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It seems like such a terrible shame that innocent civilians
by Fred Woodworth

It seems like such a terrible shame that innocent civilians
have to get hurt in wars,
otherwise combat would be such a wonderfully healthy
way to rid the human race of unneeded trash.
- Fred Woodworth

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Government is an unnecessary evil.
Human beings, when accustomed to taking responsibility for their own behavior,
can cooperate on a basis of mutual trust and helpfulness.
- Fred Woodworth

If human beings are fundamentally good,
no government is necessary; if they are fundamentally bad,
any government, being composed of human beings,
would be bad also.
- Fred Woodworth

Success seems to be connected with action.
Successful people keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

 

What seems new is only new to us.
- Pearl S. Buck

The obscure we see eventually.
The completely obvious,
it seems, takes longer.
- Edward R. Murrow

Ah, not everything is as seems...
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

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Is the babe young? When I behold it,
it seems more venerable than the oldest man.
- Henry David Thoreau

Success seems to be largely a matter
of hanging on after others have let go.
- William Feather

Expressing gratitude seems like a cosmic invitation
for all kinds of thankfulness and appreciation to pour in.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever,
even if your whole world seems upset.
- Saint Francis de Sales

Achievement seems to be connected with action.
Successful men and women keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

You CAN do what you are committed to do -
regardless of how difficult it seems.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It always seems impossible until its done.
- Nelson Mandela

We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me,
that man with all his noble qualities...
still bears in his bodily frame
the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.
- Charles Darwin

As long as a man stands in his own way,
everything seems to be in his way.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks,
that we concentrate only
on what is most significant and important.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit.
Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever,
even if your whole world seems upset.
- Saint Francis de Sales

Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves
come when life seems most challenging.
- Joseph Campbell

When you get into a tight place
and everything goes against you,
till it seems you cannot hold on a minute longer,
never give up then, for that is just
the place and time the tide will turn.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

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)

If everything seems to be going well,
you have obviously overlooked something.
- Anonymous

Loneliness is not what it seems.
One does not feel lonely because one is alone,
but because of a feeling of lack -
a feeling that something is missing.
Loneliness is essentially independent
of how many other humans are around.
It has much more to do with one's self-esteem -
one's sense of inherent worth.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute and it
seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour
and it seems like a minute. That's relativity.
- Albert Einstein

If someone irritates you, it is only
your own response that is irritating you.
Therefore, when anyone seems to be provoking you,
remember that it is only your judgment
of the incident that provokes you. -
- Epictetus

When you are courting a nice girl
an hour seems like a second.
When you sit on a red-hot cinder
a second seems like an hour.
That's relativity.
- Albert Einstein

There seems to be no lengths to which humorless people
will not go to analyze humor.
It seems to worry them.
- Robert Benchley

There seems to be a terrible misunderstanding on the
part of a great many people to the effect that when
you cease to believe you may cease to behave.
- Louis Kronenberger

It seems that we have it backward in our society.
We tend to look up to people
who are under a great deal of stress,
who can handle loads of stress,
and those who are under a great deal of pressure.
- Richard Carlson

To me, it seems a dreadful indignity to have a soul controlled by geography.
- George Santayana

Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems,
in my opinion, to characterize our age.
- Albert Einstein

How simple a thing it seems to me that to know ourselves as we are,
we must know our mothers names.
- Alice Walker

There is something about inside information which seems
to paralyse a man's reasoning powers.
- Bernard Baruch

It seems that every time mankind is given a lot of energy,
we go out and wreck something with it.
- David R. Brower

Aging seems to be the only available way to live a long life.
- Kitty O'Neill Collins

A perfection of means,
and confusion of aims,
seems to be our main problem.
- Albert Einstein

The snow itself is lonely or, if you prefer,
self-sufficient.
There is no other time when the whole world seems composed
of one thing and one thing only.
- Joseph Wood Krutch

Perhaps people, and kids especially,
are spoiled today,
because all the kids today have cars,
it seems.
When I was young you were lucky to have a bike.
- James Cagney

Politics, it seems to me, for years,
or all too long,
has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong.
- Richard Armour

It seems every year, people make the resolution to
exercise and lose weight and get in shape.
- Ed Smith

It seems a long time since the morning mail could be called correspondence.
- Jacques Barzun

The health of the eye seems to demand a horizon.
We are never tired, so long as we can see far enough.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When everything else physical and mental seems to diminish,
the appreciation of beauty is on the increase.
- Bernard Berenson

Well, it seems to me that the best relationships -
the ones that last -
are frequently the ones that are rooted in friendship.
You know, one day you look at the person
and you see something more than you did the night before.
Like a switch has been flicked somewhere.
And the person who was just a friend is...
suddenly the only person you can ever imagine yourself with.
- Dana Scully

When a thought takes one's breath away,
a grammar lesson seems an impertinence.
- Thomas W. Higginson

Citizen Kane is perhaps the one American talking picture
that seems as fresh now as the day it opened.
It may seem even fresher.
- Pauline Kael

Random chance seems to have operated in our favor ...
there was no deity involved.
- Spock character in the Star Trek television series

I hadn't given much thought to the prospect of a Hugo
nomination at the time it happened,
but obviously once you're nominated,
winning one seems a bit less far-fetched than before.
- Greg Egan

It seems like bluegrass people have more great stories
to tell than other musicians.
- Dan Fogelberg

It seems so long ago that I played the part of the Doctor.
- Patrick Troughton

That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation
often becomes the height of wisdom in another.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

I have a lot of different stages in my life when training has been easy or hard.
Now, it seems that I have been training for so long
that it has become almost second nature to me.
- Oksana Baiul

Feminism is sort of like God.
Many people profess to believe in it,
but no one seems to be able to define it to everyone's satisfaction.
- Aaron Allston

The more original something is, the more of a threat
it seems until the people catch up with it.
That happened with Thelonious Monk.
It happened with anybody who is really original.
- Steve Lacy

Lie detection is like language; there is a learning window.
Telling whoppers to small children seems to be a family
tradition in many families.
- Keith Henson

If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it;
blame yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches;
for the Creator,
there is no poverty.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

My career seems to be a career of non-specific subjects
which are all over the place.
- Ridley Scott

It's also a more personal medium.
It seems to go directly to one's brain.
There are no pictures to distract.
- Bob Edwards

I am tolerably ignorant about Judaism,
and much of what I do know about it seems hard to swallow,
because it is so grounded in legalism,
and adherence to rituals.
- Fred Melamed

There are some circles in America where it seems to
be more socially acceptable to carry a hand-gun than a packet of cigarettes.
- Katherine Whitehorn

It seems to me that Islam and Christianity and Judaism all have the same god,
and he's telling them all different things.
- Billy Connolly

Compromise used to mean that half a loaf was better than no bread.
Among modern statesmen it really seems to mean that half a loaf;
is better than a whole loaf.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Publishing is a very mysterious business.
It is hard to predict what kind of sale or reception a book will have,
and advertising seems to do very little good.
- Thomas Wolfe

Seems to me that this business, for actors anyway,
is not so much about whether or not you do good work.
It's about whether or not you get the chance to do good work.
- Hugh Laurie

If it seems like you're doing work when you're acting,
then you're doing something wrong.
- Parker Stevenson

Saturn seems to have impressed the seal of melancholy
on me from the beginning.
- Marsilio Ficino

The right of an individual to conduct intimate relationships
in the intimacy of his or her own home seems to me
to be the heart of the Constitution's protection of privacy.
- Harry A. Blackmun

Magic lies in challenging what seems impossible.
- Carol Moseley Braun

Each time I play a song it seems more real.
- Robert Smith

It seems like every time you come up something happens to bring you back down.
- Tupac Shakur

Mr. Fitzgerald, I believe that is how he spells his name,
seems to believe that plagiarism begins at home.
- Zelda Fitzgerald


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