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Top 100 Not For Nothing Sayings

#1. It's not who you know, it's who you blow. I don't have a hole in my jeans for nothing. - Author: Terry Richardson
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#2. Writing a novel is not at all like riding a bike. Writing a novel is like having to redesign a bike, based on laws of physics that you don't understand, in a new universe. So having written one novel does nothing for you when you have to write the second one. - Author: Daniel Alarcon
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#3. Let us consider the reason of the case. For nothing is law that is not reason. - Author: John Powell
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#4. Freedom that is not fought for, that is not gained by personal sacrifice is freedom that will never last, because in the heart of the one set free, it will have little value. A treasure that costs nothing is a treasure that is easily neglected and lost. - Author: Bryan Davis
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#5. Genius too does nothing but learn first how to lay bricks then how to build, and continually seek for material and continually form itself around it.Every activity of man is amazingly complicated, not only that of the genius: but none is a 'miracle. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#6. I will be unneeded, and gladly so, when you realize that the vitality and reinforcement and joy are your own, and rise from the fountain of your own beings; when you realize that you do not need me for protection, for there is nothing you need protect yourself against. - Author: Jane Roberts
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#7. They took over from the old order not only most of its customs, conventions, and modes of thought, but even those ideas which prompted our revolutionaries to destroy it; that, in fact, though nothing was further from their intentions, they used the debris of the old order for building up the new. - Author: Alexis De Tocqueville
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#8. The beauty Snow White's got has nothing to do with him. She's scarred up and suspicious and shameless. Her pretty's not for him. It's like saying the moon's got a fine figure on her. Maybe true, but what good is that to a man? Snow - Author: Catherynne M Valente
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#9. Nothing is needed so much as a holy indignation against sin. It is true that there is not enough love for God, and one sign of it is that there is not enough hatred for sin. - Author: Vance Havner
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#10. They adore you beacause they think you offer up your friendship and ask for nothing in return. But that's not true-' He took a deep breath. 'You do ask for something. You ask that we never expect you to need us. - Author: Kamila Shamsie
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#11. To an unbelieving person nothing renders service or work for good. He himself is in servitude to all things, and all things turned out for evil to him, because he uses all things in impious way for his own advantage, and not for the glory of God. - Author: Martin Luther
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#12. His abs looked as if he'd stolen them from a cover model from some male physique magazine. Then, last but not least, his cock. Nothing she'd ever read, or seen could have prepared her for that thing. It was probably considered a concealed weapon in the States. - Author: Amelia Hutchins
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#13. Nothing is more important than empathy for another human being's suffering. Nothing. Not a career, not wealth, not intelligence, certainly not status. We have to feel for one another if we're going to survive with dignity. - Author: Audrey Hepburn
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#14. For who in fact seeks the salvation of souls through indulgences, and not instead money for his coffers? This is evident from the way indulgences are preached . For the commissioners and preachers do nothing but extol indulgences and incite. - Author: Martin Luther
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#15. Now, for the first time, I began to be aware of my heart, the heart itself: and with this awareness, conscious terror came. I realized that I knew nothing whatever about the way we are put together; and I realized that what I did not know might be in the process of killing me. - Author: James Baldwin
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#16. Criminals together. We're in hell, my little friend, and there's never any mistake there. People are not damned for nothing. - Author: Jean-Paul Sartre
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#17. Stasis is something that has marked my life since I was a boy growing up in Pittsburgh with my mother. It was the natural state that we existed in. For one thing, she suffered from a debilitating depression throughout my childhood, and depression is nothing if not static. - Author: Said Sayrafiezadeh
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#18. Science, to quote your own words, is nothing else than a 'strange hankering after differences'. Her essence could not be better defined. For men of science nothing is so important as the clear definition of differences. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#19. If a little is not enough for you, nothing is. - Author: Epicurus
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#20. You have to be holy in your position as you are, and I have to be holy in the position that God has put me. So it is nothing extraordinary to be holy. Holiness is not the luxury of the few. Holiness is a simple duty for you and for me. We have been created for that. - Author: Mother Teresa
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#21. Nothing can constitute good-breeding that has not good-nature for its foundation. - Author: Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
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#22. Compassion and pity are not the same: pity is looking down on someone, feeling sorry for them and offering nothing; compassion is seeing their pain and offering them understanding. - Author: Jasinda Wilder
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#23. It happened that green and crazy summer when Frankie was twelve years old. This was the summer when for a long time she had not been a member. She belonged to no club and was a member of nothing in the world. Frankie had become an unjoined person and hung around in doorways, and she was afraid. - Author: Carson McCullers
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#24. If they succeed, it will not matter if Man becomes immortal.
He will have nothing to live for. - Author: James Edwin Gunn
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#25. Not that the man needed clothes. God meant for that piece of perfection to have nothing masking the luscious, tanned flesh stretched taut over beautiful muscles. - Author: Rena Marks
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#26. I looked at her, exhausted in the hospital bed, and she looked at you, and you looked at me looking at her with eyes that had never known anything else, and for a moment there I swear we saw each other with a clarity that nothing can alter, not time, not heartbreak, not death. - Author: Garth Risk Hallberg
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#27. I don't know what idiot thought it was smarter to let a woman enter a room before him. How does he know if it is safe for her to enter if he does not check it out himself? It's actually a much more caring act to go before her, therefore ensuring that nothing will harm her, - Author: Quinn Loftis
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#28. Katsa didn't think a person should thank her for not causing pain. Causing joy was worthy of thanks, and causing pain worthy of disgust. Causing neither was neither, it was nothing, and nothing didn't warrant thanks. - Author: Kristin Cashore
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#29. Video games are a waste of time for men with nothing else to do. Real brains don't do that. On occasion? Sure. As relaxation? Great. But not full time - And a lot of people are doing that. And while they're doing that, I'll go ahead and write another novel. - Author: Ray Bradbury
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#30. Do not expect something for nothing. Be willing to give an equivalent value for all that you desire, and include in your plans a definite provision for doing so. - Author: Napoleon Hill
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#31. I came to Harbor House when I was a boy. I was looking for the Court of Owls. That time I found nothing. Not tonight. - Author: Scott Snyder
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#32. I say "illusion" of choice because, in many cases, the nature of their choices hardly reaches the level of will, but of merely perfunctory activity. For the most part, their desires are not too strong, they are too weak, apathetic and easily placated. They often can be tempted into doing Nothing. - Author: Geoffrey Wood
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#33. The art of living has no history: it does not evolve: the pleasure which vanishes vanishes for good, there is no substitute for it. Other pleasures come, which replace nothing. No progress in pleasures, nothing but mutations. - Author: Roland Barthes
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#34. Miss Skeeter say maybe don't spec nothing at all, that most Southern peoples is "repressed." If they feel something, they might not say a word. Just hold they breath and wait for it to pass, like gas. - Author: Kathryn Stockett
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#35. When the world does its level best to devalue me in ways that are nothing short of brutal, all it does is evidence my value. For why would it expend such massive amounts of energy attempting to destroy something that's not there? - Author: Craig D. Lounsbrough
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#36. America is not a pile of goods, more luxury, more comforts, a better telephone system, a greater number of cars. America is a dream of greater justice and opportunity for the average man and, if we can not obtain it, all our other
achievements amount to nothing. - Author: Eleanor Roosevelt
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#37. The real investment in life is not so much in the house you have, or the car. Your real investment is what you carry in the heart, and if you carry that passion for anything that you do, then nothing can really stop you. You enjoy the greater moments of everything, - Author: Mike Horn
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#38. Nothing is cheap which is superfluous, for what one does not need, is dear at a penny. - Author: Plutarch
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#39. What a fuss people make about fidelity!" exclaimed Lord Henry. "Why, even in love it is purely a question for physiology. It has nothing to do with our own will. Young men want to be faithful, and are not; old men want to be faithless, and cannot: that is all one can say. - Author: Oscar Wilde
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#40. She who invented words, and yet does not speak; she who brings dreams and visions, yet does not sleep; she who swallows the storm, yet knows nothing of rain or wind. I speak for her; I am her own. - Author: Catherynne M Valente
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#41. Nothing shocks our moral feelings so deeply as cruelty does. We can forgive every other crime, but not cruelty. The reason for this is that it is the very opposite of compassion. - Author: Arthur Schopenhauer
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#42. Half fish," he said. "Fish that you were. I am sorry that I went too far out. I ruined us both. But we have killed many sharks, you and I, and ruined many others. How many did you ever kill, old fish? You do not have that spear on your head for nothing. - Author: Ernest Hemingway,
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#43. ... and I'm thinking how nothing is as simple as you guess-not right or wrong, not Judd Travers, not even me or this dog I got here. But the good part is I saved Shiloh and opened my eyes some. Now that ain't bad for eleven. - Author: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
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#44. Until the fear of separation is faced there can be only a life of illusion, where nothing real can exist. Until this happens there can be no knowing the stillness of peace, which is to change, in the very near future, for all humanity. The illusion of separateness can not continue to exist. - Author: Donna Guillemette
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#45. Nothing can happen, nothing can occur in your life which is not a precisely perfect opportunity for you to heal something, create something, or experience something that you wish to heal, create, or experience in order to be who you really are. - Author: Neale Donald Walsch
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#46. It's not perfect, but nothing is perfect except for an idea of something," he goes on, "And if we aren't experiencing the world and all we do is think about our idea of the world, then why bother with any of it? - Author: Autumn Doughton
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#47. For a warrior, nothing is higher than a war against evil. The warrior confronted with such a war should be pleased, Arjuna, for it comes as an open gate to heaven. But if you do not participate in this battle against evil, you will incur sin, violating your dharma and your honor. - Author: Swami Vivekananda
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#48. If we do not die for liberty, we shall soon have nothing left to do but weep for her. - Author: Madame Roland
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#49. But Jo wasn't angry. Not anymore. He couldn't really tell if what he had been before was angry. It was an emotion he had no use for, that accomplished nothing and meant even less than that. If anything, what Jo really felt was tired. - Author: Yaa Gyasi
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#50. Oh hours of childhood,
when behind each shape more than the past appeared
and what streamed out before us was not the future.
We felt our bodies growing and were at times impatient to be grown up, half for the sake
of those with nothing left but their grownupness. - Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
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#51. If you take care of yourself, 60 is nothing for women these days. In today's world you can be the kind of woman you want to be ... Of course, I've aged a bit in the face, but not enough to worry about it. I've common sense enough to know that if I'm nearly 70 something has to give. - Author: Tina Turner
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#52. You're not lost, Kaylee. You can't ever be lost, because I'll always know where you are. And if I'm not there with you, I'm on my way, and nothing standing between us will be standing for very long. - Author: Rachel Vincent
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#53. Father laughed, which upset Bruno even more; there was nothing that made him more angry than when a grown-up laughed at him for not knowing something, especially when he was trying to find out the answer by asking questions. - Author: John Boyne
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#54. When he heard his father call out for Abel and he saw his borther go forth, it made him feel like he was nothing. He couldn't even say that he felt like Cain anymore. One could not feel like Cain because it had no flavor. Cain was the absence of flavor. Cain was like saliva or a Wednesday. - Author: Jonathan Goldstein
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#55. Gods need take no responsibility for anything except genesis. Gods accept everything and thus accept nothing. Gods must be identifiable yet remain anonymous. Gods do not need a spirit world. - Author: Frank Herbert
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#56. Nothing good about this but it's title. A priggish little yarn. And Hidden Riches is not a story
it's a machine. It creaks. It never made me forget for one instant that it was a story. Hence it isn't a story. - Author: L.M. Montgomery
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#57. The capacity for not feeling lonely can carry a very real price, that of feeling nothing at all. - Author: Douglas Coupland
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#58. I prefer to doubt everything. Such a disposition does not preclude a resolute character. On the contrary, as far as I am concerned, I always advance more boldly when I don't know what is waiting me for me. After all, nothing worse than death can happen-and death you can't escape! - Author: Mikhail Lermontov
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#59. Having had nothing, I will not settle for crumbs. - Author: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
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#60. To me, it's not work. When I draw and I write, I find it relaxing. It's not like 9-to-5, where a man goes to a job and he isn't really interested in the job. Luckily, I get paid for doing what I'd do for nothing. - Author: Bob Kane
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#61. That's the bravest thing, I think: not to be brave for yourself but for a buddy when it gets you nothing and costs you everything. - Author: Stephen Hunter
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#62. You care for nothing, Eliza." "That, Tomas, is an untruth. I care very deeply for myself and quite possibly a small amount for you. I have not yet decided on that matter. - Author: Mark Tufo
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#63. When I eat alone I feel like a seminarian being punished. I tried it for one week and I was not comfortable. Then I searched through Sacred Scripture for something saying I had to eat alone. I found nothing, so I gave it up and it's much better now. - Author: Pope John XXIII
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#64. Nehemiah said, "Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength." The Levites calmed all the people, saying, "Be still, for this is a holy day. Do not grieve. - Author: Anonymous
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#65. But she was not even grateful to him for it; nothing good on Pierre's part seemed to her to be an effort, it seemed so natural for him to be kind to everyone that there was no merit in his kindness. - Author: Leo Tolstoy
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#66. Doctrines, scriptures, sutras, essays, are not to be regarded as systems to be followed. They merely contribute to understanding. They should be for us a source of stimulation, and nothing more ... Adopted, rather than used as a stimulus, they are a hindrance - Author: Wei Wu Wei
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#67. Independence has nothing to do with whether or not someone chooses to be single or to be married, to have children or to not have children. Independence by definition is about self-governing. About choosing for yourself. About making your own decisions. All - Author: Krista Ritchie
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#68. A humble person is not one who thinks little of himself, hangs his head and says, "I'm nothing." Rather, he is one who depends wholly on the Lord for everything, in every circumstance. - Author: David Wilkerson
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#69. Even the richest personality is nothing before he has chosen himself, and on the other hand even what one might call the poorest personality is everything when he has chosen himself; for the great thing is not to be this or that but to be oneself, and this everyone can be if he wills it. - Author: Soren Kierkegaard
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#70. Providence has nothing good or high in store for one who does not resolutely aim at something high or good. A purpose is the eternal condition of success. - Author: Thornton Wilder
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#71. I think the time in between albums, as much as it was not anticipated, it was much-needed, and very helpful, very useful. I've done nothing but hone my craft, and get better, and learn, and gather information in the process. So I'm grateful for it in retrospect. - Author: Joe Budden
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#72. Men are, if nothing else, predictable. Fortunately for us all, women are not. - Author: Karen Hawkins
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#73. As far as I was concerned men were something you had around the place, not particularly interesting, but quite harmless. I had never shown the slightest feeling for them, and apart from my never wearing a skirt, saw nothing else in common between us. - Author: Jeanette Winterson
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#74. Nothing is whole, not for too damned long. The world is half night. - Author: Peter Straub
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#75. It's in that moment, when there's nothing, that you find out what you were willing to forgive, and what not. Too late for that, though. Too late. - Author: Kate Wrath
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#76. There is only God. REALITY is God and has never required your belief. This reality no "one" survives. In Ultimate Reality no "one" is saved either - there is simply nothing to save you "from" : you have not emerged from any "other" and there is no place else for "you" to disappear into. Ever. - Author: Adi Da
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#77. Poetry should be written the way adultery is committed: on the run, on the sly, during the time not accounted for. And then you come home, as if nothing ever happened, - Author: Vera Pavlova
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#78. For it is not true, as some treatise-mongers lay down in their systems, of the probity of the speaker, that it contributes nothing to persuasion; but moral character nearly, I may say, carries with it the most sovereign efficacy in making credible. - Author: Aristotle.
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#79. There's nothing about you that's fake. Not even on the inside." His eyes finally closed for good, leaving just a wry smile on his lips. "That's why you're so beautiful." I - Author: S.D. Hendrickson
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#80. Not working is bad for you. It is my drug, it gives me a high; most performers will tell you that. And there is nothing like the high that an audience gives you. - Author: Bruce Forsyth
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#81. I love you, Shahrzad al-Khayzuran. There is nothing I would not do for you. Nothing I would not consider if it meant keeping you safe. The world itself should fear me if it stands between us. - Author: Renee Ahdieh
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#82. The great Tao is universal like a flood ... All creatures depend on it, and it denies nothing to anyone. It does its work, but it makes no claims for itself. It clothes and feeds all, but it does not lord it over them. - Author: Lao-Tzu
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#83. Some men carry torches for old loves, and then some guys - not many, but some - get completely consumed by the torch's flames. It makes them nothing but long-term trouble for the follow-ups. - Author: Harlan Coben
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#84. She was walking along the bottom-most bed
she was quite safe: quite safe, if she had to go on and on for ever, seeing this was the very bottom, and there was nothing deeper. There was nothing deeper, you see, so one could not but feel certain, passive. - Author: D.H. Lawrence
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#85. What more could I have done when I did not know that to love is both to seek and to be sought? For me love was nothing but a dialogue of little riddles, with no answers given. - Author: Yukio Mishima
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#86. A warrior can be injured but not offended. For a warrior there is nothing offensive about the acts of her fellow human beings, as long as she herself is acting in the proper mood. - Author: Robert Spencer
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#87. She did not hate Miss Garnder anymore. She didn't like her, but she felt sorry for her. Miss Garnder had nothing in all the world excepting a sureness about how right she was. - Author: Betty Smith
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#88. Certainly, men have been availing themselves of the services of prostitutes from the moment those early hominids stood upright and certain women could say, "Hey there, sailor"; it's not called the world's oldest profession for nothing. - Author: Elissa Stein
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#89. A man may well be condemned, not for doing something, but for doing nothing. - Author: William Barclay
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#90. Hope is for people who wait. And I don't want to wait no more. I'm not scared anymore. I'm not scared of myself. Of my things. Of my fear. Of absolutely nothing. And that's music. - Author: Concha Buika
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#91. Those words had been the bane of my childhood, a constant reminder that nothing turned out right, not just for me but for anyone, and that's why someone had invented a saying like that. So we'd all know that we'd never have what we needed. - Author: Gillian Flynn
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#92. There is nothing Christ dislikes more than for His people to make a showpiece of Him and not to use Him. - Author: Charles Haddon Spurgeon
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#93. Between a Man and his Wife nothing ought to rule but Love. Authority is for Children and Servants; yet not without Sweetness. - Author: William Penn
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#94. Do you know what the people will say about this day thousands of years from now? What they will say about these creatures and their valiant last stand? Nothing... because we will not tell them. Oblivion is all there is for-- - Author: Jonathan Hickman
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#95. A sincere seeker knows what his goal is: the highest Truth. He will not delay his journey. In spiritual life, we aspire for the highest Truth, for God, nothing else. - Author: Sri Chinmoy
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#96. Nothing prepared me for the loss of my mother. Even knowing that she would die did not prepare me. A mother, after all, is your entry into the world. She is the shell in which you divide and become a life. Waking up in a world without her is like waking up in a world without sky: unimaginable. - Author: Meghan O'Rourke
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#97. Freedom has nothing to do with having the right to vote for your oppressor; freedom is not having any form of oppression. - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#98. To follow Beauty even when she shall lead you to the verge of the precipice; and though she is winged and you are wingless, and though she shall pass beyond the verge, follow her, for where Beauty is not, there is nothing; - Author: Kahlil Gibran
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#99. The logic of war seems to be if the belligerent can fight, he will fight. That leaders will not surrender until surrender is academic. How is a national leader to explain the sacrifice of so much for nothing? - Author: Thomas Powers
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#100. The Self Is Not Portable
The self is not
portable. It
cannot be packed.
It comes sneaking
back to any place
from which it's
been extracted,
for it is nothing alone.
It is not an entity.
The ratio of self
to home: one part
in seventy. - Author: Kay Ryan
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