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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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Of the Seven Deadly Sins, anger is possibly the most fun. To lick your wounds, to smack your lips over grievances long past, to roll over your tongue the prospect of bitter confrontations still to come, to savor to the last toothsome morsel both the pain you are given and the pain you are giving back--in many ways it is a feast fit for a king. The chief drawback is that what you are wolfing down is yourself. The skeleton at the feast is you.
– Frederick Buechner, Wishful Thinking, 1973
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Of the two great political parties which have divided the opinions and feelings of our country, the candid and the just will now admit that both have contributed splendid talents, spotless integrity, ardent patriotism, and disinterested sacrifices to the formation and administration of this Government, and that both have required a liberal indulgence for a portion of human infirmity and error.
– John Quincy Adams
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Of those who say nothing, few are silent.
– Thomas Neill
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Of two evils choose neither.
– Charles Haddon Spurgeon
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Of two evils we must always choose the least.
– Thomas a Kempis
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Of what avail is the praise or censure of the vulgar, who make a useless noise like a senseless crow in a forest?
– Mahabharata
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Of what shall a man be proud, if he is not proud of his friends
– Robert Louis Stephenson
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Of what significance is one's one existence, one is basically unaware. What does a fish know about the water in which he swims all his life The bitter and the sweet come from outside. The hard from within, from one's own efforts. For the most part I do what my own nature drives me to do. It is embarrassing to earn such respect and love for it.
– Albert Einstein
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Of women I do not wish them to have power over men but over themselves.
– Mary Wollstonecraft
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Of writing well the source and fountainhead is wise thinking.
– Horace
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Offended vanity is the great separator in social life.
– Arthur Helps
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Offensiveness is a necessary consequence of opinions strongly held and openly expressed, and free societies should treasure and protect it. An idea that offends no one is not worth entertaining.
– Unknown
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Oft expectation fails, and most oft where most it promises; and oft it hits where hope is coldest; and despair most sits.
– William Shakespeare
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Often a certain abdication of prudence and foresight is an element of success.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Often a noble face hides filthy ways.
– Euripides
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Often an entire city has suffered because of an evil man.
– Hesiod
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Often and often afterwards, the beloved Aunt would ask me why I had never told anyone how I was being treated. Children tell little more than animals, for what comes to them they accept as eternally established.
– Rudyard Kipling
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Often I don't say hello to people for fear that they may not remember me.
– Shahrukh Khan
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Often it does seem a pity that Noah and his party did not miss the boat.
– Mark Twain
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Often it is the most deserving people who cannot help loving those who destroy them.
– Hermann Hesse
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Often people attempt to live their lives backwards they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want.
– Margaret Young
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Often people attempt to live their lives backwards; they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want.
– Margaret Young
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Often sound advice turns out to be totally wrong. Sometimes things turn out in such a way that only a fool would predict. Which is why fools, too, have their place in analysis and debate.
– Unknown
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Often the difference between a successful marriage and a mediocre one consists of leaving about three or four things a day unsaid.
– Harlan Miller
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