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Suspicion is not less an enemy to virtue than to happiness; he that is already corrupt is naturally suspicious, and he that becomes suspicious will quickly be corrupt.

Tags: Enemy, Happiness  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

You do not build your own houses, nor make your own garments, nor bake your own bread, simply because you know that if you were to attempt all these things they would all be more or less ill done.

Tags: Done, Nor  ✍ Author: Felix Adler

In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.

Tags: Far, Principle  ✍ Author: Theodor Adorno

I'm never less at leisure than when at leisure, or less alone than when alone.

Tags: Alone, Leisure  ✍ Author: Casey Affleck

There are people, who the more you do for them, the less they will do for themselves.

Tags: Themselves  ✍ Author: Jane Austen

I describe myself as a simple Buddhist monk. No more, no less.

Tags: Describe, Simple  ✍ Author: Dalai Lama

There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction.

Tags: Action, Far  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.

Tags: Giving, Pride  ✍ Author: Khalil Gibran

In Hollywood a girl's virtue is much less important than her hairdo.

Tags: Girl, Her  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

I've found men are less likely to let petty things annoy them.

Tags: Found, Men  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded.

Tags: Accomplish, Group  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.

Tags: Ocean, Ourselves  ✍ Author: Mother Teresa

If there was less sympathy in the world, there would be less trouble in the world.

Tags: Sympathy, Trouble  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

Battles are won by slaughter and maneuver. The greater the general, the more he contributes in maneuver, the less he demands in slaughter.

Tags: General, Won  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

Really I feel less keen about the Army every day. I think the Church would suit me better.

Tags: Army, Church  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

Errors using inadequate data are much less than those using no data at all.

Tags: Errors, Using  ✍ Author: Charles Babbage

If quantitatively the American achievement is impressive, qualitatively it is somewhat less satisfying.

Tags: American, Impressive  ✍ Author: Irving Babbitt

The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.

Tags: Done, Work  ✍ Author: Richard Bach

A Parliament is nothing less than a big meeting of more or less idle people.

Tags: Big, Meeting  ✍ Author: Walter Bagehot

One's happiness depends less on what he knows than on what he feels.

Tags: Happiness, Knows  ✍ Author: Leonard Bailey

What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.

Tags: Love, Work  ✍ Author: Pearl Bailey

The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love. What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork.

Tags: Joy, Love  ✍ Author: Pearl Bailey

Any writer, I suppose, feels that the world into which he was born is nothing less than a conspiracy against the cultivation of his talent.

Tags: Against, Talent  ✍ Author: James A. Baldwin

People who treat other people as less than human must not be surprised when the bread they have cast on the waters comes floating back to them, poisoned.

Tags: Human, Treat  ✍ Author: James A. Baldwin

Psychology more than any other science has had its pseudo-scientific no less than its scientific period.

Tags: Science, Scientific  ✍ Author: James Mark Baldwin
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I think three or four years ago, people would have said my biggest weakness was that sometimes I was awkward on television, with my stammer, but I think they'd say that much less now.

Tags: Said, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Ed Balls

The more one judges, the less one loves.

Tags: Judges, Loves  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

I've been called many things, but never an intellectual.

Tags: Eye, Meets  ✍ Author: Tallulah Bankhead

Smell is a very animal thing, almost reptilian, where the more cerebral things like reading less so.

Tags: Almost, Reading  ✍ Author: Iain Banks

I feel more comfortable when I'm lighter - I sleep better, I snore less, I have more endurance when I work out, my arms look better.

Tags: Sleep, Work  ✍ Author: Tyra Banks

I believe we shall come to care about people less and less. The more people one knows the easier it becomes to replace them. It's one of the curses of London.

Tags: Care, Knows  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

The act of policing is, in order to punish less often, to punish more severely.

Tags: Act, Often  ✍ Author: Napoleon Bonaparte

In order to govern, the question is not to follow out a more or less valid theory but to build with whatever materials are at hand. The inevitable must be accepted and turned to advantage.

Tags: Question, Whatever  ✍ Author: Napoleon Bonaparte

A man's friendships are, like his will, invalidated by marriage - but they are also no less invalidated by the marriage of his friends.

Tags: Friends, Marriage  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

Let us eat and drink neither forgetting death unduly nor remembering it. The Lord hath mercy on whom he will have mercy, etc., and the less we think about it the better.

Tags: Death, Lord  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

I love not man the less, but Nature more.

Tags: Love, Nature  ✍ Author: Lord Byron

Sometimes we are less unhappy in being deceived by those we love, than in being undeceived by them.

Tags: Love, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Lord Byron

There is not any memory with less satisfaction than the memory of some temptation we resisted.

Tags: Memory, Temptation  ✍ Author: James Branch Cabell

Hollywood's a very weird place. I think there's less of everything except for attitude.

Tags: Attitude, Place  ✍ Author: Dean Cain

You are born an artist or you are not. And you stay an artist, dear, even if your voice is less of a fireworks. The artist is always there.

Tags: Artist, Born  ✍ Author: Maria Callas

Not having children is one less worry. Children are a worry!

Tags: Children, Worry  ✍ Author: Jeanne Calment

I consider looseness with words no less of a defect than looseness of the bowels.

Tags: Consider, Words  ✍ Author: John Calvin

More of the same will just produce more of the same: less competitiveness, less growth, fewer jobs.

Tags: Growth, Jobs  ✍ Author: David Cameron

We need the Chinese to - you know, spend more, save less - consume more and not be so focused on exports. There are big changes we need in the world.

Tags: Big, Changes  ✍ Author: David Cameron

Ben was more improvisational, and relied less on methodology, and basically is a guitarist who switched to bass, whereas Jeff has a more traditional approach to playing bass in a band, and has a great sense of what his band sounds like, and we lock up nicely.

Tags: Great, Sense  ✍ Author: Matt Cameron

For too many, to work means having less income.

Tags: Means, Work  ✍ Author: Kim Campbell

In any group there is more or less tension between people, and there are complicities and affinities.

Tags: Between, Group  ✍ Author: Guillaume Canet

I believe people should live full lives and not settle for anything less.

Tags: Full, Lives  ✍ Author: Jack Canfield

Because we only feed in the United States less than 1 per cent of the meals, most of them are eaten elsewhere. Most meals are eaten at home. So to make McDonald's the target is not going to solve the problem.

Tags: Home, Problem  ✍ Author: Jim Cantalupo

In a perfect world we would bring corporate tax rates down to 25% or less so we can get competitive in the world economy. Ultimately, I would love to see a flat tax.

Tags: Love, Perfect  ✍ Author: Eric Cantor

Men do less than they ought, unless they do all that they can.

Tags: Men, Unless  ✍ Author: Thomas Carlyle

The aim of life is appreciation; there is no sense in not appreciating things; and there is no sense in having more of them if you have less appreciation of them.

Tags: Life, Sense  ✍ Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton

Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair.

Tags: Love, Religion  ✍ Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton

More law, less justice.

Tags: Justice, Law  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

It is foolish to tear one's hair in grief, as though sorrow would be made less by baldness.

Tags: Hair, Sympathy  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

The more laws, the less justice.

Tags: Justice, Legal  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

If you try to go beyond your interests just for the sake of pretensions or wealth, your art becomes less legitimate.

Tags: Art, Try  ✍ Author: Vincent D\'Onofrio

Liking money like I like it, is nothing less than mysticism. Money is a glory.

Tags: Glory, Money  ✍ Author: Salvador Dali

In China anything less than 6% growth is a recession meaning that it also causes financial problems and it's disruptive and it's a problem.

Tags: Problem, Problems  ✍ Author: Salvador Dali

Pull in your belt, spend less, and reduce debt.

Tags: Debt, Spend  ✍ Author: Salvador Dali

When you really get it right in acting, it's an act of empathy. You feel less distant from others, and that is really exciting.

Tags: Acting, Others  ✍ Author: Claire Danes

Government does not create jobs, it only creates the conditions that make jobs more or less likely.

Tags: Create, Government  ✍ Author: Mitch Daniels

The truth is always less interesting than the fiction.

Tags: Fiction, Truth  ✍ Author: Jean-Pierre Dardenne

He has all those different aspects to him, so I can more or less decide as a performer how I'm going to deliver a line in a particular scene, or play a particular scene in total.

Tags: Him, Line  ✍ Author: Paul Darrow

The more help a person has in his garden, the less it belongs to him.

Tags: Help, Him  ✍ Author: W. H. Davies

My decision to be a scientist was a bit of a drift really, more or less by default.

Tags: Bit, Decision  ✍ Author: Richard Dawkins

People will say a movie bombed at the box office but I couldn't care less.

Tags: Care, Movie  ✍ Author: Johnny Depp

In order to improve the mind, we ought less to learn, than to contemplate.

Tags: Learn, Mind  ✍ Author: Rene Descartes

There are not a few among the disciples of charity who require, in their vocation, scarcely less excitement than the votaries of pleasure in theirs.

Tags: Excitement, Few  ✍ Author: Charles Dickens

The more you are talked about the less powerful you are.

Tags: Powerful, Talked  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

A man's character always takes its hue, more or less, from the form and color of things about him.

Tags: Character, Him  ✍ Author: Frederick Douglass

Anybody can be specific and obvious. That's always been the easy way. It's not that it's so difficult to be unspecific and less obvious; it's just that there's nothing, absolutely nothing, to be specific and obvious about.

Tags: Difficult, Easy  ✍ Author: Bob Dylan

When I arrived on the planet, there were only two billion. Wildlife was more abundant, we were less so; now the situation is reversed.

Tags: Planet, Situation  ✍ Author: Sylvia Earle

I'm interested in the fact that the less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice.

Tags: Fact, Interested  ✍ Author: Clint Eastwood

The less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice.

Tags: Likely, Prejudice  ✍ Author: Clint Eastwood

I'm not really conservative. I'm conservative on certain things. I believe in less government. I believe in fiscal responsibility and all those things that maybe Republicans used to believe in but don't any more.

Tags: Government, Used  ✍ Author: Clint Eastwood

Sadly the job security of lawyers has been ruined, so they are less willing to defend political defendants.

Tags: Job, Political  ✍ Author: Shirin Ebadi

Sensorial perception, for example, certainly occurs with greater or less accuracy according to the degree of interest; it is constantly given other directions by the change of external stimuli and by ideas.

Tags: Change, Ideas  ✍ Author: Hermann Ebbinghaus

The more we have the less we own.

 ✍ Author: Aaron Eckhart

There is no great sport in having bullets flying about one in every direction, but I find they have less horror when among them than when in anticipation.

Tags: Direction, Great  ✍ Author: Umberto Eco

The sum total of all my stop-starts have made me less concerned about the future. I'm just aware now that I'll always land on my feet somehow.

Tags: Feet, Future  ✍ Author: Joel Edgerton

A new constitution should be more amendable. A needlessly confusing system of courts should be altered to produce an arrangement that would be simple, responsible, and less awkward.

Tags: Simple, System  ✍ Author: Charles Edison

I have less energy than I did when I was a younger parent, although I was never really a young parent.

Tags: Energy, Young  ✍ Author: Elizabeth Edwards

Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it's less good than the one you had before.

Tags: Good, Reality  ✍ Author: Elizabeth Edwards

The turning point for me was when the Supreme Court installed Bush in 2000, even though he got half a million votes less nationally than Gore. It was nothing more than a bloodless coup and that's when I really started paying attention.

Tags: Attention, Point  ✍ Author: Kim Edwards

Americans are less selfish than some of our politicians believe and will respond with reason and resilience to passionate clarity.

Tags: Reason, Selfish  ✍ Author: Jennifer Egan

The more centralized the power, the less compromises need to be made in architecture.

Tags: Power  ✍ Author: Peter Eisenman

Even in a less exaggerated description, any verbal account of a person is bound to find itself employing an assortment of waterfalls, lightning rods, landscapes, birds, etc.

Tags: Birds, Lightning  ✍ Author: Sergei Eisenstein

The less I talk about being black, the better.

Tags: Black, Talk  ✍ Author: Idris Elba

Lower taxes, less government spending on domestic programs and fewer regulations mean a better economy for everybody.

Tags: Government, Mean  ✍ Author: Larry Elder

Welfare distorts behavior, makes one less personally responsible and reduces the role of private charity. This principle applies to corporate welfare.

Tags: Behavior, Makes  ✍ Author: Larry Elder

What do we live for, if not to make life less difficult for each other?

Tags: Difficult, Life  ✍ Author: George Eliot

I hate to hear 'Less is more.' It's a crock of crap.

Tags: Hate, Hear  ✍ Author: R. Lee Ermey

I feel less alone when I read the books of Ratzinger.

Tags: Alone, Read  ✍ Author: Oriana Fallaci

It's all about the script. Reality is key to me and less cutesy.

Tags: Key, Reality  ✍ Author: Jimmy Fallon

Contrary to what you might think, China's economy is relatively less efficient, and more polluting, than those of rich countries.

Tags: Might, Rich  ✍ Author: James Fallows

I couldn't care less about who sees my bits... My friends asked how I could do scenes like that and not get excited, but it wasn't like that. My bits looked the size of a cashew nut!

Tags: Care, Friends  ✍ Author: Colin Farrell

I found that women entrepreneurs earn 50% less than their male counterparts.

Tags: Found, Women  ✍ Author: Warren Farrell

I couldn't care less about actors' trailers and food on sets and stuff like that - I just want to act.

Tags: Care, Food  ✍ Author: Chow Yun-Fat

There have been linkages between the Iraqi government and al-Qaeda going back more or less a decade.

Tags: Between, Government  ✍ Author: Douglas Feith

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