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1. "I know that fewer people are won over by the written word than by the spoken word and that every great movement on this earth owes its growth to great speakers and not to great writers."
Author: Adolf Hitler
2. "Whenever we doubt our own ability to achieve, it is worthwile pondering the obstacles that others have overcome. To name a few...*Napoleon overcame his considerable handicap, his tiny stature, to lead his conquering armies across Europe.*Abraham Lincon failed in business aged 31, lost a legislative race and 32, again failed in business at 34, had his sweetheart die when he was 35, had a nervous breakdown at 36, lost congressional races aged 43, 46 and 48, lost a senatorial race at 55, failed in his efforts to become vice president of the U.S.A aged 56 and lost a further senatorial contest at 58. At 60 years of age he was elected president of the U.S.A and is now remembered as one of the great leaders in world history. *Winston Churchill was a poor student with a speech impediment. Not only did he win a Nobel Prize at 24, but he became one of the most inspiring speakers of recent times. It is not where you start that counts, but where you choose to finish."
Author: Andrew Matthews
3. "I've become friends with Michael Mann and Oliver Stone; I've seen those guys work and that was great to see."
Author: Antoine Fuqua
4. "History is the great dust-heap... a pageant and not a philosophy."
Author: Augustine Birrell
5. "President Clinton is going to embrace President Obama, as he should. They are working together. They're different kinds of people. Obama is cool, Clinton is a schmoozer. Both are great speakers. It's a great merging of the party."
Author: Bill Richardson
6. "Sometimes transitional periods in life leave you feeling like a great big jumble of loose, split ends."
Author: Brandi L. Bates
7. "The worst kind of soul is the great Slav soul. People who suffer from it are usually very deep thinkers. They may say things like this: ‘Sometimes I am so merry and sometimes I am so sad. Can you explain why?' (You cannot, do not try.) Or they may say: ‘I am so mysterious.... I sometimes wish I were somewhere else than where I am.' (Do not say: ‘I wish you were.') Or ‘When I am alone in a forest at night-time and jump from one tree to another, I often think that life is so strange."
Author: George Mikes
8. "At church, during communion, they give out free wine. Whoa! Talk about a great place to drink and meet women."
Author: Jarod Kintz
9. "Learn the difference between good and great and then chose greatness."
Author: Jeffrey Fry
10. "If you don't think every day is a great day try going without one."
Author: Jim Evans
11. "To use a big word or a foreign word when a small one and a familiar one will answer the same purpose, is a sign of ignorance. Great scholars and writers and polite speakers use simple words."
Author: Joseph Devlin
12. "Sometimes I read the same books over and over and over. What's great about books is that the stuff inside doesn't change. People say you can't judge a book by its cover but that's not true because it says right on the cover what's inside. And no matter how many times you read that book the words and pictures don't change. You can open and close books a million times and they stay the same. They look the same. They say the same words. The charts and pictures are the same colors.Books are not like people. Books are safe."
Author: Kathryn Erskine
13. "At least the World will end, an event anticipated with great joy by many. It will end very soon, but not in the year 2000, which has come and gone. From that I conclude that God Almighty is not heavily into Numerology."
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
14. "Symbols shmimbols. Sure they're important but... Well look at Ahab's whale. Now there's a great symbol. Some say it stands for god, meaning, and purpose. Others say it stands for purposelessness and the void. But what we sometimes forget is that Ahab's whale was also just a whale."
Author: Mark Z. Danielewski
15. "Poets utter great and wise things which they do not themselves understand."
Author: Plato
16. "Being lately engaged to plead a cause before the Court of the Hundred, the crowd was so great that I could not get to my place without crossing the tribunal where the judges sat. And I have this pleasing circumstance to add further, that a young nobleman, having had his tunic torn, an ordinary occurrence in a crowd, stood with his gown thrown over him, to hear me, and that during the seven hours I was speaking, whilst my success more than counterbalanced the fatigue of so long a speech. So let us set to and not screen our own indolence under pretence of that of the public. Never, be very sure of that, will there be wanting hearers and readers, so long as we can only supply them with speakers and writers worth their attention."
Author: Pliny The Younger
17. "All great speakers were bad speakers at first."
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
18. "What was she to say? "The prodigal has returned? The mutineer wishes to be reinstated? The subordinate, having gone to a great deal of trouble to prove her commander wrong, has come back and promises to be a good little subordinate hereafter, or at least until next time?"
Author: Robin McKinley
19. "It's great to sit and talk about the films and the people I work with, rather than where I buy my socks or whatever."
Author: Rupert Friend

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