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I confess I do not know why, but looking at the stars always makes me dream.
– Vincent Van GoghRate it:
I consider being ill as one of the great pleasures of life, provided one is not too ill.
– Samuel ButlerRate it:
I consider it a mark of great prudence in a man to abstain from threats or any contemptuous expressions, for neither of these weaken the enemy, but threats make him more cautious, and the other excites his hatred, and a desire to revenge himself.
– Niccolò MachiavelliRate it:
I consider it a public duty to answer falsifications with facts. I will not pretend that I find this an unpleasant duty. I am an old campaigner, and I love a good fight.
– Franklin Delano RooseveltRate it:
I consider it useless and tedious to represent what exists, because nothing that exists satisfies me. Nature is ugly, and I prefer the monsters of my fancy to what is positively trivial.
– Charles BaudelaireRate it:
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 SchwabRate it:
I consider myself an average man, except in the fact that I consider myself an average man.
– Michel de MontaigneRate it:
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 RobertsRate it:
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. TolkienRate it:
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 BrowneRate it:
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 MacLaineRate it:
I could have gone on flying through space forever.
– Yuri A. GagarinRate it:
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 EisenhowerRate it:
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
– Nathaniel EmmonsRate it:
I could not at any age be content to take my place in a corner by the fireside and simply look on.
– Roosevelt, EleanorRate it:
I could not lose unless I was caught in bed with a dead girl or a live boy.
– Mark DuffyRate it:
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 JungRate it:
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, EleanorRate it:
I could prove God statistically.
– George GallupRate it:
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 HandkeRate it:
I couldn't wait for success, so I went on ahead without it.
– Jonathan WintersRate it:
I count him braver who conquers his desires than him who conquers his enemies for the hardest victort is the victory over self.
– AristotleRate it:
I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who overcomes his enemies.
– AristotleRate it:
I count religion but a childish toy, and hold there is no sin but innocence.
– Christopher MarloweRate it:
I criticize by creation - not by finding fault.
– Marcus Tullius CiceroRate it:

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