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									                                                  TRUTH
ABRAHAM LINCOLN: How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four; calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a
leg.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN: Truth is generally the best vindication against slander.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN (ATTRIBUTED): You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some
of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.
ALBERT EINSTEIN: No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong.
ANAIS NIN: The personal life deeply lived always expands into truths beyond itself.
ANDRE GIDE: Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it.
ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE: Whenever you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must
be the truth.
BENJAMIN DISRAELI: Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.
BLAISE PASCAL: You always admire what you really don't understand.
BLAISE PASCAL: We know the truth, not only by the reason, but also by the heart.
BLAISE PASCAL: There are truths on this side of the Pyranees, which are falsehoods on the other.
CHRISTOPHER MORLEY: There is no squabbling so violent as that between people who accepted an idea yesterday and
those who will accept the same idea tomorrow.
DANIEL PATRICK MOYNIHAN: Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts.
DAVID HUME: Truth springs from argument amongst friends.
DEMOSTHENES: Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true.
DOROTHY THOMPSON: Fear grows in darkness; if you think there's a bogeyman around, turn on the light.
EMILY DICKINSON: Truth is such a rare thing, it is delighted to tell it.
FELIX ADLER: The truth which has made us free will in the end make us glad also.
GALILEO: All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.
GEORGE ELIOT: Falsehood is easy, truth so difficult.
GEORGE ORWELL: In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.
GEORGE ORWELL: Myths which are believed in tend to become true.
GLORIA STEINEM: The truth will set you free. But first, it will piss you off.
HENRI FREDERIC AMIEL: Truth is not only violated by falsehood; it may be equally outraged by silence.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU: The lawyer's truth is not Truth, but consistency or a consistent expediency.
JEAN-PAUL SARTRE: Like all dreamers I confuse disenchantment with truth.
JOAN OF ARC: Children say that people are hung sometimes for speaking the truth.
JOHN F. KENNEDY: The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie -- deliberate, contrived and dishonest -- but the
myth -- persistent, persuasive and unrealistic
JOHN LOCKE: It is one thing to show a man that he is in error, and another to put him in possession of truth.
JOHN TRAPP: Unity without verity is no better than conspiracy.
JOSH BILLINGS: As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.
LEONARDO DA VINCI:                    Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is
just using his memory.
MARCUS AURELIUS: If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it.
MARGARET MEAD: I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing was to add to the sum of accurate
information in the world.
MARK TWAIN: A historian who would convey the truth must lie. Often he must enlarge the truth by diameters, otherwise his
reader would not be able to see it.
MARK TWAIN: Always tell the truth. That way, you don't have to remember what you said.
MARK TWAIN: Truth is mighty and will prevail. There is nothing the matter with this, except that it ain't so.
MARK TWAIN: When in doubt, tell the truth.
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.: I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality.
This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.
MAYA ANGELOU : One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot
practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
MICHAEL FRIEDLANDER: There are many more wrong answers than right ones, and they are easier to find.
MOLLY IVINS: I believe that ignorance is the root of all evil. And that no one knows the truth.
NOAM CHOMSKY: It is the responsibility of intellectuals to speak the truth and expose lies.
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES, SR.: Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtasked.
PEARL S. BUCK: The truth is always exciting. Speak it, then. Life is dull without it.
RABINDRANATH TAGORE: Truth comes as conqueror only to those who have lost the art of receiving it as friend.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON: Truth is our element.
SAM RAYBURN: Son, always tell the truth. Then you'll never have to remember what you said the last time.
STEPHEN KING: Fiction is the truth inside the lie.
VIRGINIA WOOLF: Yet it is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.
VIRGINIA WOOLFE: If You do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.
VOLTAIRE: As long as people believe in absurdities, they will continue to commit atrocities.
                                            WISDOM
ANDRE GIDE: Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it.
BALTASAR GRACIAN: Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
CICERO: The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.
EDITH WHARTON: Life is the only real counselor; wisdom unfiltered through personal experience does not become a part
of the moral tissue.
ELBERT HUBBARD: To know when to be generous and when firm—that is wisdom.
ELLA WHEELER WILCOX: The truest greatness lies in being kind, the truest wisdom in a happy mind.
GEORG C. LICHTENBERG: One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with
everything.
GEORGE BERNARD SHAW: No question is so difficult to answer as that to which the answer is obvious.
GEORGE BERNARD SHAW: We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our
future.
GEORGE BURNS: Too bad that all the people who really know how to run the country are busy driving taxi cabs and cutting
hair.
GEORGE SANTAYANA: Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
GROUCHO MARX: A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.
HELEN KELLER: I do not want the peace that passeth understanding. I want the understanding which bringeth peace.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU: A man is wise with the wisdom of his time only, and ignorant with its ignorance.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU: It is characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
IMMANUEL KANT: Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
IMMANUEL KANT: Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
ISAAC D'ISRAELI: The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotations.
J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI: The quality of our thoughts is bordered on all sides by our facility with language.
JONATHAN KOZOL: Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win. On Being a Teacher
LIN YUTANG: Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life
consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
MARCEL PROUST: The stellar universe is not so difficult of comprehension as the real actions of other people.
MARLENE DIETRICH: I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with
much authority by someone recognizably wiser than oneself.
MARTIN FISCHER: Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.
MOHANDAS K. 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.
NORMAN COUSINS: Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences.
NORMAN COUSINS: Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences.
PIERRE ABELARD: The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting; by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking
we may come upon the truth.
PROVERBS 17:28: Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of
understanding.
RACHEL CARSON: If facts are the seeds that later produce knowledge and wisdom, then the emotions and the impressions
of the senses are the fertile soil in which the seeds must grow.
ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL: It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have
education without common sense.
ROBERT HEINLEIN: But goodness alone is never enough. A hard cold wisdom is required, too, for goodness to accomplish
good. Goodness without wisdom invariably accomplishes evil.
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON: Most of our pocket wisdom is conceived for the use of mediocre people, to discourage
them from ambitious attempts, and generally console them in their mediocrity.
SAM LEVENSON: It's so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and say the opposite.
SAM LEVENSON: It's so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and then don't say it.
SOPHOCLES: A short saying often contains much wisdom.
SOPHOCLES: Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.
STEPHEN VINCENT BENÉT: We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT: Nine-tenths of wisdom consists in being wise in time.
THEODORE RUBIN: Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
THOMAS JEFFERSON: I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the
greater it will be.
TRYON EDWARDS: He that never changes his opinions, never corrects his mistakes, and will never be wiser on the morrow
than he is today.
UMBERTO ECO: I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our
own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.
VERNON COOPER: These days people seek knowledge, not wisdom. Knowledge is of the past, wisdom is of the future.
WILLIAM MENNINGER: Six essential qualities that are the key to success: Sincerity, personal integrity, humility,
courtesy, wisdom, charity.
WILLIAM SAROYAN: Good people are good because they've come to wisdom through failure. We get very little wisdom
from success, you know.
                                        COURAGE
ARISTOTLE: Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing
temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts.
BALTASAR GRACIAN: Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
BERNADETTE DEVLIN: Yesterday I dared to struggle. Today I dare to win.
CHARLES DUBOIS: The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could
become.
DOROTHY THOMPSON: Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.
ELEANOR ROOSEVELT: You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to
look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
ERICH FROMM: Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.
HARRIET BEECHER STOWE: All serious daring starts from within.
HELEN KELLER: I long to accomplish a great and noble tasks, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though
they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny
pushes of each honest worker.
HELEN KELLER: We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world.
JAMES FREEMAN CLARKE: Conscience is the root of all true courage; if a man would be brave let him obey his
conscience.
KESHAVAN NAIR: With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be
humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.
MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN: Whoever said anybody has a right to give up?
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.: If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps life moving, you lose that
courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of it all. And so today I still have a dream.
MAYA ANGELOU: History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.
MAYA ANGELOU : One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot
practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
ROBERT FROST: The best way out is always through.
ROBERT G. INGERSOLL: Courage without conscience is a wild beast.
SOREN KIERKEGAARD: To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.
THEODORE H. WHITE: To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is
perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
WINSTON CHURCHILL: Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
                                   STRENGTH
AUDRE LORDE: When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less
important whether I am afraid.
FRANCES DE SALES: Nothing is so strong as gentleness. Nothing is so gentle as real strength.
LOUIS PASTEUR: Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal: my strength lies solely in my tenacity.
MOHANDAS K. GANDHI: If your heart acquires strength, you will be able to remove blemishes from others without
thinking evil of them.
PEARL S. BUCK: I am comforted by life's stability, by earth's unchangeableness. What has seemed new and frightening
assumes its place in the unfolding of knowledge. It is good to know our universe. What is new is only new to us.
RACHEL CARSON: Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life
lasts.
VICTOR HUGO: People do not lack strength, they lack will.
VITA SACKVILLE-WEST: I worshipped dead men for their strength, Forgetting I was strong.
                                                      HOPE
ALLAN K. CHALMERS: The Grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to
hope for.
ARUNDHATI ROY: Not only is another world possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.
CHARLOTTE PERKINS GILMAN: However, one cannot put a quart in a pint cup.
DALE CARNEGIE: Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying
when there seemed to be no hope at all.
DOROTHY THOMPSON: Fear grows in darkness; if you think there's a bogeyman around, turn on the light.
ELIE WIESEL: I have learned two lessons in my life: first, there are no sufficient literary, psychological, or historical answers
to human tragedy, only moral ones. Second, just as despair can come to one another only from other human beings, hope, too, can be
given to one only by other human beings.
FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE: Hope is the worst of evils, for it prolongs the torments of man.
GEORGE BERNARD SHAW: He who has never hoped can never despair.
HENRY WARD BEECHER: Repentance is another name for aspiration.
JANE WAGNER: A sobering thought: what if, at this very moment, I am living up to my full potential?
LOUISA MAY ALCOTT: Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them but I can look up
and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow them.
MARGARET FULLER: I accept the universe!
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.: If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps life moving, you lose that
courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of it all. And so today I still have a dream.
MOLLY IVINS: I still believe in Hope - mostly because there's no such place as Fingers Crossed, Arkansas.
PATRICIA HAMPL: The future is here, now, and the past is full of actual deeds, real history. Utopias hardly have the meat
on their bones to sustain a people in grave times.
PEARL S. BUCK: None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to
those who are not free.
PEARL S. BUCK: To eat bread without hope is still slowly to starve to death.
PEARL S. BUCK: Life without idealism is empty indeed. We just hope or starve to death.
RITA MAE BROWN: Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work.
SAMUEL JOHNSON:The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure but from hope to hope.
THOMAS JEFFERSON: I steer my bark with hope in the head, leaving fear astern. My hopes indeed sometimes fail, but not
oftener than the forebodings of the gloomy.
WILL DURANT: The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their
minds.
                                                POWER
ALEKSANDR I. SOLZHENITSYN: You can have power over people as long as you don't take everything away from
them. But when you've robbed a man of everything, he's no longer in your power.
AUDRE LORDE: When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less
important whether I am afraid.
BLAISE PASCAL: Justice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyrannical.
CARL JUNG: Where love rules, there is no will to power; and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the
shadow of the other.
CASEY MILLER AND KATE SWIFT: From antiquity, people have recognized the connection between naming and
power.
ELIZABETH ARDEN: Dear, never forget one little point. It's my business. You just work here.
ELIZABETH DOLE: We have learned that power is a positive force if it is used for positive purposes.
FREDA ADLER: Stripped of ethical rationalizations and philosophical pretensions, a crime is anything that a group in power
chooses to prohibit.
FREDERICK DOUGLASS: Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.
GEORGE BERNARD SHAW: No question is so difficult to answer as that to which the answer is obvious.
GLORIA STEINEM: Power can be taken, but not given. The process of the taking is empowerment in itself.
GOETHE: Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.
JACOB BRONOWSKI: No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power.
JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL: Wealth may be an excellent thing, for it means power, and it means leisure, it means
liberty.
JEAN ANOUILH: God is on everyone's side … and in the last analysis, he is on the side with plenty of money and large
armies.
JIMI HENDRIX: When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
JOHN ADAMS: There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with
power to endanger the public liberty.
KENNETH PATTON: The right is not created in the exercise of power, but if the right does not have the power to become
established, then power will rule of itself.
LORD ACTON: Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.
MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN: Never work just for money or for power. They won't save your soul or help you sleep
at night.
NADINE GORDIMER: Power is something of which I am convinced there is no innocence this side of the womb.
PAULO FREIRE: Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the
powerful, not to be neutral.



RABINDRANATH TAGORE: Power takes as ingratitude the writhing of its victims.
RACHEL CARSON: Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species -- man -- acquired
significant power to alter the nature of his world.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON: Everything in nature contains all the power of nature. Everything is made of one hidden
stuff.
SHULAMITH FIRESTONE: Power, however it has evolved, whatever its origins, will not be given up without a struggle.
STEPHEN VINCENT BENÉT:We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom.
THOMAS JEFFERSON: I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the
greater it will be.
WILLIAM E. GLADSTONE : We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then
will our world know the blessings of peace.
                                       PRIDE
Of all the marvelous works of God, perhaps the one angels view with the most supreme astonishment, is
a proud man.
Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832) British clergyman, sportsman and author.


Pride the first peer and president of hell.
Daniel Defoe (1661-1731) 1661-1731, British Author

There is nothing that will kill a man so soon as having nobody to find fault with but himself.
George Eliot (1819-1880) British writer.

Most of the trouble in the world is caused by people wanting to be important.
T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) American-English poet and playwright.

Idleness and pride tax with a heavier hand than kings and governments.
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) American statesman, scientist and philosopher.


Pride that dines on vanity, sups on contempt.
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) American statesman, scientist and philosopher.


Pride perceiving humility honorable, often borrows her cloak.
Thomas Fuller (1608-1661) British clergyman and author


I am done with great things and big plans, great institutions and big success. I am for those tiny,
invisible loving human forces that work from individual to individual, creeping through the crannies of
the world like so many rootlets, or like the capillary oozing of water, which, if given time, will rend the
hardest monuments of pride.
William James (1842-1910) American philosopher and psychologist.


Pride costs more than hunger, thirst and cold.
Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) Third president of the United States.


Pride is seldom delicate; it will please itself with very mean advantages.
Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) British author.
                                              FAITH
Faith is like radar that sees through the fog. ~Corrie Ten Boom, Tramp for the Lord

Faith is reason grown courageous. ~Sherwood Eddy

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

Faith is courage; it is creative while despair is always destructive. ~David S. Muzzey

Faith is a passionate intuition. ~William Wordsworth

To me faith means not worrying. ~John Dewey

At the point where hope would otherwise become hopelessness, it becomes faith. ~Robert Brault,

Faith is putting all your eggs in God's basket, then counting your blessings before they hatch. ~Ramona C. Carroll

Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith. ~Author
Unknown

Faith is the bird that sings when the dawn is still dark. ~Rabindranath Tagore

He who has faith has... an inward reservoir of courage, hope, confidence, calmness, and assuring trust that all will come
out well - even though to the world it may appear to come out most badly. ~B.C. Forbes

Faith makes things possible, not easy. ~Author Unknown

Faith... must be enforced by reason.... When faith becomes blind it dies. ~Mahatma Gandhi

Faith and doubt both are needed - not as antagonists, but working side by side to take us around the unknown curve.
~Lillian Smith

To accept on faith is the basic requirement for getting on with life. ~Robert Brault,

Faith enables persons to be persons because it lets God be God. ~Carter Lindberg

A little faith will bring your soul to heaven, but a lot of faith will bring heaven to your soul. ~Author Unknown

Faith is believing that the outcome will be what it should be, no matter what it is. ~Colette Baron-Reid

Faith can move mountains, but don't be surprised if God hands you a shovel. ~Author Unknown

Faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to. ~George Seaton

Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase. ~Martin Luther King Jr.

Feed your faith and your fears will starve to death. ~Author Unknown

Life without faith in something is too narrow a space to live. ~George Lancaster Spalding

								
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