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Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.
Henry Ward Beecher
War should be the only study of a prince. He should consider peace only as a breathing-time, which gives him leisure to contrive, and furnishes as ability to execute, military plans.
'Pure experience' is the name I gave to the immediate flux of life which furnishes the material to our later reflection with its conceptual categories.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
It is a pleasant thing to reflect upon, and furnishes a complete answer to those who contend for the gradual degeneration of the human species, that every baby born into the world is a finer one than the last.
But whoever gives birth to useless children, what would you say of him except that he has bred sorrows for himself, and furnishes laughter for his enemies.
Every diminution of the public burdens arising from taxation gives to individual enterprise increased power and furnishes to all the members of our happy confederacy new motives for patriotic affection and support.
The desertion of Jesus, by his followers, furnishes an argument in support of the supposition that he attempted to be king of the Jews, rather than that he was a superior being.
A fact in itself is nothing. It is valuable only for the idea attached to it, or for the proof which it furnishes.
The ethical manifold, conceived of as unified, furnishes, or rather is, the ideal of the whole.
After voluntary exertions on the part of our people to which the history of the world furnishes no parallel, is the old root of bitterness still to remain in the ground, to sprout and bear fruit in the future as it has borne fruit in the past?
Robert Dale Owen
A book that furnishes no quotations is no book - it is a plaything.
Thomas Love Peacock
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