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Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
German writer and poet 1749-1832
For this reason the Bible is a book of eternal and effective power; because, as long as the world lasts, no one will say: I comprehend it in the whole and understand it in the particular. Rather we must modestly say it on the whole it is venerable, and in the particular practical.
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 politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
Our delight in any particular study, art, or science rises and improves in proportion to the application which we bestow upon it. Thus, what was at first an exercise becomes at length an entertainment.
British historian 1834-1902
The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern.
Italian writer 1805-1872
A Country is not a mere territory; the particular territory is only its foundation. The Country is the idea which rises upon that foundation; it is the sentiment of love, the sense of fellowship which binds together all the sons of that territory.
C. S. Forester
English novelist 1899-1966
A man who writes for a living does not have to go anywhere in particular, and he could rarely afford to if he wanted.
German philosopher 1788-1860
A man's delight in looking forward to and hoping for some particular satisfaction is a part of the pleasure flowing out of it, enjoyed in advance. But this is afterward deducted, for the more we look forward to anything the less we enjoy it when it comes.
American basketball coach 1945-
A particular shot or way of moving the ball can be a player's personal signature, but efficiency of performance is what wins the game for the team.
Sir James Matthew Barrie
British playwright 1860-1937
A safe but sometimes chilly way of recalling the past is to force open a crammed drawer. If you are searching for anything in particular you don't find it, but something falls out at the back that is often more interesting.
Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst 1875-1961
A special ability means a heavy expenditure of energy in a particular direction, with a consequent drain from some other side of life.Source: Modern Man in Search of a Soul (1933)
Anglo-Irish novelist and philosopher 1919-1999
All art is a struggle to be, in a particular sort of way, virtuous.
Carl von Clausewitz
Prussian general and military 1780-1831
Architects and painters know precisely what they are about as long as they deal with material phenomena.... But when they come to the aesthetics of their work, when they aim at a particular effect on the mind or on the senses, the rules dissolve into nothing but vague ideas.Source: On War (1832)
American businessman and politician 1954-
As you get larger, it is harder to have focused discussions. Because one of the things I've learned about Congress over the past four years that I've been in is there's no shortage of opinions about how things should be done on any particular subject.
American singer-songwriter, producer and actor 1943-
Atrial fibrillation has been the low man on the totem pole and so we're just trying to get more visibility about this particular disease and how dangerous this could be.
American political and social activist 1936-1989
Become an internationalist and learn to respect all life. Make war on machines. And in particular the sterile machines of corporate death and the robots that guard them.
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