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The punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to take part in the government, is to live under the government of worse men.
The worst disease which can afflict executives in their work is not, as popularly supposed, alcoholism; it's egotism.
The school is the last expenditure upon which America should be willing to economize.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
By not caring too much about what people think, I'm able to think for myself and propagate ideas which are very often unpopular. And I succeed.
A revolution is an idea which has found its bayonets.
Physical elegance, which is what I am talking about here, comes from the body. This is no superficial matter, but rather the way that man found to honour the way he places his two feet on the ground.
There is hardly such a thing as a war in which it makes no difference who wins. Nearly always one side stands more of less for progress, the other side more or less for reaction.
I like to keep a bottle of stimulant handy in case I see a snake, which I also keep handy.
W. C. Fields
Golf is a game in which you yell 'fore,' shoot six, and write down five.
We are motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is the more he is inspired by glory. The very philosophers themselves, even in those books which they write in contempt of glory, inscribe their names.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
It is absolutely impossible to transcend the laws of nature. What can change in historically different circumstances is only the form in which these laws expose themselves.
The doctrine of the Kingdom of Heaven, which was the main teaching of Jesus, is certainly one of the most revolutionary doctrines that ever stirred and changed human thought.
H. G. Wells
We are all agreed that your theory is crazy. The question which divides us is whether it is crazy enough to have a chance of being correct. My own feeling is that it is not crazy enough.
My whole life is waiting for the questions to which I have prepared answers.
The main business of religions is to purify, control, and restrain that excessive and exclusive taste for well-being which men acquire in times of equality.
Alexis de Tocqueville
The past is not dead, it is living in us, and will be alive in the future which we are now helping to make.
Such are the heights of wickedness to which men are driven by religion.
Leaving home in a sense involves a kind of second birth in which we give birth to ourselves.
Robert Neelly Bellah
The experience of life consists of the experience which the spirit has of itself in matter and as matter, in mind and as mind, in emotion, as emotion, etc.
Purity and simplicity are the two wings with which man soars above the earth and all temporary nature.
Thomas a Kempis
I learned that I suffered from bipolar II disorder, a less serious variant of bipolar I, which was once known as manic depression. The information was naturally frightening; up to 1 in 5 people with bipolar disorder will commit suicide, and rates may even be higher for those suffering from bipolar II.
The real evil with which we have to contend is not the physical evil of the Famine, but the moral evil of the selfish, perverse and turbulent character of the people.
All action is for the sake of some end; and rules of action, it seems natural to suppose, must take their whole character and color from the end to which they are subservient.
John Stuart Mill
Of all those arts in which the wise excel, Nature's chief masterpiece is writing well.
Authentic values are those by which a life can be lived, which can form a people that produces great deeds and thoughts.
I've played such serious characters that no one sees me the way I actually am, which is completely cheesy and goofy, so it would be fun to do a romantic comedy and just have a good laugh.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Patience and time do more than strength or passion.
Jean de La Fontaine
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