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Truth lives, in fact, for the most part on a credit system. Our thoughts and beliefs pass, so long as nothing challenges them, just as bank-notes pass so long as nobody refuses them.
I don't mind how much my Ministers talk, so long as they do what I say.
The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns, as it were, instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink.
There are joys which long to be ours. God sends ten thousands truths, which come about us like birds seeking inlet; but we are shut up to them, and so they bring us nothing, but sit and sing awhile upon the roof, and then fly away.
Henry Ward Beecher
The world is all the richer for having a devil in it, so long as we keep our foot upon his neck.
Too many Christians have a commitment of convenience. They'll stay faithful as long as it's safe and doesn't involve risk, rejection, or criticism. Instead of standing alone in the face of challenge or temptation, they check to see which way their friends are going.
False facts are highly injurious to the progress of science, for they often endure long; but false views, if supported by some evidence, do little harm, for every one takes a salutary pleasure in proving their falseness.
So long as men worship the Caesars and Napoleons, Caesars and Napoleons will duly arise and make them miserable.
Just as in earthly life lovers long for the moment when they are able to breathe forth their love for each other, to let their souls blend in a soft whisper, so the mystic longs for the moment when in prayer he can, as it were, creep into God.
As long as karma exists, the world changes. There will always be karma to be taken care of.
Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.
In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.
As long as I retain my feeling and my passion for Nature, I can partly soften or subdue my other passions and resist or endure those of others.
Politics, it seems to me, for years, or all too long, has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong.
Life, if well lived, is long enough.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
I have brought myself, by long meditation, to the conviction that a human being with a settled purpose must accomplish it, and that nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfillment.
We may find in the long run that tinned food is a deadlier weapon than the machine-gun.
Since my earliest childhood a barb of sorrow has lodged in my heart. As long as it stays I am ironic if it is pulled out I shall die.
Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure.
I love criticism just so long as it's unqualified praise.
The Marine Corps is the Navy's police force and as long as I am President that is what it will remain. They have a propaganda machine that is almost equal to Stalin's.
Harry S. Truman
I'm the type who'd be happy not going anywhere as long as I was sure I knew exactly what was happening at the places I wasn't going to. I'm the type who'd like to sit home and watch every party that I'm invited to on a monitor in my bedroom.
Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays.
Despotism is a long crime.
I never thought that the long haired, bearded guy I married in law school would end up being President.
When a man is out of sight, it is not too long before he is out of mind.
Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it.
Leonardo da Vinci
The only freedom which deserves the name is that of pursuing our own good, in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it.
John Stuart Mill
The present letter is a very long one, simply because I had no leisure to make it shorter.
The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man's foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher.
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