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But all who are not lunitics are agreed about certain things: That it is better to be alive than dead, better to be adequately fed than starved, better to be free than to be a slave. Many people desire these things only for themselves and their friends; they are quite content that their enemies should suffer. These people can be refuted by science: Mankind has become so much one family that we cannot insure our own prosperity except by insuring that of everyone else. If you wish to be happy yourself, you must resign yourself to seeing others also happy.
– Bertrand Russell, from the essay "The Science to Save Us From Science"Rate it:
But all who humble themselves before the Lord shall be given every blessing and shall have wonderful peace.
– Psalm 3711 TLB BibleRate it:
But any man who afflicts the human race with ideas must be prepared to see them misunderstood, and that is what happened to Jesus.
– Henry Louis MenckenRate it:
But be this as it may, it is the imperative and indispensable duty of the Government of the United States to secure to every resident inhabitant the free and independent expression of his opinion by his vote.
– James BuchananRate it:
But be, as you have been, my happiness...
– Randall JarrellRate it:
But better die than live mechanically a life that is a repetition of repetitions.
– D. H. LawrenceRate it:
But curb thou the high spirit in thy breast, for gentle ways are best, and keep aloof from sharp contentions.
– HomerRate it:
But despite these differences, so many of our faiths and traditions are rooted in the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would want done to you. Isn’t allowing adults to marry the person they love consistent with the Golden Rule?
– Ken MehlmanRate it:
But did thee feel the earth move?
– Ernest HemingwayRate it:
But each day brings its petty dust Our soon-chok'd souls to fill, And we forget because we must, And not because we will.
– Matthew ArnoldRate it:
But far more numerous was the herd of such, Who think too little and who talk too much.
– John DrydenRate it:
But far more numerous was the herd of such,
Who think too little and who talk too much.

– John DrydenRate it:
But few have spoken of the actual pleasure derived from giving to someone, from creating something, from finishing a task, form offering unexpected help almost invisibly and anonymously.
– Paul WienerRate it:
But for money and the need of it, there would not be half the friendship in the world. It is powerful for good if divinely used. Give it plenty of air and it is sweet as the hawthorn; shut it up and it cankers and breeds worms.
– George MacDonaldRate it:
But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life and thanks to a benevolent arrangement of things, the greater part of life is sunshine.
– Thomas JeffersonRate it:
But groundless hope, like unconditional love, is the only kind worth having.
– John Perry BarlowRate it:
But he that is the greatest among you shall be your servant. And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abused and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.
– Matthew 2311, 12 BibleRate it:
But he who never sins can little boast
Compared to him who goes and sins no more.

– N. P. WillisRate it:
But his kiss was so sweet, and so closely he pressed, that I languished and pined till I granted the rest.
– John GayRate it:
But how is one to make a scientist understand that there is something unalterably deranged about differential calculus, quantum theory, or the obscene and so inanely liturgical ordeals of the precession of the equinoxes.
– Antonin ArtaudRate it:
But how shall I get ideas? Keep your wits open! Observe! Observe! Study! Study! But above all, Think! Think! And when a noble image is indelibly impressed upon the mind -- Act!
– Orison Swett MardenRate it:
But I am sure that I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round...as a good time a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely.
– Charles DickensRate it:
But I do not think the flying machine will ever be used for ordinary traffic and for what may be called "popular" purposes. People who write about the conditions under which the business and pleasure of the world will be carried on in another hundred years generally make flying machines take the place of railways and steamers, but that such will ever be the case I very much doubt.
– Hiram Stevens MaximRate it:
But I do nothing upon myself, and yet I am my own executioner.
– John DonneRate it:
But I have always liked bird dogs better than kennel-fed dogs myself--you know, one that will get out and hunt for food rather than sit on his fanny and yell.
– Charles E. WilsonRate it:

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