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Deliberation. The act of examining one's bread to determine which side it is buttered on.


Ambrose Bierce

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Deliberation, n.: The act of examining one's bread to determine which side it is buttered on.
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I know on which side my bread is buttered
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The American people would not want to know of any misquotes that Dan Quayle may or may not make. ...
VICE PRESIDENT DAN QUAYLE
The old days were slower. People buttered their bread without guilt and sat down to dinner en famill...
LAURIE COLWIN
I had never had a piece of toast
Particularly long and wide,
But fell upon the sanded floo...
JAMES PAYN
I had never had a piece of toastParticularly long and wide,But fell upon the sanded floor,And always...
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She pauses several treads from the bottom, listening, waiting; she is again possessed (it seems to b...
MICHAEL CUNNINGHAM
After careful deliberation, I voted today to reauthorize the Patriot Act.
JIM GERLACH
I had never had a piece of toast
Particularly long and wide,
But fell upon the sanded floor,...
JAMES PAYN
I can judge a restaurant by its bread: it winds me up that a lot of places buy pre-packed ones in an...
PAUL HOLLYWOOD
Not even a suicide does away with himself out of desperation, he considers the act so long and so de...
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Though a good motive cannot sanction a bad action, a bad motive will always vitiate a good action. I...
W. M. L. JAY
I never nursed a dear gazelle, / To glad me with its dappled hide, / But when it came to know me wel...
THOMAS HOOD
God is usually on the side of big squadrons and against little ones
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Path to Success: Determine where you are and the plan you have to change it. Then the wise succeed i...
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The little dogs are allowed on the big-dog side, but the big dogs aren't allowed on the little-dog s...
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The individual is foolish; the multitude, for the moment is foolish, when they act without delibera...
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To love is to act.
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As you know, God is generally on the side of the big squadrons against the small ones.
COMTE DEBUSSY-RABUTIN
As you know, God is generally on the side of the big squadrons against the small ones.
COMTE DE BUSSY-RABUTIN
He gave a great deal of deliberation to his decision. It is heartfelt.
JEFFREY STEINBACK
It is what it is, it is what you make it.
JAMES DURBIN
The charms of the wild rose, new-mown hay, baked bread, buttered popcorn, smell of coffee, frying ba...
LILY CHATTERJEE
The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which ...
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Opportunity is lost by deliberation.
PUBLILIUS SYRUS
When one is rising, standing, walking, doing something, stopping, one should constantly concentrate ...
ASHVAGHOSHA
Why should I shatter your wonderful fantasy with my boring reality? ~ Evie Snow
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Eating the bitter bread of banishment. -King Richard II. Act iii. Sc. 1.
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Each act is virgin, even the repeated ones.
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It is better to err on the side of daring than the side of caution.
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Well, yelling real loud, that's an important skill to have, too. You never know when you might walk ...
DIANE HAMMOND
. . . it tastes well, the bread which you earn yourself.
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The cup of tea on arrival at a country house is a thing which, as a rule, I particularly enjoy. I li...
P. G. WODEHOUSE
The bread which is taken, blessed, broken and shared out, is Christ, who is that ladder linking heav...
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This unusual and highly successful species spends a great deal of time examining his higher motives ...
DESMOND MORRIS
Here is bread, which strengthens man's heart, and therefore is called the staff of Life.
MATTHEW (MATHEW) HENRY
Here is bread, which strengthens man's heart, and therefore is called the staff of Life.
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What is it that makes you so angry, bothers you so deeply, that you're compelled to act?
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I will be able to determine which (leads) are good, which ones we have already done, and send them b...
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While both these statements refer to eggs, the main difference between these two rather irking state...
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The corn that makes the holy bread By which the soul of man is fed, The holy bread, the food u...
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If you once turn on your side after the hour at which you ought to rise, it is all over
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Sliced bread is only as good as the peanut butter and jelly on top of it.
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Time determines the occurrence of possibilities and impossibilities, but God determines the time for...
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Deliberation is the function of the many; action is the function of one.
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Your flour is your dream and your bread is your fulfillment. The environment in which your flour is ...
ISRAELMORE AYIVOR
The unlived life is not worth examining.
SHELDON KOPP
The enemy is anybody who's going to get you killed, no matter which side he's on.
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We're in the final stages of examining what it would take to stand on the shoulders of what exists n...
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It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.
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Nowadays not even a suicide kills himself in desperation. Before taking the step he deliberates so l...
SOREN KIERKEGAARD
Although I cannot see your face
As you flip these poems awhile,
Somewhere from some far-of...
SHEL SILVERSTEIN
I regret that I wasn't more successful with my marriages, but it is what it is.
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There are truths on this side of the Pyrenees, which are falsehoods on the other.
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If our mind was an ocean then every now and then we would have the perfect storm happening in it.Gar...
GARY F EVANS...
We live in the fairy forest of huge trees which is on the other side of the lake, said Farina.
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The bias is on the upside; the bias is on the tightening side; it is not on the loosening side.
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I am Happy and satisfied with what I am. 10000 will take me wrong, 1000 will go against me, 100 will...
NEHA KOTHARI
It must be admitted that there is a degree of instability which is inconsistent with civilization. B...
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Contrary to conventional wisdom, it is not always advantageous to engage in thorough conscious delib...
AP DIJKSTERHUIS
Some folks want their luck buttered.
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It is a lie.
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Walter Scott has no business to write novels, especially good ones. It is not fair. He has fame and ...
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The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
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That means it was not mechanical. It was not pilot error. And It was nothing that they could determi...
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Life is not long, and too much of it must not pass in idle deliberation how it shall be spent.
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While the judge is certainly within his right -- given the length of this trial and the amount of re...
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Intelligence is quickness to apprehend as distinct form ability, which is capacity to act wisely on ...
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Some folk want their luck buttered.
THOMAS HARDY
We are examining each of our product categories to determine how we can improve revenues, return gro...
CRAIG MCHUGH
The unlived life is not worth examining.
TOM MORRIS
Deliberation is the work of many men. Action, of one alone.
CHARLES DE GAULLE
Deliberation is the work of many men. Action, of one alone.
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Here is bread, which strengthens man's heart, and therefore is called the staff of Life.
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We are the ones responsible to determine whether the war that our marines, soldiers and airmen are f...
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I loved my dish towel. This one was two-toned, and had, on one side, stitchings of fat purple roses ...
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It is not knowledge, but the act of learning, not possession but the act of getting there, which gra...
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The best art is measured on its own merit. Words like pragmatism or practicalities don't really feat...
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The perceptive act is a reaction of the mind upon the object of which it is the perception.
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Deliberation and debate is the way you stir the soul of our democracy.
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That is going to be interesting. If I recall there was recommendation by Dr. (Janice) Davis to deny ...
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It is the job of thinking people not to be on the side of the executioners.
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Beer is just like food, it is food, it's just like bread say, which does go stale.
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Even though he was inside the house, I could still hear Vlad’s sardonic mutter of “Where’s a t...
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The senator cleared his throat, uncomfortable. This was probably new to him—the sensation of being...
JENN MARIE THORNE
Time spent examining another's life is time wasted; time spent examining your own life is time inves...
JIM GENOVESE
The enemy is anybody who's going to get you killed, no matter which side he is on.
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Tell your story to the universe and Let your actions speak LOVE.' No matter what it is.
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This weekend is a great benchmark for us. We like seeing what's on the other side of the state, and ...
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It is the job of thinking people, not to be on the side of the executioners.
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You release the pain of the past and press on. It's a new day, and God is doing a new thing. He want...
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SERIAL, n. A literary work, usually a story that is not true, creeping through several issues of a n...
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ACQUAINTANCE, n. A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to. A...
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PANTALOONS, n. A nether habiliment of the adult civilized male. The garment is tubular and unprovide...
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BOUNTY, n. The liberality of one who has much, in permitting one who has nothing to get all that he ...
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EXTINCTION, n. The raw material out of which theology created the future state.
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ROBBER, n. A candid man of affairs. It is related of Voltaire that one night he and some traveling c...
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Absurdity, n.: A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one's own opinion.
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LUNARIAN, n. An inhabitant of the moon, as distinguished from Lunatic, one whom the moon inhabits. T...
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WINE, n. Fermented grape-juice known to the Women's Christian Union as "liquor," sometimes as "rum."...
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QUORUM, n. A sufficient number of members of a deliberative body to have their own way and their own...
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Land: A part of the earth's surface, considered as property. The theory that land is property su...
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ARRAYED, pp. Drawn up and given an orderly disposition, as a rioter hanged to a lamppost.
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PREDILECTION, n. The preparatory stage of disillusion.
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Pitted against hard drinking Christians the abstemious Mahometans go down like grass before the scyt...
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Coward: One who, in a perilous emergency, thinks with his legs.
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Opportunity is a favorable occasion for grasping a disappointment.
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UGLINESS, n. A gift of the gods to certain women, entailing virtue without humility.
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From the vast, invisible ocean of moonlight overhead fell, here and here, a slender, broken stream t...
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He who thinks with difficulty believes with alacrity.
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You don't have to be stupid to be a Christian, ... but it probably helps.
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Edible. Good to eat and wholesome to digest, as a worm to a toad, a toad to a snake, a snake to a pi...
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Consult. To seek another's approval of a course already decided on.
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They say that hens do cackle loudest when there is nothing vital in the eggs they have laid.
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Impiety. Your irreverence toward my deity.
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PROPHECY, n. The art and practice of selling one's credibility for future delivery.
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Admiration; is our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves.
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Optimism. The doctrine or belief that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly.
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An optimist is a proponent of the doctrine that black is white.
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Appeal. In law, to put the dice into the box for another throw.
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Wit. The salt with which the American humorist spoils his intellectual cookery by leaving it out.
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To apologize is to lay the foundation for a future offense.
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The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling.
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Consul. In American politics, a person who having failed to secure an office from the people is give...
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Forgetfulness. A gift of God bestowed upon debtors in compensation for their destitution of conscien...
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The covers of this book are too far apart.
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The Senate is a body of old men charged with high duties and misdemeanors.
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To be positive: to be mistaken at the top of one's voice.
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Censor, n. An officer of certain governments, employed to supress the works of genius. Among the Rom...
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Genealogy. An account of one's descent from an ancestor who did not particularly care to trace his o...
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Woman absent is woman dead.
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DIPLOMACY, n. Lying in state, or the patriotic art of lying for one's country.
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Calamities are of two kinds. Misfortune to ourselves, and good fortune to others.
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YANKEE, n. In Europe, an American. In the Northern States of our Union, a New Englander. In the So...
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Politeness, n. The most acceptable hypocrisy.
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Calamities are of two kinds: misfortunes to ourselves, and good fortune to others.
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