Stated

Famous quotes containing the word stated:

    If we do take statements to be the primary bearers of truth, there seems to be a very simple answer to the question, what is it for them to be true: for a statement to be true is for things to be as they are stated to be.
    —J.L. (John Langshaw)

    There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Jargon is the verbal sleight of hand that makes the old hat seem newly fashionable; it gives an air of novelty and specious profundity to ideas that, if stated directly, would seem superficial, stale, frivolous, or false. The line between serious and spurious scholarship is an easy one to blur, with jargon on your side.
    David Lehman (b. 1948)