So far as hypotheses are concerned, let no one expect anything certain from astronomy, which cannot furnish it, lest he accept as the truth ideas conceived for another purpose, and depart from this study a greater fool than when he entered it.
Know thyself. Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.
To refuse awards is another way of accepting them with more noise than is normal.
Maybe the only thing worse than having to give gratitude constantly is having to accept it.
Anyone who proposes to do good must not expect people to roll stones out of his way, but must accept his lot calmly, even if they roll a few stones upon it.
Cancer victims who don't accept their fate, who don't learn to live with it, will only destroy what little time they have left.
The boldness of asking deep questions may require unforeseen flexibility if we are to accept the answers.
Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
The strong do what they have to do and the weak accept what they have to accept.
Work and struggle and never accept an evil that you can change.
The mind can assert anything and pretend it has proved it. My beliefs I test on my body, on my intuitional consciousness, and when I get a response there, then I accept.
Books aren't written - they're rewritten. Including your own. It is one of the hardest things to accept, especially after the seventh rewrite hasn't quite done it.
The insufferable arrogance of human beings to think that Nature was made solely for their benefit, as if it was conceivable that the sun had been set afire merely to ripen men's apples and head their cabbages.
We cannot conceive of matter being formed of nothing, since things require a seed to start from... Therefore there is not anything which returns to nothing, but all things return dissolved into their elements.
Taking my clothes off for a film doesn't come naturally to me, but once I had agreed to accept the role I knew I must go through with it.
I was ready to accept the philosophy that the Party is right and that in the coming struggle you could not permit yourself any doubts after the party had made a decision.
The mathematical framework of quantum theory has passed countless successful tests and is now universally accepted as a consistent and accurate description of all atomic phenomena.
Today, as a Jew, one should not have any position or accept any honors because it is difficult to live with those eternal compromises.
We secure our friends not by accepting favors but by doing them.
Men do not accept their prophets and slay them, but they love their martyrs and worship those whom they have tortured to death.
The novel is the highest form of human expression so far attained. Why? Because it is so incapable of the absolute.
People always fear change. People feared electricity when it was invented, didn't they? People feared coal, they feared gas-powered engines... There will always be ignorance, and ignorance leads to fear. But with time, people will come to accept their silicon masters.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
People who are incapable of having any kind of intimate relationship have to turn to feeling this incredible hunger and void, have to turn to some quantifiable external product to make them feel whole.