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Since every effort in our educational life seems to be directed toward making of the child a being foreign to itself, it must of necessity produce individuals foreign to one another, and in everlasting antagonism with each other.
Emma Goldman

It would be judicious to act with magnanimity towards a prostrate foe.
Zachary Taylor

Broadly we have had a good campaign, where we have got across the Liberal Democrat message. When we put these issues across, people warm to them
Chris Huhne

One certain effect of war is to diminish freedom of expression.
Howard Zinn

Gormenghast, that is, the main massing of the original stone, taken by itself would have displayed a certain ponderous architectural quality were it possible to have ignored the circumfusion of those mean dwellings that swarmed like an epidemic around it s Outer Walls.
Mervyn Peake

The United States basically accepted protection abroad as the price of post-war recovery. Now, that these countries have caught up to our level of prosperity, it is time for them to catch up to our level of openness.
Larry Summers

Modesty is the gentle art of enhancing your charm by pretending not to be aware of it.
Oliver Herford

Those who do not steal or rob only for fear of the consequences should they get caught, are not only thieves, but cowards as well.
John A Marshall

I am honoured to be asked to take on this role, especially as it comes at such an integral time for our relationship with South Africa and the African continent. There shall be many new challenges and opportunities ahead and I look forward to embracing them with great anticipation [on becoming the UK's high commissioner to South Africa]
Paul Boateng

This award is meaningful because it comes from my fellow dealers in celluloid.
Alfred Hitchcock

It's worse than losing a war - a national crisis of the highest magnitude. [on the World Cup failure 1974]
George Wigg

In war, indeed, there can be no substitute for victory
Douglas Macarthur

People who matter are most aware that everyone else does too.
Malcolm Forbes

Next year, we’ve got so much to look forward to with our own UK Tour in March and April, and we can’t wait to be doing Take That’s sold-out stadium tour as their Special Guests next summer. Mutya’s still going to be missed but it’s great that we’re parting company still as best friends.
Heidi Range

As soon as war is declared it will be impossible to hold the poets back. Rhyme is still the most effective drum.
Jean Giraudoux

I'm looking forward to being stuck in a bedroom with sexy girls [on celeb Big Brother]
Preston Samuel

Happiness is not a reward - it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment - it is a result.
Robert G Ingersoll

Man maintains his balance, poise, and sense of security only as he is moving forward.
Maxwell Maltz

Once I got past my anger toward my mother, I began to excel in volleyball and modelling.
Gabrielle Reece

I am never one to disappoint. When I decided to invest I decided to bring the club forward. I am ready bring new ideas, vision and investment to the club.
Thaksin Shinawatra

'It is by no means enough that an officer be capable...He should be a gentleman of liberal education, refined, manners, punctilious courtesy, and the nicest sense of personal honor... No meritorious act of a subordinate should escape his attention, even if the reward be only one word of approval. Conversely, he should not be blind to a single fault in any subordinate.'
John Paul Jones

A dwarf on a giant's shoulders sees farther of the two
George Herbert

Experience has shown how deeply the seeds of war are planted by economic rivalry and social injustice.
Harry S Truman

I can't believe I really won all those awards, it is such an honour, truly, it really is.
Amy Winehouse

'I know you are here to kill me. Shoot, coward, you are only going to kill a man.' - facing his assassin
Che Guavara

Edward Clare was cleaning his teeth in the cavernous bathroom in Number Five Ann Street, Edinburgh. He was counting the brushstrokes in his head, as his mother had instructed; never less than 200. [Number 10]
Sue Townsend

Warm words from David Cameron cannot wipe out the memories of 18 years of Tory government that left a legacy in our towns and cities of homelessness, repossessions and mass unemployment.
John Prescott

Chop your own wood, and it will warm you twice.
Henry Ford

The children of warriors in our country learn the grace and caution that come from a permanent sense of estrangement.
Pat Conroy

War is a series of catastrophes which result in victory.
Albert Pike

The next war will be fought with atom bombs and the one after that with spears
Harold Urey

If a dog jumps in your lap, it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing, it is because your lap is warmer.
Alfred North Whitehead

I can recall no parallel in history where a great nation recently at war has so distinguished its former enemy commander.
Douglas Macarthur

When Greeks joined Greeks, then was the tug of war!
Nathaniel Lee

I'm really happy, she's a great person. And she's a great influence on people around her. But I think that anything that has changed in my life is because of me. I've gone through it, and I've learned to deal with it and I've made the decision to move forward [on Samantha Ronson]
Lindsay Lohan

The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men.
George Eliot

The whole history of civilization is strewn with creeds and institutions which were invaluable at first, and deadly afterwards.
Walter Bagehot

It was an act of cowardice and I consider it appropriate that the Australian team were wearing yellow.
Robert Muldoon

A book is a fragile creature, it suffers the wear of time, it fears rodents, the elements and clumsy hands. so the librarian protects the books not only against mankind but also against nature and devotes his life to this war with the forces of oblivion.
Umberto Eco

Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
Terry Pratchett

The two worst strategic mistakes to make are acting prematurely and letting an opportunity slip; to avoid this, the warrior treats each situation as if it were unique and never resorts to formulae, recipes or other people's opinions.
Paulo Coelho

Preparation for war is a constant stimulus to suspicion and ill will
James Monroe

Great authors are admirable in this respect: in every generation they make for disagreement. Through them we become aware of our differences.
André Gide

Chess is a game of war and strategy, and a great chess player would make a great intelligence officer.
Bobby Fischer

In a small cathedral town where changes are few, there are always people who remember who used to live in a particular house, what happened to them there and afterwards, and so on
James Hilton

During times of war the priorities and what you wanted from life were very different from what you want and priorities when life is rosy.
Philip Gibbs

If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.
Lucy Larcom

Kate Wilkinson sat in warm bathwater in the weird but wonderful old-fashioned porcelain tub in her New York apartment. The apartment exuded 'old' and 'worn' in ways that practitioners of shabby chic couldn't begin to imagine
James Patterson

I was thinking - if we get a cell with a trouser press, we can make cheese toasties. [Lister in Red Dwarf]
Craig Charles

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common then unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ' press on ' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
Calvin Coolidge



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