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A Cynic is what an Optimist calls a Realist
– Antony Jay / Jonathon Lynn, Sir Humphrey Appleby from the "Yes, Minister" SeriesRate it:
A danger foreseen is half-avoided.
– Cheyenne ProverbRate it:
A dark time is the time when the most light can come in.
– Cecil WilliamsRate it:
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A DOE Unbearably lovely music is heard as the curtain rises, and we see the woods on a summer afternoon. A fawn dances on and nibbles slowly at some leaves. He drifts lazily through the soft foliage. Soon he starts coughing and drops dead.
– Woody Allen, Without FeathersRate it:
A day in which you do goodness far away from the crowds is indeed a very good day!
– Mehmet Murat ildanRate it:
A day may sink or save a realm.
– Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron TennysonRate it:
A day of fortune is like a harvest-day, we must be busy when the corn is ripe.
– GoetheRate it:
A day out-of-doors, someone I loved to talk with, a good book and some simple food and music -- that would be rest.
– Roosevelt, EleanorRate it:
A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty, the contemplation of mystery, or the search of truth or perfection is a poverty-stricken day; and a succession of such days is fatal to human life.
– Lewis MumfordRate it:
A day without laughter is a day wasted.
– Charlie ChaplinRate it:
A day without newspapers is like walking around without your pants on.
– Jerry ColemanRate it:
A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.
– Steve MartinRate it:
A day without The Philosophy is a day without myself.
– CometanRate it:
A dead end is the only way out of where you shouldn't be going.
– Leslie MiklosyRate it:
A dead thing goes with the stream. Only a living thing can go against it.
– G. K. ChestertonRate it:
A deadline is negative inspiration. Still, it's better than no inspiration at all.
– Rita Mae BrownRate it:
A deal is never over until it’s signed – don’t skimp on anything until the deal is closed.
– Noah KaganRate it:
A death without being a loss to anybody is the most unworthy death.
– Alireza Salehi NejadRate it:
A decent boldness ever meets with friends.
– HomerRate it:
A decision is the action an executive must take when he has information so incomplete that the answer does not suggest itself.
– Arthur W. RadfordRate it:
A decline in courage may be the most striking feature that an outside observer notices in the West today. The Western world has lost its civic courage, both as a whole and separately, in each country, in each government, in each political party, and, of course, in the United Nations. Such a decline in courage is particularly noticeable among the ruling and intellectual elites...
– Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Commencement Address at Harvard University, June 8, 1978.Rate it:
A deer that knows all the hunting techniques of a lion will never fall prey to a lion!
– Mehmet Murat ildanRate it:
A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until a majority of voters discover that they can vote themselves largess out of the public treasury.
– Alexander TylerRate it:
A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over lousy fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average of the world's great civilizations before they decline has been 200 years. These nations have progressed in this sequence: From bondage to spiritual faith; from faith to great courage; from courage to liberty; from liberty to abundance; from abundance to selfishness; from selfishness to Complacency; from complacency to apathy; from apathy to dependency; from dependency back again to bondage.
– Alexander Fraser Tyler, Cycle of Democracy (1770)Rate it:

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