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Conscience is the inner voice that warns us that someone might be looking.
H. L. Mencken
I had pro offers from the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers, who were pretty hard up for linemen in those days. If I had gone into professional football the name Jerry Ford might have been a household word today.
Gerald R. Ford
Lets have faith that right makes might; and in that faith let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.
I'd rather be a could-be if I cannot be an are; because a could-be is a maybe who is reaching for a star. I'd rather be a has-been than a might-have-been, by far; for a might have-been has never been, but a has was once an are.
Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.
The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven forms an ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the gods.
Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!
The person you consider ignorant and insignificant is the one who came from God, that he might learn bliss from grief and knowledge from gloom.
Regrets are idle; yet history is one long regret. Everything might have turned out so differently.
Charles Dudley Warner
If an army of monkeys were strumming on typewriters, they might write all the books in the British Museum.
There isn't a flaw in his golf or his makeup. He will win more majors than Arnold Palmer and me combined. Somebody is going to dust my records. It might as well be Tiger, because he's such a great kid.
Many manufacturers secretly question whether advertising really sells their product, but are vaguely afraid that their competitors might steal a march on them if they stopped.
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
To insult someone we call him 'bestial. For deliberate cruelty and nature, 'human' might be the greater insult.
Artists can color the sky red because they know it's blue. Those of us who aren't artists must color things the way they really are or people might think we're stupid.
If I could only remember that the days were, not bricks to be laid row on row, to be built into a solid house, where one might dwell in safety and peace, but only food for the fires of the heart.
Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else's.
Mighty proud I am that I am able to have a spare bed for my friends.
It is a most mortifying reflection for a man to consider what he has done, compared to what he might have done.
The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of tiny pushes of each honest worker.
Half of the modern drugs could well be thrown out of the window, except that the birds might eat them.
Martin H. Fischer
There ain't any news in being good. You might write the doings of all the convents of the world on the back of a postage stamp, and have room to spare.
Finley Peter Dunne
More marriages might survive if the partners realized that sometimes the better comes after the worse.
Never get married in the morning - you never know who you might meet that night.
God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.
James M. Barrie
Women are one of the Almighty's enigmas to prove to men that He knows more than they do.
Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.
If Galileo had said in verse that the world moved, the inquisition might have let him alone.
Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks.
A pun does not commonly justify a blow in return. But if a blow were given for such cause, and death ensued, the jury would be judges both of the facts and of the pun, and might, if the latter were of an aggravated character, return a verdict of justifiable homicide.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
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