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A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities.
You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.
In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don't try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present.
The very existence of flame-throwers proves that some time, somewhere, someone said to themselves, You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I'm just not close enough to get the job done.
Money isn't the most important thing in life, but it's reasonably close to oxygen on the 'gotta have it' scale.
Punk is musical freedom. It's saying, doing and playing what you want. In Webster's terms, 'nirvana' means freedom from pain, suffering and the external world, and that's pretty close to my definition of Punk Rock.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Thomas A. Edison
Politics I supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.
Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.
The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish.
Pope John Paul II
Politics is just like show business. You have a hell of an opening, coast for a while, and then have a hell of a close.
When even one American - who has done nothing wrong - is forced by fear to shut his mind and close his mouth - then all Americans are in peril.
Harry S. Truman
The just is close to the people's heart, but the merciful is close to the heart of God.
Go up close to your friend, but do not go over to him! We should also respect the enemy in our friend.
Close friends contribute to our personal growth. They also contribute to our personal pleasure, making the music sound sweeter, the wine taste richer, the laughter ring louder because they are there.
This is the hardest of all: to close the open hand out of love, and keep modest as a giver.
Don't let your ego get too close to your position, so that if your position gets shot down, your ego doesn't go with it.
This is what is hardest: to close the open hand because one loves.
I want to be very close to someone I respect and admire and have somebody who feels the same way about me.
Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself.
False friends are like our shadow, keeping close to us while we walk in the sunshine, but leaving us the instant we cross into the shade.
Christian Nestell Bovee
I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can't see from the center.
I've spent, I think, close to the last decade effortlessly and magically converting your tin cans into pure gold.
The leader can never close the gap between himself and the group. If he does, he is no longer what he must be. He must walk a tightrope between the consent he must win and the control he must exert.
I never attempt to make money on the stock market. I buy on the assumption that they could close the market the next day and not reopen it for five years.
That was always the difference between Muhammad Ali and the rest of us. He came, he saw, and if he didn't entirely conquer - he came as close as anybody we are likely to see in the lifetime of this doomed generation.
Hunter S. Thompson
The towels were so thick there I could hardly close my suitcase.
It is vain for the coward to flee; death follows close behind; it is only by defying it that the brave escape.
I close my eyes, then I drift away, into the magic night I softly say. A silent prayer, like dreamers do, then I fall asleep to dream my dreams of you.
Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.
John C. Maxwell
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