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We never shall have any more time we have, and we have always had, all the time there is.
To read your own poetry in public is a kind of mental incest.
The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppose.
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and will to carr...
Free speech is intended to protect the controversial and even outrageous word; and not just comforti...
Self-love is not opposed to the love of other people. You cannot really love yourself and do yoursel...
You can't fight in here....this is the War Room!!
Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.
A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.
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Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.
Upon those who step into the same rivers different and ever different waters flow down.
An intelligence service is, in fact, a stupidity service.
The race is not [always] to the swift, nor the battle to the strong.
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
Few things in life are more embarrassing than the necessity of having to inform an old friend that y...
Start every day with a smile and get it over with.
If you had the seeds of pestilence in your body you would not have a more active contagion that you ...
Nature is the most thrifty thing in the world; she never wastes anything; she undergoes change, but ...
If one is to be called a liar, one may as well make an effort to deserve the name.
What a glorious garden of wonders the lights of Broadway would be to anyone lucky enough to be unabl...
If you can read this, thank a teacher.
To see what is right and not to do it, is want of courage.
If we still advise we shall never do.
ELIZABETH I
There is one thing higher than Royalty: and that is religion, which causes us to leave the world, an...
ELIZABETH I
The stone often recoils on the head of the thrower.
ELIZABETH I
I do not so much rejoice that God hath made me to be a Queen, as to be a Queen over so thankful a pe...
ELIZABETH I
To be a king and wear a crown is a thing more glorious to them that see it than it is pleasant to th...
ELIZABETH I
The most valuable things in life are not measured in monetary terms. The really important things are...
Hatred of enemies is easier and more intense than love of friends. But from men who are more anxious...
Only those who have the patience to do simple things perfectly ever acquire the skill to do difficul...
Peace may cost as much as war, but it is a better buy.
No poet sings because he must sing. At least no great poet does. A great poet sings because he choos...
Beware of the man who knows the answer before he understands the question.
If the world were so organized that everything has to be fair, no living creature could survive for ...
Someone has described science as an orderly arrangement of what, at the moment, seems to be facts.
Before a diamond shows its brilliancy and prismatic colors it has to stand a good deal of cutting an...
Big men become big by doing what they didn't want to do when they didn't want to do it.
A little tact and wise management may often evade resistance, and carry a point, where direct force ...
Vacant minds must have their uses, yet it seems a pity to waste first-class bodies on them.
The brain that bubbles with phrases has hard work to collect its thoughts.
You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take yo...
The greatest paradox of them all is to speak of "civilized warfare."
Some people lose their health getting wealth and then lose their wealth gaining health.
Success isn't necessarily permanent - but neither is failure.
A recent survey was said to prove that the people we Americans most admire are our politicians and d...