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  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    The strength of women comes from the fact that psychology cannot explain us. Men can be analyzed, women merely adored.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    The value of a principle is the number of things it will explain; and there is no good theory of disease which does not at once suggest a cure.
  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
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    Theology is the effort to explain the unknowable in terms of the not worth knowing.
  • Hazel Scott
    Hazel Scott
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    There's a time when you have to explain to your children why they're born, and it's a marvelous thing if you know the reason by then.
  • Euripides
    Euripides
    Greek tragedian and poet 480-406 BC
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    Time will explain it all. He is a talker, and needs no questioning before he speaks.
  • Bobby Bowden
    Bobby Bowden
    American football coach 1929-
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    To have the kind of year you want to have, something has to happen that you can't explain why it happened. Something has to happen that you can't coach.
  • Brene Brown
    Brene Brown
    American professor, lecturer, author 1965-
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    To me, constructive criticism is when people take ownership of their ideas. That's why I don't listen to anything that's anonymous. But it's hard; when there's something hurtful out there, I still want to read it over and over and memorize it and explain my point of view to the person.
  • B. F. Skinner
    B. F. Skinner
    American psychologist, behaviorist and author 1904-1990
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    Unable to understand how or why the person we see behaves as he does, we attribute his behavior to a person we cannot see, whose behavior we cannot explain either but about whom we are not inclined to ask questions.
  • B. F. Skinner
    B. F. Skinner
    American psychologist, behaviorist and author 1904-1990
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    We admire people to the extent that we cannot explain what they do, and the word admire then means marvel at.
    Source: Beyond Freedom and Dignity
  • Abdolkarim Soroush
    Abdolkarim Soroush
    Iranian Islamic thinker and reformer 1945-
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    We coin concepts and we use them to analyse and explain nature and society. But we seem to forget, midway, that these concepts are our own constructs and start equating them with reality.
  • Bruce Jackson
    Bruce Jackson
    American folklorist, documentary filmmaker and writer 1936-
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    We entered the 20th century trying to deal with three ideas purporting to define or describe or explain three spheres of action, development and conflict: Darwin on the natural world, Freud on the internal world, Marx on the economic world.
  • Aaron Sorkin
    Aaron Sorkin
    American screenwriter, director, producer, and playwright 1961-
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    We live in a world that has walls. And those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Who's gonna do it? You?... You can't handle it. Because deep down, in places you don't talk about, you want me on that wall. You need me there. We use words like honor, code, loyalty. We use these words as a backbone to a life spent defending something. You use them as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the
    Source: A Few Good Men (1989) Act 2
  • Jean Cocteau
    Jean Cocteau
    French writer 1889-1963
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    We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don't like?
  • Abdolkarim Soroush
    Abdolkarim Soroush
    Iranian Islamic thinker and reformer 1945-
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    We must break problems down into small, digestible bits. We must define the concepts that we use and explain what components they consist of. We must tackle small problems.
  • Barbara Boxer
    Barbara Boxer
    American politician 1940-
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    We need to give the Iraqis a chance to build their own future. It should be in their hands. It must be in their hands. That is what democracy is all about. We can teach it, we can explain it, but they must want it enough to make it work for them.
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