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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
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
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
It is certainly desirable to be well descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors.
– Plutarch
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
It is characteristic of all deep human problems that they are not to be approached without some humor and some bewilderment.
– Freeman John Dyson
It is characteristic of the military mentality that nonhuman factors (atom bombs, strategic bases, weapons of all sorts, the possession of raw materials, etc) are held essential, while the human being, his desires, and thoughts - in short, the psychological factors - are considered as unimportant and secondary...The individual is degraded...to "human materiel".
– Albert Einstein
It is characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
– Henry David Thoreau
It is chiefly through books that we enjoy intercourse with superior minds, and these invaluable means of communication are in the reach of all. In the best books, great men talk to us, give us their most precious thoughts, and pour their souls into ours.
– William E. Channing
It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.
– W. T. Ellis
It is clear that thought is not free if the profession of certain opinions makes it impossible to earn a living.
– Bertrand Russell
It is common error to infer that things which are consecutive in order of time have necessarily the relation of cause and effect.
– Jacob Bigelow
It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.
– Franklin D. Roosevelt
It is common to follow the path of others; it is courageous to create your own.
– Vikrant Parsai
It is commonly a dangerous thing for a man to have more sense than his neighbours. Socrates paid for his superiority with his life; and if Aristotle saved his skin, accused as he was of heresy by the chief priest Eurymedon, it was because he took to his heels in time.
– Wieland
It is commonly observed that a sudden wealth, like a prize drawn in a lottery or a large bequest to a poor family, does not permanently enrich. They have served no apprenticeship to wealth, and with the rapid wealth come rapid claims which they do not know how to deny, and the treasure is quickly dissipated.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is confidence in our bodies, minds and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures, new directions to grow in, and new lessons to learn - which is what life is all about.
– Oprah Winfrey
It is critical vision alone which can mitigate the unimpeded operation of the automatic.
– Marshall McLuhan
It is cruel to discover one's mediocrity only when it is too late.
– W. Somerset Maugham
It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.
– Mark Twain
It is curious to note the old sea-margins of human thought. Each subsiding century reveals some new mystery; we build where monsters used to hide themselves.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
It is curious to note the old sea-margins of human thought. Each subsiding century reveals some new mystery; we build where monsters used to hide themselves.
– Longfellow
It is dangerous for a national candidate to say things that people might remember.
– Eugene McCarthy
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
– Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.
– Voltaire

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