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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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For those interested in patent litigation, commit early and never underestimate how hard you and the rest of the team must work. There are a lot of smart, talented patent trial lawyers.”
– Yar Chaikovsky
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For those who are on the roof become insolent as they don't know yet about the slope and the slipperiness of the roof!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
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For those who believe, no explanation is necessary. For those who do not, none will suffice.
– Joseph Dunninger, Mentalist
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For those who intend to discover and to understand, not to indulge in conjectures and soothsaying, and rather than contrive imitation and fabulous worlds plan to look deep into the nature of the real world and to dissect it -- for them everything must be sought in things themselves.
– Francis Bacon
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For those who live neither with religious consolations about death nor with a sense of death (or of anything else) as natural, death is the obscene mystery, the ultimate affront, the thing that cannot be controlled. It can only be denied.
– Susan Sontag
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For those who love it, cooking is at once child's play and adult joy. And cooking done with care is an act of love.
– Craig Claiborne
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For though I do not ask for aid, we need it.
– J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring, spoken by Boromir
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For thousands of years, father and son have stretched wistful hands across the canyon of time, each eager to help the other to his side, but neither quite able to desert the loyalties of his contemporaries. The relationship is always changing and hence always fragile nothing endures except the sense of difference.
– Alan Valentine
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For three days after death hair and fingernails continue to grow but phone calls taper off.
– Johnny Carson
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For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
– Nelson Mandela
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For to err in opinion, though it be not the part of wise men, is at least human.
– Plutarch
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For today and its blessings, I owe the world an attitude of gratitude.
– Clarence E. Hodges
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For too long, many nations, including my own, tolerated, even excused, oppression in the Middle East in the name of stability. Oppression became common, but stability never arrived. We must take a different approach. We must help the reformers of the Middle East as they work for freedom, and strive to build a community of peaceful, democratic nations.
– George W. Bush, Speech to UN General Assembly, September 21, 2004
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For too much rest becomes a pain.
– Homer
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For truth is precious and divine Too rich a pearl for carnal swine.
– Samuel Butler
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For undemocratic reasons and for motives not of State, they arrive at their conclusions -- largely inarticulate. Being void of self-expression they confide their views to none; but sometimes in a smoking room, one learns why things were done.
– Rudyard Kipling
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For us artists there waits the joyous compromise through art with all that wounded or defeated us in daily life; in this way, not to evade destiny, as the ordinary people try to do, but to fulfil it in its true potential --the imagination.
– Lawrence Durrell
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For us, a pretty bird is a pretty bird; for an insect, pretty bird is an ugly enemy!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
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For us, there is only the trying. The rest is not our business.
– T. S. Eliot
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For violence, like Achilles' lance, can heal the wounds it has inflicted.
– Frantz Fanos
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For visions come not to polluted eyes.
– Mary Howitt
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For want of self-restraint many men are engaged all their lives in fighting with difficulties of their own making, and rendering success impossible by their own cross-grained ungentleness; whilst others, it may be much less gifted, make their way and achieve success by simple patience, equanimity, and self-control.
– Smiles
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For we which now behold these present days have eyes to wonder, but lack tongues to praise.
– William Shakespeare
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For what are posessions but things we guard for fear we might need them tomorrow?
– Kahlil Gibron, (book) The Profit
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