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Jane Rule :
Human beings tolerate what they understand they have to tolerate.
[Jane Rule (b. 1931), Canadian fiction writer and essayist; born in the U. S... Outlander, part 2, essay 6 (1981). Rule, a lesbian, was living with her lover of twenty-three years in a small Canadian community on a "cranky little island" where people were forced to depend on the help of one another.]
Jorge Luis Borges :
Imprecision is tolerable and verisimilar in literature, because we always tend towards it in life.
[Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986), Argentinian author. "The Postulation of Reality" ["La postulaciĆ³n de la realidad"] (1931), Discussion [DiscusiĆ³n] (1932).]
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William Shakespeare :
Hark, what good sport is out of town today.
[William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Aeneas, in Troilus and Cressida, act 1, sc. 2, l. 116. By "sport" he means fighting with the Greeks.]
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William Shakespeare :
Art made tongue-tied by authority.
[William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Sonnet 66.]
Thomas Carlyle :
Man is a tool-using animal.... Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.
[Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), Scottish essayist, historian. Sartor Resartus, bk. 1, ch. 5 (1833-1834). Benjamin Franklin is also cited as defining man as a tool-making animal, in Boswell's Life of Johnson, entry, April 7, 1778.]
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Marcus Tullius Cicero :
Let arms yield to the toga, let the [victor's] laurel yield to the [orator's] tongue.
[Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. De Consulatu Suo.]
Mason Cooley :
Striving toward a goal puts a more pleasing construction on our advance toward death.
[Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).]
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Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] :
The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday—but never jam today.
[Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832-1898), British author, mathematician. The White Queen, in Through the Looking-Glass, "Wool and Water," (1872).]
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Marcus Tullius Cicero :
I prefer tongue-tied knowledge to ignorant loquacity.
[Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator and philosopher. De Oratore, bk. 3, sct. 142 (55 B.C.).]
Alice S Rossi :
... social roles vary in the extent to which it is culturally permissible to express ambivalence or negative feelings toward them. Ambivalence can be admitted most readily toward those roles that are optional, least where they are considered primary. Thus men repress negative feelings toward work and feel freer to express negative feelings toward leisure, sex and marriage, while women are free to express negative feelings toward work but tend to repress them toward family roles.
[Alice S. Rossi (b. 1922), U.S. sociologist. Dissent, p. 535 (November-December 1970).]
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