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An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
– Samuel Smiles
An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.
– Victor Hugo
An inventor fails 999 times, and if he succeeds once, he's in. He treats his failures simply as practice shots.
– Charles Franklin Kettering
An inventor is a person who makes an ingenious arrangement of wheels, levers and springs, and believes it civilization.
– Ambrose Bierce
An inventor is simply a fellow who doesn't take his education too seriously.
– Charles F. Kettering
An inventor is simply a person who doesn't take his education too seriously. You see, from the time a person is six years old until he graduates form college he has to take three or four examinations a year. If he flunks once, he is out. But an inventor is almost always failing. He tries and fails maybe a thousand times. It he succeeds once then he's in. These two things are diametrically opposite. We often say that the biggest job we have is to teach a newly hired employee how to fail intelligently. We have to train him to experiment over and over and to keep on trying and failing until he learns what will work.
– Charles F. Kettering
An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
– Benjamin Franklin
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
– Benjamin Franklin
An investment in knowledge still yields the best returns.
– Benjamin Franklin
An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men.
– Thomas Fuller
An Irishman is the only man in the world who will step over the bodies of a dozen naked women to get to a bottle of stout.
– Unknown
An nescis mi fili, quantilla prudentia regitur orbis?
Dost thou not know, my son, with what little wisdom the world is governed?

– Count Oxenstierna, letter to his son, 1648
An object in possession seldom retains the same charm that it had in pursuit.
– Pliny the Younger
An obvious proof of true love/leadership is self-sacrifice i.e. giving up your/one's own interest or comfort just to help others or to advance a cause.
– Emeasoba George
An occasional lucky guess as to what makes a wife tick is the best a man can hope for, Even then, no sooner has he learned how to cope with the tick than she tocks.
– Ogden Nash
An ocean which thinks there is nothing to learn from a lake is not a wise ocean!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
An old doting fool, with one foot already in the grave.
– Plutarch
An old man loved is winter with flowers.
– Edgar Z. Friedenberg
An old man marrying a young girl is like buying a car for somebody else to drive.
– Vikrant Parsai
An old thing becomes new if you detach it from what usually surrounds it.
– Robert Bresson
An onion can make people cry, but there has never been a vegetable invented to make them laugh.
– Will Rogers
An open foe may prove a curse, but a pretended friend is worse.
– John Gay
An oppressed people are authorized whenever they can to rise and break their fetters.
– Henry Clay
An optimist is a fellow who believes a housefly is looking for a way to get out.
– George Jean Nathan
An optimist is a man who has never had much experience.
– Don Marquis

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