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And we should consider everyday lost on which we have not danced at least once: And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.

Friedrich Nietzsche

What we once did 'for the sake of God' we now do for the sake of money.

Friedrich Nietzsche

All art is at once surface and symbol. Those who go beneath the surface do so at their own peril. Those who read the symbol do so at their own peril.

Oscar Wilde

Once you label me, you negate me.

Soren Kierkegaard

If once the people become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress and Assemblies, Judges and Governors, shall all become wolves. It seems to be the law of our general nature, in spite of individual exceptions.

Thomas Jefferson

You can have it all. You just can't have it all at once.

Oprah Winfrey

Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

I can't say I was ever lost, but I was bewildered once for three days.

Daniel Boone

It is only prudent never to place complete confidence in that by which we have even once been deceived.

Rene Descartes

If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.

Rene Descartes

All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.

Galileo Galilei

Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once.

William Shakespeare

A word, once sent abroad, flies irrevocably.

Horace Mann

Education alone can conduct us to that enjoyment which is, at once, best in quality and infinite in quantity.

Horace Mann

Once a word has been allowed to escape, it cannot be recalled.

Horace Mann

One needs to be slow to form convictions, but once formed they must be defended against the heaviest odds.

Mahatma Gandhi

Once we have a war there is only one thing to do. It must be won. For defeat brings worse things than any that can ever happen in war.

Ernest Hemingway

What once were vices are manners now.


A heart well worth winning, and well won. A heart that, once won, goes through fire and water for the winner, and never changes, and is never daunted.

Charles Dickens

Once I had learnt my twelve times table (at the age of three) it was downhill all the way.

Fred Hoyle

I once asked a hermit in Italy how he could venture to live alone, in a single cottage, on the top of a mountain, a mile from any habitation? He replied, that Providence was his next-door neighbor.

Laurence Sterne

Words, once they are printed, have a life of their own.

Carol Burnett

You need to make a commitment, and once you make it, then life will give you some answers.

Les Brown

We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once.

Calvin Coolidge

There are incalculable resources in the human spirit, once it has been set free.

Hubert H. Humphrey

Thinking to get at once all the gold the goose could give, he killed it and opened it only to find - nothing.


Once lead this people into war and they will forget there ever was such a thing as tolerance.

Woodrow Wilson

Once there was The People - Terror gave it birth; Once there was The People, and it made a hell of earth! Earth arose and crushed it. Listen, oh, ye slain! Once there was The People - it shall never be again!

Rudyard Kipling

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.


Once you have flown, your eyes will ever gaze skyward. For once you have been there ... There you will go again!

Leonardo da Vinci

A mission could be defined as an image of a desired state that you want to get to. Once fully seen, it will inspire you to act, fuel your imagination and determine your behavior.

Charles Garfield

It does no harm just once in a while to acknowledge that the whole country isn't in flames, that there are people in the country besides politicians, entertainers, and criminals.

Charles Kuralt

Don't knock the weather. If it didn't change once in a while, nine out of ten people couldn't start a conversation.

Kin Hubbard

I wrote once every two or three weeks for about a year, ... and then about a year ago, I got an e-mail.

Lyndon B. Johnson

When you have told anyone you have left him a legacy the only decent thing to do is to die at once.

Samuel Butler

Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be read once.

Cyril Connolly

In order to exist just once in the world, it is necessary never again to exist.

Albert Camus

I never failed once. It just happened to be a 2000-step process.

Thomas A. Edison

Your love makes me at once the happiest and the unhappiest of men.

Ludwig van Beethoven

But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.

John Adams

Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted but getting what you have, which once you have got it you may be smart enough to see is what you would have wanted had you known.

Garrison Keillor

Thankfully, beauty is easier to remove than apply, and a swipe of demaquillage in the right direction and you are you once again.

Margaret Cho

A coward dies a thousand deaths... a soldier dies but once.

Tupac Shakur

You're only young once, but you can be immature forever.

Germaine Greer

There are people who put their dreams in a little box and say, "Yes, I've got dreams, of course I've got dreams." Then they put the box away and bring it out once in awhile to look in it, and yep, they're still there.

Erma Bombeck

I once said cynically of a politician, 'He'll doublecross that bridge when he comes to it'.

Oscar Levant

I was once thrown out of a mental hospital for depressing the other patients.

Oscar Levant

What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.

Helen Keller

We must give lengthy deliberation to what has to be decided once and for all.

Publilius Syrus

Nothing can be done at once hastily and prudently.

Publilius Syrus

Once I make up my mind, I'm full of indecision.

Oscar Levant

To do two things at once is to do neither.

Publilius Syrus

Every one of us lives his life just once; if we are honest, to live once is enough.

Greta Garbo

Each excellent thing, once learned, serves for a measure of all other knowledge.

Sir Philip Sidney

People were skeptical at first. They got burnt once already.

Duane Coverdale

Once we got them home it was like they've always been here. They're not intimidated. They're not shy, not nervous or anything. It's just been amazing.

Cindy Kraft

This only comes once in a lifetime. I think, basically, in two years I did probably what all I could do at USC. ... I just followed my heart and thought it was best.

Ko Simpson

But, once there, we helped wherever we were needed.

Maggie Winz

Just once, you should've been selfish and gone for it.

Davey Lopes

Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy.

Albert Einstein

We pass through this world but once.

Stephen Jay Gould

They were very keen to start the process early, ... But once they start, they may not continue at a rapid rate.

Lorenzo Codogno

'We know all too little about the factors that affect the attitudes of the peoples of the world toward one another. It is clear, however, that color and race are at once the most important and the most enigmatic.'

John Hope Franklin

I knew once it left my hands it was going in. I'm just glad my teammates had the confidence in me to take the shot.

Brandon Brown

Once they evacuated and got their kids in school, they feel they need to keep them there.

Nancy Davis

If you make any money, the government shoves you in the creek once a year with it in your pockets, and all that don't get wet you can keep.

Will Rogers

This is our first sale into this booming market. Once this first boat has been delivered to Dubai in July, we feel certain that we will be able to build a nice market for ourselves in this region.

Bentley Collins

Bureaucrats write memoranda both because they appear to be busy when they are writing and because the memos, once written, immediately become proof that they were busy.

Charles Peters

The panic buying tends to be a blip. Once you've filled your tank you can't fill it up again.

Chris Hunt

Shirley Maclaine once said that she didn't want to be a big star, just a long star. That's what I want too.

Joyce Dewitt

We train once a month for two hours. You hope you never have to do it but ... IP allows us to train for it. I think all big companies should have a program like we have. And I think everybody should take CPR classes.

Wiley Clark

We weren't sure if they were going to move (Weirather) up or not. We wanted to see him because we needed to beat him for districts. Once they moved Weirather up, we moved Devon up.

Mike Richart

Once the car went into the median, it went airborne and flipped, ejecting all three occupants.

Commander Lee Vance

She wants to know the children, but she said she just really wants to hug them once and then doesn't really want to have much to do with them.

Michael Meehan

They tried to throw it a little more once he got in there. Other than that, it was the same kind of outfit.

Keion Carpenter

This kind of thing happens once in a lifetime.

Jose Freches

Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in awhile, or the light won't come in.

Alan Alda

Once the anchor of reason has been cut, one's craft may go anywhere. One may become a St Francis or equally a Hitler.

Brand Blanshard

He's got legitimate stuff. He's got all the tools. He'll probably pitch once a week hopefully not against us.

Pat Russo

It may be even more that one (rate hike). If they move once there is always another chance for another one, but I think the message that we got from Greenspan today is that it will not be an aggressive increase in rates.

Stephen Gallagher

Once they get started, they get into it.

Dirk Matson

If you don't clean them out at least once a week, they can get a bit aromatic.

John Lovelace

If you are working on two things at once, you have to get the first thing out of your memory before you work on the next one. So you're switching in and out.

Bosco Tjan

To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while.

Josh Billings

Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.

Bertrand Russell

It's amazing. You dream of it happening all four years you're playing. Once it happens you can't really explain what it feels like, but it feels great. That game was all heart.

Ryan Brennan

It would have been nice to have finished higher, but we also had to be realistic once we saw the conditions on the opening morning.

Colin Mcrae

I know it's cold hearted, but once you've got (medical) proof of what's happened, you move on and Richard will move on.

Leigh Matthews

I wouldn't say it's an easy fix. I think it's a mentality. Once again, I feel like we have to become mentally tougher.

Gail Goestenkors

You do all the camps in the summer to get to one place and then to totally blow it, not once, but twice. We have to go farther than we've ever been, seriously.

Charmaine Bell

Every once in awhile you get a miracle, and someone's cancelled. But pretty much from the end of the June, to mid-to-late September, we're booked solid.

Ben Fisher

Once they decided they were going to make that change, they went to their pitching coaches and started pitching from that distance. It hasn't been a big deal pitching or offensively.

Rodney Taylor

No idea is so antiquated that it was not once modern; no idea is so modern that it will not someday be antiquated.

Ellen Glasgow

Most consumer advocates recommend, for a cable company, you want to call once every six months and negotiate.

Aviya Kushner

I once told this writer a story about how I met the guys in an elevator and found out we all had the same last name, so we decided to form a band.

Joey Ramone

It's too early to get into that. That's something we'll address once the merger closes.

Michael Coe

We're attacking them once a week.

Jorge Rodriguez

Once you've made the podium, it's hard to forget. Of course it's my dream to have another medal.

Tae Satoya

You can't think about it once the game starts. And it feels a lot better than it did (Sunday).

Deonte Tatum

If I hear Bowie Kuhn say just once more he's doing something for the betterment of baseball, I'm going to throw-up.

Sparky Anderson

You can?t change the mental smear that happens once you go through one of these things. I don?t believe it can ever be remedied.

Robert Krueger

You think that once you get your name cleared that it will stop, and each time it's still the same thing.

Michelle Green

Andrew was a lot better on his feet and he was taking good shots, but he was not finishing his takedowns and it cost him. Once the guy was on top, he was just wearing Andrew down.

Jim Melvin

The role of a comedian is to make the audience laugh, at a minimum of once every fifteen seconds.

Lenny Bruce

It's a very different kind of focus during rehearsals now. A lot of times (Keene) will say 'Imagine it in the hall' and once you hear something like that it reminds you of what you are going for.

Jennifer Nelson

Once I got the Lone Ranger role, I didn't want any other.

Clayton Moore

I thought you saw the momentum swing once we got the lead. That was a big factor.

Andy Schulz

Once you accept the existence of God-however you define him, however you explain your relationship to him-then you are caught forever with his presence in the center of all things.

Morris West

A lively understandable spirit Once entertained you. It will come again. Be still. Wait.

Theodore Roethke

Once we get a lead, we want to get (Dudley) the ball and let her control the tempo. She can take it herself or dish it off. If we get a lead, we can hold onto it.

Walter Abrahams

Genius can probably run on ahead and seek out new ways; but the good artists who follow after genius - and I count myself among these - have to restore the lost connection once more.

Kathe Kollwitz

I'm getting woken up every morning with demolition crews hauling off cedar beams, good stuff. Once again, we're a day late, a dollar short.

Oliver Houck

It's a loss. We are 2-1. What happened last year doesn't matter. We beat them once and lost to them once. We lost to them when it counted and that's all that matters about last year.

Alan Faneca

After that first goal, they came pretty quick. We just had some trouble getting going, but once we did, we played well.

Brian Adams

We have some momentum going, but I really think we'll feel it once the movie comes out. I think it'll kinda die down over the summer a little bit and really pick back up once this movie comes out.

Mark Snyder

Once they are eligible to take the money out they won't pay taxes on the earnings.

Andrew Martin

Someone once asked me whether I am an idealist or a dreamer. I'm neither. I consider myself an optimistic realist. I see reality, but I give it the benefit of the doubt.

Kate Miller

People come from all over the world. Once they visit, they keep coming back.

Chuck Mcquaid

Our defense played well behind him. Heath is more confident once he sees our defense is making plays.

Kevin Maxwell

It was no good marking Foggy because once he started to run you had to stay with him and not many people could.

Jack Charlton

Business owners should evaluate cash flow once a month.

Tony Busch

It's the city dating service. Some cities will send items once or twice because that's the most it can do.

Nick Wilson

I think we're not going to know much about her, and she won't disclose much in her hearings, so once again we're going to have someone we don't know much about, and because of that, it will be easier for her to receive confirmation.

Charles Palmer

He won't be as powerful as he once was. He will have been tainted by scandal.

Richard Semiatin

Once it got a hold it was just like a towering inferno - it was just so ferocious.

Peter Wells

Photographers represented occasions once. You dressed for them as you might for church; they cost money, they recorded important moments.

Michael Lesy

There are a lot of reasons why California is no longer as strong a location of choice for international migrants as it once was. Housing is one. In California and in San Diego, wages for low-skilled jobs aren't very different than those in Arizona and Nevada, but the cost of housing is much higher here.

Hans Johnson

Once a fruit or vegetable has been cut, it can be a better medium for growth of bacteria.

Patricia Griffin

My team needed me. We knew once we got Ray back that we could do a lot of damage.

Damir Dzafic

We want to avoid a situation where the use of these symbols once again becomes normal.

Tomke Beddies

Men deceive themselves; they look back on the children who were once themselves, and attempt to reconstruct them. But they can no longer think like the child . . .

Mary Roberts Rinehart

Where evil habits are once settled, they are more easily broken than mended.

Marcus Fabius Quintilian

It's a once in a lifetime opportunity and to do it on Australia Day makes it even more special.

Layne Beachley

We never doubted once.

Jacques Santini

A jazz musician can improvise based on his knowledge of music. He understands how things go together. For a chef, once you have that basis, that's when cuisine is truly exciting.

Charlie Trotter

Once viewed as an unparalleled opportunity, the Chinese miracle is now being viewed as a threat by both the U.S. and Japan.

Stephen Roach

It gets frustrating. Once you get into a flow, it's constantly being broken up by fouls and turnovers.

Kelsey Lavender

He's a heck of a hitter isn't he? Once he gets more comfortable at the plate, and gets a little more patient, he'll be a great hitter.

Joe Mikulik

Once we move beyond that period of slower growth, we expect to enter an environment of low inflation and renewed economic expansion, which would be good news for financial assets.

Bob Doll

We are just stay-at-home moms. But once we started organizing this benefit, it just grew and grew.

Stacy Davis

They're 10 years ahead of us over there. That was the best time of my life. They (Japanese) don't just let anyone in, but once they see that you can hit home runs they love you.

Tuffy Rhodes

I'm terribly attention-seeking. It's very different once you get all this attention, though. Because then you want to control it. And you can't exactly.

David Walliams

The mistake is once a student-athlete, always a student-athlete. So you can't receive any funds or any goods once you graduate. I really believe it was a misinterpretation. I don't think it was an attempt to gain any advantages.

Lew Perkins

It's about time. Once you see guys like Sanjay led away in handcuffs, maybe it will put the fear of God in others.

Dale Ross

It took us some time to determine what the problem was, but once they did, the vendor came in and fixed the problem. And we are glad they did.

David Weinstein

We'll take no once, twice, but we are not going to give up.

Kevin Cox

Once you get the ball rolling you relax and it gets a little bit easier to knock some of those shots down. They looked like they were having fun again tonight.

Barb Felderman

Once they get through the traditional fact-finding period, it is after that point that they would have public hearings into the matter. They will go through the normal course of their investigation, which is the fact-finding period.

Tom Hunter

Once we sign up to be posted, the police will help with enforcement.

Don Hudson

You do not die all at once. Some tissues live on for minutes, even hours, giving still their little cellular shrieks, molecular echoes of the agony of the whole corpus.

Dr. Richard Selzer

The woman who does not choose to love should cut the matter short at once, by holding out no hopes to her suitor.

Marguerite de Valois

It's the parade; it's our strip launching; it's the launch of a toy line; it's the launch of DVD's, a video game; and it's all these things happening at once, ... You have a pop going on in terms of awareness.

John Friend

We typically notify customers of the big ones. But every once in a while, someone doesn't have the updates. There's only so much we can do.

Gary Cannon

Good advice is one of those injuries which a good man ought, if possible, to forgive, but at all events to forget at once.

Horace Smith

If an idea's worth having once, it's worth having twice.

Tom Stoppard

Once they move, they're gone. Once you move, life starts over again.

Jim Hinkle

Don't think that you need to do all of this at once.

Mike Basso

He worked his butt off for eight innings, and I go out there and give up the lead not once but twice.

Jason Isringhausen

It's good to have the kids have to step up with a big hit once in a while. That's what we like to see.

Wayne Yancey

Now once, I was down heartedDisappointment, was my closest friendBut then you, came and it soon departed.

Jackie Wilson

They're a couple of galloping horses, and they were just wonderful and all. You had to pull them back every once in a while and that was about it.

Richard Donner

The real benefit is the ongoing branding of the city. You have to announce yourself every once in a while.

David Baxter

This is nothing unusual. We're just rotating once in a while. The 'Candle' ad will run this coming week.

Matt Storin

She is fearless. Not once has she ever said no.

Todd Eberle

Our defense has been playing well and this was our 10th shutout this year. I was pretty confident once we got a goal. We aren't going to give up many goals.

Dwayne Lawrence

Before, once it has been aired, it's gone, and it doesn't really contribute to our knowledge space.

Jakob Nielsen

I was skeptical that Boyd would be able to deliver. Bob has made a major believer out of me. He has proven more than once that he knows how to put together a team.

Dennis Forst

Even though it's not the regular season, it gets the monkey off his back, ... You could see once he scored his first goal how excited he got, how much confidence he got.

Jeff Halpern

I thought we played really well offensively. But I thought we kind of cruised once we got ahead. We didn't play well on the defensive end.

Shawn Sullivan

Once we get guys in scoring position, we're kind of limited. The bottom line is we haven't done that with the consistency that we need to. ... We have one, two, three, four, five legitimate .300 hitters. Now we need guys who can hit for power.

Lawrence Scully

Once you see a touchdown, there's no need to make a move. You just use your speed.

Ted Ginn Jr.

We're not going to be able to run the ball on every team. We're not going to be able to do that, ... We've got to establish a passing game, and I feel like once we do that, then this team might be unstoppable.

Adrian Peterson

If you come in and then get released two times, you have a higher chance of dying than if you come in once. If you come back three times and go back out, you have a much, much higher chance of dying.

David Chang

The girls had already been displaced once this year, displacing them now, and possibly again later if the new dorm opened was a bigger concern to us.

Lorry Green

I was seeing the ball as if it was a beach ball. Once Decker hit that home run, it was the spark we needed and turned into a snowball effect.

Stephanie Crews

Once you get into year three you get into corrective action.

Gordon Jackson

It's always a miracle that anything gets up. [British director] Michael Blakemore said to me once, 'You're lucky if one out of three work.' But it's not for lack of trying.

Kathleen Marshall

I'm having a lot of fun with the fight scene because Emily and I are friends. I'm lucky to be doing that with such a good actress because Emily makes me stay in character. Once we start, we don't break character.

Paige Patterson

I don't know if we were a little tense, but we just kind of lost it there, ... We never could recover. Once we gave up those runs we knew we were in trouble.

James English

I just expect that you're going to do it and do it right. Once they understand that and they know it's for their betterment, why wouldn't you do it?

Bill Howard

Once she knew my feelings about this issue, given my criminal justice background, then the e-mails stopped coming.

Lee Brand

We were all thinking that 2002 had been a once-in-a-lifetime event, that it would never happen again. So far, this year is worse than 2002.

Tom Pagano

Once you design one enclosure with SBB-compliant slots, you can change the function of that enclosure by changing the SBB canisters [controllers]. What we're telling people how to do is design an interface that allows them to change these things.

Bill Dawkins

She has a lot of friends. I am amazed how many people. Once they know her they feel attached to her.

Yawcheng Lo

That's why that first out is so important in the seventh inning. Once again, Cody pitched a great game (he was a 2-1 loser to Bolles a week ago), then we go and make it interesting. Poor guy.

Matt Mccool

A Chicago alderman once confessed he needed physical exercise but didn't like jogging, because in that sport you couldn't hit anyone.

Andrew H. Malcolm

Once the ball hits your hands, the next thing should be the ball leaving your hands.

David Jackson

They call daily. We don't have to have all the bleachers up to race. Once we get the timing system back in place, we should be about ready to race.

Todd Nace

He didn't know how to handle money. To him, money was folly. He once brought a laptop in my office to show me. He liked it so much he bought 30 of them.

John Lacher

At one point, she regretted it, but once she sold some paintings, she felt she had to continue.

Wendell Ott

I'm having so much damned fun. Especially once I heard the audience response.

Beatrice Arthur

The politics are going to get pretty hot once the new nominee comes in, because it's the O'Connor spot. Why mess with the Roberts' nomination?

Marci Hamilton

Your Englishman, confronted by something abnormal will always pretend that it isn't there. If, however, you force him to look into it, he'll at once pretend that he sees the object not for what it is but for something that he would like it to be.

James Agate

Once you touch the trappings of monarchy, like opening an Egyptian tomb, the inside is liable to crumble.

Anthony Sampson

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.

Pablo Picasso

Once you put them on the table, you have to go full speed to reach an agreement.

Judith Kipper

I expect to pass through this world but once; any good thing therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now; let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.

Ettiene De Grellet

Danny is as fast as Nick Knight. Once his skill catches up with that -- probably by midseason at the earliest -- he's going to be a threat. Defensives are going to have a hard time with him.

Derek Mazeitis

I was never ruined but twice: once when I lost a lawsuit, and once when I won one.


Once you get your foot in the door, then we have 1984.

Chris Winfield