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Observation more than books and experience more than persons, are the prime educators.
Amos Bronson Alcott
I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities.
Every great person is always being helped by everybody; for their gift is to get good out of all things and all persons.
To cement a new friendship, especially between foreigners or persons of a different social world, a spark with which both were secretly charged must fly from person to person, and cut across the accidents of place and time.
Cornelia Otis Skinner
As long as our government is administered for the good of the people, and is regulated by their will; as long as it secures to us the rights of persons and of property, liberty of conscience and of the press, it will be worth defending.
There are certain persons for whom pure Truth is a poison.
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
In real life, the most practical advice for leaders is not to treat pawns like pawns, nor princes like princes, but all persons like persons.
James MacGregor Burns
What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy.
Love or hatred must constantly increase between two persons who are always together; every moment fresh reasons are found for loving or hating better.
Honore de Balzac
There are some persons in this world, who, unable to give better proof of being wise, take a strange delight in showing what they think they have sagaciously read in mankind by uncharitable suspicions of them.
False riches, consisting of money, houses and lands, acquired by selfish means at cost to others and thereafter used selfishly, are almost always used for the oppression of other persons.
Joseph Franklin Rutherford
I had never been near insane persons before in my life, and had not the faintest idea of what their actions were like.
Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Unless a man enters upon the vocation intended for him by nature, and best suited to his peculiar genius, he cannot succeed. I am glad to believe that the majority of persons do find their right vocation.
P. T. Barnum
One person who has mastered life is better than a thousand persons who have mastered only the contents of books, but no one can get anything out of life without God.
Racism is taught in our society, it is not automatic. It is learned behavior toward persons with dissimilar physical characteristics.
The jury consist of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.
Time heals griefs and quarrels, for we change and are no longer the same persons. Neither the offender nor the offended are any more themselves.
When we see persons of worth, we should think of equaling them; when we see persons of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.
Society as a whole benefits immeasurably from a climate in which all persons, regardless of race or gender, may have the opportunity to earn respect, responsibility, advancement and remuneration based on ability.
Sandra Day O'Connor
It's surprising how many persons go through life without ever recognizing that their feelings toward other people are largely determined by their feelings toward themselves, and if you're not comfortable within yourself, you can't be comfortable with others.
Sydney J. Harris
Aristotle was famous for knowing everything. He taught that the brain exists merely to cool the blood and is not involved in the process of thinking. This is true only of certain persons.
On a scale personal enough to be felt by all, but big enough to be symbolic, the two irreconcilable faiths of our time - Communism and Freedom - came to grips in the persons of two conscious and resolute men.
Let us hold our discussion together in our own persons, making trial of the truth and of ourselves.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
C. S. Lewis
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