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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
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
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
For those who believe, no explanation is necessary. For those who do not, none will suffice.
– Joseph Dunninger, Mentalist
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
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
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
For though I do not ask for aid, we need it.
– J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring, spoken by Boromir
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
For three days after death hair and fingernails continue to grow but phone calls taper off.
– Johnny Carson
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
For to err in opinion, though it be not the part of wise men, is at least human.
– Plutarch
For today and its blessings, I owe the world an attitude of gratitude.
– Clarence E. Hodges
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
For too much rest becomes a pain.
– Homer
For truth is precious and divine Too rich a pearl for carnal swine.
– Samuel Butler
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
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
For us, a pretty bird is a pretty bird; for an insect, pretty bird is an ugly enemy!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
For us, there is only the trying. The rest is not our business.
– T. S. Eliot

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