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Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost what it feels about dogs.
– John Osborne
Asking to meet with Italian businessmen instead of government officials. I want to talk to these people because they stay in power and you change all the time.
– Nikita Khrushchev
Assassination has never changed the history of the world.
– Benjamin Disraeli
Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.
– George Bernard Shaw
– Arturo Toscanini (1867-1957), To his orchestra
Assault weapons' menacing looks, coupled with the public's confusion over fully-automatic machine guns versus semi-automatic assault weapons --anything that looks like a machine gun is assumed to be a machine gun-- can only increase the chance of public support for restrictions on these weapons.
– Josh Sugarmann
Assert your right to make a few mistakes. If people can't accept your imperfections, that's their fault.
– Dr. David M. Burns
Associate with the noblest people you can find read the best books live with the mighty. But learn to be happy alone. Rely upon your own energies, and so do not wait for, or depend on other people.
– Thomas Davidson
Associate with well-mannered persons and your manners will improve. Run around with decent folk and your own decent instincts will be strengthened.
– Stanley Walker
Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company.
– George Washington
Assume a virtue, if you have it not.
– William Shakespeare
Assume in adversity a countenance of prosperity, and in prosperity moderate thy temper.
– Livy
Assuming either the Left Wing or the Right Wing gained control of the country, it would probably fly around in circles.
– Pat Paulsen
Assumptions allow the best in life to pass you by.
– John Sales
Assumptions are the termites of relationships.
– Henry Winkler
Astronomers say the universe is finite, which is a comforting thought for those people who can't remember where they leave things.
– Unknown
Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another.
– Plato
At 18 our convictions are hills from which we look At 45 they are caves in which we hide.
– F. Scott Fitzgerald
At 18 our convictions are hills from which we look; At 45 they are caves in which we hide.
– F. Scott Fitzgerald
At 20 a man is a peacock, at 30 a lion, at 40 a camel, at 50 a serpent, at 60 a dog, at 70 an ape, and at 80 nothing.
– Baltasar Gracian
At 20 years of age the will reigns, at 30 the wit, at 40 the judgment.
– Benjamin Franklin
At a certain age some people's minds close up they live on their intellectual fat.
– Blessing Irish
At a certain moment the Stars of David appeared, at home, the pieces of material. I don’t know where they came from. I think that maybe my mother, or someone else arranged that we had them. I was, as a woman, required to sew them onto various pieces of clothing, so I did that. So there you were with a star on your clothes. But because all of us, I think, were at the Jewish Lyceum and a lot of others wore the star - yes I thought it was weird and I didn’t like it - but I never really felt that bad, a lot of people were in the same situation.
– Jetteke Frijda
At a dinner party one should eat wisely but not too well, and talk well but not too wisely.
– W. Somerset Maugham
At age 50, every man has the face he deserves.
– George Orwell

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