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Scottish writer 1812-1904+1
''Where there is a will there is a way.'' is an old true saying. He who resolves upon doing a thing, by that very resolution often scales the barriers to it, and secures its achievement. To think we are able, is almost to be so - to determine upon attainment is frequently attainment itself.
American statesman and physicist 1706-17900
All human situations have their inconveniences. We feel those of the present but neither see nor feel those of the future; and hence we often make troublesome changes without amendment, and frequently for the worse.
All the aftermath that so frequently follows in the wake of war still confront the nation, and we now, as ever before, must hold fast to the ancient landmarks and see to it that all of these plagues that threaten so mightily shall be rendered harmless.
American writer 1899-19610
All you can be sure about in a political-minded writer is that if his work should last you will have to skip the politics when you read it. Many of the so-called politically enlisted writers change their politics frequently . Perhaps it can be respected as a form of the pursuit of happiness.
Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright 5 BC - 65 A.D.0
Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.
Beneficence is a duty. He who frequently practices it, and sees his benevolent intentions realized, at length comes really to love him to whom he has done good.
But figuring out Saddam Hussein was one our greatest mysteries. He marched to his own drummer and frequently as this unfolded he made decisions which were sometimes inexplicable to us and sometimes didn't look very smart.
Exhaustion and exasperation are frequently the handmaidens of legislative decision.
American writer and lecturer 1888-19550
Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt
German Statesman, Philologist 1767-18350
Freedom is but the possibility of a various and indefinite activity; while government, or the exercise of dominion, is a single, yet real activity. The longing for freedom, therefore, is at first only too frequently suggested by the deep-felt consciousness of its absence.
Frequently over the years, people have thought that they know me. Every character actor has this story, I'm sure. It goes like this: 'Um, do you play soccer?' 'Did you go to such and such church?' 'I knew you when you were with so and so... ' Then I go, 'Well, sorry...' and then they say, 'Wait a minute. Are you an actor?'
Charles Edward Jerningham
English aphorist 1854-19210
Frequently, the extraordinary man is only the ordinary man in extraordinary circumstances.Source: The maxims of Marmaduke
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
British author 1859-19300
I have frequently gained my first real insight into the character of parents by studying their children.
American actor, director, screenwriter, and author. 1936-0
I'm in the real world, some people try to steal from me, and I stop them, frequently, take them to court. I love a good lawsuit. It's fun.
French writer (ps. of Émile Herzog) 1885-19670
If men could regard the events of their own lives with more open minds, they would frequently discover that they did not really desire the things they failed to obtain.