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By heritage and by choice, the United States of America will make that stand.
– George W. Bush, Speech to the United Nations, September 12, 2002
By his very success in inventing labor-saving devices, modern man has manufactured an abyss of boredom that only the privileged classes in earlier civilizations have ever fathomed.
– Lewis Mumford
By ignorance is pride increased; those must assume who know the least.
– Gay
By increasing the size of the keyhole, today's playwrights are in danger of doing away with the door.
– Peter Ustinov
By interpreting freedom as the propagation and immediate gratification of needs, people distort their own nature, for they engender in themselves a multitude of pointless and foolish desires, habits, and incongruous stratagems. Their lives are motivated only by mutual envy, sensuality, and ostentation.
– Fyodor Dostoevsky
By keenly confronting the enigmas that surround us, and by considering and analysing the observations that I have made, I ended up in the domain of mathematics, Although I am absolutely without training in the exact sciences, I often seem to have more in common with mathematicians than with my fellow artists.
– M. C. Escher
By labeling a bundle of problems with a single conceptual label, we make dealing with that problem easier - provided we're not interested in solving it.
– Dietrich Dörner
By learning to obey, you will know how to command.
– Italian Proverb
By learning you will teach, by teaching you will learn.
– Latin Proverb
By learning you will teach; by teaching you will learn.
– Latin Proverb
By listening to his language of his locality the poet begins to learn his craft. It is his function to lift, by use of imagination and the language he hears, the material conditions and appearances of his environment to the sphere of the intelligence where they will have new currency.
– William Carlos Williams
By means of shrewd lies, unremittingly repeated, it is possible to make people believe that heaven is hell -- and hell heaven. The greater the lie, the more readily it will be believed.
– Adolph Hitler, Mein Kampf
By mid-November I always like to have an extra 15 pounds on me.
– Andrew Schneider
By mistreating the source of all logic we can enforce shortcuts.
– Martin Tobias Lithner
By nature all men are alike, but by education very different.
– Chinese
By nature all men are equal in liberty, but not in other endowments.
– Thomas Aquinas
By nature's kindly disposition most questions which it is beyond a man's power to answer do not occur to him at all.
– George Santayana
By nature, men are nearly alike by practice, they get to be wide apart.
– Confucius
By nature, men are nearly alike; by practice, they get to be wide apart.
– Confucius, The Confucian Analects
By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote. In fact, it is as difficult to appropriate the thoughts of others as it is to invent.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
By night an atheist half believes in God.
– Edward Young
By not replying to the stupid, you can save so much time in your life!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
By perseverance the snail reached the ark.
– Charles Haddon Spurgeon
By prizing heartfulness above faultlessness, we may reap more from our effort because we're more likely to be changed by it.
– Sharon Salzberg
By respecting the trees, you prove that you are a person who deserves to be respected!
– Mehmet Murat ildan

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