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In order to fly, all one must do is simply miss the ground.

Tags: Miss, Order  ✍ Author: Douglas Adams

Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.

Tags: Mind, Passion  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers.

Tags: Thinking, Writing  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

No eulogy is due to him who simply does his duty and nothing more.

Tags: Duty, Him  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.

Tags: Enough, Understand  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

If we cut up beasts simply because they cannot prevent us and because we are backing our own side in the struggle for existence, it is only logical to cut up imbeciles, criminals, enemies, or capitalists for the same reasons.

Tags: Cannot, Struggle  ✍ Author: C. S. Lewis

Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.

Tags: Courage, Point  ✍ Author: C. S. Lewis

Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.

Tags: Democracy, Means  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike.

Tags: Attitude, Morality  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

I suppose society is wonderfully delightful. To be in it is merely a bore. But to be out of it is simply a tragedy.

Tags: Society, Tragedy  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

Well, what I tried to do is simply to get out on the land. And when I came to Washington, I think one of the mistakes we made early on was kind of having an ideological dispute up in the Congress.

Tags: Congress, Mistakes  ✍ Author: Bruce Babbitt

If a man went simply by what he saw, he might be tempted to affirm that the essence of democracy is melodrama.

Tags: Democracy, Might  ✍ Author: Irving Babbitt

An ambassador is not simply an agent; he is also a spectacle.

Tags: Agent, Ambassador  ✍ Author: Walter Bagehot

I wasn't really naked. I simply didn't have any clothes on.

Tags: Clothes  ✍ Author: Josephine Baker

A platitude is simply a truth repeated till people get tired of hearing it.

Tags: Tired, Truth  ✍ Author: Stanley Baldwin

You can't try to do things; you simply must do them.

Tags: Try  ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury

We simply attempt to be fearful when others are greedy and to be greedy only when others are fearful.

Tags: Greedy, Others  ✍ Author: Warren Buffett

Of the billionaires I have known, money just brings out the basic traits in them. If they were jerks before they had money, they are simply jerks with a billion dollars.

Tags: Known, Money  ✍ Author: Warren Buffett

According to the papers, I'm miserable, alienated, and on the brink of resignation. But that's simply not where I am.

Tags: Miserable, Papers  ✍ Author: Vince Cable

I certainly don't know if you could claim that every theft is wrong, but I'll prove to you that every theft is forbidden, by simply locking you up.

Tags: Prove, Wrong  ✍ Author: Karel Capek

Nothing stops the man who desires to achieve. Every obstacle is simply a course to develop his achievement muscle. It's a strengthening of his powers of accomplishment.

Tags: Achieve, Develop  ✍ Author: Thomas Carlyle

A teacher who is not dogmatic is simply a teacher who is not teaching.

Tags: Teacher, Teaching  ✍ Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton

A bigot is simply a sociologist without credentials.

Tags: Bigot  ✍ Author: Dinesh D\'Souza

My feeling was that I simply didn't have the enthusiasm to do reinvention.

Tags: Enthusiasm, Feeling  ✍ Author: Roger Daltrey

The language of chemistry simply does not mesh with that of biology. Chemistry is about substances and how they react, whereas biology appeals to concepts such as information and organisation. Informational narratives permeate biology.

Tags: Chemistry, Language  ✍ Author: Paul Davies
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We will never fully explain the world by appealing to something outside it that must simply be accepted on faith, be it an unexplained God or an unexplained set of mathematical laws.

Tags: Faith, God  ✍ Author: Paul Davies

First of all, I didn't suggest that we should simply get rid of all prisons.

Tags: Prisons, Rid  ✍ Author: Angela Davis

Radical simply means 'grasping things at the root.'

Tags: Means, Radical  ✍ Author: Angela Davis

And I guess what I would say is that we can't think narrowly about movements for black liberation and we can't necessarily see this class division as simply a product or a certain strategy that black movements have developed for liberation.

Tags: Black, Class  ✍ Author: Angela Davis

I've just simply used what I've used because of the great, great expressive potential of it.

Tags: Great, Used  ✍ Author: John Eaton

Democracy doesn't recognize east or west; democracy is simply people's will. Therefore, I do not acknowledge that there are various models of democracy; there is just democracy itself.

Tags: Democracy, West  ✍ Author: Shirin Ebadi

People never think of themselves as choosing to be politically correct. They simply think in the way that they do.

Tags: Correct, Themselves  ✍ Author: Roger Ebert

It simply is not cost affective to cover stories from independent sources.

Tags: Cost, Stories  ✍ Author: Anthony Edwards

Eventually the consumer will come to appreciate the editorial point of view of every different brand. User-generated content without editorial oversight will simply be background noise.

Tags: Appreciate, Point  ✍ Author: Michael Eisner

What we call 'morals' is simply blind obedience to words of command.

Tags: Call, Words  ✍ Author: Havelock Ellis

But I say these things in an objective dispassionate manner because, you know, and I can't explain why, but being one of the greatest guitarists in the world simply is not very important to me.

Tags: Greatest, Why  ✍ Author: John Fahey

Abasement, degradation is simply the manner of life of the man who has refused to be what it is his duty to be.

Tags: Duty, Life  ✍ Author: Jose Ortega y Gasset

Contentment is, after all, simply refined indolence.

Tags: After, Refined  ✍ Author: Thomas Chandler Haliburton

Some persons talk simply because they think sound is more manageable than silence.

Tags: Silence, Talk  ✍ Author: Lawrence Halprin

I simply can't believe nice communities release effluents.

Tags: Nice, Release  ✍ Author: Virginia Hamilton

Cowardice... is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend functioning of the imagination.

Tags: Ability, Almost  ✍ Author: Ernest Hemingway

The best men of the best epochs are simply those who make the fewest blunders and commit the fewest sins.

Tags: Best, Men  ✍ Author: Thomas Huxley

In the U.S., with very few exceptions, actresses older than 35 are simply discarded.

Tags: Few, Older  ✍ Author: Amy Irving

There is simply no plausible construction of the known evidence that leaves out Novak either providing a proffer through his lawyer of what he would say if he testified or having testified directly.

Tags: Either, Known  ✍ Author: Shintaro Ishihara

The other part of outsourcing is this: it simply says where the work can be done outside better than it can be done inside, we should do it.

Tags: Done, Work  ✍ Author: Alphonso Jackson

To be conscious means not simply to be, but to be reported, known, to have awareness of one's being added to that being.

Tags: Known, Means  ✍ Author: William James

I certainly didn't think of a world record in the first 50 meters because I was simply too slow for that.

Tags: Meters, Slow  ✍ Author: Otylia Jedrzejczak

Collectively, we must do more than simply watch, with resignation and a feeling of powerlessness, reports on the evening news about the latest terrorist atrocity.

Tags: Evening, Feeling  ✍ Author: Michael Jeffery

Never, ever deal with terrorists. Hunt them down and, more important, mercilessly punish those states and groups that fund, arm, support, or simply allow their territories to be used by the terrorists with impunity.

Tags: Support, Used  ✍ Author: Meir Kahane

Limits have to be set on how far one can simply use the... cleverness that we have to make changes.

Tags: Changes, Far  ✍ Author: Leon Kass

I spoke without fear of contradiction. I simply did not suffer self-doubt.

Tags: Fear, Suffer  ✍ Author: Elia Kazan

Nobody got anywhere in the world by simply being content.

Tags: Content, Nobody  ✍ Author: Louis L\'Amour

I really like to sometimes go into food detox and eat very simply.

Tags: Food, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Padma Lakshmi

On the contrary. Internationalism also recognizes, by its very name, that nations do exist. It simply limits their scope more than one-sided nationalism does.

Tags: Exist, Name  ✍ Author: Christian Lous Lange

You should not see the desert simply as some faraway place of little rain. There are many forms of thirst.

Tags: Place, Rain  ✍ Author: William Langewiesche

Death is simply a break in our linear stream of consciousness.

Tags: Break, Death  ✍ Author: Robert Lanza

At 40 years old you simply know what life is about.

Tags: Life, Old  ✍ Author: Margrethe II of Denmark

It is simply not part of my culture to preserve notes. I have never heard of a writer preserving his early drafts.

Tags: Culture, Writer  ✍ Author: Naguib Mahfouz

An operetta is simply a small and gay opera.

Tags: Gay, Small  ✍ Author: Gustav Mahler

Honor is simply the morality of superior men.

Tags: Honor, Men  ✍ Author: H. L. Mencken

I never lecture, not because I am shy or a bad speaker, but simply because I detest the sort of people who go to lectures and don't want to meet them.

Tags: Bad, Meet  ✍ Author: H. L. Mencken

Well, one thing's very clear, that terrorism isn't just a threat which is external to Western countries. It's not simply a foreign menace that comes from overseas to strike our cities. It can and it does, as we now know, come from within our own countries and from inside our own populations.

Tags: Terrorism, Within  ✍ Author: Pauline Neville-Jones

The invention of basketball was not an accident. It was developed to meet a need. Those boys simply would not play 'Drop the Handkerchief.'

Tags: Basketball, Meet  ✍ Author: James Naismith

Do you think my mind is maturing late, or simply rotted early?

Tags: Late, Mind  ✍ Author: Ogden Nash

I simply have a marvellous life, a very lucky life.

Tags: Life, Lucky  ✍ Author: Wayne Newton

Many a man fails as an original thinker simply because his memory it too good.

Tags: Good, Memory  ✍ Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

If you want to save a species, simply decide to eat it. Then it will be managed - like chickens, like turkeys, like deer, like Canadian geese.

Tags: Decide, Eat  ✍ Author: Ted Nugent

Recollection is not something that I can summon up, it simply comes and I am the servant of it.

Tags: Servant, Summon  ✍ Author: Edna O\'Brien

The idea that people in novels should be more sympathetic than people in life simply baffles me.

Tags: Idea, Life  ✍ Author: Paul O\'Grady

I love monsters, I love creatures, I love beings, I love aliens. That's more supernatural and more the stuff of fairy tales. Fairy tales are as ancient as we are. I love those stories. I think they're really interesting because they always have more than simply the fright aspect. There's something deeply psychological.

Tags: Love, Stuff  ✍ Author: Denis O\'Hare

Anyone who doesn't feel the crosses simply doesn't get that country.

Tags: Anyone, Country  ✍ Author: Georgia O\'Keeffe

People think the free market is a philosophy, they think that it is a creed. It is none of those things. Free market is a bathroom scale, it is a measuring tape, it's simply a measurement.

Tags: Free, Philosophy  ✍ Author: P. J. O\'Rourke

The efforts you make will surely be rewarded. If not, then you are simply not ready to call them efforts.

Tags: Call, Ready  ✍ Author: Sadaharu Oh

I simply do not distinguish between work and play.

Tags: Between, Work  ✍ Author: Mary Oliver

The poem, for me, is simply the first sound realized in the modality of being.

Tags: Realized, Sound  ✍ Author: Charles Olson

A woman simply is, but a man must become.

Tags: Become, Woman  ✍ Author: Camille Paglia

What libertarians assert is simply that differences among normal adults do not imply different fundamental rights.

Tags: Normal, Rights  ✍ Author: Teresa Palmer

I don't have the recipe for happiness, but I think the engine is simply having the desire.

Tags: Desire, Happiness  ✍ Author: Vanessa Paradis

One item on my agenda is simply planning trips, setting them as goals, something to look forward to.

Tags: Forward, Goals  ✍ Author: Paul Parker

The gospel to me is simply irresistible.

Tags: Gospel  ✍ Author: Blaise Pascal

The present letter is a very long one, simply because I had no leisure to make it shorter.

Tags: Letter, Present  ✍ Author: Blaise Pascal

Character is simply habit long continued.

Tags: Character, Habit  ✍ Author: Sylvia Plath

Simply put, I believe we should not seek the lowest common denominator when it comes to wilderness and saddle a wilderness designation with exceptions, exclusions, and exemptions.

Tags: Common, Put  ✍ Author: Nick Rahall

I don't expect that the million will ever be won, simply because there is no confirming evidence for any paranormal claims to date.

Tags: Expect, Won  ✍ Author: James Randi

Don't put my name on it. These are simply documents I make.

Tags: Name, Put  ✍ Author: Man Ray

People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals - that is, goals that do not inspire them.

Tags: Goals, Lazy  ✍ Author: Tony Robbins

Failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.

Tags: Failure, Few  ✍ Author: Jim Rohn

Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.

Tags: Best, Regret  ✍ Author: Rita Rudner

All communities have a right to clean water. The taxpayers of Pueblo should not have to carry the burden of the clean up cost simply because they live downstream.

Tags: Carry, Water  ✍ Author: John Salazar

American people simply will not countenance being lied to by their own President.

Tags: American, President  ✍ Author: Pierre Salinger

We are simply human beings. So it is important for us to treat each other in that capacity.

Tags: Human, Treat  ✍ Author: Justin Sane

Simply put, I'm glad that manga as an expressive form is expanding.

Tags: Glad, Put  ✍ Author: Natsuki Takaya

Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something.

Tags: Aim, Good  ✍ Author: Henry David Thoreau

Be not simply good - be good for something.

Tags: Good  ✍ Author: Henry David Thoreau

The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.

Tags: Friend, Friendship  ✍ Author: Henry David Thoreau

Successful people are simply those with successful habits.

Tags: Habits, Successful  ✍ Author: Lily Tomlin

Without international participation, jobs and emissions will simply shift overseas to countries that require few, if any, environmental protections, harming the global environment as well as the U.S. economy.

Tags: Economy, Few  ✍ Author: Fred Upton

Socially, the issue of men's weight is simply not a big deal.

Tags: Big, Men  ✍ Author: Nia Vardalos

Of course, you always give 100 percent, but at a home race you're always more motivated, simply because you feel at home.

Tags: Give, Home  ✍ Author: Sebastian Vettel

Simply racing a Formula 1 car is an achievement.

Tags: Car, Racing  ✍ Author: Sebastian Vettel
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