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1. "Fathers and mothers have lost the idea that the highest aspiration they might have for their children is for them to be wise... specialized competence and success are all that they can imagine."
Author: Allan Bloom
2. "She loved him, and she was going to do everything she could to get him back. She hadn't come this far just to walk away. He was the love of her life, dammit. The man she wanted to marry. The world had reversed its orbit to bring them back together, for Pete's sake, and she wasn't going down without a fight. Fate could only do so much; the rest was up to her."
Author: Andrea Lochen
3. "I'm Peter on the mountaintop, stirring to see The Glory in all its God-radiance, stammering out that it's good to be here; let's build shelters and never depart. But there's always the descent from the mount. The meeting of the crowd, the complaining, the cursing. Page 124"
Author: Ann Voskamp
4. "It is sound judgment to hope that in the not too distant future we shall be competent to understand so simple a thing as a star."
Author: Arthur Eddington
5. "I have great admiration for athletes. They are just like actors in a lot of ways. They have tremendous pressures and conflicts. They have to compete, and they can't stay home just because they have a head cold."
Author: Ben Cross
6. "To modernize their sleeping habits, [Peter the Great] declared, 'Ladies and gentlemen of the court caught sleeping with their boots on will be instantly decapitated."
Author: Bob Massie
7. "After Peter came to recognize his own inadequacy, his utter inability to fulfill his destiny apart from obedience to his only true responsibility, he became a rock-solid leader. As his story unfolds in the book of acts, we can clearly see that when Peter kept his eyes on Jesus and followed Him, others followed to. And they followed by the thousands. Needed today: more Peters."
Author: Charles R. Swindoll
8. "It was afternoon as we made our way down to the river, accompanied by a running commentary by Early about whether or not the Lord had actually been fly-fishing.Jesus did have lots of friends who were fishermen, said Early. Maybe after Peter fell into the Sea of Galilee, he decided to give up deep-sea fishing and take up fly-fishing in the river Jordan. Jesus and Peter were friends, so they have gone together. And besides, Jesus wouldn't have even needed waders, because he could walk on water..."
Author: Clare Vanderpool
9. "Freedom is the core of all human progress. It believes that nothing's given to us, but if you're willing to work hard. If you're willing to compete, the American dream is there for you."
Author: Connie Mack IV
10. "Puteam continua sa fiu vechea Lee, cea buna si incompetenta, Lee cea draguta si plina de fisuri, un Labrador flocos si auriu, care nu poate sta departe de nicio balta si se tot intoarce acasa cu blana uda si mirosind neplacut."
Author: Curtis Sittenfeld
11. "The single most exciting thing you encounter in government is competence, because it's so rare."
Author: Daniel Patrick Moynihan
12. "Dennis Conner is Pete Rose in deck shoes."
Author: Dave Anderson
13. "Whether white, black, Asian, or Latino, American students rarely arrive at college as habitual readers, which means that few of them have more than a nominal connection to the past. It is absurd to speak, as does the academic left, of classic Western texts dominating and silencing everyone but a ruling elite or white males. The vast majority of white students do not know the intellectual tradition that is allegedly theirs any better than black or brown ones do. They have not read its books, and when they do read them, they may respond well, but they will not respond in the way that the academic left supposes. For there is only one ‘hegemonic discourse' in the lives of American undergraduates, and that is the mass media. Most high schools can't begin to compete against a torrent of imagery and sound that makes every moment but the present seem quaint, bloodless, or dead."
Author: David Denby
14. "As soon as Neil is out of the shower, he texts Peter. You up? he asks.And the reply comes instantly:For anything."
Author: David Levithan
15. "Indeed, women like Peterman who admitted they joined the army for adventure as opposed to patriotism or love were often viewed with skepticism and derision by the press because their actions and motivations failed to conform to accepted romantic and cultural ideals."
Author: DeAnne Blanton And Lauren M. Cook
16. "Like I said, when you have to play against a great player every night, that defines who you are if you can compete on that same level night in and night out."
Author: Dominique Wilkins
17. "Our favourite item was the balcony that overlooked the sea because it had an awning that you lowered by pressing an electric switch. The switch had two settings. You could either turn it to AUTO, in which case the awning lowered itself whenever the sun came out, or you could set it to MANUEL [sic], in which case, we assumed, a small, incompetent Spanish waiter came and did it for you."
Author: Douglas Adams
18. "Even as a small child I never felt that I should have to compete with anyone - even my older brother."
Author: Dwayne Hickman
19. "One of the first things I learned about acting was, the only person you compete against is yourself."
Author: Ed Harris
20. "A writer's style should be direct and personal, his imagery rich and earthy, and his words simple and vigorous. The greatest writers have the gift of brilliant brevity, are hard workers, diligent scholars and competent stylists."
Author: Ernest Hemingway
21. "[Constance Bennett] never tired of acting, said Peter Plant. "She liked it, she enjoyed it, and she worked very hard at it. When she was making a film, she would really be busy preparing for the next day's scenes. I would visit her for half an hour, and then she would go back to her script. She had what her father had, a photographic memory. Richard Bennett, I understand, could read a play through once, and he knew the whole play, and everyone else's cues. I have the good fortune to have inherited that, and it's made many people think me more intelligent than I am."
Author: Eve Golden
22. "Listen, listen!" I interrupted her. "Forgive me if I tell you something else.... I tell you what, I can't help coming here to-morrow, I am a dreamer; I have so little real life that I look upon such moments as this now, as so rare, that I cannot help going over such moments again in my dreams. I shall be dreaming of you all night, a whole week, a whole year. I shall certainly come here to-morrow, just here to this place, just at the same hour, and I shall be happy remembering today. This place is dear to me already. I have already two or three such places in Petersburg. I once shed tears over memories ... like you.... Who knows, perhaps you were weeping ten minutes ago over some memory.... But, forgive me, I have forgotten myself again; perhaps you have once been particularly happy here...."
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
23. "Human attention is limited, and a massive number of newly browsable books from the long tail necessarily compete with the biggest best-sellers, just as cable siphons audience from the major networks, and just as the Web pulls viewers from TV."
Author: Gary Wolf
24. "I love you Anna Covey,' he said, his voice barely audible. And slowly, clumsily, he leant forward, and his lips found hers, and Anna felt him kiss her awkwardly, she knew that she wasn't a Surplus any more. And nor was Peter."
Author: Gemma Malley
25. "... he escaped all criticism but his own, which was much the most competent and most formidable."
Author: Henry James
26. "Wendy," Peter Pan continued in a voice that no woman has ever yet been able to resist, "Wendy, one girl is more use than twenty boys."
Author: J.M. Barrie
27. "It's the Peter Pan in me, I don't think I'll ever grow up."
Author: Jason Behr
28. "I hate to admit it, but governmental deviousness is usually better explained by incompetence, vanity, and the need to protect one's job at all costs."
Author: Jasper Fforde
29. "Unless you can demonstrate your benefits, all you are left to compete with is price."
Author: Jeffrey Fry
30. "Peter curled his hands into fists at his sides. 'Kiss me,' he said.She leaned towards him slowly, until her face was too close to be in focus. Her hair fell over Peter's shoulder like a curtain and her eyes closed. She smelled like autumn-like apple cider and slanting sun and the snap of the coming cold. He felt his heart scrambling, caught inside the confines of his own body.Josie's lips landed just on the edge of his, almost his cheek and not quite his mouth. 'I'm glad I wasn't stuck in here alone,' she said shyly, and he tasted the words, sweet as mint on her breath."
Author: Jodi Picoult
31. "I'll never like virtual keypads. Nothing can compete with an actual QWERTY-style keypad."
Author: Joe Trohman
32. "Heidi loudly wailed, "Oh I want to go home. What the poor snowhopper will do without me? Grandmother is waiting for me everyday. Poor Thistlefinch gets blows if Peter gets no cheese, and I must see the sun again when he says good-night to the mountains. How the eagle would screech if he saw all the people here in Frankfurt."
Author: Johanna Spyri
33. "But I did consider you," Peter assured me. "For quite a while. About half an hour. Beatrix wasn't too happy with me."
Author: Julie Berry
34. "I'm actually an equestrian, and I showed in the American Paint Horse Association and competed for top 20 in the nation."
Author: Kate Upton
35. "You've claimed me, little firecracker. You kicked a pair of two hundred pound men's asses. I will never get over that. You kicked my whores out. Pete told me. You staked your claim on me, even before you realized I'd staked mine already." He fists my hair and pulls me close to his lips. "I'm yours now … Even if I screw this up, I'll still be your screw-up."
Author: Katy Evans
36. "Pienso en ti mucho más de lo que cualquier hombre que se respete a si mismo admitiría yestoy enfermo de celos por Tucker, algo que nunca pensé que diría. Seguir sin ti esimposible. Ninguna otra chica me mantiene de puntillas de la manera que tú lo haces.Nadie me hace QUERER hacer el ridículo escribiendo cursis cartas como esta.Solamente tú."
Author: Kody Keplinger
37. "Every man gets a narrower and narrower field of knowledge in which he must be an expert in order to compete with other people. The specialist knows more and more about less and less and finally knows everything about nothing."
Author: Konrad Lorenz
38. "Pete Rose is the most likable arrogant person I've ever met."
Author: Mike Schmidt
39. "[...] I was afraid to board a streetcar because of the conductor; I was afraid to enter the Kabuki Theater for fear of the usherettes standing along the sides of the red-carpeted staircase at the main entrance; I was afraid to go into a restaurant because I was intimidated by the waiters furtively hovering behind me waiting for my plate to be emptied."
Author: Osamu Dazai
40. "The Lord must have been delighted to call Peter out of his obvious weakness into God's stunning strength by giving him a new name, Rock, designating Peter as a steady place to stand."
Author: Patsy Clairmont
41. "In fact, I had the idea because of Peter Falk. I saw my dad watching a Peter Falk movie and something clicked in my head. I gotta go make a movie for Peter Falk and me."
Author: Paul Reiser
42. "There's no Peter York Foundation, and you're no one without one."
Author: Peter York
43. "I nodded as Peter turned to Donald and smile tha same smile as before. The one that said'you are seriously full of crap"
Author: Shelly Crane
44. "He was, he would be the first to admit, a coward, an incompetent, and not even very good at being a failure."
Author: Terry Pratchett
45. "Doing 'White Collar,' quite often my character goes undercover, so therein lies the compounding of the imagination. I get to play Peter Burke and then someone else when Peter Burke goes undercover."
Author: Tim DeKay
46. "Peter is an old friend. I'm heartbroken, but he's also a tough guy. I'm counting on him getting through this very difficult passage."
Author: Tom Brokaw
47. "He pushed up a little, raising his head to look into her eyes. After a moment, weariness settled into his features. "It's too late regardless. I'm yours now."I'm yours. The beautiful opposite of what Peter White had said to her. You're mine now, he'd crowed, as if she were a purchased treat. The difference, it seemed, between a boy and a man. Just as Jude had promised."
Author: Victoria Dahl
48. "But a snare to those who rebel. The image of Messiah as a rock is found again in Isaiah 28:16 (and see 1 Peter 2:4–7; Rom. 9:33). "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble" (Ps. 46:1)."
Author: Warren W. Wiersbe
49. "PeterSwirling dreamsDragons knewTouching life to winDeep inside many other worldsWhere should we begin?"
Author: William O'Brien
50. "I keep following this sort of hidden river of my life, you know, whatever the topic or impulse which comes, I follow it along trustingly. And I don't have any sense of its coming to a kind of crescendo, or of its petering out either. It is just going steadily along."
Author: William Stafford

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