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Dante once said that the hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in a period of moral crisis maintain their neutrality.

What you allow, is what you teach....
I shed a tear today. Silenty, I felt it fall. You caught it, shared it, held it, felt it, then suddenly it wasn't so big after all.
No blame should attach to telling the truth. But it does, it does.
There is luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves, we feel no one else has a right to blame us.
The superior man blames himself. The inferior man blames others.
Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
What you have outside you counts less than what you have inside you.
Work is the meat of life, pleasure the dessert.
Better to be occasionally cheated than perpetually suspicious.
Don't forget until too late that the business of life is not business, but living.
Real riches are the riches possessed inside.
History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.
Many a man thinks he is patient when, in reality, he is indifferent.
Opportunity rarely knocks on your door. Knock rather on opportunity's door if you ardently wish to enter.
A smile on the face is a sign that the heart is at home.
A house is made of walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams.
Fathers and mothers have lost the idea that the highest aspiration they might have for their children is for them to be wise... specialized competence and success are all that they can imagine.
Reason transformed into prejudice is the worst form of prejudice, because reason is the only instrument for liberation from prejudice.
As soon as tradition has come to be recognized as tradition, it is dead.
As man draws nearer to the stars, why should he not also draw nearer to his neighbor?
Doing what's right isn't the problem. It is knowing what's right.
Boys, I may not know much, but I know chicken shit from chicken salad.
The guns and bombs, the rockets and the warships, all are symbols of human failure.
A man without a vote is man without protection.
The noblest search is the search for excellence.
We are like ignorant shepherds living on a site where great civilizations once flourished. The shepherds play with the fragments that pop up to the surface, having no notion of the beautiful structures of which they were once a part.
The most important function of the university in an age of reason is to protect reason from itself.
The failure to read good books both enfeebles the vision and strengthens our most fatal tendency --the belief that the here and now is all there is.
There is no real teacher who in practice does not believe in the existence of the soul, or in a magic that acts on it through speech.
Home is any four walls that enclose the right person.
He who has health, has hope. And he who has hope, has everything.
Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.
I'm a romantic -- a sentimental person thinks things will last -- a romantic person hopes against hope that they won t.
How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.
The world is too much with us; late and soon, getting and spending, we lay waste our powers: Little we see in Nature that is ours.
The world is in your hands, now use it.
I tell you one thing -- if you want peace of mind, do not find fault with others. Rather learn to see your own faults. Learn to make the whole world your own. No one is a stranger, my child; this whole world is your own.
I've been up the mountain and I had a choice. Should I come down? So I came down. God said, Okay, you've been up on the mountain, now you go down. You're on your own, free. Check in later, but now you're on your own.
Some of us still get all weepy when we think about the Gaia Hypothesis, the idea that earth is a big furry goddess-creature who resembles everybody's mom in that she knows what's best for us. But if you look at the historical record -- Krakatoa, Mt. Vesuvius, Hurricane Charley, poison ivy, and so forth down the ages -- you have to ask yourself: Whose side is she on, anyway?
The world is getting to be such a dangerous place, a man is lucky to get out of it alive.
The world does not need tourists who ride by in a bus clucking their tongues. The world as it is needs those who will love it enough to change it, with what they have, where they are.
A political convention is not a place where you can come away with any trace of faith in human nature.
Hope is the companion of power, and mother of success; for who so hopes strongly has within him the gift of miracles.
Hope is the best possession. None are completely wretched but those who are without hope. Few are reduced so low as that.
Sings. Hope in every sphere of life is a privilege that attaches to action. No action, no hope.
The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope.
I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.
My hopes are not always realized, but I always hope.
Among my most prized possessions are words that I have never spoken.
The man who does more than he is paid for will soon be paid for more than he does.
Nothing happens to any man that he is not formed by nature to bear.
You can have it all. You just can't have it all at one time.
A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.
One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.
Sentimentality--that's what we call the sentiment we don't share.
Fit yourself for the best society, and then, never enter it.
Some men never feel small, but these are the few men who are.
You can hold yourself back from the sufferings of the world, that is something you are free to do and it accords with your nature, but perhaps this very holding back is the one suffering you could avoid.
Our true nationality is mankind.
There are three kinds of despots. There is the despot who tyrannizes over the body. There is the despot who tyrannizes over the soul. There is the despot who tyrannizes over the soul and body alike. The first is called the Prince. The second is called the Pope. The third is called the People.
Bullets cannot be recalled. They cannot be uninvented. But they can be taken out of the gun.
Happiness is an agreeable sensation, arising from contemplating the misery of others.
A friend is someone with whom you dare to be yourself.

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