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It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed in any subject as I am in mine.
Being a mother is hard and it wasn't a subject I ever studied.
When a subject becomes totally obsolete we make it a required course.
Choose a subject equal to your abilities; think carefully what your shoulders may refuse, and what they are capable of bearing.
Money is kind of a base subject. Like water, food, air and housing, it affects everything yet for some reason the world of academics thinks it's a subject below their social standing.
I study myself more than any other subject. That is my metaphysics, that is my physics.
Michel de Montaigne
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice.
There is no subject so old that something new cannot be said about it.
For an Impressionist to paint from nature is not to paint the subject, but to realize sensations.
We reproach people for talking about themselves; but it is the subject they treat best.
Death not merely ends life, it also bestows upon it a silent completeness, snatched from the hazardous flux to which all things human are subject.
I have no consistency, except in politics; and that probably arises from my indifference to the subject altogether.
Land: A part of the earth's surface, considered as property. The theory that land is property subject to private ownership and control is the foundation of modern society, and is eminently worthy of the superstructure.
Forget sex or politics or religion, loneliness is the subject that clears out a room.
What has 'theology' ever said that is of the smallest use to anybody? When has 'theology' ever said anything that is demonstrably true and is not obvious? What makes you think that 'theology' is a subject at all?
Cats are rather delicate creatures and they are subject to a good many different ailments, but I have never heard of one who suffered from insomnia.
Joseph Wood Krutch
The highest manifestation of life consists in this: that a being governs its own actions. A thing which is always subject to the direction of another is somewhat of a dead thing.
Self-awareness is value-free. It isn't scary. It doesn't imply that you will subject yourself to needless pain.
I have always felt that a woman has the right to treat the subject of her age with ambiguity until, perhaps, she passes into the realm of over ninety. Then it is better she be candid with herself and with the world.
Bores can be divided into two classes; those who have their own particular subject, and those who do not need a subject.
A. A. Milne
What's an expert? I read somewhere, that the more a man knows, the more he knows, he doesn't know. So I suppose one definition of an expert would be someone who doesn't admit out loud that he knows enough about a subject to know he doesn't really know how much.
That fear first created the gods is perhaps as true as anything so brief could be on so great a subject.
When I was a child I asked my mother what homosexuality was about and she said - and this was 100 years ago in Germany and she was very open-minded - 'It's like hair color. It's nothing. Some people are blond and some people have dark hair. It's not a subject.' This was a very healthy attitude.
When a thing ceases to be a subject of controversy, it ceases to be a subject of interest.
It is not power that corrupts but fear. Fear of losing power corrupts those who wield it and fear of the scourge of power corrupts those who are subject to it.
Aung San Suu Kyi
Before I came here I was confused about this subject. Having listened to your lecture I am still confused. But on a higher level.
If the world were good for nothing else, it is a fine subject for speculation.
Poetry should be great and unobtrusive, a thing which enters into one's soul, and does not startle it or amaze it with itself, but with its subject.
Every real thought on every real subject knocks the wind out of somebody or other.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
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