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Quotes 16 till 30 of 1861.

  • Georges Bataille
    Georges Bataille
    French Novelist, Critic 1897-1962
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    A judgment about life has no meaning except the truth of the one who speaks last, and the mind is at ease only at the moment when everyone is shouting at once and no one can hear a thing.
  • 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.
  • Elbert Hubbard
    Elbert Hubbard
    American writer and publisher 1859-1915
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    A retentive memory may be a good thing, but the ability to forget is the true token of greatness.
  • Marilyn Monroe
    Marilyn Monroe
    American actress 1926-1962
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    A sex symbol becomes a thing. I just hate to be a thing.
  • John Keats
    John Keats
    English poet 1795-1821
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    A thing of beauty is a joy forever.
    Source: Endymion (1818) I, 1
  • Epictetus
    Epictetus
    Roman philosopher 50-130 AD
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    A wise man is he who does not grieve for the thing which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.
  • David Cronenberg
    David Cronenberg
    Canadian movie maker 1943-
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    All stereotypes turn out to be true. This is a horrifying thing about life. All those things you fought against as a youth: you begin to realize they're stereotypes because they're true.
  • Barack Obama
    Barack Obama
    American politician 1961-
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    And so our goal on health care is, if we can get, instead of health care costs going up 6 percent a year, it's going up at the level of inflation, maybe just slightly above inflation, we've made huge progress. And by the way, that is the single most important thing we could do in terms of reducing our deficit. That's why we did it.
  • Henry Ford
    Henry Ford
    American industrialist 1863-1947
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    Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.
  • Winston Churchill
    Winston Churchill
    English statesman 1874-1965
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    Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
  • Anthony J. D'Angelo
    Anthony J. D'Angelo
    American writer
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    Become a student of change. It is the only thing that will remain constant.
  • Cormac McCarthy
    Cormac McCarthy
    American novelist, playwright, short-story writer, and screenwriter 1933-
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    Between the wish and the thing the world lies waiting.
    Source: Al de mooie paarden (1992) 244
  • Arthur Schopenhauer
    Arthur Schopenhauer
    German philosopher 1788-1860
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    Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them in: but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents.
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln
    American statesman 1809-1865
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    Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
  • William James
    William James
    American philosopher 1842-1910
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    Compared to what we ought to be, we are only half awake. We are making use of only a small part of our physical and mental resources. Stating the thing broadly, the human individual thus lives far within his limits. He possesses power of various sorts which he habitually fails to use.
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