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  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
    Henry David Thoreau
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    The mass never comes up to the standard of its best member, but on the contrary degrades itself to a level with the lowest.
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    German poet and philosopher 1844-1900
    Friedrich Nietzsche
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    Extreme positions are not succeeded by moderate ones, but by contrary extreme positions.
  • Mortimer J. Adler
    Mortimer J. Adler
    American philosopher, educator, and popular 1902-2001
    Mortimer J. Adler
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    Habits are formed by the repetition of particular acts. They are strengthened by an increase in the number of repeated acts. Habits are also weakened or broken, and contrary habits are formed by the repetition of contrary acts.
  • Edward Bulwer-Lytton
    Edward Bulwer-Lytton
    English writer and poet 1803-1873
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    Patience is not active; on the contrary, it is active; it is concentrated strength.
  • Jean Petit-Senn
    Jean Petit-Senn
    French-Swiss poet 1792–1870
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    True courage is like a kite; a contrary wind raises it higher.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
    Aldous Huxley
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    A child-like man is not a man whose development has been arrested; on the contrary, he is a man who has given himself a chance of continuing to develop long after most adults have muffled themselves in the cocoon of middle-aged habit and convention.
  • Marguerite Duras
    Marguerite Duras
    French author and filmmaker 1914-
    Marguerite Duras
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    Acting doesn't bring anything to a text. On the contrary, it detracts from it.
  • Bob McDonnell
    Bob McDonnell
    American politician and lawyer 1954-
    Bob McDonnell
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    Besides the healthcare bill being unconstitutional and a great expansion of federal government, I think if it does not respect people's individual religious views and makes groups or individuals do things that are contrary to their deeply held beliefs, there is going to be a visceral negative reaction.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
    Aldous Huxley
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    But the nature of the universe is such that the ends never justify the means. On the contrary, the means always determine the end.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
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    Children demand that their heroes should be freckleless, and easily believe them so: perhaps a first discovery to the contrary is less revolutionary shock to a passionate child than the threatened downfall of habitual beliefs which makes the world seem to totter for us in maturer life.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
    Aldous Huxley
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    Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
  • Fran Lebowitz
    Fran Lebowitz
    American journalist 1951-
    Fran Lebowitz
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    Contrary to popular opinion, the hustle is not a new dance step - it is an old business procedure.
  • Bono
    Bono
    Irish singer, songwriter, philanthropist, activist and businessman 1960-
    Bono
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    Contrary to reports, this boy is not a billionaire or going to be richer than any Beatle... and not just in the sense of money, by the way; the Beatles are untouchable - those billionaire reports are a joke.
  • Barack Obama
    Barack Obama
    American politician 1961-
    Barack Obama
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    Contrary to the claims of some of my critics and some of the editorial pages, I am an ardent believer in the free market.
  • Carlos Fuentes
    Carlos Fuentes
    Mexican novelist and essayist 1928-2012
    Carlos Fuentes
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    Contrary to the macho culture of Mexico, both my grandmothers were very brave young widows. I was always very close to these hard-working, intelligent women.
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