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I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among men the greatest asset I possess. The way to develop the best that is in a man is by appreciation and encouragement.
– Charles Schwab
I consider myself an average man, except in the fact that I consider myself an average man.
– Michel de Montaigne
I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.
– Stephen Roberts
I cordially dislike allegory in all its manifestations, and always have done since I grew old and wary enough to detect its presence.
– J. R. R. Tolkien
I could be content that we might procreate, without conjunction, or that there were any way to perpetuate the world without this trivial and vulgar way of coition it is the most foolish act a wise man commits in all his life.
– Sir Thomas Browne
I could be whatever I wanted to be if I trusted that music, that song, that vibration of God that was inside of ME.
– Shirley MacLaine
I could have gone on flying through space forever.
– Yuri A. Gagarin
I could have spoken from Rhode Island where I have been staying ... But I felt that, in speaking from the house of Lincoln, of Jackson, and of Wilson, my words would better convey both the sadness I feel in the action I was compelled today to make and the firmness with which I intend to pursue this course until the orders of the federal court at Little Rock can be executed without unlawful interference. (On sending troops to enforce integration in Little Rock AR High School)
– Dwight D Eisenhower
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
– Nathaniel Emmons
I could not at any age be content to take my place in a corner by the fireside and simply look on.
– Roosevelt, Eleanor
I could not lose unless I was caught in bed with a dead girl or a live boy.
– Mark Duffy
I could not say I believe. I know! I have had the experience of being gripped by something that is stronger than myself, something that people call God.
– Carl Jung
I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiousity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
– Roosevelt, Eleanor
I could prove God statistically.
– George Gallup
I couldn't say who I am, I haven't the remotest notion of myself I am someone without antecedents, without a history, without a country, and on that I insist
– Peter Handke
I couldn't wait for success, so I went on ahead without it.
– Jonathan Winters
I count him braver who conquers his desires than him who conquers his enemies for the hardest victort is the victory over self.
– Aristotle
I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who overcomes his enemies.
– Aristotle
I count religion but a childish toy, and hold there is no sin but innocence.
– Christopher Marlowe
I criticize by creation - not by finding fault.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero
I daresay anything can be made holy by being sincerely worshipped.
– Iris Murdoch
I daresay one profits more by the mistakes one makes off one's own bat than by doing the right thing on somebody's else advice.
– W. Somerset Maugham
I decided long ago never to walk in anyone's shadow. If I fail, if I succeed, at least I'll live as I believe.
– Whitney Houston, The Greatest Love Of All
I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean.
– Socrates
I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled [poets] to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean.
– Socrates, In "Apology," sct. 21, by Plato.

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