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  • Calvin Coolidge
    Calvin Coolidge
    American president 1872-1933
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    Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of face within a comparatively short time, but the ability to form judgments requires the severe discipline of hard work and the tempering heat of experience and maturity.
  • Josh Billings
    Josh Billings
    American humorist 1815-1885
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    Adversity has the same effect on a man that severe training has on the pugilist - it reduces him to his fighting weight.
  • Armistead Maupin
    Armistead Maupin
    American writer 1944-
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    But I will say that the drugs are much more ferocious then they used to be. There are people wrecking their lives with addiction, which seems much more severe.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    I am sorry to think that you do not get a man's most effective criticism until you provoke him. Severe truth is expressed with some bitterness.
  • John Keats
    John Keats
    English poet 1795-1821
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    Praise or blame has but a momentary effect on the man whose love of beauty in the abstract makes him a severe critic on his own works.
  • John Ray
    John Ray
    English naturalist 1627-1705
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    There are no better cosmetics than a severe temperance and purity, modesty and humility, a gracious temper and calmness of spirit; and there is no true beauty without the signatures of these graces in the very countenance.
  • Walter Bagehot
    Walter Bagehot
    English economist 1826-1877
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    A severe though not unfriendly critic of our institutions said that the cure for admiring the House of Lords was to go and look at it.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    Ah! Sir, a boy's being flogged is not so severe as a man's having the hiss of the world against him.
  • Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Roman statesman and writer 106 BC - 43 BC
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    All pain is either severe or slight, if slight, it is easily endured; if severe, it will without doubt be brief.
  • Lord George Byron
    Lord George Byron
    English poet 1788-1824
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    And having wisdom with each studious year, in meditation dwelt, with learning wrought, and shaped his weapon with an edge severe, sapping a solemn creed with solemn sneer.
  • Carole Berman
    Carole Berman
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    Apart from yoga, meditation, reading, it has to be one of the most serene things to do (don't lose your needles though, that can create a severe lack of serenity).
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    Authors have established it as a kind of rule, that a man ought to be dull sometimes; as the most severe reader makes allowances for many rests and nodding-places in a voluminous writer.
  • Ian Mcewan
    Ian Mcewan
    English novelist and screenwriter 1948-
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    By concentrating on what is good in people, by appealing to their idealism and their sense of justice, and by asking them to put their faith in the future, socialists put themselves at a severe disadvantage.
  • Barbara Demick
    Barbara Demick
    American journalist
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    China's one-child policy was born in 1980, after years of less severe measures to discourage births. The Communist Party promised that the policy would be temporary.
  • Caleb Carr
    Caleb Carr
    American military historian and author 1955-
    Caleb Carr
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    Every human being must find his own way to cope with severe loss, and the only job of a true friend is to facilitate whatever method he chooses.
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