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Love consists in giving without getting in return; in giving what is not owed, what is not due the other. That's why true love is never based, as associations for utility or pleasure are, on a fair exchange.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
A voyage to Europe in the summer of 1921 gave me the first opportunity of observing the wonderful blue opalescence of the Mediterranean Sea. It seemed not unlikely that the phenomenon owed its origin to the scattering of sunlight by the molecules of the water.
C. V. Raman
Socialism has no moral justification whatsoever; poor people are not morally superior to rich people, nor are they owed anything by rich people simply because of their lack of success. Charity is not a socialist concept - it is a religious one, an acknowledgment of God's sovereignty over property, a sovereignty the Left utterly rejects.
Empty heads, cognitive science has taught us, learn nothing. The powerful cultural and personal flexibility of our species is owed at least in part to our starting off so well-informed; we are good learners because we know what to pay attention to and what questions are the right ones to ask.
We find that the Romans owed the conquest of the world to no other cause than continual military training, exact observance of discipline in their camps, and unwearied cultivation of the other arts of war.
Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus
Thus you are just not because you give what is owed, but because you do what is appropriate to you as the highest good.
Anselm of Canterbury
Governor Romney has paid 100 percent of his taxes that are owed. He has complied 100 percent with what the law requires.
We shelter children for a time; we live side by side with men; and that is all. We owe them nothing, and are owed nothing. I think we owe our friends more, especially our female friends.
Fundamental systemic crises are often associated with the decline of the dominant imperial power and its increasing inability to sustain the system over which it had previously presided. The profound instability of the interwar period owed much to Britain's inability to maintain its role.
At age nine, I got a paper route. Sixty-six papers had to be delivered to sixty-six families every day. I also had to collect thirty cents a week from each customer. I owed the paper twenty cents per customer per week, and got to keep the rest. When I didn't collect, the balance came out of my profit. My average income was six dollars a week.
Of course, with agriculture came the first big civilizations, the first cities built of mud and brick, the first empires. And it was the administers of these empires who began hiring people to keep track of the wheat and sheep and wine that was owed and the taxes that was owed on them by making marks; marks on clay in that time.
Alas, how quickly the gratitude owed to the dead flows off, how quick to be proved a deceiver.
I have owed you this letter for a very long time-but my fingers have avoided the pencil as though it were an old and poisoned tool.
A child is owed the greatest respect; if you have ever have something disgraceful in mind, don't ignore your son's tender years.
I acknowledged that I owed my presidency to People Power. I resolved during my presidency that I would in turn empower the people.
When I was in N.W.A. and didn't get paid all the money I was owed, that's when the business side of showbiz hit me.
When I was born I owed twelve dollars.
George S. Kaufman
He was a self-made man who owed his lack of success to nobody.
I don't think there is anything owed to us. You've got to go out and work hard for every round win.
Our country is not the only thing to which we owe our allegiance. It is also owed to justice and to humanity.
Yes, I am scared of prison. It's the last thing if you are after building up a business over 38 years and you are approaching your 66th birthday and you never owed a man a penny and you feel hard done by and you try to protect yourself and your family and go to prison - if that is the society we are living in, I am happy to accept that.
I mean, I really liked those guys and the experience of doing Raiders was really good for me, but I did not really want to be involved - I only did Jedi, as I really owed George a favor.
If you've been running a business for 38 years, you're approaching your 66th birthday, you've never owed a man a penny or done anyone any grievance in your life, and you feel hard done-by and try to protect yourself and your family, but go to prison, well if that's the society we're living in, I'm happy to accept that.
No one asked me to be an actor, so no one owed me. There was no entitlement.
James Earl Jones
Martin Luther King, Jr.
C. S. Lewis
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