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  • In order to be utterly happy the only thing necessary is to refrain from comparing this moment with other moments in the past, which I often did not fully enjoy because I was comparing them with other moments of the future. - quotation from Andr Gide
  • I knew from the start if I left a woman I really loved -- the Great Society -- in order to fight that bitch of a war in Vietnam then I would lose everything at home. My hopes my dreams. - quotation from Lyndon B. Johnson
  • To live as one likes is plebian the noble man aspires to order and law. - quotation from Johann von Goethe
  • In order to be walked on, you have to be lying down. - quotation from Brian Weir
  • In peace, children inter their parents war violates the order of nature and causes parents to inter their children. - quotation from Herodotus
  • Have the courage to be ignorant of a great number of things, in order to avoid the calamity of being ignorant of everything. - quotation from Sydney Smith
  • He had discovered a great law of human action, without knowing it - namely, that in order to make a man or a boy covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to obtain. - quotation from Mark Twain
  • Set all things in their own peculiar place, and know that order is the greatest grace. - quotation from John Dryden
  • Men are born with two eyes, but only one tongue, in order that they should see twice as much as they say. - quotation from Charles Caleb Colton
  • In no sense do I advocate evading or defying the law ... That would lead to anarchy. An individual who breaks a law that his conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law. - quotation from Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • We forfeit three-fourths of ourselves in order to be like other people. - quotation from Arthur Schopenhauer [German philosopher (1788 - 1860)]
  • We seem to have a compulsion these days to bury time capsules in order to give those people living in the next century or so some idea of what we are like. I have prepared one of my own. I have placed some rather large samples of dynamite, gunpowder, and nitroglycerin. My time capsule is set to go off in the year 3000. It will show them what we are really like. - quotation from Alfred Hitchcock [British movie director (1899 - 1980)]
  • I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - quotation from Pablo Picasso [Spanish Cubist painter (1881 - 1973)]
  • To be a hero or a heroine, one must give an order to oneself. - quotation from Simone Weil [French social philosopher (1909 - 1943)]
  • It is not necessary to understand things in order to argue about them. - quotation from Pierre Beaumarchais [French businessman & comic dramatist (1732 - 1799)]
  • Too many have dispensed with generosity in order to practice charity. - quotation from Albert Camus [French existentialist author & philosopher (1913 - 1960)]
  • In order to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe. - quotation from Carl Sagan, Cosmos [US astronomer & popularizer of astronomy (1934 - 1996)]
  • The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order. - quotation from Alfred North Whitehead [English mathematician & philosopher (1861 - 1947)]