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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 2Rate it:
If all the year were playing holidays, To sport would be as tedious as to work.
– William ShakespeareRate it:
If all this happened to you what paradigm might you develop? How might that paradigm affect you in terms of your life from that point on? What does this tell you about Abe? There are no failures, only lessons to be learned.
– Oprah WinfreyRate it:
If all your peers understand what you've done, it's not creative.
– H. HeimlichRate it:
If America shows weakness and uncertainty, the world will drift toward tragedy. That will not happen on my watch.
– George W. BushRate it:
If American men are obsessed with money, American women are obsessed with weight. The men talk of gain, the women talk of loss, and I do not know which talk is the more boring.
– Marya MannesRate it:
If American politics does not look to you like a joke, a tragic dance; if you have enough blindness left in you, on any plea, on any excuse, to vote for the Democratic Party or the Republican Party (for at present machine and party are one), or for any candidate who does not stand for a new era, -- then you yourself pass into the slide of the magic-lantern; you are an exhibit, a quaint product, a curiosity of the American soil. You are part of the problem.
– John Jay ChapmanRate it:
If an ancient man saw planes two thousand years ago, he would've thought they were birds or angels from another world.
– Dejan StojanovicRate it:
If an angel were ever to tell us anything of his philosophy I believe many propositions would sound like 2 times 2 equals 13.
– Georg Christoph LichtenbergRate it:
If an army of monkeys were strumming on typewriters, they might write all the books in the British Museum.
– Sir Arthur EddingtonRate it:
If an artist is not able to commit himself totally to his art, how can he expect the world to do so?
– UnknownRate it:
If an educational act is to be efficacious, it will be only that one which tends to help toward the complete unfolding of life. To be thus helpful it is necessary rigorously to avoid the arrest of spontaneous movements and the imposition of arbitrary tasks.
– Maria MontessoriRate it:
If an elderly but distinguished scientist says that something is possible, he is almost certainly right but if he says that it is impossible, he is very probably wrong.
– Arthur C. ClarkeRate it:
If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert.
– David Ben-GurionRate it:
If an eye never falls asleep, All dreams will by themselves cease If the mind retains its absoluteness, The ten thousand things are of one suchness.
– Seng-T'SanRate it:
If an idea's worth having once, it's worth having twice.
– Tom StoppardRate it:
If an idiot were to tell you the same story every day for a year, you would end by believing it.
– Horace MannRate it:
If an illusion makes a man happy, destroy that illusion! Because happiness must come via the truth!
– Mehmet Murat ildanRate it:
If an individual wants to be a leader and isn't controversial, that means he never stood for anything.
– Richard Milhous NixonRate it:
If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.
– Niccolo MachiavelliRate it:
If any choose to maintain, as many do, that species were gradually brought to their maturity from humbler forms ... he is welcome to his hypothesis, but I have nothing to do with it.
– Philip Henry Gosse, 1857Rate it:
If any human being earnestly desire to push on to new discoveries instead of just retaining and using the old to win victories over Nature as a worker rather than over hostile critics as a disputant to attain , in fact, clear and demonstrative knowlegde instead of attractive and probable theory we invite him as a true son of Science to join our ranks.
– Francis BaconRate it:
If any man claims the Negro should be content ... let him say he would willingly change the color of his skin and go to live in the Negro section of a large city. Then and only then has he a right to such a claim.
– Robert Francis KennedyRate it:
If any man seeks for greatness, let him forget greatness and ask for truth, and he will find both.
– Horace MannRate it:
If any man wish to write in a clear style, let him be first clear in his thoughts and if any would write in a noble style, let him first possess a noble soul.
– Johann Wolfgang von GoetheRate it:

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