Foundations Quotes

Quotes tagged as "foundations" (showing 1-24 of 24)
Henry David Thoreau
“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.”
Henry David Thoreau, Walden

C.S. Lewis
“An open mind, in questions that are not ultimate, is useful. But an open mind about the ultimate foundations either of Theoretical or of Practical Reason is idiocy. If a man's mind is open on these things, let his mouth at least be shut. He can say nothing to the purpose. Outside the Tao there is no ground for criticizing either the Tao or anything else.”
C.S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man

Martin Luther King Jr.
“The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges.”
Martin Luther King Jr., I Have a Dream: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World

John Locke
“It is ambition enough to be employed as an under-labourer in clearing the ground a little, and removing some of the rubbish which lies in the way to knowledge.”
John Locke

Ludwig von Mises
“It is labor alone that is productive: it creates wealth and therewith lays the outward foundations for the inward flowering of man.”
Ludwig von Mises, Liberalism: The Classical Tradition

Ken Ham
“Every single Biblical doctrine of theology, directly or indirectly, ultimately has its basis in the book of Genesis.”
Ken Ham, The Lie: Evolution

Giuseppe Peano
“Questions that pertain to the foundations of mathematics, although treated by many in recent times, still lack a satisfactory solution. Ambiguity of language is philosophy's main source of problems. That is why it is of the utmost importance to examine attentively the very words we use.”
Giuseppe Peano

Ken Ham
“If you destroy the foundations of anything, the structure will collapse. If you want to destroy any building, you are guaranteed early success if you destroy the foundations.”
Ken Ham, The Lie: Evolution

Stewart Stafford
“Applying logic to potentially illogical behaviour is to construct a house on shifting foundations. The structure will inevitably collapse.”
Stewart Stafford

“When a builder builds he clears the ground for his new foundations. Then he sees that the basic structure will support the whole. Should we not also clear the mind - at least that part of it that we can reach - of the ruins of past thinking, before building our palace of dharma which will one day reach the sky.”
Christmas Humphreys, The Buddhist Way Of Life

“A man that has not dealt with his foundation cannot deal with another man's foundation.”
Steven Chuks Nwaokeke

Enock Maregesi
“Hakuna mtu mwenye akili timamu anayetaka mabaya katika maisha yake. Mwanamume atake mwanamke mwenye matendo mema. Mwanamke atake mwanamume mwenye matendo mema. Misingi ya hasanati ni misingi ya utu. Tukiishi katika misingi ya utu, misingi ya matendo mema, tutaishi sawasawa na mapenzi ya Mungu. Kila mtu anapaswa kuishi na mke au mume aliye mwema.”
Enock Maregesi

George Eliot
“A pretty building I'm making, without either bricks or timber. I'm up i' the garret a'ready, and haven't so much as dug the foundation.”
George Eliot, Adam Bede

Israelmore Ayivor
“Flag up your courage high and your fears will salute it in humility. Your fears are like walls without foundations; they are afraid to go down and hence pretend to be strong! Exercise Courage!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

Enock Maregesi
“Mungu alilibariki taifa la Israeli katika misingi ya kidini na si katika misingi ya kisiasa au misingi ya kihistoria; na asili ya dini ya Kikristo ni kutoka katika taifa hilo ambalo Biblia imelitaja kama taifa teule la Mwenyezi Mungu. Mgogoro wa Israeli na Palestina ulianzishwa na Israeli mwenyewe. Yakobo alipokea baraka iliyokuwa si ya kwake kwa kutumia hila ya Rebeka. Baraka ya Yakobo ilikuwa ya Esau.”
Enock Maregesi

“The foundation for security and well being of a family is often built from a parent going extra miles to achieve it, doing mundane tasks to ensure it, standing up to injustice to protect it, and having the heart to listen and then express through embrace and action to each member of that sacred ohana how much they are deeply valued, unconditionally. And all the while, from birth, encouraging the other members to do the same. And often, from that foundation you have a home, well founded.”
Tom Althouse, The Frowny Face Cow

Israelmore Ayivor
“Your challenges are like tall walls with weak foundations. They'll fall when you dare to give them a blow. Don't be afraid to dare... You will surely overcome!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

Scott Westerfeld
“But we lost so much in the Prettytime - all the foundations were gone. So we're stuck making it up as we go along!"
Tally laughed. "So what else is new, Frizz? Life doesn't come with an instruction manual. So don't tell me that humanity being logic-missing is my fault.”
Scott Westerfeld, Extras

Alexander McCall Smith
“A society that undermined its teachers and their authority only dug away at its own sure foundations.”
Alexander McCall Smith, The Full Cupboard of Life

Carlos Wallace
“The foundation that my parents and grandparents instilled in me is unyielding, especially the principle that teaches me to keep God first in all I do.”
Carlos Wallace, The Other 99 T.Y.M.E.S: Train Your Mind to Enjoy Serenity

Anjum Hasan
“A month passed in silence and then came an email asking if Qayennat would care to further amend, fortify or prune various sections of her proposal; Like all communication for them so far, this was well written and polite but abhorrent in its covert attempt to stamp out anything like love, to turn passion into hot air. She wanted to tell them as much, inviting them to take their stuffy foundation and stuff it up their backside”

Gaston Bachelard
“Would a bird build its nest if it did not have its instinct for confidence in the world?”
Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space

Frank L. DeSilva
“Civilization is complex. It involves the existence of human communities characterized by political and social organization; dominating and utilizing natural forces; adapting themselves to this new man-made environment; possessing true knowledge (empirical science), a natural sense of refinement, of the arts, and sciences; and most importantly, composed of individuals capable of sustaining this elaborate complex and of handing it on to a capable and similarly complex posterity. Moreover, this last consideration is, in fact, the heart of the whole matter.”
Frank L. DeSilva, Foundations Of The Twenty First Century: The Philosophy of White Nationalism

“The strata of time will usually be buried above the foundation of bedrock.”
Anthony T. Hincks