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  • W. E. B. Du Bois
    W. E. B. Du Bois
    American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist and writer 1868-1963
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    There are certain books in the world which every searcher for truth must know: the Bible, the Critique of Pure Reason, the Origin of Species, and Karl Marx's Capital.
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe
    Harriet Beecher Stowe
    American Novelist 1811-1896
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    What makes saintliness in my view, as distinguished from ordinary goodness, is a certain quality of magnanimity and greatness of soul that brings life within the circle of the heroic.
  • Sigmund Freud
    Sigmund Freud
    Austrian psychiatrist 1856-1939
    Sigmund Freud
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    A certain degree of neurosis is of inestimable value as a drive, especially to a psychologist.
  • Anna Louise Strong
    Anna Louise Strong
    American journalist and activist 1885-1970
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    A certain number of Americans are already in Peking and most of us here feel that it would be very useful for the United States and especially for the Left-wing progressive movement in the United States if groups of students such as you mention could make a tour of China.
  • 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.
  • Ezra Pound
    Ezra Pound
    American poet 1885-1972
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    A classic is classic not because it conforms to certain structural rules, or fits certain definitions (of which its author had quite probably never heard). It is classic because of a certain eternal and irrepressible freshness.
  • Aesop
    Aesop
    Greek fabulist and story teller 620-564 BCE
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    A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy. Let a man be one thing or the other, and we then know how to meet him.
  • John Steinbeck
    John Steinbeck
    American author 1902-1968
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    A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.
  • Lord George Byron
    Lord George Byron
    English poet 1788-1824
    Lord George Byron
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    A lady of a ''certain age,'' which means certainly aged.
  • Charles Dickens
    Charles Dickens
    English writer 1812-1870
    Charles Dickens
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    A lady of what is commonly called an uncertain temper - a phrase which being interpreted signifies a temper tolerably certain to make everybody more or less uncomfortable.
  • George H. Mead
    George H. Mead
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    A multiple personality is in a certain sense normal.
  • Bill Cosby
    Bill Cosby
    American actor, comedian, producer 1937-
    Bill Cosby
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    A new father quickly learns that his child invariably comes to the bathroom at precisely the times when he's in there, as if he needed company. The only way for this father to be certain of bathroom privacy is to shave at the gas station.
  • Charles F. Kettering
    Charles F. Kettering
    American inventor 1876-1958
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    A person must have a certain amount of intelligent ignorance to get anywhere.
  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose Bierce
    American writer 1842-1914
    Ambrose Bierce
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    A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms agains himself. He makes his failure certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it.
  • Alexandre Dumas
    Alexandre Dumas
    French writer 1802-1870
    Alexandre Dumas
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    A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms against himself. He makes his failure certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it.
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