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  • The soundest argument will produce no more conviction in an empty head than the most superficial declamation, as a feather and a guinea fall with equel velocity in a vacuum.

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  • Charles Caleb Colton The soundest argument will produce no more conviction in an empty head than the most superficial declamation, as a feather and a guinea fall with equel velocity in a vacuum.
    Charles Caleb Colton
    English writer (1777 - 1832)
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  • Thomas Malthus A feather will weigh down a scale when there is nothing in the opposite one.
    Source: Principles of Political Economy (1836) II, I, V
    Thomas Malthus
    English cleric and scholar (1766 - 1834)
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  • William Feather A man must not deny his manifest abilities, for that is to evade his obligations.
    William Feather
    American writer, businessman (1889 - 1981)
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  • Charles Lamb A pun is not bound by the laws which limit nicer wit. It is a pistol let off at the ear; not a feather to tickle the intellect.
    Charles Lamb
    English essayist (1775 - 1834)
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  • William Feather Back of ninety-nine out of one-hundred assertions that a thing cannot be done is nothing, but the unwillingness to do it.
    William Feather
    American writer, businessman (1889 - 1981)
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  • Allen Ginsberg Democracy! Bah! When I hear that word I reach for my feather Boa!
    Allen Ginsberg
    American poet (1926 - 1997)
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  • Robert Louis Stevenson For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move; to feel the needs and hitches of our life more nearly; to come down off this feather-bed of civilization, and find the globe granite underfoot and strewn with cutting flints.
    Robert Louis Stevenson
    Scottish writer and poet (1850 - 1894)
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  • William Feather Here is the secret of inspiration: Tell yourself that thousands and tens of thousands of people, not very intelligent and certainly no more intelligent than the rest of us, have mastered problems as difficult as those that now baffle you.
    William Feather
    American writer, businessman (1889 - 1981)
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  • Bliss Carman Here's to the day when it is May
    And care as light as a feather,
    When your little shoes and my big boots
    Go tramping over the heather.
    Source: A Toast
    Bliss Carman
    Canadian poet (1861 - 1929)
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  • Javier Perez de Cuellar I am a free man. I feel as light as a feather.
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  • Eilliam Feather If people really liked to work, we'd still be plowing the land with sticks and transporting goods on our backs.
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  • William Feather If we do not discipline ourselves the world will do it for us.
    William Feather
    American writer, businessman (1889 - 1981)
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  • Anne Rice Invest in a feather duster - the possibilities are endless.
    Anne Rice
    American author of gothic fiction (1941 - 2021)
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  • William Feather Life begins at 40 - but so do fallen arches, rheumatism, faulty eyesight, and the tendency to tell a story to the same person, three or four times.
    William Feather
    American writer, businessman (1889 - 1981)
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  • William Feather No man is a failure who is enjoying life.
    William Feather
    American writer, businessman (1889 - 1981)
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  • William Feather One of the indictments of civilizations is that happiness and intelligence are so rarely found in the same person.
    William Feather
    American writer, businessman (1889 - 1981)
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  • William Feather Some of us might find happiness if we quit struggling so desperately for it.
    William Feather
    American writer, businessman (1889 - 1981)
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  • William Feather Something that has always puzzled me all my life is why, when I am in special need of help, the good deed is usually done by somebody on whom I have no claim.
    William Feather
    American writer, businessman (1889 - 1981)
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  • William Feather Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.
    William Feather
    American writer, businessman (1889 - 1981)
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  • William Feather The petty economies of the rich are just as amazing as the silly extravagances of the poor.
    William Feather
    American writer, businessman (1889 - 1981)
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