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At first cock-crow the ghosts must go
Back to their quiet graves below.

– Theodosia Garrison
At first people refuse to believe that a strange new thing can be done, then they begin to hope that it can be done, then they see that it can be done--then it is done and all the world wonders why it was not done centuries ago.
– Francis Eliza Hodgson Burnett
At five minutes to eleven on the morning named he was at the station, a false beard and spectacles shielding his identity from the public eye. If you had asked him he would have said that he was a Scotch business man. As a matter a fact, he looked far more like a motor-car coming through a haystack.
– P. G. Wodehouse
At great periods you have always felt, deep within you, the temptation to commit suicide. You gave yourself to it, breached your own defenses. You were a child. The idea of suicide was a protest against life; by dying, you would escape this longing for death.
– Cesare Pavese
At Group L, Stoffel oversees six first-rate programmers, a managerial challenge roughly comparable to herding cats.
– Washington Post Magazine, June 9, 1985
At high tide fish eat ants; at low tide ants eat fish.
– Thai Proverb
At home you always have to be a politician. When you're abroad you almost feel yourself a statesman.
– Harold Macmillan
At its rawest, fashion is material sewn together in a sequential method. But it's so much more. Fashion creates a mood, captures a moment. It evokes something that you never knew was inside you. Fashion is one of the most underrated stimulants one can encounter.
– Daniel Vosovic
At last is Hector stretch'd upon the plain,Who fear'd no vengeance for Patroclus slainThen, Prince You should have fear'd, what now you feelAchilles absent was Achilles stillYet a short space the great avenger stayed,Then low in dust thy strength and glory laid.
– Homer
At least half the mystery novels published violate the law that the solution, once revealed, must seem to be inevitable.
– Raymond Chandler
At least one way of measuring the freedom of any society is the amount of comedy that is permitted, and clearly a healthy society permits more satirical comment than a repressive, so that if comedy is to function in some way as a safety release then it must obviously deal with these taboo areas. This is part of the responsibility we accord our licensed jesters, that nothing be excused the searching light of comedy. If anything can survive the probe of humour it is clearly of value, and conversely all groups who claim immunity from laughter are claiming special privileges which should not be granted.
– Eric Idle
At least she's the president of something, which is more than I can say. (on his wife Elizabeth, president of the American Red Cross)
– Robert Joseph Bob Dole
At least the Pilgrim Fathers used to shoot Indians: the Pilgrim Children merely punch time clocks.
– E. E. Cummings
At least two-thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice and those great motivators and justifiers of malice and stupidity idealism, dogmatism and proselytizing zeal on behalf of religous or political ideas.
– Aldous Huxley
At least two-thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice and those great motivators and justifiers of malice and stupidity: idealism, dogmatism and proselytizing zeal on behalf of religous or political ideas.
– Aldous Huxley
At least when I was govenor, cocaine was expensive.
– Jerry Brown
At man's core there is a voice that wants him never to give in to fear. But if it is true that in general man cannot give in to fear, at the very least he postpones indefinitely the moment when he will have to confront himself with the object of his fear... when he will no longer have the assistance of reason as guaranteed by God, or when he will no longer have the assistance of God such as reason guaranteed. It is necessary to recoil, but it is necessary to leap, and perhaps one only recoils in order to leap better.
– Georges Bataille
At my age the bones are water in the morning until food is given them.
– Pearl Buck
At my graduation, I thought we had to marry what we wished to become. Now you are becoming the men you once would have wished to marry.
– Gloria Steinem
At my lemonade stand I used to give the first glass away free and charge five dollars for the second glass. The refill contained the antidote.
– Emo Phillips
At my time of life opinions are tolerably fixed. It is not likely that I should now see or hear anything to change them.
– Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility
At night always carry in your heart something from Holy Scriptures to bed with you, meditate upon it like a ruminant animal, and go softly to sleep; but this must not be too much, rather a little that may be well pondered and understood, that you may find a remnant of it in your mind when you rise in the morning.
– Martin Luther
At points of clarity, I realize that my life on earth is meaningless, and that I am merely a pawn in a bigger game. A game I cannot possible understand or have control of. Thankfully, before depression sets in, I drift back into my cloudy, bewildered daily routine.
– Joel Patrick Warneke
At present, we have a policy-response (to climate change) shaped by sophisticated climate science, brilliant technology and pop behaviourism, based on simple assumptions about carrot-and-stick incentives.
– David Fleming
at Prusianum, as the other (estate) is called, (the young) Tonantius and his brothers turned out of their beds for us because we could not be always dragging our gear about: they are surely the elect among the nobles of our own age
– Sidonius Apollinaris

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