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The most violent appetites in all creatures are lust and hunger; the first is a perpetual call upon them to propagate their kind, the latter to preserve themselves.

Tags: Call, Lust  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

Do unto yourself as your neighbors do unto themselves and look pleasant.

Tags: Pleasant, Yourself  ✍ Author: George Ade

It's totally mistaken to suppose that an armed escort is going to give a journalist any protection - on the contrary, journalists who turn up surrounded by armed personnel are just turning themselves into targets and in even worse danger.

Tags: Give, Turn  ✍ Author: Kate Adie

Nothing defines the quality of life in a community more clearly than people who regard themselves, or whom the consensus chooses to regard, as mentally unwell.

Tags: Life, Quality  ✍ Author: Renata Adler

The gods help them that help themselves.

Tags: Gods, Help  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.

Tags: Getting, Job  ✍ Author: Douglas Adams

Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.

Tags: Men, Remain  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

We make ourselves a ladder out of our vices if we trample the vices themselves underfoot.

Tags: Ladder, Ourselves  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

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

Tags: Less  ✍ Author: Jane Austen

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.

Tags: Freedom, Others  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.

Tags: Ability, Others  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

The people themselves, and not their servants, can safely reverse their own deliberate decisions.

Tags: Decisions, Reverse  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.

Tags: Cruel, Dollar  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

Chinese people themselves, they really want change.

Tags: Change, Chinese  ✍ Author: Dalai Lama

Many people know so little about what is beyond their short range of experience. They look within themselves - and find nothing! Therefore they conclude that there is nothing outside themselves either.

Tags: Experience, Short  ✍ Author: Helen Keller

Millions of people live their entire lives without finding themselves. But it is something I must do.

Tags: Finding, Lives  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

If a star or studio chief or any other great movie personages find themselves sitting among a lot of nobodies, they get frightened - as if somebody was trying to demote them.

Tags: Great, Trying  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered - either by themselves or by others.

Tags: Die, Others  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

Only the shallow know themselves.

Tags: Shallow  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

The well bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves.

Tags: Contradict, Wise  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

Ordinary people seem not to realize that those who really apply themselves in the right way to philosophy are directly and of their own accord preparing themselves for dying and death.

Tags: Death, Philosophy  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories.

Tags: Alone, Government  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.

Tags: Mankind, While  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

The possibility of my presidential candidacy emerged spontaneously in public opinion polls. For my part, I noticed people's affection when I was doing work on the ground. I think the important thing is that my candidacy was born from citizens themselves, driven by the people and which the parties picked up favorably.

Tags: Opinion, Work  ✍ Author: Michelle Bachelet

The first lines of defence against criminals are the victims themselves.

Tags: Against, Lines  ✍ Author: Michael Badnarik
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Basically if you burst into my office the walls themselves will flutter as if alive - maybe that's the reason for all the wings in 'Pure.'

Tags: Alive, Reason  ✍ Author: Walter Bagehot

It's only a few nutcases who do art for themselves, like Van Gogh.

Tags: Art, Few  ✍ Author: David Bailey

People really do spend a lot of money on their pets - sometimes more then themselves.

Tags: Money, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Oksana Baiul

Let them police themselves, and then it goes another step past them to my coaches and there a coach that is responsible for a different area and different category on the field.

Tags: Another, Past  ✍ Author: Dusty Baker

French are what they are without excusing themselves to be.

Tags: French  ✍ Author: Simon Baker

Actors are able to trick themselves into treating anything as if it's fantastic. It's a kind of madness really.

Tags: Able, Madness  ✍ Author: Stephen Baker

Powerful states can maintain themselves only by crime, little states are virtuous only by weakness.

Tags: Crime, Powerful  ✍ Author: Mikhail Bakunin

People pay for what they do, and still more for what they have allowed themselves to become. And they pay for it very simply; by the lives they lead.

Tags: Become, Lives  ✍ Author: James A. Baldwin

It's the actors who are prepared to make fools of themselves who are usually the ones who come to mean something to the audience.

Tags: Audience, Mean  ✍ Author: Christian Bale

I really love storytelling, and I love the stories as they reveal themselves. It's an incredibly nourishing process; it's probably the closest I come to having a religion.

Tags: Love, Religion  ✍ Author: Alan Ball

I think they are looking for publicity and they are looking for a name for themselves.

Tags: Looking, Name  ✍ Author: David Baltimore

What does gene A do? What does gene B do? What does it do in different contexts? What's its importance? We know the answer to that for a very small number of genes, the ones that made themselves evident many years ago.

Tags: Number, Small  ✍ Author: David Baltimore

Unintelligent persons are like weeds that thrive in good ground; they love to be amused in proportion to the degree in which they weary themselves.

Tags: Good, Love  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

I'll be damned if I want most folks out there to do unto me what they do unto themselves.

Tags: Folks, Unto  ✍ Author: Toni Cade Bambara

Lists of books we reread and books we can't finish tell more about us than about the relative worth of the books themselves.

Tags: Tell, Worth  ✍ Author: Russell Banks

Models now need to promote themselves, think like businesswomen and diversify their careers by doing other things. Chances are very slim that a mere model will become a household name today.

Tags: Become, Today  ✍ Author: Tyra Banks

Humorists can never start to take themselves seriously. It's literary suicide.

Tags: Seriously, Start  ✍ Author: Erma Bombeck

Ideas excite me, and as soon as I get excited, the adrenaline gets going and the next thing I know I'm borrowing energy from the ideas themselves.

Tags: Energy, Next  ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury

When the leaders choose to make themselves bidders at an auction of popularity, their talents, in the construction of the state, will be of no service. They will become flatterers instead of legislators; the instruments, not the guides, of the people.

Tags: Become, Service  ✍ Author: Edmund Burke

Young people have a marvelous faculty of either dying or adapting themselves to circumstances.

Tags: Dying, Young  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

On banks, I make no apology for attacking spivs and gamblers who did more harm to the British economy than Bob Crow could achieve in his wildest Trotskyite fantasies, while paying themselves outrageous bonuses underwritten by the taxpayer. There is much public anger about banks and it is well deserved.

Tags: Anger, While  ✍ Author: Vince Cable

People are so opinionated about things, and they don't even know what they're talking about, or can't even do it themselves.

Tags: Talking  ✍ Author: Ryan Cabrera

I wanted the songs to be themselves, instead of worrying about all this crazy slickster production.

Tags: Crazy, Wanted  ✍ Author: Ryan Cabrera

Nobody motivates today's workers. If it doesn't come from within, it doesn't come. Fun helps remove the barriers that allow people to motivate themselves.

Tags: Fun, Today  ✍ Author: Herman Cain

Artists probably should have some impenetrable aspects of themselves.

Tags: Artists, Aspects  ✍ Author: Simon Callow

What makes a person is the ability to look at themselves and deal with their own lives.

Tags: Lives, Makes  ✍ Author: Naomi Campbell

When leading evangelicals say terrible things about Islam, evil things about Islam, terrible things about Muhammad, they ought to be ashamed of themselves.

Tags: Evil, Islam  ✍ Author: Thomas Campion

People have to take responsibility for themselves. We need to get the housing industry going again. We don't need government intervening in every step.

Tags: Again, Government  ✍ Author: Eric Cantor

You project a version of yourself to the public to protect and insulate yourself a little bit. Actors come up with a version of themselves in order to protect the real person.

Tags: Real, Yourself  ✍ Author: Steve Carell

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

Tags: Care, Sense  ✍ Author: Lewis Carroll

Dictators free themselves, but they enslave the people.

Tags: Dictators, Free  ✍ Author: Charlie Chaplin

Actors search for rejection. If they don't get it they reject themselves.

Tags: Rejection, Search  ✍ Author: Charlie Chaplin

We are motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is the more he is inspired by glory. The very philosophers themselves, even in those books which they write in contempt of glory, inscribe their names.

Tags: Desire, Write  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

The golden hour of invention must terminate like other hours, and when the man of genius returns to the cares, the duties, the vexations, and the amusements of life, his companions behold him as one of themselves - the creature of habits and infirmities.

Tags: Him, Life  ✍ Author: Isaac D\'Israeli

Shadow is the obstruction of light. Shadows appear to me to be of supreme importance in perspective, because, without them opaque and solid bodies will be ill defined; that which is contained within their outlines and their boundaries themselves will be ill-understood unless they are shown against a background of a different tone from themselves.

Tags: Against, Light  ✍ Author: DMX

Experience never errs; it is only your judgments that err by promising themselves effects such as are not caused by your experiments.

Tags: Effects, Experience  ✍ Author: DMX

All forms of human happiness contain within themselves the seeds of their own decomposition.

Tags: Happiness, Human  ✍ Author: Theodore Dalrymple

Actors want to surprise themselves. When it's really good, you kind of transcend yourself, and that happens infrequently. Very, very rarely.

Tags: Good, Yourself  ✍ Author: Claire Danes

And the actors tend not to want to watch themselves very often. I'm one of those guys.

Tags: Guys, Often  ✍ Author: Jeff Daniels

Cloning, wow. Who would have thought? There should be a list of people who can and cannot clone themselves.

Tags: Cannot, Thought  ✍ Author: Ted Danson

It kills me when I see some metal band trying to pass themselves off as an 'alternative band.'

Tags: Off, Trying  ✍ Author: Dimebag Darrell

The world is made up for the most part of morons and natural tyrants, sure of themselves, strong in their own opinions, never doubting anything.

Tags: Strong, Sure  ✍ Author: Clarence Darrow

I'm inspired by almost everything I come across in life, and one way or another they find themselves sneaking into my stories.

Tags: Another, Life  ✍ Author: James Dashner

Cosmologists have attempted to account for the day-to-day laws you find in textbooks in terms of fundamental 'superlaws,' but the superlaws themselves must still be accepted as brute facts. So maybe the ultimate laws of nature will always be off-limits to science.

Tags: Nature, Science  ✍ Author: Paul Davies

I'm a cultural Christian in the same way many of my friends call themselves cultural Jews or cultural Muslims.

Tags: Christian, Friends  ✍ Author: Richard Dawkins

Scientists disagree among themselves but they never fight over their disagreements. They argue about evidence or go out and seek new evidence. Much the same is true of philosophers, historians and literary critics.

Tags: Fight, True  ✍ Author: Richard Dawkins

To me, acting is the most logical way for people's neuroses to manifest themselves, in this great need we all have to express ourselves.

Tags: Acting, Great  ✍ Author: Richard Dawkins

Latins are tenderly enthusiastic. In Brazil they throw flowers at you. In Argentina they throw themselves.

Tags: Flowers, Throw  ✍ Author: Marlene Dietrich

Power is given only to those who dare to lower themselves and pick it up. Only one thing matters, one thing; to be able to dare!

Tags: Able, Power  ✍ Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky

Love is the ability and willingness to allow those that you care for to be what they choose for themselves without any insistence that they satisfy you.

Tags: Care, Love  ✍ Author: Wayne Dyer

Some people are really good at packaging themselves, but that's not really me.

Tags: Good, Packaging  ✍ Author: Sophie Ellis Bextor

To be honest with you, I get a little fed up with actors who act crazy to make themselves more interesting.

Tags: Crazy, Honest  ✍ Author: George Eads

I want everybody to go jump in the ocean to see for themselves how beautiful it is, how important it is to get acquainted with fish swimming in the ocean, rather than just swimming with lemon slices and butter.

Tags: Beautiful, Rather  ✍ Author: Sylvia Earle

I was always respectful of people who were deeply religious because I always felt that if they gave themselves to it, then it had to be important to them. But if you can go through life without it, that's OK, too. It's whatever suits you.

Tags: Life, Whatever  ✍ Author: Clint Eastwood

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

Tags: Correct, Simply  ✍ Author: Roger Ebert

The bore is usually considered a harmless creature, or of that class of irrationa bipeds who hurt only themselves.

Tags: Class, Hurt  ✍ Author: Maria Edgeworth

The standardized American is largely a myth created not least by Americans themselves.

Tags: American, Myth  ✍ Author: Irwin Edman

Inherently participatory in nature, Community Video focusing on using video to enable communities to communicate amongst themselves as well as with others.

Tags: Nature, Others  ✍ Author: Anthony Edwards

People never improve unless they look to some standard or example higher or better than themselves.

Tags: Example, Unless  ✍ Author: Kim Edwards

The whole film is about people being convinced that they can reduce themselves to their archetypes.

Tags: Film, Whole  ✍ Author: Atom Egoyan

Investors have to ask themselves two questions. How much can we grow our investments? And, can we afford our mistakes?

Tags: Ask, Mistakes  ✍ Author: Mohamed El-Erian

We continue to have nuclear weapons relied on as a weapon of choice. If that policy were to continue, we continue to have countries who are in a security bind, if you like, or perceive themselves to be in security bind to look for acquisition of nuclear weapons.

Tags: Choice, Security  ✍ Author: Mohamed ElBaradei

People who can't be witty exert themselves to be devout and affectionate.

Tags: Devout, Witty  ✍ Author: George Eliot

When you're famous, you don't get to meet people because they want you to like them when the present themselves to you, and you don't see the real people.

Tags: Famous, Real  ✍ Author: Cass Elliot

When it comes to size, most people don't want to see themselves looking bigger than what they are.

Tags: Bigger, Looking  ✍ Author: Missy Elliot

I get people to truly accept themselves unconditionally, whether or not their therapist or anyone loves them.

Tags: Accept, Anyone  ✍ Author: Albert Ellis

Failing to find in women exactly the same kind of sexual emotions, as they find in themselves, men have concluded that there are none there at all.

Tags: Men, Women  ✍ Author: Havelock Ellis

The parents have not only to train their children: it is of at least equal importance that they should train themselves.

Tags: Children, Parents  ✍ Author: Havelock Ellis

There is a tendency for things to right themselves.

Tags: Tendency  ✍ Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

One that desires to excel should endeavor in those things that are in themselves most excellent.

Tags: Desires, Excellent  ✍ Author: Nora Ephron

There are two kinds of writers; the great ones who can give you truths, and the lessor ones, who can only give you themselves.

Tags: Give, Great  ✍ Author: Anne Fadiman

For most men, life is a search for the proper manila envelope in which to get themselves filed.

Tags: Life, Men  ✍ Author: Clifton Fadiman

For most men life is a search for the proper manila envelope in which to get themselves filed.

Tags: Life, Men  ✍ Author: Clifton Fadiman

When you research prolific songwriters, it is usually later in their career they write songs that they distance themselves from, or it's about other people.

Tags: Career, Write  ✍ Author: Paloma Faith

I defend Israel's right to exist, to defend themselves, to not let themselves be exterminated a second time.

Tags: Second, Time  ✍ Author: Oriana Fallaci
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