Quotes: pleasantly

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  • Quentin Crisp
    Quentin Crisp
    English writer and actor 1908-1999
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    I recommend limiting one's involvement in other people's lives to a pleasantly scant minimum. This may seem too stoical a position in these madly passionate times, but madly passionate people rarely make good on their madly passionate promises.
  • Edmund Burke
    Edmund Burke
    English politician and philosopher 1729-1797
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    It is by imitation, far more than by precept, that we learn everything; and what we learn thus, we acquire not only more efficiently, but more pleasantly. This forms our manners, our opinions, our lives.
  • Bill Paxton
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    It's always good to have no expectations when you see a film. Then you can be pleasantly disappointed or surprised.
  • People expect a certain reaction from a business and when you pleasantly exceed those expectations, you've somehow passed an important psychological threshold.
  • Brooke Shields
    Brooke Shields
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    Someone said adversity builds character, but someone else said adversity reveals character. I'm pleasantly surprised with my resilience. I persevere, and not just blindly. I take the best, get rid of the rest, and move on, realizing that you can make a choice to take the good.
  • George F. Will
    George F. Will
    American columnist 1941-
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    The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.
  • Wendell L. Willkie
    Wendell L. Willkie
    American lawyer, politician and corporate executive 1892-1944
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    The test of good manners is to be able to put up pleasantly with bad ones.
  • Amy Vanderbilt
    Amy Vanderbilt
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    We must learn which ceremonies may be breached occasionally at our convenience and which ones may never be if we are to live pleasantly with our fellow man.
  • Barney Frank
    Barney Frank
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    While I was pleasantly surprised by the relatively high number of jobs created in April, the fact is that job creation during this recovery period has significantly lagged both historical experience in recovery, and the projections of the Bush Administration.
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