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Today's average American is more apt to rebel against a tennis shoe not coming in the right color than against the slow erosion of our democratic freedom.
We are apt to love praise, but not deserve it. But if we would deserve it, we must love virtue more than that.
Selfishness is one of the qualities apt to inspire love.
One has to accept pain as a condition of existence. One has to court doubt and darkness as the cost of knowing. One needs a will stubborn in conflict, but apt always to the total acceptance of every consequence of living and dying.
Those men are most apt to be obsequious and conciliating abroad, who are under the discipline of shrews at home.
The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.
Harriet Ann Jacobs
Any one reflecting upon the thought he has of the delight, which any present or absent thing is apt to produce in him, has the idea we call love.
Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements, yet these are, in truth, very often owing not so much to design as chance.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
If you expect nothing, you're apt to be surprised. You'll get it.
Perfection has one grave defect: it is apt to be dull.
W. Somerset Maugham
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.
As for charity, it is a matter in which the immediate effect on the persons directly concerned, and the ultimate consequence to the general good, are apt to be at complete war with one another.
John Stuart Mill
Since the generality of persons act from impulse, much more than from principle, men are neither so good nor so bad as we are apt to think them.
The class distinctions proper to a democratic society are not those of rank or money, still less, as is apt to happen when these are abandoned, of race, but of age.
W. H. Auden
Once the bear's hug has got you, it is apt to be for keeps.
I haven't much opinion of words. They're apt to set fire to a dry tongue, that's what I say.
Great joy, especially after a sudden change of circumstances, is apt to be silent, and dwells rather in the heart than on the tongue.
Sudden success in golf is like the sudden acquisition of wealth. It is apt to unsettle and deteriorate the character.
P. G. Wodehouse
In long experience I find that a man who trusts nobody is apt to be the kind of man nobody trusts.
Men are but children of a larger growth, Our appetites as apt to change as theirs, And full as craving too, and full as vain.
We're apt to fall in love with those who are mysterious and challenging to us.
I have found that words that are loaded with pathos and create a seductive euphoria are apt to promote nonsense.
The processes of teaching the child that everything cannot be as he wills it are apt to be painful both to him and to his teacher.
Young men are apt to think themselves wise enough, as drunken men are apt to think themselves sober enough.
Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
When you try to do something bigger and more grandiose, a lot of times it's more apt to fall apart. It's a lot easier to lay down a bunch of singles than it is to get a home run.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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