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  • Günther Grass
    Günther Grass
    German writer 1927-2015
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    We already have the statistics for the future: the growth percentages of pollution, overpopulation, desertification. The future is already in place.
  • Alice Meynell
    Alice Meynell
    British poet, writer 1847-1922
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    A child is beset with long traditions. And his infancy is so old, so old, that the mere adding of years in the life to follow will not seem to throw it further back - it is already so far.
  • J. B. Priestley
    J. B. Priestley
    English novelist, playwright and scriptwriter 1894-1984
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    Already we Viewers, when not viewing, have begun to whisper to one another that the more we elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate.
  • Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    French writer 1613-1680
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    Before we set our hearts too much on anything, let us examine how happy are those who already possess it.
  • 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.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    He who is only a traveler learns things at second-hand and by the halves, and is poor authority. We are most interested when science reports what those men already know practically or instinctively, for that alone is a true humanity, or account of human experience.
  • I will feel equality has arrived when we can elect to office women who are as unqualified as some of the men who are already there.
  • Carl Clinton Van Doren
    Carl Clinton Van Doren
    American critic and biographer 1885-1950
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    In fiction, too, after the death of Cooper the main tendency for nearly a generation was away from the conquest of new borders to the closer cultivation, east of the Mississippi, of ground already marked.
  • Epictetus
    Epictetus
    Roman philosopher 50-130 AD
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    It is impossible to begin to learn that which one thinks one already knows.
  • George Orwell
    George Orwell
    English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
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    It is one of the tragedies of the half-educated that they develop late, when they are already committed to some wrong way of life.
  • 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
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    Suspicion is not less an enemy to virtue than to happiness; he that is already corrupt is naturally suspicious, and he that becomes suspicious will quickly be corrupt.
  • Richard Bach
    Richard Bach
    American author 1936-
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    To bring anything into your life, imagine that it's already there.
  • Benjamin Graham
    Benjamin Graham
    British-born American economist, professor and investor 1894-1976
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    Unusually rapid growth cannot keep up forever; when a company has already registered a brilliant expansion, its very increase in size makes a repetition of its achievement more difficult.
    Source: The Intelligent Investor Ch. 7, Portfolio Policy: The Positive Side, p. 75
  • Richard Bach
    Richard Bach
    American author 1936-
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    ''To fly as fast as thought, to anywhere that is.'' ''He said, you must begin by knowing that you have already arrived.''
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