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"Divide and rule, a sound motto. Unite and lead, a better one. "
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets."
-Voltaire
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"Here is the world, sound as a nut, perfect, not the smallest piece of chaos left, never a stitch nor an end, not a mark of haste, or botching, or second thought; but the theory of the world is a thing of shreds and patches."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
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"As empty vessels make the loudest sound, so they that have least with are the greatest babblers."
-Plato
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"Political language - and with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists - is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind."
-George Orwell
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"Political language. . . is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind."
-George Orwell
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"How good bad music and bad reasons sound when we march against an enemy."
-Friedrich Nietzsche
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"A little rebellion now and then...is a medicine necessary for the sound health of government."
-Thomas Jefferson
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"Life is a tale told by an idiot - full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."
-William Shakespeare
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"I did never know so full a voice issue from so empty a heart: but the saying is true 'The empty vessel makes the greatest sound'."
-William Shakespeare
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"Remember that a person's name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language."
-Dale Carnegie
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"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by."
-Douglas Adams
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"A sound mind in a sound body is a short but full description of a happy state in this world."
-John Locke
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"I don't sound like nobody."
-Elvis Presley
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"Why should I hold back now and sound mediocre just so I can sound mediocre twenty years from now?"
-Janis Joplin
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"My Birthday! what a difference sound That word had in my youthful ears; And how each time the day comes round, Less and less white its mark appears."
-Thomas Moore
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"You'll also notice the audience and the performers are in the same room. That gives the sense that the sound comes directly to them. Acoustically, it's a much different type of experience than many people have had a chance to try."
-Joan Squires
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"We've come a long way. I don't want to sound braggadocio, but the team has matured so much since then."
-Craig Swartout
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"We are pleased that the judge's ruling recognized the sound business judgment and the sacrifice of everyone at Delta. We need to move forward with the restructuring of the company."
-Dan Lewis
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"The discipline of singing early music has a special sound -- (it's) very clear."
-John Poole
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"It's gotten a lot more sophisticated. There's more money in it and more money to hire people. And you're taking a lot of young guys who aren't as fundamentally sound because they're either coming out of high school or they've been in college for only one year."
-Jim Brewer
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"They sound stressed. They don't sound like they're having a good time."
-Ben Wedeman
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"If it's a good movie, the sound could go off and the audience would still have a perfectly clear idea of what was going on."
-Alfred Hitchcock
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"If you understand the science, there is no magic to this. It is based on sound science and engineering. ... There are no smoke and mirrors here."
-John Donoghue
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"I was irrevocably betrothed to laughter, the sound of which has always seemed to me to be the most civilized music in the world."
-Peter Ustinov
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"We have not studied all of them. Many of them may be sound, while there may be others that merit override consideration."
-Paul Larrabee
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"It is always sound business to take any obtainable net gain, at any cost and at any risk to the rest of the community."
-Thorstein Veblen
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"[He] is one of those virtuoso guitar players. Sometimes I equate him to the flamenco Jimi Hendrix. You get this kind of amplified electric acoustic sound."
-Wally Ingram
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