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As American freemen we can not but sympathize in all efforts to extend the blessings of civil and political liberty, but at the same time we are warned by the admonitions of history and the voice of our own beloved Washington to abstain from entangling alliances with foreign nations.
– Zachary Taylor
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As Americans, we go forward, in the service of our country, by the will of God.
– Franklin D. Roosevelt
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As an adolescent ... I was convinced that France would have to go through gigantic trials, that the interest of life consisted in one day rendering her some signal service and that I would have the occasion to do so.
– Charles De Gaulle
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As an adolescent I aspired to lasting fame, I craved factual certainty, and I thirsted for a meaningful vision of human life - so I became a scientist. This is like becoming an archbishop so you can meet girls.
– M. Cartmill
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As an answer on any test, the best of you will always be better than the least of you.
– Chase LeBlanc
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As an anti-American, I thank you for your rotten article devoted to my person.
– Prince Sihanouk in a letter to Time magazine
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As an atheist you have to rationalize things... Then you have to try and make some sort of sense out of your problems. And if you try and find you can't, you have no choice but to be good and scared -- but that's okay
– Billy Joel
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As an athlete, when you least expect it, you may find yourself standing on the threshold of an accomplishment so monumental that it strikes fear into your soul. You must stand ready, at any moment, to face the unknown. You must be ready to walk boldly thru the wall of uncertainty.
– John "The Penguin" Bingham, The courage to start
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As an author I found it fascinating interviewing luminaries of the jazz world for over 15 years, beginning with a phone call from Red Rodney on a Thanksgiving Day in 1989 and then a phone call from Stan Getz on Christmas Day; their comments set in motion the quest to write a book about my first husband, Al Haig, the chosen pianist of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie (who gave me the moniker 'Lady Haig' one blustery cold night outside of Birdland on a January night) - and later Stan Getz.”
– Grange Lady Haig Rutan
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As blushing will sometimes make a whore pass for a virtuous woman, so modesty may make a fool seem a man of sense.
– Jonathan Swift
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As citizens of this democracy, you are the rulers and the ruled, the law-givers and the law-abiding, the beginning and the end.
– Adlai Ewing Stevenson
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As civil rulers, not having their duty to the people duly before them, may attempt to tyrannize, and as the military forces which must be occasionally raised to defend our country, might pervert their power to the injury of their fellow-citizens, the people are confirmed by the next article in their right to keep and bear their private arms.
– Tench Coxe
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As civilized human beings, we are the inheritors, neither of an inquiry about ourselves and the world, nor of an accumulating body of information, but of a conversation, begun in the primeval forests and extended and made more articulate in the course of centuries. It is a conversation which goes on both in public and within each of ourselves.
– Michael Oakeshott
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As close as we are today, tomorrow when we come back from that battlefield, we will be as close as two men can possibly be, sharing a bond that can only be forged in the face of imminent disfigurement. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers. For he today that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother.
– Jeff Melvoin
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As contagion of sickness makes sickness, contagion of trust can make trust.
– Marianne Moore
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As death, when we come to consider it closely, is the true goal of our existence, I have formed during the last few years such close relations with this best and truest friend of mankind, that his image is not only no longer terrifying to me, but is indeed very soothing and consoling And I thank my God for graciously granting me the opportunity...of learning that death is the key which unlocks the door to our true happiness.
– Thomas Mann
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As drops of bitter medicine, though minute, may have a salutary force, so words, though few and painful, uttered seasonably, may rouse the prostrate energies of those who meet misfortune with despondency.
– Bharavi
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As each child looks at the world through innocent eyes all they can see, Is the worlds way of life and the way they think their lives should be.
– Kandice Hehner, Innocent Eyes
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As empty vessels make the loudest sound, so they that have least with are the greatest babblers.
– Plato
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As every divided kingdom falls, so every mind divided between many studies confounds and saps itself.
– Leonardo DaVinci
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As experience widens, one begins to see how much upon a level all human things are.
– Joseph Farrell
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As far and wide the vernal breeze Sweet odours waft from blooming trees, So, too, the grateful savour spreads To distant lands of virtuous deeds.
– Sanskrit Proverb
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As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.
– Albert Einstein
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As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.
– Albert Einstein
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As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.
– Albert Einstein
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