Quotations on Investigation

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In the investigation of a neurotic style of life, we must always suspect an opponent, and note who suffers most because of the patient's condition. Usually this is a member of the family.
- Alfred Adler
(Keywords: Family, Life, Investigation, Style)

We have no general conceptual thrust for the band, other than trying to make music that keeps our interest. When things are novel, they are probably things we have discovered by accident or investigation rather than by design.
- Steve Albini
(Keywords: Design, Music, Accident, Interest, Investigation, Trying)

That the state of knowledge in any country will exert a directive influence on the general system of instruction adopted in it, is a principle too obvious to require investigation.
- Charles Babbage
(Keywords: Knowledge, Country, Influence, Investigation, Obvious, State, Will)

We have 62 counties in New York State and each has its own system of death investigation.
- Michael Baden
(Keywords: Death, Investigation, State)

Doubt, indulged and cherished, is in danger of becoming denial; but if honest, and bent on thorough investigation, it may soon lead to full establishment of the truth.
- Ambrose Bierce
(Keywords: Truth, Danger, Denial, Doubt, Investigation, May)

I often wish... that I could rid the world of the tyranny of facts. What are facts but compromises? A fact merely marks the point where we have agreed to let investigation cease.
- Bliss Carman
(Keywords: Fact, Facts, Investigation, Tyranny, World)

For we can affirm with a good conscience that we have, after reading the Holy Scripture, applied ourselves and yet daily apply ourselves to the extent that the grace of the Lord permits to inquiry into and investigation of the consensus of the true and purer antiquity.
- Martin Chemnitz
(Keywords: Conscience, Grace, Investigation, Reading, Scripture)

This sense of power is the highest and best of pleasures when the belief on which it is founded is a true belief, and has been fairly earned by investigation.
- William Kingdon Clifford
(Keywords: Power, Belief, Investigation, Sense)

I don't think anybody ever thought about the CIA meddling in internal affairs. The shock of the President's death called for an immediate investigation. It actually lay in the jurisdiction of Texas.
- John Sherman Cooper
(Keywords: Death, Thought, Investigation, President)

Therefore I would not have it unknown to Your Holiness, the the only thing which induced me to look for another way of reckoning the movements of the heavenly bodies was that I knew that mathematicians by no means agree in their investigation thereof.
- Nicolaus Copernicus
(Keywords: Holiness, Investigation, Mathematicians)

If there be any plausible reason for supposing that we have the right to legislate on the slave interests of the District, you cannot put down the investigation of the subject out of doors, by refusing to receive petitions.
- Caleb Cushing
(Keywords: Investigation, Reason, Right)

Nothing matters but the facts. Without them, the science of criminal investigation is nothing more than a guessing game.
- Blake Edwards
(Keywords: Science, Facts, Investigation, Nothing)

The facts are the vice president's company that he was CEO of, that did business with sworn enemies of the United States, paid millions of dollars in fines for providing false financial information, it's under investigation for bribing foreign officials.
- John Edwards
(Keywords: Business, Financial, Company, Enemies, Facts, Information, Investigation, President, states, United, Vice)

I am the most well-adjusted human being I know. I started out this investigation as a very happy man with a great career. I've got the life people dream about: I am rich, I am famous, I've got a fabulous marriage to an absolutely, spell-bindingly brilliant woman.
- James Ellroy
(Keywords: Life, Marriage, People, Dream, Being, Career, Famous, Investigation, Man, Woman)

I still believe the Lewinsky investigation was way off from the focus of what Whitewater was, which turned out to be nothing at the end of the process. And I think that there were people who were determined as political opponents to not allow his presidency to succeed.
- Rahm Emanuel
(Keywords: People, End, Focus, Investigation, Nothing, Opponents, Presidency, Succeed)

Until we can fully grasp the extent of corruption and fraud involved in the administration of the Oil-for-Food program, and until the United Nations decides to cooperate in the investigation, no American taxpayer dollars should go to the United Nations.
- John Ensign
(Keywords: American, Corruption, Fraud, Investigation, Nations, Oil, United)

It has been my policy not to respond to each of the many canards which have been part of the campaign to discredit my investigation, nor to waste time trying to prove negatives.
- Jim Garrison
(Keywords: Time, Policy, Investigation, Trying, Waste)

In the discovery of secret things and in the investigation of hidden causes, stronger reasons are obtained from sure experiments and demonstrated arguments than from probable conjectures and the opinions of philosophical speculators of the common sort.
- William Gilbert
(Keywords: Arguments, Causes, Discovery, Investigation, Opinions)

Our hearts and prayers go out to the people in London and in Egypt. We're very concerned about it. We are providing our expertise to aid in the investigation in London.
- Alberto Gonzales
(Keywords: People, Expertise, Investigation, London)

Well, first of all, let me say that - let me remind your viewers that I am recused from this investigation, and what I said this weekend is not anything new.
- Alberto Gonzales
(Keywords: First, Investigation, Weekend)

I have fully cooperated with the investigation and before the grand jury, and I'm quite confident at the end of the day that we'll know what facts are in this particular case.
- Alberto Gonzales
(Keywords: Day, End, Facts, Investigation, Jury)

In examining the evidence of the Christian religion, it is essential to the discovery of truth that we bring to the investigation a mind freed, as far as possible, from existing prejudice, and open to conviction.
- Simon Greenleaf
(Keywords: Religion, Truth, Christian, Conviction, Discovery, Investigation, Mind, Open, Prejudice)

Unlike scientism, science in the true sense of the word is open to unbiased investigation of any existing phenomena.
- Stanislav Grof
(Keywords: Science, Investigation, Open, Sense, Word)

With the question of the effect of a poem, the topic of investigation shifts from that of textual autonomy to textual reception - to the issue of what we actually look for or find in reading a poem.
- Thomas Harrison
(Keywords: Effect, Investigation, Question, Reading)

The investigation into the possible effects of cosmic rays on living organisms will also offer great interest.
- Victor Francis Hess
(Keywords: Interest, Investigation, Living, Will)

It seems to me that at this time we need education in the obvious more than the investigation of the obscure.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
(Keywords: Education, Time, Investigation, Obvious)

If your faith is opposed to experience, to human learning and investigation, it is not worth the breath used in giving it expression.
- Edgar Watson Howe
(Keywords: Faith, Experience, Expression, Giving, Investigation, Learning, Worth)

A new era in the physiological investigation of linguistic sounds was opened up by X-ray photography.
- Roman Jakobson
(Keywords: Investigation, Photography)

The second advantage claimed for naturalism is that it is equivalent to rationality, because it assumes a model of reality in which all events are in principle accessible to scientific investigation.
- Phillip E. Johnson
(Keywords: Events, Investigation, Reality)

If I have any advice to give to the Syrian president it is to cooperate for the sake of the investigation or for the sake of uncovering the truth.
- Walid Jumblatt
(Keywords: Truth, Advice, Investigation, President)

Asking questions is an essential part of police investigation. In the ordinary sense a police officer is free to ask a person for identification without implicating the Fourth Amendment.
- Anthony Kennedy
(Keywords: Investigation, Police, Questions, Sense)

Let us come to the philosophers, whose authority is of greater weight, and their judgment more to be relied on, because they are believed to have paid attention, not to matters of fiction, but to the investigation of the truth.
- Lactantius
(Keywords: Truth, Attention, Authority, Fiction, Investigation, Judgment, Weight)

The responsibility of a minister is to step aside when there is a criminal investigation of the department. That protects the propriety of Parliament and of responsible government.
- Jack Layton
(Keywords: Government, Investigation, Parliament, Responsibility)

The expectations are that when this investigation is completed, Fitzgerald will make the appropriate decision, which is not to charge Karl with any criminal offenses.
- Robert Luskin
(Keywords: Decision, Expectations, Investigation, Will)

That D.C. grand jury investigation of Abramoff can't go on forever. Eventually the lawyers at the Public Integrity Section will go to their bosses with some decisions about just who they want to indict. That's when Al Gonzales will have to show his cards.
- Joshua Micah Marshall
(Keywords: Bosses, Cards, Decisions, Integrity, Investigation, Jury, Lawyers, Public, Want, Will)

The fact is I've been in Massachusetts for the last two weeks, and it seems over the last few days that the price is increasing by the hour at the pump, so there needs to be an aggressive investigation.
- Marty Meehan
(Keywords: Fact, Investigation, Needs)

Study until twenty-five, investigation until forty, profession until sixty, at which age I would have him retired on a double allowance.
- Thomas Moore
(Keywords: Age, Investigation, Profession, Study)

So without getting into the specifics, I can tell you that to the extent that investigation is a relatively important investigation and meaningful, the president would have been periodically briefed.
- Robert Mueller
(Keywords: Investigation, President)

I would say in just about every investigation we have, there will be differences of opinion, where you have partial facts, as to what those facts mean.
- Robert Mueller
(Keywords: Facts, Investigation, Opinion, Will)

You must pursue this investigation of Watergate even if it leads to the president. I'm innocent. You've got to believe I'm innocent. If you don't, take my job.
- Richard M. Nixon
(Keywords: Investigation, Job, President)

The decision that has to be made was whether it was material, whether he knew he was lying under oath, whether he did it willfully. I think that's required of any prosecutor who is charged with an investigation of this.
- Barbara Olson
(Keywords: Decision, Investigation, Lying)

The hypothesis may be put forward, to be tested by the s subsequent investigation, that this development has been in large part a matter of the reciprocal interaction of new factual insights and knowledge on the one hand with changes in the theoretical system on the other.
- Talcott Parsons
(Keywords: Knowledge, Development, Investigation, May)

For the first time federal, state and local bureaus of investigation are coordinating their effort, to serve as eyes and ears and protect us against further attacks.
- George Pataki
(Keywords: Time, Effort, Eyes, First, Investigation, State)

We passed important laws to give the authorities responsible for investigation wide powers to defend us.
- George Pataki
(Keywords: Investigation, Laws)

Over the years, a number of other intriguing experimental ideas and areas of investigation have been the objects of my attention, and I have devoted some time and effort to exploring the inherent possbilities.
- Frederick Reines
(Keywords: Time, Ideas, Attention, Effort, Investigation, Years)

The president really shouldn't be involved in terms of dictating what course the investigation should take.
- Janet Reno
(Keywords: Investigation, President)

About all I can say for the United States Senate is that it opens with a prayer and closes with an investigation.
- Will Rogers
(Keywords: Investigation, Prayer, Senate, states, United)

An investigation may take six months. A quick interview, profile, a day.
- Diane Sawyer
(Keywords: Day, Investigation, May, Months, Quick)

Our failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq thus far has been deeply troubling, and our intelligence-gathering process needs thorough and unbiased investigation.
- Adam Schiff
(Keywords: Intelligence, Failure, Destruction, Investigation, Iraq, Needs, Weapons)

I like being alone and I think this movie, as much as it is an investigation of connection and people bonding, I also think it's just as much about loneliness.
- Jason Schwartzman
(Keywords: People, Being, Connection, Investigation, Loneliness)



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