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  • Stendhal
    Stendhal
    French writer (ps. of Marie Henri Beyle) 1783-1842
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    A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love.
  • Abraham H. Maslow
    Abraham H. Maslow
    American psychologist 1908-1970
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    A first-rate soup is more creative than a second-rate painting.
  • Cyril Connolly
    Cyril Connolly
    British criticus 1903-1974
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    A lazy person, whatever the talents with which he set out, will have condemned himself to second-hand thoughts and to second-rate friends.
  • 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.
  • Samuel Beckett
    Samuel Beckett
    Irish dramatist and novelist 1906-1989
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    Birth was the death of him.
  • Alfred P. Sloan
    Alfred P. Sloan
    American businessman 1875-1966
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    Competition is the final price determinant and competitive prices may result in profits which force you to accept a rate of return less than you hoped for, or for that matter to accept temporary losses.
  • Adam Schiff
    Adam Schiff
    American lawyer and politician 1960-
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    Each year on the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birth, America has the opportunity to reflect on our nation's progress towards the realization of his dream.
  • Ashleigh Brilliant
    Ashleigh Brilliant
    American author and cartoonist 1933-
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    I’ve learned to accept birth and death . . . but sometimes I still worry about what lies between.
  • Samuel Levenson
    Samuel Levenson
    American humorist, writer, teacher, television host, and journalist. 1911-1980
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    Somewhere on this globe, every ten seconds, there is a woman giving birth to a child. She must be found and stopped.
  • Douglas Adams
    Douglas Adams
    British science-fiction writer 1952-
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    You live and learn. At any rate, you live.
  • Judy Garland
    Judy Garland
    American singer and actress 1922-1969
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    Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
  • Arnold Bennett
    Arnold Bennett
    British novelist 1867-1931
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    A first-rate Organizer is never in a hurry. He is never late. He always keeps up his sleeve a margin for the unexpected.
  • E. M. Forster
    E. M. Forster
    English novelist, short story writer, essayist and librettist 1879-1970
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    A funeral is not death, any more than baptism is birth or marriage union. All three are the clumsy devices, coming now too late, now too early, by which Society would register the quick motions of man.
  • Norman Cousins
    Norman Cousins
    American Editor, Humanitarian, Author 1915-1990
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    A library is the delivery room for the birth of ideas, a place where history comes to life.
  • Patrick Kavanagh
    Patrick Kavanagh
    Irish poet and novelist 1904-1967
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    A sweeping statement is the only statement worth listening to. The critic without faith gives balanced opinions, usually about second-rate writers.
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