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  • Adam Clayton Powell
    Adam Clayton Powell
    American politician and pastor 1908-1972
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    A man's respect for law and order exists in precise relationship to the size of his paycheck.
    Source: Keep the Faith, Baby!
  • Adolf Loos
    Adolf Loos
    Austrian and Czechoslovak architect 1870-1933
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    Architecture arouses sentiments in man. The architect's task therefore, is to make those sentiments more precise.
  • Tristan Tzara
    Tristan Tzara
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    Art is a private thing, the artist makes it for himself; a comprehensible work is the product of a journalist. We need works that are strong, straight, precise, and forever beyond understanding.
  • Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Roman statesman and writer 106 BC - 43 BC
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    Every stage of human life, except the last, is marked out by certain and defined limits; old age alone has no precise and determinate boundary.
  • Ezra Pound
    Ezra Pound
    American poet 1885-1972
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    Good art however ''immoral'' is wholly a thing of virtue. Good art can NOT be immoral. By good art I mean art that bears true witness, I mean the art that is most precise.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    He knew the precise psychological moment when to say nothing.
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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    I do not pretend to start with precise questions. I do not think you can start with anything precise. You have to achieve such precision as you can, as you go along.
    Source: The Philosophy of Logical Atomism
  • Henry Ward Beecher
    Henry Ward Beecher
    American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker 1813-1887
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    I don't like these cold, precise, perfect people who, in order not to speak wrong, never speak at all, and in order not to do wrong, never do anything.
  • John B. S. Haldane
    John B. S. Haldane
    British scientist, writer 1892-1964
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    In fact, words are well adapted for description and the arousing of emotion, but for many kinds of precise thought other symbols are much better.
  • Lionel Trilling
    Lionel Trilling
    American Critic 1905-1975
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    Literature is the human activity that make the fullest and most precise account of variousness, possibility, complexity, and difficulty.
  • Louis de Bernieres
    Louis de Bernieres
    British novelist 1954-
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    Love is a kind of dementia with very precise and oft-repeated clinical symptoms.
    Source: Kapitein Corelli's mandoline (1994) 399
  • Bethany Mota
    Bethany Mota
    American video blogger 1995-
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    Maybelline's Precise Ink Pen Liner is by far the easiest liquid eyeliner I've ever used. I'm really bad at applying liquid liner, and it glides on so nicely and actually stays on all day.
  • Andrew Coyle Bradley
    Andrew Coyle Bradley
    American lawyer 1844-1902
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    Shakespeare very rarely makes the least attempt to surprise by his catastrophes. They are felt to be inevitable, though the precise way in which they will be brought about is not, of course, foreseen.
  • Ben Bradlee
    Ben Bradlee
    American journalist 1921-2014
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    Sure, some journalists use anonymous sources just because they're lazy and I think editors ought to insist on more precise identification even if they remain anonymous.
  • Arthur Miller
    Arthur Miller
    American Dramatist 1915-
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    The job is to ask questions-it always was-and to ask them as inexorably as I can. And to face the absence of precise answers with a certain humility.
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