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"They who grasp the world, The Kingdom, and the power, and the glory, Must pay with deepest misery of spirit, Atoning unto God for a brief brightness."

Ben Jonson Quotes

"Language most shows a man, speak that I may see thee."

Phillip White Quotes

"With battle-weary arms, Sheridan slugged his way across the luminous waves sending light-filled droplets splashing into the air like Fourth of July sparklers.Stumbling onto the lakes rocky banks, he clawed desperately at the animal skin suit, yanking at the fastenings and peeling back the suffocating shroud in a fitful temper tantrum. He collapsed onto the glitter washed shore, his chest heaving, his forehead pulsing with pumped up veins."That was a nightmare!" Sheridan rasped between gulps of air. "Like some sort of freaked-out acid trip!""All suffering comes bearing a gift. Every pain is a portal. You must look at the hand of your suffering to see the gift it offers and peer into your pain to see where it may lead." Kunchen said calmly."

Megan Fox Quotes

"Sarcasm doesnt translate in print at all."

Gucci Mane Quotes

"Im satisfied and proud of the things I did - even the bumps and the bruises that Ive had on the way. You fall down, you get up, you brush yourself off and you keep going. And thats what were doing."

Shreya Gunna Quotes

"I know that you know that Im awesome, and that you know that I know that youre awesome!"

Samantha Smith Quotes

"If you arent please tell me how you are going to not have a war."

Johannes Kepler Quotes

"Priusquam autem ad creationem, hoc est ad finem omnis disputationis, veniamus: tentanda omnia existimo.However, before we come to [special] creation, which puts an end to all discussion: I think we should try everything else."

Boris Akunin Quotes

"He used to be a German, but he completely recovered."

Thomas Heywood Quotes

"Oh God, Oh God! that it were possibleTo undo things done; to call back yesterday!That time could turn up her swift and sandy glass,To untell days, and to redeem these hours."

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Quotes About Care Coordination

"He talked about luck and fate and numbers coming up, yet he never ventured a nickel at the casinos because he knew the house had all the percentages. And beneath his pessimism, his bleak conviction that all the machinery was rigged against him, at the bottom of his soul was a faith that he was going to outwit it, that by carefully watching the signs he was going to know when to dodge and be spared. It was fatalism with a loophole, and all you had to do to make it work was never miss a sign. Survival by coordination, as it were. The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but to those who can see it coming and jump aside. Like a frog evading a shillelagh in a midnight marsh." - Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Quotes About Sizeable

"A small brazier glowed near the monks left hand. On a lecturn before him lay pots of paints, brushes, a quill, a pen, a knife, a sizeable handbell, the tooth of some animal--and a piece of parchment. It was the parchment that commanded the room. Until he saw it Len didnt realize how starved he had been of colour. Villagers dressed in various shades of brown and beige, like their furniture and fields and now, here, was an irruption of the rainbow, as if a charm of goldfinches had landed on the manuscript and been transfixed." - Author: Diana Norman

Quotes About Making Discoveries

"One advantage of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries" - Author: A.A. Milne

Quotes About Patience And Tenacity

"Patience and tenacity are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness." - Author: Thomas Huxley

Quotes About Lying Woman

"Turing presented his new offering in the form of a thought experiment, based on a popular Victorian parlor game. A man and a woman hide, and a judge is asked to determine which is which by relying only on the texts of notes passed back and forth.Turing replaced the woman with a computer. Can the judge tell which is the man? If not, is the computer conscious? Intelligent? Does it deserve equal rights?Its impossible for us to know what role the torture Turing was enduring at the time played in his formulation of the test. But it is undeniable that one of the key figures in the defeat of fascism was destroyed, by our side, after the war, because he was gay. No wonder his imagination pondered the rights of strange creatures." - Author: Jaron Lanier

Quotes About People Stalking You

"[We] stared at each other. It was intensely surreal. Four people in a country kitchen, plotting bloody magic. With a psycho, body-snatching murderer stalking us through flocks of birds." - Author: Tessa Gratton

Quotes About Tall Girl

"Incidentally, I have also learned a bit about the importance of avoiding feminine embarrassment (Daddy, wrote Sophia when she enrolled at the New School where I teach, people will ask "why is old Christopher Hitchens kissing that girl?") and shall now cease and desist." - Author: Christopher Hitchens

Quotes About Stands Up

"Then tell me this: How do I outthink an enemy I know is smarter than I am? ...I face some of the most crafty people who have ever lived. My current foe understands the minds of others in a way that I cannot hope to match. So how do I defeat her? She will vanish the moment I threaten her, running to one of a dozen other refuges that she is sure to have set up. ...I have to peer into her eyes, see into her soul, and know that its her that I face and not some decoy. I have to do that without frightening her into running. How?***The question remains, he said, voice soft but tense. How would you fight her, Nynaeve?I dont care to play your games, Rand alThor, Nynaeve replied with a huff. Youve obviously already decided what you intend to do. Why ask me?Because what Im about to do should frighten me, he said. It doesnt." - Author: Brandon Sanderson

Quotes About The Difference Between Good And Great

"I have found that the more I honored others, the more they honored me and the more fulfilling my career became. In the business arena, I have been surrounded by people with awesome skills. The difference between good and great is determined by the mindset you choose to bring to the work. The concept of honor should be part of that mindset." - Author: Douglas Conant

Quotes About Edwart

"So all this time you thought I was a vampire? Edwart whispered furiously, pulling me a few inches to the left.Sure, I said, you know, the lion falls for the lamb...What?Sorry. Its easier for me if I explain things in animal terms." - Author: The Harvard Lampoon