Without a moral framework, there is nothing left but immediate self-indulgence by some and the path of least resistance by others. Neither can sustain a free society.
Bahaism gives you a pluralistic view, and a lot of aspects of Hinduism give you a moral framework with no accountability other than the karmic system. There's no linear movement or point of accountability toward God.
H. G. Wells
The last thing I wanted to do was act, because it was the path of least resistance.
Too many girls follow the line of least resistance but a good line is hard to resist.
When mental energy is allowed to follow the line of least resistance and to fall into easy channels, it is called weakness.
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Bore children, and they stop reading. There's no room for self-indulgence or showing off or setting the scene.
The romanticised life, where all the great poetry and music and art of the world comes from, is great but it requires a lot of self-indulgence.
Occasionally I find a travel book that is both illuminating and entertaining, where vivid writing and research replace self-indulgence and sloppy prose.
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Christian de Duve
There is nothing left to me but honor, and my life, which is saved.
Once you become famous, there is nothing left to become but infamous.
Once you are married, there is nothing left for you, not even suicide.
Robert Louis Stevenson
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Adlai E. Stevenson
Freedom of the press is not an end in itself but a means to the end of achieving a free society.
The only way of living in a free society is to feel that you have the right to say and do stuff.
Unfortunately, this is a free society, and we're gonna have people with trucks, and people with bombs.
Greta Van Susteren
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Dick Van Dyke
My 20s was a time for self-exploration and, okay, a little self-indulgence.
Grief is the agony of an instant; the indulgence of grief the blunder of a life.
I don't perceive an audience at all when I write a book. It's pure self-indulgence.
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N. R. Narayana Murthy
But it's hard to sustain a successful acting career today.
I tell young actors to do anything that will sustain them.
Normal life cannot sustain revolutionary attitudes for long.
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Pre-emptive war might fall within the framework of international law.
I will not use my legislative powers except in a very limited framework.
High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.
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J. B. Pritzker
I'm drawn to the path of least resistance.
I've gotten resistance for my entire career.
I have a natural resistance to being humiliated.
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Genius is immediate, but talent takes time.
Ego is the immediate dictate of human consciousness.
People care about others in their immediate network.
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Facts are neither Republican nor Democrat.
I don't eat fast food - and neither should you!
I'm boring. My beliefs are neither here nor there.
A. N. Wilson
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Art is the path to being spiritual.
Pave your own path and be fearless.
Mine has been a pretty strange path.
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Jim Yong Kim
George Henry Lewes
I'm actually a very moral guy.
Healing is a moral thing to do.
A true war story is never moral.
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No action is without its side effects.
I enjoy meat, but I can do without it.
Creation is a drug I can't do without.
Cecil B. DeMille
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What is left when honor is lost?
There is no terra incognito left.
'Vanity Fair' is a left-wing rag.
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Leadership is service to others.
Real living is living for others.
I don't direct the plays of others.
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W. E. B. Du Bois
I like to be free.
I do get free stuff.
I've been a free man.
V. S. Naipaul
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Society is unity in diversity.
George Herbert Mead
Society becomes how we behave.
We've become a plastic society.
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E. V. Lucas
I've nothing to say.
I come from nothing.
Nothing can shock me.
Sheri Moon Zombie
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