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'My body is a pebble to them, they tend it as water tends to the pebbles it must run over, smoothing them gently.'
View quotes by Sylvia Plath

Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely
View quotes by Lord Acton

In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence.
View quotes by Laurence Peter

Few are agreeable in conversation, because each thinks of what he intends to say than of what others are saying, and listens no more when he himself has a chance to speak.
View quotes by Duc De La Rochefoucauld

Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within hearsay of little children tends toward the formation of character.
View quotes by Hosea Ballou

Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them.
View quotes by Samuel Butler

There is nothing that man fears more than the touch of the unknown. He wants to see what is reaching towards him, and to be able to recognize or at least classify it. Man always tends to avoid physical contact with anything strange.

View quotes by Elias Canetti

A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism.
View quotes by Carl Sagan

Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace.
View quotes by Albert Schweitzer

Social justice cannot be attained by violence. Violence kills what it intends to create.
View quotes by Pope John Paul II

It only stands to reason that where there's sacrifice, there's someone collecting the sacrificial offerings. Where there's service, there is someone being served. The man who speaks to you of sacrifice is speaking of slaves and masters, and intends to be the master.
View quotes by Ayn Rand

He that is good with a hammer tends to think everything is a nail.
View quotes by Abraham Maslow

Conversancy with Hegel tends to deprave one's intellect.
View quotes by John Stuart Mill

A man who pretends to understand women is ad manners. For him to really to understand them is bad morals.
View quotes by Henry James

One of the most arrogant undertakings, to my mind, is to write the biography of a man which pretends to go beyond external facts and gives the inmost motives. One of the most mendacious is autobiography.
View quotes by Thomas Haecker

A guy that throws what he intends to throw, that's the definition of a good pitcher.
View quotes by Sandy Koufax

A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.
View quotes by Aldo Leopold

If one does not understand a person, one tends to regard him as a fool.
View quotes by Carl Gustav Jung

My desire to curtail undue freedom of speech extends only to such public areas as restaurants, airports, streets, hotel lobbies, parks, and department stores. Verbal exchanges between consenting adults in private are as of little interest to me as they probably are to them.
View quotes by Fran Lebowitz

Psychoanalysis pretends to investigate the Unconscious. The Unconscious by definition is what you are not conscious of. But the Analysts already know what's in it - they should, because they put it all in beforehand.
View quotes by Saul Bellow

The system of nature, of which man is a part, tends to be self-balancing, self-adjusting, self-cleansing. Not so with technology.
View quotes by E F Schumacher

Money is neither my god nor my devil. It is a form of energy that tends to make us more of who we already are, whether it's greedy or loving.
View quotes by Dan Millman

It's your life. Live it with people who are alive. It tends to be contagious.
View quotes by Peter McWilliams

I wasn't always such a great fan of Shakespeare, mind you. I can guess we all at one time had it rammed down our necks at school, which tends to take the edge off it.
View quotes by Christopher Ecclestone

Where there is much pretension, much has been borrowed; nature never pretends
View quotes by Johann Lavater

You either believe in Europe at any price: in other words we have to be in Europe at any price because you can't survive without it, or you don't. If you don't it tends to suggest there is a price which you are not willing to pay.
View quotes by Liam Fox

Fun without sell gets nowhere but sell without fun tends to become obnoxious.
View quotes by Leo Burnett

It is not the possession of truth, but the success which attends the seeking after it, that enriches the seeker and brings happiness to him.
View quotes by Max Planck

When one attends to another's garden, one's own garden tends to sprout
weeds.
View quotes by Jason Merchey

He who attends to his greater self becomes a great man, and he who attends to his smaller self becomes a small man
View quotes by Mencius



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