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Education is what you get from reading the fine print. Experience is what you get from not reading it. Unknown
The stage lost a fine actor, just as science lost an acute reasoner, when he became a specialist in crime. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Dr. John H. Watson, referring to Sherlock Holmes, in "A Scandal in Bohemia"
Happy the man who, like Ulysses, has made a fine voyage, or has won the Golden Fleece, and then returns, experienced and knowledgeable, to spend the rest of his life among his family Joachim du Bellay
Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing. Robert Benchley
Wait until it is night before saying that it has been a fine day. French Proverb
O what fine thought we had because we thought that the worst rogues and rascals had died out. W. B. Yeats, Nineteen Hundred And Nineteen
We have come through a strange cycle in programming, starting with the creation of programming itself as a human activity. Executives with the tiniest smattering of knowledge assume that anyone can write a program, and only now are programmers beginning to win their battle for recognition as true professionals. Not just anyone, with any background, or any training, can do a fine job of programming... Gerald Weinberg, "The Psychology of Computer Programming"
It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds. Aesop, The Jay and the Peacock
I have a fine sense of the ridiculous, but no sense of humor. Edward Albee
One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture and, if possible, speak a few reasonable words. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I sometimes think we expect too much of Christmas Day. We try to crowd into it the long arrears of kindliness and humanity of the whole year. As for me, I like to take my Christmas a little at a time, all through the year. And thus I drift along into the holidays--let them overtake me unexpectedly--waking up some fine morning and suddenly saying to myself Why this is Christmas Day David Grayson
Nowadays a citizen can hardly distinguish between a tax and a fine, except that the fine is generally much lighter. G.K. Chesterton
Poetry should please by a fine excess and not by singularity. It should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost as a remembrance. John Keats
The peril of every fine faculty is the delight of playing with it for pride. Talent is commonly developed at the expense of character, and the greater it grows, the more is the mischief. Talent is mistaken for genius, a dogma or system for truth, ambition for greatest, ingenuity for poetry, sensuality for art. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Poetry is an art, and chief of the fine arts; the easiest to dabble in, the hardest to reach true perfection. E.C. Stedman
To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment. Jane Austen
A man builds a fine house and now he has a master, and a task for life he is to furnish, watch, show it, and keep it in repair, the rest of his days. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Some people say that cats are sneaky, evil, and cruel. True, and they have many other fine qualities as well. Missy Dizick
There is a very fine line between loving life and being greedy for it. Maya Angelou
The art of living lies in a fine mingling of holding on and letting go. Havelock Ellis
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