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The known propensity of a democracy is to licentiousness
which the ambitious call,
and the ignorant believe to be liberty.
- Fisher Ames

No one ever became, or can become truly eloquent without
being a reader of the Bible,
and an admirer of the purity and sublimity of its language.
- Fisher Ames

A democracy is a volcano which conceals the fiery materials of its own destruction.
These will produce an eruption and carry desolation in their way.
- Fisher Ames

The gentleman puts me in mind of an old hen which persists
in setting after her eggs are taken away.
- Fisher Ames

 

If a man is proud of his wealth,
he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.
- Socrates

Nothing is so firmly believed as what is least known.
- Michel de Montaigne

Life is greater than you have ever known it.
- Ernest Holmes

Life is truly known only to those who suffer,
lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat.
- Anais Nin

Wonder what opportunities you pass, unwittingly,
because your hands are so busy clasping
what you think you have always known.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If i had known... i would have lingered
over my coffee a little longer.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge
and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you,
you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Walking takes longer...
than any other known form of locomotion except crawling.
Thus it stretches time and prolongs life.
Life is already too short to waste on speed.
- Edward Abbey

We will be known forever by the tracks we leave.
- American Indian Proverb

It is strange to be known so universally
and yet to be so lonely.
- Albert Einstein

True friendship is like sound health;
the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Character is always known.
Thefts never enrich;
alms never impoverish;
murder will speak out of stone walls.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When governments become large, voters cannot exercise close oversight,
otherwise known as political power.
- Maggie Gallagher

Human beings must be known to be loved;
but Divine beings must be loved to be known.
- Blaise Pascal

The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor
upon the business known as gambling.
- Ambrose Bierce

Throughout history, great leaders have known the power of humor.
- Allen Klein

The great secret of doctors, known only to their wives,
but still hidden from the public, is that most things
get better by themselves;
most things,
in fact, are better in the morning.
- Lewis Thomas

Aeneas carried his aged father on his back from the
ruins of Troy and so do we all,
whether we like it or not, perhaps even if we have never known them.
- Angela Carter

Every goal, every action, every thought,
every feeling one experiences, whether it be consciously or unconsciously known,
is an attempt to increase one's level of peace of mind.
- Sydney Madwed

Civilization as it is known today could not have evolved,
nor can it survive, without an adequate food supply.
- Norman Borlaug

Every known fact in natural science was divined
by the presentiment of somebody,
before it was actually verified.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If the grandfather of the grandfather of Jesus had
known what was hidden within him,
he would have stood humble and awe-struck before his soul.
- Khalil Gibran

Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward
what is arcane and concealed.
- Khalil Gibran

Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.
- Corrie Ten Boom

In the name of Hypocrites, doctors have invented the
most exquisite form of torture ever known to man:
survival.
- Edward Everett Hale

Americans are the only people in the world known to
me whose status anxiety prompts them to advertise their
college and university affiliations in the rear window of their automobiles.
- Paul Fussell

Fame will go by and, so long, I've had you,
fame.
If it goes by, I've always known it was fickle.
So at least it's something I experience,
but that's not where I live.
- Marilyn Monroe

The woman who is known only through a man is known wrong.
- Henry B. Adams

Some day Love shall claim his own Some day Right ascend his throne,
Some day hidden Truth be known; Some day -
some sweet day.
- Lewis J. Bates

No human being will ever know the Truth,
for even if they happen to say it by chance,
they would not even known they had done so.
- Xenophanes

For the things of this world cannot be made known without
a knowledge of mathematics.
- Roger Bacon

What is fame? The advantage of being known by people
of whom you yourself know nothing,
and for whom you care as little.
- Lord Byron

There are no countries in the world less known by the
British than those selfsame British Islands.
- George Borrow

I'm a footballer, that's my job and that's all I want to be known for.
- Jamie Redknapp

In one book, CACHALOT, just for my own amusement,
every character is based directly on someone I have known.
- Alan Dean Foster

As I like to say, the entire collective memory of the species -
that means all known and recorded information -
is going to be just a few keystrokes away in a matter of years.
- Dee Hock

I certainly don't think I would have been asked to
pose for Rage if I wasn't a known writer.
- Poppy Z. Brite

I have never known a man who was sensual in his youth,
who was high-minded when old.
- Charles Sumner

Boston is known for its innovation.
- Thomas Menino

I knew very early on that there would be quite a bit of attention:
Superman is known all over the place.
- Brandon Routh

I've never denied my sexual orientation.
I just don't make a point of it.
It isn't what I do.
Clearly, I'm known for the work I've done on trade and Social Security.
- Jim Kolbe

I'm known as a winner now.
- Brett Hull

What I have known with respect to myself,
has tended much to lessen both my admiration,
and my contempt, of others.
- Joseph Priestley

The particle and the planet are subject to the same
laws and what is learned of one will be known of the other.
- James Smithson

It's a well known thing that ordinary perceptions can
have a strange aspect when one is travelling.
- Kenneth Koch

I have known many who could not when they would,
for they had not done it when they could.
- Francois Rabelais

I played as a 17-year-old with Walter Smith,
who must have been about 32.
So I've known Walter for 21 years.
- Richard Gough

I was very, very fortunate.
I knew that.
I've always known that.
- Kim Wilde

Each generation goes further than the generation preceding
it because it stands on the shoulders of that generation.
You will have opportunities beyond anything we've ever known.
- Ronald Reagan

I did what I could to inflate the rumor I was on my way to stardom.
What I was on my way to, by any mathematical standards known to man,
was oblivion, by way of obscurity.
- Tallulah Bankhead

Memoirs are a well-known form of fiction.
- Frank Harris

The United States is the greatest law factory the world has ever known.
- Charles Evans Hughes

This head has risen above its hair in a moment of abandon
known only to men who have drawn their feet out of
their boots to walk awhile in the corridors of the mind.
- Djuna Barnes

I have always known that it comes from deep within myself.
I always knew what sound I wanted, and how I wanted to play.
I knew everything, it just had to be developed.
- Michael Schenker

I've never known a musician who regretted being one.
Whatever deceptions life may have in store for you,
music itself is not going to let you down.
- Virgil Thomson

Almost everybody that's well-known gets tagged with a nickname.
- Alan Alda

The lessons of the past are ignored and obliterated
in a contemporary antagonism known as the generation gap.
- Spiro T. Agnew

In known history, nobody has had such capacity for
altering the universe than the people of the United States of America.
And nobody has gone about it in such an aggressive way.
- Alan Watts

Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a
book known to him by his heart,
and his friends can only read the title.
- Virginia Woolf

I realized some of the pitfalls of being well-known;
it was nice if you were successful,
but it made it just that much harder to take when you failed.
- Lawrence Welk

God wills to be displayed and known and loved and cherished and worshiped.
- John Piper

From that date the abandonment of the older State proceeded
with a rapidity never before known,
and with it grew the domestic slave trade and the pro-slavery feeling.
- Henry Charles Carey

When I saw Virginia Woolf, somewhere between the first and second acts,
someone I had known as my mother became somebody else.
- Kiefer Sutherland

In all known time there has never been a greater monster
or miracle than the human being.
- Bryant H. McGill

It's well known by now that I had a special need to
get Maureen's goat when ever the opportunity presented itself.
I was a boy and she was the enemy...
a girl.
- Christopher Knight

Being known for musicals is a great thing.
- Zac Efron

A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds.
A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship,
and he who plants kindness gathers love.
- Saint Basil


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