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1. "I like to be human and not lose myself in becoming a mannequin, which people in showbiz are accused of."
Author: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
2. "The positive testimony of history is that the State invariably had its origin in conquest and confiscation. No primitive State known to history originated in any other manner."
Author: Albert J. Nock
3. "Environmental activism against the resource industry is widespread all over the world, but at the same time we have to realise that these are basic materials on which civilisation depends. We need to tap natural resources in a sustainable manner."
Author: Anil Agarwal
4. "All significant concepts of the modern theory of the state are secularized theological concepts not only because of their historical development - in which they were transferred from theology to the theory of the state, whereby, for example, the omnipotent god became the omnipotent lawgiver - but also because of their systematic structure, the recognition of which is necessary for a sociological consideration of these concepts. The exception in jurisprudence is analogous to the miracle in theology. Only by being aware of this analogy can we appreciate the manner in which the philosophical ideas of the state developed in the last centuries."
Author: Carl Schmitt
5. "Joe's blue eyes turned a little watery; he rubbed first one of them, and then the other, in a most uncongenial and uncomfortable manner, with the round knob on the top of the poker."
Author: Charles Dickens
6. "Who do hats think they are? They contribute nothing to society, and don't even display basic manners. Has a hat ever held a door open for you? No. It hasn't."
Author: Charlie Brooker
7. "The ease of his manner freed me from painful restraint; the friendly frankness, as correct as cordial, with which he treated me, drew me to him"
Author: Charlotte Brontë
8. "Most electronic equipment uses the principle of amplification. You need filters, modulators and mixing equipment which have gain stages. By piling these components up, I was able to work without any sound generators and I made several pieces in that manner."
Author: David Tudor
9. "There was gray train smoke over the town most days, it smelled of travel, of transcontinental trains about to flash by, of important things about to happen. The train smell sounded the ‘A' for Lamptown and then a treble chord of frying hamburger and onions and boiling coffee was struck by Hermann Bauer's kitchen, with a sostenuto of stale beer from Delaney's back door. These were all busy smells and seemed a 6 to 6 smell, a working town's smell, to be exchanged at the last factory whistle for the festival night odors of popcorn, Spearmint chewing gum, barber-shop pomades, and the faint smell of far-off damp cloverfields. Mornings the cloverfields retreated when the first Columbus local roared through the town. Bauer's coffee pot boiled over again, and the factory's night watchmen filed into Delaney's for their morning beer."
Author: Dawn Powell
10. "The manner of Demoivre's death has a certain interest for psychologists. Shortly before it, he declared that it was necessary for him to sleep some ten minutes or a quarter of an hour longer each day than the preceding one: the day after he had thus reached a total of something over twenty-three hours he slept up to the limit of twenty-four hours, and then died in his sleep."
Author: Demoivre
11. "Write in a disciplined manner, but write in a way that is natural to the individual's thought processes."
Author: Donald McKay
12. "So he stopped at the first of them, a frigid hothouse whose front tipped forward over the street in defiance of gravity, taste, and ordinance; inside, the tender daytime flowers could be seen huddling in family groups beneath a constant, unseen sun, and behind them was the hermetic door to the dark Cactus Room where the shy nocturnal plants, genus cereus, could bloom in privacy at any hour. Vivien, once out of the car, appeared less constrained. She did not have that stiffness so many have on first entering bars, that air of waiting stubbornly for alcohol to loosen them, which so often presages their manner when it comes' time for bed. She was already excited when the martinis came."
Author: Douglas Woolf
13. "I also know that I won't go forth and have children just in case I might regret missing it later in life; I don't think this is a strong enough motivation to bring more babies onto the earth. Though I suppose people do reproduce sometimes for that reason - for insurance against later regret. I think people have children for all manner of reasons- sometimes out of pure desire to nurture and witness life, sometimes out of an absence of choice, sometimes without thinking about it in any particular way. Not all the reasons to have children are the same, and not all of them are necessarily unselfish. Not all the reasons not to have children are the same, either, though. Nor are all those reasons necessarily selfish."
Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
14. "Hitler was such an anomalous character - he was so over-the-top chaotic in his approach to statesmanship, his manner and in the violence which overwhelmed the country initially. I think diplomats around the world... felt like something like that simply would not be tolerated by the people of Germany."
Author: Erik Larson
15. "I like my man to be witty; he needs a sense of humour and needs to be extremely well-mannered."
Author: Esha Gupta
16. "To show too much joy in a place such as this would be unseemly but, as he padded toward her, his tail was extended in a manner which would make wagging possible should all go as expected."
Author: Eva Ibbotson
17. "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
18. "It is my firm conviction that man has nothing to gain, emotionally or otherwise, by adhering to a falsehood, regardless of how comfortable or sacred that falsehood may appear. Anyone who claims, on the one hand, that he is concerned with human welfare, and who demands, on the other hand, that man must suspend or renounce the use of his reason, is contradicting himself. There can be no knowledge of what is good for man apart from knowledge of reality and human nature, and there is no manner in which this knowledge can be acquired except through reason. To advocate irrationality is to advocate that which is destructive to human life."
Author: George H. Smith
19. "Finally, gentleman, from the considerations above mentioned, as I cannot consistently with my own honor, nor with utility to my country, considering the manner in which Business is transacted here, remain any longer in this chair, I now resign it."
Author: Henry Laurens
20. "Die Einsamkeit des Künstlers, überhaupt des begabten Menschen, halte ich für unvermeidlich, einerlei, ob einer Glück und Erfolg hat oder nicht. Ebenso begreiflich und im Grund richtig scheint mir, daß der Begabte, der Mensch mit Phantasie, diese Einsamkeit möglichst dissimuliert. Denn so unvermeidlich es ist, daß der Mann mit Talent früher oder später die öde, traurige Beschränktheit des Durchschnittsmenschen bemerkt, so sehr muß er sich gegen diese Einsicht wehren, weil sie am Ende zu einer Lieblosigkeit und Menschenverachtung führen würde, die er auch nicht ertrüge. Aber die große, oft eisige Einsamkeit des Künstlers oder Denkers inmitten der Dutzendmenschen ist, ob verheimlicht oder nicht, immer da, sie ist der Preis, den wir dafür zahlen, daß wir vor jenen manches voraus haben."
Author: Hermann Hesse
21. "I also wanted to play with Peyton Manning because I thought he could teach me a lot, and he did."
Author: Jamal Lewis
22. "Teach that asshole some manners."I winked at her and smiled. "Anything for you, baby."
Author: Jamie McGuire
23. "Come Darcy,' said he. 'I must have you dance. I hate to see you standing around by yourself in this stupid manner."
Author: Jane Austen
24. "For each self-criticism, there were many criticisms. My mother's two comrades insisted that she had behaved in a 'bourgeois' manner. They said she had not wanted to go to the country to help collect food; when she pointed out that she had gone, in line with the Party's wishes, they retorted: "Ah, but you didn't really want to go." Then they accused her of having enjoyed privileged food cooked, moreover, by her mother at home and of succumbing to illness more than most pregnant women. Mrs. Mi also criticized her because her mother had made clothes for the baby. "Who ever heard of a baby wearing new clothes?"she said. "Such a bourgeois waste! Why can't she just wrap the baby up in old clothes like everyone else?" The fact that my mother had shown her sadness that my grandmother had to leave was singled out as definitive proof that she 'put family first," a serious offense."
Author: Jung Chang
25. "Well, you mind you manners and don't raise your voice. You know what your mamma used to say. Any book is a Good Book, and wherever they keep the Good Book safe is also the House a the Lord"
Author: Kami Garcia
26. "I think dating courtesies are common courtesies that should be practiced in most all civilized encounters. I pine for the days of good, old-fashioned manners."
Author: Karen Marie Moning
27. "Listen, my father had written. Listen to hear if they are telling the truth or only part of the truth, for that is the lesson of history: that the victors tell the tale of their triumph in a manner to grant accolades to themselves and heap blame upon their rivals. Ask yourself if part of the story is being withheld by design or ignorance."
Author: Kate Elliott
28. "It had started to worry me that if I wasn't careful my meekness could become a habit, a tic, something hardwired that my mannerisms would continue to express throughout my life regardless of my efforts - the way a drunk who, though in the wagon, still staggers and slurs like a drunk."
Author: Lorrie Moore
29. "Jo couldn't even lose her heart in a decorous manner, but sternly tried to quench her feelings, and failing to do so, led a somewhat agitated life. She was mortally afraid of being laughed at for surrendering, after her many and vehement declarations of independence."
Author: Louisa May Alcott
30. "You say 'please' and 'thank you' to everyone, Evie. You almost bumped into a cocker spaniel being walked by his owner and when you ducked around him, you said, 'excuse me.' You said 'excuseme' to a dog, Evie. And I bet you didn't even think twice about that. And that's because your manners are so deeply ingrained in you, that that is second nature. And given what I know about your past, I'm gonna guess that no one fucking taught you that. That that is just all Evie."- Jake Madsen"
Author: Mia Sheridan
31. "Dreizehn Mann saßen auf einem Sarg,Ho! Ho! Ho! - und ein Fass voller Rum.Sie soffen drei Tage, der Schnaps war stark,Ho! Ho! Ho! - und ein Fass voller Rum.Sie liebten das Meer und den Schnaps und das Gold.Ho! Ho! Ho! - und ein Fass voller Rum.Bis einst alle dreizehn der Teufel holt,Ho! Ho! Ho! - und ein Fass voller Rum."
Author: Michael Ende
32. "Aus Furcht vor einem Fehler nichts anzufangen ist das Zeichen eines schlechten Mannes."
Author: Narayan Pandit
33. "It was unmistakably obvious that she was decidedly attractive. And because of his connection with Fitzgerald, Carstairs & Scott, Johnnie had an extensive knowledge of the external appearance and different modes of behavior of a great variety of attractive women: they came up to the office in shoals, with their nails dipped in blood and their faces covered with pale cocoa. And some were charming and simple beneath their masks, and some were complex and arrogant. This girl belonged to the latter type, the type which would ignore or stare surlily at him if he spoke to them, until they learned that the actual money came through him, when their manner sweetened wonderfully. This girl wore her attractiveness not as a girl should, simply, consciously, as a happy crown of pleasure, but rather as a murderous utensil with which she might wound indiscriminately right and left, and which she would only employ to please when it suited her purpose."
Author: Patrick Hamilton
34. "Behind and byond her looks,her manner, there had been some dark malaise. But nobody ever saw it, back then, he thought. All you saw was her face."
Author: Penelope Lively
35. "Always pick a redhead, Ee-oh", Manny said. "he'll give you the best fight in the world. Redhead'll never quit."
Author: Philip Roth
36. "The writer Richard Manning has argued that 'the most destructive force in the American West is its commanding views, because they foster the illusion that we command."
Author: Phillip Connors
37. "Do you think any of us know how to love?! Do you think anybody would ever do anything if they waited until they knew how to love?! Do you think that babies would ever get made or meals cooked or crops planed or books written or what God-damn-have-you? Do you think people would even get out of bed in the morning if they waited until they knew how to love? You have had too much therapy. Or not enough. God knows how to love, kiddo. The rest of us are only good actors.Forget love. Try good manners."
Author: Rebecca Wells
38. "The rabbits mingled naturally. They did not talk for talking's sake, in the artificial manner that human beings - and sometimes even their dogs and cats - do. But this did not mean that they were not communicating; merely that they were not communicating by talking."
Author: Richard Adams
39. "There are freaky talking mannequins in the Salem Witch Museum that recite the Lord's Prayer and while they do resemble shrunken apples they nevertheless help the visitor understand how hard it must have been for the condemned to say the line about forgiving those who trespass against us."
Author: Sarah Vowell
40. "Ihre Blicke trafen sich nur für die Zeitspanne eines Wimpernschlags, aber länger brauchte Noah nicht, um die Gedanken des Killers zu lesen. "Was hast du geglaubt?", las er in Altmanns Augen. "Dass ich ein netter Mensch bin, nur weil ich uns nach Rom geflogen habe? Ich töte. Das ist mein Beruf. Und ihr lebt nur noch, weil euer Tod mir keinen Vorteil bringt."
Author: Sebastian Fietzek
41. "He begged to know to which of his fair cousins the excellency of its cookery was owing. Briefly forgetting her manners, Mary grabbed her fork and leapt from her chair onto the table. Lydia, who was seated nearest her, grabbed her ankle before she could dive at Mr. Collins and, presumably, stab him about the head and neck for such an insult."
Author: Seth Grahame Smith
42. "What? Was he raised in a barn? Didn't he ever learn how to close a door? Amateur shape-shifters…No manners whatsoever." – Sasha"Do we need to get you a Midol before we go?" – Sundown "I'm not that easy to soothe, cowboy. My peeves are on a cellular level." – Sasha"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
43. "I was stark raving mad, and my family was too polite to mention it. That's what living with the Yamanis does to people. They get so well-mannered they won't mention you're crazy."
Author: Tamora Pierce
44. "Now, if the writers of these four books [Gospels] had gone into a court of justice to prove an alibi, (for it is of the nature of an alibi that is here attempted to be proved, namely, the absence of a dead body by supernatural means,) and had they given their evidence in the same contradictory manner as it is here given, they would have been in danger of having their ears cropt for perjury, and would have justly deserved it. Yet this is the evidence, and these are the books, that have been imposed upon the world as being given by divine inspiration, and as the unchangeable word of God."
Author: Thomas Paine
45. "The Mayflower sped across the white-tipped waves once the voyage was under way, and the passengers were quickly afflicted with seasickness. The crew took great delight in the sufferings of the landlubbers and tormented them mercilessly. "There is an insolent and very profane young man, Bradford wrote, "who was always harrassing the poor people in their sickness, and cursing them daily with greivous execrations." He even laughed that he hoped to 'throw half of them overboard before they came to their journey's end.' The Puritans believe a just God punished the young sailor for his cruelty when, halfway through the voyage, 'it pleased God...to smite the young man with a greivous disease, of which he died in a desperate manner." He was the first to be thrown overboard."
Author: Tony Williams
46. "You can learn good manners from those who don't have any."
Author: Vikrant Parsai
47. "They were targeting those people I referred to as 'little Eichmanns.' These were legitimate targets."
Author: Ward Churchill
48. "Wisdom is seeing something in a non-habitual manner."
Author: William James
49. "In like manner, if I let myself believe anything on insufficient evidence, there may be no great harm done by the mere belief; it may be true after all, or I may never have occasion to exhibit it in outward acts."
Author: William Kingdon Clifford
50. "I wish I could convey the perfection of a seal slipping into water or a spider monkey swinging from point to point or a lion merely turning its head. But language founders in such seas. Better to picture it in your head if you want to feel it...I spent more hours than I can count a quiet witness to the highly mannered, manifold expressions of life that grace our planet. It is something so bright, loud, weird and delicate as to stupefy the senses."
Author: Yann Martel

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