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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 Montessori
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. Clarke
If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert.
– David Ben-Gurion
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'San
If an idea's worth having once, it's worth having twice.
– Tom Stoppard
If an idiot were to tell you the same story every day for a year, you would end by believing it.
– Horace Mann
If an illusion makes a man happy, destroy that illusion! Because happiness must come via the truth!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
If an individual wants to be a leader and isn't controversial, that means he never stood for anything.
– Richard Milhous Nixon
If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.
– Niccolo Machiavelli
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, 1857
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 Bacon
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 Kennedy
If any man says he hates war more than I do, he better have a knife, that's all I have to say.
– Jack Handey Deep Thoughts
If any man seeks for greatness, let him forget greatness and ask for truth, and he will find both.
– Horace Mann
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 Goethe
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 Goethe
If any of us had a child that we thought was as bad as we know we are, we would have cause to start to worry.
– Will Rogers
If any of us hopes to survive, s/he must meet the extremity of the American female condition with immediate and political response. The thoroughly destructive and indefensible subjugation of the majority of Americans cannot continue except at the peril of the entire body politic.
– June Jordan
If any one faculty of our nature may be called more wonderful than the rest, I do think it is memory. There seems something more speakingly incomprehensible in the powers, the failures, the inequalities of memory, than in any other of our intelligences. The memory is sometimes so retentive, so serviceable, so obedient at others, so bewildered and so weak and at others again, so tyrannic, so beyond control We are, to be sure, a miracle every way but our powers of recollecting and of forgetting do seem peculiarly past finding out.
– Jane Austen
If any one faculty of our nature may be called more wonderful than the rest, I do think it is memory. There seems something more speakingly incomprehensible in the powers, the failures, the inequalities of memory, than in any other of our intelligences. The memory is sometimes so retentive, so serviceable, so obedient; at others, so bewildered and so weak; and at others again, so tyrannic, so beyond control! We are, to be sure, a miracle every way; but our powers of recollecting and of forgetting do seem peculiarly past finding out.
– Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
If any thing is sacred the human body is sacred.
– Walt Whitman
If anyone attempts to hall down the American flag shoot him on the spot.
– John A. Dix
If anyone is crazy enough to want to kill a president of the United States, he can do it. All he must be prepared to do is give his life for the president's.
– John Fitzgerald Kennedy
If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it. That's all it takes to get people to win football games for you.
– Paul William Bear Bryant
If anything is certain, it is that change is certain. The world we are planning for today will not exist in this form tomorrow.
– Philip

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