Found 60 quotes starting with IS:

Is a preface exquisitely written? No literary morsel is more delicious. Is the author inveterately dull? It is a kind of preparatory information, which may be very useful. It argues a deficiency of taste to turn over an elaborate preface unread: for it is the attar of the author?s roses, every drop distilled at an immense cost. It is the reason of the reasoning, and the folly of the foolish.
– Isaac D?Israeli
Is civilization only a higher form of idolatry, that man should bow down to a flesh-brush, to flannels, to baths, diet, exercise, and air?
– Mary Baker Eddy
Is demum miser est, cuius nobilitas miserias nobilitat. (Indeed, wretched the man whose fame makes his misfortunes famous.)
– Lucius Accius Telephus
Is demum miser est, cuius nobilitas miserias nobilitat.
(Indeed, wretched the man whose fame makes his misfortunes famous.)

– Lucius Accius, Telephus
Is discord going to show itself while we are still fighting, is the Jew once again worth less than another? Oh, it is sad, very sad, that once more, for the umpteenth time, the old truth is confirmed: What one Christian does is his own responsibility, what one Jew does is thrown back at all Jews.
– Anne Frank
Is everybody in? Is everybody in? Is everybody in? The ceremony is about to begin.
– Jim Morrison
Is fuel efficiency really what we need most desperatelly I say that what we really need is a car that can be shot when it breaks down.
– Russell Baker
Is fuel efficiency really what we need most desperatelly? I say that what we really need is a car that can be shot when it breaks down.
– Russell Baker
Is it better to be the lover or the loved one? Neither, if your cholesterol is over six hundred. By love, of course, I refer to romantic love -- the love between man and woman, rather than between mother and child, or a boy and his dog, or two headwaiters.
– Woody Allen, Without Feathers
Is it not enough to know the evil to shun it If not, we should be sincere enough to admit that we love evil too well to give it up.
– Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Is it not the glory of the people of America, that, whilst they have paid a decent regard to the opinions of former times and other nations, they have not suffered a blind veneration for antiquity, for custom, or for names, to overrule the suggestions of their own good sense, the knowledge of their own situation, and the lessons of their own experience? To this manly spirit, posterity will be indebted for the possession, and the world for the example, of the numerous innovations displayed on the American theatre, in favor of private rights and public happiness.
– James Madison
Is it possible that a tragedy can look so beautiful? The death of the leaves is the answer for this question!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Is it possible that I am not alone in believing that in the dispute between Galileo and the Church, the Church was right and the center of man's universe is the earth?
– Stephen Vizinczey
Is it possible to write a poem or are these words just screams of outlaws exiled to the desert?
– Dejan Stojanovic
Is it progress if a cannibal uses a fork?
– StanisÅ‚aw Jerzy Lec
Is it progress if a cannibal uses a knife and fork
– Stanislaw Lec
Is it the Fourth?
– Thomas Jefferson
Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery Forbid it, Almighty God I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death
– Patrick Henry
Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God!
– Patrick Henry
Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains or slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take but as for me; give me liberty or give me death!
– Patrick Henry
Is life worth living? Yes, so long
As there is wrong to right.

– Alfred Austin
Is love supposed to last throughout all time, or is it like trains changing at random stops. If I loved her, how could I leave her If I felt that way then, how come I don't feel anything now
– Jeff Melvoin
Is my friend in the bunker or is the bastard on the green
– Anonymous
Is necessary to take such measures that, when they believe no longer, it may be possible to make them believe by force.
– Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince
Is not marriage an open question, when it is alleged, from the beginning of the world, that such who are in the institution wish to get out and such as are out wish to get in.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Is not the whole world a vast house of assignation to which the filing system has been lost?
– Quentin Crisp
Is putting together the puzzle of my life. I was almost done when I realized I had lost a piece. Without that piece, my life incomplete. And sadly, I may never find it again.....
– Tamara Johnson
Is sex dirty? Only if you do it right.
– Woody Allen
Is sloppiness in speech caused by ignorance or apathy I don't know and I don't care.
– William Safire
Is the chemical aftertaste the reason why people eat hot dogs, or is it some kind of bonus?
– Neil Gaiman
Is the relinquishment of the trial by jury and the liberty of the press necessary for your liberty? Will the abandonment of your most sacred rights tend to the security of your liberty? Liberty, the greatest of all earthly blessings give us that precious jewel, and you may take every thing else! Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel.
– Patrick Henry
Is there a rehab center for Coke drinkers? I drink six to eight cans a day.
– Carmen Electra
Is there anyone that knows the absolute truth?
– Sorin Cerin
Is there anything more beautiful than a beautiful, beautiful flamingo, flying across in front of a beautiful sunset And he's carrying a beautiful rose in his beak, and also he's carrying a very beautiful painting with his feet. And also, you're drunk.
– Jack Handey Deep Thoughts
Is there anything worse than being blind? Yes, a man with sight and no vision.
– Helen Keller
Is there life before death
– Graffito
Is there life before death?
– Graffito, in Belfast
Is there no Latin word for Tea? Upon my soul, if I had known that I would have let the vulgar stuff alone.
– Hilaire Belloc
Is there something in trade that desiccates and flattens out, that turns men into dried leaves at the age of forty? Certainly there is. It is not due to trade but to intensity of self-seeking, combined with narrowness of occupation. Business has destroyed the very knowledge in us of all other natural forces except business.
– John Jay Chapman
Is this a dagger which I see before me,
The handle toward my hand? Come, let me clutch thee.
I have thee not, and yet I see thee still.
Art thou not, fatal vision, sensible
To feeling as to sight? or art thou but
A dagger of the mind, a false creation,
Proceeding from the heat-oppressed brain?

– William Shakespeare, "Macbeth", Act 2 scene 1
Is this a dagger which I see before me, The handle toward my hand Come, let me clutch thee. I have thee not, and yet I see thee still. Art thou not, fatal vision, sensible To feeling as to sight or art thou but A dagger of the mind, a false creation, Proceeding from the heat-oppressed brain
– William Shakespeare
Is virtue a thing remote I wish to be virtuous, and lo Virtue is at hand.
– Confucius
Is virtue a thing remote? I wish to be virtuous, and lo! Virtue is at hand.
– Confucius, The Confucian Analects
Is yours an honest lament?...Most are not, you know. Most self-imposed burdens are founded on misperceptions. We - at least we of sincere character - always judge ourselves by stricter standards than we expect others to abide by. It is a curse, I suppose, or a blessing, depending on how one views it... Take it as a blessing, my friend, an inner calling that forces you to strive to unattainable heights.
– R. A. Salvatore, Sojourn
Islam expect every Muslim to do this duty, and if we realise our responsibility time will come soon when we shall justify ourselves worthy of a glorious past.
– Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Isn't everyone a part of everyone else
– Budd Schulberg
Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?
– Douglas Adams
Isn't it funny how one minute life can be such a struggle, and the next minute you're just driving real fast, swerving back and forth across the road
– Jack Handey Deep Thoughts
Isn't it funny how we'll look out the window at the moon, and then we notice it's not the moon but a streetlight Also what's funny is how we do this every night.
– Jack Handey Deep Thoughts
Isn't it funny how whenever we go to a county fair or a state fair, the first thing we do is see if they have some kind of pornography booth
– Jack Handey Deep Thoughts
Isn't it interesting that the same people who laugh at science fiction listen to weather forecasts and economists
– Kelvin III Throop
Isn't it splendid to think of all the things there are to find out about It just makes me feel glad to be alive -- it's such an interesting world.
– Lucy Montgomery
Isn't it strange that ... people build walls to keep an enemy out, and there's only one part of the world and one philosophy where they have to build walls to keep their people in
– Ronald Reagan
Isn't it surprising how many things, if not said immediately, seem not worth saying ten minutes from now
– Arnot L. Sheppard, Jr.
Isn't it the moment of most profound doubt that gives birth to new certainties Perhaps hopelessness is the very soil that nourishes human hope perhaps one could never find sense in life without first experiencing its absurdity...
– Vaclav Havel
Isolation is a dream killer.
– Barbara Sher
Israel has created a new image of the Jew in the world-the image of a working and an intellectual people, of a people that can fight with heroism.
– Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe
Israel will not discuss a peace involving the concession of any piece of territory. The neighboring states do not deserve an inch of Israel's land. . . . We are ready for exchange for peace.
– David Ben-Gurion
Israel will not transfer Judea, Samaria, and the Gaza District to any foreign sovereign authority, [because] of the historic right of our nation to this land, [and] the needs of our national security, which demand a capability to defend our State and the lives of our citizens.
– Menachem Begin
Issues are never simple. One thing I'm proud of is that very rarely will you hear me simplify the issues.
– Barack Obama

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