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It is the characteristic excellence of the strong man that he can bring momentous issues to the fore and make a decision about them. The weak are always forced to decide between alternatives they have not chosen themselves.
– Dietrich Bonhoeffer
It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is.
– Desiderius Erasmus
It is the common error of builders and parents to follow some plan they think beautiful (and perhaps is so) without considering that nothing is beautiful that is misplaced.
– Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
It is the common failing of totalitarian regimes that they cannot really understand the nature of our democracy. They mistake dissent for disloyalty. They mistake restlessness for a rejection of policy. They mistake a few committees for a country. They misjudge individual speeches for public policy. (Answering North Vietnamese charge that US could not endure)
– Lyndon B. Johnson
It is the company which makes the occasion, not the surroundings.
– Vikrant Parsai
It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution.
– Oscar Wilde
It is the contention of this observer that few homicides due to shooting could be avoided merely if a firearm were not immediately present, and that the offender would select some other weapon to achieve the same destructive goal.
– Marvin E. Wolfgang
It is the creative potential itself in human beings that is the image of God.
– Mary Daly
It is the crime not the scaffold which is the disgrace.
– Pierre Corneille
It is the crime that causes the shame, and not the punishment.
– Vikrant Parsai
It is the customary fate of new truths to begin as heresies and to end as superstitions.
– Aldous Huxley
It is the darkest hour before dawn.
– Unknown
It is the difference of opinion that makes horse races.
– Mark Twain
It is the direction and not the magnitude which is to be taken into consideration.
– Thomas Troward
It is the dull man who is always sure, and the sure man who is always dull.
– H.L. Mencken
It is the duty of every citizen according to his best capacities to give validity to his convictions in political affairs.
– Albert Einstein
It is the duty of every patriot to protect his country from its government.
– Thomas Paine
It is the duty of government to make it difficult for people to do wrong, easy to do right.
– William Ewart Gladstone
It is the duty of those serving the people in public place closely to limit public expenditures to the actual needs of the government economically administered, because this bounds the right of the government to extract tribute from the earnings of labor or the property of the citizen, and because public extravagance begets extravagance among the people. We should never be ashamed of the simplicity and prudential economies which are best suited to the operation of a republican form of government and most compatible with the mission of the American people. Those who are selected for a limited time to manage public affairs are still of the people, and may do much by their example to encourage, consistently with the dignity of their official functions, that plain way of life which among their fellow-citizens aids integrity and promotes thrift and prosperity.
– Grover Cleveland
It is the eternal truth in the political as well as the mystical body, that, where one members suffers, all the members suffer with it.
– Junius
It is the excitement of becoming - always becoming, trying, probing, falling, resting, and trying again- but always trying and always gaining...
– Lyndon B. Johnson
It is the failing of youth not to be able to restrain its own violence.
– Lucius Annaeus Seneca
It is the fate of new truths to begin as heresies and end and superstitions.
– Thomas Huxley
It is the fight alone that pleases us, not the victory.
– Blaise Pascal
It is the final proof of God's omnipotence that he need not exist in order to save us.
– Peter De Vries

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