler example, because a less personal one, of the pinch of poverty, is when it prevents the accomplishment of some cherished scheme for the benefit of the human race. -James Payn

Students of American glass must always keep in mind that the creations they collect are truly examples of our American culture… and thus have historical significance. -James Lafferty

To start with, for example this year, 2004, is the bicentennial of Haitian independence. -Edwidge Danticat

When a child grows up without a father, there is an empty place where someone must stand, providing an example of character and confidence. -Steve Largent

There are certain things that are inherently scarce. For example, there is only a certain amount of beachfront property in California. It is going to be scarce, it is going to be expensive. -Ralph Merkle

For example, the first time McDonald's put a deaf person in a commercial they saw a jump in sales. I think that happens with other kinds of disabilities and products and that is something that is being realized more and more. -Richard Masur

Let's take flight simulation as an example. If you're trying to train a pilot, you can simulate almost the whole course. You don't have to get in an airplane until late in the process. -Roy Romer

Productivity is going to be a critical issue. And it's not just about getting more time for professors in the classroom. It involves reexamining the learning experience and restructuring faculty and the use of faculty time. -Roy Romer

After reviewing the polygraph charts in private, the polygraph examiner told me that I had passed and that he believed I had nothing to do with the anthrax letters. -Steven Hatfill

I crammed my exams in London and did fine. -Rhona Mitra

There are six components of wellness: proper weight and diet, proper exercise, breaking the smoking habit, control of alcohol, stress management and periodic exams. -Kenneth H. Cooper

Salt is a preservative. It really holds flavor. For example, if you chop up some fresh herbs, or even just garlic, the salt will extract the moisture and preserve the flavor. -Sally Schneider

Whoever removes the Cross and its interpretation by the New Testament from the center, in order to replace it, for example, with the social commitment of Jesus to the oppressed as a new center, no longer stands in continuity with the apostolic faith. -Hans Urs von Balthasar

Let me just say something that I forgot, I also hoped and this was very true in the beginning – that this would also be a place that people would be able to walk in to the fountain and use it in a nice way of reading and examining the quotations on the blocks. -Lawrence Halprin

You have had presidential candidates over the last 30 years who would have had a very hard time getting nominated under the old system. One example is John Kennedy. -Michael Beschloss

We could not, for example, arrive at a principle like that of entropy without introducing some additional principle, such as randomness, to this topography. -Michael Polanyi

I had 500 kids at camp this past summer for example. We do nine weeks for kids and nine days for grown ups every summer. The adult camp is a lot of fun. -Wavy Gravy

Well, this week for example, I was just in Los Angeles making a documentary for German television on whales. They had tried to get me in England where they missed me. -Wavy Gravy

If we talk about the environment, for example, we have to talk about environmental racism – about the fact that kids in South Central Los Angeles have a third of the lung capacity of kids in Santa Monica. -Danny Glover

I feel that I communicate best when I am not deliberately being linear. Along this same line, I feel some of the best sermons I've ever heard were in the theatre rather than the pulpit – as, for example, in the Theatre of the Absurd. -Malcolm Boyd

Jesus is an example. We have other examples, including many of our ancestors as role models who understood the inner meaning of our orientation. -Malcolm Boyd

I cite in my book countless examples of the foundational documents of the colonial period in America and the writings of the leaders, that this was intended to be a Christian nation. -Pat Robertson

For example, computer defends well, but for humans its is harder to defend than attack, particularly with the modern time control. -Boris Spassky

I had nearly finished school because I was making effort not that bad on that. But there was a law in Germany after the war. You could not make your final examination before 18, so lots of people who were late because of the way had to do it first. -Karl Lagerfeld

Actually I think Art lies in both directions – the broad strokes, big picture but on the other hand the minute examination of the apparently mundane. Seeing the whole world in a grain of sand, that kind of thing. -Peter Hammill

The crucial question one comes back to is the examination; without that experience is meaningless. And I think it's true that society is becoming more and more passive, less and less fired up with enthusiasm, in many spheres. -Peter Hammill

But it is true that sometimes an enveloping darkness aids one to clearer vision; as in a panorama building, for example, where the obscurity about the entrance prepares one better for the climax, and gives the scene depicted a more real and vivid appearance. -Pierre Loti

What we have achieved is a good example of how the right policies deliver. -Rodrigo Rato

Parents should be the most important examples for their children. -Christy Turlington

I want to get old gracefully. I want to have good posture, I want to be healthy and be an example to my children. -Sting

I know this is going to sound cheesy and like I'm trying to be Miss America, but the most important responsibility a celebrity has is to set an example and be a role model. -Clay Aiken

I want to make sure that no matter how long I go through this, I don't fall into the trap of changing and modifying how I do things that aren't a positive example. I want to remain somebody that the entire family can listen to or watch. -Clay Aiken

We are at a major epoch in human history, which is that we don't need sex to recreate the race. You can have babies without sex. This is the first time in human history that has been true, and it means, for example, we could do some extraordinary things. -David Cronenberg

For example I don't work with William Hurt the same way that I will work with Viggo. They're different guys and they work in different ways. So a good sensitive director has his general style and technique and personality that he uses but you don't impose that on the actors. -David Cronenberg

The process of making a movie has expanded in terms of effort and time for the director, doing commentaries for the DVD for example, finishing deleted scenes so they could be on the DVD, and doing things like a web blog. -David Cronenberg

I think the players, I put in the book for example that we should go back to wood rackets, probably they laughed at me, I'm a dinosaur, but I think that you see these great players, have even more variety and you see more strategy, there'd be more subtlety. -John McEnroe

In America, we have the feeling of the doomed young artist. Fitzgerald was the great example of that. -Irwin Shaw

I've tried to lead a straight, clean life, not set any kind of a bad example. -Elvis Presley

I abandoned chemistry to concentrate on mathematics and physics. In 1942, I travelled to Cambridge to take the scholarship examination at Trinity College, received an award and entered the university in October 1943. -John Pople

I would suggest that teachers show their students concrete examples of the negative effects of the actions that gangsta rappers glorify. -Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

We call ourselves public servants but I'll tell you this: we as public servants must set an example for the rest of the nation. It is hypocritical for the public official to admonish and exhort the people to uphold the common good. -Barbara Jordan

Look at the number of cop shows and lawyer shows and forensics shows… I think there could be room for two quite different examinations of the same political office. -Geena Davis

Part of our responsibility as parents, as adults, is to set examples for children. But we have to like children in order to be really happy fulfilled adults. -Bobby McFerrin

For example, many colleges in their writing programs teach some of my work. -Gay Talese

I'm living by example by continuing on with my career and having a full, rich life, and I am incidentally gay. -Portia de Rossi

New ideas should confront old ideas. We must refer to the example of Europe. People have fought to make Europe what it is today. Freedom is not something that is served up on a plate. -Tahar Ben Jelloun

Goodwill can be indicated in various ways. I raised that particular example because at that time I was in charge. Today, I'm not in a position to present other possibilities. -Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

Ancestor worship, or filial piety so characteristic of Asian cultures, for example, does not really resonate with Americans who favor children, not grandparents. -Alan Dundes

For example, it's only about 20 years ago the people in that community would have got telephone lines, and it would be only about in the 1950s that electricity came to that part of the world. Television wouldn't have come till 1970. -John McGahern

The absurd consequences of neglecting structure but using the concept of order just the same are evident if one examines the present terminology of information theory. -Rudolf Arnheim

Europeans know the importance of the Resistance; it has been the shining example of the modern conscience. -Salvatore Quasimodo

And as a nurse, I know very well the importance, for example, of electronic medical records. -Lois Capps

NASA wanted to assure its ability to examine the spacecraft in orbit for signs of damage. -Marc Garneau

The space industry is developing and delivering benefits that tie into our immediate needs and priorities here on Earth-for example, medical and materials research, and satellite communications. -Marc Garneau

I think the crux of the matter was that if we were going to become partners in, for example, the International Space Station, we had to gain the respect of a country like the United States and particularly its space organization, NASA. -Marc Garneau

The Society of American Civil Engineers, someone who's going to come in and say to the public, we've looked at, we've examined, we've reviewed the repairs and we think they're strong enough to withstand the type of hurricane that – that could hit the city this season. -Marc Morial

For in 1900 all electromagnetic radiation of longer wavelengths was already known at least to the extent that one could not seek in it the more striking characteristics of X-rays such as, for example, the strong penetrating power. -Max von Laue

History is Philosophy teaching by example. -Thucydides

To know your ruling passion, examine your castles in the air. -Richard Whately

Man is most happy, when his own actions are arguments and examples of his virtue. -John Webster

But there are other things than dissipation that thicken the features. Tears, for example. -Rebecca West

Some day, following the example of the United States of America, there will be a United States of Europe. -George Washington

I'm very much a lead by example person. -Alexandra Paul

The kind of doctor I want is one who when he's not examining me is home studying medicine. -George S. Kaufman

My own early crusade for same-sex marriage, for example, is now mainstream gay politics. It wasn't when I started. -Andrew Sullivan

The happy Union of these States is a wonder; their Constitution a miracle; their example the hope of Liberty throughout the world. -James Madison

I'm a perfect example of the grumpy, old man. I'm really good at it. -Ned Beatty

Too often a story is examined through biased eyes, without a sensitivity for everyone who forged it. It's seen from the point of view of the great white savior, and rarely is the perspective of the slave a part. -Jeffrey Wright

The most efficient way to live reasonably is every morning to make a plan of one's day and every night to examine the results obtained. -Alexis Carrel

I love things that age well – things that don't date, that stand the test of time and that become living examples of the absolute best. -Giorgio Armani

I shall go further and say that even if an examination of the past could lead to any valid prediction concerning man's future, that prediction would be the contrary of reassuring. -Julien Benda

To consult the statistician after an experiment is finished is often merely to ask him to conduct a post mortem examination. He can perhaps say what the experiment died of. -Ronald Fisher

And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in showing that religion and Government will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together. -James Madison

Judge: a law student who marks his own examination-papers. -H. L. Mencken

Unfortunately, our history has abundant examples of patriotism being used to hurt those who express views in disagreement with that of the majority. -Vic Snyder

There are old heads in the world who cannot help me by their example or advice to live worthily and satisfactorily to myself; but I believe that it is in my power to elevate myself this very hour above the common level of my life. -Henry David Thoreau

There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning. -Jiddu Krishnamurti

There is a vulgar incredulity, which in historical matters, as well as in those of religion, finds it easier to doubt than to examine. -Walter Scott

If we justify war, it is because all peoples always justify the traits of which they find themselves possessed, not because war will bear an objective examination of its merits. -Ruth Benedict

As an example to others, and not that I care for moderation myself, it has always been my rule never to smoke when asleep, and never to refrain from smoking when awake. -Mark Twain

We Americans are world leaders and we must lead by example – particularly in times that require careful deliberation before any precipitous action – lest we fail to walk in the shoes of those we might injure. -Peter Yarrow

After closely examining my conscience, I venture to state that in my historical novels I intended the content to be just as modern and up-to-date as in the contemporary ones. -Lion Feuchtwanger

All that I say is, examine, inquire. Look into the nature of things. Search out the grounds of your opinions, the for and against. Know why you believe, understand what you believe, and possess a reason for the faith that is in you. -Frances Wright

Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal. -Victor Hugo

The familiar material objects may not be all that is real, but they are admirable examples. -Willard Van Orman Quine

An example is often a deceptive mirror, and the order of destiny, so troubling to our thoughts, is not always found written in things past. -Pierre Corneille

Justice is what is established; and thus all our established laws will necessarily be regarded as just without examination, since they are established. -Blaise Pascal

I was thinking about how people seem to read the Bible a whole lot more as they get older; then it dawned on me – they're cramming for their final exam. -George Carlin

Sinn Fein has productively taken the example of South Africa and, as we develop the peace process, we continue to use examples from South Africa. -Gerry Adams

To understand the true quality of people, you must look into their minds, and examine their pursuits and aversions. -Marcus Aurelius

The feeling about a soldier is, when all is said and done, he wasn't really going to do very much with his life anyway. The example usually is: he wasn't going to compose Beethoven's Fifth. -Kurt Vonnegut

If someone were to put a proposition before men bidding them choose, after examination, the best customs in the world, each nation would certainly select its own. -Herodotus

I hate the whole race. There is no believing a word they say, your professional poets, I mean there never existed a more worthless set than Byron and his friends for example. -Duke of Wellington

I learned from the example of my father that the manner in which one endures what must be endured is more important than the thing that must be endured. -Dean Acheson

Circumstantial evidence is occasionally very convincing, as when you find a trout in the milk, to quote Thoreau's example. -Arthur Conan Doyle

I know that if I'd had to go and take an exam for acting, I wouldn't have got anywhere. You don't take exams for acting, you take your courage. -Edith Evans

Our personal consumer choices have ecological, social, and spiritual consequences. It is time to re-examine some of our deeply held notions that underlie our lifestyles. -David Suzuki

There's a clear example of resolve in this country to fight back. -John Warner

You have to check out 'March of the Penguins'. Penguins are the really ideal example of monogamy. -Rich Lowry

Let's take a timeout. Let's allow investors the opportunity in a period of market calm to re-examine what's happened and to deploy new strategies into the marketplace. -Richard Grasso

We will as soon as possible reexamine our laws and policies and eliminate all obstacles to genuine investment. -Olusegun Obasanjo

I hope the example of Saddam Hussein will give a lesson to leaders of other countries where human rights are not respected. -Shirin Ebadi

Why would Senator Allen want to oppose saving money for the state? It's simply another example of Republicans fighting the governor tooth and nail against any measure where she might be able to turn the state's budget around. -Bart Stupak

God, for example, appealed to me as a beardless man wearing a quilted silk cap; holiness was something burning, forbidding, something connected with fire while a day had the form of an oblong box. -Abraham Cahan

There are two ways to extend a business. Take inventory of what you're good at and extend out from your skills. Or determine what your customers need and work backward, even if it requires learning new skills. Kindle is an example of working backward. -Jeff Bezos

Whether the ice caps melt, or expand – whatever happens – the anthropogenic global warming theorists claim it confirms their theory. A perfect example of a pseudo-science like astrology. -Frank Tipler

I have always been an animal lover. I had a hard time disassociating the animals I cuddled with – dogs and cats, for example – from the animals on my plate, and I never really cared for the taste of meat. I always loved my Brussels sprouts. -Kristen Bell

Creative people don't behave very well generally. If you're looking for examples of good relationships in show business, you're gonna be depressed real fast. I don't have time for anything else right now but work and my daughter. She's my first priority. -Jim Carrey

In general President Obama's policies have been very, very skewed and very, very extreme. Like on healthcare for example, I don't think that trying to ram healthcare through was a smart idea politically, because he wasted a lot of capital and now he doesn't have any of that same capital with even his own party that he used to have. -Jonathan Krohn

I might be in favor of national healthcare if it required all Democrats to get their heads examined. -Ann Coulter

This nuclear option is ultimately an example of the arrogance of power. -Joe Biden

My role on television is one of helping people reexamine the assumptions that they hold. I regard Dr. King. You would never hear me get up and speak without in some way, shape or form, referencing, Dr. King. -Tavis Smiley

It should be clear by now that my focus here is not freedom of speech or the press. This freedom is all too often an exaggeration. At the very least, blind references to freedom of speech or the press serve as a distraction from the critical examination of other communications policies. -Mark Lloyd

I've led a school whose faculty and students examine and discuss and debate every aspect of our law and legal system. And what I've learned most is that no one has a monopoly on truth or wisdom. I've learned that we make progress by listening to each other, across every apparent political or ideological divide. -Elena Kagan

No-one really feels self-confident deep down because it's an artificial idea. Really, people aren't that worried about what you're doing or what you're saying, so you can drift around the world relatively anonymously: you must not feel persecuted and examined. Liberate yourself from that idea that people are watching you. -Russell Brand

I got to get the right people in the right job. Because a lot of costs can be taken out in the context of your administration without the legislature. For example, using technology to do more with less. Using technology to fight fraud. Reorganizing and streamlining can be done within the context of the administration. -Meg Whitman

Social Security, for example – I'm 43. I've paid into the system. You know what? That money has been stolen from me. I know that my parents who are on Social Security – they've got to continue to receive it. They're dependent on it. It is their primary source of income. -Joe Miller

You know, we – if, for example, Jerry Brown can withstand, you know, what will probably end up being $200 million of spending by his opponent and get elected governor of California, that will be a big victory in the nation's largest state. -David Axelrod

Now, a lot of what we are doing right now, quite frankly, is because of what happened on Christmas. Many of the things were kind of in the works. We were already planning, for example, the purchase and deployment of advanced imaging technology. You call them body scanners. We call them AITs (Advanced Imaging Technologies). -Janet Napolitano

So, for example, a country was into recession right after I was sworn in, a dot-com bust had taken place. Then the attacks of September the 11th, and then of course the great financial meltdown in the -the fundamental question facing any presidency is how do you deal with the hand you're dealt? -George W. Bush

I'm not sure it's the stimulus money that will necessarily allow the economy to recover. It will help to fortify our budgets, frankly, to ensure that there isn't as much backsliding in the areas of education and healthcare, for example. -Jon Huntsman, Jr.

There are a lot of other terrorist targets we ought to be focusing on. Well, there is Syria, for example, which is pumping through – because of Iran, is pumping weapons on into Hezbollah and so forth – which is then producing a lot of agony in Palestine and in Israel. We ought to be doing a bit to try to stop that. -Lawrence Eagleburger

I am an example of what is possible when girls from the very beginning of their lives are loved and nurtured by people around them. I was surrounded by extraordinary women in my life who taught me about quiet strength and dignity. -Michelle Obama

There are things that I invented – the creaky geriatric robot that is always grumpy, for example, or the little wheelie guy, he's not in the Hasbro lore. But kids love that stuff – this little guy as a pet on a chain. They gravitate towards it. -Michael Bay

The Indian economy grew at 5.5 percent, but if you look at the last 30 years – for example, 1960 to 1985 – the progress made by East Asian countries was phenomenal. In a single generation they had been able to transform the character of their economy. They were able to get rid of chronic poverty. -Manmohan Singh

It is hard to imagine that, having downgraded the US, S & P will not follow suit on at least one of the other members of the dwindling club of sovereign AAAs. If this were to materialise and involve a country like France, for example, it could complicate the already fragile efforts by Europe to rescue countries in its periphery. -Mohamed El-Erian

For example, if the big bang had been one-part-in-a billion more powerful, it would have rushed out too fast for the galaxies to form and for life to begin. -Robert Lanza

I stand before you a changed man. Use me as an example of an instrument of change. -Michael Vick

We need responsible regulations, not regulations that have gone wild. For example, the EPA has a rule that is going to be implemented Jan. 1, 2012, where they're going to begin to regulate dust. That's right, dust. It's called PM 2.5. That is focusing on the wrong thing. -Herman Cain

History is replete with examples of moments in time when we talk about deficit reduction and try to advance on it around the world, that is, where it leads to job losses, not job creation. -Tavis Smiley

We want to be, I think, an example for the rest of the Arab world, because there are a lot of people who say that the only democracy you can have in the Middle East is the Muslim Brotherhood. -Abdullah II of Jordan

Employee of the month is a good example of how somebody can be both a winner and a loser at the same time. -Demetri Martin

Again, as a gay man I look at that and say there's a hopelessness that surrounds it, but as a human being I look at it and say 'Why? Where's this disparity coming from, and why can't we as a culture and society dig deeper to examine that?' We're terrified of facing ourselves. -Zachary Quinto

You really just have to come in and build the spirit up of your team by working them everyday, showing them examples of what they've done and reinforce their work. -Scott Brooks

I've never talked to our guys about being young. That's an easy crutch to fall on. You really just have to come in and build the spirit up of your team by working them everyday, showing them examples of what they've done and reinforce their work. -Scott Brooks

And at the time, it is funny how you can look at something and say, for example with my shoulder injury, when it first happened I said this is the worst thing that could happen to me. Why me, why now? Now I look back and say it was probably the best thing that happened to me. -Drew Brees

Perhaps the single most dramatic example of this phenomenon of software eating a traditional business is the suicide of Borders and corresponding rise of Amazon. -Marc Andreessen

During the holidays, everyone needs a break from studying for exams and Christmas shopping. I wanted to put together a diverse tour that rocks in many musical directions but always points to Christ. -TobyMac

The support of organizations including the NY Jets, Canon USA, USA Football, and Outback Steakhouse is a great example of how corporate America can make an impact in bettering the communities where employees work and live. -Boomer Esiason

As a parent and a citizen, I'll take a Bill Gates (or Warren Buffett) over Steve Jobs every time. If we must have billionaires, better they should ignore Jobs's example and instead embrace the morality and wisdom of the great industrialist-philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. -Eric Alterman

I think it's easiest to teach by example. My dad didn't tell us to work hard; we just saw how hard he worked. I know I have shortcomings – like a short fuse – but I've learned you can't come home from a long day of work and snap at the kids. -Chris O'Donnell

Although I have to say, it's become a lot harder for me since I won the world series because everyone wants to beat me. For example, bluffing is really tough now, because there's always someone who calls me on the off-chance that they'll then be able to say they read a world champion's bluff. -Chris Moneymaker

It is all very well and it sounds very seductive to say we are going to have harmonisation of regulations, but for example the way that funds are distributed around the states these days, you are positively penalised if you actually want to have say a lower payroll tax or sort of conditions. -Campbell Newman

The idea that we are not going to look after the Great Barrier Reef, which is just a wonderful tourism resource that it can be just for one example – we are not going to look after it, we won't have tight environment regulation, is frankly just not true. -Campbell Newman

The carbon tax is the single biggest rolled gold example of Federal Labor not listening. -Campbell Newman

There are a lot of good things that we can do. Maybe my example can help someone. -Cheryl James

I started realizing I could be an example for women to not just be aware of breast cancer but to act on it, to make an appointment, to give themselves an exam. -Giuliana Rancic

Besides being responsible for myself, I'm now responsible for someone else. And I have to set the right examples. I have to really be someone that I would want my child to look up to. -Nicole Richie

It's hardly even noticeable that so many artists, designers and architects live here. It isn't reflected in the cityscape or in the museums. Many of the artists, for example, exhibit around the world, just not in Berlin. -Olafur Eliasson

There are a lot of influences from different countries in my music. For example, I chose the guitar in my music, I think that it is a feminine instrument, so when I do not sing, the music expresses my voice. -Paulina Rubio

So much of the downstream revenue is linked to that initial excitement, to how much revenue is produced in the domestic box office. For example, what we pay for a film three years later is highly correlated to how well it did in the box office. -Reed Hastings

After I finished 'E.R.', I wanted to concentrate on re-examining what kind of actress I am and taking time for real-life things. -Linda Cardellini

Thank God I have four sons. The mother/daughter relationship is one of mankind's great mysteries, and for womankind, it can be hellaciously complicated. My mother and I are quintessential examples of the rewards and frustrations, and the joys and infuriations it can yield. -Melissa Gilbert

For example, I was privileged to be working at the White House under the Clinton administration and had not finished my Ph.D., and I thought I was the cat's meow. -Peter Orszag

There's the pressure of being a No. 1 on the call sheet, being a lead actor. There's almost this feeling like being captain of the team. You want to put a bit of energy into actually setting a good example. -Joel Edgerton

Look at people for an example, but then make sure to do things your way. Surround yourself with positive people. -Queen Latifah

Long Island is shaped the way it is largely because of Robert Moses. Long Island is a perfect example of how political power shapes people's lives every day. -Robert Caro

I learned early on how to treat women by the examples that were set around me. -Jared Leto

With acting, there is a level of anonymity which is conducive to your profession. There are examples of very public people who are on the cover of every celebrity magazine but can't open a film. -Sienna Miller

For example, I loved English and history at school. I would have loved to have done a degree in either. But my Mom said I didn't have time for university. -Vanessa Mae

DiCaprio's life is the perfect example of how not to be. I would not wish his life on anybody. -Virginie LeDoyen

We're a Muslim family, but we're also very cultured and we have a mixture of different religions. For example, my brother-in-law is Catholic, and my sister converted and my nephews are baptized. I have an uncle who just graduated and currently he's a priest. -Rima Fakih

As an American I wanted to explore… why are we the only first world country that still has capital punishment? Is it because we're too afraid to really examine the system, or is it because we really truly believe that this is the best way to deter future crime? -Jodi Picoult

There are some examples of medieval kings who were terrible human beings but were nevertheless good kings. -George R. R. Martin

There have been so many people that have come up and embraced me as an example of what it's like to face something tough and just get up the next day and keep pushing. -Ann Romney

When I graduated from high school, the teacher said I was throwing my life away following music, and the same teacher invited me back to speak at the school. I don't say that to brag, I just want to be an example. -Big Sean

Of course there are certain things that get to me, but I try and lead by example and show people that, especially with haters, that you should just ignore them. -Kesha

I had a difficult time hearing my own inner voice about what I wanted to be in this life, because there were all these perfect examples of what a man actually does. The notion is that he goes to college, gets married and provides. That's what a man does. -Kevin Costner

I'm not an example for how people should live their lives. Never in my life would I ever set out to be an example for people on how to live their lives. If you need an example for how to live, then you just shouldn't have been born. Straight up. -Lil Wayne

Mortality means you don't have forever to work things out. You can live your life unexamined but then on the last day you're going to think: 'I've left things a little late.' -Mitch Albom

I think I can help others just by my example. -Pat Summitt

I'm a prime example of the way kidney disease strikes silently. -Sean Elliott

I wouldn't ask any of my employees to do anything I wouldn't do. And I work as hard, if not harder than the rest of the staff, to set an example. I also believe in giving my employees a lot of room to be creative and to express themselves. -Emeril Lagasse

You can use a biography to examine political power, but only if you pick the right guy. -Robert Caro

You've got to make it a good example for those kids regardless of how much you mess up. -Fantasia Barrino

I love playing for my country, getting the support. Especially for the kids and everybody, showing my example of what I can achieve so early. And maybe they can achieve it, too, just to get that in their minds. -Maria Sharapova

I'll give you a great example of an issue that no one brought up during this Florida primary, the fact that we're going to have a Chinese made oil rig put in place about 60 miles off the coast of Florida. -Allen West

For example, Americans seem reluctant to take on Shakespeare because you don't think you're very good at it – which is rubbish. You're missing out here. -Alan Cumming

There's so much hate that we direct externally that we forget we have our own psychos. But that's the role of the satirist – you have to examine your own country and say, 'look!' -Carl Hiaasen

I think that the best training a top manager can be engaged in is management by example. -Carlos Ghosn

The ancient Greeks were the first ones to say an unexamined life is not worth living. They don't tell you of course what we found out, an examined life not that fascinating either. -Colin Quinn

College kids, don't be taking examples from me. -Darrell Hammond

I don't think Donald Trump is a conservative. I think his line on China for example, that he's going to talk tough to China. China didn't create Social Security, Medicare. China isn't spending a fifth of a billion dollars every hour that it doesn't have. -Mark Steyn

Why – because as a oil and gas small business owner – I know if someone is not doing their job, they should not get paid. Again leadership by example. -Jeff Landry

Once you start to provide public services that have to be run under public rules, for example child protection, then it has to go with public law. Institutions have to make a decision whether they want to do that or they don't want to do that. -Trevor Phillips

Each country its cost analysis is going to be different. So what we are you seeing in Syria, for example, is different than what's going on in Jordan. The maps are being rewritten. -Abdullah II of Jordan

There are plenty of examples of people who have had busy lives out there in the world, trying to do good, and written very well at the same time. -Andrew Motion

When I was growing up, the exam system didn't allow you to write fiction, so you never did. -Roddy Doyle

If you're from Dublin, for example, chances are you live with your family, if you're lucky enough to, right up to the mid-20s. And most of the people I know, when they finally sort of set off on their own, they don't stray all that far. -Roddy Doyle

There's always a spattering of people who see Hanson who were influenced by classic '60's and '70's rock and roll. In a lot of ways, we're sort of the anatomy of a '70's rock band if you examine what we do: white guys who grew up listening to soul music from the '50's and '60's. -Taylor Hanson

My humanitarian work evolved from being with my family. My mom, my dad, they really set a great example for giving back. My mom was a nurse, my dad was a school teacher. But my mom did a lot of things for geriatrics and elderly people. She would do home visits for free. -Cat Cora

You've got to set yourself up to be as healthy as you can. The thing we tend to do is when it gets to be a bit too hard, we actually opt out for the absolute worst option. For example, if you're in a rush in a morning and you feel like you don't have time to make breakfast, you skip it. -Curtis Stone

People who read poetry, for example, like the feel, the heft and the smell of a book. -Simon Armitage

The best way for someone to govern is to set an example. -Antonis Samaras

Those who have the most, who earn the most, must give an example, because that is important for Spain's collective effort. -Luis de Guindos

Governing isn't as easy as you think. Many of you have taken pledges that are contradictory – to balance the budget and cut taxes, for example. You must be honest about the numbers, since our annual deficit now exceeds all discretionary spending combined. -Brian Baird

I'm open to starting restaurants anywhere as long as the produce that's readily available is high quality. For example, I'm never doing a restaurant in Shanghai because I saw the produce available there, and it's just not good. I won't do a restaurant in Moscow for the same reason. -Joel Robuchon

I'm not a liberal elite who was educated in the northeast, for example, I'm just a kid from Mississippi. -Shepard Smith

Many artists use their own lives as a kind of case study to examine what it's like to be human. -Terry Gross

There are certainly good examples of incredibly brilliant, beautiful music that has been made commercially available and sold everywhere. But I would say that, for the most part, quantity certainly does not speak well for quality. -Ian MacKaye

For example, I noticed that every single kid in the high school in 'The Death-Ray' is based on somebody I went to high school with. -Daniel Clowes

It was part of the reason I almost didn't go public with my diagnosis – I was embarrassed. I felt, 'Oh, I've always talked about exercising. And I got cancer.' And then I realized it's a great example of showing that cancer can hit anyone at any time. -Robin Roberts

I always like to take my time and examine the two candidates, see not only the two candidates but the policies they will bring in, the people they will bring in, who they might appoint to the Supreme Court, and look at the whole range of issues before making a decision. -Colin Powell

The Greek debt issue, for example, is such a threat because if that country ever defaulted, it might cause some bank that's 'too big to fail' to actually fail. -Jerry A. Webman

There are domains in which expertise is not possible. Stock picking is a good example. And in long-term political strategic forecasting, it's been shown that experts are just not better than a dice-throwing monkey. -Daniel Kahneman

It is difficult to violently suppress people in the long run, as the example of the Soviet Union and the Eastern European countries has shown. -Dalai Lama

Leaders in all spheres who are living with HIV should be encouraged, not coerced, to lead by example and disclose their HIV status. -Nelson Mandela

I have failed to continue to set an example for a secure, loving family unit as an example for our children. That is the reality of it. There is no way of getting around it. -Seal

I try to lead by example. -Usain Bolt

With a host of proposals on the table and a President examining new ideas for health reform, we have an obligation to give real reform our best shot. -Ron Wyden

Female artists are the perfect example of a creator: They know how to make life and art with their bodies. Life comes from their bodies, so on a very basic level, they have more to write about. -Brandon Boyd

I think Daily Kos is a really great example of where it's really worked in terms of putting the opinions of a larger group of people forward. And Kos has obviously had a huge impact on politics. -John Byrne

I hate the idea of natural. For example, I prefer gardens to wild nature. I like to see the human touch. High heels are a complete invention – an extravagance. They're far from natural, but it's the impracticality that I adore. I prefer the useless to the useful, the sophisticated to the natural. -Christian Louboutin

If I'm coming in at 4:00 in the morning and my kids have been in bed since 8:00, 9:00, that's not setting a good example. The responsibility that I have kids inside my household has made me realize now that I have to be an example. -Gary Sheffield

In establishing democracy, we have to be sensitive to the regional and national context. Democracy also means to guarantee the rights of the minorities. That's my job as a king. We have for example a Jewish ambassador in the US and a Christian in the UK. -Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa

In my cranky old age, I actually prefer recording alone now, on 'The Simpsons,' for example, because I find that the director can just focus on what I'm doing and I can do a lot of variations. A lot of times, when I record with a group, I'll stay after class for another hour or two. -Hank Azaria

There are many types of preventive health care services that are covered, things like blood pressure medication, for example. And women are merely asking that their health be taken just as seriously. -Sandra Fluke

You know, it's ironic to me that Christians want to keep the Ten Commandments in our schools, because Christianity has abrogated four of the Ten Commandments. For example, the Sabbath day according to the Ten Commandments is Saturday, not Sunday. And the reason is because God rested, not because Jesus was resurrected. -Alan Dershowitz

I don't have to make examples out of players to establish my own place. I don't feel like I have to. -Bill Parcells

The history of my state of Oklahoma offers a great example of pursuing the American Dream. It was built and settled by pioneers moving West to seek better lives. -Mary Fallin

I'm going to announce in the very near future, I'm going to lead by example and start paying 20 percent of my health insurance. -Terry Branstad

I hate, for example, whenever you hear someone say, 'You have work at being a couple.' -Vanessa Paradis

A lot of people resent that I've been in someone's life for 50 years. Why shouldn't people have an affection for me and what I've done? Didn't I have to be genuine for them to buy into what I did? There are children who grow up today who will not have that when they're 55 years old. With whom will they have it? Name an example for me. -Jerry Lewis

Most comedy is based on getting a laugh at somebody else's expense. And I find that that's just a form of bullying in a major way. So I want to be an example that you can be funny and be kind, and make people laugh without hurting somebody else's feelings. -Ellen DeGeneres

I could sit there and eat pasta all day long and not worry about it when I was younger, and now I really have to focus on making sure I set a good example for my kids. -Mia Hamm

The idea of being able to serve as an example, based upon how to process, how to think, how to realize our own dreams, we can pass that down to our children. -Stedman Graham

I am confident that when the facts and policies have been examined, when the record of performances have been reviewed, Barack Obama and Joe Biden will once again be elected to lead our beloved country to a better future. -Jimmy Carter

It's a new day at the Department of Interior, and we need to examine what makes the most sense for the American people. These are American resources and American treasures, and we need to make sure we're providing the right kind of protection, oversight and stewardship of these resources for the American people. -Ken Salazar

No matter how closely you examine the water, glucose, and electrolyte salts in the human brain, you can't find the point where these molecules became conscious. -Deepak Chopra

If you see how a plant grows and you taste it in situ you have a perfect example of how it should taste on the plate. -Rene Redzepi

You can take things that Jimi Hendrix took, from Curtis Mayfield or from Buddy Guy for example, because we are all children of everything, even Picasso. But if you want to stand out, you have to learn to crystallize your existence and create your own fingerprints. -Carlos Santana

My father was a great example of a strong and good man and Christian man, and my mother taught all my six sisters how to be young ladies and mothers and how to take care of your family. And so I think they were – they still are – great examples for all of us to their kids and to the world, too. -Magic Johnson

There are two types of collector, I think. There are those who are quite academic, and get into the archaeology of finding the earliest example of a particular idea. Then there are those interested in what's new. -Adam Clayton

I believe the government of the United States should re-examine its policies in the Middle East and adopt a more balanced stance toward the Palestinian cause. -Al-Waleed bin Talal

The Federal Reserve can only buy Treasuries and agencies, and moreover quantitative easing typically involves buying longer-term Treasuries and agencies in terms of bills, for example. -Ben Bernanke

Acting can be a narrow and isolated experience, because you only examine your particular part. -Damian Lewis

Writing and directing might be a red herring, and really I'm just re-examining what it is to act, to do it well and do it properly. -Damian Lewis

I've had some great examples in my career of how to do things the right way. -Jamie Moyer

South Africa's increasingly, for example, the largest foreign investor in various other parts of Africa. -Susan Rice

Democrats single out glaring examples of tax preferences or spending priorities that favor the wealthy and Republicans cry 'class warfare!' -Dee Dee Myers

For example, I was a White House intern the summer before I dropped out of law school. Everybody knew about it. I'd come home and go to church and everybody would say, 'Oh, my God. Demetri, you're working at the White House.' -Demetri Martin

All historians generalize from particulars. And often, if you look at a historian's footnotes, the number of examples of specific cases is very, very small. -Henry Louis Gates

A tree you pass by every day is just a tree. If you are to closely examine what a tree has and the life a tree has, even the smallest thing can withstand a curiosity, and you can examine whole worlds. -William Shatner

Cynically but accurately put, Americans oppose public intervention or regulation if it helps others, but favor it if it helps them – take social security, disaster relief, public works projects, for example. -Jon Meacham

An unexamined faith is not worth having, for fundamentalism and uncritical certitude entail the rejection of one of the great human gifts: that of free will, of the liberty to make up our own minds based on evidence and tradition and reason. -Jon Meacham

You know, rural Americans are a special people. Their labor puts food on our table and fuel in our gas tanks. Their service in our military sets a powerful example of leadership, honor and sacrifice. Their spirit of community inspires us all. -Tom Vilsack

I wish I could give you all the examples over the last two years as secretary of agriculture, where I hear people in rural America constantly being criticized, without any expression of appreciation for what they do do. -Tom Vilsack

The new social question is: democracy or the rule of the financial markets. We are currently witnessing the end of an era. The neoliberal ideology has failed worldwide. The U.S. movement Occupy Wall Street is a good example of this. -Sigmar Gabriel

Actually, the curious thing is that the more you become a subject of admiration or loathing, the more you're examined under a microscope, the distance seems to open up between who you really are and the portrayals that people impose on you. -Nick Clegg

Let Jammu and Kashmir lead the way in the building of a new future for India. Let it set an example to the rest of India and the world by showing how the entire region can be transformed into a zone of peace, stability and prosperity. -Pranab Mukherjee

I was cleaning out the pigsty at a farm in Wales, where my mother had rented a room, when the results of my final school exam were handed to me by the postman, along with the news that I had a state scholarship to Oxford. I had waited for this letter for so many weeks that I had abandoned hope, deciding that I had failed ignominiously. -Nina Bawden

I think the forms of terrorism are becoming very diverse, amongst them cyber-terrorism, for example. -Yoshihiko Noda

I was still young when I missed Beijing. I was favourite to win a medal but I knew I had time. My coach advised me to stay at school and finish my exams. Even if I had gone and won the Olympics, I might not have handled the pressure. So I moved on. -David Rudisha

It's great to be able to connect parents with children both emotionally and through humor. I look forward to exploring family entertainment once again and examining the specifics of our day-to-day lives against the backdrop of an extraordinary adventure. -Jon Favreau

There is a widespread difficulty in the Muslim world, which has to do with how the people are taught about examining their own history. A whole range of stuff has been placed off limits. -Salman Rushdie

I have felt some twinges recently, about parts I wanted to play that I may be getting too old and fat to do. 'Hamlet,' for example – maybe that's gone. I would love to play Richard II. -Matthew Macfadyen

I think the biggest reason I was able to express myself and not be intimidated was by not having a mother. For example, mothers teach you manners. And I absolutely did not learn any of those rules and regulations. -Madonna Ciccone

I hope that through my example, such as my role on 'The West Wing,' I can help change attitudes on deafness and prove we can really do everything… except hear. -Marlee Matlin

Any teammate of mine that had a kid and a boy that was capable of playing baseball, I think I set a terrific example of 'Don't do this' and 'Don't do that.' And that's one of the things that I'm most proud of. -Bob Uecker

I learn something from criticism because when it comes from sources you respect you always examine it and learn. -Maurice Strong

There are still deep-seated structural problems that threaten the economic balance in the world: Between the United States and China, for example, but also within Europe. We have taken a few steps toward taming the financial markets, but we haven't come nearly far enough to rule out a repetition of the crisis. -Peer Steinbruck

When I look at how the banking world has changed and at the role Chinese banks, for example, play today, Germany, as an export-oriented economy, should be pleased to have a major global player in its camp. -Peer Steinbruck

I'm most comfortable with the Southern dialects, really. It's easy, for example, for me to do Irish because we've got Irish heritage where I come from. -Brad Pitt

Nigeria has had a complicated colonial history. My work has examined that part of our story extensively. -Chinua Achebe

Ironing boards are a classic example of something I find horrible about modern society: the excitementation, for want of a better word, of mundane things. -Daniel Radcliffe

Well you know I've attracted a lot of criticism by, for example, suggesting that child benefit should be taken away from higher rate taxpaying families. -George Osborne

I got expelled from high school, and then did my exams from home. I decided, through that experience, that I was going to expediate my plan and didn't go to university. Instead, I went to a community college and studied the theory and history of film with the idea that I wanted to write and direct. -Charlie Hunnam

But you see, our society is still trapped in this binary, black/white logic and that has had some very positive implications for our generation. It's had some very negative ones as well and one of the negative ones is that it creates enormous identity problems for people who have one black ancestor and all white ancestors for example. -Henry Louis Gates

I do not believe the picture that some people paint of Scottish towns dependent on welfare. Every time I come here, I meet people who are determined to get into work. Who, with the right help are desperate to get off benefits, support their family and set an example for their children. -Iain Duncan Smith

Really, every woman is an example to me, because as women we go through so much pain. We have to live this perfect life when we are messed up inside. We all go through trials and tribulations. -Mary J. Blige

I always tried to do things by example, even though I was not a very good mother regarding routines and family life. -Vivienne Westwood

But I also think all of the great stories in literature deal with loneliness. Sometimes it's by way of heartbreak, sometimes it's by way of injustice, sometimes it's by way of fate. There's an infinite number of ways to examine it. -Tom Hanks

I can't re-examine work I did in the past with pride. -Daniel Day-Lewis

Yeah, I try to be the best example I can be for young girls just as far as my person goes – just to uphold a good image. -Miranda Lambert

You can build a statistical model and that's all well and good, but if you're dealing with a new type of financial instrument, for example, or a new type of situation – then the choices you're making are pretty arbitrary in a lot of respects. -Nate Silver

From childhood my mother had me examining Robert Mapplethorpe's style and Egon Schiele's framing – that's what modelling is about. -Milla Jovovich

Take, for example, the African jungle, the home of the cheetah. On whom does the cheetah prey? The old, the sick, the wounded, the weak, the very young, but never the strong. Lesson: If you would not be prey, you had better be strong. -G. Gordon Liddy

A man writing a letter is a man in the act of thinking, and it was an exercise Reagan obviously enjoyed. After his first meeting with Gorbachev, for example, he sent a 'Dear Murph' letter about it to his old friend George Murphy, a former senator and actor who had once played Reagan's father in a film. -Russell Baker

Being Mormon is a big part of who I am, and I try very hard to live the right way, but I don't know that I'm an example. I hate to say, 'Yes, look at me. I'm a good example of being Mormon.' I want to be the best person I can be, so in that aspect, maybe I'm a good example. -Stephenie Meyer

Oracle, for example, has even hired people to dumpster dive for information about its competitor, Microsoft. It's not even illegal, because trash isn't covered by data secrecy laws. -Kevin Mitnick

History is filled with tragic examples of wars that result from diplomatic impasse. Whether in our local communities or in international relations, the skillful use of our communicative capacities to negotiate and resolve differences is the first evidence of human wisdom. -Daisaku Ikeda

To me, it's far more efficient to mobilize the imagination. It's far more efficient to hear a creaking step, for example, than to see the face of a monster, which usually looks ridiculous, and where you know that the blood is ketchup. -Michael Haneke

I have a lot of amazing women, you know, women in my life who have been an example for me of what not to do. -Jennifer Aniston

I'm trying to be a good parent and set a good example. When I'm on the road, they don't see a lot of me. I see them every other day. It's pretty all-encompassing when I'm on the road. -Bob Seger

On set I keep myself to myself; I'd rather the director speak up. I'm not gonna direct a younger actor. I think the power of example works best, actually. -Gary Oldman

I was quite able at the insignificant work I did in MI6, but absolutely dysfunctional in my domestic life. I had no experience of fatherhood. I had no example of marital bliss or the family unit. -John le Carre

Rather than dividing the world between good and evil, the Left divided the world in terms of economics. Economic classes, not moral values, explained human behavior. Therefore, to cite a common example, poverty, not one's moral value system, or lack of it, caused crime. -Dennis Prager

For example, one way of giving yourself a strong incentive to reach your goal is to commit to pay money to someone if you fail. Better yet, you can specify that you will have to pay a certain sum to a cause that you detest. -Peter Singer

Privacy about giving is counterproductive. There is solid scientific research showing that people are more likely to give if they can see that others are giving. The richest people, in particular, should be setting an example. -Peter Singer

The professionals must set a good example. -A. Bartlett Giamatti

The government's desire to expand global trade may be understandable, but we mustn't give away too much. We must tell our elected representatives to at least delay the Canada-China FIPA until it has been examined more thoroughly, and to reconsider the inclusion of investor-state arbitration mechanisms in all trade deals. -David Suzuki

Once shoppers become empowered, we will facilitate industries thinking in completely new terms; for example, making products that are totally biodegradable. -Daniel Goleman

President Obama still places far too much emphasis on relentless testing with standardized exams. -Jonathan Kozol

I was probably more scared of my high school exams than I was of the Oscars. At the time you think it's everything and if you don't do well, your life's over. Opportunities are gone. So the more you do it, the less the fear is present. -Hugh Jackman

We have sectors of the economy, aerospace is a good example, where Britain's probably the second country in the world, the automobile sector, where we've done extraordinarily well, an enormous amount of investment over the last couple of years, life sciences is another. -Vince Cable

All I could do at school was paint and draw and that was the only time I ever passed any exam. It was the only thing I ever got right at school. -David Bailey

What the feminists want of me is something they haven't examined because it comes from religion. They want me to bear witness. -Doris Lessing

My mother and my father were very nurturing and wonderful examples of how to live your life. -Jeff Bridges

As regards literary culture, it fascinates me that it has been so resilient to the Union. For example, when T.S. Eliot wanted to become poet in these lands, it wasn't as an English poet, it was an Anglian poet he wanted to be. -Ian Mcewan

Team GB's success at the Beijing Olympics can, in part, be said to have been made in Manchester. For example, all the cycling medal winners trained at Manchester's velodrome, the National Cycling Centre. -Lucy Powell

Let me back up a little and tell you why I prefer writing to real life: You can rewrite. A novel, for example, can be cleaned up, altered, trimmed, improved. Life, on the other hand, is one big messy rough draft. -Harlan Coben

I was very inspired by Les Blank's film 'Burden of Dreams.' I think what's unique about his film and the two I've made is that they're close examinations of filmmakers and how their own emotional experiences reflect in the material they're rendering, and vice versa – how that material sometimes colors their own lives. -George Hickenlooper

I'm very sensitive about being held up as some sort of example. I don't consider myself any sort of role model at all. I have great advantages over many other working women, and my schedule allows me more time with my kids than many working women have. -Jane Pauley

Kids learn more from example than from anything you say; I'm convinced they learn very early not to hear anything you say, but to watch what you do. -Jane Pauley

It has become fashionable to rail against government intervention in the economy, and the FHA is a favorite example by those trying to show the government's overreach. In reality, the FHA shows how government action during the Great Recession forestalled a much worse economic fate. -Mark Zandi

If you want to uncover problems you don't know about, take a few moments and look closely at the areas you haven't examined for a while. I guarantee you problems will be there. -Bob Parsons

It's a career that's enticing because you go on stage, for example, and people clap. You get that affirmation, but you can't go into acting for that because it's really your own self-belief that's going to get you through. -Miranda Otto

Breast cancer is being detected at an earlier, more treatable stage these days, largely because women are taking more preventive measures, like self-exams and regular mammograms. And treatment is getting better too. -Elizabeth Hurley

I am supposed to set an example to young players. -Zinedine Zidane

I don't have examples in my life of people who are all good or bad; I have deeply loved many people who are both, and I relate to those kinds of people on a far greater level. -Edie Falco

I try to be a good guy and I fall short sometimes, but I use Christ as an example. -Donny Osmond

History is full of examples of regimes that were oppressing at home and aggressive abroad, and I can't think of too many liberal democracies engaging in counterfeiting, drug running, missile proliferation, and just about any other illegal activity you can think of as North Korea does. -Ed Royce

I'm an example of someone who never made it to university. I did have this dream to be a musician. I felt that this dream had an expiration date. -Eddie Vedder

Crossrail is a prime example of infrastructure. It is a rather deadly word, but I think it is exciting stuff, the civil engineering which makes Britain tick – the bridges, tunnels, power and water networks, which bind us together. -Evan Davis

Put simply, behavioural economics argues that human beings' decision-taking is guided by the evolutionary baggage which we bring with us to the present day. Evolution has made us rational to a point, but not perfectly so. It has given us emotions, for example, which programme us to override our rational brain and act more instinctively. -Evan Davis

A chair's function is not just to provide a place to sit; it is to provide a medium for self-expression. Chairs are about status, for example. Or signalling something about oneself. That's why the words chair, seat and bench have found themselves used to describe high status professions, from academia to Parliament to the law. -Evan Davis

It's sour grapes, I admit, I want to be more famous so people are examining my work couplet by couplet, you know what I mean? That's the level where I want to go. -Frank Black

Ever since taking office, the Obama administration has sought to accommodate Islamist demands that freedom of expression be curbed, lest it offend Muslims and stoke violence. For example, in 2009, the administration co-sponsored a United Nations Human Rights Council resolution along those lines. -Frank Gaffney

I became an air display pilot. I used to teach it. I was an examiner for a few years as well. It was great fun. I would still be doing it now if pretty much everyone I knew who was doing it hadn't died. In the first team I joined there were six people in it. By the time I stopped, there was only me and one other left – everyone else had died. -Gary Numan

History is full of examples of people who clamp down after they began to enjoy too much freedom. Freedom can lead to instability, anarchy, and confusion. So there can be a moral counter-revolution. -Gary Ross

Stories in which the destruction of society occurs are explorations of social fears and issues that filmmakers, novelists, playwrights, painters have been examining for a long time. -J. J. Abrams

I find that it's hard to fully examine one's life and not have faith be part of the discussion. -J. J. Abrams

I hate the stereotype of the pitfalls of the child actor. There are so many amazing examples – Natalie Portman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jodie Foster, Drew Barrymore – of people who have made it through. -Jamie Bell

There are certain things that make me relax, like writing my journal. That's the only time that I'm relaxing. It's the only time I really get to examine myself. -Jessica Simpson

I'm someone that examines culture and tries to break down why things are the way that they are whether its hip-hop music, sex, race, or consumerism. I try to examine it and scrutinize it to the point where I can write a song. -Macklemore

I think that there will always be artists out there who think they need to sign a major label deal in order to be successful. And that machine is what is going to work for them – there's tons of examples of pop stars who need that machine. -Macklemore

Because that's what intimacy is: It's a willingness to be vulnerable, a willingness to bite my tongue and a willingness to set an example of what I believe in. -Diane Lane

If you want to write about people, you can make it up. But if you spend time talking to someone and examining what it is you want to write about, you discover a level of detail that you wouldn't have noticed otherwise. -Dave Eggers

I was born in 1968, just eighteen months after my sister Chrisse and just one year after Dad passed the bar exam. -Carre Otis

I am committed to examining my feelings and will recognize, appreciate and respect the differences among people in our society. -Tim Hardaway

Every job has its downside. For example, being in a band; the travel part of it – getting picked up from your house in a car, going to the airport, getting on a plane, going from the airplane to a van, then going from the van to a hotel. -Dave Lombardo

Money never seems to be interested in strengthening regulatory agencies, for example, but always in subverting them, in making them miss the danger signs in coal mines and in derivatives trading and in deep-sea oil wells. -Thomas Frank

Liberal that I am, I support health-care reform on its merits alone. My liberal blood boils, for example, when I read that half of the personal bankruptcies in this country are brought on, in part, by medical expenses. -Thomas Frank

For Obama to save himself, he should be thinking about the example of an unlikely Republican predecessor: Richard Nixon. -John Podhoretz

I was crazy about Elle Macpherson. She modeled, acted and did everything. She was a huge example for me. -Constance Jablonski

Wearing a breathable fabric is the most important thing for me. I also love to keep it simple and keep the number of garments I'm wearing ideally at one (a sundress for example), and then add some great jewelry. -Hilary Rhoda

People are constantly applying double standards. Take the United States, for example. Washington wants the whole world to admire the country for its democracy. Then the government sends out its army, in the name of this democracy, and leaves behind the kind of chaos we see in Iraq. -Jacob Zuma

If there are activists in Cosas and they do poorly academically, then they would be cited as examples as to why others should not be in Cosas. -Kgalema Motlanthe

Unfortunately, the real achievements of children on the ground became debased and devalued because Labor education secretaries sounded like Soviet commissars praising the tractor production figures when we know that those exams were not the rock-solid measures of achievement that children deserve. -Michael Gove

I always say as a celebrity you have two choices – you can be a celebrity, or you can be a role model. You can choose to just go to parties and do the red carpets and all that, or you can choose to be an example to these people. -Amber Riley

My mother was a huge influence on me. She was a living example of what a Christian should be. Her conviction, her discipline. She would rather see other people happy than herself. -Barry Sanders

I enjoyed school, I was a bit of a square. I did very well in exams. I was quite lucky I was academic. -Cat Deeley

So much of our lives are defined by habit or what the guy next to us is doing, never wondering and knowing who and what we support with our actions, from the detergent Mom always used, to my favorite dish I make… A lot of my life is unexamined habit. -Kristin Bauer van Straten

I get a lot of criticism for telling founders to focus first on making something great, instead of worrying about how to make money. And yet that is exactly what Google did. And Apple, for that matter. You'd think examples like that would be enough to convince people. -Paul Graham

The doctors who have examined me say I am healthy enough for a long life, so don't have any illusions that I'll soon leave this world. -Tomas Borge

Ukraine is a vital link for Europe: our energy transportation networks; our location between the European Union and Eurasia. We're the melting pot of Catholicism and Orthodox Christianity. The democracy we founded with the Orange Revolution has to be an example for other post-Soviet states. -Yulia Tymoshenko

Yes, I'm having a baby. I think it's so hard as a woman to give yourself a break. It's great to be healthy but you have to set a good example for your kids and know that it's not about a number on a scale but how you feel. -Busy Philipps

I love a smart, well-written show, and '30 Rock,' well, you can't get any better than that. Tina Fey poos funny. There's nothing that she does that isn't funny. That show is an example of how brilliant she is. It's so smart. They've done some brilliant commentary about the 'Housewives' with 'Queen of Jordan,' their show-within-the-show. -Andy Cohen

I cannot stand the people who get wonderful starts in show business and who abuse it. Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen, for example, although there are plenty of others, too. They are the most blessed people in the world, and they don't appreciate it. -Betty White

For example, for me, my brother helped me get a manager, which I don't take for granted. It's tough getting a manager, let alone one that actually cares about you and is smart. But from there, no one's going to cast me just because I'm James Franco's little brother. -Dave Franco

I'd studied theater growing up and loved that, but didn't have many examples of artists around me. -Brit Marling

Every novel presents a slice of life. A noir policier for example presents one slice, one that perhaps addresses social dysfunction or some sort of pathology, while mine present a slice that is more upbeat and affirmative. -Alexander McCall Smith

I reveled in the most basic rules and techniques that are the foundation of professional cooking. For example, it is essential to use a sharp knife: the sharper the knife, the more fluid and precise your work and the less likely you are to get hurt. Dull knives are a danger – they slip far more often. -Gail Simmons

Personally, I consider 'Titanic' the most brilliant example of successful counterprogramming; the film actually countered itself by embedding an epic chick flick within a classic disaster movie. -Diablo Cody

I try to put my heart out there to everybody. They don't have to be Christian. For example, I have lots of Jewish readers. I love my Jewish readers. -Jan Karon

Schools are not exam factories for the rat race. -Johann Lamont

I dare you to show me one example where I haven't discharged my responsibility seriously, professionally and appropriately. -John Key

When you do television, you have this opportunity to drop these subtle hints everywhere. The way you say things, for example, sometimes those seeds turn into trees. -Norman Reedus

I don't think that there's been one example in history where somebody has openly talked about their personal life and it's done them any good. -Rashida Jones

I like putting my money into things like food and shelter. I'm probably a bad example of an investor. -Simon Baker

The biggest research of all when I do a character is self-examination. You look at yourself and you ask, 'How am I similar to this person and how am I different?' -Vera Farmiga

I've seen a lot of people – for example, Lindsay Lohan – who got into the wrong crowd. I always have my eye on what I want. And I don't want anything to distract me from that. -Ashley Benson

As an actor, to go and see those shows – great plays like 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' and Clifford Odets's 'Golden Boy' – it's so exhilarating. I'd personally love to perform the role of Jerry in Edward Albee's 'The Zoo Story.' He's a transient, lost soul, and an example of humanity at its rawest. -Keegan Allen

We have stay-in date nights where we make a plan to watch certain TV shows together. 'Survivor,' for example, is our favorite show. And I make a healthy dinner and we sit down and it's our date. I love it. -Alison Sweeney

Math was a two-part exam and I once didn't go for the second part. I knew I'd done so badly on the first it was hopeless. I re-took it about four or five times. I think I eventually got it by getting the top GCSE grade. -Rob Brydon

Tilda Swinton is a great example of a person who completely disappears into a role. -Jenna Fischer

My belief is that you live your life by example, and not by a caption on a magazine! -Jonathan Knight

Gluttony might be innocuous were it not for the fact that gluttons tend to disregard whether their self-serving behaviors harm anyone else. We don't need to look far and wide to find examples of gluttonous behavior, as they are numerous throughout the history of capitalism. -Simon Mainwaring

We now see numerous examples of brands working together to address issues such as environmental degradations, climate control, pollution, poverty and disease. -Simon Mainwaring

I think a lot of people who want to be musicians terrify their parents because they don't have a living example of it in their families, and I did. So I always knew that it was possible. -St. Vincent

I don't hero worship for the sake of hero worship. When I find people who are truly remarkable – and I think Joseph Needham is a classic example – I do value their counsel. -Simon Winchester

Is it appropriate still for a German to have a gun? I only use that as an example of a country that's still deeply involved and engaged in the conversations about how to come to terms with the past. Certainly for that country, it's not forgotten. -Stephen Daldry

History is the history of human behavior, and human behavior is the raw material of fiction. Most people recognize that novelists do research to get the facts right – how a glove factory works, for example, or how courtesans in imperial Japan dressed. -Amy Waldman

I am much more open to plural marriage than I was before, and I now support it in certain situations. I do believe it is right for some people. But our example in America today is gross abuse – I can't support it in fundamentalist compounds. -Ginnifer Goodwin

There are lots of procedural shows that I love, but I never really wanted to be a doctor on 'E.R.' – which I'm just picking as an example – or be on a crime procedural. -Stephen Moyer

My work is about giving voice to the unheard, and reiterating the voice of the heard in such a way that you question, or re-examine, what is the truth. -Anna Deavere Smith

You still get these waves of doubt that come over you, for example, when you get a bad review or you accept a part and think, 'Oh, God, what have I just accepted? I can't do that.' I don't think that's something that will ever go away in me. -Ben Barnes

I think sometimes when you begin to examine things – like yourself – suddenly you can just freak out and not want to go any further. -Bonnie Wright

I do think sometimes there's danger in guest appearance mania. I've seen too many examples that sound cool on paper, like 'Oh, get that guy to sing the hook on that guy's song,' and then that's all it is. It's a cool idea that sounds good on paper. -Ezra Koenig

I think parenthood is a wonderful balancing act. On the one hand, you want to spend as much time with your children as possible. On the other hand, you want to set an example for them to see that you're fulfilled in your life and in your work. -Michael Sheen

There's a point where art is not subjective, and my example for that is Picasso. If you don't like Picasso, that's your problem. -Danny Huston

Death doesn't frighten me, it bothers me. It bothers me for example that someone can be there tomorrow but me I am no longer there. What bothers me is no longer being alive, not being dead. -Mario Monicelli

My unanticipated success as a sportscaster is a perfect example of the importance of saying yes to yourself, even when you are uncertain. -Phyllis George

I discovered that the horse is life itself, a metaphor but also an example of life's mystery and unpredictability, of life's generosity and beauty, a worthy object of repeated and ever changing contemplation. -Jane Smiley

For example, if I make money, I put it in real estate. I always did very well. Location, location, location. -Ivana Trump

The vast majority of terrestrial species are in fact microbes, and scientists have only begun scratching the surface of the microbial realm. It is entirely possible that examples of life as we don't know it have so far been overlooked. -Paul Davies

James Brown is the perfect example of flashy but classy. Classy doesn't have to mean boring. His gear was flamboyant but without being so over the top. The cape was probably the biggest part of his persona. He looked like Superman. -Mayer Hawthorne

One of the great failings of our education system is that we tend to focus on those who are succeeding in exams, and there are plenty of them. But what we should also be looking at, and a lot more urgently, is those who fail. -Michael Morpurgo

At the Harvard Business School, I really felt I had gained the ability to resolve difficult issues. But I also felt that I wasn't in the mainstream with my fellow students. During job-hunting season, for example, everybody shaved their beards for interviews. I thought, 'This is crazy.' So I grew a beard. -Thomas G. Stemberg

I really like the group tour better than going it alone. First of all, it kind of takes the pressure off a little. I'm not a naturally extroverted person. But I also like it because it brings in new fans. For example, someone who really loves Aprilynne Pike's books might pick up mine and vice versa. -Veronica Roth

He's this amazing ambassador for all superheroes. What we've made as a film not only examines that but is also an amazing adventure story. It's been an honor to work on. As a comic book fan, Superman is like the Rosetta Stone of all superheroes. -Zack Snyder

We take our kids for physical vaccinations, dental exams, eye checkups. When do we think to take our – our son or daughter for a mental health checkup? -Gordon Smith

Do I think I'm under-educated? Academically, absolutely. I never took any exams, no O- or A-levels. -Hayley Mills

In L.A. you live in a big city, but you feel like you're in the countryside. For example, I can be at home in the swimming pool and be five minutes from everything. -Wolfgang Puck

The tropical rain forests are a telling example. Once cut down, they rarely recover. Rainfall drops, deserts spread, the climate warms. -James Lovelock

The government, for example, has determined that black people (somehow) have fewer abilities than white people, and, so, must be given certain preferences. Anyone acquainted with both black and white people knows this assessment is not only absurd but monstrous. And yet it is the law. -David Mamet

I'm obsessed with the countryside: woods, forests, fields, lakes, mountains. I'm really into folk music and folklore. But more so I'm into electronic music. I'm into bands that have both aspects, like Boards of Canada is a perfect example. You could listen to that type of music running through a woods. It's kind of what I wanted to achieve. -Ellie Goulding

The 'OK Plateau' is that place we all get to where we just stop getting better at something. Take typing, for example. You might type and type and type all day long, but once you reach a certain level, you just don't get appreciably faster. That's because it's become automatic. You've moved it to the back of your mind's filing cabinet. -Joshua Foer

There are no movie references that I can think of in 'Robopocalypse.' However, there are tons of personal references. For example, the IP address that Lurker tracks actually goes back to the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, where I studied robotics. -Daniel H. Wilson

Since I've been hired to contribute to the storyline of 'Doom 4' I can say what was always true anyway. I'm working. You see, for a writer, lots of stuff that doesn't look like working is actually working. Looking out of the window, for example. Balancing a pencil on the edge of the desk in order to find its exact fulcrum. Playing 'Doom.' -Graham Joyce

Directing, I just feel comfortable. I know what I want. I know what I want from my crew. I lead by example. I have limitless energy as a director. -Ricky Schroder

There is in our society a gulf opening up, a kind of cultural apartheid, between those who are brought up to feel our national culture is theirs, to take ownership of it, and enjoy the privileges of that, and those who are completely disfranchised, those – for example – who will never be taken to the theatre to see Shakespeare. -Richard Eyre

I'm the classic example of alienation: I grew up in a middle-class household without art or books. I was going to be a chemical engineer until I went to the theatre for the first time at 16 and was blown away by it. -Richard Eyre

Looking forward, it might prove constructive to examine the true historical record of an issue prior to assuming the worst of anyone's motive and deconstructing and questioning anyone's Democratic bona fides. After all, we liberals got feelings. -Gary Ackerman

Good-faith re-examination of a position you've held in the past should be seen as a virtue, not a vice. -Mark Udall

I would point out that if you're a believer in the Bible, one would have to say the Great Flood is an example of climate change and that certainly wasn't because mankind had overdeveloped hydrocarbon energy. -Joe Barton

If there's ever an example that military power alone cannot be successful in Afghanistan, I think it was the Soviet experience. -Robert M. Gates

There is no greater example of government overreach and unrestrained liberalism than 'Obamacare.' It is so deeply flawed and such a clear and present threat to our economic stability that there is no way to fix it. -Tommy Thompson

I think I'm a combination of very simple pleasures and the fact I've read a lot of books. I don't think it's a binary opposition across the board in humans and I think I'm an example that it's not. I'm hosting gay marriage rallies and I have tons of guns at home. There's a lot of middle ground in the world and I'm one of those people. -Dax Shepard

It's hard being a girl. There are a lot of body image issues that come up and I think the best thing we can do for our kids is lead by example. -Cheryl Hines

In Barcelona, things seem so different. For example, I know that it's traditionally the least Spanish city, but you'd never know they had a monarchy, coming here as a tourist – as opposed to the U.K., where the Queen is probably the best-known animal, vegetable and/or mineral going when it comes to overseas visitors. -Julie Burchill

An example I often use to illustrate the reality of vanity, is this: look at the peacock; it's beautiful if you look at it from the front. But if you look at it from behind, you discover the truth… Whoever gives in to such self-absorbed vanity has huge misery hiding inside them. -Pope Francis

The actor's role in the community is quite unlike anyone else's. Businessmen, for example, don't take their clothes off or cry in front of strangers in the course of their work. Actors do. -Wallace Shawn

In my mind, the plays I was writing were extreme examples of art for art's sake. I didn't necessarily think that other people would love them, though I thought they probably would. -Wallace Shawn

First there's my role just as an executive being responsible for advertising, regardless of gender. I think that's a position that I take seriously. That's the first role. But I think for my role as a woman at Google, you try to set a good example and be a role model for the other women in the organization. -Susan Wojcicki

I will respect the limits of my experience but that won't stop me from trying to lead by example of my work. Being a good teammate and picking them up on and off the field is a simple goal of mine. -Anthony Rizzo

Your kids can say some cruel things to you at times. For example, Nicole, Miles and Sofie are standing there in the room and I'm dressed to kill in my own mind. They'll say to me, 'Dad, you're not going out there looking like that are you?' If that doesn't kill a star, I don't know what does! -Lionel Richie

In a crime story, the details become tremendously important – where the staircase was in relation to the bed, for example. -Bill James

When conducted with proper preparation, and in a focused and professional manner, oversight of executive branch actions can reveal serious shortcomings by government officials and help prevent recurrence; the 'Waco hearings,' conducted over a two-week period in 1995, stand as an example of such an undertaking. -Bob Barr

The Koch brothers tend to give to right-leaning and libertarian causes. Koch money was instrumental, for example, in founding the Cato Institute and the Libertarian Party. -Donald Luskin

I never had a ton of male friends and it's always been something that's really interesting to me, what brings guys together? The bonding. 'Old School' is a good example of that. And even 'Starsky' and even 'Road Trip.' -Todd Phillips

I think Bruno Mars is a great example of a great voice and classic songwriting with a twist that makes it contemporary. I think he's done a great job of it. I think Katy Perry has undeniable songs for what she does, for that pop market. And, if we're talking in the truly pop market, I would say those two. -Kara DioGuardi

You know that feeling when you finish a final exam and you think, 'I never want to do that again'? Well I have the same feeling when I finish a novel. Each time I say, 'I think I may retire now' and then after six months the ideas start to churn again. I could never stop. -Wilbur Smith

As regards to personal safety, you do have to be careful not to put yourself at risk when travelling in South Africa. You don't want to go out exploring at night, for example. -Wilbur Smith

There's no mystery any more. So my instinct is to show very little, because there's much too much information about everyone, everywhere right now. Reality TV is an example of that. -Feist

'Dance to the Music' was just Sly Stone being his natural crazy self right from the beginning. The man was an original and his first AM hit was nothing if it wasn't the example per excellence of the Sly Stone music machine. -Jon Landau

I think it's really important for my daughter to see her parents being physically fit and for that to be a part of her life. The examples we set for her will stay with her the rest of her life. -Ana Ortiz

I've always drawn, for example, and I did consider when I was younger, it was either do I become an actor or do I become an animator cartoonist at that point. Do I work at Disneyworld or something and do animated cells or something? -David Hornsby

A jellyfish is little more than a pulsating bell, a tassel of trailing tentacles and a single digestive opening through which it both eats and excretes – as regrettable an example of economy of design as ever was. -Jeffrey Kluger

There are certain things that we take for granted that simply would not have existed without the great migration. Motown, for example, would not have existed – it simply would not, because Berry Gordy, the founder of it, his parents had migrated from Georgia to Detroit where he founded Motown, and where did he get his talent? -Isabel Wilkerson

I am absolutely a free marketeer and I believe the creation of wealth is a good thing and anyone who doesn't really needs to have their head examined – otherwise where are we going to get the schools, the roads, the universities, the third runway, dare I say it? -Stuart Rose

One of the really remarkably beneficial aspects of genetic engineering is that much of the previous methodology for controlling pests and so forth is through chemicals that affect a very broad spectrum of insects, for example, or fungicides that control fungi. -Nina Fedoroff

Jumping genes are fundamental because they're agents of change. Everybody knows that organisms evolve. What makes them evolve is that their genes are dynamic and in motion. A familiar example is the stripe-y corn – called Indian corn – that you buy in the fall. -Nina Fedoroff

Sometimes, if I need assistance on the government level, I can appeal through official channels. For example, when I bought the New Jersey Nets, President Medvedev raised the issue with President Obama, who voiced support for the idea, which is always a nice thing to have going for us. -Mikhail Prokhorov

Life is never going to be perfect, as much as we want it to be, and I have to lead by example. -Patsy Kensit

Gardening is not trivial. If you believe that it is, closely examine why you feel that way. You may discover that this attitude has been forced upon you by mass media and the crass culture it creates and maintains. The fact is, gardening is just the opposite – it is, or should be, a central, basic expression of human life. -Andrew Weil

TV and film taught me to think cinematically. Teaching others to edit, for example, provides a great deal of insight into the millions of ways in which given elements can be put together to tell a story. -Alan Bradley

The examples of the Obama Administration 'stimulating' jobs everywhere on the planet except here in America are endless. -Bob Beauprez

I'm into everything. My iPod is very eclectic – if you kept it on shuffle, you'd be amazed. For example, I was forced to grow up on Dolly Parton. My mum was obsessed by her. She bought all this memorabilia for the front room. It's ridiculous. -Tinie Tempah

I find my dress sense tends to be a bit of a mixture between high fashion and unique vintage pieces with a little bit of street trends. For example, I might find a really nice, suede dinner jacket that I'd wear with a basic plain white shirt and some chinos and a pair of Nike trainers. -Tinie Tempah

I feel like the live record thing is something that I've been getting used to as the years go by and with this being my second one, I'm continuing to learn what works and what doesn't work. A live record is an example of that authenticity and that realness that you find in imperfection and you can hear that in this record. -Josh Turner

Mobile is the perfect example of what is enabling economic growth in the technology sector. -Max Levchin

'Oscar Wao' for example cohered in a period of terrible distress. All the novels that I wanted to write were not happening. -Junot Diaz

The trouble with climate change is it's an extraordinarily diverse and complex issue, but for example if the BBC would let me make some of the programmes I'd like to make on climate change, I bet you there would be a change of emphasis. -Robert Winston

Nearly all inventions are not recognised for their positive side either when they're made. So, for example, scientists didn't go out to design a CD machine: they designed a laser. But we got all sorts of things from a laser which we never remotely imagined, and we're still finding things for a laser to do. -Robert Winston

Medicine, which I wouldn't be without, has also been a force for… less good. For example, if you look at our mishandling of the immune system, using antibiotics in children and avoiding infection, we've certainly increased the risk of asthma. -Robert Winston

Childhood depression tends to be more common in inner cities, being most frequently related to serious social deprivation, bullying, domestic violence, wartime experience and famine. It is, for example, a serious problem among children who are traumatised refugees. -Robert Winston

Many diseases including malaria, dengue, meningitis – just a few examples – these are what we call climate-sensitive diseases, because such climate dimensions for rainfall, humidity and temperature would influence the epidemics, the outbreaks, either directly influencing the parasites or the mosquitoes that carry them. -Margaret Chan

As filmmakers, we want the audience to have the most complete experience they can. For example, I interviewed Stanley Kubrick years ago around the time of '2001: A Space Odyssey.' I was going to see the film that night in London, and he insisted I sit in one of four seats in the theater for the best view or not watch the film. -Michael Mann

The West has become the world model; developing countries are dreaming of living like us, which is impossible. They should reject our model, because it is not sustainable. Developing countries should even give us the example, but unfortunately that's not what happens. -Yann Arthus-Bertrand

In the 20th century, the Muslim world created a vision of religious nationalism. Turkey, for example, had to be ethnically Turkish. Kurds, Armenians, other minorities didn't have a place in such a vision of a nation-state. -Feisal Abdul Rauf

It is part of my responsibility as a bridge builder to speak the truth about what's great about America, what we've done right, and what our less glorious moments. And many people feel that the Iraq adventure, for example, has been one of our less glorious moments. -Feisal Abdul Rauf

You can give your Social Security check to any organization, public or private, or to individuals. You can donate it to your favorite political party. You can give the funds to a student scholarship – for your grandchildren, for example – or to somebody who has a medical need. Or you can invest your government check in free enterprise. -Mark Skousen

Go where your customers take you! For example, did you know that Sony's first product was a rice cooker? Since abandoning the rice cooker, it has merely managed to become the world's biggest consumer electronics company. -Naveen Jain

I travel regularly and have learnt to be very methodical as far as packing is concerned. For example, I always check the weather in advance of where I'm going to ensure that I've packed the right clothes. -Paloma Faith

Cinema basically examines a personality first and the body afterward. -Peter Greenaway

A lot of my films have dealt with the dark side of technology and stress that you have to examine the ramifications of progress. -Gale Anne Hurd

I like going to Burning Man, for example. An environment where people can try new things. I think as technologists we should have some safe places where we can try out new things and figure out the effect on society. What's the effect on people, without having to deploy it to the whole world. -Larry Page

I think where it's going is toward what the music industry is like, where channels will be considered more like labels that carry the type of TV show that you like, and then you'll consume them however you can. For example, I don't really watch Showtime, but I bought 'Homeland,' and I've been watching every episode on my iPad. -Adam Pally

Generally, it's a great exercise to not get stuck in one medium too long because you begin to lose perspective on the peculiar drawbacks and strengths of the medium. For example, if I'm in the back of the stage and I want you to see my emotional change by a flicker of my eyelid, we're all going to be in for a long boring evening. -Denis O'Hare

I walked into the wrong examination room. I'm bad enough at facial recognition… I saw more that day than I cared to. Fortunately, I didn't recognize her from that angle, whoever it was, and I didn't ask. I'm off to a rocky start on the road to fatherhood, but I got a free view. -Simon Helberg

My dream job would be a lawyer. I can talk my way out of anything, and I love cross-examining people. I think I'd be a really good lawyer. -Tamara Ecclestone

I love smart commercial fiction. Susan Isaacs, for example and the readers who interest me are, in the preponderance, women. I am one of them; I like the books they like. -Beth Gutcheon

Mention the gothic, and many readers will probably picture gloomy castles and an assortment of sinister Victoriana. However, the truth is that the gothic genre has continued to flourish and evolve since the days of Bram Stoker, producing some of its most interesting and accomplished examples in the 20th century – in literature, film and beyond. -Carlos Ruiz Zafon

A lot of people, for example, live an anxious life. They don't realize they have a super-high level of anxiety. So we're gonna work on really writing down how anxious you feel at the moment you wake up. There's nothing wrong with it; the point is you learn to evaluate yourself and regulate yourself. -Cesar Millan

I did not like prizes at school. I didn't like tests or exams, or the 11+, or O-levels. Later I hated B.A.s and M.A.s. The reason I hated them is that I don't like being tested, failed or falsely praised by anyone. -Billy Childish

Aesthetics – rather than reason – shapes our thought processes. First comes aesthetics, then logic. 'Thinking in Numbers' is not about an attempt to impress the reader but to include the reader, draw the reader in, by explaining my experiences – the beauty I feel in a prime number, for example. -Daniel Tammet

I found maths very easy, but I still enjoyed discovering things. You have to have the necessary information. For example, what's the difference between the mean and the median? Probability fascinated me. You have to think very carefully about things, which is the way my mind works anyway. -Daniel Tammet

I think if you've got a good idea it will stand out in one of the different mediums. For example, something might happen to me today and it could be something to talk about tomorrow on the radio, or I can write about it, or perhaps it will be best suited to telly. -Danny Wallace

Whenever we say a person's name, notice whether we have stated more than a fact. For example, the judgment, 'She's thoughtless' goes beyond the facts 'She said she'd call me and she didn't.' -Joko Beck

My sense is that the wonderful technology that we have to visualize the inside of the body often leaves physicians feeling that the exam is a waste of time and so they may shortchange the ritual. -Abraham Verghese

Patients know in a heartbeat if they're getting a clumsy exam. -Abraham Verghese

'Wild Swans' showed me there are Chinese traditions that still affect my life. For example, it's not that women are inferior, exactly, but my dad and my brother are the most important men in my life and I would do anything for them. I feel like I should be the one cooking and looking after them. -Katie Leung

I don't always match up with guys like Dwight Howard or Andrew Bynum, but when I do, those guys are a challenge. Dwight, for example, is quick, explosive, and strong all in one. -Kris Humphries

If I target for example an email address, for example under FAA 702, and that email address sent something to you, Joe America, the analyst gets it. All of it. IPs, raw data, content, headers, attachments, everything. And it gets saved for a very long time – and can be extended further with waivers rather than warrants. -Edward Snowden

An aria in an opera – Handel's 'Ombra mai fu,' for example – gets along with an incredibly small number of words and ideas and a large amount of variation and repetition. That's the beauty of it. It's not taxing to the listener's intelligence because if you haven't heard it the first time round, it'll come around again. -James Fenton

If I did only one thing at a time I'd think I was wasting my time. If, for example, I only wrote novels I would feel like a charlatan and a fraud. -Peter Ackroyd

'Freeing' a literary work into the public domain is less a public benefit than a transfer of wealth from the families of American writers to the executives and stockholders of various businesses who will continue to profit from, for example, 'The Garden Party,' while the descendants of Katherine Mansfield will not. -Mark Helprin

Reason is a fine thing, but it is not the only thing available to a writer. It's just part of the arsenal of many things available to a storyteller. Revelation, for example. -Mark Helprin

I've always thought legal addictions are a great way to create a business. Starbucks is a wonderful example. -Nolan Bushnell

Atari showed that young people could start big companies. Without that example it would have been harder for Jobs and Bill Gates, and people who came after them, to do what they did. -Nolan Bushnell

'Kukla, Fran and Ollie' occurred in real time and was a benign and bewitching example of pure television. -Tom Shales

The minimum wage is not something that you want to stay on as a permanent basis. For example, if you have a minimum wage job, you don't stay there 20 or 30 years. You don't put your children through college working on minimum wage. -John Raese

Pretending that there are no choices to be made – reading only books, for example, which are cheery and safe and nice – is a prescription for disaster for the young. -Lois Lowry

Many of the books I loved as a kid, that even my mother read as a child, are very slow going. Today's children are not as patient. The best example of this is 'The Secret Garden,' which I adored as a child. -Lois Lowry

That tax relief can spur the economy and thereby benefit all Americans is something that Washington Democrats used to understand. President Kennedy, for example, aggressively cut taxes after being elected to stimulate the economy as a means of helping all Americans. -Mike Bouchard

I think that young Australians ought to be taking language education much more seriously. I mean, you know, every day I'm meeting people with expertise, ability and talent in fields where I want to learn so much more; science, for example. -Quentin Bryce

Linux is a complex example of the wisdom of crowds. It's a good example in the sense that it shows you can set people to work in a decentralized way – that is, without anyone really directing their efforts in a particular direction – and still trust that they're going to come up with good answers. -James Surowiecki

Clearly, many branches of science need an exquisite precision of timekeeping and the infinitesimal decimals of calibration, so space launches, for example, are not scheduled for leap-second dates. But society as a whole neither needs that obsessive time measurement nor is well served by it. -Jay Griffiths

Most novelists I know went through a period of intense self-examination and self-loathing after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. I certainly did. -Jay McInerney

I know some of my memories are made up and they are far more powerful than the things that actually happened. For example, I always remember my brother posting me a copy of 'Dubliners' from Africa, but he says he never did. -John Banville

I am always revolted when Islamic leaders, from Afghanistan or elsewhere, deny the very existence of female oppression, avoid the issue by pointing to examples of what they view as Western mistreatment of women, or even worse, justify the oppression of women on the basis of notions derived from Sharia law. -Khaled Hosseini

I don't know where the idea originated that memoir writing is cathartic. For me, it's always felt like playing my own neurosurgeon, sans anesthesia. As a memoirist, you have to crack your head open and examine every uncomfortable thing in there. -Koren Zailckas

No one intuitively understands quantum mechanics because all of our experience involves a world of classical phenomena where, for example, a baseball thrown from pitcher to catcher seems to take just one path, the one described by Newton's laws of motion. Yet at a microscopic level, the universe behaves quite differently. -Lawrence M. Krauss

So much of the world's suffering results from the sinful action or inaction of ourselves and others. For example, people look at a famine and wonder where God is, but the world produces enough food for each person to have 3,000 calories a day. It's our own irresponsibility and self-centeredness that prevents people from getting fed. -Lee Strobel

It's a special person – and personality – who can lead a start-up to soaring success and sustain that success for the long term. Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg are star examples. -Marcus Buckingham

I'm a writer, not an activist. My job is to analyse things, to think them through and examine them. -Ariel Levy

When 'happiness' eludes us – as, eventually, it always will – we have the invitation to examine our programmed responses and to exercise our power to choose again. -Richard Rohr

Facebook is not ideologically neutral. In fact, it emerges from a very particular world view which we can trace back to Hobbes. I discovered this by examining the profile of Zuckerberg's fellow board members who, unlike him, are a very interesting bunch and, I suspect, the real power behind the poster boy. -Tom Hodgkinson

Now I'm no biologist, but it seems to make a lot of sense that slow lives, as well as being enjoyable, are long lives. One only has to think of the example of the tortoise for proof of this theory from the animal world. -Tom Hodgkinson

One aspect of fast London life I have never understood, for example, is the custom of the gym. Why do people go to gyms? -Tom Hodgkinson

Where destruction is the motive, unity is dangerous. For example, if I have evil intent and I galvanize that evil intent with many others, the capacity to destroy is immense. Where goodness is the motive, unity is phenomenal and actually has some good issues to it. -Ravi Zacharias

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