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Beauty, more than bitterness Makes the heart break.
– Sara Teasdale
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Beavers bred in captivity, inhabiting a concrete pool, will, if given the timber, fatuously go through all the motions of damming and ancestral stream.
– Evelyn Waugh, Work Suspended (1943)
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Bebop was about change, about evolution. It wasn't about standing still and becoming safe. If anybody wants to keep creating they have to be about change.
– Miles Davis
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Because a thing is difficult for you, do not therefore suppose it to be beyond mortal power. On the contrary, if anything is possible and proper for man to do, assume that it must fall within your own capacity.
– Marcus Aurelius, Meditations – Book Six
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Because anticipate rather than search the bushes. (Car plutôt anticiper - Que les fourrés rechercher.) [Fables1, The Rabbit and the Hedgehog / Le Lapin et le Hérisson]
– Charles de LEUSSE
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because for years I thought what was good for the country was good for General Motors and vice versa.
– Charles Erwin Wilson
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Because he did not have time to read every new book in his field, the great Polish anthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski used a simple and efficient method of deciding which ones were worth his attention: Upon receiving a new book, he immediately checked the index to see if his name was cited, and how often. The more "Malinowski" the more compelling the book. No "Malinowski," and he doubted the subject of the book was anthropology at all.
– Neil Postman
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Because he once wrote, "We must love one another or die," he can command me to follow him.
– E.M. Forster
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Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, 'She doesn't have what it takes.' They will say, 'Women don't have what it takes.'
– Clare Booth Luce
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Because I could not stop for Death -- He kindly stopped for me -- The carriage held but just ourselvesAnd immortality.
– Emily Dickinson
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Because I could not stop for death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves and immortality.
– Emily Dickinson
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Because I had goodwill for all, I thought all were my friends; and then I learned of treachery, that some preferred my end. A glorious day, the one I learned the meaning of the word. It's good to know my enemies, though their reasons are absurd.
– Vanna Bonta
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Because I have been a magician for many years, people have often asked me whether I ever have sawn a woman in half. I reply, Oh, yes I've sawn over seventy women in half in my lifetime, and I'm learning the second half of the trick now.
– Raymond Smullyan
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Because I have loved life, I shall have no sorrow to die.
– Amelia Burr
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Because I'm technologically able to find a like-minded person on the other side of the globe, I'm also more interested in making friends with my next-door neighbor.
– Jeffrey Klein
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Because impudence is a vice, it does not follow that modesty is a virtue; it is built upon shame, a passion in our nature, and may be either good or bad according to the actions performed from that motive.
– Bernard Mandeville
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Because just as good morals, if they are to be maintained, have need of the laws, so the laws, if they are to be observed, have need of good morals.
– Niccolò Machiavelli
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Because of Christ's resurrection--and His guarantee that He will resurrect all who believe in Him--we are the most fortunate, the most blest people on the planet Our faith is effective, we are not in our sins, our departed loved ones are with the Lord, and the labor we do for Him is not in vain.
– Bob Wilkin
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Because of what you have done the heavens have become a part of man's world. And as you talk to us from the Sea of Tranquillity, it inspires us to redouble our efforts to bring peace and Tranquillity to Earth. For one priceless moment, in the whole history of man, all the people on this Earth are truly one. One in their pride in what you have done. One in our prayers that you will return safely to Earth.
– Richard Milhous Nixon
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Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables. Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder.
– Thomas Aquinas
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Because systems of mass communication can communicate only officially acceptable levels of reality, no one can know the extent of the secret unconscious life. No one in America can know what will happen. No one is in real control.
– Allen Ginsberg
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Because the results are expressed in numbers, it is easy to make the mistake of thinking that the intelligence test is a measure like a foot ruler or a pair of scales. It is, of course, a quite different sort of measure. Intelligence is not an abstraction like length and weight; it is an exceedingly complicated notion - which nobody has yet succeeded in defining.
– Walter Lippmann
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Because the women are watching.
– T. E. Lawrence, ...when asked, Why do men go to war?
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Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are.
– Bertolt Brecht
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Because thou must not dream, thou need not despair.
– Matthew Arnold
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