In coming closer to nature, man shows himself superior to it. As a mere part of nature, man’s existence would be a series of isolated phenomena. All life would proceed from and depend on contact with the outside world.
A free Net may depend on some wisely developed and implemented locks and a community ethos that secures the keys to those locks among groups with shared norms and a sense of public purpose rather than in the hands of one gatekeeper.
The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things.
If they don’t depend on true evidence, scientists are no better than gossips.
If you depend on God’s grace there is no such thing as impossible.
Death and life have their determined appointments; riches and honors depend upon heaven.
It’s an important social duty to spread the word of English to people whose livelihoods depend on knowing the language.
The proud depend upon the world to tell them whether they have value or not. Their self-esteem is determined by where they are judged to be on the ladders of worldly success. They feel worthwhile as individuals if the numbers beneath them in achievement, talent, beauty, or intellect are large enough.
You can’t depend on the kind of folks people think they are – you’ve got to go by what they do. And I wouldn’t give much for a man that some folks hadn’t thought was a fool, in his time.
Democratic nations must try to find ways to starve the terrorist and the hijacker of the oxygen of publicity on which they depend.