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As the essence of courage is to stake one's life on a possibility, so the essence of faith is to believe that the possibility exists.

The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Martyrdom covers a multitude of sins.
When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.
If you want to look with only one eye then you will only see part of the picture.
Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.
A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.
This gives force to the strong -- that the multitude have no habit of self-reliance or original action.
If you were happy every day of your life you wouldn't be a human being, you'd be a game show host.
The pursuit of beauty is much more dangerous nonsense than the pursuit of truth or goodness, because it affords a stronger temptation to the ego.
Time will explain it all. He is a talker, and needs no questioning before he speaks.
The golden age is before us, not behind us.
This organization is created to prevent you from going to hell. It isn't created to take you to heaven.
You cannot have power for good without having power for evil too. Even mother's milk nourishes murderers as well as heroes.
Happiness is unrepentant pleasure.
Whoever said, It's not whether you win or lose that counts, probably lost.
Every citizen should be a soldier. This was the case with the Greeks and Romans, and must be that of every free state.
The value of an idea lies in the using of it.
Aggressive fighting for the right is the greatest sport in the world.
No one wants advice, only corroboration.
A tree trunk the size of a man grows from a blade as thin as a hair. A tower nine stories high is built from a small heap of earth.
We have no problems, only situations. Not all problems have solutions, but all situations have outcomes.
So many worlds, so much to do, so little done, such things to be.
To see your drama clearly is to be liberated from it.
There is no fortune so strong that money cannot take it.
Free people, remember this maxim: We may acquire liberty, but it is never recovered if it is once lost.
The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.
Morality sticks faster when presented in brief sayings than when presented in long discourse.
There is no coming to consciousness without pain.
He cannot be strict in judging, who does not wish others to be strict judges of himself.
From my tribe I take nothing I am the maker of my own fortune.
Responsibilities gravitate to the person who can shoulder them.
Nothing strengthens the judgement and quickens the conscience like individual responsibility.
The superior man blames himself. The inferior man blames others.
Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does.
You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity an obligation; every possession, a duty.
The only way to get rid of responsibilities is to discharge them.
Whatever happens, take responsibility.
The burden one likes is cheerfully carried.
I will not surrender responsibility for my life and my actions.
You have to do it yourself, no one else will do it for you. You must work out your own salvation.
The disappearance of a sense of responsibility is the most far-reaching consequence of submission to authority.
In the last analysis, the individual person is responsible for living his own life and for finding himself. If he persists in shifting his responsibility to somebody else, he fails to find out the meaning of his own existence.
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
Success on any major scale requires you to accept responsibility. In the final analysis, the only quality that all successful people have is the ability to take on responsibility.
Champions take responsibility. When the ball is coming over the net, you can be sure I want the ball.
No man was ever endowed with a right without being at the same time saddled with a responsibility.
The ability to accept responsibility is the measure of the man.
If you load responsibility on a man unworthy of it he will always betray himself.
We are each responsible for all of our experiences.
Everyone has a responsibility to not only tolerate another person's point of view, but also to accept it eagerly as a challenge to your own understanding. And express those challenges in terms of serving other people.
Much misconstruction and bitterness are spared to him who thinks naturally upon what he owes to others rather than what he ought to expect from them.
Good men prefer to be accountable.
The willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life is the source from which self-respect springs.
The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.
Responsibility is the thing people dread most of all. Yet it is the one thing in the world that develops us, gives us manhood or womanhood fiber.
Accountability breeds response-ability.
Responsibility is the price of greatness.
An individual without information can't take responsibility. An individual with information can't help but take responsibility.
You take on the responsibility for making your dream a reality.
Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.
If people concentrated on their responsibilities, others would have their rights.
Unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall much be required. [Luke 12:48]
A man, as a general rule, owes very little to what he is born with -- a man is what he makes of himself.
The mould of a man's fortune is in his own hands.
The way to avoid responsibility is to say, I've got responsibilities.
No one will dare maintain that it is better to do injustice than to bear it.
I am responsible. Although I may not be able to prevent the worst from happening, I am responsible for my attitude toward the inevitable misfortunes that darken life. Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have ? life itself.
To shun one's cross is to make it heavier.
It is not only what we do, but also what we do not do for which we are accountable.
I am a marvelous housekeeper. Every time I leave a man I keep his house.
Be more aware of responsibility than you are of your rights.
Freedom is a package deal -- with it comes responsibilities and consequences.
Life's heaviest burden is to have nothing to carry.
As human beings, we are endowed with freedom of choice, and we cannot shuffle off our responsibility upon the shoulders of God or nature. We must shoulder it ourselves. It is up to us.
The essential part of creativity is not being afraid to fail.
He who begins and does not finish loves their pains.
We are only falsehood, duplicity, contradiction; we both conceal and disguise ourselves from ourselves.
For in the end, we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught.
So much alarmed that she is quite alarming, All Giggle, Blush, half Pertness, and half Pout.
Man becomes a slave to his constantly repeated acts. What he at first chooses, at last compels.
Socialism is like a dream. Sooner or later you wake up to reality.
Cry havoc! and let slip the dogs of war, that this foul deed shall smell above the earth with carrion men, groaning for burial.
Show me the man you honor, and I will know what kind of a man you are. It shows me what your ideal of manhood is, and what kind of a man you long to be.
What you are will show in what you do.
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
The only living works are those which have drained much of the author's own life into them.
Thinking good thoughts is not enough, doing good deeds is not enough, seeing others follow your good examples is enough.
Religion is the opium of the masses.
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
You are not born for fame if you don't know the value of time.
Do not choose your wife at a dance, but in the field among the harvesters.
To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.
To change and change for the better are two different things
I am convinced that the best service a retired general can perform is to turn in his tongue along with his suit, and to mothball his opinions.
Most people would rather die than think: many do.
I don't think a prostitute is more moral than a wife, but they are doing the same thing.
One can be very happy without demanding that others agree with them.
All the power that we exercise over others depends on the power we exercise over ourselves.
In prosperity prepare for a change; in adversity hope for one.
Politics has become so expensive that it takes a lot of money even to be defeated.
It is more agreeable to have the power to give than to receive.
Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set.
I have known more men destroyed by the desire to have wife and child and to keep them in comfort than I have seen destroyed by drink and harlots.
To see what is right, and not do it, is want of courage, or of principle.
Faith must be enforced by reason. When faith becomes blind it dies.
Danger breeds best on too much confidence.
The best loved by God are those that are rich, yet have the humility of the poor, and those that are poor and have the magnanimity of the rich.
In the adversity of our best friends we often find something that does not displease us.
It is not possible for one to teach others who cannot teach his own family.
Only a fool tests the depth of the water with both feet.
No blame should attach to telling the truth. But it does, it does.
One of the indictments of civilizations is that happiness and intelligence are so rarely found in the same person.
I feel that the Godhead is broken up like the bread at the Supper, and that we are the pieces. Hence this infinite fraternity of feeling.
A genius is one who can do anything except make a living.
The nearest way to glory is to strive to be what you wish to be thought to be.
I never did anything by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work.
In journalism it is simpler to sound off than it is to find out. It is more elegant to pontificate than it is to sweat.
Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.
In a world where there is so much to be done, I felt strongly impressed that there must be something for me to do.
When you are skinning your customers you should leave some skin on to grow again so that you can skin them again.
I never could tell a lie that anybody would doubt, nor a truth that anybody would believe.
Whenever you hear a man speak of his love for his country, it is a sign that he expects to be paid for it.
Your ability to learn depends partly on your ability to relinquish what you've held.
Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.
It is great happiness to be praised of them who are most praiseworthy.
The education of the will is the object of our existence.
While the mind is in doubt it is driven this way and that by a slight impulse.
If you think about yourself then you've lost sight of the ball.
Whoever wishes to keep a secret must hide the fact that he possesses one.
... ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.
Honest men are the soft easy cushions on which knaves repose and fatten.
Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, and half-shut afterwards.
Man is harder than iron, stronger than stone and more fragile than a rose.
Everybody is ignorant -- only on different subjects.
You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.
Remembrance and reflection how allied. What thin partitions divides sense from thought.
Tranquility is the old man's milk.
You have endured worse things; God will grant an end even to these.
The due process of law as we use it, I believe, rests squarely on the liberal idea of conflict and resolution.
The people never give up their liberties, but under some delusion.
Teach me to feel another's Woe. To hide the Fault I see; That mercy I to others show, That Mercy show to me.
Speakers who talk about what life has taught them never fail to keep the attention of their listeners.
God is not external to anyone, but is present with all things, though they are ignorant that he is so.
Can't nothing make your life work if you ain't the architect.
The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.

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