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  • William Ellery Channing
    William Ellery Channing
    American Unitarian minister 1780-1842
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    He is to be educated not because he's to make shoes, nails, and pins, but because he is a man.
  • Cabel Sasser
    Cabel Sasser
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    Hiring has been a gradual process. We only hire someone when we really need them. It takes a while to get people up to speed. Our rule of thumb is to only hire when absolutely necessary.
    Source: Sink or Swim, SXSW 2006
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    British author 1859-1930
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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    I can never bring you to realize the importance of sleeves, the suggestiveness of thumb-nails, or the great issues that may hang from a boot-lace.
  • Kingsley Amis
    Kingsley Amis
    English novelist, poet, critic, and teacher 1922-1995
    Kingsley Amis
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    I was never an Angry Young Man. I am angry only when I hit my thumb with a hammer.
  • Barry Eisler
    Barry Eisler
    American novelist
    Barry Eisler
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    I've loved thrillers and spy stories since I was a kid. It's probably not a bad rule of thumb to write the kinds of stories you love to read.
  • Caitlin Rose
    Caitlin Rose
    American country singer 1987-
    Caitlin Rose
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    If I'm singing something I don't like, it literally feels like stepping on nails.
  • Bruce Oldfield
    Bruce Oldfield
    British fashion designer 1950-
    Bruce Oldfield
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    If someone's got good, clean skin, with not too much make-up on, and good, clean hair that's bouncy, and the nails are clean and not overly done, then you can put anything on her and she's going to look good.
  • Beau Mirchoff
    Beau Mirchoff
    Canadian-American actor 1989-
    Beau Mirchoff
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    Ladies, I'll let you in on a lil secret: guys don't notice your nails.
  • B. B. King
    B. B. King
    American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer 1925-2015
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    Once in a while, the thumb that fits over the neck of the guitar kinda bothers me a little bit, but not that much yet. I figure in time I won't do much because of my age.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
    Henry David Thoreau
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    Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify, simplify! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand; instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep your accounts on your thumb-nail.
  • Walter Savage Landor
    Walter Savage Landor
    British poet 1775-1864
    Walter Savage Landor
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    People, like nails, lose their effectiveness when they lose direction and begin to bend.
  • Since I started acting, I had to quit a lot of bad habits. I've tried to stop biting my nails, because people always look at your nails during auditions. Truth be told, I still have a 'cheat nail,' but I've been cheating less and less.
  • John Burroughs
    John Burroughs
    American writer 1837-1921
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    Some men are like nails, very easily drawn; others however are more like rivets never drawn at all.
  • Dame Edith Sitwell
    Dame Edith Sitwell
    British poet 1887-1964
    Dame Edith Sitwell
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    Still falls the rain - dark as the world of man, black as our loss - blind as the nineteen hundred and forty nails upon the Cross.
  • Eric Hoffer
    Eric Hoffer
    American writer 1902-1983
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    The wisdom of others remains dull till it is writ over with our own blood. We are essentially apart from the world; it bursts into our consciousness only when it sinks its teeth and nails into us.
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