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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
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
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
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
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
Of ex-President Eisenhower at the Republican convention of 1964 Reading a speech with his usual sense of discovery.
– Gore Vidal
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
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
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
Of my friends, I am the only one I have left.
– Terence
Of no mortal say, 'That man is happy,' till vexed by no grievous ill he pass Life's goal.
– Sophocles
Of one thing I am certain, the body is not the measure of healing - peace is the measure.
– George Melton
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]
Of the delights of this world man cares most for sexual intercourse, yet he has left it out of his heaven.
– Mark Twain
Of the delights of this world, man cares most for sexual intercourse, yet he has left it out of his heaven.
– Mark Twain
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
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
Of those who say nothing, few are silent.
– Thomas Neill
Of two evils choose neither.
– Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Of two evils we must always choose the least.
– Thomas a Kempis
Of what avail is the praise or censure of the vulgar, who make a useless noise like a senseless crow in a forest?
– Mahabharata
Of what shall a man be proud, if he is not proud of his friends
– Robert Louis Stephenson
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
Of women I do not wish them to have power over men but over themselves.
– Mary Wollstonecraft
Of writing well the source and fountainhead is wise thinking.
– Horace

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