Found 129 quotes starting with OF:

Of all afflictions, the worst is self-contempt.
– Berthold AuerbachRate it:
Of all follies there is none greater than wanting to make the world a better place.
– MolièreRate it:
Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.
– Bertrand RussellRate it:
Of all forms of tyranny the least attractive and the most vulgar is the tyranny of mere wealth, the tyranny of plutocracy.
– Theodore Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, an autobiographyRate it:
Of all human ills, greatest is fortune's wayward tyranny.
– SophoclesRate it:
Of all manifestations of power, restraint impresses men the most.
– ThucyclidesRate it:
Of all noises, I think music is the least disagreeable.
– Samuel JohnsonRate it:
Of all possessions wisdom alone is immortal.
– IsocratesRate it:
Of all possible sexual perversions, religion is the only one to have ever been scientifically systematized.
– Louis AragonRate it:
Of all religions, Christianity is without a doubt the one that should inspire tolerance most, although, up to now, the Christians have been the most intolerant of all men.
– Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireRate it:
Of all sad words of tongue and pen the saddest are these, what might have been.
– John Greenleaf WhittierRate it:
Of all that is good, sublimity is supreme. Succeeding is the coming together of all that is beautiful. Furtherance is the agreement of all that is just. Perseverance is the foundation of all actions.
– I ChingRate it:
Of all that Orient lands can vaunt, of marvels with our own competing, the strangest is the Haschish plant, and what will follow on its eating.
– John Greenleaf WhittierRate it:
Of all the achievements of the human mind, the birth of the alphabet is the most momentous.
– Frederic GoudyRate it:
Of all the animals, the boy is the most unmanageable.
– PlatoRate it:
Of all the beautiful truths pertaining to the soul None is more gladdening or fruitful than to know You can regenerate and make yourself what you will.
– William JamesRate it:
Of all the cultures that have disappeared from the world, not a single farewell letter or suicide note has been unearthed.
– Thorsten J. PattbergRate it:
Of all the different ways we reassure ourselves, the least comforting is this: it's already too late.
– John KoenigRate it:
Of all the Gods, Death only craves not gifts: Nor sacrifice, nor yet drink-offering poured Avails; no altars hath he, nor is soothed By hymns of praise. From him alone of all The powers of Heaven Persuasion holds aloof.
– AeschylusRate it:
Of all the gods, Death only craves not gifts: Nor sacrifice, nor yet drink-offering poured Avails; no altars hath he, nor is soothed By hymns of praise. From him alone of all The powers of heaven Persuasion holds aloof.
– Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Frag. 146 (trans. by Plumptre).Rate it:
Of all the griefs that harass the distrest, Sure the most bitter is a scornful jest.
– Samuel JohnsonRate it:
Of all the griefs that harass the distrest, Sure the most bitter is a scornful jest.
– Samuel JohnsonRate it:
Of all the inventions that have helped to unify China perhaps the airplane is the most outstanding. Its ability to annihilate distance has been in direct proportion to its achievements in assisting to annihilate suspicion and misunderstanding among provincial officials far removed from one another or from the officials at the seat of government.
– Madame ChiangRate it:
Of all the music that reached farthest into heaven, it is the beating of a loving heart.
– Henry Ward BeecherRate it:
Of all the nations in the world, the United States was built in nobody's image. It was the land of the unexpected, of unbounded hope, of ideals, of quest for an unknown perfection. It is all the more unfitting that we should offer ourselves in images. And all the more fitting that the images which we make wittingly or unwittingly to sell America to the world should come back to haunt and curse us.
– Daniel J. BoorstinRate it:
Of all the possessions of this life fame is the noblest; when the body has sunk into the dust the great name still lives.
– Johann Von SchillerRate it:
Of all the possessions of this life fame is the noblest; when the body has sunk into the dust the great name still lives.
– Johann Christoph Friedrich von SchillerRate it:
Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well- warmed, and well-fed.
– Herman MelvilleRate it:
Of all the properties which belong to honorable men, not one is so highly prized as that of character.
– Henry ClayRate it:
Of all the pulpits from which human voice is ever sent forth, there is none from which it reaches so far as from the grave.
– John RuskinRate it:
Of all the self-fulfilling prophecies in our culture, the assumption that aging means decline and poor health is probably the deadliest.
– Marilyn FergusonRate it:
Of all the sexual aberrations, perhaps the most peculiar is chastity.
– Remy de GourmontRate it:
– Ramana PemmarajuRate it:
– Ramana PemmarajuRate it:
– Ramana PemmarajuRate it:
Of all the tasks of government, the most basic is to protect its citizens from violence.
– John Foster DullesRate it:
Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
– EpicurusRate it:
Of all the thoughts that hover in your mind, the one you deliberately choose and act upon - changes your LIFE!
– Ramana PemmarajuRate it:
Of all the unbearable nuisances, the ignoramus that has travelled is the worst.
– Kin HubbardRate it:
Of all the varieties of virtues, liberalism is the most beloved.
– AristotleRate it:
Of all the ways of acquiring books, writing them oneself is regarded as the most praiseworthy method. Writers are really people who write books not because they are poor, but because they are dissatisfied with the books which they could buy but do not like.
– Walter BenjaminRate it:
Of all the ways of defining man, the worst is the one which makes him out to be a rational animal.
– Anatole FranceRate it:
Of all the wonders of nature, a tree in summer is perhaps the most remarkable; with the possible exception of a moose singing Embraceable You in spats.
– Woody AllenRate it:
Of all the worldly passions, lust is the most intense. All other worldly passions seem to follow in its train.
– BuddhaRate it:
Of all things that breathe and move upon the earth, nothing is bred that is weaker than man. Taken from the Odyssey.
– Homer, The OdysseyRate it:
Of all things which wisdom provides to make life entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
– EpicurusRate it:
Of all tyrannies a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
– Clive Staples LewisRate it:
Of all tyrannies democracy is the most agonizing, the most inane, the absolute fall of everything great and elevated.
– Søren Kierkegaard, Journal 1848Rate it:
Of all vices, drinking is the most incompatible with greatness.
– Walter ScottRate it:
Of any stopping place in life, it is good to ask whether it will be a good place from which to go on as well as a good place to remain.
– Mary Catherine BatesonRate it:
Of beauteous minds have we; a mind’s imagine of what could be.
– CometanRate it:
Of children as of procreation - the pleasure momentary, the posture ridiculous, the expense damnable.
– Evelyn WaughRate it:
Of course drugs were fun. And that's what's so stupid about anti-drug campaigns: they don't admit that. I can't say I feel particularly scarred or lessened by my experimentation with drugs. They've gotten a very bad name.
– Anjelica HustonRate it:
Of course God will forgive me; that's His job.
– Heinrich HeineRate it:
Of course God's forgiving and kind. It takes a supernatural being to be capable of such a thing.
– Ahmed KorayemRate it:
Of course great hotels have always been social ideas, flawless mirrors to the particular societies they service.
– Joan DidionRate it:
Of course I believe that solipsism is the correct philosophy, but that's only one man's opinion.
– Melvin FittingRate it:
Of course I don't always enjoy being a mother. At those times my husband and I hole up somewhere in the wine country, eat, drink, make mad love and pretend we were born sterile and raise poodles.
– Dorothy DeBoltRate it:
Of course it was good to see the family after 4 years, but it did not really do me any good, as I lost more than 5 pounds which I had put on with such difficulty in May and June. I also get out of breath more easily. So these are the results of my trip. Very annoying.
– Grand Duke George Alexandrovich of RussiaRate it:
Of course life is bizarre, the more bizarre it gets, the more interesting it is. The only way to approach it is to make yourself some popcorn and enjoy the show.
– David GerroldRate it:
Of course Moana, being a visual account of events in the daily life of a Polynesian youth and his family, has documentary value.
– John GriersonRate it:
Of course the game is rigged. Don't let that stop you - if you don't play, you can't win.
– Robert A. HeinleinRate it:
Of course there is no formula for success except perhaps an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings.
– Arthur RubinsteinRate it:
Of course we all have our limits, but how can you possibly find your boundaries unless you explore as far and as wide as you possibly can I would rather fail in an attempt at something new and uncharted than safely succeed in a repeat of something I have done.
– A. E. HotchnerRate it:
Of course we can keep this going, in principle, forever. In practice we will keel over from exhaustion, boredom, or death.
– David Adger, Core Syntax: A Minimalist ApproachRate it:
Of Course, Achievement gives Joy and Excitement, oh boy! But When need becomes Misery,this will lead.
– AiR Atman in RaviRate it:
Of course, it is very important to be sober when you take an exam. Many worthwhile careers in the street- cleansing, fruit-picking and subway-guitar-playing industries have been founded on a lack of understanding of this simple fact.
– Terry Pratchett, Moving PicturesRate it:
Of course, our failures are a consequence of many factors, but possibly one of the most important is the fact that society operates on the theory that specialization is the key to success, not realizing that specialization precludes comprehensive thinking.
– R. Buckminster Fuller, Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth, 1963Rate it:
Of course, the most rewarding part is the ‘Aha’ moment, the excitement of discovery and enjoyment of understanding something new – the feeling of being on top of a hill and having a clear view. But most of the time, doing mathematics for me is like being on a long hike with no trail and no end in sight.
– Maryam MirzakhaniRate it:
Of course, things will go wrong. Move on! Don’t let the little snags affect the progress of your life.
– RVMRate it:
Of ex-President Eisenhower at the Republican convention of 1964 Reading a speech with his usual sense of discovery.
– Gore VidalRate it:
Of life's two chief prizes, beauty and truth, I found the first in a loving heart and the second in a laborer's hand.
– Kahlil GibranRate it:
Of men who have a sense of honor, more come through alive than are slain, but from those who flee comes neither glory nor any help.
– HomerRate it:
Of mortals there is no one who is happy. If wealth flows in upon one, one may be perhaps Luckier than one's neighbor, but still not happy.
– EuripidesRate it:
Of my friends, I am the only one I have left.
– TerenceRate it:
Of no mortal say, 'That man is happy,' till vexed by no grievous ill he pass Life's goal.
– SophoclesRate it:
Of one thing I am certain, the body is not the measure of healing - peace is the measure.
– George MeltonRate it:
Of our world of war, we are ignorant of our insignificance in the universes.
– CometanRate it:
Of same kin we and all creations are.
– CometanRate it:
Of ten parts a man enjoys one only, but a woman enjoys the full ten parts in her heart.
– Tiresias, [Apollodorus, Library 3.6.7]Rate it:
Of the delights of this world man cares most for sexual intercourse, yet he has left it out of his heaven.
– Mark TwainRate it:
Of the Seven Deadly Sins, anger is possibly the most fun. To lick your wounds, to smack your lips over grievances long past, to roll over your tongue the prospect of bitter confrontations still to come, to savor to the last toothsome morsel both the pain you are given and the pain you are giving back--in many ways it is a feast fit for a king. The chief drawback is that what you are wolfing down is yourself. The skeleton at the feast is you.
– Frederick Buechner, Wishful Thinking, 1973Rate it:
Of the two great political parties which have divided the opinions and feelings of our country, the candid and the just will now admit that both have contributed splendid talents, spotless integrity, ardent patriotism, and disinterested sacrifices to the formation and administration of this Government, and that both have required a liberal indulgence for a portion of human infirmity and error.
– John Quincy AdamsRate it:
Of those who say nothing, few are silent.
– Thomas NeillRate it:
Of two evils choose neither.
– Charles Haddon SpurgeonRate it:
Of two evils we must always choose the least.
– Thomas a KempisRate it:
Of what avail is the praise or censure of the vulgar, who make a useless noise like a senseless crow in a forest?
– MahabharataRate it:
Of what shall a man be proud, if he is not proud of his friends
– Robert Louis StephensonRate it:
Of what significance is one's one existence, one is basically unaware. What does a fish know about the water in which he swims all his life The bitter and the sweet come from outside. The hard from within, from one's own efforts. For the most part I do what my own nature drives me to do. It is embarrassing to earn such respect and love for it.
– Albert EinsteinRate it:
Of what use is your Wealth and Kingdom if you don't have the Liberation and Freedom to Be what you want to Be.
– RVMRate it:
Of what use is your Wealth and Kingdom if you don't have the Liberation and Freedom to Be what you want to Be.
– RVMRate it:
Of what use is your Wealth and Kingdom if you don't have the Liberation and Freedom to Be what you want to Be.-RVM #Inspiration #Stayinspired
– RVMRate it:
Of what use, educationally speaking, is it to be able to see the end in the beginning?
– John DeweyRate it:
Of women I do not wish them to have power over men but over themselves.
– Mary WollstonecraftRate it:
Of writing well the source and fountainhead is wise thinking.
– HoraceRate it:
Offended vanity is the great separator in social life.
– Arthur HelpsRate it:
Offense is in the mind of the offended.
– Michael C. GrahamRate it:
Offensiveness is a necessary consequence of opinions strongly held and openly expressed, and free societies should treasure and protect it. An idea that offends no one is not worth entertaining.
– UnknownRate it:
Office politics thrive on account of employer only, not any employee because the owner uses it as a tactic to pick the piece of hidden information through disgruntled person, but eventually this only led to the fall of the organization.
– Anuj SomanyRate it:
Office politics thrives at every level in the organization mainly because of those sycophant employees who wish to rise high by spreading lies through always sweet talk to the management and board.
– Anuj SomanyRate it:
Oft expectation fails, and most oft where most it promises; and oft it hits where hope is coldest; and despair most sits.
– William ShakespeareRate it:
Often a certain abdication of prudence and foresight is an element of success.
– Ralph Waldo EmersonRate it:
Often a noble face hides filthy ways.
– EuripidesRate it:
Often an entire city has suffered because of an evil man.
– HesiodRate it:
Often and often afterwards, the beloved Aunt would ask me why I had never told anyone how I was being treated. Children tell little more than animals, for what comes to them they accept as eternally established.
– Rudyard KiplingRate it:
Often have got own thoughts lengthy during writing by merely looking to the feeling capacity of others.
– Anuj SomanyRate it:
Often have seen a person who professes a profuse love for own mother on social media actually uses her for getting Likes on own facial beauty and/or garnering some publicity only.
– Anuj SomanyRate it:
Often have seen that a guy who is habitually shy and does blatantly say about the women’s lie on their face itself has more respect for them and for that matter anyone, than a person who makes all hue and cry with many people on the subject of Woman's RESPECT in the public domain or on the social media.
– Anuj SomanyRate it:
Often I come across the public displays of charitable acts and donations on social media, which reminds me of the teaching from Holy Book: “Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.“ In my view, it's an act of hypocracy to blow one's trumpet on FB or Twitter or like social media about one's charitable act, with ulterior motives of self-promotion and gaining praise from others. In my view, the true philanthropist, who is selfless at heart, does not let her/his left hand know what the right hand is doing - so that the noble act of giving remains absolutely secret. I really respect such selfless philanthropists. Long live the spirit of Charity that flows from a pure heart with Honesty and Integrity.
– Deodatta V. Shenai-KhatkhateRate it:
Often I don't say hello to people for fear that they may not remember me.
– Shahrukh KhanRate it:
Often in life, you have to work on both fronts, dealing objectively with diametrically opposite premises, and then arriving at the best solution. The open mindedness enables you to be a realist who is also an optimist at heart. Strange as it may seem, you hope for the best, and also expect the worst at the same time. You operate in the real world with best positive attitude, while understanding fully well what is practically possible in a given situation. This synergistic combination of realistic optimism ( or optimistic realism) can help you to deal with problems in an effective and positive manner, in my view, especially during the challenging phases in life.
– Deodatta V. Shenai-KhatkhateRate it:
Often it does seem a pity that Noah and his party did not miss the boat.
– Mark TwainRate it:
Often it has been seen that it is not the man but the woman, in the form of either mother or mother-in-law , who does not want to have the birth of a female child in the house.
– Anuj SomanyRate it:
Often it is our greatest of achievements that receive so very little recognition.
– CometanRate it:
Often it is the most deserving people who cannot help loving those who destroy them.
– Hermann HesseRate it:
Often people attempt to live their lives backwards they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want.
– Margaret YoungRate it:
Often people attempt to live their lives backwards; they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want.
– Margaret YoungRate it:
Often seen that the bullshit said or shared on social media by a person having lots of money only attracts many people to sit upon it to further defecate on it with various types of comments and votes
– Anuj SomanyRate it:
Often sound advice turns out to be totally wrong. Sometimes things turn out in such a way that only a fool would predict. Which is why fools, too, have their place in analysis and debate.
– UnknownRate it:
Often the difference between a successful marriage and a mediocre one consists of leaving about three or four things a day unsaid.
– Harlan MillerRate it:
Often the test of courage is not to die but to live.
– Conte Vittorio AlfieriRate it:
Often we can achieve an even better result when we stumble yet are willing to start over, when we don't give up after a mistake, when something doesn't come easily but we throw ourselves into trying, when we're not afraid to appear less than perfectly polished.
– Sharon SalzbergRate it:
Often we forget to acknowledge the brilliant minds around us, in the process of impressing the small minds.
– Siddharth AstirRate it:
Often we read to conform but not to educate.
– Debasish Mridha, M.D.Rate it:
Often we read to strengthen our beliefs but not to think.
– Debasish Mridha, M.D.Rate it:
Often when we are least expecting it, Life sets up a really tough challenge to test our courage and our ability to fight. We mustn't pretend that nothing has happened, but instead must stand up and face the reality with utmost Courage. We must accept the facts that the Challenge is never going to wait, and that the flow of Life does not reverse. At such testing moments in life, Courage is what enables us to stand up, face the challenge and overcome all odds. Courage is what truly makes us who we are, as we wrestle with our demons to triumph. Good luck, my Friend.
– Deodatta V. Shenai-KhatkhateRate it:
Often wisdom comes from the unlikeliest places.
– Oscar Auliq-IceRate it:
Often, the surest way to convey misinformation is to tell the strict truth.
– Mark TwainRate it:
Often, we fabricate the people we love to make loving them more palatable; the fictionalized version of them reduces the awareness of truth.
– RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo)Rate it:

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