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Claims Quotes by Thomas M. Disch, Kurt Vonnegut, Terence McKenna, Thomas A. Edison, Bill Nichols, Paul Jacob and many others.

America is a nation of liars, and for that reason science fiction has a special claim to be our national literature, as the art form best adapted to telling the lies we like to hear and to pretend we believe.
Thomas M. Disch
The two real political parties in America are the Winners and the Losers. The people don’t acknowledge this. They claim membership in two imaginary parties, the Republicans and the Democrats, instead.
Kurt Vonnegut
We have to claim anarchy and realize that systems have a life of their own that is anti-humanist. There is definitely an anti-humanist tendency in all systems.
Terence McKenna
Waste is worse than loss. The time is coming when every person who lays claim to ability will keep the question of waste before him constantly. The scope of thrift is limitless.
Thomas A. Edison
If you don’t have to drag yourself off the field exhausted after 90 minutes, you can’t claim to have done your best.
Bill Nichols
I’m starting to like muggers more than congressmen. At least the muggers don’t claim they’re doing you a favor.
Paul Jacob
Some claim that computers will, by 2050, achieve human capabilities. Of course, in some respects they already have.
Martin Rees
The energy necessary to create a wormhole or to wrap time into nuts is incredible. It’s not for us. It’s maybe for our descendants who have mastered the energy of this technology. So if one day, somebody knocks on your door and claims to be your great great great great granddaughter, don’t slam the door.
Michio Kaku
Success is really when you create a space, a piece of art, and people come in and say, that’s my story – when they claim it.
Haile Gerima
Let woman’s claim be as broad in the concrete as the abstract. We take our stand on the solidarity of humanity, the oneness of life, and the unnaturalness and injustice of all special favoritism, whether of sex, race, country, or condition. If one link of the chain is broken, the chain is broken.
Anna Julia Cooper
If scientific analysis were conclusively to demonstrate certain claims in Buddhism to be false, then we must accept the findings of science and abandon those claims.
Dalai Lama
Based or our baptism, all are called to a mystical life, to communion with God. We need to claim that, to taste it and feel it, to trust that the deeper we live this communion, the more our behavior will witness to the truth.
Henri Nouwen
Now that I’m experiencing motherhood, I’m ready to write the next chapter of my family story. Of course a few jaded folks in the press corps will claim I ran out of money or just want to kiss John Corbett again. One of these things is true.
Nia Vardalos
A television advertisement must illustrate the scientific method to substantiate any claim…. That is why stains are lifted, ring-around-the-collar is removed, paper towels become soaked, excess stomach acid is absorbed, and headaches go away-all during the commercial.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Even in the realm of things which do not claim actuality, and do not even claim possibility, there exist beyond dispute sets which are infinite.
Bernard Bolzano
You can ask any set decorator on any set where I’ve had to be in an office, I always kind of claim it – I put Post-its everywhere, and I kind of make it look lived-in.
Anna Chlumsky
The virtuous carry out the settlement, but those without virtue pursue their claims.
Some people claim that it is okay to read trashy novels because sometimes you can find something valuable in them. You can also find a crust of bread in a garbage can, if you search long enough, but there is a better way.
Jim Rohn
We are called the nation of inventors. And we are. We could still claim that title and wear its loftiest honors if we had stopped with the first thing we ever invented, which was human liberty.
Mark Twain
The essence of being human is that, in the brief moment we exist on this spinning planet, we can love some persons and some things, in spite of the fact that time and death will ultimately claim us all.
Rollo May
Men can comfortably claim credit for what they do as long as they don’t veer into arrogance. For women, taking credit comes at a real social and professional cost.
Sheryl Sandberg
When you look at the history of wars, they ultimately revolve around one claim: “My god is better than yours.”
Yair Lapid
Our core values and business ethics will always be paramount in all that we do, and we are always looking to do the right thing and settle claims fairly and accurately.
Tricia Griffith
But their intervention makes our acts to serve ever less merely the immediate claims of our instincts.
Albert Einstein
I did everything. I worked at S.S. Kresge, the five-and-dime. I worked in a mailroom. I worked processing insurance claims.
Grace Hightower
A witty and informative professor posits that more authors do not choose titles borrowed from Shakespeare’s sonnets and plays for the reason some people claim not to have partners: “All the good ones are taken.”
Thomas C Foster
We are free to say that in respect to political rights, we hold women to be justly entitled to all we claim for men.
Frederick Douglass
Human beings are at their core defined by what they worship rather than primarily by what they think, know, or believe. That is bound up with the central Augustinian claim that we are what we love.
Dallas Willard
You must test your own religious claims and texts by the same standards you apply to other religions. If your religion’s claims and texts fair no better, then your religion is just as false as theirs is.
Richard Carrier
Be content to love, to dazzle in the light,
If only for moments…
And then be gone,
With gladness in your heart,
Before the creeping shadows
Claim too much your sadness at leaving.
Scott Hastie
As Leander does not have a strong case in court, he is resorting to underhand tactics through a few tabloids from time to time to malign my name publicly, without any proof to back his claims.
Rhea Pillai
The comics I hate are thieves. Nothing’s more disgusting than a guy who steals another person’s ideas and tries to claim them as his own.
Joe Rogan
I make no claim to be an authority on writing or illustrating for children.
Hugh Lofting
I do not claim to have attained optimum emotional well-being. Actually, I think that may be a lifetime goal. For me it’s an ongoing process that requires awareness, knowledge, and practice. I do know what good emotional health feels like, and that motivates me to keep at the practice.
Andrew Weil
One USDA scientist went so far as to claim that there has never been a documented case of food-borne illness from eating fermented vegetables.
Michael Pollan
No more is your master a god, Nobility, but he wants offerings from all. When Black God claims us, who will be punished for giving worship and power to a false god? The prince? Or Banjiku?
Tamora Pierce
The goals of the feminist movement have not been achieved, and those who claim we’re living in a post-feminist era are either sadly mistaken or tired of thinking about the whole subject.
Margaret Atwood
Probably, the single most prevalent claim advanced by the proponents of a new paradigm is that they can solve the problems that led the old one to a crisis.
Thomas Kuhn
He comes to London and gets a job in a nightclub, a gay club, where he’s known as Straight Dave by the bar staff – and no one believes he’s as straight as he claims to be. He meets the daughter of the club manager, and he has an affair with her.
Neil Tennant
Our ability to receive is a necessary component if we desire to own our power, claim our worth and live fearlessly.
Rhonda Britten
Folks with their wits about them knew that advertisements were just a pack of lies – you had only to look at the claims of patent medicines!
Frances Parkinson Keyes
Some few there must be in every age and every land of whom life claims nothing very insistently save that they write perfectly of beautiful happenings.
James Branch Cabell
You must discriminate between those who claim to help you and only want to manipulate you and those who are free, who never manipulate.
Frederick Lenz
Our creationist detractors charge that evolution is an unproved and unprovable charade — a secular religion masquerading as science. They claim, above all, that evolution generates no predictions, never exposes itself to test, and therefore stands as dogma rather than disprovable science. This claim is nonsense.
Stephen Jay Gould
If we love the sea as much as we claim to we’ll do everything we possibly can to keep it healthy. Otherwise we might as well take up golf.
Tim Winton
When people start using science to argue for their specific beliefs and delusions, to try to claim that they’re supported by science, then scientists at least have to speak up and say, You re welcome to your delusions, but don’t say that they’re supported by science.
Victor J. Stenger
In our country we ask no toleration for religion and its free exercise, but we claim it as an inalienable right.
Philip Schaff
What meaning have you found? What truth do you claim? For what purpose are you living? Life itself raises these questions. How can anyone help asking ‘what’ and ‘why’ when surrounded by an infinite sky?
Ron James
… you could claim that anything’s real if the only basis for believing in it is that nobody’s proved it doesn’t exist!
J. K. Rowling
I had made a decision early on that we were going to do the right things and that if they worked we were going to be very successful. And if for some reason they didn’t, all the claims and the protestations and the excuses wouldn’t make any difference.
John Engler
The insidiousness of science lies in its claim to be not a subject, but a method.
Katharine Fullerton Gerould
Now we must remark, that there are two parts in the Commandment-the first forbids the erection of a graven image, or any likeness; the second prohibits the transferring of the worship which God claims for Himself alone, to any of these phantoms or delusive shows.
John Calvin
Learn their lesson, that if you would teach people you first must capture their interest with news; that your service rather than your sermons must be your claim upon their attention; that what you say must be simple, and brief, and above all sincere – the unmistakable voice of true regard and affection.
Bruce Barton
All interstate wars intensify aggression – maximize it … some wars are even more unjust than others. In other words, all government wars are unjust, although some governments have less unjust claims.
Murray Rothbard
It’s curious that only in Washington can you spend $2 billion and claim that you’re saving money.
Rand Paul
To know the history of science is to recognize the mortality of any claim to universal truth.
Evelyn Fox Keller
Don’t accept the limitations of other people who claim things are ‘unchangeable’. If it’s written in stone, bring your hammer and chisel.
Peter McWilliams
This is not to deny that there are versions of theism that do conflict with evolutionary biology. Young Earth Creationism is an example; it claims that God created life on earth within the past 10,000 to 50,000 years. But other types of theism are different.
Elliott Sober
I think love has something to do with allowing a person you claim to love to enter a larger arena than the one you create for them.
Among the wealthy, compassionate men claim the richest wealth, For material wealth is possessed by even contemptible men. Find and follow the good path and be ruled by compassion. For if the various ways are examined, compassion will prove the means to liberation.
Those who actually do have a valid claim to such special competence have a particular obligation to make very clear to the general public the limits of what is understood at any serious level; these limits are typically very narrow in matters of significance in human affairs.
Noam Chomsky
Meditation upon the unknown Thought He thought was real meditation. No, meditation is not and cannot be On any thought. Meditation is a conscious withdrawal From the thought-world. Meditation is the place Where Reality, Divinity and Immortality Can each claim their own Perennial existence-light.
Sri Chinmoy
I think the United States is mindful of its reputation for its democracy and rule of law, and if they are willing to risk that reputation by extraditing me based on the request and claims made by Turkey, I would never say no. I would go willingly.
Fethullah Gulen
In England and America a beard usually means that its owner would rather be considered venerable than virile; on the continent of Europe it often means that its owner makes a special claim to virility.
Rebecca West
Hide nothing from the masses of our people. Tell no lies. Expose lies whenever they are told. Mask no difficulties, mistakes, failures. Claim no easy victories.
Amilcar Cabral
The deepest problems of modern life derive from the claim of the individual to preserve the autonomy and individuality of his existence in the face of overwhelming social forces, of historical heritage, of external culture, and of the technique of life.
Georg Simmel
No human investigation can claim to be scientific if it doesn’t pass the test of mathematical proof.
Leonardo da Vinci
As ages roll on there is doubtless a progression in human nature. The intellectual comes to rule the physical, and the moral claims to subordinate both. It is no longer strength of body that prevails, but strength of mind; while the law of God proclaims itself superior to both.
James McCosh
We do not know anything – this is the first. Therefore, we should be very modest – this is the second. Not to claim that we do know when we do not – this is the third. That’s the kind of attitude I’d like to popularize. There is little hope for success.
Karl Popper
And if we get caught, I will claim I made you go. At gunpoint. I am American. People will assume I’m armed.
Maureen Johnson
Advice is unfriendly to learning, especially when it is sought. Most of the time when people seek advice, they just want to be heard. Advice at best stops the conversation, definitely inhibits learning, and at worst claims dominance.
Peter Block
Liberals seem to assume that, if you don’t believe in their particular political solutions, then you don’t really care about the people that they claim to want to help.
Thomas Sowell
[Identity liberalism] is about recognition and self-definition. It’s narcissistic. It’s isolating. It looks within. And it also makes two contradictory claims on people.
Steve Inskeep
Philosophy, from the earliest times, has made greater claims, and achieved fewer results, than any other branch of learning.
Bertrand Russell
Scientists who do deny their politics—who claim to be objective and unemotional about gender while living in a world where even boats and automobiles are identified by sex—are fooling both themselves and the public at large.
Anne Fausto-Sterling
By committing the scientific method to religious claims you’re committing a logical fallacy
Francis Collins
Tell no lies’ claim no easy victories
Amilcar Cabral
Every person has a range. In fiction, you get to be it all. I’m as much the men in my book as I am the women. I write how I write and there is no mission to stake a claim.
Rachel Kushner
Kick is seeing things from a special angle. Kick is momentary freedom from the claims of the aging, cautious, nagging, fightened flesh.
William S. Burroughs
Even amid the heated political rhetoric that dominates the news media and social media, resurrected false claims about the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., stand out as egregious.
Sharyl Attkisson
In imperialism nothing fails like success. If the conqueror oppresses his subjects, they will become fanatical patriots, and sooner or later have their revenge; if he treats them well, and governs them for their good, they will multiply faster than their rulers, till they claim their independence.
William Ralph Inge
I try to write in a way where you care deeply what the next paragraph will be. I hear the rhythm of prose and that, to me, distinguishes great writing from ordinary writing. By the way, I don’t even claim that I’m good. I claim that I value it.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Nobody should claim that the war [in Iraq] is over. But certainly it can be said that the regime is finished.
John Howard
So the good news is, if you’re unemployed and you go to apply for a job and you’re not hired for that job, see a lawyer – you may be able to file for a claim because you were discriminated against because you were unemployed.
Louie Gohmert
It’s kind of dumb; everybody should be able to listen to the kind of music they want and just because you’re a fan of a band for a longer period of time doesn’t mean you have a greater stake of claim to the band or the music.
Ray Toro
Truths open to everyone, and the claims aren’t all staked yet.
Seneca the Younger
Socialism is about claims of justice, and it is also about money: about wealth, income, physical and financial capital. It is an ideology based on allocating economic resources. It may try to achieve that goal by nationalizing assets, by command-and-control regulation, or by taxation and redistribution.
Virginia Postrel
Proclaim a theology of divine righteousness which demands justice, respect, tolerance, compassion, inclusiveness, trust in the ultimate efficacy of divine zeal, and the rigorous pursuit of peace in the midst of competing interests and faith claims.
James A. Forbes
Memeticists have to give empirical evidence to support the claim that, in the micro-processes of cultural transmission, elements of culture inherit all or nearly all their relevant properties from other elements of culture that they replicate.
Dan Sperber
Dear Alec and Magnus, I known we’re not really close, but Isabelle just came by to drop off a pleated orange velvet tux that she claims I will be wearing to your wedding. Is this true, and if so, why orange? -Simon
Cassandra Clare
Turning away women and children in grave danger; warehousing children in cages; deporting people whom we promised to protect – these actions are not reflective of the America I want to live in. They do not represent the values our country claims to hold.
Sharice Davids
We should not be simply fighting evil in the name of good, but struggling against the certainties of people who claim always to know where good and evil are to be found.
Tzvetan Todorov
Feminism – the word – can give us a handle, a rallying point, a common ground, and help us build a bridge. Why not claim the gift of the word as a place to begin?
Betty Buckley
A woman takes off her claim to respect along with her garments.
It would be incorrect to claim that our paper was an endorsement of CO2-induced global warming.
Craig D. Idso
Fractal litigation, whereby the flapping of a butterfly’s wings on one side of the world resulted in a massive compensation claim on the other.
Steve Aylett
Service Personnel and their families no longer should have to endure the stress of pursuing lengthy claims in court.
Penny Mordaunt
The perpetual enemy of faith in the true God is not atheism (the claim that there is no God), but rather Gnosticism (the claim that God is known).
Martin Buber
Anyone who promises that everything can be made the way it used to be with the recipes of the past betrays in reality the people he claims to represent. We must never participate in this betrayal and we must never allow this betrayal.
Matthias Platzeck
Women should not weaken their cause by impracticable demands. Make no claim which could not be won in a reasonable time. Take onestep at a time, get a good foothold in it and advance carefully.
Jane Swisshelm
Common Core, the initiative that claims to more accurately measure K-12 student knowledge in English and math, also encourages children to step up their “critical thinking.”
David Harsanyi
I like to regard myself as someone who’s capable of critical thought, that is to say, who can evaluate claims.
Bill Nye
I think religion should be treated with ridicule, hatred and contempt, and I claim that right.
Christopher Hitchens
Although too much of a soldier among sovereigns, no one could claim with better right to be a sovereign among soldiers.
Walter Scott
People today sometimes get uncomfortable with empirical claims that seem to clash with their political assumptions, often because they haven’t given much thought to the connections.
Steven Pinker
To claim power over what you do not understand is not wise, nor is the end of it likely to be good.
Ursula K. Le Guin
Every time I’m in Canada I feel more Swedish, and every time I’m in Sweden I feel more Canadian. I belong in both places and I love them both equally. It’s funny because the Swedes claim me as their Swedish pride and the Canadians call me their Canadian girl. I’ll take it all.
Malin Akerman
What is buried in the past of one generation falls to the next to claim.
Susan Griffin
I claim the right to take a stand once in a while.
Antonio Tabucchi
We do not claim that punning is legitimate wit. Wit consists in combination of ideas, punning in combination of words only. We wonder at the one, but we laugh at the drollery of the other – as the world goes a pun is regarded as an imponderable commodity, all know the rank it holds in the order of pure intellect.
Harriet Hosmer
Whose is it, do you think?” I say finally. “No telling,” says Finnick. “Why don’t we let Peeta claim it, since he died today?
Suzanne Collins
The main claim to fame, I think, of Bernie Sanders – who I’ve never met; I’m sure he’s a pleasant guy – [is that] he’s certainly not stupid.
Michael Bloomberg
The lazy man claims he is too heavy for light work and too light for heavy work.
Evan Esar
The so-called cancel culture on the Internet, the extremism that sometimes flares up on university campuses and newsrooms, and the exaggerated claims of those who practice identity politics are a political and cultural problem that will require real bravery to fight.
Anne Applebaum
Wherein lies a poet’s claim to originality? That he invents his incidents? No. That he was present when his episodes had their birth? No. That he was first to repeat them? No. None of these things has any value. He confers on them their only originality that has any value, and that is his way of telling them.
Mark Twain
What distinguishes genocide from murder, and even from acts of political murder that claim as many victims, is the intent. The crime is wanting to make a people extinct. The idea is the crime.
Philip Gourevitch
It is absolutely safe to say that if you meet somebody who claims not to believe in evolution, that person is ignorant, stupid or insane (or wicked, but I’d rather not consider that).
Richard Dawkins
He would find a way to make it work, because he finally understood that sometimes you have to raise your expectations. And sometimes you need to make a claim on the world and the people you love to get what you most desire
Cinda Williams Chima
As Augustine say clearly, God being God offends human pride. If God is running the universe and has first claim on our lives, guess who isn’t running the universe and does not get to have things as they please.
Dallas Willard
The trumpeting of false claims that are beneficial to Biden and other Democrats while ignoring the achievements of Trump and Republicans is typical for many media corporations.
Mollie Hemingway
While claiming advocacy, what hoaxers really exhibit is self-interest. Often, this is because there is only the self to support their false claims; any revelations merely provide further opportunities for details and forgery.
Kevin Young
The Master never claims that he is god and others are not; on the contrary the master gives us hope that we are similar to him, very much like him with this little difference – we are not aware of who we are and the Guru knows who he is.
Anandmurti Gurumaa
For who is there but you? – who not only claim to be a good man and a gentleman, for many are this, and yet have not the power of making others good. Whereas you are not only good yourself, but also the cause of goodness in others.
Like in [the 1950s] if you wanted to ruin someoneВґs career in Hollywood you claimed he was a Communist. Nowadays, you want to ruin someoneВґs career in Hollywood, you claim they are Republican.
Jay Leno
For although Claudius had been accused of gambling and drunkenness, not only were no worse sins laid to his charge, but he had successfully established some claim to being considered a learned man.
Frederic Farrar
That man is truly humble who neither claims any personal merit in the sight of God, nor proudly despises brethren, or aims at being thought superior to them, but reckons it enough that he is one of the members of Christ, and desires nothing more than that the Head alone should be exalted.
John Calvin
There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded.
Mark Twain
They claim we’re products from the bottom of Hell,
But the black is back, and it’s bound to sell.
Picture us coolin’ out on the Fourth of July…
And if you heard we were celebratin’, that’s a worldwide lie.
Flavor Flav
I have no duty to be anyone’s Friend and no man in the world has a duty to be mine. No claims, no shadow of necessity. Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art, like the universe itself (for God did not need to create). It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.
C. S. Lewis
A skeptic is a person who, when he sees the handwriting on the wall, claims it is a forgery.
Morris Bender
Religion can no longer rest its claims on a dogmatic supernaturalism, because any dogma that is irreconcilable with tested knowledge must be rejected… One sentence … sums up the dark and deadly pages of Chistian history: “If we believe absurdities, we shall commit atrocities.”
Herbert J. Muller
As places of learning, schools have a responsibility to also educate on nutrition, which we all can agree is far more important than algebra, no matter what your third-period teacher claims.
Lynda Resnick
It really does not matter whether one believes a mystical entity created the universe 5,000 or 10,000 million years ago – both are equally irrational, unsubstantiated claims of no fundamental validity.
Harry Kroto
A central claim of the Bush administration’s foreign policy is that the spread of democracy in the Middle East is the cure for terrorism.
Timothy Garton Ash
Congressman [Mike] Pompeo said he believes the intelligence agencies’ claims that Russia hacked the US election.
James Mattis
People used to complain about ‘the idle rich.’ But the idle rich did not do the kind of harm being done by today’s busybody rich, who feed their own egos by bankrolling political crusades on the left which hurt the very people that the left claims to care about — working people, minorities, and children.
Thomas Sowell
The Republic may not give wealth or happiness, she has not promised these. It is the freedom to pursue these, not their realization, we can claim.
Andrew Carnegie
I claim to know my millions. All the hours of the day I am with them. They are my first care and God that is to be found in the hearts of the dumb millions.
Mahatma Gandhi
They’ve (Israel) lost the battle for public opinion. They claim it’s because American Jews know too little.. I claim it’s because they know too much about the conflict, and young liberal Jews have difficulty defending the use of cluster bombs in Lebanon or supporting the Israeli settlements.
Norman Finkelstein
The postmodernist critique of representation undermines the referential status of visual imagery, its claim to represent reality as it really is – either the appearance of things or some ideal order behind or beyond appearance.
Craig Owens
I am not a serious person. I don’t claim any profundity for any of my writing.
Khushwant Singh
Modern equalitarian societies whether democratic or authoritarian in their political forms, always base themselves on the claim that they are making life happier. Happiness thus becomes the chief political issue — in a sense, the only political issue — and for that reason it can never be treated as an issue at all.
Robert Warshow
None of us can claim to be fair and square in love – and I’m definitely not a hypocrite! Humans are built to evolve with time. It depends on the nature of the relationship you share with a person. It is there today, tomorrow it may be gone; c’est la vie.
Randeep Hooda
Most works of art are effectively treated as commodities and most artists, even when they justly claim quite other intentions, areeffectively treated as a category of independent craftsmen or skilled workers producing a certain kind of marginal commodity.
Raymond Williams
Non-citizen terrorist suspects are not members of the American national community, and they have no proper claim on the rights Americans accord one another.
Richard Perle
I feel most ministers who claim they’ve heard God’s voice are eating too much pizza before they go to bed at night, and it’s really an intestinal disorder, not a revelation.
Jerry Falwell
There is no struggle, rift, fight between those who claim the banner of the tea party and those who are in the Republican Party. We work together.
Michael Steele
I never hear anything about education. Education – I guess it’s just not sexy enough. And everybody claims to love their children and our children are the most important thing, but if that’s the case, how come we never hear more about education as an election issue?
Mitch Albom
Who would come for her?” he snarled, rallying. Behind me, a voice shouted, “Tybalt, King of Cats. My claim precedes yours.
Mira Grant
Claim the events of your life! When you posses all you have been and done, you are fierce with reality.
Florida Scott-Maxwell
Dad claims that library science is the foundation of all sciences just as math is the key — and we will survive or founder, depending on how well the librarians do their jobs. Librarians didn’t look glamorous to me but maybe Dad had hit on a not very obvious truth.
Robert A. Heinlein
Those who dare to interpret God’s will must never claim Him as an asset for one nation or group rather than another.
Robert Runcie
We will not be derailed by criminal anarchists who legitimately claim a religious cause.
John F. Kerry
In my view, the Catholic Church as a community of faith will be preserved, but only if it abandons the Roman system of rule. We managed to get by without this absolutist system for 1,000 years. The problems began in the 11th century, when the popes asserted their claim to absolute control over the Church.
Hans Kung
Of all the groups that sometimes claim to own your life, family is the hardest to defend your individual sovereignty from.
L. Neil Smith
People who never seen to learn claim the government can be made more efficient.
James Cook
An organization which claims to speak for the needs of a community must speak in the tone of that community.
Stokely Carmichael
MISDEMEANOR, n. An infraction of the law having less dignity than a felony and constituting no claim to admittance into the best criminal society.
Ambrose Bierce
As for the accusation of intellectual pride, surely the boot is on the other foot. Atheists don’t claim to know anything with certainty — it’s the believers who know it all.
Barbara Smoker
Exxon fought claims resulting from the Exxon Valdez spill in court for 20 years. Alabama could have suffered the same fate. What would be the benefit to the state or its coastal counties in delaying indefinitely the receipt of monies that we need sooner rather than later?
Luther Strange
An organization which claims to be working for the needs of a community – as SNCC does – must work to provide that community with a position of strength from which to make its voice heard. This is the significance of black power beyond the slogan
Stokely Carmichael
Altruism does not mean mere kindness or generosity, but the sacrifice of the best among men to the worst, the sacrifice of virtues to flaws, of ability to incompetence, of progress to stagnation-and the subordinating of all life and of all values to the claims of anyone’s suffering.
Ayn Rand
Jesus makes large claims for his heavenly father but never mentions that his mother is or was a virgin, and is repeatedly very rude and coarse to her when she makes an appearance.
Christopher Hitchens
Success and social promotion are not some right that anybody can claim after queuing at some [government office]. It is better: it is a right, a right that one can merit because of one’s sweat.
Nicolas Sarkozy
I claim that human mind or human society is not divided into watertight compartments called social, political and religious. All act and react upon one another.
Mahatma Gandhi
I let it fall, my heart
And as it fell, you rose to claim it,
It was dark, and I was sober,
Until you kissed my lips and you saved me.
Aching all over, we reached level ground again, and Mr. Christy withdrew his claims, and agreed that no road anywhere else could possibly be so bad as a Mexican road; a decision which later experiences only served to confirm.
Edward Burnett Tylor
There are many outsiders that actively try to halt every natural resource development project in Alaska. Many of these same people have never even been to Alaska, yet they claim to know what’s best for us.
Lisa Murkowski
It was a fun job but I’d never claim Busted was anything other than a pop band.
Charlie Simpson
It has become almost a clichГ© to remark that nobody boasts of ignorance of literature, but it is socially acceptable to boast ignorance of science and proudly claim incompetence in mathematics.
Richard Dawkins
The Attorney General made another astonishing claim, that there were Pakistani terrorists possibly coming on these boats from Haiti. No one has ever seen a Pakistani coming on a boat from Haiti yet.
Edwidge Danticat
The claims [about my inappropriate conduct with women] are preposterous, ludicrous, and defy truth, common sense and logic. We already have substantial evidence to dispute these lies, and it will be made public in an appropriate way and at an appropriate time very soon.
Donald Trump
All things in nature work silently. They come into being and possess nothing. They fulfill their function and make no claim. All things alike do their work, and then we see them subside. When they have reached their bloom, each returns to its origin. . . . This reversion is an eternal law. To know that law is wisdom.
Some people insist they’ve never met a gay person. But Three Degrees of Jason Collins dictates that no NBA player can claim that anymore. Pro basketball is a family. And pretty much every family I know has a brother, sister or cousin who’s gay. In the brotherhood of the NBA, I just happen to be the one who’s out.
Jason Collins
The broken VA disability claims process has failed to adequately aid veterans with toxic exposure during their military service.
Mikie Sherrill
…find the courage to break those agreements that are fear-based and claim your personal power.
Miguel Angel Ruiz
Those who do not know what love is liken it to beauty. Those who claim to know what love is liken it to ugliness.
Tite Kubo
Despite claims that there are good and bad cops, we know that the system is failing everyone – including the police.
Opal Tometi
Back then when Chomsky and Herman wrote, the left, myself among them, all knew that something terrible was happening in Vietnam, though most now claim to remember otherwise.
James Donald
What makes the United Nations an appropriate source of legitimacy for intervention is that it is the only place where the claims of the strong are put through the test of justification in front of the weak.
Michael Ignatieff
I came here to say that I do not recognize anyone’s right to one minute of my life. Nor to any part of my energy. Nor to any achievement of mine. No matter who makes the claim, how large their number or how great their need. I wished to come here and say that I am a man who does not exist for others.” – Howard Roark
Ayn Rand
The ability and desire to transform the mundane materials at hand that we both bring into the collaboration well beyond the sum total of the parts – to birth a new baby neither of us could claim single parentage of.
Gary Lucas
I’ve always wanted to have tattoos. I grew up around people who were very tattooed. It’s a self-expression thing; it’s also helped me claim my body as my own. So I think it’s really positive. It’s really joyful.
Margaret Cho
People who have health insurance are benefiting in all sorts of ways that they may not be aware of, everything from no longer having lifetime limits on the claims that they can make to seniors getting prescription drug discounts under Medicare to free mammograms.
Barack Obama
Every city is either vibrant these days or is working on a plan to attain vibrancy soon. The reason is simple: a city isn’t successful – isn’t even a city, really – unless it can lay claim to being ‘vibrant.’
Thomas Frank
In any case, fighting will not settle whether the claims were just or unjust. It will only settle which nation can mobilize and handle its fighting forces and its economic forces the better.
Rufus Jones
Mr. [Donald] Trump, for five years, you perpetuated a false claim that the nation’s first black president was not a natural-born citizen. You questioned his legitimacy. In the last couple of weeks, you acknowledged what most Americans have accepted for years: The president was born in the United States.
Lester Holt
If we’re going to make a politically responsible and a scientifically sensible claim it should not be stop the world exactly where it is because that’s not possible. It has to be to decide what kind of world do we as human beings want to live in.
Richard Lewontin
Any real accomplishment in the world reflects the efforts of a lot of people. . . . For an individual to claim personal responsibility was the height of arrogance.
John J. Gilligan
The Taliban has asked Osama bin Laden to voluntarily leave the country.They said they delivered him a note asking him to leave, which is a pretty goodtrick considering they claim they don’t even know where he is.
Jay Leno
I am neither foe nor friend to my brothers, but such as each of them shall deserve of me. And to earn my love, my brothers must do more than to have been born. I do not grant my love without reason, nor to any chance passer-by who may wish to claim it. I honor men with my love. But honor is a thing to be earned.
Ayn Rand
I do think, however, that there’s a very diverse point of view in the African-American community. There’s a lot of different voices that need to be heard. I don’t claim and pretend to know the thoughts and opinions and ideas of all African-Americans.
J. C. Watts
Pray, always pray; beneath sins heaviest load, Prayer claims the blood from Jesus’ side that flowed. Pray, always pray; though weary, faint, and lone, Prayer nestles by the Father’s sheltering throne.
A. B. Simpson
Nothing could be further from the truth than the claim that we have a choice between cutting tax and cutting unemployment, for the two go hand in hand.
Nigel Lawson
It (the dash ) is a comfortable punctuation mark since even the most rigorous critic can seldom claim that any particular example of it is a misuse. Its overuse is its greatest danger, and the writer who can’t resist dashes may be suspected of uncoordinated thinking.
Bergen Evans
I can definitely say the same thing [discussing Steffi Graf’s claim that she had played against at least one top player who used steroids]. Steroids can really make a difference, physically and mentally. I’d be really disappointed if I had been ranked No. 2 behind someone who took steroids.
Chris Evert
No individual life is an end in itself. One can live fully only by participating fully in the succession of the generations, in death as well as in life. Some would say (and I am one of them) that we can live fully only by making ourselves answerable to the claims of eternity as to those of time.
Wendell Berry
Look at the results of regime change in Iraq. You can’t possibly claim that it was successful.
Bashar al-Assad
I could easily believe that religion could enhance health and hence survival, and that therefore there could be indeed be literally Darwinian survival value, Darwinian selection in favor of religion. None of that of course bears at all upon the truth value of the claims made by religions.
Richard Dawkins
Mere bashfulness without merit is awkward; and merit without modesty, insolent. But modest merit has a double claim to acceptance, and generally meets with as many patrons as beholders.
Joseph Addison
I’m gonna be a happy idiot and struggle for the legal tender. Where the ads take aim and lay their claim to the heart and the soul of the spender. And believe in whatever may lie in those things that money can buy, though true love could have been a contender.
Jackson Browne
Claim ownership of your dreams
Chris Gardner
It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.
Robert Louis Stevenson
The notion of human right builds on our shared humanity. These rights are not derived from the citizenship of any country, or the membership of any nation, but are presumed to be claims or entitlements of every human being. They differ, therefore, from constitutionally created rights guaranteed for specific people.
Amartya Sen
The claim that American women are downtrodden and unfairly treated is the fraud of the century.
Phyllis Schlafly
In a time in which Communist regimes have been rightfully discredited and yet alternatives to neoliberal capitalist societies are unwisely dismissed, I defend the fundamental claim of Marxist theory: there must be countervailing forces that defend people’s needs against the brutality of profit driven capitalism.
Cornel West
The New York Times distorts and defrauds the news and then claims to be impartial. They never give an even-handed version of the news – that’s the last thing they’d ever do.
Jackie Mason
The different religions have never overlooked the part played by the sense of guilt in civilization. What is more, they come forward with a claim…to save mankind from this sense of guilt, which they call sin.
Sigmund Freud
This is far beyond garden-variety narcissism; Donald is not simply weak, his ego is a fragile thing that must be bolstered every moment because he knows deep down that he is nothing of what he claims to be.
Mary L. Trump
A number of plastic surgeons are claiming that looking at John Kerry now, as opposed to a few months ago, they believe he’s had Botox shots. They claim a number of his worry lines have vanished. They haven’t vanished, just Howard Dean is wearing them now.
Jay Leno
I’m not surprised, but I am disappointed that Katharine Carr Esters claims that she was ‘tricked’ into divulging her true feelings about Oprah and that she now denies that she revealed to me the identity of Oprah’s biological father.
Kitty Kelley
The general public believes that if a health claim is on the label the government backs that up, … This sells food products, no question.
Marion Nestle
I don’t claim to be an expert on this, but I think ADD and creativity may be the same thing; it’s just that they can’t sell you drugs for being creative. Seriously, the world needs people whose minds constantly wander, because that’s how great ideas are stumbled upon.
Hal Elrod
Green issues have been used as a marketing tool. Sometimes these green claims are completely meaningless.
Frank Gehry
I descend from both Philadelphia Quakers and Carolina colonists whose families were separated by the Revolutionary War. That helped give me insight into the agony of Patriots who, until the British government denied their claims, had always, like Ben Franklin himself, thought of themselves as free-born Englishmen.
Edward Rutherfurd
Taxation is not a method by which the community corporately provides itself with essential services, but a fund to be divided between different interests with political claims upon the state.
Neville Chamberlain
Just remember: you’re not a ‘dummy,’ no matter what those computer books claim. The real dummies are the people who-though technically expert-couldn’t design hardware and software that’s usable by normal consumers if their lives depended upon it.
Walt Mossberg
No man can claim to be free in real terms unless he is fully in control of his own destiny!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
Any time we deny any citizen the full exercise of his constitutional rights, we are weakening our own claim to them.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
You can’t make a representation and then claim you didn’t make it. You know, it just shouldn’t work that way.
Judd Gregg
The rights essential to happiness. . . . We claim them from a higher source – from the King of kings and Lord of all the earth.
John Dickinson
That great political idea, sanctifying freedom and consecrating it to God, teaching men to treasure the liberties of others as their own and to defend them for the love of justice and charity more than as a claim of right, has been the soul of what is great and good in the progress of the last two hundred years.
Lord Acton
A willingness to engage in the give and take of argument displays a commitment to cognitive egalitarianism – the proposition that all people should be treated as intellectual equals, and that no individual can legitimately claim a privileged immunity from the burden of proof.
George H. Smith
I’m skeptical of claims that we’ve been visited by aliens from another planet or other dimension, but I don’t rule it out 100 percent. I have an open mind, and I do believe there’s other life in the universe.
Leroy Chiao
Utopianism substitutes glorious predictions and unachievable promises for knowledge, science, and reason, while laying claim to them all.
Mark Levin
All these fine Christian-type people that seem to think they know what God wants for all of us, that’s certainly more of a sin then anything they would claim about us. To judge people is one of the greatest sins.
Dolly Parton
Trudeau claims he’s wary about Chinese espionage, but also says there’s nothing wrong with Chinese state-owned enterprises buying up as much of Canada’s resource sector as it likes.
Terry Glavin
We cannot overstate our debt to the Past, but the moment has the supreme claim.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
In order for the second scenario to win, the world would have to return where the struggle for independence and against Western colonialism and imperialism was lost or abandoned more than 50 years ago. Let’s face it: the world was never really completely de-colonized. It would be total hypocrisy to claim otherwise.
Andre Vltchek
As powerful as anyone may claim God to be, somehow he always needs money.
George Carlin
A common fallacy in much of the adverse criticism to which science is subjected today is that it claims certainty, infallibility and complete emotional objectivity. It would be more nearly true to say that it is based upon wonder, adventure and hope.
Cyril Norman Hinshelwood
I kept asking myself if I felt different, if I was different. The answer was always yes. I was no longer nothing… How odd, I thought; it had taken my mother’s death, Father Quinel’s murder, and the desire of others to kill me to claim a life of my own.
Why, if we are as pragmatic as we claim, don’t we begin to ask ourselves seriously: Where does our real future lie?
Sogyal Rinpoche
I claim that every woman in this century and in our culture sphere who has ventured into male-dominated institutions – ‘literature’ and ‘aesthetics’ are such institutions – must have experienced the desire for self-destruction.
Christa Wolf
To be sure, theory is useful. But without warmth of heart and without love it bruises the very ones it claims to save.
Andre Gide
When he has the power to see things detached from self-interest and from the insistent claims of the lust of the senses, then alone can he have the true vision of the beauty that is everywhere.
Rabindranath Tagore
God seeks comrades and claims love,
The devil seeks slaves and claims obedience.
Rabindranath Tagore
Law builds upon and, I should like to claim, is one of the liberal arts. It uses words of persuasion and changing definitions for practical ends.
Edward H. Levi
Stop the excessive shopping and masturbation. Quit your job. Start a fight. Prove you’re alive. If you don’t claim your humanity, you will become a statistic.
Chuck Palahniuk
There is nothing more appalling than the wholesale way in which unthinking people plead to the Almighty the richest and most spiritual of His promises, and claim their immediate fulfillment, without themselves fulfilling one of the conditions either on which they are promised or can possibly be given.
William Henry Drummond
Our attention spans have become shorter because there are more and more claims upon them – more information, more complexity; more stories, more stuff; more.
Tom Junod
Our claim to our own bodies and our world is our catastrophe.
W. H. Auden
I am both stunned and appalled that Pat Robertson would claim to know the mind of God concerning whether particular events… were the judgments of God.
Richard Land
I earn – I’m not – I don’t want to claim I’m a scholar of great stature, but I have made a certain reputation for myself, I’ve published several books, I’ve never been able to get a permanent teaching job.
Norman Finkelstein
From yon blue heaven above us bent, The grand old gardener and his wife Smile at the claims of long descent.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
The truth belongs to those who seek it, not to those who claim to own it.
Nicolas de Caritat, marquis de Condorcet
Success in war underpins the claims to greatness of many presidents.
R. W. Apple, Jr.
Faith, stay here this night; they will surely do us no harm; you saw they speak us fair, give us gold; methinks they are such a gentle nation that, but for the mountain of mad flesh that claims marriage of me, could find in my heart to stay here still and turn witch.
William Shakespeare
It seems to me that the testimonies, practically, have come into that shape, that it is not of any use to try to defend the erroneous claims that are now put forth for them.
Uriah Smith
I figure it this way – if a woman claims she didn’t want me to fudge her, then you already know she’s a liar. So what the hell’s the point of a trial, y’know?
Zach Braff
The truth of no truths becomes, inevitably, truth: a way of naming being, language, and culture that guards the boundaries of thought against claims it has not validated.
David Bentley
Despotism increases in severity with the number of despots; the responsibility is more divided, and the claims are more numerous.
William Wells Brown
It is no more narrow to claim that one religion is right than to claim that one way to think about all religions is right.
Timothy Keller
Our work in Britain suggests that radicalization is driven by an ideology which claims that Muslims around the world are being oppressed and – and this is the key bit of the argument – which then legitimizes violence in their supposed defense.
Pauline Neville-Jones, Baroness Neville-Jones
Have you guys ever ghost hunted in Hawaii? No? Well, I have this fat friend… I shouldn’t say fat, that might offend him, but he’s Samoan and claims to have seen ghosts.
CM Punk
The biggest liar in the world is the golfer who claims he plays the game for exercise.
Tommy Bolt
God uses the opposite situation of each fruit to allow us a choice. You can’t claim to be good if you have never been tempted to be bad.
Rick Warren
Fair Flora! Now attend thy sportful feast,
Of which some days I with design have past;
A part in April and a part in May
Thou claim’st, and both command my tuneful lay;
And as the confines of two months are thine
To sing of both the double task be mine.
I finally made up my mind that I would neither disclaim the black race nor claim the white race; but that I would change my name, raise a mustache, and let the world take me for what it would; that it was not necessary for me to go about with a label of inferiority pasted across my forehead.
James Weldon Johnson
When someone sticks a knife six inches into your back, and then pulls it out two inches and claims he’s doing you a favor, don’t believe him.
Malcolm X
When you claim to have the truth, as opposed to the truth as you perceive it, then you move us toward a theocratic view of government.
Gene Robinson
I don’t claim to be a musician, I didn’t go to Julliard.
Dick Dale
Workaholics don’t actually accomplish more than nonworkaholics. They may claim to be perfectionists, but that just mean they’re wasting time fixating on inconsequential details instead of moving on to the next task.
David Heinemeier Hansson
Because remote viewing is such an outlandish claim that will revolutionise the world, we need overwhelming evidence before we draw any conclusions. Right now we don’t have that evidence.
Richard Wiseman
In other words, United States, our values, the way that we occupy ourselves in terms of saying here’s the way we stand in this country when we go to war, it’s not that we go in and we kill off anybody, including families. We don’t take the riches. We don’t claim the women. My God, that’s not America.
Juan Williams
as females in a patriarchal culture, we were not slaves of love; most of us were and are slaves of longing– yearning for a master who will set us free and claim us because we cannot claim ourselves
Bell Hooks
Miracles have no claim whatever to the character of historical facts and are wholly invalid as evidence of any revelation.
John Stuart Mill
This is why people cry at the movies: because everybody’s doomed. No one in a movie can help themselves in any way. Their fate has already staked its claim on them from the moment they appear onscreen.
John Darnielle
If grownups want to dress in Tudor costume, douse babies in water, intone over the dead and do strange things with wine and wafers, it is a free country. But for a Christian sect to claim ownership of the legal definition of a human relationship is way out of order.
Simon Jenkins
There were other auto manufacturers that were confabulating as much as [Buckminster Fuller] was, making claims about how cars resembled this or that aspect of nature.
Jonathon Keats
He prayed on Fridays with the Muslims, on Saturdays with the Jews and on Sundays with the Christians. ‘Since each religion claims that it is the only true one and that the others are invalid’, the king explained, ‘I have decided to hedge my bets’.
Ahmad ibn Rustah
I once heard someone say that prayer is more than words. It’s a stance you take, a position you claim. You throw your body against the door to keep the demons from advancing and stay put until they go away.
Regina Brett
Post fast on good news or bad. Someone say something bad about your product? Link to it – before the second or third site does – and answer its claims as best you can.
Robert Scoble
If now, after the collapse, should any of these lackeys of Adolf Hitler have the insolence to claim they were merely harmless onlookers, let them feel the scourge of avenging mankind …. Whoever cries about having lost the Nazi system or wants to resurrect National Socialism is to be treated as a lunatic.
Friedrich Kellner
Some of us claim that he was a messiah, and some think that he was just a man with very special powers. But that misses the point. Whatever he was, he changed the world.
Neil Gaiman
You claim that any promise which gives you the power, and guarantees you the love of God must be the false promise of the devil.
Neale Donald Walsch
First our pleasures die – and then our hopes, and then our fears – and when these are dead, the debt is due dust claims dust – and we die too.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
As much as I adore Agatha Christie – and I think people make this claim about murder mysteries in general – it’s often a very conservative mode of storytelling. Usually it’s the greedy, climbing, new-money slimeball who wants to take from the aristocracy.
Christopher Bollen
Khan claims his trainer, Freddie Roach, has made him a better fighter but Freddie isn’t going to be in there with me.
Marcos Maidana
I think no artist can claim to have any access to the truth, or an authentic version of an event. But obviously they have slightly better means at their disposal because they have their art to energize whatever it is they’re trying to write about. They have music.
Thom Yorke
Abuse and neglect negate love. Care and affirmation, the opposite of abuse and humiliation, are the foundation of love. No one can rightfully claim to be loving when behaving abusively.
Bell Hooks
and I ask myself and you, which of our visions will claim us which will we claim how will we go on living how will we touch, what will we know what will we say to each other.
Adrienne Rich
I adore [photography’s] uneasy mix of fact and fiction – its dubious claim to truth – its status as history.
Eleanor Antin
The Iraq Historic Allegations Team, or IHAT, was established with honourable intentions. But, of the many thousands of allegations put to IHAT, only a small proportion merited full investigation, and only a handful might lead to a prosecution. Some claims were entirely spurious.
Penny Mordaunt
Memory must be patchy; what is more alarming is its face-savingness. Something in one shrinks from catching it out – unique to oneself, one’s own, one’s claim to identity, it implicates one’s identity in its fibbing.
Elizabeth Bowen
We need to begin thinking about building permanence on the Red Planet, not just have voyagers do some experiments, plant a flag and claim success. Having them go there, repeat this, in my view, is dim-witted. Why not stay there?
Buzz Aldrin
They sent forth men to battle, But no such men return; And home, to claim their welcome, Come ashes in an urn
Obama is a guy who claims to be unaware that there was a Tea Party, a guy that’s detached from the country.
Grover Norquist
It’s not fair. People claim to know you through the things you’ve done, and not by sitting down and listening to you speak for yourself.
Hannah Kent
Whoever claims the right to redistribute the wealth produced by others is claiming the right to treat human beings as chattel.
Ayn Rand
Justice is the most “political” or institutional of the virtues. The legitimacy of a state rests upon its claim to do justice.
Alan Ryan
We cannot bring ourselves to believe it possible that a foreigner should in any respect be wiser than ourselves. If any such point out to us our follies, we at once claim those follies as the special evidence of our wisdom.
Anthony Trollope
MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell is saying Donald Trump lied when he said he made $20 million a year off his ‘Apprentice’ series on NBC. NBC also denied Trump’s claim, saying, ‘We don’t have $20 million. We’re NBC.’
Jimmy Fallon
When I was young, I thought confidence could be earned with perfection. Now I know that you don’t earn it; you claim it. And you do that by loving the wacky, endlessly optimistic, enthusiasticall y uninhibited free spirit that is the essence of style, the quintessence of heart, and uniquely you.
Cecelie Berry
The health insurance industry does not like to pay out claims, because they don’t make money. The only way they can make a profit is if they don’t pay for your operation. If they pay for your operation and your doctor’s appointment and your pharmaceuticals, they don’t make any money.
Michael Moore
The television industry claims they are only reflecting society with their programming and have no influence on behavior. If that is the case then why do businesses spend millions on TV ads that have no influence?
Randall Wright
Most writers I know move back and forth between the rational and the intuitive, though there are some who approach writing very rationally, and others who claim not to think their work through.
Peter Turchi
I think synergies are a lot like UFOs: Lots of people claim to have seen them, but few can actually prove they exist.
Bethany McLean
What moves me is neither ethnocentric pride nor sectarian arrogance. I make no claim that Jewish culture is superior to other cultures. But it is mine.
Theodore Bikel
Moral claims aren’t, as a class, truth-value apt or not.
Catherine Wilson
Everyone now claims to be a moderniser and it’s obvious, really. I mean, no one now says ‘We need to go backwards… to the days of Lord Salisbury’.
Francis Maude
The US two party system is very different, of course. Here the people decides about who should rule them, but it is not reasonable to claim that the people rules itself through the political institutions. In comparison, I find that the standard European system is better, also as a model for global democracy.
Torbjorn Tannsjo
I want to be prepared to claim the greatest virtue of all – that I was a man who made money
Ayn Rand
In the head-spinning cosmos of climate change, everyday hundreds of people claim there are ‘thousands of papers’ in support of a theory, yet no one can actually name one single paper with empirical evidence that shows carbon dioxide emissions are the main cause of global warming.
Joanne Nova
That there is also freedom in captivity, only a prisoner can claim. Coming from a prison guard, this statement would be blasphemy.
Friedrich Durrenmatt
One of the worst things to come out of the Consumer Protection Board’s misleading claims is the impression that government resources are to hard to get and just aren’t available for regular people like you and I.
Matthew Lesko
The unfortunate have claims upon the hearts of those whom God has blessed with affluence.
Eliza Parsons
Democracy only works when we claim it as our own.
Bill Moyers
Don’t do it quickly, but don’t wait too long… If we wait too long to forgive, our rage settles in and claims squatter’s rights to our souls.
Lewis B. Smedes
In an era when too many Americans are losing their jobs or working for less, trying to make ends meet, in close cases Judge [Samuel] Alito has ruled the vast majority of the time against the claims of the individual citizens. He has acted instead in favor of government, large corporations and other powerful interests.
Edward Kennedy
The dominant metaphor of conceptual relativism, that of differing points of view, seems to betray an underlying paradox. Differentpoints of view make sense, but only if there is a common co-ordinate system on which to plot them; yet the existence of a common system belies the claim of dramatic incomparability.
Donald Davidson
Pity on the person who has become accustomed to seeing in necessity something arbitrary, who ascribes to the arbitrary some sort of reason, and even claims that following that sort of reason has religious value.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The kinds of claims I make about knowledge are thus meant to be illustrative of a general argumentative strategy which might well bear fruit in areas of philosophy which I have not thus far explored.
Hilary Kornblith
There is no city or country in the world where women and girls live free of the fear of violence. No leader can claim: this is not happening in my backyard.
Michelle Bachelet
I think you have to grieve the loss of youth before you can claim the joy on the other side of it.
Marianne Williamson
Christ, in the parable of the vine dressers, has taught us a sublime lesson of justice, by showing that to the things which are not our own, we can have no just claim.
James F. Cooper
It is commonly observed that a sudden wealth, like a prize drawn in a lottery or a large bequest to a poor family, does not permanently enrich. They have served no apprenticeship to wealth, and with the rapid wealth come rapid claims which they do not know how to deny, and the treasure is quickly dissipated.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I go forth to seek To seek and claim the lovely magic garden Where grasses softly sigh and Muses speak.
Anna Akhmatova
Man toils, and strives, and wastes his little life to claim– At last the transient glory of a splendid name, And have, perchance, in marble mockery a bust, Poised on a pedestal, above his sleeping dust.
Andrew Jackson Downing
Chicago ’68 was a relatively small demonstration for its time, but I’ve talked to millions of people who claim they were there because it felt like we were all there. Everyone from our generation was there and was at Woodstock.
Bill Ayers
She [Justice sandra Day O’Connor] rejected the [George] Bush administration’s claim that it could indefinitely detain a United States citizen. She upheld the fundamental principle of judicial review over the exercise of government power.
Patrick Leahy
The Government which attacks its own innocent subjects has no claim to be called a civilised government. Bear in mind, such a government does not survive long. I declare that the blows struck at me will be the last nails in the coffin of the British rule inВ India.
Lala Lajpat Rai
Howard Dean dropped out of the race today. At least he can’t claim his voice wasn’t heard.
Jay Leno
To assert that the earth revolves around the sun is as erroneous to claim that Jesus was not born of a virgin”.
Robert Bellarmine
Imagine the most outrageously positive possibility for your life, claim it, and consider it done.
Marianne Williamson
I did study Shakespeare, that was sort of my thing; I got a Literature A-level, which is my only claim to academic fame.
Paul McCartney
Fashion is so close in revealing a person’s inner feelings and everybody seems to hate to lay claim to vanity so people tend to push it away. It’s really too close to the quick of the soul.
Stella Blum
My central claim is that we can become like Christ by doing one thing — by following him in the overall style of life he chose for himself.
Dallas Willard
We decline the claim to power by parties which want to own their followers body and soul, and which want to put themselves over and above the whole nation.
Franz von Papen
I have confronted theoretical positions whose protagonists claim that what I take to be historically produced characteristics of what is specifically modern are in fact the timelessly necessary characteristics of all and any moral judgment, of all and any selfhood.
Alasdair MacIntyre
The popular tendency is to listen approvingly to the most extreme statements and claims of politicians and orators who seek popularity by declaring their own country right in everything and other countries wrong in everything.
Elihu Root
Without the gospel, a gathering of people, though they claim otherwise, cannot be an authentic church.
R. C. Sproul
I am not going to claim that modern anarchism has any direct relation to Roman jurisprudence; but I do claim that it has its basis in the laws of nature rather than in the state of nature.
Herbert Read
To claim that theft or adultery or lying are “evil” simply reflects our degraded idea of good-—that it has something to do with respect for property, respectability, and sincerity.
Simone Weil
There is nothing wrong where we reach a point where maybe everybody could claim a victory. I think it would be good for the American people, which should be our first priority.
John Breaux
People are slow to claim confidence in undertakings of magnitude.
We are all powerless as children, and money looms so powerfully… we don’t grow up to claim our financial power until we look money directly in the eye, face our fears, and claim that power back.
Suze Orman
If any man claims the Negro should be content… let him say he would willingly change the color of his skin and go to live in the Negro section of a large city. Then and only then has he a right to such a claim.
Robert Kennedy
The white men told lies for each other. They drove off a great many of our cattle. Some branded our young cattle so they could claim them.
Chief Joseph
Whoever says that all music is prohibited, let him also claim that the songs of birds are prohibited.
Even to the sage who’s doing Sahaja Samadhi, the great guru, I’d say: “Hey buddy, you know, I like the robes and everything, but remember, you’re only touching infinity. And if you claim to be doing more, I think you’re pretty much in the senses and the body and the mind because infinity is endless.”
Frederick Lenz
Not all Scripture is propositional, some of it is asking questions, some of it’s rhetorical, but where Scripture is stating something, asserting something, making a truth claim, uttering a proposition that is claiming to be true, it is the truth.
D. A. Carson
When I need journalistic honesty, I have to turn to Al Jazeera, why is that? One cannot even deny the Holocaust in Europe, question 9/11 in America (unless you want the Ward Churchill treatment), but the West claims they’re all about free speech.
Remi Kanazi
Know how to effectively voice a complaint or make a claim at a retail store.
Marilyn vos Savant
Your love is a fierce thing, Elena, a thing with claws and teeth when it comes to protecting those you claim.
Nalini Singh
The triumph of morality: A thief who has broken into a bedroom claims his sense of shame had been outraged, and by threatening theoccupants with exposure of an immoral act he blackmails them into not bringing charges for burglary.
Karl Kraus
The crucial ingredient in the success of any brand is its claim to authenticity.
Al Ries
There are two subjects, indeed, which I shall claim a right to further as long as I breathe: the public education, and the sub-division of counties into wards. I consider the continuance of republican government as absolutely hanging on these two hooks.
Thomas Jefferson
Theology, however implausible many of its truth claims, is one of the most ambitious theoretical arenas left in an increasingly specialized world
Terry Eagleton
I claim to be a simple individual liable to err like any other fellow mortal. I own, however, that I have humility enough to confess my errors and to retrace my steps.
Mahatma Gandhi
Ultimately our claim to know the one God only gains credence in the contemporary world as he demonstrates the divine presence through the way we live- through our lives as we connect our Christian belief with true Christian living.
Stanley J. Grenz
If I have any claim to originality, I do it by investing my own personality into it, so it’s coming from a slightly more sardonic, English point of view.
James Hunter
If news is not really news unless it is bad news, it may be difficult to claim we are an informed nation
Norman Cousins
Well, you know, there are limits to the sacred claims of friendship.
P. G. Wodehouse
When I was young, I thought confidence could be earned w/ perfection. Now I know that you don’t earn it; you claim it.
Cecelie Berry
The best advice is to avoid foods with health claims on the label, or better yet avoid foods with labels in the first place.
Mark Hyman, M.D.
Heaven be their resource who have no other but the charity of the world, the stock of which, I fear, is no way sufficient for the many great claims which are hourly made upon it.
Laurence Sterne
The sanctity of womanhood is incompatible with social liberty and social claims; and for a woman emancipation means corruption.
Honore de Balzac
Trump will never, ever do the right or decent thing, and his consultants certainly won’t. He will make outrageous, unsupported claims.
Rick Wilson
To know, is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge. For a man who claims to have knowledge, while actually knowing nothing, is less smarter than you, who claim to know nothing.
The past is to be learned from but not lived in. We look back to claim the embers from glowing experiences but not the ashes. And when we have learned what we need to learn and have brought with us the best that we have experienced, then we look ahead; we remember that faith is always pointed toward the future.
Jeffrey R. Holland
One of the most pathetic aspects of human history is that every civilization expresses itself most pretentiously, compounds its partial and universal values most convincingly, and claims immortality for its finite existence at the very moment when the decay which leads to death has already begun.
Reinhold Niebuhr
Scientific literacy is an intellectual vaccine against the claims of charlatans who would exploit ignorance.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
A universe whose only claim to be believed in rests on the validity of inference must not start telling us the inference is invalid.
C. S. Lewis
Atheism is the absence of a belief in a god, nothing more. If the theist wishes to draw monumental implications from this lack of belief, he must argue for his claims.
George H. Smith
Blest be the art that can immortalize,–the art that baffles time’s tyrannic claim to quench it.
William Cowper
When the Giver of Grace is here, you run after persons who claim that they got this or the other article from Me or were blessed with this gift from Me.
Sathya Sai Baba
I believe the structure of ‘House of Leaves’ is far more difficult to explain than it is to read. And while I’d like to lay claim to some extraordinary act of originality, truth is I’m only taking advantage of capabilities inherent in everyone.
Mark Z. Danielewski
You can’t simply redefine Jerusalem. The Palestinian claim is based on legality, on the international recognition that the situation created by the war in ’67 is not valid.
Hanan Ashrawi
Now tell me, what does that mean to be noble? Your title gives you claim to the throne of our country, but men don’t follow titles, they follow courage. Now our people know you. Noble, and common, they respect you. And if you would just lead them to freedom, they’d follow you. And so would I
William Wallace
Some people claim that expectations are the reason for unhappiness. However, I can assure you from personal experience that you’ll suffer greatly by setting subpar targets.
Grant Cardone
At my direction, the Department’s Office for Civil Rights remains committed to investigating all claims of discrimination, bullying, and harassment against those who are most vulnerable in our schools.
Betsy DeVos
Earlier attempts to show that simpler theories always have higher prior probabilities have failed, but there is a restricted circumstance in which the claim is right.
Elliott Sober
The claim to equality, outside of the strictly political field, is made only by those who feel themselves to be in some way inferior.
C. S. Lewis
Discussion is impossible with someone who claims not to seek the truth, but already to possess it.
Romain Rolland
Extraordinary claims demand extraordinary evidence
Carl Sagan
I call that church free which enters into the covenant with the ultimate source of existence. It binds together families and generations, protecting against the idolatry of any human claim to absolute truth or authority.
James Luther Adams
When you’re a parent you find yourself looking at the unknown that is your child, trying to find a piece of yourself inside her, because sometimes that is what it takes to claim.
Jodi Picoult
Violence by the defenders will be used by the putschists to justify overwhelming repression which they want to use anyhow. It will be used to CLAIM that the putschists are saving the country from ‪‎terrorism or ‪#civil war‬, and are preserving “‪law‬ and ‪‎order‬
Gene Sharp
You need to circle the goals God wants you to go after, the promises God wants you to claim, and the dreams God wants you to pursue. And once you spell Jericho, you need to circle it in prayer. Then you need to keep circling until the walls come tumbling down.
Mark Batterson
Just think, that man can claim a slice of the sun.
Louis Kahn
A thousand glorious actions that might claim
Triumphant laurels, and immortal fame,
Confus’d in crowds of glorious actions lie,
And troops of heroes undistinguished die.
Joseph Addison
They who live without Love are dead. / But the worst of all deaths is this — / That the loving soul be cowardly toward Love; / For perfect Love is never cowardly, / But claims its rights, which it lacks.
The Bush Administration claims there is a Social Security crisis only to distract Americans from its serious mismanagement of the federal budget.
Mark Dayton
What better way for a ruling class to claim and hold power than to pose as the defenders of the nation.
Christopher Hitchens
Anybody who claims to be excited for April Fools’ Day is probably a sociopath.
John Oliver
I am perceiving everyone, including myself, as an awakening being who is here to claim his or her birthright to the higher consciousness planes of unconditional love and oneness.
Ken Keyes Jr.
The priceless heritage of our society is the unrestricted constitutional right of each member to think as he will. Thought control is a copyright of totalitarianism, and we have no claim to it.
Robert H. Jackson
It is a good lesson – though it may often be a hard one – for a man… to step aside out of the narrow circle in which his claims are recognized, and to find how utterly devoid of significance, beyond that circle, is all that he achieves, and all he aims at.
Nathaniel Hawthorne
It is very important to go home if you want your work to be whole. You don’t have to move in with your parents again and collect a weekly allowance, but you must claim where you come from and look deep into it. Come to honor and embrace it, or at the least, accept it.
Natalie Goldberg
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 POWs under the Geneva Conventions.
John Yoo
If God exists, how can we lay claim to freedom, since He is its beginning and its end?
Elie Wiesel
I do not know of any credible evidence that suggests Dr Zavos can clone a human being. This seems to be yet another one of his claims to get repeated publicity.
Robert Winston
As a citizen, you have an obligation to the countrys tax system, but you also have an obligation to yourself to know your rights under the law and possible tax deductions — and to claim every one of them.
Donald Alexander
No one has more trouble than the person who claims to have no trouble
Taiichi Ohno
The charms of money are distinctly under-represented in literature. There are no songs or poems extolling its virtues. This seems on the face of it strange. The claims of money to be celebrated in verse might well seem to be no less than those of faithful dogs, beautiful women, or jugs of wine.
Celia Green
A just government maintains a healthy tension between the claims of authority and the claims of liberty.
Russell Kirk
I ask no favors for my sex, I surrender not our claim to equality. All I ask of our brethren is that they will take their feet from off our necks, and permit us to stand upright on the ground which God has designed us to occupy.
Sarah Moore Grimke
We are all shaped by where we grow up, though that shaping takes different forms. I don’t think there’s any doubt that coming of age in Winnipeg both opened my eyes and made me hungry – if I can subvert all claims to be a real writer by mixing metaphors like that.
Guy Gavriel Kay
I live in Realville, and my problem is that I’m governed by logic. And some of the claims that are made by people on the left just don’t hold up.
Rush Limbaugh
I felt that let’s understand that all these people are just human, even the advisors in the White House, they’re just real people trying to make real decisions and they make mistakes like anybody else does under pressure. If you can get that with these great performances then you claim it on that level as well.
Gerard Butler
The reason we avoid the word ‘synergy’ is because people generally claim more synergistic benefits than will come. Yes, it exists, but there are so many false promises.Berkshire is full of synergies – we don’t avoid synergies, just claims of synergies.
Charlie Munger
How I wish that more men who claim to be evangelical really believed the Word of God–that it IS the Word of God, that it is God speaking.
J. Vernon McGee
I claim no right to myself, no right to this understanding, this will, these affections that are in me. Neither do I have any right to this body or its members, no right to this tongue, to these hands, feet, ears or eyes. I have given myself clear away and not retained anything of my own.
Jonathan Edwards
Never claim credit for anything. ‘Cause you can’t righteously do that. There’s luck and grace and accident.
Harrison Ford
The world comes second hand – fifth hand – to us and the illusion that it is fresh because it is shown as a picture of an actual place or is given as a ‘true account’ by some reporter who claims to have been ‘there’ divides man into incalculable parts without any true center.
Josephine Herbst
The Republicans claim they are for strengthening Pell grants when the truth is that over the last four years, their legislation has done the exact opposite.
John Conyers
When does he ever think?” Richard straddled a chair and accepted a wind cup from Raoul. “If he were to sell his brain, he could claim it had never been used.”, Chapter 7
Sharon Kay Penman
They claim a hidden corner of our hearts, all those moments that stay with us unscreamed. That’s where loves, like elephants, drag themselves to die. It’s the place where pride allows itself to cry.
Gregory David Roberts
Red protects itself. No colour is as territorial. It stakes a claim, is on the alert against the spectrum.
Derek Jarman
We actors can’t take the credit. We love to try to claim the credit.
Betty White
She smiled darkly and shook her head. ‘I’m not crazy. I’m not. Of course what else would a crazy person claim? That’s the Kafkaesque genius of it all. If you’re not crazy but people have told the world you are, then all your protests to the contrary just underscore their point. Do you see what I’m saying?
Dennis Lehane
If your job all day is disallowing insurance claims, you can still spend an evening playing games with your friends, and you can be faced with threats and puzzles that are far more exciting than anything you’ve ever imagined facing at work.
Michael A. Stackpole
Jesus cannot be just liked. His claims make us either kill him or crown him.
Timothy Keller
We should therefore claim, in the name of tolerance, the right not to tolerate the intolerant.
Karl Popper
Newt spun, making her robe unfurl. “He’s my familiar, bought and paid for. I can claim anything of his. Even his life.” Al cleared his throat nervously. “That’s good to know,” he said lightly. “Important safety tip. Rachel, write that down somewhere as lesson number one.
Kim Harrison
It’s amazing how relaxing it is not to claim you know more than you do. I’m surprised that those who claim to speak in the name of god don’t take more advantage of this relief.
Christopher Hitchens
I sympathize with the victims of Hurricane Sandy and believe that those who purchased flood insurance should have their claims paid.
Ron DeSantis
As soon as one nation claims the right to take preventive action, other countries will naturally do the same.
Jacques Chirac
We cannot expect that millions are practicing real yoga just because millions of people claim to be doing yoga all over the globe. What has spread all over the world is not yoga. It is not even non-yoga; it is un-yoga.
Prashant Iyengar
Your god is dead and only the ignorant weep. And if you claim there is a hell, then we shall meet there!
Friedrich Nietzsche
The worsening of relations between a declining America and an internally troubled Mexico could even give rise to a particularly ominous phenomenon: the emergence, as a major issue in nationalistically aroused Mexican politics, of territorial claims justified by history and ignited by cross-border incidents.
Zbigniew Brzezinski
Beauty is an internal light, a spiritual radiance that all women have, but most women hide – unconsciously denying its existence. What we do not claim, remains invisible.
Marianne Williamson
We call on the P.R.C. to remain focused on supporting international efforts to combat the global pandemic and to stop exploiting the distraction or vulnerability of other states to expand its unlawful claims in the South China Sea.
Morgan Ortagus
Unfortunately, several companies are attempting to deceive consumers through the unauthorized use of my image or my name, and my attorneys are pursuing those making these false claims.
Mehmet Oz
The theory of evolution was not formally published until shortly before Faraday’s death. Evolution was yet to be discovered during Faraday’s life. Also, I don’t think that Michael Faraday would claim that the Earth is extraordinarily young.
Bill Nye
There should be somewhere upon earth a place that no nation could claim as its sole property, a place where all human beings of good will, sincere in their aspiration, could live freely as citizens of the world, obeying one single authority, that of the supreme truth.
Mirra Alfassa
Life finds its wealth by the claims of the world, and its worth by the claims of love.
Rabindranath Tagore
My first inclination is to be a bit skeptical about the claims that human-produced carbon dioxide is the direct contributor to global warming.
Buzz Aldrin
If my theory of relativity is proven successful, Germany will claim me as a German and France will declare me a citizen of the world. Should my theory prove untrue, France will say that I am a German, and Germany will declare that I am a Jew.
Albert Einstein
There is no justification for the common claim that Christianity was responsible for the abolition of slavery. The Negro slave trade – a far more infamous practice than slavery in the ancient world – was initiated, carried on and defended by Christian men in Christian countries.
Margaret E. Knight
If you don’t tell the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth about your own life, someone may claim the right to tell it for you.
Lucinda Roy
Over the pope as expression of the binding claim of ecclesiastical authority, there stands one’s own conscience which must be obeyed before all else, even if necessary against the requirement of ecclesiastical authority.
Pope Benedict XVI
We as Bible-believing evangelical Christians are locked in a battle. This is not a friendly gentleman’s discussion. It is a life and death conflict between the spiritual hosts of wickedness and those who claim the name of Christ.
Francis Schaeffer
It is my experience that most claims of national security are part of a campaign to avoid telling the truth.
Ben Bradlee
If you claim to have a theory that deduces unexpected consequences from nontrivial principles, let’s see it.
Noam Chomsky
Claims of a decisive ‘turning point’ in any election are often overblown – more often, such a moment merely crystallizes a change that’s been days or weeks in the making. But you can make a real case that Obama’s Jefferson-Jackson Day speech is a pivot point in America history.
John Dickerson
A party who bequeaths a note bequeaths the claim and not merely the material on which the writing appears. This is proved by a sale, for when a note is sold, the debt by which it is evidenced is also considered to be sold.
A world of abundance surrounds you, if only you will step up and claim it. Make life happen through you rather than letting it happen to you. It will make all the difference in the world.
Ralph Marston
Krispy Kreme claims the ‘batter is the best part.’ Same with an Obama speech. It’s all about what’s on the outside, not what’s inside.
Kathleen Troia McFarland
Gun control advocates used to claim that more guns meant more crime. Research demonstrated, though, that more guns meant less crime. As the criminology argument faded, gun control advocates began arguing guns were a public health problem.
Steven Milloy
We all deserve to live in a world where our rights aren’t violated at the whim of our leaders. It doesn’t matter if our leaders are kings and queens, or the people who claim to save us from them.
Diana Peterfreund
When people feel a certain religion claims to have all the answers, that’s what turns them off.
Some may claim that is it unscientific to speak of the operations of nature as “miracles.” But the point of the title lies in the paradox of finding so many wonderful things … subservient to the rule of law.
Elisha Gray
Science makes no claim to infallibility; it leaves that claim to be made by theologians.
John Burroughs
Tabloid newspapers are very rich and hold huge funds to fight claims.
Diana Rigg
Taken as hypotheses, religious claims do very badly. Yet the striking fact is that this does not worry Christians.
Tim Crane
I’ve never had any illusions about being a lead actor in films, because lead actors have to be of a certain kind. Apart from the beauty of looks and figure, which I cannot claim to have, there’s just a particular kind of ordinary-Joe quality that a film star needs to have.
Stephen Fry
For better or worse, I don’t necessarily categorize myself as a method actor; I’m not going to make claims that I stayed in character 24/7.
Rebecca Hall
One, I have a wonderful publisher, Black Sparrow Press; as long as they exist, they will keep me in print. And they claim they sell very respectable numbers of my books, so I guess, and it’s true, every place I go, my books are in libraries and on bookshelves.
Diane Wakoski
I don’t claim to have an answer to every question, but I promise you I have a question for every answer.
David Lander
I hear daily from Hoosier veterans who are forced to wait months on end for their disability claims to be processed. Unfortunately, this is typical.
Jackie Walorski
Gossip is what no one claims to like, but everybody enjoys.
Joseph Conrad
Complete your task. Seek no reward. Make no claims. Without faltering fully choose to do what you must do.
No matter what I preach or what we claim to believe in our heads, the future will depend upon our times of prayer.
Jim Cymbala
And again, the political economy in that particular environment means that, if my attraction ever coheres as a thought at all, it’s never going to be verbalized, because that will mess up the education environment, it will mess up everything. You cannot claim to be doing good if you’re moving in that direction.
Anne Elizabeth Moore
Any umpire who claims he has never missed a play is . . . well, an umpire.
Ron Luciano
Scepticism, ironically, draws its life’s blood from claims to have a good deal of knowledge. For example, your friends claim to know, ‘Since every possible option has not been explored, nothing can be said for certain.’ That statement is itself a claim to knowledge!
William Lane Craig
Men and women who refuse to acknowledge God’s existence do so, in the final analysis, because it is contrary to their manner of living. They do not want to bow to the moral claims of a holy God on their lives.
R. C. Sproul
Vanity is so constantly solicitous of self, that even where its own claims are not interested, it indirectly seeks the aliment which it loves, by showing how little is deserved by others.
William Gilmore Simms
A big win for [Hillary] Clinton would allow her to claim that the country rejected Trumpism, while a narrow win leaves her limping into office with the highest unfavorable ratings for any new president.
Mara Liasson
The major adventure is to claim your authentic, true being, which is not culturally given to you. The culture will not explain to you how to be a real human being. It will tell you how to be banker, politician, Indian chief, masseuses, actress, whatever, but it will not give you true being.
Terence McKenna
Faith is making claims to victory before it is achieved.
Robert H. Schuller
I claim that Mach people (and apparently FreeBSD) are incompetent idiots.
Linus Torvalds
Free speech gives us the ability to react vigorously with effective arguments and expose the weakness and misdirection of the other side’s claims.
Rush Limbaugh
Science is not infallible, but it has something religion lacks: a process of testing claims against real-world observations.
PZ Myers
Scientists believe that the universe is made of hydrogen because they claim it’s the most plentiful ingredient. I claim that the most plentiful ingredient is stupidity.
Frank Zappa
When I was younger, I was one of the few girls in the neighborhood who could break dance. That’s kind of my local, ghetto-celebrity claim to fame.
Joy Bryant
No. You know this is wrong and you want to feel better about it. You don’t want to admit your as ruthless and monstrous as the demons you claim to hate.
Darren Shan
State control is important for the people who have always been excluded from the claims of social and economic development.
Evo Morales
Females have always been the biggest consumers of spiritual hoaxes such as astrology, crystals, seances, and other metaphysical claims about the world that rest simply on assertion rather than scientific proof.
Heather Mac Donald
An artist in my view is always afraid of extremists; he is always afraid of those who claim to have found the ultimate solution to any question.
Chinua Achebe
I can’t claim to be disenchanted “with the current state of fiction” because I read so little of it. My reading is mostly drawn to history.
Cynthia Ozick
The State claims and exercises the monopoly of crime… It forbids private murder, but itself organizes murder on a colossal scale. It punishes private theft, but itself lays unscrupulous hands on anything it wants, whether the property of citizen or of alien.
Albert J. Nock
This year, notoriety got confused with fame, and the devil is down hearted because there is nothing left for him to claim.
Don Henley
Bernie or bust actually reduces the leverage for Bernie [SandРµrs] to claim victory.
Ben Wikler
I claim that in losing the spinning wheel we lost our left lung. We are, therefore, suffering from galloping consumption. The restoration of the wheel arrests the progress of the fell disease.
Mahatma Gandhi
My fatherland has always the first claim on me.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
I had some hesitations about philosophy because, if you worked out a philosophical theory, it was hard to know whether you were going to be able to prove it or whether other theories had just as good a claim on belief.
Stephen Cole Kleene
To require a citizen to sign a loyalty oath is to destroy some of the loyalty he could otherwise claim, since any subsequent loyal behavior may then be attributed to the oath.
B. F. Skinner
It’s a phenomenon that started in the United States in which corporations make claims on the life forms, biodiversity and innovations of other cultures by applying for patents on them.
Vandana Shiva
I accept perfect health as the natural state of my being. I now consciously release any mental patterns within me that could express as dis-ease in any way. Perfect health is my Divine right, and I claim it now.
Louise Hay
Even those who claim the Bible’s inerrancy make distinctions between Scriptural edicts, sensing that some passages – the Ten Commandments, say, or a belief in Christ’s divinity – are central to Christian faith, while others are more culturally specific and may be modified to accommodate modern life.
Barack Obama
During my time in the Texas State Legislature, I witnessed firsthand the lack of evidence behind the rampant claims of voter fraud and the obstacles voters would face if the 2011 photo Voter ID were put in place.
Marc Veasey
Dare to grow into your dreams and claim this as your motto: Let it be me.
Mary Kay Ash
If you claim to be a follower of Christ, I encourage you to consider your present commitment to a local church.
David Platt
Every American, to the last man, lays claim to a “sense” of humor and guards it as his most significant spiritual trait, yet rejects humor as a contaminating element wherever found. America is a nation of comics and comedians; nevertheless, humor has no stature and is accepted only after the death of the perpetrator.
E. B. White
I pray for that moment in which I think we can claim to the world that we are now in a different, new era of Indo-American relationship of trust, of working together, partnership strengthened both by our commitment to common values, and also the identity of interests.
Manmohan Singh
Birth is nothing without virtue, and we have no claim to share in the glory of our ancestors unless we endeavor to resemble them.
If a problem is too difficult to solve, one cannot claim that it is solved by pointing at all the efforts made to solve it.
Hannes Alfven
Abraham is such a fascinating figure. Three world religions – Judaism, Christianity, and Islam – all claim him as a patriarch. He was raised in a religious home. And yet he rejected religion in order to pursue a personal relationship with God.
Anne Graham Lotz
What can God do for a liar who refuses to repent? Can the Lord save him? He can’t claim salvation. Baptizing him in water will not settle the trouble, unless you keep him under.
J. Golden Kimball
I think that anybody who thinks science is going to explain everything in biological systems, or in physical cosmology, et cetera, is actually mistaken, because I think within science – if correctly understood – those claims are not being made.
George Coyne
My actions constituted pure hacking that resulted in relatively trivial expenses for the companies involved, despite the government’s false claims.
Kevin Mitnick
The advent of a new religion, making serious and impressive claims to embody a new revelation from on high, is not a frequent occurrence.
Robert Rainy
For the record, I am sticking with my claim that the simultaneous degradation of air quality, water quality, water supply, food safety, soil quality, and other environment-related variables is the main challenge to China’s continued development.
James Fallows
If you live under a system that claims to have high ideals but seems ineradicably opposed to your own people’s flourishing, the desire for idealistic reform within the system has to coexist with an openness to more radical possibilities.
Ross Douthat
Well, there are some who claim I’m more of one nation than another, but that’s not true, Eddie. I’m of all nations, I play no favorites.
Harry Segall
The ID card was launched with fantastic claims about supposed benefits. In truth, it represented the worst of government.
Damian Green
When I started out in public life there used to be a saying we’d hear from time to time, that every man who runs for public office will claim that he was born in a log cabin he built with his own hands. Well, my mother knew better. And she made sure I did too.
William J. Clinton
In my home, who is my boss? If you ask my wife she’ll say certainly not her. She claims that she can’t make me do anything and so she’s not my boss. I am. I’m pretty sure, maybe.
Morgan Freeman
My freedom from hatred – I would even claim for myself individually, my love – for those who consider themselves to be my enemies, does not make me blind to their faults.
Mahatma Gandhi
There is no higher claim to journalistic integrity than going to jail to protect a source.
Thomas Frank
The easiest way to establish a dictatorship is to claim you are God’s representative on earth.
Christopher Hitchens
…Only the big food manufacturers have the wherewithal to secure FDA-approved health claims for their products and then trumpet them to the world. Generally, it is the products of modern food science that make the boldest health claims, and these are often founded on incomplete and often bad science.
Michael Pollan
I claim to be no more than an average man with below average capabilities.
Mahatma Gandhi
I believe that research, that you can claim that you’re doing research only if half of the people, and I’m talking about half of the experts, believe that the goal is impossible.
Burt Rutan
I am frankly sick and tired of the political preachers telling me as a citizen that if I want to be a moral person, I must believe in A, B, C, and D. Just who do they think they are? And from where do they presume to claim the right to dictate their moral beliefs to me?
Barry Goldwater
Why is it that skeptics are always being accused of arrogance? For the record, we’re the guys who DON’T claim to have absolute knowledge about the origin of the universe, the origin of life, what happens when we die, what will happen in the future, etc.
Guy P. Harrison
When the atheist is told that God is unknowable, he may interpret this claim in one of two ways. He may suppose, first, that the theist has acquired knowledge of a being that, by his own admission, cannot possibly be known; or, second, he may assume that the theist simply does not know what he is talking about.
George H. Smith
Many people in a rather reckless context claim to ‘just tell it like it is’. In actuality, nobody really stresses what one says so much as the motive behind what one says; hence, he is merely blowing hot air and detracting from ‘what is’.
Criss Jami
No one can dub you with dignity. That’s yours to claim.
Patriotism means unqualified and unwavering love for the nation, which implies not uncritical eagerness to serve, not support for unjust claims, but frank assessment of its vices and sins, and penitence for them.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
I want my sex to claim nothing from their brethren but what their brethren may justly claim from them.
Sarah Moore Grimke
When [ Paul Johnson] got to me he was in trouble, because I’m an old-fashioned conservative: married when I was 21, stayed married, 3 kids, live in the suburbs, no scandals, so nothing to write about. So what he did is concoct one of the nuttiest claims I’ve ever seen.
Noam Chomsky
Some critics claim to know what art has to be and do, and consider it their task to steer art along the path they have chosen. Others receive art gladly, and try to distinguish degrees of excellence.
Norbert Lynton
In a media-saturated world, persistent hype lends unwarranted credulity to the wildest claims.
Michael Crichton
You need only claim the events of your life to make yourself yours. When you truly possess all you have been and done, which may take some time, you are fierce with reality. When at last age has assembled you together, will it not be easy to let it all go, lived, balanced, over?
Florida Scott-Maxwell
Judge not, before you judge yourself.
Judge not, if you’re not ready for judgment.
The Road of life is rocky and you may stumble too,
so while you talk about me, someone else is judging you.
Bob Marley
I don’t agree with a core statement by most feminists, the statement by Simone de Beauvoir: “One is not born a woman, one becomes one.” Even as a schoolgirl I wasn’t convinced by the claim that gender has nothing to do with biology and is only shaped by one’s environment.
Kristina Schroder
Many persons claiming different faiths make us one and an indivisible nation. All these have an equal claim to be the nationals of India.
Mahatma Gandhi
The argument on the other side of special rights is completely bogus. It’s bogus because you could make exactly the same claim about racial or ethnic or religious minorities.
Tom Allen
All claims deserve consideration but some claims are more important than others.
Warren G. Bennis
A library of wisdom, is more precious than all wealth, and all things that are desirable cannot be compared to it. Whoever therefore claims to be zealous of truth, of happiness, of wisdom or knowledge, must become a lover of books.
My mother is a Senior Casualty Claims Specialist I, which in layman’s terms means the head insurance adjuster!
Ciara Renee
I renounce all satanic assignments that are directed toward me and my ministry, and I cancel every curse that Satan and his workers have put on me. … I reject all other blood sacrifices whereby Satan may claim ownership of me.
Neil T Anderson
I understand that the legal position is under review in South Africa and that there will soon be a broader set of organizations to which donors can give and claim tax deductions.
Nelson Mandela
It is the last territorial claim which I have to make in Europe, but it is a claim from which I will not recede and which, God willing, I will make good.
Adolf Hitler
The love of my life found me! That’s how he would say it, anyway, since he claims he was attracted to my energy before I even turned around.
Dania Ramirez
Religion is faith. Faith is belief without evidence. Belief without evidence cannot be shared. Faith is a feeling. Love is also a feeling, but love makes no universal claims. Love is pure.
Penn Jillette
Some opponents of GMO labeling claim that disclosing genetically modified ingredients will increase food prices. But every shopper knows food companies routinely change their labels to make new claims and highlight innovations.
Mike Pompeo
Oh, when shall Britain, conscious of her claim, Stand emulous of Greek and Roman fame? In living medals see her wars enroll’d, And vanquished realms supply recording gold?
Alexander Pope
Also marvelous in a room is the light that comes through the windows of a room and that belongs to the room. The sun does not realize how beautiful it is until after a room is made. A man’s creation, the making of a room, is nothing short of a miracle. Just think, that a man can claim a slice of the sun.
Louis Kahn
For the assertion that “There is no God” is just as much a claim to knowledge as is the assertion that “There is a God.” Therefore, the former assertion requires justification just as the latter does.
William Lane Craig
Obviously Linux owes its heritage to UNIX, but not its code. We would not, nor will not, make such a claim.
Darl McBride
Any claims on the truth in my pictures are only to be answered in the sense that a particular event did in fact happen and did take place in the here and now.
Andreas Gursky
Senior Tories have exhibited a brand of entitled arrogance that implies that they own Brexit. It seems that anyone else who claims its mantle can be pushed to one side. And that includes voters.
Claire Fox
What an illusion Mahamaya has conjured up! Here is this infinite world, and what one claims as his possession will be left behind at death. Still men cannot understand this simple truth.
Sarada Devi
In a recent attack ad, the NRA claims that President Obama cares about his own children more than he cares about other children. In response, President Obama was like, ‘Yeah, that’s how families work.’
Jimmy Fallon
Well, I’m a bacteriologist, you know. I live in a nine-hundred-diameter microscope. I can hardly claim to take serious notice of anything that I can see with my naked eye.
Arthur Conan Doyle
These vicious claims about me of inappropriate conduct with women are totally and absolutely false.
Donald Trump
religion notoriously claims that they invented morality, they didn’t. Morality exists in animals, ya know.
Seth MacFarlane
if four Gaza kids playing soccer were killed Wednesday, as Hamas claims, the terror group is at fault.
Naftali Bennett
As international support for Obama’s decision to attack Syria has collapsed, along with the credibility of government claims, the administration has fallen back on a standard pretext for war crimes when all else fails: the credibility of the threats of the self-designated policeman of the world.
Noam Chomsky
Making false claims about somebody before you know them, and about a group of guys, that has no business in our world. If we’re trying to promote peace and love, I don’t think that has any place.
Derek Carr
I like poems that immediately claim my attention, instead of taking my attention for granted. At first read, I want to feel compelled to pick up the poem again; I want to be curious about its byways and secret corners.
James Arthur
In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be, and one must be wrong.
Abraham Lincoln
Americans who read and think are patriots of the first order. The kind who know enough to roll their eyes whenever anyone tries to claim sole custody of the flag and weild it as a blunt instrument. There are as many ways to love America as there are Americans, and our country needs us all.
Barbara Kingsolver
The only universal attribute of scientific statements resides in their potential fallibility. If a claim cannot be disproven, it does not belong to the enterprise of science.
Stephen Jay Gould
My father was a small claims court jester.
Steven Wright
For all the claims one hears about the liberating impact of the data-net, the truth is that it’s wished on most of us a brand-new reason for paranoia.
John Brunner
Men always seem to refuse to admit they are sick until they’re sick enough to make twice as much work for women. Then they claim they’re well too soon, with the same result.
Robert Jordan
An organization which claims to be working for the needs of a community – as SNCC does – must work to provide that community with a position of strength from which to make its voice heard. This is the significance of black power beyond the slogan.
Stokely Carmichael
The true husbandman will cease from anxiety, as the squirrels manifest no concern whether the woods will bear chestnuts this year or not, and finish his labor with every day, relinquishing all claim to the produce of his fields, and sacrificing in his mind not only his first but last fruits also.
Henry David Thoreau
Religion claims to be in possession of an absolute truth; but its history is a history of errors and heresies. It gives us the promise and prospect of a transcendent world – far beyond the limits of our human experience – and it remains human, all too human.
Ernst Cassirer
It was a catch-22: If you didn’t put the trauma behind you, you couldn’t move on. But if you did put the trauma behind you, you willingly gave up your claim to the person you were before it happened.
Jodi Picoult
People go to mediums and they get in touch with spirits outside of the body. Most of these spirits are pretty malevolent and unenlightened, although they often claim to be enlightened teachers who are disincarnate. These low-vibe beings seek life-force.
Frederick Lenz
A U.N. study claims the happiest country in the world is Switzerland. When asked why they’re so happy, Swiss people couldn’t answer because their hands were counting money and their mouths were full of chocolate.
Conan O’Brien
If we cannot claim to live sinless lives, then the only thing that can keep us from despairing before a holy God is that we have an Advocate in heaven and He pleads our case not on the basis of our perfection but of His propitiation.
John Piper
Painters and poets alike have always had license to dare anything! We know that, and we both claim and allow to others in their turn this indulgence.