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Suffrage, noun. Expression of opinion by means of a ballot. The right of suffrage (which is held to be both a privilege and a duty) means, as commonly interpreted, the right to vote for the man of another man's choice, and is highly prized.
Duty - that which sternly impels us in the direction of profit, along the line of desire.
Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks in great and honorable courses with a sure hope and trust in itself.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
I hope that posterity will judge me kindly, not only as to the things which I have explained, but also to those which I have intentionally omitted so as to leave to others the pleasure of discovery.
Preparation for old age should begin not later than one's teens. A life which is empty of purpose until 65 will not suddenly become filled on retirement.
Dwight L. Moody
Nature is an infinite sphere of which the center is everywhere and the circumference nowhere.
There is but one law for all, namely that law which governs all law, the law of our Creator, the law of humanity, justice, equity - the law of nature and of nations.
No man, who continues to add something to the material, intellectual and moral well-being of the place in which he lives, is left long without proper reward.
Booker T. Washington
Just as the wave cannot exist for itself, but is ever a part of the heaving surface of the ocean, so must I never live my life for itself, but always in the experience which is going on around me.
Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep, And yet a third of life is passed in sleep.
The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love colour the most.
There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which is lost by not trying.
The civility which money will purchase, is rarely extended to those who have none.
When you're in love you never really know whether your elation comes from the qualities of the one you love, or if it attributes them to her; whether the light which surrounds her like a halo comes from you, from her, or from the meeting of your sparks.
Natalie Clifford Barney
What is grand is necessarily obscure to weak men. That which can be made explicit to the idiot is not worth my care.
I can very well do without God both in my life and in my painting, but I cannot, suffering as I am, do without something which is greater than I am, which is my life, the power to create.
Vincent Van Gogh
First love is a kind of vaccination which saves a man from catching the complaint the second time.
Honore de Balzac
Mayonnaise: One of the sauces which serve the French in place of a state religion.
Barometer, n.: An ingenious instrument which indicates what kind of weather we are having.
Admiral. That part of a warship which does the talking while the figurehead does the thinking.
Wit - the salt with which the American humorist spoils his intellectual cookery by leaving it out.
Be careful in dealing with a man who cares nothing for comfort or promotion, but is simply determined to do what he believes to be right. He is a dangerous uncomfortable enemy, because his body, which you can always conquer, gives you little purchase upon his soul.
When we are in love we often doubt that which we most believe.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Having a clear faith, based on the creed of the church is often labeled today as fundamentalism. Whereas relativism, which is letting oneself be tossed and swept along by every wind of teaching, look like the only attitude acceptable to today's standards.
Pope Benedict XVI
The first and simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind, is curiosity.
Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not, and therefore the fount of all invention and innovation. In its arguably most transformative and revelatory capacity, it is the power to that enables us to empathize with humans whose experiences we have never shared.
J. K. Rowling
I have called this principle, by which each slight variation, if useful, is preserved, by the term of Natural Selection.
Grown men can learn from very little children for the hearts of little children are pure. Therefore, the Great Spirit may show to them many things which older people miss.
The immortality of the soul is a matter which is of so great consequence to us and which touches us so profoundly that we must have lost all feeling to be indifferent about it.
Education is the period during which you are being instructed by somebody you do not know, about something you do not want to know.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
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