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  • Bruce Catton
    Bruce Catton
    American historian and journalist 1899-1978
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    Abraham Lincoln was not all brooding and melancholy and patient understanding. There was a hard core in him, and plenty of toughness. He could recognize a revolutionary situation when he saw one, and he could act fast and ruthlessly to meet it.
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
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    Freedom consists not in refusing to recognize anything above us, but in respecting something which is above us; for by respecting it, we raise ourselves to it, and, by our very acknowledgment, prove that we bear within ourselves what is higher, and are worthy to be on a level with it
  • I can see only one safe rule for the historian: that he should recognize in the development of human destinies the play of the contingent and the unforeseen.
  • Samuel Goldwyn
    Samuel Goldwyn
    American producer 1884-1974
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    I think luck is the sense to recognize an opportunity and the ability to take advantage of it. The man who can smile at his breaks and grab his chances gets on.
  • Fred A. Allen
    Fred A. Allen
    American comic 1894-1957
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    It is probably not love that makes the world go around, but rather those mutually supportive alliances through which partners recognize their dependence on each other for the achievement of shared and private goals.
  • Agatha Christie
    Agatha Christie
    British writer 1891-1976
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    One doesn't recognize the really important moments in one's life until it's too late.
  • Barack Obama
    Barack Obama
    American politician 1961-
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    A good compromise, a good piece of legislation, is like a good sentence; or a good piece of music. Everybody can recognize it. They say, 'Huh. It works. It makes sense.
  • William James
    William James
    American philosopher 1842-1910
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    A man has as many social selves as there are individuals who recognize him.
  • W. H. Auden
    W. H. Auden
    American poet 1907-1973
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    A man has his distinctive personal scent which his wife, his children and his dog can recognize. A crowd has a generalized stink. The public is odorless.
  • Carrie-Anne Moss
    Carrie-Anne Moss
    Canadian actress 1967-
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    After 'The Matrix,' I cannot wear sunglasses. As soon as I put them on, people recognize me.
  • Bobby Jindal
    Bobby Jindal
    American politician 1971-
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    Anybody who spends time off of Louisiana's shores can recognize that these oysters are not endangered. To classify them as such risks great harm to not only fishermen who make their living collecting oysters in the Gulf, but also to Louisiana's economy in total.
  • André Gide
    André Gide
    French writer 1869-1951
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    Are you then unable to recognize unless it has the same sound as yours?
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    As one knows the poet by his fine music, so one can recognize the liar by his rich rhythmic utterance, and in neither case will the casual inspiration of the moment suffice. Here, as elsewhere, practice must precede perfection.
  • Brad Sherman
    Brad Sherman
    American politician 1954-
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    As we talk about the need to foster academic achievement, we must recognize and reward those who strive academically, just as we honor athletic champions. Meeting the President of the United States is just the honor we should bestow on our academic champions.
  • Ben Carson
    Ben Carson
    American politician, and author 1951-
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    Before this country came on the scene, for thousands of years people did things the same way. Within 200 years of the advent of this nation, men were walking on the moon, and I want us to recognize this is the kind of people that we are. We're creative with a lot of ingenuity and a lot of energy.
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