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If being wealthy is taken to mean having the means to satisfy one's every want, all but the very poor can become rich as thou at a single stroke of a magician's wand, simply by ceasing to want more than is really necessary for sustaining life. By being content with little and not giving a rap for what the neighbours think, one can attain a very large measure of freedom, shedding care and worry in a trice.
– John Blofeld
If birth is a manifestation of life, death is another.
– Dejan Stojanovic
If boyhood and youth are but vanity, must it not be our ambition to become men?
– Vincent van Gogh
If by believing you mean praying to an anthropomorphic deity who created the world and half controls it and half observes it, then I am probably not a believer. But if you mean that it is not all accidental, that there is a mystery to existence, a deeper meaning, that I do believe in.”
– Václav Havel
If by saying that all men are born free and equal, you mean that they are all equally born; it is true, but true in no other sense; birth, talent, labor, virtue, and providence, are forever making differences.
– Eugene Edwards
If Casey Stengel were alive today, he'd be spinning in his grave.
– Ralph Kiner
If charity begins at home -- the world is in a sad state.
– Wellington Harris
If charity cost nothing, the world would be full of philanthropists.
– Jewish Proverb
If children grew up according to early indications, we should have nothing but geniuses.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
If Christ Jesus be the periode, the end and the lodging-home at the end of your journey, there is no fear ye go to a friend . . . ye may look death in the face with joy.
– Samual Rutherford
If Christ were here now there is one thing he would not be - a Christian.
– Mark Twain
If Christ were here now there is one thing he would not be--a christian.
– Mark Twain
If Christianity is pessimistic as to man, it is optimistic as to human destiny. Well, I can say that, pessimistic as to human destiny, I am optimistic as to man.
– Albert Camus
If Christians would really live according to the teachings of Christ, as found in the Bible, all of India would be Christian today.
– Mahatma Gandhi
If church prelates, past or present, had even an inkling of physiology they'd realize that what they term this inner ugliness creates and nourishes the hearing ear, the seeing eye, the active mind, and energetic body of man and woman, in the same way that dirt and dung at the roots give the plant its delicate leaves and the full-blown rose.
– Seán O'Casey
If Columbus had an advisory committee he would probably still be at the dock.
– Arthur Goldberg
If confusion is the first step to knowledge, I must be a genius.
– Larry Leissner
If conquerors be regarded as the engine-drivers of History, then the conquerors of thought are perhaps the pointsmen who, less conspicuous to the traveler's eye, determine the direction of the journey.
– Arthur Koestler
If courage wasn't a standard result of aging, it meant that the young could somehow acquire it as well.
– Lawana Blackwell
If courage will cause your death, do not hesitate a second to be coward! Existenz Über Alles!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
If courtesans and strumpets were to be prosecuted with as much rigor as some silly people would have it, what locks or bars would be sufficient to preserve the honor of our wives and daughters?
– Bernard Mandeville
If crime went down 100%, it would still be 50 times higher than it shoud be.
– Councilman John Bowman commenting on the high crime in Washington
If Cupid misses the heart, he touches the body fatally. (Si Cupidon rate le cœur, Il touche mortellement le corps)
– Charles de LEUSSE
If Cupidon your heart miss, deadly your body is. (Si cupidon rate le coeur, Il touche mortellement le corps)
– Charles de LEUSSE
If Darwin's theory of evolution was correct, cats would be able to operate a can opener by now.
– Larry Wright

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