Quotes: inhabitants

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  • Thomas Alva Edison
    Thomas Alva Edison
    American inventor and founder of General Electric 1847-1931
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    The body is a community made up of its innumerable cells or inhabitants.
  • Ezra Pound
    Ezra Pound
    American poet 1885-1972
    Ezra Pound
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    It is difficult to write a paradise when all the superficial indications are that you ought to write an apocalypse. It is obviously much easier to find inhabitants for an inferno or even a purgatorio.
  • King George III
    King George III
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    Knavery seems to be so much a the striking feature of its inhabitants that it may not in the end be an evil that they will become aliens to this kingdom.
  • Belle Boyd
    Belle Boyd
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    My memoirs were written, and a portion of them already in the hands of the publishers, when the startling news came which has thrilled all Europe and filled her inhabitants with horror - the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States.
  • Arnold Bennett
    Arnold Bennett
    British novelist 1867-1931
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    Of all the inhabitants of the inferno, none but Lucifer knows that hell is hell, and the secret function of purgatory is to make of heaven an effective reality.
  • Nicolas Chamfort
    Nicolas Chamfort
    French writer, journalist and playwright 1741-1794
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    Paris, a city of gaieties and pleasures, where four-fifths of the inhabitants die of grief. [About Paris]
  • The attainment of the present status of Thailand has to depend on the ability or the actions of all the inhabitants of the country.
  • Jeremy Bentham
    Jeremy Bentham
    English philosopher, jurist, and social reformer 1748-1832
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    The principle of asceticism never was, nor ever can be, consistently pursued by any living creature. Let but one tenth part of the inhabitants of the earth pursue it consistently, and in a day's time they will have turned it into a Hell.
  • Adam Smith
    Adam Smith
    Scottish Economist 1723-1790
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    They are led by an invisible hand to make nearly the same distribution of the necessaries of life, which would have been made, had the earth been divided into equal portions among all its inhabitants, and thus without intending it, without knowing it, advance the interest of the society, and afford means to the multiplication of the species.
    Source: The Theory of Moral Sentiments Part IV (1759)
  • Leslie Fiedler
    Leslie Fiedler
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    To be an American (unlike being English or French or whatever) is precisely to imagine a destiny rather than to inherit one; since we have always been, insofar as we are Americans at all, inhabitants of myth rather than history.
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    Benjamin Disraeli
    English statesman and writer 1804-1881
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    Two nations between whom there is no intercourse and no sympathy; who are as ignorant of each other's habits, thoughts, and feelings, as if they were dwellers in different zones, or inhabitants of different planets. The rich and the poor.
  • Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson
    American statesman 1743-1826
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    We may consider each generation as a distinct nation, with a right, by the will of its majority, to bind themselves, but none to bind the succeeding generation, more than the inhabitants of another country.
  • Bernard Lown
    Bernard Lown
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    We physicians who shepherd human life from birth to death have a moral imperative to resist with all our being the drift toward the brink. The threatened inhabitants on this fragile planet must speak out for those yet unborn, for posterity has no lobby with politicians.
    Source: Nobel Peace Prize acceptance
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