Ostensible Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 24 Ostensible Quotes

#1. I just wanted to be a good comic and had no sense of show business, but at some point you want the opportunity to write a show about your life. - Author: Marc Maron
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#2. But this is what it means to be civilized - doing what her betters say she should, for the ostensible good of all. - Author: N.K. Jemisin
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#3. Don't you sometimes wish that you had been born into the Age of Reason, instead of into the Age of the Ostensible Reason? - Author: John Wyndham
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#4. a dramatic increase in the collective power and ostensible success of our species went hand in hand with much individual suffering. - Author: Yuval Noah Harari
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#5. The underlying questions of appetite, after all, are formidable - What would satisfy? How much do you need, and of what? What are the true passions, the real hungers behind the ostensible goals of beauty or slenderness? - Author: Caroline Knapp
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#6. Certain corpuscles, denominated Christmas Books, with the ostensible intention of swelling the tide of exhilaration, or other expansive emotions, incident upon the exodus of the old and the inauguration of the New Year. - Author: William Makepeace Thackeray
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#7. Jealousy - that jumble of secret worship and ostensible aversion. - Author: Emile M. Cioran
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#8. There must be sophistry in all this; but the condition of a slave confuses all principles of morality, and, in fact, renders the practice of them impossible. - Author: Harriet Ann Jacobs
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#9. Epigram, than which, if one is content with ostensible - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#10. I have observed, through many years of living in north Brooklyn, that people, for example an ostensible group of friends, can be dangerous to one another. - Author: Kate Christensen
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#11. That taxes may be the ostensible cause is true, but that they are the true cause is as far remote from truth as light from darkness. - Author: Henry Knox
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#12. A burn, like the first taste of whiskey, then pure, unabashed ecstasy - Author: Lauren Blakely
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#13. A certain degree of power must be granted to public officers, for they would be of no use without it. But the ostensible semblance of authority is by no means indispensable to the conduct of affairs, and it is needlessly offensive to the susceptibility of the public. - Author: Alexis De Tocqueville
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#14. At every Christmas, I fail to remember the daughters' shoe sizes, and they are not growing, but grown. After ostensible hard thought about who needs what, I have failed to give good gifts; I have failed to receive good gifts. - Author: Padgett Powell
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#15. [N]o such thing as objective writing, ... every inscription, every traveler's tale, every news account, every piece of technical writing, tells more about the author and his time than it does about the ostensible subject. - Author: Sue Hubbell
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#16. Hip-hop is supposed to uplift and create, to educate people on a larger level and to make a change. - Author: Doug E. Fresh
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#17. Those skilled at making the enemy move do so by creating a situation to which he must conform; they entice him with something he is certain to take, and with lures of ostensible profit they await him in strength. - Author: Sun Tzu
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#18. In reality the workings of your governing system are opaque and covert, while hiding in the chattering spotlight of an ostensible transparency, even though the ultimate objective is clear. - Author: Breyten Breytenbach
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#19. But this graveyard of dead books doesn't unnerve me. It reminds me that I had a deeper motive, one that only the approach of old age and death has unlocked. I wrote to answer questions I had - the motive of all art, whatever its ostensible subject. There were things I urgently needed to know. - Author: James Atlas
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#20. The political movements, or ideologies, inspired by Hegel are all united in
the ostensible abandonment of virtue. - Author: Albert Camus
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#21. A media system wants ostensible diversity that conceals an actual uniformity - Author: Joseph Goebbels
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#22. And let us not trust to human effort alone, but humbly acknowledging the power and goodness of Almighty God, who presides over the destiny of nations, and who has at all times been revealed in our country's history, let us invoke His aid and His blessings upon our labors. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#23. On the ostensible exactitude of certain branches of human knowledge, including mathematics. The exactness is a fake. - Author: Alfred North Whitehead
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#24. I'm just attracted to playing people who are ostensible unlikable. That's not to say that there's something in there that makes you care. It might be that you just find them so awful that you just can't stop watching, like a car crash. - Author: Steve Coogan
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