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Home computers are being called upon to perform many new functions,
including the consumption of homework formerly eaten by the dog.
- Doug Larson

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Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak,
men mistook magic for medicine; now,
when science is strong and religion weak,
men mistake medicine for magic.
- Thomas Szasz

So seven new countries, three of them formerly part of the Soviet Union,
and the others part of the Warsaw Pact,
will become full members of NATO next year.
- Lord Robertson

Traditionalists will have to master techniques of sustained
activism formerly monopolized by the left.
- Christopher Lasch

 

By recollecting the pleasures I have had formerly,
I renew them, I enjoy them a second time,
while I laugh at the remembrance of troubles now past,
and which I no longer feel.
- Giacomo Casanova

Human life is held in much higher esteem,
and the taking of it, whether in private quarrel or by judicial procedure,
is looked upon much more seriously than it was formerly.
- Elihu Root

The connection which formerly existed between the Government
and banks was in reality injurious to both,
as well as to the general interests of the community at large.
- Martin Van Buren

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Formerly government was the responsibility of people;
now people were the responsibility of government.
- Garet Garrett

The orbit of human vision has widened and art has annexed
fresh territories that were formerly denied to it.
- Max Bill

The penalty of success is to be bored by the attentions
of people who formerly snubbed you.
- Mary Wilson Little

Unquestionably, there is progress.
The average American now pays out twice as much in
taxes as he formerly got in wages.
- H. L. Mencken

What is now reason was formerly impulse or instinct.
- Ovid

Happiness is an imaginary condition,
formerly often attributed by the living to the dead,
now usually attributed by adults to children,
and by children to adults.
- Thomas Szasz

I was formerly so stuck into plans.
I can now live more spontaneously.
This I want not yet to give away.
- Gabriela Sabatini

Laughter is nothing else but sudden glory arising from
some sudden conception of some eminency in ourselves,
by comparison with the infirmity of others,
or with our own formerly.
- Thomas Hobbes

Surrealism: An archaic term.
Formerly an art movement.
No longer distinguishable from everyday life.
- Brad Holland

Mediocrity is now, as formerly, dangerous,
commonly fatal, to the poet; but among even the successful writers of prose,
those who rise sensibly above it are the very rarest exceptions.
- William E. Gladstone

Is woman a religion? Well, perhaps you will have the
chance of judging for yourselves if you go to America.
There you will find men treating women with just the
same respect formerly accorded only to religious dignitaries or to great nobles.
- Lafcadio Hearn

It is a maxim among these lawyers, that whatever hath been done before,
may legally be done again: and therefore they take
special care to record all the decisions formerly made
against common justice and the general reason of mankind.
- Jonathan Swift

After that his Majesty was beheaded,
the Parliament for some years effected nothing either
for the publick peace or tranquillity of the nation,
or settling religion as they had formerly promised.
- William Lilly

Philanthropy is involved with basic innovations that transform society,
not simply maintaining the status quo or filling basic
social needs that were formerly the province of the public sector.
- David Rockefeller

I see little alteration at Lyons since I formerly passed through it.
Its manufactories are, nevertheless,
flourishing,
though less improvement than could be expected is visible
in the external aspect of the place.
- Marguerite Gardiner

As winter strips the leaves from around us,
so that we may see the distant regions they formerly concealed,
so old age takes away our enjoyments only to enlarge
the prospect of the coming eternity.
- Jean Paul

And the big question for the West, of course,
and to the Europeans is, what other countries,
which were formerly part of the Soviet bloc,
should be incorporated into western institutions?
- Samuel P. Huntington

The media transforms the great silence of things into its opposite.
Formerly constituting a secret, the real now talks constantly.
News reports, information, statistics,
and surveys are everywhere.
- Michel De Certeau

In fact, in 2002, the Secretary of Defense authorized
such support on a reimbursable basis to organizations
formerly components of the Department of Justice and
Department of the Treasury and currently components
of the Department of Homeland Security.
- Solomon Ortiz

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

As a former mayor, I know that local governments must
have control over land use decisions.
- Elton Gallegly

Thus times do shift, each thing his turn does hold;
New things succeed,
as former things grow old.
- Robert Herrick

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Undoubtedly, there are members of the former regime
that are cooperating in some fashion and then there
are extremists that are within Iraq that are cooperating with them.
- John Abizaid

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

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

Culture is the tacit agreement to let the means of
subsistence disappear behind the purpose of existence.
Civilization is the subordination of the latter to the former.
- Karl Kraus

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

A small error in the former will produce an enormous error in the latter.
- Henri Poincare

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We have copped a lot of ignorant abuse in the past,
but it makes you wonder when a former state coroner
openly attacks Aboriginal families who have been through hell.
- Arthur Murray

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

I don't fight the suburban areas or collar counties.
I get along with them; they're former Chicagoans anyway.
- Richard M. Daley

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


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