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It may seem to your conceited to suppose that you can do anything important toward improving the lot of mankind. But this is a fallacy. You must believe that you can help bring about a better world. A good society is produced only by good individuals, just as truly as a majority in a presidential election is produced by the votes of single electors. Everybody can do something toward creating in his own environment kindly feelings rather than anger, reasonableness rather than hysteria, happiness rather than misery.
– Bertrand Russell
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It may well be doubted whether human ingenuity can construct an enigma... which human ingenuity may not, by proper application, resolve.
– Edgar Allan Poe
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It meant that New York philanthropists, New York society, would now rediscover the library. ... that learning, books, education have glamour, that self-improvement has glamour, that hope has glamour.
– Vartan Gregorian
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It might be better had I not come.
– Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna of Russia
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It might be said now that I have the best of both worlds. A Harvard education and a Yale degree.
– John Fitzgerald Kennedy
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It might be said that Lord Rosebery outlived his future by ten years and his past by more than twenty.
– Sir Winston Churchill
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It must be considered that there is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle, than to initiate a new order of things. For the reformer has enemies in all those who would profit by the old order, only lukewarm defenders in all those who would profit by the new.
– Machiavelli
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It must be of the spirit if we are to save the flesh.
– Douglas MacArthur
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It must be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to plan, more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to manage, than the creation of a new system. For the initiator has the enmity of all who would profit by the preservation of the old institutions and merely lukewarm defenders in those who would gain by the new ones.
– Machiavelli
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It must require an inordinate share of vanity and presumption, too, after enjoying so much that is good and beautiful on earth, to ask the Lord for immortality in addition to all.
– Heinrich Heine
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It never ceases to amaze me: we all love ourselves more than other people, but care more about their opinions than our own.
– Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
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It never ceases to baffle me at how one's more willing to accept the unacceptable as long as it can be rationalized
– Ahmed Korayem
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It never occurs to some politicians that Lincoln is worth imitating as well as quoting.
– Author Unknown
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It never pays to deal with the flyweights of the world. They take far too much pleasure in thwarting you at every turn.
– Sue Grafton
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It never troubles the wolf how many the sheep may be.
– Virgil
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It no longer bothers me that I may be constantly searching for father figures; by this time, I have found several and dearly enjoyed knowing them all.
– Alice Walker
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It often happens that the real tragedies in life occur in such an inarticulate manner that they hurt one by their crude violence, their absolute incoherence, their absurd want of meaning, their entire lack of style.
– oscar wilde, Quoted in Ellmann
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It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong.
– Abraham Lincoln
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It often takes more courage to change one's opinion than to stick to it.
– Geoffrey F. Albert
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It only hurts your feelings if its true.
– - Karli
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It only takes 20 years for a liberal to become a conservative without changing a single idea.
– Robert Anton Wilson
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It only takes a single line of code to bring a system to its knees.
– Kirk Knoernschild
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It only takes a single ping-pong ball to start a chain reaction when you throw it into a room full of loaded mouse traps.
– Richard B.
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It only takes a split second to smile and forget, yet to someone that needed it, it can last a lifetime. We should all smile more often."
– Steve Maraboli
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It only takes one good woman to make a man forget all the bad relationships in his past.
– Henri St. Germaine
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