Quotes about "origin"

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Sell also: ancestry, beginning, blood, bloodline, descent, extraction, inception, line, lineage, parentage, pedigree, root, source, stock

Definitions and meanings of word "origin"

• Noun: the place where something begins, where it springs into being; examples: "the Italian beginning of the Renaissance", "Jupiter was the origin of the radiation", "Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River", "communism's Russian root"

• Noun: properties attributable to your ancestry; example: "he comes from good origins"

• Noun: an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events

• Noun: the point of intersection of coordinate axes; where the values of the coordinates are all zero

• Noun: the descendants of one individual; example: "his entire lineage has been warriors"

Featured authors with quotes containing word "origin"

Frederick Soddy
2 quotes about origin
English Scientist
Sunday 2 September 1877 - Saturday 22 September 1956
Mortimer Adler
2 quotes about origin
American Philosopher, Author, Educator
Sunday 28 December 1902 - Thursday 28 June 2001
George G. Simpson
2 quotes about origin
American Scientist
Monday 16 June 1902 - Saturday 6 October 1984
Cat Stevens
2 quotes about origin
British Writer, Musician, Educator, Songwriter
Born Wednesday 21 July 1948
Ellsworth Huntington
2 quotes about origin
American Educator, Scientist
Saturday 16 September 1876 - Friday 17 October 1947
Antonio Gaudi
one quote about origin
Spanish Architect
Friday 25 June 1852 - Thursday 10 June 1926
Adam Ferguson
one quote about origin
Scottish Philosopher, Historian
Sunday 20 June 1723 - Thursday 22 February 1816
Clarence Darrow
one quote about origin
American Lawyer
Saturday 18 April 1857 - Sunday 13 March 1938
Hassan Nasrallah
one quote about origin
Lebanese Leader, Revolutionary
Born Wednesday 31 August 1960
Alexander Mackenzie
one quote about origin
Canadian Statesman, Actor, Editor
Monday 28 January 1822 - Sunday 17 April 1892
John Newton
one quote about origin
American Clergyman, Soldier
Tuesday 24 July 1725 - Monday 21 December 1807
Arthur Eddington
one quote about origin
British Philosopher, Physicist, Scientist
Thursday 28 December 1882 - Wednesday 22 November 1944

Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility.

William Wordsworth

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I find the selectivity of erotic love - the choice of this man or this woman - much more intelligible if liking the person is the origin of sexual interest, rather than the other way.

William Wordsworth

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The origin of the absurd idea of immortal life is easy to discover; it is kept alive by hope and fear, by childish faith, and by cowardice.

William Wordsworth

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There are certain books in the world which every searcher for truth must know: the Bible, the Critique of Pure Reason, the Origin of Species, and Karl Marx's Capital.

William Wordsworth

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It is even possible that laws which have not their origin in the mind may be irrational, and we can never succeed in formulating them.

William Wordsworth

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Like the winds that we come we know not whence and blow whither soever they list, the forces of society are derived from an obscure and distant origin. They arise before the date of philosophy, from the instincts, not the speculations of men.

William Wordsworth

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Because of this, originality consists in returning to the origin.

William Wordsworth

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Gospel music rhythms are not African in origin, although I know that's what the jazz experts say.

William Wordsworth

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Science always has its origin in the adaptation of thought to some definite field of experience.

William Wordsworth

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I have always held those political opinions which point to the universal brotherhood of man, no matter in what rank of life he may have taken his origin.

William Wordsworth

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The problem is we disagree about the origin. Is this occupied land or not?

William Wordsworth

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Many have puzzled themselves about the origin of evil. I am content to observe that there is evil, and that there is a way to escape from it, and with this I begin and end.

William Wordsworth

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Even a polemic has some justification if one considers that my own first poetic experiments began during a dictatorship and mark the origin of the Hermetic movement.

William Wordsworth

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Verse, singing, and speech have a common origin.

William Wordsworth

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To pass to the deluge, and beyond it, and to come to close quarters with our proper division, the origin of Romance itself is a very debatable subject, or rather it is a subject which the wiser mind will hardly care to debate much.

William Wordsworth

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Every human being, of whatever origin, of whatever station, deserves respect. We must each respect others even as we respect ourselves.

William Wordsworth

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A lot of people in my world - in the acting world - have either lost friends to Aids or live with HIV because its origin in our culture, in New York for instance, was in the gay community.

William Wordsworth

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Art owes its origin to Nature herself... this beautiful creation, the world, supplied the first model, while the original teacher was that divine intelligence which has not only made us superior to the other animals, but like God Himself, if I may venture to say it.

William Wordsworth

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We have now seen that there is no particle of evidence for the Egyptian origin of Tarot cards.

William Wordsworth

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A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.

William Wordsworth

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