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"In the great mass of our people there are plenty individuals of intelligence from among whom leadership can be recruited."

by Herbert Hoover

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"About the time we can make ends meet, somebody moves the ends."

by Herbert Hoover

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"The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action."

by Frank Herbert

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"Never say a humorous thing to a man who does not possess humor. He will always use it in evidence against you."

by Herbert Tree

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"Read as you taste fruit or savor wine, or enjoy friendship, love or life."

by George Herbert

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"Some of us are like wheelbarrows, only useful when pushed and easily upset."

by Jack Herbert

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"Respect for the truth comes close to being the basis for all morality."

by Frank Herbert

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"Once you get people laughing, they're listening and you can tell them almost anything."

by Herbert Gardner

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"It is easy to be tolerant of the principles of other people if you have none of your own."

by Herbert Samuel

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"If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual."

by Frank Herbert

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"Failure is only postponed success as long as courage coaches ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory."

by Herbert Kaufman

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"Beyond a critical point within a finite space, freedom diminishes as numbers increase. ...The human question is not how many can possibly survive within the system, but what kind of existence is possible for those who do survive."

by Frank Herbert

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"Design in art, is a recognition of the relation between various things, various elements in the creative flux. You can't invent a design. You recognize it, in the fourth dimension. That is, with your blood and your bones, as well as with your eyes."

by David Herbert Lawrence

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"Use power to help people. For we are given power not to advance our own purposes nor to make a great show in the world, nor a name. There is but one just use of power and it is to serve people."

by George Herbert Walker Bush

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"Myth is an attempt to narrate a whole human experience, of which the purpose is too deep, going too deep in the blood and soul, for mental explanation or description."

by David Herbert Lawrence

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"I believe that a man is converted when first he hears the low, vast murmur of life, of human life, troubling his hitherto unconscious self."

by David Herbert Lawrence

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"The true artist doesn't substitute immorality for morality. On the contrary, he always substitutes a finer morality for a grosser one."

by David Herbert Lawrence

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"So long as you don't feel life's paltry and a miserable business, the rest doesn't matter, happiness or unhappiness."

by David Herbert Lawrence

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"Never trust the artist. Trust the tale. The proper function of the critic is to save the tale from the artist who created it."

by David Herbert Lawrence

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"Oh literature, oh the glorious Art, how it preys upon the marrow in our bones. It scoops the stuffing out of us, and chucks us aside. Alas!"

by David Herbert Lawrence

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"The one woman who never gives herself is your free woman, who is always giving herself."

by David Herbert Lawrence

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"A man has no religion who has not slowly and painfully gathered one together, adding to it, shaping it; and one's religion is never complete and final, it seems, but must always be undergoing modification."

by David Herbert Lawrence

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"The best mirror is an old friend."

by George Herbert

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"Ethics and equity and the principles of justice do not change with the calendar."

by David Herbert Lawrence

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"Children are our most valuable natural resource."

by Herbert Clark Hoover

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"Literature is a toil and a snare, a curse that bites deep."

by David Herbert Lawrence

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"Life is a travelling to the edge of knowledge, then a leap taken."

by David Herbert Lawrence

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"Ours is essentially a tragic age, so we refuse to take it tragically."

by David Herbert Lawrence

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"When there is a lack of honor in government, the morals of the whole people are poisoned."

by Herbert Clark Hoover

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"God is only a great imaginative experience."

by David Herbert Lawrence

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"People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to."

by George Herbert Allen

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"Towns oftener swamp one than carry one out onto the big ocean of life."

by David Herbert Lawrence

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"Money is a poor man's credit card."

by Herbert Marshall McLuhan

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"Men are freest when they are most unconscious of freedom. The shout is a rattling of chains, always was."

by David Herbert Lawrence

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"We have to hate our immediate predecessors to get free of their authority."

by David Herbert Lawrence

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"A city is a large community where people are lonesome together."

by Herbert Prochnow

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"A ceremony in which rings are put on the finger of the lady and through the nose of the gentleman."

by Herbert Spencer

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"A good many things go around in the dark besides Santa Claus."

by Herbert Hoover

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"A great many people mistake opinions for thoughts."

by Herbert V. Prochnow

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"A library is thought in cold storage."

by Herbert Samuel

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"A man of personality can formulate ideals, but only a man of character can achieve them."

by Herbert Read

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"A process cannot be understood by stopping it. Understanding must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow with it."

by Frank Herbert

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"A wise man cares not for what he cannot have."

by Herbert

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"Absolute power is the power to destroy."

by Frank Herbert

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"About the time we think we can make ends meet, somebody moves the ends."

by Herbert Hoover

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"All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptable. Such people have a tendency to become drunk on violence, a condition to which they are quickly addicted."

by Frank Herbert

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"All governments eventually lean further and further towards aristocracy."

by Frank Herbert

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"All that we know is nothing, we are merely crammed wastepaper baskets, unless we are in touch with that which laughs at all our knowing."

by David Herbert Lawrence

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"All vital truth contains the memory of all that for which it is not true."

by David Herbert Lawrence

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"America is never wholly herself unless she is engaged in high moral principle. We as a people have such a purpose today. It is to make kinder the face of the nation and gentler the face of the world."

by George Herbert Walker Bush

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"America - a great social and economic experiment, noble in motive and far-reaching in purpose."

by Herbert Hoover

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"Be a good animal, true to your animal instincts."

by David Herbert Lawrence

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"Be careful in revising those immigration laws of yours.
We got careless with ours."


by advice given to Herbert Humphrey by an American Indian from New Mexico

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"Beaurocracy destroys initiative."

by Frank Herbert

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"Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot."

by David Herbert Lawrence

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"Blood is thicker than water, but politics are thicker than blood."

by Frank Herbert

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"Blessed are the young, for they will inherit the national debt."

by Herbert Clark Hoover

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"But the greatest menace to our civilization today is the conflict between giant organized systems of self-righteousness -- each system only too delighted to find that the other is wicked -- each only too glad that the sins give it the pretext for still deeper hatred and animosity."

by Herbert Butterfield

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"California is a queer place in a way, it has turned its back on the world, and looks into the void Pacific. It is absolutely selfish, very empty, but not false, and at least, not full of false effort."

by David Herbert Lawrence

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"Civilization is a progress from an indefinite, incoherent homogeneity toward a definite, coherent heterogeneity."

by Herbert Spencer

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"Consciousness is an end in itself. We torture ourselves getting somewhere, and when we get there it is nowhere, for there is nowhere to get to."

by David Herbert Lawrence

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"Creation destroys as it goes, throws down one tree for the rise of another. But ideal mankind would abolish death, multiply itself million upon million, rear up city upon city, save every parasite alive, until the accumulation of mere existence is swollen to a horror."

by David Herbert Lawrence

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"Death is the only pure, beautiful conclusion of a great passion."

by David Herbert Lawrence

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"Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic."

by Frank Herbert

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"Do not allow to slip away from you freedoms the people who came before you won with such hard knocks."

by David Herbert Lawrence

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"Don't be on the side of the angels, it's too lowering."

by David Herbert Lawrence

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"Empires do not suffer emptiness of purpose at the time of their creation. It is when they have become established that aims are lost and replaces by vague ritual."

by Frank Herbert

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"Education has for its object the formation of character."

by Herbert Spencer

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"Engineering is a great profession. There is the fascination of watching a figment of the imagination emerge through the aid of science to a plan on paper. Then it moves to realisation in stone or metal or energy. Then it brings homes to men or women. Then it elevates the standard of living and adds to the comforts of life. This is the engineer's high privilege."

by Herbert Hoover

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"Europe's the mayonnaise, but America supplies the good old lobster."

by David Herbert Lawrence

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"Every mile is two in winter."

by George Herbert

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"Failure is only postponed success as long as courage 'coaches' ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory."

by Herbert Kaufman

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"Failure is only postponed success as long as courage 'coaches' ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory."

by Herbert Kaufman

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"For manipulation to be most effective, evidence of its presence should be nonexistent... It is essential, therefore, that people who are manipulated believe in the neutrality of their key social institutions."

by Herbert Schiller

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"God doesn't know things. He is things."

by David Herbert Lawrence

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"Go not for every grief to the physician, nor for every quarrel to the lawyer, nor for every thirst to the pot."

by George Herbert

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"God how I hate new countries: They are older than the old, more sophisticated, much more conceited, only young in a certain puerile vanity more like senility than anything."

by David Herbert Lawrence

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"Half the world know not how the other half lives."

by Herbert

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"Having achieved and accomplished love... man... has become himself, his tale is told."

by David Herbert Lawrence

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"He is an old bore. Even the grave yawns for him."

by Herbert Beerbohm Tree

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"He didn't want to tell his son what to do, but told me to write the president a letter. I didn't name a country, but there are many countries we have a fragile relationship with."

by George Herbert Walker

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"He that cannot forgive others, breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass if he would ever reach heaven; for everyone has need to be forgiven."

by Lord Herbert

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"He who cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself."

by George Herbert

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"He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass."

by George Herbert

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"Hope is the poor man's bread."

by George Herbert

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"How often misused words generate misleading thoughts."

by Herbert Spencer

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"Humans live best when each has his place, when each knows where he belongs in the scheme of things. Destroy the place and destroy the person."

by Frank Herbert

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"Humans live best when each has a place to stand, when each knows where he belongs in the scheme of things and what he may achieve. Destroy the place and you destroy the person."

by Frank Herbert

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"I am in love - and, my God, it is the greatest thing that can happen to a man. I tell you, find a woman you can fall in love with. Do it. Let yourself fall in love. If you have not done so already, you are wasting your life."

by David Herbert Lawrence

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"I can never decide whether my dreams are the result of my thoughts, or my thoughts the result of my dreams."

by David Herbert Lawrence

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"I can't give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure try to please everybody all the time."

by Herbert Bayard Swope

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"I can't do with mountains at close quarters - they are always in the way, and they are so stupid, never moving and never doing anything but obtrude themselves."

by David Herbert Lawrence

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"I can't bear art that you can walk round and admire. A book should be either a bandit or a rebel or a man in the crowd."

by David Herbert Lawrence

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"I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure - which is: Try to please everybody."

by Herbert Bayard Swope

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"I cannot give the formula for success, but I can give you the formula of failure - which is try to please everybody."

by Herbert B. Swope

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"I cannot cure myself of that most woeful of youth's follies - thinking that those who care about us will care for the things that mean much to us."

by David Herbert Lawrence

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"I hate the actor and audience business. An author should be in among the crowd, kicking their shins or cheering them on to some mischief or merriment."

by David Herbert Lawrence

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"I hold that the parentheses are by far the most important parts of a non-business letter."

by David Herbert Lawrence

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"I hope that while so many people are out smelling the flowers, someone is taking the time to plant some."

by Herbert Rappaport

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"I like to write when I feel spiteful. It is like having a good sneeze."

by David Herbert Lawrence

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