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A Quote by Aristotle on democracy, equality, government, liberty, sharing, and thought

If liberty and equality, as is thought by some, are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in the government to the utmost.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Politics, book IV

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A Quote by Aristotle on aim, good, science, and thought

Every science and every inquiry, and similarly every activity and pursuit, is thought to aim at some good.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Nicomachean Ethics, book I

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A Quote by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov on art, conversation, god, jobs, judgment, language, pessimism, problems, and thought

In my opinion it is not the writer's job to solve such problems as God, pessimism, etc; his job is merely to record who, under what conditions, said or thought what about God or pessimism. The artist is not meant to be a judge of his characters and what they say; his only job is to be an impartial witness. I heard two Russians in a muddled conversation about pessimism, a conversation that solved nothing; all I am bound to do is reproduce that conversation exactly as I heard it. Drawing conclusions is up to the jury, that is, the readers. My only job is to be talented, that is, to know how to distinguish important testimony from unimportant, to place my characters in the proper light and speak their language.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860 - 1904)

Source: To Alexei Suvorin, May 30, 1888

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A Quote by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov on art, clarity, decisions, thought, time, understanding, world, and writers

It is time for writers to admit that nothing in this world makes sense. Only fools and charlatans think they know and understand everything. The stupider they are, the wider they conceive their horizons to be. And if an artist decides to declare that he understands nothing of what he sees - this in itself constitutes a considerable clarity in the realm of thought, and a great step forward.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860 - 1904)

Source: To Alexei Suvorin, May 30, 1888

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A Quote by Antoinette Brown Blackwell on feeling and thought

The brain is not, and cannot be, the sole or complete organ of thought and feeling.

Antoinette Brown Blackwell (1825 - 1921)

Source: The Sexes Throughout Nature, 1875.

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A Quote by Antoine Lavoisier on art, difficulty, kindness, and thought

The art of drawing conclusions from experiments and observations consists in evaluating probabilities and in estimating whether they are sufficiently great or numerous enough to constitute proofs. This kind of calculation is more complicated and more difficult than it is commonly thought to be. . . .

Antoine Lavoisier

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A Quote by Annie Elizabeth Delany on change, thought, and world

I thought I could change the world. It took me a hundred years to figure out I can't change the world. I can only change Bessie. And honey, that ain't easy either.

Annie Elizabeth Delany (1891 - 1995)

Source: Famous Black Quotations, ed. Janet Cheatham Bell, 1995.

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A Quote by Annie Besant on character and thought

Thought creates character.

Annie Besant (1847 - 1933)

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A Quote by Anne Rix Miltz on belief, mind, neighbors, prosperity, richness, sacrifice, success, thought, wealth, and world

The old thought that one cannot be rich except at the expense of his neighbor, must pass away. True prosperity adds to the richness of the whole world, such as that of the man who makes two trees grow where only one grew before. The parasitical belief in prosperity as coming by the sacrifices of others has no place in the mind that thinks true. "My benefit is your benefit, your success is my success," should be the basis of all our wealth.

Anne Rix Miltz

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A Quote by Anita Brookner on anecdotes, biography, men, simplicity, thought, and women

Like many rich men, he thought in anecdotes; like many simple women, she thought in terms of biography.

Anita Brookner (1938 -)

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