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  • Seneca
    Seneca
    Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright 5 BC - 65 A.D.
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    It is more fitting for a man to laugh at life than to lament over it.
  • Arthur Capper
    Arthur Capper
    American politician 1865-1951
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    A boy or girl who has gone through the eight grades should possess a complete, practical education and should have received special training in some specific line of work, fitting him or her to earn a livelihood.
  • Birgitte Hjort Sorensen
    Birgitte Hjort Sorensen
    Danish actrice 1982-
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    Don't worry about not fitting in. The things that make people think you're weird are what makes you you, and therefore your greatest strength.
  • Abdul Qadeer Khan
    Abdul Qadeer Khan
    Pakistani nuclear physicist 1936-
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    I have to ask Allah's forgiveness and not get angry, because they come to me out of love, and it's not fitting that I should turn to them in hatred.
  • Augusten Burroughs
    Augusten Burroughs
    American writer 1965-
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    I think people tend to see the bigger point, which is maybe not fitting in and feeling like you didn't have the childhood that you expected you would have, or that you felt lonely or struggled with drugs and alcohol or just that you were able to achieve your dreams.
  • Margaret Mead
    Margaret Mead
    American cultural anthropologist 1901-1978
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    If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place.
  • Virginia Woolf
    Virginia Woolf
    English writer 1882-1941
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    Inevitably we look upon society, so kind to you, so harsh to us, as an ill-fitting form that distorts the truth; deforms the mind; fetters the will.
  • St. Francis of Assisi
    St. Francis of Assisi
    Italian Preacher, Founder of the Franciscan Orde 1181-1226
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    It is not fitting, when one is in God's service, to have a gloomy face or a chilling look.
  • Abbie Hoffman
    Abbie Hoffman
    American political and social activist 1936-1989
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    It's perhaps fitting that I write this introduction in jail.
    Source: Steal This Book (1971) Introduction
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln
    American statesman 1809-1865
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    Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
    Source: The Gettysburg Address, November 19, 1863
  • Bob Lilly
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    Some of the money going to the rookies can now be spent on people who have proved their worth. After all, the average playing life of a pro football player is about eight years and it is only fitting that the veterans get something for their efforts.
  • Benoit Mandelbrot
    Benoit Mandelbrot
    Polish-born French and American mathematician and polymath 1924-2010
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    The Mandelbrot set covers a small space yet carries a large number of different implications. Is it a fitting epitaph? Absolutely.
    Source: New Scientist interview
  • Ernest Hemingway
    Ernest Hemingway
    American writer 1899-1961
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    They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for ones country. But in modern war there is nothing sweet nor fitting in your dying. You will die like a dog for no good reason.
    Source: Notes on the Next War (1935)
  • T. S. Eliot
    T. S. Eliot
    British essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic 1888-1965
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    We do not quite say that the new is more valuable because it fits in; but its fitting in is a test of its value - a test, it is true, which can only be slowly and cautiously applied, for we are none of us infallible judges of conformity.
  • Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle
    Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle
    French author 1657-1757
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    We have already begun to fly; several persons, here and there, have found the secret to fitting wings to themselves, of setting them in motion, so that they are held up in the air and are carried across streams.... The art of flying is only just being born; it will be perfected, and some day we will go as far as the moon.
    Source: Entretiens sur la Pluralite des Mondes Habite
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