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One of the greatest necessities in America is to discover creative solitude.
– Carl SandburgRate it:
One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea.
– Walter BagehotRate it:
One of the greatest pieces of economic wisdom is to know what you do not know.
– John Kenneth GalbraithRate it:
One of the greatest pleasures of music is to make other people listen to it; to feel, for just a moment, a tiny part of an ideal world in which everything is good, beautiful, harmony, love.
– Raphael SommerRate it:
One of the greatest victories you can gain over someone is to beat him at politeness.
– Josh BillingsRate it:
One of the grotesqueries of present-day American life is the amount of reasoning that goes into displaying the wisdom secreted in bad movies while proving that modern art is meaningless. They have put into practice the notion that a bad art work cleverly interpreted according to some obscure Method is more rewarding than a masterpiece wrapped in silence.
– Harold RosenbergRate it:
One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can't utter.
– James Earl JonesRate it:
One of the hardest things in this world is to admit you are wrong. And nothing is more helpful in resolving a situation than its frank admission.
– Benjamin DisrealiRate it:
One of the illusions of life is that the present hour is not the critical, decisive hour. Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year.
– Ralph Waldo EmersonRate it:
One of the indictments of civilizations is that happiness and intelligence are so rarely found in the same person.
– William FeatherRate it:
One of the keys to be happy is to always get in touch with oneself.
– Vikrant ParsaiRate it:
One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.
– Rita Mae BrownRate it:
One of the Laws of Karma teaches us that if someone strongly believes something to be true; then sometime in her/his lifetime she/he will be called upon to demonstrate that particular truth. It's true. Life always offers opportunity, at least once, to put to practice what you believe in and what you are passionate about.
– Deodatta V. Shenai-KhatkhateRate it:
One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.
– Will DurantRate it:
One of the major reasons for the downfall in many relationships is; too much “me” in “we”.
– Vikrant ParsaiRate it:
One of the many lessons that one learns in prison is, that things are what they are and will be what they will be.
– Oscar WildeRate it:
One of the many major problems with governing people is that of whom you get to do it; or rather of who manages to get people to let them do it to them: It is a well known fact, that those people who most want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it. Anyone who is capable of getting themselves into a position of power should on no account be allowed to do the job. Another problem with governing people is people.
– Douglas AdamsRate it:
One of the many ways of managing peers is to knock them down so heavily, whenever we find them on their wrong foot, that they loose the courage of raising their voice when we are wrong.
– B. J. GuptaRate it:
One of the most adventurous things left us is to go to bed. For no one can lay a hand on our dreams.
– E. V. LucasRate it:
One of the most appalling comments on our present way of life is that half of all the beds in our hospitals are reserved for patients with nervous and mental troubles, patients who have collapsed under the crushing burden of accumulated yesterdays and fearful tomorrows. Yet a vast majority of those people would be walking the streets today, leading happy, useful lives, if they had only heeded the words of Jesus: "Have no anxiety about the morrow"; or the words of Sir William Osler; "Live in day-tight compartments.
– Dale CarnegieRate it:
One of the most basic principles for making and keeping peace within and between nations. . . is that in political, military, moral, and spiritual confrontations, there should be an honest attempt at the reconciliation of differences before resorting to combat.
– James Earl Jimmy Carter, Jr.Rate it:
One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.
– Lucius Annaeus SenecaRate it:
One of the most difficult tasks confronting philosophers is to descend from the world of thought to the actual world. Language is the immediate actuality of thought. Just as philosophers have given thought an independent existence, so they were bound to make language into an independent realm.
– Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, German Ideology, Chapter 3Rate it:
One of the most difficult things to contend with in a hospital is that assumption on the part of the staff that because you have lost your gall bladder you have also lost your mind.
– Jean KerrRate it:
One of the most effectual ways of pleasing and of making one's self loved is to be cheerful joy softens more hearts than tears do.
– Mme. de SartoryRate it:

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