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Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Reminiscences, even extensive ones, do not always amount to an autobiography. For autobiography has to do with time, with sequence and what makes up the continuous flow of life. Here, I am talking of a space, of moments and discontinuities. For even if months and years appear here, it is in the form they have in the moment of recollection. This strange form -- it may be called fleeting or eternal -- is in neither case the stuff that life is made of.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The best liar is he who makes the smallest amount of lying go the longest way.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The great majority of people in England and America are modest, decent and pure-minded and the amount of virgins in the world today is stupendous.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There are people who can write their memoirs with a reasonable amount of honesty, and there are people who simply cannot take themselves seriously enough. I think I might be the first to admit that the sort of reticence which prevents a man from exploiting his own personality is really an inverted sort of egotism.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest amount of feathers with the least possible amount of hissing.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I bring to my life a certain amount of mess.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Decency must be an even more exhausting state to maintain than its opposite. Those who succeed seem to need a stupefying amount of sleep.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There are two kinds of men who never amount to much -- those who cannot do what they are told and those who can do nothing else.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No amount of artificial reinforcement can offset the natural inequalities of human individuals.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When you run into someone who is disagreeable to others, you may be sure he is uncomfortable with himself; the amount of pain we inflict upon others is directly proportional to the amount we feel within us.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
By the definition accepted in the United States, any person with even a small amount of Negro Blood... is a Negro. Logically, it would be exactly as justifiable to say that any person with even a small amount of white blood is white. Why do they say one rather than the other? Because the former classification suits the convenience of those making the classification. Society, in short, regards as true those systems that produce the desired results. Science seeks only the most generally useful systems of classification; these it regards for the time being, until more useful classifications are invented, as true.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No use to shout at them to pay attention. If the situations, the materials, the problems before the child do not interest him, his attention will slip off to what does interest him, and no amount of exhortation of threats will bring it back.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No amount of political freedom will satisfy the hungry masses.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
One cannot demand of a scholar that he show himself a scholar everywhere in society, but the whole tenor of his behavior must none the less betray the thinker, he must always be instructive, his way of judging a thing must even in the smallest matters be such that people can see what it will amount to when, quietly and self-collected, he puts this power to scholarly use.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Society can exist only on the basis that there is some amount of polished lying and that no one says exactly as he thinks.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No amount of charters, direct primaries, or short ballots will make a democracy out of an illiterate people.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The great difference between those who succeed and those who fail does not consist in the amount of work done by each but in the amount of intelligent work. Many of those who fail most ignominiously do enough to achieve grand success but they labor haphazardly at whatever they are assigned, building up with one hand to tear down with the other. They do not grasp circumstances and change them into opportunities. They have no faculty for turning honest defeats into telling victories. With ability enough and ample time, the major ingredients of success, they are forever throwing back and forth an empty shuttle and the real web of their life is never woven.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Become aware of internal, subjective, sub-verbal experiences, so that these experiences can be brought into the world of abstraction, of conversation, of naming, etc. with the consequence that it immediately becomes possible for a certain amount of control to be exerted over these hitherto unconscious and uncontrollable processes.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Bear in mind, if you are going to amount to anything, that your success does not depend upon the brilliance and the impetuosity with which you take hold, but upon the ever lasting and sanctified bull doggedness with which you hang on after you have taken hold.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and moral courage it contained. That so few now dare to be eccentric marks the chief danger of the time.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Eccentricity has always abounded when and where strength of character has abounded; and the amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and moral courage which it contained.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man. Kites rise against, not with, the wind.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
You can judge your age by the amount of pain you feel when you come in contact with a new idea.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Most people get a fair amount of fun out of their lives, but on balance life is suffering, and only the very young or the very foolish imagine otherwise.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The sensitiveness claimed by neurotic is matched by their egotism: they cannot abide the flaunting by others of the sufferings to which they pay an even increasing amount of attention in themselves.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Pain is such an uncomfortable feeling that even a tiny amount of it is enough to ruin every enjoyment.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
One of the grotesqueries of present-day American life is the amount of reasoning that goes into displaying the wisdom secreted in bad movies while proving that modern art is meaningless. They have put into practice the notion that a bad art work cleverly interpreted according to some obscure Method is more rewarding than a masterpiece wrapped in silence.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Marriage is for women the commonest mode of livelihood, and the total amount of undesired sex endured by women is probably greater in marriage than in prostitution.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I made a resolve then that I was going to amount to something if I could. And no hours, nor amount of labor, nor amount of money would deter me from giving the best that there was in me. And I have done that ever since, and I win by it. I know.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
As the biggest library if it is in disorder is not as useful as a small but well-arranged one, so you may accumulate a vast amount of knowledge but it will be of far less value to you than a much smaller amount if you have not thought it over for yourself.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Just as the largest library, badly arranged, is not so useful as a very moderate one that is well arranged, so the greatest amount of knowledge, if not elaborated by our own thoughts, is worth much less than a far smaller volume that has been abundantly and repeatedly thought over.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The amount of good luck coming your way depends on your willingness to act.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The greatest amount of wasted time is the time not getting started.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There are three possible parts to a date, of which at least two must be offered: entertainment, food, and affection. It is customary to begin a series of dates with a great deal of entertainment, a moderate amount of food, and the merest suggestion of affection. As the amount of affection increases, the entertainment can be reduced proportionately. When the affection IS the entertainment, we no longer call it dating. Under no circumstances can the food be omitted.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Given a sufficient number of people and an adequate amount of time you can create insurmountable opposition to the most inconsequential idea.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Strange as it may seem, no amount of learning can cure stupidity, and formal education positively fortifies it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The world of the 90s and beyond will belong to managers or those who make the numbers dance, as we used to say, or those who are conversant with all the business jargon we used to sound smart. The world will belong to passionate, driven leaders -- people who not only have an enormous amount of energy but who can energize those whom they lead.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A reasonable amount o fleas is good for a dog -- keeps him from brooding over being a dog, maybe.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I am, I must confess, suspicious of those who denounce others for having too much sex. At what point does a healthy amount become too much? There are, of course, those who suffer because their desire for sex has become compulsive; in their case the drive (loneliness, guilt) is at fault, not the activity as such. When morality is discussed I invariably discover, halfway into the conversation, that what is meant are not the great ethical questions but the rather dreary business of sexual habit, which to my mind is an aesthetic rather than an ethical issue.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Sympathy with joy intensifies the sum of sympathy in the world, sympathy with pain does not really diminish the amount of pain.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To be good, according to the vulgar standard of goodness, is obviously quite easy. It merely requires a certain amount of sordid terror, a certain lack of imaginative thought, and a certain low passion for middle-class respectability.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Samir: Is there some way to just give the money back?
Peter Gibbons: What? You mean just hand them a check for the exact amount they're missing? I think they'd figure that out. More [07/25/2005 12:07:00]
It's an amazing thing, really, it's a legitimate language. There are only a certain amount of people in the world who can speak it, like Oxford professors and what not. It's such a beautiful language too, it's really brilliant.More [03/22/2006 12:03:00]
Well, my shrink's been trying to talk me out of that for many years. We used to have this discussion: 'Well, you know, I can't let go of [eccentricities] or I won't be creative anymore.' And then I decided ... it's good to let a certain amount go, so you can be a functioning person.More [04/06/2006 12:04:00]
The United States, per capita, at a certain period in its history, had the most junkies of any country ever in the world - right after the Civil War. The most brutal war, the greatest amount of casualties that America's ever had.More [04/06/2006 12:04:00]
Same thing, like my commercials are often times really funny because I tend to find 30 seconds is a really good amount of time to tell a joke.More [04/07/2006 12:04:00]
It's not the same to read Gabrielle Garcia Marquez in Spanish than to read it in English in a translation. You lose a tremendous amount of subtleness.More [04/10/2006 12:04:00]
We're certainly going to fight for a reasonable amount of money.More [04/20/2006 12:04:00]
There isn't a place on Earth with the amount of beautiful ladies as LA. When you're young and starring in a successful TV show and playing the ladies' man-well, it's a good thing the show was cancelled, or I would have been old before my time!More [05/03/2006 12:05:00]
If your life, or the life of someone you love, is hanging in the balance, of course you would withstand any amount of abuse to get the job done and to get the life saved. Of course, you have to be convinced that person knows what they're doing. In real life, you have no way of knowing that you're dealing with the best person for the job. It's only on television that you can know that.More [05/11/2006 12:05:00]
If you went into a 40,000-foot warehouse, even if you just light a match the match pierces the darkness. It pierces even in the vast amount of darkness. As I see it, the movie is a light, it is a match.More [05/16/2006 12:05:00]
So all the elements put together, it's going to be quite a substantial amount at the end of the day.More [05/18/2006 12:05:00]
I was known as 'Ray, Head of Security' in the bookstores and stuff where he was signing books. I just spent an enormous amount of time with him and watched him like a hawk. Studied him. I tried to steal his soul.More [05/19/2006 12:05:00]
For 40 years, I put my body through a tremendous amount of work.More [05/23/2006 12:05:00]
“There's no amount of money that would make me decide something for a career.”More [06/01/2006 12:06:00]
I read a little about Nitti. They had sent me some stuff, I did some research and I knew a bit about him before, but there's not a tremendous amount about him.More [06/15/2006 12:06:00]

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