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GERALD R. FORD
Seeing myself on the screen makes me cringe. I understand that I am that way - pouty.
LANA DEL REY
I want, by understanding myself, to understand others. I want to be all that I am capable of becomin...
KATHERINE MANSFIELD
If I just did it to help Democrats, I guess I am puzzled why so many Republicans would help us.
TOM DASCHLE
Someone once called Lincoln two-faced. "If I am two-faced, would I wear the face that I have now?" L...
JUDITH ST. GEORGE
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Boston has carried the practice of hypocrisy to the n-th degree of refinement, grace, and failure.
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Power is what men seek and any group that gets it will abuse it.
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Chicago will give you a chance. The sporting spirit is the spirit of Chicago.
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The Russian people, sober, are said to be a gentle people.
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I really am a feminist, though I never used to call myself that.
JACKEE HARRY
I tend to really duck down and make myself smaller than I already am.
CARICE VAN HOUTEN
I am a mystery to myself.
ANGELINA GRIMKE
I'm just like y'all — puzzled.
ANTOINE WALKER
I like hearing myself talk.  It is one of my greatest pleasures.  I often have long conversations ...
OSCAR WILDE
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Art is like a border of flowers along the course of civilization.
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I have been over into the future, and it works.
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First in violence, deepest in dirt, lawless, unlovely, ill-smelling, irreverent, new; an overgrown g...
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Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them? -Abraham Lincoln.
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The typical American citizen is the business man. The typical business man is a bad citizen; he is b...
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In all cities, the better classes - the business men - are the sources of corruption, but they are s...
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Morality is only moral when it is voluntary.
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Chicago will give you a chance. The sporting spirit is the spirit of Chicago.
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Whenever anything extraordinary is done in American municipal politics, whether for good or for evil...
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Revolt is not reform, and one revolutionary administration is not good government.
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My father would invite me sweetly to come and sit on a stool at his feet, and, as I let myself trust...
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What I love about being an actress is being able to really look into myself and understand another h...
PHYLICIA RASHAD
I am really disappointed. I can't understand why I am not allowed to race on Sunday. I never did any...
EVI SACHENBACHER
In order to understand, I destroyed myself.
FERNANDO PESSOA
I've never really tried to prove myself... I don't think I am like a great actress. I think I am wor...
ALISON EASTWOOD
I am really focused on how I can improve myself and the world around me.
RACHEL ROY
The spirit of graft and of lawlessness is the American spirit.
LINCOLN STEFFENS
That what is true of business and politics is gloriously true of the professions, the arts and craft...
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If our political leaders are to be always a lot of political merchants, they will supply any demand ...
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The longer I live, the more I feel that the individual is not so much to blame - not even the worst ...
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I have been over into the future, and it works.
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I've seen the future and it works.
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The unknown is the province of the student; it is the field for his life's adventure, and it is a wi...
LINCOLN STEFFENS
I've seen the future and it works.
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First in violence, deepest in dirt, lawless, unlovely, ill-smelling, irreverent, new; an overgrown g...
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You ask men in office to be honest; I ask them to serve the public.
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My father was slower, but he was severer than my mother, who was quick but light and irregular in di...
LINCOLN STEFFENS
I am a Ford, not a Lincoln." (On becoming vice president, December 1973)
GERALD FORD
I am addressing myself - I am addressing myself to my cap.
MOLIERE
I wasn't really expecting that award. I am very proud of myself. I am honored. It's a good way to go...
RICH FALASCA
You know, Lincoln was funny. I don't think F.D.R. was very funny. But Lincoln was funny. Lincoln...
AL FRANKEN
I think people are puzzled.
JAMES STEIN
I'm beginning to understand myself. But it would have been great to be able to understand myself whe...
DAVE BRUBECK
I am a private person. I don't need a lot of company. And I find it really, really difficult to ...
ADAM WEST
I tried to be someone else, but nothing seemed to change. I know now, this is who I really am inside...
JARED LETO
I obviously do everything to be "hard to understand" myself
FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE
Look you! I myself am nearest to myself.
LORD ALFRED TENNYSON
If you can't understand me, either you understand me or I don't understand myself.
EPHDAN
When I am myself, I am happy and have a good result.
JACK MA
I was well beaten myself, and I am better for it.
BERNARD LAW MONTGOMERY
I am not in competition with my peers; I am in competition with myself.
DON DOKKEN
I am myself for a living. I don't animate a character.
JAMES TAYLOR
I don't look at myself as a writer; I am a storyteller.
VIKAS SWARUP
I am myself of a mixed background.
QUIARA ALEGRIA HUDES
Being myself is what got me to where I am.
JEFF HARDY
I am definitely the queen. I definitely see myself as the queen.
LIL' KIM
I consider myself a leader. I am not a follower.
STEFON DIGGS
I am an obsessive flyer, myself.
JASON REITMAN
I am self-centred. I just adore myself.
DANNY DEVITO
I am a danger to myself if I get angry.
ORIANA FALLACI
I am not a dark person and I don't consider myself dark.
TIM BURTON
I am able to play monsters well. I understand monsters. I understand madmen.
ANTHONY HOPKINS
I punish myself more than anybody else does if I am stupid about my actions, and I suffer, really su...
EARTHA KITT
When I look at designer books I am sometimes puzzled why they don't share their inspiration, whe...
ANNA SUI
When I understand myself, I understand you, and out of that understanding comes love.
JIDDU KRISHNAMURTI
I never understand these "the south will rise again" people. Again? It never rose before. It tried t...
T.J. KIRK
I care not so much what I am to others as what I am to myself.
MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
I was raised as a tomboy with boys, and I never really feel like myself when I am really dolled up a...
ISLA FISHER
I understand the problems of last year, and I understand why I am here. I know what they expect me t...
BILLY WAGNER
I may not understand, but I am willing to admire.
ANTHONY HOPE
I don't know. She's at another Lincoln Day probably, another Lincoln Day dinner.
JOE BIRKETT
I have written some poetry that I don't understand myself.
CARL SANDBURG
I care not so much what I am to others as what I am to myself. I will be rich by myself, and not by ...
MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
If I am to care for people in hospital I really must know every aspect of their treatment and to und...
PRINCESS OF WALES DIANA
If I am to care for people in hospital I really must know every aspect of their treatment and to und...
PRINCESS DIANA
God made me the way I am, and I accept myself. I am who I am, and I'm proud of myself.
CASTER SEMENYA
A lot of people, for reasons I can't understand, are puzzled to learn I drive. In fact I have been d...
BARRY HUMPHRIES
For myself, personally, I am never really aware of timing or anything because I am passionate about ...
COLM WILKINSON
I am myself indifferent honest.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
I'm really puzzled by why people in societies find it difficult to work collaboratively together...
MICHAEL PORTER
I am myself indifferent honest.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
When someone asked Abraham Lincoln, after he was elected president, what he was going to do about hi...
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I see myself as a bit of a traveller. I am a workaholic.
RICKI-LEE COULTER
I am lonely, I am lonely, I am lonely, I am lonely, I am lonely. How appropriate that I write this t...
RICHARD PAUL EVANS
Never will I degrade myself to prove I am worthy.
TYLER J. HEBERT
I am no longer a rare breed, I am an endangered species
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You know, I think I could eat that grain as fast as you are grinding it.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
To give the victory to the right, not bloody bullets, but peaceful ballots only, are necessary
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present... we must think anew and act anew...
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
If you call a tail a leg, how many legs does a horse have? Four, calling a tail a leg does not make ...
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
The world will little note nor long remember what we say here.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
Offering thanks in the midst of tragedy is an American tradition, ... even during a bloody Civil War...
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
We must ask where we are and whither we are attending
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
I do not expect the Union to be dissolved - I do not expect the house to fall - but I do expect it w...
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
I would find myself getting deeply distressed if I lived in hindsight all the time.
ANDREW LINCOLN
When you have got an elephant by the hind legs and he is trying to run away, it's best to let him ru...
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
Take all that you can of this book upon reason, and the balance on faith, and you will live and die ...
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
From whence shall we expect the approach of danger? Shall some trans-Atlantic military giant step th...
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new after all.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
Yet, if God wills that (this war) continue, until all the wealth piled by the bond-man's two hundred...
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
That was the major problem in the game, and the Connolly team really hustled. They did an excellent ...
GLENN LINCOLN
All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
Notwithstanding a handful of continued announcements regarding downsizing or closure, the prevailing...
LINCOLN SCHROCK
It's the first time since 1999 that we have seen a net gain in manufacturing employment in this regi...
LINCOLN SCHROCK
It just seems, to a degree, like the stars are aligned in our favor.
LINCOLN SCHROCK
It's not me who can't keep a secret. It's the people I tell that can't.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
Parents, ... are without a doubt the best line of defense for their children in trying to make sure ...
BLANCHE LINCOLN
In all that people can individually do as well for themselves, government ought not to interfere.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
Republicans are for both the man and the dollar, but in case of conflict the man before the dollar.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
Right and wrong becomes more difficult for each of us as we grow older, because the older we get the...
BLANCHE LINCOLN
For five years I worked at the [Commerce Department] and did econometric modeling, and you could nev...
LINCOLN ANDERSON
It is the eternal struggle between these two principles - right and wrong. They are the two principl...
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise high with the occasion
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the...
ABRAHAM LINCOLN