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The only correct actions are those that demand no explanation and no apology.

In university they don't tell you that the greater part of the law is learning to tolerate fools.
The more you learn what to do with yourself, and the more you do for others, the more you will learn to enjoy the abundant life.
The most virtuous are those who content themselves with being virtuous without seeking to appear so.
The future comes slowly, the present flies and the past stands still forever.
When the sword of rebellion is drawn, the sheath should be thrown away.
How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.
Eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation.
There is no success without hardship.
If there is a wrong way to do something, then someone will do it.
Men are motivated and empowered when they feel needed. Women are motivated and empowered when they feel cherished.
This is the sort of pedantry up with which I will not put.
Politics should share one purpose with religion: the steady emancipation of the individual through the education of his passions.
Virtue has its own reward, but no sales at the box office.
The tongue is the only instrument that gets sharper with use.
It is the duty of the President to propose and it is the privilege of the Congress to dispose.
Duty is the sublimest word in the language. You can never do more than your duty. You should never wish to do less.
Whether you be man or woman you will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
To desire is to obtain; to aspire is to achieve.
Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.
Capitalism without bankruptcy is like Christianity without hell.
If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six sharpening my ax.
Men shrink less from offending one who inspires love than one who inspires fear.
Be he a king or a peasant, he is happiest who finds peace at home.
The aims of life are the best defense against death.
The time for action is now. It's never too late to do something.
Charity is no substitute for justice withheld.
All honor's wounds are self-inflicted.
All change is not growth; all movement is not forward.
In this theater of man's life, it is reserved only for God and angels to be lookers-on.
No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.
My son, observe the postage stamp! Its usefulness depends upon its ability to stick to one thing until it gets there.
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to do.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
People resent articulacy, as if articulacy were a form of vice.
No conquest can ever become permanent which does not show itself beneficial to the conquered as well as to the conquerors.
Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less, in human beings of whom they know nothing.
The substance of the eminent Socialist gentlemans speech is that making a profit is a sin, but it is my belief that the real sin is taking a loss.
Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys.
Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.
Death comes to all But great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold.
If you're not big enough to lose, you're not big enough to win
That which in mean men we entitle patience is pale cold cowardice in noble breasts.
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
There is no such thing as luck. It's a fancy name for being always at our duty, and so sure to be ready when good time comes.
If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.
Normal life cannot sustain revolutionary attitudes for long.
People are where they are because that is exactly where they really want to be -- whether they will admit that or not.
When a person has no need to borrow they find multitudes willing to lend.
Every one is the architect of his own fortune.
If you sit in judgment, investigate, if you sit in supreme power, sit in command.
When thought becomes excessively painful, action is the finest remedy.
There are two kinds of men who never amount to much -- those who cannot do what they are told and those who can do nothing else.
Courage in danger is half the battle.
The honor of the conquest is rated by the difficulty.
When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not.
We dissect nature along lines laid down by our native language. Language is not simply a reporting device for experience but a defining framework for it.
To create something you must be something.
Originality is the one thing unoriginal minds cannot feel the use of.
The mob has many heads but no brains.
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
The journey to happiness involves finding the courage to go down into ourselves and take responsibility for what's there: all of it.
For I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. [St. Paul In Philippians 4:11]
It still holds true that man is most uniquely human when he turns obstacles into opportunities.
Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity.
Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.
Where one door closes, another opens.
When the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers.
I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.
It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution.
Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth.
Advice is like castor oil, easy to give, but dreadful to take.
Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.
The physician can bury his mistakes, but the architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.
It takes far less courage to kill yourself than it takes to make yourself wake up one more time. It is harder to stay where you are than to get out.
He who leaves nothing to chance will do few things poorly, but he will do few things.
The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak becomes a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong.
A heroic figure... not wholly to blame for the religion that's been foisted on him.
Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.
Our power is in our ability to decide.
The language of truth is unadorned and always simple.
We do not inherit the land from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.
I found you essay to be good and original. However, the part that was original was not good and the part that was good was not original.
One man with courage makes a majority.
You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself.
I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.
Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value.
A friend you have to buy won't be worth what you pay for him.
When the rich wage war it is the poor who die.
The secret of forgiving everything is to understand nothing.
Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience.
If all the economists were laid end to end, they would not reach a conclusion.
Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience!
For it is in giving that we receive.
There is nothing impossible to him who will try.
Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.
Defeat never comes to any man until he admits it.
A caricature is putting the face of a joke on the body of a truth.
Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.
Never explain -- your friends do not need it, and your enemies will not believe you anyway.
If we cannot end our differences at least we can make the world safe for diversity.
Research serves to make building stones out of stumbling blocks.
First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst.
He that respects himself is safe from others; He wears a coat of mail that none can pierce.
The brave man inattentive to his duty, is worth little more to his country than the coward who deserts in the hour of danger.
The two most beautiful words in the English language are: Check Enclosed.
The hour of departure has arrived and we go our ways; I to die, and you to live. Which is better? Only God knows.
To love what you do and feel that it matters -- how could anything be more fun?
What greater reassurance can the weak have than that they are like anyone else?
My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income.
Stronger than an army is a quotation whose time has come.
Ideas move fast when their time comes.
It takes no genius to observe that a one man band never gets very big.
The science of today is the technology of tomorrow.
Liars are the cause of all the sins and crimes in the world.
A liberated woman is one who has sex before marriage and a job after.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
From politics it was an easy step to silence.
The one who adapts his policy to the times prospers, and likewise that the one whose policy clashes with the demands of the times does not.
The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
Remorse is regret that one waited so long to do it.
Conceit is incompatible with understanding.
Where misunderstanding serves others as an advantage, one is helpless to make oneself understood.
Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives.
He who has never hoped can never despair.
Responsibility walks hand in hand with capacity and power.
Once to every man and nation comes the moment to decide; In the strife of Truth with Falsehood, for the good or evil side.
When is a crisis reached? When questions arise that can't be answered.
Man is a mind betrayed, not served, by his organs.
The real acid test of courage is to be just your honest self when everybody is trying to be like somebody else.
One hour in the execution of justice is worth seventy years of prayer.
One of the most striking signs of the decay of art is when we see its separate forms jumbled together.
The battle that never ends is the battle of belief against unbelief.
Man does what he can, God does what he will.
It's faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes life worth living.
The ability to concentrate and to use time well is everything.
When a blind man bears the standard, pity those who follow.
Music is spiritual. The music business is not.
No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness.
All cruelty springs from weakness.
Better to burn out than rust out.
Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life.
To do nothing evil is good; to wish nothing evil is better.
If the laws could speak for themselves, they would complain of the lawyers.
Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.

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