Before people complain of the obscurity of modern poetry, they should first examine their consciences and ask themselves with how many people and on how many occasions they have genuinely and profoundly shared some experience with another.
W. H. Auden
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Will Rogers It's not what you pay a man, but what he costs you that counts.
John Foster Dulles The ability to get to the verge without getting into the war is the necessary art. If you try to run away from it, if you are scared to go to the brink, you are lost.
Kevin Kelly This is actually a very important principle that science is learning about large systems like evolution and that futurists are learning about anticipating human society: just because a future scenario is plausible doesn't mean we can get there from here.
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George MacDonald To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved.
Napoleon Bonaparte There is one kind of robber whom the law does not strike at, and who steals what is most precious to men: time.
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Muqtada al Sadr If it does not serve the Iraqi people, there are only political means that must be followed to reform the government - a new government that we must give a chance to prove that it is there to serve the people.
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