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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
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
It is not length of life, but depth of life.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is not much matter which we say, but mind, we must all say the same.
– William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne
It is not necessary for all men to be great in action. The greatest and sublimest power is simple patience.
– Horace Bushnell
It is not necessary for the public to know whether I am joking or whether I am serious, just as it is not necessary for me to know it myself.
– Salvador Dali
It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.
– W. Edwards Deming
It is not necessary to understand things in order to argue about them.
– Pierre Beaumarchais
It is not observed in history that families improve with time.
– George William Curtis
It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer.
– E. B. White
It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.
– Aesop
It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not do.
– Jean Baptiste Poquelin Molire
It is not only the psychology of the people that makes them so exacting-their geographical situation has been equally problematic.
– Shimon Peres
It is not opium which makes me work but its absence, and in order for me to feel its absence it must from time to time be present.
– Antonin Artaud
It is not our affluence, or our plumbing, or our clogged freeways that grip the imagination of others. Rather, it is the values upon which our system is built. These values imply our adherence not only to liberty and individual freedom, but also to international peace, law and order, and constructive social purpose. When we depart from these values, we do so at our peril.
– J. William Fulbright
It is not our purpose to become each other it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is.
– Hermann Hesse
It is not possible for one to teach others who cannot teach his own family.
– Confucius
It is not possible to fight beyond your strength, even if you strive.
– Homer
It is not possible to have a politics-free organization. The desire for power and control is part of the human nature. Successful business leaders know how to leverage organizational politics by setting performance-oriented instead of resources-oriented political rewards.
– Med Jones
It is not really difficult to construct a series of inferences, each dependent upon its predecessor and each simple in itself. If, after doing so, one simply knocks out all the central inferences and presents one's audience with the starting-point and the conclusion, one may produce a startling, though perhaps a meretricious, effect.
– Frederick Douglas
It is not right to glory in the slain.
– Homer
It is not right to walk alone on the golden road of truth! Enlighten as many people as you can and walk with them!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
It is not righteousness to outrage A brave man dead, not even though you hate him.
– Sophocles
It is not righteousness to outrage
A brave man dead, not even though you hate him.

– Sophocles, Ajax
It is not so difficult a task to plant new truths, as to root out old errors for there is this paradox in men, they run after that which is new, but are prejudiced in favor of that which is old.
– Charles Caleb Colton

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