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  • Vaclav Havel
    Vaclav Havel
    Czech statesman, writer and former dissident 1936-2011
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    A human action becomes genuinely important when it springs from the soil of a clear-sighted awareness of the temporality and the ephemerally of everything human. It is only this awareness that can breathe any greatness into an action.
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
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    First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    If a man needs an elaborate tombstone in order to remain in the memory of his country, it is clear that his living at all was an act of absolute superfluity.
  • Throughout this primary process the voters have vetted each candidate and after a spirited contest they have made clear who they believe is right person to lead our ticket and that is Governor Mitt Romney. I believe they have come to this conclusion because they know that Governor Romney will begin working on day one to turn around our economy.
  • Adam Smith
    Adam Smith
    Scottish Economist 1723-1790
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    What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience?
  • 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
    Carl Lewis
    American athlete 1961-
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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.
  • Alexander Cockburn
    Alexander Cockburn
    Irish-American political journalist and writer 1941-2012
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    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.
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