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I adore political parties. They are the only place left to us where people don't talk politics - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
I also read books, many books: but I learn less from them than I do from life. The only book that has taught me a lot is the dictionary. The dictionary, how I adore it! But I also love the road, an even more wonderful dictionary
Ettore Petrolini
I am a heavy burden on a person, I almost suffocate him and demand that he should carry me; and, without relieving him, I persuade myself and others that I am sorry and want to make it easy for him by all possible means, but not by allowing him to get rid of my weight
Leo Tolstoy
I am a part of all that I have met - Alfred Tennyson
Alfred Tennyson
I am always of the opinion with the learned, if they speak first - William Congreve
William Congreve
I am I plus my circumstances
José Ortega y Gasset
I am in favor of deliberately spreading methodically prepared bacteria among people and animals, mildew ... to destroy the harvests, anthrax to destroy horses and livestock, and the plague, in order to kill not only entire armies, but also the inhabitants of large regions - Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill
I am in favour of legalizing all drugs. This is for one reason: I don't like the mafia
Manu Chao
I am never so busy as when I have nothing to do
Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus
I am not only a pacifist but a militant pacifist. I am willing to fight for peace - Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein
I am not young enough to know everything - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
I am of the opinion that law must be respected never forgetting to apply it in a way to protect the weaker ones among us
Romano Prodi
I am only a person who limits myself to raising a stone to check underneath. It isn't my fault monsters appear every now and then
José Saramago
I am optimistic for the future of pessimism
Jean Rostand
I am strongly in favour of using poisoned gas against uncivilised tribes - Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill
I am surely mad; but if I am not, then neither should the others be free - George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw
I am the State
Louis XIV
I am truly free only when all human beings around me, men and women alike, are equally free
Michail Bakunin
I am unable to hold translators in any kind of regard, because otherwise I would begin to write with an impersonal and flat language completely devoid of character
Günter Grass
I appeared to the Holy Virgin
Carmelo Bene
I believe I have found the missing link between animals and civilized man. It is us
Konrad Lorenz
I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered - Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
I believe that some day we will deserve to be free of governments
Jorge Luis Borges
I believe that, as long as there is plenty, poverty is evil - Robert F. Kennedy
Robert Francis Kennedy
I call a man, one who is master of his tongue
Don Lorenzo Milani
I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
I cannot afford to waste my time making money - Alexander Agassiz
Alexander Agassiz
I cannot live with someone who can't live without me - Nadine Gordimer
Nadine Gordimer
I can't change the past, but I can change my memories
I carry inside of me a heavy burden: the weight of the riches I did not give to others (Rabindranath Tagore)
Rabindranath Tagore
I committed the worst sin ever: I was not happy
Jorge Luis Borges
I consider as barbaric any offence to a human being because he belongs to a different people, language, religion or social class
Ludoviko Zamenhof
I could never figure how they can teach boys how to bomb villages with napalm - and not let them write the word 'fuck' on their airplanes - Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
I dedicate this edition to my enemies who have helped me so much in my career
Camilo José Cela
I dedicated myself to investigating what life is and I don't know why nor for what it exists
Severo Ochoa
I delight in men over seventy, they always offer one the devotion of a lifetime - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
I desire little, and that little I desire, I desire it little
San Francesco d'Assisi
I do not believe in miracles. I've seen too many of them - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
I do not believe that a man is worth so much as to have two women or a woman is worth so little to be the second choice - Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe
I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forget their use
Galileo Galilei
I do not meddle willingly in my own private affairs
Karl Kraus
I do not think you want too much sincerity in society. It would be like an iron girder in a house of cards - William Somerset Maugham
William Somerset Maugham
I do not understand this squeamishness about the use of gas. I am strongly in favor of using poisoned gas against uncivilized tribes. The moral effect should be good … and it would spread a lively terror - Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill
I don't drink alcohol. But not because of virtue, but because there is a drink which I like better, and that is water
Jorge Luis Borges
I don't ever write my name on books that I buy; I only do so after having read them as only then can I say they're mine
Carlo Dossi
I don't have time to be in a hurry - John Wesley
John Wesley
I don't know whether God exists, but if he doesn't he makes a better impression
Stefano Benni
I don't want to be alone, I want to be left alone - Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn
I don't want to demonstrate anything, I just want to show
Federico Fellini
I don't want to end up on the operating table in order to live for a few more months - it's not worth it. I prefer to die with a smile on my face
Margherita Hack
I fear very much that the Jews are like all underdogs. When they get on the top they are just as intolerant and cruel as the people were to them when they were underneath - Harry S. Truman
Harry S. Truman
I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving... we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it, but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie the anchor - Oliver Wendell Holmes
Oliver Wendell Holmes
I firmly reserve the right to contradict myself
Paul Claudel
I give no alms. I am not poor enough for that
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
I got disappointed in human nature as well and gave it up because I found it too much like my own - J.P. Donleavy
J.P. Donleavy
I hated my years in Parliament as much as I hated my years at the Azeglio high school in Turin. A complete and utter waste of time
Susanna Agnelli
I have always planned my life so that I could die with three hundred thousand things on my conscience but not a single regret
Fabrizio De André
I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to politicians
Charles De Gaulle
I have learned that a life is worthless but nothing is worth more than a life
André Malraux
I have learned to use the word 'impossible' with the greatest caution - Wernher von Braun
Wernher von Braun
I have lived many lives through the long ages. Man, the individual, has made no moral progress in the past ten thousand years. I affirm this absolutely - Jack London
Jack London
I have never been the author of anything, since I have always come up with things that were in the air
Nicanor Parra
I have seen the science I worshiped, and the aircraft I loved, destroying the civilization I expected them to serve - Charles Lindbergh
Charles Lindbergh
I have simple tastes. I am always satisfied with the best - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me - Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill
I heartily believe revolution to be the source of legal right
Fidel Castro
I hold the world but as the world, a stage where every man must play a part - William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
I hope I never get so old I get religious
Ingmar Bergman
I know nothing of today's literature. For some time now my contemporary writers have been the Greeks
Jorge Luis Borges
I know that poetry is indispensable, but to what I just do not know
Jean Cocteau
I know very well that because I am unlettered some presumptuous people will think they have the right to criticize me, saying that I am an uncultured man. What stupid fools! Do they not know that I could reply to them as Marius did to the Roman patricians: 'Do those who pride themselves on the works of other men claim to challenge mine?'
Leonardo Da Vinci
I like talking. A lot of times I talk to myself, just to hear myself talk. Sometimes I am so clever that even I don't understand what I said - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
I love Germany so very much that I preferred two of them
Giulio Andreotti
I love women, but I don't admire them - Charles Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin
I love, you love, he loves, we love, you love, they love. If only they were not conjugations, but reality
Mario Moreno (Cantinflas)
I loved, I was loved, the sun caressed my face. Life, you owe me nothing! Life, we're even!
Amado Nervo
I made this drawing in less than five minutes, but it took me sixty years to be able to do that
Auguste Renoir
I need poetry to express what cannot be said
José Hierro
I need to be needed
I need to feel the same respect for my mother as one feels for an ideal
Anne Frank
I never expect a soldier to think - George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw
I never intended to get close to the people with my writings. Actually, I never intended to get close to anybody
Jorge Luis Borges
I paint things as I think them, not as I see them
Pablo Picasso
I possess nothing so completely as that which I have given away
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
I quote others only in order to express myself the better
Michel de Montaigne
I read the newspaper avidly. It is my one form of continuous fiction - Aneurin Bevan
Aneurin Bevan
I really do feel that genuine translation of text requires understanding of the text, and understanding requires having lived in the world and dealt with the physical world and is not just a question of manipulating words - Douglas Hofstadter
Douglas Hofstadter
I really don't trust statistics much. A man with his head in a hot oven and his feet in a freezer has statistically an average body temperature - Charles Bukowski
Charles Bukowski
I see no error made which I might not have committed myself
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I sincerely believe, with you, that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies - Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
I speak Spanish to God, Italian to women, French to men, and German to my dog - Charles V
Charles V
I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery and death (Anne Frank)
Anne Frank
I support the legalisation of drugs... at least in sport
Massimiliano Badiali
I think I could turn and live with the animals, they are so placid and self-contained; I stand and look at them long and long. They do not sweat and whine about their condition; they do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins; they do not make me sick discussing their duty to God; not one is dissatisfied - not one is demented with the mania of owning things; not one kneels to another, nor his kind that lived thousands of years ago; not one is respectable or unhappy over the whole earth - Walt Whitman
Walt Whitman
I think killing any living creature is a little like killing ourselves and I see no difference between an animal's suffering and a human being's
Margherita Hack
I think that Kissinger is the most conspicuous criminal of war at liberty in the world - Gore Vidal
Gore Vidal
I think, therefore I exist
René Descartes
I use the parties in the same way as I use taxis: I get in, pay for the ride, get off
Enrico Mattei
I value, above all other things out of my own control, the joining of hands of friendship with men who are sincere lovers of truth
Baruch De Spinoza
I want to do with you what spring does with the cherry trees
Pablo Neruda
I wanted perfection and I ruined what was working well
Claude Monet
I was anti-communist when there were communists
Giovanni Sartori
I was not afraid of the words of the violent, but of the silence of the honest - Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King
I will look at all lands as if they belonged to me, and at mine as if they belonged to everyone
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
I wish only not to have desires
I would like the death certificate of every human being to be written in the same language as his birth certificate
Bertolt Brecht
I would like to see priests getting married, hetero-and homo-sexuals alike
I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong - Betrand Russell
Bertrand Russell
I would rather be an optimist and wrong than a pessimist and right
Kurt Gödel
idealism increases in direct proportion to one's distance from the problem - John Galsworthy
John Galsworthy
idealism is fine, but as it approaches reality the cost becomes prohibitive - William F. Buckley
William F. Buckley
idealism is the noble toga that political gentlemen drape over their will to power - Aldous Huxley
Aldous Huxley
ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas?
Joseph Stalin
ideas are more powerful than nuclear weapons
Fidel Castro
ideology is the thought's toughest jailer
Yossi Sucary
idleness is the beginning of all vice and the crown of all virtues
Franz Kafka
if a man isn't willing to take some risk for his opinions, either his opinions are no good or he's no good - Ezra Pound
Ezra Pound
if a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts he shall end in certainties - Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon
if a master can't do without his slave, which of the two is a free man?
Albert Camus
if a nation expects to be ignorant and free, it expects what never was and never will be - Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
if a woman is shabbily dressed it's her dress that's noticed, but if she is impeccably dressed it's she who is noticed
Coco Chanel
if a woman surrenders it is only because she has won
Aldo Cammarota
if corrupted people are united and constitute a power, then honest folk must do the same
Leo Tolstoy
if culture has become merchandise it is little wonder that men too have come to the same end - Anonymous
if even one of us, any ordinary human being, is at this time suffering greatly, is sick or hungry, it involves all of us. It must, as to ignore the suffering of others is always one of the basest acts of violence
Gino Strada
if everything on Earth were rational, nothing would happen
Fedor Michailovich Dostoevski
if God had not made woman, He wouldn't have made the flower either
Victor Hugo
if I could write the beauty of your eyes - William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
if I have written such a long letter, it means that I did not have enough time to make it shorter
Blaise Pascal
if I was an emperor, I would start by making a dictionary, in order to give a meaning to every word
if I were to say what I really think I would be arrested or shut away in a lunatic asylum. Come on, I am sure that it would be the same for everyone
Roberto Bolaño
if inspiration comes to me, it will find me painting
Pablo Picasso
if Israelis don't want to stand accused of being Nazis they should simply stop acting like Nazis - Norman G. Finkelstein
Norman G. Finkelstein
if it is committed in the name of God or country, there is no crime so heinous that the public will not forgive it - Tom Robbins
Tom Robbins
if it's possible to donate organs to save a patient's life, why not donate proteins to save those dying of hunger?
if liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear - George Orwell
George Orwell
if living is good, dreaming is better, and awakening is the best of all
Antonio Machado
if my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster - Isaac Asimov
Isaac Asimov
if one had to learn all the laws, there would be no time left to break them
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
if one has to refer to any parties as a terrorist state, one might refer to the Israeli government because they are the people who are slaughtering defenseless and innocent Arabs in the occupied territories - Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
if only it were as easy to uncover the truth as to demonstrate the falsehood
Marcus Tullius Cicero
if only we were able to become united... how beautiful and near at hand the future would be
Ernesto Che Guevara
if people better understood the danger of using certain words, dictionaries would be displayed in bookstore windows wrapped in a red band: 'Explosive. Handle with care'
André Maurois
if people knew themselves better they would learn to hate themselves
Ennio Flaiano
if spouses did not live together, good marriages would be more frequent
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
if the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged - Noam Chomsky
Noam Chomsky
if the Republicans will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them - Adlai Stevenson
Adlai Stevenson
if the youth of today effectively disapprove of the omnipotent and mysterious mafia it could very well cease to be a pervasive nightmare
Paolo Borsellino
if there is no price to be paid, it is also not of value - Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein
if there is violence in football, it's because today in Italy winning is all that counts
Arrigo Sacchi
if there were no prisons, we would realise that we are all in chains
Maurice Blanchot
if they come for me in the morning, they will come for you in the night - Angela Davis
Angela Davis
if two people love each other there can be no happy end to it - Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Hemingway
if voting changed anything, they would make it illegal - Anonymous
if we are not in conflict with reason we shall never conclude anything - Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein
if we want an end to ethnic conflict we have to invest less in war and more in the culture of peace
Federico Mayor Zaragoza
if we want things to change, the banks should be occupied and the television should be blown up. There is no other revolutionary solution possible
Luciano Bianciardi
if you are a fatalist, what can you do about it? - Ann Edwards-Duff
Ann Edwards-Duff
if you are afraid of loneliness, don't marry
Anton Chekhov
if you are so intelligent, how come you've become rich?
if you are sure you understand everything that is going on, you are hopelessly confused - Walter F. Mondale
Walter F. Mondale
if you do not expect the unexpected you will not unearth it, so evasive and improbable is it
if you explain yourself with an example, I won't understand a thing
Ennio Flaiano
if you give the impression that you need something, you will get nothing. To make money you have to appear to be rich
Alexander Dumas
if you hate a person, you hate something in him that is a part of yourself
Hermann Hesse
if you have a talent, use it in every which way possible. Don't hoard it. Don't dole it out like a miser. Spend it lavishly like a millionaire intent on going broke - Brendan Behan
Brendan Behan
if you have been happy, it does not count as a mistake - Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe
if you have faith in yourself, others will have faith in you, too
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
if you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law - Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill
if you help someone in trouble you can be sure that they'll remember it ... the next time they're in trouble - H.V. Prochnow
H.V. Prochnow
if you live long enough, you'll see every victory turn into a defeat
Simone de Beauvoir
if you love what you do, it will never be a job
if you say yes to everything and everyone it's as if you don't exist
Tahar Ben Jelloun
if you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart - Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
if you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything - Mark Twain
Mark Twain
if you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever - George Orwell
George Orwell
if you want an old age that lasts many years, start being old soon
Marcus Porcius Cato
if you want friendship, gentleness and poetry to cross your path through life, take them with you
Georges Duhamel
if you want to get rich from writing, write the sort of thing that's read by persons who move their lips when they're reading to themselves - Don Marquis
Don Marquis
if you want to know what a woman really means, look at her, don't listen to her - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
if you want to learn, then teach
Marcus Tullius Cicero
if you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans
Blaise Pascal
if you wish to avoid looking at an idiot, break your mirror first
François Rabelais
if you wish to make someone happy, rather than give him gifts you should deprive him of desires
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
if you wish to savour your good qualities, commit a sin from time to time
Ugo Ojetti
if your morals make you dreary, depend upon it, they are wrong - Robert Louis Stevenson
Robert Louis Stevenson
if you're going to tell people the truth, be funny or they'll kill you - Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
if you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing - Malcom X
Malcom X
if you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate - Henry J. Tillman
Steven Right
if you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original - Ken Robinson
Ken Robinson
ignorance is closer to the truth than a priori knowledge
Denis Diderot
ignorance is spreading in a terrifying way
José Saramago
ignorance is the greatest source of happiness
Giacomo Leopardi
ignorance is the mother of sexual happiness and bliss
Giordano Bruno
ignorance of your own ignorance, is ignorance at its worst
San Girolamo
imagination consoles us for what we are not, humour for what we are - Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill
imagination is merely the exploitation of our memory
Pierre Bonnard
immature poets imitate. Mature poets steal - T.S. Eliot
Thomas Stearns Eliot
immortal is he who accepts the moment
Cesare Pavese
immunity is to impunity as honourable is to man of honour
Giacomo Casanova
in all ages hypocrites, called priests, have put crowns on the heads of thieves, called kings - Robert G. Ingersoll
Rober Green Ingersoll
in all things we learn only from those we love
Johann Peter Eckermann
in an age of madness, to expect to be untouched by madness is a form of madness - Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow
in archaeology you uncover the unknown. In diplomacy you cover the known - Thomas Pickering
Thomas Pickering
in cases of doubt, one decides for what is right
Karl Kraus
in certain situations unkind words are best - Anonymous
in crises there breaks out an epidemic that, in all earlier epochs, would have seemed an absurdity - the epidemic of overproduction
Karl Marx
in economics, the majority is always wrong - John Kenneth Galbraith
John Kenneth Galbraith
in every country and every age, the priest has been hostile to Liberty - Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
in fact, I usually say what I really think. A great mistake nowadays. It makes one so liable to be misunderstood - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
in general, every country has the language it deserves
Jorge Luis Borges
in general, men believe easily in that which they desire
Caius Iulius Caesar
in great affairs men show themselves as they wish to be seen; in small things they show themselves as they are
Nicolas de Chamfort
in his life, a man can change his wife, his political opinions or his religion but not his football team
Eduardo Galeano
in Italy the majority of politicians don't fight for projects, but to defend their own interests
Indro Montanelli
in jest one can say anything, even the truth
Sigmund Freud
in many cases servitude is not an instance of duress on the part of the master, but a temptation for the servile
Indro Montanelli
in matters of conscience, the law of the majority has no place - Mahatma Gandhi
Mohandas Karamchad Gandhi
in matters of grave importance, style, not sincerity, is the vital thing - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
in my love stories remorse used to come afterwards, now it goes before me
Ennio Flaiano
in my times there were no best-sellers, and we could not prostitute ourselves. There was nobody wanting to buy our prostitution
Jorge Luis Borges
in no other language is it as difficult to reach agreement as in one's own
Karl Kraus
in one kiss, you'll know all I haven't said
Pablo Neruda
in order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep - Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein
in order to live many years the only thing to be avoided is life
in politics if you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman - Margaret Thatcher
Margaret Thatcher
in politics, the true saint is the man who uses his whip and kills the people for their own good
Charles Baudelaire
in principle, a porter differs less from a philosopher than a mastiff from a greyhound. It is the division of labor which has set a gulf between them
Karl Marx
in prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends - John Churton Collins
John Churton Collins
in relation to them, all people are Nazis; for the animals it is an eternal Treblinka - Isaac Bashevis Singer
Isaac Bashevis Singer
in seeking the good of others, we find our own
in seeking wisdom, the first step is silence; the second, listening; the third, remembering; the fourth, practicing; the fifth, teaching others
Solomon Ibn Gabirol
in the concentration camps we used to live from minute to minute and we had to keep reflection to a minimum, for thinking is wearing
Haïm-Vidal Sephiha
in the confusion we stay with each other, happy to be together, speaking without uttering a single word - Walt Whitman
Walt Whitman
in the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends - Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King
in the fight between you and the world, back the world - Frank Zappa
Frank Zappa
in the future world there will be I don't know how many dialects, but only four languages: Spanish, English, Arabic and Chinese
Camilo José Cela
in the past, to subjugate the people, the powerful used force, laws and religion; now, they also have football and television
Carl William Brown
in the United States, more prisons are built each year than schools and colleges
Jesús Sepúlveda
in this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich - Henry Ward Beecher
Henry Ward Beecher
in this world there are only two tragedies; one is not getting what one wants, the other is getting it - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
in times of crisis, only imagination is more important than knowledge - Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein
in times of war, the law falls silent
Marcus Tullius Cicero
in wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies - Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill
incompetence will show in the use of too many words - Ezra Pound
Ezra Pound
increase in wisdom can be measured accurately by the corresponding decrease in anger
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
indigenous peoples are the moral reserve of humanity
Evo Morales
infidel: in New York, one who does not believe in the Christian religion; in Constantinople, one who does - Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce
insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results - Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein
inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist - George Carlin
George Carlin
instead of abolishing the rich, we must abolish the poor - George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw
instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks - Doug Larson
Doug Larson
intelligence is a moral concept
Theodor W. Adorno
internet colossuses are becoming more and more the exclusive intermediaries between producers and consumers
Antonello Soro
interpreter: one who enables two persons of different languages to understand each other by repeating to each what it would have been to the interpreter's advantage for the other to have said - Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce
involutional melancholia
Joseph Stalin
is it democratic to make people pay taxes in a country where 90 per cent of the population doesn't want to pay them?
is it the girls on the street that imitate the girls on the television or the other way round? Or is it simply that they go to the same consultants?
is there any sense in talking about 'compulsory schooling'?
is there any use in living if you don't have the courage to fight?
Giuseppe Fava
is there anything in what we say? - George Steiner
George Steiner
is there anything more precious to a people than the language of its forefathers?
Johann Gottfried von Herder
isn't it ironic that a place known as the Holy Land is the place of the fiercest and deepest hatred that exists on this planet?
Daniele Luttazzi
it can sound ridiculous, but let me say it: the true revolutionary is guided by deep feelings of love
Ernesto Che Guevara
it doesn't much signify whom one marries, for one is sure to find next morning that it was someone else - Samuel Rogers
Samuel Rogers
it is a crime against humanity to convert agricultural productive soil into soil which produces food stuff that will be turned into biofuel
Jean Ziegler
it is a heretic which builds a fire, not she who burns in't - William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
it is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education - Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein
it is a mistake to suppose that no man understands his own character. Most persons know even their failings very well, only they persist in giving them names different from those usually assigned by the rest of the world - Arthur Helps
Arthur Helps
it is always easier to change your man than to change a man - Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe
it is as difficult for the rich to acquire wisdom as is it for the wise to acquire riches - Epictetus
it is because humanity didn't know where it was going that it managed to find its path - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
it is better to be unhappy in love than unhappy in marriage, but some people manage to be both
Guy de Maupassant
it is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare - Mark Twain
Mark Twain
it is dangerous for a national candidate to say things that people might remember - Eugene McCarthy
Eugene Joseph McCarthy
it is dangerous to be right when the established authorities are wrong
it is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid - George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw
it is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it - Upton Sinclair
Upton Sinclair
it is difficult to say who do you the most harm: enemies with the worst intentions or friends with the best - Lord Lytton
Lord Lytton
it is difficult to see who willingly goes along with the tide
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
it is difficult, in art, to say something that is as good as saying nothing
Ludwig Wittgenstein
it is easier to fight for your beliefs than live up to them - Alfred Adler
Alfred Adler
it is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend - William Blake
William Blake
it is easier to love humanity as a whole than to love one's neighbor - Eric Hoffer
Eric Hoffer
it is easier to teach everyone a second language than to build a machine capable of translating
it is easy to write one's memoirs, when one has a bad memory
Arthur Schnitzler
it is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself - Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
it is good to follow one's own bent, so long as it leads upward
André Gide
it is hard to be sincere if you are intelligent, in the same way as being honest when you are ambitious
Fernando Pessoa
it is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place - H.L. Mencken
H.L. Mencken
it is impossible for a man to be cheated by anyone but himself
Ralph Waldo Emerson
it is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do - Jerome K. Jerome
Jerome K. Jerome
it is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals; let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians
Henrik Ibsen
it is man in his totality who is conditioned by the labour apparatus to behave productively; when outside the factory, he preserves the same skin and the same head
Christophe Dejours
it is more shameful to distrust one's friends than to be deceived by them
François de La Rochefoucauld
it is much easier to suppress a first desire than to satisfy those that follow
François de La Rochefoucauld
it is my opinion, and I share it
Henri-Bonaventure Monnier
it is not a good thing to get all you want
it is not freedom that is wanting, but free men
Leo Longanesi
it is not knowledge we lack. What is missing is the courage to understand what we know and to draw conclusions
Sven Lindqvist
it is not life that is prolonged, it is old age
it is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change - Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin
it is not uncommon to meet thieves who sermonize against theft
Miguel de Unamuno
it is nothing to die; it is frightful not to live
Victor Hugo
it is often so: the harder it is to hear, the more a truth is worth saying
André Gide
it is only about things that do not interest one that one can give a really unbiased opinion, which is no doubt the reason why an unbiased opinion is always absolutely valueless - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
it is only with the heart that one can see right, what is essential is invisible to the eye
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
it is perfectly monstrous the way people go about, nowadays, saying things behind one's back that are absolutely and entirely true - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
it is possible to fail in many ways, while to succeed is possible only in one way
it is rare that men who nurture the utmost respect for women are held in high regard by them - Joseph Addison
Joseph Addison
it is sad to consider that Nature speaks but mankind does not listen
Victor Hugo
it is sometimes no less eloquent to remain silent
Plinius Minor
it is the mark of an inexperienced man not to believe in luck - Joseph Conrad
Joseph Conrad
it is uncertain in what place death may await thee; therefore expect it in any place
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
it is very good advice to believe only what an artist does, rather than what he says about his work - David Hockney
David Hockney
it is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning - Henry Ford
Henry Ford
it often happens that the firebug is not brought to book but the person who gave the alarm is castigated
Nicolas de Chamfort
it seemed the world was divided into good and bad people. The good ones slept better... while the bad ones seemed to enjoy the waking hours much more - Woody Allen
Woody Allen
it takes a very long time to become young
Pablo Picasso
it takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance - Thomas Sowell
Thomas Sowell
it takes your enemy and your friend, working together, to hurt you to the heart: the one to slander you and the other to get the news to you - Mark Twain
Mark Twain
it took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up, because by that time I was too famous - Robert Benchley
Robert Benchley
it was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, 'always do what you are afraid to do' - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson
it was his fate, as it is for all men, to live through hard times
Jorge Luis Borges
it would be some consolation for the feebleness of ourselves and our works, if all things should perish as slowly as they come into being; but as it is, increases are of sluggish growth, but the way to ruin is rapid
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Italians are always ready to rush to the aid of winners
Ennio Flaiano
Italians lose wars as if they were football matches, and football matches as if they were wars - Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill
Italy is falling into ruins in a wealth of egoism, stupidity, lack of culture, gossip, moralism, coercion and conformation. To lend oneself in any way by means of a contribution to this ruin is, by now, fascism
Pier Paolo Pasolini
it's a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it's a depression when you lose your own - Harry S. Truman
Harry S. Truman
it's amazing that one fortune-teller doesn't laugh at the sight of another
Marcus Tullius Cicero
it's amusing the thoughtlessness with which the wicked think that all will go well
Victor Hugo
it's better not to have laws than to break them every day
Ugo Foscolo
it's better to fret in doubt than to rest in error
Alessandro Manzoni
it's class warfare, my class is winning, but they shouldn't be - Warren Buffett
Warren Buffett
it's difficult not to have a desire for someone else's woman; those belonging to nobody are, after all, not very attractive
Enzo Biagi
it's easier to disintegrate an atom than a prejudice
Albert Einstein
it's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled - Mark Twain
Mark Twain
it's good to slowly come to the realisation that you understand nothing
Maurice Maeterlinck
it's never his virtues, but always his vices, that tell us on each occasion who the man is
Umberto Galimberti
it's not conscience that determines life, but life that determines conscience
Karl Marx
it's not the struggle that makes us be artists, but Art that makes us struggle
Albert Camus
it's not true that rainy days are the worst, they are the only days in which you can walk holdin' your head high even if you are cryin' - Jim Morrison
Jim Morrison
it's possible to love a human being if you don't know them too well - Charles Bukowski
Charles Bukowski
it's this love I have for books that's made me the smartest idiot in the world
Louise Brooks
it's very difficult working in an exemplary way and, at the same time, despising the job you are doing
Milan Kundera
it's when we forget ourselves that we do things which deserve to be remembered - Anonymous
I'd rather annoy with the truth than please with adulation
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
I'm a man with the same limits of anyone of my generation. But I've never said what I didn't want to say, even if I've not always said what I wanted to say
Enzo Biagi
I'm in favor of legalizing drugs. According to my values system, if people want to kill themselves, they have every right to do so. Most of the harm that comes from drugs is because they are illegal - Milton Friedman
Milton Friedman
I'm no communist - I can't afford to be one
Ennio Flaiano
I'm no pessimist. Recognising evil wherever it exists is, to my mind, a form of optimism
Roberto Rossellini
I'm not denyin' the women are foolish: God Almighty made 'em to match the men - George Eliot
George Eliot
I'm not going to sit at your table and watch you eat, with nothing on my plate, and call myself a diner. Sitting at the table doesn't make you a diner. Being here in America doesn't make you an American - Malcolm X
Malcolm X
I'm shocked by the legalisation of abortion as I, like many others, consider it as legalising murder
Pier Paolo Pasolini
I'm still an atheist, thank God
Luis Buñuel
I'm surrounded by priests who harp on about their authority not being of this world, but who, all the same, help themselves to and greedily grasp anything that comes within reach
Napoleon Bonaparte
I'm their leader, I've got to follow them
Alexandre Auguste Ledru-Rollin
I'm worried as I'm beginning to have ideas that I don't agree with
Francesco Tullio Altan
I've a grand memory for forgetting - Robert Louis Stevenson
Robert Louis Stevenson
I've always been astonished by the absurd turns rivers have to make to flow under every bridge
Beppe Grillo
I've always believed that if there's somewhere in the world where there are no pure-breds, that place is definitely Italy. In fact, our ancestors had too many opportunities for amusement
Enzo Biagi
I've been on a calendar, but never on time - Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe
I've done a peaceful coexistence deal with time - it doesn't pursue me nor do I flee from it, but one day we'll meet
Mario Lago
I've never let school interfere with my education - Mark Twain
Mark Twain
I've spent my life proving the rule
Sacha Guitry