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I'm a big skeptic so I won't just go off what an individual may tell me. I gotta do the research. I'ma get different literature on that one subject and just compare and contrast. I do my own selective studies.
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Samskrit has moulded the minds of our people to the extent to which they themselves are not conscious. Samskrit literature is national in one sense, but its purpose has been universal. That was why it commanded the attention of people who were not followers of a particular culture.
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The beauty of literature is you allow readers to see things through other peoples eyes. All good books do this.
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Pray, look better, sir... those things yonder are no giants, but windmills. - Miguel de Cervantes Quotes
Pray, look better, sir... those things yonder are no giants, but windmills.
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The speed of communications is wondrous to behold. It is also true that speed can multiply the distribution of information that we know to be untrue.
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Everything great in the world comes from neurotics. They alone have founded our religions and composed our masterpieces.
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No one can terrorize a whole nation, unless we are all his accomplices. - Edward R. Murrow Quotes
No one can terrorize a whole nation, unless we are all his accomplices.
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I've already told you: the only way to a woman's heart is along the path of torment. I know none other as sure.
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Istanbul is inspiring because it has its own code of architecture, literature, poetry, music. - Christian Louboutin Quotes
Istanbul is inspiring because it has its own code of architecture, literature, poetry, music.
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Nothing can be done except little by little. - Charles Baudelaire Quotes
Nothing can be done except little by little.
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Confidentiality is a virtue of the loyal, as loyalty is the virtue of faithfulness. - Edwin Louis Cole Quotes
Confidentiality is a virtue of the loyal, as loyalty is the virtue of faithfulness.
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It is not possible either to trick or escape the mind of Zeus. - Hesiod Quotes
It is not possible either to trick or escape the mind of Zeus.
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A book does not discriminate against any reader. All are welcome at the table of literature. - Julia Alvarez Quotes
A book does not discriminate against any reader. All are welcome at the table of literature.
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Poetry is the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits. - Carl Sandburg Quotes
Poetry is the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits.
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An aphorism ought to be entirely isolated from the surrounding world like a little work of art and complete in itself like a hedgehog.
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My passions have never jumped out of the fireplace and set fire to the carpet. - Mason Cooley Quotes
My passions have never jumped out of the fireplace and set fire to the carpet.
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Writers write to influence their readers, their preachers, their auditors, but always, at bottom, to be more themselves.
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This race is hotter than a Times Square Rolex. - Dan Rather Quotes
This race is hotter than a Times Square Rolex.
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It seems to me that I have always existed and that I possess memories that date back to the Pharaohs.
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In a separation it is the one who is not really in love who says the more tender things. - Marcel Proust Quotes
In a separation it is the one who is not really in love who says the more tender things.
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If Antarctica were music it would be Mozart. Art, and it would be Michelangelo. Literature, and it would be Shakespeare. And yet it is something even greater; the only place on earth that is still as it should be. May we never tame it.
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Love your neighbor as yourself but don't take down your fence. - Carl Sandburg Quotes
Love your neighbor as yourself but don't take down your fence.
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Stupidity is something unshakable; nothing attacks it without breaking itself against it; it is of the nature of granite, hard and resistant.
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In diving to the bottom of pleasure we bring up more gravel than pearls. - Honore de Balzac Quotes
In diving to the bottom of pleasure we bring up more gravel than pearls.
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Where wise actions are the fruit of life, wise discourse is the pollination. - Bryant H. McGill Quotes
Where wise actions are the fruit of life, wise discourse is the pollination.
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One is and is not in the centre of the maelstrom of it all. - Harold Pinter Quotes
One is and is not in the centre of the maelstrom of it all.
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Very few of us are what we seem. - Agatha Christie Quotes
Very few of us are what we seem.
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Prose is architecture, not interior decoration, and the Baroque is over. - Ernest Hemingway Quotes
Prose is architecture, not interior decoration, and the Baroque is over.
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The conversational overachiever is someone whose grasp exceeds his reach. This is possible but not attractive.
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The beginning of compunction is the beginning of a new life. - George Eliot Quotes
The beginning of compunction is the beginning of a new life.
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Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent. - Henry David Thoreau Quotes
Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent.
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Know how and how much to tip people who expect gratuities, even in the case of poor service. - Marilyn vos Savant Quotes
Know how and how much to tip people who expect gratuities, even in the case of poor service.
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Hardware works best when it matters the least. - Norman Ralph Augustine Quotes
Hardware works best when it matters the least.
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The way to develop decisiveness is to start right where you are, with the very next question you face.
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The difference between me and them is that I'll look at Jesse Jackson and I'll see four Jesse Jacksons, and they'll just see one, the clown ambulance chaser.
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The act of bell ringing is symbolic of all proselytizing religions. It implies the pointless interference with the quiet of other people.
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Large organization is loose organization. Nay, it would be almost as true to say that organization is always disorganization.
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Hearing voices no one else can hear isn't a good sign, even in the wizarding world. - J. K. Rowling Quotes
Hearing voices no one else can hear isn't a good sign, even in the wizarding world.
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Nobody can be as agreeable as an uninvited guest. - Kin Hubbard Quotes
Nobody can be as agreeable as an uninvited guest.
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The subject of Finnish poetry ought to have a special interest for the Japanese student, if only for the reason that Finnish poetry comes more closely in many respects to Japanese poetry than any other form of Western poetry.
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Herman Melville was as separated from a civilized literature as the lost Atlantis was said to have been from the great peoples of the earth.
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Someone who can write aphorisms should not fritter away his time in essays. - Karl Kraus Quotes
Someone who can write aphorisms should not fritter away his time in essays.
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The University brings out all abilities, including incapability. - Anton Chekhov Quotes
The University brings out all abilities, including incapability.
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We have a society in which one of the greatest things you can do is a platform to see victim status, and one of the qualifications for that is that you have these exquisitely tender feelings about things and sensibilities which are easily offended.
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Although a skillful flatterer is a most delightful companion if you have him all to yourself, his taste becomes very doubtful when he takes to complimenting other people.
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The southward advance of native African farmers with Central African crops halted in Natal, beyond which Central African crops couldn't grow - with enormous consequences for the recent history of South Africa.
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Shootouts are not gunfights of honor, they're gang wars and racial riots. - Jessica Savitch Quotes
Shootouts are not gunfights of honor, they're gang wars and racial riots.
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I've read short stories that are as dense as a 19th century novel and novels that really are short stories filled with a lot of helium.
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There's a glorious sense of freedom in comedy, just allowing myself to tell jokes, allowing myself to interrupt myself and tell old African folk stories that I made up - or didn't - and Jamaican stories.
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This scepticism is the same scepticism I heard a generation ago in the USSR when few thought that a democratic transformation behind the iron curtain was possible.
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The Thriller album is still the biggest album of all time. That is still returning huge royalty cheques.
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We're not going to have another Watergate in our lifetime. I'm sure. - Bob Woodward Quotes
We're not going to have another Watergate in our lifetime. I'm sure.
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Snowboarding is an activity that is very popular with people who do not feel that regular skiing is lethal enough.
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Its really hard to be roommates with people if your suitcases are much better than theirs. - J. D. Salinger Quotes
Its really hard to be roommates with people if your suitcases are much better than theirs.
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Versatility of education can be found in our best poetry, but the depth of mankind should be found in the philosopher.
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Aphorisms are the true form of the universal philosophy. - Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel Quotes
Aphorisms are the true form of the universal philosophy.
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The misconception which has haunted philosophic literature throughout the centuries is the notion of 'independent existence.' There is no such mode of existence; every entity is to be understood in terms of the way it is interwoven with the rest of the universe.
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These decrees of yours are no different from spiders' webs. They'll restrain anyone weak and insignificant who gets caught in them, but they'll be torn to shreds by people with power and wealth.
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An author must be nothing if he do not love truth; a barrister must be nothing if he do. - Anthony Trollope Quotes
An author must be nothing if he do not love truth; a barrister must be nothing if he do.
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There is no rule on how to write. Sometimes it comes easily and perfectly; sometimes it's like drilling rock and then blasting it out with charges.
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The secret of great fortunes without apparent cause is a crime forgotten, for it was properly done. - Honore de Balzac Quotes
The secret of great fortunes without apparent cause is a crime forgotten, for it was properly done.
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I slept and dreamt that life was beauty; I woke and found that life was duty. - Lord Byron Quotes
I slept and dreamt that life was beauty; I woke and found that life was duty.
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I hang onto my prejudices, they are the testicles of my mind. - Eric Hoffer Quotes
I hang onto my prejudices, they are the testicles of my mind.
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God authors desires in your heart, then fulfills His Will by enabling you to realize those desires. - Edwin Louis Cole Quotes
God authors desires in your heart, then fulfills His Will by enabling you to realize those desires.
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The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month. - Fyodor Dostoevsky Quotes
The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month.
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There's a lot to be said for being nouveau riche, and the Reagans mean to say it all. - Gore Vidal Quotes
There's a lot to be said for being nouveau riche, and the Reagans mean to say it all.
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There is a neurologist, a woman over at Harvard who wanted me to come talk to them, and in France I have a lot of readers in the sciences. I can't tell you why.
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I remember a moment when the Prince went back to his old school, Grammar School in Melbourne, and slightly to his horror his old music teacher produced a cello.
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If you see the magic in a fairy tale, you can face the future. - Danielle Steel Quotes
If you see the magic in a fairy tale, you can face the future.
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You can start right where you stand and apply the habit of going the extra mile by rendering more service and better service than you are now being paid for.
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Whoever controls the media, the images, controls the culture. - Allen Ginsberg Quotes
Whoever controls the media, the images, controls the culture.
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I just wish we knew a little less about his urethra and a little more about his arms sales to Iran. - Andy Rooney Quotes
I just wish we knew a little less about his urethra and a little more about his arms sales to Iran.
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What was funny if you were there is that we were all immensely sophisticated people who knew exactly what she was going to say and we're chatting away, nice to see you.
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Infectious diseases introduced with Europeans, like smallpox and measles, spread from one Indian tribe to another, far in advance of Europeans themselves, and killed an estimated 95% of the New World's Indian population.
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The economic game is not supposed to be rigged like some shady ring toss on a carnival midway. - Arianna Huffington Quotes
The economic game is not supposed to be rigged like some shady ring toss on a carnival midway.
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The safest road to hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
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It is not possible for civilization to flow backwards while there is youth in the world. Youth may be headstrong, but it will advance it allotted length.
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I never knew a more presumptuous person than myself. The fact that I say that shows that what I say is true.
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Knowledge helps only when it descends into habits. - Jerome Bruner Quotes
Knowledge helps only when it descends into habits.
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We must not always talk in the market-place of what happens to us in the forest. - Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes
We must not always talk in the market-place of what happens to us in the forest.
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