Found 76 quotes starting with AD:


Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam
– Gerald Veritas
Adam and Eve had many advantages, but the principle one was that they escaped teething.
– Mark Twain
Adam inquires concerning celestial motions, is doubtfully answered, and exhorted to search rather things more worthy of knowledge.
– John Milton
Adam knew Eve his wife and she conceived. It is a pity that this is still the only knowledge of their wives at which some men seem to arrive.
– F. H. Bradley
Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature's inexorable imperative.
– H. G. Wells
Adaptability is not imitation. It means power of resistance and assimilation.
– Mahatma Gandhi
Addiction, obesity, starvation (anorexia nervosa) are political problems, not psychiatric: each condenses and expresses a contest between the individual and some other person or persons in his environment over the control of the individual's body.
– Thomas Szasz
Addresses are given to us to conceal our whereabouts.
– Saki
Adjectives are the potbelly of poetry.
– R.Z. Sheppard, book critic
Admiration, n. Our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves.
– Ambrose Bierce
Admonish thy friends in secret, praise them openly.
– Publilius Syrus
Adolescence is a time of uncertainty, stuffed with expectations and glazed with rebellion
– Christiaan van der Spuy
Adolescence is the stage between infancy and adultery.
– Unknown
Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Adopt the pace of nature.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one.
– Dr. Hans Selye
Adorn thy mind with knowledge, for knowledge maketh thy worth.
– Firdausi
Adultery is the application of democracy to love.
– H. L. Mencken
Adultery itself in its principle is many times nothing but a curious inquisition after, and envy of another man's enclosed pleasures: and there have been many who refused fairer objects that they might ravish an enclosed woman from her retirement and single possessor.
– Jeremy Taylor
Adulthood is the ever-shrinking period between childhood and old age. It is the apparent aim of modern industrial societies to reduce this period to a minimum.
– Thomas Szasz
Adulthood isn't an award they'll give you for being a good child. You can waste... years, trying to get someone to give that respect to you, as though it were a sort of promotion or raise in pay. If only you do enough, if only you are good enough. No. You have to just... take it. Give it to yourself, I suppose. Say, I'm sorry you feel like that and walk away. But that's hard.
– Lois McMaster Bujold
Adults are just children who earn money.
– Kenneth Branaugh
Adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them.
– Dr. Seuss
Adults find pleasure in deceiving a child. They consider it necessary, but they also enjoy it. The children very quickly figure it out and then practice deception themselves.
– Elias Canetti
Adults who still derive childlike pleasure from hanging gifts of a ready-made education on the Christmas tree of a child waiting outside the door to life do not realize how unreceptive they are making the children to everything that constitutes the true surprise of life.
– Karl Kraus

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