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The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest possible amount of feathers with the smallest possible amount of hissing.
View quotes by Jean Baptiste Colbert

As the biggest library, if it is in disorder is not as useful as a small but well-arranged one, so you may accumulate a vast amount of knowledge but it will be of far less value than a much smaller amount if you have not thought it over for yourself.
View quotes by Arthur Schopenhauer

The amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and moral courage it contained. That so few now dare to be eccentric marks the chief danger of the time.
View quotes by John Stuart Mill

Eccentricity has always abounded when and where strength of character had abounded; and the amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and courage which it contained.

View quotes by John Stuart Mill

How can you come to know yourself? Never by thinking, always by doing. Try to do your duty, and you'll know right away what you amount to.
View quotes by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

A person must have a certain amount of intelligent ignorance to get anywhere.

View quotes by Charles Kettering

There is actually a fair amount of money being put behind science today.
View quotes by David Baltimore

There is no cannibalism in the British navy, absolutely none, and when I say none, I mean there is a certain amount.
View quotes by Graham Chapman

If you are an athlete, then you have to be prepared to do a certain amount of things you don't necessarily want to.
View quotes by Tyler Hamilton

Business is never so healthy as when, like a chicken, it must do a certain amount of scratching around for what it gets.
View quotes by Henry Ford

There's been probably a ten-fold amount of information about terrorism through the media.
View quotes by Peter Garrett

A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man. Kites rise against, not with, the wind.
View quotes by Lewis Mumford

You can judge your age by the amount of pain you feel when you come in contact with a new idea.
View quotes by Pearl Buck

No amount of political freedom will satisfy the hungry masses
View quotes by Lenin

You have to allow a certain amount of time in which you are doing nothing in order to have things occur to you, to let your mind think.
View quotes by Mortimer Adler

Society can exist only on the basis that there is some amount of polished lying and that no one says exactly what he thinks.
View quotes by Lin Yutang

What normally happens when you write something is that for a certain amount of time you're absolutely convinced that it's the best thing in the world, that nobody else could possible have done it.
View quotes by Joe Stillman

A certain amount of distrust is wholesome, but not so much of others as of ourselves; neither vanity not conceit can exist in the same atmosphere with it.
View quotes by Suzanne Curchod Necker

England always play under a huge amount of pressure. Australia are used to dealing with it and they just roll on.
View quotes by Stephen Fleming

The most certain test by which we judge whether a country is really free is the amount of security enjoyed by minorities.
View quotes by Lord Acton

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