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There was a time when the reader of an unexciting newspaper would remark, 'How dull is the world today' Nowadays he says, 'What a dull newspaper'
– Daniel J. Boorstin
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There was a time when we expected nothing of our children but obedience, as opposed to the present, when we expect everything of them but obedience.
– Anatole Broyard
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There was a young man of Dundoo,
Whose limericks stopped at line 2.

– Anonymous
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There was an immeasurable distance between the quick and the dead they did not seem to belong to the same species and it was strange to think that but a little while before they had spoken and moved and eaten and laughed.
– W. Somerset Maugham
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There was never a genius without a tincture of madness.
– Aristotle
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There was never a good biography of a good novelist. There couldn't be. He is too many people if he's any good.
– F Scott
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There was never a great man who had not a great mother
– Oliver Schreiner
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There was never a great man who had not a great mother.
– Olive Schreiner
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There was never an angry man that thought his anger unjust.
– Saint Francis de Sales
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There was never anything by the wit of man so well devised, or so sure established, which in continuance of time hath not been corrupted.
– Book of Common Prayer
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There was never in the history of the world a great politician who was not hated by large numbers of inferior men.
– Unknown
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There was no explosion.Everything was all okay
– Carl E. C. Weekley
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There was no need for a term like ‘magical thinking’ in the Golden Age of Man...there was only genuine everyday magic and mysticism. Children were not mocked or scolded in those days for singing to the rain or talking to the wind.
– Anthon St Maarten
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There was no telling what people might find out once they felt free to ask whatever questions they wanted to.
– Joseph Heller, Catch 22
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There was nothing he liked so much as flattery, or, to put it more plainly, adulation; the coarser and clumsier it was, the more he relished it
– Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon
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There was something awesome in the thought of the solitary mortal standing by the open window and summoning in from the gloom outside the spirits of the nether world.
– Conan Doyle
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There was that law of life, so cruel and so just, that one must grow or else pay more for remaining the same.
– Norman Mailer
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There was this huge world out there, independent of us human beings and standing before us like a great, eternal riddle, at least partly accessible to our inspection and thought. The contemplation of that world beckoned like a liberation.
– Albert Einstein
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There were always people like the pope. They serve a certain function, of course. They subsidize us. But, they don't create anything and they must never be allowed to stop the artist from creating.
– Andrew Schneider
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There were many ways of not burdening one's conscience, of shunning responsibility, looking away, keeping mum. When the unspeakable truth of the Holocaust then became known at the end of the war, all too many of us claimed that they had not known anything about it or even suspected anything.
– Richard von Weizscker
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There were so many candidates on the platform that there were not enough promises to go around.
– Ronald Reagan
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There will always be a part, and always a very large part of every community, that have no care but for themselves, and whose care for themselves reaches little further than impatience of immediate pain, and eagerness for the nearest good.
– Samuel Johnson
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There will always be dissident voices heard in the land expresing opposition without alternatives, finding fault but never favor, perceiving gloom on every side, and seeking influence without responsibility.
– John F. Kennedy, Speech for the Dallas Trade Mart which was never delivered.
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There will always be one who loves, and one who lets himself be loved.
– W. Somerset Maugham, Of Human Bondage
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there will always be pressures and time sin your life when you'll need answers, but coke and the rest offer nothing -- no outlet, no information. And, believe me, you're only as good as your information.
– Bob Seger
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