Quotes: constructed

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  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
    English writer 1874-1936
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    A cosmic philosophy is not constructed to fit a man; a cosmic philosophy is constructed to fit a cosmos. A man can no more possess a private religion than he can possess a private sun and moon.
  • Abdoulaye Wade
    Abdoulaye Wade
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    Democracy is constructed like an edifice, freedom by freedom, right by right, until it reaches its snapping point.
  • C. Wright Mills
    C. Wright Mills
    American sociologist 1916-1962
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    For the first time in American history, men in authority are talking about an 'emergency' without a foreseeable end,...Such men as these are crackpot realists: in the name of realism they have constructed a paranoid reality all their own.
    Source: The Power Elite (1956)
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    I can think of no other edifice constructed by man as altruistic as a lighthouse. They were built only to serve.
  • Donald Trump
    Donald Trump
    American businessman 1946-
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    I want a strong border. I do want a wall. Walls do work, you just have to speak to the folks in Israel. Walls work if they're properly constructed. I know how to build, believe me, I know how to build.
  • Barbara Kruger
    Barbara Kruger
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    I'm trying to deal with ideas about histories, fame, hearsay, and how public identities are constructed.
  • Barbara Kruger
    Barbara Kruger
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    I've always thought that it's good to watch the news to find out what everybody else is looking at and believing, if only because that's how consensus is constructed.
  • Angela Davis
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    It is both humiliating and humbling to discover that a single generation after the events that constructed me as a public personality, I am remembered as a hairdo.
  • My father was a progressive farmer, and was always ready to lay aside an old plough if he could replace it with one better constructed for its work. All through life, I have ever been ready to buy a better plough.
  • Once the object has been constructed, I have a tendency to discover in it, transformed and displaced, images, impressions, facts which have deeply moved me.
  • Billy Collins
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    The first line is the DNA of the poem; the rest of the poem is constructed out of that first line. A lot of it has to do with tone because tone is the key signature for the poem. The basis of trust for a reader used to be meter and end-rhyme.
  • L. Schefer
    L. Schefer
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    The greatest poem is not that which is most skillfully constructed, but that in which there is the most poetry.
  • G. C. Lichtenberg
    G. C. Lichtenberg
    German writer and physicist 1742-1799
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    The journalists have constructed for themselves a little wooden chapel, which they also call the Temple of Fame, in which they put up and take down portraits all day long and make such a hammering you can't hear yourself speak.
  • Charles Dickens
    Charles Dickens
    English writer 1812-1870
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    The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists.
  • The world is so constructed, that if you wish to enjoy its pleasures, you must also endure its pains. Whether you like it or not, you cannot have one without the other.
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