Quotes: length

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  • William Shenstone
    William Shenstone
    English poet 1714-1763
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    A poet that fails in writing becomes often a morose critic. The weak and insipid white wine makes at length excellent vinegar.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    Our delight in any particular study, art, or science rises and improves in proportion to the application which we bestow upon it. Thus, what was at first an exercise becomes at length an entertainment.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    The youth gets together his materials to build a bridge to the moon, or, perchance, a palace or temple on the earth, and, at length, the middle-aged man concludes to build a woodshed with them.
  • Arthur Miller
    Arthur Miller
    American Dramatist 1915-
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    A playwright is the litmus paper of the arts. He's got to be, because if he isn't working on the same wave length as the audience, no one would know what in hell he was talking about. He is a kind of psychic journalist, even when he's great.
  • Bob Kane
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    Beneficence is a duty. He who frequently practices it, and sees his benevolent intentions realized, at length comes really to love him to whom he has done good.
  • A. J. Muste
    A. J. Muste
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    Educational enterprises do not for any length of time remain immune from the struggle of interests for power which is the dominant feature of social life under a class system.
    Source: Some Notes on Workers Education in New International (1935) Vol.2, No.7 p. 225
  • Christian Nevell Bovee
    Christian Nevell Bovee
    American writer 1820-1904
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    Genius makes its observations in short-hand; talent writes them out at length.
  • Robert Frost
    Robert Frost
    American poet 1874-1963
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    Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.
  • Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson
    American statesman 1743-1826
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    He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and a third time till at length it becomes habitual.
  • Margaret Halsey
    Margaret Halsey
    American writer
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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.
  • Diane Ackerman
    Diane Ackerman
    American poet, essayist, savage and naturalist 1948-
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    I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I have just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.
  • Barry Ritholtz
    Barry Ritholtz
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    If you have read me for any length of time, you know I am less than enthralled with much of what passes for financial news.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    It is not length of life, but depth of life.
  • Measurements of the specific ionization of both the positive and negative particles, by counting the number of droplets per unit length along the tracks, showed the great majority of both the positive and negative particles to possess unit electric charge.
  • Mountains never shake hands. Their roots may touch; they may keep together some way up; but at length they part company, and rise into individual, insulated peaks. So is it with great men.
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