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  • Burt Bacharach
    Burt Bacharach
    American composer, songwriter and pianist 1928-
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    A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the word you first thought of.
  • Heywood Broun
    Heywood Broun
    American Journalist, Novelist 1888-1939
    Heywood Broun
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    A technical objection is the first refuge of a scoundrel.
  • Brad Feld
    Brad Feld
    American entrepreneur, and author
    Brad Feld
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    A typical leader has - a natural tendency is to be defensive in the face of a crisis. The first reaction is to blame someone - or something - else. Often, the blame is aimed at something abstract or non-controllable, which often has nothing to do with the crisis but is adjacent to whatever is going on, so it's an easy target.
  • C. V. Raman
    C. V. Raman
    Indian physicist 1888-1970
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    A voyage to Europe in the summer of 1921 gave me the first opportunity of observing the wonderful blue opalescence of the Mediterranean Sea. It seemed not unlikely that the phenomenon owed its origin to the scattering of sunlight by the molecules of the water.
  • Reinhold Niebuhr
    Reinhold Niebuhr
    American theologist, historian 1892-1971
    Reinhold Niebuhr
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    A wise architect observed that you could break the laws of architectural art provided you had mastered them first. That would apply to religion as well as to art. Ignorance of the past does not guarantee freedom from its imperfections.
  • James Russell Lowell
    James Russell Lowell
    American Romantic poet, critic, editor, and diplomat 1819-1891
    James Russell Lowell
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    A wise scepticism is the first attribute of a good critic.
  • James Russell Lowell
    James Russell Lowell
    American Romantic poet, critic, editor, and diplomat 1819-1891
    James Russell Lowell
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    A wise skepticism is the first attribute of a good critic.
  • A work can become modern only if it is first postmodern. Postmodernism thus understood is not modernism at its end but in the nascent state, and this state is constant.
  • Mary Little
    Mary Little
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    A youth with his first cigar makes himself sick; a youth with his first girl makes everybody sick.
  • Stephen Hawking
    Stephen Hawking
    English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director 1942-2018
    Stephen Hawking
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    A zero-gravity flight is a first step toward space travel.
  • Billy Corgan
    Billy Corgan
    American musician, singer and songwriter 1967-
    Billy Corgan
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    About six months ago, I listened to Siamese Dream. That was the first time I'd ever really heard my own album, because I had separated from the experience of making the record. And it really moved me. It made me cry, it's so beautiful.
    Source: Out on a Limb. Details Magazine. October 1996
  • Gene Brown
    Gene Brown
    American author and editor 1942-
    Gene Brown
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    Accept good advice gracefully—as long as it doesn't interfere with what you intended to do in the first place.
  • William James
    William James
    American philosopher 1842-1910
    William James
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    Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.
  • Brendan I. Koerner
    Brendan I. Koerner
    American author 1974-
    Brendan I. Koerner
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    According to Ted Watt's 'The First Labor Day Parade,' the September date was chosen because it coincided with a Knights of Labor conference in New York, thus guaranteeing a sizable turnout for the festivities.
  • Tryon Edwards
    Tryon Edwards
    American theologian 1809-1894
    Tryon Edwards
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    Accuracy of statement is one of the first elements of truth; inaccuracy is a near kin to falsehood.
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