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Enemies carry a report in form different from the original.


It is generally felt that the educated man or woman should be able to read Dante, Goethe, Baudelaire, Lorca in the original - with, anyway, the crutch of a translation.

Anthony Burgess

Hell was not part of the original creation. Hell is God's fall-back position. Hell is something God was forced to make because people chose to rebel against him and turn against what was best for them and the purpose for which they were created.


The original writer is not he who refrains from imitating others, but he who can be imitated by none.

Franois Ren, vicomte de Chateaubriand

Those who seek to satisfy the mind of man by hampering it with ceremonies and music and affecting charity and devotion have lost their original nature.


The original of morals lies with the thought that the community is more valuable than the individual.

John Carroll

Keep on the lookout for novel ideas that others have used successfully. Your idea has to be original only in its adaptation to the problem you're working on.

Thomas Alva Edison

A good scientist is a person with original ideas. A good engineer is a person who makes a design that works with as few original ideas as possible. There are no prima donnas in engineering.

Freeman Dyson

The original sin of Republicans is greed. Everyone understands greed. Everybody wants to get theirs. The original sin of Democrats is pity. Greed is more attractive, and a better motivator, than pity.


There is a simple path to follow, that appears only when you calm your mind. It leads you on a beautiful journey back to your original self; the perfect, beautiful you.

Bryant McGill

Give yourself an even greater challenge than the one you are trying to master and you will develop the powers necessary to overcome the original difficulty.

William Bennett

The most original thing a writer can do is write like himself. It is also his most difficult task.

Robertson Davies

If the next generation is to face the future with zest and self-confidence, we must educate them to be original as well as competent

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative, original thinker unless you can also sell what you create.

David Ogilvy

Many of our greatest American thinkers, men of the caliber of Thomas Jefferson, Henry Thoreau, Mark Twain, William James, and John Muir, have found the forest and effective stimulus to original thought.

Bob Marshall

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