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  • Jonathan Swift
    Jonathan Swift
    English writer 1667-1745
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    And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass, to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service to his country, than the whole race of politicians put together.
  • Denis Waitley
    Denis Waitley
    American motivational speaker, writer and consultant 1933-
    Denis Waitley
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    If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won t, you most assuredly won t. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.
  • Ivern Ball
    Ivern Ball
    American author
    Ivern Ball
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    Knowledge is power, but enthusiasm pulls the switch.
  • Samuel Beckett
    Samuel Beckett
    Irish dramatist and novelist 1906-1989
    Samuel Beckett
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    Make sense who may. I switch off.
  • Florence King
    Florence King
    American Author, Critic 1936-
    Florence King
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    People are so busy dreaming the American Dream, fantasizing about what they could be or have a right to be, that they're all asleep at the switch. Consequently we are living in the Age of Human Error.
  • Boris Pasternak
    Boris Pasternak
    Russian writer 1890-1960
    Boris Pasternak
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    Poetry is a rich, full-bodied whistle, cracked ice crunching in pails, the night that numbs the leaf, the duel of two nightingales, the sweet pea that has run wild, Creation's tears in shoulder blades.
    Source: LIFE magazine (13 June 1960)
  • Richard Dawkins
    Richard Dawkins
    English ethologist, evolutionary biologist and author 1941-
    Richard Dawkins
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    Religious fanatics want people to switch off their own minds, ignore the evidence, and blindly follow a holy book based upon private 'revelation'.
  • Bill Hybels
    Bill Hybels
    American church figure and author 1951-
    Bill Hybels
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    Ten years ago, 15 years ago, I think the church would have been asleep at the switch. This level of activism and engagement with the needs of society by local churches I never thought I'd see it in my lifetime.
  • Bruce Springsteen
    Bruce Springsteen
    American singer-songwriter 1949-
    Bruce Springsteen
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    The street's alive as secret debts are paid,
    Contacts made, they vanished unseen.
    Kids flash guitars just like switch-blades
    Hustling for the record machine.
    The hungry and the hunted explode into rock'n'roll bands
    That face off against each other out in the street, down in Jungleland.
    Source: Born To Run (1975) Jungleland
  • Joseph Rudyard Kipling
    Joseph Rudyard Kipling
    English writer 1865-1936
    Joseph Rudyard Kipling
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    There rise her timeless capitals of empires daily born, whose plinths are laid at midnight and whose streets are packed at morn; and here come tired youths and maids that feign to love or sin in tones like rusty razor blades to tunes like smitten tin.
  • Ben Zobrist
    Ben Zobrist
    American professional baseball player 1981-
    Ben Zobrist
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    When I move to second after playing right field, I feel like my action has gotten too deliberate, and I have to switch back into that quicker, boom-boom infield mode.
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