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  • Aeschylus
    Aeschylus
    Greek dramatist BC 525-456
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    Alas for the affairs of men! When they are fortunate you might compare them to a shadow; and if they are unfortunate, a wet sponge with one dash wipes the picture away.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    There is a tide in the affairs of men, which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound by shallows and in misery.
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
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    Those disputing, contradicting, and confuting people are generally unfortunate in their affairs. They get victory, sometimes, but they never get good will, which would be of more use to them.
  • Henry Ward Beecher
    Henry Ward Beecher
    American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker 1813-1887
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    A grindstone that had not grit in it, how long would it take to sharpen an ax? And affairs that had not grit in them, how long would they take to make a man?
  • Aesop
    Aesop
    Greek fabulist and story teller 620-564 BCE
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    Affairs are easier of entrance than of exit; and it is but common prudence to see our way out before we venture in.
  • Affairs that depend on many rarely succeed.
  • Mahatma Gandhi
    Mahatma Gandhi
    Indian politician 1917-1985
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    Ahimas is the attribute of the soul, and therefore, to be practiced by everybody in all affairs of life. If it cannot be practiced in all departments, it has no practical value.
  • John Stuart Mill
    John Stuart Mill
    English economist 1806-1873
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    As long as justice and injustice have not terminated their ever renewing fight for ascendancy in the affairs of mankind, human beings must be willing, when need is, to do battle for the one against the other.
  • Allan Massie
    Allan Massie
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    Blunders are an inescapable feature of war, because choice in military affairs lies generally between the bad and the worse.
  • Barbara Demick
    Barbara Demick
    American journalist
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    By 2022, China is expected to cede the dubious distinction of being the world's most populous nation to India, according to the population division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.
  • Anthony Trollope
    Anthony Trollope
    British writer 1815-1882
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    Dance with a girl three times, and if you like the light of her eye and the tone of voice with which she, breathless, answers your little questions about horseflesh and music about affairs masculine and feminine, then take the leap in the dark.
  • 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.
  • William Hazlitt
    William Hazlitt
    English writer 1778-1830
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    Even in the common affairs of life, in love, friendship, and marriage, how little security have we when we trust our happiness in the hands of others!
  • Plautus
    Plautus
    Roman comic poet BC 254-184
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    Every man, however wise, needs the advice of some sagacious friend in the affairs of life.
  • Simone Weil
    Simone Weil
    French philosopher 1909-1943
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    Every new development for the last three centuries has brought men closer to a state of affairs in which absolutely nothing would be recognized in the whole world as possessing a claim to obedience except the authority of the State. The majority of people in Europe obey nothing else.
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