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One meets his destiny often in the road he takes to avoid it.
– French Proverb
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One might equate growing up with a mistrust of words. A mature person trusts his eyes more than his ears. Irrationality often manifests itself in upholding the word against the evidence of the eyes. Children, savages and true believers remember far less what they have seen than what they have heard.
– Eric Hoffer
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One might well say that mankind is divisible into two great classes: hosts and guests.
– Max Beerbohm
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One mind awake can awaken another, The second awake can awaken their next door brother. Three awake can awaken the town By turning the whole place upside down. Many awake can make such a fuss That they finally awaken the rest of us.
– Helen Kromer
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One murder makes a villain, millions a hero.
– Beilby Porteus, Death, A Poem
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One must also accept that one has 'uncreative' moments. The more honestly one can accept that, the quicker these moments will pass.
– Etty Hillesum
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One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste.
– Johann von Goethe
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One must be a fox in order to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten off wolves.
– Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince
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One must be a god to be able to tell successes from failures without making a mistake.
– Anton Chekhov
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One must be a living man and a posthumous artist.
– Jean Cocteau
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One must be a somebody before they can have a enemy. One must be a force before he can be resisted by another force.
– Sophie Swetchine
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One must be a wise reader to quote wisely and well.
– Amos Bronson Alcott
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One must be poor to know the luxury of giving!
– Georges Eliot, Middlemarch
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One must be poor to know the luxury of giving.
– George Eliot
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One must desire something to be alive.
– Margaret Deland
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One must do violence to the object of one's desire when it surrenders, the pleasure is greater.
– Marquis de Sade
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One must fight for a life of action, not reaction.
– Rita Mae Brown
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One must have a good memory to be able to keep the promises one makes.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
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One must have a heart of stone to read the death of Little Nell without laughing.
– Oscar Wilde
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One must know oneself, if this does not serve to discover truth, it at least serves as a rule of life and there is nothing better.
– Blaise Pascal
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One must love a cat on its own terms.
– Peter Gray
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One must marry one's feelings to one's beliefs and ideas. That is probably the only way to achieve a measure of harmony in one's life.
– Etty Hilsum
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One must never lose time in vainly regretting the past or in complaining against the changes which cause us discomfort, for change is the essence of life.
– Anatole France
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One must not always think that feeling is everything. Art is nothing without form.
– Gustave Flaubert
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One must not be mean with the affections what is spent of the fund is renewed in the spending itself.
– Sigmund Freud
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