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  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
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    If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
  • Bhumibol Adulyadej
    Bhumibol Adulyadej
    Thai King 1927-2016
    Bhumibol Adulyadej
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    If we can find a way to keep floodwater in reserve and to use it when it's needed, it will be a double boon.
  • Arthur Schopenhauer
    Arthur Schopenhauer
    German philosopher 1788-1860
    Arthur Schopenhauer
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    In our monogamous part of the world, to marry means to halve one's rights and double one's duties.
  • Bill Condon
    Bill Condon
    American director and screenwriter 1955-
    Bill Condon
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    It is interesting to be here and to see that for certain actors they have to live in a way that you think of nobody living anymore except for in small towns. They have such elaborate double lives.
  • Andrew Coyle Bradley
    Andrew Coyle Bradley
    American lawyer 1844-1902
    Andrew Coyle Bradley
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    King Lear alone among these plays has a distinct double action. Besides this, it is impossible, I think, from the point of view of construction, to regard the hero as the leading figure.
  • Mrs. Patrick Campbell
    Mrs. Patrick Campbell
    English stage actress
    Mrs. Patrick Campbell
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    Marriage is the result of the longing for the deep, deep peace of the double bed after the hurly-burly of the chaise lounge.
  • Anne Rice
    Anne Rice
    American author of gothic fiction 1941-
    Anne Rice
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    My own funeral, I'd like to be laid out in a coffin in my own house. I would like my coffin to be put in the double parlor, and I would like all the flowers to be white.
  • Mahatma Gandhi
    Mahatma Gandhi
    Indian politician 1917-1985
    Mahatma Gandhi
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    Non-violence requires a double faith, faith in God and also faith in man.
  • Bill Bailey
    Bill Bailey
    English comedian, musician and actor 1965-
    Bill Bailey
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    Not a very well-known fact, but on planes they always carry a trombone just in case there's a disaster and they need to keep morale up. All cabin crew - fully proficient in the trombone. And of course there's a double facility: if you ditch at sea, it can be used as a snorkel.
    Source: Remarkable Guide to the Orchestra
  • Phyllis Mcginley
    Phyllis Mcginley
    American poet and author 1905-1978
    Phyllis Mcginley
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    Oh, high is the price of parenthood, and daughters may cost you double. You dare not forget, as you thought you could, that youth is a plague and a trouble.
  • Alfred de Vigny
    Alfred de Vigny
    French poet 1797-1863
    Alfred de Vigny
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    One might almost reckon mathematically that, having undergone the double composition of public opinion and of the author, their history reaches us at third hand and is thus separated by two stages from the original fact.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never!
  • Charles Caleb Colton
    Charles Caleb Colton
    English writer 1780-1832
    Charles Caleb Colton
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    Repartee is perfect when it effects its purpose with a double edge. It is the highest order of wit, as it indicates the coolest yet quickest exercise of genius, at a moment when the passions are roused.
  • Calista Flockhart
    Calista Flockhart
    American actress 1964-
    Calista Flockhart
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    Shows can come and go. They can be a hit and then in three years, gone. There's some comfort in having the stability of a job and having children. It's a double-edged sword.
  • Sir William Osler
    Sir William Osler
    Canadian Physician 1849-1919
    Sir William Osler
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    Study until twenty five, investigate until forty, profession until sixty, at which age I would have him retired on a double allowance.
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