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  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose Bierce
    American writer 1842-1914
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    Admiration: Our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves.
    Source: The Devil's Dictionary
  • Jean Cocteau
    Jean Cocteau
    French writer 1889-1963
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    All good music resembles something. Good music stirs by its mysterious resemblance to the objects and feelings which motivated it.
  • J.R.R. Tolkien
    J.R.R. Tolkien
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    Both rings are round, and there the resemblance ceases.
    Source: The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Thomas Paine
    Thomas Paine
    English-born American political activist, philosopher, political theor 1737-1809
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    He is not affected by the reality of distress touching his heart, but by the showy resemblance of it striking his imagination. He pities the plumage, but forgets the dying bird.
  • Blaise Pascal
    Blaise Pascal
    French physicist, mathematician and philosopher 1623-1662
    Blaise Pascal
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    How useless is painting, which attracts admiration by the resemblance of things, the originals of which we do not admire!
    Source: Pensees (1669)
  • Ben Affleck
    Ben Affleck
    American actor and filmmaker. 1972-
    Ben Affleck
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    I'm always described as 'cocksure' or 'with a swagger', and that bears no resemblance to who I feel like inside. I feel plagued by insecurity.
  • Ronald Reagan
    Ronald Reagan
    American politician and actor 1911-2004
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    It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
  • Antony Sher
    Antony Sher
    British actor 1949-
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    Most of my career has been spent with the RSC doing Shakespeare, and the thing you learn from Shakespeare is that his historical plays don't bear anything other than a basic resemblance to history.
  • Bernard of Clairvaux
    Bernard of Clairvaux
    Burgundian abbot 1090-1153
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    My burden is light, said the blessed Redeemer, a light burden indeed, which carries him that bears it. I have looked through all nature for a resemblance of this, and seem to find a shadow of it in the wings of a bird, which are indeed borne by the creature, and yet support her flight towards heaven.
  • Ronald Reagan
    Ronald Reagan
    American politician and actor 1911-2004
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    Politics I supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.
  • Ronald Reagan
    Ronald Reagan
    American politician and actor 1911-2004
    Ronald Reagan
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    Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.
  • Nicolas Chamfort
    Nicolas Chamfort
    French writer, journalist and playwright 1741-1794
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    Sometimes apparent resemblance of character will bring two men together and for a certain time unite them. But their mistake gradually becomes evident, and they are astonished to find themselves not only far apart, but even repelled, in some sort, at all their points of contact.
  • Marcel Proust
    Marcel Proust
    French novelist, critic, and essayist 1871-1922
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    There's nothing like desire to prevent the things one says from having any resemblance to the things in one's mind.
  • Mme de Stael
    Mme de Stael
    French-Swiss writer 1766-1817
    Mme de Stael
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    Wit lies in recognizing the resemblance among things which differ and the difference between things which are alike.
  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose Bierce
    American writer 1842-1914
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    Admiration; is our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves.
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