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Rosa Parks' courage, determination, and tenacity continue to be an inspiration to all those committed to non-violent protest and change nearly half a century later.

Bob Filner

Half the promises people say were never kept, were never made.

Edgar Watson Howe

It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.

Thomas Jefferson

Some people use one half their ingenuity to get into debt, and the other half to avoid paying it.

George D. Prentice

The sculptor must paint with his chisel; half his touches are not to realize, but to put power into, the form. They are touches of light and shadow, and raise a ridge, or sink a hollow, not to represent an actual ridge or hollow, but to get a line of light, or a spot of darkness.

John Ruskin

Parents: People who spend half their time wondering how their children will turn out, and the rest of the time when they will turn in.

Eleanor Graham Vance

Trifles make the sum of human things, and half our misery from our foibles springs.

Hannah More

Half of the results of a good intentions are evil; half the results of an evil intention are good.

Mark Twain

As for food, half of my friends have dug their graves with their teeth.

Chauncey M. Depew

Half the vices which the world condemns most loudly have seeds of good in them and require moderate use rather than total abstinence.

Samuel Butler

I have lived temperately . . . I double the doctors recommendation of a glass and a half of wine a day and even treble it with a friend.

Thomas Jefferson

One final paragraph of advice: Do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am - a reluctant enthusiast... a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it's still here. So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, encounter the grizz, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for awhile and contemplate the precious stillness, that lovely, mysterious and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to the body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those desk-bound people with their hearts in a safe deposit box and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this: You will outlive the bastards.

Edward Abbey

Arguably the greatest technological triumph of the century has been the public-health system, which is sophisticated preventive and investigative medicine organized around mostly low- and medium-tech equipment; ... fully half of us are alive today because of the improvements.

Richard Rhodes

It is hard to hate what one has loved, And a half-extinguished fire is soon relit.

Pierre Corneille

If government half a century ago had provided us with all our dinners and breakfasts, it would be the practice of our orators today to assume the impossibility of our providing for ourselves.

Auberon Herbert

Our life is half natural and half technological. Half-and-half is good. You cannot deny that high-tech is progress. We need it for jobs. Yet if you make only high-tech, you make war. So we must have a strong human element to keep modesty and natural life.

Nam June Paik

Half the people in Hollywood are dying to be discovered and the other half are afraid they will be.

Lionel Barrymore

The solution, once revealed, must seem to have been inevitable. At least half of all the mystery novels published violate this law.

Raymond Thornton Chandler

You can have all ego, or all non-ego, but in theory you cannot have half one and half the other yet in practice this is exactly what you must have, for everything is both itself and not itself at one and the same time.

Samuel Butler

To treat a big subject in the intensely summarized fashion demanded by an evening's traffic of the stage when the evening, freely clipped at each end, is reduced to two hours and a half, is a feat of which the difficulty looms large.

Henry James

All maxims have their antagonist maxims; proverbs should be sold in pairs, a single one being but a half truth.

William Mathews

The sentiment of national honor is never more than half extinguished in the French. It takes only a spark to re-kindle it.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Half the work that is done in the world is to make things appear what they are not.

E. R. Beadle

If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.

Henry David Thoreau

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