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If Edison had a needle to find in a haystack, he would proceed at once with the diligence of the bee to examine straw after straw until he found the object of his search... I was a sorry witness of such doings, knowing that a little theory and calculation would have saved him ninety per cent of his labor.
– Nikola Tesla, New York Times, October 19, 1931
If education is always to be conceived along the same antiquated lines of a mere transmission of knowledge, there is little to be hoped from it in the bettering of man's future. For what is the use of transmitting knowledge if the individual's total development lags behind?
– Maria Montessori
If either man or woman would realize that the full power of personal beauty, it must be by cherishing noble thoughts and hopes and purposes; by having something to do and something to live for that is worthy of humanity, and which, by expanding and symmetry to the body which contains it.
– Upham
If emptiness is empty, how can something be borne or awaken from it?
– Dejan Stojanovic
If emptiness is endless, then everything rests in emptiness.
– Dejan Stojanovic
If error is corrected whenever it is recognized as such, the path of error is the path of truth.
– Hans Reichenbach
If even dying is to be made a social function, then, grant me the favor of sneaking out on tiptoe without disturbing the party.
– Dag Hammarskjöld
If ever a man could have felt the church to be unnecessary, he was Jesus. Yet he did not stay away form the church of his day. It was his custom to go to the synagogue on the Sabbath, and he made many trips to the temple.
– R. Brokhoff
If ever an error had 'F' written on it, that grounder did.
– Jerry Coleman
If ever two were one, then surely we. If ever man were loved by wife, then thee.
– Anne Bradstreet
If every age has its own characteristic doctrine, there are a thousand signs which point to Fascism as the characteristic doctrine of our time.
– Benito Mussolini, The Political and Social Doctrine of Fascism, 1935
If every day is an awakening, you will never grow old. You will just keep growing.
– Gail Sheehy
If everybody is looking for it, then nobody is finding it. If we were cultured, we would not be conscious of lacking culture. We would regard it as something natural and would not make so much fuss about it. And if we knew the real value of this word we would be cultured enough not to give it so much importance.
– Pablo Picasso
If everyone is thinking alike then somebody isn't thinking.
– George S. Patton
If everything belongs to everybody, then nothing belongs to nobody.
– Vikrant Parsai
If everything is going very well in your life, don't change any parameters; don't even think about it!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
If everything is perfect, language is useless. This is true for animals. If animals don't speak, it's because everything's perfect for them. If one day they start to speak, it will be because the world has lost a certain sort of perfection.
– Jean Baudrillard
If everything isn't black and white, I say, “Why the hell not?
– John Wayne
If everything on earth were rational, nothing would happen.
– Dostoyevsky
If everything's under control, you're going too slow.
– Mario Andretti
If evil be spoken of you and it be true, correct yourself, if it be a lie, laugh at it.
– Epictetus
If experience has established any one thing in this world, it has established this: that it is well for any great class and description of men in society to be able to say for itself what it wants, and not to have other classes, the so-called educated and intelligent classes, acting for it as its proctors, and supposed to understand its wants and to provide for them. A class of men may often itself not either fully understand its wants, or adequately express them; but it has a nearer interest and a more sure diligence in the matter than any of its proctors, and therefore a better chance of success.
– Matthew Arnold
If eyes were made for seeing,
Then Beauty is its own excuse for being.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson
If eyes were made for seeing, then beauty is its own excuse for being.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson, "The Rhodora"
If faith cannot be reconciled with rational thinking, it has to be eliminated as an anachronistic remnant of earlier stages of culture and replaced by science dealing with facts and theories which are intelligible and can be validated.
– Erich Fromm

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