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  • Barbara Ehrenreich
    Barbara Ehrenreich
    American author and political activist 1941-
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    If men were equally at risk from this condition - if they knew their bellies might swell as if they were suffering from end-stage cirrhosis, that they would have to go nearly a year without a stiff drink, a cigarette, or even an aspirin, that they would be subject to fainting spells and unable to fight their way onto commuter trains - then I am sure that pregnancy would be classified as a sexually transmitted disease and abortions would be no more controversial than emergency appendectomies.
  • Boris Sidis
    Boris Sidis
    Ukrainian-American psychologist, psychiatrist, and philosopher 1867-1923
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    If society is to progress on a truly humanistic basis, without being subject to mental epidemics and virulent social diseases to which the subconscious falls an easy victim, the personal consciousness of every individual should be cultivated to the highest degree possible.
    Source: The Source and Aim of Human Progress (1919)
  • William Hazlitt
    William Hazlitt
    English writer 1778-1830
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    If the world were good for nothing else, it is a fine subject for speculation.
  • Caleb Cushing
    Caleb Cushing
    American Democratic politician and diplomat 1800-1879
    Caleb Cushing
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    If there be any plausible reason for supposing that we have the right to legislate on the slave interests of the District, you cannot put down the investigation of the subject out of doors, by refusing to receive petitions.
  • Beth Gutcheon
    Beth Gutcheon
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    If you're going to spend two or three years immersed in a subject, you better be deeply interested in it, or it won't be interesting to the reader.
  • John Naisbitt
    John Naisbitt
    American author and public speaker 1929-
    John Naisbitt
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    In a world that is constantly changing, there is no one subject or set of subjects that will serve you for the foreseeable future, let alone for the rest of your life. The most important skill to acquire now is learning how to learn.
  • Andrew Coyle Bradley
    Andrew Coyle Bradley
    American lawyer 1844-1902
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    In approaching our subject it will be best, without attempting to shorten the path by referring to famous theories of the drama, to start directly from the facts, and to collect from them gradually an idea of Shakespearean Tragedy.
  • Alberto Giacometti
    Alberto Giacometti
    Swiss sculptor, painter, draftsman and printmaker 1901-1966
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    In every work of art the subject is primordial, whether the artist knows it or not. The measure of the formal qualities is only a sign of the measure of the artist's obsession with his subject; the form is always in proportion to the obsession.
  • Henrik Ibsen
    Henrik Ibsen
    Norwegian dramatist 1828-1906
    Henrik Ibsen
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    In your power, all the same. Subject to your will and your demands. No longer free! No! That's a thought I'll never endure! Never.
  • Charles Darwin
    Charles Darwin
    English scientist and biologist 1809-1882
    Charles Darwin
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    It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed in any subject as I am in mine.
  • Abraham Cowley
    Abraham Cowley
    English poet
    Abraham Cowley
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    It is a hard and nice subject for a man to speak of himself: it grates his own heart to say anything of disparagement, and the reader's ear to hear anything of praise from him.
  • A. J. Liebling
    A. J. Liebling
    American journalist 1904-1963
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    It is an anomaly that information, the one thing most necessary to our survival as choosers of our own way, should be a commodity subject to the same merchandising rules as chewing gum.
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
    Aristotle
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    It is the mark of an instructed mind to rest satisfied with the degree of precision which the nature of the subject admits and not to seek exactness when only an approximation of the truth is possible.
  • Billy Bragg
    Billy Bragg
    English singer-songwriter 1957-
    Billy Bragg
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    It's not a very popular subject amongst my audience, who are by nature more internationalist, but I don't choose what to write about, I don't choose my subjects, they kind of choose me.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    Knowledge is of two kinds: We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information about it.
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