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  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    Speech is for the convenience of those who are hard of hearing; but there are many fine things which we cannot say if we have to shout.
  • Andrew Coyle Bradley
    Andrew Coyle Bradley
    American lawyer 1844-1902
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    In speaking, for convenience, of devices and expedients, I did not intend to imply that Shakespeare always deliberately aimed at the effects which he produced.
  • Murray Kempton
    Murray Kempton
    American journalist 1917-1997
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    It is function of government to invent philosophies to explain the demands of its own convenience.
  • Bradley Denton
    Bradley Denton
    American science fiction author 1958-
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    Nowhere in the world can you find a wider variety of empty calories than at any American convenience store.
    Source: Buddy Holly is Alive and Well on Ganymede (1991)
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
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    One of the many reasons for the bewildering and tragic character of human existence is the fact that social organization is at once necessary and fatal. Men are forever creating such organizations for their own convenience and forever finding themselves the victims of their home-made monsters.
  • Nadine Gordimer
    Nadine Gordimer
    South african writer 1923-
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    Perhaps the best definition of progress would be the continuing efforts of men and women to narrow the gap between the convenience of the powers that be and the unwritten charter.
  • Rachel Carson
    Rachel Carson
    American marine biologist, author, and conservationist 1907-1964
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    The ''control of nature'' is a phrase conceived in arrogance, born of the Neanderthal age of biology and the convenience of man.
  • William James
    William James
    American philosopher 1842-1910
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    The god whom science recognizes must be a God of universal laws exclusively, a God who does a wholesale, not a retail business. He cannot accommodate his processes to the convenience of individuals.
  • Martin Luther King
    Martin Luther King
    American preacher 1929-1968
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    The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
  • Benoit Mandelbrot
    Benoit Mandelbrot
    Polish-born French and American mathematician and polymath 1924-2010
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    Unfortunately, the world has not been designed for the convenience of mathematicians.
    Source: The (Mis)Behavior of Markets Ch. 2, p. 41
  • Amy Vanderbilt
    Amy Vanderbilt
    American author, authority on etiquette 1908-1974
    Amy Vanderbilt
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    We must learn which ceremonies may be breached occasionally at our convenience and which ones may never be if we are to live pleasantly with our fellow man.
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