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Top 100 Quotes About Not Being First

#1. ...No, the gentle will not have to kill the table-pounders, thus stultifying their own instincts, for the noisy, being bullies, will melt away at the first sight of the army of the soft-spoken. - Author: Maxwell Struthers Burt
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#2. I think knowing people by first names, not by what they do sexually, is really what it's about. Not being afraid. Fear is the enemy. I've always been comfortable with being gay. - Author: Herb Ritts
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#3. Sabbath, in the first instance, is not about worship. It is about work stoppage. It is about withdrawal from the anxiety system of Pharaoh, the refusal to let one's life be defined by production and consumption and the endless pursuit of private well-being. - Author: Walter Brueggemann
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#4. Into this error men have, probably, been led by viewing education in a false light; not considering it as the first step to form a being advancing gradually towards perfection; but only as a preparation for life. - Author: Mary Wollstonecraft
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#5. That was my first real experience at feeling set apart. Not only did I not knock them dead, but rather it was I that died...acutely aware of being mutton dressed up as lamb. I exchanged my white tie and tails for a white waiter's jacket and got back to my proper calling! - Author: Graham Kerr
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#6. The ancient saying, "There is nothing in the intellect which was not first in some way in the senses," and senses being explorers of the world, opens the way to knowledge. - Author: Maria Montessori
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#7. I began to fear that Mos Def was being treated as a product, not a person, so I've been going by Yasiin since '99. At first it was just for friends and family, but now I'm declaring it openly. - Author: Mos Def
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#8. I dreamt of becoming a ballet dancer. I studied with the Royal Academy of London for 11 years, and that did not pan out, but my love for being on stage was born there. And then, I actually went to drama school in Paris, France. That's where it first started. - Author: Diane Kruger
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#9. This was the first time that he thoroughly felt and believed himself to be a knight-errant in reality and not merely in fancy, now that he saw himself treated in the same way as he had read of such knights being treated in days of yore. - Author: Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra
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#10. Repentance, contrary to popular misconception, is not a heroic first step I make toward Christ, nor is it a feeling-sorry-for my sins. It is the divine gift of being turned toward truth. William Willimon - Author: Gary L. Thomas
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#11. My fear of being real, of being seen, paralyzes me into silence. I crave the touch and the connection, but I'm not always brave enough to open my hand and reach out. This is the great challenge: to be seen, accepted, and loved, I must first reveal, offer, and surrender. - Author: Anna White
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#12. I learned that not being ashamed is the first step towards complete confidence about one's self, one's bones and flesh. - Author: Anonymous
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#13. Could the human girl have the same luck like mine on the first date?
Or was it just me? Who besides being a blue-blooded vampire, had not even lucky in love? - Author: Pet Torres
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#14. Study then, but study first that which will most help you to help others. Work patiently at your studies, not that men may think you wise, not even that you may have the happiness of being wise, but because only the wise man can be wisely helpful. - Author: Jiddu Krishnamurti
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#15. I've left Boro in the Premiership, which was always what I wanted to do. Actually that's not quite true. I took them to three cup finals, where they'd never been before. But I had set my eyes on being the first manager in their history to deliver a major trophy. - Author: Bryan Robson
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#16. I could not have the honour of being a German soldier because of my imprisonment in the First World War. And in this world war the Fuehrer refuses to allow me to serve as a soldier. - Author: Fritz Sauckel
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#17. I've not got a first in philosophy without being able to muddy things pretty satisfactory. - Author: John Banham
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#18. Boozing does not necessarily have to go hand in hand with being a writer ... I therefore solemnly declare to all young men trying to become writers that they do not actually have to become drunkards first. - Author: Nelson W. Aldrich
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#19. Every young male actor dreams of being James Bond in an action movie. And that's their first role. But the truth is, when it comes down to it, that's not relatable. - Author: Brendan Dooling
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#20. You spend a much larger part of your life being old, not young. Rules change along the way. The first things to go are those things you thought were eternal. - Author: Douglas Coupland
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#21. Original minds are not distinguished by being the first to see a new thing, but instead by seeing the old, familiar thing that is over-looked as something new. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#22. Being an artist doesn't mean that you're a good artist. That was the bargain I first made with myself: I'd say, I'm an artist, but I'm not really very good. - Author: Paul Simon
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#23. Fearghus the Destroyer, first-born son to Queen Rhiannon and future Dragon King of the Southlands unless he could find another sucker to take such an oxen-shit job - Maybe I can talk Morfyd into being the next queen . . . no. She's not that stupid - - Author: G.A. Aiken
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#24. Invest in yourself. It's like being a boxer, you've got to be in training so that when the bell rings, you get your direction you come out of the corner and you're *ready*. Do not let the audition be the first thing you've done in six months. - Author: Karl Urban
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#25. If men will impartially, and not asquint, look toward the offices and function of a poet, they will easily conclude to themselves the impossibility of any man's being a good poet without first being a good man. - Author: Ben Jonson
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#26. Benedict Arnold was a war hero, wounded in battle
before he turned against his country. Hitler was likewise a decorated and wounded veteran of the First World War. Being a war hero is not a lifetime ... exempt[ion] ... from responsibility for what you do thereafter. - Author: Thomas Sowell
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#27. I don't have to assert my virility. I think my career has shown that I'm not exactly a pantywaist. But I do take pride in my work, even to the point of being the first one on the set in the morning. I'm a professional. - Author: John Wayne
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#28. Moral Teleology supplies the deficiency in physical Teleology , and first establishes a Theology ; because the latter, if it did not borrow from the former without being observed, but were to proceed consistently, could only found a Demonology , which is incapable of any definite concept. - Author: Immanuel Kant
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#29. With the average tenure of sales directors being three years, it's not too great a stretch to conclude that they spend their first 12 months finding out what's broken, the next 12 months papering over the cracks, and the final 12 months shopping their CV for a new job. - Author: Nicholas A.C. Read
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#30. As Augustine say clearly, God being God offends human pride. If God is running the universe and has first claim on our lives, guess who isn't running the universe and does not get to have things as they please. - Author: Dallas Willard
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#31. It's a lot to ask of one creature, it's a lot to ask, that he should first behave as if he were not, then as if he were, before being admitted to that peace where he neither is, nor is not, and where the language dies that permits of such expressions. - Author: Samuel Beckett
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#32. He had the nerve not to drink in a University where you proved your manhood by being drunk most of your first year. - Author: John Le Carre
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#33. Being Human clothing was first launched in France, Belgium and Spain, where the brand's philosophy of look good, do good is connecting with people and not just Salman Khan. - Author: Salman Khan
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#34. Ruark held the door open for her to pass through. "The first I cannot deny, Shanna, for then I did not know of you. But you are my only love and shall remain for as long as I live." His eyes were serious and seemed to probe her being. "I - Author: Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
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#35. People usually spend the first two months playing themselves up, not really being themselves. You waste those two months - and then they tell you, 'You're not who I was dating the first month!' - Author: Manny Montana
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#36. The battle for the gospel in the opening years of the twenty-first century is being fought not primarily in the lecture rooms of North American seminaries but in the shanty towns, urban slums and villages of Africa, Asia and Latin America. - Author: Brian Stanley
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#37. First of Isaac Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics:
A robot may not injure a human being, or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. - Author: Isaac Asimov
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#38. I once tried hawking my own book around the pubs in the hope that, like the Salvation Army, I too could sell to the cerebrally relaxed. It was a disaster. I had beer thrown over me for being a) a nuisance, b) not as good as Wordsworth and c) a nancy for writing poetry in the first place. - Author: Peter Finch
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#39. I have never been any place where I was not first invited. And upon invitation, if I feel that there is potential for making some contribution to humanity, I will comply in spite of being tired. - Author: Dalai Lama
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#40. soldier's first duty, his reason for being, is not to fight. Fighting is the final recourse for any civilized people. His duty is not even to preserve the peace; that is a police officer's job, - Author: Evan Currie
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#41. I remember being very psyched for our first tours, despite not knowing about the endless stream of situations and setbacks that we'd face. - Author: Ariel Pink
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#42. The moment you have a child, in an instant your life is not for you, and your life is completely, 100 percent dedicated to another human being, and they will always come first. It changes you forever. It changes your perspective, and it gives you a nice purpose and focus. - Author: Angelina Jolie
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#43. It's not all peeling grapes, being a handmaiden," said Ptraci. "The first lesson we learn is, when the master has had a long hard day it is not the best time to suggest the Congress of the Fox and the Persimmon. Who says you have to do anything? - Author: Terry Pratchett
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#44. If you have any setback in your life, like not being in the England squad was for me - any setback, like losing a family member - everyone handles it in different ways. When I first wasn't included I was numb. I'd been the main England striker for years and years. It was really disappointing. - Author: Michael Owen
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#45. I'm the one erased. Or I guess I'm not even that, because the thing about being erased is that first you have to leave a mark. - Author: Robyn Schneider
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#46. My mouth dries up. I know I am not apologizing for the picture. I am sorry for being there in the first place. - Author: Lynda Mullaly Hunt
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#47. The first-century Jews who wrote about Jesus had already made up their minds about who he was. They were constructing a theological argument about the nature and function of Jesus as Christ, not composing a historical biography about a human being. - Author: Reza Aslan
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#48. When somebody does wrong, Emma, we must remember that that person is still a human being like the rest of us. We must not rush to throw the first stone. We must remind ourselves that all of us do wrong from time to time, unless we're saints, which we aren't. - Author: Alexander McCall Smith
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#49. The goal of your first marathon is to finish. You have no time goal. You're not endeavoring to win or place in your age category. Being a speed demon serves no purpose other than to court injury. Your only competition is you. - Author: Gina Greenlee
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#50. There is no meaning if meaning is not shared, and not because there would be an ultimate or first signification that all beings have in common, but because meaning is itself the sharing of Being. - Author: Jean-Luc Nancy
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#51. We look at the Web as being our basic power plant, kind of like electricity, so the Web and communicating in this fashion is second nature to us now. It's not like we go brochure, television, mail. It's Web, and then everything else. It's social media first, and everything else. - Author: Ted Leonsis
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#52. Martin's Monsanto poem holds devastating power. I heard the first public reading at the Resurgence Festival of well-being in London. It brought truth with clarity, not least with a kind of conviction and passion that is all too rare - Author: Tony Juniper
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#53. If you're going through friendship issues, I would say, first of all take a step back. How important is the friendship to you? Sometimes, if someone's not being a good friend to you and isn't treating you the way you should be treated, then you kind of have to move on sometimes. - Author: Victoria Justice
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#54. What do I not owe you! You taught me a lesson, hard indeed at first, but most advantageous. By you, I was properly humbled. I came to you without a doubt of my reception. You showed me how insufficient were all my pretensions to please a woman worthy of being pleased. - Darcy - Author: Jane Austen
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#55. Upon arriving, meeting their teachers and signing up for classes, these students began to realize that their attendance at Delaware State University was not a goal achieved, but rather a dream being sewn - a first step, if you will. - Author: Michael N. Castle
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#56. The media called us ruthless terrorists. We're not. We're just fighting for what's right. Being born a nought shouldn't automatically slam shut myriad doors before you've even drawn your first breath. - Author: Malorie Blackman
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#57. I'm different. I will give you my treasure chest of darkness first. If you can handle that, then I'll bring out my shining moons. If one cannot handle the darkness, then one should not deserve the light. I have no interest in "trapping" anyone into a silken web. I have no silken web. - Author: C. JoyBell C.
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#58. I always want to say to people who want to be rich and famous: 'try being rich first'. See if that doesn't cover most of it. There's not much downside to being rich, other than paying taxes and having your relatives ask you for money. But when you become famous, you end up with a 24-hour job. - Author: Bill Murray
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#59. The first five minutes in Gramacho is really overwhelming because all of your senses are being attacked. Visually, too, because your eyes move and see fragments of things you recognize, but not quite, so it's very artistic. Your eyes are moving, then there's the smell, and the noise is unbearable. - Author: Vik Muniz
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#60. I am entirely well," said Eldric, "which has Dr. Rannigan exploring first one theory, then another, trying to understand. But not being a man of science, I don't care about understanding. I simply want to go outside and break a few windows. - Author: Franny Billingsley
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#61. The essential lesson I've learned in life is to just be yourself. Treasure the magnificent being that you are and recognize first and foremost you're not here as a human being only. You're a spiritual being having a human experience. - Author: Wayne Dyer
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#62. If we are to love sincerely, and with simplicity, we must first of all overcome the fear of not being loved. - Author: Thomas Merton
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#63. I definitely felt out of place at first, not unlike being lactose intolerant in Wisconsin. - Author: Jared Brock
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#64. In 35 years of being in the media, I've had all this mud flung at me many, many times. It's not the first time. It's nothing unusual. I've been through it all before and the best way to deal with it is not to read them. - Author: Delia Smith
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#65. Forgetting who you are is so much more complicated than simply forgetting your name. It's also forgetting your dreams. Your aspirations. What makes you happy. What you pray you'll never have to live without. It's meeting yourself for the first time, and not being sure of your first impression. - Author: Jessica Brody
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#66. Second chances are not that important. What's important, is being ready when the first chance
is given. - Author: Jay Long
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#67. Retired is being tired twice, I've thought, first tired of working, then tired of not. - Author: Richard Armour
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#68. Being, not doing, is my first joy. - Author: Theodore Roethke
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#69. When I first started to write, I was aware of being queer, but I didn't write about it. Queer poems would probably not have been accepted by the editors I sent them to. - Author: Thom Gunn
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#70. First rule of being a detective,' the Doctor said a he knocked on the door, 'is to observe. Observe the obvious, and observe the not-so-obvious. Observing the not-so-obvious is not as easy as observing the obvious, but if it were easy everyone would be at it. - Author: Derek Landy
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#71. Hey, just be grateful I'm old. When an Arcadian first starts time-walking, we only have about a three percent chance of success. I once ended up on Pluto. (Sebastian) Are you serious? (Channon) They're not kidding about it being the coldest planet. (Sebastian) - Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
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#72. Because America, being a democracy, could not strike first, but had to wait - wait in instant readiness - until she was actually attacked. - Author: E.E. "Doc" Smith
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#73. How can one liberate the many? By first liberating his own being. He does this not by elevating himself, but by lowering himself. He lowers himself to that which is simple, modest, true; integrating it into himself, he becomes a master of simplicity, modesty, truth. - Author: Laozi
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#74. I used to pride myself on being the first in the office in the morning and one of the last to leave at night. Now, that's so dated: It's not about effort, it's about outcomes. - Author: Maynard Webb
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#75. Being a parent is not for the faint of heart. I may joke about knowing fear, but the fact is, the first time I ever knew real fear was the day Charlotte, my first child, was born. Suddenly there is someone in the world you care about more than anything. - Author: Harlan Coben
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#76. In The City of God Augustine says: "The will, therefore, is then truly free, when it is not the slave of vices and sins. Such was it given us by God; and this being lost by its own fault, can only be restored by Him who was able at first to give it. - Author: R.C. Sproul
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#77. An artist who is inspired is being obvious. He's not making any decisions, he's not weighing one idea against another. He's accepting his first thoughts. - Author: Keith Johnstone
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#78. When the ego is not, you are for the first time encountering your being. That being is void. Then you can surrender; then you have surrendered. - Author: Osho
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#79. But, as Andy pointed out, if being a smart-arse was an offence, the Laundry would not exist in the first place. - Author: Charles Stross
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#80. That is one of the first things my family, my mother and my grandfather, had taught me about acting: 'Use your eyes!' Not being able to do that physical aspect of it, and having to put it all into your voice? That was a little bit of a challenge. - Author: Keith Coogan
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#81. And of course, being a gentleman, he let her go first, not that there was any kind of thank-you. - Author: Garth Risk Hallberg
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#82. Loyalty is not won by being first. It is won by being best. - Author: Stefan Persson
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#83. There are three reasons why this book came into being. First, throughout the 33 years I've been writing recipes - although I'm not vegetarian myself - I have greatly enjoyed creating vegetarian recipes, and cooking and serving them at home. - Author: Delia Smith
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#84. Remember my first tenet in getting dressed is how you feel in the morning. So if you're not being true blue to that, it usually shows. - Author: Pharrell Williams
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#85. Unfortunately I'm not on the same wavelength as Maria yet in the literary sphere. She writes me such good, natural letters, but she reads ... Rilke, Bergengruen, Binding, Wiechert; I regard the last three as being below our level and the first as being decidedly unhealthy. - Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
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#86. Mrs Kerslake:" but if there is no chance of being offered a place at Oxford, surely-?"
Simon Kerslake: "Thats not what i said Mother, I shall be an undergraduate at Oxford by the first day of term - Author: Mark Twain
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#87. The point of the first one was that it was about guys being lured by sex and the stereotypes ... I always say it's like a horror version of Borat. Borat's not an accurate depiction of Khazakstan, it's an accurate depiction of America. That's what Hostel is. - Author: Eli Roth
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#88. At first, I thought it was having the picture that made it special, but it's not even that. It's looking at something without being watched, without being told how to see. That's what the picture has given us. - Author: Ally Condie
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#89. Just going along with this, what I did, or what I do is I imagine not being myself seeing it, but imagine somebody else who's seeing it for the first time. - Author: Dennis Muren
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#90. Men possessing minds of the first order and who have had opportunities of being known and of acquiring the general confidence do not abound in any country beyond the wants of the country. - Author: Thomas Jefferson
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#91. I think being funny is not anyone's first choice. - Author: Woody Allen
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#92. The worst denial of all is being in denial that we're in denial in the first place. And I would wonder if that's not exactly where most of us live out most of our lives. - Author: Craig D. Lounsbrough
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#93. The feeling of not being understood and of not understanding the world is no mere accompaniment of first passion, but its sole non-accidental cause. And the passion itself is a panic-stricken flight in which being together with the other means only a doubled solitude. - Author: Robert Musil
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#94. It'll be no use their putting their heads down and saying, 'Come up again, dear!' I shall only look up and say, 'Who am I, then? Tell me that first, and then, if I like being that person, I'll come up -- if not, I'll stay down here till I'm somebody else' -- but, oh, dear! - Author: Lewis Carroll
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#95. When it first shoots up out of the earth, we don't condemn it as immature and underdeveloped, nor do we criticize the buds for not being open when they appear. We stand in wonder at the process taking place, and give the plant the care it needs at each stage of its development. - Author: Paulo Coelho
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#96. I hadn't realized quite how intense the first few years of grad school would be. When you're being assigned 40 books a week ... there's not much room for novels. - Author: Lauren Willig
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#97. I seriously doubt I would ever have written the first story had I not been a lawyer. I never dreamed of being a writer. I wrote only after witnessing a trial. - Author: John Grisham
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#98. Changing is not just changing the things outside of us. First of all we need the right view that transcends all notions including of being and non-being, creator and creature, mind and spirit. That kind of insight is crucial for transformation and healing. - Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
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#99. If any man should conceive certain things as being really good, such as prudence, temperance, justice, fortitude, he would not after having first conceived these endure to listen to anything which should not be in harmony with what is really good. - Author: Marcus Aurelius
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#100. Valentines Day is being marketed as a Date Movie. I think its more of a First-Date Movie. If your date likes it, do not date that person again. And if you like it, there may not be a second date. - Author: Roger Ebert
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