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  • Havelock Ellis
    Havelock Ellis
    British psychologist 1859-1939
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    Men who know themselves are no longer fools. They stand on the threshold of the door of Wisdom.
  • Anna H. Shaw
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    Before I had crossed the threshold of my church I was made to realize that I was shepherd of a divided flock.
  • Rabindranath Tagore
    Rabindranath Tagore
    Indian mystic and poet 1861-1941
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    I came to your shore as a stranger, I lived in your home as a guest, I leave your threshold as a friend, my earth.
    Source: Zwervende vogels
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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    It is possible that mankind is on the threshold of a golden age; but, if so, it will be necessary first to slay the dragon that guards the door, and this dragon is religion.
    Source: Has Religion Made Useful Contributions to Civilization?
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    Just as those who do not love Plato more than truth cannot pass beyond the threshold of Academe, so those who do not love beauty more than truth never know the inmost shrine of art.
    Source: The Decay of Lying (1889)
  • Alfred Hitchcock
    Alfred Hitchcock
    English moviedirector 1899-1980
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    Luck is everything... My good luck in life was to be a really frightened person. I'm fortunate to be a coward, to have a low threshold of fear, because a hero couldn't make a good suspense film.
  • Susan Sontag
    Susan Sontag
    American writer, filmmaker, teacher, and political activist 1933-2004
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    Much of modern art is devoted to lowering the threshold of what is terrible. By getting us used to what, formerly, we could not bear to see or hear, because it was too shocking, painful, or embarrassing, art changes morals.
  • People expect a certain reaction from a business and when you pleasantly exceed those expectations, you've somehow passed an important psychological threshold.
  • Alan Kay
    Alan Kay
    American computer scientist 1940-
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    Quite a few people have to believe something is normal before it becomes normal - a sort of 'voting' situation. But once the threshold is reached, then everyone demands to do whatever it is.
  • Bob Barr
    Bob Barr
    American attorney and politician 1948-
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    The average American returning from a trip abroad likely - and understandably - assumes the contents of his or her electronic device does not come close to meeting the threshold of 'criminal' activity, such as would give a government agent the right to seize and peruse their iPad just because they are returning from a vacation.
  • Leonard Cohen
    Leonard Cohen
    Canadian-born American Musician, Songwriter, Singer 1934-
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    The blizzard of the world has crossed the threshold and it's overturned the order of the soul...
  • Lewis H. Lapham
    Lewis H. Lapham
    American essayist and editor 1935-
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    The figure of the enthusiast who has just discovered jogging or a new way to fix tofu can be said to stand or, more accurately, to tremble on the threshold of conversion, as the representative American.
  • Andrew Carnegie
    Andrew Carnegie
    American industrialist 1835-1919
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    Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!
  • A. E. Housman
    A. E. Housman
    British poet 1859-1936
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    To-day, the road all runners come,
    Shoulder-high, we bring you home,
    And set you at your threshold down,
    Townsman of a stiller town.
    Source: A Shropshire Lad (1896) No. 19 (To an Athlete Dying Young), st. 2
  • We are only now on the threshold of knowing the range of the educability of man-the perfectibility of man. We have never addressed ourselves to this problem before.
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