If you wish to be loved, show more of your faults than your virtues.
more Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton quotes
It is well for people who think to change their minds occasionally in order to keep them clean. For those who do not think, it is best at least to rearrange their prejudices once in a while.
more Luther Burbank quotes
Among a people generally corrupt liberty cannot long exist.
more Edmund Burke quotes
There never was a bad man that had ability for good service.
more Edmund Burke quotes
When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.
more Edmund Burke quotes
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
Power gradually extirpates for the mind every humane and gentle virtue.
more Edmund Burke quotes
Do what thy manhood bids thee do, From none but self expect applause: He noblest lives and noblest dies Who makes and keeps his self-made laws.
more Sir Richard Francis Burton quotes
The dearest ambition of a slave is not liberty, but to have a slave of his own.
more Sir Richard Francis Burton quotes
The more unpopular an opinion is, the more necessary it is that the holder should be somewhat punctilious in his observance of conventionalities generally.
more Samuel Butler quotes
I don't mind lying, but I hate inaccuracy.
more Samuel Butler quotes
There should be some schools called deformatories to which people are sent if they are too good to be practical.
more Samuel Butler quotes
When we regard a man as morally responsible for an act, we regard him as a legitimate object of moral praise or blame in respect of it. But it seems plain that a man cannot be a legitimate object of moral praise or blame for an act unless in willing the act he is in some important sense a ‘free’ agent. Evidently free will in some sense, therefore, is a precondition of moral responsibility.
more C. Arthur Campbell quotes
Integrity has no need of rules.
more Albert Camus quotes
The great ideals of liberty and equality are preserved against the assaults of opportunism, the expediency of the passing hour, the erosion of small encroachments, the scorn and derision of those who have no patience with general principles.
more Justice Benjamin Cardozo quotes
All honor's wounds are self-inflicted.
more Andrew Carnegie quotes
The only freedom worth possessing is that which gives enlargement to a people's energy, intellect, and virtues.
more William Ellery Channing quotes
No more duty can be urged upon those who are entering the great theater of life than simple loyalty to their best convictions.
more Edwin Hubbel Chapin quotes
Tolerance is the virtue of a man without convictions.
more Gilbert Keith Chesterton quotes
Every human being has, like Socrates, an attendant spirit; and wise are they who obey its signals. If it does not always tell us what to do, it always cautions us what not to do.
more Lydia M. Child quotes
Prefer a loss to a dishonest gain; for the one is painful but once, but the other for one's whole life.
more Chilon of Sparta quotes
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
more Chinese Proverb quotes
Laws control the lesser man. Right conduct controls the greater one.
more Chinese Proverb quotes
Moral cowardice and intellectual corruption are the natural concomitants of unchallenged privilege.
more Noam Chomsky quotes
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
more Sir Winston Churchill quotes
Still, if you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed, if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not so costly, you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance for survival. There may be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no chance of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.
more Sir Winston Churchill quotes
Never give in. Never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.
more Sir Winston Churchill quotes
Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
more Sir Winston Churchill 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 inherent vice of capitalism is the uneven division of blessings, while the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal division of misery.
more Sir Winston Churchill quotes
A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague.
more Marcus Tullius Cicero quotes
Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.
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
Our own heart, and not other men's opinions form our true honor.
more Samuel Taylor 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
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
As for the rage to believe that we have found the secret of liberty in general permissiveness from the cradle on, this seems to me a disastrous sentimentality, which, whatever liberties it sets loose, loosens also the cement that alone can bind society into a stable compound -- a code of obeyed taboos. I can only recall the saying of a wise Frenchman that `liberty is the luxury of self-discipline.' Historically, those peoples that did not discipline themselves had discipline thrust on them from the outside. That is why the normal cycle in the life and death of great nations has been first a powerful tyranny broken by revolt, the enjoyment of liberty, the abuse of liberty -- and back to tyranny again. As I see it, in this country -- a land of the most persistent idealism and the blandest cynicism -- the race is on between its decadence and its vitality.
more Alistair Cooke quotes
We must pity the poor wretched, timid soul who is too faint-hearted to resist his oppressors. He sings the song of the dammed: “I can’t fight back; I have too much to lose; I own too much property; I have worked too hard to get what I have; They will put me out of business if I resist; I might go to jail; I have my family to think about.” Such poor miserable creatures have misplaced values and are hiding their cowardice behind pretended family responsibility -- blindly refusing to see that the most glorious legacy that one can bequeath to posterity is liberty; and that the only true security is liberty.
more Marvin Cooley quotes
Reason and virtue alone can bestow liberty.
more Anthony Ashley Cooper quotes
It is a governing principle of nature, that the agency which can produce most good, when perverted from its proper aim, is most productive of evil. It behooves the well-intentioned, therefore, vigorously to watch the tendency of even their most highly-prized institutions, since that which was established in the interests of the right, may so easily become the agent of the wrong.
more James Fenimore Cooper quotes
Do your duty, and leave the rest to heaven.
more Pierre Corneille quotes
I cannot affirm God if I fail to affirm man. Therefore, I affirm both. Without a belief in human unity I am hungry and incomplete. Human unity is the fulfillment of diversity. It is the harmony of opposites. It is a many-stranded texture, with color and depth.
more Norman Cousins quotes
The holier-than-thou activists who blame the population for not spending more money on their personal crusades are worse than aggravating. They encourage the repudiation of personal responsibility by spreading the lie that support of a government program fulfills individual moral duty.
more Patrick Cox 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
Morality, and the ideal of freedom which is the political expression of morality, are not the property of a given party or group, but a value that is fundamentally and universally human... No people will be truly free till all are free.
more Benedetto Croce quotes
There is no such crime as a crime of thought; there are only crimes of action.
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
Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.
more François Duc de La Rochefoucauld quotes
Our virtues are most frequently but vices disguised.
more François Duc de La Rochefoucauld quotes
Hypocrisy is an homage that vice pays to virtue.
more François Duc de La Rochefoucauld quotes
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