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It is not for man to rest in absolute contentment. He is born to hopes and aspirations as the sparks fly upward, unless he has brutalized his nature and quenched the spirit of immortality which is his portion.
– Robert Southey
It is not for man to rest in absolute contentment. He is born to hopes and aspirations as the sparks fly upward, unless he has brutified his nature and quenched the spirit of immortality which is his portion.
– Robert Southey
It is not from nature, but from education and habits, that our wants are chiefly derived.
– Henry Fielding
It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own self-interest. We address ourselves, not to their humanity but to their self-love, and never talk to them of our own neccessities but of their advantages.
– Adam Smith
It is not funny that anything else should fall down only that a man should fall down. Why do we laugh Because it is a gravely religious matter it is the Fall of Man. Only man can be absurd for only man can be dignified.
– Gilbert Keith Chesterton
It is not giving children more that spoils them it is giving them more to avoid confrontation.
– John Gray
It is not giving children more that spoils them; it is giving them more to avoid confrontation.
– John Gray, "Children Are From Heaven"
It is not God's will merely that we should be happy, but that we should make ourselves happy
– Immanuel Kant
It is not good for a husband to talk of pretty girls in front of his wife.
– Vikrant Parsai
It is not good manners to show your learning before ladies.
– Vikrant Parsai
It is not good to be too free. It is not good to have everything one wants.
– Blaise Pascal
It is not growing like a tree in bulk doth make man better be Or standing long an oak, three hundred year, To fall a log at last, dry, bald, and sere, A lily of a day is fairer in May Although it fall and die that night, It was the plant of flower and light, In small proportions we just beauties see And in short measures, life may perfect be.
– Benjamin Johnson
It is not growing like a tree
in bulk doth make man better be;
Or standing long an oak, three hundred year,
To fall a log at last, dry, bald, and sere,
A lily of a day
is fairer in May
Although it fall and die that night,
It was the plant of flower and light,
In small proportions we just beauties see;
And in short measures, life may perfect be.

– Benjamin Johnson
It is not helpful to help a friend by putting coins in his pockets when he has got holes in his pockets.
– Douglas Hurd
It is not how much one makes but to what purpose one spends.
– John Ruskin
It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.
– Charles Haddon Spurgeon
It is not human nature we should accuse but the despicable conventions that pervert it.
– Denis Diderot
It is not I who have been consigned to the bedroom of history.
– Corazn Cojuangco Aquino
It is not important at all that we were all once an ape! The important thing is that how very much we evolved and how far we got away from the apes!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
It is not important to be a believer, it is not important to be religious, because there are billons around the world already! But it is important to be compassionate, it is important to be ethical, because there are only tens of thousands around the world, obviously not many!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
It is not in giving life but in risking life that man is raised above the animal that is why superiority has been accorded in humanity not to the sex that brings forth but to that which kills.
– Simone de Beauvoir
It is not in giving life but in risking life that man is raised above the animal; that is why superiority has been accorded in humanity not to the sex that brings forth but to that which kills.
– Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex (1950)
It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.
– William Shakespeare
It is not in the world of ideas that life is lived. Life is lived for better or worse in life, and to a man in life, his life can be no more absurd than it can be the opposite of absurd, whatever that opposite may be.
– Archibald MacLeish
It is not known precisely where angels dwell-whether in the air, the void, or the planets. It has not been God's pleasure that we should be informed of their abode.
– Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire

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