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  • Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    French writer 1613-1680
    Francois de la Rochefoucauld
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    As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words, so small wits seem to have the gift of speaking much and saying nothing.
  • Samuel Smiles
    Samuel Smiles
    Scottish writer 1812-1904
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    ''Where there is a will there is a way.'' is an old true saying. He who resolves upon doing a thing, by that very resolution often scales the barriers to it, and secures its achievement. To think we are able, is almost to be so - to determine upon attainment is frequently attainment itself.
  • Voltaire
    Voltaire
    French writer and philosopher (ps. of Fran├žois Marie Arouet) 1694-1778
    Voltaire
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    A witty saying proves nothing.
  • Anthony Hecht
    Anthony Hecht
    American poet 1923-2004
    Anthony Hecht
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    A lot of the fun lies in trying to penetrate the mystery; and this is best done by saying over the lines to yourself again and again, till they pass through the stage of sounding like nonsense, and finally return to a full sense that had at first escaped notice.
  • Sophocles
    Sophocles
    Greek poet 496 BC - 406 BC
    Sophocles
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    A short saying often contains much wisdom.
  • Benjamin Watson
    Benjamin Watson
    American football player 1980-
    Benjamin Watson
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    All I'm saying is, is God the god who we look to for comfort during tragedies? Is he the god who can control all those things, or is he the god that we don't even trust with our daily lives... As long as there's prayer and exams, as long as there's games, there will be prayers.
  • Al Sharpton
    Al Sharpton
    American civil rights activist, Baptist minister and talk show host 1954-
    Al Sharpton
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    During my 2004 presidential campaign, I was fond of saying that it was high time for the Christian right to meet the right Christians.
  • Carlos Ghosn
    Carlos Ghosn
    Brazilian-born businessman 1954-
    Carlos Ghosn
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    Every single time you make a merger, somebody is losing his identity. And saying something different is just rubbish.
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
    English writer 1874-1936
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
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    "My country, right or wrong," is a thing that no patriot would think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying, "My mother, drunk or sober."
  • Henry Ward Beecher
    Henry Ward Beecher
    American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker 1813-1887
    Henry Ward Beecher
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    ''I can forgive, but I cannot forget,'' is only another way of saying, ''I cannot forgive.''
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
    English writer 1874-1936
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
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    ''My country, right or wrong'' is a thing that no patriot would think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying ''My mother, drunk or sober.''
  • Blaise Pascal
    Blaise Pascal
    French physicist, mathematician and philosopher 1623-1662
    Blaise Pascal
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    ...whoever imagines a woman after this model, which consists in saying little things in big words, will see a pretty girl adorned with mirrors and chains...
    Source: Pensees (1669)
  • Bill Walton
    Bill Walton
    American basketball player 1952-
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    A lot of people understand what not saying anything means, so, in effect, not saying anything is really saying a lot.
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
    English writer 1874-1936
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
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    A man does not know what he is saying until he knows what he is not saying.
  • Alexander Pope
    Alexander Pope
    English poet 1688-1744
    Alexander Pope
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    A man should never be ashamed to own that he is wrong, which is but saying in other words that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.
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