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In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities.
Life is a series of collisions with the future; it is not the sum of what we have been, but what we yearn to be.
Jose Ortega y Gasset
The sum of wisdom is that time is never lost that is devoted to work.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The whole is more than the sum of its parts.
Our lives are a sum total of the choices we have made.
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests, an interchange of services given and received; it is, in sum, simply a business from which those involved propose to derive a steady profit for their own self-love.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Society does not consist of individuals but expresses the sum of interrelations, the relations within which these individuals stand.
Isolation is the sum total of wretchedness to a man.
I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing was to add to the sum of accurate information in the world.
One thing about a skater: they never quit. So a skater, to sum it up, is awesome.
The greater the state, the more wrong and cruel its patriotism, and the greater is the sum of suffering upon which its power is founded.
Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Man is not the sum of what he has already, but rather the sum of what he does not yet have, of what he could have.
He piled upon the whale's white hump the sum of all the general rage and hate felt by his whole race from Adam down; and then, as if his chest had been a mortar, he burst his hot heart's shell upon it.
Positive rights are the right to shelter, the right to education, the right to health care, the right to a living wage. These things are - these are, I would call them, more properly, political rights rather than positive rights. And they are extremely tricky, because now we are dealing with things that are zero sum.
P. J. O'Rourke
He is the greatest artist who has embodied, in the sum of his works, the greatest number of the greatest ideas.
An employee's motivation is a direct result of the sum of interactions with his or her manager.
And what is the potential man, after all? Is he not the sum of all that is human? Divine, in other words?
Originality is not seen in single words or even in sentences. Originality is the sum total of a man's thinking or his writing.
Isaac Bashevis Singer
Thus the sum of things is ever being reviewed, and mortals dependent one upon another. Some nations increase, others diminish, and in a short space the generations of living creatures are changed and like runners pass on the torch of life.
I sum up the prospects for 1967 in three short sentences. We are back on course. The ship is picking up speed. The economy is moving. Every seaman knows the command at such a moment: 'steady as she goes'.
Success is the sum of small efforts - repeated day in and day out.
The sum of all sums is eternity.
All I know is what the words know, and dead things, and that makes a handsome little sum, with a beginning and a middle and an end, as in the well-built phrase and the long sonata of the dead.
Living is like working out a long addition sum, and if you make a mistake in the first two totals you will never find the right answer. It means involving oneself in a complicated chain of circumstances.
The best form of government is that which is most likely to prevent the greatest sum of evil.
History is the sum total of things that could have been avoided.
My parents were drawn to the idea that there was space and opportunity in Australia. For the meagre sum of £10, you could sail your entire family out to Australia, so that's what my father chose to do.
'Freedom from fear' could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights.
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