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Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity
opinions which differ from
the prejudices of their social environment.
Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.
- Albert Einstein

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Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness,
and the word happy would lose its meaning
if it were not balanced by sadness.
It is far better take things as they come along
with patience and equanimity.
- Carl Jung

A son can bear with equanimity the loss of his father,
but the loss of his inheritance may drive him to despair.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

One is taught by experience to put a premium
on those few people who can appreciate you for what you are.
- Gail Godwin

 

Books and friends should be few but good.
- Anonymous

Everyone has a "best friend" during each stage of life,
but only a precious few have the same one.
- Anonymous

The happiest moments my heart knows are those in which
it is pouring forth its affections to a few esteemed characters.
- Thomas Jefferson

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We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
- Henry David Thoreau

I have found out that though the ways in which
I can make myself useful are few,
yet the work open to me is endless.
- Helen Keller

Few is the number of those
who think with their own mind
and feel with their own heart.
- Albert Einstein

Few are those who see with their own eyes
and feel with their own hearts.
- Albert Einstein

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

Few things are harder to put up with
than the annoyance of a good example.
- Mark Twain

Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants,
and to serve them one's self?
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

One who is too insistent on his own views,
finds few to agree with him.
- Lao Tzu

Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity,
reduce selfishness, have few desires.
- Lao Tzu

I'm kidding about having only a few dollars.
I might have a few dollars more.
- James Brown

Wealth consists not in having great possessions,
but in having few wants.
- Epictetus

True love is like ghosts,
which everyone talks about and few have seen.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

We are all "neighbors."
Our world has gotten too small for us to be anything else.
We can no longer have "us" and "them" - friends and enemies.
A person from Iraq, or Russia, or Columbia is
no more a stranger or enemy than a person from across town.
A few people everywhere are troublemakers.
Every religion provokes a few people to become extremists.
Do we need police around the globe? Unfortunately, we always will.
Do we need war? Does that question even deserve an answer?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Anyone who proposes to do good
must not expect people to roll stones out of his way,
but must accept his lot calmly,
even if they roll a few stones upon it.
- Albert Schweitzer

Men in general judge more from
appearances than from reality. All
men have eyes, but few have
the gift of penetration.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

Families are like fudge... mostly sweet with a few nuts.
- Anonymous

A benevolent man should allow a few faults in himself,
to keep his friends in countenance.
- Benjamin Franklin

You must not lose faith in humanity.
Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty,
the ocean does not become dirty.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Be polite to all, but intimate with few.
- Thomas Jefferson

History is a gallery of pictures in which there are
few originals and many copies.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

Never in the field of human conflict
was so much owed by so many to so few.
- Winston Churchill

One merit of poetry few persons will deny:
it says more and in fewer words than prose.
- Voltaire

America is becoming so educated that ignorance will be a novelty.
I will belong to the select few.
- Will Rogers

I do have a political agenda.
It's to have as few regulations as possible.
- Dan Quayle

Few delights can equal the presence of one whom we trust utterly.
- George MacDonald

Before I met my husband, I'd never fallen in love.
I'd stepped in it a few times.
- Rita Rudner

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few,
and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
- George Washington

Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog.
Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.
- E. B. White

I get along with guys; most of my friends are guys.
It's easier to trust men sometimes.
I only have a few close girlfriends that I trust.
- Paris Hilton

The politician in my country seeks votes,
affection and respect, in that order.
With few notable exceptions,
they are simply men who want to be loved.
- Edward R. Murrow

If a free society cannot help the many who are poor,
it cannot save the few who are rich.
- John F. Kennedy

Sometimes before we make a record I go back and listen to a few.
It's equally humbling and uplifting.
- Michael Stipe

Every few seconds it changes - up an eighth,
down an eighth -it's like playing a slot machine.
I lose $20 million, I gain $20 million.
- Ted Turner

Shoot a few scenes out of focus.
I want to win the foreign film award.
- Billy Wilder

You can't expect to hit the jackpot if you don't put
a few nickels in the machine.
- Flip Wilson

These are a few of my favorite things.
- Oscar Hammerstein II

Even in the Christian religion,
much of its real meaning is hidden by words
that are misleading and symbols that but few understand.
- Ernest Holmes

Only a few things are really important.
- Marie Dressler

The beauty one can find in art is one of the pitifully
few real and lasting products of human endeavor.
- Paul Getty

To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,
One clover, and a bee, And revery.
The revery alone will do, If bees are few.
- Emily Dickinson

Few people know how to take a walk.
The qualifications are endurance,
plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature,
good humor, vast curiosity, good speech,
good silence and nothing too much.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Few are the giants of the soul that actually feel
that the human race is their family circle.
- Freya Stark

The effort to understand the universe is one
of the very few things that lifts human life
a little above the level of farce,
and gives it some of the grace of tragedy.
- Steven Weinberg

What the country needs are a few labor-making inventions.
- Arnold H. Glasow

There are very few human beings who receive the truth,
complete and staggering, by instant illumination.
Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment,
on a small scale, by successive developments,
cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.
- Anais Nin

Few things are more satisfying than seeing your children
have teenagers of their own.
- Doug Larson

The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide
which particular representatives of the oppressing
class are to represent and repress them.
- Karl Marx

Few people even scratch the surface,
much less exhaust the contemplation of their own experience.
- Randolph Bourne

The artist's world is limitless.
It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away.
It is always on his doorstep.
- Paul Strand

Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
- George Washington

A few minutes ago every tree was excited,
bowing to the roaring storm,
waving, swirling, tossing their branches
in glorious enthusiasm like worship.
But though to the outer ear these trees
are now silent, their songs never cease.
- John Muir

It has been my experience that folks who
have no vices, have very few virtues.
- Abraham Lincoln

Few of the many wise apothegms which have been uttered
have prevented a single foolish action.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

Through all the relationship stuff I've gone through in the past few years,
I know there are fundamental differences in how men
and women view sex and how they view their futures.
- Aaron Eckhart

Too many radiologists still believe there is a risk from a chest x-ray.
Few radiologists can explain radiation to the patient
in words the patient can understand.
- John Cameron

Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event.
You don't fail overnight.
Instead, failure is a few errors in judgement,
repeated every day.
- Jim Rohn

Despite a few really bad days we had quite a lot of fun making Low,
especially when all the radical ideas were making sense
and things were starting to click.
- Tony Visconti

There are few earthly things more beautiful than a
university a place where those who hate ignorance may strive to know,
where those who perceive truth may strive to make others see.
- John Masefield

I'm enormously proud of the fact that Star Trek has
really not just sparked an interest,
but encouraged, a few generations of people to go into the sciences.
- LeVar Burton

Few, save the poor, feel for the poor.
- Letitia Landon

I wanted to learn a few foreign languages,
and therefore I had to go abroad.
- Ella Maillart

Very few pilots even know how to read Morse code anymore.
But if a pilot could read Morse code,
he could tell which beacon he was approaching by the
code that was flashing from it.
- Mike Ferguson

The sigh of History rises over ruins,
not over landscapes, and in the Antilles there are few ruins to sigh over,
apart from the ruins of sugar estates and abandoned forts.
- Derek Walcott

A pat on the back is only a few vertebrae removed from a kick in the pants,
but is miles ahead in results.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox


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