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Of all the possessions of this life fame is the noblest; when the body has sunk into the dust the great name still lives.
– Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller
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Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well- warmed, and well-fed.
– Herman Melville
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Of all the properties which belong to honorable men, not one is so highly prized as that of character.
– Henry Clay
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Of all the pulpits from which human voice is ever sent forth, there is none from which it reaches so far as from the grave.
– John Ruskin
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Of all the self-fulfilling prophecies in our culture, the assumption that aging means decline and poor health is probably the deadliest.
– Marilyn Ferguson
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Of all the sexual aberrations, perhaps the most peculiar is chastity.
– Remy de Gourmont
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Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
– Epicurus
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Of all the unbearable nuisances, the ignoramus that has travelled is the worst.
– Kin Hubbard
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Of all the varieties of virtues, liberalism is the most beloved.
– Aristotle
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Of all the ways of acquiring books, writing them oneself is regarded as the most praiseworthy method. Writers are really people who write books not because they are poor, but because they are dissatisfied with the books which they could buy but do not like.
– Walter Benjamin
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Of all the ways of defining man, the worst is the one which makes him out to be a rational animal.
– Anatole France
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Of all the wonders of nature, a tree in summer is perhaps the most remarkable; with the possible exception of a moose singing Embraceable You in spats.
– Woody Allen
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Of all the worldly passions, lust is the most intense. All other worldly passions seem to follow in its train.
– Buddha
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Of all things which wisdom provides to make life entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
– Epicurus
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Of all tyrannies a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
– Clive Staples Lewis
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Of all tyrannies democracy is the most agonizing, the most inane, the absolute fall of everything great and elevated.
– Søren Kierkegaard, Journal 1848
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Of all vices, drinking is the most incompatible with greatness.
– Walter Scott
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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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