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Mad, adj.: Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
"An art whose medium is language will always show a high degree of critical creativeness, for speech is itself a critique of life: it names, it characterizes, it passes judgment, in that it creates.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the dream in the seeking of it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A strict observance of the written laws is doubtless one of the high virtues of a good citizen, but it is not the highest. The laws of necessity, of self-preservation, of saving our country when in danger, are of higher obligation.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Thought means life, since those who do not think so do not live in any high or real sense. Thinking makes the man.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The rich man in his castle, the poor man at his gate, God made them, high or lowly, and ordered their estate.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears with composure one heavy mischance after another, not because he does not feel them, but because he is a man of high and heroic temper.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
How happy the lot of the mathematician! He is judged solely by his peers, and the standard is so high that no colleague or rival can ever win a reputation he does not deserve. No cashier writes a letter to the press complaining about the incomprehensibility of Modern Mathematics and comparing it unfavorably with the good old days when mathematicians were content to paper irregularly shaped rooms and fill bathtubs without closing the waste pipe.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
You mistake me, my dear. I have a high respect for your nerves. They are my old friends. I have heard you mention them with consideration these twenty years at least.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A newspaper is a circulating library with high blood pressure.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Every man who is high up loves to think that he has done it all himself; and the wife smiles, and lets it go at that.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Men of genius are not quick judges of character. Deep thinking and high imagining blunt that trivial instinct by which you and I size people up.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What is high finance? Its knowing the difference between one and ten, multiplying, subtracting and adding. You just add noughts. Its no more than that.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Embraces are cominglings from the head even to the feet, and not a pompous high priest entering by a secret place.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The profession of magician, is one of the most perilous and arduous specializations of the imagination. On the one hand there is the hostility of God and the police to be guarded against; on the other it is as difficult as music, as deep as poetry, as ingenious as stage-craft, as nervous as the manufacture of high explosives, and as delicate as the trade in narcotics.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Everything tends to make us believe that there exists a certain point of the mind at which life and death, the real and the imagined, past and future, the communicable and the incommunicable, high and low, cease to be perceived as contradictions.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If fishing is a religion, fly fishing is high church.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Firm, faithful, and devoted, full of energy and zeal, and truth, he labors for his race; he clears their painful way to improvement; he hews down like a giant the prejudices of creed and caste that encumber it. He may be stern; he may be exacting; he may be ambitious yet; but his is the sternness of the warrior Greatheart, who guards his pilgrim convoy from the onslaught of Apollyon. His is the exaction of the apostle, who speaks but for Christ, when he says, Whosoever will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me. His is the ambition of the high master-spirit, which aims to fill a place in the first rank of those who are redeemed from the earth -- who stand without fault before the throne of God, who share the last mighty victories of the Lamb, who are called, and chosen, and faithful.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A soul without a high aim is like a ship without a rudder.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Good breeding differs, if at all, from high breeding only as it gracefully remembers the rights of others, rather than gracefully insists on its own rights.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There are two kinds of truth; the truth that lights the way and the truth that warms the heart. The first of these is science, and the second is art. Without art science would be as useless as a pair of high forceps in the hands of a plumber. Without science art would become a crude mess of folklore and emotional quackery.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
People in high life are hardened to the wants and distresses of mankind as surgeons are to their bodily pains.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A refined simplicity is the characteristic of all high bred deportment, in every country, and a considerate humanity should be the aim of all beneath it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No man rises so high as he knows not whither he goes.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Whenever anyone has offended me, I try to raise my soul so high that the offense cannot reach it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Those who have high thoughts are ever striving; they are not happy to remain in the same place. Like swans that leave their lake and rise into the air, they leave their home and fly for a higher home.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The high note is not the only thing.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Be true to the best you know. This is your high ideal. If you do your best, you cannot do more.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
High aims form high characters, and great objects bring out great minds.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is a very high goal which, with our weak powers, we can reach only very inadequately, but which gives a sure foundation to our aspirations and valuations.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule...More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Most of us who turn to any subject we love remember some morning or evening hour when we got on a high stool to reach down an untried volume, or sat with parted lips listening to a new talker, or for very lack of books began to listen to the voices within, as the first traceable beginning of our love.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Tobacco and opium have broad backs, and will cheerfully carry the load of armies, if you choose to make them pay high for such joy as they give and such harm as they do.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It the proof of high culture to say the greatest matters in the simplest way.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
All causes are essentially mental, and whosoever comes into daily contact with a high order of thinking must take on some of it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Devout believers are safeguarded in a high degree against the risk of certain neurotic illnesses; their acceptance of the universal neurosis spares them the task of constructing a personal one.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Every man of action has a strong dose of egoism, pride, hardness, and cunning. But all those things will be regarded as high qualities if he can make them the means to achieve great ends.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
For the high achievers, studying gave them the pleasing, absorbing challenge o flow 40 percent of the hours they spent at it. But for low achievers, studying produced flow only 16 percent of the time; more often that not, it yielded anxiety, with the demands outreaching their abilitiesMore [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is fatally easy for Western folk, who have discarded chastity as a value for themselves, to suppose that it can have no value for anyone else. At the same time as Californians try to re-invent celibacy, by which they seem to mean perverse restraint, the rest of us call societies which place a high value on chastity backward.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Of journeying the benefits are many: the freshness it bringeth to the heart, the seeing and hearing of marvelous things, the delight of beholding new cities, the meeting of unknown friends, and the learning of high manners.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
As high as mind stands above nature, so high does the state stand above physical life. Man must therefore venerate the state as a secular deity. The march of God in the world, that is what the State is.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The most minor gifts and not a very high class way to earn a living. After all, Shirley Temple could do it at the age of four.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Individually, museums are fine institutions, dedicated to the high values of preservation, education and truth; collectively, their growth in numbers points to the imaginative death of this country.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Youth, abundant wealth, high birth, and inexperience, are, each of them a source of ruin. What then must be the fate of those in whom all four are combined.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
But curb thou the high spirit in thy breast, for gentle ways are best, and keep aloof from sharp contentions.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Nothing is too high for the daring of mortals: we storm heaven itself in our folly.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Man is more disposed to domination than freedom; and a structure of dominion not only gladdens the eye of the master who rears and protects it, but even its servants are uplifted by the thought that they are members of a whole, which rises high above the life and strength of single generations.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
One might enumerate the items of high civilization, as it exists in other countries, which are absent from the texture of American life, until it should become a wonder to know what was left.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If you want a high performance woman, I can go from zero to bitch in less than 2.1 seconds.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A tree trunk the size of a man grows from a blade as thin as a hair. A tower nine stories high is built from a small heap of earth.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
They talk about their Pilgrim blood, their birthright high and holy! a mountain-stream that ends in mud thinks is melancholy.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
History, is made up of the bad actions of extraordinary men and woman. All the most noted destroyers and deceivers of our species, all the founders of arbitrary governments and false religions have been extraordinary people; and nine tenths of the calamities that have befallen the human race had no other origin than the union of high intelligence with low desires.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Men nearly always follow the tracks made by others and proceed in their affairs by imitation, even though they cannot entirely keep to the tracks of others or emulate the prowess of their models. So a prudent man should always follow in the footsteps of great men and imitate those who have been outstanding. If his own prowess fails to compare with theirs, at least it has an air of greatness about it. He should behave like those archers who, if they are skilful, when the target seems too distant, know the capabilities of their bow and aim a good deal higher than their objective, not in order to shoot so high but so that by aiming high they can reach the target.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast, that however high we reach we are never satisfied.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is no intrinsic worth in money but what is alterable with the times, and whether a guinea goes for twenty pounds or for a shilling, it is the labor of the poor and not the high and low value that is set on gold or silver, which all the comforts of life must arise from.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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