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Don't let the opinions of the average man sway you. Dream, and he thinks you're crazy. Succeed, and he thinks you're lucky. Acquire wealth, and he thinks you're greedy. Pay no attention. He simply doesn't understand.


Robert G. Allen


#attention #average #average man #crazy #dream

I often wish... that I could rid the world of the tyranny of facts. What are facts but compromises? A fact merely marks the point where we have agreed to let investigation cease.


Bliss Carman


#cease #compromises #could #fact #facts

It is in fact agreed that I am the plague, the cholera of the benevolent and generous men who are interested in art and that, when I show myself with my plasters, even the Emperor of the Sahara would flee.


Camille Claudel


#am #art #benevolent #cholera #emperor

Most of the time common stocks are subject to irrational and excessive price fluctuations in both directions as the consequence of the ingrained tendency of most people to speculate or gamble... to give way to hope, fear and greed.


Benjamin Graham


#common #consequence #directions #excessive #fear

We've talked to the Europeans about it. It's clear if those negotiations fail, then we are agreed with the Europeans that the next step is to take the matter to the U.N. Security Council.


Stephen Hadley


#agreed #clear #council #europeans #fail

Our embedded reporters during the war agreed to guidelines established by the military.


Jim Walton


#during #embedded #established #guidelines #military

After mature consideration it was unanimously agreed, that, to prevent as much as possible their attempting to return and molest the settlers that may be set down on their lands, a sufficient number of vessels should be hired with all possible expedition for that purpose.


Charles Lawrence


#agreed #attempting #consideration #down #expedition

The basis of tragedy is man's helplessness against disease, war and death; the basis of comedy is man's helplessness against vanity (the vanity of love, greed, lust, power).


Dawn Powell


#basis #comedy #death #disease #greed

That same night, I wrote my first short story. It took me thirty minutes. It was a dark little tale about a man who found a magic cup and learned that if he wept into the cup, his tears turned into pearls. But even though he had always been poor, he was a happy man and rarely shed a tear. So he found ways to make himself sad so that his tears could make him rich. As the pearls piled up, so did his greed grow. The story ended with the man sitting on a mountain of pearls, knife in hand, weeping helplessly into the cup with his beloved wife's slain body in his arms.


Khaled Hosseini


#cring #fables #greed #poverty #sorrow

Question: What do you get the man who has everything? Answer: a concious. That guy is so greedy.


Demitri Martin


#humor #humor






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