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An idea is salvation by imagination.
– Frank Lloyd Wright
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An idea isn't responsible for the people who believe in it.
– Donald Robert Perry Marquis
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An idea, to be suggestive, must come to the individual with the force of revelation.
– William James
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An ideal cannot wait for its realization to prove its validity.
– George Santayana
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An ideal wife is one who remains faithful to you but tries to be just as charming as if she weren't.
– Sacha Guitry
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An ideal world is left as an exercise to the reader.
– Paul Graham
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An idealist believes the short run doesn't count. A cynic believes the long run doesn't matter. A realist believes that what is done or left undone in the short run determines the long run.
– Sydney Harris
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An idealist is a person who helps other people to be prosperous.
– Henry Ford
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An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup.
– H.L. Mencken
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An ignorant person is one who doesn't know what you have just found out.
– Will Rogers
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An ignorant person is poorer than the man who has no money.
– Vikrant Parsai
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An impactful person/life is anyone/any life that adds value to other lives. Now, until you are passionate/determined you can't/won't impact other people's lives positively.
– Emeasoba George
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An important antidote to American democracy is American gerontocracy. The positions of eminence and authority in Congress are allotted in accordance with length of service, regardless of quality. Superficial observers have long criticized the United States for making a fetish of youth. This is unfair. Uniquely among modern organs of public and private administration, its national legislature rewards senility.
– John Kenneth Galbraith
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An important scientific innovation rarely makes its way by gradually winning over and converting its opponents . . . Its opponents gradually die out and the growing generation is familiar with the idea from the beginning.
– Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck
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An improper mind is a perpetual feast.
– Logan Pearsall Smith
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An inch of time cannot be bought with an inch of gold.
– Chinese Proverb
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An income tax form is like a laundry list -- either way you lose your shirt.
– Fred Allen
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An incompetent attorney can delay a trial for months or years. A competent attorney can delay one even longer.
– Evelle J. Younger
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An Indian tribe is sovereign to the extent that the U.S. permits it to be sovereign.
– Russell Smith
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An indiscreet man is more hurtful than an ill-natured one; for as the latter will only attack his enemies, and those he wishes ill to, the other injures indifferently both his friends and foes.
– Addison
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An individual cannot know what he is till he has made himself real by action.
– Unknown
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An individual's reality model can be right or wrong, complete or incomplete. As a rule it will be both incomplete and wrong...
– Dietrich Dörner
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An inexhaustible good nature is one of the most precious gifts of heaven, spreading itself like oil over the troubled sea of thought, and keeping the mind smooth and equable in the roughest weather.
– Washington Irving
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An injury is much sooner forgotten than an insult.
– Lord Chesterfield
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An injustice anywhere is an injustice everywhere.
– Samuel Johnson
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