Quotes: contemporaries

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  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    Accept the place the divine providence has found for you, the society of your contemporaries, the connection of events.
  • Charles Caleb Colton
    Charles Caleb Colton
    English writer 1780-1832
    Charles Caleb Colton
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    Contemporaries appreciate the person rather than their merit, posterity will regard the merit rather than the person.
  • William Faulkner
    William Faulkner
    American writer 1897-1962
    William Faulkner
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    Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
  • It is only when all our Christian ancestors are allowed to become our contemporaries that the real splendor of the Christian faith and the Christian life begins to dawn upon us.
  • Barry Humphries
    Barry Humphries
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    Most of my contemporaries at school entered the World of Business, the logical destiny of bores.
  • Alexis de Tocqueville
    Alexis de Tocqueville
    French diplomat, political scientist, and historian 1805-1859
    Alexis de Tocqueville
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    Not only does democracy make every man forget his ancestors, but also clouds their view of their descendants and isolates them from their contemporaries. Each man is for ever thrown back on himself alone, and there is danger that he may be shut up in the solitude of his own heart.
  • Alex Cox
    Alex Cox
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    One of my contemporaries, a colorless chap who worked much harder at his law studies, is now Prime Minister.
  • Boris Pasternak
    Boris Pasternak
    Russian writer 1890-1960
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    The writer is the Faust of modern society, the only surviving individualist in a mass age. To his orthodox contemporaries he seems a semi-madman.
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