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The author of genius does keep till his last breath the spontaneity, the ready sensitiveness, of a child, the "innocence of eye" that means so much to the painter, the ability to respond freshly and quickly to new scenes, and to old scenes as though they were new; to see traits and characteristics as though each were new-minted from the hand of God instead of sorting them quickly into dusty categories and pigeon-holing them without wonder or surprise; to feel situations so immediately and keenly that the word "trite" has hardly any meaning for him; and always to see "the correspondences between things" of which Aristotle spoke two thousand years ago.
– Dorothea BrandeRate it:
The author of the Iliad is either Homer or, if not Homer, somebody else of the same name.
– Aldous HuxleyRate it:
The authority of any governing institution must stop at its citizen's skin.
– Gloria SteinemRate it:
The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn.
– Marcus Tullius CiceroRate it:
The autumn leaf falls faster than the trees grow faster. (La feuille d'automne descend plus vite - Que les arbres ne grandissent plus vite.)
– Charles de LEUSSERate it:
The avarice person is ever in want; let your desired aim have a fixed limit.
– HoraceRate it:
The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.
– Andrew A. RooneyRate it:
The average educated man in America has about as much knowledge of what a political idea is as he has of the principles of counterpoint. Each is a thing used in politics or music which those fellows who practice politics or music manipulate somehow. Show him one and he will deny that it is politics at all. It must be corrupt or he will not recognize it. He has only seen dried figs. He has only thought dried thoughts. A live thought or a real idea is against the rules of his mind.
– John Jay ChapmanRate it:
The average Hollywood film star's ambition is to be admired by an American, courted by an Italian, married to an Englishman and have a French boyfriend.
– Katharine HepburnRate it:
The average man does not know what to do with his life, yet wants another one which will last forever.
– Anatole FranceRate it:
The average man's judgment is so poor, he runs a risk every time he uses it.
– Edgar Watson HoweRate it:
The average man, who does not know what to do with his life, wants another one which will last forever.
– Anatole FranceRate it:
The average person believes that they are better than the average person.
– Tom ZeganRate it:
The average person living to age 70 has 613,000 hours of life. This is too long a period not to have fun.
– Author UnknownRate it:
The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work. The world takes off its hat to those who put in more than 50% of their capacity, and stands on its head for those few and far between souls who devote 100%.
– Andrew CarnegieRate it:
The average person thinks he isn't.
– Father Larry LorenzoniRate it:
The average person's ear weighs what you are, not what you were.
– Francis QuarlesRate it:
The average Ph.D. thesis is nothing but a transference of bones from one graveyard to another.
– J. Frank DobieRate it:
The average trade book has a shelf life of between milk and yogurt, except for books by any member of the Irving Wallace family - they have preservatives.
– Calvin TrillinRate it:
The average, healthy, well-adjusted adult gets up at seven-thirty in the morning feeling just plain terrible.
– Jean KerrRate it:
The aviation prizes, such as the Orteig Prize, built the aviation industry into what it is today. The competitors for the aviation prizes captured our imagination and instilled a sense of adventure in all of us which allowed aviation to grow as an industry with the support of the public. The X PRIZE, like the Orteig Prize before it, offers the spark needed to inspire the entrepreneurial spirit necessary to build this new industry and make us a true space-faring civilization.
– Norman LaFaveRate it:
The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that carries any reward.
– John Maynard KeynesRate it:
The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that still carries any reward.
– John Maynard KeynesRate it:
The avoidance of taxes is the only pursuit that carries any reward.
– John Maynard KeynesRate it:
The awareness of the ambiguity of one's highest achievements (as well as one's deepest failures) is a definite symptom of maturity.
– Paul Johannes TillichRate it:

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