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Published Saturday, July 16, 2016 @ 11:28 AM EDT
Jul 16 2016

The more a man cultivates the arts, the less randy he becomes.
Charles Baudelaire

The more a man dreams, the less he believes.
H.L. Mencken

The more alike men are, the weaker each feels in the face of all.
Alexis de Tocqueville

The more articulate one is, the more dangerous words become.
May Sarton

The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us the less taste we shall have for the destruction of our race. Wonder and humility are wholesome emotions, and they do not exist side by side with a lust for destruction.
Rachel Carson

The more complex the world situation becomes, the more scientific and rational analysis you have to have, the less you can do with simple good will and sentiment.
Reinhold Neibuhr

The more complicated and powerful the job, the more rudimentary the preparation for it.
William F. Buckley, Jr.

The more control, the more that requires control. This is the road to chaos.
Frank Herbert

The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
Tacitus

The more data banks record about us, the less we exist.
Marshall McLuhan

The more decisions that you are forced to make alone, the more you are aware of your freedom to choose.
Thornton Wilder

The more defects a man may have, the older he is, the less lovable, the more resounding his success.
Marquis de Sade

The more elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate.
Joseph Priestly

The more enormous our wealth, the more extensive our fears, all our possessions are paled up with new edicts every day, and hung round with gibbets to scare every invader.
Oliver Goldsmith

The more exquisite any good is, of which a small specimen is afforded us, the sharper is the evil, allied to it; and few exceptions are found to this uniform law of nature.
David Hume

The more extensive a man's knowledge of what has been done, the greater will be his power of knowing what to do.
Isaac Disraeli

The more gold a man wears around his neck, the more worthless he thinks himself to be.
Michael O'Donoghue

The more horrifying this world becomes, the more art becomes abstract.
Ellen Key

The more I examine the universe and the details of its architecture, the more evidence I find that the universe in some sense must have known we were coming.
Freeman Dyson

The more I learn about the universe, the less convinced I am that there's any sort of benevolent force that has anything to do with it, at all.
Neil deGrasse Tyson

The more I love humanity in general, the less I love man in particular.
Fyodor Dostoevsky

The more I practice the luckier I get.
Arnold Palmer

The more I see of men, the more I admire dogs.
Madame Roland

The more I see of the monied classes, the more I understand the guillotine.
George Bernard Shaw

The more I think about it, the more I agree with the bees: worship the Queen and kill the unemployed.
Arthur Lotti

The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.
Richard Bach

The more lies are told, the more important it becomes for the liars to justify themselves by deep moral commitments to high-sounding objectives that mask the pursuit of money and power.
Bertram Gross

The more men have to lose, the less willing are they to venture.
Thomas Paine

The more money an American accumulates, the less interesting he becomes.
Gore Vidal

The more necessary a thing is for living beings, the more easily it is found and the cheaper it is; the less necessary it is, the rarer and dearer it is.
Maimonides

The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one's appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship.
Amelia Earhart

The more one forgets himself- by giving himself to a cause to serve or another person to love- the more human he is and the more he actualizes himself.
Viktor Frankl

The more one is absorbed in fighting evil, the less one is tempted to place the good in question.
Jean-Paul Sartre

The more one judges, the less one loves.
Honoré de Balzac

The more one learns, the more he understands his ignorance.
Louis L'Amour

The more one listens to ordinary conversations the more apparent it becomes that the reasoning faculties of the brain take little part in the direction of the vocal organs.
Edgar Rice Burroughs

The more one produces, the less one gets.
Norman Augustine

The more one suffers, the more, I believe, one has a sense of the comic. It is only by the deepest suffering that one acquires the authority in the art of the comic.
Søren Kierkegaard

The more one talks, the less the words mean.
Jean-Luc Godard

The more opinions you have, the less you see.
Wim Wenders

The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterward.
Arthur Koestler

The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.
Aldous Huxley

The more precise the measurement of position, the more imprecise the measurement of momentum, and vice versa. ('The Uncertainty Principle' of quantum mechanics).
Werner Heisenberg

The more reason we have to pay attention to life, the less we have to pay attention to death.
B.F. Skinner

The more refined one is, the more unhappy.
Anton Chekhov

The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
Jean-Paul Sartre

The more simple we are, the more complete we become.
Auguste Rodin

The more sophisticated we get, the more advanced our buildings and vehicles become, the more vulnerable we are.
Stephen Ambrose

The more that learn to read the less learn how to make a living. That's one thing about a little education. It spoils you for actual work. The more you know the more you think somebody owes you a living.
Will Rogers

The more that people understand about the secret machinery of the universe, the less likely it is that they will be duped and victimized by television and politicians.
Rudy Rucker

The more they know, the more they'll understand. The more they understand, the more they'll care. Once they care, there's no stopping them.
Sam Walton

The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is.
George Bernard Shaw

The more things change, the more they stay the same.
Alphonse Karr

The more underdeveloped the country, the more overdeveloped the women.
John Kenneth Galbraith

The more useless the application, the better the graphics.
Variously attributed

The more virtuous a man is himself, the less does he suspect baseness in others.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

The more wants a man has, the less freedom.
Taylor Caldwell

The more we count the blessings we have, the less we crave the luxuries we haven't.
William Arthur Ward

The more we desire for that which is superfluous, the more we meet with difficulties; our strength and possessions are spent in unnecessary things, and are wanting when required for that which is necessary.
Maimonides

The more we do, the more we can do; the more busy we are, the more leisure we have.
William Hazlitt

The more we elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate.
J.B. Priestley

The more we find to love, the more we add to the measure of our hearts.
Lloyd Alexander

The more we live by our intellect, the less we understand the meaning of life.
Leo Tolstoy

The more we love our friends, the less we flatter them;

It is by excusing nothing that pure love shows itself.
Molière (Jean-Baptiste Poquelin)

The more we refuse to buy into our inner critics- and our external ones too- the easier it will get to have confidence in our choices, and to feel comfortable with who we are- as women and as mothers.
Arianna Huffington

The more wonderful the means of communication, the more trivial, tawdry, or depressing its contents seemed to be.
Arthur C. Clarke

The more you approach infinity, the deeper you penetrate terror.
Gustave Flaubert

The more you are talked about the less powerful you are.
Benjamin Disraeli

The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
Noam Chomsky

The more you know, the harder it is to take decisive action. Once you become informed, you start seeing complexities and shades of gray. You realize that nothing is as clear and simple as it first appears. Ultimately, knowledge is paralyzing.
Bill Watterson

The more you know, the sadder you get.
Stephen Colbert

The more you learn about the dignity of the gorilla, the more you want to avoid people.
Dian Fossey

The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.
Norman Vincent Peale

The more you make people alike, the more competition you have. Competition is based on the principle of conformity.
Marshall McLuhan

The more you put in your brain, the more it will hold- if you have one.
Rex Stout

The more you read and observe about this Politics thing, you got to admit that each party is worse than the other. The one that's out always looks the best.
Will Rogers

The more you say, the less people remember. The fewer the words, the greater the profit.
Francois Fenelon

The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war.
George S. Patton

The more you try to pin a word down, the more you realize that it has its own cape, sword and little hat.
Roy Blount, Jr.


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