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It is by attempting to reach the top in a single leap that so much misery is produced in the world.
– William Cobbett
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It is by chance we met by choice we became friends.
– Unknown
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It is by imitation, far more than by precept, that we learn everything; and what we learn thus, we acquire not only more efficiently, but more pleasantly. This forms our manners, our opinions, our lives.
– Edmund Burke
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It is by its promise of a sense of power that evil often attracts the weak.
– Eric Hoffer
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It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream.
– Edgar Allan Poe
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It is by no means certain that our individual personality is the single inhabitant of these our corporeal frames... We all do things both awake and asleep which surprise us. Perhaps we have cotenants in this house we live in.
– Oliver Wendell Holmes
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It is by no means self-evident that human beings are most real when most violently excited violent physical passions do not in themselves differentiate men from each other, but rather tend to reduce them to the same state.
– T.S. Elliot
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It is by no means self-evident that human beings are most real when most violently excited; violent physical passions do not in themselves differentiate men from each other, but rather tend to reduce them to the same state.
– Thomas Elliot
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It is by not always thinking of yourself, if you can manage it, that you might somehow be happy. Until you can make room in your life for someone as important to you as yourself, you will always be searching and lost....
– Richard Bach
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It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.
– Mark Twain
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It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.
– Mark Twain, Following the Equator (1897)
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It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either.
– Mark Twain
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It is by universal misunderstanding that all agree. For if, by ill luck, people understood each other, they would never agree.
– Charles Baudelaire
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It is by will alone that I set my mind in motion.
– Mentat Prayer
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It is certain that either wise bearing or ignorant carriage is caught, as men take diseases, one from another; therefore, let all take heed as to the society in which they mingle, for in a little while they will be like it.
– Rule of Life
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It is certain that if you would have the whole secret of a people, you must enter into the intimacy of their religion.
– Edgar Quinet
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It is certain that stealing nourishes courage, strength, skill, tact, in a word, all the virtues useful to a republican system and consequently to our own. Lay partiality aside, and answer me: is theft, whose effect is to distribute wealth more evenly, to be branded as a wrong in our day, under our government which aims at equality? Plainly, the answer is no.
– Marquis de Sade
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It is certainly desirable to be well descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors.
– Plutarch
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It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be. This, in turn, means that our statesmen, our businessmen, our every man must take on a science fictional way of thinking.
– Isaac Asimov
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It is characteristic of all deep human problems that they are not to be approached without some humor and some bewilderment.
– Freeman John Dyson
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It is characteristic of the military mentality that nonhuman factors (atom bombs, strategic bases, weapons of all sorts, the possession of raw materials, etc) are held essential, while the human being, his desires, and thoughts - in short, the psychological factors - are considered as unimportant and secondary...The individual is degraded...to "human materiel".
– Albert Einstein
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It is characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
– Henry David Thoreau
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It is chiefly through books that we enjoy intercourse with superior minds, and these invaluable means of communication are in the reach of all. In the best books, great men talk to us, give us their most precious thoughts, and pour their souls into ours.
– William E. Channing
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It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.
– W. T. Ellis
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It is clear that all verbal structures with meaning are verbal imitations of that elusive psychological and physiological process known as thought, a process stumbling through emotional entanglements, sudden irrational convictions, involuntary gleams of insight, rationalized prejudices, and blocks of panic and inertia, finally to reach a completely incommunicable intuition.
– Northrop Frye
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