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The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.
– Theodore HesburghRate it:
The very essence of literature is the war between emotion and intellect, between life and death. When literature becomes too intellectual -- when it begins to ignore the passions, the motions -- it becomes sterile, silly, and actually without substance.
– Isaac Bashevis SingerRate it:
The very essence of love is uncertainty.
– Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being ErnestRate it:
The very essence of the creative is its novelty, and hence we have no standard by which to judge it.
– Carl R. RogersRate it:
The very existence of flamethrowers proves that some time, somewhere, someone said to themselves, "You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I'm just not close enough to get the job done."
– George CarlinRate it:
The very fact of its finding itself in agreement with other minds perturbs it, so that it hunts for points of divergence, feeling the urgent need to make it clear that at least it reached the same conclusions by a different route.
– Herbert ButterfieldRate it:
The very first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete promise and cultivate the delightfully vague.
– Bill CosbyRate it:
The very first resistance that a person often faces before embarking on a journey towards life’s excellence, is from none but one of the friends or family members in his closest circumference.
– Anuj SomanyRate it:
The very hirelings of the press, whose trade it is to buoy up the spirits of the people. have uttered falsehoods so long, they have played off so many tricks, that their budget seems, at last, to be quite empty.
– William CobbettRate it:
The very idea of a bird is a symbol and a suggestion to the poet. A bird seems to be at the top of the scale, so vehement and intense his life. . . . The beautiful vagabonds, endowed with every grace, masters of all climes, and knowing no bounds -- how many human aspirations are realised in their free, holiday-lives -- and how many suggestions to the poet in their flight and song!
– John Burroughs, Birds and Poets, 1887Rate it:
The very idea of a bird is a symbol and a suggestion to the poet. A bird seems to be at the top of the scale, so vehement and intense his life. . . . The beautiful vagabonds, endowed with every grace, masters of all climes, and knowing no bounds -- how many human aspirations are realised in their free, holiday-lives -- and how many suggestions to the poet in their flight and song
– John BurroughsRate it:
The very idea of freedom presupposes some objective moral law which overarches rulers and ruled alike.
– C. S. Lewis, The Poison of Subjectivism (from Christian Reflections; p. 108)Rate it:
The very idea of the power and the right of the people to establish Government, presupposes the duty of every individual to obey the established Government.
– George WashingtonRate it:
The very idea that a Security Control has to be absolutely perfect and fool proof is flawed. The value of a Security control increases as the time and skill needed to exploit it increases.
– Rafay BalochRate it:
The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice.
– Mark TwainRate it:
The very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common. Instead of altering their views to fit the facts, they alter the facts to fit their views...which can be very uncomfortable if you happen to be one of the facts that needs altering.
– Doctor WhoRate it:
The very purpose of existence is to reconcile the glowing opinion we hold of ourselves with the appalling things that other people think about us.
– Quentin CrispRate it:
The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education.
– PlutarchRate it:
The very valuable time of the humanity often passes with the incredible stupidities and with the local matters not worth a penny!
– Mehmet Murat ildanRate it:
The Vice Presidency is sort of like the last cookie on the plate. Everybody insists he won't take it, but somebody always does.
– Bill VaughanRate it:
The vice-president of an advertising agency is a bit of executive fungus that forms on a desk that has been exposed to conference.
– Fred AllenRate it:
The vices of some men are magnificent.
– Charles LambRate it:
The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of setting goals and achieving them. Even the most tedious chore will become endurable as you parade through each day convinced that every task, no matter how menial or boring, brings you closer to fulfilling your dreams.
– Og MandinoRate it:
The Vietnam War required us to emphasize the national interest rather than abstract principles. ... What President Nixon and I tried to do was unnatural. And that is why we didn't make it.
– Henry KissingerRate it:
The village of Market Blandings is one of those sleepy hamlets which modern progress has failed to touch... The church is Norman, and the intelligence of the majority of the natives palaeozoic.
– P. G. WodehouseRate it:

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