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American rock musician 1940-
A drug is neither moral nor immoral - it's a chemical compound. The compound itself is not a menace to society until a human being treats it as if consumption bestowed a temporary license to act like an asshole.
English playwright and poet 1564-1616
The rankest compound of villainous smell that ever offended nostril.
American writer, editor 1915?-
Albert Einstein when asked what he considered to be the most powerful force in the universe answered: Compound interest! What you have become is the price you paid to get what you used to want.
British-born American economist, professor and investor 1894-1976
Both a priori reasoning and experience teach us that as as these funds grow larger the geometrical rate of growth by compound interest ultimately defeats itself.Source: Storage and Stability Part II, Ch. VIII,Ultimate Uses of the Stored Unit
American investor, fund manager, and philanthropist 1944-
Companies typically borrow money at less than their return on equity and therefore compound their return at the expense of lenders.
English poet 1612-1680
Compound for sins they are inclined to by damning those they have no mind to.
The anthropologist must relinquish his comfortable position in the long chair on the veranda of the missionary compound, Government station, or planter's bungalow, where, armed with pencil and notebook and at times with a whisky and soda, he has been accustomed to collect statements from informants.... He must go out into the villages, and see the natives at work in gardens, on the beach, in the jungle; he must sail with them to distant sandbanks and to foreign tribes.Source: Myth in Primitive Psychology (1926)
Libian painter and writer 1883-1931
The chemist who can extract from his heart's elements, compassion, respect, longing, patience, regret, surprise, and forgiveness and compound them into one can create that atom which is called love.
Charles Caleb Colton
English writer 1780-1832
The drafts which true genius draws upon posterity, although they may not always be honored so soon as they are due, are sure to be paid with compound interest in the end.
American statesman 1809-1865
There are few things wholly evil or wholly good. Almost everything, especially of government policy, is an inseparable compound of the two, so that our best judgment of the preponderance between them is continually demanded.
British artist 1786-1846
We are a compound of both here and hereafter; we shall be made responsible for the actions of both while here. Anything beyond this is beyond our power to prove, and would be of no real value if we could.
Lord George Byron
English poet 1788-1824
What an antithetical mind! - tenderness, roughness - delicacy, coarseness - sentiment, sensuality - soaring and groveling, dirt and deity - all mixed up in that one compound of inspired clay!
American writer 1842-1914
Age. That period of life in which we compound for the vices that remain by reviling those we have no longer the vigor to commit.
American writer 1842-1914
Truth - An ingenious compound of desirability and appearance.
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