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Americans will listen, but they do not care to read. War and Peace must wait for the leisure of retirement, which never really comes: meanwhile it helps to furnish the living room. Blockbusting fiction is bought as furniture. Unread, it maintains its value. Read, it looks like money wasted. Cunningly, Americans know that books contain a person, and they want the person, not the book.
– Anthony BurgessRate it:
Americans will put up with anything provided it doesn't block traffic.
– Arnold BennettRate it:
Americans, unhappily, have the most remarkable ability to alchemize all bitter truths into an innocuous but piquant confection and to transform their moral contradictions, or public discussion of such contradictions, into a proud decoration, such as are given for heroism on the battle field.
– James BaldwinRate it:
Amicus scientia est amicus Deus: Friend of science is the friend of God!
– Mehmet Murat ildanRate it:
Among all men on the earth bards have a share of honor and reverence, because the muse has taught them songs and loves the race of bards.
– HomerRate it:
Among all the tragic consequences of depression and war, this suppression of personal self-expression through one's life work is among the most poignant.
– Henry M. WristonRate it:
Among mortals second thoughts are wisest.
– EuripidesRate it:
Among my most prized possessions are the words that I have never spoken.
– Orson Scott CardRate it:
Among the attributes of God, although they are all equal, mercy shines with even more brilliancy than justice.
– Miguel De CervantesRate it:
Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms, as the blackest.
– Mohandas Karamchand GandhiRate it:
Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act of depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest.
– Mahatma GandhiRate it:
Among the virtues and vices that make up the British character, we have one vice, at least, that Americans ought to view with sympathy. For they appear to be the only people who share it with us. I mean our worship of the antique. I do not refer to beauty or even historical association. I refer to age, to a quantity of years.
– William GoldingRate it:
Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can all of them make me laugh.
– W. H. AudenRate it:
Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh.
– W. H. AudenRate it:
Among well bred people a mutual deference is affected, contempt for others is disguised; authority concealed; attention given to each in his turn; and an easy stream of conversation maintained without vehemence, without interruption, without eagerness for victory, and without any airs of superiority.
– David HumeRate it:
Among wonderful things is a sore-eyed man who is an oculist.
– Arabic ProverbRate it:
Amongst all possessions knowledge appears pre-eminent. The wise call it supreme riches, because it can never be lost, has no price, and can at no time be destroyed.
– The HitopadesaRate it:
Amongst the learned the lawyers claim first place, the most self-satisfied class of people, as they roll their rock of Sisyphus and string together six hundred laws in the same breath, no matter whether relevant or not, piling up opinion on opinion and gloss on gloss to make their profession seem the most difficult of all. Anything which causes trouble has special merit in their eyes.
– Desiderius ErasmusRate it:
Amusement is the happiness of those who cannot think.
– Alexander PopeRate it:
Amy Stroup has what is a rarity among most people doing music but common for all great artists that make a real impact – unique artistry that is immediately identifiable. That special something that cuts through the noise. I’ve been a fan since the first song.
– Nathan ChapmanRate it:
An "OGEE" could be used in a variety of settings. "OMG, the ogee is fabulous for our new molding." Or, "Honey, which do you prefer: the lateral ogee or the supported ogee?
– HWRRate it:
An absent friend gives us friendly company when we are well assured of his happiness.
– GoetheRate it:
An act against my will is not my act.
– UnknownRate it:
An act has no ethical quality whatever unless it be chosen out of several all equally possible.
– William JamesRate it:
An act of goodness is of itself an act of happiness. No reward coming after the event can compare with the sweet reward that went with it.
– Maurice MasterlinckRate it:

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