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  • Winston Churchill
    Winston Churchill
    English statesman 1874-1965
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    From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.
  • Alfred N. Whitehead
    Alfred N. Whitehead
    English philosopher and mathematician 1861-1947
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    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.
  • 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.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
    Henry David Thoreau
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    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
    Miguel de Cervantes
    Spanish writer 1547-1616
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    A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience.
  • Colm Toibin
    Colm Toibin
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    All writing is a form of manipulation, of course, but you realize that a plain sentence can actually do so much.
  • Anne McCaffrey
    Anne McCaffrey
    American-Irish writer 1926-2011
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    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.
  • Susan Sontag
    Susan Sontag
    American writer, filmmaker, teacher, and political activist 1933-2004
    Susan Sontag
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    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.
  • Jean Baudrillard
    Jean Baudrillard
    French sociologist, philosopher and cultural theorist 1929-2007
    Jean Baudrillard
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    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.
  • Lionel Trilling
    Lionel Trilling
    American Critic 1905-1975
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    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.
  • James Thurber
    James Thurber
    American cartoonist 1894-1961
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    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
    Friedrich von Schiller
    German poet 1759-1805
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    He cannot complain of a hard sentence, who is made master of his own fate.
  • Charles Churchill
    Charles Churchill
    British poet 1731-1764
    Charles Churchill
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    He mouths a sentence as curs mouth a bone.
  • Charles Churchill
    Charles Churchill
    British poet 1731-1764
    Charles Churchill
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    He mouths a sentence, as curs mouth a bone.
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln
    American statesman 1809-1865
    Abraham Lincoln
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    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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