One way to make sure everyone gets to work on time would be to have 95 parking spaces for every 100 employees. ~Michael Iapoce.
Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906)
Look into any man's heart you please, and you will always find, in
every one, at least one black spot which he has to keep
Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906), _Pillars of Society_
The worst enemy of truth and freedom in our society is the compact majority. Yes, the damned liberal compact majority.--Ibsen
You should never have your best trousers on when you go out to fight for freedom and truth. - Henrik Ibsen (1828 &endash; 1906)
Secular faiths such as Marxism left much less room for doubt than
religion. Religion knows all about doubt. Since God's ways are
unknowable, religion can endure only if it finds a place for
self-questioning. Prayer itself is a questioning dialogue with God.
But what is Marxism's equivalent of prayer? Since the theory had to
be correct, a believer had to disavow the testimony of his own
senses; and if reality failed to live up to the promise of theory,
then the reality was deficient.
Michael Ignatieff, "The Era of Error", _The New Republic_, Aug.9,1999
In a consumer society there are inevitably two kinds of slaves: the prisoners of addiction and the prisoners of envy. -- Ivan Illich (1926-2002)
Any organisation is like a septic tank. The really big chunks rise to the top.~John Imhoff
A complex character such as that of Cromwell, is incapable of creation, except in times of great civil and religious excitement, and one cannot judge of the man without at the same time considering the contending elements by which he was surrounded. It is possible to take his character to pieces, and, selecting one or other of his qualities as a corner-stone, to build around it a monument which will show him as a patriot or a plotter, a Christian man or a hypocrite, a demon or a demi-god as the sculptor may choose." F.A Inderwick, The Interregnum, 1648-60. The Dictionary of Biographical Quotations.
There are two kinds of fools: one says, "This is old, therefore it is good"; the other says, "This is new, therefore it is better." -- William R. Inge
Christianity promises to make men free; it never promises to make them independent. ~Wm Ralph Inge
Anxiety is the interest paid on trouble before it is due.---William R. Inge
The Church which is married to the Spirit of the Age will be a widow in the next.-- Dean Inge
Personalize your sympathies; depersonalize you antipathies. --W. R. Inge, _More Lay Thoughts of a Dean_, 1931
Chesterton was a fat clown who crucifies truth upside down.-- Dean Inge
A nation is a society united by delusions about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours. W. R. Inge
Robert G. Ingersoll
Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind.-Robert G. Ingersoll
The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart. --Robert G. Ingersoll
The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so. Robert Green Ingersoll
She (Margaret Thatcher) regarded journalism as the haunt of the brittle, the cynical and the unreliable. - Bernard Ingham, Kill the Messenger, p168
It's not that chocolates are a substitute for love. Love is a substitute for chocolate. Chocolate is, let's face it, far more reliable than a man. --Miranda Ingram
If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk. --Raymond Inmon
This charter has been forced from the king. It constitutes an insult to the Holy See, a serious weakening of the royal power, a disgrace to the English nation, a danger to all Christendom, since this civil war obstructs the crusade. - Pope Innocent III, Papal Bull condemning Magna Carta, 24 August 1215.
Mary Jean Irion
Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, savor you, bless you, before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it will not always be so. One day I shall dig my fingers into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch my self taut, or raise my hands to the sky, and want all the more for your return.-Mary Jean Irion
Great minds have great purposes, others have wishes. Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.--- Washington Irving
There is a remembrance of the dead, to which we turn even from the charms of the living. These we would not exchange for the song of pleasure or the bursts of revelry. -- Washington Irving
Decaffeinated coffee? Kinda like kissing your sister. - Bob Irwin
If you had to describe the century's geopolitics in one sentence, it could be a short one: Freedom won. Free minds and free markets prevailed over fascism and communism.--Walter Isaacson, "Person of the Century: Who Mattered and Why," in the December 31 TIME
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