Quotes containing word "merely"

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Sell also: just, simply

Definitions and meanings of word "merely"

• Adv: and nothing more; examples: "I was merely asking", "it is simply a matter of time", "just a scratch", "he was only a child", "hopes that last but a moment"

Featured authors with quotes containing word "merely"

Martin Luther King, Jr.
4 quotes about merely
American Leader, Clergyman, Activist
Tuesday 15 January 1929 - Thursday 4 April 1968
Herbert Read
4 quotes about merely
English Writer, Critic, Poet
1893 - 1968
Mark Twain
4 quotes about merely
American Author
Monday 30 November 1835 - Thursday 21 April 1910
Charles Hodge
3 quotes about merely
American Theologian
1797 - 1878
Frank Moore Colby
3 quotes about merely
American Writer, Educator, Lecturer
1865 - 1925
Lord Chesterfield
2 quotes about merely
British Statesman
Wednesday 22 September 1694 - 1773
H. L. Mencken
3 quotes about merely
American Writer, Critic, Journalist, Editor, Scholar
Sunday 12 September 1880 - Sunday 29 January 1956
Anton Chekhov
3 quotes about merely
Russian Dramatist
Sunday 29 January 1860 - Thursday 14 July 1904
Aldous Huxley
3 quotes about merely
English Writer, Novelist
Thursday 26 July 1894 - Friday 22 November 1963
William James
3 quotes about merely
American Psychologist, Philosopher, Educator
Tuesday 11 January 1842 - Friday 26 August 1910
Theodore Roosevelt
3 quotes about merely
American President
Wednesday 27 October 1858 - Monday 6 January 1919
Gilbert K. Chesterton
3 quotes about merely
English Writer
Friday 29 May 1874 - Sunday 14 June 1936

Better to illuminate than merely to shine, to deliver to others contemplated truths than merely to contemplate.

Thomas Aquinas

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Dull would be the man who should merely tolerate this plan of social industry. Weak would be the position of him who should take an apologetic tone in defending it, or present its claims in a merely negative way, by exposing the evils and perils of the socialistic plan.

John Bates Clark

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Never seem wiser, nor more learned, than the people you are with. Wear your learning, like your watch, in a private pocket: and do not merely pull it out and strike it; merely to show that you have one.

Lord Chesterfield

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Apparently, the most difficult feat for a Cambridge male is to accept a woman not merely as feeling, not merely as thinking, but as managing a complex, vital interweaving of both.

Sylvia Plath

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The art of economics consists in looking not merely at the immediate but at the longer effects of any act or policy; it consists in tracing the consequences of that policy not merely for one group but for all groups.

Henry Hazlitt

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He hoped and prayed that there wasn't an afterlife. Then he realized there was a contradiction involved here and merely hoped that there wasn't an afterlife.

Douglas Adams

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Beauty is no quality in things themselves. It exists merely in the mind which contemplates them.

David Hume

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Doctors are just the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you too.

Anton Chekhov

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The atom bomb was no "great decision." It was merely another powerful weapon in the arsenal of righteousness.

Harry S. Truman

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If religion were true, its followers would not try to bludgeon their young into an artificial conformity; but would merely insist on their unbending quest for truth, irrespective of artificial backgrounds or practical consequences.

H. P. Lovecraft

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Art is only a means to life, to the life more abundant. It is not in itself the life more abundant. It merely points the way, something which is overlooked not only by the public, but very often by the artist himself. In becoming an end it defeats itself.

Henry Miller

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It is not God's will merely that we should be happy, but that we should make ourselves happy.

Immanuel Kant

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Your belief in God is merely an escape from your monotonous, stupid and cruel life.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

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The first test of a truly great man is his humility. By humility I don't mean doubt of his powers or hesitation in speaking his opinion, but merely an understanding of the relationship of what he can say and what he can do.

John Ruskin

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If Liberia has failed, then, it is no evidence of the failure of the Negro in government. It is merely evidence of the failure of slavery.

Carter G. Woodson

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Every reader finds himself. The writer's work is merely a kind of optical instrument that makes it possible for the reader to discern what, without this book, he would perhaps never have seen in himself.

Marcel Proust

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I am interested in ideas, not merely in visual products.

Marcel Duchamp

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If the technical innovations of the Impressionists led merely to a more accurate representation of nature, it was perhaps of not much value in enlarging their powers of expression.

Edward Hopper

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For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.

Nelson Mandela

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A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.

Mahatma Gandhi

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