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Persuasion is achieved by the speaker's personal character when the speech is so spoken as to make us think him credible. We believe good men more fully and more readily than others: this is true generally whatever the question is, and absolutely true where exact certainty is impossible and opinions are divided.
The smallest seed of faith is better than the largest fruit of happiness.
Henry David Thoreau
When you give yourself, you receive more than you give.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Our patience will achieve more than our force.
A noble man compares and estimates himself by an idea which is higher than himself; and a mean man, by one lower than himself. The one produces aspiration; the other ambition, which is the way in which a vulgar man aspires.
My overall look on things is a lot more mature than it used to be.
Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people.
Clear thinking requires courage rather than intelligence.
There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.
It is better to risk saving a guilty man than to condemn an innocent one.
Live one day at a time emphasizing ethics rather than rules.
An American monkey, after getting drunk on brandy, would never touch it again, and thus is much wiser than most men.
The gods had condemned Sisyphus to ceaselessly rolling a rock to the top of a mountain, whence the stone would fall back of its own weight. They had thought with some reason that there is no more dreadful punishment than futile and hopeless labor.
Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.
Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.
Once we have a war there is only one thing to do. It must be won. For defeat brings worse things than any that can ever happen in war.
Men trust their ears less than their eyes.
The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness rather than in its value.
Charles Dudley Warner
Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable than fidelity. Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellences and endowments of the human mind.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
I am a generous man, by nature, and far more trusting than I should be. Indeed. The real world is risky territory for people with generosity of spirit. Beware.
Hunter S. Thompson
I beg you be persuaded that no one would be more zealous than myself to establish effectual barriers against the horrors of spiritual tyranny, and every species of religious persecution.
Be more dedicated to making solid achievements than in running after swift but synthetic happiness.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Thinking is more interesting than knowing, but less interesting than looking.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
Why should we think upon things that are lovely? Because thinking determines life. It is a common habit to blame life upon the environment. Environment modifies life but does not govern life. The soul is stronger than its surroundings.
C. S. Lewis
John F. Kennedy
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