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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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We do not mind our not arriving anywhere nearly so much as our not having any company on the way.
– Frank Moore Colby
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We do not need to be shoemakers to know if our shoes fit, and just as little have we any need to be professionals to acquire knowledge of matters of universal interest.
– Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
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We do not quite forgive a giver. The hand that feeds us is in some danger of being bitten.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
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We do not quite say that the new is more valuable because it fits in but its fitting in is a test of its value -- a test, it is true, which can only be slowly and cautiously applied, for we are none of us infallible judges of conformity.
– T. S. Eliot
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We do not regret the loss of our friends by reasons of their merit, but because of our needs and for the good opinion that we believed them to have held of us.
– La Rochefoucauld
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We do not rejoice in victories. We rejoice when a new kind of cotton is grown and when strawberries bloom in Israel.
– Golda Meir
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We do not remember days, we remember moments.
– Cesare Pavese
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We do not so much need the help of our friends as the confidence of their help when in need.
– Epicurus
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We do not write because we want to we write because we have to.
– W. Somerset Maugham
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We do not write because we want to; we write because we have to.
– W. Somerset Maugham
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We do on stage things that are supposed to happen off. Which is a kind of integrity, if you look on every exit as being an entrance somewhere else.
– Tom Stoppard
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We do what we must, and call it by the best names.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
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We don't bother much about dress and manners in England, because as a nation we don't dress well and we've no manners.
– George Bernard Shaw
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