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Better understated than overstated. Let people be surprised that it was more than you promised and easier than you said.
The idea that children are passive repositories to be shaped by their parents has been massively overstated. A child's peer group is a far greater determinant of its development and achievements than parental aspiration.
The emotive power of hummus all over the Middle East cannot be overstated, being the focus of some serious tribal rivalries.
It can't be overstated how wonderful it is not to have to audition any more. Any actor will tell you, it's like Christmas.
Few new truths have ever won their way against the resistance of established ideas save by being overstated.
The pleasures of mental agility are much overstated, inevitably - as it now appears to me - by those not exclusively dependent upon them.
When Proposition 8 passed in California, some were quick to blame minority voters, some of whom had voted for both President Obama and Proposition 8; however, these claims were later debunked as being overstated.
My work is as an ethnographic rescuer: a conduit between past and future generations. The urgency of this effort cannot be overstated.
Elizabeth Kapu'uwailani Lindsey
The importance of the river cannot be overstated in the history of the country, or the development of the nation.
I don't like things too overstated in the cut or too perfect.
That literary-popular distinction is, in my view, vastly overstated. At the far poles there are clearly books that are purely commercial and purely literary, written for audiences that want to see the same thing enacted over and over and over again. But the middle is where most people read and most people write.
Dr. Rice's record on Iraq gives me great concern. In her public statements she clearly overstated and exaggerated the intelligence concerning Iraq before the war in order to support the President's decision to initiate military action against Iraq.
Social Security has been effective for 70 years; prior predictions of its demise have been totally overstated.
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