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Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was. open_in_new

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Forgiveness is the answer to the child's dream of a miracle by which what is broken is made whole again, what is soiled is made clean again. open_in_new

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We are not permitted to choose the frame of our destiny. But what we put into it is ours. open_in_new

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His ignorance is encyclopedic. open_in_new

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Is life so wretched? Isn't it rather your hands which are too small, your vision which is muddled? You are the one who must grow up. open_in_new

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Friendship needs no words - it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness. open_in_new

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Speed kills colour... the gyroscope, when turning at full speed, shows up gray. open_in_new

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History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives. open_in_new

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We have war when at least one of the parties to a conflict wants something more than it wants peace. open_in_new

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Women are like elephants. I like to look at 'em, but I wouldn't want to own one. open_in_new

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I think that this is the first war in history that on the morrow the victors sued for peace and the vanquished called for unconditional surrender. open_in_new

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Lest Arab governments be tempted out of sheer routine to rush into impulsive rejection, let me suggest that tragedy is not what men suffer but what they miss. open_in_new

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Time and again these governments have rejected proposals today - and longed for them tomorrow. open_in_new

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The Jews are the living embodiment of the minority, the constant reminder of what duties societies owe their minorities, whoever they might be. open_in_new

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The State Department desperately needs to be vigorously harnessed. It has too big a role to play in the formulation of foreign policy, and foreign policy is too important to be left up to foreign service officers. open_in_new

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There's something about the Foreign Service that takes the guts out of people. open_in_new

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Everything will be all right - you know when? When people, just people, stop thinking of the United Nations as a weird Picasso abstraction and see it as a drawing they made themselves. open_in_new

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'Freedom from fear' could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. open_in_new

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I never discuss discussions. open_in_new

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The Assembly has witnessed over the last weeks how historical truth is established; once an allegation has been repeated a few times, it is no longer an allegation, it is an established fact, even if no evidence has been brought out in order to support it. open_in_new

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Those who invoke history will certainly be heard by history. And they will have to accept its verdict. open_in_new

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God does not die on the day when we cease to believe in a personal deity, but we die on the day when our lives cease to be illumined by the steady radiance, renewed daily, of a wonder, the source of which is beyond all reason. open_in_new

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I am the vessel. The draft is God's. And God is the thirsty one. open_in_new

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I believe that we should die with decency so that at least decency will survive. open_in_new

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Do not seek death. Death will find you. But seek the road which makes death a fulfillment. open_in_new

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Whenever you're sitting across from some important person, always picture him sitting there in a suit of long red underwear. That's the way I always operated in business. open_in_new

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Jack doesn't belong anymore to just a family. He belongs to the country. open_in_new

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If there's anything I'd hate as a son-in-law, it's an actor; and if there's anything I think I'd hate worse than an actor as a son-in-law, it's an English actor. open_in_new

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Look, I don't even agree with myself at times. open_in_new

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Democrats can't get elected unless things get worse - and things won't get worse unless they get elected. open_in_new

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A government is not legitimate merely because it exists. open_in_new

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I was a woman in a man's world. I was a Democrat in a Republican administration. I was an intellectual in a world of bureaucrats. I talked differently. This may have made me a bit like an ink blot. open_in_new

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Destiny is something not be to desired and not to be avoided. a mystery not contrary to reason, for it implies that the world, and the course of human history, have meaning. open_in_new

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The more we do, the more we can do; the more busy we are, the more leisure we have. open_in_new

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Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step; only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find the right road. open_in_new

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I always keep a supply of stimulant handy in case I see a snake, which I also keep handy. open_in_new

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He is great enough that is his own master. open_in_new

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A reputation once broken may possibly be repaired, but the world will always keep their eyes on the spot where the crack was. open_in_new

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I drink therefore I am. open_in_new

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Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for. open_in_new

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What makes loneliness an anguish is not that I have no one to share my burden, but this: I have only my own burden to bear. open_in_new

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There is a point at which everything becomes simple and there is no longer any question of choice, because all you have staked will be lost if you look back. Life's point of no return. open_in_new

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The best way to persuade people is with your ears - by listening to them. open_in_new

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Physicists and astronomers see their own implications in the world being round, but to me it means that only one-third of the world is asleep at any given time and the other two-thirds is up to something. open_in_new

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I am more afraid of an army of 100 sheep led by a lion than an army of 100 lions led by a sheep. open_in_new

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A court is an assembly of noble and distinguished beggars. open_in_new

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Love of glory can only create a great hero; contempt of glory creates a great man. open_in_new

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Speech was given to man to disguise his thoughts. open_in_new

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The art of statesmanship is to foresee the inevitable and to expedite its occurrence. open_in_new

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To succeed in the world, it is much more necessary to possess the penetration to discern who is a fool, than to discover who is a clever man. open_in_new

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Men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all the other alternatives. open_in_new

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Some things are better than sex, and some are worse, but there's nothing exactly like it. open_in_new

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Every country has the government it deserves. open_in_new

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I don't know what a scoundrel is like, but I know what a respectable man is like, and it's enough to make one's flesh creep. open_in_new

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Moderation is the silken string running through the pearl chain of all virtues. open_in_new

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All ballplayers should quit when it starts to feel as if all the baselines run uphill. open_in_new

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As soon as I got out there I felt a strange relationship with the pitcher's mound. It was as if I'd been born out there. Pitching just felt like the most natural thing in the world. Striking out batters was easy. open_in_new

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Cobb is a prick. But he sure can hit. God Almighty, that man can hit. open_in_new

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If I'd just tried for them dinky singles I could've batted around .600. open_in_new

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I'll promise to go easier on drinking and to get to bed earlier, but not for you, fifty thousand dollars, or two-hundred and fifty thousand dollars will I give up women. They're too much fun. open_in_new

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I won't be happy until we have every boy in America between the ages of six and sixteen wearing a glove and swinging a bat. open_in_new

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The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it. open_in_new

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The Englishman wants to be recognized as a gentleman, or as some other suitable species of human being, the American wants to be considered a good guy. open_in_new

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When the going gets tough, the tough get going. open_in_new

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Government is too big and too important to be left to the politicians. open_in_new

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I would like to tell our American, British and Spanish friends that the Iraqi crisis is not a problem between the United States and France, but between those who want to move forward in the logic of war and the international community. open_in_new

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It is our experience that political leaders do not always mean the opposite of what they say. open_in_new

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I never drink water. I'm afraid it will become habit-forming. open_in_new

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It is more noble to give yourself completely to one individual than to labor diligently for the salvation of the masses. open_in_new

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Life yields only to the conqueror. Never accept what can be gained by giving in. You will be living off stolen goods, and your muscles will atrophy. open_in_new

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Life only demands from you the strength that you possess. Only one feat is possible; not to run away. open_in_new

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Praise those of your critics for whom nothing is up to standard. open_in_new

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If even dying is to be made a social function, then, grant me the favor of sneaking out on tiptoe without disturbing the party. open_in_new

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In the last analysis, it is our conception of death which decides our answers to all the questions that life puts to us. open_in_new

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Your body must become familiar with its death - in all its possible forms and degrees - as a self-evident, imminent, and emotionally neutral step on the way towards the goal you have found worthy of your life. open_in_new

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The longest journey is the journey inwards. Of him who has chosen his destiny, Who has started upon his quest for the source of his being. open_in_new

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Time goes by, reputation increases, ability declines. open_in_new

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The myths have always condemned those who 'looked back.' Condemned them, whatever the paradise may have been which they were leaving. Hence this shadow over each departure from your decision. open_in_new

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It is playing safe that we create a world of utmost insecurity. open_in_new

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The more faithfully you listen to the voices within you, the better you will hear what is sounding outside. open_in_new

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She is such a good friend that she would throw all her acquaintances into the water for the pleasure of fishing them out again. open_in_new

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Merit, however inconsiderable, should be sought for and rewarded. Methods are the master of masters. open_in_new

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Too much sensibility creates unhappiness and too much insensibility creates crime. open_in_new

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Ones reputation is like a shadow, it is gigantic when it precedes you, and a pigmy in proportion when it follows. open_in_new

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The reputation of a man is like his shadow, gigantic when it precedes him, and pigmy in its proportions when it follows. open_in_new

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If there was no moral evil upon earth, there would be no physical evil. open_in_new

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We are tainted by modern philosophy which has taught us that all is good, whereas evil has polluted everything and in a very real sense all is evil, since nothing is in its proper place. open_in_new

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Man is insatiable for power; he is infantile in his desires and, always discontented with what he has, loves only what he has not. People complain of the despotism of princes; they ought to complain of the despotism of man. open_in_new

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A constitution that is made for all nations is made for none. open_in_new

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Man in general, if reduced to himself, is too wicked to be free. open_in_new

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We are all bound to the throne of the Supreme Being by a flexible chain which restrains without enslaving us. The most wonderful aspect of the universal scheme of things is the action of free beings under divine guidance. open_in_new

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In the works of man, everything is as poor as its author; vision is confined, means are limited, scope is restricted, movements are labored, and results are humdrum. open_in_new

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Perfection is the child of time. open_in_new

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On the whole, I'd rather be in Philidelphia. open_in_new

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Constant attention by a good nurse may be just as important as a major operation by a surgeon. open_in_new

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The breaking wave and the muscle as it contracts obey the same law. Delicate line gathers the body's total strength in a bold balance. Shall my soul meet so severe a curve, journeying on its way to form? open_in_new

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He may be president, but he still comes home and swipes my socks. open_in_new

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Truth, which is important to a scholar, has got to be concrete. And there is nothing more concrete than dealing with babies, burps and bottles, frogs and mud. open_in_new

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Privacy was in sufficient danger before TV appeared, and TV has given it its death blow. open_in_new

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The pursuit of peace and progress cannot end in a few years in either victory or defeat. The pursuit of peace and progress, with its trials and its errors, its successes and its setbacks, can never be relaxed and never abandoned. open_in_new

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