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"Hope raises no dust." - Paul Eluard

"The March sunne raises but dissolves not." - George Herbert

"God raises the level of the impossible." - Corrie Ten Boom

"A good piece of art raises questions." - Rebecca Hall

"The bar raises as you go." - William H Macy

"Financial transaction tax raises problems of competition." - Jose Manuel Barroso

"Infidelity raises profound questions about intimacy." - Junot Diaz

"My downfall raises me to infinite heights." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"Art raises its head where creeds relax." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Nobody raises his own reputation by lowering others" - Anonymous

"Hard work is the yeast that raises the dough" - Anonymous

"Your virtue raises your glory above your crime." - Pierre Corneille

"Every solution of a problem raises new unsolved problems." - Karl Popper

"Enthusiasm is the yeast that raises the dough." - Paul J Meyer

"Everything that you do or say that raises the self-esteem of another raises yours as well." - Brian Tracy

"My acting range has always been something between the two extremes of 'raises left eyebrow' and 'raises right eyebrow.'" - Roger Moore

"I'm part of a team that raises millions of dollars and raises awareness of HIV and AIDS all over the world." - Linda Evangelista

"Every great artist raises art to a science, and every great scientist raises science to an art, hence we have Michelangelo's David and Einstein's Theory of Relativity." - Robert Breault

"Knowledge is, indeed, that which, next to virtue, truly and essentially raises one man above another." - Joseph Addison

"True courage is like a kite; a contrary wind raises it higher." - Jean Antoine Petit-Senn

"Research shows the presence of women raises the standards of ethical behavior and lowers corruption." - Hillary Clinton

"Ireland is a little country which raises all the great questions." - Gustave de Beaumont

"Every wolf's and lion's howl Raises from Hell a human soul." - William Blake

"What really raises one's indignation against suffering is not suffering intrinsically, but the senselessness of suffering" - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Next I must tell about the machine of Ctesibius, which raises water to a height." - Marcus Vitruvius Pollio

"Vast, colossal destiny, which raises man to fame, though it may also grind him to powder!" - Friedrich Schiller

"True courage is like a kite; a contrary wind raises it higher." - John Petit-Senn

"God raises up such men as John Bunyan and William Huntington but once in a century." - William Romaine

"The man who raises a fist has run out of ideas." - H G Wells

"That which history can give us best is the enthusiasm which it raises in our hearts." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"The best thing which we derive from history is the enthusiasm that it raises in us." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Man is born a barbarian, and only raises himself above the beast by culture." - Baltasar Gracian

"It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor." - George Bernard Shaw

"Whoever raises a righteous child, it is as if he did not die." - Rashi

"A profound conviction raises a man above the feeling of ridicule." - John Stuart Mill

"[On Alfred Hitchcock:] Hitch is a gentleman farmer who raises goose flesh." - Ingrid Bergman

"...the questions a photographer raises may be more profound than the answers the medium permits." - Rebecca Solnit

"Being alone in our present society raises an important question about identity and well-being." - Sara Maitland

"Faith actually moves no mountains, but instead raises them up where there were none before." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"The unfortunate thing about money is that it always raises suspicion even amongst brothers." - Babatunde Fashola

"I am interested in tax policy that raises money because I don't like being in debt." - Rush Limbaugh

"Theater is such a small community that every brilliant piece of theater raises us all up." - Dave Malloy

"If it is a small rate raises, [there will be] no impact." - Jamie Dimon

"Unrequited love is not an affront to man but raises him." - Alexander Pushkin

"When you're working with really good actors, it raises your own game and you get better." - Richard Dormer

"The extra daily social time of 1.7 hours in weekends raises average happiness by about 2%." - Daniel Kahneman

"Fame alone raises herself to Heaven, because virtuous things are in favour with God." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"Next I must tell about the machine of Ctesibius, which raises water to a height." - Vitruvius

"Self discipline is that which, next to virtue, truly and essentially raises one man above another." - Joseph Addison

"In life's poker game, the optimist sees the pessimist's night and raises him the sunrise." - Robert Brault

"Love is the answer but while you're waiting for the answer, sex raises some good questions." - Woody Allen

"Knowledge is that which, next to virtue, truly raises one person above another." - Joseph Addison

"When she raises her eyelids it's as if she were taking off all her clothes." - Colette

"An enlightened person raises the level of the consciousness of the entire community." - Phyllis Grissim-Theroux

"The call of God does what the call of man cannot. It raises the dead." - John Piper

"Luck often raises vulgarity to a high position, to create mirth for the beholders." - Juvenal

"Every pleasure raises the tide of life; every pain lowers the tide of life." - Herbert Spencer

"Certainly, we are hurt by the high fuel prices because it raises our cost." - David Neeleman

"When she raises her eyelids, it's as if she were taking off all her clothes." - Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

"It benefits all artists to help one another - it raises the whole profession." - T. Allen Lawson

"The worst thing that we could do is raises taxes. It would only hurt the economy." - Dan Bartlett

"The pride of dying rich raises the loudest laugh in hell." - John W Foster

"A vast space naturally raises in my thoughts the idea of an Almighty Being." - Joseph Addison

"Every scientific fulfillment raises new questions; it asks to be surpassed and outdated." - Max Weber

"True courage is like a kite; a contrary wind raises it higher." - John Petitsenn

"Anything that raises any internal honesty about gay life is inherently suspect." - Andrew Sullivan

"What really raises one's indignation against suffering is not suffering intrinsically, but the senselessness of suffering." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Old photograph: amid the set poses of her family, a young girl smiles and raises her hand a little." - Mason Cooley

"Our culture raises us to seek success but we are not taught how to live with it." - Nancy Friday

"What raises great poetry above all else-it is the entire person and also the entire world." - Franz Grillparzer

"The mercy of Jesus is not just sentiment: indeed it is a force that gives life, that raises man up!" - Pope Francis

"Tai Chi Chuan, the great ultimate, strengthens the weak, raises the sick, invigorates the debilitated, and encourages the timid" - Cheng Man-ch'ing

"Nothing raises the national temperature more than a VACANCY sign hanging from the colonnaded front of the Supreme Court." - Christopher Buckley

"It raises several serious questions. For example, how can there possibly be more than one person as awesome as me?" - Zach Braff

"When the hypocrisy of life appears we often fail to recognise it or the question it raises" - Jeremy Griffith

"The soul helps the body, and at certain moments raises it. It is the only bird that sustains its cage." - Victor Hugo

"Music raises in the mind of the hearer great conceptions: it strengthens and advances praise into rapture." - Joseph Addison

"Such men as fortune raises from a mean estate to the highest elevation by way of a joke." - Juvenal

"Flattery is no more than what raises in a man's mind an idea of a preference which he has not." - Edmund Burke

"Superstition always inspires littleness, religion grandeur of mind; the superstitious raises beings inferior to himself to deities." - Johann Kaspar Lavater

"Making the decision to do more serious work raises eyebrows. It's less easy for the industry to deal with...." - Jacqueline Bisset

"Perfect prayer does not consist in many words, silent remembering and pure intention raises the heart to that supreme Power." - Amit Ray

"Love may be the answer, but even though you're watching for the solution, intercourse raises some rather interesting thoughts." - Woody Allen

"Theatre within theatre, when characters sees themselves on stage, always raises philosophical questions of choice and free will." - Mark Ravenhill

"Religion is consciousness-raising. It raises you higher than the problem, it gives you a bird's-eye view." - Rajneesh

"Love is the answer. But while you're waiting for the answer, sex raises some pretty good questions." - Woody Allen

"Entertainment is a sacred pursuit when done well. When done well, it raises the quality of human life." - Michael Chabon

"There are glimpses of heaven to us in every act, or thought, or word, that raises us above ourselves." - Robert Quillen

"When a member of the House moves over to the Senate, he raises the IQ of both bodies." - Everett Dirksen

"Pneumococcus is a fairly common cause of pneumonia and [raises the] risk of death in older adults." - Paul A. Offit

"For girls, it raises your testosterone, so I try to have as much sex as possible before I fight." - Ronda Rousey

"Living with generosity creates a swelling tide that raises all ships. Not just yours; not just the other person's; everyone's." - Bob Burg

"Horses raise what the farmer eats and eats what the farmer raises. You can't plow the ground and get gasoline." - Will Rogers

"It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor. Live bravely and present a brave front to adversity" - Horace

"The hapless wit has his labors always to begin, the call for novelty is never satisfied, and one jest only raises expectation of another." - Samuel Johnson

"Which always raises the interesting question of whether redheads pursue other redheads in a narcissistic way, or simply, because they have no other choice, as nonredheads aren't interested." - Emily Giffin

"Here's to new beginnings," Stuart says and raises his bourbon. I nod, sort of wanting to tell him that all beginnings are new." - Kathryn Stockett

"And the seriousness with which the other party takes my words always raises the doubt whether I have taken them seriously enough myself." - C S Lewis

"Suffering raises up those souls that are truly great; it is only small souls that are made mean-spirited by it." - Alexandra David-Neel

"The difference between a serial killer and a saint is environment. That's a very hard thing to accept because that raises a lot of questions" - Jacque Fresco

"One truth is that suffering raises profound questions with the universe. The other truth is that grace, gift and generosity also raise profound questions." - Rob Bell

"If you cut a thing up, of course it will smell. Hence, nothing raises such an infernal stink at last, as human psychology." - D H Lawrence

"Women asking for raises should not only know their value, but they should ask with the confidence that they're helping the company to be successful." - Kirsten Gillibrand

"Evil, in this system of ethics, is that which tears apart, shuts out the other person, raises barriers, sets people against each other." - Rollo May

"When needs he must, yet faintly then he praises; Somewhat the deed, much more the means he raises: So marreth what he makes, and praising most, dispraises." - Phineas Fletcher

"Music when thus applied raises in the mind of the hearer great conceptions. It strengthens devotion, and advances praise into rapture." - Joseph Addison

"It is very important that your career raises your awareness. If your career is lowering your personal power, then it has got to change." - Frederick Lenz

"Humanity is the higher meaning of our planet, the nerve that connects this part of it with the upper world, the eye it raises to heaven." - Novalis

"The man who raises new issues has always been distasteful to politicians. He musses up what had been so tidily arranged." - Walter Lippmann

"This is a test. It is only a test. Had it been an actual job, you would have received raises, promotions, and other signs of appreciation." - Robert Benchley

"All of which raises another question: If Obamacare is so great, why do so many people want to get out from under it?" - Michael Barone

"Real sorrow is incompatible with hope. No matter how great that sorrow may be, hope raises it one hundred cubits higher." - Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont

"Remember, whenever a Republican leaves one side of the aisle and goes to the other, it raises the intelligence quotient of both parties." - Clare Boothe Luce

"To the sun Rome owes its underlying glow, and its air called golden - to me, more the yellow of white wine; like wine it raises agreeability to poetry." - Elizabeth Bowen

"As democracy modifies our conception of life, it constantly raises the value and function of each member of the community, however humble he may be." - Jane Addams

"Why has there been so much secrecy about AIDS? When you ask where did the virus come from, it raises a lot of flags. That makes me suspicious." - Wangari Maathai

"Perfect prayer does not consist in many words, but in the fervor of the desire which raises the heart to Jesus." - Mother Teresa

"Listen first. Give your opponents a chance to talk. Let them finish. Do not resist, defend or debate. This only raises barriers. Try to build bridges of understanding." - Dale Carnegie

"When we complain about our current situation, we remain in it; when we praise God in the midst of difficulty, He raises us out of it." - Joyce Meyer

"The chances of someone who looks like Jesus having pot raises steadily, to a point. If the guy is on a cross you may have the wrong guy." - Demetri Martin

"My role models are Bettie Page and Mia Kirshner. Every day when Mia comes to work she raises the bar for us all." - Jennifer Beals

"[Michael Hastings] has composed a dirge to incompatibility, which, because it raises expectations only to defeat them, leaves a taste of exhumed ashes." - Richard Corliss

"As Global Warming raises temparatures, it takes longer to cool pies on window sills, and I wonder if this whole thing was caused by hobos." - Dana Gould

"I want a song that raises the hair on the back of my neck when I sing it live and I want to feel it every time." - Zach Condon

"Professor Ian McDonald of Guy's hospital in London...has found that, in young men, sugar raises the level of cholesterol in the blood, and especially...tri-glycerides." - John Yudkin

"The sun teaches to all things that grow their longing for the light. But it is night that raises them to the stars." - Khalil Gibran

"Monetary inflation not only raises prices and destroys the value of the currency unit; it also acts as a giant system of expropriation." - Murray Rothbard

"The highest form of leadership is one in which a leader raises up other leaders - not as an accident, but as a result of conscious effort." - Mark Millar

"So, little by little, time brings out each several thing into view, and reason raises it up into the shores of light." - Lucretius

"True anarchy is the generative element of religion. Out of the annihilation of all existing institutions she raises her glorious head, as the new foundress of the world." - Novalis

"Could we possibly have a nominee who hasn't won any of the significant states - outside of Illinois? That raises some serious questions about Senator Obama." - Mark Penn

"Poetry is creative creative I mean original... which raises the question how are we to recognize originality when we see it... it is an instinctive matter." - Herbert Read

"If you cut a thing up, of course it will smell. Hence, nothing raises such an infernal stink, at last, as human psychology." - David Herbert Lawrence

"[A successful parent is someone] who raises a child who grows up and is able to pay for his or her own psychoanalysis." - Nora Ephron

"Whenever a Republican leaves one side of the aisle and goes to the other [Democratic side], it raises the intelligence quotient of both parties." - Clare Boothe Luce

"He is very calm - very, very calm. Never raises his voice. Well-informed, contrary to the sense outside that he is ill-informed and isolated. And decisive." - Kofi Annan

"Hamm: What's he doing? (CLOV raises lid of NAGG's bin, stoops, looks into it. Pause.) Clov: He's crying. (He closes lid, straightens up) Hamm: Then he's living." - Samuel Beckett

"Sci-fi is often a metaphor. I think it's more the themes and questions that science fiction raises rather than the exact predictions that should guide us." - Peter Singer

"The right answer on raises is you have to be formal. You have to be formal to save your own culture." - Ben Horowitz

"I always say that a successful parent is one who raises a child so that they can pay for their own psychoanalysis." - Nora Ephron

"Research shows you get multiple tasks done faster if you do them one at a time. It also decreases stress and raises happiness." - Shawn Achor

"The death of chief justice Rehnquist and the president's nomination of John Roberts raises the stakes for the court and the American people exponentially." - Ralph G Neas

"A rising tide raises all boats, but you need a boat to rise with the tide. What does he who does not have a boat do?" - Rahul Gandhi

"Lord Vetinari lifted an eyebrow with the care of one who, having found a piece of caterpillar in his salad, raises the rest of the lettuce." - Terry Pratchett

"I've never been a part of a film before that offers such a platform into real issues, that raises social awareness and has the potential to change things." - Don Cheadle

"Wars, however frequent and destructive they may be, have never been able to kill entirely the intellectual and moral sense which raises man above the beast." - Elie Ducommun

"A successful individual typically sets his next goal somewhat but not too much above his last achievement. In this way he steadily raises his level of aspiration." - Kurt Lewin

"Agrarian reform should not merely subdivide misery, it must raise living standards. Ownership raises the farmer from his, but productivity will keep him on his feet." - Gloria Macapagalarroyo

"The growth that we want is one that brings real benefits to the people, raises quality and efficiency of development, and contributes to energy conservation and environmental protection." - Li Keqiang

"I'm so central to YouTube now, and that puts me in the spotlight and raises a lot of questions like, 'Why is he so big?'" - Pewdiepie