Quotes: consider

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  • Josh Billings
    Josh Billings
    American humorist 1815-1885
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    Consider the postage stamp, my son. It secures success through its ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.
  • Winston Churchill
    Winston Churchill
    English statesman 1874-1965
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    For my part, I consider that it will be found much better by all parties to leave the past to history, especially as I propose to write that history myself.
  • Edmund Burke
    Edmund Burke
    English politician and philosopher 1729-1797
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    He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper. This amicable conflict with difficulty helps us to an intimate acquaintance with our object, and compels us to consider it in all its relations. It will not suffer us to be superficial.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    He who would pass his declining years with honor and comfort, should, when young, consider that he may one day become old, and remember when he is old, that he has once been young.
  • Machiavelli
    Machiavelli
    Florentijns staatsphilosopher 1469-1527
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    I consider it a mark of great prudence in a man to abstain from threats or any contemptuous expressions, for neither of these weaken the enemy, but threats make him more cautious, and the other excites his hatred, and a desire to revenge himself.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    If men would consider not so much wherein they differ, as wherein they agree, there would be far less of uncharitableness and angry feeling.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    On the death of a friend, we should consider that the fates through confidence have devolved on us the task of a double living, that we have henceforth to fulfill the promise of our friend's life also, in our own, to the world.
  • Edward Bulwer-Lytton
    Edward Bulwer-Lytton
    English writer and poet 1803-1873
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    A fresh mind keeps the body fresh. Take in the ideas of the day, drain off those of yesterday. As to the morrow, time enough to consider it when it becomes today.
  • A majority of women seem to consider themselves sent into the world for the sole purpose of displaying dry goods, and it is only when acting the part of an animated milliner's block that they feel they are performing their appropriate mission.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    A man must consider what a rich realm he abdicates when he becomes a conformist.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    A man should always consider how much he has more than he wants.
  • Anne Bradstreet
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    A prosperous state makes a secure Christian, but adversity makes him Consider.
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
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    A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side.
  • Robert Cecil
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    A wise man looks upon men as he does on horses; all their comparisons of title, wealth, and place, he consider but as harness.
  • Bill Bryson
    Bill Bryson
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    America is an outstandingly dangerous place. Consider this: every year in New Hampshire a dozen or more people are killed crashing their cars into moose. Now correct me if I am wrong, but this is not something that is likely to happen to you on the way home from Sainsbury's.
    Source: Im a Stranger Here Myself (US) / Notes From a Big Country (UK) (1998)
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