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While the gentleman cherishes benign rule, the small man cherishes his native land. While the gentleman cherishes a respect for the law, the small man cherishes generous treatment.
– Confucius, nalects, IV.11
While the mind is in doubt it is driven this way and that by a slight impulse.
– Terence
While the people retain their virtue, and vigilance, no administration, by any extreme of wickedness or folly, can very seriously injure the government, in the short space of four years.
– Abraham Lincoln
While the rest of the world has been improving technology, Ghana has been improving the quality of man's humanity to man.
– Maya Angelou
While the slightest inconveniences of the great are magnified into calamities, while tragedy mouths out their sufferings in all the strains of eloquence, the miseries of the poor are entirely disregarded; and yet some of the lower ranks of people undergo more real hardships in one day than those of a more exalted station suffer in their whole lives.
– Goldsmith
While the State becomes inflated and hypertrophied in order to obtain a firm enough grip upon individuals, but without succeeding, the latter, without mutual relationships, tumble over one another like so many liquid molecules, encountering no central energy to retain, fix and organize them.
– Émile Durkheim
While the State exists, there can be no freedom. When there is freedom there will be no State.
– Lenin
While the world sleeps, darkness and silence are awake.
– Dejan Stojanovic
While there's life, there's hope.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero
While thou livest keep a good tongue in thy head.
– William Shakespeare
While we are free to choose our actions, we are not free to choose the consequences of our actions.
– Stephen Covey
While we are indifferent to our good qualities, we keep on deceiving ourselves in regard to our faults, until we come to look on them as virtues.
– Heinrich Heine
While we are postponing, life speeds by.
– Seneca
While we have the gift of life, it seems to me that only tragedy is to allow part of us to die - whether it is our spirit, our creativity, or our glorious uniqueness.
– Gilda Radner
While we ourselves are the living graves of murdered beasts, how can we expect any ideal conditions on this earth?
– George Bernard Shaw
While we stop to think, we often miss our opportunity.
– Publilius Syrus
While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.
– Angela Schwindt
While wishing a beautiful snowing for the streets of your city, do not forget also to wish a warm house for the homeless!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
While you are away, movie stars are taking your women. Robert Redford is dating your girlfriend, Tom Selleck is kissing your lady, Bart Simpson is making love to your wife.
– Baghdad Betty, Iraqi radio announcer, to gulf war troops
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
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
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
Whipping and abuse are like laudanum: you have to double the dose as the sensibilities decline.
– Harriet Beecher Stowe
Who aims at excellence will be above mediocrity; who aims at mediocrity will be far short of it.
– Burmese Proverb
Who are enemies? Those who oppose each others will.
– Mary Caroline Richards

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