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The Bristol Channel was always my guide, and I was always able to draw an imaginary line from my bed to our house over in Wales. It was a great comfort.

The final proof of greatness lies in being able to endure criticism without resentment.

The first condition of education is being able to put someone to wholesome and meaningful work.

The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his own weight.

The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is "What does a woman want?"

The greatest pleasure when I started making money was not buying cars or yachts but finding myself able to have as many freshly typed drafts as possible.

The greatest sign of success for a teacher... is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist."

The history of all countries shows that the working class exclusively by its own effort is able to develop only trade-union consciousness.

The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.

The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one's appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship.

The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out... without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, intolerable.

The most powerful person is he who is able to do least himself and burden others most with the things for which he lends his name and pockets the credit.

The most satisfying thing in life is to have been able to give a large part of one's self to others.

The obligation of subjects to the sovereign is understood to last as long, and no longer, than the power lasteth by which he is able to protect them.

The people at the top of the league think they need to rein me in so I don't become another Michael Jordan, somebody they aren't able to mold and shape and make their puppet.

The psychic task which a person can and must set for himself is not to feel secure, but to be able to tolerate insecurity.

The spoken word was the first technology by which man was able to let go of his environment in order to grasp it in a new way.

The strong man is the one who is able to intercept at will the communication between the senses and the mind.

The supreme satisfaction is to be able to despise one's neighbor and this fact goes far to account for religious intolerance. It is evidently consoling to reflect that the people next door are headed for hell.

The task of a writer consists of being able to make something out of an idea.


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