I abhor war and view it as the greatest scourge of mankind.
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Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.
The moment a person forms a theory, his imagination sees in every object only the traits which favor that theory.
Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time.
I find that he is happiest of whom the world says least, good or bad.
My only fear is that I may live too long. This would be a subject of dread to me.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
Whenever a man has cast a longing eye on offices, a rottenness begins in his conduct.
Conquest is not in our principles. It is inconsistent with our government.
I have no ambition to govern men it is a painful and thankless office.
We simply can no longer afford to deny the full potential of one half of the population. The world needs to tap into the talent and wisdom of women. Whether the issue is food security, economic recovery, health, or peace and security, the participation of women is needed now more than ever.
All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood.
A sure way to lose happiness, I found, is to want it at the expense of everything else.
I'm always rather nervous about how you talk about women who are active in politics, whether they want to be talked about as women or as politicians.
Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.
If you're writing, you're starting in private. It can really be this amazing, private, freeing experience. Forget that it's for other people - that comes in later.
I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.
Power never defeated nor protected anybody; it's an act of courage and fear, nothing else.
Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one.