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  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
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    A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side.
  • William James
    William James
    American philosopher 1842-1910
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    There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision, and for whom the lighting of every cigar, the drinking of every cup, the time of rising and going to bed every day, and the beginning of every bit of work, are subjects of express volitional deliberation.
  • Stephen R. Covey
    Stephen R. Covey
    American educator, author and businessman 1932-2012
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    To focus on technique is like cramming your way through school. You sometimes get by, perhaps even get good grades, but if you don't pay the price day in and day out, you'll never achieve true mastery of the subjects you study or develop an educated mind.
  • A specialist is a person who fears the other subjects.
  • Martin Luther
    Martin Luther
    German preacher 1483-1546
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    An earthly kingdom cannot exist without inequality of persons. Some must be free, some serfs, some rulers, some subjects.
  • Arthur Cayley
    Arthur Cayley
    British mathematician 1821-1895
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    And in another point of view, I think it is right that the address of a president should be on his own subject, and that different subjects should be thus brought in turn before the meetings.
  • Bill Brandt
    Bill Brandt
    British photographer and photojournalist 1904-1983
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    And only the photographer himself knows the effect he wants. He should know by instinct, grounded in experience, what subjects are enhanced by hard or soft, light or dark treatment.
  • Anita Hill
    Anita Hill
    American lawyer and academic 1956-
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    Because I was extremely uncomfortable talking about sex with him at all and particularly in such a graphic way, I told him that I did not want to talk about these subjects.
  • Barney Frank
    Barney Frank
    American politician 1940-
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    But when others suggested that the poor should not simply be the objects of these programs but also the subjects - that they should be actively involved in shaping the programs, making decisions about how to spend the money etc. - some of the previous supporters reconsidered.
  • Jean de la Bruyère
    Jean de la Bruyère
    French writer 1645-1696
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    Criticism is often not a science; it is a craft, requiring more good health than wit, more hard work than talent, more habit than native genius. In the hands of a man who has read widely but lacks judgment, applied to certain subjects it can corrupt both its readers and the writer himself.
  • Will Rogers
    Will Rogers
    American actor and humorist 1879-1935
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    Everybody is ignorant - only on different subjects.
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
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    For having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged, by better information or fuller consideration, to change opinions, even on important subjects, which I once thought right but found to be otherwise.
  • G. C. Lichtenberg
    G. C. Lichtenberg
    German writer and physicist 1742-1799
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    Good taste is either that which agrees with my taste or that which subjects itself to the rule of reason. From this we can see how useful it is to employ reason in seeking out the laws of taste.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
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    Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth. By simply not mentioning certain subjects... totalitarian propagandists have influenced opinion much more effectively than they could have by the most eloquent denunciations.
  • Vikram Seth
    Vikram Seth
    Indian novelist and poet 1952-
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    I am certainly not allergic to causes - particularly on subjects such as religious intolerance.
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