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Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the sacred principles of liberty, which are embodied in one maxim: The fortunate must not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate.
When they come downstairs from their Ivory Towers, idealists are very apt to walk straight into the gutter.
Logan Pearsall Smith
Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth; when perfect sincerity is expected, perfect freedom must be allowed; nor has anyone who is apt to be angry when he hears the truth any cause to wonder that he does not hear it.
An apt quotation is like a lamp which flings its light over the whole sentence.
Letitia Elizabeth Landon
The advice of the elders to young men is very apt to be as unreal as a list of the hundred best books.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.
Harriet Ann Jacobs
Men are apt to mistake the strength of their feeling for the strength of their argument. The heated mind resents the chill touch and relentless scrutiny of logic.
William E. Gladstone
Selfishness is one of the qualities apt to inspire love.
It is natural to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes to that siren until she allures us to our death.
The beautiful part of writing is that you don't have to get it right the first time, unlike, say, a brain surgeon. You can always do it better, find the exact word, the apt phrase, the leaping simile.
When you hurry you're more apt to make mistakes. But you have to be quick. If you're not quick you can't get things done.
Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.
Lady Bird Johnson
In my opinion, no single design is apt to be optimal for everyone.
A shoe that is too large is apt to trip one, and when too small, to pinch the feet. So it is with those whose fortune does not suit them.
The bargain that yields mutual satisfaction is the only one that is apt to be repeated.
B. C. Forbes
Such sins, even if they do not kill all grace in us, do harm, nevertheless; and though they are only venial in themselves, they make us apt, ready, and inclined to lose grace and to fall into mortal sin.
Americans are apt to be unduly interested in discovering what average opinion believes average opinion to be.
John Maynard Keynes
Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who posses it; and this I know, my lords: that where law ends, tyranny begins.
We are apt to forget that children watch examples better than they listen to preaching.
Roy L. Smith
A man who trusts nobody is apt to be the kind of man nobody trusts.
The generality of men are naturally apt to be swayed by fear rather than reverence, and to refrain from evil rather because of the punishment that it brings than because of its own foulness.
Hobbies are apt to run away with us, you know; it doesn't do to be run away with. We must keep the reins.
A man nearly always loves for other reasons than he thinks. A lover is apt to be as full of secrets from himself as is the object of his love from him.
I think people are more apt to believe photographs, especially if it's something fantastic. They're willing to be more gullible. Sometimes they want fantasy.
I believe we are still so innocent. The species are still so innocent that a person who is apt to be murdered believes that the murderer, just before he puts the final wrench on his throat, will have enough compassion to give him one sweet cup of water.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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