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Reason itself is fallible, and this fallibility must find a place in our logic.
- Nicola Abbagnano
(Keywords: Fallibility, Logic, Reason)

I do not feel remorse. Everybody makes mistakes in war.
- Abu Abbas
(Keywords: War, Mistakes, Remorse)

We never had planned to hijack a ship. We never thought of any war plans outside the Palestinian lands. We wished that the program had not failed and then the warriors could have achieved their goals.
- Abu Abbas
(Keywords: War, Thought, Goals)

There is a requirement to ensure the withdrawal takes place in a civilized manner. We will be able to show the world we deserve independence and freedom.
- Mahmoud Abbas
(Keywords: Freedom, Independence, Will, World)

We need international support so that our people live a life of normality, of dignity, of liberty and freedom. I hope that our cry for freedom may be heard.
- Mahmoud Abbas
(Keywords: Life, People, Hope, Dignity, Freedom, Liberty, May, Normality, Support)

We have one authority and one law and everyone has the responsibility to follow that law and that authority.
- Mahmoud Abbas
(Keywords: Authority, Law, Responsibility)

We have accepted the principle of democracy and we are committed to respect the popular verdict and the result of that national consultation.
- Mahmoud Abbas
(Keywords: Democracy, Popular, Respect, Result)

We expect President Bush to implement his own vision of a two-state solution, the birth of the Palestinian State and the ending of the occupation that started in 1967.
- Mahmoud Abbas
(Keywords: Vision, Ending, Occupation, President, Solution, State)

We cannot build foundations of a state without rule of law.
- Mahmoud Abbas
(Keywords: Law, State)

We always have hoped that American diplomacy deploys itself in dialogue and persuasion rather than by ultimatums. That is the path we want in international relations.
- Mahmoud Abbas
(Keywords: American, Diplomacy, Persuasion, Want)

No state on earth can afford to allow several authorities to co-exist next to one another.
- Mahmoud Abbas
(Keywords: Earth, State)

I can certainly put myself in Israel's shoes. They are humans just like we are. They want peace and security inside their borders.
- Mahmoud Abbas
(Keywords: Peace, Israel, Security, Want)

We cannot build a viable state with a country that is disintegrating into small pieces.
- Mahmoud Abbas
(Keywords: Country, State)

The atmosphere is much too near for dreams. It forces us to action. It is close to us. We are in it and of it. It rouses us both to study and to do. We must know its moods and also its motive forces.
- Cleveland Abbe
(Keywords: Dreams, Action, Moods, Motive, Study)

As a great man's influence never ends, so also there is not definite finality, no end, to a great survey; it runs along for centuries, ever responsive to the strain of the increasing needs of a growing population and an enlarging domain.
- Cleveland Abbe
(Keywords: End, Influence, Man, Needs, Population)

I have started that which the country will not willingly let die.
- Cleveland Abbe
(Keywords: Country, Will)

It is inevitable that those to whom is vouchsafed a long life of usefulness should outlive the friends of their youth.
- Cleveland Abbe
(Keywords: Life, Friends, Usefulness, Youth)

My boyhood life in New York City has impressed me with the popular ignorance and also with the great need of something better than local lore and weather proverbs.
- Cleveland Abbe
(Keywords: Life, Ignorance, Popular, Weather)

Belief in the supernatural reflects a failure of the imagination.
- Edward Abbey
(Keywords: Imagination, Belief, Failure, Supernatural)

Our 'neoconservatives' are neither new nor conservative, but old as Bablyon and evil as Hell.
- Edward Abbey
(Keywords: Conservative, Evil, Hell, Old)

One man alone can be pretty dumb sometimes, but for real bona fide stupidity, there ain't nothin' can beat teamwork.
- Edward Abbey
(Keywords: Teamwork, Dumb, Man, Pretty, Stupidity)

Our culture runs on coffee and gasoline, the first often tasting like the second.
- Edward Abbey
(Keywords: Coffee, Culture, First)

Say what you like about my bloody murderous government,' I says, 'but don't insult me poor bleedin' country.
- Edward Abbey
(Keywords: Government, Country, Insult, Poor)

May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.
- Edward Abbey
(Keywords: Clouds, Leading, May, Mountains)

Grown men do not need leaders.
- Edward Abbey
(Keywords: Men, Leaders)

Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.
- Edward Abbey
(Keywords: Growth, Cancer, Ideology)

A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.
- Edward Abbey
(Keywords: Government, Country)

Anarchism is founded on the observation that since few men are wise enough to rule themselves, even fewer are wise enough to rule others.
- Edward Abbey
(Keywords: Men, Observation)

The tragedy of modern war is that the young men die fighting each other - instead of their real enemies back home in the capitals.
- Edward Abbey
(Keywords: Home, Men, War, Enemies, Fighting, Tragedy)

Love implies anger. The man who is angered by nothing cares about nothing.
- Edward Abbey
(Keywords: Love, Anger, Man, Nothing)

You can't study the darkness by flooding it with light.
- Edward Abbey
(Keywords: Darkness, Light, Study)

Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.
- Edward Abbey
(Keywords: Luxury, Necessity, Spirit, Wilderness)

When a man's best friend is his dog, that dog has a problem.
- Edward Abbey
(Keywords: Friend, Man)

Abolition of a woman's right to abortion, when and if she wants it, amounts to compulsory maternity: a form of rape by the State.
- Edward Abbey
(Keywords: Abortion, Right, State, Woman)

There is science, logic, reason; there is thought verified by experience. And then there is California.
- Edward Abbey
(Keywords: Experience, Science, Thought, Logic, Reason)

The idea of wilderness needs no defense, it only needs defenders.
- Edward Abbey
(Keywords: Idea, Defense, Needs, Wilderness)

That which today calls itself science gives us more and more information, and indigestible glut of information, and less and less understanding.
- Edward Abbey
(Keywords: Science, Information, Today, Understanding)

Civilization is a youth with a molotov cocktail in his hand. Culture is the Soviet tank or L.A. cop that guns him down.
- Edward Abbey
(Keywords: Civilization, Culture, Youth)

There is nothing that compares to an unexpected round of applause.
- Lynn Abbey
(Keywords: Applause, Nothing)

It's been a long time since I've written old-fashioned sword and sorcery; I'm hoping it's like riding a bicycle.
- Lynn Abbey
(Keywords: Time, Old)

My writing has to support more than my research habit, but I love to curl up with a book about some dusty corner of history.
- Lynn Abbey
(Keywords: History, Love, Habit, Research, Support, Writing)

Neophyte writers tend to believe that there is something magical about ideas and that if they can just get a hold of a good one, then their futures are ensured.
- Lynn Abbey
(Keywords: Ideas, Writers)

No one uses a ribbon typewriter any more, but your final draft is not the time to try to wring a few more sheets out of your inkjet cartridge.
- Lynn Abbey
(Keywords: Time, Draft)

Once you've invested hundreds of hours in creating a coherent universe, your story's grown to around a half-million words and can't be written as anything less than a trilogy.
- Lynn Abbey
(Keywords: Universe, Words)

Short-story writing requires an exquisite sense of balance. Novelists, frankly, can get away with more. A novel can have a dull spot or two, because the reader has made a different commitment.
- Lynn Abbey
(Keywords: Balance, Commitment, Sense, Writing)

The money can be decent, but I really don't recommend the work-for-hire route as an entry into publishing. Too many things can go wrong.
- Lynn Abbey
(Keywords: Money, Work, Publishing, Wrong)

When I have an idea, it goes from vague, cloudy notion to 100,000 words in a heartbeat.
- Lynn Abbey
(Keywords: Idea, Words)

When I'm not writing or tweaking my computer, I do embroidery. When I'm not plunging into the past, tweaking, or embroidering, I'm reading books about history, computers, or embroidery.
- Lynn Abbey
(Keywords: Computers, History, Books, Past, Reading, Writing)

I do have a small collection of traditional SF ideas which I've never been able to sell. I'm known as a fantasy writer and neither my agent nor my editors want to risk my brand by jumping genre.
- Lynn Abbey
(Keywords: Ideas, Editors, Fantasy, Risk, Want, Writer)

A good short-story writer has an instinct for sketching in just enough background to ground the specific story.
- Lynn Abbey
(Keywords: Instinct, Writer)



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