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It is most unwise for people in love to marry.
– George Bernard Shaw
It is much easier to be critical than to be correct.
– Benjamin Disraeli
It is much easier to try one's hand at many things than to concentrate one's powers on one thing.
– Quintilian
It is much more difficult to measure non-performance than performance. Performance stands out like a ton of diamonds. Non-performance can almost always be explained away.
– Harold Geneen
It is much more secure to be feared than to be loved.
– Niccolo Machiavelli
It is my belief, Watson, founded upon my experience, that the lowest and vilest alleys in London do not present a more dreadful record of sin than does the smiling and beautiful countryside.
– Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes in The Copper Beeches
It is my hope that as the Negro plunges deeper into the quest for freedom and justice he will plunge even deeper into the philosophy of non-violence. The Negro all over the South must come to the point that he can say to his white brother: We will match your capacity to inflict suffering with our capacity to endure suffering. We will meet your physical force with soul force. We will not hate you, but we will not obey your evil laws. We will soon wear you down by pure capacity to suffer.
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
It is my observation that being beaten is often a temporary condition, that giving up is what makes it permanent.
– Marilyn vos Savant
It is my settled opinion, after some years as a political correspondent, that no one is attracted to a political career in the first place unless he is socially or emotionally crippled.
– F. F. Bosworth
It is my supposition that the Universe in not only queerer than we imagine, is queerer than we CAN imagine.
– J.B.S. Haldane
It is natural for a man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut out eyes against a painful truth and listen to the song of that siren, till she transforms into beasts.
– Patrick Henry
It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truthand listen to the song of that syren, till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those, who having eyes, see not, and having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it might cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.
– Patrick Henry
It is necessary for us to learn from others' mistakes. You will not live long enough to make them all yourself.
– Hyman Rickover
It is necessary to the happiness of man that he be mentally faithful to himself. Infidelity does not consist in believing, or in disbelieving; it consists in professing to believe what he does not believe.
– Thomas Paine
It is necessary to try to surpass oneself always this occupation ought to last as long as life.
– Queen Christina
It is necessary to try to surpass oneself always; this occupation ought to last as long as life.
– Queen Christina, of Sweden, 1629-1689
It is necessary to work, if not from inclination, at least from despair. Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself.
– Charles Baudelaire
It is needful sometimes to disagree in order to agree eventually. Most especially in leadership/relationships.
– Emeasoba George
It is neither wealth nor splendor, but tranquility and occupation, which give happiness.
– Thomas Jefferson
It is never life of death; life is here and death is on its way.
– Vikrant Parsai
It is never possible to predict a physical occurrence with unlimited precision.
– Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
– George Eliot
It is never too late to become what we might have been.
– George Eliot, 1819-1880
It is never too late to give to those who do not have.
– Vikrant Parsai
It is never too late to give up our prejudices.
– Henry David Thoreau

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