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It takes your enemy and your friend, working together, to hurt you: the one to slander you, and the other to bring the news to you.
– Mark Twain
It takes your enemy and your friend, working together, to hurt you: the one to slander you, and the other to get the news to you.
– Mark Twain, Following the Equator (1897)
It took a course from me for the Democratic leadership to realize we have an electoral college. 'But we got the popular vote!' Well you can take the MTA from Dorchester to Brookline. That's how far it'll get you.
– Ira Carmen
It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up, because by that time I was too famous.
– Robert Benchley
It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous.
– Robert Benchley
It took me seventeen years to get 3,000 hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course.
– Hank Aaron
It took me twenty years of studied self-restraint, aided by the natural decay of my faculties, to make myself dull enough to be accepted as a serious person by the British public.
– George Bernard Shaw
It turns out that an eerie type of chaos can lurk just behind a facade of order -- and yet, deep inside the chaos lurks an even eerier type of order.
– Douglas Hostadter
It used to take courage--indeed, it was the act of courage par excellence--to leave the comforts of home and family and go out into the world seeking adventure. Today there are fewer places to discover, and the real adventure is to stay at home.
– Alvaro de Solva
It usually takes a long time to find a shorter way.
– Anonymous
It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.
– Mark Twain
It violates right order whenever capital so employees the working or wage-earning classes as to divert business and economic activity entirely to its own arbitrary will and advantage without, the social character of economic life, social justice, and the common good.
– Pope Pius XI
It was a book to kill time for those who like it better dead.
– Dame Rose Macaulay
It was a cold, bright day in April and the clocks were striking thirteen.
– George Orwell, "1984", first sentence
It was a dark and stormy night the rain fell in torrents--except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets (for it is in London that our scene lies), rattling along the housetops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness.
– Edward Bulwer-Lytton
It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents--except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets (for it is in London that our scene lies), rattling along the housetops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness.
– Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Paul Clifford
It was a false maxim of Domitian that he who would gain the people of Rome must promise all things and perform nothing. For when a man is known to be false in his word, instead of a column, which he might be by keeping it, for others to rest upon, he becomes a reed, which no man will vouchsafe to lean upon. Like a floating island, when we come next day to seek it, it is carried from the place we left it in, and, instead of earth to build upon, we find nothing but inconstant and deceiving waves.
– Feltham
It was a grand trait of the old Roman that with him one and the same word meant both honor and honesty.
– Advance
It was a Greek tragedy. Nixon was fulfilling his own nature. Once it started it could not end otherwise.
– Henry Kissinger
It was a love of the air and sky and flying, the lure of adventure, the appreciation of beauty. It lay beyond the descriptive words of men-where immortality is touched through danger, where life meets death on equal plane where man is more than man, and existence both supreme and valueless at the same time.
– Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr.
It was a pleasure working with Aishwarya in The Last Legion (2007), and her fans are in for a big surprise. She is an excellent and outstanding actor. She is a shining example of beauty from India, and I'm sure we will be seeing her in more Hollywood movies real soon.
– Ben Kingsley
It was a saying of Demetrius Phalereus, that 'Men having often abandoned what was visible for the sake of what was uncertain, have not got what they expected, and have lost what they had,--being unfortunate by an enigmatical sort of calamity.'
– Athenus
It was a Sunday afternoon -- a very sunny day in summer. The weather was beautiful. I knocked on Anne's door, but no one was there,
– Matthew J. Perry
It was a thunderingly beautiful experience -- voluptuous, sexual, dangerous, and expensive as hell.
– Kurt Vonnegut
It was a turkey He could never have stood upon his legs, that bird He would have snapped 'em off short in a minute, like sticks of sealing wax.
– Charles Dickens

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