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  • Babe Paley
    Babe Paley
    American socialite and style icon 1915-1978
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    All anger is not sinful, because some degree of it, and on some occasions, is inevitable. But it becomes sinful and contradicts the rule of Scripture when it is conceived upon slight and inadequate provocation, and when it continues long.
  • Mary Wortley Montagu
    Mary Wortley Montagu
    English aristocrat, letter writer and poet 1689-1762
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    A face is too slight a foundation for happiness.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    A short letter to a distant friend is, in my opinion, an insult like that of a slight bow or cursory salutation - a proof of unwillingness to do much, even where there is a necessity of doing something.
  • Walter Bagehot
    Walter Bagehot
    English economist 1826-1877
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    A slight daily unconscious luxury is hardly ever wanting to the dwellers in civilization; like the gentle air of a genial climate, it is a perpetual minute enjoyment.
  • Logan Pearsall Smith
    Logan Pearsall Smith
    English writer 1865-1946
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    A slight touch of friendly malice and amusement towards those we love keeps our affections for them from turning flat.
  • Tacitus
    Tacitus
    Roman senator and historian 56-120 AD
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    Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated, you will be thought to have deserved it.
  • 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.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    All voting is a sort of gaming, like checkers or backgammon, with a slight moral tinge to it, a playing with right and wrong.
  • Tryon Edwards
    Tryon Edwards
    American theologian 1809-1894
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    Credulity is belief in slight evidence, with no evidence, or against evidence.
  • Bryan Robson
    Bryan Robson
    English football manager and player 1957-
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    I had to make a change. It was no slight on my staff either. We'd all been at Boro for seven years. But certain players had got too familiar with the set-up. I had to turn it round. Terry was the one man I could think of to do it. So I went for him.
  • Ben Jonson
    Ben Jonson
    British Dramatist, Poet 1573-1637
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    I now think, Love is rather deaf, than blind,
    For else it could not be,
    That she,
    Whom I adore so much, should so slight me,
    And cast my love behind.
    Source: The Works of Ben Jonson, Second Folio IX, My Picture Left in Scotland, lines 1-5.
  • Frank Crane
    Frank Crane
    American actor
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    It takes so little to make people happy. Just a touch, If we know how to give it, just a word fitly spoken, a slight readjustment of some bolt or pin or bearing in the delicate machinery of a soul.
  • Campbell Brown
    Campbell Brown
    American journalist 1968-
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    Let's just start with the word 'diva.' It is obviously a sexist slight - a term that is only applied to women, almost always in a derogatory way. It's usually applied to women who are viewed as overly ambitious. It is applied to demanding women, to women who follow their own path.
  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein
    German - American physicist 1879-1955
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    My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
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    One thinks one's something unique and wonderful at the center of the universe, when in fact one's just a slight interruption in the ongoing march of entropy.
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