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To be an American is of itself almost a moral condition, an education, and a career.
– George Santayana
To be at peace with ourselves we need to know ourselves.
– Caitlin Matthews
To be beneficent when we can is a duty; and besides this, there are many minds so sympathetically constituted that, without any other motive of vanity or self-interest, they find a pleasure in spreading joy around them, and can take delight in the satisfaction of others so far as it is their own work. But I maintain that in such a case an action of this kind, however proper, however amiable it may be, has nevertheless no true moral worth, but is on a level with other inclinations. ... For the maxim lacks the moral import, namely, that such actions be done from duty, not from inclination.
– Immanuel Kant, FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF THE METAPHYSICS OF ETHICS
To be beyond yourself is the gate to wisdom.
– Sorin Cerin
To be blind is bad, but worse is to have eyes and not see.
– Hellen Keller
To be brave is to love someone unconditionally, without expecting anything in return. To just give. That takes courage, because we don't want to fall on our faces or leave ourselves open to hurt.
– Madonna
To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness of heart, but of strength of mind.
– William Hazlitt
To be clear: I am not anti-marriage. I am anti-marrying-people-who-suck-at-life-and-will-suck-the-life-out-of-you.
– Ingrid Weir
To be clever enough to get a great deal of money, one must be stupid enough to want it.
– George Bernard Shaw
To be clever enough to get all the money, one must be stupid enough to want it.
– G. K. Chesterton
To be closer to God, be closer to people.
– Kahlil Gibran
To be completely woman you need a master, and in him a compass for your life. You need a man you can look up to and respect. If you dethrone him it's no wonder that you are discontented, and discontented women are not loved for long.
– Marlene Dietrich
To be conscious that we are perceiving or thinking is to be conscious of our own existence.
– Aristotle
To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.
– Benjamin Disraeli
To be conservative at 20 is heartless and to be a liberal at 60 is plain idiocy.
– Sir Winston Churchill
To be content with what one has is the greatest and truest of riches.
– Cicero
To be deceived by our enemies or betrayed by our friends in insupportable; yet by ourselves we are often content to be so treated.
– Francois De La Rochefoucauld
To be envied is a nobler fate than to be pitied.
– Pindar
To be exempt from the passions with which others are tormented, is the only pleasing solitude.
– Joseph Addison
To be feared is much safer then to be loved.
– Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince
To be feared is to fear no one has been able to strike terror into others and at the same time enjoy peace of mind.
– Seneca
To be feared is to fear: no one has been able to strike terror into others and at the same time enjoy peace of mind.
– Seneca
To be fond of learning is near to wisdom; to practice with vigor is near to benevolence; and to be conscious of shame is near to fortitude. He who knows these three things
– Confucius
To be forgotten is not something horrible; not to be remembered ever again is something horrible!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
To be free in an age like ours, one must be in a position of authority. That in itself would be enough to make me ambitious.
– Ernest Renan

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