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Over Private

The world's entire scientific and cultural heritage, published over centuries in books and journals, is increasingly being digitized and locked up by a handful of private corporations.

- Aaron Swartz

Measured Lives

If the lives of men can be measured in terms of years, ideologies in decades, and nations in centuries, then the unit measuring civilizations, born of the interaction among peoples, would be the millennium.

- Abdelaziz Bouteflika

Constitution New

When the Constitution was written, the founders had no way of anticipating the new technologies that would evolve in the coming centuries.

- Al Franken

African Younger

The African is my brother but he is my younger brother by several centuries.

- Albert Schweitzer

Journey Game

No golfer's journey is complete without a pilgrimage to St. Andrews, the mecca of the game. This is where it all began, back in the 15th and 16th centuries.

- Alex Shoumatoff


For centuries, the question of men needing to comprehend women simply didn't arise. Men were valued according to how they measured up to the manly virtues.

- Allison Pearson

Law Islamic

In the early centuries of Islam, the great schools of Islamic jurisprudence were built upon the above principles. Basic to all their legal systems they developed the doctrine that liberty is the fundamental basis of law.

- Aly Khan

Doing Been

Smart people often talk trash about happiness and worse than trash about books on happiness, and they have been doing so for centuries - just as long as other people have been pursuing happiness and writing books about it.

- Amy Bloom

Over Been

Opera singing is in every way of inestimable value; a real heritage for all mankind that has been reached over centuries of studies, attempts, flights of the spirit.

- Andrea Bocelli

Thought College

Then when I reached college I realized that many people had thought about the problem during the 18th and 19th centuries and so I studied those methods.

- Andrew Wiles

Big Here

When they come here, what we are looking for them to do is step up to the plate, take responsibility and get the big innings, the centuries - or take a lead with the ball.

- Andy Pick

Been About

It has taken centuries to create the freest, fairest, most prosperous societies in the world, and there have been lots of studies about this.

- Ann Coulter

Law Over

I have a fascination for extra-judicial societies and underground cultures, and in situations where justice can only be found outside the law, and how these societies have evolved over the centuries.

- Ann Nocenti

Next Prosper

Economic systems rise and fall just like empires. That's the kind of perspective we need to take if we hope to prosper for centuries rather than for the next quarter.

- Annalee Newitz

United States

If we look at the past two centuries of economic history in Europe and the United States, we see an astounding pattern. Capital will accumulate in a tiny portion of the population, no matter what we do.

- Annalee Newitz

Necessary Evil

For centuries the leaders of Christian thought spoke of women as a necessary evil, and the greatest saints of the Church are those who despise women the most.

- Annie Besant

Woman Been

Lives in previous centuries for women are largely a matter of class. It would have been fun to have been a rich, privileged woman in the 18th century, but no fun at all to be her maid.

- Antonia Fraser

Reason Through

Through the centuries, men of law have been persistently concerned with the resolution of disputes in ways that enable society to achieve its goals with a minimum of force and maximum of reason.

- Archibald Cox

Behind Methods

In those countries with centuries of a craft tradition behind their building methods, techniques are tightly coordinated under the direction of the architect.

- Arthur Erickson

Primitive Based

Civilization must be based on life. We should never forget that human life was created in and for millions of centuries, was nourished by primitive wildness. We cannot separate ourselves from this ancestral background.

- Charles Lindbergh

Names Common

Common folk didn't have last names in the 8th and 9th centuries.

- Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

Strength One Day

When a tradition gathers enough strength to go on for centuries, you don't just turn it off one day.

- Chinua Achebe

Which Very

Everyone is aware that most of the built environment today lacks a natural order, an order which presents itself very strongly in places that were built centuries ago.

- Christopher Alexander

Needs Strain

As a great man's influence never ends, so also there is not definite finality, no end, to a great survey; it runs along for centuries, ever responsive to the strain of the increasing needs of a growing population and an enlarging domain.

- Cleveland Abbe

Over Through

Through the centuries, over 1.2 million brave men and women have given their lives for our nation.

- Dan Lipinski

Some Been

For centuries, building materials were free. You want to build a house, you cut down some trees. But we haven't been thinking about the cost to the planet.

- Dan Phillips

Always Which

I feel that the Jews have always had a special connection to this part of the world, which in geographical terms was called Palestine for so many centuries.

- Daniel Barenboim

Took Types

No state, as a matter of public policy, should turn back the clock on progress by, in effect, legalizing and relitigating the same types of discriminatory laws and debates that took America centuries to overcome.

- Dannel Malloy

Which Town

We had extremely democratic town councils in medieval Italy which knew the value of working together, and every now and then, down the centuries, this spirit returns.

- Dario Fo

Song Looked

For several centuries what has passed for song in literary circles was any text that looked like the lyrics for a commonplace melodic setting.

- David Antin

Clean Energy Led

For centuries, America has led the world on a long march toward freedom and democracy. Let's reclaim our clean energy leadership and lead the world toward clean energy independence.

- John Garamendi

Other Dividing

Nationalism - in other words, the dividing of the church into bodies - consisting of such and such a nation, is a novelty, not above three centuries old, although many dear children of God are found dwelling in it.

- John Nelson Darby

Expression Spent

People who believe in freedom of expression have spent several centuries fighting against censorship, in whatever form. We have to be certain the 'Net' doesn't become the site for technological book burning.

- John Ralston Saul

Which Addressing

The basis on which the Good Friday agreement was constructed was in addressing those problems in the history of Northern Ireland, the social and constitutional problems as well as the military problems that have been unaddressed for centuries.

- John Reid

Need Christians

The biblical texts that we Christians have used for centuries to justify our hostility toward the Jews need to be banished forever from the sacred writings of the Christian church.

- John Shelby Spong

Back Will

I'm really convinced that our descendants a century or two from now will look back at us with the same pity that we have toward the people in the field of science two centuries ago.

- John Templeton

Idea European

I don't believe, in the 21st century, in the balance of power system. This is a European idea of the 19th and 20th centuries.

- Joschka Fischer

Through Which

The good is, like nature, an immense landscape in which man advances through centuries of exploration.

- Jose Ortega y Gasset

World Absurd

For centuries many of the world's distinguished philosophers have assaulted Christianity as being irrational, superstitious and absurd.

- Josh McDowell

Been Area

The great houses of Britain have, for centuries, been the guardians of much of our history, not just of the families who built and lived in them, but of the people who worked there, of the local area, of all of us.

- Julian Fellowes

New Took

Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps, down new roads, armed with nothing but their own vision.

- Ayn Rand

Which Hundred

Two hundred years ago, our precursors in Haiti struck a blow for freedom, which was heard around the world, and across centuries.

- Baldwin Spencer

Living Half-Way

We are living in 1937, and our universities, I suggest, are not half-way out of the fifteenth century. We have made hardly any changes in our conception of university organization, education, graduation, for a century - for several centuries.

- H. G. Wells

Almost Which

Almost everything that distinguishes the modern world from earlier centuries is attributable to science, which achieved its most spectacular triumphs in the seventeenth century.

- Bertrand Russell

Been Condition

Sacrifice, sacrifice, sacrifice! That's the condition of the female. Women have been conditioned to sacrifice for centuries.

- Betty Dodson

Truth Raised

What for centuries raised man above the beast is not the cudgel but the irresistible power of unarmed truth.

- Boris Pasternak

Half Full Been

The cup of Ireland's misery has been overflowing for centuries and is not yet half full.

- Boyle Roche

Border Having

India Conquered and dominated China culturally for 20 centuries without ever having to send a single soldier across her border.

- Hu Shih

Over Composers

Composers dialogue - and obsessively, bitterly argue - with other composers, often over the span of several centuries.

- Brian Ferneyhough

Over Last

The history of Europe over the last several centuries provides clear evidence of the transformative power of commerce.

- Iqbal Quadir

Over Century

Access to the Vedas is the greatest privilege this century may claim over all previous centuries.

- J. Robert Oppenheimer

Beauty White

For the past few centuries, we have defined beauty as tall, slender figures, femininity and white skin.

- Cameron Russell

Africa Suffered

Africa suffered under European dominance for centuries.

- Jacob Zuma

Strong Through

I went further and further back through the centuries to get a sense of perspective but now at least I understand why Irish history evokes such strong passions and emotions.

- James D'arcy

Always Which

The Beatles were great, but Beethoven and Mozart were phenomenal. Both will be remembered for centuries, but it will always be clear which were most in touch with the soul of humanity.

- James H. Clark

University Old

This recognition of the earlier human background, now so obvious to us, did not come all at once, for the inclusion of history itself in university instruction is an event less than two centuries old.

- James Henry Breasted

Over Meant

I've put in so many enigmas and puzzles that it will keep the professors busy for centuries arguing over what I meant, and that's the only way of insuring one's immortality.

- James Joyce

Strife Ceaseless

The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe with blood for centuries.

- James Madison

Think Took

Think about technological float: it took centuries for the wheel to gain universal acceptance. Now any microchip device can be in use around the world in weeks.

- Dee Hock

Past Country

You know the puritan ethic that started out four centuries ago in this country, needless to say - at least for the moment - a thing of the past - from what I can tell.

- James Young

Been Central

In Amsterdam, the river and canals have been central to city life for the last four centuries.

- Janet Echelman

England Salem

Witches were burned and killed in Scotland and England for centuries before what happened in Salem.

- Janet Montgomery

Nation Over

In the over two centuries since the signing of the Declaration of Independence, millions of Americans have bravely served our nation in uniform so that all generations can continue to enjoy those same liberties.

- Doc Hastings

Think Other

One of my problems, so to speak, is that, in America, we tend to think in relatively short-term. In the Middle East and Asia and other parts of the world, they think in terms of centuries or 500 years or 1,000 years.

- Jay Rockefeller

Given Flavors

The centuries last passed have also given the taste important extension; the discovery of sugar, and its different preparations, of alcoholic liquors, of wine, ices, vanilla, tea and coffee, have given us flavors hitherto unknown.

- Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Shame Over

A great wind swept over the ghetto, carrying away shame, invisibility and four centuries of humiliation. But when the wind dropped people saw it had been only a little breeze, friendly, almost gentle.

- Jean Genet

Away Educational

As our language wanes and dies, the golden legends of the far-off centuries fade and pass away. No one sees their influence upon culture; no one sees their educational power.

- Douglas Hyde

Never Been

For centuries, the horrors of war have been sculpted by artists so people would never forget.

- Jerry Speyer

Next Sure

In 1595, by order of the Privy Council, the English armed services abandoned the longbow and fought with muskets for the next two centuries and more. Nobody is sure why.

- Edmund Morgan

Some Very

Nineteen centuries would have been worth very little if we had not made some advance in welcoming the stranger, in feeding the hungry, in clothing the naked, and in caring for the prisoner.

- Edward Everett Hale

Been Acceptable

Enormous slaughter may have been acceptable in previous centuries. It simply isn't acceptable anymore.

- Edward Luck

Through Which

For centuries my father's family lived on Britain's biggest tidal river, the Severn, on which there was a huge trade with the interior, and through the Port of Bristol with America.

- Edward Rutherfurd

Back Weight

Bowed by the weight of centuries he leans upon his hoe and gazes on the ground, the emptiness of ages in his face, and on his back the burden of the world.

- Edwin Markham

Here Certainly

The Holocaust of Nazi Germany is certainly no less of a historic crime than the Holocaust that went on for centuries against African-Americans. That process of reparations, and a truth and reconciliation discussion, was extremely helpful in the country of Germany, and we need to have that here.

- Jill Stein

Harmony Greek

The Greek conception of a life in harmony with nature found its most complete development in the rationalism of the Renaissance and of the centuries that followed it.

- Elie Metchnikoff

Navigate Used

For centuries, cultures throughout the world have used indigenous technologies to navigate life's complexities. From navigator-priests in Micronesia to mystics in India, vast sums of knowledge are available if we but recognize it.

- Elizabeth Kapu'uwailani Lindsey

Thought Which

Redheads were particularly persecuted during the European witch trials of the fifteenth, sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The colour was associated with the devil, and the pale skin which most redheads have was thought unnatural and deathly.

- Kate Williams

Beauty Concerned

I am little concerned with beauty or perfection. I don't care for the great centuries. All I care about is life, struggle, intensity.

- Emile Zola

Traits Been

People have been trying for centuries to manipulate genes, enhance certain traits, and achieve racial purity, even in humans. And of course I thought of the Nazis and their efforts toward Aryan magnificence.

- Katherine Dunn

Through Lives

The militancy of men, through all the centuries, has drenched the world with blood. The militancy of women has harmed no human life save the lives of those who fought the battle of righteousness.

- Emmeline Pankhurst

Comedy Prose

Strangely, Dante's Divine Comedy did not produce a prose of that creative height or it did so after centuries.

- Eugenio Montale

More Based

Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean share a cultural heritage based on centuries of common history. And what is more, we share the same values and world view. We believe in a world order that is based on cooperation, on regionalism, on multilateralism.

- Federica Mogherini

Myself Knew

I knew there were, in myself, the souls of millions of people who lived centuries ago; not just people but animals, plants, the elements, things, even, matter. All of these exist in me.

- Klaus Kinski

Been Armament

I know that military alliances and armament have been the reliance for peace for centuries, but they do not produce peace; and when war comes, as it inevitably does under such conditions, these armaments and alliances but intensify and broaden the conflict.

- Frank B. Kellogg

Been Adequate

Adequate defense has been the catchword of every militarist for centuries.

- Frank B. Kellogg

Mind Carried

Vatican II was a force that seized the mind of the Roman Catholic Church and carried it across centuries from the 13th to the 20th.

- Lance Morrow

Been Very

Never tell a young person that anything cannot be done. God may have been waiting centuries for someone ignorant enough of the impossible to do that very thing.

- G. M. Trevelyan

Other Tries

The Treatise tries to analyze not only modern Western families, but also those in other cultures and the changes in family structure during the past several centuries.

- Gary Becker

Politics Admires

A conservative is one who admires radicals centuries after they're dead.

- Leo Rosten

Fate Through

Whatever else may divide us, Europe is our common home; a common fate has linked us through the centuries, and it continues to link us today.

- Leonid I. Brezhnev

Next Wanting

Anybody in the next centuries wanting to know what it was like to be a poet in the middle of the 20th century should read Kaddish.

- Leslie Fiedler

Mind Hundred

Good scores are valuable, but centuries stick in the mind. There are influential people who might not notice a good innings of 60 or 70, but they will react if you get a hundred.

- Geoffrey Boycott

Evidence Objects

Objects are what matter. Only they carry the evidence that throughout the centuries something really happened among human beings.

- Levi Strauss

Slow Only

The strides of humanity are slow, they can only be counted in centuries.

- Georg Buchner

Strength Through

Vision is perhaps our greatest strength... it has kept us alive to the power and continuity of thought through the centuries, it makes us peer into the future and lends shape to the unknown.

- Li Ka-shing

Which Potency

If we look at music history closely, it is not difficult to isolate certain elements of great potency which were to nourish the art of music for decades, if not centuries.

- George Crumb

Doubt Will

I have no doubt that we will be successful in harnessing the sun's energy. If sunbeams were weapons of war, we would have had solar energy centuries ago.

- George Porter

World Over

The wind from the Kingdom of Heaven has blown all over the world, and shall blow for centuries yet.

- George William Russell

Which Issue

The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the people versus the banks.

- Lord Acton

Over Engaged

Indians are usually seen as capsulized: limited to one environment, with the illusion of stability in that environment. But Indians have been engaged all over the world for centuries, in Europe, even in Asia.

- Gerald Vizenor