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It is energy -- the central element of which is will -- that produces the miracle that is enthusiasm in all ages. Everywhere it is what is called force of character and the sustaining power of all great action.
– Samuel SmilesRate it:
It is entirely possible to win against the enemy, it is possible, even, to kill the enemy... and still be defeated by the battle.
– Walter Wangerin, Jr., Book of the Dun CowRate it:
It is entirely seemly for a young man killed in battle to lie mangled by the bronze spear. In his death all things appear fair. But when dogs shame the gray head and gray chin and nakedness of an old man killed, it is the most piteous thing that happens among wretched mortals.
– HomerRate it:
It is equally offensive to speed a guest who would like to stay and to detain one who is anxious to leave.
– HomerRate it:
It is equally wrong to speed a guest who does not want to go, and to keep one back who is eager. You ought to make welcome the present guest, and send forth the one who wishes to go.
– HomerRate it:
It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.
– Thomas JeffersonRate it:
It is error only, and not truth, that shrinks from inquiry.
– Thomas PaineRate it:
It is especially important to encourage unorthodox thinking when the situation is critical At such moments every new word and fresh thought is more precious than gold. Indeed, people must not be deprived of the right to think their own thoughts.
– Boris Nikolayevich YeltsinRate it:
It is essential to know that to be a happy person, a happy family, a happy society, it is very crucial to have a good heart, that is very crucial. World peach must develop from inner peace. Peace is not just the absence of violence but the manifestation of human compassion.
– Dalai Lama, (in exile) Associated Press, 5/14/01Rate it:
It is eternity now. I am in the midst of it. It is about me and the sunshine.
– Richard JefferiesRate it:
It is even harder for the average ape to believe that he has descended from man.
– H.L. MenckenRate it:
It is ever the invisible that is the object of our profoundest worship. With the lover it is not the seen but the unseen that he muses upon.
– John Christian BoveeRate it:
It is expected from the government officials and the financial sector to selectively report on the good news to avoid investors panic and maintain confidence in the economy. Unfortunately building confidence has been the name of the game since the beginning of the crisis rather than real economic reforms.
– Med JonesRate it:
It is extraordinary how extraordinary the ordinary person is.
– George WillRate it:
It is extraordinary to see the sea; what a spectacle! She is so unfettered that one wonders whether it is possible that she again become calm.
– Claude MonetRate it:
It is extreme evil to depart from the company of the living before you die.
– Lucius Annaeus SenecaRate it:
It is faith among men that holds the moral elements of society together, as it is faith in God that binds the world to his throne
– William M. EvartsRate it:
It is far better to be silent than merely to increase the quantity of bad books.
– VoltaireRate it:
It is far easier for a woman to lead a blameless life than it is for a man; all she has to do is to avoid sexual intercourse like the plague.
– Angela CarterRate it:
It is far easier to make war than to make peace.
– Georges ClĂ©menceauRate it:
It is far more important to me to preserve an unblemished conscience than to compass any object however great.
– William E. ChanningRate it:
It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.
– Judith MartinRate it:
It is fast approaching the point where I don't want to elect anyone stupid enough to want the job.
– Erma BombeckRate it:
It is fatal to be right when the rest of the world is wrong.
– Brother TheodoreRate it:
It is feeling and force of imagination that make us eloquent.
– Marcus Valerius MartialisRate it:

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