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Our conscience, which is a great ledger book, wherein are written all our offenses...grinds our souls with the remembrance of some precedent sins, makes us reflect upon, accuse and condemn ourselves.

Robert Burton

If the only significant history of human thought were to be written, it would have to be the history of its successive regrets and its impotences.

Albert Camus

Sharia isn\'t Quran. 99% of Sharia is outside the Quran, written in a way that defies chronology & reason.

Tarek Fatah

Technology frightens me to death. It's designed by engineers to impress other engineers, and they always come with instruction booklets that are written by engineers for other engineers which is why almost no technology ever works.

John Marwood Cleese

A book might be written on the injustice of the just.

Anthony Hope

I do not mistrust the future; I do not fear what is ahead. For our problems are large, but our heart is larger. Our challenges are great, but our will is greater. And if our flaws are endless, God's love is truly boundless. Some see leadership as high drama, and the sound of trumpets calling, and sometimes it is that. But I see history as a book with many pages, and each day we fill a page with acts of hopefulness and meaning. The new breeze blows, a page turns, the story unfolds. And so today a chapter begins, a small and stately story of unity, diversity, and generosity shared, and written, together.

George Herbert Walker Bush

Today, having come far in our own historical journey, we must decide: Will we turn back, or finish well? Before history is written down in books, it is written in courage. Like Americans before us, we will show that courage and we will finish well. We will lead freedom's advance. We will compete and excel in the global economy. We will renew the defining moral commitments of this land. And so we move forward optimistic about our country, faithful to its cause, and confident of victories to come.

George Walker Bush

The pen is the tongue of the soul; as are the thoughts engendered there, so will be the things written.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Among the Indians there have been no written laws. Customs handed down from generation to generation have been the only laws to guide them. Every one might act different from what was considered right did he choose to do so, but such acts would bring upon him the censure of the Nation.... This fear of the Nation's censure acted as a mighty band, binding all in one social, honorable compact.

George Copway

That's absolutely one of my most favorite movies, for so many reasons. I fought for that part; I wanted it badly. I took a lower salary, I did everything. Grace Kelly said, 'I'll never forgive you for playing that part. It was written for me. She [Kelly] got the prince [Rainier], I got the part.'

Lauren Bacall

I did not know that the rules about these things were different if you were female. I did not know that "poetess" was an insult, and that I myself would some day be called one. I did not know that to be told I had transcended my gender would be considered a compliment. I didn't know yet that black was compulsory. All of that was in the future. When I was sixteen, it was simple. Poetry existed; therefore it could be written; and nobody had told me yet the many, many reasons why it could not be written by me.

Margaret Eleanor Atwood

No theory, no ready-made system, no book that has ever been written will save the world. I cleave to no system. I am a true seeker.

Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin

It is not deeds or acts that last: it is the written record of those deeds and acts.

Elbert Hubbard

The real truthfulness of all works of imagination, sculpture, painting, and written fiction, is so purely in the imagination, that the artist never seeks to represent positive truth, but the idealized image of a truth.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

When the audience comes in, it changes the temperature of what you've written.

Stephen Sondheim

A memorandum is written not to inform the reader but to protect the writer.

Dean Acheson

There are greater depths and obscurities, greater intricacies and perplexities, in an elaborate and well-written piece of nonsense, than in the most abstruse and profound tract of school divinity.

Joseph Addison

We have written the evidence of our existence onto the surface of our planet. Our civilisation has become a beacon, that identifies our planet as home to life.

Brian Cox

I believe in the time when we shall be able to create works of art in the Theatre without the use of the written play, without the use of actors.

Edward Gordon Craig

A well-written Life is almost as rare as a well-spent one.

Thomas Carlyle

What a woman says to a passionate lover should be written in the wind and the running water.

Gaius Valerius Catullus

America is just the country that how all the written guarantees in the world for freedom are no protection against tyranny and oppression of the worst kind. There the politician has come to be looked upon as the very scum of society.

Peter Kropotkin

I've written a book on gangs, taught a course on gangs at Occidental.

Tom Hayden

A verbal contract isnít worth the paper itís written on.

Samuel Goldwyn

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