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It was a grand trait of the old Roman that with him one and the same word meant both honor and honesty.
– Advance
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It was a Greek tragedy. Nixon was fulfilling his own nature. Once it started it could not end otherwise.
– Henry Kissinger
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It was a love of the air and sky and flying, the lure of adventure, the appreciation of beauty. It lay beyond the descriptive words of men-where immortality is touched through danger, where life meets death on equal plane where man is more than man, and existence both supreme and valueless at the same time.
– Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr.
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It was a pleasure working with Aishwarya in The Last Legion (2007), and her fans are in for a big surprise. She is an excellent and outstanding actor. She is a shining example of beauty from India, and I'm sure we will be seeing her in more Hollywood movies real soon.
– Ben Kingsley
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It was a saying of Demetrius Phalereus, that 'Men having often abandoned what was visible for the sake of what was uncertain, have not got what they expected, and have lost what they had,--being unfortunate by an enigmatical sort of calamity.'
– Athenus
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It was a Sunday afternoon -- a very sunny day in summer. The weather was beautiful. I knocked on Anne's door, but no one was there,
– Matthew J. Perry
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It was a thunderingly beautiful experience -- voluptuous, sexual, dangerous, and expensive as hell.
– Kurt Vonnegut
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It was a turkey He could never have stood upon his legs, that bird He would have snapped 'em off short in a minute, like sticks of sealing wax.
– Charles Dickens
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It was a woman who drove me to drink, and I never had the courtesy to thank her for it.
– W. C. Fields
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It was a world which granted privileges to some and imposed prohibitions on others...Endowed with strength and eager to learn, one had to drag himself in a narrow prison cell when he could see an open field, a vast horizon in the distance; when he could feel the beatings of a heart; and when he believed himself entitled to enjoy the beauty of a dream.
– Dr. Jose P. Rizal
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It was all right to talk about it. They made plans. They had a moment's vision, a fleeting dream. But in the end, some lack in their moral fiber, some gnawing, nibbling fear held them back. They never started. They stayed where they were. They dropped back. They failed somehow to release within themselves that power which lies in every individual, and is released only when he starts forward in a straight line for the object about which he has dreamed. The man who never starts, never feels that sense of power.
– Ray Dickinson
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It was an attempt to stick the Congress's finger in King Hussein's eye.
– George Pratt Shultz
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It was an initiation into the love of learning, of learning how to learn, that was revealed to me by my BLS masters as a matter of interdisciplinary cognition-that is, learning to know something by its relation to something else.
– Leonard Bernstein
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It was an interesting experience being metropolitan editor of the Times , in precisely the same way as being simmered in a saucepan for a few years is terribly interesting.
– A. M. Rosenthal
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It was beautiful and simple, as truly great swindles are.
– O. Henry
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It was built against the will of the immortal gods, and so it did not last for long.
– Homer
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it was clear to me by now that Trevor and the college must somehow be separated. My problem was one which I feel compelled to define with brutal candor: how to kill him without getting into trouble... I had no qualms about causing the death of a fellow from whose nonexistence the college would benefit
– Kenneth J Dover
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It was completely fruitless to quarrel with the world, whereas the quarrel with oneself was occasionally fruitful and always, she had to admit, interesting.
– May Sarton
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It was enough to make a body ashamed of the human race.
– Mark Twain
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It was from an old friend who . thought he was dying. Anyway, he said, 'Life and death issues don't come along that often, thank God, so don't treat everything like it's life or death. Go easier.'
– Thomas Arnold
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It was from an old friend who thought he was dying. Anyway, he said, Life and death issues don't come along that often, thank God, so don't treat everything like it's life or death. Go easier.
– Charles Grodin
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It was Kovacs who said "Mother" then, muffled under latex. It was Kovacs who closed his eyes. It was Rorschach who opened them again.
– Alan Moore
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It was like passing the scene of a highway accident and being relieved to learn that nobody had been seriously injured.
– Martin Cruz Smith on being asked how he liked the movie version of his novel Gorky Park.
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It was mentioned on CNN that the new prime number discovered recently is four times bigger then the previous record.
– John Blasik
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It was never what I wanted to buy that held my heart's hope. It was what I wanted to be.
– Lois McMaster Bujold
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