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Just as there is nothing between the admirable omelette and the intolerable, so with autobiography.

View quotes by Hilaire Belloc

Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory.
View quotes by Galbraith

It is found by experience that admirable laws and right precedents among the good have their origin in the misdeeds of others.
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Great authors are admirable in this respect: in every generation they make for disagreement. Through them we become aware of our differences.
View quotes by André Gide

A stricken tree, a living thing, so beautiful, so dignified, so admirable in its potential longevity, is, next to man, perhaps the most touching of wounded objects
View quotes by Edna Ferber

Allow me to offer my congratulations on the truly admirable skill you have shown in keeping clear of the mark. Not to have hit once in so many trials, argues the most splendid talents for missing.
View quotes by Thomas De Quincey

Education is an admirable thing, but it is worth noting that there is nothing worth knowing that can be taught
View quotes by Oscar Wilde

Alfred Nobel's discoveries are characteristic; powerful explosives can help men perform admirable tasks. They are also a means to terrible destruction in the hands of the great criminals who lead peoples to war.
View quotes by Pierre Curie

That which astonishes, astonishes once; but whatever is admirable becomes more and more admired
View quotes by Joseph Joubert

Propose to an Englishman any principle, or any instrument, however admirable, and you will observe that the whole effort of the English mind is directed to find a difficulty, a defect, or an impossibility in it. If you speak to him of a machine for peeling a potato, he will pronounce it impossible; if you peel a potato with it before his eyes, he will declare it useless, because it will not slice a pineapple.
View quotes by Charles Babbage



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