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For undemocratic reasons and for motives not of State, they arrive at their conclusions -- largely inarticulate. Being void of self-expression they confide their views to none; but sometimes in a smoking room, one learns why things were done.
– Rudyard Kipling
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For us artists there waits the joyous compromise through art with all that wounded or defeated us in daily life; in this way, not to evade destiny, as the ordinary people try to do, but to fulfil it in its true potential --the imagination.
– Lawrence Durrell
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For us, a pretty bird is a pretty bird; for an insect, pretty bird is an ugly enemy!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
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For us, there is only the trying. The rest is not our business.
– T. S. Eliot
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For violence, like Achilles' lance, can heal the wounds it has inflicted.
– Frantz Fanos
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For visions come not to polluted eyes.
– Mary Howitt
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For want of self-restraint many men are engaged all their lives in fighting with difficulties of their own making, and rendering success impossible by their own cross-grained ungentleness; whilst others, it may be much less gifted, make their way and achieve success by simple patience, equanimity, and self-control.
– Smiles
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For we which now behold these present days have eyes to wonder, but lack tongues to praise.
– William Shakespeare
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For what are posessions but things we guard for fear we might need them tomorrow?
– Kahlil Gibron, (book) The Profit
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For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors and laugh at them in our turn?
– Jane Austen
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For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbours, and laugh at them in our turn?
– Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
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For what human ill does dawn not seem to be alternative?
– Thornton Wilder
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For what I have received, my the Lord make me truly thankful. And more truly for what I have not received.
– Storm Jameson
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For what is evil but good tortured by its own hunger and thirst?
Verily, when good is hungry is seeks food even in dark caves, and when it thirsts it drinks even of dead waters.

– Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
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For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun?
And what is it to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered?

– Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
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For what is liberty but the unhampered translation of will into act
– Dante Alighieri
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For what is liberty but the unhampered translation of will into act?
– Dante Alighieri
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For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
– Bible, Mark 8:36
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For what were all these country patriots born To hunt, and vote, and raise the price of corn
– George Gordon Byron
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For whatever is truly wondrous and fearful in man, never yet was put into words or books.
– Herman Melville
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for whatever we lose (like a you or a me) it's always ourselves we find in the sea
– e e cummings
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For when the One Great Scorer comes
To write against your name,
He marks-not that you won or lost-
But how you played the game.

– Grantland Rice, "Alumunus Football," Only the Brave and Other Poems, p. 144 (1941)
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For whereas the mind works in possibilities, the intuitions work in actualities, and what you intuitively desire, that is possible to you. Whereas what you mentally or "consciously" desire is nine times out of ten impossible; hitch your wagon to star, or you will just stay where you are.
– D. H. Lawrence
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For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become guilty of all of it.
– James 210 Bible
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For whosoever commands the sea commands the trade; whosoever commands the trade of the world commands the riches of the world, and consequently the world itself.
– Walter Raleigh
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