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  • Asa Gray
    Asa Gray
    American botanist 1810-1888
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    It was always understood that plants and animals, though completely contrasted in their higher representatives, approached each other very closely in their lower and simpler forms. But they were believed not to blend.
  • Carlos Castaneda
    Carlos Castaneda
    American author and anthropologist 1925-1998
    Carlos Castaneda
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    Look at every path closely and deliberately, then ask ourselves this crucial question: Does this path have a heart? If it does, then the path is good. If it doesn't, it is of no use.
  • Alice Walker
    Alice Walker
    American Author, Critic 1944-
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    Look closely at the present you are constructing: it should look like the future you are dreaming.
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
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    Look closely at those who patronize you. Half are unfeeling, half untaught.
  • Marquis de Sade
    Marquis de Sade
    French nobleman, revolutionary and writer 1740-1814
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    Man's natural character is to imitate; that of the sensitive man is to resemble as closely as possible the person whom he loves. It is only by imitating the vices of others that I have earned my misfortunes.
  • Karl Marx
    Karl Marx
    German economist and statephilospher 1818-1883
    Karl Marx
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    Mankind always sets itself only such tasks as it can solve; since, looking at the matter more closely, we will always find that the task itself arises only when the material conditions necessary for its solution already exist or are at least in the process of formation.
  • Bayard Rustin
    Bayard Rustin
    American activist 1912-1987
    Bayard Rustin
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    Martin Luther King, with whom I worked very closely, became very distressed when a number of the ministers working for him wanted him to dismiss me from his staff because of my homosexuality.
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe
    Harriet Beecher Stowe
    American Novelist 1811-1896
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    Nobody had ever instructed him that a slave-ship, with a procession of expectant sharks in its wake, is a missionary institution, by which closely-packed heathen are brought over to enjoy the light of the Gospel.
  • Camilla Lackberg
    Camilla Lackberg
    Swedish author 1974-
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    Northern Sweden holds a special kind of magic. It's cold, lonely, and the people are tough and silent, or so the stereotype says. This is Asa Larsson's home turf and I find as much joy in reading her closely observed descriptions of the environment, as in following her intriguing plots.
  • Camille Pissarro
    Camille Pissarro
    Danish-French Impressionist painter 1830-1903
    Camille Pissarro
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    Observe that it is a great error to believe that all mediums of art are not closely tied to their time.
  • Bob Schieffer
    Bob Schieffer
    American television journalist 1937-
    Bob Schieffer
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    Once we get them in the studio, you interview a person the same way you would interview another. You ask them a question. You let them answer. You try to listen closely and then ask a follow-up.
  • Vauvenargues
    Vauvenargues
    French philosopher 1715-1747
    Vauvenargues
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    Our failings sometimes bind us to one another as closely as could virtue itself.
  • Christian Nevell Bovee
    Christian Nevell Bovee
    American writer 1820-1904
    Christian Nevell Bovee
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    Sensitiveness is closely allied to egotism; and excessive sensibility is only another name for morbid self-consciousness. The cure for tender sensibilities is to make more of our objects and less of our selves.
  • Wyndham Lewis
    Wyndham Lewis
    British painter and author 1882-1957
    Wyndham Lewis
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    So-called ''austerity,'' the stoic injunction, is the path towards universal destruction. It is the old, the fatal, competitive path. ''Pull in your belt'' is a slogan closely related to ''gird up your loins,'' or the guns-butter metaphor.
  • Oliver Goldsmith
    Oliver Goldsmith
    Irish writer and poet 1728-1774
    Oliver Goldsmith
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    Some faults are so closely allied to qualities that it is difficult to weed out the vice without eradicating the virtue.
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