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A hurtful act is the transference to others of the degradation which we bear in ourselves.
- Simone Weil quotes

A self-respecting nation is ready for anything, including war, except for a renunciation of its option to make war.
- Simone Weil quotes

A "good" family, it seems, is one that used to be better.
- Cleveland Amory quotes

A "just war" is hospitable to every self-deception on the part of those waging it, none more than the certainty of virtue, under whose shelter every abomination can be committed with a clear conscience.
- Alexander Cockburn quotes

A 1990 Gallup poll found that 77% of Americans polled said abortion was the taking of human life. I agree, and believe that taking the life on an innocent child is unjust.
- Robert Casey quotes

A baby changes your dinner party conversation from politics to poops [very pleasant thanks for that mental image Maurice!]
- Maurice Johnstone quotes

A baby is an alimentary canal with a loud voice at one end and no responsibility at the other.
- Ronald Reagan quotes

A baby is born with a need to be loved - and never outgrows it.
- Frank A Clark quotes

A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on.
- Carl Sandburg quotes

A bachelor is a man who comes to work each morning from a different direction.
- Sholom Aleichem quotes

A bachelor never quite gets over the idea that he is a thing of beauty and a boy forever.
- Helen Rowland quotes

A bad book is as much of a labour to write as a good one, it comes as sincerely from the author's soul.
- Aldous Huxley quotes

A bad book is the worse that it cannot repent. It has not been the devil's policy to keep the masses of mankind in ignorance, but finding that they will read, he is doing all in his power to poison their books.
- John Galbraith quotes

A bad book is the worse that it cannot repent. It has not been the devil's policy to keep the masses of mankind in ignorance; but finding that they will read, he is doing all in his power to poison their books.
- Galbraith quotes

A bad cause will never be supported by bad means and bad men.
- Thomas Paine quotes

A bad liver is to a Frenchman what a nervous breakdown is to an American. Everyone has had one and everyone wants to talk about it.
- Art Buchwald quotes

A bad manner spoils everything, even reason and justice; a good one supplies everything, gilds a No, sweetens a truth, and adds a touch of beauty to old age itself.
- Baltasar Gracian quotes

A bad peace is even worse than war.
- Tacitus quotes

A bad review is even less important than whether it is raining in Patagonia.
- Iris Murdoch quotes

A bad review is like baking a cake with all the best ingredients and having someone it on it.
- Danielle Steel quotes

A ball bat is a wondrous weapon.
- Ty Cobb quotes

A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don't need it.
- Bob Hope quotes

A bargain is something you can't use at a price you can't resist. [also attributed with similar wording to several other people]
- Franklin Jones quotes

A barren superfluity of words (The Dispensary)
- Sir Samuel Garth quotes

A bartender is a temporary pharmacist with a limited inventory
- Anonymous quotes

A baseball manager is a necessary evil.
- Sparky Anderson quotes

A battle lost or won is easily described, understood, and appreciated, but the moral growth of a great nation requires reflection, as well as observation, to appreciate it.
- Frederick Douglas quotes

A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.
- A A Milne quotes

A beautiful lady is an accident of nature. A beautiful old lady is a work of art.
- Louis Nizer quotes

A beautiful woman is the hell of the soul, the purgatory of the purse, and the paradise of the eyes
- Bernard Fontenelle quotes

A beautiful woman should break her mirror early.
- Baltasar Gracian quotes

A beauty is a woman you notice; a charmer is one who notices you.
- Adlai Stevenson quotes

A beauty is a woman you notice; a charmer is one who notices you.
- Adlai E Stevenson quotes

A beginning, a muddle, and an end [on the classic formula for a novel]
- Philip Larkin quotes

A belief in hell and the knowledge that every ambition is doomed to frustration at the hands of a skeleton have never prevented the majority of human beings from behaving as though death were no more than an unfounded rumour.
- Aldous Huxley quotes

A belief is like a guillotine, just as heavy, just as light.
- David Hockney quotes

A belief may be larger than a fact. A faith that is overdefined is the very faith most likely to prove inadequate to the great moments of life.
- Vannevar Bush quotes

A bell's not a bell 'til you ring it A song's not a song 'til you sing it Love in your heart wasn't put there to stay Love isn't love 'til you give it away!
- Oscar Hammerstein II quotes

A belting track that still sounds great today. Vinyl was and will for ever be the greatest format for music. I loved hearing the warm crackles on some of my mums old vinyl records [goody two shoes]
- Christian O'connell quotes

A best friend is like a four leaf clover:hard to find and lucky to have.
- Sarah Jessica Parker quotes

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