65 Arbiter Quotes On Success In Life

These arbiter quotes will inspire you. Arbiter, a person with the power to decide a dispute or a person whose views or actions have great influence over trends in social behavior.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging arbiter quotes, arbiter sayings, and arbiter proverbs.

Best Arbiter Quotes

  1. “The ultimate arbiter is the people of the Union.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
  2. “We trained hard … but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form up into teams we would be reorganized. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing; and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency, and demoralization.” ~ Charlton Ogburn
  3. “The ballot box is the surest arbiter of disputes among free men.” ~ James Buchanan
  4. “When I disagree with a rational man, I let reality be our final arbiter; if I am right, he will learn; if I am wrong, I will; one of us will win, but both will profit.” ~ Ayn Rand

  5. “To consider judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions is a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
  6. “Anarchism is the great liberator of man from the phantoms that have held him captive; it is the arbiter and pacifier of the two forces for individual and social harmony.” ~ Emma Goldman
  7. “PROJECTILE, n. The final arbiter in international disputes. With the growth of prudence in military affairs the projectile came more and more into favor, and is now held in high esteem by the most courageous.” ~ Ambrose Bierce
  8. “I also believe that the Supreme Court should be the final arbiter of all federal questions.” ~ Judy Biggert

  9. “Emotion is the surest arbiter of a poetic choice, and it is the priest of all supreme unions in the mind” ~ Max Eastman
  10. “The Supreme Court is not elected, and it is therefore not a proper arbiter of social policy.” ~ Lamar S. Smith
  11. “The director is the ultimate creative arbiter of what’s going to happen. And as a director myself, you really appreciate collaborating with people who are trying to help you find what you need and what you want.” ~ Roman Coppola
  12. “Put two or three men in positions of conflicting authority. This will force them to work at loggerheads, allowing you to be the ultimate arbiter.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

  13. “The chief reason warfare is still with us is neither a secret death-wish of the human species, nor an irrepressible instinct of aggression, nor, finally and more plausibly, the serious economic and social dangers inherent in disarmament, but the simple fact that no substitute for this final arbiter in international affairs has yet appeared on the political scene.” ~ Hannah Arendt
  14. “The gratitude … should be commensurate with the boundless blessings which we enjoy.” ~ James K. Polk
  15. “Digital imaging has untied our hands with regards to technical limitations. We no longer have to be arbiters of technology; we get to participate in the interpretation of technology into creative content.” ~ John Dykstra
  16. “Sure! Why should any experts be the arbiters… That’s like telling someone they can’t be a vegetarian.” ~ Virginia E. Johnson

  17. “To me, the “tape” is the final arbiter of any investment decision. I have a cardinal rule: Never fight the tape!” ~ Martin Zweig
  18. “I for one don’t need a supreme “sacred” arbiter in order to be a moral being.” ~ Salman Rushdie
  19. “My father always used to say, “Don’t raise your voice. Improve your argument.” Good sense does not always lie with the loudest shouters, nor can we say that a large, unruly crowd is always the best arbiter of what is right.” ~ Desmond Tutu
  20. “I see myself as an arbiter of taste.” ~ Vera Wangq

  21. “Truly we are passing through disastrous times, when we may well make our own the lamentation of the Prophet: “There is no truth, and there is no mercy, and there is no knowledge of God in the land” (Hosea 4:1). Yet in the midst of this tide of evil, the Virgin Most Merciful rises before our eyes like a rainbow, as the arbiter of peace between God and man.” ~ Pope Pius X
  22. “Chaos umpire sits And by decision more embroils the fray by which he reigns: next him high arbiter Chance governs all.” ~ John Milton
  23. “But when we reduce sex to a function, we also invoke the idea of dysfunction. We are no longer talking about the art of sex; rather, we are talking about the mechanics of sex. Science has replaced religion as the authority; and science is a more formidable arbiter. Medicine knows how to scare even those who scoff at religion. Compared with a diagnosis, what’s a mere sin? We used to moralize; today we normalize, and performance anxiety is the secular version of our old religious guilt.” ~ Esther Perel
  24. “We are the arbiters of our destiny.” ~ Irina Tweedie

  25. “I think capitalism will not disappear, but it’s going to increasingly not be the exclusive arbiter of economic life. It’s going to have to find value in interacting with the sharing economy on many levels. And this hybrid system that’s already emerging among millennials is going to be a mature system where, by midcentury, part of the day will be in the capitalist market, part of the day in the sharing economy, depending on your marginal costs.” ~ Jeremy Rifkin , Arbiter quotes life
  26. “Experimental evidence is the final arbiter of right and wrong.” ~ Brian Greene
  27. “While the authority of the doctor or plumber is never questioned, everyone deems himself a good judge and an adequate arbiter of what a work of art should be and how it should be done.” ~ Mark Rothko
  28. “Throughout history, self-styled arbiters have taken it upon themselves to decide the question of what can or cannot be the legitimate purview of art.” ~ Barbara Goldsmith

  29. “To vest a few fallible men — prosecutors, judges, jurors — with vast powers of literary or artistic censorship, to convert them into what J. S. Mill called a “moral police,” is to make them despotic arbiters of literary products. If one day they ban mediocre books as obscene, another day they may do likewise to a work of genius.” ~ Jerome Frank
  30. “It is indeed a misfortune for a woman to be without beauty, as with men the eye is the chief arbiter of qualities in the sex. Her beauty is her capital–her worth in the market matrimonial depends upon it. With her the Virtues are less reverenced when unaccompanied by the Graces. The sex understand this very well; and hence they seek mainly to make captive the eye, knowing the mind and heart will follow as a matter of course.” ~ Christian Nestell Bovee
  31. “The great arbiters of language are the women who speak it in the presence of children… What the women pass on to the next generation is “right” and what they do not bother to pass on to their children sooner or later becomes “wrong.” ~ Charlton Laird
  32. “Time, the ultimate arbiter of what is of value in life.” ~ Aaron David Miller

  33. “When a critic sets himself up as an arbiter of morality, a judge of the matter and not the manner of a work, he is no longer a critic; he is a censor.” ~ Edward Albee
  34. “How then shall mathematical concepts be judged? They shall not be judged. Mathematics is the supreme arbiter. From its decisions there is no appeal. We cannot change the rules of the game, we cannot ascertain whether the game is fair. We can only study the player at his game; not, however, with the detached attitude of a bystander, for we are watching our own minds at play.” ~ David van Dantzig
  35. “The word “truth” itself ceases to have its old meaning. It describes no longer something to be found, with the individual conscience as the sole arbiter of whether in any particular instance the evidence (or the standing of those proclaiming it) warrants a belief; it becomes something to be laid down by authority, something which has to believed in the interest of unity of the organized effort and which may have to be altered as the exigencies of this organized effort require it.” ~ Friedrich August von Hayek
  36. “Ironclads and Maxim guns must be the ultimate arbiters of metaphysical truth.” ~ Bertrand Russell

  37. “By a steady adherence to the Union we may hope, erelong, to become the arbiter of Europe in America, and to be able to incline the balance of European competitions in this part of the world as our interest may dictate.” ~ Alexander Hamilton
  38. “With regard to the learned professions, little need be observed; they truly form no distinct interest in society . . . [discussing the landed, merchant, and learned classes in legislative assembly]. Will not the man of the learned profession, who will feel a neutrality to the rivalships between the different branches of industry, be likely to prove an impartial arbiter between them, ready to promote either, so far as it shall appear to him conducive to the general interests of society?” ~ Alexander Hamilton
  39. “Reasonable argument is impossible when authority becomes the arbiter.” ~ Orson Scott Card”Many people feel that mass acceptance and smooth socialization are desirable life paths for a young adult… Many people are often wrong… Don’t bother being nice. Being popular and well liked is not in your best interest. Let me be more clear; if you behave in a manner pleasing to most, then you are probably doing something wrong. The masses have never been arbiters of the sublime, and they often fail to recognize the truly great individual. Taking into account the public’s regrettable lack of taste, it is incumbent upon you not to fit in.” ~ Janeane Garofalo
  40. “If you allow a political catchword to go on and grow, you will awaken some day to find it standing over you, arbiter of your destiny, against which you are powerless.” ~ William Graham Sumner

  41. “Many people feel that mass acceptance and smooth socialization are desirable life paths for a young adult… Many people are often wrong… Don’t bother being nice. Being popular and well liked is not in your best interest. Let me be more clear; if you behave in a manner pleasing to most, then you are probably doing something wrong. The masses have never been arbiters of the sublime, and they often fail to recognize the truly great individual. Taking into account the public’s regrettable lack of taste, it is incumbent upon you not to fit in.” ~ Janeane Garofalo
  42. “Taking the decision-making process away from people disempowers them. It also makes them much less likely to buy into the decision, however right it may be. One’s own conscience remains the ultimate arbiter.” ~ Surya Das
  43. “I always looked forward to being an adult, because I thought the adult world was, well—adult. That adults weren’t cliquey or nasty, that the whole notion of being cool, or in, or popular would case to be the arbiter of all things social, but I was beginning to realize that the adult world was as nonsensically brutal and socially perilous as the kingdom of childhood.” ~ Peter Cameron
  44. “Reason is Life’s sole arbiter, themagic Laby’rinth’s single clue.” ~ Richard Francis Burton

  45. “The single despot stands out in the face of all men, and says: I am the State: My will is law: I am your master: I take the responsibility of my acts: The only arbiter I acknowledge is the sword: If any one denies my right, let him try conclusions with me.” ~ Lysander Spooner
  46. “But the Chief Justice says, ‘There must be an ultimate arbiter somewhere.’ True, there must; but does that prove it is either party? The ultimate arbiter is the people of the Union, assembled by their deputies in convention, at the call of Congress or of two-thirds of the States. Let them decide to which they mean to give an authority claimed by two of their organs. And it has been the peculiar wisdom and felicity of our Constitution, to have provided this peaceable appeal, where that of other nations is at once to force.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
  47. “A government is a compulsory territorial monopolist of ultimate decision-making (jurisdiction) and, implied in this, a compulsory territorial monopolist of taxation. That is, a government is the ultimate arbiter, for the inhabitants of a given territory, regarding what is just and what is not, and it can determine unilaterally, i.e., without requiring the consent of those seeking justice or arbitration, the price that justice-seekers must pay to the government for providing this service.” ~ Hans-Hermann Hoppe
  48. “His own character is the arbiter of every ones fortune.” ~ Publilius Syrus

  49. “Under a socialist system every nation will be the supreme arbiter of its own destinies, national and international; will be forced into no alliance against its will, but will have its independence guaranteed and its freedom respected by the enlightened self-interest of the socialist democracy of the world.” ~ James Connolly
  50. “The framers of our Constitution understood the dangers of unbridled government surveillance. They knew that democracy could flourish only in spaces free from government snooping and interference, and they put restraints on government overreaching in the Fourth Amendment of the Bill of Rights. . . . These protections require, at a minimum, a neutral arbiter – a magistrate – standing between the government’s endless desire for information and the citizens’ desires for privacy.” ~ Elizabeth Holtzman
  51. “Everyone must feel that he is the supreme arbiter of his own [destiny], that no power on earth shall rise over him, that he is and always shall be sovereign of himself and all relating to his individuality. Then only shall all men realize security of person and property.” ~ Josiah Warren
  52. “The ultimate arbiter of truth is experiment, not the comfort one derives from one’s a priori beliefs, nor the beauty or elegance one ascribes to one’s theoretical models.” ~ Lawrence M. Krauss

  53. “My case clearly demonstrates the need for comprehensive whistleblower protection act reform. If we had had a real process in place, and reports of wrongdoing could be taken to real, independent arbiters rather than captured officials, I might not have had to sacrifice so much to do what at this point even the President seems to agree needed to be done.” ~ Edward Snowden
  54. “I don’t know Condoleezza Rice personally. I’m sure she’s a nice lady, and I’m sure she plays the piano well. But she was a very bad National Security Adviser. The National Security Adviser is supposed to be an arbiter of policy and open minded in internal debates.” ~ Seymour Hersh
  55. “The point I wish plainly to bring before you on this occasion is the individuality of each human soul–our Protestant idea, the right of individual conscience and judgment–our republican idea, individual citizenship. In discussing the rights of woman, we are to consider, first, what belongs to her as an individual, in a world of her own, the arbiter of her own destiny, an imaginary Robinson Crusoe with her woman Friday on a solitary island. Her rights under such circumstances are to use all her faculties for her own safety and happiness.” ~ Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  56. “Art has a smaller audience than, say, movies or other forms of mass consumption. But that doesn’t mean the work doesn’t have an impact in a way that transcends just a few cultural arbiters.” ~ Todd Solondz

  57. “Is it what you call civilization that makes England flourish? Is it the universal development of the faculties of man that has rendered an island, almost unknown to the ancients, the
    arbiter of the world? Clearly not. It is the inhabitants that have done this. It is an affair of race…. All is race, there is no other truth.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli
  58. “Traditions are neither good nor bad, they simply are… Rationality is not an arbiter of traditions, it is itself a tradition or an aspect of a tradition.” ~ Paul Feyerabend
  59. “Wisdom may be the ultimate arbiter, but is seldom the immediate agent in human affairs.” ~ James Fitzjames Stephen
  60. “New fashions (of all sorts) come from unexpected places, not from the arbiters of what’s correct.” ~ Seth Godin

  61. “The universal law of karma … is that of action and reaction, cause and effect, sowing and reaping. In the course of natural righteousness, man, by his thoughts and actions, becomes the arbiter of his destiny.” ~ Paramahansa Yogananda
  62. “I would define, in brief, the Poetry of words as the Rhythmical Creation of Beauty. Its sole arbiter is taste. With the intellect or with the conscience, it has only collateral relations. Unless incidentally, it has no concern whatever either with duty or with truth.” ~ Edgar Allan Poe
  63. “Rush Limbaugh is not the arbiter of what’s good taste or what American opinions or morals should be.” ~ David Corn

  64. “Though infested with many bewildering anomalies, photographs are considered our best arbiters between our visual perceptions and the memory of them. It is not only their apparent ‘objectivity’ that grants photographs their high status in this regard, but our belief that in them, fugitive sensation has been laid to rest.” ~ Max Kozloff
  65. “Modern science kills God and takes his place on the vacant throne. Science is the sole legitimate arbiter of all relavent truth.” ~ Vaclav Havel

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