Quotes with absolute
The thing they wouldn't be expecting him to do was to be there in the first place. Only an absolute idiot would be sitting where he was, so he was winning already. A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Mostly Harmless (1992)
While the easiest way in metaphysics is to condemn all metaphysics as nonsense, the easiest way in morals is to elevate the common practice of the community into a moral absolute.
The Lost World of Thomas Jefferson (1948)
Let no one think that the expenditure of vast sums for weapons and systems of defence can guarantee absolute safety for the cities and citizens of any nation.
United Nations address on peaceful uses of atomic energy "Atoms for Peace" (December 8, 1953)
The solemn scepticism of science has replaced the sneering doubts of witty philosophers. The more positive knowledge we gain, the more we incline to question all that has been received without absolute proof.
Currents and counter-currents in medical science: With other addresses and essays
Most human beings have an absolute and infinite capacity for taking things for granted
I decided early to give my life to something eternal and absolute. Not to these little gods that are here today and gone tomorrow, but to God who is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
Rediscovering Lost Values, Feb. 28, 1954
Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.
Letter from Birmingham Jail, April 16, 1963
All we know of the truth is that the absolute truth, such as it is, is beyond our reach.
De Docta Ignorantia
Viewed purely in the abstract, I think there can be no question that women should have equal rights with men... Especially as regards the laws relating to marriage there should be the most absolute equality between the two sexes. I do not think the woman should assume the man's name.
"The Practicability of Equalizing Men and Women before the Law." Senior thesis at Harvard, 1880