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1. "There is no limit of degradation to which power cannot bring anyone even with the loftiest principles. We would hope that being unprepared for power, they would be ineffective. Their task is not "seize power" (those who use this term show that they seek personal power for themselves) but to abolish the bases for power. Power to all means power to nobody in particular."
Author: Albert Meltzer
2. "Amour is the one human activity of any importance in which laughter and pleasure preponderate, if ever so slightly, over misery and pain."
Author: Aldous Huxley
3. "In almost every country there are elements of opinion which would welcome such a conclusion because they wish to return to the politics of the balance of power, unrestricted and unregulated armaments, international anarchy, and preparation for war."
Author: Arthur Henderson
4. "People are just preprogrammed to want what they don't have. It's like it's a universal law."
Author: Autumn Doughton
5. "He was a Marine, for heaven's sake! He knew how to kill a man with his bare hands. He'd been shot and stabbed and nearly died. He'd faced down evil in its purest form; met the Grim Reaper and spit in his eye. None of that had prepared him for this - facing the wrath of the woman he loved and knowing that wrath was justified."
Author: Barbara Falkenrath
6. "Hoje me dei conta de que aspessoas vivem a esperar por algoE quando surge uma oportunidadeSe dizem confusas e despreparadasSentem que não merecemQue o tempo certo ainda não chegouE a vida passaE os momentos se acumulamcomo papéis sobre uma mesaEstamos nos preparando para qualquer coisaMas ainda não aprendemos a viverA arriscar por aquilo que queremosA sentir aquilo que sonhamosE assim adiamos nossasvidas por tempo indeterminadoAté que a vida se encarreguede decidir por nós mesmosE percebemos o quanto perdemosE o tanto que poderíamos ter evitadoComo somos tolos em nossospensamentos limitadosEm nossas emoções contidasEm nossas ações determinadasO ser humano se prende em si mesmoPor medo e desconfiançaVive como coisaNum mundo de coisasO tempo esperado é o agoraSua consciência lhe direcionaSeus sentidos lhe alertamE suas emoções nãomais são desprezadasAntes que tudo acabeÉ preciso fazer iniciarMesmo com dor e sofrimentoAntes arriscar do que apenas sonhar."
Author: Cecília Meireles
7. "And though the implication is that I am the sort who is always careful and preparing, I that that's not right, either' in fact I feel I have not really been living anywhere or anytime, not for the future and not in the past and not at all of-the-moment, but rather in a lonely dream of an oblivion, the nothing-of-nothing drift from one pulse beat to the next, which is really the most bloodless marking-out, automatic and involuntary. [pp. 320-321]"
Author: Chang Rae Lee
8. "An illusion has three stages."First there is the setup, in which the nature of what might be attempted at is hinted at, or suggested, or explained. The apparatus is seen. volunteers from the audience sometimes participate in preparation. As the trick is being setup, the magician will make use of every possible use of misdirection."The performance is where the magician's lifetime of practice, and his innate skill as a performer, cojoin to produce the magical display."The third stage is sometimes called the effect, or the prestige, and this is the product of magic. If a rabbit is pulled from a hat, the rabbit, which apparently did not exist before the trick was performed, can be said to be the prestige of that trick."
Author: Christopher Priest
9. "Amy said, "So, you're making a flamethrower?""Amy, we gotta be prepared. We don't know what we'll find in that place, but for all we know it could be the Devil himself.""David, what possible good is that thing gonna do?""Oh, no, you didn't hear me. I said it's a flamethrower." Girls."
Author: David Wong
10. "I thought I would lose, so I didn't prepare a speech."
Author: E. L. Doctorow
11. "Modern Orientalism embodies a systematic discipline of accumulation. Far from this being exclusively an intellectual or theoretical feature, it made Orientalism tend fatally towards the systematic accumulation of human beings and territories. To reconstruct a dead or lost Oriental language meant ultimately to reconstruct a dead or neglected Orient; it also meant that reconstructive precision, science, even imagination could prepare the way for what armies, administrators, and bureaucracies would later do on the ground."
Author: Edward W. Said
12. "One of the most persistent cultural tics of the early 21st century is Americans' reluctance to absorb, let alone prepare for, bad news."
Author: Frank Rich
13. "To learn to see- to accustom the eye to calmness, to patience, and to allow things to come up to it; to defer judgment, and to acquire the habit of approaching and grasping an individual case from all sides. This is the first preparatory schooling of intellectuality. One must not respond immediately to a stimulus; one must acquire a command of the obstructing and isolating instincts."
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
14. "A creature that hides and "withdraws into its shell," is preparing a "way out." This is true of the entire scale of metaphors, from the resurrection of a man in his grave, to the sudden outburst of one who has long been silent. If we remain at the heart of the image under consideration, we have the impression that, by staying in the motionlessness of its shell, the creature is preparing temporal explosions, not to say whirlwinds, of being."
Author: Gaston Bachelard
15. "So is civil society prepared for the future? Probably not. Most organisations have to live hand to mouth, juggling short-term funding and perpetual minor crises. Even the bigger ones rarely get much time to stand back and look at the bigger picture. Many are on a treadmill chasing after contracts and new funding."
Author: Geoff Mulgan
16. "But old Christmas smiled as he laid this cruel-seeming spell on the out-door world, for he meant to light up the home with new brightness, to deepen all the richness of in-door colour, and give a keener edge of delight to the warm fragrance of food: he meant to prepare a sweet imprisonment that would strengthen the primitive fellowship of kindred,and make the sunshine of familiar human faces as welcome as the hidden day-star. His kindness fell but hardly on the homeless--fell but hardly on the homes where the hearth was not very warm, and where the food had little fragrance, where the human faces had no sunshine in them,but rather the leaden, blank-eyed gaze of unexpectant want. But the fine old season meant well; and if he has not learnt the secret how to bless men impartially, it is because his father Time, with unrelenting purpose, still hides that secret in his own mighty, slow-beating heart."
Author: George Eliot
17. "...[T]wo of you can be no match for the three giants, I will find you, if I can, a third brother, who will take on himself the third share of the fight, and the preparation...I will show him to you in a glass, and, when he comes, you will know him at once. If he will share your endeavors, you must teach him all you know, and he will repay you well, in present song, and in future deeds.'She opened the door of a curious old cabinet that stood in the room. On the inside of this door was an oval convex mirror...we at length saw reflected the place where we stood, and the old dame seated in her chair...at the feet of the dame lay a young man...weeping.'Surely this youth will not serve our ends,' said I, 'for he weeps.'The old woman smiled. 'Past tears are present strength,'said she."
Author: George MacDonald
18. "Opportunity is a haughty goddess who wastes no time with those who are unprepared. a"
Author: George S. Clason
19. "In the beds which the piety of the public has prepared on every side, stricken men await the verdict of fate."
Author: Georges Duhamel
20. "She was a plain-faced old woman, without graces and without any great elegance, but with an extreme respect for her own motives. She was usually prepared to explain these—when the explanation was asked as a favour; and in such a case they proved totally different from those that had been attributed to her"
Author: Henry James
21. "The candidate was required to prepare himself by confession, fasting, and passing the night in prayer."
Author: Horatio Alger
22. "So what do you think?' He asked, holding up the book.‘I think Salinger is a closet paedophile,' I replied placidly and was surprised and comforted by this minuscule, acidic, bitter Sylvia Plath like mocking, sniping tone that had crept into my voice. ‘The main character Seymour is a fully grown man and a pervert who befriends young girls with his storytelling and swimming, just to get close enough to groom them in preparation for the inevitable sexual assault he lusts after. You might have noticed for example in A Perfect Day For Bananafish he grabs the young girls-'‘Sybil.'‘He grabs Sybil's ankles while lying on the beach and again when he pushes her in the water,' I continued. ‘He goes too far when he kisses the bottom of her foot which makes even a four-year-old yell out in fear, knowing a line had been crossed. Frustrated Seymour walks away and goes back to his hotel where he kills himself in shame."
Author: J.D. Gallagher
23. "Being unprepared heightens nerves."
Author: James Galway
24. "I DECLARE it is not too late to accomplish everything God has placed in my heart. I have not missed my window of opportunity. God has moments of favor in my future. He is preparing me right now because He is about to release a special grace to help me accomplish that dream. This is my time. This is my moment. I receive it"
Author: Joel Osteen
25. "Enrollments in American colleges tripled between 1955 and 1970, 250% in the Soviet Union, 400% in France, and more than 200% in China by 1965. Gaddis writes, "What governments failed to foresee was that more young people, plus, more education, when combined with a stalemated Cold War, could be a prescription for insurrection. Learning does not easily compartmentalize. How do you prepare students to think for purposes approved by the state, or by their parents, without also equipping them to think for themselves? Youths throughout history had often wished question their elders values. Now, with university educations, their elders had handed them the training to do so. The result was discontent with the world as it was."
Author: John Gaddis
26. "Alaska decided to go help Dolores with dinner. She said that it was sexist to leave the cooking to the women, but better to have good sexist food than crappy boy-prepared food."
Author: John Green
27. "Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth." Psalm 127:4Arrows in the wrong hands can cause a lot of destruction. Well-trained arrows, however, can save a nation. No arrow will change course mid-flight. I am not saying that a right environment guarantees our children's salvation. It most certainly does not. Children are born sinners. We do however, give them a great head start by helping them to curb passions and learn self-control and other godly traits. They must ultimately repent and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ for personal salvation, and they will still deal with sin as we all must. We do, however, prepare the soil for receiving the seed of God's word. Seed sown in good soil will bear much fruit."
Author: Joseph Stephen
28. "Prince Philippe is well prepared to succeed me."
Author: King Albert II
29. "We have now won the battle of the laboratories as we have won the other battles. We are now prepared to obliterate more rapidly and completely every productive enterprise the Japanese have above ground in any city, said Harry Truman. We shall destroy their docks, their factories, and their communications. Let there be no mistake; we shall completely destroy Japan's power to make war. It was to spare—"
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
30. "A pocket square must always - always - be white and a bit wild. If it is too prepared, it is tacky."
Author: Lapo Elkann
31. "There are amazing schools and amazing educators that are doing a wonderful job. And then there are a lot of educators that are not prepared to deal with inclusive education. They haven't been trained. It's really quite lovely and easy when you understand how to do it."
Author: Laura San Giacomo
32. "Having buck teeth in junior high," she rounded up unsteadily, "mustbe ideal preparation for getting old. For pretty people, aging is a dumbshock. It's like, what's going on? Why doesn't anyone smile at me atcheckout anymore? But it won't be a shock for me. It'll be, oh that. Thatagain. Teeth."
Author: Lionel Shriver
33. "Micah knew the power of a look. When two people touched from across a distance, that touch could be frightening, wary, or a stroke of gentleness. He stroked her gently. He never let his eyes dip below her chin; rather, he let himself take in every nuance of expression, every shift of each facial motion, the flicker of her lashes, the shadows in her eyes, the tension in her small body. She was like a bird ready to fly. Poised at the edge of her seat, her body stiff and prepared to run."
Author: Lora Leigh
34. "Indeed. And here is a new one for you: I love you, Alexander Cameron. More than common sense or decency should allow. Your strength frightens me and your stubbornness angers me, and I believe you to be a truly dangerous threat to a woman's inbred gentility, but there you have it. And unless you are prepared to give me several honest and convincing reasons why I should do otherwise, I intend to remain here at Achnacarry as your wife, as your lover if you will have me, as the mother of your sons, of which -please God- there will be many."
Author: Marsha Canham
35. "If somebody's not prepared to answer the question, you can keep asking."
Author: Martin Bashir
36. "Man must be prepared for every event of life, for there is nothing that is durable."
Author: Menander
37. "Caine raised the debris off himself.The bugs were all gone. He saw the tail of one as it raced away.If he went after them, he'd probably get killed. But stay here and do what? Be safe? He'd have been safe on the island. He hadn't come back to be safe. Two possible outcomes: the bugs killed everyone and then who would Caine rule over? Or the bugs were defeated by someone else. And then how would he ever get control? Power would go to whoever won this fight.Still Caine hesitated. A big, warm bed. A beautiful girl to share it with. Food. Water. Everything he needed, just a few miles away on the island. The logical, rational answer was obvious."Which is why the world stays messed up," Caine said under his breath. "People aren't rational."He took a few deep, steadying breaths, and prepared to die for power. (p435)"
Author: Michael Grant
38. "Forewarned, forearmed; to be prepared is half the victory."
Author: Miguel De Cervantes
39. "Jan had friends who like him had left their old homeland and who devoted all their time to the struggle for its lost freedom. All of them had sometimes felt that the bond tying them to their country was just an illusion and that only enduring habit kept them prepared to die for something they did not care about. They all knew that feeling and at the same time were afraid of knowing it; they turned their heads away from fear of seeing the border and stumbling (lured by vertigo as by an abyss) across it to the other side, where the language of their tortured people make a noise as trivial as the twittering of birds."
Author: Milan Kundera
40. "But the tale or narrative set in the past may have its particular time-free value; and the candid reader will not misunderstand me, will not suppose that I intend any preposterous comparison, when I observe that Homer was farther removed in time from Troy than I am from the Napoleonic wars; yet he spoke to the Greeks for 2,000 years and more."
Author: Patrick O'Brian
41. "Canada is preparing to play a major role in the continued stability and security of Afghanistan through ISAF."
Author: Paul Cellucci
42. "Before shooting, I prepare with the actors much more like it's a theater play than a movie. Apparently, that way of working is very unusual."
Author: Pedro Almodovar
43. "Better to arrive late and ready, than early and unprepared."
Author: POB Bismark
44. "Every mother is like Moses. She does not enter the promised land. She prepares a world she will not see."
Author: Pope Paul VI
45. "20Día tras día él llega y se va.Ve y dale esta flor de mi pelo, amigo.Si te pregunta quién se la envía no se lo digas, te lo ruego, pues si viene es para volverse a ir.Está sentado bajo un árbol, en el suelo.Prepárale un lecho de pétalos y hojas, amigo.Sus ojos están tristes y su mirada pesa en mi corazón.Nunca dice qué piensa, sólo viene y se va."
Author: Rabindranath Tagore
46. "An ardent supporter of the hometown team should go to a game prepared to take offense, no matter what happens."
Author: Robert Benchley
47. "Very good coaches for ski jumpers stand at the top of the slope and watch the jumpers prepare, rather than standing at the bottom and watching them land."
Author: Roland Joffe
48. "You and I have spoken all these words, but for the way we have to go,words are no preparation. I have one small drop of knowing in my soul. Let it dissolve in your ocean"
Author: Rumi
49. "Cuando te halles en un terreno cerrado, prepara alguna estrategia y muévete. Cuando te halles en un terreno mortal, lucha."
Author: Sun Tzu
50. "[Benjamin Peirce's] lectures were not easy to follow. They were never carefully prepared. The work with which he rapidly covered the blackboard was very illegible, marred with frequent erasures, and not infrequent mistakes (he worked too fast for accuracy). He was always ready to digress from the straight path and explore some sidetrack that had suddenly attracted his attention, but which was likely to have led nowhere when the college bell announced the close of the hour and we filed out, leaving him abstractedly staring at his work, still with chalk and eraser in his hands, entirely oblivious of his departing class."
Author: William Elwood Byerly

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