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It is regrettable that, among the Rights of Man, the right of contradicting oneself has been forgotten.
– Charles Baudelaire
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It is remarkable how similar the pattern of love is to the pattern of insanity.
– Andy & Larry Wachowski, Merovingian - The Matrix Revolutions
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It is resignation and contentment that are best calculated to lead us safely through life. Whoever has not sufficient power to endure privations, and even suffering, can never feel that he is armour-proof against painful emotions; nay, he must attribute to himself, or at least to the morbid sensitiveness of his nature, every disagreeable feeling he may suffer.
– Von Humboldt
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It is restful, tragedy, because one knows that there is no more lousy hope left. You know you're caught, caught at last like a rat with all the world on its back. And the only thing left to do is shout -- not moan, or complain, but yell out at the top of your voice whatever it was you had to say. What you've never said before. What perhaps you don't even know till now.
– Jean Anouilh
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It is right to be contented with what we have, never with what we are.
– Sir James MacKintosh
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It is sad that while science moves ahead in exciting new areas of research, fine-tuning our knowledge of how life originated and evolved, creationists remain mired in medieval debates about angels on the head of a pin and animals in the belly of an Ark.
– Michael Shermer
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It is sad to see people squandering money and know you can’t help them.
– Vikrant Parsai
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It is sad, no doubt, to exhaust one's strength and one's days in cleaving the bosom of this jealous earth, which compels us to wring from it the treasures of its fertility, when a bit of the blackest and coarsest bread is, at the end of the day's work, the sole recompense and the sole profit attaching to so arduous a toil.
– George Sand
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It is safe to say that no other superstition is so detrimental to growth, so enervating and paralyzing to the minds and hearts of the people, as the superstition of Morality.
– Emma Goldman
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It is said an eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent a sentence, to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him with the words, 'And this, too, shall pass away.' How much it expresses How chastening in the hour of pride How consoling in the depths of affliction
– Abraham Lincoln
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It is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence, to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words And this, too, shall pass away.
– Abraham Lincoln
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It is said that as many days as there are in the whole journey, so many are the men and horses that stand along the road, each horse and man at the interval of a days journey; and these are stayed neither by snow nor rain nor heat nor darkness from accomplishing their appointed course with all speed.
– Herodotus
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It is said that God is always on the side of the heaviest battalions.
– Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
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It is said that life begins when the fetus can exist apart from its mother. By this definition, many people in Hollywood are legally dead.
– Jay Leno
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It is said that our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.
– Charles Haddon Spurgeon
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It is said that power corrupts, but actually it's more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power.
– David Brin, on power and corruption
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It is said that power corrupts, but actually it's more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power.
– David Brin
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It is said that the camera cannot lie, but rarely do we allow it to do anything else, since the camera sees what you point it at: the camera sees what you want it to see.
– James Baldwin
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It is salutary to train oneself to be no more affected by censure than by praise.
– W. Somerset Maugham
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It is satisfying for the descendant of a dissident refugee from Elizabeth I to present his credentials to Elizabeth II.
– Kingman Brewster, Jr.
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It is seldom that liberty of any kind is lost all at once.
– David Hume
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It is sheer madness to live in want in order to be wealthy when you die.
– Juvenal
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It is simplicity that makes the uneducated more effective than the educated when addressing popular audiences.
– Aristotle
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It is simply bestial how people have an incessant need to own anything they can’t have and to destroy anything that they can’t comprehend
– Ahmed Korayem
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It is slavery to live in the mind unless it has become part of the body.
– Kahlil Gibran
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