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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

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

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

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

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

People who are rather more than six feet tall and nearly as broad across the shoulders often have uneventful journeys. People jump out at them from behind rocks then say things like, 'Oh. Sorry. I thought you were someone else.'
View quotes by Terry Pratchett

I read a great number of press reports and find comfort in the fact that they are nearly always conflicting.
View quotes by Harold McMillan

Freedom of expression is the matrix, the indispensable condition, of nearly every other form of freedom.
View quotes by Benjamin Cardozo

I would do anything for a part, nearly anything. Being in movies doesn't mean being pretty.
View quotes by Diane Kruger

Ankles are nearly always neat and good-looking, but knees are nearly always not.
View quotes by Dwight Eisenhower

A great architect is not made by way of a brain nearly so much as he is made by way of a cultivated, enriched heart.

View quotes by Frank Lloyd Wright

You will expect me to discuss the late election. Well, as nearly as I can learn, we did not have enough votes on our side.
View quotes by Herbert Hoover

Ignorance per se is not nearly as dangerous as ignorance of ignorance.
View quotes by Sydney Harris

I would have died for Yorkshire. I suppose once or twice I nearly did.
View quotes by Brian Close

I stripped naked and dived in like Mark Spitz. There was a ruddy great tanker, bigger than this ground, 100 yards away. I nearly had a heart attack from that and the freezing water [after he dived in the icy River Solent before his side's FA Cup tie at Southampton after a dare from his players]

View quotes by Martin Allen

We do not mind our not arriving anywhere nearly so much as our not having any company on the way.
View quotes by Frank Moore Colby

Three years ago I nearly finished playing. I was working in a cream cake factory to try and raise some money. Clearing trays in the freezing cold puts things into perspective.
View quotes by Graeme Storm

I thought it was a bit high - he nearly took my willy off. You would probably expect that from Bob but there you go. [on a Bob Malcolm challenge]
View quotes by Ross Tokely

Pele has nearly everything. Maradona has everything.
View quotes by Alf Ramsey

Extreme avarice is nearly always mistaken; there is no passion which is oftener further away from its mark, nor upon which the present has so much power to the prejudice of the future
View quotes by Duc De La Rochefoucauld

Justice is like a train that is nearly always late
View quotes by Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Nearly all the Brazilian supporters are wearing yellow shirts. It's a fabulous kaleidoscope of colour.
View quotes by John Motson

The Nellie, a cruising yawl, swung to her anchor without a flutter of the sails, and was at rest. The flood had made, the wind was nearly calm, and being bound down the river, the only thing for it was to come and wait for the turn of the tide. [Heart of Darkness]
View quotes by Joseph Conrad

The fact that life evolved out of nearly nothing, some 10 billion years after the universe evolved out of literally nothing, is a fact so staggering that I would be mad to attempt words to do it justice
View quotes by Richard Dawkins

Now nearly all those I loved and did not understand when I was young are dead, but I still reach out to them
View quotes by Norman Maclean

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