The wise learn many things from their enemies.
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The high-minded man must care more for the truth than for what people think.
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Education is the best provision for old age.
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It is the mark of an educated man to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
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We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit
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We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
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The freethinking of one age is the common sense of the next.
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There are no mistakes. The events we bring upon ourselves, no matter how unpleasant, are necessary in order to learn what we need to learn; whatever steps we take, they're necessary to reach the places we've chosen to go.
more Richard Bach quotes
There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands. You seek problems because you need their gifts.
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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.
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One of the Seven [wise men of Greece] was wont to say: That laws were like cobwebs, where the small flies are caught and the great break through.
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Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
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They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they see nothing but sea.
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There are in fact four very significant stumblingblocks in the way of grasping the truth, which hinder every man however learned, and scarcely allow anyone to win a clear title to wisdom, namely, the example of weak and unworthy authority, longstanding custom, the feeling of the ignorant crowd, and the hiding of our own ignorance while making a display of our apparent knowledge.
more Roger Bacon quotes
Youth will be served, every dog has his day and mine has been a fine one.
more George Barrow quotes
Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought.
more Matsuo Basho quotes
Actually, it is not strange that during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries the human race was regarded as inert matter, ready to receive everything -- form, face, energy, movement, life -- from a great prince or a great legislator or a great genius. These centuries were nourished on the study of antiquity. And antiquity presents everywhere -- in Egypt, Persia, Greece, Rome -- the spectacle of a few men molding mankind according to their whims, thanks to the prestige of force and of fraud. But this does not prove that this situation is desirable. It proves only that since men and society are capable of improvement, it is naturally to be expected that error, ignorance, despotism, slavery, and superstition should be greatest towards the origins of history. The writers quoted above were not in error when they found ancient institutions to be such, but they were in error when they offered them for the admiration and imitation of future generations. Uncritical and childish conformists, they took for granted the grandeur, dignity, morality, and happiness of the artificial societies of the ancient world. They did not understand that knowledge appears and grows with the passage of time; and that in proportion to this growth of knowledge, might takes the side of right, and society regains possession of itself.
more Frederic Bastiat quotes
One of the hardest things to teach a child is that the truth is more important than the consequences.
more O. A. Battista quotes
What's right with America is a willingness to discuss what's wrong with America.
more Harry C. Bauer quotes
There are three schoolmasters for everybody that will employ them - the senses, intelligent companions, and books.
more Rev. Henry Ward Beecher quotes
If you don't know where you're going, when you get there you'll be lost.
more Yogi Berra quotes
Even Napoleon had his Watergate.
more Yogi Berra quotes
It's never over 'till it's over.
more Yogi Berra quotes
The hardest tumble a man can make is to fall over his own bluff.
more Ambrose Bierce quotes
You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough.
more William Blake quotes
A truth that's told with bad intent, beats all the lies you can invent.
more William Blake quotes
More! More! is the cry of a mistaken soul.
more William Blake quotes
To be paranoid means to believe in delusions of danger and persecution. If the danger is real, and the evidence credible, then it cannot be delusional. To ignore the evidence, and hope that it CANNOT be true, is more an evidence of mental illness.
more William Blase quotes
Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience.
more James Boswell quotes
Authority without wisdom is like a heavy axe without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish.
more Anne Bradstreet quotes
Authority without wisdom is like a heavy axe without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish.
more Anne Bradstreet quotes
There is no wisdom without knowledge.
more Tom Braun quotes
The elegance of honesty needs no adornment.
more Merry Browne quotes
Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp. Or what’s a heaven for?
more Robert Browning quotes
It is proof of a base and low mind for one to wish to think with the masses or majority, merely because the majority is the majority. Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people.
more Giordano Bruno quotes
Truth, crushed to earth, shall rise again.
more William Cullen Bryant quotes
Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher.
more Buddha quotes
Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned.
more Buddha quotes
Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.
more Buddha quotes
Believe nothing merely because you have been told it. Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be kind, conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings -- that doctrine believe and cling to, and take it as your guide.
more Buddha quotes
Virtue is persecuted more by the wicked than it is loved by the good.
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To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.
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The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.
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Through zeal, knowledge is gotten; through lack of zeal, knowledge is lost; let a man who knows the double path of gain and loss thus place himself that knowledge may grow.
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Good men and bad men differ radically. Bad men never appreciate kindness shown them, but wise men appreciate and are grateful. Wise men try to express their appreciation and gratitude by some return of kindness, not only to their benefactor, but to everyone else.
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But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint.
more Edmund Burke quotes
Liberty, without wisdom, is license.
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He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
more Edmund Burke quotes
All that is necessary for evil to triumph, is for good men to do nothing.
more Edmund Burke quotes
There is no safety for honest men except by believing all possible evil of evil men.
more Edmund Burke quotes
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