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Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
Too often the great decisions are originated and given form in bodies made up wholly of men, or so completely dominated by them that whatever of special value women have to offer is shunted aside without expression.
There is no principle worth the name if it is not wholly good.
Sometimes I think it would be easier to avoid old age, to die young, but then you'd never complete your life, would you? You'd never wholly know you.
There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance.
Henry David Thoreau
The senses deceive from time to time, and it is prudent never to trust wholly those who have deceived us even once.
No people is wholly civilized where a distinction is drawn between stealing an office and stealing a purse.
In the absence of willpower the most complete collection of virtues and talents is wholly worthless.
To be wholly devoted to some intellectual exercise is to have succeeded in life.
Robert Louis Stevenson
The strength and power of despotism consists wholly in the fear of resistance.
It was one of those evenings when men feel that truth, goodness and beauty are one. In the morning, when they commit their discovery to paper, when others read it written there, it looks wholly ridiculous.
Virtues are acquired through endeavor, Which rests wholly upon yourself. So, to praise others for their virtues Can but encourage one's own efforts.
No man who has once heartily and wholly laughed can be altogether irreclaimably bad.
You may be always victorious if you will never enter into any contest where the issue does not wholly depend upon yourself.
Whilst shame keeps its watch, virtue is not wholly extinguished in the heart; nor will moderation be utterly exiled from the minds of tyrants.
Caresses, expressions of one sort or another, are necessary to the life of the affections as leaves are to the life of a tree. If they are wholly restrained, love will die at the roots.
Things were easier for the old novelists who saw people all of a piece. Speaking generally, their heroes were good through and through, their villains wholly bad.
W. Somerset Maugham
It's great to want to be part of something, but it's a different thing completely to believe wholly in some type of movement, and to give everything for that something.
The commencement speech is not, I think, a wholly satisfactory manifestation of our culture.
John Kenneth Galbraith
The first pages of memory are like the old family Bible. The first leaves are wholly faded and somewhat soiled with handling. But, when we turn further, and come to the chapters where Adam and Eve were banished from Paradise, then, all begins to grow clear and legible.
It is not necessary that you leave the house. Remain at your table and listen. Do not even listen, only wait. Do not even wait, be wholly still and alone. The world will present itself to you for its unmasking, it can do no other, in ecstasy it will writhe at your feet.
Perfection of moral virtue does not wholly take away the passions, but regulates them.
Is art really the priesthood that demands the pure in heart who belong to it wholly?
There are unknown forces in nature; when we give ourselves wholly to her, without reserve, she lends them to us; she shows us these forms, which our watching eyes do not see, which our intelligence does not understand or suspect.
That no government, so called, can reasonably be trusted, or reasonably be supposed to have honest purposes in view, any longer than it depends wholly upon voluntary support.
America is never wholly herself unless she is engaged in high moral principle. We as a people have such a purpose today. It is to make kinder the face of the nation and gentler the face of the world.
George H. W. Bush
Like water which can clearly mirror the sky and the trees only so long as its surface is undisturbed, the mind can only reflect the true image of the Self when it is tranquil and wholly relaxed.
Man cannot be free if he does not know that he is subject to necessity, because his freedom is always won in his never wholly successful attempts to liberate himself from necessity.
Virtues are acquired through endeavor, which rests wholly upon yourself.
Finds progress, man's distinctive mark alone, Not God's, and not the beast's; God is, they are, Man partly is, and wholly hopes to be.
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