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The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.

Self-trust is the essence of heroism.
Secrets are things we give to others to keep for us.
America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense... human rights invented America.
The people of the world having once been deceived, suspect deceit in truth itself.
Great people talk about ideas. Small people talk about other people.
God is subtle, but He is not malicious. I cannot believe that God plays dice with the world.
Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.
Wealth is not in making money, but in making the man while he is making money.
It is not necessary to understand things in order to argue about them.
When science discovers the center of the universe a lot of people will be disappointed to find they are not it.
There is a condition worse than blindness, and that is, seeing something that isn't there.
Life is like Sanskrit read to a pony.
... focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.
Everything on the earth has a purpose, every disease an herb to cure it, and every person a mission.
Obedience of the law is demanded; not asked as a favor.
A women knows how to keep quiet when she is in the right, whereas a man, when he is in the right, will keep on talking.
With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.
To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind, and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.
Truth lives on in the midst of deception.
The best manner of avenging ourselves is by not resembling him who has injured us.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
We must remember that any oppression, any injustice, any hatred, is a wedge designed to attack our civilization.
We don't know who we are until we see what we can do
Life is like a taxi. The meter just keeps a-ticking whether you are getting somewhere or just standing still.
You cannot step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing on.
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.
The best things in life are never rationed. Friendship, loyalty, and love. They do not require coupons.
To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven.
Seek not good from without: seek it within yourselves, or you will never find it.
Patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.
Do not commit the error common among the young, of assuming that if you cannot save the whole of mankind you have failed.
You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
In nature we never see anything isolated, but everything in connection with something else which is before it, beside it, under it and over it.
If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been.
Parents are the bones on which children sharpen their teeth.
Painting is silent poetry and poetry spoken, painting.
To be upset over what you don't have is to waste what you do have.
Between two worlds life hovers like a star, twixt night and morn, upon the horizon's verge.
The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.
It all depends on whether you have things, or they have you.
The secret source of humor itself is not joy but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven.
The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.
One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.
The same fence that shuts others out shuts you in.
Are we controlled by our thoughts, or are we controlling our thoughts?
Honesty is the best policy, but insanity is a better defense.
So much to do, so little done, such things to be.
Knowledge is power, but enthusiasm pulls the switch.
People usually are the happiest at home.
Take care in your minutes, and the hours will take care of themselves.
There is not in nature, a thing that makes man so deformed, so beastly, as doth intemperate anger.
There can be no liberty that isn't earned.
If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
I have met the enemy, and it is the eyes of other people.
Energy and persistence alter all things.
Genius without education is like silver in the mine.
Men of action are favored by the Goddess of luck.
Every man is born as many men and dies as a single one.
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.
One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.
The question is not can you make a difference? You already do make a difference. It's just a matter of what kind of difference you want to make during your life on this planet.
Catch on fire with enthusiasm and people will come for miles to watch you burn.
Without music, life would be a mistake.
A high station in life is earned by the gallantry with which appalling experiences are survived with grace.
The fear of being wrong is the prime inhibitor of the creative process.
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
Live with integrity, respect the rights of other people, and follow your own bliss.
What great things would you attempt if you knew you could not fail.
Our acts make or mar us, we are the children of our own deeds.
A man who lives, not by what he loves but what he hates, is a sick man.
Whether life is worth living depends on whether there is love in life.
You and I do not see things as they are. We see things as we are.
Joy descends gently upon us like the evening dew, and does not patter down like a hailstorm.
Intelligence and courtesy not always are combined; Often in a wooden house a golden room we find.
What you seek, exists within you. Every resource you need is available to you.
Equal laws protecting equal rights the best guarantee of loyalty & love of country.
Four things come not back. The spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life, and the neglected opportunity.
The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything
It is not good to know more unless we do more with what we already know.
If a man knows not what harbor he seeks, any wind is the right wind.
Surely the best way to meet the enemy is head on in the field and not wait till they plunder our very homes.
True courage is like a kite; a contrary wind raises it higher.
It is not only what we do, but also what we do not do for which we are accountable.
Are you going out after the truth, or are you going out after something you believe?
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which one has overcome while trying to succeed.
Truth is its own reward.
The world cannot continue to wage war like physical giants and to seek peace like intellectual pygmies.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed.
Imagination decides everything.
You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.
The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning. Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers.
Plant a seed of friendship; reap a bouquet of happiness.
Darkness can not drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
We must all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately.
A mind at peace, a mind centered and not focused on harming others, is stronger than any physical force in the universe.
Shallow people believe in luck and in circumstances; Strong people believe in cause and effect.
What we wish, we readily believe, and what we ourselves think, we imagine others think also.
Men in general are quick to believe that which they wish to be true.
It is better to create than to learn! Creating is the essence of life.
Men willingly believe what they wish.
To be no part of any body, is to be nothing.
No man is a hero to his valet. This is not because the hero is no hero, but because the valet is a valet.
I dreamed a thousand new paths. I woke and walked my old one.
Every blade of grass has its angel that bends over it and whispers, grow, grow.
Men's arguments often prove nothing but their wishes.
The modern state no longer has anything but rights; it does not recognize duties any more.
Happiness consists in activity -- it is a running stream, not a stagnant pool.
Truth is like a torch; the more it is shook it shines.
To do easily what is difficult for others is the mark of talent. To do what is impossible for talent is the mark of genius.
Patience. A minor form of despair disguised as a virtue.
The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men.
Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered -- either by themselves or by others.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Prayer is the voice of faith.
What you keep to yourself you lose, what you give away, you keep forever.
Confidence is a plant of slow growth in an aged heart.
Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.
May we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.
Failure is success if we learn from it.
The best things in life aren't things.
Where there is no counsel, the people perish; but in the multitude of counselors there is safety. [Proverbs 29:18; 11:14]
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
Humor is the sunshine of the mind
The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you.
The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.
Do not let circumstances control you. You change your circumstances.
We don't grow unless we take risks. Any successful company is riddled with failures.
Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness
A hurtful act is the transference to others of the degradation which we bear in ourselves.
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
Where misunderstanding serves others as an advantage, one is helpless to make oneself understood.
Human history is the sad result of each one looking out for himself.
The problem is not that the churches are filled with empty pews, but that the pews are filled with empty people.
Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain, but simply points the way.
The road to a friend's house is never long.
The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.
Break a vase, and the love that reassembles the fragments is stronger than that love which took its symmetry for granted when it was whole.
Journalism is popular, but it is popular mainly as fiction. Life is one world, and life seen in the newspapers another.
Smile, it's free therapy.
To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
Wisdom comes by disillusionment.
He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.
One should never trust a woman who tells her real age. If she tells that, she'll tell anything.
To have a great idea, have a lot of them.
An idea is a point of departure and no more. As soon as you elaborate it, it becomes transformed by thought.
The greatest Glory of a free-born People, Is to transmit that Freedom to their Children.

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