Quotes: harmless

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  • Eleanor Roosevelt
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    American "First Lady" and columnist 1884-1962
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    A trait no other nation seems to possess in quite the same degree that we do - namely, a feeling of almost childish injury and resentment unless the world as a whole recognizes how innocent we are of anything but the most generous and harmless intentions.
  • Alexander Henry
    Alexander Henry
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    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.
  • Abraham Cowley
    Abraham Cowley
    English poet
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    An harmless flaming meteor shone for hair,
    And fell adown his shoulders with loose care.
    Source: Davideis, book ii, line 95. Compare: Loose his beard and hoary hair / Streamd like a meteor to the troubled air, Thomas Gray, The Bard, i. 2.
  • Eric Hoffer
    Eric Hoffer
    American writer 1902-1983
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    Compassion is the antitoxin of the soul: where there is compassion even the most poisonous impulses remain relatively harmless.
  • Milton Friedman
    Milton Friedman
    American economist 1912-
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    Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it.
  • Margaret Halsey
    Margaret Halsey
    American writer
    Margaret Halsey
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    Humility is not my forte, and whenever I dwell for any length of time on my own shortcomings, they gradually begin to seem mild, harmless, rather engaging little things, not at all like the staring defects in other people's characters.
  • Charles Dickens
    Charles Dickens
    English writer 1812-1870
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    I feel an earnest and humble desire, and shall till I die, to increase the stock of harmless cheerfulness.
  • Umberto Eco
    Umberto Eco
    Italian writer 1932 -
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    I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.
    Source: De slinger van Foucault (2007) 104
  • Buddha
    Buddha
    Spiritual leader, born as Siddhartha Gautama ca. 450 BC - ca. 370 BC
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    If a man offend a harmless, pure, and innocent person, the evil falls back upon that fool, like light dust thrown up against the wind.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    Lexicographer: a writer of dictionaries, a harmless drudge, that busies himself in tracing the original, and detailing the signification of words.
  • Bill Bailey
    Bill Bailey
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    Marijuana? It's harmless really, unless you fashion it into a club and beat somebody over the head with it.
    'Beards' (track 12) 5:29
    Source: Bewilderness: New York (audio CD, 2002)
  • John Dryden
    John Dryden
    English poet and playwright 1631-1700
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    Nature meant me a wife, a silly harmless household Dove, fond without art; and kind without deceit.
  • Gregory Nunn
    Gregory Nunn
    American golf player 1955-
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    there is no such thing as a harmless truth.
  • Aleister Crowley
    Aleister Crowley
    British occultist 1875-1947
    Aleister Crowley
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    There is only one really safe, mild, harmless beverage and you can drink as much of that as you like without running the slightest risk, and what you say when you want it is, ''Garcon! Un Pernod!''
  • Carl Bernstein
    Carl Bernstein
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    We are in the process of creating what deserves to be called the idiot culture. Not an idiot sub-culture, which every society has bubbling beneath the surface and which can provide harmless fun; but the culture itself. For the first time, the weird and the stupid and the coarse are becoming our cultural norm, even our cultural ideal.
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