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It is a brave act of valor to condemn death, but where life is more terrible than death it is then the truest valor to dare to live.
– Sir Thomas BrowneRate it:
It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data.
– Arthur Conan DoyleRate it:
It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.
– Sir Arthur Conan DoyleRate it:
It is a capital mistake to theorize before you have all the evidence. It biases the judgment.
– Conan DoyleRate it:
It is a common delusion that you can make things better by talking about them.
– Dame Rose MacauleyRate it:
It is a common delusion that you make things better by talking about them.
– Dame Rose MacaulayRate it:
It is a common enough case, that of a man being suddenly captivated by a woman nearly the opposite of his ideal.
– George EliotRate it:
It is a common remark that men talk most who think least; just as frogs cease their quacking when a light is brought to the water-side.
– RichterRate it:
It is a common saying that punctuality is the soul of business. But besides that, I'm propagating that punctuality is as well an indispensable factor of genuine success. That's because, anyone who dares to take the right step/action towards anything, at the right time and at the right proportion is bound to succeed or emerge a success.
– Emeasoba GeorgeRate it:
It is a common seen by experience that excellent memories do often accompany weak judgments.
– Michel de MontaigneRate it:
It is a commonplace that the history of civilisation is largely the history of weapons. In particular, the connection between the discovery of gunpowder and the overthrow of feudalism by the bourgeoisie has been pointed out over and over again. And though I have no doubt exceptions can be brought forward, I think the following rule would be found to be generally true that ages in which the dominant weapon is expensive or difficult to make will be ages of despotism, whereas when the dominant weapon is cheap and simple, the common people have a chance. Thus, for example, tanks, battleships and bombing planes are inherently tyrannical weapons, while rifles, muskets, long-bows and hand-grenades are inherently democratic weapons. A complex weapon makes the strong stronger, while a simple weapon --so long as there is no answer to it-- gives claws to the weak.
– George OrwellRate it:
It is a condition which confronts usnot a theory.
– Grover ClevelandRate it:
It is a consolation to the wretched to have companions in misery.
– Publilius SyrusRate it:
It is a curious fact that when we get sick we want an uncommon doctor... When we get into a war, we dreadfully want an uncommon admiral and an uncommon general. Only when we get into politics are we content with the common man.
– Herbert Clark HooverRate it:
It is a curious thing ... that every creed promises a paradise which will be absolutely uninhabitable for anyone of civilized taste.
– Evelyn WaughRate it:
It is a curious thing... that every creed promises a paradise which will be absolutely uninhabitable for anyone of civilized taste.
– Evelyn WaughRate it:
It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize how much you love them.
– Agatha ChristieRate it:
It is a denial of justice not to stretch out a helping hand to the fallen that is the common right of humanity.
– SenecaRate it:
It is a denial of justice not to stretch out a helping hand to the fallen; that is the common right of humanity.
– SenecaRate it:
It is a difficult matter to argue with the belly since it has no ears.
– Cato the ElderRate it:
It is a double pleasure to deceive the deceiver.
– Jean de La FontaineRate it:
It is a familiar beast to man, and signifies love.
– William Shakespeare, "The Merry Wives of Windsor", Act 1 scene 1Rate it:
It is a far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.
– Charles Dickens, A Tale Of Two CitiesRate it:
It is a far, far better thing that I do now, then I have ever done before... it is a far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known before.
– Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two CitiesRate it:
It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known.
– Charles DickensRate it:

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