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1. "In regard to propaganda the early advocates of universal literacy and a free press envisaged only two possibilities: the propaganda might be true, or it might be false. They did not foresee what in fact has happened, above all in our Western capitalist democracies—the development of a vast mass communications industry, concerned in the main neither with the true nor the false, but with the unreal, the more or less totally irrelevant. In a word, they failed to take into account man's almost infinite appetite for distractions."
Author: Aldous Huxley
2. "Unfortunately my career began in Hollywood, doing a negative pickup for Universal pictures."
Author: Alex Cox
3. "La risa es algo muy serio, Sabes? Es el disolvente universal de las preocupaciones."
Author: Álex Rovira Francesc Miralles
4. "For I dipt into the future, far as human eye could see,Saw the Vision of the world, and all the wonder that would be;Saw the heavens fill with commerce, argosies of magic sails,Pilots of the purple twilight, dropping down with costly bales;Heard the heavens fill with shouting, and there raind a ghastly dewFrom the nations airy navies grappling in the central blue;Far along the world-wide whisper of the south-wind rushing warm,With the standards of the peoples plunging thro the thunder-storm;Till the war-drums throbbd, no longer, and the battle-flags were furledIn the Parliament of man, the Federation of the world. There the common sense of most shall hold a fretful realm in awe,And the kindly earth shall slumber, lapt in universal law."
Author: Alfred Tennyson
5. "The metal frame groans, and something under the hood lets out a mechanical hiss. Smoke billows up from the front, the universal symbol for "you're screwed."
Author: Anna Banks
6. "Reading has always been my home, my sustenance, my great invincible companion. "Book love," Trollope called it. "It will make your hours pleasant to you as long as you live." Yet of all the many things in which we recognize some universal comfort...reading seems to be the one in which the comfort is most undersung..."
Author: Anna Quindlen
7. "- As wiccanfae não merecem estar entre nós...e Tir Alainn não é o lugar delas. - Nesse caso, sugiro que se vá embora.Lucian fixara-a com o olhar até Selena começar a perder mão sobre si mesma, em vias de se descontrolar. - Eu sou Fae - afirmara - e sou Filha da Casa de Gaian, o que implica que também sou wiccanfae. No entanto, se eu sou wiccanfae,o que julga o Senhor do Fogo que é? - Como?! - O fogo é um dos elementos da Mãe Universal. Não é uma dádiva dos Fae. O único motivo pelo qual o senhor o domina é por ser descendente de pelos menos uma pessoa que pertencia à Casa de Gaian. - Mentira - brandira Lucian - Eu sou Fae. - Wiccanfae! - atirara Selena, no mesmo tom. - Quem tem o seu poder não pode ter sangue puro. Quem julgava o senhor que era?..."
Author: Anne Bishop
8. "Truth is naturally universal...and shines into many different windows, though many are clouded."
Author: Anya Seton
9. "Women's propensity to share confidences is universal. We confirm our reality by sharing."
Author: Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
10. "Really, a young Atheist cannot guard his faith too carefully. Dangers lie in wait for him on every side. You must not do, you must not even try to do, the will of the Father unless you are prepared to "know of the doctrine." All my acts, desires, and thoughts were to be brought into harmony with universal Spirit. For the first time I examined myself with a seriously practical purpose. And there I found what appalled me; a zoo of lusts, a bedlam of ambitions, a nursery of fears, a harem of fondled hatreds. My name was legion."
Author: C.S. Lewis
11. "If there is a true universal mind, must it be sane?"
Author: Charles Fort
12. "Love is not controlling your loved ones' behavior. Love knows that since the people you love share the same universal consciousness, they will access their truth in time."
Author: Cloris Kylie
13. "The love of God is so universal that His perfect plan bestows many gifts on all of His children, even those who disobey His laws. Mortality is one such gift, bestowed on all who qualified in the War in Heaven (see Revelation 12:7–8). Another unconditional gift is the universal resurrection: 'For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive' (1 Corinthians 15:22). Many other mortal gifts are not tied to our personal obedience to law. As Jesus taught, our Heavenly Father 'maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust' (Matthew 5:45)."
Author: Dallin H. Oaks
14. "There is great worth in holding universal truths and timelessly beautiful words in your heart, which will stay there forever, infusing your thoughts and speech…"
Author: Dan Stevens
15. "A tremendous amount of needless pain and suffering can be eliminated by ensuring that health insurance is universally available."
Author: Daniel Akaka
16. "Itulah satu hal yang tidak bisa kamu palsukan: intention," jelas Dave. "Mau manusia atau ET, saya rasa itu hukum universal. Intention speaks louder than any code."
Author: Dee
17. "Today the whole world is in chaos. The human race is in pain and suffering ever than before. The root cause of this is, because priests, Gurus, self-made Gods, Kings are governing the world by their made religions and its dogmas. There will be peace on this earth if the God of nature govern this world by his own Universal laws. All we have to do is to know these laws and obey."
Author: Dev Samudre.
18. "A few years ago it dawned on me that everybody past a certain age ... pretty much constantly dreams of being able to escape from their lives. They don't want to be who they are any more. They want out. This list includes Thurston Howell the Third, Ann-Margret, the cat members of Rent, Václav Havel, space shuttle astronauts and Snuffleupagus. It's universal."
Author: Douglas Coupland
19. "There are even many huts built entirely of the universal aloe."
Author: Edward Burnett Tylor
20. "De Sade says you must commit crimes. In using the word crime we're adopting the consensus term, though among ourselves we would not describe any of our actions as such. We need the universally valid norm to get a kick out of our own extremeness. We are monsters, even if we disguise ourselves as ordinary people. We are the children of ordinary people, but we are not content with that. Inwardly we are consumed with wickedness, outwardly we are grammar school pupils."
Author: Elfriede Jelinek
21. "The Soviets were not 50% right, they were entirely wrong. They weren'tquantitatively wrong about the amount of variance due to the environment,they were qualitatively wrong about what environmental manipulationscould do in the face of built-in universal human machinery. Having said this,though, I now feel no particular impulse to vote Republican.Also, it's quite possible that someday you could create perfectly unselfishpeople… if you used sufficiently advanced neurosurgery, drugs, and/orbrain-computer interfaces to engineer their brains into a new state that nocurrent human brain occupies. Whether or not this is in fact possible isn'tsomething that ideology gets to decide. The reasoning errors of pastcommunists can't prohibit any particular future technological advance frombeing possible or practical. Having said that, I feel no particular impulse toturn "liberal."
Author: Eliezer Yudkowsky
22. "[My guru] says that people universally tend to think that happiness is a stroke of luck, something that will maybe descend upon you like fine weather if you are fortunate enough. But that's not how happiness works. Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it..."
Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
23. "The whole sphere of air that surrounds us, Alma, is alive with invisible attractions — electric, magnetic, fiery and thoughtful. There is a universal sympathy all around us… When we cease all argument and debate — both internal and external — our true questions can be heard and answered…That is the gathering of magic."
Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
24. "This might hurt a little is universal code for this will definitely hurt a lot"
Author: Eoin Colfer
25. "Er setzte seine finsterste Miene auf. Böse, sagte er sich, böse, aber hoch intelligent. Und entschlossen, vergiss die Entschlossenheit nicht. [...] Er öffnete die Tür.»Guten Abend«, grüßte er, ganz der perfekte Gastgeber, wenn auch ein hinterhältiger, böser, intelligenter und entschlossener.Root stand, die leeren Hände demonstrativ ausgestreckt, vor der Tür. Die universale Geste für: Sieh her, ich trage keine große, mörderische Waffe."
Author: Eoin Colfer
26. "The case for individual freedom rests chiefly on the recognition of the inevitable and universal ignorance of all of us concerning a great many of the factors on which the achievement of our ends and welfare depend. It is because every individual knows so little and, in particular, because we rarely know which of us knows best that we trust the independent and competitive efforts of many to induce the emergence of what we shall want when we see it. Humiliating to human pride as it may be, we must recognize that the advance and even the preservation of civilization are dependent upon a maximum of opportunity for accidents to happen."
Author: Friedrich Hayek
27. "Seasonal changes, as it were, take place in history, when there is practically an almost universal death, a falling of the foliage of the tree of life. Such were the intervals between the ancient and mediaeval time, the mediaeval and the modern."
Author: George Edward Woodberry
28. "Whatever universal masterpiece of tomorrow may be wrought from phantasm or terror will owe its acceptance rather to a supreme workmanship than to a sympathetic theme. Yet who shall declare the dark theme a positive handicap? Radiant with beauty, the Cup of the Ptolemies was carven of onyx."
Author: H.P. Lovecraft
29. "There is some of the same fitness in a man's building his own house that there is in a bird's building its own nest. Who knows but if men constructed their dwellings with their own hands, and provided food for themselves and families simply and honestly enough, the poetic faculty would be universally developed, as birds universally sing when they are so engaged? But alas! we do like cowbirds and cuckoos, which lay their eggs in nests which other birds have built, and cheer no traveller with their chattering and unmusical notes. Shall we forever resign the pleasure of construction to the carpenter?"
Author: Henry David Thoreau
30. "There was madness in any direction, at any hour. If not across the Bay, then up the Golden Gate or down 101 to Los Altos or La Honda .... You could strike sparks anywhere. There was a fantastic universal sense that whatever we were doing was right, that we were winning ....And that, I think, was the handle—that sense of inevitable victory over the forces of Old and Evil. Not in any mean or military sense; we didn't need that. Our energy would simply prevail. There was no point in fighting—on our side or theirs. We had all the momentum; we were riding the crest of a high and beautiful wave ....So now, less than five years later, you can go up on a steep hill in Las Vegas and look West, and with the right kind of eyes you can almost see the high-water mark —that place where the wave finally broke and rolled back."
Author: Hunter S. Thompson
31. "When success is uniform, the celebration becomes universal. Of which use is it to you to rejoice at the time your friend cries?"
Author: Israelmore Ayivor
32. "I believe that national sovereignties will shrink in the face of universal interdependence."
Author: Jacques Yves Cousteau
33. "I got a script sent to me at this office and I got a call from a woman - Universal's doing a snowboarding movie. I'm not in it yet, but I'm supposed to meet with the director in New York soon. I'm waiting to hear back from them."
Author: Jason Mewes
34. "Probably I chose immortality because mortality is a universal human obsession."
Author: Joan D. Vinge
35. "From being a movement aiming for universal freedom, communism turned into a system of universal despotism. That is the logic of utopia."
Author: John Nicholas Gray
36. "I think physical comedy is an amazing asset because it tells a story that's more universal than just language and dialogue. I grew up watching Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. They're very powerful figures in my life."
Author: Josh Gad
37. "The cultivation of trees is the cultivation of the good, the beautiful, and the ennobling in man, and for one, I wish to see it become universal."
Author: Julius Sterling Morton
38. "This republic represents the greatest basis for that universal socialist order, the creation of which is at the present time the historic task of the International Proletariat."
Author: Karl Liebknecht
39. "Now don't you understand man universal lawWhat you throw out comes back to you, starNever underestimate those who you scarCause karma, karma, karma comes back to you hard"
Author: Lauryn Hill
40. "In the literature of France Moliere occupies the same kind of position as Cervantes in that of Spain, Dante in that of Italy, and Shakespeare in that of England. His glory is more than national - it is universal."
Author: Lytton Strachey
41. "Bodily fluids and solids are universally the most disgusting things we as human beings can come upon, but as long as they are inside us, it's part of you."
Author: Mary Roach
42. "I had to admit he looked nice. He has very regular features and straight teeth. I'd just read that even, regular features are universally recognized as beautiful. So no matter what I think of Brooks as a person, I'm genetically programmed to find him attractive. I resent that."
Author: Natalie Standiford
43. "She plucked from my lapel the invisible strand of lint (the universal act of woman to proclaim ownership)."
Author: O. Henry
44. "But it's a very universal story and the thing is I was reluctant to answer that question because I don't want people latching on to a particular stereotype."
Author: Parminder Nagra
45. "Deep down within the heart there is a stillness which is healing, a trust in the universal laws which is unwavering, and a strength which is rock-like. But because it is so deep we need both patience and perseverance when digging for it."
Author: Paul Brunton
46. "Saya akan lebih mendulukan kebenaran-kebenaran universal, bukan hutang budi, bukan kewajiban moral dan bukan juga pengabdian buta."
Author: Putu Wijaya
47. "God is within you. When He will appear within you in the form of a living person, then only it is called ‘Bhakti' (Real devotion). And what is its maximum Zenith? When the seer becomes universal."
Author: Sri Jibankrishna Or Diamond
48. "Sites need to be able to interact in one single, universal space."
Author: Tim Berners Lee
49. "The Founder-Director purposely designed the building in a U-shape, in the interior of which is a courtyard with a central fountain, to reflect the introspective nature of a true Muslim, a universal and perfect man. These interior parts of the building are hidden from the outside in contrast to secularized buildings which face the road and are exposed to the busy traffic of secular life and are therefore without real privacy and introspective spirit."
Author: Wan Mohd Nor Wan Daud
50. "As a biblical inerrantist, I believe that what the Bible teaches is true and bow to the text, including its teaching about the Flood and its universality."
Author: William A. Dembski

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Maybe you can't afford to give them a raise, but how can they afford to live when the cost of living has shot sky-high? They've got to eat, don't they?"
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