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obscenity is not pornography, obscenity is that someone could die of hunger
José Saramago
of all the sexual aberrations, perhaps the most peculiar is chastity
Remy de Gourmont
of all things that are certain, the most certain is doubt
Bertolt Brecht
of course a platonic relationship is possible - but only between husband and wife - Anonymous
of course the people don't want war. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country
Hermann Göring
often we do good so that we can then do evil with impunity
François de La Rochefoucauld
oh! don't use big words. They mean so little - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
old age is the most unexpected of all the things that can happen to a man
Leon Trotsky
on the subject of values: we keep money in a safe, but dreams...in a drawer
Mirco Stefanon
on today's world stage we westerners are, unfortunately, the only actors and the only spectators, and so, through our television and our press, we listen only to our reasons and feel only our sorrows
Tiziano Terzani
on we go blinded by those puerile and insane religions invented by our forefathers against the terrors of the great unknown
Guy de Maupassant
once I read a dictionary from cover to cover; I thought it was a lovely poem about everything - Ophelia
one achieves self-control only by dint of lack of restraint. The brothel defends the house
Carlo Dossi
one can really forgive a man for being a fool for an hour when there are so many who never stop being fools even for an hour in their entire life
Francisco de Quevedo y Villegas
one day we will be people again, and not only Jews
Anne Frank
one does not conduct politics with morality, but neither can one conduct them without
André Malraux
one does not fear vice in men, because it enslaves them; virtue yes, because it makes them masters
Diego de Saavedra Fajardo
one does not sell the earth upon which the people walk - Tashunka Witko 'Crazy Horse'
Tashunka Witko
one is able to adopt the strategy of a lover only when not in love
Cesare Pavese
one is easily fooled by that which one loves
one is not born a woman, one becomes a woman
Simone de Beauvoir
one is not deceived by one's senses, but by one's judgement
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
one is not what one is for that which one writes, but for that which one has read
Jorge Luis Borges
one is worth as many people as the languages one knows
Carlo V
one may sometimes tell a lie, but the grimace that accompanies it tells the truth
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
one must be very strong to love solitude
Pier Paolo Pasolini
one never goes so far as when one doesn't know where one is going
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
one never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done
Marie Curie
one of the advantages of not being happy is that one can long for happiness
Miguel de Unamuno
one of the advantages of pleasure over pain is that for pleasure you can say 'stop'
Ugo Ojetti
one of the benefits of group sex is that, if someone wants, they can take a nap - Woody Allen
Woody Allen
one of the first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine - William Osler
Osler William
one of the greatest pleasures in life is friendship, and one of the pleasures of friendship is to have someone in whom to confide a secret
Alessandro Manzoni
one of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can't utter - James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
one of the pleasures of reading old letters is the knowledge that they need no answer - Lord Byron
Lord Byron
one person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests - John Stuart Mill
John Stuart Mill
one should always be in love. That is the reason one should never marry - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
one should always play fairly when one has the winning cards - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
one shows respect for books by using them
Umberto Eco
one starts to get young at the age of sixty, and unfortunately it's too late
Pablo Picasso
one weeps more for prayers answered than for those unanswered
Santa Teresa de Jesús
one's real life is often the life that one does not lead - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
only a fool would choose war over peace - for in peace sons bury their fathers and in war fathers their sons
only after the last tree has been cut down, only after the last river has been poisoned, only after the last fish has been caught, only then will you find that money cannot be eaten - Cree Indian Prophecy
Cree Indian Prophecy
only at the extremes of the social scale are kings recognised
Pier Paolo Pasolini
only cultured people like learning; ignoramuses prefer to teach
Edouard Le Berquier
only great men have great faults
François de La Rochefoucauld
only he who is without expectation is truly free - Edward Young
Andrew Young
only idiots have no doubts. Are you sure? I have no doubt!
Luciano De Crescenzo
only if you are on the road to sunset boulevard can you encounter a rosy morn
Mirco Stefanon
only one who is very unhappy has the right to pity another
Ludwig Wittgenstein
only silence is great; all else is weakness
Alfred de Vigny
only someone who does not aspire to virtue is without virtue
Leon Battista Alberti
only someone who has no fear of dying for the truth is worthy of speaking it
José María Vargas Vila
only that which I have lost belongs to me for always
Elisa Félix
only that which is not paid for proves costly
Camillo Sbarbaro
only the brave know how to forgive. A coward never - it is not in his nature - Laurence Sterne
Laurence Sterne
only the dead have the right to forgive and the living have no right to forget
Chaim Herzog
only the dead see the end of war
only the human rights of the legal persons are respected
only the vigilance of public opinion ensures the future of any society - Noam Chomsky
Noam Chomsky
only the winners decide what were war crimes - Gary Wills
Garry Wills
only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly - Robert F. Kennedy
Robert Francis Kennedy
only those who want to pay taxes should live in tax havens: so small are they all
only through usage shall words be made good, true and legitimate words of a language
Alessandro Manzoni
only when it is dark enough, can you see the stars - Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King
opulence is the ruin of the rich and augments the misery of the poor
Denis Diderot
organized crime is just the other (dirty) face of the dollar - Raymond Chandler
Raymond Chandler
originality is undetected plagiarism - William R. Inge
William Ralph Inge
our bourgeois, not content with having the wives and daughters of their proletarians at their disposal, not to speak of common prostitutes, takes the greatest pleasure in seducing each other's wives
Karl Marx
our conscience is no defence against our sins, however, it unfortunately denies us the pleasure of enjoying them
Salvador de Madariaga y Rojo
our current economy system is a global machine that is destroying the environment and producing millions of losers that nobody knows what to do with - Susan George
George Susan
our greatest and most glorious achievement is to live as we should. Everything else such as ruling, ammassing wealth and constructing are at most only adjuncts and props
Michel de Montaigne
our intellect not only makes us more rational, unfortunately it also makes us more dangerous - Simon Wiesenthal
Simon Wiesenthal
our liberty cannot be guarded but by the freedom of the press, nor that be limited without danger of losing it - Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
our lives end the day we become silent about things that really matter - Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King
our memories are card indexes consulted and then returned in disorder by authorities whom we do not control - Cyril Connolly
Cyril Connolly
our morals rectify our instinctive errors, and love our moral errors
José Ortega y Gasset
our nature consists in motion; complete rest is death
Blaise Pascal
over the last three decades, we have drifted from having a market economy to becoming a market society. A market economy is a tool ­ a valuable and effective tool ­ for organizing productive activity. But a ‘market society’ is a place where everything is up for sale. It is a way of life where market values govern every sphere of life - Michael Sandel
Michael Sendel
ownership is a trap: what we think we own in fact owns us
Alphonse Karr