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«If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.»
«Everywhere in the world, music enhances a hall, with one exception: Carnegie Hall enhances the music.»
«It is well to remember that the entire universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others.»
«Computers have enabled people to make more mistakes faster than almost any invention in history, with the possible exception of tequila and hand guns»
«Humans are the only animals that have children on purpose with the exception of guppies, who like to eat theirs.»
«I don't believe that the big men, the politicians and the capitalists alone are guilty of the war. Oh, no, the little man is just as keen, otherwise the people of the world would have risen in revolt long ago! There is an urge and rage in people to destroy, to kill, to murder, and until all mankind, without exception, undergoes a great change, wars will be waged, everything that has been built up, cultivated and grown, will be destroyed and disfigured, after which mankind will have to begin all over again.»
«Everybody has got to die, but I always believed an exception would be made in my case. Now what?»
Author: William Saroyan (Writer) | About: Death and dying | Keywords: exception
«If, as I can't help suspecting, the dead also feel the pains of separation (and this may be one of their purgatorial sufferings), then for both lovers, and for all pairs of lovers without exception, bereavement is a universal and integral part of our experience of love.»
«As regards the celebrated ''struggle for life,'' it seems to me for the present to have been rather asserted than proved. It does occur, but as the exception; the general aspect of life is not hunger and distress, but rather wealth, luxury, even absurd prodigality -- where there is a struggle it is a struggle for power.»
«For the American people are a very generous people and will forgive almost any weakness, with the possible exception of stupidity»