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  • Francis Bacon
    Francis Bacon
    English philosopher and statesman 1561-1626
    Francis Bacon
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    A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
  • Malcolm S. Forbes
    Malcolm S. Forbes
    American entrepreneur 1919-1990
    Malcolm S. Forbes
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    Being right half the time beats being half-right all the time.
  • William James
    William James
    American philosopher 1842-1910
    William James
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    Compared to what we ought to be, we are only half awake. We are making use of only a small part of our physical and mental resources. Stating the thing broadly, the human individual thus lives far within his limits. He possesses power of various sorts which he habitually fails to use.
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
    English writer 1874-1936
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
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    Compromise used to mean that half a loaf was better than no bread. Among modern statesmen it really seems to mean that half a loaf ;is better than a whole loaf.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
    George Eliot
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    In the vain laughter of folly wisdom hears half its applause.
  • George Orwell
    George Orwell
    English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
    George Orwell
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    It is one of the tragedies of the half-educated that they develop late, when they are already committed to some wrong way of life.
  • Bernhard von Bulow
    Bernhard von Bulow
    German diplomat and politician 1849-1929
    Bernhard von Bulow
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    Since the German people, with unparalleled heroism, but also at the cost of fearful sacrifices, has waged war against half the world, it is our right and our duty to obtain safety and independence for ourselves at sea.
  • Albert Claude
    Albert Claude
    Belgian-American cell biologist and doctor 1899-1983
    Albert Claude
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    Small bodies, about half a micron in diameter, and later referred to under the name of 'mitochondria' were detected under the light microscope as early as 1894.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
    George Eliot
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    The growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistorical acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs.
  • Omar Khayyam
    Omar Khayyam
    Persian astronoom, poet 1048-1131
    Omar Khayyam
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    The moving finger writes, and having written moves on. Nor all thy piety nor all thy wit, can cancel half a line of it.
  • Robert Burns
    Robert Burns
    Scottish Poet 1759-1796
    Robert Burns
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    Their sighing , canting , grace-proud faces, their three-mile prayers, and half-mile graces.
  • Jean Baudrillard
    Jean Baudrillard
    French sociologist, philosopher and cultural theorist 1929-2007
    Jean Baudrillard
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    We are becoming like cats, slyly parasitic, enjoying an indifferent domesticity. Nice and snug in the social, our historic passions have withdrawn into the glow of an artificial coziness, and our half-closed eyes now seek little other than the peaceful parade of television pictures.
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
    Aristotle
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    Well begun is half done.
  • Lewis Carroll
    Lewis Carroll
    British Writer, Mathematician 1832-1898
    Lewis Carroll
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    ''One can't believe impossible things. I dare say you haven't had much practice,'' said the Queen. ''When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.''
    Source: Alice in wonderland
  • Laurence Sterne
    Laurence Sterne
    British author 1713-1768
    Laurence Sterne
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    'Tis no extravagant arithmetic to say, that for every ten jokes, thou hast got an hundred enemies; and till thou hast gone on, and raised a swarm of wasps about thine ears, and art half stung to death by them, thou wilt never be convinced it is so.
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