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Only two things are infinite,
the universe and human stupidity,
and I'm not sure about the former.
- Albert Einstein

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Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance
and hypocritical humility.
I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Art is the right hand of Nature.
The latter has only given us being, the former has made us men.
- Friedrich Schiller

The difference between burlesque and the newspapers
is that the former never pretended to be performing
a public service by exposure.
- I. F. Stone

 

A new and valid idea is worth more than a regiment
and fewer men can furnish the former than command the latter.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Even in the former Soviet Union, they have good copies of my movies.
- Dario Argento

The need for a permanent status resolution approved
by Congress is made even more clear to me because of
my experience as a former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations.
- Dick Thornburgh

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As a matter of self-preservation, a man needs good
friends or ardent enemies,
for the former instruct him and the latter take him to task.
- Diogenes

A likely source for terrorists seeking to buy or steal
nuclear materials is the former Soviet Union.
- Lee H. Hamilton

There are in fact two things, science and opinion;
the former begets knowledge,
the later ignorance.
- Hippocrates

I am 73 years old.
I was born in Jerusalem.
I'm the first prime minister of Israel to be born here.
I am the only former general to become a prime minister.
- Yitzhak Rabin

When it comes to privacy and accountability,
people always demand the former for themselves and
the latter for everyone else.
- David Brin

What a thing is and what it means are not separate,
the former being physical and the latter mental as
we are accustomed to believe.
- James J. Gibson

The majority see the obstacles; the few see the objectives;
history records the successes of the latter,
while oblivion is the reward of the former.
- Alfred A. Montapert

I am very proud of the fact that many workers in my Gau,
numerous former Communists and Social Democrats were
won over by us and became local group leaders and Party functionaries.
- Fritz Sauckel

I have spoken with many former athletes,
and they tell me the best time they had was in sports.
I listen to them and use their experience in my career.
- Sergei Bubka

Grandeur and beauty are so very opposite,
that you often diminish the one as you increase the other.
Variety is most akin to the latter, simplicity to the former.
- William Shenstone

It is hardly fair to accuse us of ignorance when it
was made a crime under the former order of things to
learn enough about letters to even read the Word of God.
- George H. White

The bicycle is a former child's toy that has now been
elevated to icon status because,
presumably, it can move the human form from pillar
to post without damage to the environment.
- Brock Yates

John Updike is always fun.
And one of my former students, Tom Pynchon.
And Harold Bloom, another former student.
- M. H. Abrams

I didn't say 'former president,' I said 'president,'
and I have the constitutional rights according to the constitution,
including immunity from prosecution.
- Saddam Hussein

Hey, I'm a former union president myself and also an
attorney that represented a lot of unions.
- Stephen F. Lynch

Pure love and suspicion cannot dwell together:
at the door where the latter enters,
the former makes its exit.
- Alexandre Dumas

I think it's less risky for the Kerry campaign to embrace
former President Clinton than it is to reject him.
- Stuart Rothenberg

But blind to former as to future fate,
what mortal knows his pre-existent state?
- Alexander Pope

In the period from 1824 to 1833, the tendency was steadily in the former direction,
but it was only in the latter part of it that it was made really efficient.
- Henry Charles Carey

Let me start by saying, I'm utterly disgusted with
the former members of the Dead Kennedys.
- Jello Biafra

I shall omit former particulars, and begin with informing the Reader,
that, in 1792, I was strangely visited,
by day and night, concerning what was coming upon the whole earth.
- Joanna Southcott

It's hard to get into Newsweek because,
as more of our former intellectual magazines take on a pop focus,
if there's no buzz, there's no interest.
- Branford Marsalis

The former ruling class kept the community of actors
in ignorance by means of various lies.
- Bela Lugosi

(On seeing a former lover for the first time in years)
I thought I told you to wait in the car.
- Tallulah Bankhead

If war should break out between England and Japan,
the latter would suffer much more than the former.
- Townsend Harris

We planted bugs, microphones, in premises which interested us in the West.
We weren't too successful - I would have said unfortunately in former years,
but I don't care anymore now.
- Markus Wolf

We have shown, given these last three years,
that we were succeeding in fighting terrorists.
While during the first 30 years of the former governments they didn't.
- Alberto Fujimori

We are three countries that emerged from the former Yugoslavia -
countries that are now in transition and must cooperate with each other,
because our economies depend on each other.
- Stjepan Mesic

Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth;
the former course is silly,
the latter a mark of prudence.
- Democritus

I know the game wasn't a classic, but the night was
about more than that-it was about bringing back the
memories and raising money for former heroes who have
now fallen on hard times.
- David Ginola

Never let your zeal outrun your charity.
The former is but human, the latter is divine.
- Hosea Ballou

Every week Rangers have different former players come out at half-time.
Spurs should have a couple a former players on the board,
who know what the supporters want.
- Graham Roberts

Corruption is worse than prostitution.
The latter might endanger the morals of an individual,
the former invariably endangers the morals of the entire country.
- Karl Kraus

I happen to have the benefit of having a son-in-law
who was the former Mr. France and a trainer.
I like being his benefactor and I like the way he works.
- Suzanne Somers

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia,
the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave
owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Support a compatriot against a native,
however the former may blunder or plunder.
- Richard Francis Burton

Some wars have been due to the lust of rulers for power and glory,
or to revenge to wipe out the humiliation of a former defeat.
- John Boyd Orr

As a former teacher and a mother and grandmother,
I know firsthand the importance of a quality education.
- Sue Kelly

The difference in the education of men and women must
give the former great advantages over the latter,
even where geniuses are equal.
- Samuel Richardson

We've been able to access deals that under our former
relationship with Disney -
with tax advantages and strategic partners -
that we just weren't able to do.
- Harvey Weinstein

If a man like Malcolm X could change and repudiate racism,
if I myself and other former Muslims can change,
if young whites can change, then there is hope for America.
- Eldridge Cleaver

They said that Seven was a former Borg who had been
human and had been assimilated.
She was regaining her humanity.
I had no interest in this character.
- Jeri Ryan

All that seems indispensible in stating the account
between the dead and the living,
is to see that the debts against the latter do not
exceed the advances made by the former.
- James Madison

But no one can praise Roosevelt for doing this and
then insist that he restored our traditional political
and economic systems to their former vitality.
- John T. Flynn

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men.
True nobility lies in being superior to your former self.
- Elijah Wood

Quality child care, health insurance coverage,
and training make it possible for former welfare recipients to get,
and keep, jobs.
- Mel Carnahan

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

I still owe a duty of loyalty to my clients and former clients,
so I cannot specify which clients I did not especially find congenial,
but the cause was the same.
- Floyd Abrams

I met David Smith through my former wife,
Cornelia, who'd studied with him.
- Kenneth Noland

Faith is different from proof; the latter is human,
the former is a Gift from God.
- Blaise Pascal

Poets and heroes are of the same race,
the latter do what the former conceive.
- Alphonse de Lamartine

There is not one single place built in this country
that did not have a former Arab population.
- Moshe Dayan

As a former cop, I respect and appreciate those who've
dedicated their lives to serving others as well as
those who appreciate the rule of law and honor it.
- Dave Reichert

The jealousy and resentment that animate the terrorists
also affect many of our former cold war allies.
- Richard Perle

The poor man wishes to conceal his poverty,
and the rich man his wealth: the former fears lest he be despised,
the latter lest he be plundered.
- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

We distinguish the excellent man from the common man
by saying that the former is the one who makes great demands on himself,
and the latter who makes no demands on himself.
- Jose Ortega y Gasset

Your former Fathers the Spaniards have now no further Authority over you.
- Zebulon Pike

CAIR officials or former officials have been arrested
on charges related to terrorism yet all it offers is
silence and stonewalling in discussing what are its real motives.
- Paul Weyrich

The individual is capable of both great compassion and great indifference.
He has it within his means to nourish the former and outgrow the latter.
- Norman Cousins

Soon after I returned to private practice,
former Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger called me one day.
- Fred F. Fielding

Don't confuse hypothesis and theory.
The former is a possible explanation;
the latter,
the correct one.
The establishment of theory is the very purpose of science.
- Martin H. Fischer

The object of all the former voyages to the South Seas
undertaken by the command of his present majesty,
has been the advancement of science and the increase of knowledge.
- William Bligh

Former Olympians also get paid to make appearances.
Many of them won their medals in an era when Olympic
success didn't go hand-in-hand with financial success.
- Mary Lou Retton

If you look at where presidents come from,
they're former governors or senators.
- Eleanor Clift


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