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#1. "On my honor" - what an ennobling phrase! Three short words, nine letters, but the summation of all we call character. From the Boy Scout's Oath. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#2. I use "perpetrated" because it's the kind of word that passive-voice writers are fond of. They prefer long words of Latin origin to short Anglo-Saxon words - which compounds their trouble and makes their sentences still more glutinous. Short is better than long. Of the 701 words in - Author: William Zinsser
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#3. Without trying to clear up the degree of correctness of a qualification which no one, one must hope, will be asked to understand exactly, I will limit myself to a few words of explanation to cut short any misunderstandings. - Author: Gustave Courbet
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#4. It is true that Bible prayers in word and print are short, but the praying men of the Bible were with God through many a sweet and holy wrestling hour. They won by few words but long waiting. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#5. Words fall short sometimes. - Author: Jeff Bridges
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#6. It's so easy to use tired, shopworn figures of speech. I love using long, fancy words but have learned - mostly from writing my biography of Winston Churchill - that short, strong words work better. I am ever-vigilant against the passive and against jargon, both of which are so insidious. - Author: Gretchen Rubin
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#7. Early sweats make up later pleasures - Author: Israelmore Ayivor
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#8. Thus, words being symbols of ideas, we can collect ideas by collecting words. The fellow who said he tried reading the dictionary but couldn't get the hang of the story simply missed the point: namely, that it is a collection of short stories. - Author: James Webb Young
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#9. Fortunately, I knew the cardinal rule of getting on with one's fellow cooks. It applies in any kitchen and can be summed up in two short words: bust ass. - Author: Jacques Pepin
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#10. I never even considered writing a career option. I just liked the play of words. I was certainly interested in story, but the stories I was telling then were in narrative verse and prose poems, short and succinct, except for one novel-length poem written in narrative couplets. - Author: Charles De Lint
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#11. Life is too short for us to keep important words, for example, 'I love you', locked in our hearts. - Author: Paulo Coelho
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#12. Not telling is just as interesting as telling I have found. Why speech, that short verbal journey from inside to outside can be excrutiating under certain circumstances is fascinating. - Author: Siri Hustvedt
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#13. I would recommend the short story form, which is a lot harder to write since you have to be so careful with words, until there is plenty of time to doodle through a novel. - Author: Anne McCaffrey
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#14. implies that there can be short intervals of inconsistency among the replicated nodes during which the data gets updated among these nodes. In other words, the replicas are updated asynchronously. - Author: C.Y. Kan
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#15. I write about five thousand words a day, when working on a book, about three thousand a day if I'm writing a short story. I take long periods off between projects, when I read a lot, garden, and think about the next book or stories. - Author: Eric Brown
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#16. Philippians 2:5: "Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus." The words call us up short as to what we are actually supposed to be doing on this path: not just admiring Jesus, but acquiring his consciousness. - Author: Cynthia Bourgeault
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#17. Mistakes aren't mistakes; they are lessons! - Author: Israelmore Ayivor
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#18. Know love. Sow love. Grow love! - Author: Israelmore Ayivor
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#19. Life's rewards as well as it's short-comings are magnetic reflections of the vivacious energies we release through our thoughts, our actions, and our words. - Author: Netiera Danise
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#20. Words and ideas work in the short run to get you through school and to impress educators and employers. But they do not work in the long run or in the deep run. We soon find ourselves separate and without wonder. - Author: Richard Rohr
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#21. Is there something wrong?" he asked. She gave a short negative motion with her head. And then words, so sweet, like a cool northern breeze blowing off the lake. "You could hold me now." It was almost his undoing. "Ah baby. - Author: Maya Banks
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#22. She had, in a few short words, utterly defiled, defamed and defaced the finely tuned social order that was the bedrock of the Collective. - Author: Jasper Fforde
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#23. I met a 13-year-old black child, Raymond, who had never been to school and had never learnt any words, yet it seemed to me that he was intelligent. It became apparent after a short period that Raymond thought in terms of visual signs and movements. - Author: Robert Wilson
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#24. If you invest the short time it takes to read, understand and apply the basic principles in this book, there is little doubt you will be a much bigger success than you otherwise would have been. There truly is POWER in words ... - Author: Doug Dohring
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#25. England was full of words I'd never heard before - streaky bacon, short back and sides, Belisha beacon, serviettes, high tea, ice-cream cornet. - Author: Bill Bryson
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#26. I'm not afraid of the opinions of others - but of being needed and coming up short ... - Author: John Geddes
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#27. Your woman should always be short of words and full of kisses. - Author: Saleem Sharma
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#28. I see a correlation between short stories and songs, because of their length and for what they're meant to evoke. Combine certain words with melodies and it all becomes very moving. - Author: Paul Simon
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#29. Four short words sum up what has lifted most successful individuals above the crowd --'a little bit more.' They did all that was expected of them and a little bit more. - Author: A. Lou Vickery
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#30. But if the words struck her only lightly when she was nine, they stayed with her, gaining in density, to insinuate themselves whenever her performance fell short of perfection. They were less a mortification, she feared, than an actual statement of fact: B+ is all you deserve. - Author: Lynne Sharon Schwartz
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#31. Love for one another is built on the actions we take. Words that are said, are used for short comfort; but little do we know lies can be hidden in the riddle. Tread carefully through the puddle of roses for there, thorns await. - Author: Ochir Napoleoni
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#32. Change is uncomfortable, but it's helpful! - Author: Israelmore Ayivor
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#33. When Americans think of college these days, the first word that often comes to mind is 'debt.' And from 'debt' it's just a short hop to other unpleasant words, like 'payola,' 'kickback,' and 'bribery.' - Author: James Surowiecki
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#34. Only foolish fishes wish to fly! - Author: Israelmore Ayivor
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#35. Vaults. In due time, the fraud is manifest, and words lose all power to stimulate the understanding or the affections. Hundreds of writers may be found in every long-civilized nation, who for a short time believe, - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#36. Try and write straight English; never using slang except in dialogue and then only when unavoidable. Because all slang goes sour in a short time. I only use swear words, for example, that have lasted at least a thousand years for fear of getting stuff that will be simply timely and then go sour. - Author: Ernest Hemingway,
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#37. I want to write songs with complete sentences. I almos have this obsession with short-changing words. I would never be so pretentious to say that my lyrics are poetry ... Poems are poems. Song lyrics are for songs. - Author: Ben Gibbard
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#38. The Sun Also Rises, A Farewell to Arms, Death in the Afternoon - as well as all of the short stories that writers studied for the inner trick of them. But there was no trickery: only the plain words put there as if they had always been there - like pebbles cooled in a river. - Author: Naomi Wood
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#39. I dreamt-' he began, and stopped short. It was too complex to be put into words. There was the dream itself, and there was a memory connected with it that had swum into his mind in the few seconds after waking. - Author: George Orwell
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#40. You were alive for such a short time and then you went back into the great silence. The only ones who didn't vanish were the artists. While you were reading their words and looking at their pictures they were still alive, and you shared some of their life too. - Author: Kate Grenville
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#41. But "almost done" is not done! - Author: Israelmore Ayivor
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#42. You're as strong as your resolutions! - Author: Israelmore Ayivor
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#43. One moment it's a cathedral, at another time there is no words to describe it when it ceases, for short periods of time, to have any regard for the proprieties that constitute not only Parliament, but its tradition. I've seen it in all its greatness. I have inwardly wept over it when it is degraded. - Author: John Diefenbaker
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#44. I love stories. But I don't distinguish so much between a short story and a novel. Personally, when I sit down to read a novel or a Chekhov story, I'm seeking the same thing: I'm seeking that same rich portrayal of life in words. - Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
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#45. On an impulse, I reached for the telephone, and then paused with the receiver in my hand. I stared down at the phone for long seconds, rehearsing the words I would say in my mind. I felt a tremble in my fingers, and my breathing became short as if I had been running. - Author: Jason Luke
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#46. When it is late, everyone cares! - Author: Israelmore Ayivor
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#47. I create beautiful art, so I can look back on the life my body fell short of in such a way that it brings me peace. - Author: Nikki Rowe
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#48. No knowledge about self is self-slavery! - Author: Israelmore Ayivor
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#49. How short is human life! the very breath
Which frames my words accelerates my death. - Author: Hannah More
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#50. There are about 50 or 60 recommendations [in "Win"] for how to communicate, not just the words themselves. All of them had to be tested. And in this short amount of time, it's just very time-consuming and very stressful to ensure that you get it right. - Author: Frank Luntz
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#51. He begged Angie but the words were cut short by the strap and the dial turning up again and the sound in the air like cracking ice and shredding paper and static. - Author: V.E Schwab
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#52. I think that I was too self-centered to ever develop good skills as a peacemaker. In my younger days, I assumed that it was because I was smarter than everyone else, with no patience for explaining things in short words for mouthbreathers who just didn't get it. - Author: Cory Doctorow
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#53. Ashes, ashes." Her whispered words of an old rhyme smashed through the silence as thunder, and in unison, the shadow figures answered.
"We all fall down. - Author: A.F. Stewart
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#54. My commands are ordinarily short, clear, and precise; and I would rather be obliged to repeat my words twice, or even three times, than they should be misunderstood. - Author: Alexandre Dumas
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#55. The short words are best, and the old words are the best of all. - Author: Winston Churchill
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#56. Life is power, don't abuse it. - Author: Israelmore Ayivor
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#57. Mark it. No challenges, no success! - Author: Israelmore Ayivor
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#58. Behold Akar Kessell, the Tyrant of Icewind Dale!" he cried. "People of Ten-Towns, your master has come!" "Your words are a bit premature - " Cassius began, but Kessell cut him short with a frenzied scream. "Never interrupt me!" the wizard shouted, - Author: R.A. Salvatore
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#59. The boy spoke two words, the first a short guttural verb, the second you. - Author: Dashiell Hammett
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#60. In short, [Coltrane's] tone is beautiful because it is functional. In other words, it is always involved in saying something. You can't separate the means that a man uses to say something from what he ultimately says. Technique is not separated from its content in a great artist. - Author: Cecil Taylor
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#61. Do not try to make your headline so short that it fails to express your idea properly. It's more important to say what you want to say - even if it takes 20 words to do than make it short and fail to express your idea. - Author: John Caples
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#62. Can you write 200 words a day? 100? 50? In six months, 50 words a day is 9,000 words. That's 2-3 short stories. If you did 200 words every day, in three months that's 36,000 words. That's half a short novel. - Author: Holly Black
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#63. Cure is one of the most precious words in the English language. It's a short word. A clean and simple word. But it isn't so easy a thing as it sounds. There are questions like: How will this affect us in ten years? In twenty? What will it do to our children? Our children's children? - Author: Lauren DeStefano
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#64. It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like What about lunch? - Author: A.A. Milne
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#65. Publishing a short story can sometimes feel like shouting into the dark ... your words come out, and then nothing ... but I don't think that's why I tend to write novels rather than stories. - Author: Alice McDermott
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#66. There was very little man left within his eyes - she knew a beast when she saw one, knew short, simple words worked best, most often to tame or quiet an impending attack. But in this case
"More," she breathed. - Author: Erin Kellison
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#67. I know she's just trying to protect me, just as I was to protect myself a few short weeks ago, but her words make me aware that the heart in my chest is a muscles like any other. It can hurt. - Author: Nicola Yoon
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#68. Long human words (the longer the better) were easy, unmistakable, and rarely changed their meanings ... but short words were slippery, unpredictable, changing their meanings without any pattern. - Author: Robert A. Heinlein
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#69. Lord Rodrik Harlaw was neither fat nor slim; neither tall nor short; neither ugly nor handsome. His hair was brown, as were his eyes, though the short, neat beard he favored had gone grey. All in all, he was an ordinary man, distinguished only by his love of written words. - Author: George R R Martin
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#70. Men to the left! Women to the right!
Eight words spokern quietly, indifferently, without emotion. Eight simple, short words. Yet that was the moment when I left my mother. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#71. I didn't ask anything - I hadn't the words. Instead I spoke the smallest one - the one I should have used more in my short and foolish life.

Sorry. - Author: Mark Lawrence
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#72. Read a short story every day. By the end of the week you would have read volumes of stories. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
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#73. Jesus's awake. Shame unto the storm! - Author: Israelmore Ayivor
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#74. I hadn't grasped how days could be at once long and short. Long, no doubt, as periods to live through, but so distended that they ended up by overlapping on each other. In fact, I never thought of days as such; only the words 'yesterday' and 'tomorrow' still kept some meaning. - Author: Albert Camus
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#75. And who threw it, then?" continued Rosine, speaking quite freely the very words I should so much have wished to say, but had no address or courage to bring it out: how short some people make the road to a point which, for others, seems unattainable! "That - Author: Charlotte Bronte
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#76. I work on words, mostly, toward them being poetry or short stories, and then some of those become songs. They all find their place in the world, but they all start off in the same place. I'm always painting and drawing as well, and it's an ongoing creative assignment. - Author: P.J. Harvey
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#77. Not everyone can understand your language like using "BTW", "BRB", "SAA" and many other such type of short words. - Author: Deyth Banger
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#78. I read these words which are the sum of all moral philosophy, and which cut short all the disputes of the casuists: When in doubt if an action is good or bad, refrain. - Author: Voltaire
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#79. Just stop wishing and start working! - Author: Israelmore Ayivor
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#80. Hocus was an old cunning attorney. The words of consecration, "Hoc est corpus," were travestied into a nickname for jugglery, as "Hocus-pocus." - John Richard Green, A Short History of the English People, 1874. see Charles Macklin. - Author: John Arbuthnot
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#81. Once he'd been an open book and the days had been too short to hold all our words. - Author: Kristen Simmons
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#82. A short story is the ultimate close-up magic trick
a couple of thousand words to take you around the universe or break your heart. - Author: Neil Gaiman
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#83. European carmakers pledged to reduce CO2 emissions by 25 percent from 1995 to 2008. We kept our word and reduced the value even more. This is not the result of short-term gimmickry. We decided years ago to develop the relevant models and engines, otherwise we wouldn't be able to offer them today. - Author: Norbert Reithofer
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#84. I don't know what else to say."
"There is nothing else to say. A few minutes of words can't change years of absurdity. - Author: Cameron Trost
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#85. I lack the skill to hold a story line for the length required for a novel or even a short story. I have never had an idea that could withstand a hundred thousand words, or even ten thousand words of rubber meeting the road. - Author: Henry Rollins
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#86. Kill him." Dr. Kissing repeated my words in a flat, matter-of-fact voice. "Just so. But 'kill,' as you will have observed, like 'spy' and 'stop,' is really just one more of those short but exceedingly troublesome words. - Author: Alan Bradley
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#87. Turn around.
Only two words, but they deliver such a sensual threat.
I do as you ask without question. You are right behind me, breathing hard into the small of my neck, where I like to be kissed. - Author: Felicity Brandon
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#88. But my body was like a harp and her words and gestures were like fingers running upon the wires. - Author: James Joyce
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#89. It's more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long difficult words but rather short easy words like What about lunch?" - Winnie-the-Pooh - Author: Tony Hsieh
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#90. Do not compare yourself to anybody! - Author: Israelmore Ayivor
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#91. It only seems difficult; it's not! - Author: Israelmore Ayivor
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#92. I was a good student, but a speech impediment was causing problems. One of my teachers decided that I couldn't pronounce certain words at all. She thought that if I wrote something, I would use words I could pronounce. I began writing little poems. I began to write short stories, too. - Author: Walter Dean Myers
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#93. That was the hard thing about grief, and the grieving. They spoke another language, and the words we knew always fell short of what we wanted them to say. - Author: Sarah Dessen
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#94. The problem is going to be finding the right words and implementing it in a way that is really dealing with people that are inciting and not preventing honest discussion of the underlying causes of this horrendous political situation the world is in now. - Author: Clare Short
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#95. In short, we derive support for our preferred conclusions by listening to the words that we put in the mouths of people who have already been preselected for their willingness to say what we want to hear. - Author: Daniel M. Gilbert
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#96. Anger is one letter short of danger. - Author: Eleanor Roosevelt
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#97. And who did she have? The thought caught her up short, but then she smiled, remembering the preacher's words. She had the Lord. He was her foundation, and that was enough. - Author: Carol Cox
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#98. The long words are not the hard words, it is the short words that are hard. There is much more metaphysical subtlety in the word "damn" than in the word "degeneration." - Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton
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#99. [T]he distance between sympathy and sensuality is as short as that which separates those two words in the dictionary. - Author: Pitigrilli
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#100. The fact is that the more we take flight upward [to God], the more our words are confined to the ideas we are capable of forming; so that now as we plunge into that darkness which is beyond intellect, we shall find ourselves not simply running short of words but actually speechless and unknowing. - Author: Pope Dionysius
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