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No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship
of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth.
- Robert Southey

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Our desires always disappoint us;
for though we meet with something that gives us satisfaction,
yet it never thoroughly answers our expectation.
- Elbert Hubbard

A system of morality which is based
on relative emotional values
is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception
which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.
- Socrates

Life should not be a journey to the grave
with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well preserved body,
but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out,
and loudly proclaiming, "Wow! What a Ride!"
- Hunter S. Thompson

 

An educated man is thoroughly inoculated against humbug,
thinks for himself and tries to give his thoughts,
in speech or on paper, some style.
- Alan K. Simpson

Some theists in evolutionary science acquiesce to these
tacit rules and retain a personal faith while accepting
a thoroughly naturalistic picture of physical reality.
- Phillip E. Johnson

I feel my story has been exercised very thoroughly and very frequently.
- Jack Kilby

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There is no one thoroughly despicable.
We cannot descend much lower than an idiot;
and an idiot has some advantages over a wise man.
- William Hazlitt

In sum, thought and reflection have been rendered thoroughly
pointless by the circumstances in which modern men and women live and act.
- Jacques Ellul

No matter how thoroughly a person may have learned the Greek alphabet,
he will never be in a condition to repeat it backwards
without further training.
- Hermann Ebbinghaus

No man can produce great things who is not thoroughly
sincere in dealing with himself.
- James Russell Lowell

It is as pleasant as it is unusual to see thoroughly
good people getting their deserts.
- Charles Williams

Restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first necessity of progress.
Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
- Thomas A. Edison

Although spoken English doesn't obey the rules of written language,
a person who doesn't know the rules thoroughly is at a great disadvantage.
- Marilyn vos Savant

It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing
while we are thoroughly alive.
There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good,
and we must hunger after them.
- George Eliot

We call a man a bigot or a slave of dogma because he
is a thinker who has thought thoroughly and to a definite end.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

The data, however, do indicate that Christians who
see Jews through a 17th-century lens,
believing that most are thoroughly religious,
are thoroughly wrong.
- Marvin Olasky

If you're going to do a thing, you should do it thoroughly.
If you're going to be a Christian, you may as well be a Catholic.
- Muriel Spark

It is more likely that more than a century will pass
before we know the structure of the chemical atoms
as thoroughly as we do our solar system.
- Johannes Stark

He knows the tax code as thoroughly as the pope knows the Lord's Prayer.
- William Proxmire

No thoroughly occupied person was ever found really miserable.
- Walter Savage Landor

In 1994 the U.S.
Court of Appeals decided in the case of Oliver North
to permit the release of grand jury evidence,
because it had already been so thoroughly leaked.
- Donella Meadows

Corruption has its own motivations, and one has to
thoroughly study that phenomenon and eliminate the
foundations that allow corruption to exist.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

My education and background thoroughly inform my writing.
- David Brin

One of the common failings among honorable people is
a failure to appreciate how thoroughly dishonorable
some other people can be,
and how dangerous it is to trust them.
- Thomas Sowell

At first, I thoroughly enjoyed being famous.
- Phil Donahue

I always had a desire to know asylum life more thoroughly -
a desire to be convinced that the most helpless of God's creatures,
the insane, were cared for kindly and properly.
- Nellie Bly

And after four years, I thoroughly enjoy Hawaii and the success of the show.
- James MacArthur

I have played Dracula a thousand times on stage and
I find I have become thoroughly settled in the technique
of the stage and not of the screen.
- Bela Lugosi

To become a thoroughly good man is the best prescription
for keeping a sound mind and a sound body.
- Francis Bowen

The more thoroughly I conduct scientific research,
the more I believe that science excludes atheism.
- Lord Kelvin

No thoroughly occupied man was ever yet very miserable.
- Letitia Landon

I had examined myself pretty thoroughly and discovered
that I was unfit for military service.
- Joseph Heller

Thoroughly read all your contracts.
I really mean thoroughly.
- Bret Michaels

Everyone that I've talked to who's been to space has
thoroughly enjoyed the experience,
and what you often hear them say is:
It was great,
but we just had to come home.
- Laurel Clark

She thoroughly understands what no other Church has ever understood,
how to deal with enthusiasts.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

It is a thoroughly anti-christian doctrine that the Spirit of God,
and therefore the life and governing power of the Church,
resides in the ministry, to the exclusion of the people.
- Charles Hodge

It's not enough for me to cover theater,
I have to throw myself around every other art form,
and do so thoroughly and relentlessly.
- Michael Musto

Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
- Thomas A. Edison

It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless
one has plenty of work to do.
- Jerome K. Jerome

I had to examine myself very thoroughly to find the right path personally.
- Fritz Sauckel

If there is anybody in this land who thoroughly believes
that the meek shall inherit the earth they have not
often let their presence be known.
- W. E. B. Du Bois

So I plan to prepare thoroughly and have several outfits
waiting in the wings in case of inclement weather.
- Lisa Guerrero

I can choose to accelerate my disease to an alcoholic
death or incurable insanity,
or I can choose to live within my thoroughly human condition.
- Mercedes McCambridge

The lesson I have thoroughly learnt,
and wish to pass on to others,
is to know the enduring happiness that the love of a garden gives.
- Gertrude Jekyll

Not to be cheered by praise, not to be grieved by blame,
but to know thoroughly one's own virtues or powers
are the characteristics of an excellent man.
- Satchel Paige

I'll give you my opinion of the human race in a nutshell...
their heart's in the right place, but their head is
a thoroughly inefficient organ.
- W. Somerset Maugham

I'm not dumb.
I just have a command of thoroughly useless information.
- Bill Watterson

No one is so thoroughly superstitious as the godless man.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

I missed jazz, kind of.
And by the time I came to it in life,
it was too intimidating to enjoy thoroughly.
- Warren Zevon

Bill and Hillary Clinton are the most investigated
couple in American history -
now the most thoroughly exonerated couple in American history.
- Paul Begala

There must be a beginning of any great matter,
but the continuing unto the end until it be thoroughly
finished yields the true glory.
- Francis Drake

We need to consider nominations as thoroughly and carefully
as the American people deserve.
No one is entitled to a free pass to a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court.
- Patrick Leahy

There is an ancient saying among men that you cannot
thoroughly understand the life of mortals before the man has died,
then only can you call it good or bad.
- Sophocles

No mind is thoroughly well organized that is deficient in a sense of humor.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

So you get two good hours on the field about every day,
you get about an hour and a half in the meeting room
and that's pretty much all you need to thoroughly coach your team.
- Steve Spurrier

As the highest ranking American official in the United Nations organization,
I came to understand thoroughly that the national constitutional
processes of the member states define the status of
territories under their sovereignty.
- Dick Thornburgh

It is necessary to expose the false propaganda of the
imperialists and thoroughly dispel the illusion that
the imperialists will give up their positions in the
colonies and dependent countries with good will.
- Kim Il Sung

In spite of overwhelming evidence, it is most difficult
for a citizen of western Europe to bring thoroughly
home to himself the truth that the civilisation which
surrounds him is a rare exception in the history of the world.
- Henry James Sumner Maine

I don't know one of my friends who is considered a
conservative who has not had to go back and thoroughly
think through everything.
You do a lot of soul-searching - 'cause we are not
going to win any popularity contests.
- Clarence Thomas

You bet every member of Congress who votes for this bill ought to read it,
read it thoroughly, and understand that what we're
looking at here amounts to nothing more than a government
takeover of our health care economy,
paid for with nearly a trillion dollars in new taxes
on individuals and small businesses.
And it must be opposed.
- Mike Pence

The kingdom of God is a theocracy.
And as it is the only form of government which will redeem and save mankind,
it is necessary that every soul should be rightly and
thoroughly instructed in regard to its nature and general characteristics.
- Orson Pratt

To cause the face to appear in a mass of flame make use of the following:
mix together thoroughly petroleum,
lard, mutton tallow and quick lime.
Distill this over a charcoal fire, and the liquid which
results can be burned on the face without harm.
- Harry Houdini

Iron till it be thoroughly heated is incapable to be wrought;
so God sees good to cast some men into the furnace of affliction,
and then beats them on his anvil into what frame he pleases.
- Anne Bradstreet

That settled Abraham Lincoln with me.
I was thoroughly satisfied that no such man ought to be President;
but I could not yet conceive it possible that such
a monster would be the choice of a majority of the people for President.
- John Sergeant Wise

It's never been important to be a huge star or to have some breakout role.
If you're the lead, you get a lot more screen time
and you get a lot more chances to develop that character
more thoroughly than you would if you do it in a little supporting part.
- Famke Janssen

Mistakes are almost always of a sacred nature.
Never try to correct them.
On the contrary: rationalize them, understand them thoroughly.
After that, it will be possible for you to sublimate them.
- Salvador Dali

I thoroughly enjoyed working on Enemy of the State.
Tony Scott is an important director,
and has an amazing ability to express himself,
and he doesn't do it in musical terms ,
he does it in emotional terms.
I got along really well with him.
- Trevor Rabin

I have thoroughly gone through the subject of the Incarnation;
and if it served you,
could at any time give you the history from the beginning
of the controversies on this subject,
and of its present form.
- Edward Irving

Do not be desirous of having things done quickly.
Do not look at small advantages.
Desire to have things done quickly prevents their being done thoroughly.
Looking at small advantages prevents great affairs from being accomplished.
- Wilson Mizner

More than an end to war, we want an end to the beginning of all wars -
yes,
an end to this brutal, inhuman and thoroughly impractical
method of settling the differences between governments.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt


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