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Terms Of Service
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.
Harriet Ann Jacobs
Somebody once told me I treated my smart phone like Wilson, the volleyball Tom Hanks turns into a friend when he's stranded on a desert island in that movie 'Castaway.' It's an apt comparison: parenting a toddler occasionally feels like being marooned, and your phone is your only connection to the rest of the world.
But constant experience shows us that every man invested with power is apt to abuse it, and to carry his authority as far as it will go.
I believe we are still so innocent. The species are still so innocent that a person who is apt to be murdered believes that the murderer, just before he puts the final wrench on his throat, will have enough compassion to give him one sweet cup of water.
Hobbies are apt to run away with us, you know; it doesn't do to be run away with. We must keep the reins.
Perfection has one grave defect: it is apt to be dull.
W. Somerset Maugham
I have never entered into any controversy in defense of my philosophical opinions; I leave them to take their chance in the world. If they are right, truth and experience will support them; if wrong, they ought to be refuted and rejected. Disputes are apt to sour one's temper and disturb one's quiet.
We are apt to forget that children watch examples better than they listen to preaching.
Roy L. Smith
One has to accept pain as a condition of existence. One has to court doubt and darkness as the cost of knowing. One needs a will stubborn in conflict, but apt always to the total acceptance of every consequence of living and dying.
Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the sacred principles of liberty, which are embodied in one maxim: The fortunate must not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate.
When you hurry you're more apt to make mistakes. But you have to be quick. If you're not quick you can't get things done.
Men are apt to mistake the strength of their feeling for the strength of their argument. The heated mind resents the chill touch and relentless scrutiny of logic.
William E. Gladstone
It is natural to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes to that siren until she allures us to our death.
An apt quotation is like a lamp which flings its light over the whole sentence.
Letitia Elizabeth Landon
A shoe that is too large is apt to trip one, and when too small, to pinch the feet. So it is with those whose fortune does not suit them.
The beautiful part of writing is that you don't have to get it right the first time, unlike, say, a brain surgeon. You can always do it better, find the exact word, the apt phrase, the leaping simile.
Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who posses it; and this I know, my lords: that where law ends, tyranny begins.
Men are apt to prefer a prosperous error to an afflicted truth.
Every song has a bouquet, which is the music. If you can put words with something that is really apt, then you've done it.
Since the generality of persons act from impulse, much more than from principle, men are neither so good nor so bad as we are apt to think them.
The generality of men are naturally apt to be swayed by fear rather than reverence, and to refrain from evil rather because of the punishment that it brings than because of its own foulness.
Being too good is apt to be uninteresting.
Harry S Truman
I don't write about too many male businessmen, and I'm not apt to write about too many female businessmen.
The processes of teaching the child that everything cannot be as he wills it are apt to be painful both to him and to his teacher.
Any one reflecting upon the thought he has of the delight, which any present or absent thing is apt to produce in him, has the idea we call love.
Whenever I write, I write what I find to be the way people are. I never use any symbolism at all, but if you write as true to life as you possibly can, people will see symbolism. They'll all see different symbolism, but they're apt to because you can see it in life.
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