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At high tide fish eat ants; at low tide ants eat fish.
– Thai Proverb
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
At sixteen I was stupid, confused, insecure and indecisive. At twenty-five I was wise, self- confident, prepossessing and assertive. At forty-five I am stupid, confused, insecure and indecisive. Who would have supposed that maturity is only a short break in adolescence?
– Jules Feiffer
At sunrise everything is luminous but not clear." It is those we live with and love and should know who elude us." You can love completely without complete understanding.
– Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It
At that time you were insulted by law clerks, excluded from white bar associations and when I was in court, I was lucky to be called Ben, usually it was just ‘boy.’ [But] the judges were always fair. The discrimination of those days has changed and, today, the South is ahead of the North in many respects in civil rights progress.
– Benjamin Hooks
At the age of eleven or thereabouts women acquire a poise and an ability to handle difficult situations which a man, if he is lucky, manages to achieve somewhere in the later seventies.
– P. G. Wodehouse
At the beginning of a great national change, the patriot is a scarce man: scorned, ridiculed and forgotten. When his cause succeeds, however, all men will join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.
– Mark Twain
At the beginning, all roads seem endless; but they are not!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
At the bottom every man knows well enough that he is a unique human being, only once on this earth; and by no extraordinary chance will such a marvelously picturesque piece of diversity in unity as he is, ever be put together a second time.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

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