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  • Søren Kierkegaard
    Søren Kierkegaard
    Danish philosopher 1813-1855
    Søren Kierkegaard
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    People commonly travel the world over to see rivers and mountains, new stars, garish birds, freak fish, grotesque breeds of human; they fall into an animal stupor that gapes at existence and they think they have seen something.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
    Henry David Thoreau
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    It seems to me that the god that is commonly worshipped in civilized countries is not at all divine, though he bears a divine name, but is the overwhelming authority and respectability of mankind combined. Men reverence one another, not yet God.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into a jail; for being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned. A man in a jail has more room, better food and commonly better company.
  • Charles Dickens
    Charles Dickens
    English writer 1812-1870
    Charles Dickens
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    A lady of what is commonly called an uncertain temper - a phrase which being interpreted signifies a temper tolerably certain to make everybody more or less uncomfortable.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    A man's personal defects will commonly have with the rest of the world precisely that importance which they have to himself. If he makes light of them, so will other men.
  • Ben Jonson
    Ben Jonson
    British Dramatist, Poet 1573-1637
    Ben Jonson
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    A woman, the more curious she is about her face, is commonly the more careless about her house.
    Source: Underwoods. Timber; or, Discoveries made upon men and matter. Horace, Of the art of poetry [with an English translation by Jonson]. The English gramma
  • Lord Chesterfield
    Lord Chesterfield
    English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
    Lord Chesterfield
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    As fathers commonly go, it is seldom a misfortune to be fatherless; and considering the general run of sons, as seldom a misfortune to be childless.
  • Sir Philip Sidney
    Sir Philip Sidney
    British Author, Courtier 1554-1586
    Sir Philip Sidney
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    Commonly they must use their feet for defense whose only weapon is their tongue.
  • Thomas Fuller
    Thomas Fuller
    English preacher and writer 1608-1661
    Thomas Fuller
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    Deceive not thyself by over-expecting happiness in the married estate. Remember the nightingales which sing only some months in the spring, but commonly are silent when they have hatched their eggs, as if their mirth were turned into care for their young ones.
  • Maxwell Maltz
    Maxwell Maltz
    American surgeon and author 1899-1975
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    For imagination sets the goal ''picture'' which our automatic mechanism works on. We act, or fail to act, not because of ''will,'' as is so commonly believed, but because of imagination.
  • Charles V
    Charles V
    Holy Roman Emperor and Archduke of Austria 1500-1558
    Charles V
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    Fortune has something of the nature of a woman. If she is too intensely wooed, she commonly goes the further away.
  • Johann Kaspar Lavater
    Johann Kaspar Lavater
    Swiss theologist and mysticist 1741-1801
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    Him, who incessantly laughs in the street, you may commonly hear grumbling in his closet.
  • Robert Burton
    Robert Burton
    English clergyman and writer 1577-1640
    Robert Burton
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    I may not here omit those two main plagues, and common dotages of human kind, wine and women, which have infatuated and besotted myriads of people. They go commonly together.
  • Bruce Sterling
    Bruce Sterling
    American science fiction author 1954-
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    If politics and business fail us, of course the military will be called in. In the developing world, the massive and repeated ecological disasters are quite commonly met by the military.
  • Luis Bunuel
    Luis Bunuel
    Spanish Film Director 1900-1983
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    If the devil were to offer me a resurgence of what is commonly called virility, I'd decline. ''Just keep my liver and lungs in good working order,'' I'd reply, ''so I can go on drinking and smoking!''
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