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British writer, theorist, philosopher
The career of a politician mainly consists in making one part of the nation do what it does not want to do, in order to please and satisfy the other part of the nation.
English educator and historian 1795-1842
The distinction between Christianity and all other systems of religion consists largely in this, that in these other men are found seeking after God, while Christianity is God seeking after man.
American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
The first half of life consists of the capacity to enjoy without the chance; the last half consists of the chance without the capacity.
British Author 1870-1953
The future always comes as a surprise, but political wisdom consists in attempting at least some partial judgment of what that surprise may be. And for my part I cannot but believe that a main unexpected thing of the future is the return of Islam.Source: The Great Heresies (1938) H. III
Spanish Jesuit, writer and philosopher 1601-1658
The great art of giving consists in this: the gift should cost very little and yet be greatly coveted, so that it may be the more highly appreciated.
Francois de la Rochefoucauld
French writer 1613-1680
The height of ability consists in a thorough knowledge of the real value of things, and of the genius of the age in which we live.
St. Thomas Aquinas
Italian Dominican friar and Catholic priest 1225-1274
The highest manifestation of life consists in this: that a being governs its own actions. A thing which is always subject to the direction of another is somewhat of a dead thing.
English writer 1894-1963
The horror no less than the charm of real life consists precisely in the recurrent actualization of the inconceivable.
British occultist, writer, and mountaineer 1875-1947
The joy of life consists in the exercise of one's energies, continual growth, constant change, the enjoyment of every new experience. To stop means simply to die. The eternal mistake of mankind is to set up an attainable ideal.
The liberty of a people consists in being governed by laws which they have made themselves, under whatsoever form it be of government; the liberty of a private man, in being master of his own time and actions, as far as may consist with the laws of God and of his country.
British historian 1737-1794
The pathetic almost always consists in the detail of little events.
The poetic act consists of suddenly seeing that an idea splits up into a number of equal motifs and of grouping them; they rhyme.
Alfred N. Whitehead
English philosopher and mathematician 1861-1947
The safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato.Source: Process and Reality: An Essay in Cosmology (1929)
Hungarian-born American illusionist 1874-1926
The secret of showmanship consists not of what you really do, but what the mystery-loving public thinks you do.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
The secret of ugliness consists not in irregularity, but in being uninteresting.
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