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Clear? Why a four-year-old child could understand this report! Run out and get me a four-year-old child. I can't make head or tail ...
You can't make a souffle rise twice.
If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.
You can't put fourteen hundred people out of work because the world has a stomach ache.
"You are bothered, I suppose, by the idea that you can't possibly believe in miracles and mysteries, and therefore can't make a go ...
All the intelligence and talent in the world can't make a singer. The voice is a wild thing. It can't be bred in captivity. It is ...
There are things you just can't do in life. You can't beat the phone company, you can't make a waiter see you until he's ready to ...
The Good of man is the active exercise of his soul's faculties in conformity with excellence or virtue.... Moreover this activity ...
Why are we never quite at ease in the presence of a schoolmaster? Because we are conscious that he is not quite at his ease in our ...
The ascetic makes a necessity out of virtue.
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