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While there are many experts in the psychoanalysis of individuals, there seems to be little active authority or understanding in the matter of the persistent shared madness in everyday life. It's as if collective mental illness doesn't exist except in the vernacular and in contemporary folk myth, where it remains trapped and politically useless.
I have nothing to declare except my genius.
I know nothing, except the fact of my ignorance.
Although a soldier by profession, I have never felt any sort of fondness for war, and I have never advocated it, except as a means of peace.
Ulysses S. Grant
There is nothing to fear except the persistent refusal to find out the truth, the persistent refusal to analyze the causes of happenings.
We do not covet anything from any nation except their respect.
I'm in a business where no one cares about anything except how well your last collection sold.
The lead car is unique, except for the one behind it which is identical.
The educated Southerner has no use for an 'r', except at the beginning of a word.
At one point I learned transcendental meditation. This was 30-something years ago. It took me back to the way that I naturally was as a child growing up way in the country, rarely seeing people. I was in that state of oneness with creation and it was as if I didn't exist except as a part of everything.
I lived in a country where I couldn't live where I wanted to live. I lived in a country where I couldn't go where I wanted to eat. I lived in a country where I couldn't get a job, except for those put aside for people of my colour or caste.
Traveling in Europe made me understand that America has an island mentality: No one exists except us. There's a whole other world out there, but most Americans - all they know is America, the marketing plan.
Of course no one thought of anything except of attacking the enemy. It lies in the instinct of every German to rush at the enemy wherever he meets him, particularly if he meets hostile cavalry.
Manfred von Richthofen
No man can be a politician, except he be first a historian or a traveller; for except he can see what must be, or what may be, he is no politician.
I was never really good at anything except for the ability to learn.
I have a total irreverence for anything connected with society except that which makes the roads safer, the beer stronger, the food cheaper and the old men and old women warmer in the winter and happier in the summer.
It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.
After all, every murderer when he kills runs the risk of the most dreadful of deaths, whereas those who kill him risk nothing except promotion.
I have never taken any exercise, except sleeping and resting, and I never intend to take any.
All the rights secured to the citizens under the Constitution are worth nothing, and a mere bubble, except guaranteed to them by an independent and virtuous Judiciary.
The question is, are we happy to suppose that our grandchildren may never be able to see an elephant except in a picture book?
In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open, except yourself.
An artist has no home in Europe except in Paris.
The only thing that could spoil a day was people. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.
Your own mind is a sacred enclosure into which nothing harmful can enter except by your permission.
I have been up to see the Congress and they do not seem to be able to do anything except to eat peanuts and chew tobacco, while my army is starving.
Robert E. Lee
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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