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English-born American political activist, philosopher, political theor 1737-1809+1
A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defense of custom. But the tumult soon subsides. Time makes more converts than reason.
English politician and philosopher 1729-1797+1
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper. This amicable conflict with difficulty helps us to an intimate acquaintance with our object, and compels us to consider it in all its relations. It will not suffer us to be superficial.
P. D. James
English crime writer 1920-2014+1
No one has it who isn't capable of genuinely liking others, at least at the actual moment of meeting and speaking. Charm is always genuine; it may be superficial but it isn't false.
American businessman and founder of the National Speakers Association 1907-19970
A superficial knowledge is not enough. It must be a knowledge capable of analyzing a situation quickly and making an immediate decision.
Spanish - American philosopher 1863 - 19520
Consciousness is a very superficial thing.Source: Letters of G. Santayana
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
H. Ross Perot
American businessman & politician, founder EDS 1930-0
Failures are like skinned knees, painful but superficial.
American artist 1930-0
I am a deeply superficial person.
American poet 1885-19720
It is difficult to write a paradise when all the superficial indications are that you ought to write an apocalypse. It is obviously much easier to find inhabitants for an inferno or even a purgatorio.
Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC0
It is just that we should be grateful, not only to those with whose views we may agree, but also to those who have expressed more superficial views; for these also contributed something, by developing before us the powers of thought.
Irish writer 1854-19000
It is only the superficial qualities that last. Man's deeper nature is soon found out.
My everyday job is about superficial beauty, but when I'm not working I prefer to work on my inner beauty - I read a lot, I try to learn.
German poet and philosopher 1844-19000
Mystical explanations are considered deep. The truth is that they are not even superficial.
Places like New York are just too intense, too much about money, too much about ambition; it's all too superficial for me.
French sociologist, philosopher and cultural theorist 1929-20070
Santa Barbara is a paradise; Disneyland is a paradise; the U.S. is a paradise. Paradise is just paradise. Mournful, monotonous, and superficial though it may be, it is paradise. There is no other.