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One of the most untruthful things possible, you know, is a collection of facts, because they can be made to appear so many different ways.
Karl A. Menninger
Mobs and dictators were made for each other, and when mobs appear, dictators will soon flourish.
I'm not sleeping with all the women I appear with.
I think what's really amazing is that given the scale of the web and getting the compute power we have today, we're starting to see things that appear intelligent but actually aren't semantically intelligent.
Some of the snowballs have a kind of animal energy. Not just because of the materials inside them, but in the way that they appear caged, captured.
As a social good, I think privacy is greatly overrated because privacy basically means concealment. People conceal things in order to fool other people about them. They want to appear healthier than they are, smarter, more honest and so forth.
Speed is often confused with insight. When I start running earlier than the others, I appear faster.
The worse my drawings were, the more beautiful did the originals appear.
John James Audubon
Americans are a lot more open, of course. There's something more declamatory in the way you express emotions. It's a stereotype but it's true. British people can appear repressed in expressing emotions. Not very good at self-evaluating, or affirming situations, touching, anything like that.
A lot of period dramas can appear quite arch to most people, stuffy.
When I was deputy chairman I could travel from Glasgow to Edinburgh without leaving Tory land. In a two-week period I covered every constituency in which we had an MP. There were 14. Now we have only one. We appear to have given up.
If I'm going to appear in front of people I like to look my best.
From the viewpoint of political power, culture is absolutely vital. So vital, indeed, that power cannot operate without it. It is culture, in the sense of the everyday habits and beliefs of a people, which beds power down, makes it appear natural and inevitable, turns it into spontaneous reflex and response.
The truth has got to appear plausible on the stage.
I am really a very shy person. If I appear, it is because of the music, not because I want to be seen.
I do write long, long character notes - family background, history, details of appearance - much more than will ever appear in the novel. I think this is what lifts a book from that early calculated, artificial stage.
Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear to be bright until you hear them speak.
The only people available to change the world are the people now living in it, with all the beliefs they bring along - however retrograde those beliefs may appear to those of us who see ourselves as enlightened.
Human inertia makes the everyday environment, the furniture, as it were, appear to be a given.
In the beginning of the human race there was no genetic load which would cause undesirable traits such as appear in offspring of marriages between relatives today.
If you wish to appear agreeable in society, you must consent to be taught many things which you know already.
Johann Kaspar Lavater
I appear to be drawn to iconic characters and what they reflect back to our cultures.
The first trick I bought at Macy's was a little wooden board where a quarter would appear and disappear.
The plainer the dress, the greater luster does beauty appear.
Edward F. Halifax
I am very averse to bringing myself forward in print, but as my account will only appear as an appendage to a former production, and as it will be confined to such topics as have connection with my authorship alone, I can hardly accuse myself of a personal intrusion.
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Nowadays those are rewarded who make right appear wrong.
There is a demand in these days for men who can make wrong appear right.
Once vigorous measures appear to be the only means left of bringing the Americans to a due submission to the mother country, the colonies will submit.
I know a lot of people fear the rougher types who might be at a state school, but surely it is better to know who they are and how to deal with them than for that kind of child to appear as a completely different species to yours.
He has no right to his life when his duty calls him to resign it. Other men are bound... to deprive him of life or liberty, if that should appear in any case to be indispensably necessary to prevent a greater evil.
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