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He who would pass his declining years with honor and comfort, should, when young, consider that he may one day become old, and remember when he is old, that he has once been young.

Tags: Remember, Young  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

If we may believe our logicians, man is distinguished from all other creatures by the faculty of laughter. He has a heart capable of mirth, and naturally disposed to it.

Tags: Heart, Laughter  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

A friend who is near and dear may in time become as useless as a relative.

Tags: Friend, Time  ✍ Author: George Ade

The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.

Tags: Danger, Life  ✍ Author: Alfred Adler

There is another side to chivalry. If it dispenses leniency, it may with equal justification invoke control.

Tags: Another, Control  ✍ Author: Felix Adler

The wisest of the wise may err.

Tags: Wise, Wisest  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow.

Tags: Grow, Small  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

Self-conceit may lead to self destruction.

Tags: Lead, Self  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.

Tags: Forgiven, Forgotten  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

Three things have been difficult to tame: the oceans, fools and women. We may soon be able to tame the oceans; fools and women will take a little longer.

Tags: Difficult, Women  ✍ Author: Spiro T. Agnew

I feel as if I go to Africa, I may never come back. I'm just going to live with the animals and adopt an elephant, and it's going to be my friend.

Tags: Africa, Friend  ✍ Author: Dianna Agron

While everyone I work with may not share my beliefs, I have been surrounded by nothing but support.

Tags: Everyone, Work  ✍ Author: Clay Aiken

I may look like a laid-back Hawaiian, but I'm 240 pounds, and when I'm walking around that kitchen, you don't want to get in my way.

Tags: Kitchen, Walking  ✍ Author: Bob Ainsworth

It is my intention to present - through the medium of photography - intuitive observations of the natural world which may have meaning to the spectators.

Tags: Meaning, Present  ✍ Author: Ansel Adams

I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.

Tags: Ended, Gone  ✍ Author: Douglas Adams

Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the drug store, but that's just peanuts to space.

Tags: Big, Mean  ✍ Author: Douglas Adams

I have accepted a seat in the House of Representatives, and thereby have consented to my own ruin, to your ruin, and to the ruin of our children. I give you this warning that you may prepare your mind for your fate.

Tags: Children, Mind  ✍ Author: John 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: Cannot, Whatever  ✍ Author: John Adams

I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.

Tags: Politics, War  ✍ Author: John Adams

From a little spark may burst a flame.

Tags: Flame, Spark  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.

Tags: Laugh, Travel  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.

Tags: Defeated, Encounter  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou
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That the saints may enjoy their beatitude and the grace of God more abundantly they are permitted to see the punishment of the damned in hell.

Tags: Enjoy, God  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

We can't have full knowledge all at once. We must start by believing; then afterwards we may be led on to master the evidence for ourselves.

Tags: Knowledge, Start  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion.

Tags: Character, Means  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

We make war that we may live in peace.

Tags: Peace, War  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature's way.

Tags: Another, Nature  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Inferiors revolt in order that they may be equal, and equals that they may be superior. Such is the state of mind which creates revolutions.

Tags: Mind, State  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

It is just that we should be grateful, not only to those with whose views we may agree, but also to those who have expressed more superficial views; for these also contributed something, by developing before us the powers of thought.

Tags: Grateful, Thought  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Whether if soul did not exist time would exist or not, is a question that may fairly be asked; for if there cannot be someone to count there cannot be anything that can be counted, so that evidently there cannot be number; for number is either what has been, or what can be, counted.

Tags: Someone, Time  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.

Tags: Pain, Place  ✍ Author: Lance Armstrong

It's nice to win. I'll never win again. I may have to take up golf - take on Tiger.

Tags: Nice, Win  ✍ Author: Lance Armstrong

A subtle thought that is in error may yet give rise to fruitful inquiry that can establish truths of great value.

Tags: Give, Great  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable, solutions are not.

Tags: Problems, Science  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today - but the core of science fiction, its essence has become crucial to our salvation if we are to be saved at all.

Tags: Science, Today  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

Seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand.

Tags: Seek, Understand  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

It is happy for you that you possess the talent of flattering with delicacy. May I ask whether these pleasing attentions proceed from the impulse of the moment, or are they the result of previous study?

Tags: Happy, Study  ✍ Author: Jane Austen

One man's ways may be as good as another's, but we all like our own best.

Tags: Best, Good  ✍ Author: Jane Austen

Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves; vanity, to what we would have others think of us.

Tags: Others, Words  ✍ Author: Jane Austen

An engaged woman is always more agreeable than a disengaged. She is satisfied with herself. Her cares are over, and she feels that she may exert all her powers of pleasing without suspicion. All is safe with a lady engaged; no harm can be done.

Tags: Done, Woman  ✍ Author: Jane Austen

It is here, my daughters, that love is to be found - not hidden away in corners but in the midst of occasions of sin. And believe me, although we may more often fail and commit small lapses, our gain will be incomparably the greater.

Tags: Love, Small  ✍ Author: Saint Teresa of Avila

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.

Tags: Left, Wait  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.

Tags: Struggle, Support  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

Important principles may, and must, be inflexible.

Tags: Brainy, Principles  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be, and one must be wrong.

Tags: God, Great  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such a purpose - and you allow him to make war at pleasure.

Tags: Him, War  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

God may be subtle, but he isn't plain mean.

Tags: God, Mean  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

Most of the fundamental ideas of science are essentially simple, and may, as a rule, be expressed in a language comprehensible to everyone.

Tags: Science, Simple  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

One may say the eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.

Tags: Eternal, Mystery  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.

Tags: Path, Walk  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.

Tags: Good, Tyranny  ✍ Author: C. S. Lewis

Conversion is not my intention. Changing religion is not easy. You may develop some kind of confusion or difficulties.

Tags: Confusion, Religion  ✍ Author: Dalai Lama

When life is too easy for us, we must beware or we may not be ready to meet the blows which sooner or later come to everyone, rich or poor.

Tags: Life, Rich  ✍ Author: Eleanor Roosevelt

Autobiographies are only useful as the lives you read about and analyze may suggest to you something that you may find useful in your own journey through life.

Tags: Life, Lives  ✍ Author: Eleanor Roosevelt

Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings.

Tags: Human, Science  ✍ Author: Helen Keller

We may have found a cure for most evils; but we have found no remedy for the worst of them all, the apathy of human beings.

Tags: Found, Human  ✍ Author: Helen Keller

My share of the work may be limited, but the fact that it is work makes it precious.

Tags: Fact, Work  ✍ Author: Helen Keller

It is not possible for civilization to flow backwards while there is youth in the world. Youth may be headstrong, but it will advance it allotted length.

Tags: While, Youth  ✍ Author: Helen Keller

Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same.

Tags: Beautiful, Love  ✍ Author: Helen Keller

Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.

Tags: Happiness, Silence  ✍ Author: Helen Keller

All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin. And therefore, as a free man, I take pride in the words 'Ich bin ein Berliner!'

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

Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man. And man can be as big as he wants. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.

Tags: Destiny, Human  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.

Tags: Die, Idea  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

If the other person injures you, you may forget the injury; but if you injure him you will always remember.

Tags: Forget, Him  ✍ Author: Khalil Gibran

When love beckons to you, follow him, Though his ways are hard and steep. And when his wings enfold you yield to him, Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you.

Tags: Hard, Love  ✍ Author: Khalil Gibran

Fame may go by and - so long, I've had you.

Tags: Fame  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

A man's character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation.

Tags: Character, Communication  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.

Tags: Exist, Gone  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.

Tags: Effective, Word  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.

Tags: Die, Health  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now.

Tags: Boat, Ships  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that's pretty important.

Tags: Love, True  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

I just want to do God's will. And he's allowed me to go to the mountain. And I've looked over, and I've seen the promised land! I may not get there with you, but I want you to know tonight that we as a people will get to the promised land.

Tags: God, Seen  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.

Tags: Both, Lose  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

Heroes may not be braver than anyone else. They're just braver five minutes longer.

Tags: Anyone, Else  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.

Tags: Motivational, Time  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.

Tags: Friendship, Peace  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

I have no fear that the result of our experiment will be that men may be trusted to govern themselves without a master.

Tags: Fear, Men  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

Errors of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it.

Tags: Free, Opinion  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

My only fear is that I may live too long. This would be a subject of dread to me.

Tags: Fear, Subject  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

It behooves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself, to resist invasions of it in the case of others: or their case may, by change of circumstances, become his own.

Tags: Change, Liberty  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

We may consider each generation as a distinct nation, with a right, by the will of its majority, to bind themselves, but none to bind the succeeding generation, more than the inhabitants of another country.

Tags: Another, Country  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

We know what we are, but know not what we may be.

 ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

Men are April when they woo, December when they wed. Maids are May when they are maids, but the sky changes when they are wives.

Tags: Men, Women  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

I may neither choose who I would, nor refuse who I dislike; so is the will of a living daughter curbed by the will of a dead father.

Tags: Father, Living  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

Children wish fathers looked but with their eyes; fathers that children with their judgment looked; and either may be wrong.

Tags: Children, Eyes  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

O' What may man within him hide, though angel on the outward side!

Tags: Him, Within  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.

Tags: Human, Pain  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival.

Tags: Hard, Victory  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.

Tags: Act, Single  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

Politics are very much like war. We may even have to use poison gas at times.

Tags: Politics, War  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly.

Tags: Drunk, Morning  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.

Tags: Fight, War  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

The public character of every public servant is legitimate subject of discussion, and his fitness or unfitness for office may be fairly canvassed by any person.

Tags: Character, Fitness  ✍ Author: Charles Babbage

There are few circumstances which so strongly distinguish the philosopher, as the calmness with which he can reply to criticisms he may think undeservedly severe.

Tags: Calmness, Few  ✍ Author: Charles Babbage

It is therefore not unreasonable to suppose that some portion of the neglect of science in England, may be attributed to the system of education we pursue.

Tags: Education, Science  ✍ Author: Charles Babbage

We may affirm, then, that the main drift of the later Renaissance was away from a humanism that favored a free expansion toward a humanism that was in the highest degree disciplinary and selective.

Tags: Away, Free  ✍ Author: Irving Babbitt

Knowing when to leave may be the smartest thing anyone can learn.

Tags: Knowing, Learn  ✍ Author: Burt Bacharach

Good fame is like fire; when you have kindled you may easily preserve it; but if you extinguish it, you will not easily kindle it again.

Tags: Fire, Good  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

Sometimes it's literally just a feeling that you get that somebody is more interested than someone else; and they may both say they're interested, but you get a feeling.

Tags: Feeling, Someone  ✍ Author: John Badham
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