Quotes by persons

Quotes 91 till 105 of 127.

  • Napoleon
    Napoleon
    French Emperor 1769-1821
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    Ten persons who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.
  • Barbara W. Tuchman
    Barbara W. Tuchman
    American historian 1912-1989
    Barbara W. Tuchman
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    That the Jews were unholy was a belief so ingrained by the Church [by the 14th century] that the most devout persons were the harshest in their antipathy, none more so than St. Louis.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
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    The beginning of an acquaintance whether with persons or things is to get a definite outline of our ignorance.
  • Friedrich Melchior Grimm
    Friedrich Melchior Grimm
    German-born French-language journalist, art critic and diplomat 1723-1807
    Friedrich Melchior Grimm
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    The glory of a nation and an age is always the work of a few great persons, and it disappears with them.
  • Robert Frost
    Robert Frost
    American poet 1874-1963
    Robert Frost
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    The jury consist of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.
  • Susan Sontag
    Susan Sontag
    American writer, filmmaker, teacher, and political activist 1933-2004
    Susan Sontag
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    The love of the famous, like all strong passions, is quite abstract. Its intensity can be measured mathematically, and it is independent of persons.
  • Woodrow Wilson
    Woodrow Wilson
    American president 1856-1924
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    The most conservative persons I ever met are college undergraduates. The radicals are the men past middle life.
  • Billy Graham
    Billy Graham
    American Evangelist 1918-
    Billy Graham
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    The Oklahoma City bombing was simple technology, horribly used. The problem is not technology. The problem is the person or persons using it.
  • Martin Buber
    Martin Buber
    Austrian-born Israeli Jewish philosopher
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    The one who count are those persons who-though they may be of little renown-respond to and are responsible for the continuation of the living spirit.
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
    Bertrand Russell
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    The secret of happiness is this: let your interests be as wide as possible, and let your reactions to the things and persons that interest you be as far as possible friendly rather than hostile.
  • Jean de la Bruyère
    Jean de la Bruyère
    French writer 1645-1696
    Jean de la Bruyère
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    The slave has but one master, the ambitious man has as many as there are persons whose aid may contribute to the advancement of his fortunes.
  • The time of business does not with me differ from the time of prayer, and in the noise and clatter of my kitchen, while several persons are at the same time calling for different things, I possess God as if I were upon my knees at the blessed sacrament.
  • James Thurber
    James Thurber
    American cartoonist 1894-1961
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    The wit makes fun of other persons; the satirist makes fun of the world; the humorist makes fun of himself, but in so doing, he identifies himself with people - that is, people everywhere, not for the purpose of taking them apart, but simply revealing their true nature.
  • André Maurois
    André Maurois
    French writer (ps. of Émile Herzog) 1885-1967
    André Maurois
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    There are certain persons for whom pure Truth is a poison.
  • André Maurois
    André Maurois
    French writer 1885-1967
    André Maurois
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    There are certain persons for whom pure Truth is a poison.
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