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American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
A crime persevered in a thousand centuries ceases to be a crime, and becomes a virtue. This is the law of custom, and custom supersedes all other forms of law.
James Fenimore Cooper
American writer 1789-1851
A monarchy is the most expensive of all forms of government, the regal state requiring a costly parade, and he who depends on his own power to rule, must strengthen that power by bribing the active and enterprising whom he cannot intimidate.
Booker T. Washington
American Black Leader and Educator 1856-1915
Of all forms of slavery there is none that is so harmful and degrading as that form of slavery which tempts one human being to hate another by reason of his race or color. One man cannot hold another man down in the ditch without remaining down in the ditch with him.Source: An Address on Abraham Lincoln before the Republican Club of New York City (1909)
American botanist, horticulturist and pioneer 1849-1926
Our lives as we lead them as passed on to others, whether in physical or mental forms, tingeing all future lives together. This should be enough for one who lives for truth and service to his fellow passengers on the way.
American writer, screenwriter 1893-1981
That our popular art forms have become so obsessed with sex has turned the U.S.A into a nation of hobbledehoys; as if grown people don't have more vital concerns, such as taxes, inflation, dirty politics, earning a living, getting an education, or keeping out of jail.
George Bernard Shaw
Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
A married man forms married habits and becomes dependent on marriage just as a sailor becomes dependent on the sea.
After some time, with my eyes closed, I began to enjoy this wonderful play of colors and forms, which it really was a pleasure to observe. Then I went to sleep and the next day I was fine. I felt quite fresh, like a newborn.
A. J. P. Taylor
British historian 1906-1990
All other forms of history - economic history, social history, psychological history, above all sociology - seem to me history with the history left out.
English writer, illustrator and conservationist 1866-1943
All outward forms of religion are almost useless, and are the causes of endless strife. Believe there is a great power silently working all things for good, behave yourself and never mind the rest.
English writer and poet 1819-1880
Among all forms of mistake, prophecy is the most gratuitous.
An Englishman, even if he is alone, forms an orderly queue of one.
American visual artist 1890-1976
An original is a creation motivated by desire. Any reproduction of an originals motivated be necessity. It is marvelous that we are the only species that creates gratuitous forms. To create is divine, to reproduce is human.
American theologian 1809-1894
Any act often repeated soon forms a habit; and habit allowed, steady gains in strength, At first it may be but as a spider's web, easily broken through, but if not resisted it soon binds us with chains of steel.
German painter 1471-1528
As I grew older, I realized that it was much better to insist on the genuine forms of nature, for simplicity is the greatest adornment of art.
Friedrich von Schiller
German poet 1759-1805
Be noble minded! Our own heart, and not other men's opinions of us, forms our true honor.
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