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Gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid, but which none have a right to expect.

The timid are afraid before the danger, the cowardly while in danger, and the courageous after danger.
He who has a task to perform must know how to take sides, or he is quite unworthy of it.
You must not expect old heads upon young shoulders.
I pass the test that says a man who isn't a socialist at 20 has no heart, and a man who is a socialist at 40 has no head.
Once you're physically capable of winning a gold medal, the rest is ninety percent mental.
Of all the infirmities we have, the most savage is to despise our being.
Clarity is the counterbalance of profound thoughts.
Without alienation, there can be no politics.
There is no wisdom like frankness.
I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot.
It doesn't take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.
The worst thing you can possibly do is worrying and thinking about what you could have done.
Sometimes we feel the loss of a prejudice as a loss of vigor.
Personality is everything in art and poetry.
Oppression that is clearly inexorable and invincible does not give rise to revolt but to submission.
My family begins with me, your family ends with you.
Those who have free seats at a play hiss first.
Napoleon for the sake of a good name broke in pieces half the world.
I am an agnostic; I do not pretend to know what many ignorant men are sure of.
Time is the justice that examines all offenders. [As You Like It]
The connections between and among women are the most feared, the most problematic, and the most potentially transforming force on the planet.
In a revolution, as in a novel. the most difficult part to invent is the end.
Stand still... and refuse to retreat. Look at it as God looks at it and draw upon His power to hold up under the blast.
There are no people who are quite so vulgar as the over-refined.
Greater even than the pious man is he who eats that which is the fruit of his own toil; for scripture declares him twice-blessed.
It's hard to beat a person who never gives up.
Nothing turns out to be so oppressive and unjust as a feeble government.
From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.
A man's feet must be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
Marriage is the death of hope.
Poverty is the step-mother of genius.
You can close more business in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you.
If you attack the establishment long enough and hard enough, they will make you a member of it.
But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
It is easier to love humanity as a whole than to love one's neighbor.
Italians come to ruin most generally in three ways, women, gambling, and farming. My family chose the slowest one.
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
Those most moved to tears by every word of a preacher are generally weak and a rascal when the feelings evaporate.
People who honestly mean to be true really contradict themselves much more rarely than those who try to be consistent.
Our ideas must be as broad as Nature if they are to interpret Nature.
As you know, God is generally on the side of the big squadrons against the small ones.
Bad laws are the worst form of tyranny.
Beware you be not swallowed up in books! An ounce of love is worth a pound of knowledge.
There is something in omens.
A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better.
No one can cheat you out of ultimate success but yourself.
A place for everything, and everything in its place.
Love the giver more than the gift.
If you go looking for a friend, you're going to find they're very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you'll find them everywhere.
Forbear to mention what thou canst not praise.
Well done, is better than well said.
He who has lost honor can lose nothing more.
Discovery is seeing what everybody else has seen, and thinking what nobody else has thought.
The pleasure we derive from doing favors is partly in the feeling it gives us that we are not altogether worthless. It is a pleasant surprise to ourselves.
Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it.
Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another. -
When the freedom they wished for most was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free and was never free again.
It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular.
You should never have your best trousers on when you turn out to fight for freedom and truth.
I would rather fail in a cause that will ultimately succeed than succeed in a cause that will ultimately fail.
A crime persevered in a thousand centuries ceases to be a crime, and becomes a virtue. This is the law of custom, and custom supersedes all other forms of law.
The Great Way is not difficult for those who have no preferences.
Say not always what you know, but always know what you say.
Here is a field open for talent; and here, merit will a have certain favor, and industry is graced with its due reward.
The timid man calls himself cautious, the sordid man thrifty.
To be a leader of men one must turn one's back on men.
Clever father, clever daughter; clever mother, clever son.
There is no terror in a bang, only in the anticipation of it.
The most important thing women have to do is to stir up the zeal of women themselves.
It is a sin to believe evil of others, but it is seldom a mistake.
There is a crack in everything God has made.
Everything has been thought of before, but the problem is to think of it again.
Poverty makes you sad as well as wise.
Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man. [Colossians 4:6]
To have doubted one's own first principles is the mark of a civilized man.
The simplest school boy is now familiar with truths for which Archimedes would have sacrificed his life.
If I were to say, God, why me? about the bad things, then I should have said, God, why me? about the good things that happened in my life.
The greatest remedy for anger is delay.
Wisdom comes by disillusionment.
Life without a friend is death without a witness.
Intellectuals solve problems; geniuses prevent them.
Talent works, genius creates.
The discipline of writing something down is the first step toward making it happen.
Falsehood is cowardice, the truth courage.
Who had deceived thee so often as thyself?
Ask with urgency and passion.
Blessed is that man who has found his work.
Victory and defeat are each of the same price.
If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world.
A strong foe is better than a weak friend.
An honest man's the noblest work of God.
The measure of a great leader, is their success in bringing everyone around to their opinion twenty years later.
It is generally much more shameful to lose a good reputation than never to have acquired it.
Depend on the rabbit's foot if you will, but remember it didn't work for the rabbit.
Our faults irritate us most when we see them in others.
Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.
Speech of yourself ought to be seldom and well chosen.
By the time we've made it, we've had it.
People do not understand what a great revenue economy is.
It is in the treatment of trifles that a person shows what they are.
England is paradise for women, and hell for horses: Italy is a paradise for horses, hell for women.
It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.
Nature uses as little as possible of anything.
The best armor is to keep out of gunshot.
There is only one way to get ready for immortality, and that is to love this life and live it as bravely and faithfully and cheerfully as we can.
Make all you can, save all you can, give all you can.
Anger makes dull men witty -- but it keeps them poor.
No one wants to quit when he's losing and no one wants to quit when he's winning.
For cowards the road of desertion should be left open; they will carry over to the enemy nothing, but their fears.
Fate chooses our relatives, we choose our friends.
The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork
Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery.
The best men are not those who have waited for chances but who have taken them; besieged the chance; conquered the chance; and made chance the servitor.
You shall not steal, nor deal falsely, nor lie to one another. [Leviticus 19:11]
No political party has exclusive patent rights on prosperity.
We tire of those pleasures we take, but never of those we give.
Each man must look to himself to teach him the meaning of life. It is not something discovered: it is something molded.
Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back on himself. He imposes his own stamp of action, takes responsibility for it, makes it his own.
Want is a growing giant whom the coat of Have was never large enough to cover.
You have sat too long for any good you have been doing. Depart, I say, and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go!
My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.
We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.
Has God forgotten all I have done for Him.
If you pray for only one thing, .let it be for an idea.
I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.
Being part of an agenda beyond ourselves liberates us to complement each other rather than compete with each other.
Liberty has no crueler enemy than license.
Blessed is he who talks in circles, for he shall become a big wheel.
Hasty resolutions are of the nature of vows, and to be equally avoided.
The greatest friend of truth is Time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion is Humility.
Our job is only to hold up the mirror -- to tell and show the public what has happened.
Write injuries in dust, benefits in marble.
Noble fathers have noble children.
Feeding the hungry is a greater work than raising the dead.
With high hope for the future, no prediction is ventured.
Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.
Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans.
Failures are divided into two classes -- those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought.
Most of the trouble in the world is caused by people wanting to be important.
He who gives while he lives, get to know where it goes.
Honor isn't about making the right choices. It's about dealing with the consequences.
Our best evidence of what people truly feel and believe comes less from their words than from their deeds.
When people are bored it is primarily with themselves.
Enlightened people seldom or never possess a sense of responsibility.
Keep courage. Whatever you do, do not feel sorry for yourself. You will win in a great age of opportunity.
Greatness is a spiritual condition.
Time is the most precious element of human existence. The successful person knows how to put energy into time and how to draw success from time.
Vengeance taken will often tear the heart and torment the conscience.

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