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When nothing seems to help, I go and look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it, but all that had gone before.
– Jacob August RiisRate it:
When of a gossiping circle it was asked, "What are they doing?" The answer was, "Swapping lies."
– Richard Brinsley SheridanRate it:
When of a gossiping circle it was asked, What are they doing? The answer was, Swapping lies.
– Richard Brinsley SheridanRate it:
When once a man has made celebrity necessary to his happiness, he has put it in the power of the weakest and most timorous malignity, if not to take away his satisfaction, at least to withhold it. His enemies may indulge their pride by airy negligence and gratify their malice by quiet neutrality.
– Samuel JohnsonRate it:
When once a man has made celebrity necessary to his happiness, he has put it in the power of the weakest and most timourous malignity, if not to take away his satisfaction, at least to withhold it. His enemies may indulge their pride by airy negligence a
– Samuel JohnsonRate it:
When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.
– Leonardo da VinciRate it:
When one admits that nothing is certain one must, I think, also admit that some things are much more nearly certain than others.
– Bertrand RussellRate it:
When one admits that nothing is certain one must, I think, also admit that some things are much more nearly certain than others. It is much more nearly certain that we are assembled here tonight than it is that this or that political party is in the right. Certainly there are degrees of certainty, and one should be very careful to emphasize that fact, because otherwise one is landed in an utter skepticism, and complete skepticism would, of course, be totally barren and completely useless.
– Bertrand RussellRate it:
When one buys some of my artwork I hope it is because they will wish to learn from it and not because they think it will match their drapes
– Christian Cardell CorbetRate it:
When one cannot appraise out of one's own experience, the temptation to blunder is minimized, but even when one can, appraisal seems chiefly useful as appraisal of the appraiser.
– Marianne MooreRate it:
When one ceases from conflict, whether because he has won, because he has lost, or because he cares no more for the game, the virtue passes out of him.
– Charles Horton CooleyRate it:
When one door closes another door opens but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.
– Alexander Graham BellRate it:
When one door closes another door opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.
– Alexander Graham BellRate it:
When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us.
– Helen KellerRate it:
When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
– Alexander Graham BellRate it:
When one door closes. Knock that door once. If it still don't open, burn that bitch to the ground. Its never over till you achieve it or quit it.
– Shashank KhubchandaniRate it:
When one door of happiness closes another opens; but we often look so long at the closed one that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
– Helen Keller, Quote of the day bookRate it:
When one door of happiness closes, another one opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened to us.
– Helen KellerRate it:
When one door of happiness closes, another one opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
– Helen KellerRate it:
When one door of happiness closes, another opens but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
– Helen KellerRate it:
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
– Helen KellerRate it:
When one has come to accept a certain course as duty he has a pleasant sense of relief and of lifted responsibility, even if the course involves pain and renunciation. It is like obedience to some external authority; any clear way, though it lead to death, is mentally preferable to the tangle of uncertainty.
– Charles CooleyRate it:
When one has ended up in a frustrating situation, trapped by paradoxical rules and lost in unsolvable logic puzzles, time comes to break free from a corporeal prison and head for new horizons. ( "Corporeal prison" )
– Erik PevernagieRate it:
When one has great gifts, what answer to the meaning of existence should one require beyond the right to exercise them
– Wystan Hugh AudenRate it:
When one has much to put into them, a day has a hundred pockets.
– Friedrich NietzscheRate it:

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