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Mankind are apt to be strongly prejudiced in favor of whatever is countenanced by antiquity, enforced by authority, and recommended by custom.
There's an adage that is an apt description of the new dynamic at work between brands and consumers connected through social media: People support what they help to build. But now that many brands are launching community-driven cause marketing campaigns, the challenge becomes what to do next?
Let a man do what he will by a single woman, the world is encouragingly apt to think Marriage a sufficient amends.
Committed partisans are generally the most knowledgeable voters, independents the least. And the more political knowledge people have, the more apt they are to discuss politics with people who agree with, and reinforce, them.
Wherever there is a design that is highly successful in a broad range of similar environments, it is apt to emerge again and again, independently - the phenomenon known in biology as convergent evolution. I call these designs 'good tricks.'
The English expression 'to fall asleep' is apt because the transition between waking and sleeping is a gradual drop from one state of being into another: a giving up of full self-consciousness for unconsciousness or for the altered consciousness of dreams.
It is odd how learned persons fail to see that new terms and definitions are apt to mean new doubts and litigation.
Every contrition for sin is apt to encourage a not quite charitable wish that other people should exhibit a similar contrition.
I'm more apt to cry at something beautiful than at something sad.
There is a much more exact correspondence between the natural and moral world than we are apt to take notice of.
Being a fan of authentic Dada, I find today's art - what I call 'Bankers' Dada' - mind-numbingly dull. The most challenging work I've seen of late is by The British Art Resistance. Their document, 'A Call for Heroes in an Age of Cowards', is apt in these days of witless chancers.
Wit in women is apt to have bad consequences; like a sword without a scabbard, it wounds the wearer and provokes assailants.
People are too apt to treat God as if he were a minor royalty.
Herbert Beerbohm Tree
Man is used to the fact that there are languages which he does not at first understand and which must be learned, but because art is primarily visual he expects that he should get the message immediately and is apt to be affronted if he doesn't.
Edward T. Hall
For many, the recent disclosure of massive warrantless surveillance programs of all citizens by the Obama administration has brought back memories of George Orwell's '1984.' Another Orwell book seems more apt as the White House and its allies try to contain the scandal: 'Animal Farm.'
In America journalism is apt to be regarded as an extension of history: in Britain, as an extension of conversation.
Till people find themselves greatly abused and oppressed by their governors, they are not apt to complain; and whenever they do, in fact, find themselves thus abused and oppressed, they must be stupid not to complain.
Ignorant people are apt to overrate the value of what is called education. The sons of the poor, having suffered the privations of poverty, think of wealth as the mother of joy.
Robert Green Ingersoll
In talking about the impact of ideas in one field on ideas in another field, one is always apt to make a fool of oneself.
Richard P. Feynman
I don't write about too many male businessmen, and I'm not apt to write about too many female businessmen.
People of little understanding are most apt to be angry when their sense is called into question.
I want people to believe me when I play a part and they are less apt to if they know a lot about me and have associations about me.
I am the world's worst reporter. I am apt to try too hard to help rather than just document my subjects.
Now since France has three times in sixty years failed to obtain practical results from Political revolutions, all Europe is apt to press forward into new Social doctrine to regulate the future.
I don't dream songs. I'm more apt to write dreams down and then to be able to interpret them into a song. I also tend to get up and write prose in the morning from which will come songs.
It is certain, indeed, that the sacred writers were apt to make great allowances for people with empty stomachs, and though I am well aware that the present profane ones think this very reprehensible, I venture to agree with the sacred writers.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Leonardo da Vinci
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel.
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