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  • Honoré Gabriel Riqueti Count of Mirabeau
    Honoré Gabriel Riqueti Count of Mirabeau
    French revolutionary and writer 1749-1791
    Honoré Gabriel Riqueti Count of Mirabeau
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    If honesty did not exist, we ought to invent it as the best means of getting rich.
  • Anthony J. D'Angelo
    Anthony J. D'Angelo
    American writer
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    If life doesn't offer a game worth playing, then invent a new one.
  • Voltaire
    Voltaire
    French writer and philosopher (ps. of François Marie Arouet) 1694-1778
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    If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent Him.
    Origineel: Si Dieu n'existait pas, il faudrait l'inventer."
  • Alan Kay
    Alan Kay
    American computer scientist 1940-
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    The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
  • William Blake
    William Blake
    English poet 1757-1827
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    A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.
  • Allen Tate
    Allen Tate
    American poet and essayist 1899-1979
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    According to its doctors, my one intransigent desire is to have been a Confederate general, and because I could not or would not become anything else, I set up for poet and beg an to invent fictions about the personal ambitions that my society has no use for.
  • Edith Wharton
    Edith Wharton
    American Author 1862-1937
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    After all, one knows one's weak points so well, that it's rather bewildering to have the critics overlook them and invent others.
  • Jimmy Carter
    Jimmy Carter
    American statesman, 39e President 1924-
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    America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense... human rights invented America.
  • Bill Bryson
    Bill Bryson
    American-British author 1951-
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    And I find chopsticks frankly distressing. Am I alone in thinking it odd that a people ingenious enough to invent paper, gunpowder, kites and any number of other useful objects, and who have a noble history extending back 3,000 years haven't yet worked out that a pair of knitting needles is no way to capture food?
  • Umberto Eco
    Umberto Eco
    Italian writer 1932 -
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    Because of lies, we can produce and invent a possible world.
  • Martin Luther
    Martin Luther
    German preacher 1483-1546
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    Cannons and fire-arms are cruel and damnable machines; I believe them to have been the direct suggestion of the Devil. If Adam had seen in a vision the horrible instruments his children were to invent, he would have died of grief.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    Culture depends on cookery. For myself, the only immortality I desire is to invent a new sauce.
    Source: Vera, or the Nihilists (1883)
  • David Herbert Lawrence
    David Herbert Lawrence
    English writer 1885-1930
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    Design in art, is a recognition of the relation between various things, various elements in the creative flux. You can't invent a design. You recognize it, in the fourth dimension. That is, with your blood and your bones, as well as with your eyes.
  • Richard Buckminster Fuller
    Richard Buckminster Fuller
    American poet, philosopher and inventor 1895-1983
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    Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
  • Katharine Whitehorn
    Katharine Whitehorn
    British journalist, writer, and columnist 1928-
    Katharine Whitehorn
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    From a commercial point of view, if Christmas did not exist it would be necessary to invent it.
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