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English statesman 1874-1965
From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.
Alfred N. Whitehead
English philosopher and mathematician 1861-1947
I have suffered a great deal from writers who have quoted this or that sentence of mine either out of its context or in juxtaposition to some incongruous matter which quite distorted my meaning, or destroyed it altogether.
American politician 1961-
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.
Henry David Thoreau
American writer 1817-1862
A perfectly healthy sentence, it is true, is extremely rare. For the most part we miss the hue and fragrance of the thought; as if we could be satisfied with the dews of the morning or evening without their colors, or the heavens without their azure.
Miguel de Cervantes
Spanish writer 1547-1616
A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience.
All writing is a form of manipulation, of course, but you realize that a plain sentence can actually do so much.
American-Irish writer 1926-2011
But I will say that living in Ireland has changed the cadence and fullness of speech, since the Irish love words and use as many of them in a sentence as possible.
American writer, filmmaker, teacher, and political activist 1933-2004
Cancer patients are lied to, not just because the disease is (or is thought to be) a death sentence, but because it is felt to be obscene - in the original meaning of that word: ill-omened, abominable, repugnant to the senses.
French sociologist, philosopher and cultural theorist 1929-2007
Deep down, no one really believes they have a right to live. But this death sentence generally stays tucked away, hidden beneath the difficulty of living. If that difficulty is removed from time to time, death is suddenly there, unintelligibly.
American Critic 1905-1975
Every neurosis is a primitive form of legal proceeding in which the accused carries on the prosecution, imposes judgment and executes the sentence: all to the end that someone else should not perform the same process.
American cartoonist 1894-1961
From one casual of mine he picked this sentence. ''After dinner, the men moved into the living room.'' I explained to the professor that this was Rose' way of giving the men time to push back their chairs and stand up. There must, as we know, be a comma after every move, made by men, on this earth.
Friedrich von Schiller
German poet 1759-1805
He cannot complain of a hard sentence, who is made master of his own fate.
British poet 1731-1764
He mouths a sentence as curs mouth a bone.
British poet 1731-1764
He mouths a sentence, as curs mouth a bone.
American statesman 1809-1865
He reminds me of the man who murdered both his parents, and then when the sentence was about to be pronounced, pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was orphan.
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