Quotes: superficial

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  • Edmund Burke
    Edmund Burke
    English politician and philosopher 1729-1797
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    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
    P. D. James
    English crime writer 1920-2014
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    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.
  • Thomas Paine
    Thomas Paine
    English-born American political activist, philosopher, political theor 1737-1809
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    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.
  • Cavett Robert
    Cavett Robert
    American businessman and founder of the National Speakers Association 1907-1997
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    A superficial knowledge is not enough. It must be a knowledge capable of analyzing a situation quickly and making an immediate decision.
  • George Santayana
    George Santayana
    Spanish - American philosopher 1863 - 1952
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    Consciousness is a very superficial thing.
    Source: Letters of G. Santayana
  • Ava Gardner
    Ava Gardner
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    Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
  • H. Ross Perot
    H. Ross Perot
    American businessman & politician, founder EDS 1930-
    H. Ross Perot
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    Failures are like skinned knees, painful but superficial.
  • Andy Warhol
    Andy Warhol
    American artist 1930-
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    I am a deeply superficial person.
  • Ezra Pound
    Ezra Pound
    American poet 1885-1972
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    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.
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
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    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.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    It is only the superficial qualities that last. Man's deeper nature is soon found out.
  • Bar Refaeli
    Bar Refaeli
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    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.
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    German poet and philosopher 1844-1900
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    Mystical explanations are considered deep. The truth is that they are not even superficial.
  • Carmen Kass
    Carmen Kass
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    Places like New York are just too intense, too much about money, too much about ambition; it's all too superficial for me.
  • Jean Baudrillard
    Jean Baudrillard
    French sociologist, philosopher and cultural theorist 1929-2007
    Jean Baudrillard
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    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.
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