One loves to possess arms, though they hope never to have occasion for them.
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Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then be trusted with the government of others? Or have we found angels in the form of kings to govern him? Let history answer this question.
I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.
I have seen enough of one war never to wish to see another.
I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be.
He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.
A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks.
Wisdom I know is social. She seeks her fellows. But Beauty is jealous, and illy bears the presence of a rival.
In truth, politeness is artificial good humor, it covers the natural want of it, and ends by rendering habitual a substitute nearly equivalent to the real virtue.
The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.
The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.
When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.
The game of basketball has been everything to me. My place of refuge, place I've always gone where I needed comfort and peace. It's been the site of intense pain and the most intense feelings of joy and satisfaction. It's a relationship that has evolved over time, given me the greatest respect and love for the game.
My business is to prevent the future.
I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.
Most people are satisfied with the junk food being sold as music.
I love prints of skulls and bones and have some taxidermy - a crow and a rabbit - to remind me of home. I like art and have a big portrait of Bjork.
If repression has indeed been the fundamental link between power, knowledge, and sexuality since the classical age, it stands to reason that we will not be able to free ourselves from it except at a considerable cost.
Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.
I am sorry to say that there is too much point to the wisecrack that life is extinct on other planets because their scientists were more advanced than ours.
The greatness of man is great in that he knows himself to be wretched. A tree does not know itself to be wretched.