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God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it.

Bald as the bare mountain tops are bald, with a baldness full of grandeur.
To find yourself, think for yourself.
Truth fears nothing but concealment.
The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.
Work banishes those three great evils: boredom, vice and poverty.
You never know how much a man can't remember until he is called as a witness.
I don't believe in pessimism. If something doesn't come up the way you want, forge ahead. If you think it's going to rain, it will.
He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.
Discoveries are often made by not following instructions, by going off the main road, by trying the untried.
Chose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
Life is really simple, but men insist on making it complicated.
You are remembered for the rules you break.
Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
People see God every day; they just don't recognize Him.
The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
Peace with all nations, and the right which that gives us with respect to all nations, are our object.
You can do what you want to do. You can be what you want to be.
The ignorant classes are the dangerous classes.
If the fans don't come out to the ball park, you can't stop them .
You are within God. God is within you.
The constitution is not neutral. It was designed to take the government off the backs of people.
Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.
Earth laughs in flowers.
The family is the nucleus of civilization.
When you're through changing, you're through.
The great American novel has not only already been written, it has already been rejected.
If you've got the guts to stick it out... you're going to make it.
Propaganda does not deceive people; it merely helps them to deceive themselves.
If I were to live my life over again, I would be an American. I would steep myself in America, I would know no other land.
A man may fall many times but he won't be a failure until he says someone pushed him.
There's more bad music in jazz than any other form. Maybe that's because the audience doesn't really know what's happening.
Cause a man with a briefcase can steal more money than any man with a gun
To live outside the law, you must be honest.
Communism is the opiate of the intellectuals [With] no cure except as a guillotine might be called a cure for dandruff.
A man is not old as long as he is seeking something.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
The art of writing is the art of applying the seat of the pants to the seat of the chair.
Come to the edge, He said. They said, We are afraid. Come to the edge, He said. They came. He pushed them... and they flew.
That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.
A man has to have goals- for a day, for a lifetime- that was mine, to have people say, There goes Ted Williams, the greatest hitter who ever lived.
Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.
A church is a place in which gentlemen who have never been to heaven brag about it to persons who will never get there.
Will it, and set to work briskly.
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
We are near waking when we dream we are dreaming.
He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior.
Strange as it may seem, no amount of learning can cure stupidity, and formal education positively fortifies it.
A little rebellion now and then... is a medicine necessary for the sound health of government.
A person is a success if they get up in the morning and gets to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.
What is defeat? Nothing but education. Nothing but the first step to something better.
Flowers are happy things.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
It ain't bragging if you can do it.
Great intellects are skeptical.
Hence to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
All of our unhappiness comes from our inability to be alone.
What holds the world together, as I have learned from bitter experience, is sexual intercourse.
The basic rule of free enterprise: You must give in order to get.
Expect victory and you make victory.
He is not the same, nor is he another.
God is at home, it's we who have gone out for a walk.
We've got to have a dream if we are going to make a dream come true.
When people are bored it is primarily with themselves.
If you want a high performance woman, I can go from zero to bitch in less than 2.1 seconds.
Any time you try to win everything, you must be willing to lose everything.
Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition.
Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.
Cosmopolitan critics, men who are the friends of every country save their own.
There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it.
We are what we think. All that we are arises With our thoughts. With our thoughts, We make our world.
Worry not that no one knows of you; seek to be worth knowing.
When I die, I want people to play my music, go wild and freak out and do anything they want to do.
The illiterate of the future are not those that cannot read or write. They are those that can not learn, unlearn, relearn.
A single conversation across the table with a wise man is worth a month's study of books.
The only pressure I'm under is the pressure I've put on myself.
I would live to study, and not study to live.
Nothing happens unless first a dream.
We have it in our power to begin the world over again.
A mighty flame followeth a tiny spark.
Perfection is our goal, excellence will be tolerated.
We do not want the men of another color for our brothers-in-law, but we do want them for our brothers.
A little inaccuracy sometimes saves tons of explanations.
Most smiles are started by another smile.
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
Mystery has its own mysteries, and there are gods above gods. We have ours, they have theirs. That is what's known as infinity.
Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.
The future of this republic is in the hands of the American voter.
The hottest love has the coldest end.
When a woman is speaking to you, listen to what she says with her eyes.
People who take risks are the people you'll lose against.
Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.
There is no gathering the rose without being pricked by the thorns.
Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.
Hell hath no fury like a liberal scorned.
When everyone is against you, it means you are absolutely wrong -- or you are absolutely right.
The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.
If you want to win anything -- a race, your self, your life -- you have to go a little berserk.
The revelation of Thought takes men out of servitude into freedom.
The strength of a man consists in finding out the way God is going, and going that way.
If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.
He who has not a good memory should never take upon himself the trade of lying.
I loved learning, it was school I hated. I used to cut school to go learn something.
Smile, it's free therapy.
The aim of education should be to convert the mind into living fountain, and not a reservoir.
The trouble with born-again Christians is that they are an even bigger pain the second time around.
A man of such obvious and exemplary charm must be a liar.
Concentrate your strengths against your competitor's relative weaknesses.
It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up.
We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal, and then leap in the dark to our success.
From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back. That is the point that must be reached.
Happiness is never stopping to think if you are.
Children are the keys of paradise.
If the reporter has killed our imagination with his truth, he threatens our life with his lies.
If you can make a woman laugh you can do anything with her.
Confess you were wrong yesterday; it will show you are wise today.
Keep out of the suction caused by those who drift backwards.
Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime.
A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit.
An original writer is not one who imitates nobody, but one whom nobody can imitate.
When one is willing and eager, the Gods join in.
A large section of the intelligentsia seems wholly devoid of intelligence.
A house is a machine for living in.
The best cure for hypochondria is to forget about your own body and get interested in someone else s.
A right is not what someone gives you, it's what no one can take away from you.
Once in a while it really hits people that they don't have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.
Your talent is God's gift to you; what you do with it is your gift to God.
Older women are best, because they always think they may be doing it for the last time.
When a man finds no peace within himself, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.
In order to experience everyday spirituality, we need to remember that we are spiritual beings spending some time in a human body.
Truth is like a torch; the more it is shook it shines.
Life is a state of mind.
A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
In every man's heart there is a secret nerve that answers to the vibrations of beauty.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
I have met the enemy, and it is the eyes of other people.
The greatest of all sins is stupidity.
I refuse the compliment that I think like a man, thought has no sex, one either thinks or one does not.
Commit a sin twice and it will not seem a crime.
Fate is nothing but the deeds committed in a prior state of existence.
To know is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge.
Nothing will work unless you do.
If you don't learn to laugh at trouble, you won't have anything to laugh at when you grow old.
In a just cause the weak will beat the strong.
You have to be a bastard to make it, and that's a fact. And the Beatles are the biggest bastards on earth.
When one pays a visit it is for the purpose of wasting other people's time, not one's own.
The only people who never fail are those who never try.
Jesus was all right, but his disciples were thick and ordinary. It's them twisting it that ruins it for me.

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