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Value is the way animal interest and partiality are experienced in consciousness. As such, they involve a relation between objects of pursuit, animal tendencies and the intuited moral essences the psyche projects on what it seeks. We cannot speak of virtue and vice, therefore, without taking the needs and the desires, the very nature of the animal into account. These natures are diverse and changeable; any overlap between them is a contingent matter of fact. Moral truth thus becomes empirical truth about morality, a prosaic catalogue of who prizes what, a record of the moral history of the world rather than a guide to its correct development.


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JOHN RUSKIN
Wide sea, that one continuous murmur breeds along the pebbled shore of memory!
JOHN KEATS
The past grows gradually around one, like a placenta for dying.
JOHN BERGER
Temperament lies behind mood; behind will, lies the fate of character. Then behind both, the influen...
JOHN BURROUGHS
Headlines twice the size of the events.
JOHN GALSWORTHY
I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for religion --I have shuddered at it. I shudder n...
JOHN KEATS
All nationalisms are at heart deeply concerned with names: with the most immaterial and original hum...
JOHN BERGER
They are good furniture pictures, unworthy of praise, and undeserving of blame.
JOHN RUSKIN
One of the great fallacies of our time is that the Nazis rose to power because they imposed order on...
JOHN FOWLES
Compassion has no place in the natural order of the world which operates on the basis of necessity. ...
JOHN BERGER
Those who in quarrels interpose, must often wipe a bloody nose.
JOHN GAY
Intuition becomes increasingly valuable in the new information society precisely because there is so...
JOHN NAISBITT
We have for the first time an economy based on a key resource Information that is not only renewable...
JOHN NAISBITT
Idealism increases in direct proportion to one's distance from the problem.
JOHN GALSWORTHY
The path of least resistance and least trouble is a mental rut already made. It requires troublesome...
JOHN DEWEY
Genius is sorrow's child.
JOHN ADAMS
Freedom all solace to man gives: He lives at ease that freely lives.
JOHN BARBOUR
Sir Walter, being strangely surprised and put out of his countenance at so great a table, gives his ...
JOHN AUBREY
He disliked emotion, not because he felt lightly, but because he felt deeply.
JOHN BUCHAN
One's eyes are what one is, one's mouth is what one becomes.
JOHN GALSWORTHY
Compare the cinema with theatre. Both are dramatic arts. Theatre brings actors before a public and e...
JOHN BERGER
Duty largely consists of pretending that the trivial is critical.
JOHN FOWLES
Jealousy is the jaundice of the soul.
JOHN DRYDEN
Tears such as angels weep.
JOHN MILTON
I've not got a first in philosophy without being able to muddy things pretty satisfactory.
JOHN BANHAM
The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love color the most.
JOHN RUSKIN
Gather in your resources, rally all your faculties, marshal all your energies, focus all your capaci...
JOHN HAGGAI
Civilization is a conspiracy. Modern life is the silent compact of comfortable folk to keep up prete...
JOHN BUCHAN
Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows ...
JOHN MUIR
Celebrity is a mask that eats into the face. As soon as one is aware of being somebody, to be watche...
JOHN UPDIKE
Look around the inhabited world; how few know their own good, or knowing it, pursue.
JOHN DRYDEN
Adam inquires concerning celestial motions, is doubtfully answered, and exhorted to search rather th...
JOHN MILTON
America is the country where you can buy a lifetime supply of aspirin For one dollar and use it up i...
JOHN BARRYMORE
A peasant becomes fond of his pig and is glad to salt away its pork. What is significant, and is so ...
JOHN BERGER
The great men among the ancients understood very well how to reconcile manual labour with affairs of...
JOHN LOCKE
I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaratio...
JOHN ADAMS
I request that they may be considered in confidence, until the members of Congress are fully possess...
JOHN ADAMS
I read my eyes out and cant read half enough. The more one reads the more one sees we have to read.
JOHN ADAMS
I Pray Heaven to Bestow The Best of Blessing on THIS HOUSE, and on All that shall hereafter Inhabit ...
JOHN ADAMS
But his kiss was so sweet, and so closely he pressed, that I languished and pined till I granted the...
JOHN GAY
Many hands make light work.
JOHN HEYWOOD
The strange power of art is sometimes it can show that what people have in common is more urgent tha...
JOHN BERGER
They are the guiding oracles which man has found out for himself in that great business of ours, of ...
JOHN MORLEY
Whether for life or death, do your own work well.
JOHN RUSKIN
Not too long ago, if you did 75 percent of the things you did right, it was okay. Now, if you don't ...
JOHN SPOELHOF
Weep no more, nor sigh, nor groan,
Sorrow calls no time that 's gone;
Violets plucked, the swe...
JOHN FLETCHER
Let me arrest thy thoughts; wonder with me, why plowing, building, ruling and the rest, or most of t...
JOHN DONNE