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An inability to stay quiet is one of the conspicuous failings of mankind.
Good men, whether they be Christians or rationalists, do not desire to discriminate between races, but the distinctions implanted by Nature are too conspicuous to escape the observation of our senses.
Where consumption is both conspicuous and competitive, humanity will never run out of new wishes. All the while, industry creates new desires that are marketed, in the great fashion paradox, as both novelty and need.
For the stage displays the first vigorous expression, as the natural thing and without conspicuous restraint, of private individuality.
Until the control of the issue of currency and credit is restored to government and recognized as its most conspicuous and sacred responsibility, all talks of the sovereignty of Parliament and of democracy is idle and futile.
William Lyon Mackenzie King
Individual scientists like myself - and many more conspicuous - pointed to the dangers of radioactive fallout over Canada if we were to launch nuclear weapons to intercept incoming bombers.
John Charles Polanyi
I just don't like conspicuous consumption. I find it distasteful.
Let them be reassured, it has never been one of our intentions to ban religion in society, but solely to protect the national education system from any conspicuous display of religious affiliation.
This point seems counter-intuitive, given the amount of conspicuous vulgarity, vice, and immorality in America. Indeed some Islamic fundamentalists argue that their regimes are morally superior to the United States because they seek to foster virtue among the citizens.
I think the collision between the First and Third world is going to become more and more conspicuous. It's the big cliff that we've all got to climb.
A place is an area within an environment that has been altered in such a way to make the general environment more conspicuous.
If Bill Finger created Batman, where is Bill Finger's byline on my strip? It is conspicuous by its absence.
The basis on which good repute in any highly organized industrial community ultimately rests is pecuniary strength; and the means of showing pecuniary strength, and so of gaining or retaining a good name, are leisure and a conspicuous consumption of goods.
Conspicuous consumption of valuable goods is a means of reputability to the gentleman of leisure.
Wealth is conspicuous, but poverty hides.
The sense of humor has other things to do than to make itself conspicuous in the act of laughter.
Time has the same effect on the mind as on the face; the predominant passion and the strongest feature become more conspicuous from the others' retiring.
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