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It is characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
– Henry David Thoreau
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
It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.
– W. T. Ellis
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
It is clear that thought is not free if the profession of certain opinions makes it impossible to earn a living.
– Bertrand Russell
It is common error to infer that things which are consecutive in order of time have necessarily the relation of cause and effect.
– Jacob Bigelow
It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.
– Franklin D. Roosevelt
It is common to follow the path of others; it is courageous to create your own.
– Vikrant Parsai
It is commonly a dangerous thing for a man to have more sense than his neighbours. Socrates paid for his superiority with his life; and if Aristotle saved his skin, accused as he was of heresy by the chief priest Eurymedon, it was because he took to his heels in time.
– Wieland
It is commonly observed that a sudden wealth, like a prize drawn in a lottery or a large bequest to a poor family, does not permanently enrich. They have served no apprenticeship to wealth, and with the rapid wealth come rapid claims which they do not know how to deny, and the treasure is quickly dissipated.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is commonly supposed that the art of pleasing is a wonderful aid in the pursuit of fortune; but the art of being bored is infinitely more successful.
– Nicolas Chamfort
It is confidence in our bodies, minds and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures, new directions to grow in, and new lessons to learn - which is what life is all about.
– Oprah Winfrey
It is confidently believed that our system may be safely extended to the utmost bounds of our territorial limits...
– James K. Polk
It is conventional to call monster any blending of dissonant elements. I call monster every original inexhaustible beauty.
– Alfred Jarry
It is critical vision alone which can mitigate the unimpeded operation of the automatic.
– Marshall McLuhan
It is cruel to discover one's mediocrity only when it is too late.
– W. Somerset Maugham
It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.
– Mark Twain
It is curious to note the old sea-margins of human thought. Each subsiding century reveals some new mystery; we build where monsters used to hide themselves.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
It is curious to note the old sea-margins of human thought. Each subsiding century reveals some new mystery; we build where monsters used to hide themselves.
– Longfellow
It is dangerous for a national candidate to say things that people might remember.
– Eugene McCarthy
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
– Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.
– Voltaire
It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid.
– George Bernard Shaw
It is destruction to the weak man to attempt to imitate the powerful.
– Phaedrus
It is difficult for intellect, technology, and peace to coexist. Not because peace is static where the other two require constant stimulation. Peace can embrace change. It is because we live in a world where intellect and technology compete for power. And peace does not allow for inequality or competition.
– Andrea Scholer, author and philosopher

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