Quotes: considerable

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  • C. P. Snow
    C. P. Snow
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    A good many times I have been present at gatherings of people who, by the standards of the traditional culture, are thought highly educated and who have with considerable gusto been expressing their incredulity at the illiteracy of scientists. Once or twice I have been provoked and have asked the company how many of them could describe the Second Law of Thermodynamics. The response was cold: it was also negative. Yet I was asking something which is about the scientific equivalent of: Have you re
    Source: The Two Cultures (1959)
  • Norman Douglas
    Norman Douglas
    British Author 1868-1952
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    A man can believe a considerable deal of rubbish, and yet go about his daily work in a rational and cheerful manner.
  • King Whitney
    King Whitney
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    Change has a considerable psychological impact on the human mind. To the fearful it is threatening because it means that things may get worse. To the hopeful it is encouraging because things may get better. To the confident it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    Every man has a lurking wish to appear considerable in his native place.
  • Bernard Berenson
    Bernard Berenson
    American art historian 1865-1959
    Bernard Berenson
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    German is of stone, limestone, pudding stone, marble, granite even, and so to a considerable degree is English, whereas French is bronze and gives out a metallic resonance with tones that neither German nor English tolerate.
  • Cass Sunstein
    Cass Sunstein
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    Here's a more controversial idea: In general, Democrats and progressives ought to allow Trump considerable room to choose his own employees - far more room than Republicans allowed during the Obama administration. Tit-for-tat is a dangerous game.
  • I am sure that in Canada the people appreciate this principle, and the general intelligence which prevails over that country is such that I am sure there is no danger of a reactionary policy ever finding a response in the hearts of any considerable number of our people.
  • Buffalo Bill
    Buffalo Bill
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    I had many enemies among the Sioux; I would be running considerable risk in meeting them.
  • Angela Merkel
    Angela Merkel
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    I see nothing that points to a recession in Germany. But I see considerable long-term tasks ahead of us that have to do with markets regaining confidence in Europe and that have a lot to do with reducing debt.
  • I'm so happy to be a song-writer - I'm even surprised when I get to record anything. I consider it a considerable privilege and a blessing to have a medium of expression that has a place in the world.
  • Michel Foucault
    Michel Foucault
    French Essayist, Philosopher 1926-1984
    Michel Foucault
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    If repression has indeed been the fundamental link between power, knowledge, and sexuality since the classical age, it stands to reason that we will not be able to free ourselves from it except at a considerable cost.
  • Sigmund Freud
    Sigmund Freud
    Austrian psychiatrist 1856-1939
    Sigmund Freud
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    It is always possible to bind together a considerable number of people in love, so long as there are other people left over to receive the manifestations of their aggression.
  • Thomas Sowell
    Thomas Sowell
    American economist, social theorist and political philosopher 1930-
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    It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance.

  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
    Aldous Huxley
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    Most vices demand considerable self-sacrifices. There is no greater mistake than to suppose that a vicious life is a life of uninterrupted pleasure. It is a life almost as wearisome and painful - if strenuously led - as Christian's in The Pilgrim's Progress.
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
    Nathaniel Hawthorne
    American short story writer 1804-1864
    Nathaniel Hawthorne
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    No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself, and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be true.
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