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However harmless a thing is, if the law forbids it most people will think it wrong.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
This I believe: That the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world. And this I would fight for: the freedom of the mind to take any direction it wishes, undirected. And this I must fight against: any idea, religion, or government which limits or destroys the individual.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The writer must believe that what he is doing is the most important thing in the world. And he must hold to this illusion even when he knows it is not true.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If I were asked to say what is at once the most important production of Art and the thing most to be longed for; I should answer; A beautiful House; and if I were further asked to name the production next in importance and the thing next to be longed for; I should answer; A beautiful Book. To enjoy good houses and good books in self-respect and decent comfort, seems to me to be the pleasurable end towards which all societies of human beings ought now to struggle.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Men fight and lose the battle, and the thing that they fought for comes about in spite of defeat, and when it comes it turns out not to be what they meant, and other men have to fight for what they meant under another name.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Smile, for everyone lacks self-confidence and more than any other one thing a smile reassures them.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The only thing more expensive than education is ignorance.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined for life - to strengthen each other in all labor, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to be one with each other in silent, unspe.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity... and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Every thing possible to be believed is an image of truth.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
He never said a foolish thing nor never did a wise one.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Most Men are Cowards, all Men should be Knaves.
The Difference lies, as far as I can see,
Not in the thing it self, but the degree. . . .More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The preservation of health is a duty. Few seem conscious that there is such a thing as physical morality.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Oh, how fine it is to know a thing or two.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is a fine thing to be honest, but it is also very important to be right.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A thing long expected takes the form of the unexpected when at last it comes.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
You can talk about capitalism and communism and all that sort of thing, but the important thing is the struggle everybody is engaged in to get better living conditions, and they are not interested too much in government.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Only as you do know yourself can your brain serve you as a sharp and efficient tool. Know your failings, passions, and prejudices so you can separate them from what you see. Know also when you actually have thought through to the nature of the thing with which you are dealing and when you are not thinking at all.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is impossible to read for pleasure from something to which you are both father and mother, born in such travail that the writer despises the thing that enslaved him.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
That which we persist in doing becomes easier for us to do; not that the nature of the thing itself is changed, but that our power to do is increased.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is only one thing a philosopher can be relied upon to do, and that is to contradict other philosophers.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Sex is a bad thing because it rumples the clothes.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The great thing about America is everybody should vote.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To become Christ-like is the only thing in the whole world worth caring for, the thing before which every ambition of man is folly and all lower achievement vain.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I worked very hard. I felt I could play the game. The only thing that could stop me was myself.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The most important thing about goals is having one.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Every thing secret degenerates, even the administration of justice; nothing is safe that does not show how it can bear discussion and publicity.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Health is the thing that makes you feel that now is the best time of the year.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The thing that makes a creative person is to be creative and that is all there is to it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The first thing that strikes a visitor to Paris is a taxi.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives: where we focus our attention.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
That in the beginning when the world was young there were a great many thoughts but no such thing as truth. Man made the truths himself and each truth was a composite of a great many vague thoughts. All about in the world were truths and they were all beautiful.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Opinion is the main thing which does harm or good in the world. It is our false opinions that ruin us.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The highest manifestation of life consists in this: that a being governs its own actions. A thing which is always subject to the direction of another is somewhat of a dead thing.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
My favorite thing is to go where I have never gone.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The two qualities which chiefly inspire regard and affection [Are] that a thing is your own and that it is your only one.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If experience has established any one thing in this world, it has established this: that it is well for any great class and description of men in society to be able to say for itself what it wants, and not to have other classes, the so-called educated and intelligent classes, acting for it as its proctors, and supposed to understand its wants and to provide for them. A class of men may often itself not either fully understand its wants, or adequately express them; but it has a nearer interest and a more sure diligence in the matter than any of its proctors, and therefore a better chance of success.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The only thing I like about rich people is their money.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is one thing to learn about the past; it is another to wallow in it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Each thing is of like form from everlasting and comes round again in its cycle.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is as hard and severe a thing to be a true politician as to be truly moral.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What makes humility so desirable is the marvelous thing it does to us; it creates in us a capacity for the closest possible intimacy with God.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Those who really desire to attain an independence, have only set their minds upon it, and adopt the proper means, as they do in regard to any other object which they wish to accomplish, and the thing is easily done.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Die? I should say not, dear fellow. No Barrymore would allow such a conventional thing to happen to him.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Laughter is the closest thing to the grace of God.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Mistakes, scandals, and failures no longer signal catastrophe. The crucial thing is that they be made credible, and that the public be made aware of the efforts being expended in that direction. The marketing immunity of governments is similar to that of the major brands of washing powder.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To make oneself an object, to make oneself passive, is a very different thing from being a passive object.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The worst thing in the world next to anarchy, is government.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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