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1. "What we feel and think and are is to a great extent determined by the state of our ductless glands and viscera."
Author: Aldous Huxley
2. "I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion."
Author: Alexander The Great
3. "All of science to me, everything that we have learned, is important to the extent that it brings us to our senses."
Author: Ann Druyan
4. "Within the extent of your knowledge, you are right."
Author: Ayn Rand
5. "His experiencing is process in nature, feeling the new in each situation and interpreting it anew, interpreting it in terms of the past only to the extent that the now is identical with the past."
Author: Carl Rogers
6. "When I hear health professionals suggesting that you shouldn't worry about the balance of calories in versus calories out, but rather eat clean and follow your hunger instincts, well, I really just want to pinch their heads off. That's like a millionaire suggesting that instead of worrying about that's in your bank account, just listen to your shopping instincts and buy high-quality goods . . . weight loss is not magic. To a great extent, it's accounting."
Author: Chalene Johnson
7. "Kate was never going to understand the extent to which men were stupid."
Author: Chris Pavone
8. "I have been distracted from my duty as a father to some extent, but there is no greater exercise to a man's talents than the upbringing of his son."
Author: Conn Iggulden
9. "What do you see?" asked Ned, his voice hushed."I see…I see…an elephant.""Elephant," Lord Blakely repeated, as he transcribed herwords. "I hope that isn't the extent of your prediction.Unless, Ned, you plan to marry into the genus Loxodonta."Ned blinked. "Loxo-wha?""Comprised, among others, of pachyderms."
Author: Courtney Milan
10. "Adaptation seems to be, to a substantial extent, a process of reallocating your attention."
Author: Daniel Kahneman
11. "This law … defines the limits of competition in the community of life. You may compete to the full extent of your capabilities, but you may not hunt down your competitors or destroy their food or deny them access to food. In other words, you may compete but you may not wage war."
Author: Daniel Quinn
12. "I think nowadays it doesn't really matter where we are physically located. We create our own culture around us to a large extent, whether it's what we're listening to, what we're watching, what we're reading - it can have very little to do with one's immediate cultural environment. We are in a global culture in that respect."
Author: David Sylvian
13. "But a science is exact to the extent that its method measures up to and is adequate to its object."
Author: Gabriel Marcel
14. "The best that Gauss has given us was likewise an exclusive production. If he had not created his geometry of surfaces, which served Riemann as a basis, it is scarcely conceivable that anyone else would have discovered it. I do not hesitate to confess that to a certain extent a similar pleasure may be found by absorbing ourselves in questions of pure geometry."
Author: Gauss
15. "In moments of peace such as I experienced that day with Edal there exists some unritual reunion with the rest of creation without which the lives of many are trivial. 'Extinct' applies as much to an essential mental attitude as to the vanished creatures of the earth such as the Dodo. We can no longer await some scientific revelation to avoid the destruction of our species in this context; the evidence is all there, the writing on the wall. The way back cannot be the same for all of us, but for those like myself it means a descent of the rungs until we stand again amid the other creatures of the earth and share to some small extent their vision of it, even though this may be labelled Wordsworthian romanticism."
Author: Gavin Maxwell
16. "Don't!" cried Jamie. "Don't be bitter, Margaret. We don't know why, we never can know why things happen in this world exactly as they do; but this we know: We know that God is in His Heaven, that He is merciful to the extent of ordaining mercy; we know that if we disobey and take our own way and run contrary to His commandments, we are bitterly punished. And it is the most pitiful of laws that no man or woman can take their punishment alone in this world. It is the law that none of us can suffer without making someone else suffer, but in some way it must be that everything works out for the best, even if we can't possibly see how that could be when things are happening that hurt us so."
Author: Gene Stratton Porter
17. "All nationhood is to some extent the artificial, the product of historical accident, the convenience of tyrants and the disengagement of colonists."
Author: George Monbiot
18. "Germany, Japan and, to a lesser extent, Britain and Italy, were lifted out of the debris of war by the Americans who poured in billions of dollars and forgave other billions in debts."
Author: Gordon Sinclair
19. "I measured love by the extent of my jealousy."
Author: Graham Greene
20. "If you want to lower your risk of Parkinson's disease, caffeine is protective to some extent; nobody knows why. Head injuries are bad for you. They lead to Parkinson's disease."
Author: Gregory Petsko
21. "Actors, to a certain extent, never grow up, you see. It's an extension of being out in the back yard with a stick, only you're being paid to do it. It's borderline madness."
Author: Ioan Gruffudd
22. "History was interesting to the extent that it was catastrophic and, while that might make absorbing viewing, it made horrible living."
Author: Isaac Asimov
23. "The newly created Darth Vader flexes his Force-muscle as the Emperor's enforcer to maintain order and obedience in a galaxy reeling from civil war and the destruction of the Jedi Order. To the galaxy at large, Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker - the Chosen One - died on Coruscant during the siege of the Jedi Temple. And, to some extent, the was true - Anakin was dead. But from the site of Anakin Skywalker's last stand - on the molten surface of the planet Mustafa, where he sought to destroy his friend and former master, Obi-Wan Kanobi - a fearsome spectre in black has risen. Once the most powerful Knight ever known to the Jedi order he is not a disciple of the dark side, a lord of the dreaded Sith, and the avenging right hand of the galaxy's ruthless new Emperor. Seduced, deranged and destroyed by the machinations of the Dark Lord Sidious, Anakin Skywalker is dead ... and Darth Vader lives ..."
Author: James Luceno
24. "The fame of heroes owes little to the extent of their conquests and all to the success of the tributes paid to them."
Author: Jean Genet
25. "Mitchell had answered that, as far as he understood them, mystical experiences were significant only to the extent that they changed a person's conception of reality, and if that changed conception led to a change in behavior and action, a loss of ego."
Author: Jeffrey Eugenides
26. "Every second is filled with an extent of huge Possibility that is yet unknown ."
Author: Jerril Thomas Abraham
27. "From the Olympian heights of an executive suite, in an atmosphere where your success is judged by the extent to which you can maximise profits, the overwhelming tendency must be to see people as units of production, as indices in your accountants' books."
Author: Jimmy Reid
28. "I have said that Texas is a state of mind, but I think it is more than that. It is a mystique closely approximating a religion. And this is true to the extent that people either passionately love Texas or passionately hate it and, as in other religions, few people dare to inspect it for fear of losing their bearings in mystery or paradox. But I think there will be little quarrel with my feeling that Texas is one thing. For all its enormous range of space, climate, and physical appearance, and for all the internal squabbles, contentions, and strivings, Texas has a tight cohesiveness perhaps stronger than any other section of America. Rich, poor, Panhandle, Gulf, city, country, Texas is the obsession, the proper study, and the passionate possession of all Texans."
Author: John Steinbeck
29. "Our poverty will be brought home to us to its full extent only after the war."
Author: Joseph A. Schumpeter
30. "So a) To what extent might human relationship be expressed in mathematical or logical formula? And b) If so, what signs might be placed between the integers? Plus and minus, self-evidently; sometimes multiplication, and yes, division. But these signs are limited. Thus an entirely failed relationship might be expressed in terms of both loss/minus and division/reduction, showing a total of zero; whereas an entirely successful one can be represented by both addition and multiplication. But what of most relationships? do they not require to be expressed in notations which are logically improbable and mathematically insoluble?"
Author: Julian Barnes
31. "I would say that if you don't feel like talking to the crowd something is wrong and if you force yourself to talk to them things will happen and to that extent things aren't choreographed."
Author: Leo Kottke
32. "I have this vision of maybe going the way of Bill Kurtis and, I think, Tom Brokaw, to a certain extent - the ability to not be tied to the desk anymore, but to do projects that are meaningful to you."
Author: Lester Holt
33. "Today, man has been mired in invalidness up to such an extent, that being suspicious about reality isn't in his hand."
Author: M.H. Rakib
34. "Total abstinence is so excellent a thing that it cannot be carried to too great an extent. In my passion for it I even carry it so far as to totally abstain from total abstinence itself."
Author: Mark Twain
35. "It is no exaggeration to say that every human being is hypnotized to some extent either by ideas he has uncritically accepted from others or ideas he has repeated to himself or convinced himself are true. These negative ideas have exactly the same effect upon our behavior as the negative ideas implanted into the mind of a hypnotized subject by a professional hypnotist."
Author: Maxwell Maltz
36. "I like America to some extent."
Author: Michael Moore
37. "Advertisements ordinarily work their wonders, to the extent that they work at all, on an inattentive public."
Author: Michael Schudson
38. "I want to be back to work next week.'Let's get you home first. I need to evaluate the extent of your mental impairment.' She tried to flash me the peace sign, but in her weakend condition, she only managed to raise her middle finger."
Author: Nelson DeMille
39. "It would be wrong to say that the city of Berlin is not regulated. What I think is more interesting is to what extent a city creates a sort of safe haven for its users, so that people feel confident that the city works on their behalf."
Author: Olafur Eliasson
40. "…Or he could choose life. At that pivotal moment, it occurred to him that with all hisschooling in theology he had, perhaps, missed the entire point of his studies, the verycrux of the gospel he had professed to believe. That the measure of a person's heart, thebarometer of good or evil, was nothing more than the extent of their willingness tochoose life over death. That the path of God was, simply, the path of life, abundant andeternal. And this is where he failed, for to choose life is to choose sorrow as well as joy,pain as well as pleasure. When Hunter had buried Rachel, he buried along with her hisheart, lest it might heal and feel and grow again. And in so doing he had chosen morethan death, he had chosen damnation itself, for damnation is nothing more than to stopa thing in its eternal progression. In that first flight from West Chester he had run notonly from the horror and pain of death but from life itself."
Author: Richard Paul Evans
41. "As persons, so Mournier maintained, we possess both a spiritual and temporal dimension; we exist in history, in relationship with others, but open to transcendence and ultimately to God. This concept of the person, he believed, was denied as much by an atheistic totalitarianism of the Left as by the bourgeois materialism of capitalist society. To the extent that Christianity had become infected by the bourgeois spirit, it had become a prop in what he called, 'the established disorder."
Author: Robert Ellsberg
42. "Let us forget that we are Baptists, Methodists, Catholics, Presbyterians, or Free-thinkers, and remember only that we are men and women. After all, man and woman are the highest possible titles. All other names belittle us, and show that we have, to a certain extent, given up our individuality, and have consented to wear the collar of authority—that we are followers. Throwing away these names, let us examine these questions not as partisans, but as human beings with hopes and fears in common."
Author: Robert G. Ingersoll
43. "I'm not ashamed of heroic ambitions. If man and woman can only dance upon this earth for a few countable turns of the sun... let each of us be an Artemis, Odysseus, or Zeus... Aphrodite to the extent of the will of each one."
Author: Roman Payne
44. "Internet has lulled humans with the sense of dependency to greater extent."
Author: Santosh Kalwar
45. "There Was an Old Woman Called Nothing-at-All,Who Lived in a Dwelling Exceedingly Small;A Man Stretched His Mouth to the Utmost Extent,And Down at One Gulp House and Old Woman Went."
Author: Sharon Olds
46. "It's good to follow the path of personal happiness to some extent. People tend to get upset however when you drive a steamroller down it."
Author: Simon Travaglia
47. "Masculine desire is as much an offence as it is a compliment; in so far as she feels herself responsible for her charm, or feels she is exerting it of her own accord, she is much pleased with her conquests, but to the extent that her face, her figure, her flesh are facts she must bear with, she wants to hide them from this independent stranger who lusts after them."
Author: Simone De Beauvoir
48. "The more aware we are of our basic paradigms, maps, or assumptions, and the extent to which we have been influenced by our experience, the more we can take responsibility for those paradigms, examine them, test them against reality, listen to others and be open to their perceptions, thereby getting a larger picture and a far more objective view."
Author: Stephen R. Covey
49. "The rocks, to a great extent, look swept clean. It's a much cleaner surface than what we had a right to hope for."
Author: Steven Squyres
50. "(…) jest naiwnoscia mniemanie, jakoby zachwyt nasz wobec dziela sztuki z nas samych pochodzil: ze zachwyt ten w sporej mierze nie rodzi sie z ludzi, ale miedzy ludzmi, i jest to tak jakbysmy wzajemnie zmuszali sie do zachwytu (choc nikt „osobiscie" nie jest zachwycony). / It is naive to believe that the admiration for a masterpiece is spontaneous. The admiration, to a great extent, is not born within people but between people, as if we forced each other to admire (while no one is "personally" enraptured). (Dziennik, 1956, XX, Wtorek I)"
Author: Witold Gombrowicz

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