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It is by will alone that I set my mind in motion.
– Mentat PrayerRate it:
It is certain that either wise bearing or ignorant carriage is caught, as men take diseases, one from another; therefore, let all take heed as to the society in which they mingle, for in a little while they will be like it.
– Rule of LifeRate it:
It is certain that if you would have the whole secret of a people, you must enter into the intimacy of their religion.
– Edgar QuinetRate it:
It is certain that stealing nourishes courage, strength, skill, tact, in a word, all the virtues useful to a republican system and consequently to our own. Lay partiality aside, and answer me: is theft, whose effect is to distribute wealth more evenly, to be branded as a wrong in our day, under our government which aims at equality? Plainly, the answer is no.
– Marquis de SadeRate it:
It is certainly desirable to be well descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors.
– PlutarchRate it:
It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be. This, in turn, means that our statesmen, our businessmen, our every man must take on a science fictional way of thinking.
– Isaac AsimovRate it:
It is characteristic of all deep human problems that they are not to be approached without some humor and some bewilderment.
– Freeman John DysonRate it:
It is characteristic of the military mentality that nonhuman factors (atom bombs, strategic bases, weapons of all sorts, the possession of raw materials, etc) are held essential, while the human being, his desires, and thoughts - in short, the psychological factors - are considered as unimportant and secondary...The individual is "human materiel".
– Albert EinsteinRate it:
It is characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
– Henry David ThoreauRate it:
It is chiefly through books that we enjoy intercourse with superior minds, and these invaluable means of communication are in the reach of all. In the best books, great men talk to us, give us their most precious thoughts, and pour their souls into ours.
– William E. ChanningRate it:
It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.
– W. T. EllisRate it:
It is clear that all verbal structures with meaning are verbal imitations of that elusive psychological and physiological process known as thought, a process stumbling through emotional entanglements, sudden irrational convictions, involuntary gleams of insight, rationalized prejudices, and blocks of panic and inertia, finally to reach a completely incommunicable intuition.
– Northrop FryeRate it:
It is clear that thought is not free if the profession of certain opinions makes it impossible to earn a living.
– Bertrand RussellRate it:
It is common error to infer that things which are consecutive in order of time have necessarily the relation of cause and effect.
– Jacob BigelowRate it:
It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.
– Franklin D. RooseveltRate it:
It is common to follow the path of others; it is courageous to create your own.
– Vikrant ParsaiRate it:
It is commonly a dangerous thing for a man to have more sense than his neighbours. Socrates paid for his superiority with his life; and if Aristotle saved his skin, accused as he was of heresy by the chief priest Eurymedon, it was because he took to his heels in time.
– WielandRate it:
It is commonly observed that a sudden wealth, like a prize drawn in a lottery or a large bequest to a poor family, does not permanently enrich. They have served no apprenticeship to wealth, and with the rapid wealth come rapid claims which they do not know how to deny, and the treasure is quickly dissipated.
– Ralph Waldo EmersonRate it:
It is commonly supposed that the art of pleasing is a wonderful aid in the pursuit of fortune; but the art of being bored is infinitely more successful.
– Nicolas ChamfortRate it:
It is confidence in our bodies, minds and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures, new directions to grow in, and new lessons to learn - which is what life is all about.
– Oprah WinfreyRate it:
It is confidently believed that our system may be safely extended to the utmost bounds of our territorial limits...
– James K. PolkRate it:
It is conventional to call monster any blending of dissonant elements. I call monster every original inexhaustible beauty.
– Alfred JarryRate it:
It is critical vision alone which can mitigate the unimpeded operation of the automatic.
– Marshall McLuhanRate it:
It is cruel to discover one's mediocrity only when it is too late.
– W. Somerset MaughamRate it:
It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.
– Mark TwainRate it:

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