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Variety of mere nothings gives more pleasure than uniformity of something.
The mere brute pleasure of reading - the sort of pleasure a cow must have in grazing.
Words, without power, is mere philosophy.
Perhaps I am doomed to retrace my steps under the illusion that I am exploring, doomed to try and learn what I should simply recognize, learning a mere fraction of what I have forgotten.
Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing, the rest is mere sheep-herding.
Creation destroys as it goes, throws down one tree for the rise of another. But ideal mankind would abolish death, multiply itself million upon million, rear up city upon city, save every parasite alive, until the accumulation of mere existence is swollen to a horror.
D. H. Lawrence
Mere heathen morality, and not Jesus Christ, is preached in most of our churches.
The mere attempt to examine my own confusion would consume volumes.
Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.
James Cash Penney
Don't become a mere recorder of facts, but try to penetrate the mystery of their origin.
Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind.
Without passion man is a mere latent force and possibility, like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before it can give forth its spark.
Henri Frederic Amiel
On rare occasions one does hear of a miraculous case of a married couple falling in love after marriage, but on close examination it will be found that it is a mere adjustment to the inevitable.
Fame is like a shaved pig with a greased tail, and it is only after it has slipped through the hands of some thousands, that some fellow, by mere chance, holds on to it!
The individual activity of one man with backbone will do more than a thousand men with a mere wishbone.
William J. H. Boetcker
We have used the Bible as if it were a mere special constable's handbook, an opium dose for keeping beasts of burden patient while they are overloaded.
Mere access to the courthouse doors does not by itself assure a proper functioning of the adversary process.
Happiness is understanding that friendship is more precious than mere things, more precious than getting your own way, more precious than being in situations where true principles are not at stake.
J. Donald Walters
The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.
Miguel de Cervantes
You had to be aware that I saw that photography was a mere episode in the history of the optical projection and when the chemicals ended, meaning the picture was fixed by chemicals, we were in a new era.
Mere goodness can achieve little against the power of nature.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
But what is after all the happiness of mere power? There is a greater happiness possible than to be lord of heaven and earth; that is the happiness of being truly loved.
Models now need to promote themselves, think like businesswomen and diversify their careers by doing other things. Chances are very slim that a mere model will become a household name today.
To a teacher of languages there comes a time when the world is but a place of many words and man appears a mere talking animal not much more wonderful than a parrot.
The memory, experiencing and re-experiencing, has such power over one's mere personal life, that one has merely lived.
A mere ape in our world may be a scholar in its own, and the low life of any beast may be a source of deep satisfaction for the beast itself.
The mere thought of divorce terrified me. To me, divorce symbolized failure.
Being naked approaches being revolutionary; going barefoot is mere populism.
However, I think the major opposition to ecology has deeper roots than mere economics; ecology threatens widely held values so fundamental that they must be called religious.
It may be true, that men, who are mere mathematicians, have certain specific shortcomings, but that is not the fault of mathematics, for it is equally true of every other exclusive occupation.
Carl Friedrich Gauss
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