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  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to pomp and noise; it arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
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    Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
  • Ezra Pound
    Ezra Pound
    American poet 1885-1972
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    We do NOT know the past in chronological sequence. It may be convenient to lay it out anesthetized on the table with dates pasted on here and there, but what we know we know by ripples and spirals eddying out from us and from our own time.
  • Octavio Paz
    Octavio Paz
    Mexican Poet, Essayist 1914-
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    What distinguishes modern art from the art of other ages is criticism.
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe
    Harriet Beecher Stowe
    American Novelist 1811-1896
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    What makes saintliness in my view, as distinguished from ordinary goodness, is a certain quality of magnanimity and greatness of soul that brings life within the circle of the heroic.
  • Cato the Elder
    Cato the Elder
    Roman senator and historian 234-149 BC
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    Wise men learn more from fools than fools from the wise.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    With regard to donations always expect the most from prudent people, who keep their own accounts.
  • David Lehman
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    Words can have no single fixed meaning. Like wayward electrons, they can spin away from their initial orbit and enter a wider magnetic field. No one owns them or has a proprietary right to dictate how they will be used.
  • John Stuart Mill
    John Stuart Mill
    English economist 1806-1873
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    The disease which inflicts bureaucracy and what they usually die from is routine.
  • Stephen Bayley
    Stephen Bayley
    British art criticus 1951-
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    ''Where do architects and designers get their ideas?'' The answer, of course, is mainly from other architects and designers, so is it mere casuistry to distinguish between tradition and plagiarism?
  • 'As a genereal rule you shouldn't expect too much from people darling,' and then I kiss her on the cheek.
    Source: Glamorama (1998)
  • Carl Lewis
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    'm so fortunate to have done what I love to do for so long, but the day I retired was one of the best days of my life. Not because I was happy to get away from the sport, but because it was clear in my mind that I had done all I possibly could, and that it was time to go.
  • Big Bank Hank
    Big Bank Hank
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    'Rapper's Delight' was done in 17 minutes. Just one take, no mistakes, and it went to press from there. The record went platinum in 8 days.
  • Bronson Pinchot
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    'Restoring' is a very arrogant concept. If you're taking a house from 1812, do you restore it to how it looked the day after it was built, or restore it to the way it looked in 1828, or the way it looked in 1872? Do the minimum to stop it from falling apart, and then get away.
  • Billy Graham
    Billy Graham
    American Evangelist 1918-
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    'Suffering should not make us bitter people,' my mother once said, 'it should make us better comforters.' Young people need to hear this from those who have walked before them, because someday they'll be walking those same steps, but there may not be anyone following behind.