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One cannot live without motives. I have no motives left, and I am living.

Emil Cioran

The fact that in Germany the politics were of the Right and in the United States of the Left should not mislead us. In both places the universities gave way under the pressure of mass movements, and did so in large measure because they thought those movements possessed a moral truth superior to any the university could provide. Commitment was understood to be profounder than science, passion than reason, history than nature, the young than the old.

Allan David Bloom

Always watch where you are going. Otherwise, you may step on a piece of the Forest that was left out by mistake.

Winnie the Pooh

Among these treasures of our land is water--fast becoming our most valuable, most prized, most critical resource. A blessing where properly used--but it can bring devastation and ruin when left uncontrolled.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

By 2035, there will be almost no poor countries left in the world.

Bill Gates

And if you cast down an idol, there's nothing left.

Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie

If you reject family - which a mother holds together - as well as the ties of Church and State, is there anything left for you?

Anthony Burgess

To be left alone is the most precious thing one can ask of the modern world.

Anthony Burgess

Agriculture, manufactures, commerce and navigation, the four pillars of our prosperity, are the most thriving when left most free to individual enterprise.

Thomas Jefferson

Always eat grapes downwards that is, always eat the best grape first; in this way there will be none better left on the bunch, and each grape will seem good down to the last.

Samuel Butler

Many, if not most, good ideas die young mainly from neglect on the part of the parents, but sometimes from over-fondness. Once well started, an opinion had better be left to shift for itself.

Samuel Butler

You aren't the kind of guy who takes the law into his own hands. You left the law in other hands and it screwed you over pretty badly.

Orson Scott Card

We are all born with God-given, unique traits and skills. But, as with all possibilities they will remain unrealized unless they are developed, nurtured, and put into practice. You may have the "capacity" to love, but if left undeveloped, you will never gain the "ability."

Dr. Felice Leonardo Buscaglia

When they are not at war they do a little hunting, but spend most of their time in idleness, sleeping and eating. The strongest and most warlike do nothing. They vegetate, while the care of hearth and home and fields is left to the women, the old and the weak. Strange inconsistency of temperament, which makes the same men lovers of sloth and haters of tranquility.

Tacitus

Love is a temporary madness, it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides. And when it subsides, you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion, it is not the desire to mate every second minute of the day, it is not lying awake at night imagining that he is kissing every cranny of your body. No, dont blush, I am telling you some truths. That is just being in love, which any fool can do. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident.

Louis de Bernieres

We could hardly believe that after so many ordeals, after all the trials of modern skepticism, there was still so much left in our souls to destroy.

Alexander Herzen

O Lord! If you give us victory, I shall see that no enemy warrior is left alive until their river runs with their blood!

al-Walid, Khalid ibn

We are so obsessed with doing that we have no time and no imagination left for being. As a result, men are valued not for what they are but for what they do or what they have - for their usefulness

Thomas Merton

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Palestinian and Israeli leaders finally recover the Road Map to Peace, only to discover that, while they were looking for it, the Lug Nuts of Mutual Interest came off the Front Left Wheel of Accommodation, causing the Sport Utility Vehicle of Progress to crash into the Ditch of Despair.

Dave Barry

Sisters define their rivalry in terms of competition for the gold cup of parental love. It is never perceived as a cup which runneth over, rather a finite vessel from which the more one sister drinks, the less is left over for the others.

Elizabeth Fishel

For cowards the road of desertion should be left open; they will carry over to the enemy nothing, but their fears.

John Christian Bovee

After I left the convent, for 15 years I was worn out with religion, I wanted nothing whatever to do with it. I felt disgusted with it. If I saw someone reading a religious book on a train, I'd think, how awful.

Karen Armstrong

People seem to enjoy things more when they know a lot of other people have been left out of the pleasure.

Russell Baker

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