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"That you may retain your self-respect, it is better to displeas...

"That you may retain your self-respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong." β€” William J. H. Boetcker
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The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability ...

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. -F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Two qualities are indispensable: first, an intellect that, even in the darkest h...

Two qualities are indispensable: first, an intellect that, even in the darkest hour, retains some glimmerings of the inner light which leads to truth; and second, the courage to follow this faint light wherever it may lead." β€” Carl von Clausewitz
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"Study without desire spoils the...

"Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in." β€” Leonardo da Vinci
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" Fascism begins the moment a ruling class, fearing the people may use their pol...

" Fascism begins the moment a ruling class, fearing the people may use their political democracy to gain economic democracy, begins to destroy political democracy in order to retain its power of exploitation and special privilege. " - Tommy Douglas
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 27
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β€œSTUDY WITHOUT DESIRE SPO...

β€œSTUDY WITHOUT DESIRE SPOILS THE MEMORY, AND IT RETAINS NOTHING THAT IT TAKES IN.”
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"The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to...

"The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function." β€” F. Scott Fitzgerald
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β€œThe test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability...

β€œThe test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.” F. Scott Fitzgerald
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β€œTo retain those who are p...

β€œTo retain those who are present, be loyal to those who are absent.” -Stephen R Covey
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the test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind a...

the test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function. one should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise. -F. Scott Fitzgerald
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"An object in possession seldom r...

"An object in possession seldom retains the same charm that it had in pursuit." -Pliny the Younger, Letters
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"Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When...

"Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."--George Santayana
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β€œThe test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind ...

β€œThe test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise.” ~F. Scott Fitzgerald
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"An item in possession seldom ...

"An item in possession seldom retains the same charm that it had in pursuit." - Pliny the Younger
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 07
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β€œStudy without desire spoils the...

β€œStudy without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.” ― Leonardo da Vinci
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"When you wish to instruct, be brief; that men's minds take in quickl...

"When you wish to instruct, be brief; that men's minds take in quickly what you say, learn its lesson, and retain it faithfully. Every word that is unnecessary only pours over the side of a brimming mind." - Cicero
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"A conversation is like a mini skirt,...

"A conversation is like a mini skirt, short enough to retain interest but long enough to cover the subject" - anonymous
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"While the truncheon may be used in...

"While the truncheon may be used in lieu of conversation, words will always retain their power." - V for Vendetta
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 06
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I seem to retain all these facts, but p...

I seem to retain all these facts, but putting them to a useful purpose is quite another matter. - Anthony Hopkins in The Edge
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"With no significant political forces opposing the conversion of our wor...

"With no significant political forces opposing the conversion of our world into a universal marketplace, the conflict of our time is the struggle to retain one's humanity in an increasingly artificial world." - Julius Evola
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β€œStudy without desire spoils the...

β€œStudy without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.” ― Leonardo da Vinci
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β€œI’ve known people that the world has thrown everything at to disc...

β€œI’ve known people that the world has thrown everything at to discourage them...to break their spirit. And yet something about them retains a dignity. They face life and don’t ask quarters.” ― Horton Foote
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"the test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability t...

"the test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function." -F. Scott Fitzgerald
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 31
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In the end we retain from our st...

In the end we retain from our studies only that which we practically apply. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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β€œThe strongest reason for the people to retain the right to ...

β€œThe strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.” (Thomas Jefferson Papers, 1950)
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"The moment of inspiration is to touch the heavens. The act of creation, ...

"The moment of inspiration is to touch the heavens. The act of creation, to bring to earth, muddies and obscures. For those rare creations which retain their purity, they must be cherished and treasured as the gifts they are."
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 08
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"I don't think it would be possible for human beings ...

"I don't think it would be possible for human beings to fail to understand the importance of retaining the very factors that are keeping them alive." -- Isaac Asimov
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 16
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"The whole of human history does not contain a single instance of a group becoming civilize...

"The whole of human history does not contain a single instance of a group becoming civilized unless it has been absolutely monogamous, nor is there any example of a group retaining its culture after it has adopted less rigorous customs." - Unwin (1934), Prof. of Oxford University
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β€œMuch early poetry written in what is now Canada ...

β€œMuch early poetry written in what is now Canada retains only historical as distinct from literary interest.” (W. J Keith) -Does anyone know what it means?
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