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While you are not able to serve men, how can you serve spirits [of the dead]?...While you do not know life, how can you know about death?
– Confucius, The Confucian Analects, bk. 11:11
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Whilom, ere youth?s conceit had waned, methought Answers to all life?s problems I had wrought; But now, grown old and wise, too late I see My life is spent, and all my lore is nought.
– Omar Khayyam
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Whipping and abuse are like laudanum: you have to double the dose as the sensibilities decline.
– Harriet Beecher Stowe
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Who aims at excellence will be above mediocrity; who aims at mediocrity will be far short of it.
– Burmese Proverb
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Who are enemies? Those who oppose each others will.
– Mary Caroline Richards
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Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people.
– Carl Sagan
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Who are you going to shoot joking with Attorney General Richard Kleindienst about creating an opening on the Supreme court
– Richard Milhous Nixon
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Who are you to condemn another's sin? He who condemns sin becomes part of it, espouses it.
– Georges Bernanos
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Who begins too much accomplishes little.
– German proverb
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Who bravely dares must sometimes risk a fall.
– Tobias G. Smollett
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Who can believe that there is no soul behind those luminous eyes!
– Theophile Gautier
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Who can explain the secret pathos of Nature's loveliness? It is a touch of melancholy inherited from our mother Eve. It is an unconscious memory of the lost Paradise. It is the sense that even if we should find another Eden, we would not be fit to enjoy it perfectly nor stay in it forever.
– Henry van Dyke
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Who can protest and does not, is an accomplice in the act.
– The Talmud
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Who can say what love at the feet of the absolute truth means?
– Sorin Cerin
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Who can tell Men?s hearts? The purest comprehend Such contradictions, and can blend The force to bear, the power to feel, The tender bud, the tempered steel.
– Hindu Drama
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Who can tell who will be the President a year from now? -- John F. Kennedy, speaking to the president of Harvard about why he did not want to delay signing documents relating to a future JFK Presidential Library, 2 October 1963.
– John F. Kennedy, "A Thousand Days," by Arthur Schlesinger Jr. [1965]
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Who cares whose more talented,its who crosses line 1st
– T.Q Hufkie
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Who closes eyes to dictatorships kneels his eyelids. (Qui ferme les yeux aux dictatures - Agenouille en fait les paupières.)
– Charles de LEUSSE
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Who comes out of the jungle finds crocodiles. (Qui sort de la jungle Trouve les crocodiles)
– Charles de LEUSSE
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Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.
– George Orwell
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Who could deny that privacy is a jewel? It has always been the mark of privilege, the distinguishing feature of a truly urbane culture. Out of the cave, the tribal teepee, the pueblo, the community fortress, man emerged to build himself a house of his own with a shelter in it for himself and his diversions. Every age has seen it so. The poor might have to huddle together in cities for need's sake, and the frontiersman cling to his neighbors for the sake of protection. But in each civilization, as it advanced, those who could afford it chose the luxury of a withdrawing-place.
– Phyllis McGinley
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Who could follow Carson? Well, believe me, somebody can - and will.
– Johnny Carson, Playboy Interview - December 1967
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Who could tell what forms, what visions, what faces, what forgiveness he could see in the glow of the west!
– Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim
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Who dares not speak his free thoughts is a slave.
– Euripides
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Who dares nothing, need hope for nothing.
– Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller
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