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Swiss philosopher and poet 1821-1881
Common sense is the measure of the possible; it is composed of experience and prevision; it is calculation applied to life.
American historian, columnist and novelist 1957-
Art, rightly applied, provided humanity with the symbols, insight, and vicarious experience necessary to help one person place him- or herself in the shoes of another, and by so doing come to appreciate the commonality of human experience.Source: The Wisdom of W.E.B. Du Bois (2003)
Indigenous Canadian-American singer-songwriter and musician 1941-
But in the old days, visual artists used to fall into two distinct categories: those of us who created images with cameras and those of us who applied stuff onto other stuff, with brushes or other tools.
British feministisch writer 1759-1797
Children, I grant, should be innocent; but when the epithet is applied to men, or women, it is but a civil term for weakness.
Bill de Blasio
American politician 1961-
Clearly, Mayor Bloomberg did some things right. I think he did a very good job on public health. He did a very good job on environment. I think he was right to achieve mayoral control of education. I don't think he then applied it the right way.
Swiss philosopher and poet 1821-1881
Common sense is calculation applied to life.
Jean de la Bruyère
French writer 1645-1696
Criticism is often not a science; it is a craft, requiring more good health than wit, more hard work than talent, more habit than native genius. In the hands of a man who has read widely but lacks judgment, applied to certain subjects it can corrupt both its readers and the writer himself.
American writer 1899-1961
Decadence is a difficult word to use since it has become little more than a term of abuse applied by critics to anything they do not yet understand.Source: Death in the Afternoon (1932) ch. 7
Bradley A. Smith
American law professor 1958-
Every major federal campaign-finance-reform effort since 1943 has attempted to treat corporations and unions equally. If a limit applied to corporations, it applied to unions; if unions could form PACs, corporations could too; and so on. DISCLOSE is the first major campaign-finance bill that has not taken this approach.
E. M. Forster
English novelist, short story writer, essayist and librettist 1879-1970
Faith, to my mind, is a stiffening process, a sort of mental starch, which ought to be applied as sparingly as possible.
American actor 1972-
I applied to American Repertory School up at Harvard and got in.
Bryce Dallas Howard
American actress and filmmaker 1981-
I didn't always want to act. My passion was writing, and it still is one of my primary passions to this day, but it wasn't until high school when I started acting in plays that it became a thought of something I might want to do. And when I applied to colleges, at NYU, I was able to study both writing and acting.
Miguel de Cervantes
Spanish writer 1547-1616
I do not say a proverb is amiss when aptly and reasonably applied, but to be forever discharging them, right or wrong, hit or miss, renders conversation insipid and vulgar.
B. C. Forbes
American Publisher 1880-1954
Ideas are the raw material of progress. Everything first takes shape in the form of an idea. But an idea by itself is worth nothing. An idea, like a machine, must have power applied to it before it can accomplish anything.
American Linguist, Political Activist 1928-
If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged.
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