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A God without dominion, providence, and final causes, is nothing else but fate and nature.
View quotes by Alexander Pope

On contract clauses: 'There's all this language where you can't jump out of a plane or ride motorcycles. You have to go home and just sit there.'
View quotes by Ben Affleck

"I used to like to break into other people's houses and sit in their rooms. I found it very comforting to be in someone's empty house."
View quotes by Jared Leto

Nature never makes excellent things for mean or no uses. (An Essay concerning Human Understanding.)
View quotes by John Locke

Is it progress if a cannibal uses knife and fork? (Unkempt Thoughts)
View quotes by Stanislaw Lee

I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image.
View quotes by Stephen Hawking

I've played three presidents, three saints and two geniuses - and that's probably enough for any man
View quotes by Charlton Heston

Reality is what refuses to go away when I stop believing in it.
View quotes by Phillip K Dick

Happy people are ignoramuses and glory is nothing else but success, and to achieve it one only has to be cunning. (A Hero of our Time)
View quotes by Mikhail Lermontov

'I've got four houses in my street. I live in two and the others are empty. I'll buy more as they come up, because I think it would be great to have the entire street.'
View quotes by Hugh Grant

Several excuses are always less convincing than one. (Point Counter Point)
View quotes by Aldous Huxley

One of the greatest geniuses that ever existed, Shakespeare, undoubtedly wanted taste.
View quotes by Horace Walpole Fourth Earl Of Oxford

The consumer, so it is said, is the king... each is a voter who uses his money as votes to get the things done that he wants done
View quotes by Paul A Samuelson

Safe upon solid rock the ugly houses stand: Come and see my shining palace built upon the sand!
View quotes by Edna St Vincent Millay

Economics is the science which studies human behaviour as a relationship between ends and scarce means which have alternative uses.
View quotes by Lord Robbins

Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Hate destroys a man's sense of values and his objectivity. It causes him to describe the beautiful as ugly and the ugly as beautiful, and to confuse the true with the false and the false with the true.
View quotes by Martin Luther King Jr

All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.
View quotes by Aristotle

Nothing amuses me more than the easy manner with which everybody settles the abundance of those who have a great deal less than themselves.
View quotes by Jane Austen

If you can make math come alive and get students really excited about it, then they will gain a true understanding of math and math's many uses.
View quotes by Justin Timberlake

I don't really like the north. It's always raining, it's really cold and I don't like all those little houses.
View quotes by Freddie Kanoute

Pre-game pep talk before facing England: 'Look what these bastards have done to Wales. They've taken our coal, our water, our steel. They buy our houses and they only live in them for a fortnight every 12 months. What have they given us? Absolutely nothing. We've been exploited, raped, controlled and punished by the English - and that's who you are playing this afternoon'
View quotes by Phil Bennett

Is not necessary to advertise food to hungry people, fuel to cold people, or houses to the homeless.
View quotes by Galbraith

Geniuses are the luckiest of mortals because what they must do is the same as what they most want to do.
View quotes by W H Auden

Magnetism, as you recall from physics class, is a powerful force that causes certain items to be attracted to refrigerators.
View quotes by Dave Barry

We are no longer in a state of growth; we are in a state of excess. We are living in a society of excrescence. The boil is growing out of control, recklessly at cross purposes with itself, its impacts multiplying as the causes disintegrate.
View quotes by Jean Baudrillard

Who are you to condemn another's sin? He who condemns sin becomes part of it, espouses it.
View quotes by Georges Bernanos

Laws, like houses, lean on one another.
View quotes by Edmund Burke

Your letter of excuses has arrived. I receive the letter but do not admit the excuses except in courtesy, as when a man treads on your toes and begs your pardon - the pardon is granted, but the joint aches, especially if there is a corn upon it.
View quotes by Lord Byron

Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is
View quotes by Albert Camus

These worthy schoolteachers were not overburdened with diplomas, but as far as devotion and morality were concerned, they were second to none; they wore plum-colored silk blouses that caressed my cheeks when they pressed me to their bosoms.
View quotes by Simone De Beauvoir



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