Adopted Quotes

"My theory of evolut...

"My theory of evolution is that Darwin was adopted." — Steven Wright
📅︎ May 05
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"...[L]et us carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the ...

"...[L]et us carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates, and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text, or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed." - Thom. Jefferson
📅︎ Mar 14
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"Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment ...

"Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life's cultivation: but of the adopted talent of another, you gave only an extemporaneous, half possession." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
📅︎ Oct 06
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"The whole of human history does not contain a single instance of a group becoming civilize...

"The whole of human history does not contain a single instance of a group becoming civilized unless it has been absolutely monogamous, nor is there any example of a group retaining its culture after it has adopted less rigorous customs." - Unwin (1934), Prof. of Oxford University
📅︎ Apr 23
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Oh, you think darkness is your ally. But you merely adopted the dark; I was born i...

Oh, you think darkness is your ally. But you merely adopted the dark; I was born in it, moulded by it. I didn’t see the light until I was already a man, by then it was nothing to me but BLINDING! The shadows betray you because they belong to me! - Bane
📅︎ May 16
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