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  • G. C. Lichtenberg
    G. C. Lichtenberg
    German writer and physicist 1742-1799
    G. C. Lichtenberg
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    Everyone is a genius at least once a year; a real genius has his original ideas closer together.
  • Graham Greene
    Graham Greene
    English writer 1904-
    Graham Greene
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    In human relationships, kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
    Mark Twain
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    A crime persevered in a thousand centuries ceases to be a crime, and becomes a virtue. This is the law of custom, and custom supersedes all other forms of law.
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
    Benjamin Franklin
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    Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.
    Source: Poor Richards Almanack
  • Barack Obama
    Barack Obama
    American politician 1961-
    Barack Obama
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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.
  • Bill Monroe
    Bill Monroe
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    Bluegrass has brought more people together and made more friends than any music in the world. You meet people at festivals and renew acquaintances year after year.
  • Aaron Sorkin
    Aaron Sorkin
    American screenwriter, director, producer, and playwright 1961-
    Aaron Sorkin
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    Certainly, last year we did an episode about the census and sampling versus a direct statistic. You just said the word 'census,' and people fall asleep.
  • Adam Schiff
    Adam Schiff
    American lawyer and politician 1960-
    Adam Schiff
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    Each year on the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birth, America has the opportunity to reflect on our nation's progress towards the realization of his dream.
  • Jean Giraudoux
    Jean Giraudoux
    French writer 1882-1944
    Jean Giraudoux
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    Education makes us more stupid than the brutes. A thousand voices call to us on every hand, but our ears are stopped with wisdom.
  • Marcel Proust
    Marcel Proust
    French novelist, critic, and essayist 1871-1922
    Marcel Proust
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    For each illness that doctors cure with medicine, they provoke ten in healthy people by inoculating them with the virus that is a thousand times more powerful than any microbe: the idea that one is ill.
  • John Barrymore
    John Barrymore
    American actor 1882-1942
    John Barrymore
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    I am thinking of taking a fifth wife. Why not? Solomon had a thousand wives and he is a synonym for wisdom.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
    Henry David Thoreau
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    If a thousand men were not to pay their tax-bills this year, that would not be a violent and bloody measure, as it would be to pay them, and enable the State to commit violence and shed innocent blood. This is, in fact, the definition of a peaceable revolution, if any such is possible.
  • Confucius
    Confucius
    Chinese philosopher 551 BC - 479 BC
    Confucius
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    If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
  • Barbara Mandrell
    Barbara Mandrell
    American country music singer, musician, and actress 1948-
    Barbara Mandrell
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    In my garden, which is a big garden, I have one part that is my bird garden, and every morning, 365 days a year, they get buckets of food - for the birds, for the squirrels, the chipmunks and the turtles in the summer.
  • Evan Esar
    Evan Esar
    American humorist 1899-1995
    Evan Esar
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    Most new books are forgotten within a year, especially by those who borrow them.
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