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Henry David Thoreau
American writer 1817-1862
There are thousands hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.
American theatre critic 1894-1984
The humorous man recognizes that absolute purity, absolute justice, absolute logic and perfection are beyond human achievement and that men have been able to live happily for thousands of years in a state of genial frailty.
American chess grandmaster 1943-2008
The Jews have been hardened against Christ, against decency for thousands of years... They're gonna have to be annihilated, Eugene.Source: Speaking to Eugene Torre, Radio Interview, May 24 1999 
American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
A book is made from a tree. It is an assemblage of flat, flexible parts (still called "leaves") imprinted with dark pigmented squiggles. One glance at it and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, the author is speaking, clearly and silently, inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people, citizens of distant epochs, who never knew one another. Books break th
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
German writer and poet 1749-1832
All truly wise thoughts have been thoughts already thousands of times; but to make them truly ours, we must think them over again honestly, till they take root in our personal experience.
American singer-songwriter 1935-
And there was a real shedding of the old dogma, like boundaries of morality were being broken down and everybody was into the new party mode of just loving on each other. Which destroyed thousands of us. I lost 16 of my personal friends through that lifestyle.
English poet 1795-1821
Are there not thousands in the world who love their fellows even to the death, who feel the giant agony of the world, and more, like slaves to poor humanity, labor for mortal good?
Before my accidents, there were ten thousands things I could do. I could spend the rest of my life dwelling on the things that I had lost, but instead I chose to focus on the nine thousand I still had left.
American politician, and author 1951-
Before this country came on the scene, for thousands of years people did things the same way. Within 200 years of the advent of this nation, men were walking on the moon, and I want us to recognize this is the kind of people that we are. We're creative with a lot of ingenuity and a lot of energy.
Carol P. Christ
American feminist historian and author 1945-
Beliefs and values that have held sway for thousands of years will be questioned as never before.
Danish architect and designer 1902-1971
But inspiration? - That's when you come home from abroad and are asked: Well, have you found inspiration? - and fortunately you haven't. But the impressions sink in, of course, and may emerge later: None of us has invented the house; that was done many thousands of years ago.
English poet 1688-1744
But thousands die without or this or that, die, and endow a college, or a cat: To some, indeed, Heaven grants the happier fate, Tenrich a bastard, or a son they hate.
Lord George Byron
English poet 1788-1824
But words are things, and a small drop of ink, falling like dew, upon a thought, produces that which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think.
C. L. R. James
Trinidadian historian, journalist and socialist 1901-1989
Capitalism has socialized production. It has brought thousands of people together in the factory and involved them in new social relationships.
Norwegian writer 1832-1910
Christianity, with or without its whole apparatus of dogma, will endure in its essence for thousands of years after us; there will always be spiritually-minded people who will be ennobled by it, and some made great.
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