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Courage that grows from constitution often forsakes a man when he has occasion for it; courage which arises from a sense of duty acts; in a uniform manner.

Tags: Courage, Often  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

Having plenty of living space has to be the greatest luxury in a city, and I guess in some sense Bombay is the antithesis of what living in Canada must be.

Tags: Greatest, Living  ✍ Author: Aravind Adiga

A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt dangerous.

Tags: Lie, Truth  ✍ Author: Alfred Adler

Love can be unselfish, in the sense of being benevolent and generous, without being selfless.

Tags: Love, Selfless  ✍ Author: Mortimer Adler

When you stand on the stage you must have a sense that you are addressing the whole world, and that what you say is so important the whole world must listen.

Tags: Stand, Whole  ✍ Author: Stella Adler

Not only is the self entwined in society; it owes society its existence in the most literal sense.

Tags: Self, Society  ✍ Author: Theodor Adorno

You have been trapped in the inescapable net of ruin by your own want of sense.

Tags: Ruin, Trapped  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.

Tags: Feels, Great  ✍ Author: Ansel Adams

Most men seem to live according to sense rather than reason.

Tags: Men, Reason  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

A sense is what has the power of receiving into itself the sensible forms of things without the matter, in the way in which a piece of wax takes on the impress of a signet-ring without the iron or gold.

Tags: Matter, Power  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right.

Tags: Morals  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.

Tags: Injury, Reject  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.

Tags: Age, Common  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

Today different ethnic groups and different nations come together due to common sense.

Tags: Today, Together  ✍ Author: Dalai Lama

A lack of transparency results in distrust and a deep sense of insecurity.

Tags: Deep, Insecurity  ✍ Author: Dalai Lama

In all our contacts it is probably the sense of being really needed and wanted which gives us the greatest satisfaction and creates the most lasting bond.

Tags: Greatest, Wanted  ✍ Author: Eleanor Roosevelt

Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other's welfare, social justice can never be attained.

Tags: Great, Justice  ✍ Author: Helen Keller

It's no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense.

Tags: Truth, Wonder  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

Most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one's mistakes.

Tags: Die, Mistakes  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

The reserve of modern assertions is sometimes pushed to extremes, in which the fear of being contradicted leads the writer to strip himself of almost all sense and meaning.

Tags: Fear, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

The satisfaction derived from the fleeting things of life is not lasting; and our wants remain unfulfilled. There is thus a general sense of dissatisfaction accompanied by all kinds of worries.

Tags: Life, Wants  ✍ Author: Meher Baba

Humans have a sense of spontaneity and emotion. We have a dichotomy between grief and happiness.

Tags: Between, Happiness  ✍ Author: Morena Baccarin

It's not so much the amount of tax we pay - it's the sense that our pocket's being picked without our knowing what's going on.

Tags: Knowing, Tax  ✍ Author: Morena Baccarin

Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.

Tags: Him, Humor  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

I believed in myself, and I've always worked very, very hard as an artist, and I am an artist in every sense of the word.

Tags: Hard, Word  ✍ Author: Erykah Badu
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I know everything should be photographed. It helps me make sense of my existence.

Tags: Existence, Helps  ✍ Author: David Bailey

I think the blues is fine for blues players, but free blues has never made much sense to me.

Tags: Fine, Free  ✍ Author: Derek Bailey

You get a sense of how the show works and then let your personality take over.

Tags: Show, Works  ✍ Author: Adam Baldwin

The writer's greed is appalling. He wants, or seems to want, everything and practically everybody, in another sense, and at the same time, he needs no one at all.

Tags: Greed, Time  ✍ Author: James A. Baldwin

I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.

Tags: Hate, Pain  ✍ Author: James A. Baldwin

Europe has what we do not have yet, a sense of the mysterious and inexorable limits of life, a sense, in a word, of tragedy. And we have what they sorely need: a sense of life's possibilities.

Tags: Life, Word  ✍ Author: James A. Baldwin

We live in a time where there's an alienation factor. There's a certain disconnection. We don't have any real sense of community anymore.

Tags: Real, Time  ✍ Author: Alan Ball

Linux is a cancer that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to everything it touches.

Tags: Cancer, Property  ✍ Author: Steve Ballmer

The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn't think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential.

Tags: Learn, Technology  ✍ Author: Steve Ballmer

The darker the film, the more vital everyone's sense of humor is on set.

Tags: Everyone, Humor  ✍ Author: Eric Bana

You'll read things and say, this is a really good project and it's probably going to be a hit, but I can see 20 other people playing that part. You have to have some sense of ownership to do a good job and be married to it for ever.

Tags: Good, Job  ✍ Author: Eric Bana

The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next.

Tags: Next, Philosophy  ✍ Author: Henry Ward Beecher

A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road.

Tags: Humor, Road  ✍ Author: Henry Ward Beecher

Friendless. Having no favors to bestow. Destitute of fortune. Addicted to utterance of truth and common sense.

Tags: Common, Truth  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

I think the reason my stories have been so successful is that I have a strong sense of metaphor.

Tags: Strong, Successful  ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury

If you enjoy living, it is not difficult to keep the sense of wonder.

Tags: Enjoy, Living  ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury

You must take action now that will move you towards your goals. Develop a sense of urgency in your life.

Tags: Action, Life  ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury

Academic and aristocratic people live in such an uncommon atmosphere that common sense can rarely reach them.

Tags: Common, Reach  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

The voice of the Lord is the voice of common sense, which is shared by all that is.

Tags: Lord, Voice  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

The beginning of atonement is the sense of its necessity.

Tags: Beginning, Necessity  ✍ Author: Lord Byron

I really believe that you grow up a certain way in New York. There's a New York morality, a sense of loyalty. You know how to win and lose. There's a thousand kids outside, you know who to push and who not to push. There's a sixth sense you develop just because it's New York.

Tags: Loyalty, Win  ✍ Author: James Caan

I'm not a professional politician. I'm a professional problem solver, and I believe we should cut the salaries of senators and congressmen 10 percent until they balance the budget. I call that conservative common sense.

Tags: Problem, Until  ✍ Author: Herman Cain

I'm forever testing myself. As a person and as an actor, I have no sense of competition.

Tags: Actor, Forever  ✍ Author: Michael Caine

The avant-garde makes more sense to me.

Tags: Makes  ✍ Author: John Cale

My husband's family is military. Preparation is just, from that family perspective, it's just a part of what makes sense to do. You buy insurance for your house; you have a go bag.

Tags: Family, Husband  ✍ Author: Sarah Wayne Callies

So much of literary sci-fi is about creating worlds that are rich and detailed and make sense at a social level. We'll create a world for people and then later present a narrative in that world.

Tags: Rich, Social  ✍ Author: James Cameron

I had pictured myself as a filmmaker but I had never pictured myself as a director if that makes any sense at all.

Tags: Director, Makes  ✍ Author: James Cameron

I had read tons of science fiction. I was fascinated by other worlds, other environments. For me, it was fantasy, but it was not fantasy in the sense of pure escapism.

Tags: Read, Science  ✍ Author: James Cameron

I actually started as a model builder and quickly progressed into production design, which made sense because I could draw and paint. But I kept watching that guy over there who was moving the actors around and setting up the shots.

Tags: Design, Moving  ✍ Author: James 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, Less  ✍ Author: Matt Cameron

I believe that Canadians have the common sense to see that a better future cannot be built on fragmentation.

Tags: Cannot, Future  ✍ Author: Kim Campbell

I think I have a sense of mischief and that I can laugh at myself.

Tags: Laugh, Mischief  ✍ Author: Eric Cantona

Be these people either Conservatives or Socialists, Yellows or Reds, the most important thing is - and that is the point I want to stress - that all of them are right in the plain and moral sense of the word.

Tags: Moral, Stress  ✍ Author: Karel Capek

In my time as Archbishop of Canterbury I've seen a growing sense of unity and mission.

Tags: Growing, Time  ✍ Author: George Carey

And so in my warnings, I was pointing to a number of incidents around the communion that could undermine our growing sense of communion - of becoming a global communion. So that's why I pointed to New Westminster in Canada, to incidents in the United States, and Sydney itself.

Tags: Growing, Why  ✍ Author: George Carey

I like how they are. I think they're great. And their communities are communities. I have a greater sense of community in New York than almost anywhere I've ever lived. Really, it's terrific.

Tags: Almost, Great  ✍ Author: Peter Carey

Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.

Tags: Makes, Success  ✍ Author: Dale Carnegie

Take care of the sense and the sounds will take care of themselves.

Tags: Care, Themselves  ✍ Author: Lewis Carroll

Why should poetry have to make sense?

Tags: Poetry, Why  ✍ Author: Charlie Chaplin

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: Less, Life  ✍ Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton

The ordinary scientific man is strictly a sentimentalist. He is a sentimentalist in this essential sense, that he is soaked and swept away by mere associations.

Tags: Away, Scientific  ✍ Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton

Laws should be interpreted in a liberal sense so that their intention may be preserved.

Tags: Liberal, May  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

I will leave the U.S. Congress when the term for which I was elected expires in January 2011 and return to the practice of law with a sense of duty fulfilled.

Tags: Law, Leave  ✍ Author: Mario Diaz-Balart

Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community.

Tags: Caring, Community  ✍ Author: Al D\'Amato

For me, victory isn't measured by winning in the traditional sense.

Tags: Victory, Winning  ✍ Author: Dinesh D\'Souza

There is a real hunger for information about Obama and a sense that information is not being covered or, in some cases, even being withheld. There is a sense that there are elements of the media that are protective of Obama, that they would rather block a story that is embarassing about Obama than let the American public decide.

Tags: American, Real  ✍ Author: Dinesh D\'Souza

I have found that, in the composition of the human body as compared with the bodies of animals, the organs of sense are duller and coarser. Thus, it is composed of less ingenious instruments, and of spaces less capacious for receiving the faculties of sense.

Tags: Body, Human  ✍ Author: DMX

I am a greedy actor in the sense that I like the big bites. Put a big fat steak in front of me, and I will eat it.

Tags: Big, Put  ✍ Author: Tyne Daly

So to answer your question, I'm not entirely sure how I ended up where I am today, in the sense that nobody in my family is an actor. It just happened by mistake.

Tags: Family, Today  ✍ Author: Hugh Dancy

College was just so essential for my sense of self and my development.

Tags: College, Self  ✍ Author: Claire Danes

The word survivor suggests someone who has emerged alive from a plane crash or a natural disaster. But the word can also refer to the loved ones of murder victims, and this was the sense in which it was used at a four-day conference in early June at Boston College.

Tags: College, Someone  ✍ Author: Mychael Danna

There's a sense of spontaneity, and no emphasis on jokes in this show. People generally talk the way they talk in life if you were in this particular situation.

Tags: Life, Talk  ✍ Author: Larry David

That odd idea that one person can go to a foreign part and in this rather odd voice describe it to the folks back home doesn't make much sense in the post-colonial world.

Tags: Home, Rather  ✍ Author: Robyn Davidson

I got quite cross when I heard about Emma Thompson adapting 'Sense and Sensibility.' It was absolutely childish of me, but I thought, 'I should be doing that. They didn't even ask me.' Some mistake, surely.

Tags: Ask, Thought  ✍ Author: Andrew Davies

The establishment in Britain is certainly against the arts and against education. If something doesn't make a profit, it's invalid, and art doesn't make a profit in that sense.

Tags: Art, Education  ✍ Author: Peter Maxwell Davies

If we seek the pleasures of love, passion should be occasional, and common sense continual.

Tags: Love, Passion  ✍ Author: Robertson Davies

One of our problems is our sense of discipline - dancers have an extraordinary sense of self-discipline.

Tags: Discipline, Problems  ✍ Author: Russell T Davies

I think that has to do with my awareness that in a sense we all have a certain measure of responsibility to those who have made it possible for us to take advantage of the opportunities.

Tags: Advantage, Possible  ✍ Author: Angela Davis

In a sense the quest for the emancipation of black people in the U.S. has always been a quest for economic liberation which means to a certain extent that the rise of black middle class would be inevitable.

Tags: Black, Means  ✍ Author: Angela Davis

Nothing is more fairly distributed than common sense: no one thinks he needs more of it than he already has.

Tags: Common, Needs  ✍ Author: Rene Descartes

Common sense is the most fairly distributed thing in the world, for each one thinks he is so well-endowed with it that even those who are hardest to satisfy in all other matters are not in the habit of desiring more of it than they already have.

Tags: Common, Matters  ✍ Author: Rene Descartes

Some facts should be suppressed, or, at least, a just sense of proportion should be observed in treating them.

Tags: Facts, Treating  ✍ Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

If you are living out of a sense of obligation you are slave.

Tags: Living, Slave  ✍ Author: Wayne Dyer

It makes no sense to worry about things you have no control over because there's nothing you can do about them, and why worry about things you do control? The activity of worrying keeps you immobilized.

Tags: Control, Why  ✍ Author: Wayne Dyer

You've got to have a sense of different audiences. I'm a kind of performer manque - I come from a long line of failed actors!

Tags: Failed, Line  ✍ Author: Terry Eagleton

Every act of his life is, in a very real sense, a religious act.

Tags: Life, Real  ✍ Author: Charles Eastman

It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humor.

Tags: Humor, Joke  ✍ Author: Max Eastman

I was blessed in the sense that I got handed so much early on in life. I got a lot of the things people go through their 20s and 30s craving.

Tags: Blessed, Life  ✍ Author: Sheena Easton

I want to see where I measure up against everyone in the world and everyone who has ever competed in the sport, and there's that innate sense of wanting to challenge myself. I'm competitive in all aspects.

Tags: Challenge, Everyone  ✍ Author: Ashton Eaton

If you can act as if something is true, in a sense that makes it true.

Tags: Makes, True  ✍ Author: Roger Ebert

We all need a firm sense of identity.

Tags: Firm, Identity  ✍ Author: Christopher Eccleston

People don't get my sense of humour.

Tags: Humour  ✍ Author: Tamara Ecclestone

No band on 21st-century radio has mined pre-grunge hair-metal's sleaze like L.A.'s Buckcherry. So it makes poetic sense that they'd spend their sixth album tallying all seven deadly sins.

Tags: Band, Makes  ✍ Author: Chuck Eddy

I'm tough in the sense that I believe as strongly in what I'm doing as anybody else believes in what they are doing.

Tags: Else, Tough  ✍ Author: Marian Wright Edelman

There's a real sense of fighting and destruction in our DNA that we don't get in touch with.

Tags: Fighting, Real  ✍ Author: Joel Edgerton
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