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  • 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.
  • B. J. Novak
    B. J. Novak
    American actor, writer, comedian, and director 1979-
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    'The Office' is less a comedy than so many other 'comedies' that have been on the air. It's really about the balance between what is real and what is comic.
  • Ezra Pound
    Ezra Pound
    American poet 1885-1972
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    A civilized man is one who will give a serious answer to a serious question. Civilization itself is a certain sane balance of values.
  • Alva Myrdal
    Alva Myrdal
    Swedish sociologist, diplomat and politician 1902-1986
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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'.
  • James Baldwin
    James Baldwin
    American writer 1924-1987
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    A man's balance depends on the weight he carries between his legs.
  • William Arthur Ward
    William Arthur Ward
    American writer and poet 1921-1994
    William Arthur Ward
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    A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life.
  • Eric Hoffer
    Eric Hoffer
    American writer 1902-1983
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    Action is at bottom a swinging and flailing of the arms to regain one's balance and keep afloat.
  • Campbell Brown
    Campbell Brown
    American journalist 1968-
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    After a 15-year career in television news, sometimes spent biting my tongue in the name of objectivity and balance, I retired to raise our two small children.
  • George Santayana
    George Santayana
    Spanish - American philosopher 1863 - 1952
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    Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
  • Saskya Pandita
    Saskya Pandita
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    An excellent man, like precious metal, is in every way invariable; A villain, like the beams of a balance, is always varying, upwards and downwards, himself his own dungeon.
  • Anita Roddick
    Anita Roddick
    British businesswoman and human rights activist 1942-2007
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    But if you can create an honorable livelihood, where you take your skills and use them and you earn a living from it, it gives you a sense of freedom and allows you to balance your life the way you want.
  • Raoul Vaneigem
    Raoul Vaneigem
    Belgian Situationist Philosopher 1934-
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    Daily life is governed by an economic system in which the production and consumption of insults tends to balance out.
  • Nicolas Chamfort
    Nicolas Chamfort
    French writer, journalist and playwright 1741-1794
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    Education must have two foundations - morality as a support for virtue, prudence as a defense for self against the vices of others. By letting the balance incline to the side of morality, you only make dupes or martyrs; by letting it incline to the other, you make calculating egoists.
  • Horace Mann
    Horace Mann
    American educator 1796-1859
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    Education, then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men - the balance-wheel of the social machinery.
  • William B. Yeats
    William B. Yeats
    Irish poet 1865-1918
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    I balanced all, brought all to mind, the years to come seemed waste of breath, a waste of breath the years behind, in balance with this life, this death.
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