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If absolute power corrupts absolutely, does absolute powerlessness make you pure?
– Harry Shearer
If Abu Nidal is a terrorist, then so is George Washington. (Reply to President Ronald Reagan in defense of Palestinian terrorist)
– Muammar Qaddafi
If alcohol is queen, then tobacco is her consort. It's a fond companion for all occasions, a loyal friend through fair weather and foul. People smoke to celebrate a happy moment, or to hide a bitter regret. Whether you're alone or with friends, it's a joy for all the senses. What lovelier sight is there than that double row of white cigarettes, lined up like soldiers on parade and wrapped in silver paper? I love to touch the pack in my pocket, open it, savor the feel of the cigarette between my fingers, the paper on my lips, the taste of tobacco on my tongue. I love to watch the flame spurt up, love to watch it come closer and closer, filling me with its warmth.
– Luis Buñuel
If aliens from outer space ever come and we show them our civilization and they make fun of it, we should say we were just kidding, that this isn't really our civilization, but a gag we hoped they would like. Then we tell them to come back in twenty years to see our REAL civilization. After that, we start a crash program of coming up with an impressive new civilization. Either that, or just shoot down the aliens as they're waving good-bye.
– Jack Handey Deep Thoughts
If all economists were laid end to end, they would not reach a conclusion.
– George Bernard Shaw
If all else fails, immortality can always be assured by spectacular error.
– John Kenneth Galbraith
If all hearts were open and all desires known -- as they would be if people showed their souls -- how many gapings, sighings, clenched fists, knotted brows, broad grins, and red eyes should we see in the market-place!
– Thomas Hardy
If all mankind minus one were of one opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind.
– John Stuart Mill
If all men knew what each said of the other, there would not be four friends in the world.
– Blaise Pascal
If all men knew what others say of them, there would not be four friends in the world.
– Blaise Pascal
If all men lead mechanical, unpoetical lifes, this is the real nihilism, the real undoing of the world.
– Reginald Blyth
If all misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be contented to take their own and depart.
– Socrates
If all my friends were to jump off a bridge, I wouldn't jump with them, I'd be at the bottom to catch them.
– Unknown
If all our happiness is bound up entirely in our personal circumstances it is difficult not to demand of life more than it has to give.
– Bertrand Russell
If all pulled in one direction, the world would keel over.
– Yiddish Proverb
If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end, it would probably be Labor Day Weekend.
– Doug Larson
If all the girls who attended the Yale prom were laid end to end, I wouldn't be a bit surprised.
– Dorothy Parker
If all the rich people in the world divided up their money among themselves there wouldn't be enough to go around.
– Christina Stead
If all the swords in England were pointed against my head, your threats would not move me.
– Thomas Becket
If all the world hated you and believed you wicked, while your own conscience approved of you and absolved you from guilt, you would not be without friends.
– Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre pg. 61
If all the world is a stage and life is just a play upon it, get me two seats in the stalls.
– Rob Brown
If all the world's a stage, I want to operate the trap door.
– Paul Beatty
If all the world's a stage, then where is the audience sitting
– Unknown
If all the year were playing holidays,
To sport would be as tedious as to work.

– William Shakespeare, "King Henry IV Part I", Act 1 scene 2
If all the year were playing holidays, To sport would be as tedious as to work.
– William Shakespeare

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