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  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
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    First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end.
  • Mahatma Gandhi
    Mahatma Gandhi
    Indian politician 1917-1985
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    Adaptability is not imitation. It means power of resistance and assimilation.
  • Freeman Dyson
    Freeman Dyson
    American arts, writer 1923-
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    A good cause can become bad if we fight for it with means that are indiscriminately murderous. A bad cause can become good if enough people fight for it in a spirit of comradeship and self-sacrifice. In the end it is how you fight, as much as why you fight, that makes your cause good or bad.
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
    Aristotle
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    Bring your desires down to your present means. Increase them only when your increased means permit.
  • Saul Alinsky
    Saul Alinsky
    American community organizer and writer 1909-1972
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    Change means movement. Movement means friction. Only in the frictionless vacuum of a nonexistent abstract world can movement or change occur without that abrasive friction of conflict.
  • 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.
  • Sir Max Beerbohm
    Sir Max Beerbohm
    British Actor 1872-1956
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    To say that a man is vain means merely that he is pleased with the effect he produces on other people. A conceited man is satisfied with the effect he produces on himself.
  • Marguerite Duras
    Marguerite Duras
    French author and filmmaker 1914-
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    A house means a family house, a place specially meant for putting children and men in so as to restrict their waywardness and distract them from the longing for adventure and escape they've had since time began.
  • Voltaire
    Voltaire
    French writer and philosopher (ps. of François Marie Arouet) 1694-1778
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    A long dispute means that both parties are wrong
  • J. B. Priestley
    J. B. Priestley
    English novelist, playwright and scriptwriter 1894-1984
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    Already we Viewers, when not viewing, have begun to whisper to one another that the more we elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate.
  • Günther Grass
    Günther Grass
    German writer 1927-2015
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    Believing: it means believing in our own lies. And I can say that I am grateful that I got this lesson very early.
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
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    Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion.
  • Ben Stein
    Ben Stein
    American professor, writer
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    Darwinism is still very much alive, utterly dominating biology. Despite the fact that no one has ever been able to prove the creation of a single distinct species by Darwinist means, Darwinism dominates the academy and the media.
    Source: Darwinism: The Imperialism of Biology?. Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed
  • Joseph A. Schumpeter
    Joseph A. Schumpeter
    Austrian-American economist 1883-1950
    Joseph A. Schumpeter
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    Economic progress, in capitalist society, means turmoil.
  • Education is not merely a means for earning a living or an instrument for the acquisition of wealth. It is an initiation into life of spirit, a training of the human soul in the pursuit of truth and the practice of virtue.
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