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Of any stopping place in life, it is good to ask whether it will be a good place from which to go on as well as a good place to remain.
– Mary Catherine Bateson
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Of children as of procreation - the pleasure momentary, the posture ridiculous, the expense damnable.
– Evelyn Waugh
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Of course God will forgive me; that's His job.
– Heinrich Heine
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Of course God's forgiving and kind. It takes a supernatural being to be capable of such a thing.
– Ahmed Korayem
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Of course great hotels have always been social ideas, flawless mirrors to the particular societies they service.
– Joan Didion
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Of course I believe that solipsism is the correct philosophy, but that's only one man's opinion.
– Melvin Fitting
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Of course I don't always enjoy being a mother. At those times my husband and I hole up somewhere in the wine country, eat, drink, make mad love and pretend we were born sterile and raise poodles.
– Dorothy DeBolt
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Of course it was good to see the family after 4 years, but it did not really do me any good, as I lost more than 5 pounds which I had put on with such difficulty in May and June. I also get out of breath more easily. So these are the results of my trip. Very annoying.
– Grand Duke George Alexandrovich of Russia
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Of course life is bizarre, the more bizarre it gets, the more interesting it is. The only way to approach it is to make yourself some popcorn and enjoy the show.
– David Gerrold
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Of course Moana, being a visual account of events in the daily life of a Polynesian youth and his family, has documentary value.
– John Grierson
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Of course the game is rigged. Don't let that stop you - if you don't play, you can't win.
– Robert A. Heinlein
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Of course there is no formula for success except perhaps an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings.
– Arthur Rubinstein
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Of course we all have our limits, but how can you possibly find your boundaries unless you explore as far and as wide as you possibly can I would rather fail in an attempt at something new and uncharted than safely succeed in a repeat of something I have done.
– A. E. Hotchner
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Of course we can keep this going, in principle, forever. In practice we will keel over from exhaustion, boredom, or death.
– David Adger, Core Syntax: A Minimalist Approach
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Of course, it is very important to be sober when you take an exam. Many worthwhile careers in the street- cleansing, fruit-picking and subway-guitar-playing industries have been founded on a lack of understanding of this simple fact.
– Terry Pratchett, Moving Pictures
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Of course, our failures are a consequence of many factors, but possibly one of the most important is the fact that society operates on the theory that specialization is the key to success, not realizing that specialization precludes comprehensive thinking.
– R. Buckminster Fuller, Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth, 1963
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Of ex-President Eisenhower at the Republican convention of 1964 Reading a speech with his usual sense of discovery.
– Gore Vidal
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Of life's two chief prizes, beauty and truth, I found the first in a loving heart and the second in a laborer's hand.
– Kahlil Gibran
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Of men who have a sense of honor, more come through alive than are slain, but from those who flee comes neither glory nor any help.
– Homer
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Of mortals there is no one who is happy. If wealth flows in upon one, one may be perhaps Luckier than one's neighbor, but still not happy.
– Euripides
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Of my friends, I am the only one I have left.
– Terence
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Of no mortal say, 'That man is happy,' till vexed by no grievous ill he pass Life's goal.
– Sophocles
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Of one thing I am certain, the body is not the measure of healing - peace is the measure.
– George Melton
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Of ten parts a man enjoys one only, but a woman enjoys the full ten parts in her heart.
– Tiresias, [Apollodorus, Library 3.6.7]
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Of the delights of this world man cares most for sexual intercourse, yet he has left it out of his heaven.
– Mark Twain
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