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If we mean to have heroes, statesmen and philosophers,
by Abigail Adams

If we mean to have heroes, statesmen and philosophers,
we should have learned women.
- Abigail Adams

Arbitrary power is like most other things which are very hard,
very liable to be broken.
- Abigail Adams

Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of husbands.
Remember all men would be tyrants if they could.
- Abigail Adams

Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought
for with ardor and diligence.
- Abigail Adams

 

We have too many high-sounding words,
and too few actions that correspond with them.
- Abigail Adams

Wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience,
not the lessons of retirement and leisure.
Great necessities call out great virtues.
- Abigail Adams

I begin to think, that a calm is not desirable in any situation in life.
Man was made for action and for bustle too,
I believe.
- Abigail Adams

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Well, knowledge is a fine thing, and mother Eve thought so;
but she smarted so severely for hers,
that most of her daughters have been afraid of it since.
- Abigail Adams

I've always felt that a person's intelligence is directly
reflected by the number of conflicting points of view
he can entertain simultaneously on the same topic.
- Abigail Adams

A little of what you call frippery is very necessary
towards looking like the rest of the world.
- Abigail Adams

I am more and more convinced that man is a dangerous creature and that power,
whether vested in many or a few, is ever grasping,
and like the grave, cries, 'Give, give.'
- Abigail Adams

Great necessities call out great virtues.
- Abigail Adams

If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies,
we are determined to foment a rebellion,
and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice,
or representation.
- Abigail Adams

An "always been" does not mean I must choose "what must be."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I do the very best I know how -
the very best I can;
and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.
- Abraham Lincoln

We get to CHOOSE the meaning for our lives.
Our lives mean exactly what we say they do - no more, no less.
Each of us chooses their path in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What people often mean by getting rid of conflict
is getting rid of diversity,
and it is of the utmost importance
that these should not be considered the same.
- M. P. Follett

Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect.
It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.
- Anonymous

Letting go doesn't mean giving up...
it means moving on.
- Anonymous

The right to do something doesn't mean that doing it is right.
- William Safire

Accept everything about yourself - I mean everything.
You are you and that is the beginning and the end -
no apologies, no regrets.
- Henry Kissinger

Be Impeccable With Your Word.
Speak with integrity.
Say only what you mean.
Avoid using your word to speak against yourself
or to gossip about others.
Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

It is only the great-hearted who can be true friends.
The mean and cowardly can never know what true friendship means.
- Charles Kingsley

Make your "yes" mean yes,
and your "no" mean no.
- John Wooden

Life is a game - a game you can never win.
You already know the final score: Life 1, You 0.
Doesn't mean you can't have fun playing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Just because an animal is large, it doesn't mean he doesn't want kindness;
however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

You can't move so fast that you try to change
the mores faster than people can accept it.
That doesn't mean you do nothing,
but it means that you do the things that
need to be done according to priority.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness.
Just because they're not on your road
doesn't mean they've gotten lost.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is,
he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.
- Helen Keller

God may be subtle, but he isn't plain mean.
- Albert Einstein

Saying goodbye doesn't mean anything.
It's the time we spent together that matters,
not how we left it.
- Trey Parker

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone,
"it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less."
- Lewis Carroll

The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing.
The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Uncertainty" is NOT "I don't know."
It is "I can't know."
"I am uncertain" does not mean "I could be certain."
- Wener Karl Heisenberg

Failure doesn't mean you are a failure it just means
you haven't succeeded yet.
- Robert H. Schuller

It is our experience that political leaders do not
always mean the opposite of what they say.
- Abba Eban

Whenever anyone says, 'theoretically,'
they really mean,
'not really.'
- Dave Parnas

Knowledge will forever govern ignorance;
and a people who mean to be their own governors must
arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
- James Madison

Just because everything is different doesn't mean anything has changed.
- Irene Peter

Sucking the marrow out of life
doesn't mean choking on the bone.
- Robin Williams as John Keating
in the 1989 movie Dead Poets Society

Just because something doesn't do what you planned
it to do doesn't mean it's useless.
- Thomas A. Edison

Just because your voice reaches halfway around the world
doesn't mean you are wiser
than when it reached only to the end of the bar.
- Edward R. Murrow

Understanding the laws of nature does not mean that
we are immune to their operations.
- David Gerrold

Life's like Vegas. You're up, you're down,
but in the end the house always wins.
Doesn't mean you didn't have fun.
- the Woody Allen movie Deconstructing Harry

Be clear with yourself about what you mean
in conversations with others, and especially with yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Father or stepfather - those are just titles to me.
They don't mean anything.
- Oliver Hudson

What does it mean to pre-board? Do you get on before you get on?
- George Carlin

Just because I don't care,
doesn't mean I don't understand.
- Matt Groening's TV series The Simpsons.

But celebrity really doesn't mean anything unless you
use it for finding some way to give back and I've always felt that way.
- Judith Light

Honestly, I feel like I am a leading man,
and it's just going to take the right project,
the female and the right studio.
It's got to all gel together, you know what I mean?
- Mike Epps

I was always a mean and lean athlete -
not tall -
not large.
- Edwin Moses

Women need not take up with mean things,
since (if they are not wanting to themselves) they are capable of the best.
- Mary Astell

Independence did not mean chauvinism and narrow nationalism.
- Said Musa

Today's business and health care climate may not be pleasant.
Cutbacks, pay cuts and layoffs do not make anyone's job easy.
But that does not mean that the humor need stop.
- Allen Klein

I mean, I like to think of myself as being strong and independent,
but I definitely wasn't like that at 14.
- Alison Lohman

Just because you do not take an interest in politics
doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you.
- Pericles

We'll have to marshal our forces in Washington.
It won't be easy.
That doesn't mean it can't be done.
- Zev Yaroslavsky

There is no cannibalism in the British navy,
absolutely none, and when I say none,
I mean there is a certain amount.
- Graham Chapman

I mean, there are things in the book you could never do in a movie.
- Noah Hathaway

I mean, I don't necessarily want to leave because I have this job,
but I would love to do a good play.
- Erika Slezak

I mean, I haven't been completely lacking in some enjoyment
of Chuck Berry or Buddy Holly.
But I just didn't pay attention to that period of music,
obviously.
- Warren Zevon

I mean, I spent 30 years in the world of physical perfection,
right? I've known most of the world's most perfect
physical specimens over the course of the last 30 years.
- Jim Lampley

When I see myself on film it makes me smile,
I mean making a good living doing what I enjoy is soo much fun.
I just hope that everyone has the chance to enjoy life like I do.
- Adrienne Barbeau

Because I have success, it doesn't mean I'm part of the mainstream.
I'm still an outsider.
- Matt Drudge

Media is just a word that has come to mean bad journalism.
- Graham Greene

Nor can the Apostle mean that Eve only sinned;
or that she only was Deceived,
for if Adam sinned willfully and knowingly,
he became the greater Transgressor.
- Mary Astell

To keep oneself safe does not mean to bury oneself.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

We don't know where our first impressions come from
or precisely what they mean,
so we don't always appreciate their fragility.
- Malcolm Gladwell

You can't get much more liberal than John Kerry is.
I mean, he's my candidate, but, I mean,
come on.
- Don Imus

People are only mean when they're threatened,
and that's what our culture does.
That's what our economy does.
- Mitch Albom

I don't think that capitalism should be unbridled,
if by "unbridled" you mean unregulated.
- Chris Patten


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