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Some things will never seem adequate
no matter how hard we try.
- from the movie White Man's Burden

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Things are seldom what they seem.
- William S. Gilbert (Gilbert and Sullivan: HMS Pinafore)

Ordinary people seem not to realize
that those who really apply themselves
in the right way to philosophy
are directly and of their own accord
preparing themselves for dying and death.
- Socrates

People do not seem to realize that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

People that seem so glorious are all show;
underneath they are like everyone else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Whatever you do may seem insignificant to you,
but it is most important that you do it.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Be as you wish to seem.
- Socrates

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You are braver than you believe,
stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

I find that the harder I work,
the more luck I seem to have.
- Thomas Jefferson

I am an optimist.
It does not seem too much use being anything else.
- Winston Churchill

People seem not to see that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

What you seem to be, be really.
- Benjamin Franklin

Nothing I say can explain to you Divine Love
Yet all of creation cannot seem to stop talking about it.
- Rumi

It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals,
because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out.
Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together...
there is something you must always remember.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think.
But the most important thing is, even if we're apart...
I'll always be with you.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

If you would convince others,
seem open to conviction yourself.
- Lord Chesterfield

In all things and in all ways,
choice impacts virtually every element of our life.
It bears repeating that even those things
which seem out of reach of our choice
are governed by how we choose to perceive them.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Men kick friendship around like a football,
but it doesn't seem to crack.
Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Don't fall for looks, they can deceive.
Don't fall for wealth, in the end it fades away.
Find someone who makes you smile
because it takes only a smile to make a dark day seem bright.
- Anonymous

Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does.
Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.
- James A. Baldwin

Overall the fundamentals seem to be there and he's
obviously got a very mature head on his shoulders.
He's got a kind of presence.
- Nick Price

The world is governed more by appearance than realities
so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it.
- Daniel Webster

I never did very well in math - I could never seem
to persuade the teacher that I hadn't meant my answers literally.
- Calvin Trillin

Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious
as to have friends at a distance;
they make the latitudes and the longitudes.
- Henry David Thoreau

I've got to go.
That's one of the penalties of being a doctor.
I never seem to finish a conversation.
- Robert M. Fresco

Color in certain places has the great value of making
the outlines and structural planes seem more energetic.
- Antonio Gaudi

If I seem to boast more than is becoming,
my excuse is that I brag
for humanity rather than for myself.
- Henry David Thoreau

I always seem to get inspiration and renewed vitality
by contact with this great novel land of yours
which sticks up out of the Atlantic.
- Winston Churchill

We seem to have a compulsion these days to bury time
capsules in order to give those people living in the
next century or so some idea of what we are like.
- Alfred Hitchcock

The real 1960s began on the afternoon of November 22,
1963.
It came to seem that Kennedy's murder opened some malign
trap door in American culture,
and the wild bats flapped out.
- Lance Morrow

I like trees because they seem more resigned to the
way they have to live than other things do.
- Willa Cather

We are strange beings, we seem
to go free, but we go in chains -
chains of training, custom, convention,
association, environment -
in a word, Circumstance -
and against these bonds
the strongest of us struggle in vain.
- Mark Twain

When I investigate and when I discover that the forces
of the heavens and the planets are within ourselves,
then truly I seem to be living among the gods.
- Leon Battista Alberti

So many of our dreams at first seem impossible,
then they seem improbable, and then,
when we summon the will,
they soon become inevitable.
- Christopher Reeve

Too many people are thinking of security
instead of opportunity.
They seem more afraid of life than death.
- James F. Bymes

Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does
any harm to ask for what you want.
- Joseph Wood Krutch

Oh, Shrek. Don't worry.
Things just seem bad because it's dark and rainy
and Fiona's father hired a sleazy hitman to whack you.
- the movie Shrek 2

Every great film should seem new every time you see it.
- Roger Ebert

No matter how much cats fight,
there always seem to be plenty of kittens.
- Abraham Lincoln

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

In some mysterious way woods have never seemed to me to be static things.
In physical terms, I move through them;
yet in metaphysical ones,
they seem to move through me.
- John Fowles

Balanced budget requirements seem more likely to produce
accounting ingenuity than genuinely balanced budgets.
- Thomas Sowell

Fashion is the science of appearances,
and it inspires one with the desire to seem rather than to be.
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

There is a price for popularity.
Critics look for your weaknesses, your flaws,
anything that makes the work seem like a fluke and
not seem worthy of all the attention it's getting.
- Terry McMillan

Families, particularly, tend to be the ones that you
take the most for granted.
They seem to slip under the radar, all those important things -
it almost becomes second nature to do so.
- Adam Garcia

The dearest days in one's life are those that seem
very far and very near at once.
- Abraham Cahan

If there is a God, atheism must seem to Him as less
of an insult than religion.
- Edmond de Goncourt

I am afraid I am a constant disappointment to my party.
The fact of the matter is, the longer I am president
the less of a party man I seem to become.
- William Howard Taft

I seem to find different material every four to six
months and I frequently forget it which is a shame
because it would be nice to have a bigger library.
- Leo Kottke

It's pretty far, but it doesn't seem like it.
- Yogi Berra

Some of the folks on both sides might be sincere,
but it does seem as if it is only the opposition that
cares about the Bill of Rights most of the time.
- James Bovard

I seem to have a knack for picking movies that go on to be cult favorites.
- Kurt Russell

Jesus and Lincoln, Moses and Jefferson can seem so long gone,
so unbelievable, so dead.
- Sarah Vowell

That man is not truly brave who is afraid either to seem or to be,
when it suits him, a coward.
- Edgar Allan Poe

People seem to forget that one reason they are now
thinking differently is Freud's legacy itself.
- Peter Gay

Nothing you do for children is ever wasted.
They seem not to notice us, hovering,
averting our eyes, and they seldom offer thanks,
but what we do for them is never wasted.
- Garrison Keillor

Conversation didn't seem necessary when I put the accordion
down and swung some young lady around the floor.
- Lawrence Welk

The eye of a human being is a microscope,
which makes the world seem bigger than it really is.
- Khalil Gibran

The only people left in America who seem not to be
artists are illustrators.
- Brad Holland

I don't think I make much of a distinction between
the 'real' and the 'fantastic.'
They both seem to be threads in the same cloth as far as I'm concerned.
- Alice Hoffman

Adam knew Eve his wife and she conceived.
It is a pity that this is still the only knowledge
of their wives at which some men seem to arrive.
- F. H. Bradley

I believe things happen that can't be explained,
but so many people seem intent on explaining them.
Everyone has an answer for them.
Either aliens or things from the spirit world.
- Harold Ramis

The problems seem so easy out there on the stump.
Deficits shrink with a rhetorical flourish.
- Hugh Sidey

The funny thing is, strangers still seem to feel comfortable
coming up to me and saying things,
but now usually it's because they recognize me,
and they say nice things.
- Todd Solondz

So then, when I speak to you, I speak to myself.
If I seem to warn or to rebuke you, it is not so much you,
as myself, to whom the warning or the rebuke is addressed.
- Joseph Barber Lightfoot

Before my tenure, people didn't seem to think that
citizens had a right to limit the size of their government.
- William Weld

When Thomas Edison worked late into the night on the electric light,
he had to do it by gas lamp or candle.
I'm sure it made the work seem that much more urgent.
- George Carlin

I just can't seem to write songs about peace and love.
Yeah right, how do you get that?
- Siobhan Fahey

If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard,
just keep putting off doing it.
- Olin Miller

An identity would seem to be arrived at by the way
in which the person faces and uses his experience.
- James Baldwin

It's now expected of me that I will defy expectation,
so I really generally seem to be free to write what I want.
- Jonathan Lethem


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