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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
An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight. . . The truly wise person is colorblind.
– Albert Schweitzer
An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight... The truly wise person is color- blind.
– Albert Schweitzer
An optimist is the human personification of spring.
– Susan J. Bissonette
An optimist thinks this is the best of all worlds. A pessimist fears the same may be true.
– Doug Larson
An orator is a good man who is skilled in speaking.
– Cato the Elder
An orator is a man who says what he thinks and feels what he says.
– William Jennings Bryan
An ordinary chair is always more comfortable than the king’s chair!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
An ordinary visit to a beautiful garden always creates an extraordinary time!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
An original artist is unable to copy. So he has only to copy in order to be original.
– Jean Cocteau
An orphan's curse would drag to HellA spirit from on highBut oh More horrible than thatIs the curse in a dead man's eye.
– Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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