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Group conformity scares the pants off me because it's so often a prelude to cruelty towards anyone who doesn't want to - or can't - join the Big Parade.
A safe but sometimes chilly way of recalling the past is to force open a crammed drawer. If you are searching for anything in particular you don't find it, but something falls out at the back that is often more interesting.
James M. Barrie
Much wisdom often goes with fewest words.
Campaigns often make standing on principle the highest of virtues - and listening to your opponents a sure sign of weakness. It's the virtual opposite of what it takes to succeed in office. Squaring the circle takes a powerful combination of skills. But presidents who can campaign and compromise are generally the most successful.
Dee Dee Myers
It is often safer to be in chains than to be free.
It is by its promise of a sense of power that evil often attracts the weak.
Even before I went to the UN, I often would want to say something in a meeting - only woman at the table - and I'd think, 'OK well, I don't think I'll say that. It may sound stupid.' And then some man says it, and everybody thinks it's completely brilliant, and you are so mad at yourself for not saying something.
We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
Dare to err and to dream. Deep meaning often lies in childish plays.
The most decisive actions of life are most often unconsidered actions.
Courage that grows from constitution often forsakes a man when he has occasion for it; courage which arises from a sense of duty acts; in a uniform manner.
The fear of death often proves mortal, and sets people on methods to save their Lives, which infallibly destroy them.
Irregularity and want of method are only supportable in men of great learning or genius, who are often too full to be exact, and therefore they choose to throw down their pearls in heaps before the reader, rather than be at the pains of stringing them.
Loving can cost a lot but not loving always costs more, and those who fear to love often find that want of love is an emptiness that robs the joy from life.
Stupidity often saves a man from going mad.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
The exact contrary of what is generally believed is often the truth.
Jean de la Bruyere
Fulfillment is often more trouble than it is worth.
One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.
The most learned are often the most narrow minded.
Dr. Johnson was a lazy learned man who liked to think and talk better than to read or write; who, however, wrote much and well, but too often by rote.
When people are very damaged, they can often meet the world with a kind of defiance.
J. K. Rowling
Fiction is like a spider's web, attached ever so slightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners. Often the attachment is scarcely perceptible.
I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.
The truth is, I often like women. I like their unconventionality. I like their completeness. I like their anonymity.
Appreciate the power of rumor, often malicious, no matter how preposterous, within the local populations you are seeking to help.
The soul, fortunately, has an interpreter - often an unconscious, but still a truthful interpreter - in the eye.
Despair often breeds disease.
Men's arguments often prove nothing but their wishes.
Charles Caleb Colton
A thought often makes us hotter than a fire.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The world is always ready to receive talent with open arms. Very often it does not know what to do with genius.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
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