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But words are things; and a small drop of ink,
Falling, like dew, upon a thought, produces
That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think.

– Lord Byron
But words came halting forth, wanting Inventions stayInvention, Natures child, fled step-dame Studys blows...Biting my truant pen, beating myself for spite,Fool, said my Muse to me look in thy heart and write.
– Sir Philip Sidney
But you can catch yourself entertaining habitually certain ideas and setting others aside; and that, I think, is where our personal destinies are largely decided.
– Alfred North Whitehead
But, for my own part, it was Greek to me.
– William Shakespeare
But, my dearest Agathon, it is truth which you cannot contradict; you can without any difficulty contradict Socrates.
– Plato, Symposium
But, soft what light through yonder window breaks It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.
– William Shakespeare
But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks?
It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.

– William Shakespeare, "Romeo and Juliet", Act 2 scene 1
Buy on the rumor sell on the news.
– Wall Street Proverb
Buy on the rumor; sell on the news.
– Wall Street Proverb
Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them in but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents.
– Arthur Schopenhauer
Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them in: but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents.
– Arthuer Schopenhauer
Buying is a profound pleasure.
– Simone de Beauvoir
By a curious confusion, many modern critics have passed from the proposition that a masterpiece may be unpopular to the other proposition that unless it is unpopular it cannot be a masterpiece.
– G. K. Chesterton
By a husband wealth is accumulated; by a wife is its preservation.
– Burmese Proverb
By a peculiar prerogative, not only each individual is making daily advances in the sciences, and may makes advances in morality, but all mankind together are making a continual progress in proportion as the universe grows older; so that the whole human race, during the course of so many ages, may be considered as one man, who never ceases to live and learn.
– Blaise Pascal
By a tranquil mind I mean nothing else than a mind well ordered.
– Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
By abolishing private property one takes away the human love of aggression.
– Sigmund Freud
By academic freedom I understand the right to search for truth and to publish and teach what one holds to be true. This right implies also a duty one must not conceal any part of what on has recognized to be true. It is evident that any restriction on academic freedom acts in such a way as to hamper the dissemination of knowledge among the people and thereby impedes national judgment and action.
– Albert Einstein
By all means continue to call me names. I daresay I have far too much confidence.
– Paul. F. Meekin
By all means marry if you get a good wife, you'll be happy. If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.
– Socrates
By all means marry. If you get a good wife, you’ll be happy. If you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher… and that is a good thing for any man.
– Socrates
By all means marry: if you get a good wife, you’ll become happy; if you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.
– Socrates
By all means use sometimes to be alone. Salute thyself: see what thy soul doth wear. Dare to look in thy chest; for 'Tis thine own: And tumble up and down what thou findst there. Who cannot rest till he good fellows find, he breaks up house, turns out of doors his mind.
– George Herbert
By always thinking unto them. I keep the subject constantly before me and wait till the first dawnings open little by little into the full light.
– Sir Issac Newton, On how he made discoveries
By and large, I seem to have made more mistakes than any others of whom I know, but have learned thereby to make ever swifter acknowledgment of the errors and thereafter immediately set about to deal more effectively with the truths disclosed by the acknowledgment of erroneous assumptions.
– Richard Buckminster Fuller

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