The second office in the government is honorable and easy the first is but a splendid misery.
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Ignorance is preferable to error, and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing than he who believes what is wrong.
It takes time to persuade men to do even what is for their own good.
Books constitute capital. A library book lasts as long as a house, for hundreds of years. It is not, then, an article of mere consumption but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men, setting out in life, it is their only capital.
The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.
Experience demands that man is the only animal which devours his own kind, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor.
Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.
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.
There is not a truth existing which I fear... or would wish unknown to the whole world.
Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear.
I seek to call America home to those principles that gave us birth.
President Obama clearly cannot run on his record. All he's offering is more of the same. That's not good. Look at the economy. It's stagnating. And so, what they're now going to try and do is bring this campaign down to little things, distractions, distortions, smear, fear, anger, frustration.
It's only a Hyena that looks back to rotten meat and gets back to consume it, but a lion; legend of the jungle! Eats while it is fresh, when it is rotten, it is useless.
The debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable.
The purpose of a business is to create a customer.
It's a privilege to serve the poor, to be servants of noble Africans, but I better belong in the rehearsal room or in the studio with my band. That's where I want to be and I still wake up in the morning with melodies in my head.
The power of imagination makes us infinite.
America's a very traumatized society.
I believe in getting into hot water it keeps you clean.
Love and dignity cannot share the same abode.