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Analytical Indirect

The Analytical Engine has no pretensions whatever to originate anything. It can do whatever we know how to order it to perform... But it is likely to exert an indirect and reciprocal influence on science itself.

- Ada Lovelace

Mind Procrastinate

When you procrastinate, you're more likely to let your mind wander. That gives you a better chance of stumbling onto the unusual and spotting unexpected patterns.

- Adam Grant

Trust New

When a salesperson truly cares about you, trust forms, and you're more likely to buy, come back for repeat business, and refer new customers.

- Adam Grant

Leader Some

One of the world's most successful and yet mysterious companies in the world, Samsung Electronics, has been operating without its leader for months and likely will continue to do so for some time to come.

- Adam Lashinsky

Blind Signals

If you're powerful, you are much more likely to be blind and deaf to signals from outside.

- Adam Michnik

Mind Variables

Deadlines refine the mind. They remove variables like exotic materials and processes that take too long. The closer the deadline, the more likely you'll start thinking waaay outside the box.

- Adam Savage

Will Fond Memories

I have great, fond memories of Canada. I feel that one day my bones will more than likely end up there.

- Aden Young

Singing Commercial

With the supermarket as our temple and the singing commercial as our litany, are we likely to fire the world with an irresistible vision of America's exalted purpose and inspiring way of life?

- Adlai Stevenson

Strong Months

For months it seemed that a revolution was certain. But instead, slavery seems more likely now. The working class no longer has the physical resistance for a revolution, and the Entente is too strong, and Russia is too weak.

- Agnes Smedley

Doubt More

Male founders who come across as Type B are more likely to get the benefit of the doubt.

- Aileen Lee

Precious Like

One thing about creativity is, when you feel confident and respected, you're more likely to pitch more interesting stuff because you're not as precious with it. You feel like, 'This is going to land, and I'm going to be supported in this.'

- Aisha Tyler

Records Months

If you use a cell phone - as I do - your wireless carrier likely has records about your physical movements going back months, if not years.

- Al Franken

About Necessary

When people flirt with despair about the future, they are less likely to take the actions necessary to safeguard it, focusing instead on the short-term.

- Al Gore

About Sympathetic

Most of the time, we make discoveries about how difficult people are at the moment when the difficulties have actually hurt us; therefore, we are not likely to be forgiving or sympathetic.

- Alain de Botton

New Belong

Polls are frequently taken to try to tease out or determine likely directions and trends, but once taken, they belong to the past, requiring that new polls be taken.

- Alan Dundes

Decade Will

The people that were invested in me staying the same way after a decade will most likely by default have to be disappointed.

- Alanis Morissette

Voice Been

As any competent student of literary composition knows, the more natural and casual a voice sounds in print, the more likely it is to have been edited time and again.

- Albert Murray

World Other

The man who in this world can keep the whiteness of his soul is not likely to lose it in any other.

- Alexander Smith

Grow More

The most basic human impulse is toward entropy and laziness. The less we have to do to grow spiritually, the more likely we are to do it.

- Alexandra Fuller

Hospitals Scores

When Department of Health and Human Services administrators decided to base 30 percent of hospitals' Medicare reimbursement on patient satisfaction survey scores, they likely figured that transparency and accountability would improve healthcare.

- Alexandra Robbins

Needs Very

When you strip hope from people, it leaves a void, and that void needs to be filled. And very likely, that void is going to be filled by an ideology... Hope and faith are so connected. Now, when ideology connects with faith, the ideology becomes an item of faith, not a point of discussion.

- Alfonso Cuaron

May Though

A hospital may spend several million dollars separating a pair of conjoined twins even though that separation is likely to leave them worse off.

- Alice Dreger

Idle Very

If I'm at a party, and there are lots of people running around, you'll most likely find me on the floor, painting... I want to be at the party, but I want to do something. I'm just not very idle at all.

- Alison Mosshart

Some Very

Vocal study before age 20 is likely to be injurious, though some survive it in the hands of very careful and understanding teachers.

- Alma Gluck

Having Another

The chances of a reunion now are less likely. I was thinking of having a 40th anniversary of the band, but now they are really another band, so it's all a bit weird.

- Alvin Lee

Soccer Doing

I would just as likely be doing soccer practice as filming commercials.

- Alyson Hannigan

Very Using

Politicians are very experienced - maybe too experienced - at using body language to signal power and competence. But what these politicians are much more likely to struggle with, or just neglect to do altogether, is communicate warmth and trustworthiness.

- Amy Cuddy

Allow Other

If someone knows me and likes me or my work, they're more likely to allow me to tell their story. But it also cuts the other way.

- Anderson Cooper

Go Very

If you go into an academic institution with a clean slate, you are very likely to come out a liberal. That is a huge problem.

- Andrew Breitbart

Doing Spiritually

When you are healthy mentally, physically, emotionally, spiritually - when you're doing well, you're likely to do good things in life.

- Andrew Cherng

Right Place Prepare

Success is not an accident. When you put yourself in the right place at the right time, then you're likely to be more successful because of how you prepare yourself on a daily basis.

- Andrew Cherng

Note Othello

'Othello' is the most domestic of Shakespeare's tragedies and the one that's likely to strike a personal note with a lot of people watching it.

- Andrew Davies

Imagination Mum

I deeply adored my mum. She was an extraordinary person, even for the prejudice I'm likely to have. She was beautiful, amusing, a tremendous elaborator of things into comic proportions and extravagant in her imagination.

- Andrew Motion

Some Dysfunctional

Clearly, America's dysfunctional food culture must bear some of the blame for our excess pounds, but it's likely our walking-averse lifestyles contribute as well.

- Andrew Weil

Education Color

Poor people, people of color - especially are much more likely to be found in prison than in institutions of higher education.

- Angela Davis

Became Haven

Had it not been for slavery, the death penalty would have likely been abolished in America. Slavery became a haven for the death penalty.

- Angela Davis

Grit More

Grittier students are more likely to earn their diplomas; grittier teachers are more effective in the classroom. Grittier soldiers are more likely to complete their training, and grittier salespeople are more likely to keep their jobs. The more challenging the domain, the more grit seems to matter.

- Angela Duckworth

Love Think

They're right to think that about me, because I'm the person most likely to sleep with my female fans, I genuinely love other women. And I think they know that.

- Angelina Jolie

Think I Think

I think that the more of us who take the time to understand how someone else is feeling, the more likely we are to resist alongside them.

- Angie Thomas

Love Which

Love and marriage are wonderful arenas in which to place a character. We are most likely to risk our morals and beliefs while in love. Betrayal gives tremendous insights into a character as well.

- Anita Shreve

Soccer Receive

Liberal soccer moms are precisely as likely to receive anthrax in the mail as to develop a capacity for linear thinking.

- Ann Coulter

Next Which

Beauty is that quality which, next to money, is generally the most attractive to the worst kinds of men; and, therefore, it is likely to entail a great deal of trouble on the possessor.

- Anne Bronte

Data More

There's enough data showing that the fitter you are, the better you eat, the more likely you are to stay healthy longer.

- Anne Wojcicki

Think Making

The passage of time is likely to make high-speed rail more and more desirable, making it critical that politicians of today think ahead to tomorrow.

- Anthony Albanese

Very Leprosy

It's extremely likely that the people who have never been exposed to a human who has leprosy, it's very likely they got leprosy from exposure to an armadillo.

- Anthony Fauci

May Away

If you have an anecdote from one source, you file it away. If you hear it again, it may be true. Then the more times you hear it the less likely it is to be true.

- Anthony Holden

Surprise Everybody

I believe that, by and large, people are good and everybody you meet is more likely to surprise you in a positive way than in a negative way.

- Anthony Horowitz

Diet More

Statistically, if you have ever dieted you are extremely likely not only to regain any weight you lose, but to go on to gain even more. Dieting makes you fat.

- Arabella Weir

Through Brutal

At a time when India is going through great changes and, with China, is likely to inherit the world from the West, it is important that writers like me try to highlight the brutal injustices of society.

- Aravind Adiga

More Weekends

Compared with the employed, the jobless are less likely to vote, volunteer, see friends and talk to family. Even on weekends, the jobless spend more time alone than those with jobs.

- Arlie Russell Hochschild

Lives Almost

Almost 24 million children - one in three - are likely growing up without their father involved in their lives.

- Arne Duncan

Some Paradoxical

It is a paradoxical but profoundly true and important principle of life that the most likely way to reach a goal is to be aiming not at that goal itself but at some more ambitious goal beyond it.

- Arnold J. Toynbee

Born Them

It is our duty to see that our future citizens are well born; that they are properly nourished, and are reared in that environment most likely to develop in them their full capacity and powers.

- Arthur Capper

Rest Away

A man should keep his little brain attic stocked with all the furniture that he is likely to use, and the rest he can put away in the lumber-room of his library, where he can get it if he wants it.

- Arthur Conan Doyle

Last Longer

The longer a man's fame is likely to last, the longer it will be in coming.

- Arthur Schopenhauer

Love Like

I'd really likely to shoot wildlife documentaries. I watched so many of those as a child, and I'm quite into wildlife and love photography as well, so that's something I'd like to do.

- Asa Butterfield

Small Nearly

Why is it not just as likely that there were as many small general nearly at first as now, and as great a disproportion in the number of their species?

- Asa Gray

Truth Very

Our analysis of truth and falsehood, or of the nature of judgment, is not very likely to be influenced by our hopes and fears.

- Charles D. Broad

Confidence Bottom

Even if consumer confidence hit rock bottom, that most likely would not be enough, by itself, to cause a depression.

- Charles Duhigg

More Need

The need to exert power, when thwarted in the open fields of life, is the more likely to assert itself in trifles.

- Charles Horton Cooley

Bread Necessary

Each man must have his I; it is more necessary to him than bread; and if he does not find scope for it within the existing institutions he will be likely to make trouble.

- Charles Horton Cooley

More Sensitive

A talent somewhat above mediocrity, shrewd and not too sensitive, is more likely to rise in the world than genius.

- Charles Horton Cooley

Undertake Typhus

It did not seem likely that I was destined to undertake research on typhus.

- Charles Jules Henry Nicole

However Ubiquitous

Further study of central nervous action, however, finds central inhibition too extensive and ubiquitous to make it likely that it is confined solely to the taxis of antagonistic muscles.

- Charles Scott Sherrington

Some Means

The main consideration with those who, possessing some capital, propose to emigrate as the means of improving their condition, is, the society likely to be found in the land fixed on for their future residence.

- Charles Sturt

More Than

My parents are more likely to know who Franz Liszt is than Snooki.

- Charlie Day

Always Using

The pros and cons of using the apron are likely above my pay grade, but with or without it, the Indy 500 is always going to be an exciting race to watch.

- Charlie Kimball

Will Very

If I'm DJing a show, I will normally wear the designer I'm DJing for; if I'm DJing a party, I will most likely be wearing very high heels.

- Chelsea Leyland

Material Proposed

Is the proposed operation likely to succeed? What might the consequences of failure? Is it in the realm of practicability in terms of material and supplies?

- Chester W. Nimitz

New Sooner

Five to 10 years from now, if not sooner, the vast majority of 'The New Republic' readers are likely to be reading it on a tablet.

- Chris Hughes

Think I Think

I think it's about as likely Jane Austen was gay as that she was found out to be a man.

- Claire Tomalin

Over Reluctance

My reluctance to use alien invasion is due to the feeling that we are not likely to be invaded and taken over.

- Clifford D. Simak

Prejudice More

The less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice.

- Clint Eastwood

Fact More

I'm interested in the fact that the less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice.

- Clint Eastwood

Art Made

I have no illusions about my art. I am what the public made me and, consequently, I am not likely to forget my debt to them.

- Conrad Veidt

Over Been

I'd pick a young white guy over an old white guy for president anytime because the younger guy is more likely to have been influenced by the great social changes of the '60s and '70s.

- D. L. Hughley

Fail Actually

The experiments show quite clearly that, as you resist more and more temptation, you're actually more and more likely to fail.

- Dan Ariely

Going Some

At some point, you're going to have to be willing to take a punch for your team. If your employees or your teammates will see that you're willing to do that, they are more likely to be loyal to you, and your team is more likely to function better.

- Dana Perino

New Been

People like to talk about their hometowns and their travels, and the more places you've been, the more likely you'll be able to make a connection that can bring new business leads or career opportunities.

- Dana Perino

Stupid Mind

As every scuba diver knows, panic is your worst enemy: when it hits, your mind starts to thrash and you are likely to do something really stupid and self-destructive.

- Daniel Dennett

Reflect Idea

If there is time to reflect, slowing down is likely to be a good idea.

- Daniel Kahneman

Next Sure

The next Google is more likely going to come from outside the U.S. Whether it's in Europe, I am not sure. A lot of things have to change.

- Danny Rimer

Memory Past

Memory as an article of faith often comes naturally to writers, who by temperament are likely to be diarists and record keepers, forever searching past events for elusive patterns - and forever believing that such patterns are to be found.

- Dara Horn

Having Sole

Whatever you do for the sole purpose of having others admire you, your efforts will most likely be in vain.

- Dave Pelzer

Invest Need

Businesses that fail to develop their staff are twice as likely to collapse. Firms seeking to reposition themselves for the economic upturn need to invest in their staff's flexibility, responsiveness and skills.

- David Blunkett

Understand More

The more you're real with people, and the more you let people help you, the more they get to understand how you operate as an entrepreneur. The stronger that relationship is, then the more likely there's a future together in that relationship.

- David Cohen

The Most Important

The most important application of quantum computing in the future is likely to be a computer simulation of quantum systems, because that's an application where we know for sure that quantum systems in general cannot be efficiently simulated on a classical computer.

- David Deutsch

More Over

I'm much more likely to get lynched over 'The Killing' than 'Macbeth.'

- David Hewson

Strong Needs

Congress needs strong parties, but it also needs the capacity to deal with budget and entitlement challenges that are likely beyond the reach of pure partisan exertion.

- David Price

Think Read

I believe the last thing I read at night will likely manifest when I'm sleeping. You become what you think about the most.

- Daymond John

Curious New

Curious patients are more receptive to new ideas, and those who engage their health practitioners in a dialogue are much more likely to adhere to these recommendations.

- Dean Ornish

Educated Thus

An educated patient is empowered; thus, more likely to become healthy.

- Dean Ornish

Upset Resolve

'I resolve to eat less food' sounds good in theory, but it's often hard to sustain. And if you believe that it's all willpower, then you're likely to be upset with yourself if you don't succeed.

- Dean Ornish

More Drop

If you go on a diet and feel constrained, you are more likely to drop it. But if you see your food choices each day as part of a spectrum, then you are more likely to feel free and empowered.

- Dean Ornish

Next Move

If you indulge yourself one day, you can eat more healthfully the next. To the degree you move in a healthful direction on the food spectrum, you're likely to feel better, lose weight, and gain health.

- Dean Ornish

Bad Carbs

To the degree you eat less of the bad carbs and fats and enough of the good carbs and fats, you're likely to look better, feel better, lose weight and gain health.

- Dean Ornish

Will Always

Growth is usually uncomfortable. If you're looking for comfort, you will more than likely feel tired and old earlier than you want, and the misery of your caged soul will always be looming nearby.

- Debbie Ford

Think Image

I like reading, I like boring things, and yet I think people for ages had this image of me that I was on the tube with a chainsaw looking for any likely candidate.

- Jo Brand

Will Nonviolence

The longer you practice nonviolence and the meditative qualities of it that you will need, the more likely you are to do something intelligent in any situation.

- Joan Baez

I Wish Normal

Gay teenagers are four times as likely to attempt suicide as straight ones. I wish they knew that there's nothing wrong with them; that they are just a different shade of normal.

- Jodi Picoult