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1. "Blind impatience is equally evident in the fruit section. Our ancestors might have delighted in the occasional handful of berries found on the underside of a bush in late summer, viewing it as a sign of the unexpected munificence of a divine creator, but we became modern when we gave up on awaiting sporadic gifts from above and sought to render any pleasing sensation immediately and repeatedly available."
Author: Alain De Botton
2. "Nothing is born of nothing, least of all knowledge, modernity, or enlightened thought; progress is made in tiny surges, in successive laps, like an endless relay race. But there are links without which nothing would be passed on, and for that reason, they deserve the gratitude of all who benefited from them."
Author: Amin Maalouf
3. "Every man appreciates modesty in a woman just like the way every woman celebrates a man of generosity."
Author: Anyaele Sam Chiyson
4. "I referred albums to the more modern eight tracks. Albums came with sleeves which reminded me of clean underwear. Plus, the pictures were bigger, making it easier to see each follicle of Tony Orlando's shiny arm hair."
Author: Augusten Burroughs
5. "There were two ways to get through something like this, she finally realized. Being utterly dead inside and completely cold-blooded. Or being 100 percent obsessed with living."
Author: B.G. Harlen
6. "We must both, I'm afraid, recognize that, as we grow older, we become like old cars-more and more repairs and replacements are necessary. We must just look forward to the fine new machines (latest Resurrection model) which are waiting for us, we hope, in the Divine garage."
Author: C.S. Lewis
7. "The innards of Ping's G5 were supposedly computer-engineered with a process called "finite-element analysis," a term that for all I know was stolen from an old Star Trek episode."
Author: Carl Hiaasen
8. "How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, "This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant?" Instead they say, "No, no, no! My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way." A religion, old or new, that stressed the magnificence of the Universe as revealed by modern science might be able to draw forth reserves of reverence and awe hardly tapped by the conventional faiths."
Author: Carl Sagan
9. "I mean, that was the code, wasn't it? Single girls and taken guys weren't allowed to be friends. The leash always got in the way."
Author: Carrie Butler
10. "I know these two weeks have been God walking right into my life like he has flesh and Kool-Aid coloured hair. The gospel according to Bodee Lennox. His safety. His protection. And love."
Author: Courtney C. Stevens
11. "When outsiders claim that we are unchristian, it is a reflection of this jumbled (and predominately negative) set of perceptions. When they see Christians not acting like Jesus, they quickly conclude that the group deserves an unchristian label. Like a corrupted computer file or a bad photocopy, Christianity, they say, is no longer in pure form, and so they reject it. One quarter of outsiders say therefore most perception of Christianity is that the faith has changed for the worse. It has gotten off-track and is not what Christ intended. Modern-day Christianity no longer seems Christian."
Author: David Kinnaman
12. "Tomemos um exemplo: o eleitor que não quer votar com o Governo. Ei-lo, aí, junto da urna da oposição, com o seu voto hostil na mão, inchado do seu direito. Se, para o obrigar a votar com o Governo o empurrarem às coronhadas e às cacetadas, o homem volta-se, puxa de uma pistola – e aí temos a guerra civil. Para que esta brutalidade obsoleta? Não o espanquem, mas, pelo contrário, acompanhem-no ao café ou à taberna, conforme estejamos no campo ou na cidade, paguem-lhe bebidas generosamente, perguntem-lhe pelos pequerruchos, metamlhe uma placa de cinco tos-tões na mão e levem-no pelo braço, de cigarro na boca, trauteando o Hino, até junto da urna do Governo, vaso do Poder, taça da Felicidade! Tal é a tradição humana, doce, civilizada, hábil, que faz com que se possa tiranizar um País, com o aplauso do cidadão e em nome da Liberdade."
Author: Eça De Queirós
13. "Despite the variety and the differences, and however much we proclaim the contrary, what the media produce is neither spontaneous nor completely "free:" "news" does not just happen, pictures and ideas do not merely spring from reality into our eyes and minds, truth is not directly available, we do not have unrestrained variety at our disposal. For like all modes of communication, television, radio, and newspapers observe certain rules and conventions to get things across intelligibly, and it is these, often more than the reality being conveyed, that shape the material delivered by the media."
Author: Edward W. Said
14. "Trataré de descubrir qué significa para mi la magia pues creo que hay magia en todo lo que nos rodea."
Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
15. "Suddenly, at about ten o'clock, a dull thud sounded somewhere far away from us, and simultaneously we saw a small white round cloud about half a mile ahead of us where the shrapnel had exploded. The battle had begun."
Author: Fritz Kreisler
16. "Duhet te qendrojne larg njeri-tjetri si fatkeqet ashtu dhe te varferit, keshtu nuk do te rendoheshin nga njeri-tjetri. Ju shkaktova aq shume fatkeqesi, qe s'i kishit patur kurre me pare ne jeten modeste te vetmitarit. Kjo me brengos, ma derrmon shpirtin."
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
17. "The whole imaginative effort of Walt Whitman was really an effort to absorb and animate these multitudinous modern repetitions; and Walt Whitman would be quite capable of including in his lyric litany of optimism a list of the nine hundred and ninety-nine identical bathrooms."
Author: G.K. Chesterton
18. "Athletes as role models and heroes is a hoax, a sick hoax. The men and women who are fighting in Iraq, they are the true heroes."
Author: Gale Sayers
19. "Sometimes I look back and think, 'Good. I'd love to go in and bang out a good episode of 'Talk Soup' today.'"
Author: Greg Kinnear
20. "If we can just take a few companies, and use those as models, as examples, to show the rest of corporate America how they can become more competitive, that's what I'd like to do and that's what I hope to do."
Author: Henry Kravis
21. "Well," Hermione exploded, "if he did — I mean to say —"
Author: J.K. Rowling
22. "Perimeter is not meaning, but it changes meaning,/as wit increases distance, and compassion erodes it."
Author: Jane Hirshfield
23. "Falsehood has an infinity of combinations, but truth has only one mode of being."
Author: Jean Jacques Rousseau
24. "¿Por qué no he de confesar mi angustia en este momento en que mi ser tiembla y fluctúa entre la vida y la muerte, en que el pasado se proyecta como un relámpago en el sombrío abismo del porvenir, en que todo lo que me rodea se desploma y en que el mundo parece acabarse conmigo? ¿No reconoces la voz de la criatura extenuada, desfallecida, que se hunde sin remedio, y a pesar de su inútil lucha, gritando con amargura..."
Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
25. "We all have urgent matters pending," one of the members growled. "What the hell is Nick's problem that he can't be here?""He said it's a labor relations problem.""That's no excuse!" another member exploded. "We all have labor relations problems.""I reminded Nick of that," the chairman replied."What did he say?""He said that nobody has a labor relations problem like his."
Author: Judith McNaught
26. "Mas o cinismo persistente deixa uma pessoa rabugenta e, em demasia, pode provocar estragos duradouros no nosso coração."
Author: Julie Powell
27. "Therefore: In dwelling, choose modest quarters, in thinking, value stillness, in dealing with others, be kind, in choosing words, be sincere, in leading, be just, in working, be competent, in acting, choose the correct timing. Follow these words and there will be no error."
Author: Lao Tzu
28. "She hadn't ascribed to this modern notion of equality between the sexes. Woman were patently superior."
Author: Laura Kinsale
29. "Qué bueno que tengas el valor de ser distinto y no sucumbas al poder unánime"
Author: Mario Benedetti
30. "And when pain bites, men bargain. Boys too. We twist and turn, we plead and beg, we offer our tormentors what he wants so that the hurting will stop. And when there is no torturer to placate, no hooded man with hot irons and tongs, just a burn you can't escape, we bargain with God, or ourselves, depending on the size of our egos."
Author: Mark Lawrence
31. "O amor é fodido. Hei-de acreditar sempre nisto. Onde quer que haja amor, ele acabará, mais tarde ou mais cedo, por ser fodido. É melhor do que morrer. Há coisas, como o álcool e os livros, que continuam boas. A morte é mais aborrecida.Por que é que fodemos o amor? Porque não resistimos. É do mal que nos faz. Parece estar mesmo a pedir. De resto, ninguém suporta viver um amor que não esteja pelo menos parcialmente fodido. Tem de haver escombros. Tem de haver esperança. Tem de haver progresso para pior e desejo de regresso a um tempo mais feliz. Um amor só um bocado fodido pode ser a coisa mais bonita deste mundo"
Author: Miguel Esteves Cardoso
32. "Fear is not a motivating factor. You might be able to get a little bit more out of someone in the short term, but you will completely erode your business and your culture in the long term. You're going to lose all your good people. You're not going to have people tell you the truth, and it becomes the tradition."
Author: Mindy Grossman
33. "Fathers in today's modern families can be so many things."
Author: Oliver Hudson
34. "Podemos ter, na vida, no máximo, uma grande experiência, e o segredo da vida está em repeti-la com a maior frequência possível.A Duquesa fez uma pausa.- Mesmo quando essa experiência nos fere, Harry?-Especialmente quando nos fere."
Author: Oscar Wilde
35. "Experience was of no ethical value. It was merely the name men gave to their mistakes. Moralists had, as a rule, regarded it as a mode of warning, had claimed for it a certain ethical efficacy in the formation of character, had praised it as something that taught us what to follow and showed us what to avoid. But there was no motive power in experience. It was as little of an active cause as conscience itself. All that it really demonstrated was that our future would be the same as our past, and that the sin we had done once, and with loathing, we would do many times, and with joy."
Author: Oscar Wilde
36. "The three representative men of the Bible, the natural, the carnal, and the spiritual - Which are you? Are you living in Egypt, the world and home of the natural man, or in the wilderness, the abode of the carnal? ... Are you already through the wilderness, and dwelling in Canaan, the land of the spiritual?"
Author: Oswald J. Smith
37. "A fellow told me one about Wembley yesterday," I said, to help on the cheery flow of conversation. "Stop me if you've heard it before. Chap goes up to deaf chap outside the exhibition and says, "Is this Wembley?" "Hey?" says deaf chap. "Is this Wembley?" says chap. "Hey?" says deaf chap. "Is this Wembley?" says chap. "No, Thursday," says deaf chap. Ha, ha, I mean, what?"The merry laughter froze on my lips. Sir Roderick sort of just waggled an eyebrow in my direction and I saw that it was back to the basket for Bertram. I never met a man who had such a knack of making a fellow feel like a waste-product."
Author: P.G. Wodehouse
38. "Literature exists at the same time in the modes of error and truth; it both betrays and obeys its own mode of being."
Author: Paul De Man
39. "Modernist discourse [...] incorporates semantic devices - such as the labeling of theism as 'religion' and naturalism as 'science' - that work to prevent a dangerous debate over fundamental assumptions from breaking out in the open."
Author: Phillip E. Johnson
40. "One of my heroes, G.K. Chesterton, said, "The old fairy tales endure forever. The old fairy tale makes the hero a normal human boy; it is his adventures that are startling; they startle him because he is normal." Discovering that the modern world can still contain the wonder and strangeness of a fairy tale is part of what my novels are about."
Author: Regina Doman
41. "How do we pick and choose where to get involved? Canada and other peacekeeping nations have become accustomed to acting if, and only if, international public opinion will support them - a dangerous path that leads to a moral relativism in which a country risks losing sight of the difference between good and evil, a concept that some players on the international stage view as outmoded. Some governments regard the use of force itself as the greatest evil. Others define "good" as the pursuit of human rights and will opt to employ force when human rights are violated. As the nineties drew to a close and the new millennium dawned with no sign of an end to these ugly little wars, it was as if each troubling conflict we were faced with had to pass the test of whether we could "care" about it or "identify" with the victims before we'd get involved."
Author: Roméo Dallaire
42. "Beowulf stands out as a poem which makes extensive use of this kind of figurative language. There are over one thousand compounds in the poem, totalling one-third of all the words in the text. Many of these compounds are kennings. The word 'to ken' is still used in many Scottish and Northern English dialects, meaning 'to know'. Such language is a way of knowing and of expressing meanings in striking and memorable ways; it has continuities with the kinds of poetic compounding found in nearly all later poetry but especially in the Modernist texts of Gerard Manley Hopkins and James Joyce."
Author: Ronald Carter
43. "Don't bother about being modern. Unfortunately it is the one thing that, whatever you do, you cannot avoid."
Author: Salvador Dali
44. "Postmodernism cost literature its audience."
Author: Scott Turow
45. "The moral values, ethical codes and laws that guide our choices in normal times are, if anything, even more important to help us navigate the confusing and disorienting time of a disaster."
Author: Sheri Fink
46. "Modern civilisation is complicated and artificial. Simple folk live in a world of love and peace. Let no one hate another or harm another."
Author: Sivananda Saraswati
47. "First love is unrequited ultimately because it's so huge.It's such an act of giving and it requires so much back that it can never be given back. It's like an atom bomb. It's like… It's all the energy of who you are and who you want to be and what you love and what you hope to be explodes. It is impossible for a single... human being to offer that back to you in a mutual way."
Author: Stephen Fry
48. "God Himself is the rule and mode of virtue. Our faith is measured by divine truth, our hope by the greatness of His power and faithful affection, our charity by His goodness. His truth, power and goodness outreach any measure of reason. We can certainly never believe, trust or love God more than, or even as much as, we should. Extravagance is impossible. Here is no virtuous moderation, no measurable mean; the more extreme our activity, the better we are."
Author: Thomas Aquinas
49. "All modern men are descended from wormlike creatures, but it shows more on some people."
Author: Will Cuppy
50. "Strange that men, from age to age, should consent to hold their lives at the breath of another, merely that each in his turn may have a power of acting the tyrant according to the law! Oh, God! give me poverty! Shower upon me all the imaginary hardships of human life! I will receive them with all thankfulness. Turn me a prey to the wild beasts of the desert, so I be never again the victim of man, dressed in the gore-dripping robes of authority! Suffer me at least to call life, the pursuits of life, my own! Let me hold it at the mercy of the elements, of the hunger of the beasts, or the revenge of barbarians, but not of the cold-blooded prudence of monopolists and kings!"
Author: William Godwin

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