Found 90 quotes starting with BY:

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 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
By faithful study of the nobler arts, our nature's softened, and more gentle grows.
– Ovid
By far the best proof is experience.
– Francis Bacon
By Fate full many a heart has been undone, And many a sprightly rose made woe-begone; Plume thee not on thy lusty youth and strength: Full many a bud is blasted ere its bloom.
– Omar Khayyam
By following the concept of 'one country, two systems,' you don't swallow me up nor I you.
– Deng Xiaoping
By force of arms.
– Cicero
By force of arms.
(Vi Et Armis)

– Cicero
By getting angry, one shows that he is wrong.
– Vikrant Parsai
By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, journalism keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community.
– Oscar Wilde
By gnawing through a dike, even a rat may drown a nation.
– Edmund Burke
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
By heaven we understand a state of happiness infinite in degree, and endless in duration.
– Benjamin Franklin
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'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
By rousing himself, by earnestness, by restraint and control the wise man may make for himself an island which no flood can overwhelm.
– The Dhammapada
By six qualities may a fool be known: anger, without cause; speech, without profit; change, without motive; inquiry, without an object; trust in a stranger; and incapacity to discriminate between friend and foe.
– Arabic Proverb
By staying calm, you increase your resistance against any kind of storms.
– Mehmet Murat ildan
By taking the time to contemplate where you are and where you want to be, you greatly empower yourself. It's a wonderful opportunity to finally set in motion the changes you want in your life."
– Steve Maraboli
By taking this action, I hope that I will have hastened the start of the healing.
– Richard Milhous Nixon
By the end, everybody had a label -- pig, liberal, radical, revolutionary ... If you had everything but a gun, you were a radical but not a revolutionary.
– Jerry Rubin
By the fall of water-drops the pot is filled: such is the increase of riches, of knowledge, and of virtue.
– The Hitopadesa
By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes. Open, locks, Whoever knocks
– William Shakespeare
By the pricking of my thumbs,
Something wicked this way comes.
Open, locks,
Whoever knocks!

– William Shakespeare, "Macbeth", Act 4 scene 1
By the rude bridge that arched the flood,Their flag to April's breeze unfurled,Here once the embattled farmers stood,And fired the shot heard round the world.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
By the time a man notices that he is no longer young, his youth has long since left him.
– W. Somerset Maugham
By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong.
– Charles Wadsworth
By the time I'd grown up, I naturally supposed that I'd be grown up.
– Lord Billingsley
By the time the child can draw more that scribble, by the age of four or five years, an already well-formed body of conceptual knowledge formulated in language dominates his memory and controls his graphic work. Drawings are graphic accounts of essentially verbal processes. As an essentially verbal education gains control, the child abandons his graphic efforts and relies almost entirely on words. Language has first spoilt drawing and then swallowed it up completely.
– Karl Buhler, 1930
By the time the clever reaches the clouds, the genius is already on the stars.
– Mehmet Murat ildan
By the time there's another invasion of artificially intelligent dung-eating robotic probes from outer space, maybe their uber-children will have devised a way to save our planet.
– Gillian Anderson
By the time we hit fifty, we have learned our hardest lessons. We have found out that only a few things are really important. We have learned to take life seriously, but never ourselves.
– Charles Dickens
By the time we've made it, we've had it.
– Malcolm Forbes
By the time you get to your ball, if you don't know what to do with it, try another sport.
– Julius Boros
By the time your life is finished, you will have learned just enough to begin it well.
– Eleanor Marx
By the work one knows the workmen.
– Jean de La Fontaine
By their own follies they perished, the fools.
– Homer
By these things examine thyself. By whose rules am I acting; in whose name; in whose strength; in whose glory? What faith, humility, self-denial, and love of God and to man have there been in all my actions?
– Jackie Mason
By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
– John 1335 Bible
By three methods we may learn wisdom First, by reflection, which is noblest Second, by imitation, which is easiest and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
– Confucius
By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
– Confucius
By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity. Another man's, I mean.
– Mark Twain
By whom?
– Dorothy Parker, when told she was outspoken
By words the mind is winged.
– Aristophanes
By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be a boss and work twelve hours a day.
– Robert Frost
By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may get to be a boss and work twelve hours a day.
– Robert Frost
Bygone troubles are a pleasure to talk about.
– Yiddish Proverb

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