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    I worry about younger generations who were born to view their country trampling on humanity of everyone that comes in its way, as the 'normal state of affairs" - because they knew no other. We know how easy it is to shed, under such circumstances, the thin and frail veneer of civilization, not to mention the moral standards of which the Jews were presumed to be the world's teachers.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    Fully "biodegradable" structures are nowadays the ideal and the standards to which most, if not all structures, struggle to measure up.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    tags: struggle  standard 
     
    I think my knowledge of music theory is rooted in jazz theory, and a lot of the writers of standards - Rodgers and Hart, and Gershwin.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: music  standard 
     
    We can only undo the election if the behavior meets the constitutional standard of subverting and threatening our system of government.
    — Zoe Lofgren
    Part of the challenge of being a girl living in the 21st Century, looking back, the danger is to not judge your character by your own standards.
    — Zoe Kazan
    For most people, honesty is such an unusual departure from their standard modus operandi - such an abherration in their workaday mendacity - that they feel obliged to alert you when a moment of sincerity is coming on.
    — Zoë Heller
    Standards are different for all things, so the standard set by man is by no means the only 'certain' standard. If you mistake what is relative for something certain, you have strayed far from the ultimate truth.
    — Zhuangzi
    tags: truth  men  mistakes  standard 
     
    But the higher our standard of living, the higher our levels of education, the further people will look around. And we can see which level of openness other societies enjoy. We are no different - we too want more freedom. The question is: How much freedom will be allowed?
    — Zhang Xin
    I've also seen that great men are often lonely. This is understandable, because they have built such high standards for themselves that they often feel alone. But that same loneliness is part of their ability to create.
    — Yousuf Karsh
    I think that Sufism fits all over the world. The concept is not anything that fits standard Western ideas - it's always related to culture, to music, to religion. It is a dominant religion in Senegal.
    — Youssou N'Dour
    Practically the only way to dry the swamp of radical Islam is through economic development and an improved standard of living.
    — Yitzhak Rabin
    I just want to make a classic. Classic is the standard. I'm just trying to make music that will last a lifetime.
    — Yelawolf
    tags: music  standard 
     
    I dont think men like a bad girl. Well, I havent had a date in a year so Im obviously doing something wrong. Its not that my standards are too high, I havent even been asked out in a year. I have no standards, anyone, please!
    — Yasmine Bleeth
    tags: men  girls  wrong  bad  standard  year 
     
    I'm not here to be on display. And my body is not for public consumption. I will not be reduced to an object, or a pair of legs to sell shoes. I'm a soul, a mind, a servant of God. My worth is defined by the beauty of my soul, my heart, my moral character. So I won't worship your beauty standards, and I don't submit to your fashion sense. My submission is to something higher.
    — Yasmin Mogahed
    As Muslim women, we have been liberated from this silent bondage. We don't need society's standard of beauty or fashion, to define our worth. We don't need to become just like men to be honored, and we don't need to wait for a prince to save or complete us. Our worth, our honor, our salvation, and our completion lies not in the slave. But, in the Lord of the slave.
    — Yasmin Mogahed
    Israel is a tremendous success story. When I arrived, there were 600,000 Jews living here. Today there are close to 6 million. We have one of the world's top high-tech industries and a high standard of living. There is only one thing we haven't achieved: Making the country safer for Jews.
    — Yair Lapid
    The young very seldom lead anything in our country today. It's been quite some time since a younger generation pushed an older one to a higher standard.
    — Wynton Marsalis
    tags: time  young  standard 
     
    The art of advertisement, after the American manner, has introduced into all our life such a lavish use of superlatives, that no standard of value whatever is intact.
    — Wyndham Lewis
    tags: value  american  standard 
     
    There is no standard way of using painting techniques.
    — Wu Guanzhong
    tags: painting  standard 
     
    Justice has nothing to do with expediency. Justice has nothing to do with any temporary standard whatever. It is rooted and grounded in the fundamental instincts of humanity.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    Never for a moment have I had one doubt about my religious beliefs. There are people who believe only so far as they can understand-that seems to me presumptuous and sets their understanding as the standard of the universe.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    I would caution against fueling cheap populism. First of all, every German who has spent a vacation in Greece knows that the standard of living there isn't higher than it is in Germany. Second, Greece is paying a high price for European assistance.
    — Wolfgang Schauble
    tags: living  standard 
     
    Youth was so mercilessly hard in its decisions; it had its own unyielding standards and had not yet learned enough to know that time would prove them arbitrary.
    — Winston Graham
    tags: time  youth  standard 
     
    Many French directors, having now realised there was no more real criticism, that the standards of the past have gone, are very offended about the quality of film criticism.
    — Wim Wenders
    If you would like to write better than everybody else, you have to want to write better than everybody else. You must take an obsessive pride in the smallest details of your craft. And you must be willing to defend what you've written against the various middlemen - editors, agents and publishers - whose sights may be different from yours, whose standards not so high.
    — William Zinsser
    tags: craft  write  pride  standard 
     
    You become visibly stressed because you are working hard to pay for a standard of living so robust that it overwhelms your capacity to consume it.
    — William Thorsell
    tags: living  standard 
     
    Truth indeed is sacred; but, as Pilate said, "What is truth?" Show us the undoubted infallible criterion of absolute truth, and we will hold it as a sacred inviolable thing. But in the absence of that infallible criterion, we have all an equal right to grope about in our search of it, and no body and no school nor clique must be allowed to set up a standard of orthodoxy which shall bar the freedom of scientific inquiry.
    — William Stanley Jevons
    There is no such thing as writer's block for writers whose standards are low enough.
    — William Stafford
    tags: standard 
     
    You shouldn't have standards that inhibit you from writing It really doesn't make any difference if you are good or bad today. The assessment of the product is something that happens after you've done it.
    — William Stafford
    tags: bad  writing  standard 
     
    Others may be able to accept standards from another, but an artist is a person who decides.
    — William Stafford
    tags: people  artist  standard 
     
    We hold that no person or set of persons can properly establish a standard of expression for others.
    — William Randolph Hearst
    tags: people  standard 
     
    Where you find obesity, you'll find poverty. It's a reflection of the South's struggle to raise its standard of living.
    — William R. Ferris
    The recommended daily allowances are based on arbitrary, unscientific, and tainted standards.
    — William Proxmire
    tags: standard 
     
    It grants you the power to judge others and feel superior to them. You believe you are living to a higher standard than those you judge. Enforcing rules, especially in more subtle expressions like responsibility and expectation, is a vain attempt to create certainly out of uncertainty. And contrary to what you might think, I have a great fondness for uncertainty. Rules cannot bring freedom; they only have the power to accuse.
    — William P. Young
    The higher the standard of education in a profession, the less marked will be the charlatanism.
    — William Osler
    The right to dissent is the only thing that makes life tolerable for a judge of an appellate court... the affairs of government could not be conducted by democratic standards without it.
    — William O. Douglas
    Thus if the First Amendment means anything in this field, it must allow protests even against the moral code that the standard of the day sets for the community. In other words, literature should not be suppressed merely because it offends the moral code of the censor.
    — William O. Douglas
    There is no superior person by constitutional standards. An applicant who is white is entitled to no advantage by reason of that fact, nor is he subject to any disability, no matter what his race or color. Whatever his race, an applicant has a constitutional right to have his application considered on its individual merits.
    — William O. Douglas
    I went into directing having observed and learned from the best. There was a certain standard of procedure. I found that I was equal to it. I thoroughly enjoyed directing, I liked it a lot. It's very satisfactory to see that you can do it. The art takes care of itself.
    — William Monahan
    tags: care  standard 
     
    Take a look at all the third-world countries that are increasing the so called standard of living. One aspect of this rise in standard of living is the increased consumption of animal products, which directly correlates with the rise in heart disease.
    — William McNamara
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