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Antigua and Barbuda politican and labour leader 1948-
2005 opens with the promise of a number of substantial direct private investments that can swiftly transform the economy and set all sectors on a pronounced upward curve.
British criticus 1903-1974
Civilization is maintained by a very few people in a small number of places and we need only some bombs and a few prisons to blot it out altogether.
Henry David Thoreau
American writer 1817-1862
A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.
Mortimer J. Adler
American philosopher, educator, and popular 1902-2001
Habits are formed by the repetition of particular acts. They are strengthened by an increase in the number of repeated acts. Habits are also weakened or broken, and contrary habits are formed by the repetition of contrary acts.
English writer and poet 1819-1880
The growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistorical acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs.
Anna Louise Strong
American journalist and activist 1885-1970
A certain number of Americans are already in Peking and most of us here feel that it would be very useful for the United States and especially for the Left-wing progressive movement in the United States if groups of students such as you mention could make a tour of China.
George Bernard Shaw
Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
A doctor's reputation is made by the number of eminent men who die under his care.
American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
A googolplex is precisely as far from infinity as is the number 1... no matter what number you have in mind, infinity is larger still.Source: Cosmos (1980)
British playwright 1946-
A great number of the disappointments and mishaps of the troubled world are the direct result of literature and the allied arts. It is our belief that no human being who devotes his life and energy to the manufacture of fantasies can be anything but fundamentally inadequate
American author and newspaper columnist
A number of bloggers in economics and the financial sector have risen to prominence through the sheer strength of their work. Note it was not their family connections nor ties to Ivy League schools or elite banks, but rather the strength of their research, analysis and writing.
Dutch-American physicist 1918-2000
A number of current theoretical explorations will turn out to be passing fancies...Source: Inward Bound : Of Matter and Forces in the Physical World (1988) p. 45
American politician and author 1936-
A significant number of pages and sentences that the administration wants to keep in a classified status have already been released publicly, some of it by public statements of the leadership of the CIA and the FBI.
Brendan I. Koerner
American author 1974-
A surprising number of American skyjackers were not yet old enough to drink or sometimes even drive. These adolescents were generally inept at planning their crimes, and few of their capers met with any success; most seemed to end within moments of starting, usually after a fatherly pilot convinced the nervous teen to hand over his gun.
W. H. Auden
American poet 1907-1973
A tremendous number of people in America work very hard at something that bores them. Even a rich man thinks he has to go down to the office everyday. Not because he likes it but because he can't think of anything else to do.
British architect and writer 1973-
A true architect is not an artist but an optimistic realist. They take a diverse number of stakeholders, extract needs, concerns, and dreams, then create a beautiful yet tangible solution that is loved by the users and the community at large. We create vessels in which life happens.
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