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Persons grouped around a fire or candle for warmth or light are less able to pursue independent thoughts, or even tasks, than people supplied with electric light. In the same way, the social and educational patterns latent in automation are those of self-employment and artistic autonomy.
– Marshall McLuhan
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Persons who have no desire to live have a very slight chance of recovery. We can continue to extend to them our love, sympathy, and prayers but ultimately we must respect a person's decision to die.
– Michio Kushi
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Perspective is worth 80 IQ points
– Alan Kay
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Persuasion is often more effectual than force.
– Aesop
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Pessimism and hopelessness are two assassins that have been hired by very ourselves to kill ourselves!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
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Pessimism is a luxury that a Jew can never allow himself.
– Golda Meir
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Pessimism is as American as apple pie. Frozen apple pie with a slice of processed cheese.
– George Will
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Pessimism is only the name that men of weak nerve give to wisdom.
– Mark Twain
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Pessimism is, in brief, playing the sure game. You cannot lose at it; you may gain. It is the only view of life in which you can never be disappointed. Having reckoned what to do in the worst possible circumstances, when better arise, as they may, life becomes child's play.
– Thomas Hardy
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Pessimist: One who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both.
– Oscar Wilde
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Pessimists are in a winwin situation, whatever happens they are either always right or pleasantly suprised.
– Unknown
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Pessimists are the people who have no hope for themselves or for others. Pessimists are also people who think the human race is beneath their notice, that they're better than other human beings.
– James Baldwin
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Peter exercised a zeal which was unregulated by knowledge
– A. W. Pink
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Peter Not everyone is meant to make a difference. But for me, the choice to lead an ordinary life is no longer an option.
– Spider-Man
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Peter Who am I You sure you want to know The story of my life is not for the faint of heart. If somebody said it was a happy little tale... if somebody told you I was just your average ordinary guy, not a care in the world... somebody lied.
– Spider-Man
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Peter’s specialty is usually sort of the puzzle solving, the putting the pieces together that an FBI agent would be good at. And Neal, I always look at Neal as somebody who can sort of look at the problem from outside the box and approach it in a way that most people wouldn’t think to. Mozzie adds his own expertise, which usually that sort of that street level guy who knows the way that criminals do it. And Elizabeth has a certain amount of emotional intelligence that we try to play off of. She’s going to see things from a human perspective that a lot of times Peter won’t see or Neal won’t see.
– Jeff Eastin
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Petrarch observes, that we change language, habits, laws, customs, manners, but not vices, not diseases, not the symptoms of folly and madness?they are still the same. And as a river, we see, keeps the like name and place, but not water, and yet ever runs, our times and persons alter, vices are the same, and ever be. Look how nightingales sang of old, cocks crowed, kine lowed, sheep bleated, sparrows chirped, dogs barked, so they do still: we keep our madness still, play the fool still; we are of the same humours and inclinations as our predecessors were; you shall find us all alike, much as one, we and our sons, and so shall our posterity continue to the last.
– Burton
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Petronius says that ‘Mundus vult decipi - The world wants to be deceived.’ That is very true, otherwise there wouldn’t exist any religion!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
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Petty ambition would seem to be a mean craving after distinction.
– Theophrastus
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Petty fears and petty pleasures are but the shadow of reality.
– Henry David Thoreau, Walden
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Pezzo di merda! Vorrei solo che avessi sofferto di più! Hai avuto la fine che meritavi! Spero che bru- (Piece of shit! I only wished you'd suffered more! You met the fate you deserved!
– Ezio Auditore da Firenze
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Philanthropic people lose all sense of Humanity, it is their distinguishing characteristic.
– Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Grey
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Philanthropy is the refuge of rich people who wish to annoy their fellow creatures.
– Oscar Wilde
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Philosopher A lover of wisdom, which is to say, Truth.
– Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
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Philosophers call God the great unknown The great misknown is more like it!
– Joseph Roux
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