36 Divergence Quotes On Success In Life

These divergence quotes will inspire you. Divergence is a drawing apart (as of lines extending from a common center) or the process or state of diverging.

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

Best Divergence Quotes

  1. “There is an inevitable divergence between the world as it is and the world as men perceive it.” ~ J. William Fulbright
  2. “Debate and divergence of views can only enrich our history and culture.” ~ Ibrahim Babangida
  3. “A chasm reminds us that there is a fine line between bravery and idiocy.” ~ Veronica Roth
  4. “The progress of the human race is effected by the operation of two forces which correspond in most respects to what in physics are often called, for want of better terms, the centripetal and centrifugal forces. These are the forces of convergence and divergence, the one tending to concentration of powers and properties, and the other to their separateness or the independence of parts. Socialism and Individualism are to appearance conflicting, though in reality complemental, in their relations to the societary movement.” ~ Joshua K. Ingalls , Divergence quotes about power
  5. “Music creates order out of chaos: for rhythm imposes unanimity upon the divergent, melody imposes continuity upon the disjointed, and harmony imposes compatibility upon the incongruous.” ~ Yehudi Menuhin

  6. “Either over neither, both over either/or, live-and-let-live over stand-or die, high spirits over low, energy over apathy, wit over dullness, jokes over homilies, good humor over jokes, good nature over bad, feeling over sentiment, truth over poetry, consciousness over explanations, tragedy over pathos, comedy over tragedy, entertainment over art, private over public, generosity over meanness, charity over murder, love over charity, irreplaceable over interchangeable, divergence over concurrence, principle over interest, people over principle.” ~ Marvin Mudrick
  7. “You have to be very closely linked to the beliefs of the people. This is the core issue. When there is divergence between your policy and the people’s beliefs and interests, you will have this vacuum that creates disturbance.” ~ Bashar al-Assad
  8. “There is always a divergence between our perception and what actually exists.” ~ George Soros
  9. “The strongest bulwark of authority is uniformity; the least divergence from it is the greatest crime.” ~ Emma Goldman
  10. “[In] every revolution, there is a great divergence between what the revolutionaries expect and what the revolution actually accomplishes.” ~ Akbar Ganji

  11. “Today, the average Korean works a thousand hours more a year than the average German. A thousand. … That is the end of the Great Divergence.” ~ Niall Ferguson
  12. “It is natural that people should differ most, and most violently, about the unknowable . . . There is all the room in the world for divergence of opinion about something that, so far as we can realistically perceive, does not exist.” ~ E. Haldeman-Julius
  13. “In England, we have a curious institution called the Church of England. Its strength has always been in the fact that on any moral or political issue it can produce such a wide divergence of opinion that nobody — from the Pope to Mao Tse-tung — can say with any confidence that he is not an Anglican. Its weaknesses are that nobody pays much attention to it and very few people attend its functions.” ~ Auberon Waugh
  14. “Yet it would be unfair to the generality of our kind to ascribe to their intellectual and moral weakness the gradual divergence of Buddhism and Christianity from their primitive patterns. For it should not be forgotten that by their glorification of poverty and celibacy both these religions struck straight at the root not merely of civil society but of human existence. The blow was parried by the wisdom or the folly of the vast majority of mankind, who refused to purchase a chance of saving their souls with the certainty of extinguishing the species.” ~ James G. Frazer
  15. “Splitting and gradual divergence of genera is exemplified very well and in a large variety of organisms.” ~ George Gaylord Simpson

  16. “I think Little Nicky was a divergence from the films Adam Sandler was used to doing, and he was taking a risk. I admire him for doing that.” ~ Kevin Nealon
  17. “The man who lives in a small community lives in a much larger world. He knows much more of the fierce variety and uncompromising divergences of men…In a large community, we can choose our companions. In a small community, our companions are chosen for us. Thus in all extensive and highly civilized society groups come into existence founded upon sympathy, and shut out the real world more sharply than the gates of a monastery. There is nothing really narrow about the clan; the thing which is really narrow is the clique.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton , Divergence quotes about society
  18. “How do we give credible hope to the billion poorest people in the world? It requires compassion to get ourselves started, and enlightened self-interest to get serious… If economic divergence continues, combined with global integration, it will build a nightmare for our children.” ~ Paul Collier
  19. “This fundamental subject of Natural Selection will be treated at some length in the fourth chapter; and we shall then see how Natural Selection almost inevitably causes much Extinction of the less improved forms of life and induces what I have called Divergence of Character.” ~ Charles Darwin
  20. “The profound divergences of opinion on war and peace had been shown to know no sex.” ~ Sylvia Pankhurst

  21. “There’s this divergence out there between the very small and the very large with the middle disappearing. There is something paradoxical going on where there is this access and we can seek out things on the fringes, but that doesn’t describe the overall reality, because the big are bigger than ever.” ~ Astra Taylor
  22. “In the nearer term, the likeliest source of risk is a conflict between China and the U.S. These are now the two largest economies in the world, and the combination of their economic interdependence, the sharp differences in their political and economic values, and the growing divergence in their interests makes this relationship potentially dangerous for everyone who might be affected by it – which means pretty much everyone.” ~ Ian Bremmer
  23. “There is too large a divergence at the moment in the interests and values of the world’s most powerful states.” ~ Ian Bremmer
  24. “The lower interest rates fueled housing and consumption booms in countries such as Spain and Ireland. At the same time, Germany, struggling with the burdens of reunification, tightened its belt and became more competitive. All this led to a wide divergence in economic performance. Europe became divided into creditor and debtor countries.” ~ George Soros
  25. “Whatever class and race divergences exist, top cats are tomcats.” ~ Elizabeth Janeway

  26. “The proof given by Wright, that non-adaptive differentiation will occur in small populations owing to “drift,” or the chance fixation of some new mutation or recombination, is one of the most important results of mathematical analysis applied to the facts of neo-mendelism. It gives accident as well as adaptation a place in evolution, and at one stroke explains many facts which puzzled earlier selectionists, notably the much greater degree of divergence shown by island than mainland forms, by forms in isolated lakes than in continuous river-systems.” ~ Julian Huxley
  27. “The idea of polytheism is grounded in the view that reality (divine or otherwise) is multiple and diverse… Polytheism has allowed a multitude of distinct groups to exist more or less in harmony, despite great divergence in beliefs and practices.” ~ Margot Adler
  28. “In the beginning God said, the four-dimensional divergence of an antisymmetric, second rank tensor equals zero, and there was light, and it was good. And on the seventh day he rested.” ~ Michio Kaku
  29. “Even if their outward fortunes could be absolutely equalized, there would be, from individual constitution alone, an aristocracy and a democracy in every land. The fearful by nature would compose an aristocracy, the hopeful by nature a democracy, were all other causes of divergence done away.” ~ Harriet Martineau
  30. “There is a divergence between private and social accounting that the market fails to register. One essential task of law and government is to institute the necessary conditions.” ~ John Rawls

  31. “If it were possible to transfer the methods of physical or of biological science directly to the study of man, the transfer would long ago have been made … We have failed not for lack of hypotheses which equate man with the rest of the universe, but for lack of a hypothesis (short of animism) which provides for the peculiar divergence of man … Let me now state my belief that the peculiar factor in man which forbids our explaining his actions upon the ordinary plane of biology is a highly specialized and unstable biological complex, and that this factor is none other than language.” ~ Leonard Bloomfield
  32. “The theory of natural selection is the centerpiece of The Origin of Species and of evolutionary theory. It is this theory that accounts for the adaptations of organisms, those innumerable features that so wonderfully equip them for survival and reproduction; it is this theory that accounts for the divergence of species from common ancestors and thus for the endless diversity of life. Natural selection is a simple concept, but it is perhaps the most important idea in biology.” ~ Douglas J. Futuyma
  33. “I don’t think there are huge divergences between my personality and what they see on TV. And I think that’s why I have been gainfully employed doing this. I’ll always deliver what an employer wants.” ~ Keith Olbermann
  34. “As long as man remains an inquiring animal, there can never be a complete unanimity in our fundamental beliefs. The more diverse our paths, the greater is likely to be the divergence of beliefs.” ~ Arthur Keith

  35. “The social system tends to be dominated by images… especially of the future, which act cybernetically, constantly guided by perceived divergences between the real and the ideal.” ~ Kenneth E. Boulding
  36. “…one exploiting sect, one people of leeches, one single devouring parasite closely and intimately bound together not only across national boundaries but also across all divergences of political opinion … [Jews have] that mercantile passion which constitutes one of the principle traits of their national character” ~ Mikhail Bakunin

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