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    Have a tiger by the tail

    To have a task or situation that you are not prepared for or which is a bigger challenge that you expected

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    Made to measure

    Clothing that is made especially to fit the measurements of someone

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    Off the rack

    (an article of clothing that is) available for immediate purchase, ready-made

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    Local color

    The traditional features of a place which give it its own character

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    Come up trumps

    To complete something well or successfully, to have a better performance or outcome than is expected (trumps are playing cards that are chosen to be ranked higher than the other cards)

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    Par for the course

    What is normal or expected in a given situation (par is the usual number of strokes needed to go around a golf course)

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    Punch above one's weight

    To fight at a level that is above what would be expected of you

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    Up to par

    At an expected level or quality, at the usual level or quality (par in golf is the usual number of strokes needed to go around a golf course)

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    As wise as Solomon

    Very wise (Solomon is a character in the Bible)

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    Come on strong

    To overwhelm others with very strong language or personality

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    Sweetheart deal

    A deal made between friends or businesses so that both may receive a benefit

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    Reach a stalemate

    Become still in one point; to reach a position where no progress is made

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    Citizen's arrest

    An arrest which may be made by an ordinary citizen without a warrant when somebody commits a crime

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    Class action lawsuit

    A lawsuit that is made on behalf of a group of persons in a similar situation or who have suffered a similar wrong

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    Post mortem

    A medical examination of a body made after death to determine the cause of death

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    Quid pro quo

    Something for something (quid pro quo is from Latin), mutual concessions made by the parties in a transaction

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    Spirit of the law

    Something as it is meant to be and not as it is stated exactly, what the people who made the law wanted to achieve

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    Dirty one`s hands

    To hurt one's character or reputation, to do a bad or shameful thing

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    In one's blood

    To be built into one's personality or character

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    Stuff one's face

    To eat a lot in a short time

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    Toe the line/mark

    To follow the rules, to do what one is expected to do

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    Made for each other

    To get along extremely well with another person

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    A match made in heaven

    A couple who get along perfectly

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    Make the grade

    To be satisfactory and of an expected level

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    Catch-22

    A situation in which whatever decision is made the outcome will have negative consequences, a basically no-win situation

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    Eleventh-hour decision

    A decision made at the very last moment; rushed decision

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    Two of a kind

    People or things that are of the same type or are similar in character or attitude etc.

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    The jury is still out on (someone or something)

    A decision has not been reached on someone or something (used often and in a casual manner when one has not made a decision about something)

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    A miscarriage of justice

    A wrong or mistaken decision made in a court of law

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    To be made a scapegoat

    Bear the responsibility for someone else's mistakes; to be blamed for something without justification

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    Barack Obama

    I know my country has not perfected itself. At times, we've struggled to keep the promise of liberty and equality for all of our people. We've made our share of mistakes, and there are times when our actions around the world have not lived up to our best intentions.

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    Martin Luther King, Jr.

    I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

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    Roger Tory Peterson

    I consider myself to have been the bridge between the shotgun and the binoculars in bird watching. Before I came along, the primary way to observe birds was to shoot them and stuff them.

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    Joel Osteen

    God didn't make a mistake when He made you. You need to see yourself as God sees you.

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    Paul Valery

    God made everything out of nothing, but the nothingness shows through.

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    Eric Liddell

    God made me fast. And when I run, I feel His pleasure.

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    Dwight L. Moody

    God never made a promise that was too good to be true.

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    Dan Gable

    Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.

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    Dalai Lama

    Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.

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    Pierre Corneille

    Happiness seems made to be shared.

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    Sam Ewing

    Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all.

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    Oscar Wilde

    How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being.

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    Earl Warren

    Ben Franklin may have discovered electricity- but it is the man who invented the meter who made the money.

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    Malcolm Forbes

    By the time we've made it, we've had it.

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    Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.

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    Booker T. Washington

    Character is power.

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    Sally Schneider

    Confit is the ultimate comfort food, and trendy or not, it is dazzling stuff.

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    Loretta Lynn

    Daddy was real gentle with kids. That's why I expected so much out of marriage, figuring that all men should be steady and pleasant.

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    Kenzo Tange

    Designs of purely arbitrary nature cannot be expected to last long.

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    Samantha Bee

    Don't judge me. I made a lot of money.

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    Henry David Thoreau

    Dreams are the touchstones of our character.

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    Grace Kelly

    Emancipation of women has made them lose their mystery.

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    Dwight D. Eisenhower

    Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.

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    Oswald Chambers

    Faith is deliberate confidence in the character of God whose ways you may not understand at the time.

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    Henry Ward Beecher

    Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.

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    Martin Luther

    For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.

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    Dag Hammarskjold

    Forgiveness is the answer to the child's dream of a miracle by which what is broken is made whole again, what is soiled is made clean again.

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    Henry B. Adams

    Friends are born, not made.

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    Charles Alexander Eastman

    Friendship is held to be the severest test of character. It is easy, we think, to be loyal to a family and clan, whose blood is in your own veins.

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    Samuel Butler

    Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.

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    Rudyard Kipling

    Gardens are not made by singing 'Oh, how beautiful,' and sitting in the shade.

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    Marriages are made in heaven

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    That which does not kill us makes us stronger

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    Phyllis Diller

    A bachelor is a guy who never made the same mistake once.

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    D. Elton Trueblood

    A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit.

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    Barbra Streisand

    A man who graduated high in his class at Yale Law School and made partnership in a top law firm would be celebrated. A man who invested wisely would be admired, but a woman who accomplishes this is treated with suspicion.

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    Christopher Morley

    A man who has never made a woman angry is a failure in life.

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    Charles Simmons

    A person's character is but half formed till after wedlock.

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    Saint Francis de Sales

    A quarrel between friends, when made up, adds a new tie to friendship.

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    Shirley Jones

    After I won the Oscar, my salary doubled, my friends tripled, my children became more popular at school, my butcher made a pass at me, and my maid hit me up for a raise.

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    Chief Joseph

    All men were made by the Great Spirit Chief. They are all brothers.

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    Lewis Black

    All the candy corn that was ever made was made in 1911.

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    Christina Milian

    Also, my mom and family are very important to me and I know that this is not expected.

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    Bruce Lee

    Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successfull personality and duplicate it.

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    Lydia M. Child

    An effort made for the happiness of others lifts above ourselves.

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    Amy Irving

    And you know, the baby boomers are getting older, and those off the rack clothes are just not fitting right any longer, and so, tailor-made suits are coming back into fashion.

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    Jo Brand

    Anything is good if it's made of chocolate.

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    Wilson Mizner

    Art is science made clear.

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    Amy Lowell

    Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.

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    Friedrich Schiller

    Art is the right hand of Nature. The latter has only given us being, the former has made us men.

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    Steve Jobs

    Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.

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    Kevyn Aucoin

    Beauty has a lot to do with character.

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    Al Green

    I learned more stuff in church than I did in the world.

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    Denzel Washington

    I made a commitment to completely cut out drinking and anything that might hamper me from getting my mind and body together. And the floodgates of goodness have opened upon me - spiritually and financially.

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    Joel Osteen

    I made a decision when my father passed away that I was going to be who God made me to be and not try to preach like my father.

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    Bernard Baruch

    I made my money by selling too soon.

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    Adam Sandler

    I mean, I look at my dad. He was twenty when he started having a family, and he was always the coolest dad. He did everything for his kids, and he never made us feel like he was pressured. I know that it must be a great feeling to be a guy like that.

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    Will Rogers

    I never expected to see the day when girls would get sunburned in the places they now do.

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    Bill Budge

    I started on an Apple II, which I had bought at the very end of 1978 for half of my annual income. I made $4,500 a year, and I spent half of it on the computer.

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    Francis Ford Coppola

    I think cinema, movies, and magic have always been closely associated. The very earliest people who made film were magicians.

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    Jaron Lanier

    I think complexity is mostly sort of crummy stuff that is there because it's too expensive to change the interface.

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    Stone Gossard

    I think if you exercise, your state of mind - my state of mind - is usually more at ease, ready for more mental challenges. Once I get the physical stuff out of the way it always seems like I have more calmness and better self-esteem.

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    Marc Newson

    I think it's really important to design things with a kind of personality.

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    Jennifer Love Hewitt

    I think more dating stuff is scheduling. It's needing people who understand your work schedule.

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    Maurice Gibb

    I think we have to act like stars because it is expected of us. So we drive our big cars and live in our smart houses.

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    Sandra Bullock

    I was a brownie for a day. My mom made me stop. She didn't want me to conform.

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    Jeane Kirkpatrick

    I was a woman in a man's world. I was a Democrat in a Republican administration. I was an intellectual in a world of bureaucrats. I talked differently. This may have made me a bit like an ink blot.

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    Al Sharpton

    I was raised by a single mother who made a way for me. She used to scrub floors as a domestic worker, put a cleaning rag in her pocketbook and ride the subways in Brooklyn so I would have food on the table. But she taught me as I walked her to the subway that life is about not where you start, but where you're going. That's family values.

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    Heinrich Heine

    I will not say that women have no character; rather, they have a new one every day.

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    Cameron Diaz

    I would love a family. I'm at the age where the wish for a child gets stronger. But who knows.

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    Robin Day

    I would think twice about designing stuff for which there was no need and which didn't endure.

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    George Eliot

    I'm not denyin' the women are foolish. God Almighty made 'em to match the men.

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    Charles Schumer

    I'm strongly for a patient Bill of Rights. Decisions ought to be made by doctors, not accountants.

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    Picabo Street

    I've made a promise to myself to be a 100% healthy person if nothing else.

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    Paris Hilton

    I've made all my money on my own without my family and I work very hard.

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    Bertrand Russell

    I've made an odd discovery. Every time I talk to a savant I feel quite sure that happiness is no longer a possibility. Yet when I talk with my gardener, I'm convinced of the opposite.

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    Laurie Anderson

    I've never really had a hobby, unless you count art, which the IRS once told me I had to declare as a hobby since I hadn't made money with it.

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    Meg Greenfield

    If a politician murders his mother, the first response of the press or of his opponents will likely be not that it was a terrible thing to do, but rather that in a statement made six years before he had gone on record as being opposed to matricide.

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    John Paul Jones

    If fear is cultivated it will become stronger, if faith is cultivated it will achieve mastery.

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    Joseph Wood Krutch

    If people destroy something replaceable made by mankind, they are called vandals; if they destroy something irreplaceable made by God, they are called developers.

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    Orson Welles

    If there hadn't been women we'd still be squatting in a cave eating raw meat, because we made civilization in order to impress our girlfriends.

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    Robert Quillen

    If we wish to make a new world we have the material ready. The first one, too, was made out of chaos.

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    George Burns

    If you live to be one hundred, you've got it made. Very few people die past that age.

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    Bruce Lee

    If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of.

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    Mignon McLaughlin

    If you made a list of reasons why any couple got married, and another list of the reasons for their divorce, you'd have a hell of a lot of overlapping.

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    Alan Perlis

    If your computer speaks English, it was probably made in Japan.

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    Epictetus

    Imagine for yourself a character, a model personality, whose example you determine to follow, in private as well as in public.

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    Helen Rowland

    In olden times sacrifices were made at the altar - a practice which is still continued.

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    Mark Twain

    In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards.

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    Clarence Day

    Information's pretty thin stuff unless mixed with experience.

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    John Leeson

    It couldn't sound like a dog, because K9 isn't a dog, but I made it sound as mechanical as possible.

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    John Stuart Mill

    It is questionable if all the mechanical inventions yet made have lightened the day's toil of any human being.

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    Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Judge of your natural character by what you do in your dreams.

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    Bruce Lee

    Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.

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    Minnie Driver

    Last year my boyfriend gave me a painting - a very personal one. I really prefer personal gifts or ones made by someone for me. Except diamonds. That's the exception to the rule.

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    Otto von Bismarck

    Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.

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    Augustine Birrell

    Libraries are not made, they grow.

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    William Shakespeare

    Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.

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    Darren L. Johnson

    Love is the foundation from which your decisions about your life should be made.

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    Robert Browning

    Love, hope, fear, faith - these make humanity; These are its sign and note and character.

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    E. B. White

    Luck is not something you can mention in the presence of self-made men.

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    Bern Williams

    Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.

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    Friedrich Schiller

    Mankind is made great or little by its own will.

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    Jane Harrison

    Marriage, for a woman at least, hampers the two things that made life to me glorious - friendship and learning.

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    Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Men are what their mothers made them.

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    Jay London

    My girlfriend bought me a down jacket, she said it fit my personality.

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    Abraham Lincoln

    Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

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    Harvey Fierstein

    Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.

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    Elbert Hubbard

    Never get married in college; it's hard to get a start if a prospective employer finds you've already made one mistake.

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    Marcelene Cox

    No one knows his true character until he has run out of gas, purchased something on the installment plan and raised an adolescent.

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    Diane Johnson

    Not having to own a car has made me realize what a waste of time the automobile is.

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    Robert E. Lee

    Obedience to lawful authority is the foundation of manly character.

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    Ambrose Bierce

    Ocean: A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man - who has no gills.

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    Georg C. Lichtenberg

    One must judge men not by their opinions, but by what their opinions have made of them.

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    Billy Graham

    Only God Himself fully appreciates the influence of a Christian mother in the molding of character in her children.

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    Karl Jaspers

    Only then, approaching my fortieth birthday, I made philosophy my life's work.

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    Lord Byron

    Opinions are made to be changed - or how is truth to be got at?

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    Salvador Dali

    Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality.

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    Chevy Chase

    Parrots make great pets. They have more personality than goldfish.

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    Paul Harris

    Personality has power to uplift, power to depress, power to curse, and power to bless.

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    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    Personality is everything in art and poetry.

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    Joseph Barber Lightfoot

    Plant thy foot firmly in the prints which His foot has made before thee.

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    T. S. Eliot

    Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things.

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    A. A. Milne

    Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

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    Deborah Tannen

    Relationships are made of talk - and talk is for girls and women.

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    Jean Rostand

    Science has made us gods even before we are worthy of being men.

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    Robbie Coltrane

    See, what you're meant to do when you have a mid-life crisis is buy a fast car, aren't you? Well, I've always had fast cars. It's not that. It's the fear that you're past your best. It's the fear that the stuff you've done in the past is your best work.

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    James Russell Lowell

    Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character.

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    Gary Oldman

    Speaking very generally, I find that women are spiritually, emotionally, and often physically stronger than men.

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    Heywood Broun

    Sports do not build character. They reveal it.

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    Edmund Waller

    Stronger by weakness, wiser men become.

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    Friedrich Nietzsche

    The Christian resolution to find the world ugly and bad has made the world ugly and bad.

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    Al Gore

    The day I made that statement, about the inventing the internet, I was tired because I'd been up all night inventing the Camcorder.

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    Peter De Vries

    The difficulty with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality, but must live with a character.

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    Wilhelm Reich

    The fact that political ideologies are tangible realities is not a proof of their vitally necessary character. The bubonic plague was an extraordinarily powerful social reality, but no one would have regarded it as vitally necessary.

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    Arnold H. Glasow

    The fewer the facts, the stronger the opinion.

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    Cullen Hightower

    The mistakes made by Congress wouldn't be so bad if the next Congress didn't keep trying to correct them.

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    Gisele Bundchen

    The more you trust your intuition, the more empowered you become, the stronger you become, and the happier you become.

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    Gavin Rossdale

    The only people who benefit from lawsuits are lawyers. I think we made a couple of them rich.

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    John Stuart Mill

    The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.

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    Augustus Hare

    The power of faith will often shine forth the most when the character is naturally weak.

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    Albert Einstein

    The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one.

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    Germaine Greer

    The sight of women talking together has always made men uneasy; nowadays it means rank subversion.

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    Cyril Connolly

    The true index of a man's character is the health of his wife.

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    Han Suyin

    There is nothing stronger in the world than gentleness.

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    John F. Kennedy

    Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.

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    Lin Yutang

    This I conceive to be the chemical function of humor: to change the character of our thought.

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    Martha Graham

    To me, a building - if it's beautiful - is the love of one man, he's made it out of his love for space, materials, things like that.

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    George Bernard Shaw

    We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.

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    Ellen Goodman

    We criticize mothers for closeness. We criticize fathers for distance. How many of us have expected less from our fathers and appreciated what they gave us more? How many of us always let them off the hook?

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    Albert Einstein

    We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.

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    John Perry Barlow

    We will create a civilization of the Mind in Cyberspace. May it be more humane and fair than the world your governments have made before.

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    John Kenneth Galbraith

    Wealth is not without its advantages and the case to the contrary, although it has often been made, has never proved widely persuasive.

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    Emily Bronte

    Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.

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    Paul Cezanne

    When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next to a God made object like a tree or flower. If it clashes, it is not art.

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    W. Somerset Maugham

    When you choose your friends, don't be short-changed by choosing personality over character.

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    Natalie Gulbis

    When you fail you learn from the mistakes you made and it motivates you to work even harder.

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    Khalil Gibran

    Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.

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    Laurence J. Peter

    You can always tell a real friend: when you've made a fool of yourself he doesn't feel you've done a permanent job.

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    Ronald Reagan

    You can tell alot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans.

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    Ed Markey

    You have to wait six months to purchase a fuel efficient automobile made from overseas.

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    Rick Warren

    You were made by God and for God, and until you understand that, life will never make sense.

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    To be a Jekyll and Hyde

    Being double faced; having to different sides of one's personality; having 'sweet' and 'dark' side of one's character

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    Made of sterner stuff

    Be stronger in character or personality than expected

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