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  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords: but, like all other pleasures immoderately enjoyed, the excesses of hope must be expiated by pain; and expectations improperly indulged must end in disappointment.
  • Antoine de Saint-Exupery
    Antoine de Saint-Exupery
    French writer 1900-1944
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    A chief is a man who assumes responsibility. He says "I was beaten," he does not say "My men were beaten".
  • A complacent satisfaction with present knowledge is the chief bar to the pursuit of knowledge.
  • Chief Seattle
    Chief Seattle
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    A few more moons, a few more winters, and not one of all the mighty hosts that once filled this broad land or that now roam in fragmentary bands through these vast solitudes will remain to weep over the tombs of a people once as powerful and as hopeful as your own. But why should we repine? Why should I murmur at the fate of my people? Tribes are made up of individuals and are no better than they. Men come and go like the waves of the sea. A tear, a tamanamus, a dirge, and they are gone from our
    Source: Speech 1854
  • A gentleman opposed to their enfranchisement once said to me, women have never produced anything of any value to the world. I told him the chief product of the women had been the men, and left it to him to decide whether the product was of any value.
  • Cass Sunstein
    Cass Sunstein
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    After a two-term presidency, many young voters seem to want someone who is radically different from, even the opposite of, the commander in chief to whom they have become accustomed. After all, a two-term president will have led their nation for a significant percentage of their lives. That's boring. Isn't it time for a transformation?
  • Calvin Coolidge
    Calvin Coolidge
    American president 1872-1933
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    After all, the chief business of the American people is business. They are profoundly concerned with producing, buying, selling, investing and prospering in the world.
    Source: The quotable Calvin Coolidge: sensible words for a new century (2001)
  • Alfred Marshall
    Alfred Marshall
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    Again, most of the chief distinctions marked by economic terms are differences not of kind but of degree.
  • Sir Walter Scott
    Sir Walter Scott
    British writer and poet 1771-1832
    Sir Walter Scott
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    All men who have turned out worth anything have had the chief hand in their own education.
  • Benjamin Tucker
    Benjamin Tucker
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    Almost the only persons who may be said to comprehend even approximately the significance, principles, and purposes of Socialism are the chief leaders of the extreme wings of the Socialistic forces, and perhaps a few of the money kings themselves.
  • John Ruskin
    John Ruskin
    English art critic 1819-1900
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    An infinitude of tenderness is the chief gift and inheritance of all truly great men.
  • Bob Ainsworth
    Bob Ainsworth
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    As the Chief of the Defence Staff says, you don't defend on the goal line. Defending the interests of the U.K. means tackling threats early and at source, and that means intervening overseas.
  • Sir William Temple
    Sir William Temple
    British Diplomat, Essayist 1628-1699
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    Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of the ages through which they have passed
  • Frank Moore Colby
    Frank Moore Colby
    American Editor, Essayist 1865-1925
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    Clever people seem not to feel the natural pleasure of bewilderment, and are always answering questions when the chief relish of a life is to go on asking them.
  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein
    German - American physicist 1879-1955
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    Concern for man and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavors. Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations.
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