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  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    But mercy is above the sceptred sway; it is enthroned in the hearts of kings; it is an attribute to God himself.
  • Mahatma Gandhi
    Mahatma Gandhi
    Indian politician 1917-1985
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    The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
  • James Russell Lowell
    James Russell Lowell
    American Romantic poet, critic, editor, and diplomat 1819-1891
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    A wise scepticism is the first attribute of a good critic.
  • James Russell Lowell
    James Russell Lowell
    American Romantic poet, critic, editor, and diplomat 1819-1891
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    A wise skepticism is the first attribute of a good critic.
  • 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.
  • Carl Sagan
    Carl Sagan
    American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
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    Anything you don't understand, Mr. Rankin, you attribute to God. God for you is where you sweep away all the mysteries of the world, all the challenges to our intelligence. You simply turn your mind off and say God did it.
    Source: Contact (1985) Ch. 10 (p. 166)
  • Josh Billings
    Josh Billings
    American humorist 1815-1885
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    As long as we are lucky we attribute it to our smartness; our bad luck we give the gods credit for.
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
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    But if nothing but soul, or in soul mind, is qualified to count, it is impossible for there to be time unless there is soul, but only that of which time is an attribute, i.e. if change can exist without soul.
  • Ayn Rand
    Ayn Rand
    Russian Writer, Philosopher 1905-1982
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    From the smallest necessity to the highest religious abstraction, from the wheel to the skyscraper, everything we are and everything we have comes from one attribute of man - the function of his reasoning mind.
  • Dorothy Parker
    Dorothy Parker
    American humoristic writer 1893-1967
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    Gratitude - the meanest and most sniveling attribute in the world.
  • John Locke
    John Locke
    English philosopher 1632-1704
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    I attribute the little I know to my not having been ashamed to ask for information, and to my rule of conversing with all descriptions of men on those topics that form their own peculiar professions and pursuits.
  • Jerome K. Jerome
    Jerome K. Jerome
    British Humorous Writer, Novelist, Playwright 1859-1927
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    I attribute the quarrelsome nature of the Middle Ages young men entirely to the want of the soothing weed.
  • Mahatma Gandhi
    Mahatma Gandhi
    Indian politician 1917-1985
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    I have also seen children successfully surmounting the effects of an evil inheritance. That is due to purity being an inherent attribute of the soul.
  • Baruch Spinoza
    Baruch Spinoza
    Dutch Philosopher and Theologian 1632-1677
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    I would warn you that I do not attribute to nature either beauty or deformity, order or confusion. Only in relation to our imagination can things be called beautiful or ugly, well-ordered or confused.
  • Barbara Ehrenreich
    Barbara Ehrenreich
    American author and political activist 1941-
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    If you can attribute your success entirely to your own mental effort, to your own attitude, to some spiritual essence that you have that is better than other people's, then that must feel pretty good.
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