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A Quote by Beverley Nichols on country, dance, electricity, life, luxury, quiet, silence, simplicity, speech, water, wine, and wit

Life in the country teaches one that the really stimulating things are the quiet, natural things, and the really wearisome things are the noisy, unnatural things. It is more exciting to stand still than to dance. Silence is more eloquent than speech. Water is more stimulating than wine. Fresh air is more intoxicating than cigarette smoke. Sunlight is more subtle than electric light. The scent of grass is more luxurious than the most expensive perfume. The slow, simple observations of the peasant are more wise than the most sparkling epigrams of the latest wit.

Beverley Nichols

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A Quote by Bernard Mannes Baruch on country, danger, freedom, future, power, and world

A dangerous fallacy is to repudiate freedom in favor of an unknown future. What else but our own sturdy reliance on freedom can explain the unexampled record this country has made? In a period scarcely twice my own lifetime it has risen from nothingness to become the world's greatest power. It has become the ark of the covenant of freedom.

Bernard Baruch (1870 - 1965)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on america, birds, character, country, men, originality, and wishes

I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen as the representative of our country; he is a bird of bad immoral character: like those among men who live by sharping and robbing, he is generally poor, and often very lousy. The turkey is a much more respectable bird, and withal a true original native of America.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on country, earth, god, knowledge, liberty, love, nations, and philosophy

God grant that not only the love of liberty but a thorough knowledge of the rights of man may pervade all the nations of the earth, so that a philosopher may set his foot anywhere on its surface and say: "This is my country."

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: letter to David Hartley, December 4, 1789

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A Quote by Benjamin F. Fairless on achievement, america, belief, careers, country, fulfillment, justice, love, mind, opportunity, and success

What is the recipe for successful achievement? To my mind there are just four essential ingredients: Choose a career you love . . . Give it the best there is in you . . . Seize your opportunities And be a member of the team. In no country but America, I believe, is it possible to fulfill all four of these requirements.

Benjamin F. Fairless

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A Quote by Benjamin Disraeli on country, friendship, and men

Cosmopolitan critics, men who are the friends of every country save their own.

Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881)

Source: Speech, Guildhall, 9 Nov. 1877

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A Quote by Benjamin Disraeli on change and country

In a progressive country change is constant; . . . change . . . is inevitable.

Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881)

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A Quote by Bella Abzug on country, economics, government, and reflection

If we get a government that reflects more of what this country is really about, we can turn the century - and the economy - around.

Bella Abzug (1920 -)

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A Quote by Barry Spilchuk on children, country, and good

The country clubs, the cars the boats,\ Your assets may be ample,\But the best inheritance\You can leave your kids\Is to be a good example.

Barry Spilchuk

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A Quote by Barbara Tuchman on communism, corruption, country, death, disease, misery, and relatives

In a country where misery and want were the foundation of the social structure, famine was periodic, death from starvation common, disease pervasive, thievery normal, and graft and corruption taken for granted, the elimination of these conditions in Communist China is so striking that negative aspects of the new rule fade in relative importance.

Barbara Tuchman (1912 - 1989)

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