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  • Muhammad Ali
    Muhammad Ali
    American Boxer 1942-
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    Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.
  • Henry Ward Beecher
    Henry Ward Beecher
    American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker 1813-1887
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    Sink the Bible to the bottom of the sea, and man's obligation to God would be unchanged. He would have the same path to tread, only his lamp and his guide would be gone; he would have the same voyage to make, only his compass and chart would be overboard.
  • Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    French essayist and philosopher 1533-1592
    Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
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    Even on the most exalted throne in the world we are only sitting on our own bottom.
  • Emile Durkheim
    Emile Durkheim
    French Sociologist 1858-1917
    Emile Durkheim
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    From top to bottom of the ladder, greed is aroused without knowing where to find ultimate foothold. Nothing can calm it, since its goal is far beyond all it can attain. Reality seems valueless by comparison with the dreams of fevered imaginations; reality is therefore abandoned.
  • George Orwell
    George Orwell
    English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
    George Orwell
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    In every one of those little stucco boxes there's some poor bastard who's never free except when he's fast asleep and dreaming that he's got the boss down the bottom of a well and is bunging lumps of coal at him.
  • Walter Lippmann
    Walter Lippmann
    American writer, reporter, and political commentator 1889-1974
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    The disesteem into which moralists have fallen is due at bottom to their failure to see that in an age like this one the function of the moralist is not to exhort men to be good but to elucidate what the good is. The problem of sanctions is secondary.
  • Fisher Ames
    Fisher Ames
    American politician 1758-1808
    Fisher Ames
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    A monarchy is a merchantman which sails well, but will sometimes strike on a rock, and go to the bottom; a republic is a raft which will never sink, but then your feet are always in the water.
  • A reformer is a guy who rides through the sewer in a glass bottom boat.
  • Martin Luther King
    Martin Luther King
    American preacher 1929-1968
    Martin Luther King
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    A riot is at bottom the language of the unheard.
  • Antonin Scalia
    Antonin Scalia
    American jurist 1936-2016
    Antonin Scalia
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    A search is a search, even if it happens to disclose nothing but the bottom of a turntable.
  • Eric Hoffer
    Eric Hoffer
    American writer 1902-1983
    Eric Hoffer
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    Action is at bottom a swinging and flailing of the arms to regain one's balance and keep afloat.
  • Logan Pearsall Smith
    Logan Pearsall Smith
    English writer 1865-1946
    Logan Pearsall Smith
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    All my life, as down an abyss without a bottom. I have been pouring van loads of information into that vacancy of oblivion I call my mind.
  • George Orwell
    George Orwell
    English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
    George Orwell
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    All writers are vain, selfish and lazy, and at the very bottom of their motives lies a mystery.
  • Benny Green
    Benny Green
    American musician
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    Art was carrying me a lot of the time. When you're accustomed to playing with Art, and you play with other drummers, it's as if the bottom dropped out.
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    German poet and philosopher 1844-1900
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    At bottom every man knows well enough that he is a unique being, only once on this earth; and by no extraordinary chance will such a marvelously picturesque piece of diversity in unity as he is, ever be put together a second time.
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