Quotes about "scheme"

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Sell also: dodge, dodging, intrigue, outline, schema, strategy, system

Definitions and meanings of word "scheme"

• Noun: an elaborate and systematic plan of action

• Noun: a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery

• Noun: a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole; example: "a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going"

• Noun: an internal representation of the world; an organization of concepts and actions that can be revised by new information about the world

• Noun: a schematic or preliminary plan

• Verb: form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner

• Verb: devise a system or form a scheme for

Featured authors with quotes containing word "scheme"

James Payn
2 quotes about scheme
English Novelist
Sunday 28 February 1830 - Friday 25 March 1898
James Gadsden
one quote about scheme
American Politician, Businessman, Soldier, Diplomat
Thursday 15 May 1788 - Saturday 25 December 1858
Joseph de Maistre
one quote about scheme
French Writer, Philosopher, Lawyer, Diplomat
Sunday 1 April 1753 - Monday 26 February 1821
Bernard Katz
one quote about scheme
German Physicist, Scientist
Sunday 26 March 1911 - Sunday 20 April 2003
Arthur Keith
one quote about scheme
Scottish Scientist
Monday 5 February 1866 - Friday 7 January 1955
Mary Landrieu
one quote about scheme
American Politician
Born Wednesday 23 November 1955
Peter Garrett
one quote about scheme
Australian Politician, Musician, Activist, Environmentalist
Born Thursday 16 April 1953
Rush Limbaugh
one quote about scheme
American Entertainer
Born Friday 12 January 1951
Eric Liu
one quote about scheme
American Writer
Born 1968
Eamon de Valera
one quote about scheme
Irish Statesman
Saturday 14 October 1882 - Friday 29 August 1975
Kurt Vonnegut
one quote about scheme
American Writer, Author
Saturday 11 November 1922 - Wednesday 11 April 2007

I was taught that the human brain was the crowning glory of evolution so far, but I think it's a very poor scheme for survival.

Kurt Vonnegut

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The reclamation scheme is both feasible and desirable.

Kurt Vonnegut

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Recently though, our State Governments have discussed instigating a carbon trading scheme - the details are still to be decided - and that's an encouraging sign.

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Organized religion: the world's largest pyramid scheme.

Kurt Vonnegut

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There are very few men and women in whom a Universalist feeling is altogether lacking; its prevalence suggests that it must be part of our inborn nature and have a place in Nature's scheme of evolution.

Kurt Vonnegut

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I agree that we must expand opportunities for retirement saving, but we must not undermine this worthy effort with a flawed privatization scheme that takes the 'security' out of Social Security.

Kurt Vonnegut

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We are all bound to the throne of the Supreme Being by a flexible chain which restrains without enslaving us. The most wonderful aspect of the universal scheme of things is the action of free beings under divine guidance.

Kurt Vonnegut

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Folks, the most insidious part of this whole health care scheme is that all of these vast medical expenditures will become nothing more than government budget items. We individuals will no longer exist. The relationship between a government and citizen will change forever.

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In the end no segregationist scheme has withstood the force of a simple idea: equality under law.

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I rank myself no higher in the scheme of things than a policeman - whose utility would disappear if there were no criminals.

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By keeping the annuities, we could build up a national industry every years as big as the Shannon Scheme.

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Circumstances give in reality to every political principle its distinguishing color and discriminating effect. The circumstances are what render every civil and political scheme beneficial or noxious to mankind.

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My only scheme was to be a rapper.

Kurt Vonnegut

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For it is mutual trust, even more than mutual interest that holds human associations together. Our friends seldom profit us but they make us feel safe. Marriage is a scheme to accomplish exactly that same end.

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The stoical scheme of supplying our wants by lopping off our desires, is like cutting off our feet when we want shoes.

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Nothing is more hopeless than a scheme of merriment.

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I have a scheme for stopping war. It's this - no nation is allowed to enter a war till they have paid for the last one.

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In war as in life, it is often necessary when some cherished scheme has failed, to take up the best alternative open, and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.

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The production team's first meeting took place at my house. I had ideas and a color scheme in mind, how I wanted the movie to look, because that has to be a real collaboration.

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It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get.

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