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  • John Adams
    John Adams
    President of the USA (2nd) 1735-1826
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    A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
  • Simone Weil
    Simone Weil
    French philosopher 1909-1943
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    At the bottom of the heart of every human being, from earliest infancy until the tomb, there is something that goes on indomitably expecting, in the teeth of all experience of crimes committed, suffered, and witnessed, that good and not evil will be done
  • Mrs. Patrick Campbell
    Mrs. Patrick Campbell
    English stage actress
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    From my earliest days I have enjoyed an attractive impediment in my speech. I have never permitted the use of the word ''stammer.'' I can't say it myself.
  • William Somerset Maugham
    William Somerset Maugham
    English writer 1874-1965
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    From the earliest times the old have rubbed it into the young that they are wiser than they, and before the young had discovered what nonsense this was they were old too, and it profited them to carry on the imposture.
  • Arthur C. Nielsen
    Arthur C. Nielsen
    American businessman and engineer 1897-1980
    Arthur C. Nielsen
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    Give your clients the earliest delivery consistent with quality - whatever the inconvenience to us.
  • Erik H. Erikson
    Erik H. Erikson
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    Hope is both the earliest and the most indispensable virtue inherent in the state of being alive. If life is to be sustained hope must remain, even where confidence is wounded, trust impaired.
  • James Thurber
    James Thurber
    American cartoonist 1894-1961
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    Humor is a serious thing. I like to think of it as one of our greatest earliest natural resources, which must be preserved at all cost.
  • Bryce Courtenay
    Bryce Courtenay
    South African-Australian advertising director and novelist 1933-2012
    Bryce Courtenay
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    I was born illegitimately and almost immediately, as I understand it, placed in an orphanage. So my very earliest memories were in an orphanage. It was the tag end of the Great Depression when I was born. People were desperately poor.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    I was disappointed in Niagara - most people must be disappointed in Niagara. Every American bride is taken there, and the sight of the stupendous waterfall must be one of the earliest, if not the keenest, disappointments in American married life.
  • Ban Ki-moon
    Ban Ki-moon
    South Korean politician and diplomat 1944-
    Ban Ki-moon
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    It is a sad but undeniable reality that people have died in the line of duty since the earliest days of the United Nations. The first was Ole Bakke, a Norwegian member of the United Nations guard detachment, shot and killed in Palestine in 1948. The toll since then has included colleagues at all levels.
  • Brendan Myers
    Brendan Myers
    Canadian philosopher and author 1974-
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    My earliest interest in game design came when I was in primary school, and my parents bought a Commodore 128 computer. I taught myself to write programs in BASIC, and then I made my own games.
  • Billy Corgan
    Billy Corgan
    American musician, singer and songwriter 1967-
    Billy Corgan
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    My earliest memory is of feeling different. My parents told me that I wasn't like other children.
    Source: In: Stapleton, Jim. Smashing Pumpkins (1996)
  • Ban Ki-moon
    Ban Ki-moon
    South Korean politician and diplomat 1944-
    Ban Ki-moon
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    One of my earliest memories is walking up a muddy road into the mountains. It was raining. Behind me, my village was burning. When there was school, it was under a tree. Then the United Nations came. They fed me, my family, my community.
  • Bruce Dickinson
    Bruce Dickinson
    English singer and songwriter 1958-
    Bruce Dickinson
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    One of my earliest ventures was when I was nine years old. I realized there was a shortage of pencils at school, so I started Rent-a-Pencil. But I made a fundamental mistake. Everybody stole my pencils.
  • Søren Kierkegaard
    Søren Kierkegaard
    Danish philosopher 1813-1855
    Søren Kierkegaard
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    Since my earliest childhood a barb of sorrow has lodged in my heart. As long as it stays I am ironic - if it is pulled out I shall die.
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