Liberty is from God; liberties, from the devil.
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The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
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He who has seen present things has seen all, both everything which has taken place from all eternity and everything which will be for time without end; for all things are of one kin and of one form.
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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.
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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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Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.
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...for that nothing doth more hurt in a state, than that cunning men pass for wise.
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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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If money be not thy servant, it will be thy master. The covetous man cannot so properly be said to possess wealth, as that may be said to possess him.
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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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Nothing is more desirable than to be released from an affliction, but nothing is more frightening than to be divested of a crutch.
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Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state lives at the expense of everyone.
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The devil’s best trick is to persuade you that he doesn’t exist!
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There are three schoolmasters for everybody that will employ them - the senses, intelligent companions, and books.
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Make men large and strong and tyranny will bankrupt itself in making shackles for them.
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Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought.
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If the world were perfect, it wouldn't be.
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Logic: The art of thinking and reasoning in strict accordance with the limitations and incapacities of the human misunderstanding.
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The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling.
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Optimism: The doctrine that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly, everything good, especially the bad, and everything right that is wrong. ... It is hereditary, but fortunately not contagious.
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The hardest tumble a man can make is to fall over his own bluff.
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Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess, and yet all the honesty in the world ain't lawful tender for a loaf of bread.
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A truth that's told with bad intent, beats all the lies you can invent.
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Where there is money there is no art.
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When we think of the past, we forget the fools and remember the sage. We reverse the process for our own time.
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It is an approved maxim in war, never to do what the enemy wishes you to do, for this reason alone, that he desires it.
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If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon shots.
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Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.
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Reality is not always probable, or likely.
more Jorge Luis Borges quotes
Who lies for you will lie against you.
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Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience.
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Only the suppressed word is dangerous.
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If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
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There is no wisdom without knowledge.
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Suppose they gave a war, and nobody came? Why then, the war would come to you!
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Egotism is the anesthetic given by a kindly nature to relieve the pain of being a damned fool.
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Appeasers believe that if you keep on throwing steaks to a tiger, the tiger will turn vegetarian.
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The elegance of honesty needs no adornment.
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Truth, crushed to earth, shall rise again.
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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.
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Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.
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Virtue is persecuted more by the wicked than it is loved by the good.
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All lawful authority, legislative, and executive, originates from the people.
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Among a people generally corrupt liberty cannot long exist.
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The first and simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind, is curiosity.
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We must not always judge of the generality of the opinion by the noise of the acclamation.
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No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.
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Liberty, without wisdom, is license.
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Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.
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