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One may discover a new side to his most intimate friend when for the first time he hears him speak in public. He will be stranger to him as he is more familiar to the audience. The longest intimacy could not foretell how he would behave then.
– Henry David Thoreau
One may have a blazing hearth in one's soul and yet no one ever come to sit by it. Passersby see only a wisp of smoke from the chimney and continue on the way.
– Vincent Van Gogh
One may no more live in the world without picking up the moral prejudices of the world than one will be able to go to hell without perspiring.
– Henry Louis Mencken
One may not reach the dawn save by the path of the night.
– Khalil Gibran
One may walk over the highest mountain one step at a time.
– John Wanamaker
One meets his destiny often in the road he takes to avoid it.
– French Proverb
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
One might well say that mankind is divisible into two great classes: hosts and guests.
– Max Beerbohm
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
One murder makes a villain, millions a hero.
– Beilby Porteus, Death, A Poem
One must also accept that one has 'uncreative' moments. The more honestly one can accept that, the quicker these moments will pass.
– Etty Hillesum
One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste.
– Johann von Goethe
One must be a fox in order to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten off wolves.
– Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince
One must be a god to be able to tell successes from failures without making a mistake.
– Anton Chekhov
One must be a living man and a posthumous artist.
– Jean Cocteau
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
One must be a wise reader to quote wisely and well.
– Amos Bronson Alcott
One must be poor to know the luxury of giving!
– Georges Eliot, Middlemarch
One must be poor to know the luxury of giving.
– George Eliot
One must desire something to be alive.
– Margaret Deland
One must do violence to the object of one's desire when it surrenders, the pleasure is greater.
– Marquis de Sade
One must fight for a life of action, not reaction.
– Rita Mae Brown
One must have a good memory to be able to keep the promises one makes.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
One must have a heart of stone to read the death of Little Nell without laughing.
– Oscar Wilde
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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