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A battle lost or won is easily described, understood, and appreciated, but the moral growth of a great nation requires reflection, as well as observation, to appreciate it.
It requires more courage to suffer than to die.
For evil to flourish, it only requires good men to do nothing.
The difference between science and the fuzzy subjects is that science requires reasoning while those other subjects merely require scholarship.
Robert A. Heinlein
Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of facts within a comparatively short time, but the ability to form judgments requires the severe discipline of hard work and the tempering heat of experience and maturity.
Just remaining quietly in the presence of God, listening to Him, being attentive to Him, requires a lot of courage and know-how.
A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them.
Liberty Hyde Bailey
Just as modern mass production requires the standardization of commodities, so the social process requires standardization of man, and this standardization is called equality.
Cruelty, like every other vice, requires no motive outside of itself; it only requires opportunity.
There is no short cut to achievement. Life requires thorough preparation - veneer isn't worth anything.
George Washington Carver
What nature requires is obtainable, and within easy reach. It is for the superfluous we sweat.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
The basic problem with my love relationships with women is that my standards are so high - and they apply equally to both of us. I seek full-blast mutual intensity, fully fledged mutual acceptance, full-blown mutual flourishing, and fully felt peace and joy with each other. This requires a level of physical attraction, personal adoration, and moral admiration that is hard to find.
To be an atheist requires an indefinitely greater measure of faith than to recieve all the great truths which atheism would deny.
A functioning, robust democracy requires a healthy educated, participatory followership, and an educated, morally grounded leadership.
Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one's self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily.
The right thing to do never requires any subterfuge, it is always simple and direct.
Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well.
The thing about democracy, beloveds, is that it is not neat, orderly, or quiet. It requires a certain relish for confusion.
The final wisdom of life requires not the annulment of incongruity but the achievement of serenity within and above it.
The challenges of change are always hard. It is important that we begin to unpack those challenges that confront this nation and realize that we each have a role that requires us to change and become more responsible for shaping our own future.
Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.
Traditional Islam is a mixture of all obedience to Allah, and if that requires militancy, so be it.
The path of least resistance and least trouble is a mental rut already made. It requires troublesome work to undertake the alternation of old beliefs.
Someone has said that it requires less mental effort to condemn than to think.
Old maids, having never bent their temper or their lives to other lives and other tempers, as woman's destiny requires, have for the most part a mania for making everything about them bend to them.
Honore de Balzac
Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go so much further than people with vastly superior talent.
I think it's fair to say that diplomacy today requires much more of that if you're the United States of America than it did 10, 20, 30, 40 years ago.
Leadership in today's world requires far more than a large stock of gunboats and a hard fist at the conference table.
Hubert H. Humphrey
The public weal requires that men should betray, and lie, and massacre.
Michel de Montaigne
Virtue rejects facility to be her companion. She requires a craggy, rough and thorny way.
Michel de Montaigne
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