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But groundless hope, like unconditional love, is the only kind worth having.
– John Perry Barlow
But he that is the greatest among you shall be your servant. And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abused and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.
– Matthew 2311, 12 Bible
But he who never sins can little boast
Compared to him who goes and sins no more.

– N. P. Willis
But his kiss was so sweet, and so closely he pressed, that I languished and pined till I granted the rest.
– John Gay
But how is one to make a scientist understand that there is something unalterably deranged about differential calculus, quantum theory, or the obscene and so inanely liturgical ordeals of the precession of the equinoxes.
– Antonin Artaud
But how shall I get ideas? Keep your wits open! Observe! Observe! Study! Study! But above all, Think! Think! And when a noble image is indelibly impressed upon the mind -- Act!
– Orison Swett Marden
But I am sure that I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round...as a good time a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely.
– Charles Dickens
But I do not think the flying machine will ever be used for ordinary traffic and for what may be called "popular" purposes. People who write about the conditions under which the business and pleasure of the world will be carried on in another hundred years generally make flying machines take the place of railways and steamers, but that such will ever be the case I very much doubt.
– Hiram Stevens Maxim
But I do nothing upon myself, and yet I am my own executioner.
– John Donne
But I have always liked bird dogs better than kennel-fed dogs myself--you know, one that will get out and hunt for food rather than sit on his fanny and yell.
– Charles E. Wilson
But I know somehow, that only when it is dark enough, can you see the stars.
– Martin Luther King Jr.
But I lacked the courage and she had a boyfriend and I was gawky and she was gorgeous and I was hopelessly boring and she was endlessly fascinating so I walked back to my room and collapsed on the bottom bunk, thinking that if people were rain, I was a drizzle and she was a hurricane.
– John Green
But I'm not so think as you drunk I am.
– Sir J.C. Squire, Ballade of Soporific Absorption
But I, being poor, have only my dreams. I have spread my dreams under your feet. Tread softly, because you tread on my dreams.
– W. B. Yeats
But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
– William Butler Yeats
But if used for retribution, magic is vengeance incarnate.
– Terry Goodkind, "Blood of the Fold"
But if you build your life on dreams it's prudent to recall a man with moonlight in his hands has nothing there at all.
– Don Quixote
But in modern war you will die like a dog for no good reason.
– Ernest Hemingway
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"
But in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.
– Benjamin Franklin
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 Martineau
But it is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
– Herman Melville
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 Raleigh
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 Viorst
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.
– Colette

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