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I think my securities far outweigh my insecurities. I am not nearly as afraid of myself and my imagination as I used to be.
View quotes by Billy Connelly

Wisdom is oftimes nearer when we stoop, then when we soar.
View quotes by William Wordsworth

I told the Inland Revenue I didn't owe them a penny because I lived near the seaside.
View quotes by Ken Dodd

Love from one being to another can only be that two solitudes come nearer, recognize and protect and comfort each other.
View quotes by Han Suyin

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
View quotes by Abraham Lincoln

Nearly all men die of their medicines, not of their diseases.
View quotes by Moliere

Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything it is because we are dangerously near to wanting nothing.
View quotes by Sylvia Plath

To be poor and independent is very nearly an impossibility (Advice to Young Men)
View quotes by William Cobbett

We are as near to heaven by sea as by land!
View quotes by Sir Humphrey Gilbert

A mistress should be like a little country retreat near the town, not to dwell in constantly, but only for a night and away (The Country Wife)
View quotes by William Wycherley

Truth-loving Persians do not dwell upon The trivial skirmish fought near Marathon.
View quotes by Robert Graves

In research the horizon recedes as we advance, and is no nearer at sixty than it was at twenty. As the power of endurance weakens with age, the urgency of the pursuit grows more intense... And research is always incomplete. (Isaac Casaubon)
View quotes by Mark Pattinson

Thirst of wealth no quiet knows,
But near the death-bed fierce grows.
View quotes by Anne Finch

I'd say the chances are about 50-50 that humanity will be extinct or nearly extinct within 50 years. Weapons of mass destruction, disease, I mean this global warming is scaring the living daylights out of me.
View quotes by Ted Turner

Money frees you from doing things you dislike. Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy.
View quotes by Groucho Marx

Nearly all marriages, even happy ones, are mistakes: in the sense that almost certainly (in a more perfect world, or even with a little more care in this very imperfect one) both partners might be found more suitable mates. But the real soul-mate is the one you are actually married to.
View quotes by J R R Tolkien

I used to work in a fire hydrant factory. You couldn't park anywhere near the place.
View quotes by Steven Wright

One thinks of French philosophy that it aspires to the condition of literature or the condition of art, and that English and American philosophy aspires to the condition of science. French philosophy, one thinks of as picking up an idea and running with it, posibility into a nearby brick wall or over a local cliff, or something like that.
View quotes by Ted Honderich

If a woman tells you she's twenty and looks sixteen, she's twelve. If she tells you she's twenty-six and looks twenty-six, she's damn near fourty.
View quotes by Chris Rock

His throw went absolutely nowhere near where it was going.
View quotes by Richie Benaud

With close-lipped Patience for our only friend, Sad Patience, too near neighbour to Despair.
View quotes by Matthew Arnold

Our society distributes itself into Barbarians, Philistines and Populace; and America is just ourselves with the Barbarians quite left out, and the Populace nearly.
View quotes by Matthew Arnold

It is very nearly impossible... to become an educated person in a country so distrustful of the independent mind.
View quotes by James Baldwin

Gravity is a contributing factor in nearly 73 percent of all accidents involving falling objects.
View quotes by Dave Barry

Life's enchanted cup sparkles near the brim.

View quotes by Lord Byron

Time and memory are true artists; they remould reality nearer to the heart's desire.
View quotes by John Dewey

We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility.
View quotes by Rabindranath Tagore

The buttocks are the most aesthetically pleasing part of the body because they are non-functional. Although they conceal an essential orifice, these pointless globes are as near as the human form can ever come to abstract art.
View quotes by Kenneth Tynan

A rusty nail placed near a faithful compass, will sway it from the truth, and wreck the argosy.
View quotes by Sir Walter Scott

A man should live with his superiors as he does with his fire: not too near, lest he burn; nor too far off, lest he freeze.
View quotes by Albert Pike



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