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  • Brandon Sanderson
    Brandon Sanderson
    American author of epic fantasy and science fiction 1975-
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    ... imaginary things were often the only items of real substance in people's lives.
    Source: Warbreaker (2009) Lightsong the Bold
  • Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
    Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
    Hungarian biochemist 1893-1983
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    A vitamin is a substance that makes you ill if you don't eat it.
  • Marquis de Sade
    Marquis de Sade
    French nobleman, revolutionary and writer 1740-1814
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    All, all is theft, all is unceasing and rigorous competition in nature; the desire to make off with the substance of others is the foremost - the most legitimate - passion nature has bred into us and, without doubt, the most agreeable one.
  • Bill Haslam
    Bill Haslam
    American businessman and politician 1958-
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    Although Senate Bill 1556 has received attention for its perceived focus, my job is to look at the actual substance of the legislation.
  • Aesop
    Aesop
    Greek fabulist and story teller 620-564 BCE
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    Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
  • Baruch Spinoza
    Baruch Spinoza
    Dutch Philosopher and Theologian 1632-1677
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    But if men would give heed to the nature of substance they would doubt less concerning the Proposition that Existence appertains to the nature of substance: rather they would reckon it an axiom above all others, and hold it among common opinions. For then by substance they would understand that which is in itself, and through itself is conceived, or rather that whose knowledge does not depend on the knowledge of any other thing.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    Conceit, more rich in matter than in words, brags of his substance: they are but beggars who can count their worth.
  • Caroline Knapp
    Caroline Knapp
    American writer and columnist
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    Cottage cheese is one of our culture's most visible symbols of self-denial; marketed honestly, it would appear in dairy cases with warning labels: this substance is self-punitive; ingest with caution.
  • Thomas Troward
    Thomas Troward
    English author 1847-1916
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    Creative power, is that receptive attitude of expectancy which makes a mold into which the plastic and as yet undifferentiated substance can flow and take the desired form.
  • Anne Sullivan Macy
    Anne Sullivan Macy
    American teacher 1866-1936
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    Education in the light of present-day knowledge and need calls for some spirited and creative innovations both in the substance and the purpose of current pedagogy.
  • Alexander Pope
    Alexander Pope
    English poet 1688-1744
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    Envy will ment as its shade pursue,
    but like a shadow proves the substance true.
  • Robert South
    Robert South
    English churchman
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    Guilt upon the conscience, like rust upon iron, both defiles and consumes it, gnawing and creeping into it, as that does which at last eats out the very heart and substance of the metal.
  • Joseph Conrad
    Joseph Conrad
    In Poland born English writer 1857-1924
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    Hang ideas! They are tramps, vagabonds, knocking at the back-door of your mind, each taking a little of your substance, each carrying away some crumb of that belief in a few simple notions you must cling to if you want to live decently and would like to die easy!
  • Ralph Ellison
    Ralph Ellison
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    I am an invisible man. I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber and liquids - and I might even be said to possess a mind. I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me.
  • Bethany McLean
    Bethany McLean
    American journalist 1970-
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    I'm not a big believer in the power of more regulation to fix things. I think it can almost be more dangerous because it provides the illusion that things have been fixed without the substance.
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