Found 2,291 quotes starting with IF:

If we think we regulate printing, thereby to rectfy manners, we must regulate all regulations and pastimes, all that is delightful to man.
– John MiltonRate it:
If we truly knew someone’s entire life story and all the things they have been through we would drop all jealousy and comparison. We would admire their ability to shine
– Renae A. SauterRate it:
If we value independence, if we are disturbed by the growing conformity of knowledge, of values, of attitudes, which our present system induces, then we may wish to set up conditions of learning which make for uniqueness, for self-direction, and for self-initiated learning.
– Carl R. RogersRate it:
If we value so highly the dignity of life, how can we not also value the dignity of death No death may be called futile.
– Yukio MishimaRate it:
If we value the pursuit of knowledge, we must be free to follow wherever that search may lead us. The free mind is no barking dog to be tethered on a 1-foot chain.
– Theodor Wiesengrund AdornoRate it:
If we value the pursuit of knowledge, we must be free to follow wherever that search may lead us. The free mind is not a barking dog, to be tethered on a ten-foot chain.
– Adlai E. Jr. StevensonRate it:
If we want a free and peaceful world, if we want to make the deserts bloom and man grow to greater dignity as a human being -- we can do it.
– Roosevelt, EleanorRate it:
If we want a love message to be heard, it has to be sent out. To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.
– Mother TeresaRate it:
If we want to judge the solidity of the democratic level of a country, it is useful to look at the Bribe Payers' Index (BPI). ( “Bribe payers' index” )
– Erik PevernagieRate it:
If we were faultless we should not be so much annoyed by the defects of those with whom we associate.
– Francois FenelonRate it:
If we were logical, the future would be bleak indeed. But we are more than logical. We are human beings, and we have faith, and we have hope.
– Jacques CousteauRate it:
If we were not all so interested in ourselves, life would be so uninteresting that none of us would be able to endure it.
– Arthur SchopenhauerRate it:
If we were talking to you on your first day of physical experience, we could be of great advantage to you because we would say, “Welcome to planet Earth. There is nothing you cannot be or do or have. And your work here—your lifetime career—is to seek joy.
– Esther HicksRate it:
If we were to be asked suddenly to give a definition of humility we would doubtless be greatly embarrassed.
– Edwin Holt HughesRate it:
If we were to wake up some morning and find that everyone was the same race, creed and color, we would find some other cause for prejudice by noon.
– George AikenRate it:
If we wish to free ourselves from enslavement, we must choose freedom and the responsibility this entails.
– Leo BuscagliaRate it:
If we wish to know the force of human genius we should read Shakespeare. If we wish to see the insignificance of human learning we may study his commentators.
– William HazlittRate it:
If we work upon marble, it will perish if we work upon brass, time will efface it if we rear temples, they will crumble into dust but if we work upon immortal minds and instill into them just principles, we are then engraving that upon tablets which no time will efface, but will brighten and brighten to all eternity.
– Daniel WebsterRate it:
If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love friends for their sake rather than for our own.
– Charlotte BronteRate it:
If what Proust says is true, that happiness is the absence of fever, then I will never know happiness. For I am possessed by a fever for knowledge, experience, and creation.
– Anais NinRate it:
If what we said cannot go beyond the century we live in, it means that we have said nothing. Let us say something for all the centuries!
– Mehmet Murat ildanRate it:
If what we think of ourselves were true, the planet would overflow with geniuses. They blossomed; they did not talk about blossoming. They grew; they did not talk about growing.
– Dejan StojanovicRate it:
If what you have done is unjust, you have not succeeded.
– Thomas CarlyleRate it:
If what you seek is Truth, there is one thing you must have above all else..an unremitting readiness to admit you may be wrong.
– Anthony de MelloRate it:
If winning isn't everything, why do they keep score
– Vince LombardiRate it:

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