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It is an error to imagine that evolution signifies a constant tendency to increased perfection. That process undoubtedly involves a constant remodelling of the organism in adaptation to new conditions; but it depends on the nature of those conditions whether the directions of the modifications effected shall be upward or downward.
– Thomas H. Huxley
It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who have lost it but the young know they are wretched for they are full of the truthless ideal which have been instilled into them, and each time they come in contact with the real, they are bruised and wounded.
– W. Somerset Maugham
It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who have lost it.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
It is an infantile superstition of the human spirit that virginity would be thought a virtue and not the barrier that separates ignorance from knowledge
– Voltaire
It is an interesting question how far men would retain their relative rank if they were divested of their clothes.
– Henry David Thoreau
It is an observation no less just than common that there is no stronger test of a man?s real character than power and authority, exciting, as they do, every passion, and discovering every latent vice.
– Plutarch
It is an odd thing, but everyone who disappears is said to be seen at San Francisco. It must be a delightful city, and possess all the attractions of the next world.
– Oscar Wilde
It is an old habit with theologians to beat the living with the bones of the dead.
– Robert G. Ingersoll
It is an old maxim of mine that when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
– Conan Doyle
It is an old observation that wise men grow usually wiser as they grow older, and fools more foolish.
– Wieland
It is an old psychological axiom that constant exposure to the object of fear immunizes against the fear.
– Maxwell Maltz
It is an undeniable privilege of every man to prove himself right in the thesis that the world is his enemy; for if he reiterates it frequently enough and makes it the background of his conduct he is bound eventually to be right.
– George F. Kennan
It is an utter shame to spend millions on the sanctuaries while millions are dying of hunger! Institutional religion must go to Hell even only for this infamy!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
It is annoying to be honest to no purpose.
– Ovid
It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process.
– Henry James
It is as hard for the good to suspect evil, as it is for the bad to suspect good.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero
It is as hard to take success as it is failure.
– Louise Nevelson
It is as impossible for man to demonstrate the existence of God as it would be for even Sherlock Holmes to demonstrate the existence of Arthur Conan Doyle.
– Frederick Buechner
It is as natural to die as to be born and to a little infant, perhaps, the one is as painful as the other.
– Francis Bacon
It is as natural to die as to be born; and to a little infant perhaps the one is as painful as the other.
– Francis Bacon
It is as painful perhaps to be awakened from a vision as to be born.
– Ulysses
It is as queen of Canada that I am here. Queen of Canada and all Canadians, not just one or two ancestral strains.
– Elizabeth II
It is astonishing what force, purity, and wisdom it requires for a human being to keep clear of falsehoods.
– Margaret Fuller
It is astonishing with how little wisdom mankind can be governed, when that little wisdom is its own.
– W. R. Inge
It is bad luck to be superstitious.
– Andrew W. Mathis

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