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  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln
    American statesman 1809-1865
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    If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me won't amount to anything. If the end brings me out wrong, then ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference.
  • John Holt
    John Holt
    American author and educator 1923-1985
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    No use to shout at them to pay attention. If the situations, the materials, the problems before the child do not interest him, his attention will slip off to what does interest him, and no amount of exhortation of threats will bring it back.
  • George Orwell
    George Orwell
    English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
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    Most people get a fair amount of fun out of their lives, but on balance life is suffering, and only the very young or the very foolish imagine otherwise.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    The important question is not, what will yield to man a few scattered pleasures, but what will render his life happy on the whole amount.
  • Alva Myrdal
    Alva Myrdal
    Swedish sociologist, diplomat and politician 1902-1986
    Alva Myrdal
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    A great amount has been talked and written about what constitutes a sufficient balance and what really is meant by the concepts of 'balance' and 'deterrence'.
  • Charles F. Kettering
    Charles F. Kettering
    American inventor 1876-1958
    Charles F. Kettering
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    A person must have a certain amount of intelligent ignorance to get anywhere.
  • A reasonable amount o fleas is good for a dog - keeps him from brooding over being a dog, maybe.
  • Bruce Springsteen
    Bruce Springsteen
    American singer-songwriter 1949-
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    Adult life is dealing with an enormous amount of questions that don't have answers. So I let the mystery settle into my music. I don't deny anything, I don't advocate anything, I just live with it.
  • Benoit Mandelbrot
    Benoit Mandelbrot
    Polish-born French and American mathematician and polymath 1924-2010
    Benoit Mandelbrot
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    An extraordinary amount of arrogance is present in any claim of having been the first in inventing something.
  • Alfred Marshall
    Alfred Marshall
    British economist 1842-1924
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    And very often the influence exerted on a person's character by the amount of his income is hardly less, if it is less, than that exerted by the way in which it is earned.
  • Robert Benchley
    Robert Benchley
    American humorist, criticus 1889-1945
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    Anyone can do any amount of work, provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing at the moment.
  • Anderson Cooper
    Anderson Cooper
    American television journalist 1967-
    Anderson Cooper
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    Anyone who has experienced a certain amount of loss in their life has empathy for those who have experienced loss.
  • Abraham H. Maslow
    Abraham H. Maslow
    American psychologist 1908-1970
    Abraham H. Maslow
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    Become aware of internal, subjective, sub-verbal experiences, so that these experiences can be brought into the world of abstraction, of conversation, of naming, etc. with the consequence that it immediately becomes possible for a certain amount of control to be exerted over these hitherto unconscious and uncontrollable processes.
  • Henry Ford
    Henry Ford
    American industrialist 1863-1947
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    Business is never so healthy as when, like a chicken, it must do a certain amount of scratching around for what it gets.
  • Caroline Knapp
    Caroline Knapp
    American writer and columnist
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    Census figures be damned: If you choose to be alone, you're destined to spend a certain amount of time wondering why.
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