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It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value.
– Arthur C. ClarkeRate it:
It has, moreover, been proven that horror, nastiness, and the frightful are what give pleasure when one fornicates. Beauty is a simple thing ugliness is the exceptional thing. And fiery imaginations, no doubt, always prefer the extraordinary thing to the simple thing.
– Marquis de SadeRate it:
It hath often been said that it is not death but dying that is terrible.
– Henry FieldingRate it:
It helps to write down half a dozen things which are worrying me. Two of them, say, disappear; about two, nothing can be done, so it's no use worrying, and two perhaps can be settled.
– Sir Winston ChurchillRate it:
It helps, I think, to consider ourselves on a very long journey: the main thing is to keep to the faith, to endure, to help each other when we stumble or tire, to weep and press on.
– Mary Caroline RichardsRate it:
It hurts to love someone and not be loved in return, but what is the most painful is to love someone and never find the courage to let the person know how you feel.
– juan gomezRate it:
It is a bad plan that admits of no modification.
– Publilius SyrusRate it:
It is a barren kind of criticism which tells you what a thing is not.
– R. W. GriswoldRate it:
It is a besetting vice of democracies to substitute public opinion for law. This is the usual form in which masses of men exhibit their tyranny.
– James Fenimore CooperRate it:
It is a blessed thing that in every age someone has had the individuality enough and courage enough to stand by his own convictions.
– Robert Green IngersollRate it:
It is a brave act of valor to condemn death, but where life is more terrible than death it is then the truest valor to dare to live.
– Sir Thomas BrowneRate it:
It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data.
– Arthur Conan DoyleRate it:
It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.
– Sir Arthur Conan DoyleRate it:
It is a capital mistake to theorize before you have all the evidence. It biases the judgment.
– Conan DoyleRate it:
It is a common delusion that you can make things better by talking about them.
– Dame Rose MacauleyRate it:
It is a common delusion that you make things better by talking about them.
– Dame Rose MacaulayRate it:
It is a common enough case, that of a man being suddenly captivated by a woman nearly the opposite of his ideal.
– George EliotRate it:
It is a common remark that men talk most who think least; just as frogs cease their quacking when a light is brought to the water-side.
– RichterRate it:
It is a common saying that punctuality is the soul of business. But besides that, I'm propagating that punctuality is as well an indispensable factor of genuine success. That's because, anyone who dares to take the right step/action towards anything, at the right time and at the right proportion is bound to succeed or emerge a success.
– Emeasoba GeorgeRate it:
It is a common seen by experience that excellent memories do often accompany weak judgments.
– Michel de MontaigneRate it:
It is a commonplace that the history of civilisation is largely the history of weapons. In particular, the connection between the discovery of gunpowder and the overthrow of feudalism by the bourgeoisie has been pointed out over and over again. And though I have no doubt exceptions can be brought forward, I think the following rule would be found to be generally true that ages in which the dominant weapon is expensive or difficult to make will be ages of despotism, whereas when the dominant weapon is cheap and simple, the common people have a chance. Thus, for example, tanks, battleships and bombing planes are inherently tyrannical weapons, while rifles, muskets, long-bows and hand-grenades are inherently democratic weapons. A complex weapon makes the strong stronger, while a simple weapon --so long as there is no answer to it-- gives claws to the weak.
– George OrwellRate it:
It is a condition which confronts usnot a theory.
– Grover ClevelandRate it:
It is a consolation to the wretched to have companions in misery.
– Publilius SyrusRate it:
It is a curious fact that when we get sick we want an uncommon doctor... When we get into a war, we dreadfully want an uncommon admiral and an uncommon general. Only when we get into politics are we content with the common man.
– Herbert Clark HooverRate it:
It is a curious thing ... that every creed promises a paradise which will be absolutely uninhabitable for anyone of civilized taste.
– Evelyn WaughRate it:

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