Flexing: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Nov 26, 2008 - 67 pages
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Familiar Quotations ApproximatingDoes there, I wonder, exist a being who has read all, or approximately all, that the person of average culture is supposed to have read, and that not to have read is a social sin? If such a being does exist, surely he is an old, a very old man.ndash;Arnold BennettEvery normal person, in fact, is only normal on the average. His ego approximates to that of the psychotic in some part or other and to a greater or lesser extent.ndash;Sigmund FreudA worker may be the hammer's master, but the hammer still prevails. A tool knows exactly how it is meant to be handled, while the user of the tool can only have an approximate idea.ndash;Milan KunderaAlthough this may seem a paradox, all exact science is dominated by the idea of approximation. When a man tells you that he knows the exact truth about anything, you are safe in inferring that he is an inexact man.ndash;Bertrand RussellApproximating ndash; ApproachThe best angle from which to approach a problem is the Try-angle.ndash;AnonymousThe line between good and evil passes not between principalities and powers, but oscillates within the human heart. And even the most rational approach to ethics is defenseless if there isn't the will to do what is right.ndash;AnonymousGod planted fear in the soul as truly as he planted hope and courage. Fear is a kind of bell, or gong, which rings the mind into quick life and avoidance upon the approach of danger. It is the soul's signal for rallying.ndash;Henry Ward BeecherGenuine polemics approach a book as lovingly as a cannibal spices a baby.ndash;Walter BenjaminIt is undoubtedly the business of ministers very much to consult the inclinations of the people, but they ought to take great care that they do not receive that inclination from the few persons who may happen to approach them.ndash;Edmund BurkeThe nearest approach to immortality on earth is a government bureau.ndash;James Byrnes

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