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To be a saint is the exception to be upright is the rule. Err, falter, sin, but be upright. To commit the least possible sin is the law for man. Sin is a gravitation.
– Victor Hugo
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To be a true love is just a piece of piss i.e. it's so easy. Yes, it takes just, compromise and sacrifice. That's all.
– Emeasoba George
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To be a well-flavored man is the gift of fortune, but to write or read comes by nature.
– William Shakespeare
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To be able to be caught up into the world of thought -- that is being educated.
– Edith Hamilton
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To be able to bear provocation is an argument of great reason, and to forgive it of a great mind.
– Tillotson
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To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization, and at present very few people have reached this level.
– Bertrand Russell
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To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization.
– Arnold J. Toynbee
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To be able to look back upon one's past life with satisfaction is to live twice.
– Martial
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To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.
– Kahlil Gibran
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To be able to practice five things everywhere under heaven constitutes perfect virtue...They are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.
– Confucius
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To be able to practice five things everywhere under heaven constitutes perfect virtue...[They are] gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.
– Confucius, The Confucian Analects
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To be able under all circumstances to practice five things constitutes perfect virtue; these five things are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness.
– Confucius
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To be absolutely certain about something, one must know everything or nothing about it.
– Voltaire
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To be alone is to be different, to be different is to be alone.
– Suzanne Gordon
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To be always fortunate, and to pass through life with a soul that has never known sorrow, is to be ignorant of one half of nature.
– Seneca
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To be always intending to live a new life, but never find time to set about it - this is as if a man should put off eating and drinking from one day to another till he be starved and destroyed.
– Sir Walter Scott
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To be always intending to make a new and better life but never to find time to set about it is as to put off eating and drinking and sleeping from one day to the next until you're dead.
– Og Mandino
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To be always thinking about your manners is not the way to make them good; the very perfection of manners is not to think about yourself.
– Richard Whately
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To be ambitious of true honor, of the true glory and perfection of our natures, is the very principle and incentive of virtue.
– Philip Sidney
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To be among people one loves, that's sufficient; to dream, to speak to them, to be silent among them, to think of indifferent things; but among them, everything is equal.
– Jean de La Bruyère
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To be amused by what you read--that is the great spring of happy quotations.
– C. E. Montague
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To be an adult is to be alone.
– Jean Rostand
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To be an American is of itself almost a moral condition, an education, and a career.
– George Santayana
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To be at peace with ourselves we need to know ourselves.
– Caitlin Matthews
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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
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