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As rain breaks through an ill-thatched house, passion breaks through an unreflecting mind.
– The Dhammapada
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As reason is a rebel to faith, so passion is a rebel to reason.
– Thomas Browne
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As repressed sadists are supposed to become policemen or butchers so those with irrational fear of life become publishers.
– Cyril Connolly
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As Rollo's death drew near, he went mad and had a hundred Christian prisoners beheaded in front of him in honour of the gods whom he had worshipped, and in the end distributed a hundred pounds of gold around the churches in honour of the true God in whose name he had accepted baptism.
– Adémar de Chabannes
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As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.
– Josh Billings
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as simple as breathing but difficulty to control
– bj vengai chirwa
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As society advances the standard of poverty rises.
– Theodore Parker
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As soon as any man says of the affairs of the State "What does it matter to me?" the State may be given up for lost.
– Jean Jacques Rousseau
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As soon as any man says of the affairs of the State What does it matter to me the State may be given up for lost.
– Jean Jacques Rousseau
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As soon as it is seen, the extraordinary starts becoming ordinary!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
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As soon as laws are necessary for men, they are no longer fit for freedom.
– Pythagorus
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As soon as man does not take his existence for granted, but beholds it as something unfathomably mysterious, thought begins.
– Albert Schweitzer
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As soon as questions of will or decision or reason or choice of action arise, human science is at a loss.
– Noam Chomsky
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As soon as sacrifice becomes a duty and necessity to mankind. I see no limit to the horizon which opens before him.
– Ernest Renan
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As soon as there is life there is danger.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
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As soon as we left the ground I knew I myself had to fly!
– Amelia Earhart
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As soon as we started programming, we found out to our surprise that it wasn't as easy to get programs right as we had thought. Debugging had to be discovered. I can remember the exact instant when I realized that a large part of my life from then on was going to be spent in finding mistakes in my own programs.
– Maurice Wilkes
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As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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As surgeons keep their instruments and knives always at hand for cases requiring immediate treatment, so shouldst thou have thy thoughts ready to understand things divine and human, remembering in thy every act, even the smallest, how close is the bond that unites the two.
– Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
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As the author of a work, I don't relinquish author-ity to just any critic, particularly not to people whose work I've not read or don't respect; those biased by envy are the least relevant, and grounded grammarians who strangle or sterilize under a banner of superiority are a close second.
– Vanna Bonta
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As the blessings of health and fortune have a beginning, so they must also find an end. Everything rises but to fall, and increases but to decay.
– Sallust
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As the eagle was killed by the arrow winged with his own feather, so the hand of the world is wounded by its own skill.
– Helen Keller
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As the flectcher whittles and makes straight his arrows, so the master directs his straying thoughts.
– Buddha
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As the kindled fire consumes the fuel, so in the flame of wisdom the embers of action are burnt to ashes.
– Bhagavad Gita
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As the moon retaineth her nature, though darkness spread itself before her face as a curtain, so the Soul remaineth perfect even in the bosom of the fool.
– Akhenaton
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