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 Dwy     Idea                                     Quote                                                                 Author   Rt Year        rc
Sorted by:               Rating decending then Dewey
100       Attitude       "Our life is what our thoughts make it." --Marcus Aurelius                                               7     200       Mi
100       Attitude       "The world we have created is a product of our thinking. It cannot be changed without                    7    1950       Au
                         changing our thinking." --Albert Einstein
100       Happiness      When the sun rises, I go to work. When the sun goes down, I take my rest, I dig the                      7    -2500      Sc
                         well from which I drink, I farm the soil which yields my food, I share creation. Kings
                         can do no more. - Anonymous from China, 2500 b.c.
100       Knowing        We shall not cease from exploration | and the end of all our exploring | shall be to                     7    1900       Ne
                         arrive where we started | and know the place for the first time. -- T.S. Eliot
100       Purpose        If there is some end of the things we do...will not knowledge of it, have a great                        7     -370      Mg
                         influence on life? Shall we not, like archers who have a mark to aim at, be more likely
                         to hit upon what we should? If so, we must try, in outline at least, to determine what it
                         is. —Aristotle
100       Truth          "There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily." --                 7    1790       Au
                         George Washington
160       Kindness       "The best portion of a good man's life is the little, nameless, unremembered acts of                     7    1850       Au
                         kindness and love." --William Wordsworth
160       Leadership     You must be the change you wish to see in the world. - Mohandas Gandhi                                   7    1950        Si
170       Kindness       "No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." –Aesop                                        7    -800       Mg
170       Selfless       A person starts to live when he can live outside of himself. - Albert Einstein                           7    1950       Au
180       Doing          "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." –Aristotle                 7    -370       Mg

180       Freedom        "Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and                         7    1775       Au
                         slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God, I know not what course others may take, but give me
                         liberty or give me death!" -- Patrick Henry"
180       Persist        "The greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising up every time we fall." --                     7      200      Sc
0         Becoming       You are what you eat -- ?                                                                                6
0         Sowing         ...for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. -- Galatians 6:7                 Bible          6      30
0         Vision         A vision without a task is but a dream, a task without a vision is drudgery; a vision and                6    1500       Ne
                         a task is the hope of the world. - From an inscription on an old English Church

0         Vision         If I were to wish for anything, I would not wish for wealth and power, but for the                       6    1850       Ng
                         passionate sense of what might be, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees
                         the possible. Pleasure disappoints, possibility never. And what wine is so sparkling,
                         what so fraught, what so intoxicating as possbility! - Soren Kierkegaard

0         Vision         If you don‘t know where you‘re going, you will wind up somewhere else. -- Yogi Berra         Berra       6               Au

100       Attitude       May you live all the days of your life. - Jonathan Swift                                                 6    1750       Ne
100       Attitude       "The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions, and not our                    6    1800       Au
                         circumstances." -- Martha Washington
100       Attitude       "Nurture your mind with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes." --                       6    1850       Ne
                         Benjamin Disraeli
100       Attitude       "Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character." --Albert Einstein                                  6    1950       Au
100       Begin          Finis Origine Pendet , loosely translated means "The end depends upon the                                6     200       Mi
                         beginning.". Manlius, an ancient poet, who in the crisis of his life and faith wrote this.
                         The Bible reveals much about this principle. It seems that God always refers back to
                         the beginning of a thing as a point of reference for His will down the road, be it the
                         events of men or nations.
100       Evil           "A hurtful act is the transference to others of the degradation which we bear in                         6    1935           Nf
                         ourselves." --Simone Weil
100       Knowing        "To know that you do not know is the best. To pretend to know when you do not know                       6     -500      Sc
                         is disease." --Lao Tzu
100       Lies           "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." --Mark Twain                         6    1850       Au
100       Success        The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win you‘re still a rat. - Lily Tomlin                  6    1990       Au

100       Truth          "And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." (John 8:32)                            6      100      Ms

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100     Truth          "There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily." --           6    1790       Au
                       George Washington
100     War            "If war is ever lawful, then peace is sometimes sinful." --C.S. Lewis                              6    1950       Ne
100     Wonder         "Two things fill my mind with ever-increasing wonder and awe: the starry heavens                   6    1900       Ng
                       above me and the moral law within me." --Immanuel Kant
150     Value          Hunger is the best pickle. -- Ben Franklin                                                         6    1750       Au
160     Adapt          Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. - Eva             6
                       May Brown
160     Bold           Until one is committed there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always                         6    1960
                       ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one
                       elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that
                       the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of
                       things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream
                       of events issues from the decision, raising in one‘s favor all manner of unforeseen
                       incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt
                       would have come his way. I have learned a deep respect for one of Goethe‘s
                       couplets: "Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius,
                       power, and magic in it." - W. H. Murray (late mountain climber)

160     Bold           The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the                  6    1960
                       impossible. - Arthur C. Clarke
160     Bold           When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your                  6
                       thoughts break their bounds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness
                       expands in every direction and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world.
                       Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a
                       greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be. – Patanjali

160     Creative       Your imagination is your preview of life‘s coming attractions. - Albert Einstein                   6    1950       Au
160     Creative       The best way to predict the future is to invent it. - Alan Kay                                     6    1980
160     Doing          No more prizes for predicting rain. Prizes only for building arks. -- Louis Gerstner               6    1990       Au

160     Effort         "Any man's life will be filled with constant and unexpected encouragement if he makes              6    1850       Au
                       up his mind to do his level best each day." --Booker T. Washington
160     Effort         "Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win great triumphs, even though checkered by           6    1910       Au
                       failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much,
                       because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat." --Theodore
160     Initiative     Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to                  6    1600       Ne
                       attempt. - William Shakespeare
160     Innovate       "He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils." --Francis Bacon                       6    1550       Ne
160     Optimism       "The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it." --               6     200       Sc
                       Chinese Proverb
160     Team           "We must hang together or assuredly we shall hang separately." --Benjamin Franklin                 6    1780       Au

160     Thankful       "In everything give thanks." (I Thessalonians 5:18) ++ "Be anxious for nothing, but in             6       30      Ms
                       everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made
                       known to God." (Philippians 4:6)
170     Parents        "If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace." --Thomas            6    1776       Au
170     Service        This is the true joy in life, being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty          6    1920       Ne
                       one: being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and
                       grievances, complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. I am
                       of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live it is my
                       privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the
                       harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no ‗brief candle‘ to
                       me. It is a sort of splendid torch that I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to
                       make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations. -
                       George Bernard Shaw

180     Confidence     We will either find a way or make one. – Hannibal                                                  6    -400       Mg
180     Control        "He who reigns within himself and rules his passions, desires, and fears is more than              6    1700       Ne
                       a king." --John Milton
180     Conviction     "The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more                6    1850       Ne
                       important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of
                       being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself." --
                       John Stuart Mills

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180     Humility       "Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot                6    1450       Ng
                       make yourself as you wish to be." --Thomas a Kempis
180     Humility       "The greatest act of faith is when man decides he is not God." --Oliver Wendell                   6    1860       au
180     Humility       "I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish               6    1900       Au
                       small tasks as if they were great and noble." --Helen Keller
180     Persist        "Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose              6    1800           Nf
                       courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying
                       them -- every day begin the task anew." --Saint Francis de Sales
180     Persist        "I never failed once. It just happened to be a 2000-step process." --Thomas Edison                6    1880       Au

180     Persist        I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step                       6    1880       Au
                       forward. - Thomas Edison
180     Pride          "Other sins find their vent in the accomplishment of evil deeds, whereas pride lies in            6      300      Mi
                       wait for good deeds, to destroy them." --St. Augustine
180     Pride          "None are more readily taken with flattery than the proud who wish to be first but are            6    1600       Mi
                       not." –Spinoza
180     Pride          "The vice I am talking about is Pride or Self-Conceit: and the virtue opposite to it, in          6    1950       Ne
                       Christian morals, is called Humility. ... According to Christian teachers, the essential
                       vice, the utmost evil, is Pride. Unchastity, greed, drunkenness, and all that, are mere
                       flea-bites in comparison: it was through Pride that the devil became the devil: Pride
                       leads to every other vice: it is the complete anti-God state of mind." --C. S. Lewis

180     Suffer         "By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity -- another man's I mean." --Mark               6    1850       Au
180     Work           When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die. - Eleanor Roosevelt                      6    1940       Au
200     oneness        "That which is now called the Christian religion existed among the ancients, and never            6     300       Mi
                       did not exist from the planting of the human race until Christ came in the flesh, at
                       which time the true religion which already existed began to be called Christianity." --St.
230     Apology        "In the absence of any other proof, the thumb would convince me of God's existence."              6    1600       Ne
                       --Isaac Newton
230     LoveGod        "When I have learnt to love God better than my earthly dearest, I shall love my earthly           6    1955       Ne
                       dearest better than I do now. In so far as I learn to love my earthly dearest at the
                       expense of God and instead of God, I shall be moving towards the state in which I
                       shall not love my earthly dearest at all. When first things are put first, second things
                       are not suppressed but increased." --C. S. Lewis
310     Encourage      Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do                  6    1880       Au
                       that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. - Mark Twain

310     Leaders        Years ago at our commisioning ceremonies at Quantico, our Marine Commandant,                      6    1980       Au
                       General Cushman, gave us the following words. "The officer administers, the leader
                       innovates. The officer maintains, the leader develops. The officer relies on systems,
                       the leader relies on people. The officer counts on controls. the leader counts on trust.
                       The officer does things right, the leader does the right thing."

310     Respect        If he works for you, you work for him. -- Japanese proverb                                        6                   Sj
310     Trust          Trust is the highest form of human motivation. It brings out the best in people. --               6    1990
                       Stephen R. Covey
320     Involve        "It does not take a majority to prevail ... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on       6    1790       Au
                       setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men." -- Samuel Adams
320     Leaders        "Public virtue cannot exist in a nation without private -- and public virtue is the only          6    1790       Au
                       foundation of republics." --John Adams
320     Liberty        "If you love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the             6    1775       Au
                       animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels
                       or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly
                       upon you and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." -- Samuel Adams

320     Liberty        "Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and                     6    1790       Au
                       vicious, they have more need of masters." --Benjamin Franklin
320     Liberty        "If a nation expects to be ignorant -- and free -- in a state of civilization, it expects what    6    1790       Au
                       never was and never will be." --Thomas Jefferson
320     Liberty        "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things; the decayed and degraded state of           6    1850       Au
                       moral and patriotic feeling which thinks nothing worth a war, is worse. A man who has
                       nothing which he cares more about than he does about his personal safety is a
                       miserable creature who has no chance at being free, unless made and kept so by the
                       exertions of better men than himself." -- John Stuart Mill

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320       Power          "There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to                              6    1780       Au
                         trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty." --John Adams

320       Rights         "When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to                                    6    1776       Au
                         dissolve the political bands which have connected them.... We hold these truths to be
                         self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator
                         with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of
                         Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men,
                         deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any Form
                         of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to
                         alter or to abolish it...it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and
                         to provide new Guards for their future security. ... For the support of this declaration,
                         with a firm reliance on the protection of the Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to
                         each other, our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor." --Declaration of

320       Rights         "A free people [claim] their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not as the                         6    1790       Au
                         gift of their chief magistrate. ... The God who gave us life gave us liberty at the same
                         time; the hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them." --Thomas Jefferson

370       Character      "It should be your care, therefore, and mine, to elevate the minds of our children and                         6    1820       Au
                         exalt their courage; to accelerate and animate their industry and activity; to excite in
                         them an habitual contempt of meanness, abhorrence of injustice and inhumanity, and
                         an ambition to excel in every capacity, faculty, and virtue. If we suffer their minds to
                         grovel and creep in infancy, they will grovel all their lives." --John Adams

0         Life           We cannot put off living until we are ready. The most salient characteristic of life is its       Ortega       5    1940       ns
                         coerciveness: it is always urgent, ‗here and now‘ without any possible postponement.
                         Life is fired at us point blank. - Jose Ortega y Gasset
0         Money          "Money is a very excellent servant, but a terrible master." --P. T. Barnum                        Barnum       5    1900       Au
0         Sowing         "It is reasonable that every one who asks justice should do justice." --Thomas                    Jefferson    5    1790       Au
100       Begin          "We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once." --Calvin                                   5    1920       Au
100       Evil           "Do not let us mistake necessary evils for good." --C.S. Lewis                                                 5    1940       Ne
100       Knowing        "He who knows not, and knows not that he knows not, is a fool...shun him. He who                               5     100       Sc
                         knows not, and knows that he knows not, is willing...teach him. He who knows, and
                         knows not that he knows, is asleep...awaken him. He who knows, and knows that he
                         knows, is wise...follow him." --Chinese proverb
100       Purpose        "There remains for us only the very narrow way, often extremely difficult to find, of                          5    1940       Ng
                         living every day as though it were our last, and yet living in faith and responsibility as
                         though there were to be a great future." --Dietrich Bonhoeffer
100       Reason         "Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same                             5      200      Mi
                         weapons of reason which today arm you against the present." --Marcus Aurelius

100       Reason         Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot                        5    1950       Au
                         understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but
                         honestly and courageously uses his intelligence. --Albert Einstein:

100       Rewards        "The highest reward for man's toil is not what he gets for it but what he becomes by it."                      5
                         --John Ruskin
100       Suffer         "Every noble crown is, and on earth will forever be, a crown of thorns." --Thomas                              5    1700       Ne
100       Thought        Thought is only a flash between two long nights. But this flash is every thing. -- H.                          5
100       Truth          "Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth." --                    5    1700           Nf
                         Blaise Pascal
100       Value          "An object in possession seldom retains the same charm that it had in pursuit." --Pliny                        5      100      Mi
                         the younger
100       Value          "The value of liberty was thus enhanced in our estimation by the difficulty of its                             5    1790       Au
                         attainment, and the worth of characters appreciated by the trial of adversity." --George
100       Vision         We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. -- Oscar Wilde                              5               Au
100       Wisdom         "All receive advice. Only the wise profit from it." --Syrus                                                    5      100      Mg

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160     Bold           Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men    5    1900       Au
                       as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright
                       exposure. Life is a daring adventure, or nothing. - Helen Keller

160     Bold           Nothing is ever accomplished by a reasonable man. George Bernard Shaw                         5    1920       Ne
160     Bold           What saves a man is to take a step. - Antoine de Saint-Exupert                                5               Nf
160     Caring         "The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who remain neutral in time of great        5    1300       Mi
                       moral crisis." --Dante Alighieri
160     Control        People more often need to be reminded than informed. -- Dr. Samuel Johnson                    5

160     Discern        "We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction." --Aesop                        5    -800       Mg
160     Discern        "Everything that deceives may be said to enchant." --Plato                                    5    -400       Mg
160     Initiative     You can‘t light a fire without a spark. -- Bruce Springsteen                                  5    1990       Au
160     Now            Make the most of the present moment. No occasion is unworthy of our best efforts.             5    1850       Au
                       God often uses the humble occasions and little things to shape the course of a man's
                       life." --President James Garfield
160     Parents        "Like it or not, we're teaching our children from the moment they come into the world.        5    2001       au
                       They watch us like hawks. As they see us obey laws, treat others with respect and
                       remain faithful to our spouse, they learn to do those things, too. If we engage in
                       watching raunchy videos, use foul language or cave in to the cultural pressures on us
                       as adults, how can we expect them, as children, to not give in to pressure?" --
                       Rebecca Hagelin
160     Thought        Few people think more than two or three times a year. I have made an international            5    1920       ne
                       reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week. - George Bernard Shaw

170     Compassion     Our task must be to free ourselves . . . by widening our circle of compassion to              5    1950       Au
                       embrace all living beings and all of nature. (Albert Einstein)
170     Kindness       ―It is the characteristic of the magnanimous man to ask no favor but to be ready to do        5     -370      Mg
                       kindness to others.‖ -- Aristotle
170     Parent         "The great man is he who does not lose his child's heart." --Mencius                          5    1500       Mi
170     Parent         "There are many ways to measure success; not the least of which is the way your               5
                       child describes you when talking to a friend." --Unknown
170     Selfless       When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves and our own self-preservation, we             5
                       undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness. - Joseph Campbell

170     Service        "Life is a place of service, and in that service one has to suffer a great deal that is       5    1850       Nr
                       hard to bear, but more often to experience a great deal of joy. But that joy can be real
                       only if people look upon their lives as a service and have a definite object in life
                       outside themselves and their personal happiness." --Leo Tolstoy

170     Service        How can I be useful, of what service can I be? There is something inside me, what             5
                       can it be? - Vincent Van Gogh
170     Service        I don‘t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you         5
                       who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve. - Albert
180     Caring         "No man is a good citizen unless he so acts as to show that he actually uses the Ten          5    1900       Au
                       Commandments, and translates the Golden Rule into his life conduct." --Theodore
180     Control        "When anger enters the mind, wisdom departs." --Thomas Kempis                                 5    1200       Ng
180     Courage        "It is better by noble boldness to run the risk of being subject to half the evils we         5    -600       Mg
                       anticipate than to remain in cowardly listlessness for fear of what might happen." --
180     Courage        Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is            5
                       more important than fear. -Ambrose Red Moon
180     Doing          "He does not believe, that does not live according to his belief." --Thomas Fuller            5

180     Freedom        "Freedom is not procured by a full enjoyment of what is desired, but by controlling that      5     -200      Mg
                       desire." --Epictetus
180     Integrity      "Let no man turn aside, ever so slightly, from the broad path of honor, on the plausible      5    1800       Ne
                       pretence that he is justified by the goodness of his end. All good ends can be worked
                       out by good means." --Charles Dickens
180     Integrity      "The only guide to a man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the              5    1945       Ne
                       rectitude and sincerity of his actions. It is very imprudent to walk through life without
                       this shield, because we are so often mocked by the failure of our hopes and the
                       upsetting of our calculations; but with this shield, however the fates may play, we
                       march always in the ranks of honor." --Sir Winston S. Churchill

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180     Persevere      "Energy and persistence conquer all things." ---Benjamin Franklin                                 5    1770       au
180     Persist        "Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'press on' has                    5    1920       Au
                       solved and always will solve the problems of the human race." --Calvin Coolidge

180     Respect        "I was taught to respect everyone for the simple reason that we're all God's children. I          5    1990       Au
                       was taught, in the words of Martin Luther King, to judge a man not by the color of his
                       skin, but by the content of his character. And I was taught that character is simply
                       doing what's right when nobody's looking." --Julius Caesar (J.C.) Watts

180     Sacrifice      "Posterity -- you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your             5    1820       Au
                       freedom. I hope you will make good use of it." --John Quincy Adams

180     Strength       "If we lived in a state where virtue was profitable, common sense would make us                   5    1700       Ne
                       saintly. But since we see that avarice, anger, pride and stupidity commonly profit far
                       beyond charity, modesty, justice and thought, perhaps we must stand fast a little, even
                       at the risk of being heroes." --Sir Thomas More, as quoted in the movie "A Man For All
180     Work           I am a great believer in luck, and I find that the harder I work, the more of it I have. -        5    1790       Au
                       Thomas Jefferson
200     Faith          "Faith is to believe what you do not yet see; the reward for this faith is to see what you        5      300      Mi
                       believe." --Saint Augustine
230     Apology        "The greatest proof of Christianity for others is not how far a man can logically analyze         5    1920       Au
                       his reasons for believing, but how far in practice he will stake his life on his belief." --T.
                       S. Eliot
230     Bible          "The system of revealed truth which this Book [the Bible] contains is like that of the            5    1650       Ne
                       universe, concealed from common observation yet...the centuries have established its
                       Divine origin." --Sir Isaac Newton
230     Bible          "The Bible is like a telescope. If a man looks through his telescope, then he sees                5
                       worlds beyond; but if he looks at his telescope, then he does not see anything but
                       that. The Bible is a thing to be looked through, to see that which is beyond." --Phillips
310     Action         "'Status quo,' you know, that is Latin for 'the mess we're in.'" --Ronald Reagan                  5    1980       Au
320     Basis          "What is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature?" --               5    1800       Au
                       James Madison
320     Cycle          "Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises                     5    1790       Au
                       permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and
                       taxes." --Ben Franklin
320     Cycle          "History fails to record a single precedent in which nations subject to moral decay               5    1950       Au
                       have not passed into political and economic decline. There has been either a spiritual
                       awakening to overcome the moral lapse, or a progressive deterioration leading to
                       ultimate national disaster." --General Douglas MacArthur

320     Debt           "The national budget must be balanced. The public debt must be reduced; the                       5      100      Mi
                       arrogance of the authorities must be moderated and controlled. Payments to foreign
                       governments must be reduced, if the nation doesn't want to go bankrupt. People must
                       again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance." --Marcus Tullius Cicero, 55
320     Involve        "One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being            5     -400      Mg
                       governed by your inferiors." --Plato
320     Involve        "A nation, as a society, forms a moral person, and every member of it is personally               5    1780       Au
                       responsible for his society." --Thomas Jefferson
320     Leaders        "The public cannot be too curious concerning the characters of public men." --Samuel              5    1800       Au
320     Liberty        "Proclaim liberty throughout the land unto all the inhabitants thereof." (Leviticus 25:10,        5    1780       Au
                       as inscribed on the Liberty Bell)
320     Liberty        "Experience teaches us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the                        5    1980       Au
                       government's purpose is beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel
                       invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in
                       insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding." --
                       Supreme Court Justice Brandeis
320     Liberty        "Isn't our choice really not one of left or right, but of up or down? Down through the            5    1984       Au
                       welfare state to statism, to more and more government largesse accompanied always
                       by more government authority, less individual liberty, and ultimately, totalitarianism,
                       always advanced as for our own good. The alternative is the dream conceived by our
                       Founding Fathers, up to the ultimate in individual freedom consistent with an orderly
                       society. We don't celebrate dependence day on the Fourth of July. We celebrate
                       Independence Day." --Ronald Reagan (1984)

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320     Liberty        "The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion." --Edmund Burke              5

320     Liberty        ―But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible     5
                       evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint.‖ --Edmund Burke

320     Power          "Exceeding the bounds of authority is no more a right in a great than in a petty officer,       5    1650       ne
                       no more justifiable in a king than in a constable; but is so much the worse in him, in
                       that he has more trust put in him, has already a much greater share than the rest of
                       his brethren, and is supposed from the advantages of his education, employment, and
                       counsellors, to be more knowing in the measures of right and wrong." --John Locke

320     Power          "Society in every state is a blessing, but government, even in its best state, is but a         5    1770       Au
                       necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one; for when we suffer or are exposed
                       to the same miseries by a government, which we might expect in a country without
                       government, our calamity is heightened by reflecting that we furnish the means by
                       which we suffer." --Thomas Paine
320     Power          "In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him           5    1790       Au
                       down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution." --Thomas Jefferson

320     Power          "The difference between the path toward greater freedom or bigger government is the             5    1980       Au
                       difference between success and failure; between opportunity and coercion; between
                       faith in a glorious future and fear of mediocrity and despair; between respecting
                       people as adults, each with a spark of greatness, and treating them as helpless
                       children to be forever dependent; between a drab, materialistic world where Big
                       Brother rules by promises to special interest groups, and a world of adventure where
                       everyday people set their sights on impossible dreams, distant stars, and the Kingdom
                       of God. We have the true message of hope for America." --Ronald Reagan (1984)

320     Taxes          "A wise and frugal government ... shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it           5    1790       Au
                       has earned." --Thomas Jefferson
320     Virtue         "Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and            5    1780       Au
                       morality are indispensable supports." --George Washington
320     Virtue         "A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the                 5    1790       Au
                       liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy. While the people are
                       virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when once they lose their virtue then will be
                       ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader." --Samuel
320     Virtue         "Religion and good morals are the only solid foundation of public liberty and                   5    1800       Au
                       happiness." --Samuel Adams
320     Virtue         "Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people." --John Adams                 5    1800       Au

320     virtue         "Money will not purchase character or good government." --Calvin Coolidge                       5    1900       Au
330     Markets        "Some people, even in my own country, look at the riot of experiment that is the free           5    1988       Au
                       market and see only waste. What of all the entrepreneurs that fail? Well, many do,
                       particularly the successful ones; often several times. And if you ask them the secret of
                       their success, they'll tell you it's all that they learned in their struggles along the way;
                       yes, it's what they learned from failing. Like an athlete in competition or a scholar in
                       pursuit of the truth, experience is the greatest teacher. And that's why it's so hard for
                       government planners, no matter how sophisticated, to ever substitute for millions of
                       individuals working night and day to make their dreams come true." --Ronald Reagan

330     Principles     "Yellow journalism deifies the cult of the mendacious, the sensational, the inane, and,         5    1910       Au
                       throughout its wide but vapid field, does as much to vulgarize and degrade the
                       popular taste, to weaken the popular character, and to dull the edge of the popular
                       conscience, as any influence under which the country can suffer. These men sneer at
                       the very idea of paying heed to the dictates of a sound morality; as one of their
                       number has cynically put it, they are concerned merely with selling the public whatever
                       the public will buy -- a theory of conduct which would justify the existence of every
                       keeper of an opium den, of every foul creature who ministers to the vices of mankind."
                       --Theodore Roosevelt

340     Begin          "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures." -- Julius Caesar                            5    -100       Mi
340     Limits         The real law lives in the kindness of our hearts. If our hearts are empty, no law or            5    1880       Nr
                       political reform can fill them. (Tolstoy)
340     Moral          "The law is the witness and external deposit of our moral life. Its history is the history      5    1880       au
                       of the moral development of the race." --Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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350       Military       "...I've called for whatever it takes to be so strong that no other nation will dare violate                5    1980       Au
                         the peace. If that means superiority, so be it. ... You and I know and do not believe
                         that life is so dear and peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and
                         slavery. [I]s it worth dying for...? Should Moses have told the children of Israel to live in
                         slavery under the pharaohs? Should Christ have refused the cross? Should the
                         patriots of Concord Bridge have thrown down their guns and refused to fire the shot
                         heard round the world? The martyrs of history were not fools...." --Ronald Reagan

370       Inspire        "The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher                                5
                         demonstrates. The great teacher inspires." -- William Arthur Ward
800       Humor          "Only kings, editors, and people with tapeworm have the right to use the editorial 'we'."                   5    1880       Au
                         --Mark Twain
910       Freedom        "I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its                  5    1965       Au
                         creed: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.' ...I
                         have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be
                         judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. ...And if America
                         is to be a great nation this must become true. So let freedom ring from the prodigious
                         hilltops of New Hampshire. Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York.
                         Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania! Let freedom ring
                         from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado! Let freedom ring from the curvaceous
                         slopes of California! But not only that; let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of
                         Georgia! Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee! Let freedom ring
                         from every hill and molehill of Mississippi. From every mountainside, let freedom ring."
                         --Martin Luther King, Jr.

0         Becoming       "If we are forced, at every hour, to watch or listen to horrible events, this constant          Cicero      4      100      Mi
                         stream of ghastly impressions will deprive even the most delicate among us of all
                         respect for humanity." – Cicero
0         Money          "Prosperity is only an instrument to be used, not a deity to be worshipped." --Calvin           Coolidge    4    1920       Au
0         Vision         The important thing in life is to have a great aim and to possess the aptitude and the                      4    1800       Ng
                         perseverance to attain it. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
0         Vision         In the long run you only hit what you aim at. Therefore, though you should fail                             4    1850       Au
                         immediately, you had better aim at something high. - Henry David Thoreau
0         Vision         "Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake." --Henry David Thoreau                                     4    1880       Au
100       Adversity      "But bearing what we cannot change and going on with what God has given us,                                 4    1980       Au
                         confident there is a destiny, somehow seems to bring a reward we wouldn't exchange
                         for any other. It takes a lot of fire and heat to make a piece of steel." --Ronald Reagan

100       Attitude       Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we                   4    1980       au
                         live. - Norman Cousins
100       Happiness      A happy life is one which is in accord with its own nature. – Seneca                                        4     200       Mi
100       Happiness      "Your love of liberty -- your respect for the laws -- your habits of industry -- and your                   4    1790       Au
                         practice of the moral and religious obligations, are the strongest claims to national and
                         individual happiness." --George Washington
100       Heroes         "It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that                         4    1945       Au
                         such men lived." --Gen. George S. Patton
100       Human          "Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about                     4    1950       Au
                         the former." --Albert Einstein
100       Knowing        Physical concepts are the creation of the human mind, and are not, however it may                           4    1950
                         seem, determined by our external world. In our endeavor to understand reality, we are
                         somewhat like a man trying to understand the mechanism of a closed watch. - Albert
100       Reason         "I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense,                          4    1600       Mi
                         reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use." --Galileo Galilei

100       Success        The secret of success is making your vocation your vacation. - Mark Twain                                   4    1880       Au
100       Success        "Success -- the real success -- does not depend upon the position you hold, but upon                        4    1910       Au
                         how you carry yourself in that position." --Theodore Roosevelt
100       Truth          "Freedom had been hunted round the globe; reason was considered as rebellion; and                           4    1780       Au
                         the slavery of fear had made men afraid to think. But such is the irresistible nature of
                         truth, that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing." --Thomas Paine

100       value          "We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount....                           4    1950       Au
                         The world has achieved brilliance without conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear
                         giants and ethical infants." --General Omar Bradley

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150     Fear           "Grief has limits, whereas apprehension has none. For we grieve only for what we               4      200      Mi
                       know has happened, but we fear all that possibly may happen." --Pliny the Younger

150     Mistakes       "We are generally the better persuaded by the reasons we discover ourselves than by            4    1650           Nf
                       those given to us by others." --Blaise Pascal
160     Accepting      "Make a virtue of necessity." --Geoffrey Chaucer                                               4    1600       Ne
160     Curiosity      Questions are the creative acts of intelligence. - Frank Kingdomy                              4
160     Discern        "Learn to say no. It will be of more use to you than to be able to read Latin." --Charles      4    1850       Au
                       Haddon Spurgeon
160     Discern        "Distrust all those who love you extremely upon a very slight acquaintance and without         4               Ne
                       any visible reason." --Lord Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield
160     Doing          "The human race is divided into two classes -- those who go ahead and do something,            4    1900       au
                       and those who sit still and inquire, 'Why wasn't it done the other way?' "-- Oliver
                       Wendell Holmes, Jr.
160     Effort         "To sit home, read one's favorite newspaper, and scoff at the misdeeds of the men              4    1910       Au
                       who do things is easy, but it is markedly ineffective. It is what evil men count upon the
                       good men doing." --Theodore Roosevelt
160     Frugal         "We must make our election between economy and liberty, or profusion and                       4    1780       Au
                       servitude." --Thomas Jefferson
160     Frugal         "There is no dignity quite so impressive, and no independence quite so important, as           4    1920       Au
                       living within your means." --Calvin Coolidge
160     Initiative     "Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises." --Demosthenes              4     -200      Mg

160     Initiative     "A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds." -- Francis Bacon                      4    1550       Ne
160     Initiative     "Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity, the most important thing in life is to          4    1880       ne
                       know when to forego an advantage." --Benjamin Disraeli
160     Parents        "By profession I am a soldier and take great pride in that fact, but I am prouder,             4    1950       Au
                       infinitely prouder, to be a father. A soldier destroys in order to build; the father only
                       builds, never destroys. The one has the potentialities of death; the other embodies
                       creations and life. And while the hordes of death are mighty, the battalions of life are
                       mightier still." --General Douglas MacArthur
160     Responsible    There are really only two ways to approach life - as a victim or as a gallant fighter -        4
                       and you must decide if you want to act or react, deal your own cards or play with a
                       stacked deck. And if you don‘t decide which way to play with life, it will always play
                       with you. - Merle Shain
160     Words          "Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving in words                  4    1850       Ne
                       evidence of the fact." --George Eliot
170     Selfless       "What do I owe to my times, to my country, to my neighbors, to my friends? Such are            4    1700           Nf
                       the questions which a virtuous man ought often to ask himself." --Lavater

170     Selfless       In an article on Our Goal Is Unity in The Free World of October, 1944, Dr. Albert              4    1950       Au
                       Einstein regretfully took note of "an odious materialistic attitude toward life which leads
                       to the predominance of an unrestrained selfishness."
170     Service        May your work be in keeping with your purpose. - Leonardo Da Vinci                             4    1550       Mi
170     Service        You do not belong to you. You belong to the universe. The significance of you will             4    1940       Au
                       remain forever obscure to you, but you may assume you are fulfilling your significance
                       if you apply yourself to converting all your experiences to highest advantage of others.
                       - R. Buckminster Fuller
180     Courage        "The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them,             4     -400      Mg
                       glory and danger alike, and notwithstanding go out to meet it." –Thucydides

180     Courage        "Courage easily finds its own eloquence." --Plautus                                            4      200      Mi
180     Courage        "It is better to die on one's feet than to live on one's knees." --Albert Camus                4
180     Freedom        "Freedom can't be kept for nothing. If you set a high value on liberty, you must set a         4      200      Mi
                       low value on everything else." --Lucius Annaeus
180     Freedom        "A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master, and deserves           4    1780       Au
                       one!" --Alexander Hamilton
180     Freedom        "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve           4    1780       Au
                       neither liberty nor safety." --Benjamin Franklin
180     Freedom        "The history of free men is never really written by chance but by choice -- their choice."     4    1950       Au
                       --Dwight D. Eisenhower
180     Freedom        "It was the spirit of liberty which gave us our armed strength and which made our men          4    1950       Au
                       invincible in battle. We now know that that spirit of liberty, the freedom of the
                       individual, and the personal dignity of man, are the strongest and toughest and most
                       enduring forces in all the world." --Harry S. Truman
180     Honest         "No legacy is so rich as honesty." --William Shakespeare                                       4    1500       Ne

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180     Integrity      "The right thing to do never requires any subterfuge; it is always simple and direct." --        4    1920       Au
                       Calvin Coolidge
180     Persist        "Character is much easier kept than recovered." --Thomas Paine                                   4    1770       Au
180     Persist        Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my             4    1880       Nf
                       tenacity. - Louis Pasteur
180     Persist        "Never give in! Never give in! Never, Never, Never -- in nothing great or small, large or        4    1940       Ne
                       petty -- never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense." --Winston
180     Persist        "Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice, moderation in the pursuit of justice is         4    1980       Au
                       no virtue." --Barry Goldwater
180     Persist        "One is defeated only when one accepts defeat." --Marshall Foch                                  4
180     Persist        "Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall." --Oliver Goldsmith            4

180     Posterity      "The name of American, which belongs to you, in your national capacity, must always              4    1790       Au
                       exalt the just pride of Patriotism.... It should be the highest ambition of every American
                       to extend his views beyond himself, and to bear in mind that his conduct will not only
                       affect himself, his country, and his immediate posterity; but that its influence may be
                       co-extensive with the world, and stamp political happiness or misery on ages yet
                       unborn." --George Washington
180     posterity      "Courage, then, my countrymen, our contest is not only whether we ourselves shall be             4    1800       Au
                       free, but whether there shall be left to mankind an asylum on earth for civil and
                       religious liberty." --Samuel Adams
180     Posterity      "Let the American youth never forget, that they possess a noble inheritance, bought              4    1970       Au
                       by the toils, and sufferings, and blood of their ancestors; and capacity, if wisely
                       improved, and faithfully guarded, of transmitting to their latest posterity all the
                       substantial blessings of life, the peaceful enjoyment of liberty, property, religion, and
                       independence." --Justice Joseph Story
180     Posterity      ―To save your world you asked this man to die; Would this man, could he see you                  4
                       now, ask why?‖ --Wystan H. Auden, Epitaph for an unknown soldier
180     Strength       "These are the times that try men's souls: The summer soldier and the sunshine                   4    1776       Au
                       patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it
                       NOW, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman." --Thomas Paine

180     Work           We work not only to produce but to give value to time. -- Eugene Delacroix                       4
180                    "Reputation is what you are perceived to be. Character is what you are." --John                  4    1990       au
200     Hope           "A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on." --Carl Sandburg                           4
200     Sowing         "He who provides for this life, but takes no care for eternity, is wise for a moment, but        4
                       a fool forever." --Tillotson
230     Belief         "If you believe what you like in the gospel, and reject what you don't like, it is not the       4      300      Mi
                       gospel you believe, but yourself." --St. Augustine
230     Church         "Being a lover of freedom, when the (Nazi) revolution came, I looked to the                      4    1950       Au
                       universities to defend it, knowing that they had always boasted of their devotion to the
                       cause of truth; but no, the universities were immediately silenced. Then I looked to the
                       great editors of the newspapers, whose flaming editorials in days gone by had
                       proclaimed their love of freedom; but they, like the universities, were silenced in a few
                       short weeks...Only the Church stood squarely across the path of Hitler's campaign for
                       suppressing truth. I never had any special interest in the Church before, but now I feel
                       a great affection and admiration for it because the Church alone has had the courage
                       and persistence to stand for intellectual and moral freedom. I am forced to confess
                       that what I once despised I now praise unreservedly." --Albert Einstein from Kampi
                       und Zeugnis der bekennenden Kirche

230     Faith          "If God would concede to me His omnipotence for twenty-four hours, you would see                 4
                       how many changes I would make in this world. But if He gave me His wisdom, too, I
                       would leave things as they are." --J.M.L. Monsabre
230     Freedom        "In France I had almost always seen the spirit of religion and the spirit of freedom             4    1870       Au
                       marching in opposite directions. But in America I found they were intimately united
                       and that they reigned in common over the same country.... Religion in America...must
                       be regarded as the foremost of the political institutions of that country; for if it does not
                       impart a taste for freedom, it facilitates the use of it....There is no country in the whole
                       world where the Christian religion retains a greater influence over the souls of men
                       than in America, and there can be no greater proof of its utility...than that its influence
                       is powerfully felt over the most enlightened and free nation of the earth." --Alexis de
                       Tocqueville in "Democracy in America"

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230     Govern         "When Abraham Lincoln spoke in his famous Gettysburg speech of 1863 of                       4    1980       Ne
                       'government of the people, by the people, and for the people,' he gave the world a
                       neat definition of democracy which has since been widely and enthusiastically
                       adopted. But what he enunciated as a form of government was not in itself especially
                       Christian, for nowhere in the Bible is the word democracy mentioned. ... Ideally, when
                       Christians meet, as Christians, to take counsel together, their purpose is not (or
                       should not be) to ascertain what is the mind of the majority but what is the mind of the
                       Holy Spirit -- something which may be quite different. ... Nevertheless I am an
                       enthusiast for democracy. And I take that position, not because I believe majority
                       opinion is inevitably right or true -- indeed no majority can take away God-given
                       human rights -- but because I believe it most effectively safeguards the value of the
                       individual, and, more than any other system, restrains the abuse of power by the few.
                       And that is a Christian concept." --Margaret Thatcher

230     Happiness      "True happiness does not consist in the accumulation of goods: money, cars, houses.          4    1980       au
                       Nor is it to be found in pleasure seeking: eating, drinking, sex. And humans do not
                       attain lasting joy by power grabbing, dominating others, or heaping up public acclaim.
                       These three things, good in themselves when properly sought, were not able to confer
                       on Solomon, perfect happiness. And they will not be able to confer it on anyone else!
                       ...Happiness is attained by achieving the purpose of our earthly existence. God made
                       me to know him, to love him, to serve him in this world and to be happy with him
                       forever in the next. Saint Augustine found this out in his later age after making many
                       mistakes in his youth. He then cried out to God: 'You have made us for yourself, and
                       our heart is restless until it rests in you.' ...My religion guides and helps me towards
                       this. My Catholic faith puts me in contact with Jesus Christ who is the way, the truth
                       and the life ... God's grace helps me to live on earth in such a way as to attain the
                       purpose of my earthly existence.... [A]llow your religion to give your life its essential
                       and major orientation. In our lives, religion is not something marginal, peripheral,
                       additional, optional. My Catholic faith gives meaning and a sense of direction to my
                       life. It gives it unity. Without it my life would be like an agglomeration of scattered
310     Action         "If Columbus had an advisory committee he would probably still be at the dock." --           4    1980       Au
                       Justice Arthur Goldberg
310     Business       It is not the employer who pays the wages - he only handles the money. It is the             4    1920       Au
                       product that pays the wages. -- Henry Ford
310     Details        The spirt of the thing lies in the detail. -- Ludwig Mies van der Rohe                       4    1900       Ng
310     Leaders        The question ‗Who ought to be boss?‘ is like asking ‗Who ought to be the tenor in the        4    1920       Au
                       quartet?‘ Obviously, the man who can sing tenor. - Henry Ford
310     Manage         Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion. -- C. Northcote            4
320     Congress       "You know how Congress is. They'll vote for anything if the thing they vote for will turn    4    1950       Au
                       around and vote for them. Politics ain't nothing but reciprocity." --Will Rogers

320     Corrupt        "Nowadays, for the sake of the advantage which is to be gained from the public               4     -370      Mg
                       revenues and from office, men want to be always in office." –Aristotle
320     Corrupt        "When a government has ceased to protect the lives, liberty, and property of the             4    1850       Au
                       people...and...becomes an instrument in the hands of evil rulers for their
                       oppression...it is a...sacred obligation to their posterity to abolish such government,
                       and create another in its stead." --Sam Houston
320     Corrupt        "Republics...fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they         4
                       dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, in
                       order to betray them." --Joseph Story
320     Cycle          "The body politic, as well as the human body, begins to die as soon as it is born, and       4    1700           Nf
                       carries in itself the causes of its destruction." --Jean Jacques Rousseau

320     Cycle          "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and      4    1790       Au
                       tyrants. ... Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." --Thomas Jefferson

320     Debt           "No pecuniary consideration is more urgent, than the regular redemption and                  4    1790       Au
                       discharge of the public debt: on none can delay be more injurious, or an economy of
                       time more valuable." --George Washington
320     Debt           "The multiplication of public offices, increase of expense beyond income, growth and         4    1820       Au
                       entailment of a public debt, are indications soliciting the employment of the pruning
                       knife." --Thomas Jefferson
320     Foreign        "Personally, I'm for foreign aid. And the sooner we get it, the better." --Bob Hope          4    1960       Au

320     Foreign        "We desire peace. But peace is a goal, not a policy. Lasting peace is what we hope           4    1980       Au
                       for at the end of our journey. It doesn't describe the steps we must take nor the paths
                       we should follow to reach that goal." --Ronald Reagan

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320     Hope           "At times a great crisis comes in which a great people, perchance led by a great man,         4    1910       Au
                       can...make a long stride in advance along the path of justice and orderly liberty." --
                       Theodore Roosevelt
320     Humor          "They are voting whether to keep a governor two years or four. I think a good, honest         4    1950       Au
                       governor should get four years, and the others life." --Will Rogers
320     Humor          "I love to see politicians pray. It keeps their hands out where you can see what they're      4    1960       Au
                       doing." --Bob Hope
320     Involve        "It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become a prey to the active.       4    1700       Ne
                       The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which
                       condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime and the
                       punishment of his guilt." --John Philpot Curran
320     Leaders        "I hope our country will never see the time, when either riches or the want of them will      4    1800       Au
                       be the leading considerations in the choice of public officers." --Samuel Adams

320     Leaders        "In selecting men for office, let principle be your guide. Regard not the particular sect     4    1860       Au
                       or denomination of the candidate -- look to his character...." --Noah Webster

320     Liberty        "Liberty, the greatest of all earthly blessings -- give us that precious jewel, and you       4    1770       Au
                       may take every thing else! ... Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect
                       every one who approaches that jewel." --Patrick Henry
320     Liberty        "Liberty must at all hazards be supported. We have a right to it, derived from our            4    1800       Au
                       Maker." --John Adams
320     Liberty        "Free speech does not live many hours after free industry and free commerce die." --          4    1930       Au
                       Herbert Hoover
320     Open           "The party which, in its drive for unity, discipline and success ever decides to exclude      4    1965       Au
                       new ideas, independent conduct or insurgent members, is in danger." --John F.
320     Politics       "Politics, n. strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles." --Ambrose         4    1850       Ne
320     Power          "The constitutions of most of our States assert that all power is inherent in the people;     4    1790       Au
                       ...that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed." --Thomas Jefferson

320     Power          "The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are              4    1790       Au
                       few and defined." --James Madison, Federalist No. 45
320     Power          "The less government we have, the better -- the fewer laws, and the less confided             4    1850       Au
                       power." --Ralph Waldo Emerson
320     Taxes          "When everybody has got money they cut taxes, and when they're broke they raise               4    1920       Au
                       'em. That's statesmanship of the highest order." --Will Rogers
320     Taxes          "Lord, the money we do spend on government and it's not one bit better than the               4    1920       Au
                       government we got for one-third the money twenty years ago." --Will Rogers

320     Taxes          "When a man spends his own money to buy something for himself, he is very careful             4    1940       Au
                       about how much he spends and how he spends it. When a man spends his own
                       money to buy something for someone else, he is still very careful about how much he
                       spends, but somewhat less what he spends it on. When a man spends someone
                       else's money to buy something for himself, he is very careful about what he buys, but
                       doesn't care at all how much he spends. And when a man spends someone else's
                       money on someone else, he doesn't care how much he spends or what he spends it
                       on. And that's government for you." --Economist and Nobel Laureate Milton Friedman

320     Treaties       "The history of treaties throughout the centuries is such that one should not stake           4    1980       Au
                       one's life on a treaty." --Ronald Reagan
320     Virtue         "Morality has perished through poverty of great men; a poverty for which we must not          4      300      Mi
                       only assign a reason, but for the guilt of which we must answer as criminals charged
                       with a capital crime. For it is through our vices, and not by any mishap, that we retain
                       only the name of a republic, and have long since lost the reality." –Augustine

320     Virtue         "And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only          4    1790       Au
                       firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of
                       God? That they are not to be violated but with his wrath? Indeed I tremble for my
                       country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep for ever." --Thomas
320     Virtue         "Political right and public happiness are different words for the same idea." --Samuel        4    1800       Au
320     Virtue         "We can as little afford to tolerate a dishonest man in the public service as a coward in     4    1910       Au
                       the army." --Theodore Roosevelt

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320     Virtue         "When there is a lack of honor in government, the morals of the whole people are                4    1930       Au
                       poisoned." --Herbert Hoover
320     Welfare        "I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best        4    1800       Au
                       way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or
                       driving them out of it. In my youth I traveled much, and I observed in different
                       countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they
                       provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less
                       was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer." --Benjamin
320     Welfare        "We have the right, as individuals, to give away as much of our own money as we                 4    1870       Au
                       please in charity; but as members of Congress we have no right to appropriate a
                       dollar of the public money." --Davy Crockett
340     Humor          "I don't think you can make a lawyer honest by an act of legislature. You've got to work        4    1950       Au
                       on his conscience. And his lack of conscience is what makes him a lawyer." --Will
340     Justice        "...[I]f the republic is the weal of the people, and there is no people if it be not            4      300      Mi
                       associated by a common acknowledgement of right, and if there is no right where
                       there is no justice, then most certainly it follows that there is no republic where there is
                       no justice." --St. Augustine
340     Justice        "It is not honorable to take mere legal advantage, when it happens to be contrary to            4    1790       Au
                       justice." --Thomas Jefferson
340     Justice        "Injustice is relatively easy to bear; it is justice that hurts." --Henry Louis Mencken         4

340     Law            "Evil law is no law at all." --St. Augustine                                                    4     300       Mi
340     Legalities     "Wrong must not win by technicalities." --Aeschylus                                             4    -500       Mg
340     Limits         "Law alone cannot make men see right." --John F. Kennedy                                        4    1965       Au
340     Mercy          "There is mercy which is weakness, and even treason against the common good." --                4    1850       Ne
                       George Eliot
340     Moral          "The fundamental basis of this nation's laws was given to Moses on the Mount. The               4    1950       Au
                       fundamental basis of our Bill of Rights comes from the teachings...of Isaiah and St.
                       Paul. I don't think we emphasize that enough these days." --Harry Truman

340     Paradox        "There is nothing more likely to start disagreement among people or countries than an           4
                       agreement." --E. B. White
340     Punish         "Let the punishment match the offense." --Marcus Tullius Cicero                                 4     100       Mi
350     Military       "How could a readiness for war in time of peace be safely prohibited, unless we could           4    1800       Au
                       prohibit, in like manner, the preparations and establishments of every hostile nation?" -
                       -James Madison
350     Military       "Diplomacy without arms is like music without instruments." --Frederick the Great               4    1880       Ng

370     Values         I am much afraid that schools will prove to be the great gates of hell unless they              4    1550       Ng
                       diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures, engraving them in the hearts of
                       youth." --Martin Luther
900     Timeless       "All my best thoughts were stolen by the ancients." --Ralph Waldo Emerson                       4    1860       Au
910     Destiny        "Measured by the standards of men of their time, ... [the Pilgrims] were the humble of          4    1920       Au
                       the earth. Measured by later accomplishments, they were the mighty. In appearance
                       weak and persecuted they came -- rejected, despised -- an insignificant band; in
                       reality strong and independent, a mighty host of whom the world was not worthy,
                       destined to free mankind." --Calvin Coolidge
910     Founders       "Do you recollect the pensive and awful silence which pervaded the House when we                4    1780       Au
                       were called up, one after another, to the table of the President of Congress [John
                       Hancock] to subscribe what was believed by many at that time to be our own death
                       warrants?" --Benjamin Rush
910     Founders       "There! His Majesty can now read my name without glasses. And he can double the                 4    1780       Au
                       reward on my head!" --John Hancock
910     Founders       "Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!" --George Washington                           4    1780       Au
910     Future         "[T]he flames kindled on the 4 of July 1776, have spread over too much of the globe to          4    1780       Au
                       be extinguished by the feeble engines of despotism; on the contrary, they will
                       consume these engines and all who work them. ... The Declaration of Independence
                       ... [is the] declaratory charter of our rights, and the rights of man." --Thomas Jefferson

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910     Purpose        "We began as a small, weak republic. But we survived. Our example inspired others,               4    1980       Au
                       imperfectly at times, but it inspired them nevertheless. This constitutional republic,
                       conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal,
                       prospered and grew strong. To this day, America is still the abiding alternative to
                       tyranny. That is our purpose in the world -- nothing more and nothing less. To carry
                       out that purpose, our fundamental aim in foreign policy must be to ensure our own
                       survival and to protect those others who share our values. Under no circumstances
                       should we have any illusions about the intentions of those who are enemies of
                       freedom." --Ronald Reagan

910     Spirit         "The quality of American life must keep pace with the quantity of American goods.                4    1965       Au
                       This country cannot afford to be materially rich and spiritually poor." --John F. Kennedy

100     Human          "Man is the only animal who causes pain to others with no other object than wanting to           3               Ng
                       do so." --Arthur Schopenhauer
100     Suffer         "Contemplate the mangled bodies of your countrymen, and then say, 'What should be                3    1800       Au
                       the reward of such sacrifices?' " --Samuel Adams
100     Value          "Tyranny, like Hell, is not easily conquered. Yet we have this consolation with us, that         3    1770       Au
                       the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph." --Thomas Paine

160     Optimism       "Ninety-nine percent of all failures come from people who have the habit of making               3    1860       Au
                       excuses." --George Washington Carver
160     Thankful       "We have every kind of week in the world; there's Apple Week; Don't Blame Your                   3    1920       Au
                       Congressman Week; Do Your Christmas Shopping Early Week. Let's add one
                       sensible one to 'em all: Remember Our Heroes Week. You would be surprised how
                       many we got that have been forgotten." --Will Rogers
180     Adversity      "In times of stress, be bold and valiant." --Horace                                              3     200       Mi
180     Confidence     "It is easy -- terribly easy -- to shake a man's faith in himself. To take advantage of          3    1920       Ne
                       that, to break a man's spirit is devil's work." --George Bernard Shaw

180     Patience       "Endurance is nobler than strength and patience than beauty." --John Ruskin                      3               Au
180     Persist        "Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road    3    1940       Ne
                       may be; for without victory there is no survival." --Sir Winston Churchill
290     Redeem         "The dragon that hid the moon is gone,/ The bloodsucker has vanished into the                    3    1300           e
                       abyss./ Let me taste this day like the ripest of dates,/ And come tomorrow to talk about
                       the days to come." --Jahiz, an ancient Arab poet
310     Adversity      "There is no working middle course in wartime." --Sir Winston Churchill                          3    1940       Ne
310     Effort         "Energy in the executive is a leading character in the definition of good government. It         3    1790       Au
                       is essential to the protection of the community against foreign attacks; it is not less
                       essential to the steady administration of the laws; to the protection of property against
                       those irregular and high-handed combinations which sometimes interrupt the ordinary
                       course of justice; to the security of liberty against the enterprises and assaults of
                       ambition, of faction, and of anarchy." --Alexander Hamilton

320     Congress       "Don't people know that they don't have to heckle the president of the United States?            3    1965       Au
                       That's what Congress is for." --Bob Hope
320     Corrupt        "This country has nothing to fear from the crooked man who fails. We put him in jail. It         3    1910       Au
                       is the crooked man who succeeds who is a threat to this country." --Theodore
320     Corrupt        "Political language -- and with variations this is true of all political parties, from           3    1920       Ne
                       Conservatives to Anarchists -- is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder
                       respectable." --George Orwell
320     Corrupt        "There is no nation so poor that it cannot afford free speech, but there are few elites          3    1980       Au
                       which will put up with the bother of it." --Daniel P. Moynihan
320     Corrupt        "Timid and interested politicians think much more about the security of their seats than         3
                       about the security of their country." --Lord Macaulay
320     Foreign        "But if we are to be told by a foreign power...what we shall do, and what we shall not           3    1780       Au
                       do, we have independence yet to seek, and have contended hitherto for very little." --
                       George Washington
320     Foreign        "A universal peace, it is to be feared, is in the catalogue of events, which will never          3    1800       Au
                       exist but in the imaginations of visionary philosophers, or in the breasts of benevolent
                       enthusiasts." --James Madison
320     Foreign        "Let us speak courteously, deal fairly, and keep ourselves armed and ready." --                  3    1910       Au
                       Theodore Roosevelt
320     Foreign        "Power and diplomacy work together." --George Shultz                                             3    1980       Au
320     Forms          "...[D]emocracy is the worst form of government except all those others that have                3    1940       Ne
                       been tried from time to time." --Winston Churchill

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320     Humor          "Most people and actors appearing on the stage have some writers to write their                  3    1920       Au
                       material -- but I don't do that. Congress is good enough for me. They have been
                       writing my material for years and I am not ashamed of the material I have had. I am
                       going to stick to them." --Will Rogers
320     Humor          "Well, the election campaign in the country is picking up speed. The voters are                  3    1960       Au
                       yawning faster. ... All the candidates are talking about health care now. Don't they
                       realize that it's their campaign speeches that make us sick?" --Bob Hope

320     Involve        "The tumult of the people is very properly compared to the raging of the sea. When               3    1810       Au
                       the passions of a multitude become headstrong, they generally will have their
                       course...." --Samuel Adams
320     Liberty        "There is no greater service that we can render the oppressed of the earth than to               3    1920       Au
                       maintain inviolate the freedom of our own citizens." --Calvin Coolidge
320     Parties        "He serves his party best who serves his country best." --Rutherford B. Hayes                    3    1880       Au
320     Parties        "Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right                   3    1960       Au
                       answer." --John F. Kennedy
320     Patriot        "Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the                      3    1910       Au
                       president...." --Theodore Roosevelt
320     Power          "Our peculiar security is in the possession of a written Constitution. Let us not make it        3    1790       Au
                       a blank paper by construction." --Thomas Jefferson
320     Power          "Authority does not prove truth. ...Majority does not prove truth. The majority can and          3
                       often has been dead wrong. That's why you cannot determine either the truth or the
                       right or wrong of anything with a poll. You can only tabulate people's opinions. Beware
                       of propaganda." --Charley Reese
320     Virtue         "A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user." --              3    1910       Au
                       Theodore Roosevelt
320     Virtue         "Clearly, a civilization that feels guilty for everything it is and does will lack the energy    3                   Nf
                       and conviction to defend itself." --Jean Francois Revel
320     Virtue         "Nothing so strongly impels a man to regard the interest of his constituents, as the             3               Au
                       certainty of returning to the general mass of the people, from whence he was taken,
                       where he must participate in their burdens." --George Mason
340     Lawyers        "Lawyers are the only persons for whom ignorance of the law is not punished." --                 3
                       Jeremy Bentham
340     Lawyers        "It was so cold in Montana that the lawyers had their hands in their own pockets." --            3
                       David Crombie
370     Character      "If we want our children to possess the traits of character we most admire, we need to           3    1990       Au
                       teach them what those traits are and why they deserve both admiration and
                       allegiance. Children must learn to identify the forms and content of those traits." --
                       William J. Bennett
370     Govern         History will also give Occasion to expatiate on the Advantage of Civil Orders and                3    1800       Au
                       Constitutions, how Men and their Properties are protected by joining in Societies and
                       establishing Government; their Industry encouraged and rewarded, Arts invented, and
                       Life made more comfortable: The Advantages of Liberty, Mischiefs of Licentiousness,
                       Benefits arising from good Laws and a due Execution of Justice, &c. Thus may the
                       first Principles of sound Politicks be fix'd in the Minds of Youth." --Benjamin Franklin

910     constitution   "This Constitution...shall be the supreme Law of the Land; ...Laws...to the Contrary             3    1790       Au
                       notwithstanding... Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers...shall be bound
                       by Oath...to support this Constitution...." --U.S. Constitution ++ "The enumeration in
                       the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others
                       retained by the people." --9th Amendment to the United States Constitution. ++ "The
                       powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to
                       the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." --10th
                       Amendment to the United States Constitution

910     Creed          "Ours is not the creed of the weakling and the coward; ours is the gospel of hope and            3    1910       Au
                       triumphant endeavor." --Theodore Roosevelt
910     Foreign        "The French couldn't hate us any more unless we helped 'em out in another war." --               3    1950       Au
                       Will Rogers
910     Founders       "It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion               3    1780       Au
                       to God Almighty. ... I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost
                       Us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. Yet through all
                       the Gloom I can see the Rays of ravishing Light and Glory. I can see that the End is
                       more than worth all the Means. And that Posterity will tryumph in that Days
                       Transaction, even altho We should rue it, which I trust in God We shall not." --John

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910     History        "Independence Forever." --John Adams toast July 4, 1826, the 50th Anniversary of the             3    1820       Au
                       signing of the Declaration of Independence -- the day both he and Thomas Jefferson
910     Principles     "On the distinctive principles of the Government ...of the U. States, the best guides are        3    1780       Au
                       to be found in...The Declaration of Independence, as the fundamental Act of Union of
                       these States." --James Madison
910     Values         "Americanism is a question of principles, of idealism, of character: it is not a matter of       3    1910       Au
                       birthplace or creed or line of descent." --Theodore Roosevelt
910                    "On my arrival in the United States, I was struck by the degree of ability among the             3    1870           Nf
                       governed and the lack of it among the governing." --Alexis de Tocqueville

180     Control        "From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step." --Denis Diderot
230                    "...[But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." (Joshua 24:15)

                       As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as
                       they are certain, they do not refer to reality. -- Albert Einstein
                       Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish. -- Albert Einstein
                       Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still
                       greater. -- Albert Einstein
                       Ethical axioms are found and tested not very differently from the axioms of science.
                       Truth is what stands the test of experience. -- Albert Einstein
                       I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be
                       fought with sticks and stones. -- Albert Einstein
                       I never think of the future - it comes soon enough. -- Albert Einstein
                       Imagination is more important than knowledge... -- Albert Einstein
                       Mathematics is the queen of the sciences. -- -- Albert Einstein
                       Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his
                       views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population. --
                       Albert Einstein
                       My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who
                       reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble
                       mind. -- Albert Einstein
                       Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any
                       man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of
                       thinking. -- Albert Einstein
                       The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new
                       courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth. The trite
                       subjects of human efforts, possessions, outward success, luxury have always seemed
                       to me contemptible. -- Albert Einstein
                       The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for
                       existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of
                       eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to
                       comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity. -- Albert
                       The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all
                       true art and science. -- Albert Einstein
                       The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is at all comprehensible. --
                       Albert Einstein
                       The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made
                       more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one. -- Albert Einstein
                       The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources. -- Albert Einstein
                       To punish me for my contempt for authority, fate made me an authority myself. --
                       Albert Einstein
                       Truth is what stands the test of experience. -- Albert Einstein
                       Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value. -- Albert
                       We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful
                       muscles, but no personality. -- Albert Einstein
                       Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind. -- Albert Einstein,
                       "Science, Philosophy and Religion: a Symposium", 1941
                       Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor
                       in freedom. -- Albert Einstein, 'Out of My Later Years,' 1950
                       It is the duty of every citizen according to his best capacities to give validity to his
                       convictions in political affairs. -- Albert Einstein, 'Treasury for the Free World,' 1946

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                     Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be
                     counted. -- Albert Einstein (attributed)
                     At any rate, I am convinced that He [God] does not play dice. -- Albert Einstein, In a
                     letter to Max Born, 1926
                     I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning. -- Plato
                     (427 BC - 347 BC), The Republic
                     All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature,
                     compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire. -- Aristotle
                     All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind. – Aristotle
                     Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve
                     them. -- Aristotle
                     Education is the best provision for the journey to old age. -- Aristotle
                     Happiness depends upon ourselves. – Aristotle
                     Humor is the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor; for a subject which will not bear
                     raillery is suspicious, and a jest which will not bear serious examination is false wit. –
                     It is in justice that the ordering of society is centered. – Aristotle
                     It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting
                     it. -- Aristotle
                     Law is mind without reason. -- Aristotle
                     Man perfected by society is the best of all animals; he is the most terrible of all when
                     he lives without law, and without justice. -- Aristotle
                     Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way...you become
                     just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by
                     performing brave actions. -- Aristotle
                     Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. – Aristotle
                     Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime. -- Aristotle
                     The gods too are fond of a joke. – Aristotle
                     The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law. – Aristotle
                     To give a satisfactory decision as to the truth it is necessary to be rather an arbitrator
                     than a party to the dispute. -- Aristotle
                     To perceive is to suffer. -- Aristotle
                     Young people are in a condition like permanent intoxication, because youth is sweet
                     and they are growing. -- Aristotle, 'Nicomachean Ethics': [Age]
                     Misfortune shows those who are not really friends. -- Aristotle, Eudemian Ethics
                     Hope is a waking dream. -- Aristotle, from Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent
                     I have gained this by philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do
                     only from fear of the law. -- Aristotle, from Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent
                     Philosophers [Laws]
                     Liars when they speak the truth are not believed. -- Aristotle, from Diogenes Laertius,
                     Lives of Eminent Philosophers [Lies]
                     I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who overcomes his enemies. -
                     - Aristotle, In Stobaeus, Florilegium
                     All men by nature desire knowledge. -- Aristotle, Metaphysics [Knowledge]
                     It is possible to fail in many ways...while to succeed is possible only in one way. --
                     Aristotle, Nichomachean Ethics [Success] [Failure]
                     Piety requires us to honor truth above our friends. -- Aristotle, Nichomachean Ethics

                     To enjoy the things we ought and to hate the things we ought has the greatest bearing
                     on excellence of character. -- Aristotle, Nichomachean Ethics
                     We make war that we may live in peace. -- Aristotle, Nichomachean Ethics
                     Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods. --
                     Aristotle, Nichomachean Ethics
                     In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous. -- Aristotle, Parts of Animals

                     Time crumbles things; everything grows old under the power of Time and is forgotten
                     through the lapse of Time. -- Aristotle, Physics
                     A state is not a mere society, having a common place, established for the prevention
                     of mutual crime and for the sake of exchange...Political society exists for the sake of
                     noble actions, and not of mere companionship. -- Aristotle, Politics

                     Again, men in general desire the good, and not merely what their fathers had. --
                     Aristotle, Politics

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                     Even when laws have been written down, they ought not always to remain unaltered. --
                      Aristotle, Politics
                     He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for
                     himself, must be either a beast or a god. -- Aristotle, Politics
                     If liberty and equality, as is thought by some are chiefly to be found in democracy, they
                     will be best attained when all persons alike share in the government to the utmost. --
                     Aristotle, Politics
                     It is the nature of desire not to be satisfied, and most men live only for the gratification
                     of it. -- Aristotle, Politics
                     Law is order, and good law is good order. -- Aristotle, Politics
                     Nature does nothing uselessly. -- Aristotle, Politics
                     The basis of a democratic state is liberty.
                     They should rule who are able to rule best. -- Aristotle, Politics
                     Well begun is half done. -- Aristotle, Politics (quoting a proverb)
                     A likely impossibility is always preferable to an unconvincing possibility. -- Aristotle,
                     A whole is that which has beginning, middle and end. -- Aristotle, Rhetoric
                     Evil draws men together. -- Aristotle, Rhetoric
                     It is simplicity that makes the uneducated more effective than the educated when
                     addressing popular audiences. -- Aristotle, Rhetoric
                     A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject. -- Sir
                     Winston Churchill
                     Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed. -- Sir Winston
                     A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it
                     back the minute it begins to rain. -- Mark Twain
                     A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes. -- Mark
                     A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval. -- Mark Twain
                     Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give
                     you an opportunity to commit more. -- Mark Twain
                     Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest. -- Mark Twain

                     An Englishman is a person who does things because they have been done before. An
                     American is a person who does things because they haven't been done before. --
                     Mark Twain
                     Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society. -- Mark
                     Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear. -- Mark Twain

                     Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much. -- Mark Twain
                     Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It
                     was here first. -- Mark Twain
                     Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have
                     ceased to live. -- Mark Twain
                     Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't. -- Mark Twain
                     Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. -- Mark
                     Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody
                     to divide it with. -- Mark Twain
                     Habit is habit and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed
                     downstairs a step at a time. -- Mark Twain
                     Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it. -- Mark Twain
                     Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritations
                     and resentments slip away and a sunny spirit takes their place. -- Mark Twain

                     I am opposed to millionaires, but it would be dangerous to offer me the position. --
                     Mark Twain
                     I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying that I approved of it. -- Mark
                     I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. -- Mark Twain
                     If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the
                     principal difference between a dog and a man. -- Mark Twain
                     If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything. -- Mark Twain
                     In Paris they simply stared when I spoke to them in French; I never did succeed in
                     making those idiots understand their language. -- Mark Twain

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                     In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school
                     boards. -- Mark Twain
                     It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly American
                     criminal class except Congress. -- Mark Twain
                     It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not to deserve
                     them. -- Mark Twain
                     It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral
                     courage so rare. -- Mark Twain
                     It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech. -- Mark
                     Let us so live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry. -- Mark
                     My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it. -- Mark Twain

                     Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow. -- Mark Twain

                     Often it does seem a pity that Noah and his party did not miss the boat. -- Mark Twain

                     Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out
                     inside. -- Mark Twain
                     Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I
                     repeat myself. -- Mark Twain
                     The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up. -- Mark Twain

                     The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter. -- Mark Twain

                     The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the man who can't
                     read them. -- Mark Twain
                     The radical of one century is the conservative of the next. The radical invents the
                     views. When he has worn them out the conservative adopts them. -- Mark Twain

                     The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself. -- Mark Twain
                     There are people who strictly deprive themselves of each and every eatable,
                     drinkable, and smokable which has in any way acquired a shady reputation. They pay
                     this price for health. And health is all they get for it. How strange it is. It is like paying
                     out your whole fortune for a cow that has gone dry. -- Mark Twain

                     Time cools, time clarifies; no mood can be maintained quite unaltered through the
                     course of hours. -- Mark Twain
                     Truth is more of a stranger than fiction. -- Mark Twain
                     Water, taken in moderation, cannot hurt anybody. -- Mark Twain
                     We have a criminal jury system which is superior to any in the world; and its efficiency
                     is only marred by the difficulty of finding twelve men every day who don't know
                     anything and can't read. -- Mark Twain
                     When in doubt, tell the truth. -- Mark Twain
                     When you cannot get a compliment any other way pay yourself one. -- Mark Twain

                     Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform. -- Mark
                     You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. -- Mark Twain

                     I cannot call to mind a single instance where I have ever been irreverent, except
                     toward the things which were sacred to other people. -- Mark Twain, "Is Shakespeare
                     He had discovered a great law of human action, without knowing it - namely, that in
                     order to make a man or a boy covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing
                     difficult to obtain. -- Mark Twain, "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer"

                     Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising. -- Mark
                     Twain, A Connecticult Yankee in King Arthur's Court
                     The history of our race, and each individual's experience, are sown thick with
                     evidence that a truth is not hard to kill and that a lie told well is immortal. -- Mark
                     Twain, Advice to Youth
                     A human being has a natural desire to have more of a good thing than he needs. --
                     Mark Twain, Following the Equator
                     The universal brotherhood of man is our most precious possession, what there is of it.
                     -- Mark Twain, Following the Equator

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                     By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity. Another man's, I mean. -- Mark
                     Twain, Following the Equator (1897)
                     It takes your enemy and your friend, working together, to hurt you: the one to slander
                     you, and the other to get the news to you. -- Mark Twain, Following the Equator (1897)

                     Man is the Only Animal that Blushes. Or needs to. -- Mark Twain, Following the
                     Equator (1897)
                     There are several good protections against temptations, but the surest is cowardice. --
                     Mark Twain, Following the Equator (1897)
                     The rule is perfect: in all matters of opinion our adversaries are insane. -- Mark Twain,
                     in Christian Science
                     All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure. -- Mark
                     Twain, Letter to Mrs Foote, Dec. 2, 1887
                     Sane and intelligent human beings are like all other human beings, and carefully and
                     cautiously and diligently conceal their private real opinions from the world and give out
                     fictitious ones in their stead for general consumption. --Mark Twain, Mark Twain In
                     Familiarity breeds contempt - and children. --Mark Twain, Notebooks (1935)
                     Good breeding consists of concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little
                     we think of the other person. --Mark Twain, Notebooks (1935)
                     An enemy can partly ruin a man, but it takes a good-natured injudicious friend to
                     complete the thing and make it perfect. -- Mark Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson
                     The holy passion of Friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a
                     nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money. -- Mark
                     Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson
                     Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but
                     cabbage with a college education. -- Mark Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson (1894)

                     Our opinions do not really blossom into fruition until we have expressed them to
                     someone else. -- Mark Twain, quoted in Mark Twain and I, Opie Read, 1940
                     A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read. --
                      Mark Twain, Speech in New York, Nov. 20, 1900
                     How little a thing can make us happy when we feel that we have earned it. -- Mark
                     Twain, The Diaries of Adam and Eve
                     Laws are sand, customs are rock. Laws can be evaded and punishment escaped but
                     an openly transgressed custom brings sure punishment. -- Mark Twain, The Gorky
                     I am not one of those who in expressing opinions confine themselves to facts. -- Mark
                     Twain, Wearing White Clothes speech, 1907
                     The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to other
                     creatures; but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creature
                     that cannot. -- Mark Twain, What Is Man? (1906)
                     Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow. -- Oscar Wilde
                     The only thing to do with good advice is pass it on. It is never any use to oneself. --
                     Oscar Wilde
                     Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives
                     a mimicry, their passions a quotation. -- Oscar Wilde, De Profundis, 1905

                     I can resist anything but temptation. -- Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan, 1892,
                     Act I
                     Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes. -- Oscar Wilde, Lady
                     Windermere's Fan, 1892, Act III
                     What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.--
                     Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan, 1892, Act III
                     One is tempted to define man as a rational animal who always loses his temper when
                     he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason. -- Oscar Wilde, The
                     Critic as Artist, part 2, 1891
                     America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization
                     in between. -- Oscar Wilde
                     Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative. -- Oscar Wilde
                     I am not young enough to know everything. -- Oscar Wilde
                     As long as you derive inner help and comfort from anything, keep it. -- Mahatma
                     Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes. --
                     Mahatma Gandhi
                     Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. --
                     Mahatma Gandhi

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                     Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress. -- Mahatma Gandhi
                     In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in an clearer light, and what is elusive
                     and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous
                     quest after Truth. -- Mahatma Gandhi
                     Indolence is a delightful but distressing state; we must be doing something to be
                     happy. -- Mahatma Gandhi
                     It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the
                     strongest might weaken and the wisest might err. -- Mahatma Gandhi
                     One needs to be slow to form convictions, but once formed they must be defended
                     against the heaviest odds. -- Mahatma Gandhi
                     The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. -- Mahatma
                     Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it. -- Mahatma
                     You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean
                     are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. -- Mahatma Gandhi
                     An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. -- Mahatma Gandhi (attributed)

                     Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes. -- Confucius 500 BC

                     Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it. -- Confucius
                     Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses. – Confucius
                     He who will not economize will have to agonize. -- Confucius
                     I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. -- Confucius
                     Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon and star. - Confucius

                     It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop. -- Confucius
                     Men's natures are alike, it is their habits that carry them far apart. -- Confucius
                     Respect yourself and others will respect you. -- Confucius
                     Study the past if you would define the future. -- Confucius
                     The superior man, when resting in safety, does not forget that danger may come.
                     When in a state of security he does not forget the possibility of ruin. When all is
                     orderly, he does not forget that disorder may come. Thus his person is not
                     endangered, and his States and all their clans are preserved. -- Confucius

                     To see what is right, and not to do it, is want of courage or of principle. -- Confucius

                     What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others. --
                     When anger rises, think of the consequences. – Confucius
                     When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine
                     ourselves. -- Confucius
                     Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart. -- Confucius
                     They must often change who would be constant in happiness or wisdom. -- Confucius,
                     Fine words and an insinuating appearance are seldom associated with true virtue. --
                     Confucius, The Confucian Analects
                     He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north
                     polar star, which keeps its place and all the stars turn towards it. -- Confucius, The
                     Confucian Analects
                     He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good. --
                     Confucius, The Confucian Analects
                     Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles. -- Confucius, The Confucian Analects

                     I am not one who was born in the possession of knowledge; I am one who is fond of
                     antiquity, and earnest in seeking it there. -- Confucius, The Confucian Analects

                     I have not seen a person who loved virtue, or one who hated what was not virtuous.
                     He who loved virtue would esteem nothing above it. -- Confucius, The Confucian
                     If a man takes no thought about what is distant, he will find sorrow near at hand. --
                     Confucius, The Confucian Analects

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                     If a man withdraws his mind from the love of beauty, and applies it as sincerely to the
                     love of the virtuous; if, in serving his parents, he can exert his utmost strength; if, in
                     serving his prince, he can devote his life; if in his intercourse with his friends, his
                     words are sincere - although men say that he has not learned, I will certainly say that
                     he has. -- Confucius, The Confucian Analects

                     Is virtue a thing remote? I wish to be virtuous, and lo! Virtue is at hand. -- Confucius,
                     The Confucian Analects
                     Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous. --
                     Confucius, The Confucian Analects
                     Recompense injury with justice, and recompense kindness with kindness. --
                     Confucius, The Confucian Analects
                     The cautious seldom err. -- Confucius, The Confucian Analects
                     The firm, the enduring, the simple, and the modest are near to virtue. -- Confucius,
                     The Confucian Analects
                     The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his first business, and success
                     only a subsequent consideration. -- Confucius, The Confucian Analects

                     The man who in view of gain thinks of righteousness; who in the view of danger is
                     prepared to give up his life; and who does not forget an old agreement however far
                     back it extends - such a man may be reckoned a complete man. -- Confucius, The
                     Confucian Analects
                     The people may be made to follow a path of action, but they may not be made to
                     understand it. -- Confucius, The Confucian Analects
                     The scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar. --
                     Confucius, The Confucian Analects
                     The superior man cannot be known in little matters, but he may be entrusted with
                     great concerns. The small man may not be entrusted with great concerns, but he may
                     be known in little matters. -- Confucius, The Confucian Analects

                     The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions. -- Confucius,
                     The Confucian Analects
                     The superior man is satisfied and composed; the mean man is always full of distress. -
                     - Confucius, The Confucian Analects
                     The superior man...does not set his mind either for anything, or against anything; what
                     is right he will follow. -- Confucius, The Confucian Analects
                     There are three things which the superior man guards against. In youth...lust. When
                     he is strong...quarrelsomeness. When he is old...covetousness. -- Confucius, The
                     Confucian Analects
                     Things that are done, it is needless to speak about...things that are past, it is needless
                     to blame. -- Confucius, The Confucian Analects
                     To be able to practice five things everywhere under heaven constitutes perfect
                     virtue...[They are] gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness. --
                     Confucius, The Confucian Analects
                     To go beyond is as wrong as to fall short. -- Confucius, The Confucian Analects

                     Virtue is more to man than either water or fire. I have seen men die from treading on
                     water and fire, but I have never seen a man die from treading the course of virtue. --
                     Confucius, The Confucian Analects
                     Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors. -- Confucius,
                     The Confucian Analects
                     What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others. -- Confucius, The
                     Confucian Analects
                     When a man's knowledge is sufficient to attain, and his virtue is not sufficient to
                     enable him to hold, whatever he may have gained, he will lose again. -- Confucius,
                     The Confucian Analects
                     When we see men of worth, we should think of equaling them; when we see men of a
                     contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves. -- Confucius, The
                     Confucian Analects
                     When you know a thing, to hold that you know it; and when you do not know a thing,
                     to allow that you do not know it - this is knowledge. -- Confucius, The Confucian
                     With coarse rice to eat, with water to drink, and my bended arm for a pillow - I have
                     still joy in the midst of these things. Riches and honors acquired by unrighteousness
                     are to me as a floating cloud. -- Confucius, The Confucian Analects

                     Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character
                     to be established. -- Confucius, The Confucian Analects

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                     [The superior man] acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his
                     actions. -- Confucius, The Confucian Analects
                     Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none. --
                     Benjamin Franklin
                     Beware of the young doctor and the old barber. -- Benjamin Franklin
                     Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the
                     sunlight. -- Benjamin Franklin
                     Drive thy business or it will drive thee. -- Benjamin Franklin
                     Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and
                     evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to
                     abolish misery from their future and crimes from society. -- Benjamin Franklin

                     Employ thy time well, if thou meanest to get leisure. -- Benjamin Franklin
                     He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals. -- Benjamin Franklin
                     He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing
                     everything for money. -- Benjamin Franklin
                     He that lives upon hope will die fasting. -- Benjamin Franklin
                     Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sun-dial in the shade? --
                     Benjamin Franklin
                     If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher's stone. --
                     Benjamin Franklin
                     If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as getting. -- Benjamin Franklin

                     If you would persuade, you must appeal to interest rather than intellect. -- Benjamin
                     If you wouldst live long, live well, for folly and wickedness shorten life. -- Benjamin
                     If your head is wax, don't walk in the sun. -- Benjamin Franklin
                     Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today. -- Benjamin Franklin
                     Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to
                     leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment. -- Benjamin Franklin

                     Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices. -- Benjamin Franklin
                     There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and
                     frequently fall than that of defrauding the government. -- Benjamin Franklin

                     Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead. -- Benjamin Franklin
                     Well done is better than well said. -- Benjamin Franklin
                     Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody. -- Benjamin Franklin
                     You may delay, but time will not. -- Benjamin Franklin
                     Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that's the stuff life is made of. --
                     Benjamin Franklin, 'Poor Richard's Almanack,' June 1746
                     They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve
                     neither liberty nor safety. -- Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania,
                     But in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. --
                     Benjamin Franklin, Letter to Jean Baptiste Le Roy (1789)
                     Fish and visitors smell in three days. -- Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack,
                     To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals. -- Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack,
                     Wish not so much to live long as to live well. -- Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's
                     Almanack, 1738
                     Creditors have better memories than debtors. -- Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard‘s
                     Almanac (1758)
                     Aesop (600 BC)
                     It is easy to be brave from a safe distance. -- Aesop
                     It is with our passions, as it is with fire and water, they are good servants but bad
                     masters. – Aesop
                     Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties. – Aesop
                     Persuasion is often more effectual than force. -- Aesop
                     The smaller the mind the greater the conceit. – Aesop
                     We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. -- Aesop
                     What a splendid head, yet no brain. -- Aesop
                     The gods help them that help themselves. -- Aesop, Hercules and the Wagoner

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                     Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything. -- Aesop, Juno and the
                     It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow. -- Aesop, The Ant and the
                     Union gives strength. -- Aesop, The Bundle of Sticks
                     The shaft of the arrow had been feathered with one of the eagle's own plumes. We
                     often give our enemies the means of our own destruction. -- Aesop, The Eagle and
                     the Arrow
                     Familiarity breed contempt. -- Aesop, The Fox and the Lion
                     Self-conceit may lead to self-destruction. -- Aesop, The Frog and the Ox
                     Thinking to get at once all the gold the goose could give, he killed it and opened it only
                     to find - nothing. -- Aesop, The Goose with the Golden Eggs
                     Slow and steady wins the race. -- Aesop, The Hare and the Tortoise
                     No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. -- Aesop, The Lion and the
                     I will have nought to do with a man who can blow hot and cold with the same breath. --
                     Aesop, The Man and the Satyr
                     Do not count your chickens before they are hatched. -- Aesop, The Milkmaid and Her
                     We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified. -- Aesop, The Old Man and
                     A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety. -- Aesop, The
                     Town Mouse and the Country Mouse
                     Any excuse will serve a tyrant. -- Aesop, The Wolf and the Lamb
                     Appearances often are deceiving. -- Aesop, The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
                     By far the best proof is experience. -- Sir Francis Bacon 1600
                     Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable. -- Sir
                     Francis Bacon
                     Discretion in speech is more than eloquence. -- Sir Francis Bacon
                     He of whom many are afraid ought to fear many. -- Sir Francis Bacon
                     If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to
                     begin with doubts he shall end in certainties. -- Sir Francis Bacon
                     In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is
                     superior. -- Sir Francis Bacon
                     Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study. -- Sir Francis
                     Read not to contradict and confute, not to believe and take for granted, not to find talk
                     and discourse, but to weigh and consider. -- Sir Francis Bacon
                     Reading makes a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man. -- Sir
                     Francis Bacon
                     Seek ye first the good things of the mind, and the rest will either be supplied or its loss
                     will not be felt. -- Sir Francis Bacon
                     Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed
                     and digested: that is, some books are to be read only in parts, others to be read, but
                     not curiously, and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention. -- Sir
                     Francis Bacon
                     The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship. -- Sir Francis Bacon
                     They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea.
                     -- Sir Francis Bacon
                     Knowledge is power. (Ipsa Scientia Potestas Est) -- Sir Francis Bacon, , Religious
                     Meditations, Of Heresies, 1597
                     In charity there is no excess. -- Sir Francis Bacon, Of Goodness, and Goodness of
                     Nature (1625)
                     - More quotations on: [Charity]
                     A happy life consists in tranquillity of mind. -- Cicero 70 BC - Roman
                     A life of peace, purity, and refinement leads to a calm and untroubled old age. --
                     A mind without instruction can no more bear fruit than can a field, however fertile,
                     without cultivation. -- Cicero
                     Advice is judged by results, not by intentions. -- Cicero
                     All action is of the mind and the mirror of the mind is the face, its index the eyes. --
                     Art is born of the observation and investigation of nature. -- Cicero
                     As the old proverb says "Like readily consorts with like." -- Cicero
                     Be sure that it is not you that is mortal, but only your body. For that man whom your
                     outward form reveals is not yourself; the spirit is the true self, not that physical figure
                     which and be pointed out by your finger. -- Cicero

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                     Everyone has the obligation to ponder well his own specific traits of character. He
                     must also regulate them adequately and not wonder whether someone else's traits
                     might suit him better. The more definitely his own a man's character is, the better it fits
                     him. -- Cicero
                     Force overcome by force. (Vi Victa Vis) -- Cicero
                     Freedom is a possession of inestimable value. -- Cicero
                     He only employs his passion who can make no use of his reason. -- Cicero
                     He removes the greatest ornament of friendship, who takes away from it respect. --
                     I will go further, and assert that nature without culture can often do more to deserve
                     praise than culture without nature. -- Cicero
                     If you aspire to the highest place, it is no disgrace to stop at the second, or even the
                     third, place. -- Cicero
                     In so far as the mind is stronger than the body, so are the ills contracted by the mind
                     more severe than those contracted by the body. -- Cicero
                     It is a great thing to know our vices. -- Cicero
                     It is a true saying that "One falsehood leads easily to another". -- Cicero
                     Let your desires be ruled by reason. (Appetitus Rationi Pareat) -- Cicero
                     Liberty is rendered even more precious by the recollection of servitude. -- Cicero

                     Live as brave men; and if fortune is adverse, front its blows with brave hearts. – Cicero

                     Men decide far more problems by hate, love, lust, rage, sorrow, joy, hope, fear,
                     illusion, or some other inward emotion, than by reality, authority, any legal standard,
                     judicial precedent, or statute. -- Cicero
                     Natural ability without education has more often attained to glory and virtue than
                     education without natural ability. – Cicero
                     Never go to excess, but let moderation be your guide. -- Cicero
                     No one can speak well, unless he thoroughly understands his subject. -- Cicero

                     Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. If no
                     use is made of the labors of past ages, the world must remain always in the infancy of
                     knowledge. -- Cicero
                     Our span of life is brief, but is long enough for us to live well and honestly. -- Cicero

                     Our thoughts are free. -- Cicero
                     Reason should direct and appetite obey. -- Cicero
                     Strain every nerve to gain your point. -- Cicero
                     Such praise coming from so degraded a source, was degrading to me, its recipient. --
                     The absolute good is not a matter of opinion but of nature. -- Cicero
                     The evil implanted in man by nature spreads so imperceptibly, when the habit of
                     wrong-doing is unchecked, that he himself can set no limit to his shamelessness. --
                     The first duty of a man is the seeking after and the investigation of truth. -- Cicero

                     The man who backbites an absent friend, nay, who does not stand up for him when
                     another blames him, the man who angles for bursts of laughter and for the repute of a
                     wit, who can invent what he never saw, who cannot keep a secret - that man is black
                     at heart: mark and avoid him. -- Cicero
                     The name of peace is sweet, and the thing itself is beneficial, but there is a great
                     difference between peace and servitude. Peace is freedom in tranquillity, servitude is
                     the worst of all evils, to be resisted not only by war, but even by death.-- Cicero

                     The strictest law often causes the most serious wrong. – Cicero
                     The welfare of the people is the ultimate law. (Salus Populi Suprema Est Lex) – Cicero

                     The wise are instructed by reason; ordinary minds by experience; the stupid, by
                     necessity; and brutes by instinct. -- Cicero
                     There are some duties we owe even to those who have wronged us. There is, after
                     all, a limit to retribution and punishment. -- Cicero
                     There is no duty more obligatory than the repayment of kindness. – Cicero
                     To be content with what one has is the greatest and truest of riches. -- Cicero
                     To each his own. (Suum Cuique) -- Cicero
                     We are obliged to respect, defend and maintain the common bonds of union and
                     fellowship that exist among all members of the human race. -- Cicero
                     We do not destroy religion by destroying superstition. -- Cicero

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                     We must not say every mistake is a foolish one. -- Cicero
                     When you wish to instruct, be brief; that men's minds take in quickly what you say,
                     learn its lesson, and retain it faithfully. Every word that is unnecessary only pours over
                     the side of a brimming mind. -- Cicero
                     Where is there dignity unless there is honesty? -- Cicero
                     Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others. -- Cicero, 'Pro
                     Plancio,' 54 B.C.
                     While there's life, there's hope. -- Cicero, Ad Atticum
                     The shifts of Fortune test the reliability of friends. -- Cicero, De Amicitia
                     There is nothing so ridiculous but some philosopher has said it. -- Cicero, De
                     Let the punishment match the offense. -- Cicero, De Legibus
                     The people's good is the highest law. -- Cicero, De Legibus
                     Friendship make prosperity more shining and lessens adversity by dividing and
                     sharing it. -- Cicero, On Friendship, 44 B.C.
                     Law stands mute in the midst of arms. -- Cicero, Pro Milone
                     History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time; it illumines reality, vitalizes
                     memory, provides guidance in daily life and brings us tidings of antiquity. -- Cicero,
                     Pro Publio Sestio
                     A precedent embalms a principle. -- Benjamin Disraeli 1850 England
                     As a general rule the most successful man in life is the man who has the best
                     information. -- Benjamin Disraeli
                     Cleanliness and order are not matters of instinct; they are matters of education, and
                     like most great things, you must cultivate a taste for them. -- Benjamin Disraeli

                     Great services are not canceled by one act or by one single error. -- Benjamin Disraeli

                     Grief is the agony of an instant, the indulgence of grief the blunder of a life. --
                     Benjamin Disraeli
                     I repeat...that all power is a trust; that we are accountable for its exercise; that from
                     the people, and for the people all springs, and all must exist. -- Benjamin Disraeli

                     It is knowledge that influences and equalizes the social condition of man; that gives to
                     all, however different their political position, passions which are in common, and
                     enjoyments which are universal. -- Benjamin Disraeli
                     My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me. -- Benjamin Disraeli

                     Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for truth. --
                     Benjamin Disraeli
                     No government can be long secure without formidable opposition. -- Benjamin Disraeli

                     The best way to become acquainted with a subject is to write a book about it. --
                     Benjamin Disraeli
                     The difference of race is one of the reasons why I fear war may always exist; because
                     race implies difference, difference implies superiority, and superiority leads to
                     predominance. -- Benjamin Disraeli
                     The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to
                     him his own. -- Benjamin Disraeli
                     The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can never end. -- Benjamin Disraeli

                     The more extensive a man's knowledge of what has been done, the greater will be his
                     power of knowing what to do. -- Benjamin Disraeli
                     The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation. -
                     - Benjamin Disraeli
                     When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken. --
                     Benjamin Disraeli
                     Change is inevitable. In a progressive country change is constant. -- Benjamin
                     Disraeli, Speech, Edinburgh (1867)
                     How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct. -- Benjamin Disraeli, speech,
                     January 24, 1860
                     To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge. -- Benjamin
                     Disraeli, Sybil, 1845
                     Do not consider painful what is good for you. -- Euripides
                     Short is the joy that guilty pleasure brings. -- Euripides
                     Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish. -- Euripides

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                     The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great
                     powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise
                     man. -- Euripides
                     Waste not fresh tears over old griefs. -- Euripides
                     A bad beginning makes a bad ending. -- Euripides, Aegeus
                     The company of just and righteous men is better than wealth and a rich estate. --
                     Euripides, Aegeus
                     Dishonor will not trouble me, once I am dead. -- Euripides, Alcestis, 438 B.C.
                     I have found power in the mysteries of thought, exaltation in the changing of the
                     Muses; I have been versed in the reasonings of men; but Fate is stronger than
                     anything I have known. -- Euripides, Alcestis, 438 B.C.
                     Never say that marriage has more of joy than pain. -- Euripides, Alcestis, 438 B.C.

                     Time cancels young pain. -- Euripides, Alcestis, 438 B.C.
                     Man's best possession is a sympathetic wife. -- Euripides, Antigone
                     In case of dissension, never dare to judge till you've heard the other side. -- Euripides,
                     Heraclidae, circa 428 B.C.
                     Leave no stone unturned. -- Euripides, Heraclidae, circa 428 B.C.
                     In this world second thoughts, it seems, are best. -- Euripides, Hippolytus, 428 B.C.

                     A coward turns away, but a brave man's choice is danger. -- Euripides, Iphigenia in
                     Tauris, circa 412 B.C.
                     There is no benefit in the gifts of a bad man. -- Euripides, Medea, 431 B.C.
                     Whoso neglects learning in his youth, Loses the past and is dead for the future. --
                     Euripides, Phrixus
                     Slight not what's near through aiming at what's far. -- Euripides, Rhesus, circa 435
                     When good men die their goodness does not perish, But lives though they are gone.
                     As for the bad, All that was theirs dies and is buried with them. -- Euripides,
                     Against criticism a man can neither protest nor defend himself; he must act in spite of
                     it, and then it will gradually yield to him. -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1800

                     Divide and rule, a sound motto. Unite and lead, a better one. -- Johann Wolfgang von
                     Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must. -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

                     How can you come to know yourself? Never by thinking, always by doing. Try to do
                     your duty, and you'll know right away what you amount to. -- Johann Wolfgang von
                     If any man wish to write in a clear style, let him be first clear in his thoughts; and if any
                     would write in a noble style, let him first possess a noble soul. -- Johann Wolfgang
                     von Goethe
                     Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live. -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
                     Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it. -- Thomas
                     In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. --
                     Thomas Jefferson
                     Never fear the want of business. A man who qualifies himself well for his calling,
                     never fails of employment. -- Thomas Jefferson
                     Never spend your money before you have it. -- Thomas Jefferson
                     Never trouble another for what you can do for yourself. -- Thomas Jefferson
                     Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool
                     and unruffled under all circumstances. -- Thomas Jefferson
                     Say nothing of my religion. It is known to God and myself alone. Its evidence before
                     the world is to be sought in my life: if it has been honest and dutiful to society the
                     religion which has regulated it cannot be a bad one. -- Thomas Jefferson

                     Shake off all the fears of servile prejudices, under which weak minds are servilely
                     crouched. Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call on her tribunal for every fact, every
                     opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be
                     one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear. --
                     Thomas Jefferson
                     The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing
                     but newspapers. -- Thomas Jefferson

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                     We confide in our strength, without boasting of it; we respect that of others, without
                     fearing it. -- Thomas Jefferson
                     An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens. --
                      Thomas Jefferson, letter to John Melish, January 13, 1813
                     Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it. -- Helen
                     Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial
                     and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. -
                     - Helen Keller
                     College isn't the place to go for ideas. -- Helen Keller
                     Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security does not exist in nature, nor do
                     the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long
                     run than exposure. -- Helen Keller
                     Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained
                     through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. -- Helen Keller

                     One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar. -- Helen Keller

                     People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are
                     not always pleasant. -- Helen Keller
                     Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything good in the
                     world. -- Helen Keller
                     The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They
                     must be felt within the heart. -- Helen Keller 1940
                     We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world. --
                     Helen Keller
                     When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the
                     closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us. -- Helen Keller

                     The highest result of education is tolerance. -- Helen Keller, 'Optimism,' 1903
                     Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the
                     worst of them all - the apathy of human beings. -- Helen Keller, My Religion, 1927

                     Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.... Life is either a daring
                     adventure or nothing. -- Helen Keller, The Open Door (1957)
                     I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and
                     who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of
                     the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.
                     -- Martin Luther King Jr. 1960
                     In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our
                     friends. -- Martin Luther King Jr.
                     Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity.
                     Hate destroys a man's sense of values and his objectivity. It causes him to describe
                     the beautiful as ugly and the ugly as beautiful, and to confuse the true with the false
                     and the false with the true. -- Martin Luther King Jr.

                     Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. -- Martin
                     Luther King Jr.
                     When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too
                     conservative. -- Martin Luther King Jr.
                     The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are
                     dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood. -- Martin Luther King Jr., "Strength to
                     I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality.
                     That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant. -- Martin
                     Luther King Jr., Accepting Nobel Peace Price, Dec. 10, 1964

                     Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time; the
                     need for mankind to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to
                     oppression and violence. Mankind must evolve for all human conflict a method which
                     rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love. -
                     - Martin Luther King Jr., December 11, 1964
                     Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. -- Martin Luther King Jr., Letter
                     from Birmingham Jail, April 16, 1963
                     I submit to you that if a man hasn't discovered something he will die for, he isn't fit to
                     live. -- Martin Luther King Jr., Speech in Detroit, June 23, 1963

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                     Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious
                     stupidity. -- Martin Luther King Jr., Strength to Love, 1963
                     Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and
                     misguided men. -- Martin Luther King Jr., Strength to Love, 1963
                     The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and
                     convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. -- Martin
                     Luther King Jr., Strength to Love, 1963

                     A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. -- Lao-tzu, The
                     Way of Lao-tzu 600 BC
                     He who knows others is wise; He who know himself is enlightened. -- Lao-tzu,
                     The Way of Lao-tzu
                     He who loves the world as his body may be entrusted with the empire. -- Lao-
                     tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu
                     I have three treasures. Guard and keep them: The first is deep love, The
                     second is frugality, And the third is not to dare to be ahead of the world.
                     Because of deep love, one is courageous. Because of frugality, one is
                     generous. Because of not daring to be ahead of the world, one becomes the
                     leader of the world. -- Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu
                     Manifest plainness, Embrace simplicity, Reduce selfishness, Have few
                     desires. -- Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu
                     People are difficult to govern because they have too much knowledge. -- Lao-
                     tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu
                     The best [man] is like water. Water is good; it benefits all things and does not
                     compete with them. It dwells in [lowly] places that all disdain. This is why it is
                     so near to Tao. -- Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu
                     The more laws and order are made prominent, The more thieves and robbers
                     there will be. -- Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu
                     The softest things in the world overcome the hardest things in the world.
                     Through this I know the advantage of taking no action. -- Lao-tzu, The Way of
                     The Way of Heaven is to benefit others and not to injure. The Way of the
                     sage is to act but not to compete. -- Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu
                     There is no calamity greater than lavish desires. There is no greater guilt
                     than discontentment. And there is not greater disaster than greed. -- Lao-tzu,
                     The Way of Lao-tzu
                     To be worn out is to be renewed. -- Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu
                     To have little is to possess. To have plenty is to be perplexed. -- Lao-tzu, The
                     Way of Lao-tzu
                     To know that you do not know is the best. To pretend to know when you do
                     not know is a disease. -- Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu
                     To produce things and to rear them, To produce, but not to take possession
                     of them, To act, but not to rely on one's own ability, To lead them, but not to
                     master them - This is called profound and secret virtue. -- Lao-tzu, The Way
                     of Lao-tzu
                     When armies are mobilized and issues are joined, The man who is sorry over
                     the fact will win. -- Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu
                     When the highest type of men hear Tao, They diligently practice it. When the
                     average type of men hear Tao, They half believe in it. When the lowest type
                     of men hear Tao, They laugh heartily at it. -- Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu

                     Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all
                     doubt. -- Abraham Lincoln
                     Force is all-conquering, but its victories are short-lived. -- Abraham Lincoln

                     I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended
                     upon to meet any national crises. The great point is to bring them the real
                     facts. -- Abraham Lincoln
                     If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his
                     sincere friend. -- Abraham Lincoln
                     It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few
                     virtues. -- Abraham Lincoln
                     You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today. --
                     Abraham Lincoln

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                     You may deceive all the people part of the time, and part of the people all the
                     time, but not all the people all the time. -- Abraham Lincoln
                     Quarrel not at all. No man resolved to make the most of himself can spare
                     time for personal contention. -- Abraham Lincoln, in a letter to J. M. Cutts,
                     October 26, 1863
                     Truth is generally the best vindication against slander. -- Abraham Lincoln,
                     letter to Secretary of War Edwin Stanton, July 18, 1864
                     Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what
                     we think of it; the tree is the real thing. -- Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln's Own
                     I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice. --
                     Abraham Lincoln, speech in Washington D.C., 1865
                     A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five. --
                     Groucho Marx 1960
                     Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to
                     read. -- Groucho Marx
                     Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others. --
                     Groucho Marx
                     By faithful study of the nobler arts, our nature's softened, and more gentle
                     grows. -- Ovid Rome, 5
                     Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where
                     you least expect it, there will be a fish. -- Ovid
                     Dignity and love do not blend well, nor do they continue long together. -- Ovid

                     If you would marry suitably, marry your equal. -- Ovid
                     Love will enter cloaked in friendship's name. -- Ovid
                     Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop. -- Ovid
                     Tears at times have all the weight of speech. -- Ovid
                     The cause is hidden. The effect is visible to all. -- Ovid
                     Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. -- Plato
                     Death is not the worst than can happen to men. -- Plato 400 BC
                     Ignorance, the root and the stem of every evil. -- Plato
                     Man...is a tame or civilized animal; never the less, he requires proper
                     instruction and a fortunate nature, and then of all animals he becomes the
                     most divine and most civilized; but if he be insufficiently or ill- educated he is
                     the most savage of earthly creatures. -- Plato
                     Never discourage anyone...who continually makes progress, no matter how
                     slow. – Plato
                     No human thing is of serious importance. -- Plato
                     The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil
                     men. -- Plato
                     They certainly give very strange names to diseases. -- Plato
                     Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they
                     have to say something. -- Plato
                     You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of
                     conversation. -- Plato
                     No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death. -- Plato,
                     Dialogues, Apology
                     The life which is unexamined is not worth living. -- Plato, Dialogues, Apology

                     False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil. --
                      Plato, Dialogues, Phaedo
                     Must not all things at the last be swallowed up in death? -- Plato, Dialogues,
                     The partisan, when he is engaged in a dispute, cares nothing about the rights
                     of the question, but is anxious only to convince his hearers of his own
                     assertions. -- Plato, Dialogues, Phaedo
                     The greatest penalty of evildoing - namely, to grow into the likeness of bad
                     men. -- Plato, Dialogues, Theatetus
                     You are young, my son, and, as the years go by, time will change and even
                     reverse many of your present opinions. Refrain therefore awhile from setting
                     yourself up as a judge of the highest matters. -- Plato, Dialogues, Theatetus

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                     Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to
                     another. -- Plato, The Republic
                     Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge
                     which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind. -- Plato,
                     The Republic
                     Everything that deceives may be said to enchant. -- Plato, The Republic
                     He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but
                     to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden. --
                      Plato, The Republic
                     I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning. --
                     Plato, The Republic
                     The beginning is the most important part of the work. -- Plato, The Republic

                     The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life. --
                     Plato, The Republic
                     The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse
                     into greatness...This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs;
                     when he first appears he is a protector. -- Plato, The Republic
                     The soul of man is immortal and imperishable. -- Plato, The Republic
                     Wealth is the parent of luxury and indolence, and poverty of meanness and
                     viciousness, and both of discontent. -- Plato, The Republic
                     When there is an income tax, the just man will pay more and the unjust less
                     on the same amount of income. -- Plato, The Republic
                     A suspicious mind always looks on the black side of things. -- Publilius Syrus
                     100 BC
                     Admonish thy friends in secret, praise them openly. -- Publilius Syrus
                     An angry man is again angry with himself when he returns to reason. --
                     Publilius Syrus
                     Any plan is bad which is incapable of modification. -- Publilius Syrus
                     Count not him among your friends who will retail your privacies to the world. --
                     Publilius Syrus
                     Depend not on fortune, but on conduct. -- Publilius Syrus
                     How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself. -- Publilius Syrus
                     In a heated argument we are apt to lose sight of the truth. -- Publilius Syrus

                     It is folly to punish your neighbor by fire when you live next door. -- Publilius
                     It is no profit to have learned well, if you neglect to do well. -- Publilius Syrus

                     Learn to see in another's calamity the ills which you should avoid. -- Publilius
                     Look to be treated by others as you have treated others. -- Publilius Syrus

                     Never promise more than you can perform. -- Publilius Syrus
                     Ready tears are a sign of treachery, not of grief. -- Publilius Syrus
                     Tis foolish to fear what you cannot avoid. -- Publilius Syrus
                     To-day is the pupil of yesterday. -- Publilius Syrus
                     We must give lengthy deliberation to what has to be decided once and for all.
                     -- Publilius Syrus
                     You should not live one way in private, another in public. -- Publilius Syrus

                     A fair exterior is a silent recommendation. -- Publilius Syrus, Maxims
                     A good reputation is more valuable than money. -- Publilius Syrus, Maxims

                     A rolling stone gathers no moss. -- Publilius Syrus, Maxims
                     Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm. -- Publilius Syrus, Maxims

                     Better be ignorant of a matter than half know it. -- Publilius Syrus, Maxims

                     Do not turn back when you are just at the goal. -- Publilius Syrus, Maxims

                     Every day should be passed as if it were to be our last. -- Publilius Syrus,

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                     Everything is worth what its purchaser will pay for it. -- Publilius Syrus, Maxims

                     He doubly benefits the needy who gives quickly. -- Publilius Syrus, Maxims

                     I have often regretted my speech, never my silence. -- Publilius Syrus, Maxims

                     It is a consolation to the wretched to have companions in misery. -- Publilius
                     Syrus, Maxims
                     It is a very hard undertaking to seek to please everybody. -- Publilius Syrus,
                     It is better to learn late than never. -- Publilius Syrus, Maxims
                     It is not every question that deserves an answer. -- Publilius Syrus, Maxims

                     It is only the ignorant who despise education. -- Publilius Syrus, Maxims
                     It takes a long time to bring excellence to maturity. -- Publilius Syrus, Maxims

                     Let a fool hold his tongue and he will pass for a sage. -- Publilius Syrus,
                     Many receive advice, few profit by it. -- Publilius Syrus, Maxims
                     Money alone sets all the world in motion. -- Publilius Syrus, Maxims
                     Never find your delight in another's misfortune. -- Publilius Syrus, Maxims
                     No man is happy who does not think himself so. -- Publilius Syrus, Maxims

                     No one knows what he can do till he tries. -- Publilius Syrus, Maxims
                     No one should be judge in his own case. -- Publilius Syrus, Maxims
                     Nothing can be done at once hastily and prudently. -- Publilius Syrus, Maxims

                     Pardon one offense, and you encourage the commission of many. -- Publilius
                     Syrus, Maxims
                     Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them. -- Publilius Syrus, Maxims

                     Speech is a mirror of the soul: as a man speaks, so is he. -- Publilius Syrus,
                     The fear of death is more to be dreaded than death itself. -- Publilius Syrus,
                     There are some remedies worse than the disease. -- Publilius Syrus, Maxims

                     To do two things at once is to do neither. -- Publilius Syrus, Maxims
                     Treat your friend as if he might become an enemy. -- Publilius Syrus, Maxims

                     While we stop to think, we often miss our opportunity. -- Publilius Syrus,
                     You should go to a pear tree for pears, not to an elm. -- Publilius Syrus,
                     As men, we are all equal in the presence of death. -- Publilius Syrus, Moral
                     Sayings, First Century B.C.
                     We simply rob ourselves when we make presents to the dead. -- Publilius
                     Syrus, Moral Sayings, First Century B.C.
                     The end always passes judgement on what has gone before. -- Publilius
                     Syrus, Sententiae (c. 43 BC)
                     A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least
                     care of all to acquire. -- Francois de La Rochefoucauld 1660
                     Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy
                     those are who already possess it. -- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

                     Few are agreeable in conversation, because each thinks more of what he
                     intends to say than of what others are saying, and listens no more when he
                     himself has a chance to speak. -- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
                     Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad
                     example. -- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
                     Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors. -- Francois de La
                     He who lives without folly isn't so wise as he thinks. -- Francois de La

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                     If we had no faults of our own, we would not take so much pleasure in
                     noticing those of others. -- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
                     It is a great ability to be able to conceal one's ability. -- Francois de La
                     Our repentance is not so much regret for the ill we have done as fear of the ill
                     that may happen to us in consequence. -- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

                     The pleasure of love is in loving. -- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
                     We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones. --
                     Francois de La Rochefoucauld
                     We should often be ashamed of our finest actions if the world understood our
                     motives. -- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
                     When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it
                     elsewhere. -- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
                     We rarely think people have good sense unless they agree with us. --
                     Francois de La Rochefoucauld, Maximes (1678)
                     All art is an imitation of nature. -- Seneca Rome 50
                     Be not too hasty either with praise or blame; speak always as though you
                     were giving evidence before the judgement-seat of the Gods. -- Seneca

                     Be silent as to services you have rendered, but speak of favours you have
                     received. -- Seneca
                     Consult your friend on all things, especially on those which respect yourself.
                     His counsel may then be useful where your own self-love might impair your
                     judgment. -- Seneca
                     Dangerous is wrath concealed. Hatred proclaimed doth lose its chance of
                     wreaking vengeance. -- Seneca
                     Delay not; swift the flight of fortune's greatest favours. -- Seneca
                     Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body. -- Seneca
                     Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones. -- Seneca

                     He who spares the wicked injures the good. -- Seneca
                     He will live ill who does not know how to die well. -- Seneca
                     I do not distinguish by the eye, but by the mind, which is the proper judge. --
                     I shall never be ashamed of citing a bad author if the line is good. -- Seneca

                     If a man does not know to what port he is steering, no wind is favourable to
                     him. -- Seneca
                     If virtue precede us every step will be safe. -- Seneca
                     It is a denial of justice not to stretch out a helping hand to the fallen; that is
                     the common right of humanity. -- Seneca
                     It is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for silence. --
                     It is a youthful failing to be unable to control one's impulses. -- Seneca
                     It is easier to exclude harmful passions than to rule them, and to deny them
                     admittance than to control them after they have been admitted. -- Seneca

                     It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do
                     not dare that they are difficult. -- Seneca
                     It is pleasant at times to play the madman. -- Seneca
                     It is rash to condemn where you are ignorant. -- Seneca
                     It should be our care not so much to live a long life as a satisfactory one. --
                     Let tears flow of their own accord: their flowing is not inconsistent with inward
                     peace and harmony. -- Seneca
                     Life without the courage for death is slavery. -- Seneca
                     Many things have fallen only to rise higher. -- Seneca
                     Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power. -- Seneca
                     No one can wear a mask for very long. -- Seneca
                     Not to feel one's misfortunes is not human, not to bear them in not manly. --
                     Nothing deters a good man from doing what is honourable. -- Seneca
                     One hand washes the other. (Manus Manum Lavet) -- Seneca

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                     One should count each day a separate life. -- Seneca
                     Speech is the mirror of the mind. (Imago Animi Sermo Est) -- Seneca
                     The arts are the servant; wisdom its master. -- Seneca
                     The first step towards amendment is the recognition of error. -- Seneca
                     Wealth is the slave of a wise man. The master of a fool. -- Seneca
                     What does reason demand of a man? A very easy thing--to live in accord with
                     his nature. -- Seneca
                     Where reason fails, time oft has worked a cure. -- Seneca
                     Where the speech is corrupted, the mind is also. -- Seneca
                     While the fates permit, live happily; life speeds on with hurried step, and with
                     winged days the wheel of the headlong year is turned. -- Seneca
                     Without an adversary prowess shrivels. We see how great and efficient it
                     really is only when it shows by endurance what it is capable of. -- Seneca
                     He who boasts of his ancestry is praising the deeds of another. -- Seneca,
                     'Hercules Furens,' 100 A.D.
                     Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men. -- Seneca, Epistles
                     It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
                     -- Seneca, Epistles
                     It is quality rather than quantity that matters. -- Seneca, Epistles
                     Live among men as if God beheld you; speak to God as if men were listening.
                     -- Seneca, Epistles
                     Men do not care how nobly they live, but only how long, although it is within
                     the reach of every man to live nobly, but within no man's power to live long. --
                     Seneca, Epistles
                     The best ideas are common property. -- Seneca, Epistles
                     There is no great genius without some touch of madness. -- Seneca, Epistles

                     You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives
                     praise. -- Seneca, Epistles
                     The spirit in which a thing is given determines that in which the debt is
                     acknowledged; it's the intention, not the face-value of the gift, that's weighed. -
                     - Seneca, Letters to Lucilius, 100 A.D.
                     Nothing is as certain as that the vices of leisure are gotten rid of by being
                     busy. -- Seneca, Moral Letters to Lucilius, 64 A.D.
                     And thus I clothe my naked villainy | With old odd ends, stol'n forth of holy
                     writ; | And seem a saint, when most I play the devil. -- William Shakespeare

                     Glory is like a circle in the water, | Which never ceaseth to enlarge itself, | Till
                     by broad spreading it disperses to naught. -- William Shakespeare
                     A fashion is nothing but an induced epidemic. -- George Bernard Shaw 1940

                     A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art
                     into pedantry. Hence University education. -- George Bernard Shaw
                     A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than
                     a life spent doing nothing. -- George Bernard Shaw
                     Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we
                     deserve. -- George Bernard Shaw
                     Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never
                     learn anything from history. -- George Bernard Shaw
                     Lack of money is the root of all evil. -- George Bernard Shaw
                     Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries
                     because you were born in it. -- George Bernard Shaw
                     When a thing is funny, search it carefully for a hidden truth. -- George
                     Bernard Shaw
                     You are going to let the fear of poverty govern your life and your reward will
                     be that you will eat, but you will not live. -- George Bernard Shaw
                     People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't
                     believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people
                     who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find
                     them, make them. -- George Bernard Shaw, "Mrs. Warren's Profession"
                     (1893) act II
                     The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be
                     indifferent to them: that's the essence of inhumanity. -- George Bernard
                     Shaw, "The Devil's Disciple" (1901), act II

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                     "Do you know what a pessimist is?" "A man who thinks everybody is as nasty
                     as himself, and hates them for it." -- George Bernard Shaw, An Unsocial
                     Socialist (1887) ch. 5
                     All great truths begin as blasphemies. -- George Bernard Shaw, Annajanska
                     We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to
                     consume wealth without producing it. -- George Bernard Shaw, Candida
                     (1898) act 1
                     A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support
                     of Paul. -- George Bernard Shaw, Everybody's Political What's What? (1944)
                     ch. 30
                     He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to
                     a political career. -- George Bernard Shaw, Major Barbara (1907) act 3

                     Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by
                     the corrupt few. -- George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman (1903)
                     "Maxims for Revolutionists"
                     Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. -- George
                     Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman (1903) "Maxims for Revolutionists"
                     By all means marry; if you get a good wife, you'll be happy. If you get a bad
                     one, you'll become a philosopher. -- Socrates 420 BC
                     Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others. -- Socrates
                     Envy is the ulcer of the soul. -- Socrates
                     Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore avoid
                     undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity. -- Socrates
                     Remember what is unbecoming to do is also unbecoming to speak of. --
                     The shortest and surest way to live with honour in the world, is to be in reality
                     what we would appear to be; and if we observe, we shall find, that all human
                     virtues increase and strengthen themselves by the practice of them. --
                     Think not those faithful who praise all thy words and actions; but those who
                     kindly reprove thy faults. -- Socrates
                     Thou shouldst eat to live; not live to eat. -- Socrates
                     Having the fewest wants, I am nearest to the gods. -- Socrates, from
                     Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers
                     I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance. -- Socrates, from Diogenes
                     Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers
                     There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance. -- Socrates, from
                     Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers
                     I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world. -- Socrates, from
                     Plutarch, Of Banishment
                     I do nothing but go about persuading you all, old and young alike, not to take
                     thought for your persons or your properties, but and chiefly to care about the
                     greatest improvement of the soul. I tell you that virtue is not given by money,
                     but that from virtue comes money and every other good of man, public as well
                     as private. This is my teaching, and if this is the doctrine which corrupts the
                     youth, I am a mischievous person. -- Socrates, quoted by Plato, 'The Death of
                     Ignorant men don't know what good they hold in their hands until they've flung
                     it away. -- Sophocles 450 BC
                     Much speech is one thing, well-timed speech is another. -- Sophocles
                     What you cannot enforce, do not command. -- Sophocles
                     No man loves life like him that's growing old. -- Sophocles, Acrisius
                     To him who is in fear everything rustles. -- Sophocles, Acrisius
                     Men of ill judgment oft ignore the good | That lies within their hands, till they
                     have lost it. -- Sophocles, Ajax
                     Of all human ills, greatest is fortune's wayward tyranny. -- Sophocles, Ajax

                     For God hates utterly | The bray of bragging tongues. -- Sophocles, Antigone

                     Grief teaches the steadiest minds to waver. -- Sophocles, Antigone
                     How dreadful it is when the right judge judges wrong! -- Sophocles, Antigone

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                     I have nothing but contempt for the kind of governor who is afraid, for
                     whatever reason, to follow the course that he knows is best for the State; and
                     as for the man who sets private friendship above the public welfare - I have
                     no use for him either. -- Sophocles, Antigone
                     Money: There's nothing in the world so demoralizing as money. -- Sophocles,
                     Nobody likes the man who brings bad news. -- Sophocles, Antigone
                     Numberless are the world's wonders, but none |More wonderful than man. --
                     Sophocles, Antigone
                     Reason is God's crowning gift to man. -- Sophocles, Antigone
                     Show me the man who keeps his house in hand, | He's fit for public authority. -
                     - Sophocles, Antigone
                     The ideal condition | Would be, I admit, that men should be right by instinct; |
                     But since we are all likely to go astray, | The reasonable thing is to learn from
                     those who can teach. -- Sophocles, Antigone
                     There is no happiness where there is no wisdom; | No wisdom but in
                     submission to the gods.
                     Big words are always punished, | And proud men in old age learn to be wise. -
                     - Sophocles, Antigone
                     Wisdom outweighs any wealth. -- Sophocles, Antigone
                     One word | Frees us of all the weight and pain of life: | That word is love. --
                     Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus
                     Stranger in a strange country. -- Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus
                     The good befriend themselves. -- Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus
                     Time eases all things. -- Sophocles, Oedipus Rex
                     A prudent mind can see room for misgiving, lest he who prospers would one
                     day suffer reverse. -- Sophocles, Trachiniae
                     Knowledge must come through action; you can have no test which is not
                     fanciful, save by trial. -- Sophocles, Trachiniae
                     Rash indeed is he who reckons on the morrow, or haply on days beyond it;
                     for tomorrow is not, until today is past. -- Sophocles, Trachiniae
                     Look with favour upon a bold beginning. -- Virgil rome – 30 BC
                     O tyrant love, to what do you not drive the hearts of men. -- Virgil
                     They can conquer who believe they can. They can do all because they think
                     they can. -- Virgil
                     Your descendants shall gather your fruits. -- Virgil
                     Death's brother, Sleep. -- Virgil, Aeneid
                     Each of us bears his own Hell. -- Virgil, Aeneid
                     Yield not to evils, but attack all the more boldly. -- Virgil, Aeneid
                     Let us go singing as far as we go: the road will be less tedious. -- Virgil,
                     Love conquers all things; let us too surrender to Love. -- Virgil, Eclogues
                     Trust one who has gone through it. -- Virgil, The Aeneid
                     I am a man, and whatever concerns humanity is of interest to me. -- Terence
                     Rome 150 BC
                     I am a man: I hold that nothing human is alien to me. -- Terence
                     I bid him look into the lives of men as though into a mirror, and from others to
                     take an example for himself. -- Terence
                     So many men so many questions. (Quot Homines Tot Sententiae) -- Terence
                     That is true wisdom, to know how to alter one's mind when occasion demands it. --
                     Their silence is sufficient praise. -- Terence
                     There is a demand in these days for men who can make wrong appear right. --
                     There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when you do it reluctantly. --
                     Too much liberty corrupts us all. -- Terence
                     What is done let us leave alone. -- Terence
                     While there's life, there's hope. -- Terence
                     Charity begins at home. -- Terence, Andria
                     Moderation in all things. -- Terence, Andria
                     I have everything, yet have nothing; and although I possess nothing, still of nothing
                     am I in want. -- Terence, Eunuchus
                     In fact, nothing is said that has not been said before. -- Terence, Eunuchus

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                     Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens. -- J. R. R. Tolkien 1950

                     If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a
                     merrier world. -- J. R. R. Tolkien
                     It's a job that's never started that takes the longest to finish. -- J. R. R. Tolkien
                     Little by little, one travels far. -- J. R. R. Tolkien
                     Control thy passions, lest they take vengeance on thee. -- Epictetus rome 100
                     First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak. -- Epictetus
                     First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do. -- Epictetus

                     If you do not wish to be prone to anger, do not feed the habit; give it nothing which
                     may tend to its increase. -- Epictetus
                     If you would cure anger, do not feed it. Say to yourself: 'I used to be angry every day;
                     then every other day; now only every third or fourth day.' When you reach thirty days
                     offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving to the gods. -- Epictetus
                     Know, first, who you are; and then adorn yourself accordingly. -- Epictetus
                     Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens. --
                     Preach not to others what they should eat, but eat as becomes you, and be silent. --
                     The good or ill of a man lies within his own will. -- Epictetus
                     Only the educated are free. -- Epictetus, Discourses
                     What is the first business of one who practices philosophy? To get rid of self-conceit.
                     For it is impossible for anyone to begin to learn that which he thinks he already knows.
                     -- Epictetus, Discourses
                     When you close your doors, and make darkness within, remember never to say that
                     you are alone, for you are not alone; nay, God is within, and your genius is within. And
                     what need have they of light to see what you are doing? -- Epictetus, Discourses

                     Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what
                     you now have was once among the things only hoped for. -- Epicurus 300 BC

                     Justice is a contract of expediency, entered upon to prevent men harming or being
                     harmed. -- Epicurus
                     The man least dependent upon the morrow goes to meet the morrow most cheerfully. -
                     - Epicurus, 300 B.C.
                     Death is nothing to us, since when we are, death has not come, and when death has
                     come, we are not. -- Epicurus, from Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers

                     Better fare hard with good men than feast it with bad. -- Thomas Paine 1770
                     Such is the irresistible nature of truth that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of
                     appearing. -- Thomas Paine
                     The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by
                     reflection. -- Thomas Paine
                     The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion. --
                     Thomas Paine
                     When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not
                     hereditary. -- Thomas Paine
                     A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is
                     always a virtue, but moderation in principle is always a vice. -- Thomas Paine, "The
                     Rights of Man", 1792
                     Clarity of mind means clarity of passion, too; this is why a great and clear mind loves
                     ardently and sees distinctly what it loves. -- Blaise Pascal 1650, Fr

                     Man is equally incapable of seeing the nothingness from which he emerges and the
                     infinity in which he is engulfed. -- Blaise Pascal
                     Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a religious
                     conviction. -- Blaise Pascal
                     One must know oneself, if this does not serve to discover truth, it at least serves as a
                     rule of life and there is nothing better. -- Blaise Pascal
                     Since we cannot know all that there is to be known about anything, we ought to know
                     a little about everything. -- Blaise Pascal
                     The eternal silence of these infinite spaces fills me with dread. -- Blaise Pascal

                     The heart has its reasons which reason knows nothing of. -- Blaise Pascal
                     We are generally the better persuaded by the reasons we discover ourselves than by
                     those given to us by others. -- Blaise Pascal

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                     We arrive at the truth, not by the reason only, but also by the heart. -- Blaise Pascal

                     I have made this [letter] longer, because I have not had the time to make it shorter. --
                     Blaise Pascal, "Lettres provinciales", letter 16, 1657
                     Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself. -- Plutarch gr 80

                     Know how to listen, and you will profit even from those who talk badly. -- Plutarch

                     No beast is more savage than man when possessed with power answerable to his
                     rage. -- Plutarch
                     To find a fault is easy; to do better may be difficult. -- Plutarch
                     It is certainly desirable to be well descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors. --
                     Plutarch, 'Morals,' 100 A.D.
                     Perseverance is more prevailing than violence; and many things which cannot be
                     overcome when they are together, yield themselves up when taken little by little. --
                     Plutarch, Lives
                     The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education. -- Plutarch,
                     When the candles are out all women are fair. -- Plutarch, Morals
                     Never criticize a man until you've walked a mile in his moccasins. -- American Indian
                     If you refuse to be made straight when you are green, you will not be made straight
                     when you are dry. -- African Proverb
                     A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song. --
                     Chinese Proverb
                     Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid only of standing still. -- Chinese Proverb

                     Do not remove a fly from your friend's forehead with a hatchet. -- Chinese Proverb

                     Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him
                     for a lifetime. -- Chinese Proverb
                     He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.
                     -- Chinese Proverb
                     Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself. -- Chinese Proverb
                     Above all things, reverence yourself. -- Pythagoras 520 BC
                     Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body. -- Pythagoras
                     Do not talk a little on many subjects, but much on a few. -- Pythagoras
                     In anger we should refrain both from speech and action. -- Pythagoras
                     It is better wither to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw
                     a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words,
                     but a great deal in a few. -- Pythagoras
                     Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please. --
                     Reason is immortal, all else mortal. -- Pythagoras, from Diogenes Laertius, Lives of
                     Eminent Philosophers
                     Give me where to stand, and I will move the earth. -- Archimedes, 300 B.C.
                     I keep the subject of my inquiry constantly before me, and wait till the first dawning
                     opens gradually, by little and little, into a full and clear light. -- Isaac Newton

                     If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient
                     attention, than to any other talent. -- Isaac Newton
                     Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy. -- Isaac Newton
                     I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I seem to have been only
                     like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a
                     smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all
                     undiscovered before me. -- Isaac Newton, From Brewster, Memoirs of Newton (1855)

                     If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants. -- Isaac Newton,
                     Letter to Robert Hooke, February 5, 1675
                     It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated. --
                     Alec Bourne
                     An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you
                     know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't. --
                     Anatole France (1844 - 1924)
                     Education is the best provision for old age. -- Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC)
                     Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten. -- B. F.
                     Skinner (1904 - 1990), New Scientist, May 21, 1964

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                     Education... has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish
                     what is worth reading. -- G. M. Trevelyan (1876 - 1962), English Social History (1942)

                     Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe. --
                      H. G. Wells (1866 - 1946), Outline of History (1920)
                     College isn't the place to go for ideas. -- Helen Keller (1880 - 1968)
                     The great aim of education is not knowledge but action. -- Herbert Spencer (1820 -
                     Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither
                     freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained. -- James A. Garfield (1831 -
                     1881), July 12, 1880
                     A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in students. --
                     John Ciardi (1916 - 1986)
                     Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one. -- Malcolm Forbes
                     (1919 - 1990), in Forbes Magazine
                     To repeat what others have said, requires education; to challenge it, requires brains. --
                      Mary Pettibone Poole, A Glass Eye at a Keyhole, 1938
                     I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to
                     reason incorrectly. -- Michel de Montaigne (1533 - 1592)
                     Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your
                     self confidence. -- Robert Frost (1874 - 1963)
                     Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the
                     thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not; it is the first
                     lesson that ought to be learned; and however early a man's training begins, it is
                     probably the last lesson that he learns thoroughly. -- Thomas H. Huxley (1825 - 1895)

                     Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance. -- Will Durant (1885 -
                     The art of war is of vital importance to the State. It is a matter of life and
                     death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which
                     can on no account be neglected. -- Sun Tzu, the Art of War
                     All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when able to attack, we must seem
                     unable; when using our forces, we must seem inactive; when we are near, we
                     must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must
                     make him believe we are near. Hold out baits to entice the enemy. Feign
                     disorder, and crush him. -- Sun Tzu, the Art of War

                     If your enemy is secure at all points, be prepared for him. If he is in superior
                     strength, evade him. If your opponent is temperamental, seek to irritate him.
                     Pretend to be weak, that he may grow arrogant. If he is taking his ease, give
                     him no rest. If his forces are united, separate them. If sovereign and subject
                     are in accord, put division between them. Attack him where he is unprepared,
                     appear where you are not expected. -- Sun Tzu, the Art of War
                     "The art of using troops is this:
                     ......When ten to the enemy's one, surround him;
                     ......When five times his strength, attack him;
                     ......If double his strength, divide him;
                     ......If equally matched you may engage him;
                     ......If weaker numerically, be capable of withdrawing;
                     ......And if in all respects unequal, be capable of eluding him,
                     ..........for a small force is but booty for one more powerful."
                     - Sun Tzu, the Art Of War
                     "Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the
                     deepest valleys.
                     Look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even
                     unto death!" -- Sun Tzu, the Art of War

                     The general who wins a battle makes many calculations in his temple ere the
                     battle is fought. The general who loses a battle makes but few calculations
                     beforehand. Thus do many calculations lead to victory, and few calculations
                     to defeat: how much more no calculation at all! It is by attention to this point
                     that I can foresee who is likely to w in or lose. --Sun Tzu, the Art of War

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                     He who wishes to fight must first count the cost. When you engage in actual
                     fighting, if victory is long in coming, then men's weapons will grow dull and
                     their ardor will be dampened. If you lay siege to a town, you will exhaust your
                     strength. Again, if the campaign is protracted, the resources of the State will
                     not be equal to the strain. Now, when your weapons are dulled, your ardor
                     dampened, your strength exhausted and your treasure spent, other chieftains
                     will spring up to take advantage of your extremity. Then no man, however
                     wise, will be able to avert the consequences that must ensue... In war, then,
                     let your great object be victory, not lengthy campaigns. -- -Sun Tzu, the Art of
                     Though we have heard of stupid haste in war, cleverness has never been
                     seen associated with long delays. -- Sun Tzu, the Art of War
                     It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of war that can
                     thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on. -- -Sun Tzu, the Art
                     of War

                     Bring war material with you from home, but forage on the enemy... use the
                     conquered foe to augment one's own strength. -- -Sun Tzu, the Art of War

                     In the practical art of war, the best thing of all is to take the enemy's country
                     whole and intact; to shatter and destroy it is not so good. So, too, it is better to
                     recapture an army entire than to destroy it. -- Sun Tzu, the Art of War
                     To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme
                     excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting. --
                     Sun Tzu, the Art of War
                     Thus the highest form of generalship is to balk the enemy's plans, the next
                     best is to prevent the junction of the enemy's forces, the next in order is to
                     attack the enemy's army in the field, and the worst policy of all is to besiege
                     walled cities. -- Sun Tzu, the Art of War

                     There are three ways in which a ruler can bring misfortune upon his army: By
                     commanding the army to advance or to retreat, being ignorant of the fact that
                     it cannot obey; This is called hobbling the army. By attempting to govern an
                     army in the same way as he administers a kingdom, being ignorant of the
                     conditions which obtain in an army; This causes restlessness in the soldier's
                     minds. By employing the officers of his army without discrimination, through
                     ignorance of the military principle of adaptation to circumstances. This shakes
                     the confidence of the soldiers. -- -Sun Tzu, the Art of War
                     He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight. He will win who
                     knows how to handle both superior and inferior forces. He will win whose
                     army is animated by the same spirit throughout all its ranks. He will win who,
                     prepared himself, waits to take the enemy unprepared. He will win who has
                     military capacity and is not interfered with by the sovereign. --Sun Tzu, the Art
                     of War
                     If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a
                     hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory
                     gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor
                     yourself, you will succumb in every battle. -- Sun Tzu, the Art of War
                     The good fighters of old first put themselves beyond the possibility of defeat,
                     and then waited for an opportunity of defeating the enemy. To secure
                     ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but the opportunity of
                     defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself. Thus the good fighter
                     is able to secure himself against defeat, but cannot make certain of defeating
                     the enemy. -- Sun Tzu, the Art of War
                     The victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory has been won,
                     whereas he who is destined to defeat first fights and afterwards looks for
                     victory. -- Sun Tzu, the Art of War
                     Fighting with a large army under your command is nowise different from
                     fighting with a small one: it is merely a question of instituting signs and
                     signals. -- Sun Tzu, the Art of War

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                     In all fighting, the direct method may be used for joining battle, but indirect
                     methods will be needed in order to secure victory. In battle, there are not
                     more than two methods of attack - the direct and the indirect; yet these two in
                     combination give rise to an endless series of maneuvers. The direct and the
                     indirect lead on to each other in turn. It is like moving in a circle - you never
                     come to an end. Who can exhaust the possibilities of their combination? --
                     Sun Tzu, the Art of War
                     Whoever is first in the field and awaits the coming of the enemy, will be fresh
                     for the fight; whoever is second in the field and has to hasten to battle will
                     arrive exhausted. -- Sun Tzu, the Art of War
                     An army may march great distances without distress, if it marches through
                     country where the enemy is not. You can be sure of succeeding in your
                     attacks if you only attack places which are undefended. You can ensure the
                     safety of your defense if you only hold positions that cannot be attacked. --
                     Sun Tzu, the Art of War

                     If we wish to fight, the enemy can be forced to an engagement even though
                     he be sheltered behind a high rampart and a deep ditch. All we need do is
                     attack some other place that he will be obliged to relieve. If we do not wish to
                     fight, we can prevent the enemy from engaging us even though the lines of
                     our encampment be merely traced out on the ground. All we need do is to
                     throw something odd and unaccountable in his way. -- Sun Tzu, the Art of War
                     Should the enemy strengthen his van, he will weaken his rear; should he
                     strengthen his rear, he will weaken his van; should he strengthen his left, he
                     will weaken his right; should he strengthen his right, he will weaken his left. If
                     he sends reinforcements everywhere, he will everywhere be weak. -- Sun
                     Tzu, the Art of War
                     In making tactical dispositions, the highest pitch you can attain is to conceal
                     them. -- Sun Tzu, the Art of War
                     Military tactics are like unto water; for water in its natural course runs away
                     from high places and hastens downwards... Water shapes its course
                     according to the nature of the ground over which it flows; the soldier works
                     out his victory in relation to the foe whom he is facing. Therefore, just as
                     water retains no constant shape, so in warfare there are no constant
                     conditions. He who can modify his tactics in relation to his opponent and
                     thereby succeed in winning, may be called a heaven-born captain. -- Sun
                     Tzu, the Art of War
                     So in war, the way is to avoid what is strong and to strike at what is weak. --
                     Sun Tzu, the Art of War
                     The difficulty of tactical maneuvering consists in turning the devious into the
                     direct, and misfortune into gain. -- Sun Tzu, the Art of War
                     Maneuvering with an army is advantageous; with an undisciplined multitude,
                     most dangerous. -- Sun Tzu, the Art of War
                     We cannot enter into alliances until we are acquainted with the designs of our
                     neighbors. -- Sun Tzu, the Art of War
                     Do not interfere with an army that is returning home. When you surround an
                     army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard. -- Sun Tzu,
                     the Art of War
                     The art of war teaches us to rely not on the likelihood of the enemy's not
                     coming, but on our own readiness to receive him; not on the chance of his not
                     attacking, but rather on the fact that we have made our position unassailable.
                     -- Sun Tzu, the Art of War
                     When the common soldiers are too strong and their officers too weak, the
                     result is INSUBORDINATION. When the officers are too strong and the
                     common soldiers too weak, the result is COLLAPSE. When the higher
                     officers are angry and insubordinate, and on meeting the enemy give battle
                     on their own account from a feeling of resentment, before the commander-in-
                     chief can tell whether or no he is in a position to fight, the result is RUIN. --
                     Sun Tzu, the Art of War

                     The general who advances without coveting fame and retreats without fearing
                     disgrace, whose only thought is to protect his country and do good service for
                     his sovereign, is the jewel of the kingdom. -- Sun Tzu, the Art of War

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                     Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the
                     deepest valleys; look upon them as your own beloved sons, and they will
                     stand by you even unto death. If, however, you are indulgent, but unable to
                     make your authority felt; kind-hearted, but unable to enforce your commands;
                     and incapable, moreover, of quelling disorder: then your soldiers must be
                     likened to spoilt children; they are useless for any practical purpose. -- Sun
                     Tzu, the Art of War
                     If we know that our own men are in a condition to attack, but are unaware that
                     the enemy is not open to attack, we have gone only halfway towards victory.
                     If we know that the enemy is open to attack, but are unaware that our own
                     men are not in a condition to attack, we have gone only halfway towards
                     victory. If we know that the enemy is open to attack, and also know that our
                     men are in a condition to attack, but are unaware that the nature of the
                     ground makes fighting impracticable, we have still gone only halfway towards
                     victory. -- Sun Tzu, the Art of War
                     If you know the enemy and know yourself, your victory will not stand in doubt;
                     if you know Heaven and know Earth, you may make your victory complete. --
                     Sun Tzu, the Art of War
                     On dispersive ground, therefore, fight not. On facile ground, halt not. On
                     contentious ground, attack not. On open ground, do not try to block the
                     enemy's way. On the ground of intersecting highways, join hands with your
                     allies. On serious ground, gather in plunder. In difficult ground, keep steadily
                     on the march. On hemmed-in ground, resort to stratagem. On desperate
                     ground, fight. -- Sun Tzu, the Art of War
                     If asked how to cope with a great host of the enemy in orderly array and on
                     the point of marching to the attack, I should say: "Begin by seizing something
                     which your opponent holds dear; then he will be amenable to your will."
                     Rapidity is the essence of war: take advantage of the enemy's unreadiness,
                     make your way by unexpected routes, and attack unguarded spots. -- Sun
                     Tzu, the Art of War
                     Throw your soldiers into positions whence there is no escape, and they will
                     prefer death to flight. If they will face death, there is nothing they may not
                     achieve. -- Sun Tzu, the Art of War
                     Bestow rewards without regard to rule, issue orders without regard to
                     previous arrangements; and you will be able to handle a whole army as
                     though you had to do with but a single man.-- Sun Tzu, the Art of War
                     Unhappy is the fate of one who tries to win his battles and succeed in his
                     attacks without cultivating the spirit of enterprise; for the result is waste of
                     time and general stagnation. Hence the saying: The enlightened ruler lays his
                     plans well ahead; the good general cultivates his resources. -- Sun Tzu, the
                     Art of War
                     Move not unless you see an advantage; use not your troops unless there is
                     something to be gained; fight not unless the position is critical. If it is to your
                     advantage, make a forward move; if not, stay where you are. Anger may in
                     time change to gladness; vexation may be succeeded by content. -- Sun Tzu,
                     the Art of War

                     No leader should put troops into the field merely to gratify his own spleen; no
                     leader should fight a battle simply out of pique. But a kingdom that has once
                     been destroyed can never come again into being; nor can the dead ever be
                     brought back to life. Hence the enlightened leader is heedful, and the good
                     leader full of caution. -- Sun Tzu, the Art of War
                     Spies cannot be usefully employed without a certain intuitive sagacity; (2)
                     They cannot be properly managed without benevolence and straight
                     forwardness; (3) Without subtle ingenuity of mind, one cannot make certain of
                     the truth of their reports; (4) Be subtle! be subtle! and use your spies for every
                     kind of warfare; (5) If a secret piece of news is divulged by a spy before the
                     time is ripe, he must be put to death together with the man to whom the
                     secret was told. -- Sun Tzu, the Art of War

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                     The enemy's spies who have come to spy on us must be sought out, tempted
                     with bribes, led away and comfortably housed. Thus they will become double
                     agents and available for our service. It is through the information brought by
                     the double agent that we are able to acquire and employ local and inward
                     spies. It is owing to his information, again, that we can cause the doomed spy
                     to carry false tidings to the enemy. -- Sun Tzu, the Art of War
                     "To capture the enemy's entire army is better than to destroy it; to take intact
                     a regiment, a company, or a squad is better than to destroy them. For to win
                     one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the supreme of
                     excellence. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the supreme excellence."
                     -- Sun Tzu, the Art of War
                     Winston Churchill -- "In war-time, truth is so precious that she should always
                     be attended by a bodyguard of lies."
                     "Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the
                     citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils,
                     because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because
                     they flatter the people, in order to betray them." --Joseph Story
                     "Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which, in prosperous
                     circumstances, would have lain dormant." --Horace
                     "Today, we need a nation of Minutemen, citizens who are not only prepared
                     to take arms, but citizens who regard the preservation of freedom as the
                     basic purpose of their daily life and who are willing to consciously work and
                     sacrifice for that freedom." --John F. Kennedy
                     "In law, what pleas so tainted and corrupt, But being seasoned with a
                     gracious voice, Obscures the show of evil." --Shakespeare (The Merchant of
                     "Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking
                     and go in." --President Andrew Jackson
                     "Necessity never made a good bargain." --Benjamin Franklin
                     "A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask
                     for it back when it begins to rain." --Robert Frost

                     "When a true genius appears in the world you may know him by this sign: that
                     all the dunces are in confederacy against him." --Jonathan Swift

                     People who live and work together share many habits, ideas, skills, traditions,
                     and values. All these habitual ways of thinking and acting make up the
                     societies culture. Culture is the way of life that a group develops and passes
                     on to its children… Culture has been described as "a blueprint for living".
                     From birth to death, most of human life is spent learning, following, and
                     passing on this blueprint. (World History, L. Krieger, D.C Heath & Co. p19.)

                     To take from one, because it is thought his own industry and that of his
                     fathers has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose
                     fathers, have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the
                     first principle of association, the guarantee to everyone the free exercise of
                     his industry and the fruits acquired by it." --Thomas Jefferson
                     "If, from the more wretched parts of the old world, we look at those which are
                     in an advanced stage of improvement, we still find the greedy hand of
                     government thrusting itself into every corner and crevice of industry, and
                     grasping the spoil of the multitude. Invention is continually exercised, to
                     furnish new pretenses for revenues and taxation. It watches prosperity as its
                     prey and permits none to escape without tribute." --Thomas Paine
                     "To tax the community for the advantage of a class is not protection: it is
                     plunder." --Benjamin Disraeli
                     "A government which lays taxes on the people not required by urgent public
                     necessity and sound public policy is not a protector of liberty, but an
                     instrument of tyranny." --Calvin Coolidge
                     "A nation under a well regulated government, should permit none to remain
                     uninstructed. It is monarchical and aristocratical government only that
                     requires ignorance for its support." --Thomas Paine

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                     "The one permanent emotion of the inferior man is fear -- fear of the
                     unknown, the complex, the inexplicable. What he wants beyond everything
                     else is safety." --H. L. Mencken
                     "And if we now cast our eyes over the nations of the earth, we shall find that,
                     instead of possessing the pure religion of the Gospel, they may be divided
                     either into infidels, who deny the truth; or politicians who make religion a
                     stalking horse for their ambition; or professors, who walk in the trammels of
                     orthodoxy, and are more attentive to traditions and ordinances of men than to
                     the oracles of truth." --Samuel Adams
                     "The virtuous need but few laws; for it is not the law which determines their
                     actions, but their actions which determine the law." –Theophrastus
                     "What, then, has become of that part of the constitution which declares ours
                     to be a government of laws, and not of men?" --Attorney General Sullivan,
                     "A compromise which results in a half-step toward evil is all wrong." --
                     Theodore Roosevelt
                     "How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live." --
                     Henry David Thoreau
                     "There are so many congressmen and senators here [in Washington, D.C.], I
                     don't know whether to tell a joke or pass a bill...as if there was a difference." --
                     Bob Hope
                     "It was not for societies or states, that Christ died, but for men. ... I believe in
                     Christianity as I believe that the Sun has risen, not only because I see it, but
                     because by it I see everything else." --C.S. Lewis
                     "How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young,
                     compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the
                     weak and strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these." --
                     George Washington Carver

                     In a completely rational society, the best of us would aspire to be teachers
                     and the rest of us would have to settle for something less, because passing
                     civilization along from one generation to the next ought to be the highest
                     honor and the highest responsibility anyone could have." Lee Iacocca
                     "If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a
                     hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory
                     gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor
                     yourself, you will succumb in every battle." --Sun Tzu (6th century B.C.
                     Chinese general) in "The Art of War"

                     "The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook." --William James
                     "Thou hast commanded that an ill-regulated mind should be its own
                     punishment." --Saint Augustine
                     The devil's boots don't creak." --Scottish Proverb
                     "The streets of hell are paved with good intentions." --Mark Twain

                     "Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some
                     blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can.
                     Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to
                     be cumbered with your old nonsense." --Ralph Waldo Emerson

                     "The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty, and the destiny of the
                     republican model of government, are justly considered as deeply, perhaps as
                     finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American
                     People." -- George Washington First Inaugural Address, April 30, 1789

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                     "When you become entitled to exercise the right of voting for public officers,
                     let it be impressed on your mind that God commands you to choose for rulers
                     'just men who will rule in the fear of God.' The preservation of a republican
                     government depends on the faithful discharge of this duty; If the citizens
                     neglect their duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will
                     soon be corrupted; laws will be made not for the public good so much as for
                     the selfish or local purposes; Corrupt or incompetent men will be appointed to
                     execute the laws; the public revenues will be squandered on unworthy men;
                     and the rights of the citizens will be violated or disregarded. If a Republican
                     government fails to secure public prosperity and happiness, it must be
                     because the citizens neglect the divine commands, and elect bad men to
                     make and administer the laws." --Noah Webster

                     "Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, Religion
                     and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the
                     tribute of Patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great Pillars of human
                     happiness -- these firmest props of the duties of Men and citizens." George
                     Washington Farewell Address, September 19, 1796:
                     Baseball is 90% mental, the other half is physical. -- Yogi Berra – 1963,
                     baseball mgr
                     I didn't really say everything I said. -- Yogi Berra
                     It ain't over till it's over. -- Yogi Berra
                     No one goes there nowadays, it's too crowded. -- Yogi Berra
                     Nothing is like it seems, but everything is exactly like it is -- Yogi Berra
                     The future ain't what it used to be. -- Yogi Berra
                     This is like deja vu all over again. -- Yogi Berra
                     When you come to a fork in the road, take it. -- Yogi Berra

                     If the fans don't wanna come out to the ballpark, no one can stop 'em. -- Yogi
                     Berra, as quoted by Joe Garagiola on the Jack Paar show, NBC 1963
                     You can observe a lot just by watching. -- Yogi Berra, Berra's Law

                     Men willingly believe what they wish. -- Julius Caesar, De Bello Gallico 50 BC
                     Veni, vidi, vici. [I came, I saw, I conquered] -- Julius Caesar, from Suetonius,
                     Lives of the Caesars
                     Have patience awhile; slanders are not long-lived. Truth is the child of time;
                     erelong she shall appear to vindicate thee. -- Immanuel Kant

                     Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life. -- Immanuel Kant
                     "The centralization of power in Washington, which nearly all members of
                     Congress deplore in their speech and then support by their votes, steadily
                     increases." --Calvin Coolidge
                     "The point to remember is that what the government gives it must first take
                     away." --John Strider Coleman

                     Observation more than books, experience rather than persons, are the prime
                     educators. -- Alcott, Amos Bronson – American philosopher - (1799 - 1888)
                     The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet -- Aristotle

                     Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity. -- Aristotle

                     The proof that you know something is that you are able to teach it. -- Aristotle
                     All men by nature desire to know. -- Aristotle
                     The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any.
                     -- Astaire, Fred
                     Sometimes when learning comes before experience it doesn't make sense
                     right away. -- Bach, Richard
                     Universities incline wits to sophistry and affectation -- Bacon, Sir Francis
                     If a man is a fool, you don't train him out of being a fool by sending him to
                     university. You merely turn him into a trained fool, ten times more dangerous. -
                     - Bagley, Desmond

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                     An educated person is one who has learned that information almost always
                     turns out to be at best incomplete and very often false, misleading, fictitious,
                     mendacious - just dead wrong. -- Baker, Russell Wayne
                     Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition. -- Barzun,

                     The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to
                     think - rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves,
                     than to load the memory with thoughts of other men. -- Beattie, Bill
                     A good education is not so much one which prepares a man to succeed in
                     the world, as one which enables him to sustain a failure. -- Bell, Bernard
                     To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a
                     while. -- Billings, Josh
                     Knowledge is like money: the more he gets, the more he craves. -- Billings,
                     It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely
                     uneducated -- Bourne, Alec
                     It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot, irreverence
                     to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it.
                     -- Bronowski, Jacob
                     Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern
                     but impossible to enslave. -- Brougham, Baron Henry Peter
                     The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and
                     inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself. -- Bulwer-Lytton, Edward

                     If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure
                     peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity; it must
                     be known that we are at all times ready for war." --George Washington
                     "Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited." --Jean
                     Jacques Rousseau
                     "None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but
                     license." --John Milton
                     "The worst lesson that can be taught to a man is to rely upon others and to
                     whine over his sufferings." --Theodore Roosevelt
                     "We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office."
                     "Politics sure is a great character builder. You have to take a referendum to
                     see what your convictions are for that day." --Will Rogers
                     A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another;
                     which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and
                     improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned - This
                     is the sum of good government -- Thomas Jefferson, first inaugural address, 3/4/1801.

                     bushido - code of samurai: Look up 7 principles

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Legend for Category & Idea Keywords
0      Overall
010    Reality
012     Truth                       Principle, Paradox
014     Good                        Evil, Ideals,
016     Order                       Diversity, Chaos, Change
017     Cause                       Luck, Opportunity, Fate
018     Life                        Birth, death

030    Creation                     Creation, Nature, Animals, Space, Time
032      Time                       Beginning, Ending, Past, Future, Age,
034      Space                      Universe, Earth, Infinity
036      Nature                     Plants, Animals

050    Meaning                      purpose
052     Value
054     Goals
056     Happiness                   Joy, Hope (optimism), Worry

060    Motives                      desire
        Money                       poverty, wealth,
        Power                       Control
        Honor                       Success, failure, rewards (popularity)
        Pleasure                    Fun, Comfort,
        Attitude                    Perspective, Expectations, Wonder, Gratitude, Humor

100    Humanity
110    Nature
112     freewill                    rights, equality
114     sin                         corruption,

130    Development                  growth, change (reform), progress, adapt
132     Trial                       adversity, suffering, risk, sacrifice, risk, temptation
134     Experience                  habit,
136     Maturity
138     Excellence                  ability, quality,

150    Psyche                       conscience
         Feeling                    Emotion, fear,
         Drive                      passion, will, motivation
         Temper                     Personality, Confidence, Self Concept

160    Mind
        Think                       curiosity, learn, idea, intelligence,
        Understand                  know, opinion,
        Reason                      logic, analyze, evaluate, criticize
        Imagine                     creative, innovate,
        Wisdom                      vision

170    Body
        Health                      Food
        Fitness                     Endurance, agility, sports
        Senses                      sex

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180    Action
         Initiate                   bold, proactive
         Solve                      decide
         Do                         create, apply, work

200    Religion & Values
       Love                         Compassion (Empathy), Kindness, Charity (Generosity, Service), Respect
       God                          Prayer, Character, Miracles
       Salvation                    Law, Judgment, Mercy, Fate, Rewards, Immortal (eternity), heaven, hell
       Peace                        Faith, Hope,
       Character                    (Virtues, ethics), Integrity(Honesty), Responsibility (Reliable, Duty), Forgiveness (Tolerant),
                                    Courage, Self Control, Humility, Persevere, Patience, Frugal
180    Vices                        Pride, Anger, Greed, Gossip, Lying, Hate, Jealousy, Laziness, Prejudice, Revenge, Lies,

230    Christianity                 Apology, Bible, Church, Jesus,
290    Other religions              Islam, Buddism, Taoism, Hindu, Atheism
300    Social sciences,
       Organization                 authority, teams,
       Relationship                 friends, trust, advice, help, conflict, Encourage,
       Leadership                   Manage, Inspire
       Family                       Marriage, Parents, Children, Family
320    Political science            Basis, Congress, Corrupt, Lifespan, Debt, Foreign, Forms, Hope, Humor, Involve, Leaders,
                                    Liberty, Open, Parties, Patriot, Politics, Power, Rights, Taxes, Treaties, Virtue, Welfare,
                                    Custom, Tyranny, Peace, democracy, justice
330    Economics                    Markets,
340    Law                          Humor, Justice, Lawyers, Pervert, Limits, Mercy, Moral, Paradox, Punish
350    Public admin & military      Military
370    Education                    Purpose, Balance, Inspire, Values, Teacher, University, Policy, schools
380    Business                     profit
400    Language                     Communicate, listen, speak
500    Science
510    Mathematics
520    Astronomy
530    Physics
540    Chemistry
570    Biology & life sciences
600    Technology
610    Medicine
700    Arts
800    Literature                   Books, Movies, Music, Humor, Poetry
900    History
910    USA                          Basis, Destiny, Founders, Freedom, Future, History, Principles, Purpose, Spirit, Values

920    Biography & genealogy
999    Unknown

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