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  • C. S. Lewis
    C. S. Lewis
    Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
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    A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell.
    Source: The problem of pain p. 41
  • Stendhal
    Stendhal
    French writer (ps. of Marie Henri Beyle) 1783-1842
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    To describe happiness is to diminish it.
  • Maria Montessori
    Maria Montessori
    Italian onderwijskundige 1870-1952
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    An educational method that shall have liberty as its basis must intervene to help the child to a conquest of liberty. That is to say, his training must be such as shall help him to diminish as much as possible the social bonds which limit his activity.
  • E. M. Cioran
    E. M. Cioran
    French philosopher 1911-
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    Does our ferocity not derive from the fact that our instincts are all too interested in other people? If we attended more to ourselves and became the center, the object of our murderous inclinations, the sum of our intolerances would diminish.
  • Allen Klein
    Allen Klein
    American businessman, music publisher 1931-2009
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    Humor does not diminish the pain - it makes the space around it get bigger.
  • Rita Mae Brown
    Rita Mae Brown
    American writer, activist, and feminist 1944-
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    I ask you men...what are you so afraid of? If I am equal to you in power, does that diminish you?
  • Paul Auster
    Paul Auster
    American writer and film 1947-
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    I don't like pictures in books. I feel that the pictures diminish the words, and the words diminish the pictures, and it doesn't work.
  • Alan Dershowitz
    Alan Dershowitz
    American lawyer and author 1938-
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    I think we're seeing privacy diminish, not by laws... but by young people who don't seem to value their privacy.
  • Bill Clinton
    Bill Clinton
    President of the US 1946-
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    If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program.
    Source: The Clinton Foreign Policy Reader: Presidential Speeches with Commentary
  • Thomas Traherne
    Thomas Traherne
    British Clergyman, Poet, Mystic 1636-1674
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    More company increases happiness, but does not lighten or diminish misery.
  • Bill Ford
    Bill Ford
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    Nobody's irreplaceable, including me. I think for too long we've had a cult of personality in this company and in this industry, and frankly, I'd like to see that diminish.
  • Carly Fiorina
    Carly Fiorina
    American businesswoman and political 1954-
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    People's ideas and fears can make them small but they cannot make you small. People's prejudices can diminish them but they cannot diminish you. Small-minded people can think they determine your worth. But only you can determine your worth.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    Sympathy with joy intensifies the sum of sympathy in the world, sympathy with pain does not really diminish the amount of pain.
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
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    There are two ways of being happy: We must either diminish our wants or augment our means - either may do - the result is the same and it is for each man to decide for himself and to do that which happens to be easier.
  • Bernard Berenson
    Bernard Berenson
    American art historian 1865-1959
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    When everything else physical and mental seems to diminish, the appreciation of beauty is on the increase.
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