relatives

A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on experience, justice, and relatives

We are ashamed of everything that is real about us; ashamed of ourselves, of our relatives, of our incomes, of our accents, of our opinions,of our experience, just as we are ashamed of our naked skins.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: Man and Superman

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A Quote by Franklin P. Jones on acquaintance, criticism, friendship, honesty, and relatives

Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.

Franklin P. Jones (1906 -)

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A Quote by Elizabeth Garrett Anderson on anxiety, death, duty, home, life, motherhood, pain, and relatives

[My mother] speaks of my step being a source of life-long pain to her, that it is a living death, etc. By the same post I had several letters from anxious relatives, telling me that it was my duty to come home and thus ease my mother's anxiety.

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson (1836 - 1917)

Source: Letter, 17 Aug 1860, to her Emily Davies

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A Quote by Douglas Noel Adams on brothers, relatives, sister, time, and travel

Time, we know, is relative. You can travel light years through the stars and back, and if you do it at the speed of light then, when you return, you may have aged mere seconds while your twin brother or sister will have aged twenty, thirty, forty or however many years it is, depending on how far you traveled. This will come to you as a profound shock, particularly if you didn't know you had a twin brother or sister.

Douglas Noel Adams (1952 - 2001)

Source: Mostly Harmless, 1992

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A Quote by Charles Proteus Steinmetz on mathematics, men, proof, relatives, and science

Mathematics is the most exact science, and its conclusions are capable of absolute proof. But this is so only because mathematics does not attempt to draw absolute conclusions. All mathematical truths are relative, conditional. In E. T. Bell Men of Mathematics, New York: Simona and Schuster, 1937.

Charles Proteus Steinmetz (1865 - 1923)

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A Quote by Boyd K. Packer on children, fatherhood, god, and relatives

Get to Know Yourself Once you start getting acquainted with yourselves, finding out who you are and where you belong and who your relatives are, spiritually speaking as well as in the earthly frame of reference, you come to the astounding, overwhelming realization that you are a child of God-that you belong to Him, that He is your Father. He is our Father.

Boyd K. Packer (1924 -)

Source: at BYU, March 21,1962, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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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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A Quote by Arthur Buller on day, home, and relatives

There was a young lady named Bright, Whose speed was far faster than light: She set out one day In a relative way, And returned home the previous night.

Arthur Buller (1874 - 1944)

Source: Limerick in Punch, 19 Dec. 1923

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on relatives and worth

RANK, n. Relative elevation in the scale of human worth.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on relatives and universe

MAGNITUDE, n. Size [that is] purely relative. If everything in the universe were increased 1,000 diameters nothing would be any larger than it was before, but if one thing remain unchanged all the others would be larger than they had been.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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