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An artist must be a reactionary. He has to stand out against the tenor of the age and not go flopping along.
– Evelyn Waugh
An artist on Esperance had once said to me, "Having sex or a domestic quarrel with the house monitors on is like undressing in front of a dog or cat ... it gives you pause the first time, and then you forget about it.
– Dan Simmons
An aspect of our uniqueness is the view we have of ourselves. Nobody exists with the same idea we have of ourselves. With our first breath we begin developing our attitudes toward life. When we mature, at whatever age, we are simply a combination and accumulation of all that has occurred up to now. It seem as though we are taught our feelings towards just about everything...as those who instruct us have been... and those that instructed them...and so forth. What might be important could be other than what others think. One of our abilities, as human, is that of choice. We can choose how we feel towards stuff based on our personal experience. KnowyerLoved, CWD
– Carl DeHaven
An ass is but an ass, though laden with gold.
– Romanian Proverb
An ass will with his long ears fray The flies that tickle him away; But man delights to have his ears Blown maggots in by flatterers.
– Butler
An association of men who will not quarrel with one another is a thing which has never yet existed, from the greatest confederacy of nations down to a town meeting or a vestry.
– Thomas Jefferson
An asylum for the sane would be empty in America.
– George Bernard Shaw
An atheist has value only if this person is perfectly ethical.
– Ileana Adriana Stan
An atheist is a man who has no invisible means of support.
– John Buchan
An atheist is one who hopes the Lord will do nothing to disturb his disbelief.
– Franklin P. Jones
An attempt is already underway to revise history-to leave the impression that the former president had nothing to do with Watergate. But there is no doubt about his obstruction of justice after the Watergate break-in.
– John J. Sirica
An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists on boring future generations.
– Charles de Montesquieu
An autobiography is only to be trusted when it reveals something disgraceful. A man who gives a good account of himself is probably lying, since any life when viewed from the inside is simply a series of defeats.
– George Orwell
An economist is a man who states the obvious in terms of the incomprehensible.
– Alfred A. Knopf
An economist is a surgeon with an excellent scalpel and a rough-edged lancet, who operates beautifully on the dead and tortures the living.
– Nicholas Chamfort
An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today.
– Laurence J. Peter
An educated man ... is thoroughly inoculated against humbug, thinks for himself and tries to give his thoughts, in speech or on paper, some style.
– Alan Simpson
An educated man without ambition is as badly off as an ambitious man without education.
– Vikrant Parsai
An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't.
– Anatole France
An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't.
– Anatole France
An education isnt how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. Its being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you dont. Its knowing where to go to find out what you need to know; and its knowing how to use the information you get.
– William Feather
An education was a bit like a communicable sexual disease. It made you unsuitable for a lot of jobs and then you had the urge to pass it on.
– Terry Pratchett, Hogfather
An educational method that shall have liberty as its basis must intervene to help the child to a conquest of liberty. That is to say, his training must be such as shall help him to diminish as much as possible the social bonds which limit his activity.
– Maria Montessori
An effective way to deal with predators is to taste terrible.
– Unknown
An election cannot give a country a firm sense of direction if it has two or more national parties which merely have different names, but are as alike in their principals and aims as two peas in the same pod.
– Franklin D. Roosevelt

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