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1. "Actual happiness always looks pretty squalid in comparison with the overcompensations for misery. And, of course, stability isn't nearly so spectacular as instability. And being contented has none of the glamour of a good fight against misfortune, none of the picturesqueness of a struggle with temptation, or a fatal overthrow by passion or doubt. Happiness is never grand."
Author: Aldous Huxley
2. "Because our world is not the same as Othello's world. You can't make flivvers without steel-and you can't make tragedies without social instability. The world's stable now. People are happy; they get what they want, and they never want what they can't get. They're well off; they're safe; they're never ill; they're not afraid of death; they're blissfully ignorant of passion and old age; they're plagued with no mothers or fathers; they've got no wives, or children, or lovers to feel strongly about; they're so conditioned that they practically can't help behaving as they ought to behave. And if anything should go wrong, there's soma. Which you go and chuck out of the window in the name of liberty, Mr. Savage. Liberty!" He laughed. "Expecting Deltas to know what liberty is! And now expecting them to understand Othello! My good boy!"
Author: Aldous Huxley
3. "You want to have stability in the commercial aspect of your operation."
Author: Andy Taylor
4. "Social Security, a critically important, great program which does serve as the cornerstone of support for senior citizens, now faces challenges that threaten its long-term stability and well-being. The facts are there. The facts are crystal clear."
Author: Bill Frist
5. "I realised one day that men are emotional cripples. We can't express ourselves emotionally, we can only do it with anger and humour. Emotional stability and expression comes from women."
Author: Bob Hoskins
6. "I'm sorry if I have the emotional stability of a teeter-totter right now, but that's better than you, who has the emotional maturity of a rock."
Author: Chanda Hahn
7. "The only way that America can protect its prosperity and political stability will be to depopulate the Third World? Should we be surprised that the AIDS virus showed up about 1975? Do you understand what the term "depopulate" means?"
Author: Chuck Palahniuk
8. "I've had job stability for years at a time. You really develop great relationships with the people you work with."
Author: Coby Bell
9. "It is a tricky business to know when you should set goals and objectives in order to achieve a focus, and when you would be better off dealing with the acceptance and management of your current reality so you can later step into new directions and responsibilities with greater stability and clarity. Only you will know the answer to that, and only in the moment."
Author: David Allen
10. "So, what is it that I bring to her?" [Angus]"Strength. Security. Stability. All the best ‘s' words." [Truman]Truman smirked and so did Angus."
Author: Elizabeth Finn
11. "Wisdom is the God-given ability to see life with rare objectivity and to handle life with rare stability."
Author: Elizabeth George
12. "I find that stability is good for my creativity."
Author: Ellen Forney
13. "Preemption is the right of any nation in order to preserve its National Security; however, preemptive war is a tactic, not a strategy. When used as a strategy preemption dilutes diplomacy, creates an atmosphere of distrust, and promotes regional instability."
Author: Ellen Tauscher
14. "If a society is to preserve stability and a degree of continuity, it must learn how to keep its adolescents from imposing their tastes, values, and fantasies on everyday life."
Author: Eric Hoffer
15. "For one to wholly accept and find peace in the realization that he is going to be alone forever, and know this truth, deep within himself, not for a short time, or until he next experiences a fleeting notion of love, but really and truly forever- and be for eternity without the warming blanket of stability and comfort and companionship that so many others compromise so much of themselves for- to face this world with nothing but his own wits, his solitude, his self-deception... that takes a special kind of bravery. A special kind of bravery, and a special kind of cowardice."
Author: Ev Durán
16. "Defenders of the status quo will argue that this system has served us well over the centuries, that our parliamentary traditions have combined stability and flexibility and that we should not cast away in a minute what has taken generations to build."
Author: Ferdinand Mount
17. "Once we started to urbanize, we put ourselves on this treadmill. We traded away stability for growth. And growth requires change."
Author: Geoffrey West
18. "The child (mis)recognizes itself as a whole entity for the first time. It sees an image of itself as a unified person, an image which promises for the child that it will soon achieve full co-ordination of its body. The incoherent ‘hommelette' sees an image of itself as an independent being and learns to identify with this image. This is when the ego (the sense of yourself as an individual) is formed. Thus, your sense of self is fundamentally bound up with an ‘exterior' image. Instead of simply coming from within, your identity is formed out of a situation in which you see yourself for the first time from the outside. For Lacan this means that alienation and division are built into your identity from the outset. The result in adult life is that you are in a constant but fruitless state of desire for some mythical inner unity and stability to match the unity and stability you thought you saw in your childhood reflection. We spend our lives trying (and failing) to make ourselves ‘whole'."
Author: Glenn Ward
19. "Sectarian divide has created a schism in our society that is a major challenge. As monarch of all Bahrainis, it pains me to see many harmed by the actions of a few. And yet I am optimistic and have faith in our people. We all realize that now is the time to strike a balance between stability and gradual reform."
Author: Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa
20. "Civil disobedience, as I put it to the audience, was not the problem, despite the warnings of some that it threatened social stability, that it led to anarchy. The greatest danger, I argued, was civil obedience, the submission of individual conscience to governmental authority. Such obedience led to the horrors we saw in totalitarian states, and in liberal states it led to the public's acceptance of war whenever the so-called democratic government decided on it...In such a world, the rule of law maintains things as they are. Therefore, to begin the process of change, to stop a war, to establish justice, it may be necessary to break the law, to commit acts of civil disobedience, as Southern black did, as antiwar protesters did."
Author: Howard Zinn
21. "No one welcomes chaos, but why crave stability and predictability?"
Author: Hugh Mackay
22. "The old ways are dead. And you need people around you who concur. That means hanging out more with the creative people, the freaks, the real visionaries, than you're already doing. Thinking more about what their needs are, and responding accordingly. Avoid the dullards; avoid the folk who play it safe. They can't help you anymore. Their stability model no longer offers that much stability. They are extinct, they are extinction."
Author: Hugh MacLeod
23. "You see, proteins, as I probably needn't tell you, are immensely complicated groupings of amino acids and certain other specialized compounds, arranged in intricate three-dimensional patterns that are as unstable as sunbeams on a cloudy day. It is this instability that is life, since it is forever changing its position in an effort to maintain its identity--in the manner of a long rod balanced on an acrobat's nose."
Author: Isaac Asimov
24. "I could hear and indescribable seething roar which wasn't which wasn't in my ear but everywhere and had nothing to do with sounds. I realised that I had died and reborn numberless times but just didn't remember especially because the transitions from life to death and back to life are so ghostly eas, a magical action for naught, like falling asleep and waking up again a million times, the utter casualness and deep ignorance of it.I realised it was only because of the stability of the intrinsic Mind that these ripples of birth and death took place, like the action of wind on a sheet of pure, serene, mirror-like water. I felt sweet, swinging bliss, like a big shot of heroin in the mainline vein, like a gulp of wine late in the afternoon and it makes you shudder; my feet tingled.I thought I was going to die the very next moment."
Author: Jack Kerouac
25. "One year after the United States led the invasion of Iraq, the country remains extremely dangerous not only to our troops, but also to the stability of the world."
Author: Jay Rockefeller
26. "Since beginners can only remain in contact with the object of observation for short periods, initially one should meditate in brief sessions even eighteen times a day; in due course stability will be achieved of its own accord, at which time the session can be lengthened. It is important not to try at first to meditate for long periods; otherwise, upon sight of the meditation cushion, one will feel nausea and laziness. The session should be left while it is going well, when one still feels that it would go well if continued."
Author: Jeffrey Hopkins
27. "Our children take their flight into the future with our thrust and with our aim. And even as we anxiously watch that arrow in flight and know all the evils that can deflect its course after is has left our hand, nevertheless we take courage in remembering that the most important factor in determining that arrow's destination will be the stability, strength, and unwavering certainty of the holder of the bow."
Author: Jeffrey R. Holland
28. "Change is the law. Stability and consistency are illusions, temporary in any case, a heroic achievement of human will and persistence at best. When we want things to stay the same, we'll always wind up playing catch-up."
Author: John Brockman
29. "You can't have a world where 50 percent of the people are dieting and 50 percent of the people are starving if you want stability."
Author: John Shelby Spong
30. "American presence is, you know, the major cause of balance of power and the stability in this region."
Author: Kim Dae Jung
31. "Unification is one thing, and stability in Northeast Asia is another thing."
Author: Kim Dae Jung
32. "Thus it is that dignity finds its (firm) root in its (previous) meanness, and what is lofty finds its stability in the lowness (from which it rises)."
Author: Lao Tzu
33. "Forget being a decent man, Terence. Go for castability. Could you even play a decent man in a movie?"
Author: Lorrie Moore
34. "Existential envy which is directed against the other person's very nature, is the strongest source of ressentiment. It is as if it whispers continually: "I can forgive everything, but not that you are— that you are what you are—that I am not what you are—indeed that I am not you." This form of envy strips the opponent of his very existence, for this existence as such is felt to be a "pressure," a "reproach," and an unbearable humiliation. In the lives of great men there are always critical periods of instability, in which they alternately envy and try to love those whose merits they cannot but esteem. Only gradually, one of these attitudes will predominate. Here lies the meaning of Goethe's reflection that "against another's great merits, there is no remedy but love."
Author: Max Scheler
35. "There will be no stability of world-peace till the educated lack moral conscience."
Author: Md. Mujib Ullah
36. "The process of philosophic and scientific enlightenment has shaken the stability of beliefs held explicitly as articles of faith."
Author: Michael Polanyi
37. "Conflict does not lead to stability in the world."
Author: Mohammed Morsi
38. "First of all when you're a mommy like you like the consistency of being on a show like that's just peace of mind, I know I have financial, you know stability."
Author: Nia Long
39. "We will work to bring an element of stability to the price of oil."
Author: Olusegun Obasanjo
40. "I feel that marrying younger and being quite a young dad helped me with the stability of my career."
Author: Patrick Duffy
41. "A child who grows up with the realization that his parents are lovers has a wonderful basis of stability.6"
Author: R. Kent Hughes
42. "We cannot cut and run. If we are to ensure freedom and democracy, it is essential that we follow through on our obligation to bring about stability in Iraq."
Author: Richard Shelby
43. "And so I believe that God plays this enormous role in my life. And I believe that it's my obligation to give back and to follow the rules that were set. And it also gives me an enormous sense of my own place and an enormous sense of stability."
Author: Ronald Perelman
44. "I think what children need is love, security, stability, consistency, and kindness."
Author: Rosie O'Donnell
45. "Nerrissa? You believe her? Well, you at least have to credit her with a certain instability! Remember when she told you that I was going to take over the Fount with and army of Lobsters?" said Ripred.You did try to take over the Fount with an army of Lobsters." said Vikus.Yes, yes, but it was years before she was born. My point is, she flip-flops in and out of time like a fish in shallow waters." answered Ripred."
Author: Suzanne Collins
46. "I've always been a quitter. I quit the Boy Scouts, the glee club, the marching band. Gave up my paper route, turned my back on the church, stuffed the basketball team. I dropped out of college, sidestepped the army with a 4-F on the grounds of mental instability, went back to school, made a go of it, entered a Ph.D. program in nineteenth-century British literature, sat in the front row, took notes assiduously, bought a pair of horn-rims, and quit on the eve of my comprehensive exams. I got married, separated, divorced. Quit smoking, quit jogging, quit eating red meat. I quit jobs: digging graves, pumping gas, selling insurance, showing pornographic films in an art theater in Boston. When I was nineteen I made frantic love to a pinch-faced, sack-bosomed girl I'd known from high school. She got pregnant. I quit town."
Author: T.C. Boyle
47. "Total transparency risks country's stability."
Author: Toba Beta
48. "A woman can take care of the family. It takes a man to provide structure, to provide stability."
Author: Tom DeLay
49. "The vast Pacific Ocean has ample space for China and the United States. We welcome a constructive role by the United States in promoting peace, stability and prosperity in the region. We also hope that the United States will fully respect and accommodate the major interests and legitimate concerns of Asia-Pacific countries."
Author: Xi Jinping
50. "It is in line with the fundamental interests of the two peoples for China and Afghanistan to strengthen a strategic and cooperative partnership, which is also conducive to regional peace, stability and development."
Author: Zhou Yongkang

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