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A day out-of-doors, someone I loved to talk with, a good book and some simple food and music -- that would be rest.
– Roosevelt, Eleanor
A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty, the contemplation of mystery, or the search of truth or perfection is a poverty-stricken day; and a succession of such days is fatal to human life.
– Lewis Mumford
A day without newspapers is like walking around without your pants on.
– Jerry Coleman
A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.
– Steve Martin
A dead end is the only way out of where you shouldn't be going.
– Leslie Miklosy
A dead thing goes with the stream. Only a living thing can go against it.
– G. K. Chesterton
A deadline is negative inspiration. Still, it's better than no inspiration at all.
– Rita Mae Brown
A decent boldness ever meets with friends.
– Homer
A decision is the action an executive must take when he has information so incomplete that the answer does not suggest itself.
– Arthur W. Radford
A decline in courage may be the most striking feature that an outside observer notices in the West today. The Western world has lost its civic courage, both as a whole and separately, in each country, in each government, in each political party, and, of course, in the United Nations. Such a decline in courage is particularly noticeable among the ruling and intellectual elites...
– Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Commencement Address at Harvard University, June 8, 1978.
A deer that knows all the hunting techniques of a lion will never fall prey to a lion!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until a majority of voters discover that they can vote themselves largess out of the public treasury.
– Alexander Tyler
A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over lousy fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average of the world's great civilizations before they decline has been 200 years. These nations have progressed in this sequence: From bondage to spiritual faith; from faith to great courage; from courage to liberty; from liberty to abundance; from abundance to selfishness; from selfishness to Complacency; from complacency to apathy; from apathy to dependency; from dependency back again to bondage.
– Alexander Fraser Tyler, Cycle of Democracy (1770)
A democracy is two wolves and a small lamb voting on what to have for dinner. Freedom under a constitutional republic is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.
– Benjamin Franklin
A democratic government is only as strong as the alert conscience of its people.
– Charles W. Tobey
A designer is only as good as the star who wears her clothes.
– Edith Head
A desire to be in charge of our own lives, a need for control, is born in each of us. It is essential to our mental health, and our success, that we take control.
– Robert F. Bennett
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
– John Adams
A desk is a dangerous place from which to watch the world.
– John le Carre
A devil is the one who knows what is right but will not do it.
– Vikrant Parsai
A diamond with a flaw is worth more than a pebble without imperfections.
– Chinese Proverb
A diet is when you watch what you eat and wish you could eat what you watch.
– Hermione Gingold, from a press report, 1973
A different language is a different vision of life.
– Federico Fellini
A dimple in the chin a devil within.
– Irish Proverb
A dinner lubricates business.
– Lord William Stowell

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