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  • Iris Murdoch
    Iris Murdoch
    Anglo-Irish novelist and philosopher 1919-1999
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    Falling out of love is chiefly a matter of forgetting how charming someone is.
  • Franklin P. Adams
    Franklin P. Adams
    American journalist, humorist 1881-1960
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    Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody.
  • St. Francis de Sales
    St. Francis de Sales
    Bishop of Geneva and is honored as a saint in the Catholic Church 1567-1622
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    Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them - every day begin the task anew -
  • Igor Stravinsky
    Igor Stravinsky
    Russian composer 1882-1971
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    I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions, not by my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge.
  • Carroll Quigley
    Carroll Quigley
    American historian and theorist 1910-1977
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    ...Western Civilization began to expand in 976....The economic expansion was achieved chiefly by specialization and exchange... commercialization.
    Source: Oscar Iden Lecture Series, Lecture 3: The State of Individuals (1976)
  • Agnes Repplier
    Agnes Repplier
    American writer and social criticus 1858-1950
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    A kitten is chiefly remarkable for rushing about like mad at nothing whatever, and generally stopping before it gets there.
  • Bayard Taylor
    Bayard Taylor
    American poet, travel author, and diplomat 1825-1878
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    Because the gift of Song was chiefly lent, To give consoling music for the joys We lack, and not for those which we possess.
  • Beilby Porteus
    Beilby Porteus
    English Bishop and reformer 1731-1809
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    But chiefly Thou, Whom soft-eyed Pity once led down from Heaven To bleed for man, to teach him how to live, And, oh! still harder lesson! how to die.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    By avarice and selfishness, and a groveling habit, from which none of us is free, of regarding the soil as property, or the means of acquiring property chiefly, the landscape is deformed, husbandry is degraded with us, and the farmer leads the meanest of lives. He knows Nature but as a robber.
  • Eagles come in all shapes and sizes, but you will recognize them chiefly by their attitudes.
  • Arnold Bennett
    Arnold Bennett
    British novelist 1867-1931
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    Happiness includes chiefly the idea of satisfaction after full honest effort. No one can possibly be satisfied and no one can be happy who feels that in some paramount affairs he failed to take up the challenge of life.
  • Kingsley Amis
    Kingsley Amis
    English novelist, poet, critic, and teacher 1922-1995
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    He was of the faith chiefly in the sense that the church he currently did not attend was Catholic.
  • Marilyn Monroe
    Marilyn Monroe
    American actress 1926-1962
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    Husbands are chiefly good as lovers when they are betraying their wives.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    I fear chiefly lest my expression may not be extravagant enough, may not wander far enough beyond the narrow limit of my daily experience, so as to be adequate to the truth of which I have been convinced. Extravagance! it depends on how you are yarded.
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
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    If liberty and equality, as is thought by some, are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in government to the utmost.
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