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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
It was a woman who drove me to drink, and I never had the courtesy to thank her for it.
– W. C. Fields
It was a world which granted privileges to some and imposed prohibitions on others...Endowed with strength and eager to learn, one had to drag himself in a narrow prison cell when he could see an open field, a vast horizon in the distance; when he could feel the beatings of a heart; and when he believed himself entitled to enjoy the beauty of a dream.
– Dr. Jose P. Rizal
It was all right to talk about it. They made plans. They had a moment's vision, a fleeting dream. But in the end, some lack in their moral fiber, some gnawing, nibbling fear held them back. They never started. They stayed where they were. They dropped back. They failed somehow to release within themselves that power which lies in every individual, and is released only when he starts forward in a straight line for the object about which he has dreamed. The man who never starts, never feels that sense of power.
– Ray Dickinson
It was an attempt to stick the Congress's finger in King Hussein's eye.
– George Pratt Shultz
It was an initiation into the love of learning, of learning how to learn, that was revealed to me by my BLS masters as a matter of interdisciplinary cognition-that is, learning to know something by its relation to something else.
– Leonard Bernstein
It was an interesting experience being metropolitan editor of the Times , in precisely the same way as being simmered in a saucepan for a few years is terribly interesting.
– A. M. Rosenthal
It was beautiful and simple, as truly great swindles are.
– O. Henry
It was built against the will of the immortal gods, and so it did not last for long.
– Homer
it was clear to me by now that Trevor and the college must somehow be separated. My problem was one which I feel compelled to define with brutal candor: how to kill him without getting into trouble... I had no qualms about causing the death of a fellow from whose nonexistence the college would benefit
– Kenneth J Dover
It was completely fruitless to quarrel with the world, whereas the quarrel with oneself was occasionally fruitful and always, she had to admit, interesting.
– May Sarton
It was enough to make a body ashamed of the human race.
– Mark Twain
It was from an old friend who . thought he was dying. Anyway, he said, 'Life and death issues don't come along that often, thank God, so don't treat everything like it's life or death. Go easier.'
– Thomas Arnold
It was from an old friend who thought he was dying. Anyway, he said, Life and death issues don't come along that often, thank God, so don't treat everything like it's life or death. Go easier.
– Charles Grodin
It was like passing the scene of a highway accident and being relieved to learn that nobody had been seriously injured.
– Martin Cruz Smith on being asked how he liked the movie version of his novel Gorky Park.
It was mentioned on CNN that the new prime number discovered recently is four times bigger then the previous record.
– John Blasik
It was never what I wanted to buy that held my heart's hope. It was what I wanted to be.
– Lois McMaster Bujold
It was no Insurrection or Rebellion, or even Civil War in any proper sense of these terms... The war... was a war between States regularly organized into two separate Federal Republics... In the beginning, and throughout the contest, the object of the 'Confederates' was to maintain the separate Sovereignty of each State, and the right of self-government, which that necessarily carries with it. The object of the 'Federals,' on the contrary, was to maintain a Centralized Sovereignty over all the States on both sides. This was the fundamental principle involved in the Conflict, which must be kept continually in mind.
– Alexander Hamilton Stephens
It was no wonder that people were so horrible when they started life as children.
– Kingsley Amis, One Fat Englishman (1963)
It was not reason that besieged Troy; it was not reason that sent forth the Saracen from the desert to conquer the world; that inspired the crusades; that instituted the monastic orders; it was not reason that produced the Jesuits; above all, it was not reason that created the French Revolution. Man is only great when he acts from the passions; never irresistible but when he appeals to the imagination.
– Benjamin Disraeli
It was not their irritating assumption of equality that annoyed Nicholai so much as their cultural confusions. The Americans seemed to confuse standard of living with quality of life, equal opportunity with institutionalized mediocrity, bravery with courage, machismo with manhood, liberty with freedom, wordiness with articulation, fun with pleasure - in short, all of the misconceptions common to those who assume that justice implies equality for all, rather than equality for equals.
– Trevanian from the novel "Shibumi"
It was on my fifth birthday that Papa put his hand on my shoulder and said, 'Remember, my son, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm.
– Sam Levenson
It was once said that the moral test of Government is how that Government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped.
– Hubert Humphrey
It was once said that the moral test of Government is how that Government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped.
– Hubert H. Humphrey
It was one of the deadliest and heaviest feelings of my life to feel that I was no longer a boy. From that moment I began to grow old in my own esteem-and in my esteem age is not estimable.
– George Gordon Byron

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