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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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It is so hard to believe because it is so hard to obey.
– Søren Kierkegaard
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It is so pleasant to come across people more stupid than ourselves. We love them at once for being so.
– Jerome K. Jerome
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It is so sad to hear that Nikolai Nikolaevich Vasiliev has died. We all find it hard that he’s not alive. Friends write to us, but many letters don’t reach us… We remember the old days, visiting our hospital. I guess no one goes to the graves of our injured ones now nearly everyone was taken away from Tsarskoe. Do you remember Lukyanov he was so pitiful and sweet, always playing with our bracelets like a baby. His visiting card was in my album, but unfortunately the album was left behind at Tsarskoe. Just now I’m writing in our bedroom. On the writing desk are pictures of our beloved hospital…All in all, the times we went to visit the hospital were awfully good. We often reminisce about our visits to the hospital, the evening chats on the telephone, and everything, everything….
– Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia
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It is so stupid of modern civilization to have given up believing in the devil when he is the only explanation of it.
– Ronald Knox
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It is sobering to consider that when Mozart was my age he had already been dead for a year.
– Tom Lehrer
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It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look, which morally we can do. To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.
– Henry David Thoreau, "Where I Live"
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