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It is bitter to lose a friend to evil, before one loses him to death.
– Mary Renault
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It is books that are a key to the wide world if you can't do anything else, read all that you can.
– Jane Hamilton
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It is books that teach us to refine our pleasures when young, and to recall them with satisfaction when we are old.
– James Henry Leigh Hunt
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It is both theoretically and practically very impossible to have a happy ending in life as long as death exists.
– Mehmet Murat ildan
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It is by a wise economy of nature that those who suffer without change, and whom no one can help, become uninteresting. Yet so it may happen that those who need sympathy the most often attract it the least.
– F. H. Bradley
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It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.
– Anatole France
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It is by attempting to reach the top in a single leap that so much misery is produced in the world.
– William Cobbett
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It is by chance we met by choice we became friends.
– Unknown
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It is by imitation, far more than by precept, that we learn everything; and what we learn thus, we acquire not only more efficiently, but more pleasantly. This forms our manners, our opinions, our lives.
– Edmund Burke
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It is by its promise of a sense of power that evil often attracts the weak.
– Eric Hoffer
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It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream.
– Edgar Allan Poe
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It is by no means certain that our individual personality is the single inhabitant of these our corporeal frames... We all do things both awake and asleep which surprise us. Perhaps we have cotenants in this house we live in.
– Oliver Wendell Holmes
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It is by no means self-evident that human beings are most real when most violently excited violent physical passions do not in themselves differentiate men from each other, but rather tend to reduce them to the same state.
– T.S. Elliot
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It is by no means self-evident that human beings are most real when most violently excited; violent physical passions do not in themselves differentiate men from each other, but rather tend to reduce them to the same state.
– Thomas Elliot
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It is by not always thinking of yourself, if you can manage it, that you might somehow be happy. Until you can make room in your life for someone as important to you as yourself, you will always be searching and lost....
– Richard Bach
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It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.
– Mark Twain
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It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.
– Mark Twain, Following the Equator (1897)
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It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either.
– Mark Twain
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It is by universal misunderstanding that all agree. For if, by ill luck, people understood each other, they would never agree.
– Charles Baudelaire
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It is by will alone that I set my mind in motion.
– Mentat Prayer
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It is certain that either wise bearing or ignorant carriage is caught, as men take diseases, one from another; therefore, let all take heed as to the society in which they mingle, for in a little while they will be like it.
– Rule of Life
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It is certain that if you would have the whole secret of a people, you must enter into the intimacy of their religion.
– Edgar Quinet
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It is certain that stealing nourishes courage, strength, skill, tact, in a word, all the virtues useful to a republican system and consequently to our own. Lay partiality aside, and answer me: is theft, whose effect is to distribute wealth more evenly, to be branded as a wrong in our day, under our government which aims at equality? Plainly, the answer is no.
– Marquis de Sade
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It is certainly desirable to be well descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors.
– Plutarch
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It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be. This, in turn, means that our statesmen, our businessmen, our every man must take on a science fictional way of thinking.
– Isaac Asimov
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