Quotes: clear

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  • First, I do not sit down at my desk to put into verse something that is already clear in my mind. If it were clear in my mind, I should have no incentive or need to write about it. We do not write in order to be understood; we write in order to understand.
  • I really want to clear my life so that I have to make as few decisions as possible about anything except how to best serve this community.
    Source: The Telegraph, 7 november 2014
  • Hannah Arendt
    Hannah Arendt
    German-born American political theorist 1906-1975
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    The trouble with lying and deceiving is that their efficiency depends entirely upon a clear notion of the truth that the liar and deceiver wishes to hide. In this sense, truth, even if it does not prevail in public, possesses an ineradicable primacy over all falsehoods.
  • Groucho Marx
    Groucho Marx
    American comic actor 1895-1977
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    As soon as I get through with you, you'll have a clear case of divorce and so will my wife.
  • Carl Lewis
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    'm so fortunate to have done what I love to do for so long, but the day I retired was one of the best days of my life. Not because I was happy to get away from the sport, but because it was clear in my mind that I had done all I possibly could, and that it was time to go.
  • George Washington
    George Washington
    First president of the US 1732-1799
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    'Tis our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world.
  • A ''just war'' is hospitable to every self-deception on the part of those waging it, none more than the certainty of virtue, under whose shelter every abomination can be committed with a clear conscience.
  • Steven Wright
    Steven Wright
    American stand-up comedian, actor, and writer 1955-
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    A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.

  • Vernon Howard
    Vernon Howard
    Swiss actor 1914-1996
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    A clear understanding of negative emotions dismisses them.
  • Doug Larson
    Doug Larson
    American columnist and editor 1926-2017
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    A lot of people mistake a short memory for a clear conscience.
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    German poet and philosopher 1844-1900
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    A matter that becomes clear ceases to concern us.
  • Bill Veeck
    Bill Veeck
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    After a month or so in St. Louis, we were looking around desperately for a way to draw a few people into the ball park, it being perfectly clear by that time that the ball club wasn't going to do it unaided.
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    American poet 1819-1892
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    All the means of action - the shapeless masses - the materials - lie everywhere about us. What we need is the celestial fire to change the flint into the transparent crystal, bright and clear. That fire is genius.''
  • Ben Nelson
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    Amending the U.S. Constitution, the document most sacred to those who love freedom and liberty, is a delicate endeavor and should be done only on the basis of the most clear and convincing evidence that a proposed amendment is necessary.
  • Anyone who claims to have an entirely clear conscience is almost certainly a bore.
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