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Short Quotes To Live By

Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons. Bertrand Russell

If we fight a war and win it with H-bombs, what history will remember is not the ideals we were fighting for but the methods we used to accomplish them. These methods will be compared to the warfare of Genghis Khan who ruthlessly killed every last inhabitant of Persia. Hans A. Bethe

We believe that an informed citizenry will act for life and not for death. Albert Einstein, on atomic energy, Jan. 22, 1947

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence — and then success is sure. Mark Twain

It is well that war is so terrible, or we should grow too fond of it. Robert E. Lee

When a thing has been said, and said well, have no scruple. Take it and copy it. Anatole France

That is a good book which is opened with expectation and closed with profit. Amos Bronson Alcott, Table Talk

We must never assume that which is incapable of proof. G. H. Lewes, Physiology of Common Life

It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations. Charles Dickens, Bleak House

It is well to remember that the entire universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others. John Andrew Holmes

When angry, count ten before you speak; if very angry, a hundred. Thomas Jefferson, Writings

What more felicity can fall to creature,<br> Than to enjoy delight with liberty. Spenser, Fate of the Butterfly

And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country. John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address, Jan. 20, 1961

The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty and the destiny of the republican model of government are justly considered… deeply, …finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people. George Washington, First Inaugural Address, Apr. 30, 1789

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We can gain no lasting peace if we approach it with suspicion and mistrust or with fear. We can gain it only if we proceed with the understanding, the confidence, and the courage which flow from conviction. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Fourth Inaugural Address, Jan. 20, 1945

With malice toward none, with charity for all, …let us strive on to finish the work we are in, …to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations. Abraham Lincoln, Second Inaugural Address, Mar. 4, 1865

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself — nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance. Franklin D. Roosevelt, First Inaugural Address, Mar. 4, 1933

The forces of good and evil are working within and around me, I must choose, and in a free will universe I do have a choice. Sovereign

In all things there are three choices: Yes, No & no choice, except in this — I either choose the truth or I am deceit. Sovereign

In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs it is the rule. Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil

Never mistake motion for action. Ernest Hemingway

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. Soren Kierkegaard

Most people would like to be delivered from temptation but would like it to keep in touch. Robert Orben

A myth is a religion in which no one any longer believes. James Feibleman

In order to preserve your self-respect, it is sometimes necessary to lie and cheat. Robert Byrne

Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever. Napoleon Bonaparte

For the skeptic there remains only one consolation: if there should be such a thing as superhuman law it is administered with subhuman inefficiency. Eric Ambler

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