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The words of the world want to make sentences.
Words
Gaston Bachelard

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If you can't write your message in a sentence, you can't say it in an hour.
Speakers and Speaking
Dianna Booher

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No, no! said the Queen. Sentence firstverdict afterwards.
Uncategorised
Lewis Carroll

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A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience.
Proverbs
Miguel De Cervantes

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Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
Proverbs
Miguel De Cervantes

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He mouths a sentence as curs mouth a bone.
Speakers and Speaking
Charles Churchill

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From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.
Grammar
Winston Churchill

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Say what you have to say and first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending; sit down.
Speakers and Speaking
Winston Churchill

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To sentence a man of true genius, to the drudgery of a school is to put a racehorse on a treadmill.
Ability
Charles Caleb Colton

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We are all serving a life sentence in the dungeon of the self.
Prison
Cyril Connolly

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Pithy sentences are like sharp nails which force truth upon our memory.
Maxim
Denis Diderot

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Sentences are like sharp nails, which force truth upon our memories.
Justice
Denis Diderot

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Male supremacy is fused into the language, so that every sentence both heralds and affirms it.
Language
Andrea Dworkin

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It makes a great difference in the force of a sentence, whether a man be behind it or no.
Words
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Death is the only inescapable, unavoidable, sure thing. We are sentenced to die the day we're born.
Death and Dying
Gary Mark Gilmore

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We are all serving a life sentence, and good behavior is our only hope for a pardon.
Behavior
Doug Horton

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In all pointed sentences, some degree of accuracy must be sacrificed to conciseness.
Writers and Writing
Samuel Johnson

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The theory of the Communists may be summed up in the single sentence: Abolition of private property.
Communism and Socialism
Karl Marx

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It is my ambition to say in ten sentences; what others say in a whole book.
Brevity
Friedrich Nietzsche

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The hungry judges soon the sentence sign, and wretches hang that jurymen may dine.
Trials
Alexander Pope

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Words are the coins making up the currency of sentences, and there are always too many small coins.
Words
Jules Renard

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I still understand a few words in life, but I no longer think they make a sentence.
Understanding
Jean Rostand

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He cannot complain of a hard sentence, who is made master of his own fate.
Complaints and Complaining
Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

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All trials are trials for one's life, just as all sentences are sentences of death.
Trials
Oscar Wilde

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We are all sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life.
Loneliness
Tennessee Williams

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Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
[ Research ] Wernher Von Braun