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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
It is only by not trusting that you turn someone into a liar.
– Tao Le Ching
It is only by striving for beauty and love In all our relationships, That we can hope to become Guardians of our individual and collective futures.
– Roland Stahler
It is only Christianity, the great bond of love and duty to God, that makes any existence valuable or even tolerable.
– Horace Bushnell
It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are, the more gentle and quiet we become toward the defects of others.
– Francois Fenelon
It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves - in finding themselves.
– Andre Gide
It is only in appearance that time is a river. It is a vast landscape and it is the eye of the beholder that moves.
– Thornton Wilder
It is only necessary to grow old in order to become more indulgent. I see no fault committed that I have not been myself inclined to.
– Goethe
It is only necessary to make war with five things; with the maladies of the body, the ignorances of the mind, with the passions of the body, with the seditions of the city and the discords of families.
– Pythagoras
It is only possible to live happily ever after on a day-to-day basis.
– Margaret Bonnano
It is only prudent never to place complete confidence in that by which we have even once been deceived.
– Rene Descartes
It is only rarely that one can see in a little boy the promise of a man, but one can almost always see in a little girl the threat of a woman.
– Alexandre Dumas
It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances.
– Oscar Wilde
It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances. The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
– Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde
It is only thanks to God that I'm an atheist.
– Gianni Vattimo
It is only the benevolent man who is capable of liking or disliking other men.
– Confucius, Analects, IV.3
It is only the first step that is difficult.
– Marie De Vichy-Chaconne
It is only the great hearted who can be true friends. The mean and cowardly, Can never know what true friendship means.
– Charles Kingsley
It is only the great men who are truly obscene. If they had not dared to be obscene, they could never have dared to be great.
– Havelock Ellis

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