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251. "Moral justification is a powerful disengagement mechanism. Destructive conduct is made personally and socially acceptable by portraying it in the service of moral ends. This is why most appeals against violent means usually fall on deaf ears."
Author: Albert Bandura
252. "It was funny to hear her voice aloud. Her thoughts and perceptions usually existed so deep inside her, they rarely made it to the surface without a deliberate effort."
Author: Ann Brashares
253. "When grown-ups asked you to sit in a circle, they were usually about to tell you something you didn't want to hear. Ms. Aruba-Tate, Ivy and Bean's second-grade teacher, was forever gathering them in a circle for bad news. Like, the class fish died over the weekend. Or, everyone has to start using real punctuation. Or, the pencil sharpener is off-limits. Circles meant trouble."
Author: Annie Barrows
254. "I usually get up not before 9. I have a huge library - I'm a big fan of Scandinavian crime fiction - so I'll usually take a book and go off to one of my favorite bistros for a cappuccino or espresso or maybe I'll have some lovely smoked salmon for breakfast."
Author: Anthony Geary
255. "Silas knew words could have power behind them. Usually it was just a sort of bad luck. He also knew, very early on, that you could never tell when that bad luck would jump up to claim its due, so it was best to be careful. Quiet was safer. He wished his parents had been quieter when they were together. Who knew what might happen when you said something awful to someone else? It was hard to take some words back. Some words stuck and you couldn't shake them off. Silence was better than those kinds of words. Silas had learned that lesson the hard way."
Author: Ari Berk
256. "Much blood has also been spilled on the carpet in attempts to distinguish between science fiction and fantasy. I have suggested an operational definition: science fiction is something that COULD happen - but usually you wouldn't want it to. Fantasy is something that COULDN'T happen - though often you only wish that it could."
Author: Arthur C. Clarke
257. "New research into cognitive functioning—how the brain works—proves that bullet points are the least effective way to deliver important information. Neuroscientists are finding that what passes as a typical presentation is usually the worst way to engage your audience."
Author: Carmine Gallo
258. "When it comes to being famous, you're usually the last to know, and the first to deny it. Unless you were already famous in your head. In which case, party on, Wayne! Party on, Garth!"
Author: Carroll Bryant
259. "With drooping heads and tremulous tails, they mashed their way through the thick mud, floundering and stumbling between whiles, as if they were falling to pieces at the larger joints. As often as the driver rested them and brought them to a stand, with a wary "Wo-ho! so-ho- then!" the near leader violently shook his head and everything upon it—like an unusually emphatic horse, denying that the coach could be got up the hill. Whenever the leader made this rattle, the passenger started, as a nervous passenger might, and was disturbed in mind."
Author: Charles Dickens
260. "As for the herbal cigarettes, for the most part I don't smoke as much as the guys do. I'm usually just strutting around a bit more so I don't actually have to be inhaling it. I'm lucky because I do have scenes where the cigarettes work beautifully to punctuate certain things I'm saying."
Author: Christina Hendricks
261. "You are a vampire. That's big news in my world. I don't generally date the living dead.What sort of dead do you usually date?"
Author: Christine Warren
262. "Like last year I took Advance Foods class (which is like cooking for nerds) after lunch, and so I usually took a nap. Which was fine, because I'm not even thrilled about regular foods, so, you know, what do I need with like advanced digital HD wi-fi foods and whatnot? -Abby"
Author: Christopher Moore
263. "I try not to play two days in succession. I usually try to space it so I have a day in between."
Author: Darrell Royal
264. "But in life we don't usually get to choose the time of our defining moments. We just have to stand and face them when they come, no matter what sort of a state we're in."
Author: Darren Shan
265. "Forgive our gawking," said a man with a vicious scar running down his face. "Galen is usually eating so much he has no time for speech."Laughter filled the hall, and Reaghan glanced over to find Galen shaking his head as he smiled."Eating?" she asked."Doona pay Malcolm a bit of attention," Galen said, his gaze indifferent and his voice heavy with nonchalance. "He lies."
Author: Donna Grant
266. "I know it's not strictly sex that accounts for my straying the motive usually attributed to men. I think it's just too tempting to have two lives rather than one. Some people think that too much travel begets infidelity: Separation and opportunity test the bonds of love. I think it's more likely that people who hate to make choices to settle on one thing or another are attracted to travel. Travel doesn't beget a double life. The appeal of the double life begets travel."
Author: Elisabeth Eaves
267. "One of the trials of life is that we do not usually receive immediately the full blessing for righteousness or the full cursing for wickedness."
Author: Ezra Taft Benson
268. "Historically speaking, institutions are slow to change and usually resistant to any sudden moves - churches especially so."
Author: Gene Robinson
269. "There's a truth deeper than experience. It's beyond what we see, or even what we feel. It's an order of truth that separates the profound from the merely clever, and the reality from the perception. We're helpless, usually, in the face of it; and the cost of knowing it, like the cost of knowing love, is sometimes greater than any heart would willingly pay. It doesn't always help us to love the world, but it does prevent us from hating the world. And the only way to know that truth is to share it, from heart to heart, just as Prabhakar told it to me, just as I'm telling it to you now."
Author: Gregory David Roberts
270. "Yes, our goal as Christians should be to do away with the things in our world that keep people from knowing the love and freedom of Christ. Equally, and maybe more so, our goal should be noticing and doing away with the things on our own lives that keep people from understanding Christ as well. After all, don't the systematic injustices usually grow from the individual ones?"
Author: Holly Sprink
271. "Women never stop talking, women look at men's bodies as much as and usually more than men look at women's"
Author: Irak.Ibrahim Hussain Didi
272. "In the context of the English language, there were many more important words than "in." There were fancy words, historic words, words that meant life or death. There were multi-syllabic tongue-twisters that required a sort out before speaking, and mission-critical pivotals that started wars or ended wars…and even poetic nonsensicals that were like a symphony as they left the lips. Generally speaking, "in" did not play with the big boys. In fact, it barely had much of a definition at all, and, in the course of its working life, was usually nothing but a bridge, a conduit for the heavy lifters in any given sentence. There was, however, one context in which that humble little two-letter, one-syllable jobbie was a BFD. Love. The difference between someone "loving" somebody versus being "in love" was a curb to the Grand Canyon. The head of a pin to the entire Midwest. An exhale to a hurricane."
Author: J.R. Ward
273. "I usually do get to play the very sweet, charming roles... but I'm not an obvious kind of villain."
Author: Jacki Weaver
274. "The novel as a form is usually seen to be moral if its readers consider freedom, individuality, democracy, privacy, social connection, tolerance and hope to be morally good, but it is not considered moral if the highest values of a society are adherence to rules and traditional mores, the maintenance of hierarchical relationships, and absolute ideas of right and wrong. Any society based on the latter will find novels inherently immoral and subversive."
Author: Jane Smiley
275. "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
276. "Kathy was a Republican, one of those people who used the unforgivable phrase "meant to be"--usually when describing her own good fortune or the disasters that had befallen other people."
Author: Jennifer Egan
277. "God usually answers questions different than the way we want him to. He's predictably unpredictable. Always the same at surprising us."
Author: Jessiqua Wittman
278. "I find it very hard to sit down and create an idea or especially a new character on command. Usually my characters evolve by accident out of some story context."
Author: John Kricfalusi
279. "For as in nothing is a gentleman better to be discerned from a vulgar person, so in nothing is a gentle nation (such nations have been) better to be discerned from a mob, than in this, - that their feelings are constant and just, results of due contemplation, and of equal thought. You can talk a mob into anything; its feelings may be - usually are - on a whole, generous and right; but it has no foundation for them, no hold of them; you may tease or tickle it into any, at your pleasure; it thinks by infection, for the most part, catching an opinion like a cold, and there is nothing so little that it will not roar itself wild about, when the fit is on; nothing so great but it will forget in an hour, when the fit is past."
Author: John Ruskin
280. "I usually like whatever I've recently finished best."
Author: John Sladek
281. "Fame is something I think happens as a result of trying to do good work. If you're trying to be famous, your work usually suffers."
Author: Justin Theroux
282. "In reality punk people are usually the gentlest, kindest folks you'll ever know. They're like hippies, only they wear way more black."
Author: Kate Rockland
283. "Because usually in the past when I was in a big band, that was all I did."
Author: Kathy Valentine
284. "I'm lucky if I find one movie a year that's worth doing, and when I do find one, it usually only takes 20-30 days to shoot."
Author: Kevin Spacey
285. "I'll give you some credit," he said with a sneer. "You don't look like a prostitute."Austin shrugged. "I don't usually wear the fishnets and garish makeup on my day off."
Author: Lauren Gallagher
286. "Rayne, why is it you feel the need to argue with every single thing I say?""Because every single thing you say is usually stupid and ridiculous."
Author: Mari Mancusi
287. "Many boys, probably most boys, have a first love before they fall in love with a woman. It begins the moment two boys realize they'd die for one another, that each cares more for the other than he does for himself, and it lasts usually until a second love comes on the scene, because most hearts aren't big enough to love more than one person like that."
Author: Mohsin Hamid
288. "I'll get you another red dress."She wiped the backs of her hands over her cheeks at the snarl. "You will?"He glared down at her. "Yes. But you must not cry. I won't get you any dresses if you cry.""I don't normally cry.""You will never do it.""Well, I'm afraid I may sometimes," she said apologetically. "Women need to cry."Lines formed between his brows. "How many times in a year?""Maybe five or six," she said, thinking about it. "But really, it's usually a very small cry and not in front of anyoneAt that, his scowl grew even darker. "I will permit you to cry four times a year. And you will do it when I am here."
Author: Nalini Singh
289. "People who know how much they're worth aren't usually worth that much."
Author: Nelson Bunker Hunt
290. "Inheritance taxes are so high that the happiest mourner at a rich man's funeral is usually Uncle Sam."
Author: Olin Miller
291. "When we classify an issue as a 'shield issue' it is usually because we feel that someone else occupies the high ground on that issue. We feel we can't win on that issue and so we adopt a defensive posture."
Author: Preston Manning
292. "Those who say life is knocking them down and giving them a tough time are usually the first to beat themselves up. Be on your own side."
Author: Rasheed Ogunlaru
293. "And people who take risk intelligently can usually actually make a lot more progress than people who don't."
Author: Reid Hoffman
294. "I had to be the next family Alchemist. My sister... well, she's older, and usually it's the oldest kid who has to do the job. But, she's kind of... worthless. -Sydney to Rose"
Author: Richelle Mead
295. "It is usually people in the money business, finance, and international trade that are really rich."
Author: Robin Leach
296. "By four years of age, the average child in a family receiving public assistance has heard about 13 million words, compared to 45 million for a child from a wealthier family. The disadvantages developed during their first four years are usually still present in high school."
Author: Sal Albanese
297. "Hmmm. See, in this world, Xirena, the Simi does what she wants and akri, he say, ‘Okay, Simi, whatever you want, Simi.' Unless it involves eating people; then he usually says no, but that's the only time. Other than that, he do what the Simi says. See how that works? (Simi)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
298. "Pessimists are usually right and optimists are usually wrong but all the great changes have been accomplished by optimists."
Author: Thomas L. Friedman
299. "The best times we've had on earth are usually with those we love."
Author: Van Harden
300. "I have had shoulder injuries in the past, but usually it's from training."
Author: Warren Cuccurullo

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