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How beautiful is youth! how bright it gleams with its illusions, aspirations, dreams! Book of Beginnings, Story without End, Each maid a heroine, and each man a friend!

Greater than the tread of mighty armies is an idea whose time has come.
In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything.
One doesn’t discover new lands without losing sight of the shore.
He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.
You cannot love a thing without wanting to fight for it.
Acts of kindness may soon be forgotten, but the memory of an offense remains.
I have gained this by philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.
To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction.
If in other sciences we should arrive at certainty without doubt and truth without error, it behooves us to place the foundations of knowledge in mathematics.
As to diseases make a habit of two things – to help, or at least, to do no harm.
Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back.
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.
A man does not have himself killed for a half-pence a day or for a petty distinction. You must speak to the soul in order to electrify him.
Nature herself has imprinted on the minds of all the idea of God.
A multitude of rulers is not a good thing. Let there be one ruler, one king.
The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.
The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.
It is from their foes, not their friends, that cities learn the lesson of building high walls.
If you chase two rabbits, you will lose them both.
You should hammer your iron when it is glowing hot.
All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts.
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.
Compound interest is the most powerful force in the universe.
There is no wealth like knowledge, no poverty like ignorance.
We will make electricity so cheap that only the rich will burn candles.
A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
You can get more of what you want with a kind word and a gun than you can with just a kind word.
Soon it will be a sin for parents to have a child which carries the heavy burden of genetic disease.
For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return.
If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendour of the Mighty One…I am become Death, the Shatterer of Worlds.
The great masses of the people…will more easily fall victims to a big lie than to a small one.
I will to my lord be true and faithful, and love all which he loves and shun all which he shuns.
There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere.
Everything is worth what it’s purchaser will pay for it.
Do not throw the arrow which will return against you.
Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another.
People can have the Model T in any colour – so long as it’s black.
For everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven.
Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world.
Chemistry means the difference between poverty and starvation and the abundant life.
To bring about the rule of righteousness in the land, so that the strong should not harm the weak.
Corporation, n. An ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility.
No freeman shall be taken, imprisoned, or in any other way destroyed, except by the lawful judgement of his peers.
Never trust a computer you can’t throw out a window.
The bureaucracy is expanding to meet the needs of the expanding bureaucracy.
The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
The wisest men follow their own direction.
When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.
Oh farmers, pray that your summers be wet and your winters clear.
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, but the one most responsive to change.
Artillery adds dignity to what would otherwise be a vulgar brawl.

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