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  • Mahatma Gandhi
    Mahatma Gandhi
    Indian politician 1917-1985
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    A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.
  • Lin Yü-tang
    Lin Yü-tang
    Chinese writer 1895-1976
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    All women's dresses are merely variations on the eternal struggle between the admitted desire to dress and the unadmitted desire to undress.
  • 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.
  • William James
    William James
    American philosopher 1842-1910
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    A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.
  • 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.
  • William Faulkner
    William Faulkner
    American writer 1897-1962
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    I believe that man will not merely endure; he will prevail.
  • Voltaire
    Voltaire
    French writer and philosopher (ps. of François Marie Arouet) 1694-1778
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    It is far better to be silent than merely to increase the quantity of bad books.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    Most men would feel insulted if it were proposed to employ them in throwing stones over a wall, and then in throwing them back, merely that they might earn their wages. But many are no more worthily employed now.
  • Valerie Solanas
    Valerie Solanas
    American feminist and author 1936-1988
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    Our society is not a community, but merely a collection of isolated family units.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
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    The very ink with which all history is written is merely fluid prejudice.
    Source: Following the Equator (1897)
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, nor even to found a school, but so to love wisdom as to live according to its dictates a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity, and trust. It is to solve some of the problems of life, not only theoretically, but practically.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
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    Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.
  • Woodrow Wilson
    Woodrow Wilson
    American president 1856-1924
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    You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.
  • Jerry Garcia
    Jerry Garcia
    American singer-songwriter and guitarist 1942-1995
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    You do not merely want to be considered just the best of the best. You want to be considered the only ones who do what you do.
  • Ben Shapiro
    Ben Shapiro
    American conservative political commentator and attorney 1984-
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    'Noah' doesn't merely get the story wrong; like all Biblical adaptations, it's bound to do that (although some aspects of the film are out and out ridiculous). It gets the morality of the story wrong, and in the process turns God into Gaia and morality into radical deep green environmentalism.
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