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Any religion with a sword is not a religion; it is merely an army of assassins! A real man of God carries only flowers in his hands!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Any for ever in danger of petrifaction into mere ritual and habit, though ritual and habit be essential to religion.
– T. S. Eliot
Any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel is preposterous. He or she is like a person who has put on full armor and attacked a hot fudge sundae.
– Kurt Vonnegut
Any shoe which protects your feet in a hard road is a beautiful shoe!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Any society that needs disclaimers has too many lawyers.
– Erik Pepke
Any startling piece of work has a subversive element in it, a delicious element often. Subversion is only disagreeable when it manifests in political or social activity. In what we call art, it's one of the most desirable characteristics of a piece of work.
– Leonard Cohen
Any sufficiently advanced bug is indistinguishable from a feature.
– Rich Kulawiec
Any sufficiently advanced bureaucracy is indistinguishable from molasses.
– Unknown
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from a rigged demo.
– James Klass
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
– Arthur C. Clarke
Any test that turns on what is offensive to the communitys standards is too loose, too capricious, too destructive of freedom of expression to be squared with the First Amendment. Under that test, juries can censor, suppress, and punish what they dont like, provided the matter relates to sexual impurity or has a tendency to excite lustful thoughts. This is community censorship in one of its worst forms. It creates a regime where in the battle between the literati and the Philistines, the Philistines are certain to win.
– William O. Douglas
Any titles, no matter what they are, do not honor the men; but it's the real men, who honor the titles.
– Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate
Any tool is a weapon if you hold it right.
– Ani DiFranco
Any transition serious enough to alter your definition of self will require not just small adjustments in your way of living and thinking but a full-on metamorphosis.
– Martha Beck
Any translation which intends to perform a transmitting function cannot transmit anything but information -- hence, something inessential. This is the hallmark of bad translations.
– Walter Benjamin
Any two philosophers can tell each other all they know in two hours.
– Oliver Wendell Holmes
Any woman who chooses to behave like a full human being should be warned that the armies of the status quo will treat her as something of a dirty joke. That's their natural and first weapon. She will need her sisterhood.
– Gloria Steinem
Any woman who has a career and a family automatically develops something in the way of two personalities, like two sides of a dollar bill, each different in design. ... Her problem is to keep one from draining the life from the other.
– Ivy Baker Priest
Any woman who thinks the way to a man's heart is through his stomach is aiming about 10 inches too high.
– Adrienne E. Gusoff
Anybody can be good in the country. There are no temptations there.
– Oscar Wilde
Anybody can observe the Sabbath, but making it holy surely takes the rest of the week.
– Alice Walker
Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend's success.
– Oscar Wilde
Anybody can win unless there happens to be a second entry.
– George Ade
Anybody can win, unless there happens to be a second entry.
– George Ade
Anybody caught selling macrame in public should be dyed a natural color and hung out to dry.
– Calvin Trillin

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