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Most of us readily take things for granted that at
by Robert A. Dahl

Most of us readily take things for granted that at
an earlier time remained to be discovered.
- Robert A. Dahl

Require...
electoral votes to be allocated in proportion to the popular votes.
- Robert A. Dahl

Democracy, it appears, is a bit chancy.
But its chances also depend on what we do ourselves.
- Robert A. Dahl

The future of that ancient chamber remains in considerable doubt.
- Robert A. Dahl

 

As in Athens, the right to participate was restricted to men,
just as it was also in all later democracies and republics
until the twentieth century.
- Robert A. Dahl

Glorious as it had been, the city-state was obsolete.
- Robert A. Dahl

BUILD UP YOUR CIRCLE....
A mind that perceives
What can rationally be.
A spirit that sees
Innovative possibility.
A heart that is open to
Both beginnings and ends.
A firm hand that fits readily
To the reach of a friend.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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Arizona presents no specific reason for excepting capital
defendants from the constitutional protections extended to defendants generally,
and none is readily apparent.
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Naturally, business and pleasure can be readily combined,
but a certain balance should exist, and the latter
should not predominate over the former.
- Fredrik Bajer

Video just accesses international information so much more readily.
- Ann Macbeth

Memories, imagination, old sentiments,
and associations are more readily reached through the
sense of smell than through any other channel.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

What we wish, that we readily believe.
- Demosthenes

Although all new ideas are born in France,
they are not readily adopted there.
It seems that they must first commence to prosper in a foreign country.
- Sarah Bernhardt

I always felt that anorexia was the form of breakdown
most readily available to adolescent girls.
- Kate Beckinsale

Partisanship is our great curse.
We too readily assume that everything has two sides
and that it is our duty to be on one or the other.
- James Harvey Robinson

Write in such a way as that you can be readily understood
by both the young and the old,
by men as well as women, even by children.
- Ho Chi Minh

It will be readily admitted, that a degree conferred by an university,
ought to be a pledge to the public that he who holds
it possesses a certain quantity of knowledge.
- Charles Babbage

Skepticism, like chastity, should not be relinquished too readily.
- George Santayana

He who forgives readily only invites offense.
- Pierre Corneille

Roosevelt's magic lay in one facet of his personality:
He knew how to take the risk.
No other man in public life I knew could so readily
take the challenge of the new.
- Emanuel Celler

Thence, I suppose, my natural disposition to make fresh acquaintances,
and to break with them so readily, although always for a good reason,
and never through mere fickleness.
- Giacomo Casanova

The more intense the nature of a man,
the more readily will he find meditation,
and the more successfully will he practice it.
- James Allen

The joy of viewing land, the hope of in a few days
ranging through the long wished-for spot and the pleasure
of again resuming my wonted employment may be readily calculated.
- David Douglas

Truth emerges more readily from error than from confusion.
- Francis Bacon

Social improvement is attained more readily by a concern
with the quality of results than with the purity of motives.
- Eric Hoffer

There's a basic human weakness inherent in all people
which tempts them to want what they can't have and
not want what is readily available to them.
- M. Kathleen Casey

Most of the scientific community believes that for
the full potential of embryonic stem cell research to be reached,
the number of cell lines readily available to scientists must increase.
- Ron Kind

Old-fashioned ways which no longer apply to changed
conditions are a snare in which the feet of women have
always become readily entangled.
- Jane Addams

He who gives what he would as readily throw away,
gives without generosity; for the essence of generosity is in self sacrifice.
- Henry Taylor

A true friend freely, advises justly,
assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently,
defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.
- William Penn

A whim, a passing mood, readily induces the novelist
to move hearth and home elsewhere.
He can always plead work as an excuse to get him out
of the clutches of bothersome hosts.
- C. S. Forester

Men are so simple and yield so readily to the desires
of the moment that he who will trick will always find
another who will suffer to be tricked.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

It is too great comfort which turns a man against himself.
Life is most readily renounced at the time and among
the classes where it is least harsh.
- Emile Durkheim

Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in
which it can most readily develop.
- Tacitus

I am one of those people who thrive on deadlines,
nothing brings on inspiration more readily than desperation.
- Harry Shearer

Parents forgive their children least readily for the
faults they themselves instilled in them.
- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

What we wish, we readily believe, and what we ourselves think,
we imagine others think also.
- Julius Caesar

Gradually I came to realize that people will more readily swallow lies than truth,
as if the taste of lies was homey, appetizing:
a habit.
- Martha Gellhorn

I find it interesting that many of the people who want
to restrict fossil fuels live in well-developed countries
where abundant and affordable energy is readily available.
- Lee R. Raymond

The drama may be called that part of theatrical art
which lends itself most readily to intellectual discussion:
what is left is theater.
- Robertson Davies

Nothing gives us courage more readily than the desire
to avoid looking like a damn fool.
- Dean Koontz

Names are changed more readily than doctrines,
and doctrines more readily than ceremonies.
- Thomas Love Peacock

The Negroes have little invention, but strong powers of imitation,
so that they readily acquire mechanic arts.
They have a great talent for music, and all their external
senses are remarkably acute.
- Samuel George Morton

I would rather have one article a day of this sort;
and these ten or twenty lines might readily represent
a whole day's hard work in the way of concentrated,
intense thinking and revision, polish of style,
weighing of words.
- Joseph Pulitzer

The People in this Town began to inquire my Business,
and because I did not readily inform them,
they began to suspect me, and said, that I was come
to settle the Indian's Land and they knew I should
never go Home again Safe.
- Christopher Gist

The fleet being thus more inclosed will more readily observe the signals,
and with greater facility form itself into the line
of battle a circumstance which should be kept in view
in every order of sailing.
- William Falconer

I would have loved to have met some former spies,
but they don't readily advertise themselves unless
they're not living in Moscow,
and even then.
I'm sure I've met some without realizing it.
- Jeremy Northam

I readily admit I was not an expert on foreign policy
but I was knowledgeable and I didn't need a man who
was the Vice President of the United States and my
opponent turning around and putting me down.
- Geraldine Ferraro

Thus the castle of each feudal chieftain became a school of chivalry,
into which any noble youth, whose parents were from
poverty unable to educate him to the art of war,
was readily received.
- Horatio Alger

The farmers in Kansas are sorely in need of a credit
system meeting their special requirements,
that they may more readily obtain money on short or
long time for their farming operations,
or that they may become owners of farms.
- Arthur Capper

The Indians, however, could not migrate from one part
of the United States to another;
neither could they obtain employment as readily as white people,
either upon or beyond the Indian reservations.
- Nelson A. Miles

It is a principle of our nature that feelings once
excited turn readily from the object by which they
are excited to some other object which may for the
time being take possession of the mind.
- Matthew Simpson

Junipers are generally chosen for the latter purpose,
as they can be more readily bent into the desired form;
the eyes and tongue are added afterwards,
and the representation altogether is really good.
- Robert Fortune

In requiring this candor and simplicity of mind in
those who would investigate the truth of our religion,
Christianity demands nothing more than is readily conceded
to every branch of human science.
- Simon Greenleaf

Certainly paleontologists have found samples of an
extremely small fraction,
only, of the earth's extinct species,
and even for groups that are most readily preserved
and found as fossils they can never expect to find more than a fraction.
- George G. Simpson

Meth is too easy to make, and unfortunately right now
all the ingredients need to make this highly addictive
drug are legal and readily available to those who want
to cook it up and sell it to our children.
- Michael McCaul

The shortage of buyers, which the world is suffering from,
is readily understood, not as due to people not wishing
to obtain possession of goods,
but as people being unwilling to part with something
which might earn a regular income in exchange for those goods.
- Paul Dirac

With my academic achievement in high school I was accepted
rather readily at Princeton and equally as fast at Yale,
but my test scores were not comparable to that of my classmates.
And that's been shown by statistics,
there are reasons for that -
there are cultural biases built into testing,
and that was one of the motivations for the concept
of affirmative action to try to balance out those effects.
- Sonia Sotomayor

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

Standing in the inspiring vision of my future,
I boldly take every step - large and small -
with courage and intent.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every tomorrow has two handles.
We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety
or the handle of faith.
- Henry Ward Beecher

To lead a great life:
Dream, Take Action, Repeat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

Angels can fly because they can take themselves lightly.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I Act with Bold Courage:
Standing in the inspiring vision of my future,
I boldly take every step -
large and small - with courage and intent.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Could a greater miracle take place
than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?
- Henry David Thoreau

The enlightened give thanks
for what most people take for granted.
- Michael Beckwith


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