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When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves. Viktor E. Frankl, psychologist
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You may not be able to change a situation, but with humor you can change your attitude about it. Allen Klein, businessman
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Every man's dream is to be able to sink into the arms of a woman without also falling into her hands. Jerry Lewis, comedian
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The important thing is this: to be able, at any moment, to sacrifice what we are for what we could become. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, philosopher
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You have to be able to accept failure to get better. LeBron James, athlete
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If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans. James Herriot, writer
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The best thing is being able to perform in front of people and to express my feelings, whatever they may be at the time. Just to be able to make the world a happier place to be. Tanya Tucker, musician
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My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind. Albert Einstein, physicist
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You've got to really be able to accept the rejection. Barry Mann, musician
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Sometimes it takes looking at the past to really be able to move forward and learn from it. Danica Patrick, celebrity
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One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star. Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher
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When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory. Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher
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Sometimes all you need is just for somebody to believe in you in order to be able to accomplish maybe what you never thought you could. Drew Brees, athlete
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Singing really is acting. In a lot of ways, it's much more personal. I love music, and being able to work on that is amazing. Leighton Meester, actress
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A good teacher must be able to put himself in the place of those who find learning hard. Eliphas Levi, author
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I have learned to love that which is meant to harm me, so that I can stand in the way of those who are less strong. I can take the bullets for those who aren't able to. Margaret Cho, comedian
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I think the girl who is able to earn her own living and pay her own way should be as happy as anybody on earth. The sense of independence and security is very sweet. Susan B. Anthony, activist
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The writer can choose what he writes about but he cannot choose what he is able to make live. Flannery O'Connor, author
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My mission is to give girls the tools to be able to blossom into their best selves. Elizabeth Berkley, actress
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Religion is doing; a man does not merely think his religion or feel it, he "lives" his religion as much as he is able, otherwise it is not religion but fantasy or philosophy. G. I. Gurdjieff, educator
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The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure. Joseph Campbell, author
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To be able to give away riches is mandatory if you wish to possess them. This is the only way that you will be truly rich. Muhammad Ali, boxer
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No one should be able to enter a wilderness by mechanical means. Garrett Hardin, environmentalist
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I can remember the frustration of not being able to talk. I knew what I wanted to say, but I could not get the words out, so I would just scream. Temple Grandin, educator
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Most sets of values would give rise to universes that, although they might be very beautiful, would contain no one able to wonder at that beauty. Stephen Hawking, scientist
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Hear the birds? Sometimes I like to pretend that I'm deaf and I try to imagine what it's like not to be able to hear them. It's not that bad. Larry David, actor
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The real metric of success isn't the size of your bank account. It's the number of lives in whom you might be able to make a positive difference. Naveen Jain, businessman
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It's always nice to be able to capture your life's experiences in a song and hold the emotion in that way. James Blunt, musician
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I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood. Martin Luther King, Jr., leader
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Human beings are the only creatures who are able to behave irrationally in the name of reason. Ashley Montagu, scientist
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I like to be able to play a character and act out a lot of things which I can't or don't do in my normal everyday life. Leonardo DiCaprio, actor
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The Lord had the wonderful advantage of being able to work alone. Kofi Annan, statesman
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I just feel like I'm the luckiest person in the world being able to do what I love and be able to do it all day every day if I like, you know, I mean it's great, I love it. Faith Ringgold, artist
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I just always considered myself to be different and able to explore whatever I wanted. Chad Hugo, musician
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The poet enjoys the incomparable privilege of being able to be himself and others, as he wishes. Charles Baudelaire, poet
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We're going to see fugitives and felons, eventually, being able to get guns much more easily. Sarah Brady, activist
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What Einstein was able to do was - to use a cliche - think out of the box. Walter Isaacson, writer
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I hope we will be able to have a happy family ourselves. Kate Middleton, celebrity
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I didn't inherit any great success and the problems that came with it, and yet I was able to keep working and supporting myself and later a family. I'm crazy fortunate. Timothy Olyphant, actor
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I think same sex couples should be able to get married. Barack Obama, president
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But if I worried too much about publishers' expectations, I'd probably paralyze myself and not be able to write anything. David Baldacci, novelist
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The greatest sign of success for a teacher... is to be able to say, 'The children are now working as if I did not exist.' Maria Montessori, educator
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Where the press is free and every man able to read, all is safe. Thomas Jefferson, president
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All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone. Blaise Pascal, philosopher
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To be able to endure odium is the first art to be learned by those who aspire to power. Lucius Annaeus Seneca, statesman
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I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did. I said I didn't know. Mark Twain, author
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The value of a man should be seen in what he gives and not in what he is able to receive. Albert Einstein, physicist
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The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his own weight. Theodore Roosevelt, president
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As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world - that is the myth of the atomic age - as in being able to remake ourselves. Mahatma Gandhi, leader
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I thought about how we need to make children feel that there are times in their lives when they need to be alone and quiet and to be able to accept their aloneness. Bell Hooks, critic
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And yet I think of Christopher Reeve who said he would pay two million dollars to be able to feel pain again. What a courageous man! So I have to think that pain is a blessing. Ricardo Montalban, actor
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When you succeed at creating your own world, whether it's in any realm - like Tolkien was able to do - and people are able to enter that world, it's a special thing. David Selby, actor
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Most women outlive their spouses. Divorce remains at record rates. It's important for a woman to be able to control her finances. Maria Bartiromo, journalist
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Coming from a small town it was tough to dream big. When I grew up in a small town in Georgia, my biggest dream was one day to be able to go to Atlanta. Herschel Walker, athlete
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There are days when I'm completely depressed and able to do only one drawing. Christian Lacroix, designer
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Genius is rarely able to give any account of its own processes. George Henry Lewes, philosopher
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Belief is nothing but a more vivid, lively, forcible, firm, steady conception of an object, than what the imagination alone is ever able to attain. David Hume, philosopher
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For death is not the worst, but when one wants to die and is not able even to have that. Sophocles, poet
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Tell me who is able to keep his bed chaste, or which goddess is able to live with one god alone? Sextus Propertius, poet
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The real question isn't whether you love your kids or not, but how well you are able to demonstrate your love and caring so that your children really feel loved. Stephanie Martson,
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To be able to pretend to be something that I'm frankly not is very liberating and exciting. Hugh Laurie, comedian
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Confidence in golf means being able to concentrate on the problem at hand with no outside interference. Tom Watson,
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We've been able to have our cake and eat it, too. Every song, every T-shirt, is absolutely a pure expression of what we want to do. And it connects. Tom Morello, musician
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Words will not be able to ever express how sorry I am for this, and I have profound regret and sorrow for the multitude of mistakes and harm I have caused. Jack Abramoff, criminal
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Poverty is the frontier we have to be able to cross. Ricardo Lagos, politician
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They appear to have become so attached to their outrage that they are even more outraged that they won't be able to be outraged anymore. Barney Frank, politician
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There is no error so monstrous that it fails to find defenders among the ablest men. Lord Acton, historian
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I had panic attacks during rehearsal. There were times when I really thought I wasn't going to be able to do it. William Petersen, actor
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Work is fun to me. All those years of being an actor and a director and not being able to get a job - two weeks is too long to not know what my next job will be. Dennis Hopper, actor
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I love reading people. I really enjoy watching, observing, and being able to figure out a person, the reason they wore that dress, the reason they smell the way they do. Rihanna, musician
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I've always been someone who really watches other people, human behavior. To watch it and be able to express it through your version has always been really exciting to me. Christina Hendricks, actress
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I thought, if I went into business I'd be able to control my own destiny. Tommy Hilfiger, designer
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And if you don't have your ears open, you're not going to be able to figure out what you should be doing. Walter Isaacson, writer
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Being an athlete, you know how to train and prepare your body for a performance and you're able to do it under pressure. Kristi Yamaguchi, athlete
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I was the youngest of seven kids and I would not have been able to go to college without an athletic scholarship. Scott Brooks, coach
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I would be happy not even being a supermodel. Being able to get a taste of everything that I want a taste of makes me happy. Summer Altice, model
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If women feel they are able to go from partner to partner without feeling emotionally invested and ultimately hurt, they should go for it. Chris Evans, actor
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Supergirl is such an iconic brand, and for me to be able to be the new face of it is extremely exciting. Nastia Liukin, athlete
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For people to be able to sit down together and have a conversation, that's the power of love. Jada Pinkett Smith, actress
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In NASCAR, you don't have to be as physically strong as in some other forms of racing. You've just got to be able to endure the heat and endurance of it. Jeff Gordon, athlete
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A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in the experience. Elbert Hubbard, writer
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We don't seem to be able to check crime, so why not legalize it and then tax it out of business? Will Rogers, actor
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Art is the window to man's soul. Without it, he would never be able to see beyond his immediate world; nor could the world see the man within. Claudia Johnson, first lady
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I'm passionately involved in life: I love its change, its color, its movement. To be alive, to be able to see, to walk, to have houses, music, paintings - it's all a miracle. Arthur Rubinstein, musician
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Somewhere along the line I made the switch and was able to look at the bight side rather than the dark side all the time. Now I look at everything I have and think how lucky I am. Michelle Pfeiffer, actress
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I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out. Anne Frank, diarist
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Be able to resign. It will improve your value to the President and do wonders for your performance. Donald Rumsfeld, politician
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Look for what's missing. Many advisors can tell a President how to improve what's proposed or what's gone amiss. Few are able to see what isn't there. Donald Rumsfeld, politician
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It would be great to be able to pass on to someone all of the successes, the failures, and the knowledge that one has had. To help someone, avoid all the fire, pain and anxiety would be wonderful. Sylvester Stallone, actor
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It is any day better to stand erect with a broken and bandaged head then to crawl on one's belly, in order to be able to save one's head. Mahatma Gandhi, leader
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We have to be able to criticise what we love, to say what we have to say 'cause if your not trying to make something better, than as far as I can tell, you are just in the way. Ani DiFranco, musician
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Sense shines with a double luster when it is set in humility. An able yet humble man is a jewel worth a kingdom. William Penn, leader
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Even when I'm old and grey, I won't be able to play it, but I'll still love the game. Michael Jordan, athlete
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What material success does is provide you with the ability to concentrate on other things that really matter. And that is being able to make a difference, not only in your own life, but in other people's lives. Oprah Winfrey, entertainer
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Actors are able to trick themselves into treating anything as if it's fantastic. It's a kind of madness really. Tom Baker, actor
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Mentally, the only players who survive in the pros are the ones able to manage all their responsibilities. Everybody struggles in different ways. Tom Brady, athlete
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Everyone has to make their own decisions. I still believe in that. You just have to be able to accept the consequences without complaining. Grace Jones, model
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The value of music is to be able to play one note at the right time in the right way. Herbie Hancock, musician
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I'm also very pleased that we were able to include a full orchestrated score for Dragon's Lair 3D. The 40 different music pieces blend with the action to make you feel more a part of the whole adventure. Don Bluth, animator
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It's one thing you aspire to: someday, you'll be able to write a book. Thomas Keller, celebrity
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There is no need for me continuing unless I'm able to improve. Knute Rockne, coach
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It always amazed me that he was able to do it, and that Orson Welles was able to do it. I never understood it because the talents are absolutely opposite - polar opposites. Mark Rydell, director
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Having enough to eat, being able to educate your children, have reasonably stable employment, and being able to live in a society which isn't collapsing around you-all of these things have been generally eroded. Susan George, activist
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So the bodhisattva saves all beings, not by preaching sermons to them, but by showing them that they are delivered, they are liberated, by the act of not being able to stop changing. Alan Watts, philosopher
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Everything that I've ever been able to accomplish in skating and in life has come out of adversity and perseverance. Scott Hamilton, athlete
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An organization's reason for being, like that of any organism, is to help the parts that are in relationship to each other, to be able to deal with change in the environment. Kevin Kelly, editor
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You have to study your field and you have to find out how other people do it, and you have to keep working and learning and practicing and ultimately, you would be able to do it. Theodore Sturgeon, writer
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I began taking pictures in the natural world to be able to show people what I was experiencing when I climbed and explored in Yosemite in the High Sierra. Galen Rowell, photographer
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You have to be able to risk your identity for a bigger future than the present you are living. Fernando Flores, politician
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What I'm working on is for people to be able to say that Kippenberger had this really good mood. Martin Kippenberger, artist
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Being an American is such a rich environment, because there's so many people from other countries and cultures, and through that you're able to see other people's experiences. Rick Yune, actor
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I like when my man is worldly, knows the finer things in life, is well traveled, educated. It's important to me that he's able to talk to all types of people, from doctors to dishwashers. Kiana Tom, model
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I thought it was magic to be able to catch something identically on tape and then be able to play around with it, run it backwards; I thought that was great for years. Brian Eno, musician
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Science and literature give me answers. And they ask me questions I will never be able to answer. Mark Haddon, novelist
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Our invisibility is the essence of our oppression. And until we eliminate that invisibility, people are going to be able to perpetuate the lies and myths about gay people. Jean O'Leary, activist
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The 'I think' which Kant said must be able to accompany all my objects, is the 'I breathe' which actually does accompany them. William James, philosopher
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But the main things about a man are his eyes and his feet. He should be able to see the world and go after it. Alfred Doblin, novelist
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A wise man should so write (though in words understood by all men) that wise men only should be able to commend him. Thomas Hobbes, philosopher
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It's impossible for someone who is human to have all good things together, just as there is no single country able to provide all good things for itself. Herodotus, historian
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I gave away two dogs years ago because I felt guilty at not being able to give them the time and attention they deserved. I now regularly feed an army of squirrels and wild birds around our house. Mike Farrell, actor
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The pleasure of jogging and running is rather like that of wearing a fur coat in Texas in August: the true joy comes in being able to take the damn thing off. Joseph Epstein, writer
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As men are not able to fight against death, misery, ignorance, they have taken it into their heads, in order to be happy, not to think of them at all. Blaise Pascal, philosopher
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White men have always controlled their wives' wages. Colored men were not able to do so until they themselves became free. Then they owned both their wives and their wages. Susan B. Anthony, activist
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Time, which wears down and diminishes all things, augments and increases good deeds, because a good turn liberally offered to a reasonable man grows continually through noble thought and memory. Francois Rabelais, clergyman
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Television won't be able to hold on to any market it captures after the first six months. People will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night. Darryl F. Zanuck, director
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It is only in his music, which Americans are able to admire because a protective sentimentality limits their understanding of it, that the Negro in America has been able to tell his story. James Baldwin, educator
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A work of art is one through which the consciousness of the artist is able to give its emotions to anyone who is prepared to receive them. There is no such thing as bad art. Muriel Rukeyser, poet
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Confront them with annihilation, and they will then survive; plunge them into a deadly situation, and they will then live. When people fall into danger, they are then able to strive for victory. Sun Tzu, philosopher
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Just let me go, we have to be able to criticize what we love, to say what we have to say 'cause if you're not trying to make something better, then as far as I can tell, you are just in the way. Ani DiFranco, musician
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I suspect there isn't an actor alive who was able to truthfully answer his family's questions after his first day's activity in his future profession. Simone Signoret, actress
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I'm so happy to be able to give kids the opportunity to learn about amazing world of dance and music that I've have been lucky enough to make such a big part of my own life. Britney Spears, musician
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The artist is an educator of artists of the future who are able to understand and in the process of understanding perform unexpected - the best - evolutions. Saul Steinberg, artist
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They think they can make fuel from horse manure - now, I don't know if your car will be able to get 30 miles to the gallon, but it's sure gonna put a stop to siphoning. Billie Holiday, musician
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The Greeks possessed a knowledge of human nature we seem hardly able to attain to without passing through the strengthening hibernation of a new barbarism. Georg C. Lichtenberg, scientist
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Everybody in this country who wants to should be able to get as much education as they want. Education is the best resource we have. Maurice Hinchey,
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Governments should not be able to bulldoze a person's home or business to benefit other individuals. Henry Bonilla, politician
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We want to be able to sell you anything, anywhere, any time you want it. Barry Diller, businessman
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We may not be able to control the Supreme Court... but we can control the money. Henry Bonilla, politician
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Until and unless we could disband these militias, this country won't be able to function properly. Adnan Pachachi,
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Everybody seems to be imprisoned in their own sectarian or political affiliations. They don't seem to be able to rise above these things. Adnan Pachachi,
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It's always great when a defense is able to create turnovers and score. That's something we missed last year. We'd get some turnovers, but we never scored points. Nick Ferguson, athlete
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For the very first time, viewers will be able to watch their favorite shows before the rest of the world. Peter Chernin,
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I think you always hope you can play forever, but you always realize that time will come... I was fortunate I was able to make a decision, move on and do it comfortably. Ron Francis, coach
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We've always been able to bounce back. Tim Salmon,
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American workers won't be able to compete fairly for jobs until companies have to pay higher wages in countries like China and India. Andy Stern, activist
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It's very nice to be able to write something you don't have to get four other people to agree with before it can become authoritative. Brian Lamb, businessman
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It is the best feeling in the world to have a close game come down to just a couple of plays and you are able to do it. Drew Bledsoe, athlete
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It's something you hope doesn't happen. When you sign on to do a job, you hope you'll be able to get it done. But that's not always in your control. Joe Torre, athlete
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Chaperons, even in their days of glory, were almost never able to enforce morality; what they did was to force immorality to be discreet. This is no small contribution. Judith Martin, author
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There is a requirement to ensure the withdrawal takes place in a civilized manner. We will be able to show the world we deserve independence and freedom. Mahmoud Abbas, statesman
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