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One should take good care not to grow too wise for so great a pleasure of life as laughter.

Tags: Good, Life  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

Irregularity and want of method are only supportable in men of great learning or genius, who are often too full to be exact, and therefore they choose to throw down their pearls in heaps before the reader, rather than be at the pains of stringing them.

Tags: Learning, Men  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

To be an atheist requires an indefinitely greater measure of faith than to recieve all the great truths which atheism would deny.

Tags: Atheist, Faith  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

A cloudy day or a little sunshine have as great an influence on many constitutions as the most recent blessings or misfortunes.

Tags: Blessings, Sunshine  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

A just and reasonable modesty does not only recommend eloquence, but sets off every great talent which a man can be possessed of.

Tags: Off, Talent  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation to generation as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn.

Tags: Books, Genius  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

Regarding race or gender or sexuality, one of the great things about art and music is that they can provide people with very little else in common with a similar entry point for discussion, but the discussions still need to happen for life to get more interesting.

Tags: Life, Music  ✍ Author: Tunde Adebimpe

I prefer to sing in the shower because the acoustics make you sound great, baby.

Tags: Baby, Sound  ✍ Author: Naima Adedapo

India's great economic boom, the arrival of the Internet and outsourcing, have broken the wall between provincial India and the world.

Tags: Between, Broken  ✍ Author: Aravind Adiga

At a time when India is going through great changes and, with China, is likely to inherit the world from the West, it is important that writers like me try to highlight the brutal injustices of society.

Tags: Society, Time  ✍ Author: Aravind Adiga

It's great to be able to get up there now and do an hour or 75 minutes of songs they're familiar with.

Tags: Able, Songs  ✍ Author: Trace Adkins

Death is really a great blessing for humanity, without it there could be no real progress. People who lived for ever would not only hamper and discourage the young, but they would themselves lack sufficient stimulus to be creative.

Tags: Death, Real  ✍ Author: Alfred Adler

The hero is one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by.

Tags: Life, Men  ✍ Author: Felix Adler

Idle people are often bored and bored people, unless they sleep a lot, are cruel. It is not accident that boredom and cruelty are great preoccupations in our time.

Tags: Sleep, Time  ✍ Author: Renata Adler

The ideas of the great playwrights are almost always larger than the experiences of even the best actors.

Tags: Almost, Best  ✍ Author: Stella Adler

There are so many Al Anon fans and friends who have shown me wonderful love, prayers, thoughts! I thank everyone for this. It feels great to have wonderful people behind you, pushing and praying for you. Mostly, I don't want to let myself down, but they encourage me not to let them down.

Tags: Friends, Love  ✍ Author: Steven Adler

Don't try to follow any trends, just concentrate on writing great songs and knowing your instrument. All the other stuff will fall into place.

Tags: Try, Writing  ✍ Author: Steven Adler

I just had lunch with Slash two days ago. He loves Axl. He holds no grudges towards him. Twenty years of great music wasn't created because of some stupid grudge. That's a shame.

Tags: Music, Stupid  ✍ Author: Steven Adler

A lot of people have been hyped up to be great but just disappeared. I promised myself I wouldn't be one of them.

Tags: Promised  ✍ Author: Freddy Adu

I am concerned because even in the past two years that were the jubilee years, I have seen evident signs which show that the people are still in great difficulties, and there are things that still need to be remedied and looked after in many areas.

Tags: After, Past  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

It could be argued that, in Thailand, many foreigners have come and gone, and the number of people who are considered to be Thai have traveled abroad in a great number.

Tags: Gone, Number  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.

Tags: Pain, Sympathy  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

For there is no defense for a man who, in the excess of his wealth, has kicked the great altar of Justice out of sight.

Tags: Justice, Wealth  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

In the lack of judgment great harm arises, but one vote cast can set right a house.

Tags: House, Vote  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.

Tags: Politics, Public  ✍ Author: Sade Adu
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Don't let your special character and values, the secret that you know and no one else does, the truth - don't let that get swallowed up by the great chewing complacency.

Tags: Character, Truth  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

I'm sure I can make a movie that doesn't feel like a seventies movie! But the truth is, that's my favorite era in American filmmaking. To me, those were the great years.

Tags: American, Truth  ✍ Author: Ben Affleck

There's something really great and romantic about being poor and sleeping on couches.

Tags: Poor, Romantic  ✍ Author: Ben Affleck

One guy told me I was a great actor, I just would never be on the cover of a magazine.

Tags: Actor, Guy  ✍ Author: Ben Affleck

Sometimes it's just harder to remind yourself about what you're doing and why you're doing it... Other times, you have a great desire for it, but physically you're not responding the way you want. That presents other challenges. Then sometimes it all comes together.

Tags: Together, Yourself  ✍ Author: Andre Agassi

I'm going to have to pick my shots and play great tennis.

Tags: Pick, Tennis  ✍ Author: Andre Agassi

The glacier was God's great plough set at work ages ago to grind, furrow, and knead over, as it were, the surface of the earth.

Tags: God, Work  ✍ Author: Louis Agassiz

I've never been really great at trusting anybody, just because of the way I grew up.

Tags: Anybody, Trusting  ✍ Author: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

What is a shame is that there isn't stuff that is as great as 'Oz' on a consistent level around today.

Tags: Stuff, Today  ✍ Author: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

I think that what 'Oz' did is it spawned a great generation of television production. But people know its place in television and just in great dramas. It's the foundation of my career. Most producers, show runners, directors, and casting directors put me in movies based on my performance in that show.

Tags: Career, Movies  ✍ Author: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

The American people should be made aware of the trend toward monopolization of the great public information vehicles and the concentration of more and more power over public opinion in fewer and fewer hands.

Tags: Opinion, Power  ✍ Author: Spiro T. Agnew

What's great is that starting a blog can get you lot of attention for your writing. But it doesn't have to be for anybody other than yourself.

Tags: Writing, Yourself  ✍ Author: Dianna Agron

I think everybody should have a great Wonderbra. There's so many ways to enhance them, everybody does it.

Tags: Everybody, Ways  ✍ Author: Christina Aguilera

In order to effect great change, we need to look at how we can help those in our own communities as well as globally.

Tags: Change, Help  ✍ Author: Christina Aguilera

The most successful people I've worked with, like the Rolling Stones - people of a different, kind of legendary caliber - have such great, warm energy.

Tags: Energy, Successful  ✍ Author: Christina Aguilera

When I'm traveling on tour, one of my favorite things to do is to throw a baseball cap on and go to a Target. The company has always been good to me. They've got such a great creative team.

Tags: Baseball, Good  ✍ Author: Christina Aguilera

I think it's really great when you stand up for something that you really believe, even if you get heat for it.

Tags: Heat, Stand  ✍ Author: Christina Aguilera

And the thing about me is, I have a lot of mellow songs, because they're the easiest for me to write. I wanted to try to make some more upbeat songs, so, I ended up gravitating toward writing songs with friends, which was a great learning process, and also we came up with great songs. Those are the songs that came out the most naturally.

Tags: Learning, Writing  ✍ Author: Priscilla Ahn

I need distractions. Good distractions, not bad ones. A good distraction for me is a great play.

Tags: Bad, Good  ✍ Author: Danny Aiello

There was certainly less profanity in the Godfather than in the Sopranos. There was a kind of respect. It's not that I totally agreed with it, but it was a great piece of art.

Tags: Art, Respect  ✍ Author: Danny Aiello

I never expected to be Defence Secretary. It's a great privilege.

Tags: Privilege, Secretary  ✍ Author: Bob Ainsworth

There are worlds of experience beyond the world of the aggressive man, beyond history, and beyond science. The moods and qualities of nature and the revelations of great art are equally difficult to define; we can grasp them only in the depths of our perceptive spirit.

Tags: History, Nature  ✍ Author: Ansel Adams

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

Tags: Feels, Sense  ✍ Author: Ansel Adams

Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.

Tags: Society, Words  ✍ Author: John Adams

Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.

Tags: Power, Soul  ✍ Author: John Adams

Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.

Tags: Guilt, War  ✍ Author: John Adams

It's hard to be humble, when you're as great as I am.

Tags: Hard, Humble  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.

Tags: Greatest, Said  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

Small projects need much more help than great.

Tags: Help, Small  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as you dominant aspiration.

Tags: Become, Small  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

I ran into Isosceles. He had a great idea for a new triangle!

Tags: Idea, Triangle  ✍ Author: Woody Allen

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.

Tags: Inside, Story  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

All great achievements require time.

Tags: Require, Time  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

My life has been one great big joke, a dance that's walked a song that's spoke, I laugh so hard I almost choke when I think about myself.

Tags: Hard, Life  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.

Tags: Genius, Intelligence  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one.

Tags: City, Confounded  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger, since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently; but he is willing, in great crises, to give even his life - knowing that under certain conditions it is not worthwhile to live.

Tags: Life, Wise  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.

Tags: Beautiful, Mind  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Nobody needs to cry for me. I'm going to be great.

Tags: Cry, Nobody  ✍ Author: Lance Armstrong

All in all, for someone who was immersed in, fascinated by, and dedicated to flight, I was disappointed by the wrinkle in history that had brought me along one generation late. I had missed all the great times and adventures in flight.

Tags: History, Someone  ✍ Author: Neil Armstrong

A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.

Tags: Enthusiasm, Idea  ✍ Author: Mary Kay Ash

So many women just don't know how great they really are. They come to us all vogue outside and vague on the inside.

Tags: Inside, Women  ✍ Author: Mary Kay Ash

A subtle thought that is in error may yet give rise to fruitful inquiry that can establish truths of great value.

Tags: Give, May  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.

Tags: Annoyance, Funny  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

Beauty is indeed a good gift of God; but that the good may not think it a great good, God dispenses it even to the wicked.

Tags: Beauty, Good  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

Who can map out the various forces at play in one soul? Man is a great depth, O Lord. The hairs of his head are easier by far to count than his feeling, the movements of his heart.

Tags: Feeling, Heart  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

Our bodies are shaped to bear children, and our lives are a working out of the processes of creation. All our ambitions and intelligence are beside that great elemental point.

Tags: Children, Working  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

Do you wish to be great? Then begin by being. Do you desire to construct a vast and lofty fabric? Think first about the foundations of humility. The higher your structure is to be, the deeper must be its foundation.

Tags: Humility, Wish  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

A man's worth is no greater than his ambitions.

Tags: Greater, Worth  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

We do not look in our great cities for our best morality.

Tags: Best, Morality  ✍ Author: Jane Austen

My idea of good company is the company of clever, well-informed people who have a great deal of conversation; that is what I call good company.

Tags: Good, Idea  ✍ Author: Jane Austen

I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal.

Tags: Deal, Trouble  ✍ Author: Jane Austen

I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.

Tags: Crisis, Truth  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.

Tags: Others, Success  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be, and one must be wrong.

Tags: God, May  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether it be true or not, I can say for one that I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem.

Tags: Men, True  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

The assertion that 'all men are created equal' was of no practical use in effecting our separation from Great Britain and it was placed in the Declaration not for that, but for future use.

Tags: Future, Men  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

It is rather for us here dedicated to the great task remaining before us, that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion.

Tags: Here, Rather  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.

Tags: Failure, Whether  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.

Tags: Character, Wrong  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed.

Tags: Indeed, Pleasure  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

You ask me if I keep a notebook to record my great ideas. I've only ever had one.

Tags: Ideas, Keep  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

Tags: Minds, Opposition  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

How incessant and great are the ills with which a prolonged old age is replete.

Tags: Age, Old  ✍ Author: C. S. Lewis

Too often the great decisions are originated and given form in bodies made up wholly of men, or so completely dominated by them that whatever of special value women have to offer is shunted aside without expression.

Tags: Men, Women  ✍ Author: Eleanor Roosevelt

Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.

Tags: Minds, Small  ✍ 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: Justice, Sense  ✍ Author: Helen Keller

Life is either a great adventure or nothing.

Tags: Adventure, Life  ✍ Author: Helen Keller

It is for us to pray not for tasks equal to our powers, but for powers equal to our tasks, to go forward with a great desire forever beating at the door of our hearts as we travel toward our distant goal.

Tags: Forward, Travel  ✍ Author: Helen Keller

Instead of comparing our lot with that of those who are more fortunate than we are, we should compare it with the lot of the great majority of our fellow men. It then appears that we are among the privileged.

Tags: Majority, Men  ✍ Author: Helen Keller

I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.

Tags: Duty, Small  ✍ Author: Helen Keller

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.

Tags: Enemy, Truth  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.

Tags: Achieve, Fail  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

I look forward to a great future for America - a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose.

Tags: Patriotism, Power  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

Unconditional war can no longer lead to unconditional victory. It can no longer serve to settle disputes... can no longer be of concern to great powers alone.

Tags: Alone, War  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

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