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We do not commonly see in a tax a diminution of freedom, and yet it clearly is one.
View quotes by Herbert Spencer

The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.
View quotes by George Bernard Shaw

A woman, the more curious she is about her face, is commonly the more careless about her house
View quotes by Ben Jonson

A new actress is pretty commonly seen in the press, but you don't often see such mystery behind who the character really is.
View quotes by Rachel Roberts

Our brightest blazes of gladness are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.
View quotes by Samuel Johnson

Clairvoyant: A person, commonly a woman, who has the power of seeing that which is invisible to her patron - namely, that he is a blockhead.
View quotes by Ambrose Bierce

My verses don't screw classically, they babble commonly and bluster far too nobly. In winter their lips leap.
View quotes by Hugo Claus

People commonly educate their children as they build their houses, according to some plan they think beautiful, without considering whether it is suited to the purposes for which they are designed.

View quotes by Mary Wortley Montagu

When men are most sure and arrogant, they are commonly the most mistaken, and have then given views to passion, without that proper deliberation and suspense which can alone secure them from the grossest absurdities
View quotes by David Hume

Actions rare and sudden do commonly proceed from fierce necessity, of else from some oblique design, which is ashamed to show itself in the public road.
View quotes by William Davenant

Those who attain any excellence, commonly spend life in one pursuit; for excellence is not often gained upon easier terms.
View quotes by Samuel Johnson

For imagination sets the goal picture which our automatic mechanism works on. We act, or fail to act, not because of will, as is so commonly believed, but because of imagination.

View quotes by Maxwell Maltz

Because they commonly make use of treasure found in books, as of other treasure belonging to the dead and hidden underground; for they dispose of both with great secrecy, defacing the shape and image of the one as much as of the other.
View quotes by William Davenant

Doctors said that the test most commonly used to screen for colon cancer doesn't go far enough. They're recommending a procedure that involves photographing the entire colon. I say, don't vie CBS an idea for another reality show.
View quotes by Bill Maher

The superior gratification derived from the use and contemplation of costly and supposedly beautiful products is, commonly, in great measure a gratification of our sense of costliness masquerading under the name of beauty.
View quotes by Thucydides



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