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  • Nicholas Boileau
    Nicholas Boileau
    French poet and criticus 1636-1711
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    Attach yourself to those who advise you rather than praise you.
  • H. A. Kramers
    H. A. Kramers
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    In the world of human thought generally, and in physical science particularly, the most important and fruitful concepts are those to which it is impossible to attach a well-defined meaning.
  • Blaise Pascal
    Blaise Pascal
    French physicist, mathematician and philosopher 1623-1662
    Blaise Pascal
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    It is natural for the mind to believe, and for the will to love; so that, for want of true objects, they must attach themselves to false.
    Source: Pensees (1669)
  • John Ruskin
    John Ruskin
    English art critic 1819-1900
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    Men are more evanescent than pictures, yet one sorrows for lost friends, and pictures are my friends. I have none others. I am never long enough with men to attach myself to them; and whatever feelings of attachment I have are to material things.
  • Marguerite Yourcenar
    Marguerite Yourcenar
    French authoress 1903-
    Marguerite Yourcenar
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    Men who care passionately for women attach themselves at least as much to the temple and to the accessories of the cult as to their goddess herself.
  • Anita Brookner
    Anita Brookner
    British Writer 1938-
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    No blame should attach to telling the truth. But it does, it does.
  • Abigail Adams
    Abigail Adams
    Wife of John Adams 1744-1818
    Abigail Adams
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    Patriotism in the female sex is the most disinterested of all virtues. Excluded from honors and from offices, we cannot attach ourselves to the State or Government from having held a place of eminence.... Yet all history and every age exhibit instances of patriotic virtue in the female sex; which considering our situation equals the most heroic of yours.
    Source: Letter to John Adams, 17 June 1782
  • Ali ibn Abi Talib
    Ali ibn Abi Talib
    Cousin and son-in-law of the Islamic prophet Muhammad 601-661
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    People's hearts are like wild animals. They attach their selves to those that love and train them.
  • Charles Edward Jerningham
    Charles Edward Jerningham
    English aphorist 1854-1921
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    The importance of anything in the world is precisely the importance which we attach to it ourselves.
    Source: The maxims of Marmaduke
  • Carl Friedrich Gauss
    Carl Friedrich Gauss
    German mathematician and physicist 1777-1855
    Carl Friedrich Gauss
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    There are problems to whose solution I would attach an infinitely greater importance than to those of mathematics, for example touching ethics, or our relation to God, or concerning our destiny and our future; but their solution lies wholly beyond us and completely outside the province of science.
    Source: As quoted in The World of Mathematics (1956)
  • G. C. Lichtenberg
    G. C. Lichtenberg
    German writer and physicist 1742-1799
    G. C. Lichtenberg
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    There is no more important rule of conduct in the world than this: attach yourself as much as you can to people who are abler than you and yet not so very different that you cannot understand them.
  • Alfred Russel Wallace
    Alfred Russel Wallace
    British naturalist, explorer, anthropologist and biologist 1823-
    Alfred Russel Wallace
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    To say that mind is a product or function of protoplasm, or of its molecular changes, is to use words to which we can attach no clear conception.
  • Bob Newhart
    Bob Newhart
    American stand-up comedian and actor 1929-
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    With the advent of cell phones, especially with the very small microphone that attach to the cell phone itself, it's getting harder and harder I find, to differentiate between schizophrenics and people talking on a cell phone.
  • Anthony Robbins
    Anthony Robbins
    American author, entrepreneur, philanthropist and life coach 1960-
    Anthony Robbins
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    You see, it's never the environment; it's never the events of our lives, but the meaning we attach to the events - how we interpret them - that shapes who we are today and who we'll become tomorrow.
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