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For he who sees a need but waits to be asked is already set on cruel refusal.
– Dante Alighieri, Purgatorio, XVII , 59-60
For health and the constant enjoyment of life, give me a keen and ever-present sense of humor it is the next best thing to an abiding faith in providence.
– George Barrell Cheever
For heaven's sake, all you fool speak not in the name of God, for He has his own tongue to speak!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
For his anger lasts only a brief moment, and his good favor restores one's life. One may experience sorrow during the night, but joy arrives in the morning.
– Psalms 305 Bible
For how many things, which for our own sake we should never do, do we perform for the sake of our friends.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero
For humans as well as for ships, dark stormy nights are better teachers than tranquil sunny days.
– Mehmet Murat ildan
For I am a Bear of Very Little Brain, and big words Bother me.
– Winnie the Pooh
For I dipped into the future, as far as human eye could see, saw a vision of the world, and all the wonder that would be.
– Alfred Lord Tennyson
For I dipt into the future, as far as human eye can see, saw the vision of the world, and the wonder that would be.
– Lord Alfred Tennyson, Ulysses
For I do not believe God means us thus to divide life into two halves - to wear a grave face on Sunday, and to think it out-of-place to even so much as mention Him on a week-day. Do you think He cares to see only kneeling figures and to hear only tones of prayer - and that He does not also love to see the lambs leaping in the sunlight, and to hear the merry voices of the children, as they roll amoung the hay? Surely their innocent laughter is as sweet in His ears as the grandest anthem that ever rolled up from the "dim religious light" of some solemn cathedral?
– Lewis Carroll
For I have learned to look on nature, not as in the hour of thoughtless youth, but hearing oftentimes the still, sad music of humanity.
– William Wordsworth
For I say unto you in all sadness of conviction that to think great thoughts you must be heroes as well as idealists. Only when you have worked alone -- when you have felt around you are a black gulf of solitude more isolating than that which surrounds the dying man, and in hope and despair have trusted to your own unshaken will -- then only can you gain the secret isolated joy of the thinker, who knows that a hundred years after he is dead and forgotten men who have never heard of him will be moving to the measure of his thought -- the subtle rapture of postponed power, which the world knows not because it has no external trappings, but which to his prophetic vision is more real than that which commands an army. And if this joy should not be yours, still it is only thus you can know that you have done what lay in you to do -- can say that you have lived, and be ready for the end.
– Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
For if that last day does not occasion an entire extinction, but a change of abode only, what can be more desirable And if it, on the other hand, destroys and absolutely puts an end to us, what can be preferable to having a deep sleep fall on us in the midst of the fatigues of life and, being thus overtaken, to sleep to eternity
– Marcus Tullius Cicero
For if there is anything to one's praise, it is foolish vanity to be gratified at it, and if it is abuse -- why one is always sure to hear of it from one damned good-natured friend or another!
– Richard Brinsley Sheridan
For if you suffer your people to be ill-educated, and their manners to be corrupted from their infancy, and then punish them for those crimes to which their first education disposed them, what else is to be concluded from this, but that you first make thieves and then punish them.
– Sir Thomas More, Utopia, Book 1
For imagination sets the goal picture which our automatic mechanism works on. We act, or fail to act, not because of will, as is so commonly believed, but because of imagination.
– Maxwell Maltz
For in and out, above, about, below, 'Tis nothing but a Magic Shadow-show, Play'd in a Box whose Candle is the Sun, Round which we Phantom Figures come and go.
– Omar Khayym
For in the end, freedom is a personal and lonely battle; and one faces down fears of today so that those of tomorrow might be engaged.
– Alice Walker
For in the end, we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught.
– Baba Dioum
For in the final analysis, our most basic common link, is that we all inhabit this small planet, we all breathe the same air, we all cherish our children's futures, and we are all mortal.
– John F. Kennedy
For it is in giving that we receive.
– Saint Francis of Assisi
For it is mutual trust, even more than mutual interest that holds human associations together. Our friends seldom profit us but they make us feel safe... Marriage is a scheme to accomplish exactly that same end.
– H.L. Mencken
For it is not light that is needed, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake. The feeling of the nation must be quickened; the conscience of the nation must be roused; the propriety of the nation must be startled; the hypocrisy of the nation must be exposed; and its crimes against God and man must be proclaimed and denounced.
– Frederick Douglass
For it is the suffering flesh, it is suffering, it is death, that lovers perpetuate upon the earth. Love is at once the brother, son, and father of death, which is its sister, mother, and daughter. And thus it is that in the depth of love there is a depth
– Miguel de Unamuno
For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
– Judy Garland

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