I can barely conceive of a type of beauty in which there is no Melancholy.
The Americans combine the notions of religion and liberty so intimately in their minds, that it is impossible to make them conceive of one without the other.
I do not conceive of any reality at all as without genuine unity.
For this is our most perfect duty and yet least known to us by nature: Whatever we conceive or will should be joined with the good of our neighbor.
If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it.
I can well conceive a man without hands, feet, head. But I cannot conceive man without thought; he would be a stone or a brute.
There is a slight problem with being a conceptual artist these days: You won’t get paid. But this levels the field and takes the art of money out of the field of serious art. The only conceptual artists who would conceive of making money on the Internet are a lowbrow species known as hustlers.
A state arises, as I conceive, out of the needs of mankind; no one is self-sufficing, but all of us have many wants.
If we conceive all the changes in the physical world as reducible to the motion of atoms, motions generated by means of the fixed nuclear forces of those atoms, the whole of the world could thus be known by means of the natural sciences.
Today’s students can put dope in their veins or hope in their brains. If they can conceive it and believe it, they can achieve it. They must know it is not their aptitude but their attitude that will determine their altitude.