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1. "The privilege of creating and issuing money is not only the supreme prerogative of Government, but it is the Government's greatest creative opportunity. By the adoption of these principles, the long-felt want for a uniform medium will be satisfied. The taxpayers will be saved immense sums of interest, discounts and exchanges. The financing of all public enterprises, the maintenance of stable government and ordered progress, and the conduct of the Treasury will become matters of practical administration. The people can and will be furnished with a currency as safe as their own government. Money will cease to be the master and become the servant of humanity. Democracy will rise superior to the money power."
Author: Abraham Lincoln
2. "Where large sums of money are concerned, it is advisable to trust nobody."
Author: Agatha Christie
3. "For the rest of history, for most of us, our bright promise will always fall short of being actualised; it will never earn us bountiful sums of money or beget exemplary objects or organisations....Most of us stand poised at the edge of brilliance, haunted by the knowledge of our proximity, yet still demonstrably on the wrong side of the line, our dealings with reality undermined by a range of minor yet critical psychological flaws (a little too much optimism, an unprocessed rebelliousness, a fatal impatience or sentimentality). We are like an exquisite high-speed aircraft which for lack of a tiny part is left stranded beside the runway, rendered slower than a tractor or a bicycle."
Author: Alain De Botton
4. "Fiction just has a lot more room for ambivalence and internal conflict, contradiction, and for me that sums up so much of what people felt after 9/11 - confusion even. And I think that's hard to capture in journalism."
Author: Amy Waldman
5. "Your blood for mine. If not these, then those. War is the supreme mathematics problem. It strains our skulls, yet we work out the sums, believing we have pressed the most monstrous quantities into a balanced equation."
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
6. "Did I really just get assaulted by a big scary man, then get saved by my stalker?…Yeah. That about sums it up."
Author: Belle Aurora
7. "Hollywood held this double lure for me, tremendous sums of money for work that required no more effort than a game of pinochle."
Author: Ben Hecht
8. "My favourite genre lies inside myself, and as I follow my favourite stories, characters and images, it sums up to a certain genre. So at times even I have to try to guess which genre a film will be after I've made it."
Author: Bong Joon Ho
9. "Life's an act of magic, too. Claire Hamill sings a line in one of her songs that really sums it up for me: 'If there's no magic, there's no meaning.' Without magic- or call it wonder, mystery, natural wisdom- nothing has any depth. It's all just surface. You know: what you see is what you get. I honestly believe there's more to everything than that, whether it's a Monet hanging in a gallery or some old vagrant sleeping in an alley."
Author: Charles De Lint
10. "As creators and consumers they fill the field of pop culture today, which is an economic enterprise and only by accident occasionally has something to do with art. Art objects are now commonly referred to as "product" by those who handle them and only make news when they are sold for absurdly large sums or are stolen."
Author: Dallas Willard
11. "Father, R.I.P., Sums Me Up at Twenty-ThreeShe has no head for politics,craves good jewelry, trusts too readily,marries too early. Thenone by one she sends away her friendsand stands apart, smug sapphire,her answer to everything a slenderzero, a silent shrug--and every daystill hears me say she'll never be pretty.Instead she reads novels, instead her beltmatches her shoes. She is masterof the condolence letter, and knowshow to please a man with her mouth:Good. Nose too large, eyes too closely set,hair not glorious blonde, not her mother's red,nor the glossy black her younger sister has,the little raven I loved best."
Author: Deborah Garrison
12. "Question: would I do it the same way all over again? Absolutely - because I learned something along the way. Most people don't learn things alongthe way. Or if they do, they conveniently forget those things when it suits their need. Most people, given a second chance, fuck it up completely. It'sone of those laws of the universe that you can't shake. People, I have noticed, only seem to learn once they get their third chance - after losing andwasting vast sums of time, money, youth, and energy you name it. But still they learn, which is the better thing in the end."
Author: Douglas Coupland
13. "The little pedlar, it seemed, fancied that he had the tools to fix the wheel. The footmen were glad to hear this, and agreed with him that he should be paid handsomely for such a service. There was some disagreement as to what constituted ‘handsome', however. The discussion of the attractiveness of various sums looked set to continue for some time."
Author: Frances Hardinge
14. "Cobb was in a Klan group back in the 60's, and told me stories about how they used to throw live 'coons, possums, porcupines, or ganders into Black houses at night in attempts to run them out of Johnston and Harnett County. Cobb said that late one night, he and three or four other local rednecks snuck up on the house of one Black family, peered through the window and saw a huge Black woman sitting in front of a TV watching Gunsmoke, with a gang of children all around her.The window was open and Cobb threw a live possum in her lap. Cobb said she squalled about the loudest and longest he'd ever heard, and jumped about four feet up in the air. Cobb then ran and jumped into a nearby ditch to observe what would happen next, and it wasn't long before they saw the Black woman bust out of the back door and run across a cotton field with a trail of children behind. Cobb said she was as wide as three rows of cotton, but fast and agile. She outran all the young'uns."
Author: Frazier Glenn Miller
15. "Nowadays you need so much money to be able to launch a new artist, notably in America; you would hardly believe the sums involved."
Author: Giorgio Moroder
16. "Memang seperti itu, Dong Hae. Itu sudah takdir kita sebagai sayur-sayuran, ‘kan? Di Mokpo, kau ikut les PKN tidak, sih? Kita sebagaiWarga Negara Buah dan Sayur harus mengabdi pada manusia,rela ketika mereka mengonsumsi kita. Itu sebuah penghormatan tinggi bagi kita jika mereka menjadi lebih sehat karena kita..."-Cerita 5: Dong Hae's Destiny, TMHOLT-"
Author: Ida R. Yulia
17. "Un pekšni tads klusums, ka saule apstajas debesmala un ari stav, Elpu aizturejusi."
Author: Imants Ziedonis
18. "As a lobbyist, I thought it only natural and right that my clients should reward those members who saved them such substantial sums with generous contributions. This quid pro quo became one of hallmarks of our lobbying efforts."
Author: Jack Abramoff
19. "There was a long pause. "you know," he went on, "I sometimes think mankind is dangerously arrogant. We do a few sums, and then claim we have the universe off pat. we measure the spaces between the stars, and declare them empty. We set a limit on infinity. We are like the occupants of a closed room; having worked out everything within the range of our knowledge, we announce that the room and its contents are all that exists. Nothing beyond. Nothing unseen or unknown, incalculable or neffable. This is it. And then every so often God lifts the veil—twitches the curtain—and gives us a glimpse, just a glimpse, of something more. As if He wishes to show us how narrow is our vision, how meaningless the boundaries we have set for ourselves. I felt that when Fern was talking. Just for a minute I though: This is truth, there's a world beyond all the jargon of unbelief."
Author: Jan Siegel
20. "The good, the bad, and the ugly basically sums up my sex life. Except that I've never had the good."
Author: Jarod Kintz
21. "Gods were like possums. You could go your whole life without seeing one, but once you found one of them, you found the whole freaky family."
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
22. "Aku berasal dari budaya yang mengaku menghormati hak asasi manusia, tapi menikmati materialisme yang dibangun atas dasar eksploitasi buruh di negara lain. Aku hidup dalam sebuah bangsa yang populasinya berjumlah 5 persen dari penduduk dunia, tapi mengkonsumsi 25 persen sumber daya dunia. Sebuah masyarakat yang mendukung prinsip ekologis tapi menyumbang 30 persen populasi terburuk di dunia."
Author: John Perkins
23. "We have already significant sums of money in our petroleum fund, a fund created by law that includes all the revenues received from the Timor Sea, and invests in conservative, safe, long-term investment portfolios - right now in US Treasury Bonds."
Author: Jose Ramos Horta
24. "I love Jesus Christ with all my heart and everything He stands for. I think that sums up everything that I want for my life, everything I want for my family, everything I want for my career. I want it to be entertaining. I want people to smile and tap their toes, but I want it to be meaningful when the day is done."
Author: Josh Turner
25. "Am Ausgang des Universums musste ein Schild stehen: Bitte verlassen Sie den Raum so, wie sie ihn vorfinden möchten."
Author: Juli Zeh
26. "With no sums to keep his conscience at bay, the black book loomed large, creeping into his line of sight.He scanned the room for something else to do. The harness still needed work. And he'd been meaning to fix that rickety shelf since last month. The pipe on his potbellied stove was dented. The windowsill needed dusting.Dusting?J.T. braced his arms on the desk and pressed his forehead into the heels of his hands."
Author: Karen Witemeyer
27. "Recognition is what you feel when a friend sums up exactly what you're feeling, when an author gives you the right words, when someone "gets" you."
Author: Laurie A. Helgoe
28. "The sum of all sums is eternity."
Author: Lucretius
29. "There was the honour and austerity of money as he walked through art galleries, as he saw around him the collections of oil paintings by dead men, lit so carefully that warmth seemed to emanate from within - and not because their art was loved or understood but because it could be sold and bought for handsome sums."
Author: Lydia Millet
30. "Narkotikas ir pestišana cilveka garam, patverums tiem izmisušajiem, kam liktenis lemis nabadzibu vai garigas slimibas.! Tas ir remdinajums tiem, kas alkst pec milestibas, zudušajam dveselem musu garigi pagrimušaja pasaule. Galu gala- ja cilveks vairs netic Dievam, sabiedribai, pats savai vertibai, kas tad vinam vel atliek.? Nonaveties.? Narkotikas lauj cilvekam dzivot sapnu un ceribu valstiba. Viss, kas nepieciešams, ir zinama mereniba. Galu gala- vai tad narkotikas nogalina tikpat daudz cilveku ka alkohols un cigaretes, ka nabadziba un izmisums.? Ne.!"
Author: Mario Puzo
31. "Some actors go, 'Bing!' and suddenly they're being paid huge sums. Me, I seem to get screwed every time."
Author: Matthew Goode
32. "Mathematics becomes very odd when you apply it to people. One plus one can add up to so many different sums"
Author: Michael Frayn
33. "It is fairly well-known what has been behind that climate change denial in America: vast sums pumped into an ignorance industry by the oil and gas lobbies."
Author: Naomi Wolf
34. "When you give away large sums of money, you can cause as much damage as you may do good."
Author: Paul Mellon
35. "... but now men who could work preferred to beg, and the artists forgot that their calling was noble and became imitators instead of creators, charging exorbitant sums for the rubbish they churned out with one eye closed."
Author: Pauline Gedge
36. "Your duty is to be and not to be this or that. 'I am that I am' sums up the whole truth. The method is summed up in the words 'Be still'. What does stillness mean? It means destroy yourself. Because any form or shape is the cause for trouble. Give up the notion that 'I am so and so'. All that is required to realize the Self is to be still. What can be easier than that?"
Author: Ramana Maharshi
37. "The world is your exercise book, the pages on which you do your sums. It is not reality, though you may express reality there if you wish. You are also free to write lies, or nonsense, or to tear the pages."
Author: Richard Bach
38. "I'd like the reader to decide if he is willing to pay minute sums for content. I'd like the economics of web to be controlled between authors and readers, not advertiser."
Author: Robert Cailliau
39. "America certainly did its part. But doing the sums, it is now clear that through the eight years of Ronald Reagan's presidency, 1981-89, Saudi Arabia actually provided more material assistance to the world's varied assortment of anti Communist "freedom fighters" than did the United States, thus hastening the end of the Cold War and helping accomplish the downfall of the "Evil Empire."
Author: Robert Lacey
40. "But that in case of Dr. Jekyll's "disappearance or unexplained absence for any period exceeding three calendar months," the said Edward Hyde should step into the said Henry Jekyll's shoes without further delay and free from any burthen or obligation beyond the payment of a few small sums to the members of the doctor's household"
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
41. "Done any exciting sums lately?""I don't just do sums," Miles told her. "There's much more to my life than that.""Is there?" Alicia asked, trying to sound interested."Yes," said Miles. "Sometimes I draw graphs."
Author: Sarah Rees Brennan
42. "Wine and a straitjacket. That pretty much sums it up."
Author: Shannon Celebi
43. "God always was, and always is, and always will be. Or rather, God always Is. For Was and Will be are fragments of our time, and of changeable nature, but He is Eternal Being. And this is the Name that He gives to Himself when giving the Oracle to Moses in the Mount. For in Himself He sums up and contains all Being, having neither beginning in the past nor end in the future; like some great Sea of Being, limitless and unbounded, transcending all conception of time and nature, only adumbrated [intimated] by the mind, and that very dimly and scantily."
Author: St. Gregory The Theologian
44. "Years ago, when I was about to go on a book tour for Someplace to Be Flying, my editor at the time Terri Windling and I sat down to figure out what to call what I was writing for the interviews that were to come. Terri came up with the term mythic fiction and I think that sums it up perfectly. There are almost invariably mythic elements in my fiction (as well as bits of folk and faerie lore) and the term doesn't lock me into writing only in an urban setting since many of my stories take place in rural areas. It never caught on, but when I don't describe what I do as simply fiction, I'll go with mythic fiction."
Author: Terri Windling
45. "Emotions are the sums created by details, whether those details are true or not."
Author: Terry Goodkind
46. "Each of us is all the sums he has not counted: subtract us into the nakedness and night again, and you shall see begin in Crete four thousand years ago the love that ended yesterday in Texas."
Author: Thomas Wolfe
47. "That pretty much sums up our relationship: I have it. He wants it. He gets it. He ruins it."
Author: Trish Doller
48. "The soldier—that is, the great soldier—of to-day is not a romantic animal, dashing at forlorn hopes, animated by frantic sentiment, full of fancies as to a love-lady or a sovereign; but a quiet, grave man, busied in charts, exact in sums, master of the art of tactics, occupied in trivial detail; thinking, as the Duke of Wellington was said to do, most of the shoes of his soldiers; despising all manner of èclat and eloquence; perhaps, like Count Moltke, ‘silent in seven languages'."
Author: Walter Bagehot
49. "So why is a third of our world battling obesity and spending huge sums to burn off excess calories, while the other two-thirds yearn to get more of them?"
Author: Wess Stafford
50. "[Herbert Spencer] was ready in those days to give everything a trial; he even thought of migrating to New Zealand, forgetting that a young country has no use for philosophers. It was characteristic of him that he made parallel lists of reasons for and against the move, giving each reason a numerical value. The sums being 110 points for remaining in England and 301 for going, he remained."
Author: Will Durant

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