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George Abbott

George Abbott (1887–1995)   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations (2 ed.)

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Actor: What is my motivation? Director George Abbott: Your job. Abbott, a legend in his time—he ... More
Peter Abelard

Peter Abelard (1079–1142)   Reference library

Oxford Dictionary of Scientific Quotations

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Dubitando quippe ad inquisitionem venimus; inquirendo veritatem percipimus.By doubting we come to enquiry, and through enquiry we perceive ... More
Jane Sherwood Ace

Jane Sherwood Ace (1905–74)   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations (2 ed.)

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Time wounds all heels.

This play on the proverbial “Time heals all wounds” was attributed by Goodman Ace to his

Franz Karl Achard

Franz Karl Achard (1753–1821)   Reference library

Oxford Dictionary of Scientific Quotations

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Everyone now agrees that a physics lacking all connection with mathematics...would only be an historical amusement, fitter for entertaining the

Dean Acheson

Dean Acheson (1893–1971)   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations (2 ed.)

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The rarest gift that God bestows on man is the capacity for decision.

speech, Freedom House, New York City, April

Russell Lincoln Ackoff

Russell Lincoln Ackoff (1919– )   Reference library

Oxford Dictionary of Scientific Quotations

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Common sense...has the very curious property of being more correct retrospectively than prospectively. It seems to me that one of

Acts of the Legislature of Illinois

Acts of the Legislature of Illinois   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations (2 ed.)

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The official language of the State of Illinois shall be known henceforth as the American language, and not as the

John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton

John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton (1834–1902)   Reference library

Oxford Dictionary of Scientific Quotations

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It is they [men of science] who hold the secret of the mysterious property of the mind by which error

Abigail Adams

Abigail Adams (1744–1818)   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations (2 ed.)

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A little of what you call frippery is very necessary towards looking like the rest of the world.

letter to

Henry Brooks Adams

Henry Brooks Adams (1838–1918)   Reference library

Oxford Dictionary of Scientific Quotations

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Man has mounted science, and is now run away with. I firmly believe that before many centuries more, science will

Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams (1902–84)   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations (2 ed.)

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Art is the affirmation of life.

Adams attributed this saying to his great predecessor Alfred Stieglitz

in Playboy, May

Roger Adams

Roger Adams (1889–1971)   Reference library

Oxford Dictionary of Scientific Quotations

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Many thanks for the sending me the book Biology of the Striped Skunk...Frankly, I doubt whether I shall read

Brooks Adams

Brooks Adams (1848–1927)   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations (2 ed.)

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Law is merely the expression of the will of the strongest for the time being, and therefore, laws have no

Joseph Addison

Joseph Addison (1672–1719)   Reference library

Oxford Dictionary of Scientific Quotations

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The Spacious Firmament on high,With all the blue Etherial Sky,And spangled Heav'ns, a Shining Frame,Their great Original

Charles Francis Adams

Charles Francis Adams (1807–86)   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations (2 ed.)

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In this country … men seem to live for action as long as they can and sink into apathy when

Homer Burton Adkins

Homer Burton Adkins (1892–1949)   Reference library

Oxford Dictionary of Scientific Quotations

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Basic research is like shooting an arrow into the air and, where it lands, painting a target.

Quoted in A.

Clover Adams

Clover Adams (1843–85)   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations (2 ed.)

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It's not that he “bites off more than he can chaw,”…but he chaws more than he bites off.

Occasionally true

Theodor Wiesengrund Adorno

Theodor Wiesengrund Adorno (1903–69)   Reference library

Oxford Dictionary of Scientific Quotations

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In psycho-analysis nothing is true except the exaggerations.

Minima Moralia: Reflections from Damaged Life (1974), 28

In psychoanalysis nothing is

Franklin Pierce Adams

Franklin Pierce Adams (1881–1960)   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations (2 ed.)

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These are the saddest of possible words,“Tinker-to-Evers-to-Chance.” The Chicago Cubs trio of shortstop Joe Tinker, second baseman Johnny ... More
Edgar Douglas Adrian

Edgar Douglas Adrian (1889–1977)   Reference library

Oxford Dictionary of Scientific Quotations

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We come back then to our records of nervous messages with a reasonable assurance that they do tell us what

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