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It is a lovely thing to have a husband and wife developing together and having the feeling of falling in love again. That is what marriage really means helping one another to reach the full status of being persons, responsible and autonomous beings who do not run away from life.
– Paul Tournier
It is a mad man who gather in an angry Lion's den.
– Pauline Musariri
It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.
– Buddha
It is a mass language only in the same sense that its baseball slang is born of baseball players. That is, it is a language which is being molded by writers to do delicate things and yet be within the grasp of superficially educated people. It is not a natural growth, much as its proletarian writers would like to think so. But compared with it at its best, English has reached the Alexandrian stage of formalism and decay.
– Raymond Chandler
It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations.
– Charles Dickens, Bleak House
It is a misfortune that necessity has induced men to accord greater license to this formidable engine, in order to obtain liberty, than can be borne with less important objects in view; for the press, like fire, is an excellent servant, but a terrible master.
– James Fenimore Cooper
It is a mistake for a taciturn, serious-minded woman to marry a jovial man, but not for a serious-minded man to marry a lighthearted woman.
– Johann von Goethe
It is a mistake to assume that a man is worth a lot of money just because he has it.
– Vikrant Parsai
It is a mistake to regard age as a downhill grade toward dissolution. The reverse is true. As one grows older, one climbs with surprising strides.
– George Sand
It is a mistake to speak of a bad choice in love, since as soon as a choice exists, it can only be bad.
– Marcel Proust
It is a mistake to suppose that God is only, or even chiefly, concerned with religion.
– Archbishop William Temple, 1955
It is a mistake to suppose that men succeed through success they much oftener succeed through failures. Precept, study, advice, and example could never have taught them so well as failure has done.
– Samuel Smiles
It is a mistake to suppose that men succeed through success; they much oftener succeed through failures. Precept, study, advice, and example could never have taught them so well as failure has done.
– Samuel Smiles
It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.
– Douglas Adams
It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time.
– Winston Churchill
It is a most mortifying reflection for a man to consider what he has done, compared to what he might have done.
– Samuel Johnson
It is a pain in the ass waiting around for someone to try to kill you.
– Roger Zelazny
It is a paradoxical but profoundly true and important principle of life that the most likely way to reach a goal is to be aiming not at that goal itself but at some more ambitious goal beyond it.
– Arnold J. Toynbee
It is a pleasure to give advice, humiliating to need it, normal to ignore it.
– Author Unknown
It is a poor wit who lives by borrowing the words, decisions, inventions and actions of others.
– Johann Kaspar Lavater
It is a primitive form of thought that things exist or do not exist.
– Sir Arthur Eddington
It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.
– Aeschylus
It is a proverbial expression that every man is the maker of his own fortune, and we usually regard it as implying that every man by his folly or wisdom prepares good or evil for himself. But we may view it in another light, namely, that we may so accommodate ourselves to the dispositions of Providence as to be happy in our lot, whatever may be its privations.
– Von Humboldt
It is a quite remarkable fact that the great religions of the most civilized peoples are more deeply fraught with sadness than the simpler beliefs of earlier societies. This certainly does not mean that the current of pessimism is eventually to submerge the other, but it proves that it does not lose ground and that it does not seem destined to disappear.
– Émile Durkheim
It is a rather pleasant experience to be alone in a bank at night.
– Willie Sutton

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