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But this I know; the writer who possesses the creative gift owns something of which he is not always master -- something that at times strangely wills and works for itself. If the result be attractive, the World will praise you, who little deserve praise; if it be repulsive, the same World will blame you, who almost as little deserve blame.
– Charlotte BrontëRate it:
But this is the second work of the law when it hath by its convictions brought the sinner into a condition of a sense of guilt which he cannot avoid, -- nor will anything tender him relief, which way so ever he lose, for he is in a desert, -- it represents unto him the holiness and severity of God, with his indignation and wrath against sin which have a resemblance of a consuming fire. This fills his heart with dread and terror and makes him see his miserable, undone condition.
– John OwenRate it:
But this long run is a misleading guide to current affairs. In the long run we are all dead.
– John Maynard KeynesRate it:
But those rare souls whose spirit gets magically into the hearts of men, leave behind them something more real and warmly personal than bodily presence, an ineffable and eternal thing. It is everlasting life touching us as something more than a vague, recondite concept. The sound of a great name dies like an echo the splendor of fame fades into nothing but the grace of a fine spirit pervades the places through which it has passed, like the haunting loveliness of mignonette.
– James Grover ThurberRate it:
But thou, O man of God, flee these things and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
– 1 Timothy 611 BibleRate it:
But thousands die without or this or that, die, and endow a college, or a cat: To some, indeed, Heaven grants the happier fate, Tenrich a bastard, or a son they hate.
– Alexander PopeRate it:
But thus do I counsel you, my friends: distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful!
– Friedrich Nietzsche, Also Sprach Zarathustra, Chapter 29Rate it:
But to my mind, though I am native here
And to the manner born, it is a custom
More honoured in the breach than the observance.

– William Shakespeare, "Hamlet", Act 1 scene 4Rate it:
But to my mind, though I am native here And to the manner born, it is a custom More honoured in the breach than the observance.
– William ShakespeareRate it:
But true love is a durable fire In the mind ever burning Never sick, never old, never dead From itself never turning.
– Sir Walter RaleighRate it:
But wait there's more!
– Ron PopeilRate it:
But what do we mean by the American Revolution Do we mean the American War The revolution was effected before the war commenced. The revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people.
– Geoffrey F. AlbertRate it:
But what is all this fear of and opposition to Oblivion? What is the matter with the soft Darkness, the Dreamless Sleep?
– James ThurberRate it:
But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads.
– Albert CamusRate it:
But what is the difference between literature and journalism ...Journalism is unreadable and literature is not read. That is all.
– Oscar WildeRate it:
But what is the difference between literature and journalism?
...Journalism is unreadable and literature is not read. That is all.

– Oscar Wilde, The Critic as Artist, 1891Rate it:
But when a young lady is to be a heroine, the perverseness of forty surrounding families cannot prevent her. Something must and will happen to throw a hero in her way.
– Jane AustenRate it:
But when you start disagreeing with the answers, you've got a problem.
– R. E. PhillipsRate it:
But wherefore thou alone Wherefore with theeCame not all hell broke loose Is pain to themLess pain, less to be fled, or thou than theyLess hardy to endure Courageous chief,The first in flight from pain, hadst thou allegedTo thy deserted host this cause of flight,Thou surely hadst not come sole fugitive.
– John MiltonRate it:
But which race? Does there exist a German race? Has it ever existed? Will it ever exist? Reality, myth, or hoax of the theorists? Ah well, we respond, a Germanic race does not exist. Various movements. Curiosity. Stupor. We repeat. Does not exist. We don't say so. Scientists say so. Hitler says so.
– Benito MussoliniRate it:
But who is to guard the guards themselves
– JuvenalRate it:
But words are things, and a small drop of ink, Falling like dew, upon a thought, produces That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think.
– George Gordon ByronRate it:
But words are things; and a small drop of ink,
Falling, like dew, upon a thought, produces
That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think.

– Lord ByronRate it:
But words came halting forth, wanting Inventions stayInvention, Natures child, fled step-dame Studys blows...Biting my truant pen, beating myself for spite,Fool, said my Muse to me look in thy heart and write.
– Sir Philip SidneyRate it:
But you can catch yourself entertaining habitually certain ideas and setting others aside; and that, I think, is where our personal destinies are largely decided.
– Alfred North WhiteheadRate it:

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