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#1. Different though the sexes are, they inter-mix. In every human being a vacillation from one sex to the other takes place, and often it is only the clothes that keep the male or female likeness, while underneath the sex is the very opposite of what it is above. - Author: Virginia Woolf
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#2. Only suckers worry. But he can knock the worry if he takes a Scotch and soda. The hell with what the doctor says. So he rings for one and the steward comes sleepily, and as he drinks it, the speculator is not a sucker now; except for death. - Author: Ernest Hemingway,
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#3. It's not unusual for a would-be entrepreneur to get turned down half a dozen times before finding a willing investor - yet in most companies, it takes only one 'nyet' to kill a project stone dead. - Author: Gary Hamel
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#4. I'm lucky if I find one movie a year that's worth doing, and when I do find one, it usually only takes 20-30 days to shoot. - Author: Kevin Spacey
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#5. Holding on to what was with one arm while trying to reach for what is ahead with the other will only tear you apart. It takes both arms to fully embrace destiny! - Author: Hope D. Blackwell
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#6. Clare offered a half-hearted suggestion. "Well, there are coaches I know who do one-on-one counseling." Bobby shook his head. "No, that doesn't usually work. It takes months and only isolates people. It seems like most of them just use it to prepare for their next job. - Author: Patrick Lencioni
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#7. 98% of the people in the world are harmless and wish you well, but it only takes one person who doesn't. That's what you're constantly on guard against. - Author: David Duchovny
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#8. A mother is the person who takes care of you when you're sick. The one who holds you when you're afraid. The one who follows the bus to school on the first day to make sure you made it okay. I have only one mother, Nana; he just happens to be my father, too. - Author: Kat Attalla
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#9. History shows that it takes only a spark to start a fire that cannot be easily checked. The Seven Stages of War started with the outrage of one leader. - Author: Joelle Charbonneau
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#10. I felt a different kind of loss in that moment. It reminded me of how a cocoon must feel when the butterfly emerges. Having nurtured and protected a thing for so long. Only to be left behind one day, a hollow shell, when it suddenly takes flight and never looks back. - Author: J. Walker
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#11. It takes a lot of things to prove you are smart, but only one thing to prove you are ignorant - Author: Don Herold
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#12. People say it takes a village to raise a child. People ask me how my daughter is doing. She's only doing good if your daughter's doing good. We're all one family. - Author: Kanye West
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#13. One can only really travel if one lets oneself go and takes what every place brings without trying to turn it into a healthy private pattern of one's own and I suppose that is the difference between travel and tourism. - Author: Freya Stark
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#14. If a German company takes over 51 percent of an Indian one, it is given far-reaching controlling rights. But if an Indian company owns the majority of a German company, it is granted only very limited influence. That is unfair. - Author: Tulsi Tanti
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#15. It takes only one drink to get me drunk. The trouble is, I can't remember if it's the thirteenth or the fourteenth. - Author: George Burns
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#16. The loneliness of a visionary is that you might be the only one in the universe at that time who recognizes magic. I'm a magical person, and so I recognize other magical people. It takes ones to know one. - Author: Kim Fowley
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#17. You can't buy time, Nick. Ever. It's the only thing in life you can't get most of, and it's the one thing that will mercilessly tear you up when it's gone. It takes no pity on no soul and no heart. - Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
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#18. Karma is a perfectionist, it misses no one, it only takes it's time. - Author: Olufunmi Omopariola Olayinka
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#19. The basic creed of the gangster, and for that matter of any other type of criminal, is that whatever a man has is his only so long as he can keep it, and that the one who takes it away from him has not done anything wrong, but has merely demonstrated his smartness. - Author: Herbert Asbury
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#20. Any relationship is under the control of the person who cares the least, or, while it takes two people to begin a relationship, it only takes one to end it. - Author: Chris Vonada
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#21. It takes time to change established mindset. It is a difficult task. But we have five years. This is not about Modi ... Modi is only one of its 1.2 billion people ... This is a people's task. - Author: Narendra Modi
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#22. It only takes one person to love, but it takes two to make a relationship work. - Author: Jeaniene Frost
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#23. It takes two people to get together, but only one person to leave - Author: S.E. Sever
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#24. One must indeed be ignorant of the methods of genius to suppose that it allows itself to be cramped by forms. Forms are for mediocrity, and it is fortunate that mediocrity can act only according to routine. Ability takes its flight unhindered. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#25. It only takes one match to ignite a haystack, or one remark to fire a mind. - Author: Lawrence Durrell
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#26. It takes hard blows to raise a drumbeat but only one soft touch to raise a heartbeat - Author: Agona Apell
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#27. I only know it takes weeks to recover, as if one had been in a car accident. - Author: Patricia Highsmith
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#28. I only intended to be married one time. But marriages are made; they don't just happen. It takes two. - Author: Betty Wright
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#29. It takes two to quarrel, but only one to end it. - Author: Matthew Prior
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#30. It doesn't take two to dance, it only takes one. - Author: Sylvia Plath
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#31. One cannot blame an organization that picks up an occasional black sheep, one only takes exception if it retains an accumulation of them. - Author: Dion Fortune
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#32. For the length of time it takes to write a book, you need to believe that you're the only writer in existence; the only one who matters. You need to shut yourself away and allow the creativity to build up, not leak out through worry and comparisons and doubt. - Author: Martin Cosgrove
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#33. Moreover it is one of the greatest curses of religion that it takes only the very slightest twist of a knife tip in the cloth of a shirt to turn neighbours who have loved each other into bitter enemies. - Author: Louis De Bernieres
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#34. Muscle-work can only make one weary - it takes brain-work to create true exhaustion. - Author: Jefferson Smith
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#35. To make a difference in the world, it only takes one optimistic person, who can gather millions of people to make the change. - Author: Gia Russell
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#36. It's never about time. It only takes one moment. - Author: Jay E. Tria
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#37. The Goddess spoke to all the dead. She was beloved for it. It seemed she passed on that gift to you. Oh, it taxed her immensely, but she tried to set as many to rest as she could. Sometimes it only takes one word of kindness, you know, to set a soul at ease. - Author: Leanna Renee Hieber
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#38. It usually takes me about three years to research and write one of my historical sagas; this is one reason why I take medieval mystery breaks, for they can be completed in only a year. - Author: Sharon Kay Penman
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#39. It only takes one extra something! To get you to where you trying to get to! - Author: Eric Thomas
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#40. It can take years to earn respect, but it only takes one day to lose it. - Author: Giancarlo Stanton
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#41. When you're growing up, it takes a long time for you to realize that there's something different about you. On one level, you know there's something strange, but on another, yourself is the only thing you ever knew. - Author: Brooke Stevens
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#42. You have fire, you have soul. Your strength and resilience amaze me. Your gentleness and kindness humble me. Your beauty takes my breath away. If I could have only one thing in this life, it would be you. - Author: Sarah Castille
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#43. It only takes one lie to taint your entire testimony. - Author: Jim Rohn
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#44. The only effort worth making is the one it takes to learn the geography of one's own nature. - Author: Paul Bowles
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#45. It only takes one person to make a change ... Let it begin with you. - Author: Joyce Thompson
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#46. It only takes a few politicians to stoke division, or a few demagogues encouraging hatred to set your kind upon one another. And then before you know it, you have a whole nation biting on its own tail, going round and round until there is nothing left but the snapping of teeth. - Author: Paolo Bacigalupi
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#47. It only takes one mistake and nothing else you ever do will matter. No matter how hard you work or how smart you become, you'll always be known for that one poor choice. - Author: Chuck Palahniuk
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#48. The career batting average (.254) during parts of five Major League seasons for Francisco Cabrera - which proves that it takes only one big hit, on the right stage, to become a legend. Cabrera is still honored in Atlanta, and rightfully so, for winning the 1992 NLCS vs. Pittsburgh. - Author: Tucker Elliot
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#49. One cannot trust a path, because the path is different for each person who takes it. One can only trust a person to choose the path that best represents their values and experiences. - Author: April White
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#50. He is one of those who bring their own dark clouds wherever they go. He keeps them on a string. They are always there, even on the brightest of days. It takes only a chance remark and he tugs their strings, drags them down, and blots out the sun. - Author: Steven Carroll
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#51. One thing I've learned is it's better to be addicted to things than people. You get hooked on a thing and if someone takes it from you, you can find another source. Only people can really hurt you. Only people can push you out into the cold permanently. - Author: A.M. Riley
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#52. And then you discover what you should have known all along: that it takes only one bad day to turn your life upside down. That there's nothing you can have, nothing you've earned, nothing you've paid for with blood and loss and suffering ... that the world can't take away from you. - Author: Simon R. Green
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#53. It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it. - Author: Benjamin Franklin
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#54. It takes hundreds of nuts to hold a car together, but it takes only one of them to scatter it all over the highway. - Author: Evan Esar
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#55. It takes only one word to hurt a woman, a matter of seconds, one stupid, impatient blow of the crop. But winning back her trust takes years. And sometimes there isn't the time. - Author: Nina George
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#56. It only takes 140 characters to toss one's character out the window. - Author: LZ Granderson
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#57. SOCIETY IS DOOMED for one very simple reason: it takes dozens of men working months with millions of dollars in materials to build a building, but only one dumb-ass with a bomb to bring it down. - Author: David Wong
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#58. The wisdom of other cultures is one of the greatest gifts that a traveler can bring home. It takes no room in your suitcase - only an open mind and an open heart. - Author: Peggy Kopman-Owens
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#59. when only poor people use something, no one takes care of it. Roads, schools, neighborhoods. Subways too. - Author: Adam Sternbergh
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#60. It only takes a day to change someone from an anti-intellectual to an intellectual by persuading him that he might be one! - Author: Edwin Land
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#61. Life is like a steering wheel, it only takes one small move to change your entire direction. - Author: Kellie Elmore
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#62. Actually, it only takes one drink to get me loaded. Trouble is, I can't remember if it's the thirteenth or fourteenth. - Author: George Burns
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#63. There's only so much room in one heart. You can fill it up with love or you can fill it with resentment. But every bit of resentment you hold takes space away from the love. And the resentment don't do no good noway, but look what love can do. - Author: Sheri Reynolds
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#64. It takes two to make a marriage a success and only one to make it a failure. - Author: Herbert Samuel
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#65. In my experience, divorce takes you out for about 10 years, but you hear people talk about it lightly. The same with depression. You only have to have one good breakdown before you realize you need help. It's pretty frightening. - Author: Julia Cameron
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#66. It's funny. I used to look up at the stars and feel so small and unimportant. But I've come to realize that the only thing that can ever make you feel alive and important is the one person who takes you for you. - Author: Tillie Cole
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#67. It takes only one child to raze a village. - Author: Florence King
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#68. It only takes one person, one small act of stepping from the dark to the light. - Author: Dave Eggers
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#69. The only really interesting thing about someone that makes you want to explore them further is their heart, and Miss Honeycut has a teeny tiny pea-sized one and it takes you nowhere you want to go. - Author: Polly Horvath
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#70. The Pawn moves only one square at a time, and that straight forward, except in the act of capturing, when it takes one step diagonally to the right or left file on to the square occupied by the man taken, and continues on that file until it captures another man. - Author: Howard Staunton
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#71. Why do we procrastinate leaving? The denial phase is a humbling one. It takes a while to come to terms with our miserable luck. Rowley puts it this way: 'Fires only happen to other people.' We have a tendency to believe that everything is OK because, well, it almost always has been before. - Author: Amanda Ripley
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#72. It only takes a few minutes in the morning to use gratitude to Have A Magical Day by giving thanks for the events in your day ahead of time, but this one practice alone will change the way your entire day unfolds. - Author: Rhonda Byrne
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#73. It only takes one profound experience to change somebody's life. - Author: Devendra Banhart
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#74. Being chic not only takes a great deal of money but an enormous amount of time. It practically precludes everything else, even being on charity committees. Half of one's time goes getting chic, the other half being seen that way. - Author: Elizabeth Hawes
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#75. It only takes one minute to find a really good book, but it can give you a lifetime of memories when you read a really good book that leaves you with lasting impression. - Author: Nahisha McCoy
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#76. It's important, too, for people to see that it only takes one person to have faith in you, to care about you, to make you feel changed. We should all help each other out and give love to everyone as much as possible. - Author: Vanessa Hudgens
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#77. It is only the first baby that takes up the whole of a woman's time.Five or six do not require nearly so much attention as one. - Author: Jerome K. Jerome
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#78. For example, knowing that it takes only about eleven and a half days for a million seconds to tick away, whereas almost thirty-two years are required for a billion seconds to pass, gives one a better grasp of the relative magnitudes of these two common numbers. - Author: John Allen Paulos
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#79. Life is smoke, plain and simple; we just fool ourselves that it's otherwise. All it takes is one good gust and we float away and disappear, leaving behind only the scent of our passing in the form of memories. - Author: Cody McFadyen
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#80. It takes more than a printed notice to keep you from reality ... We've only one life to live. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#81. Laeth returned her smile with one as wicked, as he posed the favorite question of one of the combat instructors, "How many ways are there to kill a person with a knife?"
"It doesn't matter, it only takes one to do the job," returned Rialla. - Author: Patricia Briggs
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#82. Ask any successful person, and most will tell you that they had a person who believed in them ... a teacher, a friend, a parent, a guardian, a sister, a grandmother. It only takes one person, and it doesn't really matter who it is. - Author: Sean Covey
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#83. While it takes at least two to reconcile, it only takes one to forgive. - Author: Bill Johnson
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#84. It takes hundreds of good golf shots to gain confidence, but only one bad one to lose it. - Author: Jack Nicklaus
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#85. Nature has made us passive, and to suffer is our lot. While we are in the flesh every man has his chain and his clog; only it is looser and lighter to one man than to another, and he is more at ease who takes it up and carries it than he who drags it. - Author: Seneca The Younger
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#86. The apocalypse doesn't have to be fire and brimstone. It could happen on a personal level. If you believe you're the center of your own universe and you want to see the universe destroyed, it only takes one bullet. - Author: Marilyn Manson
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#87. After all, the way I see it, it takes only one person to murder you. It also takes only one person to fill your heart with the kind of joy that slaps you straight off your high horse. For the first time in a long time, I found myself believing in the possibility of both. - Author: Alida Nugent
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#88. Hue does not refer to how light, dark, or intense, but only what kind of color: what hue. It takes all three aspects to make a color, therefore 'red' is not a color, but only one aspect, the hue, of some partially defined color. - Author: William Tapley Bennett Jr.
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#89. How does one conquer fear, Don B.?" "One takes a frog and sews it to one's shoe," he said. "The left or the right?" Don B. gave me a pitying look. "Well, you'd look mighty funny going down the street with only one frog sewed to your shoes, wouldn't you?" he said. "One frog on each shoe. - Author: Donald Barthelme
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#90. A village, even a small one, takes at least all night to burn, in the end it looks like an enormous flower, then there's only a bud, and after that nothing. - Author: Louis-Ferdinand Celine
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#91. The nearer any disease approaches to a crisis, the nearer it is to a cure. Danger and deliverance make their advances together; and it is only in the last push that one or the other takes the lead. - Author: Thomas Paine
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#92. If there is any human tragedy, there is only one, and it occurs when we forget who we are and remain silent while a stranger takes up residence inside our skin. - Author: James Lee Burke
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#93. Even if it was a difficult operation to copy a song, it only takes one person to do it. After that the spread of the song via the Internet or other means of propagation is only limited by the honesty of the users. - Author: Dan Farmer
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#94. It was then that I realized.
There are a thousand ways to break a girl...but it only takes one to kill her.

-Alyssa 'Blame It on the Pain - Author: Ashley Jade
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#95. It only takes one person to change your life -- you. - Author: Ruth Casey
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#96. Life's journey is but a series of steps. It only takes one step in a different direction to change that from good to bad, or from good to even better. Make sure your next step takes you in the right directions. - Author: Jean Williams
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#97. It only takes for one person to remind you that you are special, and then your whole life is changed. - Author: Kellee Stewart
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#98. ... it only takes one tree to make
A thousand matches
Only takes one match to burn
A thousand trees. - Author: Stereophonics
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#99. It takes only one bad amp to turn your ears to oatmeal: That's how old hippies became Yanni fans. - Author: Rob Sheffield
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#100. Chocolateism: Maintain your integrity even in the atmosphere of compromise, for it only takes one step in compromise, to start losing character. - Author: Jacqueline R Banks
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