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The vanity of teaching doth oft tempt a man to forget that he is a blockhead.
– Sir George SavileRate it:
The various modes of worship, which prevailed in the Roman world, were all considered by the people as equally true by the philosopher, as equally false and by the magistrate, as equally useful.
– Edward GibbonRate it:
The vast majority of human beings dislike and even dread all notions with which they are not familiar. Hence it comes about that at their first appearance innovators have always been devided as fools and madmen.
– Aldous HuxleyRate it:
The vast material displacements the machine has made in our physical environment are perhaps in the long run less important than its spiritual contributions to our culture.
– Lewis MumfordRate it:
The vast possibilities of our great future will become realities only if we make ourselves responsible for that future.
– Gifford PinchotRate it:
The verb 'to love' in Persian is 'to have a friend.' 'I love you' translated literally is 'I have you as a friend,' and 'I don't like you' simply means 'I don't have you as a friend.'
– Shusha GuppyRate it:
The very aim and end of our institutions is just this that we may think what we like and say what we think.
– Nadine GordimerRate it:
The very concept of history implies the scholar and the reader. Without a generation of civilized people to study history, to preserve its records, to absorb its lessons and relate them to its own problems, history, too, would lose its meaning.
– George Frost KennanRate it:
The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision.
– Theodore HesburghRate it:
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:

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