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Diane Abbott

Diane Abbott (1953– )   Quick reference

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If we recruit the 10,000 policemen and women over a four-year period, we believe it will be about £300,000.

interview

Tony Abbott

Tony Abbott (1957– )   Quick reference

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No one, however smart, however well-educated, however experienced, is the suppository of all wisdom.

addressing a meeting of Liberal Party

Raid Abdul Ridhar Mohammed

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A country's identity, its value and civilisation resides in its history. If a country's civilisation is looted, as ours has

Peter Abelard

Peter Abelard (1079–1142)   Quick reference

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O quanta qualia sunt illa sabbata,

Quae semper celebrat superna curia.

O what their joy and glory must be,Those

Ability

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…But I know a man who can.

Advertising slogan

Automobile Association, 1980s

know a man who can

know a man

Dannie Abse

Dannie Abse (1923–2014)   Quick reference

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Are all men in disguise except those crying?

‘Encounter at a greyhound bus station’ (1986)

I know the colour rose,

Absence

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When I came back to Dublin, I was courtmartialled in my absence and sentenced to death in my absence, so

Abu Bakr

Abu Bakr (573–634)   Quick reference

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Give brief orders; speeches that are too long are likely to be forgotten.

advice to his army; R. W. Maqsood

Bella Abzug

Bella Abzug (1920–98)   Quick reference

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Richard Nixon impeached himself. He gave us Gerald Ford as his revenge.

in Rolling Stone; Linda Botts Loose Talk

Accius

Accius (170–c.86 bc)   Quick reference

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Oderint, dum metuant.

Let them hate, so long as they fear.

from Atreus, in Seneca Dialogues bks. 3–5

Let

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