Found 1,278 quotes starting with B:

But in modern war you will die like a dog for no good reason.
– Ernest HemingwayRate it:
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"Rate it:
But in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.
– Benjamin FranklinRate it:
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 MartineauRate it:
But it is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
– Herman MelvilleRate it:
But it is hard to know them from friends, they are so obsequious and full of protestations; for a wolf resembles a dog, so doth a flatterer a friend.
– Walter RaleighRate it:
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 ViorstRate it:
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.
– ColetteRate it:
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 6Rate it:
But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
– Ernest HemingwayRate it:
But men never violate the laws of God without suffering the consequences, sooner or later.
– Lydia ChildRate it:
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 LombardiRate it:
But my dear man, reality is only a Rorschach ink-blot, you know.
– Alan B. WattsRate it:
But no perfection is so absolute, That some impurity doth not pollute.
– William Shakespeare, The Rape of Lucrece Ver. 124Rate it:
But O the truth, the truth. The many eyes That look on it The diverse things they see.
– George MeredithRate it:
But O the truth, the truth. The
many eyes
That look on it! The diverse things
they see.

– George MeredithRate it:
But of all plagues, good Heaven, thy wrath can send, Save me, oh, save me, from the candid friend.
– David BissonetteRate it:
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 BujoldRate it:
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", 1991Rate it:
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. KennedyRate it:
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 HallRate it:
But pride only helps us to be generous; it never makes us so, any more than vanity makes us witty.
– George Eliot, Middlemarch, Ch 8Rate it:
But psychoanalysis has taught that the dead—a dead parent, for example—can be more alive for us, more powerful, more scary, than the living. It is the question of ghosts.
– Jacques Derrida, Quoted in New York Times, January 23, 1994Rate it:
But respect yourself most of all.
– Golden verses of the PythagoreansRate it:
But screw up your courage to the sticking place, And we'll not fail.
– Mary BertoneRate it:

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