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I do not care so much what I am to others as I care what I am to myself. Michel de Montaigne
Who buys a minute's joy to wail a week? Or sells eternity to get a toy? For one sweet grape who will the vine destroy? Shakespeare
Knowledge is power. Francis Bacon
Cowards die many times before their deaths. Julius Caesar
To dare is to lose one's footing. Not to dare is to lose oneself. Soren Kierkegaard
Tolerance is not a great virtue to aspire to. Love is much tougher and harder. N. T. Wright
A light heart lives long. Shakespeare
The only frustrating thing about happiness is it's ubiquitous elusiveness.
Quality is not an act, it is a habit. Aristotle
Are you using technology, or is it using you?
We make war that we may live in peace. Aristotle
Conquer yourself rather than the world. Descartes
Love is the beauty of the soul. Augustine
We all long for Eden and we are constantly glimpsing it: our whole nature is still soaked with the sense of exile. Tolkien
It is one thing to show a man that he is in error; it is another to make him see the truth. John Locke
Man's ability to fabricate evidence is matched only by his ability to ignore it.
The most common lies a man tells are to himself. Nietzsche
Peace if possible, truth at all costs. Martin Luther
An enemy cannot be more dangerous than the hatred one might feel towards him. Augustine
He who establishes his argument by noise and command, shows that his reason is weak. Michel de Montaigne
Life is short, and truth works far and lives long: let us then speak the truth. Arthur Schopenhauer
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. Ralph Waldo Emerson
The energy of the mind is the essence of life. Aristotle
Do not spoil the wonder with haste. J.R.R.Tolkien
Science will not console me for the ignorance of morality in times of affliction. Pascal
To the addict, whose palate has been destroyed, substance gives no pleasure except the relief from the terrible craving. C.S. Lewis
Love of truth is the basis of all real virtue, and virtues based upon lies can only do harm. Bertrand Russell
If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. George Orwell
The chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken. Warren Buffet
To be prisoners to your own desires is of all things most shameful and vile. Plato
Besides all its other good qualities, the good, the truly great and noble, has the quality of not allowing the observer to be indifferent.
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It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
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There are two sides to every question. Protagoras
Take responsibility for your beliefs.
It is greed to do all the talking and never to listen. Democritus
Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better. Albert Camus
Art is the objectification of feeling. Herman Melville
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. Emerson
Nothing is to be preferred before justice. Socrates
Nothing looks more ugly than reason when it is not on our side. George Savile
Science will not console me for the ignorance of morality in times of affliction. Pascal
Books are gateways into other worlds and other minds into which you cannot otherwise travel.
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Every man is guilty of all the good he didn't do. Voltaire
Let's be reasonable and add an eighth day to the week that is devoted exclusively to reading. Lena Dunham
You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it. Charles Buxton
Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind. Einstein
The arrogant man - that is to say, he who desires to appear more than he is or passes for - always miscalculates.
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Educating the mind without educating the desires is no education at all. Aristotle