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  • William Faulkner
    William Faulkner
    American writer 1897-1962
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    All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    Fathers should be neither seen nor heard. That is the only proper basis for family life.
  • Adrian Edmondson
    Adrian Edmondson
    British actor 1957-
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    I don't claim that our TV comedies are highbrow in anyway, but I think there's a basis to them, and that's why they're more popular than other TV comedies. There's a basis of truth in them, a gut feeling.
  • Thorstein Veblen
    Thorstein Veblen
    Norwegian-American economist and sociologist 1857-1929
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    The basis on which good repute in any highly organized industrial community ultimately rests is pecuniary strength; and the means of showing pecuniary strength, and so of gaining or retaining a good name, are leisure and a conspicuous consumption of goods
  • Burt Rutan
    Burt Rutan
    American aerospace engineer and entrepreneur 1943-
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    Tragically, policymakers have thrown horrendous amounts of taxpayer money needed for other purposes at solving an unsubstantiated emergency. It is scandalous that so many climate scientists who fully knew that Al Gore had no basis for his irresponsible claims stood mute.
  • Jean Baudrillard
    Jean Baudrillard
    French sociologist, philosopher and cultural theorist 1929-2007
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    What you have to do is enter the fiction of America, enter America as fiction. It is, indeed, on this fictive basis that it dominates the world.
  • Carroll Quigley
    Carroll Quigley
    American historian and theorist 1910-1977
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    ...a state is not the same thing as a society, although the Greeks and Romans thought it was. A state is an organization of power on a territorial basis.
    Source: Oscar Iden Lecture Series, Lecture 3: The State of Individuals (1976)
  • John F. Kennedy
    John F. Kennedy
    American politician 1917-1963
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    A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers - and this is the basis of all human morality.
  • Ben Nelson
    Ben Nelson
    American politician, businessman and lawyer 1941-
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    Amending the U.S. Constitution, the document most sacred to those who love freedom and liberty, is a delicate endeavor and should be done only on the basis of the most clear and convincing evidence that a proposed amendment is necessary.
  • Maria Montessori
    Maria Montessori
    Italian onderwijskundige 1870-1952
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    An educational method that shall have liberty as its basis must intervene to help the child to a conquest of liberty. That is to say, his training must be such as shall help him to diminish as much as possible the social bonds which limit his activity.
  • George Santayana
    George Santayana
    Spanish - American philosopher 1863 - 1952
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    Character is the basis of happiness and happiness the sanction of character.
  • John Berger
    John Berger
    English art critic, novelist, painter and poet 1926-2017
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    Compassion has no place in the natural order of the world which operates on the basis of necessity. Compassion opposes this order and is therefore best thought of as being in some way supernatural.
  • Arthur Schopenhauer
    Arthur Schopenhauer
    German philosopher 1788-1860
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    Compassion is the basis of morality.
  • Herbert Hoover
    Herbert Hoover
    American engineer, businessman and politician 1874-1964
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    Competition is not only the basis of protection to the consumer, but is the incentive to progress.
  • Benjamin Haydon
    Benjamin Haydon
    British artist 1786-1846
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    Danger is the very basis of superstition. It produces a searching after help supernaturally when human means are no longer supposed to be available.
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