Quotes: themselves

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  • Edward Young
    Edward Young
    British poet 1683-1765
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    All men think that all men are mortal but themselves.
  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas Carlyle
    Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
    Thomas Carlyle
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    All men, if they work not as in the great taskmaster's eye, will work wrong, and work unhappily for themselves and for you.
  • Ovid
    Ovid
    Roman poet 43 BC - 17 AD
    Ovid
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    All things change, nothing is extinguished. There is nothing in the whole world which is permanent. Everything flows onward; all things are brought into being with a changing nature; the ages themselves glide by in constant movement.
  • Harold Rosenberg
    Harold Rosenberg
    American art criticus, writer 1906-1978
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    America is the civilization of people engaged in transforming themselves. In the past, the stars of the performance were the pioneer and the immigrant. Today, it is youth and the Black.
  • Joan Didion
    Joan Didion
    American Essayist 1934-
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    Americans are uneasy with their possessions, guilty about power, all of which is difficult for Europeans to perceive because they are themselves so truly materialistic, so versed in the uses of power.
  • Eldridge Cleaver
    Eldridge Cleaver
    American afro-amerikan leader, writer 1935-
    Eldridge Cleaver
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    Americans think of themselves collectively as a huge rescue squad on twenty-four-hour call to any spot on the globe where dispute and conflict may erupt.
  • Alice Hoffman
    Alice Hoffman
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    Among men and women, those in love do not always announce themselves with declarations and vows. But they are the ones who weep when you're gone. Who miss you every single night, especially when the sky is so deep and beautiful, and the ground so very cold.
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
    English writer 1874-1936
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
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    Among the very rich you will never find a really generous man, even by accident. They may give their money away, but they will never give themselves away; they are egoistic, secretive, dry as old bones. To be smart enough to get all that money you must be dull enough to want it.
  • Alice Walker
    Alice Walker
    American Author, Critic 1944-
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    And so our mothers and grandmothers have, more often than not anonymously, handed on the creative spark, the seed of the flower they themselves never hoped to see - or like a sealed letter they could not plainly read.
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
    English writer 1874-1936
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
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    Angels fly because they take themselves lightly.
  • Shirley Lord
    Shirley Lord
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    Animals are considered as property only. To destroy or to abuse them, from malice to the proprietor, or with an intention injurious to his interest in them, is criminal. But the animals themselves are without protection. The law regards them not substantively. They have no RIGHTS!
  • Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
    Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
    German philosopher 1770-1831
    Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
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    Animals are in possession of themselves; their soul is in possession of their body. But they have no right to their life, because they do not will it.
  • Douglas Adams
    Douglas Adams
    British science-fiction writer 1952-
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    Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
  • Ernest Renan
    Ernest Renan
    French writer and criticus 1823-1892
    Ernest Renan
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    As a rule, all heroism is due to a lack of reflection, and thus it is necessary to maintain a mass of imbeciles. If they once understand themselves the ruling men will be lost.
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    French writer and philosopher 1712-1778
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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    As long as there are rich people in the world, they will be desirous of distinguishing themselves from the poor.