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"Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern."

by Alfred North Whitehead

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"A conservative is a man who believes that nothing should be done for the first time."

by Alfred E. Wiggam

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"The main source of our wealth is goodness. The affections and the generous qualities that God admires in a world full of greed."

by Alfred A. Montapert

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"We think in generalities, but we live in detail."

by Alfred North Whitehead

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"What we learn with pleasure we never forget."

by Alfred Mercier

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"What is morality in any given time or place? It is what the majority then and there happen to like, and immorality is what they dislike."

by Alfred North Whitehead

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"When we say our rulers, we mean those who are engaged in the manipulation of symbols. We must consider ourselves a symbolic, semantic class of life, and cannot cease from being so those who control the symbols rule us. Bankers, priests, lawyers, politicians, [and news media] constitute one class [of our rulers] and work together. They do not produce any values but manipulate the values produced by others, and often pass signs for no value at all. Scientists and teachers also comprise a ruling class. They produce the main values mankind has, but, at present, they do not realize this. They are, in the main, ruled by the cunning methods of the first class."

by Alfred Korzybski

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"Anthropology is the most humanistic of the sciences and the most scientific of the humanities."

by Alfred L. Kroeber

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"Before every action ask yourself. Will this bring more monkeys on my back. Will the result of my action be a blessing or a heavy burden?"

by Alfred A. Montapert

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"But you can catch yourself entertaining habitually certain ideas and setting others aside; and that, I think, is where our personal destinies are largely decided."

by Alfred North Whitehead

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"God is the tangential point between zero and infinity."

by Alfred Jarry

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"Seeing a murder on television... can help work off one's antagonisms. And if you haven't any antagonisms, the commercials will give you some."

by Alfred Hitchcock

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"One writes to make a home for oneself, on paper, in time and in others' minds."

by Alfred Kazin

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"It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them."

by Alfred Adler

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"Ours not to reason why Ours but to do and die."

by Alfred Lord Tennyson

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"Above all, we must abolish hope in the heart of man. A calm despair, without angry convulsions, without reproaches to Heaven, is the essence of wisdom."

by Alfred Vigny

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"An enormous part of our mature experience cannot not be expressed in words."

by Alfred North Whitehead

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"Every philosophy is tinged with the coloring of some secret imaginative background, which never emerges explicitly into its train of reasoning."

by Alfred Whitehead

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"Every person has free choice. Free to obey or disobey the Natural Laws. Your choice determines the consequences. Nobody ever did, or ever will, escape the consequences of his choices."

by Alfred A. Montapert

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"I must lose myself in action, lest I wither in despair."

by Lord Alfred Tennyson

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"Drama is life with the dull bits cut out."

by Alfred Hitchcock

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"Hope is nature's veil for hiding truth's nakedness."

by Alfred Bernhard Nobel

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"Oh for someone with a heart, head and hand. Whatever they call them, what do I care, aristocrat, democrat, autocrat, just be it one that can rule and dare not lie."

by Lord Alfred Tennyson

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"Fools rush in and get the best seats."

by Alfred E. Neuman (probably William Gaines)

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"Applause that comes thundering with such force you might think the audience merely suffers the music as an excuse for its ovations."

by Alfred Jarry

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"Shape your heart to front the hour, but dream not that the hours will last."

by Lord Alfred Tennyson

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"...For the unquiet heart and brain,
A use in measured language lies."


by Alfred

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"'Tis better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all."

by Alfred Lord Tennyson

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"A clash of doctrines is not a disaster--it is an opportunity."

by Alfred North Whitehead

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"A day may sink or save a realm."

by Alfred Lord Tennyson

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"A day less or more/ At sea or ashore,/ We die - does it matter when?"

by Lord Alfred Tennyson

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"A land of streams! some, like a downward smoke,/ Slow-dropping veils of thinnest lawn, did go."

by Lord Alfred Tennyson

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"A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt dangerous."

by Alfred Adler

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"A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt as dangerous."

by Alfred Alder

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"Ah, what shall I be at fifty,
should nature keep me alive,
if I find the world so bitter
when I am but twenty-five?"


by Alfred

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"Ah Christ, that it were possible For one short hour to see The souls we loved, that they might tell us What and where they be."

by Alfred Lord Tennyson

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"After you've done a thing the same way for two years, look it over carefully. After five years, look at it with suspicion. And after ten years, throw it away and start all over."

by Alfred Edward Perlman

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"Almost all really new ideas have a certain aspect of foolishness when they are first produced."

by Alfred North Whitehead

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"An economist is a man who states the obvious in terms of the incomprehensible."

by Alfred A. Knopf

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"And on her lover's arm she leant, And round her waist she felt it fold, And far across the hills they went In that new world which is the old."

by Lord Alfred Tennyson

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"Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to."

by Alfred A. Montapert

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"And the sun went down, and the stars came out far over the summer sea,/ But never a moment ceased the fight of the one and the fifty-three."

by Lord Alfred Tennyson

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"Any proposition containing the word 'is' creates a linguistical structural confusion which will eventually give birth to serious fallacies."

by Alfred Korzybski

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"Art ought never to be considered except in its relations with its ideal beauty."

by Alfred de Vigny

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"As well might it be said that, because we are ignorant of the laws by which metals are produced and trees developed, we cannot know anything of the origin of steamships and railways."

by Alfred Russel Wallace

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"Avoid destructive thinking. Improper negative thoughts sink people. A ship can sail around the world many, many times, but just let enough water get into the ship and it will sink. Just so with the human mind. Let enough negative thoughts or improper thoughts get into the human mind and the person sinks just like a ship."

by Alfred A. Montapert

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"Battering the gates of heaven with the storms of prayer."

by Lord Alfred Tennyson

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"Believing where we cannot prove."

by Alfred

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"Books won't stay banned. They won't burn. Ideas won't go to jail. In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas. The source of better ideas is wisdom. The surest path to wisdom is a liberal education."

by Alfred Whitney

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"Censor a self-appointed snoophound who sticks his nose in other people's business."

by Bennett Alfred Cerf

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"Cannon to right of them,/ Cannon to left of them,/ Cannon in front of them/ Volleyed and thundered."

by Lord Alfred Tennyson

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"Cast all your cares on God; that anchor holds."

by Alfred Lord Tennyson

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"Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking about them."

by Alfred North Whitehead

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"Come down, O maid, from yonder mountain height:/ What pleasure lives in height (the shepherd sang)?"

by Lord Alfred Tennyson

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"Cleave never to the sunnier side of doubt."

by Alfred Lord Tennyson

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"Communications without intelligence is noise;
Intelligence without communications is irrelevant."


by Gen Alfred Gray

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"Conversation is the enemy of good wine and food."

by Alfred Hitchcock

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"Crime does not pay... as well as politics."

by Alfred E. Newman

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"Crime does not pay as well as politics."

by Alfred Newman

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"Crime does not pay ... as well as politics."

by Alfred E. Newman

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"Do not confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress."

by Alfred A. Montapert

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"Dreams are true while they last, and do we not live in dreams?"

by Lord Alfred Tennyson

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"Each memorable verse of a true poet has two or three times the written content."

by Alfred De Musset

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"Every man has seen the wall that limits his mind."

by Alfred Victor Vigny

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"Every time you get angry, you poison your own system."

by Alfred Montapert

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"Everything of importance has been said before by somebody who did not discover it."

by Alfred North Whitehead

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"Fainthearted animals move about in herds. The lion walks alone in the desert. Let the poet always walk thus."

by Alfred Victor Vigny

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"For I dipt into the future, as far as human eye can see, saw the vision of the world, and the wonder that would be."

by Lord Alfred Tennyson

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"For I dipped into the future, as far as human eye could see, saw a vision of the world, and all the wonder that would be."

by Alfred Lord Tennyson

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"Forward, forward let us range, Let the great world spin for ever down the ringing grooves of change"

by Lord Alfred Tennyson

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"God help us if we ever take the theater out of the auction business or anything else. It would be an awfully boring world."

by A. Alfred Taubman

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"Great artists have no country."

by Alfred du Masset

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"Greatness is the dream of youth realized in old age."

by Alfred Victor Vigny

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"His honour rooted in dishonour stood,
And faith unfaithful kept him falsely true."


by Lord Alfred Tennyson

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"Her eyes are homes of silent prayers."

by Alfred Lord Tennyson

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"Hope smiles on the threshold of the year to come, whispering that it will be happier."

by Alfred Lord Tennyson

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"How glorious it is - and also how painful - to be an exception."

by Alfred De Musset

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"I am a part of all I have seen."

by Alfred Lord Tennyson

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"I am shamed thro' all my nature to have loved so slight a thing."

by Lord Alfred Tennyson

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"I don't like to work with assistants. I'm already one too many; the camera alone would be enough."

by Alfred Eisenstaedt

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"I have a perfect cure for a sore throat: cut it."

by Alfred Hitchcock

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"I have fought for Queen and Faith like a valiant man and true;/ I have only done my duty as a man is bound to do."

by Lord Alfred Tennyson

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"I hold it true,what'er befallI feel it, when I sorrow most'Tis better to have loved and lostThan never to have loved at all."

by Alfred Lord Tennyson

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"I hold it true, whate'er befall; I feel it, when I sorrow most; 'Tis better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all."

by Alfred Lord Tennyson

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"I have suffered a great deal from writers who have quoted this or that sentence of mine either out of its context or in juxtaposition to some incongruous matter which quite distorted my meaning , or destroyed it altogether."

by Alfred North Whitehead

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"I never said actors were cattle. I said that actors should be treated like cattle."

by Alfred Hitchcock

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"I will not go so far as to say that to construct a history of thought without profound study of the mathematical ideas of successive epochs is like omitting Hamlet from the play which is named after him. . . But it is certainly analogous to cutting out the part of Ophelia. This simile is singularly exact. For Ophelia is quite essential to the play, she is very charming-- and a little mad."

by Alfred North Whitehead

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"If a dog jumps in your lap, it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing, it is because your lap is warmer."

by Alfred North Whitehead

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"If a dog jumps in your lap, it is because he is fond of you but if a cat does the same thing, it is because your lap is warmer."

by Alfred North Whitehead

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"Ideas won't keep something must be done about them."

by Alfred North Whitehead

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"If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good, I am satisfied."

by Alfred Nobel

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"If thou shouldst never see my face again,Pray for my soul. More things are wrought by prayerThan this world dreams of."

by Alfred Lord Tennyson

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"If we practiced medicine like we practice education, we'd look for the liver on the right side and left side in alternate years."

by Alfred Kazin

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"If you don't know where you're going, you'll end up somewhere else."

by Alfred Adler

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"In life, the first thing you must do is decide what you really want. Weigh the costs and the results. Are the results worthy of the costs? Then make up your mind completely and go after your goal with all your might."

by Alfred A. Montapert

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"In films murders are always very clean. I show how difficult it is and what a messy thing it is to kill a man."

by Alfred Hitchcock

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"Is life worth living? Yes, so long
As there is wrong to right."


by Alfred Austin

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"Intelligence is quickness to apprehend as distinct from ability, which is capacity to act wisely on the thing apprehended."

by Alfred North Whitehead

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"It does not matter what men say in words, so long as their activities are controlled by settled instincts. The words may ultimately destroy the instincts. But until this has occurred, words do not count. - from Science and the Modern World"

by Alfred North Whitehead

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"It takes a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious."

by Alfred North Whitehead

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