There is but one law for all, namely, that law which governs all law, the law of our Creator, the law of humanity, justice, equity -- the law of nature, and of nations.
more Edmund Burke quotes
In such a strait the wisest may well be perplexed and the boldest staggered.
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My time has been passed viciously and agreeably; at thirty-one so few years months days hours or minutes remain that "Carpe Diem" is not enough. I have been obliged to crop even the seconds -- for who can trust to tomorrow?
more Lord Byron quotes
Men willingly believe what they wish.
more Gaius Julius Caesar quotes
It is the job of thinking people, not to be on the side of the executioners.
more Albert Camus quotes
Absolute justice is achieved by the suppression of all contradiction, therefore it destroys freedom.
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The only way to learn is by changing your mind.
more Orson Scott Card quotes
Every human being has a right to hear what other wise human beings have spoken to him. It is one of the Rights of Men; a very cruel injustice if you deny it to a man.
more Thomas Carlyle quotes
America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense, it is the other way around. Human rights invented America.
more Jimmy Carter quotes
The law is not the private property of lawyers, nor is justice the exclusive province of judges and juries. In the final analysis, true justice is not a matter of courts and law books, but of a commitment in each of us to liberty and mutual respect.
more Jimmy Carter quotes
Every evil, harm and suffering in this life comes from the love of riches.
more Catherine of Siena quotes
Whoever would overthrow the Liberty of a Nation, must begin by subduing Freedom of Speech... Without Freedom of Thought, there can be no such Thing as Wisdom; and no such Thing as publick Liberty, without Freedom of Speech...
more Cato quotes
Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom; and no such thing as public liberty, without freedom of speech.
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You make men love their government and their country by giving them the kind of government and the kind of country that inspire respect and love; a country that is free and unafraid, that lets the discontented talk in order to learn the causes of their discontent and end those causes, that refuses to impel men to spy on their neighbors, that protects its citizens vigorously from harmful acts while it leaves the remedies for objectionable ideas to counter-argument and time.
more Zechariah Chafee, Jr. quotes
Never make a defence or apology before you be accused.
more Charles I quotes
This is the perpetual and pitiful tragedy of the practical man in practical affairs. He always begins with a flourish of contempt for what he calls theorizing and what people who can do it call thinking. He will not wait for logic--that is, in the most exact sense, he will not listen to reason. It will therefore appear to him an idle and ineffectual proceeding to say that there is a reason for his present failure. Nevertheless, it may be well to say it, and to try and make it clear even to him.
more Gilbert Keith Chesterton quotes
What is education? Properly speaking, there is no such thing as education. Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another. Whatever the soul is like, it will have to be passed on somehow, consciously or unconsciously, and that transition may be called education. ... What we need is to have a culture before we hand it down. In other words, it is a truth, however sad and strange, that we cannot give what we have not got, and cannot teach to other people what we do not know ourselves.
more Gilbert Keith Chesterton quotes
The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected. Even when the revolutionist might himself repent of his revolution, the traditionalist is already defending it as part of his tradition. Thus we have two great types -- the advanced person who rushes us into ruin, and the retrospective person who admires the ruins. He admires them especially by moonlight, not to say moonshine. Each new blunder of the progressive or prig becomes instantly a legend of immemorial antiquity for the snob. This is called the balance, or mutual check, in our Constitution.
more Gilbert Keith Chesterton quotes
Give a man a fish, and he'll eat for a day. Teach him how to fish and he'll eat forever.
more Chinese Proverb quotes
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it has been said it is the quality which guarantees all others.
more Sir Winston Churchill quotes
The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.
more Sir Winston Churchill quotes
Liberty is rendered even more precious by the recollection of servitude.
more Marcus Tullius Cicero quotes
By doubting we all come at truth.
more Marcus Tullius Cicero quotes
Do not hold the delusion that your advancement is accomplished by crushing others.
more Marcus Tullius Cicero quotes
America is the only nation in history which miraculously has gone directly from barbarism to denigration without the usual interval of civilization.
more Georges Clemenceau quotes
It is wrong always, everywhere and for everyone to believe anything upon insufficient evidence.
more W. K. Clifford quotes
But what is Freedom? Rightly understood, A universal licence to be good.
more Hartley Coleridge quotes
He that is good, will infallibly become better, and he that is bad, will as certainly become worse; for vice, virtue and time are three things that never stand still.
more Charles Caleb Colton quotes
Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles.
more Confucius quotes
The superior man understands what is right. The inferior man understands what is popular.
more Confucius quotes
If language is not correct, then what is said is not what is meant; if what is said is not what is meant, then what must be done remains undone; if this remains undone, morals and art will deteriorate; if justice goes astray, the people will stand about in helpless confusion. Hence there must be no arbitrariness in what is said. This matters above everything.
more Confucius quotes
If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself.
more Confucius quotes
By nature men are pretty much alike; it is learning and practice that set them apart.
more Confucius quotes
I have never been hurt by anything I didn't say.
more Calvin Coolidge quotes
Nature is inexorable. If men do not follow the truth they cannot live.
more Calvin Coolidge quotes
No other theory is adequate to explain or comprehend the Declaration of Independence. It is the product of the spiritual insight of the people. We live in an age of science and of abounding accumulation of material things. These did not create our Declaration. Our Declaration created them. The things of the spirit come first. Unless we cling to that, all our material prosperity, overwhelming though it may appear, will turn to a barren sceptre in our grasp. If we are to maintain the great heritage which has been bequeathed to us, we must be like-minded as the fathers who created it. We must not sink into a pagan materialism. We must cultivate the reverence which they had for the things that are holy. We must follow the spiritual and moral leadership which they showed. We must keep replenished, that they may glow with a more compelling flame, the altar fires before which they worshiped.
more Calvin Coolidge quotes
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
more Bill Cosby quotes
History is a vast early warning system.
more Norman Cousins quotes
Life is an incurable disease.
more Abraham Cowley quotes
He is the freeman whom the truth makes free.
more William Cowper quotes
'Tis liberty alone that gives the flower
Of fleeting life its lustre and perfume;
And we are weeds without it.

more William Cowper quotes
Absence of occupation is not rest,
A mind quite vacant is a mind distress'd.

more William Cowper quotes
As our president bears no resemblance to a king so we shall see the Senate has no similitude to nobles. First, not being hereditary, their collective knowledge, wisdom, and virtue are not precarious. For by these qualities alone are they to obtain their offices, and they will have none of the peculiar qualities and vices of those men who possess power merely because their father held it before them.
more Tench Coxe quotes
I leave this rule for others when I'm dead, Be always sure you're right -- then go ahead.
more Davy Crockett quotes
Beyond a doubt truth bears the same relation to falsehood as light to darkness.
more Leonardo Da Vinci quotes
There has never in the history of the civilized world been a cohort of kids that is so little affected by adult guidance and so attuned to a peer world. We have removed grown-up wisdom and allowed them to drift into a self-constructed, highly relativistic world of friendship and peers.
more William Damon quotes
There is no such crime as a crime of thought; there are only crimes of action.
more Clarence S. Darrow quotes
The objector and the rebel who raises his voice against what he believes to be the injustice of the present and the wrongs of the past is the one who hunches the world along.
more Clarence S. Darrow quotes
Chase after the truth like all hell and you'll free yourself, even though you never touch its coattails.
more Clarence S. Darrow quotes
The fear of God is not the beginning of wisdom. The fear of God is the death of wisdom. Skepticism and doubt lead to study and investigation, and investigation is the beginning of wisdom. The modern world is the child of doubt and inquiry, as the ancient world was the child of fear and faith.
more Clarence S. Darrow quotes
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