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The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
Dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you're willing to pay the price.
Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.
Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.
The word 'romance,' according to the dictionary, means excitement, adventure, and something extremely real. Romance should last a lifetime.
Always remember that striving and struggle precede success, even in the dictionary.
Sarah Ban Breathnach
And let a scholar all earth's volumes carry, he will be but a walking dictionary: a mere articulate clock.
Who is to say who is the villain and who is the hero? Probably the dictionary.
If you have a big enough dictionary, just about everything is a word.
Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
I do love perusing the dictionary to find how many words I don't use - words that have specific, sharp, focused meaning. I also love the sound of certain words. I love the sound of the word pom-pom.
If you look up the definition of greatness in the dictionary, it will say Michael Jordan.
If a word in the dictionary were misspelled, how would we know?
Nature is a dictionary; one draws words from it.
Basic dictionaries no longer belong on paper; the greatest, the 'Oxford English Dictionary,' has nimbly remade itself in cyberspace, where it has doubled in size and grown more timely and usable than ever.
I am an unmarried man, as opposed to a single man. A bachelor, according to the dictionary, is a man who has never been married. An unmarried man is not married at the moment. Many of these terms have fallen into disuse.
Look up the word role in the dictionary and you'll see it means playing a part. That's why I call myself a real model.
I'm very sensitive to the English language. I studied the dictionary obsessively when I was a kid and collect old dictionaries. Words, I think, are very powerful and they convey an intention.
As far as I'm concerned, the only difference between fact and what most people call fiction is about fifteen pages in the dictionary.
Charles de Lint
Love is the most important thing in the world. Hate, we should remove from the dictionary.
I don't think that ambition should not be in the dictionary of entrepreneurs. But our ambition should be realistic. You have to realise that you can't do everything.
I was reading the dictionary. I thought it was a poem about everything.
I need no dictionary of quotations to remind me that the eyes are the windows of the soul.
I keep a hotel room in my town, although I have a large house. And I go there at about 5:30 in the morning, and I start working. And I don't allow anybody to come in that room. I work on yellow pads and with ballpoint pens. I keep a Bible, a thesaurus, a dictionary, and a bottle of sherry. I stay there until midday.
It might interest you to know that the 1828 Noah Webster Dictionary identifies the optimist in complimentary terms, but says nothing about the pessimist. The word 'pessimist' was not in our vocabulary at that time. It's a modern 'invention' which I believe we should 'dis-invent.'
Martin Luther King, Jr.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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