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  • Samuel Smiles
    Samuel Smiles
    Scottish writer 1812-1904
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    It will generally be found that men who are constantly lamenting their ill luck are only reaping the consequences of their own neglect, mismanagement, and improvidence, or want of application.
  • William Faulkner
    William Faulkner
    American writer 1897-1962
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    Maybe the only thing worse than having to give gratitude constantly is having to accept it.
  • Laurence Sterne
    Laurence Sterne
    British author 1713-1768
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    Our passion and principals are constantly in a frenzy, but begin to shift and waver, as we return to reason.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
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    The amelioration of the world cannot be achieved by sacrifices in moments of crisis; it depends on the efforts made and constantly repeated during the humdrum, uninspiring periods, which separate one crisis from another, and of which normal lives mainly consist.
  • Iris Murdoch
    Iris Murdoch
    Anglo-Irish novelist and philosopher 1919-1999
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    A good man often appears gauche simply because he does not take advantage of the myriad mean little chances of making himself look stylish. Preferring truth to form, he is not constantly at work upon the fa├žade of his appearance.
  • William Wycherley
    William Wycherley
    British drama writer 1640-1716
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    A mistress should be like a little country retreat near the town, not to dwell in constantly, but only for a night and away.
  • Harry S. Truman
    Harry S. Truman
    American president 1884-1972
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    A president either is constantly on top of events or, if he hesitates, events will soon be on top of him. I never felt that I could let up for a moment.
  • Woody Allen
    Woody Allen
    American movie director and actor 1935 -
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    A relationship, I think, is like a shark, you know? It has to constantly move forward or it dies. And I think what we got on our hands is a dead shark.
  • G. C. Lichtenberg
    G. C. Lichtenberg
    German writer and physicist 1742-1799
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    A vacuum of ideas affects people differently than a vacuum of air, otherwise readers of books would be constantly collapsing.
  • Walter Pater
    Walter Pater
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    All art constantly aspires towards the condition of music.
  • Charles Baudelaire
    Charles Baudelaire
    French poet 1821-1867
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    All fashions are charming, or rather relatively charming, each one being a new striving, more or less well conceived, after beauty, an approximate statement of an ideal, the desire for which constantly teases the unsatisfied human mind.
  • Ralph Ransom
    Ralph Ransom
    American art painter
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    All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today.
  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
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    But that is a rare, rare man, I venture, who is as steadily intelligent, as constantly sound in judgment, as little put off by appearances, as the average women of forty-eight.

    Source: In Defense of Women (1918)

  • William Hazlitt
    William Hazlitt
    English writer 1778-1830
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    Comedy naturally wears itself out - destroys the very food on which it lives; and by constantly and successfully exposing the follies and weaknesses of mankind to ridicule, in the end leaves itself nothing worth laughing at.
  • Peter F. Drucker
    Peter F. Drucker
    American management consultant and writer 1909-
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    Concentration is the key to economic results. No other principles of effectiveness is violated as constantly today as the basic principle of concentration.
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