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We must view young people not as empty bottles to be filled, but as candles to be lit.

The beauty of the human mind is that any decision that is made can be unmade.
We become moral when we are unhappy.
The beautiful seems right by force of beauty, and the feeble wrong because of weakness.
It is one of the most beautiful compensations in life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
Whenever a doctor cannot do good, he must be kept from doing harm.
A liberal is a power worshipper without the power.
These impossible women! How they do get around us! The poet was right: Can't live with them, or without them.
If you are afraid of being lonely, don't try to be right.
A learned fool is more foolish than an ignorant one.
The fellow who says he'll meet you halfway usually thinks he's standing on the dividing line.
To suckle fools, and chronicle small beer.
If a better system is thine, impart it; if not, make use of mine.
Clever people are always the best conversations lexicon.
Fascism was a counter-revolution against a revolution that never took place.
It is a good idea to obey all the rules when you're young just so you'll have the strength to break them when you're old.
All wrong doing is done in the sincere belief that it is the best thing to do.
To become different from what we are, we must have some awareness of what we are.
The repose of nations cannot be secure without arms. Armies cannot be maintained without pay, nor can the pay be produced without taxes.
When ever the speech is corrupted so is the mind.
Getting talked about is one of the penalties for being pretty, while being above suspicion is about the only compensation for being homely.
Legend : a lie that has attained the dignity of age.
The penalty for laughing in a courtroom is six months in jail; if it were not for this penalty, the jury would never hear the evidence.
An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it is also more nourishing.
Honor is simply the morality of superior men.
The objection of the scandalmonger is not that she tells of racy doings, but that she pretends to be indignant about them.
God is the immemorial refuge of the incompetent, the helpless, the miserable. They find not only sanctuary in His arms, but also a kind of superiority, soothing to their macerated egos: He will set them above their betters.
On one issue at least, men and women agree; they both distrust women.
A gentlemen is one who never strikes a woman without provocation.
We must be willing to pay a price for freedom.
The lunatic fringe wags the underdog.
I confess I enjoy democracy immensely. It is incomparably idiotic, and hence incomparably amusing.
Democracy is the theory that the common people know what They want, and deserve to get it good and hard.
There are two kinds of books. Those that no one reads and those that no one ought to read.
The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.
If liberty has any meaning it means freedom to improve.
The greatest potential for control tends to exist at the point where action takes place.
Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.
One must really have suffered oneself to help others.
History is a race between education and catastrophe.
It almost seems that nobody can hate America as much as native Americans. America needs new immigrants to love and cherish it.
We are a puny and fickle folk. Avarice, hesitation, and following are our diseases.
A liberal is a man who is willing to spend somebody else's money.
I am a great friend to public amusements, for they keep the people from vice.
It's the constant and determined effort that breaks down all resistance, sweeps away all obstacles.
Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.
Friendship is genuine when two friends can enjoy each others company without speaking a word to one another.
The weakest spot in any person is where they think themselves to be the wisest.
Would you persuade, speak of interest, not of reason.
Life is a wilderness of twists and turns, where faith is your only compass.
The way to wealth depends on just two words, industry and frugality.
If we must have a tyrant, let him at least be a gentleman who has been bred to the business, and let us fall by the axe and not by the butcher's cleaver.
Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.
During a very busy life I have often been asked, How did you manage to do it all? The answer is very simple. It is because I did everything promptly.
We perceive and are affected by changes too subtle to be described.
Those who sleep with dogs gets up with fleas.
Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence is the key to unlocking our potential.
We are stripped bare by the curse of plenty.
If you wait until the wind and the weather are just right, you will never plant anything and never harvest anything.
Reason is the wise man's guide, example the fool's.
The joy of youth is to disobey; but the trouble is that there are no longer any orders.
Do your duty and leave the rest to heaven.
No matter how happily a woman may be married, it always pleases her to discover that there is a nice man who wishes that she were not.
No one ever complains about a speech being too short!
It is cheering to see that the rats are still aroundthe ship is not sinking.
If thou wilt make a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
While moral rules may be propounded by authority the fact that these were so propounded would not validate them.
The universe is not rich enough to buy the vote of an honest man.
There's one blessing only, the source and cornerstone of beatitude -- confidence in self.
It is a woman's business to get married as soon as possible, and a man's to keep unmarried as long as he can.
Might does not make right, it only makes history.
Get thee glass eyes, and like a scurvy politician, seem to see the things thou dost not.
Democracy is also a form of religion. It is the worship of jackals by jackasses.
There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall than that of defrauding the government.
If you don't program yourself, life will program you!
When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.
Too often the strong, silent man is silent only because he does not know what to say, and is reputed strong only because he has remained silent.
The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.
People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them.
Law grinds the poor, and rich men rule the law.
For this is one of the ancientest laws among them; that no man shall be blamed for reasoning in the maintenance of his own religion.
Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
The limits of my language are the limits of my mind. All I know is what I have words for.
We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation.
A straight path never leads anywhere except to the objective.
To be good is noble, but to teach others how to be good is nobler and less trouble.
The essential element in personal magnetism is a consuming sincerity -- an overwhelming faith in the importance of the work one has to do.
The problem of social organization is how to set up an arrangement under which greed will do the least harm, capitalism is that kind of a system.
It is easy to believe in freedom of speech for those with whom we agree.
We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. They get run over.
Blessed are the people whose leaders can look destiny in the eye without flinching but also without attempting to play God.
Adultery is the application of democracy to love.
When a nation's young men are conservative, its funeral bell is already rung.
Wicked people are always surprised to find ability in those that are good.
Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on a cold iron.
Wit is educated insolence.
The only thing that we know is that we know nothing and that is the highest flight of human wisdom.
When money speaks the truth is silent.
Beauty is the mark God sets on virtue. Every natural action is graceful; every heroic act is also decent, and causes the place and the bystanders to shine.
Be careful: they have arms, and no alternatives.
People who have little to do are excessive talkers.
The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.
Catch a man a fish, and you can sell it to him. Teach a man to fish, and you ruin a wonderful business opportunity.
There's nothing wrong with teenagers that reasoning with them won't aggravate.
Life is like a piano. What you get out of it depends on how you play it.
Applaud us when we run, Console us when we fall, Cheer us when we recover.
An inch of time cannot be bought with an inch of gold.
Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
The foolish and the dead never change their opinions.
Judge not a man by his clothes, but by his wife's clothes.
Lenience will operate with greater force, in some instances than rigor. It is therefore my first wish to have all of my conduct distinguished by it.
A judge is a law student who grades his own papers.
You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure.
Choosing goals that are important to you is one of the most essential things you can do in order to live your dreams.
He liked to like people, therefore people liked him.
Don't forget your great guns, which are the most respectable arguments of the rights of kings.
It has taken me all my life to understand it is not necessary to understand everything.
When I gave food to the poor, they called me a saint. When I asked why the poor were hungry, they called me a communist.
The truth is found when men are free to pursue it.
The nation behaves well if it treats the natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next generation increased, and not impaired, in value.
The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while.
He's the type who makes mountains out of molehills and then sells climbing equipment.
All wonder is the effect of novelty on ignorance.
The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative the day after the revolution.
Status quo, you know, that is Latin for the mess we're in.
Arrogance, pedantry, and dogmatism... the occupational diseases of those who spend their lives directing the intellects of the young.
There are two things which will always be very difficult for a democratic nation: to start a war and to end it.
And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all. [Mark 10:44]
Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.
While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.
Mighty things from small beginnings grow.
A memorandum is not written to inform the reader, but to protect the writer.
We must risk going too far to discover just how far we can go.
Time is money, especially when you are talking to a lawyer or buying a commercial.
The main dangers in this life are the people who want to change everything or nothing.
You either get tired fighting for peace, or you die.
You do not notice changes in what is always before you.
To have courage for whatever comes in life -- everything lies in that.
If you speak the truth, have a foot in the stirrup.
The eternal quest of the human being is to shatter his loneliness.
It is easier to appear worthy of a position one does not hold, than of the office which one fills.
Glutton: one who digs his grave with his teeth.
What you are is God's gift to you, what you do with yourself is your gift to God.
The tartness of his face sours ripe grapes.
Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion, you must set yourself on fire first.
Technique is communication: the two words are synonymous in conductors.
Once a new technology rolls over you, if you're not part of the steamroller, you're part of the road.

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