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I cannot make the universe obey me. I cannot make other people conform to my own whims and fancies. I cannot make even my own body obey me.
– Thomas Merton
I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colors. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns.
– Winston Churchill
I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colours. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns.
– Winston Churchill
I cannot say whether things will get better if we change what I can say is they must change if they are to get better.
– G. C. Lichtenberg
I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better.
– Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.
– Socrates
I cannot teach you violence, as I do not myself believe in it. I can only teach you not to bow your heads before any one even at the cost of your life.
– Mohandas Ghandi
I cannot tell what the dickens his name is.
– William Shakespeare, "The Merry Wives of Windsor", Act 3 scene 2
I cannot think well of a man who sports with any woman's feelings and there may often be a great deal more suffered than a stander-by can judge of.
– Jane Austen
I cannot walk through the suburbs in the solitude of the night without thinking that the night pleases us because it suppresses idle details, just as our memory does.
– Jorge Luis Borges
I care for riches, to make gifts To friends, or lead a sick man back to health With ease and plenty. Else small aid is wealth For daily gladness once a man be done With hunger, rich and poor are all as one.
– Euripides
I care for riches, to make gifts
To friends, or lead a sick man back to health
With ease and plenty. Else small aid is wealth
For daily gladness; once a man be done
With hunger, rich and poor are all as one.

– Euripides, Electra, 413 B.C.
I care not so much what I am to others as what I am to myself.
– Michel de Montaigne
I cast my bread on the waters long ago. Now it's time for you to send it back to me-toasted and buttered on both sides.
– Jesse Louis Jackson
I catnap now and then, but I think while I nap, so it's not a waste of time.
– Martha Stewart
I caught the sun today and I didn't even burn his fingers.
– Aaron J. Munzer
I celebrate myself, and sing myself.
– Walt Whitman
I celebrate myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.
– Walt Whitman
I certainly wasn't happy. Happiness has to do with reason, and only reason earns it. What I was given was the thing you can't earn, and can't keep, and often don't even recognize at the time I mean joy.
– Ursula K. LeGuin
I changed my name, took off my star, and became a non-Jewish person.”
– Barbara Ledermann
I check myself every day just to make sure this is the same person.
– Tony Kanal
I cherish the Franco-German cooperation as one of the most important developments in post-war Europe. But I will not accept is as being so sacrosanct that the rest of us shall simply adapt to what is decided between Paris and Berlin.
– Uffe Ellemann-Jensen, President, ELDR 1995-2000, Foreign Minister 1982-1993, Nordic Embassies in Berlin 23 September 2003
I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their good intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
– Oscar Wilde
I choose the likely man in preference to the rich man I want a man without money rather than money without a man.
– Themistocles
I choose the likely man in preference to the rich man; I want a man without money rather than money without a man.
– Themistocles, from Plutarch, Lives

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