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By God a man is afraid more of himself than anything else; every day he is struggling to construct a God first to suit him, only then to others.
– Thiruman Archunan
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By going over your day in imagination before you begin it, you can begin acting successfully at any moment.
– Dorothea Brande
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By health I mean the power to live a full, adult, living, breathing life in close contact with... the earth and the wonders thereof - the sea - the sun.
– Katherine Mansfield
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By heaven we understand a state of happiness infinite in degree, and endless in duration.
– Benjamin Franklin
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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
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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
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By ignorance is pride increased; those must assume who know the least.
– Gay
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By increasing the size of the keyhole, today's playwrights are in danger of doing away with the door.
– Peter Ustinov
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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
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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
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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
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By learning to obey, you will know how to command.
– Italian Proverb
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By learning you will teach, by teaching you will learn.
– Latin Proverb
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By learning you will teach; by teaching you will learn.
– Latin Proverb
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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
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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
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By mid-November I always like to have an extra 15 pounds on me.
– Andrew Schneider
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By mistreating the source of all logic we can enforce shortcuts.
– Martin Tobias Lithner
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By nature all men are alike, but by education very different.
– Chinese
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By nature all men are equal in liberty, but not in other endowments.
– Thomas Aquinas
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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
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By nature, men are nearly alike by practice, they get to be wide apart.
– Confucius
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By nature, men are nearly alike; by practice, they get to be wide apart.
– Confucius, The Confucian Analects
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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
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By night an atheist half believes in God.
– Edward Young
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