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The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.

Tags: Conceit, Mind  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.

Tags: Beauty, Personal  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

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

Tags: Great, Worth  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.

Tags: Mine, Worry  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

Laws control the lesser man... Right conduct controls the greater one.

Tags: Control, Great  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

Baldwin thought Europe was a bore, and Chamberlain thought it was only a greater Birmingham.

Tags: Europe, Thought  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of the senses and understanding.

Tags: Nature, Times  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

An element of exaggeration clings to the popular judgment: great vices are made greater, great virtues greater also; interesting incidents are made more interesting, softer legends more soft.

Tags: Great, Popular  ✍ Author: Walter Bagehot

Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.

Tags: Mistake, Nobody  ✍ Author: Edmund Burke

The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.

Tags: Dangerous, Power  ✍ Author: Edmund Burke

There is no greater honour than to serve Canadians.

Tags: Honour, Serve  ✍ Author: Kim Campbell

Greater self-esteem produces greater success, and greater success produces more high self-esteem, so it keeps on spiraling up.

Tags: High, Success  ✍ Author: Jack Canfield

Little children, you are from God, and have conquered them; for the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in this world.

Tags: Children, God  ✍ Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton

The greater the difficulty, the greater the glory.

Tags: Difficulty, Glory  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

We shall reach greater and greater platitudes of achievment.

Tags: Reach, Shall  ✍ Author: Richard J. Daley

I have a greater appreciation for kitchen appliances, having played one.

Tags: Kitchen, Played  ✍ Author: Anthony Daniels

Man tends to increase at a greater rate than his means of subsistence.

Tags: Increase, Means  ✍ Author: Charles Darwin

Postmodernism surely requires an even greater grasp of symbolism, as it's increasingly an art of gesture alone.

Tags: Alone, Art  ✍ Author: Andrew Eldritch

Ye may have a greater prince, but ye shall never have a more loving prince.

Tags: May, Shall  ✍ Author: Elizabeth I

The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.

Tags: Reputation, Storms  ✍ Author: Nora Ephron

The greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it.

Tags: Glory, History  ✍ Author: Nora Ephron

Creative writers are always greater than the causes that they represent.

Tags: Creative, Writers  ✍ Author: E. M. Forster

Most people return small favors, acknowledge medium ones and repay greater ones - with ingratitude.

Tags: Return, Small  ✍ Author: Benjamin Franklin

A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one.

Tags: Ignorant, Learned  ✍ Author: Benjamin Franklin

To me, there is no greater act of courage than being the one who kisses first.

Tags: Act, Courage  ✍ Author: Janeane Garofalo
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To probe for unconscious determinants of behavior and then define a man in their terms exclusively, ignoring his overt behavior altogether, is a greater distortion than ignoring the unconscious completely.

Tags: Behavior, Ignoring  ✍ Author: Sami Gayle

The plainer the dress, the greater luster does beauty appear.

Tags: Beauty, Dress  ✍ Author: Thomas Chandler Haliburton

The farther reason looks the greater is the haze in which it loses itself.

Tags: Looks, Reason  ✍ Author: Johann Georg Hamann

I want to know why the universe exists, why there is something greater than nothing.

Tags: Universe, Why  ✍ Author: Stephen Hawking

Greater than the tread of mighty armies is an idea whose time has come.

Tags: Idea, Time  ✍ Author: Victor Hugo

I had gained a greater appreciation of hearing the concerns of woman, doctors, and so many others.

Tags: Others, Woman  ✍ Author: Jesse Jackson

Great emergencies and crises show us how much greater our vital resources are than we had supposed.

Tags: Great, Show  ✍ Author: William James

It could draw from a greater reservoir of freedom. The irony could develop an even greater ease.

Tags: Freedom, Irony  ✍ Author: Elfriede Jelinek

To me, there's no greater reward than being around people you care about and can be present with.

Tags: Care, Present  ✍ Author: Diane Lane

Angels possess greater powers than do human beings.

Tags: Angels, Human  ✍ Author: Walter Lang

Therefore, sins of sex are punished in this life to a greater degree than some other sins.

Tags: Life, Sex  ✍ Author: Walter Lang

One is just an interpreter of what the playwright thinks, and therefore the greater the playwright, the more satisfying it is to act in the plays.

Tags: Act, Thinks  ✍ Author: Vivien Leigh

There cannot be greater rudeness than to interrupt another in the current of his discourse.

Tags: Another, Cannot  ✍ Author: John Locke

One unerring mark of the love of truth is not entertaining any proposition with greater assurance than the proofs it is built upon will warrant.

Tags: Love, Truth  ✍ Author: John Locke

To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved.

Tags: Loved, Trust  ✍ Author: George MacDonald

I see with greater and greater clearness that consistent Christianity is the easiest Christianity to defend.

Tags: Consistent, Defend  ✍ Author: John Gresham Machen

Religion flourishes in greater purity, without than with the aid of Government.

Tags: Government, Religion  ✍ Author: James Madison

Do we not all spend the greater part of our lives under the shadow of an event that has not yet come to pass?

Tags: Lives, Spend  ✍ Author: Maurice Maeterlinck

It is like the seed put in the soil - the more one sows, the greater the harvest.

Tags: Gardening, Put  ✍ Author: Marilyn Manson

There is no greater harm than that of time wasted.

Tags: Time, Wasted  ✍ Author: Michelangelo

I have never seen a greater monster or miracle in the world than myself.

Tags: Miracle, Seen  ✍ Author: Michel de Montaigne

The more gifted and talkative one's characters are, the greater the chances of their resembling the author in tone or tint of mind.

Tags: Characters, Mind  ✍ Author: Vladimir Nabokov

There's got to be something greater than us.

 ✍ Author: Ajay Naidu

I opposed Clinton's budget deal in 1997 because he brought in $115 billion cut in Medicare that created greater pressure for providers not to participate.

Tags: Deal, Pressure  ✍ Author: David Obey

The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism.

Tags: Dogmatism, Ignorance  ✍ Author: William Osler

Only through destroying myself can I discover the greater power of my spirit.

Tags: Power, Spirit  ✍ Author: Chuck Palahniuk

The smaller the function, the greater the management.

Tags: Function, Management  ✍ Author: C. Northcote Parkinson

I exhort you also to take part in the great combat, which is the combat of life, and greater than every other earthly conflict.

Tags: Great, Life  ✍ Author: Sylvia Plath

The failure of Christianity in the areas west from Sicily was even greater, and was increased by the spread of Arab outlooks and influence to that area, and especially to Spain.

Tags: Failure, Influence  ✍ Author: Carroll Quigley

The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things.

Tags: Life, Purpose  ✍ Author: Rainer Maria Rilke

Great souls are not those who have fewer passions and more virtues than others, but only those who have greater designs.

Tags: Great, Others  ✍ Author: Francois de La Rochefoucauld

What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?

Tags: Kindness, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau

While I am busy with little things, I am not required to do greater things.

Tags: Busy, While  ✍ Author: Saint Francis de Sales

When you have an acoustic bass in the ensemble it really changes the dynamic of the record because it kind of forces everybody to play with a greater degree of sensitivity and nuance because it just has a different kind of tone and spectrum than the electric bass.

Tags: Changes, Everybody  ✍ Author: David Sanborn

The alchemists in their search for gold discovered many other things of greater value.

Tags: Gold, Value  ✍ Author: Arthur Schopenhauer

A well governed appetite is the greater part of liberty.

Tags: Governed, Liberty  ✍ Author: Albert Schweitzer

Every reign must submit to a greater reign.

Tags: Reign, Submit  ✍ Author: Albert Schweitzer

Greater things are believed of those who are absent.

Tags: Absent, Believed  ✍ Author: Jorma Taccone

Your idol is shattered in the dust to prove that God's dust is greater than your idol.

Tags: God, Prove  ✍ Author: Rabindranath Tagore

Twitter is very impulsive and impermanent and you only have 140 characters. There is no greater 'Emperor' of Twitter than Stephen Fry.

Tags: Characters, Emperor  ✍ Author: David Tang

Use missteps as stepping stones to deeper understanding and greater achievement.

Tags: Deeper, Stones  ✍ Author: Susan L. Taylor

You can have no dominion greater or less than that over yourself.

Tags: Less, Yourself  ✍ Author: Leonardo da Vinci

To me, there was nothing greater than to play for an audience and to entertain people and that has stayed with me all these years.

Tags: Audience, Entertain  ✍ Author: Bobby Vinton

Lenience will operate with greater force, in some instances than rigor. It is therefore my first wish to have all of my conduct distinguished by it.

Tags: Force, Wish  ✍ Author: George Washington

There are perhaps opportunities for greater political cooperation, at least more cooperation than exists now. But there can be no cooperation in the field because every situation is different.

Tags: Political, Situation  ✍ Author: Ilya Yashin

My challenge was even greater as a journalist, because this was happening in my own backyard.

Tags: Challenge, Happening  ✍ Author: Paula Zahn

What made women's labour particularly attractive to the capitalists was not only its lower price but also the greater submissiveness of women.

Tags: Attractive, Women  ✍ Author: Clara Zetkin

The tougher the job, the greater the reward.

Tags: Job, Reward  ✍ Author: George Allen, Sr.

The greater your capacity to love, the greater your capacity to feel the pain.

Tags: Love, Pain  ✍ Author: Jennifer Aniston

The greater absurdities are, the more strongly they evince the falsity of that supposition from whence they flow.

Tags: Flow, Strongly  ✍ Author: Francis Atterbury

The weaker the data available upon which to base one's conclusion, the greater the precision which should be quoted in order to give the data authenticity.

Tags: Give, Order  ✍ Author: Norman Ralph Augustine

Most virtue is a demand for greater seduction.

Tags: Demand, Virtue  ✍ Author: Natalie Clifford Barney

A stronger yuan could lead to greater Chinese asset accumulation in the U.S. and elsewhere.

Tags: Lead, Stronger  ✍ Author: Gary Becker

How much greater would their contributions to the U.S. economy be if U.S. copyright owners could access foreign markets otherwise dominated by pirate product?

Tags: Economy, Foreign  ✍ Author: Howard Berman

As experimentation becomes more complex, the need for the co-operation in it of technical elements from outside becomes greater and the modern laboratory tends increasingly to resemble the factory and to employ in its service increasing numbers of purely routine workers.

Tags: Modern, Service  ✍ Author: John Desmond Bernal

Properly practiced creativity must result in greater sales more economically achieved. Properly practiced creativity can lift your claims out of the swamp of sameness and make them accepted, believed, persuasive, urgent.

Tags: Creativity, Result  ✍ Author: William Bernbach

Market leadership can translate directly to higher revenue, higher profitability, greater capital velocity, and correspondingly stronger returns on invested capital.

Tags: Leadership, Stronger  ✍ Author: Jeff Bezos

There is no greater evidence of superior intelligence than to be surprised at nothing.

Tags: Evidence, Intelligence  ✍ Author: Josh Billings

The small courtesies sweeten life; the greater ennoble it.

Tags: Life, Small  ✍ Author: Jim Bouton

There is no greater threat to America than Islam.

Tags: America, Islam  ✍ Author: Pappy Boyington

Simply stated, the need for accurate intelligence and prescient analysis from CIA has never been greater than it is in 2013 - or than it will be in the coming years.

Tags: Coming, Simply  ✍ Author: John O. Brennan

When you've got something to prove, there's nothing greater than a challenge.

Tags: Challenge, Prove  ✍ Author: John O. Brennan

There is no greater challenge than to have someone relying upon you; no greater satisfaction than to vindicate his expectation.

Tags: Challenge, Someone  ✍ Author: Kingman Brewster, Jr.

The stiffer the penalty, the greater the message is sent.

Tags: Message, Penalty  ✍ Author: Lou Brock

The poetic notion of infinity is far greater than that which is sponsored by any creed.

Tags: Far, Infinity  ✍ Author: Joseph Brodsky

A world in which elves exist and magic works offers greater opportunities to digress and explore.

Tags: Magic, Works  ✍ Author: Terry Brooks

What's the greater risk? Letting go of what people think - or letting go of how I feel, what I believe, and who I am?

Tags: Letting, Risk  ✍ Author: Bobby Brown

I think our capacity for wholeheartedness can never be greater than our willingness to be broken-hearted. It means engaging with the world from a place of vulnerability and worthiness.

Tags: Means, Place  ✍ Author: Bobby Brown

To be misunderstood can be the writer's punishment for having disturbed the reader's peace. The greater the disturbance, the greater the possibility of misunderstanding.

Tags: Peace, Writer  ✍ Author: Anatole Broyard

You think I am a fool, but you are a greater fool than I am.

Tags: Fool  ✍ Author: Emma Bull

We can overcome evil with greater good.

Tags: Evil, Good  ✍ Author: Laura Bush

There is no greater folly in the world than for a man to despair.

Tags: Despair, Folly  ✍ Author: Miguel de Cervantes

I loved my computer; it's a tool. A tool increases your mechanical advantages. It allows you to use your strengths and talents to greater advantage, and that's what tools do, and that's what my computer does for me. It's not my toy, it's my tool.

Tags: Advantage, Loved  ✍ Author: Frank Church

The limit of every pain is an even greater pain.

Tags: Limit, Pain  ✍ Author: Emile M. Cioran

Of all human powers operating on the affairs of mankind, none is greater than that of competition.

Tags: Human, Mankind  ✍ Author: Henry Clay
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