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In the Soviet army it takes more courage to retreat than to advance.
– Joseph Stalin
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In the sphere of thought, absurdity and perversity remain the masters of the world, and their dominion is suspended only for brief periods.
– Arthur Schopenhauer
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In the spider-web of facts, many a truth is strangled.
– Paul Eldridge
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In the state of nature...all men are born equal, but they cannot continue in this equality. Society makes them lose it, and they recover it only by the protection of the law.
– Charles de Montesquieu
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In the stress of modern life, how little room is left for that most comfortable vanity that whispers in our ears that failures are not faults! Now we are taught from infancy that we must rise or fall upon our own merits; that vigilance wins success, and incapacity means ruin.
– Agnes Repplier
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In the struggle for survival, the fittest win out at the expense of their rivals because they succeed in adapting themselves best to their environment.
– Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species 1859
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In the theater, while you recognized that you were looking at a house, it was a house in quotation marks. On screen, the quotation marks tend to be blotted out by the camera.
– Arthur Miller
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In the theory of gender I began from zero. There is no masculine power or privilege I did not covet. But slowly, step by step, decade by decade, I was forced to acknowledge that even a woman of abnormal will cannot escape her hormonal identity.
– Camille Paglia
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In the total expanse of human life there is not a single square inch of which the Christ, who alone is sovereign, does not declare, That is mine
– Abraham Kuyper
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In the tranquillity of a garden, we detest the war and love the peace much more than any other places!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
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In the transmission of human culture, people always attempt to replicate, to pass on to the next generation the skills and values of the parents, but the attempt always fails because cultural transmission is geared to learning, not D.N.A.
– Gregory Bateson, "Mind and Matter"
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In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed it must be achieved.
– Franklin D. Roosevelt
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In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.
– Franklin D. Roosevelt, Speech, September 22, 1936
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In the twilight of a silent coast, under the beautiful stars, immortality visits you!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
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In the twilight of the morning, all life silently waits for the sunrise. Sun must rise for the darkness to sink!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
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In the U.S. you have to be a deviant or exist in extreme boredom...Make no mistake all intellectuals are deviants in the U.S.
– William Seward Burroughs
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In the United States there is more space where nobody is than where anybody is. That is what makes America what it is.
– Gertrude Stein, The Geographical History of America (1936)
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In the United States there is more space where nobody is than where anybody is. This is what makes America what it is.
– Gertrude Stein
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In the United States there is more space where nobody is than where anybody is. This is what makes American what it is.
– Gertrude Stein
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In the United States today, we have more than our share of nattering nabobs of negativism.
– Spiro Agnew
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In the United States today, we have more than our share of the nattering nabobs of negativism. They have formed their own 4H Clubthe hopeless, hysterical hypochondriacs of history.
– Spiro Agnew
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In the United States, doing good has come to be, like patriotism, a favorite device of persons with something to sell.
– H.L. Mencken
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in the university I am a wild man; in the wilds I am a scholar and a poet
– J. Frank Dobie
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In the unlikely story that is America, there's never been anything false about hope.
– Barack Obama
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In the usual (though certainly not in every) public decision on economic policy, the choice is between courses that are almost equally good or equally bad. It is the narrowest decisions that are most ardently debated. If the world is lucky enough to enjoy peace, it may even one day make the discovery, to the horror of doctrinaire free-enterprisers and doctrinaire planners alike, that what is called capitalism and what is called socialism are both capable of working quite well.
– John Kenneth Galbraith
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