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It is of the essence of imaginative culture that it transcends the limits both of the naturally possible and of the morally acceptable.
– Northrop Frye
It is often merely for an excuse that we say things are impossible.
– Francois de La Rochefoucauld
It is often pleasant to stone a martyr, no matter how much we admire him.
– John Barth
It is often said that it's a man's world; we must change this fact and create this: It's a human's world!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
It is often said that we are just a moment in time! In that case, here is the best challenge for man: To change this! To be two moments in time; three moments in time; four moments in time; to be in the whole of the time!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
It is ok if you talk to a rock, but it is not ok if you expect any reply!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
It is old age, rather than death, that is to be contrasted with life. Old age is life's parody, whereas death transforms life into a destiny: in a way it preserves it by giving it the absolute dimension. Death does away with time.
– Simone de Beauvoir
It is one of the beautiful compensations of life that no man can sincerely try to be kind to another, without helping himself.
– Bailey
It is one of the beautiful compensations of this life that no one can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
– Charles Dudley
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is one of the great secrets of life that those things which are most worth doing, we do for others.
– Lewis Carroll
It is one of the maladies of our age to profess a frenzied allegiance to truth in unimportant matters, to refuse consistently to face her where graver issues are at stake.
– Janos Arnay
It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship.
– Henry Ward Beecher
It is one of the superstitions of the human mind to have imagined that virginity could be a virtue.
– Voltaire
It is one of the worst of errors to suppose that there is any path for safety except that of duty.
– William Nevins
It is one of those beautiful compensations of this life that no one can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
– Charles Dudley Warner
It is one thing to decry the rat race...that is the good and honorable work of moralists. It is quite another thing to quit the rat race, to drop out, to refuse to run any further--that is the work of the individualist. It is offensive because it is impolite it makes the rebuke personal the individualist calls not his or her behavior into question, but mine.
– Paul Gruchow
It is only a poor sort of happiness that could ever come by caring very much about our own pleasures. We can only have the highest happiness such as goes along with being a great man, by having wide thoughts and much feeling for the rest of the world as well as ourselves.
– George Eliot
It is only a short step from exaggerating what we can find in the world to exaggerating our power to remake the world. Expecting more novelty than there is, more greatness than there is, and more strangeness than there is, we imagine ourselves masters of a plastic universe. But a world we can shape to our will is a shapeless world.
– Daniel J. Boorstin
It is only about things that do not interest one that one can give really unbiased opinions, which is no doubt the reason why an unbiased opinion is always valueless.
– Oscar Wilde
It is only an auctioneer who can equally and impartially admire all schools of art.
– Oscar Wilde
It is only as we develop others that we permanently succeed.
– Harry Firestone
It is only by following your deepest instinct that you can lead a rich life, and if you let your fear of consequence prevent you from following your deepest instinct, then your life will be safe, expedient and thin.
– Katharine Butler Hathaway
It is only by introducing the young to great literature, drama and music, and to the excitement of great science that we open to them the possibilities that lie within the human spirit -- enable them to see visions and dream dreams.
– Eric Anderson

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