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But I, being poor, have only my dreams. I have spread my dreams under your feet. Tread softly, because you tread on my dreams.
– W. B. Yeats
But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
– William Butler Yeats
But if used for retribution, magic is vengeance incarnate.
– Terry Goodkind, "Blood of the Fold"
But if you build your life on dreams it's prudent to recall a man with moonlight in his hands has nothing there at all.
– Don Quixote
But in modern war you will die like a dog for no good reason.
– Ernest Hemingway
But in our enthusiasm, we could not resist a radical overhaul of the system, in which all of its major weaknesses have been exposed, analyzed, and replaced with new weaknesses.
– Bruce Leverett - "Register Allocation in Optimizing Compilers"
But in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.
– Benjamin Franklin
But is it not the fact that religion emanates from the nature, from the moral state of the individual? Is it not therefore true that unless the nature be completely exercised, the moral state harmonized, the religion cannot be healthy?
– Harriet Martineau
But it is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
– Herman Melville
But it's hard to be hip over thirty When everyone else is nineteen, When the last dance we learned was the Lindy, And the last we heard, girls who looked like Barbra Streisand Were trying to do something about it.
– Judith Viorst
But just as delicate fare does not stop you from craving for saveloys, so tried and exquisite friendship does not take away your taste for something new and dubious.
– Colette
But love is blind and lovers cannot see
The pretty follies that themselves commit;
For if they could, Cupid himself would blush
To see me thus transformed to a boy.

– William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, Act II Scene 6
But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
– Ernest Hemingway
But men never violate the laws of God without suffering the consequences, sooner or later.
– Lydia Child
But more importantly, you've got to play with your heart, with every fiber of your body. If you're lucky enough to find a guy with a lot of head and a lot of heart, he's never going to come off the field second.
– Vince Lombardi
But my dear man, reality is only a Rorschach ink-blot, you know.
– Alan B. Watts
But no perfection is so absolute, That some impurity doth not pollute.
– William Shakespeare, The Rape of Lucrece Ver. 124
But O the truth, the truth. The many eyes That look on it The diverse things they see.
– George Meredith
But O the truth, the truth. The
many eyes
That look on it! The diverse things
they see.

– George Meredith
But of all plagues, good Heaven, thy wrath can send, Save me, oh, save me, from the candid friend.
– David Bissonette
But pain... seems to me an insufficient reason not to embrace life. Being dead is quite painless. Pain, like time, is going to come on regardless. Question is, what glorious moments can you win from life in addition to the pain
– Lois McMaster Bujold
But pain... seems to me an insufficient reason not to embrace life. Being dead is quite painless. Pain, like time, is going to come on regardless. Question is, what glorious moments can you win from life in addition to the pain?
– Lois McMaster Bujold, "Barrayar", 1991
But peace does not rest in the charters and covenants alone. It lies in the hearts and minds of all people. So let us not rest all our hopes on parchment and on paper, let us strive to build peace, a desire for peace, a willingness to work for peace in the hearts and minds of all of our people. I believe that we can. I believe the problems of human destiny are not beyond the reach of human beings.
– John F. Kennedy
But penance need not be paid in suffering...It can be paid in forward motion. Correcting the mistake is a positive move, a nurturing move.
– Barbara Hall
But pride only helps us to be generous; it never makes us so, any more than vanity makes us witty.
– George Eliot, Middlemarch, Ch 8

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