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  • Ezra Pound
    Ezra Pound
    American poet 1885-1972
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    Great literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree.
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
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    Hatred is something peculiar. You will always find it strongest and most violent where there is the lowest degree of culture.
  • Bill Ackman
    Bill Ackman
    American investor 1966-
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    Herbalife: the customers are fictitious, the business opportunity is a scam, the university degree is a fraud.
  • Lord Chesterfield
    Lord Chesterfield
    English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
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    Horse-play, romping, frequent and loud fits of laughter, jokes, and indiscriminate familiarity, will sink both merit and knowledge into a degree of contempt. They compose at most a merry fellow; and a merry fellow was never yet a respectable man.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
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    I cannot see how a man of any large degree of humorous perception can ever be religious - except he purposely shut the eyes of his mind and keep them shut by force.
  • Desiderius Erasmus
    Desiderius Erasmus
    Dutch humanist and philosopher 1469-1536
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    I doubt if a single individual could be found from the whole of mankind free from some form of insanity. The only difference is one of degree. A man who sees a gourd and takes it for his wife is called insane because this happens to very few people.
  • Lisa Alther
    Lisa Alther
    American author and novelist 1944-
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    I happen to feel that the degree of a person's intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting attitudes she can bring to bear on the same topic.
  • James Boswell
    James Boswell
    Scottish biographer and diarist 1740-1795
    James Boswell
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    I have discovered that we may be in some degree whatever character we choose. Besides, practice forms a man to anything.
  • Jonathan Swift
    Jonathan Swift
    English writer 1667-1745
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    I never saw, heard, nor read, that the clergy were beloved in any nation where Christianity was the religion of the country. Nothing can render them popular, but some degree of persecution.
  • Al McGuire
    Al McGuire
    American basketball coach and broadcaster 1928-2001
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    I think everyone should go to college and get a degree and then spend six months as a bartender and six months as a cabdriver. Then they would really be educated.
  • Bob Dylan
    Bob Dylan
    American musician 1941-
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    I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.
  • Albert Ellis
    Albert Ellis
    American psychologist 1913-2007
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    I would have liked having children to some degree, but frankly I haven't got the time to take the kids to the goddamn ballgame.
  • Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson
    American statesman 1743-1826
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    I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than those attending too small a degree of it.
  • Barbara W. Tuchman
    Barbara W. Tuchman
    American historian 1912-1989
    Barbara W. Tuchman
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    If I had taken a doctoral degree, it would have stifled any writing capacity.
  • Boris Sidis
    Boris Sidis
    Ukrainian-American psychologist, psychiatrist, and philosopher 1867-1923
    Boris Sidis
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    If society is to progress on a truly humanistic basis, without being subject to mental epidemics and virulent social diseases to which the subconscious falls an easy victim, the personal consciousness of every individual should be cultivated to the highest degree possible.
    Source: The Source and Aim of Human Progress (1919)
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