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If a man is not aware of the existence of the moon, what can the moon do for him except continue sending its lights upon him?
– Mehmet Murat ildan
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If a man is not peaceful and non-violent, whichever religion he belongs to, he is not a man! Violence degrades man to a low-degree creature!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
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If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence.
– Bertrand Russell
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If a man is poor, and at the same time lazy,he is more likely to be malicious.
– lot chakonza
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If a man knew anything, he would sit in a corner and be modest; but he is such an ignorant peacock, that he goes bustling up and down, and hits on extraordinary discoveries.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
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If a man knows not what harbor he seeks, any wind is the right wind.
– Seneca
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If a man knows not what harbour he seeks, any wind is the right wind.
– Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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If a man knows the law, find out, though he live in a pine shanty, and resort to him. And if a man can pipe or sing, so as to wrap the imprisoned soul in an elysium; or can paint a landscape, and convey into souls and ochres all the enchantments of Spring or Autumn; or can liberate and intoxicate all people who hear him with delicious songs and verses; it is certain that the secret cannot be kept; the first witness tells it to a second, and men go by fives and tens and fifties to his doors.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
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If a man like Malcolm X could change and repudiate racism, if I myself and other former Muslims can change, if young whites can change, then there is hope for America.
– Eldridge Cleaver
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If a man marries a wicked woman from a wicked family, certainly he will die the day he needs life.
– Vikrant Parsai
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If a man remembers what is right at the sign of profit, is ready to lay down his life in the face of danger, and does not forget sentiments he has repeated all his life when he has been in straitened circumstances for a long time, he may be said to be a complete man.
– Confucius, Analects, XIV.12
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If a man says that it is right to give every one his due, and therefore thinks within his own mind that injury is due from a just man to his enemies but kindness to his friends, he was not wise who said so, for he spoke not the truth, for in no case has it appeared to be just to injure any one.*
– Plato
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If a man should importune me to give a reason why I loved him, I find it could no otherwise be expressed, than by making answer because it was he, because it was I.
– W. Somerset Maugham
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If a man take no thought about what is distant, he will find sorrow near at hand
– Confucius
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If a man takes no thought about what is distant, he will find sorrow near at hand.
– Confucius
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If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.
– Henry David Thoreau
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If a man watches three football games in a row he should be declared legally dead.
– Erma Bombeck
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If a man who cannot count finds a four-leaf clover, is he entitled to happiness?
– Stanislaw Lec, "Unkempt Thoughts"
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If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts but if he will be content to begin with doubts he shall end in certainties.
– Francis Bacon
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If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts he shall end in certainties.
– Sir Francis Bacon
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If a man withdraws his mind from the love of beauty, and applies it as sincerely to the love of the virtuous if, in serving his parents, he can exert his utmost strength if, in serving his prince, he can devote his life if in his intercourse with his friends, his words are sincere - although men say that he has not learned, I will certainly say that he has.
– Confucius
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If a man withdraws his mind from the love of beauty, and applies it as sincerely to the love of the virtuous; if, in serving his parents, he can exert his utmost strength; if, in serving his prince, he can devote his life; if in his intercourse with his friends, his words are sincere - although men say that he has not learned, I will certainly say that he has.
– Confucius, The Confucian Analects
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If a man would follow, today, the teachings of the Old Testament, he would be a criminal. If he would follow strictly the teachings of the New, he would be insane.
– Robert Green Ingersoll
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If a man writes a book, let him set down only what he knows. I have guesses enough of my own.
– Johann von Goethe
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If a man yields himself to God, He will change
– Unknown
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