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  • William Cowper
    William Cowper
    English poet 1731-1800
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    A man renowned for repartee will seldom scruple to make free with friendship's finest feeling, will thrust a dagger at your breast, and say he wounded you in jest, by way of balm for healing.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.
    Source: Twelfth Night (1601)
  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    English poet 1806-1861
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    God answers sharp and sudden on some prayers and thrust the thing we have prayed for in our face, like a gauntlet with a gift in it.
  • Bea Arthur
    Bea Arthur
    American actress and comedian 1922-2009
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    I... was not too happy to suddenly take on this public role thrust upon me. They just assumed I was the Joan of Arc of the women's movement. And I wasn't at all. It put a lot of unnecessary pressure on me.
  • Box Brown
    Box Brown
    American cartoonist 1980-
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    In many ways, we all have extraordinary circumstances thrust upon us in life, and it's up to us to do the best with them.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    In my stars I am above thee, but be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness ;thrust upon em.
  • Caroline Knapp
    Caroline Knapp
    American writer and columnist
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    Our culture thrives on black-and-white narratives, clearly defined emotions, easy endings, and so, this thrust into complexity exhausts.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.
  • Frank Dane
    Frank Dane
    British actor 1885-1957
    Frank Dane
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    Some have greatness thrust upon them, but not lately.
  • Joseph Heller
    Joseph Heller
    American author 1923-1999
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    Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them.
  • Sir William Temple
    Sir William Temple
    British Diplomat, Essayist 1628-1699
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    The abilities of man must fall short on one side or the other, like too scanty a blanket when you are abed. If you pull it upon your shoulders, your feet are left bare; if you thrust it down to your feet, your shoulders are uncovered.
  • Agnes Repplier
    Agnes Repplier
    American writer and social criticus 1858-1950
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    The pessimist is seldom an agitating individual. His creed breeds indifference to others, and he does not trouble himself to thrust his views upon the unconvinced.
  • Bruce Cockburn
    Bruce Cockburn
    Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist 1945-
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    These fragile bodies of touch and taste
    This vibrant skin, this hair like lace
    Spirits open to the thrust of grace
    Never a breath you can afford to waste, when you're
    Lovers in a dangerous time
    Lovers in a dangerous time...
    Source: Stealing Fire (1984)
  • Richard Whately
    Richard Whately
    British writer 1787-1863
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    Weak arguments are often thrust before my path; but although they are most insubstantial, it is not easy to destroy them. There is not a more difficult feat known than to cut through a cushion with a sword.
  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose Bierce
    American writer 1842-1914
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    Hand: A singular instrument worn at the end of the human arm and commonly thrust into somebody's pocket.
    Source: The Devil's Dictionary
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