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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
By asking for the impossible we obtain the possible.
– Italian Proverb
By asking for the impossible, obtain the best possible.
– Italian Proverb
By constant self-discipline and self-control you can develop greatness of character
– Grenville Kleiser
By courage I repel adversity.
– Anonymous
By courage I repel adversity.
(Adversa Virtute Repello)

– Anonymous
By creating an intelligent thought, you open the road for many other intelligent thoughts! By producing a stupid thought, you open the path for many other stupid thoughts! Beware of your thoughts! Create pearl, and then pearls will increase! Create mud, and then mud will increase!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more.
– Albert Camus
By depending on the great, The small may rise high. See the little plant ascending the tall tree Has climbed to the top.
– Saskya Pandita
By doing; you inspire others to try, so keep doing.
– Vikrant Parsai
By doubting we come at truth.
– Cicero
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
– Benjamin Franklin

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