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It is a paradoxical but profoundly true and important principle of life that the most likely way to reach a goal is to be aiming not at that goal itself but at some more ambitious goal beyond it.
– Arnold J. ToynbeeRate it:
It is a pleasure to give advice, humiliating to need it, normal to ignore it.
– Author UnknownRate it:
It is a poor wit who lives by borrowing the words, decisions, inventions and actions of others.
– Johann Kaspar LavaterRate it:
It is a primitive form of thought that things exist or do not exist.
– Sir Arthur EddingtonRate it:
It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.
– AeschylusRate it:
It is a profound and necessary truth that the deep things in science are not found because they are useful; they are found because it was possible to find them.
– Robert OppenheimerRate it:
It is a proverbial expression that every man is the maker of his own fortune, and we usually regard it as implying that every man by his folly or wisdom prepares good or evil for himself. But we may view it in another light, namely, that we may so accommodate ourselves to the dispositions of Providence as to be happy in our lot, whatever may be its privations.
– Von HumboldtRate it:
It is a quite remarkable fact that the great religions of the most civilized peoples are more deeply fraught with sadness than the simpler beliefs of earlier societies. This certainly does not mean that the current of pessimism is eventually to submerge the other, but it proves that it does not lose ground and that it does not seem destined to disappear.
– Émile DurkheimRate it:
It is a rather pleasant experience to be alone in a bank at night.
– Willie SuttonRate it:
It is a revenge the devil sometimes takes upon the virtuous, that he entraps them by the force of the very passion they have suppressed and think themselves superior to.
– George SantayanaRate it:
It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.
– SenecaRate it:
It is a sad fact that 50 percent of marriages in this country end in divorce. But hey, the other half end in death. You could be one of the lucky ones!
– Richard JeniRate it:
It is a secret both in nature and state, that it is safer to change many things than one.
– Francis BaconRate it:
It is a short walk from the hallelujah to the hoot.
– Vladimir Vladimirovich NabokovRate it:
It is a sign of a creeping inner death when we no longer can praise the living.
– Eric HofferRate it:
It is a sign of contraction of the mind when it is content, or of weariness.
– Michel Eyquem de MontaigneRate it:
It is a sign of strength, not of weakness, to admit that you don't know all the answers.
– John P. LoughraneRate it:
It is a sin to persue pleasure as a good and to avoid pain as a evil.
– Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, Book nineRate it:
It is a socialist idea that making profits is a vice. I consider the real vice is making losses.
– Winston ChurchillRate it:
It is a source of gratification and of encouragement to me to observe that the great result of this experiment upon the theory of human rights has at the close of that generation by which it was formed been crowned with success equal to the most sanguine expectations of its founders.
– John Quincy AdamsRate it:
It is a source of happiness to see the elderly working in their garden or looking from their windows! It is so good to see them alive and well!
– Mehmet Murat ildanRate it:
It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.
– Helen KellerRate it:
It is a tragedy that we live in a world where physical courage is so common, and moral courage is so rare.
– Claude MonetRate it:
It is a true saying that "One falsehood leads easily to another".
– CiceroRate it:
It is a true saying that a man must eat a peck of salt with his friend before he knows him.
– Miguel de CervantesRate it:

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