quote by Robert E. Lee

The consolidation of the states into one vast empire, sure to be aggressive abroad and despotic at home, will be the certain precursor of ruin which has overwhelmed all that preceded it.

— Robert E. Lee

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It doesn't get tacked on as an afterthought on your way to the victory stand. Champions behave like champions before they're champions: they have a winning standard of performance before they are winners.

Reach high, for stars lie hidden in you. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.

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Great moves of God are usually preceded by simple acts of obedience.

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God who preceded all existence is a refuge.

Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past;

for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results.

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Planning is an unnatural process; it is much more fun to do something. The nicest thing about not planning is that failure comes as a complete surprise, rather than being preceded by a period of worry and depression.

I consider space to be a material. The articulation of space has come to take precedence over other concerns. I attempt to use sculptural form to make space distinct.

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Life, faculties, production- in other words, individuality, liberty, property- this is man. And in spite of the cunning of artful political leaders, these three gifts from God precede all human legislation, and are superior to it. Life, liberty and property do not exist because men have made laws. On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty, and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place.

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All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures.

From the early days of European migration to America, in the 17th Century, the prototype of buildings was based on English precedent, even if mostly translated into the locally available material in abundance: timber.

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Sex is like washing your face - just something you do because you have to.

Sex without love is absolutely ridiculous. Sex follows love, it never precedes it.

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I would rather be accused of breaking precedents than breaking promises.

An image is a bridge between evoked emotion and conscious knowledge;

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Ready comprehension is often a knee-jerk response and the most dangerous form of understanding. It blinks an opaque screen over your ability to learn. The judgmental precedents of law function that way, littering your path with dead ends. Be warned. Understand nothing. All comprehension is temporary.

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Today we must all be aware that protocol takes precedence over procedure.

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The future battle on the ground will be preceded by battle in the air.

This will determine which of the contestants has to suffer operational and tactical disadvantages and be forced throughout the battle into adoption compromise solutions.

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Cellular pathology is not an end if one cannot see any alteration in the cell.

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