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Edged tools are dangerous things to handle,
by Agnes Repplier

Edged tools are dangerous things to handle,
and not infrequently do much hurt.
- Agnes Repplier

Humor brings insight and tolerance.
Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding.
- Agnes Repplier

It is impossible for a lover of cats to banish these alert,
gentle, and discriminating friends, who give us just
enough of their regard and complaisance to make us hunger for more.
- Agnes Repplier

Humor distorts nothing, and only false gods are laughed
off their earthly pedestals.
- Agnes Repplier

 

A kitten is chiefly remarkable for rushing about like mad at nothing whatever,
and generally stopping before it gets there.
- Agnes Repplier

Democracy forever teases us with the contrast between
its ideals and its realities,
between its heroic possibilities and its sorry achievements.
- Agnes Repplier

The diseases of the present have little in common with
the diseases of the past save that we die of them.
- Agnes Repplier

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Conversation between Adam and Eve must have been difficult
at times because they had nobody to talk about.
- Agnes Repplier

It is in his pleasure that a man really lives;
it is from his leisure that he constructs the true fabric of self.
- Agnes Repplier

The tourist may complain of other tourists,
but he would be lost without them.
- Agnes Repplier

We cannot really love anyone with with whom we never laugh.
- Agnes Repplier

It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves,
and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.
- Agnes Repplier

It has been wisely said that we cannot really love
anybody at whom we never laugh.
- Agnes Repplier

It is not what we learn in conversation that enriches us.
It is the elation that comes of swift contact with
tingling currents of thought.
- Agnes Repplier

It has been well said that tea is suggestive of a thousand wants,
from which spring the decencies and luxuries of civilization.
- Agnes Repplier

There are few nudities so objectionable as the naked truth.
- Agnes Repplier

The thinkers of the world should by rights be guardians of the world's mirth.
- Agnes Repplier

Laughter springs from the lawless part of our nature.
- Agnes Repplier

There is always a secret irritation about a laugh into which we cannot join.
- Agnes Repplier

People who cannot recognize a palpable absurdity are
very much in the way of civilization.
- Agnes Repplier

It is as impossible to withhold education from the receptive mind,
as it is impossible to force it upon the unreasoning.
- Agnes Repplier

The clear-sighted do not rule the world,
but they sustain and console it.
- Agnes Repplier

"Pride" is such a double-edged sword -
Self-Worth on one edge and Ego on the other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Prejudice is a two-edged sword.
Like the steel sort of sword, it's very sharp, very useful,
and very dangerous if not properly mastered.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Pride" is one of those really crazy words,
and such a double-edged sword -
Self-Worth on one edge, and Ego on the other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Pride is a tricky, glorious, double-edged feeling.
- Adrienne Rich

Shows can come and go.
They can be a hit and then in three years,
gone.
There's some comfort in having the stability of a job and having children.
It's a double-edged sword.
- Calista Flockhart

Temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is
the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.
- Washington Irving

Understanding is a three-edged sword.
Your side, my side, and the truth.
- J. Michael Straczynski

Open debate and full discourse on the topic of torture is a double-edged sword.
- Charles D. Ellison

I love men.
They are intelligent and sensitive, but there's also
that hard-edged arrogant side,
which is just so attractive.
- Rachel Hunter

A tart temper never mellows with age,
and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows
keener with constant use.
- Washington Irving

I think Star Trek has been very double-edged for all of us -
as actors,
writers, directors.
- Jonathan Frakes

That's double-edged: it's amazing that they're bringing
me in and showing people new ideas,
and at the same time it's a little hard because seventy
percent of the time or even higher I'm not going to get those roles.
- Rachel True

When you find your path, you must not be afraid.
You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes.
Disappointment, defeat, and despair are
the tools God uses to show us the way.
- Paulo Coelho

Taoists understand that both the mind and the body
are mere tools of the Spirit,
and that intention creates physical reality.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A man too busy to take care of his health is like
a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.
- Spanish Proverb

An architect's most useful tools are
an eraser at the drafting board,
and a wrecking bar at the site.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools,
but the gentle touches of air and water
working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time.
- Henry David Thoreau

Discover the tools to build your own vision.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Computers are magnificent tools for the realization of our dreams,
but no machine can replace the human spark of spirit,
compassion, love, and understanding.
- Louis Gerstner

As I mentioned previously, the tools that allow for
optimum health are diet and exercise.
- Bill Toomey

Style used to be an interaction between the human soul
and tools that were limiting.
In the digital era, it will have to come from the soul alone.
- Jaron Lanier

Men have become the tools of their tools.
- Henry David Thoreau

You are not your mind. You, a Spiritual BEing,
are neither your mind nor your body.
Mind and body are your tools - to use as you choose.
Sometimes your body appears to have a will of its own,
as when it twitches or pains.
Likewise, your mind often appears to have its own will.
That incessant chattering of regret, disappointment, guilt,
shame, foreboding, worry, and fear
is your Rattlesnake Mind striking off on its own.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The proportions, too, in which the capital that is to support labour,
and the capital that is invested in tools,
machinery and buildings, may be variously combined.
- David Ricardo

The Xbox 360 is the first console that I've ever worked
with that actually has development tools that are better
for games than what we've had on PC.
- John Carmack

I am in favor of complete freedom of information and
of free access to the new communication tools,
in particular the Internet.
- Omar Bongo

Some great men owe most of their greatness to the ability
of detecting in those they destine for their tools
the exact quality of strength that matters for their work.
- Joseph Conrad

We have the most crude accounting tools.
It's tragic because our accounts and our national arithmetic
doesn't tell us the things that we need to know.
- Susan George

For me, an area of moral clarity is:
you're in front of someone who's suffering and you
have the tools at your disposal to alleviate that suffering or even eradicate it,
and you act.
- Paul Farmer

In fact, the socialization gives us the tools to fill our evolutionary roles.
They are our building blocks.
- Warren Farrell

Stevie didn't use the technology to drive the song.
He used it to enhance.
I use the tools to further my work, I don't use my
work to further the tools.
- Brian McKnight

We have played a critical role in meeting the new safety standards.
The Canadian space industry contributed new tools that
make the inspection of the space shuttle possible.
- Marc Garneau

First and foremost arms are tools in the service of rival nations,
pointing at the possibility of a future war.
- Alva Myrdal

How people keep correcting us when we are young!
There is always some bad habit or other they tell us we ought to get over.
Yet most bad habits are tools to help us through life.
- Jack Nicklaus

Every day, first responders put their own lives on
the line to ensure our safety.
The least we can do is make sure they have the tools
to protect and serve their communities.
- Joe Lieberman

I have this hope that there is a better way.
Higher-level tools that actually let you see the structure
of the software more clearly will be of tremendous value.
- Guido van Rossum

I believe it is essential for our planetary future
to develop tools that can change the consciousness
which has created the crisis that we are in.
- Stanislav Grof

When people learn no tools of judgment and merely follow their hopes,
the seeds of political manipulation are sown.
- Stephen Jay Gould

Personally, I look forward to better tools for analyzing C++ source code.
- Bjarne Stroustrup

We had to address information technology in the ways
we had not before and give the agents the tools that
they need to do their job more efficiently and more expeditiously.
- Robert Mueller

Well I think effects are tools.
- Guillermo del Toro

Sun's role in the grand scheme of development is to
work on the runtime environment and the APIs.
The tools we produce are much more for systems programmers,
not enterprise developers.
- John Fowler

Humor can be one of our best survival tools.
- Allen Klein

I would encourage nonproprietary standards for tools and libraries.
- Bjarne Stroustrup

The tools I need for my work are paper,
tobacco, food, and a little whiskey.
- William Faulkner

We believe that economics does not necessarily have to be a zero-sum game;
it can be a win-win proposition for everyone involved
so long as they have the tools in which to succeed.
- Ron Kind

But despite the universality of URLs,
we often forget that they're not just a handy way to
address network resources.
They're also valuable communication tools.
- Jesse James Garrett

The first money I ever earned was for drawing stone tools.
- Mary Leakey

I think empathy is a beautiful thing.
I think that's the power of film though.
We have one of the most powerful, one of the greatest
communicative tools known to man.
- Michelle Rodriguez


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