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English-born American political activist, philosopher, political theor 1737-1809
A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defense of custom. But the tumult soon subsides. Time makes more converts than reason.
South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and political leader 1918-2013
A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.
American politician and actor 1911-2004
Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today's world do not have.
German-born American Film Actor 1904-1992
Courage and grace is a formidable mixture. The only place to see it is the bullring.
English writer 1709-1784
Criticism is a study by which men grow important and formidable at very small expense.
First president of the US 1732-1799
Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.
Charles Caleb Colton
English writer 1780-1832
Examinations are formidable even to the best prepared, for the greatest fool may ask more than the wisest man can answer.
French Catholic philosopher 1882-1973
I don't see America as a mainland, but as a sea, a big ocean. Sometimes a storm arises, a formidable current develops, and it seems it will engulf everything. Wait a moment, another current will appear and bring the first one to naught.
Alexis de Tocqueville
French diplomat, political scientist, and historian 1805-1859
In America the majority raises formidable barriers around the liberty of opinion; within these barriers an author may write what he pleases, but woe to him if he goes beyond them.
British art criticus 1951-
Interior design is a travesty of the architectural process and a frightening condemnation of the credulity, helplessness and gullibility of the most formidable consumers - the rich.
James Fenimore Cooper
American writer 1789-1851
It is a misfortune that necessity has induced men to accord greater license to this formidable engine, in order to obtain liberty, than can be borne with less important objects in view; for the press, like fire, is an excellent servant, but a terrible master.
Barbara de Angelis
American relationship consultant, lecturer and author 1951-
Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible - it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.
English statesman and writer 1804-1881
No Government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
American cartoonist 1894-1961
Sophistication might be described as the ability to cope gracefully with a situation involving the presence of a formidable menace to one's poise and prestige (such as the butler, or the man under the bed - but never the husband).
American journalist and political commentator 1943-
The month of January, we were number one. Now, this is something we're proud of, because we recognize we're up against a formidable operation there at CNN.
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