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As a rule, software systems do not work well until they have been used, and have failed repeatedly, in real applications.
– Dave Parnas
As a rule, what is out of sight disturbs men's minds more seriously than what they see.
– Richard Bach
As a scientist, I am not sure anymore that life can be reduced to a class struggle, to dialectical materialism, or any set of formulas. Life is spontaneous and it is unpredictable, it is magical. I think that we have struggled so hard with the tangible that we have forgotten the intangible.
– Andrew Schneider
As a sinner I could not please God, I could not neutralize or pay for my own sin. But when God justified me by His grace He went on record declaring me righteous. He didn't wave a magic wand and declare me to be innocent. His holiness would not permit it. A basis for declaring me righteous was needed. The ground upon which my justification is built is the substitutionary death of His son, Jesus Christ. The shedding of blood demonstrates the righteousness of God 'that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus' (Rom. 326 NKJV). What a marvelous plan Man's plan of salvation by good works is offensive to God and to anyone who has been saved by God's grace.
– Larry Riemersma
As a solid rock is not shaken by the wind, so wise men falter not amidst blame or praise.
– The Dhammapada
As a song-writer, I write from the heart, soul and mind, not from lies.
– Alishia May
As a spider emits and draws in its thread, As plants arise on the earth, As the hairs of the head and body from a living person, So from The Eternal arises everything here.
– Maitri Upanishads
As a twig is bent the tree inclines.
– Virgil
As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well used brings a happy death.
– Leonardo Da Vinci
As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.
– Leonardo DaVinci
As a woman I have no country. As a woman my country is the whole world.
– Virginia Woolf
As against having beautiful workshops, studios, etc., one writes best in a cellar on a rainy day.
– Van Wyck Brooks
As American freemen we can not but sympathize in all efforts to extend the blessings of civil and political liberty, but at the same time we are warned by the admonitions of history and the voice of our own beloved Washington to abstain from entangling alliances with foreign nations.
– Zachary Taylor
As Americans, we go forward, in the service of our country, by the will of God.
– Franklin D. Roosevelt
As an adolescent ... I was convinced that France would have to go through gigantic trials, that the interest of life consisted in one day rendering her some signal service and that I would have the occasion to do so.
– Charles De Gaulle
As an adolescent I aspired to lasting fame, I craved factual certainty, and I thirsted for a meaningful vision of human life - so I became a scientist. This is like becoming an archbishop so you can meet girls.
– M. Cartmill
As an answer on any test, the best of you will always be better than the least of you.
– Chase LeBlanc
As an anti-American, I thank you for your rotten article devoted to my person.
– Prince Sihanouk in a letter to Time magazine
As an atheist you have to rationalize things... Then you have to try and make some sort of sense out of your problems. And if you try and find you can't, you have no choice but to be good and scared -- but that's okay
– Billy Joel
As an athlete, when you least expect it, you may find yourself standing on the threshold of an accomplishment so monumental that it strikes fear into your soul. You must stand ready, at any moment, to face the unknown. You must be ready to walk boldly thru the wall of uncertainty.
– John "The Penguin" Bingham, The courage to start
As an author I found it fascinating interviewing luminaries of the jazz world for over 15 years, beginning with a phone call from Red Rodney on a Thanksgiving Day in 1989 and then a phone call from Stan Getz on Christmas Day; their comments set in motion the quest to write a book about my first husband, Al Haig, the chosen pianist of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie (who gave me the moniker 'Lady Haig' one blustery cold night outside of Birdland on a January night) - and later Stan Getz.”
– Grange Lady Haig Rutan
As blushing will sometimes make a whore pass for a virtuous woman, so modesty may make a fool seem a man of sense.
– Jonathan Swift
As citizens of this democracy, you are the rulers and the ruled, the law-givers and the law-abiding, the beginning and the end.
– Adlai Ewing Stevenson
As civil rulers, not having their duty to the people duly before them, may attempt to tyrannize, and as the military forces which must be occasionally raised to defend our country, might pervert their power to the injury of their fellow-citizens, the people are confirmed by the next article in their right to keep and bear their private arms.
– Tench Coxe
As civilized human beings, we are the inheritors, neither of an inquiry about ourselves and the world, nor of an accumulating body of information, but of a conversation, begun in the primeval forests and extended and made more articulate in the course of centuries. It is a conversation which goes on both in public and within each of ourselves.
– Michael Oakeshott

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