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    The system of morality to be gathered from the ancient sages falls very short of that delivered in the gospel.

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    The talking oak To the ancient spoke. But any tree Will talk to me.

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    The tricky or boastful gods of ancient myths and primitive folk tales are characters of the same kind that turn up in Faulkner or Tennessee Williams.

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    The vegetarian movement is an ancient movement and is not quite a modern one.

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    The vastest knowledge of today cannot transcend the buddhi of the Rishis in ancient India; and science in its most advanced stage now is closer to Vedanta than ever before.

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    The very word baptizé, however, signifies to immerse; and it is certain that immersion was the practice of the ancient Church.

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    The violence and injustice of the rulers of mankind is an ancient evil, for which, I am afraid, the nature of human affairs can scarce admit a remedy.

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    The ways of the mind are ancient, but you are timeless

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    The whole iconography of ancient science is simply the fruit of wishful thinking.

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    The world is ancient, but it has not lost its newness.

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    The world's holy texts are built on ancient oral traditions.

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    They are at the end of the gallery; retired to their tea and scandal, according to their ancient custom.

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    They were too God-intoxicated to be "astronomically intimidated." They brought an end to such ancient evils as infanticide and gladiatorial contest.

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    Time makes ancient good uncouth.

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    Throughout its history, Islam has borrowed and adapted from other civilizations, both ancient and modern.

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    The Zen people from Ancient China, "When you're walking, just walk." It turns out to be the hardest thing.

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    This act is an ancient tale new told; And, in the last repeating, troublesome, Being urged at a time unseasonable.

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    Those giants of old, the ancient Rishis, who never walked but strode, of whom if you were to think but for a moment you would shrivel up into a moth, they sir, had time-and you have no time!

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    Those whom we call ancient were really new in all things, and properly constituted the infancy of mankind.

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    To be skeptical of the resultant text of the New Testament books is to allow all of classical antiquity to slip into obscurity, for no documents of the ancient period are as well attested bibliographically as the New Testament.

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    To love their country has been considered as virtue in men, whose love could not be otherwise than blind, because their preference was made without, a comparison; but it has never been my fortune to find, either in ancient or modern writers, any honourable mention of those, who have, with equal blindness, hated their country.

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    Too late came I to love you, O Beauty both so ancient and so new! Too late came I to love you - and behold you were with me all the time . . .

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    Tragedy, he precieved, belonged to the ancient time, to a time when there were still privacy, love, and friendship, and when the members of a family stood by one another without needing to know the reason.

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    To the ancient Greeks the word, dikaiosini,justice was often synonymous with ekdikisis,vengeance.

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    Touch is... one of the most ancient transactions, a defiance of the plasma membrane and the loneliness it brought.

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    Truth is not truth merely because it is ancient. Nor is truth necessarily to be regarded with suspicion because it is ancient.

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    Treating other people as you would like to be treated. It is an ancient, universal ethical imperative. And it requires no supernatural beliefs.

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    Trolling is an ancient problem. It's been around as long as there has been media.

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    True myths, ancient and modern, stop time because they emerge from somewhere beyond time.

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    Upstart greatness is everywhere less respected than ancient greatness.

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    Universalism as an ideal is as old as nay, is probably much more ancient than the Christian ideal.

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    Vimes struggled to his feet, shook his head and set off after it. No thought was involved. It is the ancient instinct of terriers and policemen to chase anything that runs away.

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    We need the expressive arts, the ancient scribes, the storytellers, the priests. And that's where I put myself: as a storyteller. Not necessarily a high priestess, but certainly the storyteller. And I would love to be the storyteller of the tribe.

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    Wales was in ancient times divided into three parts nearly equal, consideration having been paid, in this division, more to the value than to the just quantity or proportion of territory.

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    We all have some taste or other, of too ancient a date to admit of our remembering it was an acquired one.

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    We as black have to remind ourselves that we are a great people and we come from a great lineage. How can we say that we were Kings and Queens during ancient civilization but then turn around and say, 'we don't have privilege.' Who said that? What is that based on? Is that based on the white man's definition of privilege and what this system is showing us? Yes, of course.

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    We have assembled inside this ancient / and insane theatre / To propagate our lust for life / and flee the swarming wisdom / of the streets

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    We need the expressive arts, the ancient scribes, the storytellers, the priests.

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    "What was that technique you were using on those bastards?" "An ancient form called kicking ass.

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    We're coming into a rebirth of the planet. And some cultures have echoed it, such as the Mayans have echoed that, and it came from the ancient Egyptians.

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    We see no where the pernicious effects of luxury on a republic more than in that of the ancient Romans, who immediately found itself poor as soon as this vice got footing among them, though they were possessed of all the riches in the world.

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    What I like about baroque is the reemergence of pre-Christian religion. The art of baroque mixes ancient pre-Christian myths with Christian imagery and each reflects upon the other.

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    What is the relationship of the obvious things that we see around us to the things that we believe we understand within ourselves? This is the ancient alchemical formula: "as above, so below, as within, so without.

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    When the snipe and the mussel struggle, the fisherman gets the benefit. Ancient Chinese saying

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    With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding.

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    Where there is the tree of knowledge, there is always Paradise: so say the most ancient and most modern serpents.

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    Without cruelty there is no festival: thus the longest and most ancient part of human history teaches and in punishment there is so much that is festive!

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    When you set aside the mantle of control in the painting process, images arise from ancient layers of the psyche.

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    Whosoever loves not picture is injurious to truth, and all the wisdom of poetry. Picture is the invention of heaven, the most ancient and most akin to nature. It is itself a silent work, and always one and the same habit.

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    Why, exactly, are scientists supposed to accord "respect" to a bunch of ancient fables that are not only ludicrous on their face, but motivate so much opposition to science?

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