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American journalist 1875-1950
A man can become so accustomed to the thought of his own faults that he will begin to cherish them as charming little ''personal characteristics.''
French Emperor 1769-1821
A man's palate can, in time, become accustomed to anything.
American legal scholar 1954-
After a two-term presidency, many young voters seem to want someone who is radically different from, even the opposite of, the commander in chief to whom they have become accustomed. After all, a two-term president will have led their nation for a significant percentage of their lives. That's boring. Isn't it time for a transformation?
Art was carrying me a lot of the time. When you're accustomed to playing with Art, and you play with other drummers, it's as if the bottom dropped out.
Albert Bushnell Hart
American historian, writer, and editor 1854-1943
Each colony became accustomed to planting new settlements and to claiming new boundaries.
Italian politician and journalist 1883-1945
Fortunately the Italian people has not yet accustomed itself to eat many times a day, and possessing a modest level of living, it feels deficiency and suffering less.Source: As quoted in Garlic and Oil : Food and Politics in Italy
Johann Kaspar Lavater
Swiss theologist and mysticist 1741-1801
I am prejudiced in favor of him who, without impudence, can ask boldly. He has faith in humanity, and faith in himself. No one who is not accustomed to giving grandly can ask nobly and with boldness.
American author and correspondent 1961-
I'm accustomed to Internet forums where rudeness and incivility are the rule, where too many people seem to take pride in their insults.
Carter G. Woodson
American historian, author and journalist 1875-1950
In our so-called democracy we are accustomed to give the majority what they want rather than educate them to understand what is best for them.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
American writer and poet 1809-1894
In walking, the will and the muscles are so accustomed to working together and performing their task with so little expenditure of force that the intellect is left comparatively free.
German painter, art instructor, and television host 1915-1197
Intellectuals, academics, writers and poets were an important force in the early groups of volunteers. They had the means to get to Spain and were accustomed to travelling, whereas very few workers had left British shores.
American statesman 1743-1826
Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
Henry David Thoreau
American writer 1817-1862
Many of the phenomena of Winter are suggestive of an inexpressible tenderness and fragile delicacy. We are accustomed to hear this king described as a rude and boisterous tyrant; but with the gentleness of a lover he adorns the tresses of Summer.
Canadian-born American Musician, Songwriter, Singer 1934-
Seven to eleven is a huge chunk of life, full of dulling and forgetting. It is fabled that we slowly lose the gift of speech with animals, that birds no longer visit our windowsills to converse. As our eyes grow accustomed to sight they armor themselves against wonder.
American fashion designer 1922-2002
Sometimes the eye gets so accustomed that if you don't have a change, you're bored. It's the same with fashion, you know. And that, I suppose, is what style is about.
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