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    To subvert the tyranny of our execrable government, to break the connection with England, the never-failing source of all our political evils and to assert the independence of my country- these were my objectives. To unite the whole people of Ireland, to abolish the memory of all past dissensions, and to substitute the common name of Irishman in place of the denominations of Protestant, Catholic and Dissenter - these were my means.
    — Wolfe Tone
    We may not substitute charity for godliness; but there is room for the Divine love in the heart which has been touched by the human.
    — William Morley Punshon
    The Nazi regime intended eventually to destroy Christianity in Germany, if it could, and substitute the old paganism of the early Germanic gods and the new paganism of the Nazi extremists.
    — William L. Shirer
    Socialism proposes no adequate substitute for the motive of enlightened selfishness that today is at the basis of all human labor and effort, enterprise and new activity.
    — William Howard Taft
    Let the past abolish the past when - and if - it can substitute something better.
    — William Faulkner
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    Manner is all in all, whate'er is writ,The substitute for genius, sense, and wit.
    — William Cowper
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    Science is not a substitute for common sense, but an extension of it.
    — Willard Van Orman Quine
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    The experience of the past lives little doubt that every economic system must sooner or later rely upon some form of the profit motive to stir individuals and groups to productivity. Substitutes like slavery, police supervision, or ideological enthusiasm prove too unproductive, too expensive, or too transient.
    — Will Durant
    The suppression of natural sexual gratification leads to various kinds of substitute gratifications. Natural aggression, for example, becomes brutal sadism which then is an essential mass-psychological factor in imperialistic wars.
    — Wilhelm Reich
    My plea to educators and parents is that they should give some thought to the nature of the brain of a child, for the brain is a living mechanism, not a machine. In case of breakdown, it can substitute one of its parts for the function of another. But it has its limitations. It is subject to inexorable change with the passage of time.
    — Wilder Penfield
    A parent's best intentions are no substitute for attention.
    — Wes Fesler
    Political correctness will die as it lived - kicking and screaming ad hominem abuse as a substitute for arguments.
    — Wendy McElroy
    If all issues are personalized, we lose our capacity to entertain ideas, to generalize from our own or someone else's experiences, to think abstractly. We substitute sentimentality for thought.
    — Wendy Kaminer
    There are lots of bad things that can happen to a food economy that's both extensive and centralized. There's no substitute for petroleum. To have a growth economy based on a declining fuel supply is bound to be stressful.
    — Wendell Berry
    tags: growth  food  bad  substitute 
     
    Failing is a judgment that we humans place on a given action. Rather than judgment, substitute this attitude: You cannot fail, you can only produce results.
    — Wayne Dyer
    tags: action  fail  substitute 
     
    Negligence in prayer withers the inner man. Nothing can be a substitute for it, not even Christian work. Many are so preoccupied with work that they allow little time for prayer. Hence they cannot cast out demons. Prayer enables us first inwardly to overcome the enemy and then outwardly to deal with him.
    — Watchman Nee
    We think of the Christian life as a "changed life' but it is not that. What God offers us is an "exchanged life,' a "substituted life,' and Christ is our Substitute within.
    — Watchman Nee
    Could it be that toxic mimics are toxic because they ignore responsibility, they ignore relationship, they ignore presence, they substitute control for fluidity and choice?
    — Ward Churchill
    Acting is a child's game. It's your willingness to suspend one reality and substitute it for another. That reality lives and breathes in your imagination. The actors that I want to be like exercise that way of thinking, and that's kind of what I do.
    — Walton Goggins
    The principle of majority rule is the mildest form in which the force of numbers can be exercised. It is a pacific substitute for civil war in which the opposing armies are counted and the victory is awarded to the larger before any blood is shed. Except in the sacred tests of democracy and in the incantations of the orators, we hardly take the trouble to pretend that the rule of the majority is not at bottom a rule of force.
    — Walter Lippmann
    But what is propaganda, if not the effort to alter the picture to which men respond, to substitute one social pattern for another?
    — Walter Lippmann
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    Unless the reformer can invent something which substitutes attractive virtues for attractive vices, he will fail.
    — Walter Lippmann
    It is not wise for us to permit a few people on the Federal Reserve Board to have life and death power over our economy. My recommendation for reducing some of that power is to repeal legal tender laws and eliminate all taxes on gold, silver and platinum transactions. That way there would be money substitutes and the government money monopoly would be reduced and hence the ability to tax - some people would say steal from - us through inflation.
    — Walter E. Williams
    Television... is not a substitute for print.
    — Walter Cronkite
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    Television [is] a high-impact medium. It does some things no other force can do-transmitting electronic pictures through the air. Still, as an explored, comprehensive medium, it is not a substitute for print.
    — Walter Cronkite
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    There's no substitute for hard work and effort beyond the call of duty. That is what strengthens the soul and ennobles one's character.
    — Walter Camp
    Flattery looks like friendship, just like a wolf looks like a dog. Food for thought is no substitute for the real thing.
    — Walt Kelly
    Sleep: a poor substitute for caffeine!
    — Wallace Shawn
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    Knowledge is theory. We should be thankful if action of management is based on theory. Knowledge has temporal spread. Information is not knowledge. The world is drowning in information but is slow in acquisition of knowledge. There is no substitute for knowledge.
    — W. Edwards Deming
    There is no substitute for knowledge.
    — W. Edwards Deming
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    Monetary rewards are not a substitute for intrinsic motivation.
    — W. Edwards Deming
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    For a writer, obsession is a good substitute for self-discipline.
    — Vikram Seth
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    The pacifist's task today is to find a method of helping and healing which provides a revolutionary constructive substitute for war.
    — Vera Brittain
    tags: healing  war  substitute 
     
    Even with God's help there is no substitute for the hard work.
    — Valentina
    tags: work  help  god  substitute 
     
    People feel better because Donald Trump says all kinds of things no one else would say and we get certain tendencies out of our system. So if attacking immigrants, say, is a substitute for doing something worse, there's at least a scenario under which that's a better alternative than something else that might have happened.
    — Tyler Cowen
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    The truth is that when it comes to suffering, if we do not go to our graves in confusion, we will not go to our graves trusting. Explanations are a substitute for trust.
    — Tullian Tchividjian
    But there's no substitute for a full-time dad. Dads who are fully engaged with their kids overwhelmingly tend to produce children who believe in themselves and live full lives.
    — Tony Dungy
    Dancing may not be the perfect substitute for love, human love, but it certainly requires all the time and thought and energy that could otherwise be dedicated to love.
    — Toni Bentley
    If you record the sound of bacon in a frying pan and play it back, it sounds like the pops and cracks on an old 33 1/3 recording. Almost exactly like that. You could substitute it for that sound.
    — Tom Waits
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    But there's no substitute for getting smarter faster. And the way you get smarter is to screw around vigorously. Try stuff. See what works. See what fails miserably. Learn. Rinse. Repeat.
    — Tom Peters
    tags: work  learn  fail  substitute 
     
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