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  • Dag Hammarskjöld
    Dag Hammarskjöld
    Swedish diplomat 1905-1961
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    In the last analysis it is our conception of death which decides our answers to all the questions life puts to us.
  • Molière
    Molière
    French playwriter (ps. of J. B. Poquelin) 1622-1673
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    Long is the road from conception to completion.
  • Charles Horton Cooley
    Charles Horton Cooley
    American sociologist 1864-1929
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    The passion of self-aggrandizement is persistent but plastic; it will never disappear from a vigorous mind, but may become morally higher by attaching itself to a larger conception of what constitutes the self.
  • George Santayana
    George Santayana
    Spanish - American philosopher 1863 - 1952
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    A conception not reducible to the small change of daily experience is like a currency not exchangeable for articles of consumption; it is not a symbol, but a fraud.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    A man who has no office to go to - I don't care who he is - is a trial of which you can have no conception.
  • Socrates
    Socrates
    Greek philosopher 469 BC - 399 BC
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    A system of morality which is based on relative emotional values is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.
  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein
    German - American physicist 1879-1955
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    According to this conception, the sole function of education was to open the way to thinking and knowing, and the school, as the outstanding organ for the people's education, must serve that end exclusively.
  • Alan Bennett
    Alan Bennett
    British playwright, screenwriter, actor and author 1934-
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    Children always assume the sexual lives of their parents come to a grinding halt at their conception.
  • Bryant H. McGill
    Bryant H. McGill
    American journalist and author 1969-
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    Education should prepare our minds to use its own powers of reason and conception rather than filling it with the accumulated misconceptions of the past.
  • Jorge Luis Borges
    Jorge Luis Borges
    Argentijns writer 1899-1986
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    Every writer ''creates'' his own precursors. His work modifies our conception of the past, as it will modify the future.
  • Alice Walker
    Alice Walker
    American Author, Critic 1944-
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    Helped are those who create anything at all, for they shall relive the thrill of their own conception and realize a partnership in the creation of the Universe that keeps them responsible and cheerful.
  • Bill Mauldin
    Bill Mauldin
    American cartoonist 1921-2003
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    I would like to thank the people who encouraged me to draw army cartoons at a time when the gag man's conception of the army was one of mean ole sergents and jeeps which jump over mountains.
    Source: Up Front
  • Baruch Spinoza
    Baruch Spinoza
    Dutch Philosopher and Theologian 1632-1677
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    If men were born free, they would, so long as they remained free, form no conception of good and evil.
    Source: Ethics
  • If the memory is more flexible in childhood, it is more tenacious in mature age; if childhood has sometimes the memory of words, old age has that of things, which impress themselves according to the clearness of the 'conception of the thought which we wish to retain.
  • Herbert Spencer
    Herbert Spencer
    British Philosopher 1820-1903
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    It must be admitted that the conception of virtue cannot be separated from the conception of happinessproducing conduct.
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