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Of all the gods, Death only craves not gifts:
Nor sacrifice, nor yet drink-offering poured
Avails; no altars hath he, nor is soothed
By hymns of praise. From him alone of all
The powers of heaven Persuasion holds aloof.

– Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Frag. 146 (trans. by Plumptre).
Of all the griefs that harass the distrest, Sure the most bitter is a scornful jest.
– Samuel Johnson
Of all the griefs that harass the distrest,
Sure the most bitter is a scornful jest.

– Samuel Johnson
Of all the inventions that have helped to unify China perhaps the airplane is the most outstanding. Its ability to annihilate distance has been in direct proportion to its achievements in assisting to annihilate suspicion and misunderstanding among provincial officials far removed from one another or from the officials at the seat of government.
– Madame Chiang
Of all the music that reached farthest into heaven, it is the beating of a loving heart.
– Henry Ward Beecher
Of all the nations in the world, the United States was built in nobody's image. It was the land of the unexpected, of unbounded hope, of ideals, of quest for an unknown perfection. It is all the more unfitting that we should offer ourselves in images. And all the more fitting that the images which we make wittingly or unwittingly to sell America to the world should come back to haunt and curse us.
– Daniel J. Boorstin
Of all the possessions of this life fame is the noblest; when the body has sunk into the dust the great name still lives.
– Johann Von Schiller
Of all the possessions of this life fame is the noblest; when the body has sunk into the dust the great name still lives.
– Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller
Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well- warmed, and well-fed.
– Herman Melville
Of all the properties which belong to honorable men, not one is so highly prized as that of character.
– Henry Clay
Of all the pulpits from which human voice is ever sent forth, there is none from which it reaches so far as from the grave.
– John Ruskin
Of all the self-fulfilling prophecies in our culture, the assumption that aging means decline and poor health is probably the deadliest.
– Marilyn Ferguson
Of all the sexual aberrations, perhaps the most peculiar is chastity.
– Remy de Gourmont
Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
– Epicurus
Of all the unbearable nuisances, the ignoramus that has travelled is the worst.
– Kin Hubbard
Of all the varieties of virtues, liberalism is the most beloved.
– Aristotle
Of all the warning sounds that animals make, I think the one that's the least effective on me is a kind of clicking noise.
– Jack Handey Deep Thoughts
Of all the ways of acquiring books, writing them oneself is regarded as the most praiseworthy method. Writers are really people who write books not because they are poor, but because they are dissatisfied with the books which they could buy but do not like.
– Walter Benjamin
Of all the ways of defining man, the worst is the one which makes him out to be a rational animal.
– Anatole France
Of all the wonders of nature, a tree in summer is perhaps the most remarkable; with the possible exception of a moose singing Embraceable You in spats.
– Woody Allen
Of all the worldly passions, lust is the most intense. All other worldly passions seem to follow in its train.
– Buddha
Of all things which wisdom provides to make life entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
– Epicurus
Of all tyrannies a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
– Clive Staples Lewis
Of all tyrannies democracy is the most agonizing, the most inane, the absolute fall of everything great and elevated.
– Søren Kierkegaard, Journal 1848
Of all vices, drinking is the most incompatible with greatness.
– Walter Scott

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