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Husbands are chiefly good as lovers when they are betraying their wives.
If liberty and equality, as is thought by some, are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in government to the utmost.
Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued.
It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.
Truth is always in harmony with herself, and is not concerned chiefly to reveal the justice that may consist with wrong-doing.
Henry David Thoreau
Man's real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so.
Edgar Allan Poe
The world's battlefields have been in the heart chiefly; more heroism has been displayed in the household and the closet, than on the most memorable battlefields in history.
Henry Ward Beecher
Fork: An instrument used chiefly for the purpose of putting dead animals into the mouth.
All great art is the work of the whole living creature, body and soul, and chiefly of the soul.
Falling out of love is chiefly a matter of forgetting how charming someone is.
In our nature, however, there is a provision, alike marvelous and merciful, that the sufferer should never know the intensity of what he endures by its present torture, but chiefly by the pang that rankles after it.
Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody.
Franklin P. Adams
It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings in language which is chiefly made by men to express theirs.
The dupe of friendship, and the fool of love; have I not reason to hate and to despise myself? Indeed I do; and chiefly for not having hated and despised the world enough.
Eagles come in all shapes and sizes, but you will recognize them chiefly by their attitudes.
E. F. Schumacher
Happiness includes chiefly the idea of satisfaction after full honest effort. No one can possibly be satisfied and no one can be happy who feels that in some paramount affairs he failed to take up the challenge of life.
Riches are chiefly good because they give us time.
It is, alas, chiefly the evil emotions that are able to leave their photographs on surrounding scenes and objects and whoever heard of a place haunted by a noble deed, or of beautiful and lovely ghosts revisiting the glimpses of the moon?
Algernon H. Blackwood
Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within.
Miguel de Cervantes
You know that I write slowly. This is chiefly because I am never satisfied until I have said as much as possible in a few words, and writing briefly takes far more time than writing at length.
Carl Friedrich Gauss
Nothing mattered except states of mind, chiefly our own.
John Maynard Keynes
Where is Hollywood located? Chiefly between the ears. In that part of the American brain lately vacated by God.
I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions, not by my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge.
It is chiefly through books that we enjoy intercourse with superior minds. In the best books, great men talk to us, give us their most precious thoughts, and pour their souls into ours.
William Ellery Channing
I think there was a revolution in poetry, associated chiefly with Eliot and Pound; but maybe it is of the nature of revolutions or of the nature of history that their innovations should later come to look trivial or indistinguishable from technical tricks.
Traditional matter must be glorified, since it would be easier to listen to the re-creation of familiar stories than to quite new and unexpected things; the listeners, we must remember, needed poetry chiefly as the re-creation of tired hours.
The largest and most influential houses chiefly demonstrate the aloofness of the French approach.
A kitten is chiefly remarkable for rushing about like mad at nothing whatever, and generally stopping before it gets there.
It is virtually impossible to control Northern Kenya, which is populated chiefly by migrant nomads.
On the whole, the world was friendly. It chiefly depended on whether one were good or not.
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