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One may as well be asleep as to read for anything but to improve his mind and morals, and regulate his conduct.
– Sterne
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One may discover a new side to his most intimate friend when for the first time he hears him speak in public. He will be stranger to him as he is more familiar to the audience. The longest intimacy could not foretell how he would behave then
– Henry David Thoreau
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One may discover a new side to his most intimate friend when for the first time he hears him speak in public. He will be stranger to him as he is more familiar to the audience. The longest intimacy could not foretell how he would behave then.
– Henry David Thoreau
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One may have a blazing hearth in one's soul and yet no one ever come to sit by it. Passersby see only a wisp of smoke from the chimney and continue on the way.
– Vincent Van Gogh
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One may no more live in the world without picking up the moral prejudices of the world than one will be able to go to hell without perspiring.
– Henry Louis Mencken
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One may not reach the dawn save by the path of the night.
– Khalil Gibran
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One may walk over the highest mountain one step at a time.
– John Wanamaker
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One meets his destiny often in the road he takes to avoid it.
– French Proverb
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One might equate growing up with a mistrust of words. A mature person trusts his eyes more than his ears. Irrationality often manifests itself in upholding the word against the evidence of the eyes. Children, savages and true believers remember far less what they have seen than what they have heard.
– Eric Hoffer
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One might well say that mankind is divisible into two great classes: hosts and guests.
– Max Beerbohm
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One mind awake can awaken another, The second awake can awaken their next door brother. Three awake can awaken the town By turning the whole place upside down. Many awake can make such a fuss That they finally awaken the rest of us.
– Helen Kromer
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One murder makes a villain, millions a hero.
– Beilby Porteus, Death, A Poem
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One must also accept that one has 'uncreative' moments. The more honestly one can accept that, the quicker these moments will pass.
– Etty Hillesum
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One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste.
– Johann von Goethe
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One must be a fox in order to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten off wolves.
– Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince
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One must be a god to be able to tell successes from failures without making a mistake.
– Anton Chekhov
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One must be a living man and a posthumous artist.
– Jean Cocteau
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One must be a somebody before they can have a enemy. One must be a force before he can be resisted by another force.
– Sophie Swetchine
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One must be a wise reader to quote wisely and well.
– Amos Bronson Alcott
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One must be poor to know the luxury of giving!
– Georges Eliot, Middlemarch
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One must be poor to know the luxury of giving.
– George Eliot
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One must desire something to be alive.
– Margaret Deland
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One must do violence to the object of one's desire when it surrenders, the pleasure is greater.
– Marquis de Sade
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One must fight for a life of action, not reaction.
– Rita Mae Brown
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One must have a good memory to be able to keep the promises one makes.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
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