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  • Confucius
    Confucius
    Chinese philosopher 551 BC - 479 BC
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    A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake.
  • Anatole France
    Anatole France
    French writer (ps. of J. A. Thibault) 1844-1924
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    An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    An ostentatious man will rather relate a blunder or an absurdity he has committed, than be debarred from talking of his own dear person.
  • Adlai E. Stevenson II
    Adlai E. Stevenson II
    American lawyer, politician, and diplomat 1900-1965
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    Communism is the death of the soul. It is the organization of total conformity - in short, of tyranny - and it is committed to making tyranny universal.
    Source: Major Campaign Speeches of Adlai E. Stevenson (1952)
  • George Orwell
    George Orwell
    English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
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    It is one of the tragedies of the half-educated that they develop late, when they are already committed to some wrong way of life.
  • 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.
  • Bell Hooks
    Bell Hooks
    American author, professor, feminist (born G.J.Watkins) 1952-
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    A major part of love is commitment. If we are committed to someone, if I'm committed to loving you, then it's not possible for me to 'fall out of love.'
  • Tacitus
    Tacitus
    Roman senator and historian 56-120 AD
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    A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing of more, and amid the passive acquiescence of all.
  • Arlen Specter
    Arlen Specter
    American lawyer, author, and politician 1930-2012
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    American credibility in the war on terrorism depends on a strong stand against all terrorist acts, whether committed by foe or friend.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    And what do Democrats stand for, if they are so ready to defame concerned citizens as the "mob" - a word betraying a Marie Antoinette delusion of superiority to ordinary mortals. I thought my party was populist, attentive to the needs and wishes of those outside the power structure. And as a product of the 1960s, I thought the Democratic party was passionately committed to freedom of thought and speech.
  • Simone Weil
    Simone Weil
    French philosopher 1909-1943
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    At the bottom of the heart of every human being, from earliest infancy until the tomb, there is something that goes on indomitably expecting, in the teeth of all experience of crimes committed, suffered, and witnessed, that good and not evil will be done
  • Brendan I. Koerner
    Brendan I. Koerner
    American author 1974-
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    Barkley was the first of many American skyjackers whose primary interest was money; by 1972, the majority of the nation's hijackings would involve demands for ransom. Barkley himself was declared incompetent to stand trial in November 1971, at which point he was committed to a psychiatric hospital in Georgia.
  • B. F. Skinner
    B. F. Skinner
    American psychologist, behaviorist and author 1904-1990
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    Behavior used to be reinforced by great deprivation; if people weren't hungry, they wouldn't work. Now we are committed to feeding people whether they work or not. Nor is money as great a reinforcer as it once was. People no longer work for punitive reasons, yet our culture offers no new satisfactions.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    Campus speech codes, that folly of the navel-gazing left, have increased the appeal of the right. Ideas must confront ideas. When hurt feelings and bruised egos are more important than the unfettered life of the mind, the universities have committed suicide.
    Source: Vamps and Tramps (1994)
  • Carlos Ghosn
    Carlos Ghosn
    Brazilian-born businessman 1954-
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    Commitment. This is my favorite word because in some way, people who are committed are always much more interesting and much more reliable, and much more, I would say, deep than people who are not.
    Source: "Q&A with Carlos Ghosn" published in CNN website on December 7, 2006.
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