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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:
A democracy is two wolves and a small lamb voting on what to have for dinner. Freedom under a constitutional republic is a well armed lamb contesting the vote. (Misattributed)
– Benjamin FranklinRate it:
A democracy that is reduced in having state of emergency and security as its unique paradigms, is no longer a democracy.
– Giorgio AgambenRate it:
A democratic government is only as strong as the alert conscience of its people.
– Charles W. TobeyRate it:
A designer is only as good as the star who wears her clothes.
– Edith HeadRate it:
A desire to be in charge of our own lives, a need for control, is born in each of us. It is essential to our mental health, and our success, that we take control.
– Robert F. BennettRate it:
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
– John AdamsRate it:
A desk is a dangerous place from which to watch the world.
– John le CarreRate it:
A determined person does not find it hard to succeed in life (in whatever he or she does). Rather, he or she finds it hard to quit. Now, that's why every determined person often ends up a success story. -Emeasoba George
– Emeasoba GeorgeRate it:
A devil is surrounded by befriended demons who smile before his face, but behind speak all ill & conspire evil plans against him only.
– Anuj SomanyRate it:
A devil is the one who knows what is right but will not do it.
– Vikrant ParsaiRate it:
A devil on being caught for his evil thought and wrong doings gets the help sought of his buddies asking them to go into public with a mask of a civil to rebuke him first virulently and later on revoke all allegations and aspersions cast on him to give him a clean chit.
– Anuj SomanyRate it:
A Diamond is born only after the Coal withstands tremendous pressure, and endures enormous heat for thousands of years. Creation and Cultivation of Beauty doesn't happen just by chance!
– Deodatta V. Shenai-KhatkhateRate it:
A diamond is just another stone to one who is ignorant of its value.
– Matshona DhliwayoRate it:

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