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The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero
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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 LEUSSE
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The avarice person is ever in want; let your desired aim have a fixed limit.
– Horace
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The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.
– Andrew A. Rooney
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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 Chapman
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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 Hepburn
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The average man does not know what to do with his life, yet wants another one which will last forever.
– Anatole France
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The average man's judgment is so poor, he runs a risk every time he uses it.
– Edgar Watson Howe
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The average man, who does not know what to do with his life, wants another one which will last forever.
– Anatole France
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The average person believes that they are better than the average person.
– Tom Zegan
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The average person living to age 70 has 613,000 hours of life. This is too long a period not to have fun.
– Author Unknown
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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 Carnegie
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The average person thinks he isn't.
– Father Larry Lorenzoni
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The average person's ear weighs what you are, not what you were.
– Francis Quarles
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The average Ph.D. thesis is nothing but a transference of bones from one graveyard to another.
– J. Frank Dobie
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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 Trillin
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The average, healthy, well-adjusted adult gets up at seven-thirty in the morning feeling just plain terrible.
– Jean Kerr
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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 LaFave
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The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that carries any reward.
– John Maynard Keynes
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The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that still carries any reward.
– John Maynard Keynes
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The avoidance of taxes is the only pursuit that carries any reward.
– John Maynard Keynes
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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 Tillich
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The backbone of surprise is fusing speed with secrecy.
– Karl von Clausewitz
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The bad end unhappily, the good unluckily. That is what tragedy means.
– Tom Stoppard
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The bad fortune of the good turns their faces up to heaven; the good fortune of the bad bows their heads down to the earth.
– Saadi
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