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There are times when even the most potent governor must wink at transgression, in order to preserve the laws inviolate for the future.
The most violent appetites in all creatures are lust and hunger; the first is a perpetual call upon them to propagate their kind, the latter to preserve themselves.
We're learning how important it is both to preserve sibling relationships if they work and repair them if they're broken. We're also learning a lot about nonliteral siblings - stepsiblings, half-siblings - and the surprising power they can have.
A healthy love life is not and should not be the preserve of those in their 20s and 30s. It's important at all ages.
The tragedy is that there is so much more incentive - money - to destroy the ecology than there is to preserve it.
What are you going to do to preserve a tradition that is the peculiar and unique culture that Judaism inculcates? The American Jewish community is not going to survive by lining up against its common enemy.
The dilemma for society is how to preserve personal and family values in a nation of diverse tastes.
Strong women, when respected, make the whole society stronger. One must be careful with such rapid changes, though, and make an effort to preserve, at the same time, the positive traditions of Indian culture.
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Pets are humanizing. They remind us we have an obligation and responsibility to preserve and nurture and care for all life.
America's honor, your honor is at stake. Go out and preserve the greatest country in the history of the world.
We need to preserve our neighborhoods, our small business, our local economy.
Within our mandate, the ECB is ready to do whatever it takes to preserve the euro. Believe me, it will be enough.
Freedom requires no effort to enjoy but requires heroic efforts to preserve.
Richard G. Scott
You don't restore 'The Last Supper' by filling in the missing bits - you preserve. You accept the material that has somehow survived.
I feel in the depths of my soul that it is the highest, most sacred, and most irreversible part of my obligation to preserve the union of these states, although it may cost me my life.
The challenge of screenwriting is to say much in little and then take half of that little out and still preserve an effect of leisure and natural movement.
Politics ought to be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
On Earth Day, we celebrate all the gifts the world and nature make available to us. We recognize our complete dependence on its bounty. And we acknowledge the need for good stewardship to preserve its fruits for future generations.
It seems to me that socialists today can preserve their position in academic economics merely by the pretense that the differences are entirely moral questions about which science cannot decide.
Friedrich August von Hayek
A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.
It is harder to preserve than to obtain liberty.
John C. Calhoun
The way to preserve the peace of the church is to preserve its purity.
When you learn something from people, or from a culture, you accept it as a gift, and it is your lifelong commitment to preserve it and build on it.
You know, to preserve our job-friendly climate the Texas legislature didn't raise taxes this last legislative session while balancing their budget and maintaining their reserves - and might I add that our budget leaves $6 billion dollars in a rainy day fund?
Knowledge is not just the preserve of the educated elite. Just because someone has not had a formal education, that does not mean he does not have wisdom and common sense.
The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order.
Alfred North Whitehead
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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