We have to distrust each other. It is our only defense against betrayal.
Light is the task where many share the toil.
Not vain the weakest, if their force unite.
A decent boldness ever meets with friends.
And what he greatly thought, he nobly dared.
It is not right to glory in the slain.
Thou knowst the oer-eager vehemence of youth,How quick in temper, and in judgement weak.
You don't manage people; you manage things. You lead people.
Grace Murray Hopper
Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity.
Words without actions are the assassins of idealism.
In the great mass of our people there are plenty individuals of intelligence from among whom leadership can be recruited.
God almighty first planted a garden: and, indeed, it is the purest of human pleasure.
Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study.
A graceful and pleasing figure is a perpetual letter of recommendation.
For my name and memory I leave to men's charitable speeches, and to foreign nations and the next ages.
It is the true office of history to represent the events themselves, together with the counsels, and to leave the observations and conclusions thereupon to the liberty and faculty of every man's judgment.
Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtle; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend.
Houses are built to live in, and not to look on: therefore let use be preferred before uniformity.
The person is a poor judge who by an action can be disgraced more in failing than they can be honored in succeeding.
Hope is a good breakfast but a bad supper.
Our humanity is a poor thing, except for the divinity that stirs within us.
Imagination was given man to compensate for what he is not, and a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
In every great time there is some one idea at work which is more powerful than any other, and which shapes the events of the time and determines their ultimate issues.
Acorns were good until bread was found.
As the births of living creatures, at first, are ill-shapen: so are all Innovations, which are the births of time.
God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us, on this side of the grave.
Knowledge and human power are synonymous.
Judges ought to be more learned than witty, more reverent than plausible, and more advised than confident. Above all things, integrity is their portion and proper virtue.
Studies perfect nature and are perfected still by experience.
Studies serve for delight, for ornaments, and for ability.
Lies are sufficient to breed opinion, and opinion brings on substance.
For a crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.
Nuptial love makes mankind; friendly love perfects it; but wanton love corrupts and debases it.
Wives are young men's mistresses; companions for middle age, and old men's nurses.
No man's fortune can be an end worthy of his being.
Money makes a good servant, but a bad master.
Money is like muck, not good except it be spread.
Be not penny-wise. Riches have wings. Sometimes they fly away of themselves, and sometimes they must be set flying to bring in more.
Mysteries are due to secrecy.
The French are wiser than they seem, and the Spaniards seem wiser than they are.
The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of the senses and understanding.
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