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For the person for whom small things do not exist, the great is not great.
РJos̩ Ortega y Gasset
For the preservation of chastity, an empty and rumbling stomach and fevered lungs are indispensable.
– St. Jerome
For the rest of my life I'm going to trust that God is always at work in all things, and give Him thanks long before my simplest prayers are answered.
– Nancy Parker Brummett
For the sake of peace one may lie, but peace itself should never be a lie.
– The Talmud
For the sense of smell, almost more than any other, has the power to recall memories and it is a pity that you use it so little.
– Rachel Carson
For the skeptic there remains only one consolation if there should be such a thing as superhuman law it is administered with subhuman inefficiency.
– Eric Ambler
For the skeptic there remains only one consolation: if there should be such a thing as superhuman law it is administered with subhuman inefficiency.
– Eric Ambler
For the sword outwears its sheath, And the soul wears out the breast, And the heart must pause for breathe, And love itself have rest
– Lord Byron
For the sword outwears its sheath,
And the soul wears out the breast,
And the heart must pause for breath,
And love itself have rest.

– Lord Byron
For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.
– Aristotle
For the truth of the conclusions of physical science, observation is the supreme Court of Appeal. It does not follow that every item which we confidently accept as physical knowledge has actually been certified by the Court our confidence is that it would be certified by the Court if it were submitted. But it does follow that every item of physical knowledge is of a form which might be submitted to the Court. It must be such that we can specify (although it may be impracticable to carry out) an observational procedure which would decide whether it is true or not. Clearly a statement cannot be tested by observation unless it is an assertion about the results of observation. Every item of physical knowledge must therefore be an assertion of what has been or would be the result of carrying out a specified observational procedure.
– Sir Arthur Eddington
For the truth of the conclusions of physical science, observation is the supreme Court of Appeal. It does not follow that every item which we confidently accept as physical knowledge has actually been certified by the Court; our confidence is that it would be certified by the Court if it were submitted. But it does follow that every item of physical knowledge is of a form which might be submitted to the Court. It must be such that we can specify (although it may be impracticable to carry out) an observational procedure which would decide whether it is true or not. Clearly a statement cannot be tested by observation unless it is an assertion about the results of observation. Every item of physical knowledge must therefore be an assertion of what has been or would be the result of carrying out a specified observational procedure.
– Sir Arthur Eddington, The Philosophy of Physical Science
For the uncontrolled there is no wisdom. For the uncontrolled there is no concentration, and for him without concentration, there is no peace. And for the unpeaceful how can there ever be happiness?
– Unknown, The Bhagavad Gita
For the very first time the young are seeing history being made before it is censored by their elders.
– Margaret Mead
For the villainy of the world is great, and a man has to run his legs off to keep them from being stolen out fom underneath him.
– Bertolt Brecht
For the want of a nail, the shoe was lose; for the want of a shoe the horse was lose; and for the want of a horse the rider was lost, being overtaken and slain by the enemy, all for the want of care about a horseshoe nail.
– Benjamin Franklin
For the woman, the man is a means: the end is always the child.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
For there is no friend like a sister in calm or stormy weather; To cheer one on the tedious way, to fetch one if one goes astray, to lift one if one totters down, to strengthen whilst one stands.
– Christina Rossetti
For there is no greater pain, than to remember in present grief, past happinesses.
– Dante, The Divine Comedy
For there is no question but a just fear of an imminent danger, though there be no blow given, is a lawful cause of war.
– Sir Francis Bacon, Of Empire
For they are yet ear-kissing arguments.
– William Shakespeare
For things to land in you're lap. You must be sitting down.
– Paul Hames
For this generation, ours, life is nuclear survival, liberty is human rights, the pursuit of happiness is a planet whose resources are devoted to the physical and spiritual nourishment of its inhabitants.
– James Earl Jimmy Carter, Jr.
For this invention of yours will produce forgetfulness in the minds of those who learn it, by causing them to neglect their memory, inasmuch as, from their confidence in writing, they will recollect by the external aid of foreign symbols, and not by the internal use of their own faculties. Your discovery, therefore, is a medicine not for memory, but for recollection-for recalling to, not for keeping in mind.
– Plato
For this is Wisdom to love, to live To take what fate, or the Gods may give. To ask no question, to make no prayer, To kiss the lips and caress the hair, Speed passion's ebb as you greet its flow To have, - to hold - and - in time, - let go
– Laurence Hope

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