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Conscience: self-esteem with a halo.

He who marries for money earns it.
Too humble is half proud.
God gave burdens, also shoulders.
Some people are electrifying, they light up a room when they leave.
Unhurt people are not much good in the world.
All of us could take a lesson from the weather, it pays no attention to criticism.
Your labor only may be sold, your soul must not.
Resistance to the organized mass can be effected only by the man who is as well organized in his individuality as the mass itself.
We operate with nothing but things which do not exist, with lines, planes, bodies, atoms, divisible time, divisible space -- how should explanation even be possible when we first make everything into an image, into our own image!
We are franker towards others than towards ourselves.
All cruel people describe themselves as paragons of frankness.
All faults may be forgiven of him who has perfect candor.
To the real artist in humanity, what are called bad manners are often the most picturesque and significant of all.
The city sleeps and the country sleeps, the living sleep for their time, the dead sleep for their time, the old husband sleeps by his wife and the young husband sleeps by his wife; and these tend inward to me, and I tend outward to them, and such as it is to be of these more or less I am, and of these one and all I weave the song of myself.
And if tonight my soul may find her peace in sleep, and sink in good oblivion, and in the morning wake like a new-opened flower then I have been dipped again in God, and new-created.
Any landing you can walk away from is a good one.
Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
He felt that his whole life was some kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it.
To possess your soul in patience, with all the skin and some of the flesh burnt off your face and hands, is a job for a boy compared with the pains of a man who has lived pretty long in the exhilarating world that drugs or strong waters seem to create and is trying to live now in the first bald desolation created by knocking them off.
A lie will easily get you out of a scrape, and yet, strangely and beautifully, rapture possesses you when you have taken the scrape and left out the lie.
Science has proof without any certainty. Creationists have Certainty without any proof.
Women keep a special corner of their hearts for sins they have never committed.
I said to the almond tree, Friend, speak to me of God, and the almond tree blossomed.
The manager administers; the leader innovates. The manager has a short-range view; the leader has a long-range perspective. The manager asks how and when; the leader asks what and why. The manager has his eye on the bottom line; the leader has his eye on the horizon. The manager accepts the status quo; the leader challenges it.
Managers are people who do things right; leaders are people who do the right thing.
The good man is the man who, no matter how morally unworthy he has been, is moving to become better.
Nothing is more discouraging than unappreciated sarcasm.
Those who talk about individuality the most are the ones who most object to deviation, and in a few years it may be the other way around. Some day everybody will just think what they want to think, and then everybody will probably be thinking alike; that
Our blight is ideologies -- they are the long-expected Antichrist!
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances. If there is any reaction, both are transformed.
Too much attention to health is a hindrance to learning, to invention, and to studies of any kind, for we are always feeling suspicious shootings and swimmings in our heads, and we are prone to blame studies from them.
He best keeps from anger who remembers that God is always looking upon him.
The excessive increase of anything causes a reaction in the opposite direction.
History teaches us that the great revolutions aren't started by people who are utterly down and out, without hope and vision. They take place when people begin to live a little better -- and when they see how much yet remains to be achieved.
The great challenge which faces us is to assure that, in our society of big-ness, we do not strangle the voice of creativity, that the rules of the game do not come to overshadow its purpose, that the grand orchestration of society leaves ample room for the man who marches to the music of another drummer.
The Third World is not a reality but an ideology.
The great battleground for the defense and expansion of freedom today is the whole southern half of the globe... the lands of the rising peoples. Their revolution is the greatest in human history. They seek an end to injustice, tyranny and exploitation. More than an end, they seek a beginning.
The drama of life begins with a wail and ends with a sigh.
One must either be the hammer or the anvil.
Nothing is as new as something which as been long forgotten.
The greatest step is out the door.
She wore far too much rouge last night and not quite enough clothes. That is always a sign of despair in a woman.
The world is full of cactus, but we don't have to sit on it.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
All great truths begin as blasphemies.
Nothing matters very much, and few things matter at all.
When a man has once loved a woman, he will do anything for her, except continue to love her.
Criticism is an indirect form of self-boasting.
If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we would find in each person's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.
We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
The Laws of Nature are just, but terrible. There is no weak mercy in them. Cause and consequence are inseparable and inevitable. The elements have no forbearance. The fire burns, the water drowns, the air consumes, the earth buries. And perhaps it would be well for our race if the punishment of crimes against the Laws of Man were as inevitable as the punishment of crimes against the Laws of Nature --were Man as unerring in his judgments as Nature.
And the night shall be filled with music, and the cares, that infest the day, shall fold their tents, like the Arabs, and as silently steal away.
Some men can live up to their loftiest ideals without ever going higher than a basement.
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
A man who is good enough to shed his blood for his country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards. More than that no man is entitled to, and less than that no man shall have.
The most successful politician is he who says what everybody is thinking most often and in the loudest voice.
Conservation and rural-life policies are really two sides of the same policy; and down at bottom this policy rests upon the fundamental law that neither man nor nation can prosper unless, in dealing with the present, thought is steadily taken for the future.
The need for collecting large campaign funds would vanish if Congress provided an appropriation for the proper and legitimate expenses of each of the great national parties, an appropriation ample enough to meet the necessity for thorough organization and machinery, which requires a large expenditure of money. Then the stipulation should be made that no party receiving campaign funds from the Treasury should accept more than a fixed amount from any individual subscriber or donor; and the necessary publicity for receipts and expenditures could without difficulty be provided.
Progress is not an illusion, it happens, but it is slow and invariably disappointing.
The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink.
Language ought to be the joint creation of poets and manual workers.
To an ordinary human being, love means nothing if it does not mean loving some people more than others.
What can you do against the lunatic who is more intelligent than yourself, who gives your arguments a fair hearing and then simply persists in his lunacy?
In every question and every remark tossed back and forth between lovers who have not played out the last fugue, there is one question and it is this: Is there someone new?
Falling out of love is chiefly a matter of forgetting how charming someone is.
It is the duty of the human understanding to understand that there are things which it cannot understand, and what those things are. Human understanding has vulgarly occupied itself with nothing but understanding, but if it would only take the trouble to understand itself at the same time it would simply have to posit the paradox.
How absurd men are! They never use the liberties they have, they demand those they do not have. They have freedom of thought, they demand freedom of speech.
Sometimes I go about in pity for myself, and all the while a great wind is bearing me across the sky.
Where gold speaks every tongue is silent.
However big the fool, there is always a bigger fool to admire him.
It has been said that there is no fool like an old fool, except a young fool. But the young fool has first to grow up to be an old fool to realize what a damn fool he was when he was a young fool.
Intolerance is a form of egotism, and to condemn egotism intolerantly is to share it.
One is hardly sensible of fatigue while he marches to music.
When he took time to help the man up the mountain, lo, he scaled it himself.
For my part I distrust all generalizations about women, favorable and unfavorable, masculine and feminine, ancient and modern; all alike, I should say, result from paucity of experience.
If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have paradise in a few years.
Women have no wilderness in them. They are provident instead content in the tight hot cell of their hearts. To eat dusty bread.
Woman is not born: she is made. In the making, her humanity is destroyed. She becomes symbol of this, symbol of that: mother of the earth, slut of the universe; but she never becomes herself because it is forbidden for her to do so.
It doesn't matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.
I have tamed men of iron in my day, shall I not easily crush these men of butter?
This is what you shall do: love the earth and sun, and animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence towards the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown, or to any man or number of men; go freely with the powerful uneducated persons, and with the young, and mothers, of families: read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life: re-examine all you have been told at school or church, or in any books, and dismiss whatever insults your soul.
Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes).
Nationalism is power hunger tempered by self-deception.
If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face -- forever.
never before have we had so little time in which to do so much.
The truth is found when men are free to pursue it.
Never underestimate a man who overestimates himself.
Governments can err, Presidents do make mistakes, but the immortal Dante tells us that divine justice weighs the sins of the cold-blooded and the sins of the warm-hearted in different scales. Better the occasional faults of a Government that lives in a spirit of charity than the consistent omissions of a Government frozen in the ice of its own indifference.
The first theory is that if we make the rich richer, somehow they will let a part of their prosperity trickle down to the rest of us. The second theory was the theory that if we make the average of mankind comfortable and secure, their prosperity will rise upward through the ranks.
There is a mysterious cycle in human events. To some generations much is given. Of other generations much is expected. This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny.
There can't be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.
Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich by promising to protect each from the other.
The greatest art of a politician is to render vice serviceable to the cause of virtue.
An honest politician is one who when he is bought will stay bought.
I have simplified my politics into an utter detestation of all existing governments; and, as it is the shortest and most agreeable and summary feeling imaginable, the first moment of an universal republic would convert me into an advocate for single and uncontradicted despotism. The fact is, riches are power, and poverty is slavery all over the earth, and one sort of establishment is no better, nor worse, for a people than another.
People say I'm indecisive, but I don't know about that.
Political organizations have slowly substituted themselves for the Churches as the places for believing practices. Politics has once again become religious.
If American politics does not look to you like a joke, a tragic dance; if you have enough blindness left in you, on any plea, on any excuse, to vote for the Democratic Party or the Republican Party (for at present machine and party are one), or for any candidate who does not stand for a new era, -- then you yourself pass into the slide of the magic-lantern; you are an exhibit, a quaint product, a curiosity of the American soil. You are part of the problem.
Politicians have the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year. And to have the ability afterward to explain why it didn't happen.
Some men change their party for the sake of their principles; others their principles for the sake of their party.
I do not like broccoli. And I haven't liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. I am President of the United States, and I'm not going to eat any more broccoli.
The ablest man I ever met is the man you think you are.
When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.
The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection, that one is sometimes willing to commit sins for the sake of loyalty, that one does not push asceticism to the point where it makes friendly intercourse impossible, and that one is prepared in the end to be defeated and broken up by life, which is the inevitable price of fastening one's love upon other human individuals.
Progress and reaction have both turned out to be swindles. Seemingly, there is nothing left but quietism -- robbing reality of its terrors by simply submitting to it.
The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it.
There is hardly such a thing as a war in which it makes no difference who wins. Nearly always one side stands more or less for progress, the other side more or less for reaction.
In every one of those little stucco boxes there's some poor bastard who's never free except when he's fast asleep and dreaming that he's got the boss down the bottom of a well and is bunging lumps of coal at him.
For a creative writer possession of the truth is less important than emotional sincerity.
The child thinks of growing old as an almost obscene calamity, which for some mysterious reason will never happen to itself. All who have passed the age of thirty are joyless grotesques, endlessly fussing about things of no importance and staying alive without, so far as the child can see, having anything to live for. Only child life is real life.
If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.
Reactionary: A man walking backwards with his face to the future.
True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.
The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.
This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny.
Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrations and revolutionists.
Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel in order to be tough.
The moment a mere numerical superiority by either states or voters in this country proceeds to ignore the needs and desires of the minority, and for their own selfish purpose or advancement, hamper or oppress that minority, or debar them in any way from equal privileges and equal rights -- that moment will mark the failure of our constitutional system.
No democracy can long survive which does not accept as fundamental to its very existence the recognition of the rights of minorities.
We are enjoying sluggish times and not enjoying them very much.
There are as many kinds of beauty as there are habitual ways of seeking happiness.
Only the person of worth can recognize the worth in others.
Go further...treat others as THEY would like to be treated
The man of the house can destroy the pleasure of the household, but he cannot make it. That rests with the woman, and it is her greatest privilege.
The rich are always advising the poor, but the poor seldom return the compliment.
I am glad that I paid so little attention to good advice; had I abided by it I might have been saved from some of my most valuable mistakes.
The height of cleverness is being able to conceal it.
That is the consolation of a little mind; you have the fun of changing it without impeding the progress of mankind.
Woe to him who teaches men faster than they can learn.
Once we know our weaknesses they cease to do us any harm.
To do the opposite of something is also a form of imitation, namely an imitation of its opposite.
Nothing is worth doing unless the consequences may be serious.
The lack of objectivity, as far as foreign nations are concerned, is notorious. From one day to another, another nation is made out to be utterly depraved and fiendish, while ones own nation stands for everything that is good and noble. Every action of the enemy is judged by one standardevery action of oneself by another. Even good deeds by the enemy are considered a sign of particular devilishness, meant to deceive us and the world, while our bad deeds are necessary and justified by our noble goals which they serve.
The only thing that should surprise us is that there are still some things that can surprise us.
The characteristic of the hour is that the commonplace mind, knowing itself to be commonplace, has the assurance to proclaim the rights of the commonplace and to impose them wherever it will.
We can escape the commonplace only by manipulating it, controlling it, thrusting it into our dreams or surrendering it to the free play of our subjectivity.
The rising power of the United States in world affairs requires, not a more compliant press, but a relentless barrage of facts and criticism. Our job in this age, as I see it, is not to serve as cheerleaders for our side in the present world struggle but to help the largest possible number of people to see the realities of the changing and convulsive world in which American policy must operate.
It is best to love wisely, no doubt: but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.
The world is a looking glass and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face.
Seek to make a person blush for their guilt rather than shed their blood.
The oppression of any people for opinion's sake has rarely had any other effect than to fix those opinions deeper, and render them more important.
He who binds to himself a joy doth the winged life destroy. But he who kisses the joy as it flies lives in Eternity's sunrise.
I was angry with my friend: I told my wrath, my wrath did end. I was angry with my foe: I told it not, my wrath did grow.
You gave him an opportunity of showing greatness of character and he did not seize it. He will never forgive you for that.
A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit.
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.
If there were dreams to sell, what would you buy?
Society often forgives the criminal; it never forgives the dreamer.

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