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There are aphorisms that, like airplanes, stay up only while they are in motion.
– Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov
There are as many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the year's course. Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word 'happy' would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.
– Carl Gustav Jung
There are at least two kinds of cowards. One kind always lives with himself, afraid to face the world. The other kind lives with the world, afraid to face himself.
– Roscoe Snowden
There are authors who write to communicate, there are authors who write to impress themselves.
– Mark S. Hertzog
There are braying men in the world as well as braying asses; for what?s loud and senseless talking, huffing, and swearing any other than a more fashionable way of braying?
– L?Estrange
There are but few saints amongst scientists, as among other men, but truth itself is a goal comparable with sanctity.
– George Sarton
There are but two failures in life.1. Not learning from mistakes2. Not making more mistakes
– Brandon A. Trean
There are certain persons for whom pure Truth is a poison.
– Andr Maurois
There are certain queer times and occasions in this strange mixed affair we call life when a man takes the whole universe for a vast practical joke.
– Herman Melville
There are certain restaurants where you should photograph the food rather than eat it. These are great places to bring a narcissistic boyfriend before you break up.
– Perry Brass
There are certain themes of which the interest is all-absorbing, but which are too entirely horrible for the purposes of legitimate fiction.
– Edgar Allan Poe, The Premature Burial
There are certainly moments, said Chad, when you seem to me too good to be true. Yet if you are true, he added, that seems to be all that need concern me.
– Henry James, "The Ambassadors", Book Eleventh, Chapter 1
There are children playing in the street who could solve some of my top problems in physics, because they have modes of sensory perception that I lost long ago.
– Julius Robert Oppenheimer
There are countless circles of hell; believers never penetrate the ninth circle.
– Dejan Stojanovic
There are countless ways of achieving greatness, but any road to achieving one's maximum potential must be built on a bedrock of respect for the individual, a commitment to excellence, and a rejection of mediocrity.
– Buck Rodgers
There are days when any electrical appliance in the house, including the vacuum cleaner, offers more entertainment than the TV set.
– Harriet Van Horne.
There are days when solitude is a heady wine that intoxicates you with freedom, others when it is a bitter tonic, and still others when it is a poison that makes you beat your head against the wall.
– Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
There are days when solitude, for someone my age, is a heady wine that intoxicates you with freedom, others when it is a bitter tonic, and still others when it is a poison that makes you beat your head against the wall.
– Colette
There are disturbances in the city, there was even shooting into the crowd, [they] say, but everything is quiet on the Nevsky. They are asking for bread and the factories are on strike.
– Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia
There are dreams stronger than death. Men and women die holding these dreams.
– Carl Sandburg
There are few cases in which mere popularity should be considered a proper test of merit; but the case of song-writing is, I think, one of the few.
– Edgar Allan Poe
There are few earthly things more beautiful than a university ... a place where those who hate ignorance may strive to know, where those who perceive truth may strive to make others see.
– John Masefield
There are few efforts more conducive to humility than that of the translator trying to communicate an incommunicable beauty. Yet, unless we do try, something unique and never surpassed will cease to exist except in the libraries of a few inquisitive book lovers.
– Edith Hamilton
There are few ironclad rules of diplomacy but to one there is no exception. When an official reports that talks were useful, it can safely be concluded that nothing was accomplished.
– John Kenneth Galbraith
There are few minds to which tyranny is not delightful.
– Samuel Johnson

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