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On the whole, human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time.
I think it will be truly glorious when women become real people and have the whole world open to them.
Sympathy constitutes friendship; but in love there is a sort of antipathy, or opposing passion. Each strives to be the other, and both together make up one whole.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The whole business of marshaling one's energies becomes more and more important as one grows older.
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.
H. L. Mencken
Nothing can be more absurd than the practice that prevails in our country of men and women not following the same pursuits with all their strengths and with one mind, for thus, the state instead of being whole is reduced to half.
The whole secret of life is to be interested in one thing profoundly and in a thousand things well.
Forgiveness is the answer to the child's dream of a miracle by which what is broken is made whole again, what is soiled is made clean again.
Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character.
James Russell Lowell
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
The whole world is about three drinks behind.
A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
There's no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you.
In 20 or 30 years, you'll be able to hold in your hand as much computing knowledge as exists now in the whole city, or even the whole world.
I think my whole generation's mission is to kill the cliche.
I just don't believe in the basic concept that someone should make their whole career in public service.
Why, I ask, isn't it possible that advertising as a whole is a fantastic fraud, presenting an image of America taken seriously by no one, least of all by the advertising men who create it?
I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.
Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.
The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
Sydney J. Harris
Many a man in love with a dimple makes the mistake of marrying the whole girl.
I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that.
Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.
Our government... teaches the whole people by its example. If the government becomes the lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy.
Louis D. Brandeis
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.
We're animals. We're born like every other mammal and we live our whole lives around disguised animal thoughts.
Personally, I would sooner have written Alice in Wonderland than the whole Encyclopedia Britannica.
Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one.
E. B. White
But now I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.
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