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Michael Iapoce

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 concealed.
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)

Michael Ignatieff

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

Ivan Illich (1926-2002)

In a consumer society there are inevitably two kinds of slaves: the prisoners of addiction and the prisoners of envy. -- Ivan Illich (1926-2002)

John Imhoff

Any organisation is like a septic tank. The really big chunks rise to the top.~John Imhoff

F.A Inderwick

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.

William R. Inge (1860 &endash; 1954)

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

Bernard Ingham

She (Margaret Thatcher) regarded journalism as the haunt of the brittle, the cynical and the unreliable. - Bernard Ingham, Kill the Messenger, p168

Miranda Ingram

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

Raymond Inmon

If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk. --Raymond Inmon

Innocent III

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

Washington Irving

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

Bob Irwin

Decaffeinated coffee? Kinda like kissing your sister. - Bob Irwin


Walter Isaacson

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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