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I have somewhere met with the epitaph on a charitable man which has pleased me very much. I cannot recollect the words, but here is the sense of it: 'What I spent I lost; what I possessed is left to others; what I gave away remains with me.'

Tags: Lost, Words  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

Justice is an unassailable fortress, built on the brow of a mountain which cannot be overthrown by the violence of torrents, nor demolished by the force of armies.

Tags: Justice, Violence  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

We cannot say that if a child is badly nourished he will become a criminal. We must see what conclusion the child has drawn.

Tags: Become, Child  ✍ Author: Alfred Adler

Where the roots of private virtue are diseased, the fruit of public probity cannot but be corrupt.

Tags: Public, Virtue  ✍ Author: Felix Adler

Wrong life cannot be lived rightly.

Tags: Life, Wrong  ✍ Author: Theodor Adorno

A German is someone who cannot tell a lie without believing it himself.

Tags: Lie, Someone  ✍ Author: Theodor Adorno

Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything.

Tags: Content  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

People often grudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves.

Tags: Enjoy, Others  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

I cannot afford to waste my time making money.

Tags: Money, Time  ✍ Author: Louis Agassiz

Theatre director: a person engaged by the management to conceal the fact that the players cannot act.

Tags: Fact, Theatre  ✍ Author: James Agate

The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at and repair.

Tags: Impossible, Wrong  ✍ Author: Douglas Adams

Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.

Tags: May, Whatever  ✍ Author: John Adams

We cannot make events. Our business is wisely to improve them.

Tags: Business, Events  ✍ Author: Samuel Adams

You can take a Jew out of a shtetl, but you cannot take a shtetl out of a Jew.

Tags: Jew  ✍ Author: Sholom Aleichem

One cannot live on potatoes alone. It is said that one wants bread with potatoes. And when there's no bread, a Jew takes his stick, and goes through the village in search of business.

Tags: Alone, Business  ✍ Author: Sholom Aleichem

Heat cannot be separated from fire, or beauty from The Eternal.

Tags: Beauty, Fire  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

Will cannot be quenched against its will.

Tags: Against, Quenched  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

The man who cannot endure to have his errors and shortcomings brought to the surface and made known, but tries to hide them, is unfit to walk the highway of truth.

Tags: Truth, Walk  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.

Tags: Courage, True  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Because we cannot know what God is, but only what He is not, we cannot consider how He is but only how He is not.

Tags: Consider, God  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Good can exist without evil, whereas evil cannot exist without good.

Tags: Evil, Good  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

We cannot pass our guardian angel's bounds, resigned or sullen, he will hear our sighs.

Tags: Angel, Hear  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues hence, in the soul in which this virtue does not exist there cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance.

Tags: Humility, Soul  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

That which is not good for the bee-hive cannot be good for the bees.

Tags: Good, Nature  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

Anger cannot be dishonest.

Tags: Anger, Dishonest  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov
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Oh! do not attack me with your watch. A watch is always too fast or too slow. I cannot be dictated to by a watch.

Tags: Fast, Watch  ✍ Author: Jane Austen

An artist cannot do anything slovenly.

Tags: Artist  ✍ Author: Jane Austen

One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.

Tags: Half, Understand  ✍ Author: Jane Austen

What is right to be done cannot be done too soon.

Tags: Done, Soon  ✍ Author: Jane Austen

I cannot speak well enough to be unintelligible.

Tags: Enough, Speak  ✍ Author: Jane Austen

One cannot be always laughing at a man without now and then stumbling on something witty.

Tags: Laughing, Witty  ✍ Author: Jane Austen

A person who can write a long letter with ease, cannot write ill.

Tags: Ill, Write  ✍ Author: Jane Austen

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.

Tags: Today, Tomorrow  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.

Tags: Fool, Time  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

A house divided against itself cannot stand.

Tags: Against, Stand  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.

Tags: Force, Peace  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted.

Tags: Count, Counts  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.

Tags: Small, Truth  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

We cannot despair of humanity, since we ourselves are human beings.

Tags: Human, Humanity  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

Human beings must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.

Tags: Action, Human  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.

Tags: Prepare, War  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.

Tags: Problems, Thinking  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.

Tags: Small, Truth  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.

Tags: Sun, Truth  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.

Tags: Win, Yourself  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

A young man who wishes to remain a sound atheist cannot be too careful of his reading.

Tags: Reading, Young  ✍ Author: C. S. Lewis

If we cut up beasts simply because they cannot prevent us and because we are backing our own side in the struggle for existence, it is only logical to cut up imbeciles, criminals, enemies, or capitalists for the same reasons.

Tags: Simply, Struggle  ✍ Author: C. S. Lewis

Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important.

Tags: False, True  ✍ Author: C. S. Lewis

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.

Tags: Humanity, Love  ✍ Author: Dalai Lama

If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.

Tags: Help, Others  ✍ Author: Dalai Lama

We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.

Tags: Human, Religion  ✍ Author: Dalai Lama

It is necessary to help others, not only in our prayers, but in our daily lives. If we find we cannot help others, the least we can do is to desist from harming them.

Tags: Daily, Help  ✍ Author: Dalai Lama

Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both.

Tags: Alone, Justice  ✍ Author: Eleanor Roosevelt

Hate and force cannot be in just a part of the world without having an effect on the rest of it.

Tags: Hate, Rest  ✍ Author: Eleanor Roosevelt

Ambition is pitiless. Any merit that it cannot use it finds despicable.

Tags: Ambition, Merit  ✍ Author: Eleanor Roosevelt

You must do the things you think you cannot do.

Tags: Inspirational  ✍ Author: Eleanor Roosevelt

Unless we form the habit of going to the Bible in bright moments as well as in trouble, we cannot fully respond to its consolations because we lack equilibrium between light and darkness.

Tags: Between, Light  ✍ Author: Helen Keller

I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.

Tags: Refuse  ✍ Author: Helen Keller

The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart.

Tags: Beautiful, Heart  ✍ Author: Helen Keller

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.

Tags: Nature, Sunshine  ✍ Author: Helen Keller

While they were saying among themselves it cannot be done, it was done.

Tags: Done, Saying  ✍ Author: Helen Keller

We cannot expect that all nations will adopt like systems, for conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.

Tags: Enemy, Freedom  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were.

Tags: Men, Problems  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

Beauty and femininity are ageless and can't be contrived, and glamour, although the manufacturers won't like this, cannot be manufactured. Not real glamour; it's based on femininity.

Tags: Beauty, Real  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.

Tags: Approval  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

A round man cannot be expected to fit in a square hole right away. He must have time to modify his shape.

Tags: Away, Time  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

If you hold a cat by the tail you learn things you cannot learn any other way.

Tags: Hold, Learn  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.

Tags: Good, Read  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

Everything has its limit - iron ore cannot be educated into gold.

Tags: Educated, Gold  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

When a person cannot deceive himself the chances are against his being able to deceive other people.

Tags: Able, Against  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

Water, taken in moderation, cannot hurt anybody.

Tags: Hurt, Water  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

Biographies are but the clothes and buttons of the man. The biography of the man himself cannot be written.

Tags: Himself, Written  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today.

Tags: Happen, Today  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

A lie cannot live.

Tags: Lie  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative.

Tags: Radical, Wrong  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

The limitation of riots, moral questions aside, is that they cannot win and their participants know it. Hence, rioting is not revolutionary but reactionary because it invites defeat. It involves an emotional catharsis, but it must be followed by a sense of futility.

Tags: Emotional, Win  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Ordinary riches can be stolen; real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.

Tags: Real, Soul  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.

Tags: Book, Enjoy  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

Death and vulgarity are the only two facts in the nineteenth century that one cannot explain away.

Tags: Away, Death  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

Without God, democracy will not and cannot long endure.

Tags: Democracy, God  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

I cannot live without books.

Tags: Books  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

Taste cannot be controlled by law.

Tags: Law, Taste  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

A man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age.

Tags: Age, Youth  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

We cannot conceive of matter being formed of nothing, since things require a seed to start from... Therefore there is not anything which returns to nothing, but all things return dissolved into their elements.

Tags: Matter, Start  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

I cannot pretend to be impartial about the colours. I rejoice with the brilliant ones, and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns.

Tags: Poor, Sorry  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

When Turkey buys Iranian oil, we pay for it in Turkish lira... However, it is not possible for Iran to take that money as dollars into its own country due to international restrictions, the U.S.A.'s sanctions. Therefore, when Iran cannot take this money back as currency, they withdraw Turkish lira and buy gold from our market.

Tags: Country, Money  ✍ Author: Ali Babacan

For as long as our people are held hostage by controllable socio-economic forces, we cannot afford to be indifferent to the ravages of poverty in all its dimensions and ramifications.

Tags: Forces, Poverty  ✍ Author: Ibrahim Babangida

In England, the profession of the law is that which seems to hold out the strongest attraction to talent, from the circumstance, that in it ability, coupled with exertion, even though unaided by patronage, cannot fail of obtaining reward.

Tags: Law, Talent  ✍ Author: Charles Babbage

Inasmuch as society cannot go on without discipline of some kind, men were constrained, in the absence of any other form of discipline, to turn to discipline of the military type.

Tags: Men, Society  ✍ Author: Irving Babbitt

We cannot neglect the unemployed, underemployed and dislocated workers of America who need ample and widespread funding for federal job training services.

Tags: America, Job  ✍ Author: Joe Baca

A musician cannot move others unless he too is moved. He must of necessity feel all of the affects that he hopes to arouse in his audience, for the revealing of his own humour will stimulate a like humour in the listener.

Tags: Move, Others  ✍ Author: Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

I wouldn't be honest if I told you that in some moment of my life I had a lot of rage - probably hate - I'm not sure of hate, but rage. But you know what happens is that then you realize you cannot do to others what you think nobody has to do to anybody. Life is important for me and not any kind of life, quality too of life.

Tags: Hate, Life  ✍ Author: Michelle Bachelet

My message to women is: Women: We can do it. We are capable of doing almost anything, but we must learn we cannot do it all at once, we need to prioritize.

Tags: Learn, Women  ✍ Author: Michelle Bachelet

We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.

Tags: Her, Nature  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

Much like the conservationists who previously have received the Audubon Medal, including Stewart Udall, Rachel Carson and Ted Turner, I realize that this recognition cannot be a cause to rest, but a spur to continue our work.

Tags: Realize, Work  ✍ Author: Louis Bacon

For the things of this world cannot be made known without a knowledge of mathematics.

Tags: Knowledge, Known  ✍ Author: Louis Bacon

Correcting bad habits cannot be done by forbidding or punishment.

Tags: Bad, Done  ✍ Author: Robert Baden-Powell

I find it very offensive when the government tells me what I can and cannot watch. Censor yourself.

Tags: Government, Yourself  ✍ Author: Michael Badnarik

A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.

Tags: Great, Life  ✍ Author: Walter Bagehot

The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.

Tags: Greatest, Life  ✍ Author: Walter Bagehot

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