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The writer must believe that what he is doing is the most important thing in the world. And he must hold to this illusion even when he knows it is not true.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Before marriage, a girl has to make love to a man to hold him. After marriage, she has to hold him to make love to him.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Even good opinions are worth very little unless we hold them in the broad, intelligent, and spacious way.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Even though people may be well known, they hold in their hearts the emotions of a simple person for the moments that are the most important of those we know on earth: birth, marriage and death.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We cannot let terrorists and rogue nations hold this nation hostile or hold our allies hostile.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If we take science as our sole guide, if we accept and hold fast that alone which is verifiable, the old theology must go.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
So it is naturally with the male and the female; the one is superior, the other inferior; the one governs, the other is governed; and the same rule must necessarily hold good with respect to all mankind.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is all right to hold a conversation but you should let go of it now and then.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Protestantism has the method of Jesus with His secret too much left out of mind; Catholicism has His secret with His method too much left out of mind; neither has His unerring balance, His intuition, His sweet reasonableness. But both have hold of a great truth, and get from it a great power.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I hold every man a debtor to his profession.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The force of truth that a statement imparts, then, its prominence among the hordes of recorded observations that I may optionally apply to my own life, depends, in addition to the sense that it is argumentatively defensible, on the sense that someone like me, and someone I like, whose voice is audible and who is at least notionally in the same room with me, does or can possibly hold it to be compellingly true.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Footnotes are the finer-suckered surfaces that allow testicular paragraphs to hold fast to the wider reality of the library.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Temper is a weapon that we hold by the blade.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To catch a husband is an art; to hold him is a job.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Everybody knows there is no fineness or accuracy of suppression; if you hold down one thing, you hold down the adjoining.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I believe though I do not comprehend, and I hold by faith what I cannot grasp with the mind.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Getting rid of a delusion makes us wiser than getting hold of a truth.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To say, well done to any bit of good work is to take hold of the powers which have made the effort and strengthen them beyond our knowledge.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
You must see your goals clearly and specifically before you can set out for them. Hold them in your mind until they become second nature.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Meditation brings wisdom; lack of mediation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what hold you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When the world has got hold of a lie, it is astonishing how hard it is to kill it. You beat it over the head, till it seems to have given up the ghost, and behold! the next day it is as healthy as ever.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The marble not yet carved can hold the form of every thought the greatest artist has.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The secret of making something work in your lives is, first of all, the deep desire to make it work: then the faith and belief that it can work: then to hold that clear definite vision in your consciousness and see it working out step by step, without one thought of doubt or disbelief.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Set your sights high, the higher the better. Expect the most wonderful things to happen, not in the future but right now. Realize that nothing is to good. Allow absolutely nothing to hamper you or hold you up in any way.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check; yet crime persists. Why? Because the instincts that are warring in man are not, as the law claims, constant forces in a state of equilibrium.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Poetry reveals to us the loveliness of nature, brings back the freshness of youthful feelings, reviews the relish of simple pleasures, keeps unquenched the enthusiasm which warmed the springtime of our being, refines youthful love, strengthens our interest in human mature, by vivid delineations of its tenderest and softest feelings, and through the brightness of its prophetic visions, helps faith to lay hold on the future life.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Never hold anyone by the button or the hand in order to be heard out; for if people are unwilling to hear you, you had better hold your tongue than them.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
You can have anything you want -- if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, have anything you desire, accomplish anything you set out to accomplish -- if you will hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When you know a thing, to hold that you know it; and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it--this is knowledge.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I is a militant social tendency, working to hold and enlarge its place in the general current of tendencies. So far as it can it waxes, as all life does. To think of it as apart from society is a palpable absurdity of which no one could be guilty who really saw it as a fact of life.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
You can have such an open mind that it is too porous to hold a conviction.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To be right, a person must do one of two things: either he must learn to have God in his work and hold fast to him there, or he must give up his work altogether. Since, however, we cannot live without activities that are both human and various, we must learn to keep God I everything we do, and whatever the job or place, keep on with him, letting nothing stand in our way.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There seems to be no stopping drug frenzy once it takes hold of a nation. What starts with an innocuous HUGS, NOT DRUGS bumper sticker soon leads to wild talk of shooting dealers and making urine tests a condition for employment -- anywhere.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is one topic peremptorily forbidden to all well-bred, to all rational mortals, namely, their distempers. If you have not slept, or if you have slept, or if you have headache, or sciatica, or leprosy, or thunder-stroke, I beseech you, by all angels, to hold your peace, and not pollute the morning.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
His heart was as great as the world, but there was no room in it to hold the memory of a wrong.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is this benefit in brag, that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means; draw it all out, and hold him to it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Oh man! There is no planet sun or star could hold you, if you but knew what you are.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The sea, washing the equator and the poles, offers its perilous aid, and the power and empire that follow it... Beware of me, it says, but if you can hold me, I am the key to all the lands.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We must hold a man amenable to reason for the choice of his daily craft or profession. It is not an excuse any longer for his deeds that they are the custom of his trade. What business has he with an evil trade?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If you set your heart upon philosophy, you must straightway prepare yourself to be laughed at and mocked by many who will say Behold a philosopher arisen among us! or How came you by that brow of scorn? But do you cherish no scorn, but hold to those things which seem to you the best, as one set by God in that place. Remember too, that if you abide in those ways, those who first mocked you, the same shall afterwards reverence you; but if you yield to them, you will be laughed at twice as much as before.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Always hold your head up but be careful to keep your nose at a friendly level.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is always the minorities that hold the key of progress.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Unexplained joy is always so keen that... it seems to hold enough to reconcile one to the inevitable.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I hold it to be the inalienable right of anybody to go to hell in his own way.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Yes! To this thought I hold with firm persistence; The last result of wisdom stamps it true; He only earns his freedom and existence Who daily conquers them anew.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What chance gathers she easily scatters. A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To will is to select a goal, determine a course of action that will bring one to that goal, and then hold to that action until the goal is reached. The key is action.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is much of economic theory which is pursued for no better reason than its intellectual attraction; it is a good game. We have no reason to be ashamed of that, since the same would hold for many branches of mathematics.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The greater the hold of government upon the life of the individual citizen, the greater the risk of war.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We must become acquainted with our emotional household: we must see our feelings as they actually are, not as we assume they are. This breaks their hypnotic and damaging hold on us.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The only obligation to which in advance we may hold a novel, without incurring the accusation of being arbitrary, is that it be interesting.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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