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#1. The classic statement on polarization comes from Christ: 'He that is not with me is against me.' (Luke 11:23) He allowed no middle ground to the moneychangers in the Temple. One acts decisively only in the conviction that all the angels are on one side and all the devils on the other. - Author: Saul Alinsky
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#2. Let it be clear to all: Greatness belongs to those who have mastered the ability to focus relentlessly on their ambitions and act decisively toward them. - Author: Brendon Burchard
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#3. Further, by acting decisively in Iraq, the United States has sent very strong signals to other nations that have been or could be terrorist sympathizers. - Author: Jim Gerlach
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#4. Knowledge is potential power. It transforms itself into actual power the moment you decisively act on it. - Author: Robin Sharma
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#5. I think people respect governments that take decisions and act decisively. - Author: P. Chidambaram
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#6. The one God has chosen unconditionally he keeps invincibly. Being and staying a believer is decisively of sovereign grace. - Author: John Piper
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#7. Winning does not tempt that man. This is how he grows: by being defeated, decisively, by greater and greater beings. - Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
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#8. Those nations have a very great responsibility at this juncture of the world's affairs, for by throwing their joint weight into the scales of history on the right side, they may tip the balance decisively in favour of peace. - Author: Arthur Henderson
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#9. Think before you act and then act decisively. Fortune favors the brave. - Author: Brian Tracy
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#10. Secretary Rumsfeld used to represent parts of our district in the 1960s. I think that he and his team have done a masterful job in defeating Iraqi forces quickly and decisively. - Author: Mark Kirk
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#11. When decisively a new direction has come about in your life, you better take it or else you'll regret when it's too late and you can not change anything after that and if try you'll spend more than what you would've used at the first time. - Author: Auliq Ice
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#12. Where force is necessary, there it must be applied boldly, decisively and completely. But one must know the limitations of force; one must know when to blend force with a maneuver, a blow with an agreement. - Author: Leon Trotsky
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#13. The best way to give assistance to those who are deeply embarrassed and to calm them down is to praise them decisively. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#14. The force driving the Israelis decisively out of their socialist past into the modern world of finance was the ingenuity of Netanyahu. - Author: George Gilder
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#15. All courses of action are risky, so prudence is not in avoiding danger (it's impossible), but calculating risk and acting decisively. Make mistakes of ambition and not mistakes of sloth. Develop the strength to do bold things, not the strength to suffer. - Author: Niccolo Machiavelli
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#16. The challenge as we saw in the Nigerian project was to restructure the economy decisively in the direction of a modern free market as an appropriate environment for cultivation of freedom and democracy and the natural emergence of a new social order. - Author: Ibrahim Babangida
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#17. In other words, all the highest aims of language are decisively the work
of God. They are decisively supernatural. And no amount of poetic
effort or expertise in the use of words can bring about the great aims
of life if God withholds his saving power. - Author: John Piper
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#18. A business of high principle generates greater drive and effectiveness because people know that they can do the right thing decisively and with confidence. - Author: Marvin Bower
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#19. If inflation is the genie, then deflation is the ogre that must be fought decisively, - Author: Christine Lagarde
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#20. They weren't hours, these classes; they weren't even forty-five minutes
they were "periods," which sounded to me as if they were each at once a little era and then the end you had to see decisively put to it. - Author: Gary Lutz
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#21. He had long been indifferent to which side won; he wished only that one or the other would do so decisively while he was still alive. - Author: Elizabeth Speller
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#22. Christians will want to be in the vanguard in favoring ways of life that decisively break with the exhausting and joyless frenzy of consumerism. - Author: Pope John Paul II
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#23. Confidence means non-paralysis, a willingness to act, and act decisively, to start new things and cut failing ventures off. - Author: Tom Peters
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#24. Will 2015 ever be noted as the year Ebola was decisively downgraded from a lurid horror meme to just one of many commonly treatable diseases? - Author: T.K. Naliaka
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#25. Photography suits the temper of this age - of active bodies and minds. It is a perfect medium for one whose mind is teeming with ideas, imagery, for a prolific worker who would be slowed down by painting or sculpting, for one who sees quickly and acts decisively, accurately. - Author: Edward Weston
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#26. A people inspired by democracy, human rights and economic opportunity will turn their back decisively against extremism. - Author: Benazir Bhutto
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#27. If you can't make up your mind decisively, then you'll never learn to make money anyway. - Author: Robert T. Kiyosaki
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#28. The Sun Tzu School Ping-fa Directive.
Be strong and continually aware. Manage your strength and that of others. When essential, engage on your terms. Be observant, adaptive, and subtle. Do not lose control. Act decisively. Conclude quickly. Don't Fight! - Author: David G. Jones
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#29. Organizations who win, think deeply, choose wisely, and act decisively. - Author: Mark Millar
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#30. Her words were as sharp as an eyeful of sand. She never raised her voice. It was the kind of voice that never needed to be raised. It cut words to a fine point and launched them decisively (page 88). - Author: Monica Ali
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#31. Let our job is to walk decisively to our dreams, knowing very well that our dreams will not walk to us! - Author: Mehmet Murat Ildan
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#32. A general who allows himself to be decisively defeated in an extended mountain position deserves to be court-martialled. - Author: Carl Von Clausewitz
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#33. George W. Bush spoke to the camera, his face so decisively earnest that it was clear he was lying, his button eyes lit up with amateurish subterfuge. Only truly great men can be adept at shameless lying, Joshua thought. This dude was straining to the point of snapping. - Author: Aleksandar Hemon
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#34. The idea of a character dichotomy between women and men has been overwhelmingly, decisively, refuted. The broad psychological similarity of men and women as groups can be regarded, on the volume of evidence supporting it, as one of the best-established generalizations in all the human sciences. - Author: Raewyn W. Connell
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#35. Once we've made a decision, we are efficient only if we go through with it decisively, undistracted by doubts about its correctness. - Author: John Cleese
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#36. A man possessing power must act decisively, Ganoes Paran, else it would trickle away through his fingers. - Author: Steven Erikson
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#37. The long bitter years of the Cold War are over. America and her allies have won; totally, decisively, and overwhelmingly ... So thank you SAC. Job well done. Enjoy your retirement. - Author: Colin Powell
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#38. Lest conservatives be too proud, it's worth recalling that conservatism's rise was decisively enabled by liberalism's weakness. - Author: Bill Kristol
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#39. Amatus waited a long time, but at last he broke the silence.
"There is much I don't understand."
"That will never change," Mortis said decisively. "Except that what you don't understand will change. - Author: John Barnes
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#40. Pakistan's political leadership needs to make a clear choice to fight the Taliban decisively, not with half measures, the burden is on Prime Minister Sharif to show he can unite the country to defend its children. - Author: Bruce Riedel
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#41. It's always questionable to intervene decisively in strange circumstances. - Author: Franz Kafka
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#42. The people elected us to end the talk and to act decisively. - Author: Chris Christie
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#43. I can see clearly now ... that I was wrong in not acting more decisively and more forthrightly in dealing with Watergate. - Author: Richard M. Nixon
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#44. You can't blame a fella for kissing the prettiest girl in New York, can you, sister?" Sam's grin was anything but apologetic.
Evie brought up her knee quickly and decisively, and he dropped to the floor like a grain sack. "You can't blame a girl for her quick reflexes now, can you, pal? - Author: Libba Bray
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#45. God is decisively drawn to the humble. - Author: C.J. Mahaney
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#46. An army that fought and won a war decisively finds it even more difficult to undergo change. - Author: Eric Shinseki
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#47. You need to make the right decision - firmly and decisively - and then stick with it with God's help. - Author: Billy Graham
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#48. So what exactly are the rewards of resentment. It is always a relief to know that the reason we have failed in life is not because we lack the talent, energy, or determination to succeed, but because of a factor that is beyond our control and that has loaded the dice decisively against us. - Author: Theodore Dalrymple
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#49. For the first time a British force had met, held and decisively defeated a major Japanese attack, and followed this up by driving the enemy out of the strongest possible natural positions. - Author: William Slim, 1st Viscount Slim
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#50. I had the good luck a few years ago to visit the archeological site of Zippori in Israel ... I could see here displayed the Greek culture that Jesus decisively rejected, the same Greek culture that infiltrated the Christian religion soon after his death and has dominated Christianity ever since. - Author: Freeman Dyson
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#51. During this time I had the singular good fortune of being able to discuss the problem constantly with Einstein. Some experiments done at Einstein's suggestion yielded no decisively new result. - Author: Walther Bothe
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#52. We still by no means think decisively enough about the essence of action. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#53. Although we dealt decisively with all terrorist organizations, we at the same time not only maintained, preserved our democracy, but kept improving it. - Author: Bulent Ecevit
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#54. If I had been in President Obama's shoes, I would have acted more decisively and strongly against ISIS. - Author: Rand Paul
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#55. Those who are victorious plan effectively and change decisively. They are like a great river that maintains its course but adjusts its flow. - Author: Sun Tzu
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#56. From the failure of the humanist tradition to participate fully or to act decisively, civilizations may perhaps crumble or perish at the hands of barbarians. But unless the humanist tradition itself in some form survives, there can really be no civilization at all. - Author: Louis Kronenberger
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#57. Preventing radicalization that leads to violence here in America is part of our larger strategy to decisively defeat al Qaeda. - Author: Denis McDonough
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#58. I'll marry you," I told him decisively. "That way, we can both have kids someday."
He grinned, those dimples emerging in a blaze of glory. "Yeah, you probably would. - Author: Katherine Allred
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#59. The promotion of the culture of life should be the highest priority in our societies ... If the right to life is not defended decisively as a condition for all other rights of the person, all other references to human rights remain deceitful and illusory. - Author: Pope John Paul II
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#60. It is perhaps the misfortune of my life that I am interested in far too much but not decisively in any one thing; all my interests are not subordinated in one but stand on an equal footing. - Author: Soren Kierkegaard
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#61. Politics is not a tea party. When it is time to act, you have to move fast and decisively. - Author: Edward Brooke
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#62. Early-twentieth-century abstraction is art's version of Einstein's Theory of Relativity. It's the idea that changed everything everywhere: quickly, decisively, for good. - Author: Jerry Saltz
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#63. I used to think that the causes of war were predominantly economic. I came to think that they were more psychological. I am now coming to think that they are decisively "personal," arising from the defects and ambitions of those who have the power to influence the currents of nations. - Author: B.H. Liddell Hart
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#64. If we linger in indecision, as does Buridan's beast, we will not perish. We will simply miss an opportunity to act decisively in the absence of certainty, and show that our fear of error is greater than our love of truth. - Author: Terryl Givens
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#65. No nice philosophical point has ever been so decisively resolved as this: that those who are not conceived do not miss the pleasure of consuming the goods they do not get born to enjoy. - Author: John Kenneth Galbraith
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#66. No, life is not over at thirty-one! Prince Andrei suddenly decided finally and decisively. - Author: Leo Tolstoy
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#67. Let us seize the special opportunity that is ours to act boldly and decisively at a time when the eyes of our fellow citizens, both present and future, are upon us. - Author: Bob Taft
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#68. She moved and spoke decisively, sometimes with a certain impatience, as if the world dragged two steps behind her will and she found the friction grating. - Author: Seth Dickinson
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#69. Only a world without love strikes me as instantly and decisively more terrible than one without music. - Author: Kingsley Amis
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#70. A man's life is wasted when he lives on, so deceived by the joys of life or by its sorrows, that he never becomes decisively conscious of himself as spirit, as self, that is, he never is aware in the deepest sense that there is a God. - Author: Soren Kierkegaard
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#71. There was some rustling as the gown was cast over the soprano's shoulders, or so Lina assumed, and then the alto and Madame Rocque started cooing.
But the soprano cut through it decisively. 'I look like an orange without its rind,' she said firmly. - Author: Eloisa James
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#72. What I could not understand was why the Didact had decided to save one of those very weapons whose creation he had so decisively opposed. - Author: Greg Bear
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#73. Do you ever get a panicky feeling that nobody cares if you live or die? (A husband will often care decisively, one way or another.) - Author: Sandra Gould
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#74. Everything that lives, does so under the categorical condition of decisively interfering in the life of someone else ... - Author: Mikhail Bakunin
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#75. What we fight with is so small, and when we win, it makes us small. What we want is to be defeated, decisively, by successively greater things - Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
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#76. Margaret Thatcher had more impact on the world than any woman ruler since Catherine the Great of Russia. Not only did she turn around - decisively - the British economy in the 1980s, she also saw her methods copied in more than 50 countries. - Author: Paul Johnson
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#77. Ronald Reagan knew his own mind. He had firm principles - and, I believe, right ones. He expounded them clearly, he acted upon them decisively. - Author: Margaret Thatcher
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#78. Hollow commitments to action in the future are insufficient. Deferring difficult issues must not be tolerated. Our children and grandchildren expect us to speak and act decisively. - Author: Jenny Shipley
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#79. The 1994 elections that brought Newt Gingrich to power in the House decisively shaped the remaining years of Bill Clinton's presidency, pushing him further to the right and bringing out his latent tendency to govern every day as if an election were being held the next. - Author: Noah Feldman
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#80. Britain kept its position as the dominant world power well into the 20th century despite steady decline. By the end of World War II, dominance had shifted decisively into the hands of the upstart across the sea, the United States, by far the most powerful and wealthy society in world history. - Author: Noam Chomsky
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#81. When you have shot and killed a man you have in some measure clarified your attitude toward him. You have given a definite answer to a definite problem. For better or worse you have acted decisively. In a way, the next move is up to him. - Author: R.A. Lafferty
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#82. Comrades! We must abolish the cult of the individual decisively, once and for all - Author: Nikita Khrushchev
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#83. If the body can respond so decisively to music, it must in some sense be music. - Author: Don G. Campbell
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#84. While we remain a nation decisively shaped by religious faith, our politics and our culture are, in the main, less influenced by movements and arguments of an explicitly Christian character than they were even five years ago. I think this is a good thing - good for our political culture. - Author: Jon Meacham
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#85. You must learn to wait properly ... By letting go of yourself, leaving yourself and everything yours behind you so decisively that nothing more is left of you but a purposeless tension - Author: Eugen Herrigel
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#86. Carefully observe oneself and one's situation, carefully observe others, and carefully observe one's environment. Consider fully, act decisively. - Author: Kano Jigoro
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#87. I snatch the iPod from his hands and stuff it in the bag. "One Direction does some great harmonies." "Strongly disagree." His chin lifts decisively. "I'll make you a playlist. Obviously you need to learn the distinction between good music and shitty music. - Author: Elle Kennedy
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#88. We have decisively changed the carbon cycle, the nitrogen cycle, and the rate of extinction. - Author: Rob Nixon
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#89. Surrealism is not a poetry but a poetics, and even more, and more decisively, a world vision. - Author: Octavio Paz
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#90. And since Evie's husband, St. Vincent, had decided not to go fishing, Evie said
she would rather remain in bed with him.
"You would have much more fun fishing with me," Daisy had told her.
"No," Evie had said decisively, "I wouldn't. - Author: Lisa Kleypas
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#91. Calling is the truth that God calls us to himself so decisively that everything we are, everything we do, and everything we have is invested with a special devotion and dynamism lived out as a response to his summons and service. - Author: Os Guinness
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#92. Chemical cheating will be decisively routed when fans become properly repelled by it. They will recoil in disgust when they understand that athletes who are chemically propelled to victory do not merely overvalue winning, they misunderstand why winning is properly valued. - Author: George F. Will
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#93. During the late 1970s and early 1980s, Latin America moved decisively away from military rule and toward civilian democracy. - Author: Stephen Kinzer
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#94. Looking at each other, something made sense that hadn't made sense before...I still don't know what it is or was about him, about us together (his pronunciation), that made us bind so decisively, two indecisive people so clear, for a time, about each other. - Author: Catherine Lacey
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#95. I am convinced that if we do not decisively win the struggle over the nature of America, by the time [his grandchildren are] my age they will be in a secular atheist country, potentially one dominated by radical Islamists and with no understanding of what it once meant to be an American. - Author: Newt Gingrich
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#96. There was a certain feminine satisfaction in having the last word, delivering her line smartly, and breaking the connection between them quickly and decisively. - Author: Christine Feehan
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#97. While on the level of civil rights many things have changed decisively for the better, on the level of attitudes and mentality there's still a long way to go. On the other hand it's obvious that it's much easier to change a law than to change a way of thinking. - Author: Dacia Maraini
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#98. I say decisively that nothing is so marked in modern writing as the prediction of such ideals in the future combined with the ignoring of them in the past. Anyone - Author: G.K. Chesterton
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