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The approval of the public is to be avoided like the plague. It is absolutely essential to keep the public from entering if one wishes to avoid confusion. I must add that the public must be kept panting in expectation at the gate by a system of challenges and provocations.
– AndrĂ© BretonRate it:
The arbitrary rule of a just and enlightened prince is always bad. His virtues are the most dangerous and the surest form of seduction: they lull a people imperceptibly into the habit of loving, respecting, and serving his successor, whoever that successor may be, no matter how wicked or stupid.
– Denis DiderotRate it:
The argument against recursive procedures was always an efficiency argument: non-re-entrant code could be executed so much more efficiently. But with the advent of multiprogramming another need for felxible storage allocation has emerged. And if there are still machines in which the use of recursive routines is punished by too heavy a penalty, then I would venture the opinion that the structure of such a machine should now be called somewhat old-fashioned.
– Edsger W. DijkstraRate it:
The argument between wives and whores is an old one; each one thinking that whatever she is, at least she is not the other.
– Andrea DworkinRate it:
The Argument from Intimidation is a confession of intellectual impotence.
– Ayn RandRate it:
The argument is at an end.
– Saint AugustineRate it:
The argument of the broken pane of glass is the most valuable argument in modern politics.
– Emmeline PankhurstRate it:
The argument of the strongest is always the best.
– Jean de La FontaineRate it:
The Army has carried the American ... ideal to its logical conclusion. Not only do they prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, creed and color, but also on ability.
– Tom LehrerRate it:
The army of Truth is the real Invincible Armada. Truths are always destined to be victorious.
– Mehmet Murat ildanRate it:
The Army was good for me. I can't honestly say that it taught me any morals or sense of responsibility. I had been raised with those qualities. What it taught me was that there was a whole world of sex I had yet to discover.
– John HolmesRate it:
The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one.
– J. Russel LynesRate it:
The art of advice is to make the recipient believe he thought the thought of it himself.
– Frank TygerRate it:
The art of being bored is lost.
– Ted Klauber, Senior Executive, FCB WorldwideRate it:
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
– William JamesRate it:
The art of being yourself at your best is the art of unfolding your personality into the person you want to be. . . . Be gentle with yourself, learn to love yourself, to forgive yourself, for only as we have the right attitude toward ourselves can we have the right attitude toward others.
– Wilfred A. PetersonRate it:
The art of conversation consist as much in listening politely, as in talking agreeably.
– AtwellRate it:
The art of dining well is no slight art, the pleasure not a slight pleasure.
– Michel de MontaigneRate it:
The art of drawing conclusions from experiments and observations consists in evaluating probabilities and in estimating whether they are sufficiently great or numerous enough to constitute proofs. This kind of calculation is more complicated and more difficult than it is commonly thought to be. . .
– Antoine Laurent LavoisierRate it:
The art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one class of the citizens to give to the other.
– VoltaireRate it:
The art of government is the organization of idolatry.
– George Bernard ShawRate it:
The art of leading, in operations large or small, is the art of dealing with humanity, of working diligently on behalf of men, of being sympathetic with them, but equally, of insisting that they make a square facing toward their own problems.
– S. L. A. Marshall, Men Against Fire, 1947Rate it:
The art of letting go is simply about personal empowerment. Realizing what you're in charge of, realizing what you control, and more importantly, what you don't control."
– Steve MaraboliRate it:
The art of life is to show your hand. There is no diplomacy like candor. You may lose by it now and then, but it will be a loss well gained if you do. Nothing is so boring as having to keep up a deception.
– Edward Verall LucasRate it:
The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings.
– Okakura KakuzoRate it:

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