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There is something wonderful in seeing a wrong-headed majority assailed by truth.

But human experience is usually paradoxical, that means incongruous with the phrases of current talk or even current philosophy.
There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.
Scholarship except by accident is never the measure of a person's power.
It is almost a definition of a gentleman to say that he is one who never inflicts pain.
Order your soul; reduce your wants; live in charity; associate in Christian community; obey the laws; trust in Providence.
Without friends no one would choose to live.
It is as absurd to argue men, as to torture them, into believing.
A friend is long sought, hardly found, and with difficulty kept.
Do what you fear most and you control fear.
There is nothing with which every man is so afraid as getting to know how enormously much he is capable of doing and becoming.
Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.
What can't be cured must be endured.
Don't worry about your life; what you shall eat, or drink, or the clothing for your body. [Matthew 6:31]
My country wrong or right, is like saying my mother, drunk or sober.
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
Philosophy is at once the most sublime and the most trivial of human pursuits.
Be swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to wrath.
The salvation of a single soul is more important than the production or preservation of all the epics and tragedies in the world.
Faith embraces many truths which seem to contradict each other.
Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old he will not depart from it. [Proverbs 22:6]
We are always on the anvil; by trials God is shaping us for higher things.
He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.
Helping people in need is a good and essential part of my life, a kind of destiny.
Happiness is secured through virtue; it is a good attained by man's own will.
Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.
To convert somebody go and take them by the hand and guide them.
Don't join the book burners. Do not think you are going to conceal thoughts by concealing evidence that they ever existed.
Be not curious in unnecessary matters: for more things are shrewd unto thee than men understand.
No cause is helpless if it is just. Errors, no matter how popular, carry the seeds of their own destruction.
It is better to be faithful than famous.
By bravely enduring it, an evil which cannot be avoided is overcome
If we are intended for great ends, we are called to great hazards.
Bad people are less a problem than indifferent people.
You will suddenly realize that the reason you never changed before was because you didn't want to.
The brave love mercy, and delight to save.
A friend is, as it were, a second self.
I perceive that God is no respecter of persons. [Acts 10:34]
Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom; and with all your getting get understanding.
We have genuflected before the god of science only to find that it has given us the atomic bomb, producing fears and anxieties that science can never mitigate.
The secret of all good writing is sound judgment.
Those who love thy law have great peace, and nothing causes them to stumble. [Psalms 119:165]
He that will not reason is a bigot; he that cannot reason is a fool; and he that dares not reason is a slave.
The only correct actions are those that demand no explanation and no apology.
No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.
Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study.
It is not easy, but you have to be willing to make mistakes. And the earlier you make those mistakes, the better.
The Wright brothers flew through the smoke screen of impossibility.
Where there is love there is life.
Skill in the art of communication is crucial to a leader's success. He can accomplish nothing unless he can communicate effectively.
Don't tell a woman she's pretty; tell her there's no other woman like her, and all roads will open to you.
Books like friends, should be few and well-chosen.
There is no such thing in anyone's life as an unimportant day.
If you want peace work for justice.
Faith is the highest passion in a human being. Many in every generation may not come that far, but none comes further.
This is my commandment, that ye love one another. [Jesus, In John 15:12]
Life gives nothing to man without labor.
No test tube can breed love and affection. No frozen packet of semen ever read a story to a sleepy child.
A great leader never sets himself above his followers except in carrying responsibilities.
Before honor is humility.
We must view young people not as empty bottles to be filled, but as candles to be lit.
Friends are proved by adversity.
Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it. Honor thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee. Thou shalt not kill. Thou shalt not commit adultery. Thou shalt not steal. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbors wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is thy neighbors.
Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them.
There are more fools among buyers than among sellers.
The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball.
Between friends differences in taste or opinion are irritating in direct proportion to their triviality.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
No man is free who is not a master of himself.
Read your own compositions, and when you meet a passage which you think is particularly fine, strike it out.
Men will confess to treason, murder, arson, false teeth, or a wig. How many of them will own up to a lack of humor?
Go to the effort. Invest the time. Write the letter. Make the apology. Take the trip. Purchase the gift. Do it. The seized opportunity renders joy. The neglected brings regret.
There is a canyon of difference between doing your best to glorify God and doing whatever it takes to glorify yourself. The quest for excellence is a mark of maturity. The quest for power is childish.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
People may doubt what you say, but they will believe what you do.
We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people.
Have a bias toward action -- let's see something happen now. You can break that big plan into small steps and take the first step right away.
If you make a great deal of Christ, He will make a great deal of you; But it you make but little of Christ, He will make but little of you.
Most quarrels amplify a misunderstanding.
When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.
What you do is more important than how much you make, and how you feel about it is more important than what you do.
Adversity is the first path to truth.
You have endured worse things; God will grant an end even to these.
Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
Comedy is an escape, not from truth but from despair; a narrow escape into faith.
Every person is the creation of himself, the image of his own thinking and believing. As individuals think and believe, so they are.
If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts, but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.
Boredom is the root of all evil--the despairing refusal to be oneself.
The chief knowledge that a man gets from reading books is the knowledge that very few of them are worth reading.
I am invariably of the politics of the people at whose table I sit, or beneath whose roof I sleep.
In the case of good books, the point is not how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.
Competition is the spice of sports; but if you make spice the whole meal you'll be sick.
Uniform ideas originating among entire peoples unknown to each other must have a common ground of truth.
Not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
The older the fiddler, the sweeter the tune.
Those who endure conquer.
American dreams are strongest in the hearts of those who have seen America only in their dreams.
How could youths better learn to live than by at once trying the experiment of living?
Difficulties are things that show a person what they are.
Do what you feel in your heart to be right. You'll be criticized anyway.
Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse.
The strength of criticism lies in the weakness of the thing criticized.
When I get a little money, I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.
Put the uncommon effort into the common task... make it large by doing it in a great way.
Act in earnest and you will become earnest in all you do.
Hating people is like burning down your own house to get rid of a rat.
People who matter are most aware that everyone else does, too.
Intuition comes very close to clairvoyance; it appears to be the extrasensory perception of reality.
You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot by force.
Knowledge always demands increase; it is like fire, which must first be kindled by some external agent, but will afterwards always propagate itself.
Leadership appears to be the art of getting others to want to do something you are convinced should be done.
We learn by teaching.
I would rather think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to come together and make sense.
He is not dead who departs from life with a high and noble fame; but he is dead, even while living, whose brow is branded with infamy.
The test of literature is, I suppose, whether we ourselves live more intensely for the reading of it.
The man who has never made a fool of himself in love will never be wise in love.
Humility like the darkness, reveals the heavenly lights.
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
We should be lenient in our judgment, because often the mistakes of others would have been ours had we had the opportunity to make them.
Concentrate on finding your goal, then concentrate on reaching it.
The less you talk, the more you're listened to.
When a man's stomach is full it makes no difference whether he is rich or poor.
Friendship is to be purchased only by friendship. A man may have authority over others, but he can never have their hearts but by giving his own.
The essence of true friendship is to make allowance for another's little lapses.
An ounce of blood is worth more than a pound of friendship.
That friendship will not continue to the end which is begun for an end.
Friendship needs no words...
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
A man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's heaven for?
Love is not love until love's vulnerable.
Can you have more than one major MISSION pervading your life? NO. That would be like coming to a fork in the road and trying to go both ways by straddling it.
Non-violence is not a garment to be put on and off at will. Its seat is in the heart, and it must be an inseparable part of our very being.
The longer we live the more we think and the higher the value we put on friendship and tenderness towards parents and friends.
The glory that goes with wealth and beauty is fleeting and fragile; virtue is a possession glorious and eternal.
The margin is narrow, but the responsibility is clear.
Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
Never have a companion that casts you in the shade.
Within yourself deliverance must be searched for, because each man makes his own prison.
Some defeats are only installments to victory.
However things may seem, no evil thing is success and no good thing is failure.
A faith that hasn't been tested can't be trusted.
At the beginning of every act of faith, there is often a seed of fear. For great acts of faith are seldom born out of calm calculation.
Everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.
I care not so much what I am in the opinion of others, as what I am in my own; I would be rich of myself and not by borrowing.
The most practical kind of politics is the politics of decency.
Shape your heart to front the hour, but dream not that the hours will last.
Begin to weave and God will give the thread.
Seek the Lord while he may be found, call upon him while he is near.

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