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Danish philosopher 1813-1855
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
American writer 1817-1862
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.
English writer 1709-1784
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.
English writer 1812-1870
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
American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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.
British Dramatist, Poet 1573-1637
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
English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
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
British Author, Courtier 1554-1586
Commonly they must use their feet for defense whose only weapon is their tongue.
English preacher and writer 1608-1661
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.
American surgeon and author 1899-1975
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.
Holy Roman Emperor and Archduke of Austria 1500-1558
Fortune has something of the nature of a woman. If she is too intensely wooed, she commonly goes the further away.
Johann Kaspar Lavater
Swiss theologist and mysticist 1741-1801
Him, who incessantly laughs in the street, you may commonly hear grumbling in his closet.
English clergyman and writer 1577-1640
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.
American science fiction author 1954-
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.
Spanish Film Director 1900-1983
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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