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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
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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
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It is not giving children more that spoils them it is giving them more to avoid confrontation.
– John Gray
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It is not giving children more that spoils them; it is giving them more to avoid confrontation.
– John Gray, "Children Are From Heaven"
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It is not God's will merely that we should be happy, but that we should make ourselves happy
– Immanuel Kant
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It is not good for a husband to talk of pretty girls in front of his wife.
– Vikrant Parsai
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It is not good manners to show your learning before ladies.
– Vikrant Parsai
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It is not good to be too free. It is not good to have everything one wants.
– Blaise Pascal
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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
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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
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It is not helpful to help a friend by putting coins in his pockets when he has got holes in his pockets.
– Douglas Hurd
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It is not how much one makes but to what purpose one spends.
– John Ruskin
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It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.
– Charles Haddon Spurgeon
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It is not human nature we should accuse but the despicable conventions that pervert it.
– Denis Diderot
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It is not I who have been consigned to the bedroom of history.
– Corazn Cojuangco Aquino
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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
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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
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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
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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)
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It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.
– William Shakespeare
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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
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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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It is not length of life, but depth of life.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
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It is not much matter which we say, but mind, we must all say the same.
– William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne
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It is not necessary for all men to be great in action. The greatest and sublimest power is simple patience.
– Horace Bushnell
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