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Our minds are like our stomachs; they are whetted by the change of their food, and variety supplies both with fresh appetites.
– Quintilian
Our minds thus grow in spots and like grease spots, the spots spread. But we let them spread as little as possible we keep unaltered as much of our old knowledge, as many of our old prejudices and beliefs, as we can.
– William James
Our mission is at once the oldest and the most basic of this country: to right wrong, to do justice, to serve man. Because all Americans just must have the right to vote. And we are going to give them that right. All Americans must have the privileges of citizenship regardless of race. And they are going to have those privileges of citizenship regardless of race.
– Lyndon B. Johnson
Our most intimate friend is not he to whom we show the worst, but the best of our nature.
– Nathaniel Hawthorne
Our nation was born in genocide when it embraced the doctrine that the original American, the Indian, was an inferior race. Even before there were large numbers of Negroes on our shore, the scar of our racial hatred had already disfigured colonial society. From the sixteenth century forward, blood flowed in battles over racial supremacy. We are perhaps the only nation which tried as a matter of national policy to wipe out its indigenous population. Moreover, we elevated that tragic experience into a noble crusade. Indeed, even today we have not permitted ourselves to reject or feel remorse for this shameful episode. Our literature, our films, our drama, our folklore all exalt it. Our children are still taught to respect the violence which reduced a red-skinned people of an earlier culture into a few fragmented groups herded into impoverished reservations.
– John Kennedy, Autobiography of malcolm x
Our national flower is the concrete cloverleaf.
– Lewis Mumford
Our neighbors in Virginia are just as responsible for these killings as the criminals are because they won't pass strong gun control legislation.
– Marion Shepilov Barry, Jr.
Our neighbour's tree is our tree; our tree is our neighbour's tree!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Our notion of the perfect society embraces the family as its center and ornament, and this paradise is not secure until children appear to animate and complete the picture.
– Amos Bronson Alcott
Our numbers have increased in Vietnam because the aggression of others has increased in Vietnam. There is not, and there will not be, a mindless escalation.
– Lyndon B. Johnson
Our observation of nature must be diligent, our reflection profound, and our experiments exact. We rarely see these three means combined and for this reason, creative geniuses are not common.
– Denis Diderot
Our observation of nature must be diligent, our reflection profound, and our experiments exact. We rarely see these three means combined; and for this reason, creative geniuses are not common.
– Denis Diderot
Our opinions become fixed at the point where we stop thinking.
– Ernest Renan
Our opinions do not really blossom into fruition until we have expressed them to someone else.
– Mark Twain
Our opportunities to do good are our talents.
– C. Mather
Our own acts are isolated and one act does not buy absolution for another.
– William Butler Yeats, Autobiography
Our own heart, and not other men's opinion, form our true honor.
– Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Our own heart, and not other men's opinion, forms our true honor.
– Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack.
– Henry Miller
Our parents teach us to speak and the world teaches us to be silent.
– Vikrant Parsai
Our party has been accused of fooling the public by calling tax increases 'revenue enhancement.' Not so. No one was fooled.
– J Danforth Quayle
Our passion and principals are constantly in a frenzy, but begin to shift and waver, as we return to reason.
– Laurence Sterne
Our passions are like convulsion fits, which, though they make us stronger for a time, leave us the weaker ever after.
– Alexander Pope
Our patience will achieve more than our force.
– Edmund Burke
Our perception of reality is cultural & changing cultural views change reality.
– Martin Tobias Lithner

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