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“Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.”
Claudia Lady Bird Johnson
“Nothing is so dangerous as being too modern; one is apt to grow old-fashioned quite suddenly”
“Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it; and this I know, my lords, that where laws end, tyranny begins”
William Pitt the younger
“A shoe that is too large is apt to trip one, and when too small, to pinch the feet. So it is with those whose fortune does not suit them.”
“An apt quotation is like a lamp which flings its light over the whole sentence.”
“Neither love nor hate, nor any order of intense adherence to personal involvement in human experience, may be so apt to serve the soul as this freedom and this necessity to be kind.”
“Once the bear's hug has got you, it is apt to be for keeps.”
“Who often, but without success, have prayed for apt Alliteration's artful aid.”
“We are apt to love praise, but not deserve it. But if we would deserve it, we must love virtue more than that.”
“If we are but sure the end is right, we are too apt to gallop over all bounds to compass it; not considering the lawful ends may be very unlawfully attained.”
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