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I could prove God statistically.
– George Gallup
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 Handke
I couldn't wait for success, so I went on ahead without it.
– Jonathan Winters
I count him braver who conquers his desires than him who conquers his enemies for the hardest victort is the victory over self.
– Aristotle
I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who overcomes his enemies.
– Aristotle
I count religion but a childish toy, and hold there is no sin but innocence.
– Christopher Marlowe
I criticize by creation - not by finding fault.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero
I daresay anything can be made holy by being sincerely worshipped.
– Iris Murdoch
I daresay one profits more by the mistakes one makes off one's own bat than by doing the right thing on somebody's else advice.
– W. Somerset Maugham
I decided long ago never to walk in anyone's shadow. If I fail, if I succeed, at least I'll live as I believe.
– Whitney Houston, The Greatest Love Of All
I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean.
– Socrates
I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled [poets] to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean.
– Socrates, In "Apology," sct. 21, by Plato.
I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong.
– Elizabeth II
I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand.
– Susan B. Anthony
I decline to accept the end of man. It is easy enough to say that man is immortal simply because he will endure: that when the last ding-dong of doom has clanged and faded from the last worthless rock hanging tideless in the last red and dying evening, that even then there will still be one more sound: that of his puny inexhaustible voice, still talking. I refuse to accept this. I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance. The poets, the writers, duty is to write about these things. It is his privilege to help man endure by lifting his heart, by reminding him of the courage and honor and hope and pride and compassion and pity and sacrifice which have been the glory of his past. The poets voice need not merely be the record of man, it can be one of the props, the pillars to help him endure and prevail.
– William Faulkner
I defended this country as a young man, and I will defend it as president.
– John Kerry, speech in New York, August 24, 2004
I define comfort as self-acceptance. When we finally learn that self-care begins and ends with ourselves, we no longer demand sustenance and happiness from others.
– Jennifer Louden
I define joy as a sustained sense of well-being and internal peace - a connection to what matters.
– Oprah Winfrey
I definitely believe in God. How can you look at anything and not be overwhelmed by the miraculousness of it?
– Chris Martin, Rolling Stone Magazine
I delight in men over seventy. They always offer one the devotion of a lifetime.
– Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde
I demand more of myself than anyone else could ever expect.
– Julius Irving
I demand that my books be judged with utmost severity, by knowledgeable people who know the rules of grammar and of logic, and who will seek beneath the footsteps of my commas the lice of my thought in the head of my style.
– Louis Aragon
I derive enormous satisfaction from being associated with determined and capable people. People who have a passion for building a company. Many of today's entrepreneurs persevered throughout the downturn; they refused to be beaten down. That's about more than venture capital—it gives one faith in the human condition.
– Irwin Federman
I derive enormous satisfaction from being associated with determined and capable people. People who have a passion for building a company. Many of today's entrepreneurs persevered throughout the downturn; they refused to be beaten down. That's about more than venture capital—it gives one faith in the human condition.
– Irwin Federman
I derive no pleasure from talking with a young woman simply because she has regular features.
– Henry David Thoreau

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