Few tragedies can be more extensive than the stunting of life, few injustices deeper than the denial of an opportunity to strive or even to hope, by a limit imposed from without, but falsely identified as lying within.

By : Stephen Jay Gould 0 Likes          


I had one fight in my adult life. I had the famous '89 fight with Nicole, which she admits that she initiated the physical part.

By : O. J. Simpson

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It's precisely the disappointing stories, which have no proper ending and therefore no proper meaning, that sound true to life.

By : Max Frisch

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We have gotten away from this double aspect of either putting the character back into historical events or of making a historical event of his very life.

By : Raymond Queneau

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The thing is, if you control the Senate meetings, you control the gavel. And the gavel is a very important instrument... an instrument of power. An instrument that establishes the agenda.

By : Dan Quayle

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History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.

By : Martin Luther King, Jr.

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It is still not enough for language to have clarity and content... it must also have a goal and an imperative. Otherwise from language we descend to chatter, from chatter to babble and from babble to confusion.

By : Rene Daumal

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No institution can possibly survive if it needs geniuses or supermen to manage it. It must be organized in such a way as to be able to get along under a leadership composed of average human beings.

By : Peter Drucker

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Had the Hebrews not been disturbed in their progress a thousand and more years ago, they would have solved all the great problems of civilization which are being solved now under all the difficulties imposed by the spirit of the Middle Ages.

By : Isaac Mayer Wise

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Every man in his lifetime needs to thank his faults.

By : Ralph Waldo Emerson

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You might as well ask why a middle-aged man with no criminal record might put a paper bag over his head and rob a bank. I acted out of personal desperation.

By : Aldrich Ames

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I don't know of many evangelicals who want to deny gay couples their legal rights. However, most of us don't want to call it marriage, because we think that word has religious connotations, and we're not ready to see it used in ways that offend us.

By : Tony Campolo

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When you take a stand out of deep conviction, people know. They may not even agree, but they ask, 'Do I want someone who is willing to take a hard stand and someone I can trust to do that when the chips are down?' They want that.

By : Barbara Boxer

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