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These people abstain, it is true: but the bitch Sensuality glares enviously out of all they do.

This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.
Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.
An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.
We will either find a way, or make one.
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
It is a weakness of your human nature to hate those whom you have wronged.
Man who stand on hill with mouth open will wait long time for roast duck to drop in.
Let justice be done through the heavens fall.
Better to die ten thousand deaths than wound my honor.
Their is no defense against criticism except obscurity.
To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
My conscience aches but it's going to lose the fight.
We have not overthrown the divine right of kings to fall down for the divine right of experts.
A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.
It's better to be a lion for a day, than a sheep all your life.
He is the most powerful who has himself, in his power.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.
The greater the difficulty, the greater the glory.
Those who resolve to conquer or die, are rarely conquered.
Every solution breeds new problems.
Silence implies consent.
Victory; a matter of staying power.
Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
If you want to succeed in the world you must make your own opportunities as you go on. The man who waits for some seventh wave to toss him on dry land will find that the seventh wave is a long time a-coming. You can commit no greater folly than to sit by the road side until someone comes along and invites you to ride with him to wealth or influence.
only the dead have seen the end of war plato 347 b c
Science is the true religion. Reason is the only GOD!
Do you want me to tell you something really subversive? Love is everything it's cracked up to be. That's why people are so cynical about it. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more.
The poverty of our century is unlike that of any other. It is not, as poverty was before, the result of natural scarcity, but of a set of priorities imposed upon the rest of the world by the rich. Consequently, the modern poor are not pitied but written off as trash. The twentieth-century consumer economy has produced the first culture for which a beggar is a reminder of nothing.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
It is better to create than to learn! Creating is the essence of life.
It is hard to free fools from the chains they revere.
I love the name of honor, more than I fear death.
Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.
What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.
Truth is its own reward.
We need less freedom of religion and more freedom from religion!
The world is in balance <...>. To light a candle is to cast a shadow.
What doth it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul?
Imaginations builds Creativeness builds Passions builds Researches builds Inventions.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.
The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning. Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers.
If you are going through hell, keep going.
Until the philosophy which holds one race superior and another inferior is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned, everywhere is war and until there are no longer first-class and second-class citizens of any nation, until the color of a man's skin is of no more significance than the color of his eyes. And until the basic human rights are equally guaranteed to all without regard to race, there is war. And until that day, the dream of lasting peace, world citizenship, rule of international morality, will remain but a fleeting illusion to be pursued, but never attained... now everywhere is war.
The greatest pleasure is to vanquish your enemies and chase them before you, to rob them of their wealth and see those dear to them bathed in tears, to ride their horses and clasp to your bosom their wives and daughters.
The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.
It is because Humanity has never known where it was going that it has been able to find its way.
The man who really wants to do something finds a way, the other finds an excuse.
The want of a thing is perplexing enough, but the possession of it, is intolerable.
You are what your deep driving desire is.
It is a kind of good deed to say well; and yet words are not deeds.
While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, another is busy making mistakes and becoming superior.
America is not a young land: it is old and dirty and evil before the settlers, before the Indians. The evil is there waiting.
This is a war universe. War all the time. That is its nature. There may be other universes based on all sorts of other principles, but ours seems to be based on war and games.

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