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We distinguish the excellent man from the common man by saying that the former is the one who makes great demands upon himself, and the latter who makes no demands on himself.
– Jose Ortega y Gasset
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We do not attract what we want, But what we are.
– James Allen
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We do not believe in immortality because we can prove it, but we try to prove it because we cannot help believing it.
– Harriet Martineau
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We do not condemn the preachers as an individual but we condemn what they teach. We urge that the preachers teach the truth, to teach our people the one important guiding rule of conduct -- unity of purpose.
– Malcolm X
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We do not deny the possibility of peaceful [political] transition, but we are still awaiting the first case.
– Fidel Castro, Speech given in January 1963, calling for communist revolution in Latin America
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We do not destroy religion by destroying superstition.
– Cicero
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We do not die because we have to die; we die because one day, and not so long ago, our consciousness was forced to deem it necessary.
– Antonin Artaud
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We do not exist for ourselves...
– Thomas Merton
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We do not first get all the answers and then live in the light of our understanding. We must rather plunge into life meeting what we have to meet and experiencing what we have to experience and in the light of living try to understand. if insight comes at all, it will not before, but only through and after experience.
– John Claypool
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We do not go to bed in single pairs; even if we choose not to refer to them, we still drag there with us the cultural impedimenta of our social class, our parents lives, our bank balances, our sexual and emotional expectations, our whole biographies -- all the bits and pieces of our unique existences.
– Angela Carter
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We do not go to school to be a success, we go to school to learn to hopefully be a success one day and if not then our plan in life lies elswhere and that is good ......
– Bev Keevill
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We do not hate those we fight; we do not love those we defend.
– Unknown, Tuskegee Airman motto during World War II
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We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds our planet is the mental institution of the universe.
– Johann von Goethe
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We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children. (Actually appearing as "a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children" in _The Unforeseen Wilderness: An Essay on Kentucky’s Red River Gorge_, published 1971)
– Wendell Berry
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We do not inherit the land, we borrow it from our children.
– American Indian Proverb
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We do not inherit this land from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.
– Haida Indian saying
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We do not keep the outward form of order, where there is deep disorder in the mind.
– William Shakespeare
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We do not know the true value of our moments until they have undergone the test of memory.
– Georges Duhamel
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We do not know what education can do for us, because we have never tried it.
– Robert Hutchins
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We do not know what we want and yet we are responsible for what we are - that is the fact.
– Jean-Paul Sartre
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We do not know, in most cases, how far social failure and success are due to heredity, and how far to environment. But environment is the easier of the two to improve.
– J. B. S. Haldane
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We do not learn by inference and deduction and the application of mathematics to philosophy, but by direct intercourse and sympathy.
– Henry David Thoreau
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We do not live to extenuate the miseries of the past nor to accept as incurable those of the present.
– Fairfield Osborne
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We do not look in our great cities for our best morality.
– Jane Austen
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