Quotes: advantages

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  • Al Franken
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    And I think that being able to make people laugh and write a book that's funny makes the information go down a lot easier and it makes it a lot more fun to read, easier to understand, and often stronger. So there's all kinds of advantages to it.
  • Voltaire
    Voltaire
    French writer and philosopher (ps. of Fran├žois Marie Arouet) 1694-1778
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    Animals have these advantages over man: They have no theologians to instruct them, their funerals cost them nothing, and no one starts lawsuits over their wills.
  • Ronald Reagan
    Ronald Reagan
    American politician and actor 1911-2004
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    But there are advantages to being elected President. The day after I was elected, I had my high school grades classified Top Secret.
  • Confucius
    Confucius
    Chinese philosopher 551 BC - 479 BC
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    Do not be desirous of having things done quickly. Do not look at small advantages. Desire to have things done quickly prevents their being done thoroughly. Looking at small advantages prevents great affairs from being accomplished.
  • Thomas Hardy
    Thomas Hardy
    British writer and poet 1840-1928
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    Don't you go believing in sayings, Picotee: they are all made by men, for their own advantages. Women who use public proverbs as a guide through events are those who have not ingenuity enough to make private ones as each event occurs.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    Few enterprises of great labor or hazard would be undertaken if we had not the power of magnifying the advantages we expect from them.
  • Bob Packwood
    Bob Packwood
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    Historically, the Republicans have been geniuses at throwing away advantages.
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
    Benjamin Franklin
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    Human felicity is produced not as much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen as by little advantages that occur every day.
  • Virginia Woolf
    Virginia Woolf
    English writer 1882-1941
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    If we help an educated man's daughter to go to Cambridge are we not forcing her to think not about education but about war? Not how she can learn, but how she can fight in order that she might win the same advantages as her brothers?
  • In war, the advantages and disadvantages of a single action could only be determined by the final balance.
    Source: On War (1832)
  • William Booth
    William Booth
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    It is against stupidity in every shape and form that we have to wage our eternal battle. But how can we wonder at the want of sense on the part of those who have had no advantages, when we see such plentiful absence of that commodity on the part of those who have had all the advantages?
  • Adam Smith
    Adam Smith
    Scottish Economist 1723-1790
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    It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest. We address ourselves, not to their humanity but to their self-love, and never talk to them of our necessities but of their advantages.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    It is the greatest of all advantages to enjoy no advantage at all.
  • Baltasar Gracian
    Baltasar Gracian
    Spanish Jesuit, writer and philosopher 1601-1658
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    Make your friends your teachers and mingle the pleasures of conversation with the advantages of instruction.
  • A. A. Milne
    A. A. Milne
    English author, writer of the Winnie-the-Pooh books 1882-1956
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    One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.
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