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  • C. Northcote Parkinson
    C. Northcote Parkinson
    British naval historian and author 1909-1993
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    Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion. General recognition of this fact is shown in the proverbial phrase ''It is the busiest man who has time to spare.''
  • Anne Seward
    Anne Seward
    English poet 1742-1809
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    A masculine education cannot spare from professional study and the necessary acquisition of languages, the time and attention which I have bestowed on the compositions of my countrymen.
  • Andrew Marvell
    Andrew Marvell
    English poet, satirist and politician 1621-1678
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    Gather the flowers, but spare the buds.
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
    Robert Louis Stevenson
    Scottish writer and poet 1850-1895
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    Give us grace and strength to forbear and to persevere. Give us courage and gaiety and the quiet mind, spare to us our friends, soften to us our enemies.
  • Robertson Davies
    Robertson Davies
    Canadian novelist and journalist 1913-
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    He types his labored column - weary drudge! Senile fudge and solemn: spare, editor, to condemn these dry leaves of his autumn.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, And he who has one enemy will meet him everywhere.
  • William Somerset Maugham
    William Somerset Maugham
    English writer 1874-1965
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    Hypocrisy is the most difficult and nerve-racking vice that any man can pursue; it needs an unceasing vigilance and a rare detachment of spirit. It cannot, like adultery or gluttony, be practiced at spare moments; it is a whole-time job.
  • Bryan Adams
    Bryan Adams
    Canadian singer, songwriter, record producer and guitarist 1959-
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    I bring out an engineer, everything fits into a suitcase and we just record. I have so much spare time during that day that it makes sense to utilize it to do something creative like that, as opposed to just sitting around the hotel and sightseeing or something.
  • C. S. Lewis
    C. S. Lewis
    Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
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    I do not believe one can settle how much we ought to give. I am afraid the only safe rule is to give more than we can spare.
  • Byron Katie
    Byron Katie
    American speaker and author 1942-
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    If I had a prayer, it would be this: God spare me from the desire for love, approval, and appreciation. Amen.
    Source: Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life (2002)
  • Rabbi Ben Azai
    Rabbi Ben Azai
    A distinguished tanna of the first third of the 2nd century
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    If you have fear of those that command you, spare those that obey you.
  • Jean Baudrillard
    Jean Baudrillard
    French sociologist, philosopher and cultural theorist 1929-2007
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    In the same way that we need statesmen to spare us the abjection of exercising power, we need scholars to spare us the abjection of learning.
  • Bob Geldof
    Bob Geldof
    Irish singer-songwriter, author, political activist 1951-
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    It's really very simple, Governor. When people are hungry they die. So spare me your politics and tell me what you need and how you're going to get it to these people.
  • Samuel Pepys
    Samuel Pepys
    English administrator of the navy and Member of Parliament 1633-1703
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    Mighty proud I am that I am able to have a spare bed for my friends.
  • C. S. Lewis
    C. S. Lewis
    Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
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    Mr. Sensible learned only catchwords from them. He could talk like Epicurus of spare diet, but he was a glutton. He had from Montaigne the language of friendship, but no friend.
    Source: The Pilgrims Regress (1933) Pilgrims Regress 176
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