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Does not the very word 'creative' mean to build, to initiate, to give out, to act - rather than to be acted upon, to be subjective? Living photography is positive in its approach, it sings a song of life - not death. Berenice Abbott

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To be able to look back upon one's past life with satisfaction is to live twice. Lord Acton

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All experience is an arch, to build upon. Henry B. Adams

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The radical novelty of modern science lies precisely in the rejection of the belief, which is at the heart of all popular religion, that the forces which move the stars and atoms are contingent upon the preferences of the human heart. Richard Adams

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So that between the Cape of St. Maria and Japan we were four months and twenty-two days; at which time there were no more than six besides myself that could stand upon his feet. Will Adams

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Social advance depends as much upon the process through which it is secured as upon the result itself. Jane Addams

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A true critic ought to dwell upon excellencies rather than imperfections, to discover the concealed beauties of a writer, and communicate to the world such things as are worth their observation. Joseph Addison

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Admiration is a very short-lived passion, that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object. Joseph Addison

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The most violent appetites in all creatures are lust and hunger; the first is a perpetual call upon them to propagate their kind, the latter to preserve themselves. Joseph Addison

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He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God. Aeschylus

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My friends, whoever has had experience of evils knows how whenever a flood of ills comes upon mortals, a man fears everything; but whenever a divine force cheers on our voyage, then we believe that the same fate will always blow fair. Aeschylus

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What atonement is there for blood spilt upon the earth? Aeschylus

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This art of acting is a process I love very much. It's an unbelievably fulfilling experience for me and I look forward to building upon my art in the years to come. Greg Akcelrod

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Be thou incapable of change in that which is right, and men will rely upon thee. Establish unto thyself principles of action; and see that thou ever act according to them. First know that thy principles are just, and then be thou. Akhenaton

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Hear the words of prudence, give heed unto her counsels, and store them in thine heart; her maxims are universal, and all the virtues lean upon her; she is the guide and the mistress of human life. Akhenaton

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But if our hopes are betrayed, if we are forced to resist the invasion of our soil, and to defend our threatened homes, this duty, however hard it may be, will find us armed and resolved upon the greatest sacrifices. King Albert II

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One single vision fills all minds: that of our independence endangered. One single duty imposes itself upon our wills: the duty of stubborn resistance. King Albert II

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Chess for me is not a game, but an art. Yes, and I take upon myself all those responsibilities which an art imposes on its adherents. Alexander Alekhine

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God is not glorified in any transaction upon earth so much as in the conversion of a sinner. Archibald Alexander

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Such being the nature of mental life, the business of psychology is primarily to describe in detail the various forms which attention or conation assumes upon the different levels of that life. Samuel Alexander

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The perceptive act is a reaction of the mind upon the object of which it is the perception. Samuel Alexander

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If the Lord Almighty had consulted me before embarking upon Creation, I should have recommended something simpler. Alfonso X

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Literature is made upon any occasion that a challenge is put to the legal apparatus by conscience in touch with humanity. Nelson Algren

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Here the Frenchman, Spaniard, and Englishman all passed, leaving each his legend; and a brilliant and more or less feudal civilization with its aristocracy and slaves has departed with the economic system upon which it rested. Hervey Allen

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Even more than this, however, the sick - like lepers - were often reviled because people believed that they had brought their torments upon themselves. Peter Lewis Allen