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For the night was not impartial. No, the night loved some more than others, served some more than others.
– Eudora Welty
For the ordinary man is passive. Within a narrow circle (home life, and perhaps the trade unions or local politics) he feels himself master of his fate, but against major events he is as helpless as against the elements. So far from endeavouring to influence the future, he simply lies down and lets things happen to him.
– George Orwell
For the people whose minds are in the past, even a heavy rain cannot bring them to the present time!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
For the perfect idler, for the passionate observer it becomes an immense source of enjoyment to establish his dwelling in the throng, in the ebb and flow, the bustle, the fleeting and the infinite. To be away from home and yet to feel at home anywhere; to see the world, to be at the very center of the world, and yet to be unseen of the world, such are some of the minor pleasures of those independent, intense and impartial spirits, who do not lend themselves easily to linguistic definitions. The observer is a prince enjoying his incognito wherever he goes.
– Charles Baudelaire
For the person for whom small things do not exist, the great is not great.
РJos̩ Ortega y Gasset
For the preservation of chastity, an empty and rumbling stomach and fevered lungs are indispensable.
– St. Jerome
For the rest of my life I'm going to trust that God is always at work in all things, and give Him thanks long before my simplest prayers are answered.
– Nancy Parker Brummett
For the sake of peace one may lie, but peace itself should never be a lie.
– The Talmud
For the sense of smell, almost more than any other, has the power to recall memories and it is a pity that you use it so little.
– Rachel Carson
For the skeptic there remains only one consolation if there should be such a thing as superhuman law it is administered with subhuman inefficiency.
– Eric Ambler
For the skeptic there remains only one consolation: if there should be such a thing as superhuman law it is administered with subhuman inefficiency.
– Eric Ambler
For the sword outwears its sheath, And the soul wears out the breast, And the heart must pause for breathe, And love itself have rest
– Lord Byron
For the sword outwears its sheath,
And the soul wears out the breast,
And the heart must pause for breath,
And love itself have rest.

– Lord Byron
For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.
– Aristotle
For the truth of the conclusions of physical science, observation is the supreme Court of Appeal. It does not follow that every item which we confidently accept as physical knowledge has actually been certified by the Court our confidence is that it would be certified by the Court if it were submitted. But it does follow that every item of physical knowledge is of a form which might be submitted to the Court. It must be such that we can specify (although it may be impracticable to carry out) an observational procedure which would decide whether it is true or not. Clearly a statement cannot be tested by observation unless it is an assertion about the results of observation. Every item of physical knowledge must therefore be an assertion of what has been or would be the result of carrying out a specified observational procedure.
– Sir Arthur Eddington
For the truth of the conclusions of physical science, observation is the supreme Court of Appeal. It does not follow that every item which we confidently accept as physical knowledge has actually been certified by the Court; our confidence is that it would be certified by the Court if it were submitted. But it does follow that every item of physical knowledge is of a form which might be submitted to the Court. It must be such that we can specify (although it may be impracticable to carry out) an observational procedure which would decide whether it is true or not. Clearly a statement cannot be tested by observation unless it is an assertion about the results of observation. Every item of physical knowledge must therefore be an assertion of what has been or would be the result of carrying out a specified observational procedure.
– Sir Arthur Eddington, The Philosophy of Physical Science
For the uncontrolled there is no wisdom. For the uncontrolled there is no concentration, and for him without concentration, there is no peace. And for the unpeaceful how can there ever be happiness?
– Unknown, The Bhagavad Gita
For the very first time the young are seeing history being made before it is censored by their elders.
– Margaret Mead
For the villainy of the world is great, and a man has to run his legs off to keep them from being stolen out fom underneath him.
– Bertolt Brecht
For the want of a nail, the shoe was lose; for the want of a shoe the horse was lose; and for the want of a horse the rider was lost, being overtaken and slain by the enemy, all for the want of care about a horseshoe nail.
– Benjamin Franklin
For the woman, the man is a means: the end is always the child.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
For there is no friend like a sister in calm or stormy weather; To cheer one on the tedious way, to fetch one if one goes astray, to lift one if one totters down, to strengthen whilst one stands.
– Christina Rossetti
For there is no greater pain, than to remember in present grief, past happinesses.
– Dante, The Divine Comedy
For there is no question but a just fear of an imminent danger, though there be no blow given, is a lawful cause of war.
– Sir Francis Bacon, Of Empire
For they are yet ear-kissing arguments.
– William Shakespeare

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