Quotes: nine-tenths

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  • Theodore Roosevelt
    Theodore Roosevelt
    American statesman 1858-1919
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    Nine-tenths of wisdom consists in being wise in time.
  • C. S. Lewis
    C. S. Lewis
    Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
    C. S. Lewis
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    Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    Benjamin Disraeli
    English statesman and writer 1804-1881
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    Books are fatal: they are the curse of the human race. Nine-tenths of existing books are nonsense, and the clever books are the refutation of that nonsense. The greatest misfortune that ever befell man was the invention of printing.
  • Kin Hubbard
    Kin Hubbard
    American cartoonist, humorist, and journalist 1868–1930
    Kin Hubbard
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    Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while.
  • Henry Miller
    Henry Miller
    American writer 1891-1980
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    Nine-tenths of our sickness can be prevented by right thinking plus right hygiene - nine-tenths of it!
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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    Nine-tenths of the appeal of pornography is due to the indecent feelings concerning sex which moralists inculcate in the young; the other tenth is physiological, and will occur in one way or another whatever the state of the law may be.
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    Benjamin Disraeli
    English statesman and writer 1804-1881
    Benjamin Disraeli
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    Nine-tenths of the existing books are nonsense and the clever books are the refutation of that nonsense.
  • Horace Walpole
    Horace Walpole
    British writer 1717-1797
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    Nine-tenths of the people were created so you would want to be with the other tenth.
  • John Maynard Keynes
    John Maynard Keynes
    British economist 1883-1946
    John Maynard Keynes
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    The duty of "saving" became nine-tenths of virtue and the growth of the cake the object of true religion.
    Source: The Economic Consequences of the Peace (1919) , p. 20
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