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Quotes 16 till 30 of 2996.

  • First, I do not sit down at my desk to put into verse something that is already clear in my mind. If it were clear in my mind, I should have no incentive or need to write about it. We do not write in order to be understood; we write in order to understand.
  • James Cash Penney
    James Cash Penney
    American businessman and entrepreneur 1875-1971
    James Cash Penney
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    Geniuses themselves don't talk about the gift of genius, they just talk about hard work and long hours.
  • George Orwell
    George Orwell
    English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
    George Orwell
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    Good novels are not written by orthodoxy-sniffers, nor by people who are conscience-stricken about their own orthodoxy. Good novels are written by people who are not frightened.
  • Andrew Young
    Andrew Young
    Amercan activisit and minister 1932-
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    I have about concluded that wealth is a state of mind, and that anyone can acquire a wealthy state of mind by thinking rich thoughts.
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln
    American statesman 1809-1865
    Abraham Lincoln
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    I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere to go. My own wisdom, and that of all about me, seemed insufficient for the day.
  • I really want to clear my life so that I have to make as few decisions as possible about anything except how to best serve this community.
    Source: The Telegraph, 7 november 2014
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
    Henry David Thoreau
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    I should not talk so much about myself if there were anybody else whom I knew as well.
  • E. B. White
    E. B. White
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    I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority.
  • Virginia Woolf
    Virginia Woolf
    English writer 1882-1941
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    If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.
  • Yogi Berra
    Yogi Berra
    American baseball player 1925-
    Yogi Berra
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    It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.
  • Stephen Hawking
    Stephen Hawking
    English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director 1942-2018
    Stephen Hawking
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    Mankind's greatest achievements have come about by talking, and its greatest failures by not talking.
    Source: British Telecom advertentie (1993)
  • Louis Aragon
    Louis Aragon
    French poet 1897-1982
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    O reason, reason, abstract phantom of the waking state, I had already expelled you from my dreams, now I have reached a point where those dreams are about to become fused with apparent realities: now there is only room here for myself.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
    Joseph Addison
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    Our disputants put me in mind of the cuttlefish that, when he is unable to extricate himself, blackens the water about him till he becomes invisible.
  • Sidney Madwed
    Sidney Madwed
    American business consultant, lyricist and author
    Sidney Madwed
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    Our subconscious minds have no sense of humor, play no jokes and cannot tell the difference between reality and an imagined thought or image. What we continually think about eventually will manifest in our lives.
  • O. S. Hawkins
    O. S. Hawkins
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    Real Christianity is lovely. There is a quality about a Spirit-filled, radiant Christian that draws and attracts others and causes them to ''enjoy favor with all the people.'' The truth is that the gospel is not nearly as offensive as some of its proponents!