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  • Edward Hoagland
    Edward Hoagland
    American Novelist, Essayist 1932-
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    Animals are stylized characters in a kind of old saga - stylized because even the most acute of them have little leeway as they play out their parts.
  • Arthur James Balfour
    Arthur James Balfour
    British statesman of the Conservative Party 1848-1930
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    Biography should be written by an acute enemy.
  • Baruch Spinoza
    Baruch Spinoza
    Dutch Philosopher and Theologian 1632-1677
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    He that can carp in the most eloquent or acute manner at the weakness of the human mind is held by his fellows as almost divine.
  • Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson
    American statesman 1743-1826
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    I find the pain of a little censure, even when it is unfounded, is more acute than the pleasure of much praise.
  • Wallace Stevens
    Wallace Stevens
    American poet 1879-1955
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    If some really acute observer made as much of egotism as Freud has made of sex, people would forget a good deal about sex and find the explanation for everything in egotism.
  • Alexander Smith
    Alexander Smith
    Scottish Poet, Author 1830-1867
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    If the egotist is weak, his egotism is worthless. If the egotist is strong, acute, full of distinctive character, his egotism is precious, and remains a possession of the race.
  • Leonard Cohen
    Leonard Cohen
    Canadian-born American Musician, Songwriter, Singer 1934-
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    Let judges secretly despair of justice: their verdicts will be more acute. Let generals secretly despair of triumph; killing will be defamed. Let priests secretly despair of faith: their compassion will be true.
  • Lydia M. Child
    Lydia M. Child
    American Abolitionist, Writer, Editor 1802-1880
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    None speak of the bravery, the might, or the intellect of Jesus; but the devil is always imagined as a being of acute intellect, political cunning, and the fiercest courage. These universal and instinctive tendencies of the human mind reveal much.
  • William Lyon Phelps
    William Lyon Phelps
    American author, critic and scholar 1865-1943
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    One of the secrets of life is to keep our intellectual curiosity acute.
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    German poet and philosopher 1844-1900
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    Only the most acute and active animals are capable of boredom. A theme for a great poet would be God's boredom on the seventh day of creation.
  • Mary Wortley Montagu
    Mary Wortley Montagu
    English aristocrat, letter writer and poet 1689-1762
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    Strictly speaking, there is but one real evil: I mean acute pain. All other complaints are so considerably diminished by time that it is plain the grief is owing to our passion, since the sensation of it vanishes when that is over.
  • G. C. Lichtenberg
    G. C. Lichtenberg
    German writer and physicist 1742-1799
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    What is called an acute knowledge of human nature is mostly nothing but the observer's own weaknesses reflected back from others.
  • Carl von Clausewitz
    Carl von Clausewitz
    Prussian general and military 1780-1831
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    What we should admire is the acute fulfillment of the unspoken assumptions, the smooth harmony of the whole activity, which only become evident in the final success.
    Source: On War (1832)
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