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  • Charles Darwin
    Charles Darwin
    English scientist and biologist 1809-1882
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    A man's friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.
  • Arlen Specter
    Arlen Specter
    American lawyer, author, and politician 1930-2012
    Arlen Specter
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    As a matter of traditional and sound constitutional doctrine, an amendment to the Constitution should be the last resort when all other measures have proved inadequate.
  • George Canning
    George Canning
    British statesman 1770-1827
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    Away with the cant of ''Measures, not men!'' - the idle supposition that it is the harness and not the horses that draw the chariot along. No, Sir, if the comparison must be made, if the distinction must be taken, men are everything, measures comparatively nothing.
  • Barbara Demick
    Barbara Demick
    American journalist
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    China's one-child policy was born in 1980, after years of less severe measures to discourage births. The Communist Party promised that the policy would be temporary.
  • Arlen Specter
    Arlen Specter
    American lawyer, author, and politician 1930-2012
    Arlen Specter
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    Effective security measures do not come cheap.
  • Bob Barr
    Bob Barr
    American attorney and politician 1948-
    Bob Barr
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    For far too long the American public and business sector have kept their silence as civil liberties have been whittled away by statutory and regulatory measures.
  • Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
    Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
    Iranian politician and writer 1934-2017
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    I think that Americans should gradually begin to adopt positive behavior rather than doing evil. They should not expect an immediate reaction in return for their positive measures. It will take time.
  • Ann Veneman
    Ann Veneman
    American politician 1949-
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    I think that's unjustified criticism. We have had a number of measures in place in this country for several years to mitigate the possibility of mad cow spreading in this country. We have found a single case.
  • Ann Veneman
    Ann Veneman
    American politician 1949-
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    I'm confident that we have measures in place. And the additional measures that we announced yesterday will be even more protective of our food supply in this country.
  • Ayaan Hirsi Ali
    Ayaan Hirsi Ali
    Somali-born Dutch-American activist, feminist and author 1969-
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    If we don't take effective measures now, the Netherlands could be torn between two extreme rights.
  • Ben Jonson
    Ben Jonson
    British Dramatist, Poet 1573-1637
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    In small proportions we just beauties see; And in short measures, life may perfect be.
    Source: Memoirs of Jonson And Every Man in His Humour: The Works of Ben Jonson
  • Arthur Eddington
    Arthur Eddington
    English astronomer, physicist, and mathematician 1882-1944
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    Oh leave the Wise our measures to collate. One thing at least is certain, light has weight. One thing is certain and the rest debate. Light rays, when near the Sun, do not go straight.
  • Ezra Pound
    Ezra Pound
    American poet 1885-1972
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    One measure of a civilization, either of an age or of a single individual, is what that age or person really wishes to do. A man's hope measures his civilization. The attainability of the hope measures, or may measure, the civilization of his nation and time.
  • Angela Merkel
    Angela Merkel
    German politician 1954-
    Angela Merkel
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    Politicians have to be committed to people in equal measures.
  • Carl Bernstein
    Carl Bernstein
    American investigative journalist and author 1944-
    Carl Bernstein
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    Public policy in the twentieth century was about protecting and expanding the social compact, based on recognition that effective government at the federal level provides rules and services and safety measures that contribute to a better society.
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