Alistair Caldicott

Ali's Favourite Quotes

In no particular order here’s a selection of some thought-provoking quotes I‘ve come across. Take your time to scroll through them…

  1. Never be afraid to sit a while and think
  2. To appreciate the sun you must have felt the storm
  3. There is no point avoiding a fall by never climbing
  4. Those who make worst use of time are those who complain most of its shortness to others.
  5. Wealth, if you use it, comes to an end. Learning, if you use it, will nourish you forever
  6. It is the sum of our life experiences which makes us what we are. We must recognise them, cherish them and understand them.
  7. Everyone carries with them their own interests and prejudices
  8. We are a society of consumers who consume so much, but so little of it is truly nourishing.
  9. Laughter makes your life longer
  10. Let your life speak for itself
  11. If something is possible, make it probable
  12. Better to leave something well done than well said
  13. Always think critically and think for yourself
  14. You can leave but you’ll always leave roots
  15. The less time we have the more we value it
  16. To be able to run properly you need plenty of cuts and bruises
  17. Was it you who opened the door I never dared open?
  18. If you are peace with yourself you can be alone. But you’ll never be lonely
  19. Food gives you life. Give your life substance
  20. The night knows only those who have felt it
  21. What is difficult is always worthwhile - Plato
  22. Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.
  23. Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible
  24. Travel is only glamorous in retrospect
  25. What is this life full of care, if we have no time to stand and stare?
  26. Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body
  27. Be careless in your dress, but keep a tidy soul
  28. Search others for their virtues and yourself for your vices
  29. Never believe in mirrors or newspapers
  30. There is no worse lie than a truth misunderstood
  31. Common sense is not really all that common
  32. One today is worth two tomorrows. So little done, so much more to do
  33. The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything
  34. No question is so difficult to ask as that to which the answer is obvious
  35. Mistakes themselves are the best teachers of all
  36. A man who cannot change his mind can change nothing
  37. A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity. An optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty
  38. Have no fear of perfection; you’ll never reach it
  39. The man who gets knocked down and picks himself up again will be stronger than the man who has never been knocked down.
  40. Still waters run deep
  41. The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook. Scepticism is slow suicide
  42. Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity
  43. Nothing is more unpleasant than a virtuous person with a mean mind
  44. He that climbs a ladder must begin on the first rung
  45. The men who really believe in themselves are all in lunatic asylums
  46. A lifetime of happiness? No man alive could bear it; it would be hell on earth - George Bernard Shaw
  47. Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never fires and a touch that never hurts
  48. An unfortunate thing about this world is that the good habits are much easier to give up than the bad ones
  49. Anyone can steer the ship when the sea is calm
  50. Little things affect little minds
  51. Ask yourself whether you are happy and you may cease to be so
  52. By nourishing and developing our capacity to fantasize, we enrich and expend life itself.
  53. Chaos often breeds life, where order breeds habit
  54. Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
  55. Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism
  56. Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
  57. Human life is everywhere a state in which much is to be endured and little to be enjoyed.
  58. In skating over thin ice our safety is in our speed
  59. Everyone says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive
  60. It is always easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them.
  61. It is not impossibilities which fill us with despair, but possibilities which we have failed to realise
  62. Let every fellow tell his tale and let his life speak
  63. Life - how curious is the habit that makes it is not here, but elsewhere
  64. Life is a great big canvas and you should throw all the paint on it you can
  65. Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot
  66. Life is for each man a solitary cell whose walls are mirrors.
  67. Life is hell. Most people are bastards and everything is bullshit.
  68. Life is short but its ills make it seem long
  69. Life is very short and very uncertain; let us spend it as well as we can
  70. Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full and enriched life
  71. The truth is rarely pure and never simple
  72. No man and no force can abolish memory
  73. Our lives are frittered away and used up by details of trivia
  74. Take care to get what you like or you will be forced to like what you get
  75. The best way to get the better of temptation is just to yield to it
  76. The Noah rule: predicting rain doesn’t count, building arks does.
  77. The only disability in life is bad attitude
  78. There are two things to aim for in life - first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of men achieve the second
  79. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it
  80. We are all in the gutter, but some of us looking at the stars
  81. We learn from experience that not everything that is incredible is untrue
  82. We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope
  83. We think in generalities, but we live in detail
  84. What we anticipate seldom occurs, but what we least expect generally happens
  85. The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions
  86. There are two ways to slide through life; to believe everything or to doubt everything. Both ways save us from thinking
  87. Experience is not what happens to a man, it is what a man does with what happens to him
  88. Many a person has an excellent aim in life but no ammunition
  89. Follow your bliss
  90. A man can fail many times, but he is not a failure until he begins to blame somebody else
  91. Anyone who builds a strong pedestal had better use strong cement
  92. All growth is a leap in the dark
  93. Blessed is he that expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed
  94. Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped
  95. Everyone excels in something in which another fails
  96. Failure is not falling down. It is not getting up again to continue life’s journey
  97. Fortune favours the brave
  98. For they can conquer who believe they can
  99. Happy he or she who has been able to learn the causes of things
  100. He or she who is overcautious will accomplish little
  101. He who has begun has half-done 
  102. Hope is a good breakfast but a poor supper
  103. I am an idealist, I don’t know where I am going but I am on my way
  104. I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavour
  105. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then use a stunt double
  106. If you run after two hares you will catch neither
  107. If you want to increase your success rate, then double your failure rate
  108. It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you don’t stop
  109. It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish
  110. It is always better to have a little than nothing
  111. It is the first step that is the most difficult
  112. Little strokes fell great oaks
  113. Men do not fail, they stop trying
  114. Nothing gets the media angrier than prolonged success
  115. Nothing is so bad it cannot get worse
  116. Poverty is the step-mother of genius
  117. Restlessness and discontent are the first necessities of progress
  118. Rome was not built in a day
  119. Self-conquest is the greatest of all victories
  120. Success always occurs in private and failure in full view
  121. Success is not measured by the position you reach in life. It is measured by the obstacles you have overcome
  122. Sweet is pleasure after pain
  123. The fact you cannot be defeated is the real source of happiness
  124. The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress will depend on the unreasonable man.
  125. A house without books is like a room without windows
  126. A little nonsense is relished now and then by the wisest of men
  127. A mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimension
  128. An abundance of knowledge does not always teach one to be wise
  129. Better a witty fool than a foolish wit
  130. Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind
  131. Comment is free but facts are sacred
  132. Education has for its object the formation of character
  133. Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance
  134. Education is an admirable thing. But it is well to remember that nothing that is worth knowing can actually be taught.
  135. Education is light. Lack of it is darkness
  136. Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire
  137. Education is the transmission of civilisation
  138. Everyone is ignorant, only on differing subjects
  139. Fear always springs from ignorance
  140. He that knows little, often repeats it
  141. He that knows nothing, doubts nothing
  142. He who knows others is learned. He who knows himself is wise
  143. If a man empties his purse into his head, no one takes it from him
  144. If you are planning for one year, plant rice. If you are planning for ten years, plant trees. If you are planning for 100 years, educate people - Chinese proverb!
  145. I have never let my schooling interfere with my education
  146. Ignorance never settles a question
  147. Information is the currency of democracy
  148. In education we are striving not to teach youth to make a living, but to make a life
  149. It is better to ask some of the questions than know all of the answers
  150. Knowledge comes but wisdom lingers
  151. Knowledge is power
  152. Knowledge is the antipode to fear
  153. Minds are like parachutes. They only function when fully open
  154. Never read any book that is not one year old
  155. Talent is nurtured in solitude. Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world
  156. The fool wonders. The wise man asks
  157. The roots of education are bitter but the fruits are sweet
  158. To know all things is not permitted
  159. To think is to differ
  160. The origin of true thinking is some perplexity, confusion or doubt
  161. When ignorance gets started it knows no bounds
  162. You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.
  163. A still tongue makes a wise head
  164. Be careful with you thoughts, they may become words at any moment
  165. Be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath
  166. We can never master time, nor make it stand still. But we can make the most of it.
  167. Happiness is speechless
  168. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude
  169. I regret often that I have spoken; never that I have been silent
  170. Let a fool hold his tongue and he will pass for a sage
  171. Life is too short to learn German
  172. One man’s word alone is no man’s word. We should quietly hear both sides always
  173. Speak the loudest and you’ll be heard the least
  174. There’s a great power in words…if you do not hitch too many of them together
  175. We have two ears and only one tongue so we can hear more and speak less
  176. When you have nothing to say, say nothing
  177. We make more enemies by what we say, than friends by what we do
  178. A good example is the best sermon
  179. A great teacher never strives to explain his vision. He simply invites you to stand beside him and see for yourself
  180. A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn, is hammering on cold iron
  181. Awaken people’s curiosity. It is enough to open minds. Do not overload them. Put just a spark
  182. Every time you stop a school, you will have to build a jail. What you gain at one end, you lose at the other. Its like feeding a dog on his own tail, it wont fatten the dog
  183. Experience is the best teacher
  184. The man who can make hard things seem easy is the great educator
  185. From a little spark may burst a mighty flame
  186. Give me a fish and I eat for a day. Teach me to fish and I eat for a lifetime
  187. Capitalism without failure is like religion without sin - it doesn't work
  188. Genius must be born and can never be taught
  189. Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers
  190. I am always ready to learn, but I do not always like being taught
  191. In teaching it is the drawing out, not the pumping in, that is most effective
  192. Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt
  193. People have a way of becoming what you encourage them to be, not what you nag them to be
  194. The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
  195. The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery
  196. Teachers open the door. You enter yourself - another Chinese proverb!
  197. See everything. Overlook a great deal; correct when needed
  198. Tell me and I’ll forget. Show me and I may not remember. Involve me and I’ll understand
  199. The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be ignited
  200. The years teach much which the days never know
  201. Who dares to teach must never cease to learn
  202. Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as showing unwilling to learn  
  203. Every problem contains the seed of its own solution
  204. He who is ashamed of asking is ashamed of learning
  205. He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; he who does not ask a question remains a fool forever - Chinese proverb
  206. I am still learning. You learn more from your mistakes than from your successes
  207. Learning is a treasure which accompanies its owner everywhere
  208. Learning is never done without errors and defeat
  209. Mistakes are the portals of discovery
  210. Readers are plentiful. Thinkers are rare
  211. To arrive at the simple is difficult
  212. The wisest mind always has something yet to learn
  213. The mind grows on what it feeds on
  214. There are no evil thoughts, except one - the refusal to think
  215. There are no foolish questions and no man becomes a fool until he has stopped asking questions
  216. Think wrongly if you please, but in all cases think for yourself
  217. To every answer you can find a new question
  218. What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing
  219. A critic is someone who knows the way but cannot drive the car
  220. Be like a postage stamp - stick to one thing until you get there
  221. Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together
  222. Haste makes waste
  223. Hard work pays off in the future. Laziness pay off only now
  224. If you want a thing done well, do it for yourself
  225. If you wish to be a writer, write. The desire to write grows with writing.
  226. Its not work that kills, but worry. More people worry than work
  227. Journalism has become a sort of competitive screeching; what is trivial but noisy and immediate takes precedence over important matters that develop over time
  228. Keep your shop and you shop will keep you
  229. Let us cultivate our own gardens
  230. No man can serve two masters
  231. No one reaches a high position without daring
  232. Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics wont take an interest in you.
  233. The penalty of not participating in politics is that you end up being governed by inferiors
  234. Nothing can be done at once hastily and also prudently
  235. The quickest way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time
  236. The difficult is done at once; the impossible takes longer
  237. The busy have no time for tears
  238. To do two things at once is to do neither
  239. Undertake not what you cannot perform, but be careful to keep your promise
  240. Well done is better than well said
  241. What we do willingly is easy. What is done wisely is done well
  242. No nation was ever ruined by trade
  243. It takes two to make a bargain. It is an ill bargain where no one wins
  244. Some see capitalism as a predatory target to be shot, others as a cow to be milked, but few are those who see it as a sturdy horse pulling the entire wagon
  245. The best advertisement is an excellent product
  246. The essence of good advertising is not to inspire hope, but to create greed. The science of advertising is the science of greed
  247. What you own, you take care of. What nobody or ‘everybody’ owns falls into disrepair
  248. You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements
  249. Advice, the smallest coin of currency with the highest value
  250. An exaggeration is a truth that has lost its temper
  251. At times it is wise to remain silent and be considered a fool, than speak and remove all doubt
  252. Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly
  253. First things first, second things never
  254. Food comes first, then morals
  255. Criticism is prejudice made plausible
  256. Bigotry may be roughly defined as the anger of men who have no opinions
  257. Gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid but which none have a right to expect
  258. I have to live for others, not for myself - that is middle class morality- GB Shaw
  259. If you continually give, you continually have
  260. In giving a man receives more than he gives. Kindness gives birth to kindness
  261. I never resist temptation because I have found things that are bad for me do not tempt me
  262. It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees
  263. Love truth, but pardon error
  264. It is better to have old second hand diamonds than none at all
  265. Nothing is so strong a gentleness, and nothing so gentle as real strength
  266. Patience is the best remedy for every trouble. Patience is the best of all virtues
  267. Politeness is half good manners and half good lying
  268. Pride, the never failing vice of fools
  269. The truth can set you free, but first it will piss you off.
  270. The pursuit of truth is like picking fruit. You miss a lot of it if you only approach it from one angle
  271. There is no love sincerer than the love of food
  272. Think for yourself and let others enjoy the privilege to do so too
  273. A man can be destroyed but not defeated
  274. All of us are liable to error. All sins are attempts to fill voids
  275. A man who admits he was wrong is wiser today than he was yesterday.
  276. The Brain, an apparatus with which we think we think
  277. Despair is the price one pays for setting oneself an impossible aim
  278. Everyone wants to be right. But no one stops to consider if their idea really is right.
  279. From the sublime to the ridiculous there is only one small step
  280. Four would be the things I’d be better off without: love, curiosity, freckles and doubt
  281. Good sense is a thing we all need, few have and none think they want
  282. Happiness is a habit, cultivate it
  283. He who has never hoped can never despair
  284. It can destroy nerves of anyone to be relentlessly amiable all day long
  285. I observe myself, and so I come to know others better
  286. It is necessary to always try bettering yourself, an occupation which can last a lifetime
  287. Man is made of dreams and bones, ordinary things and habit is his nurse
  288. Never sound as angry as you feel
  289. None but yourself, who is your greatest foe
  290. People ask for criticism, but they only want praise
  291. Our deeds determine us as much as we determine our deeds
  292. People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war, or before an election
  293. None of us is as smart as all of us
  294. Good counsel has no price
  295. Noble deeds and hot baths are the cure for depression
  296. Pride is pleasure arising form someone thinking too highly of themselves
  297. Rudeness is the weak man’s imitation of strength
  298. Self-love seems so often unrequited
  299. Speak of your own self first and let it teach you
  300. True style is knowing who you are, what you are, and not giving a dam
  301. The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone
  302. There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy
  303. There is no more miserable human being than the one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision
  304. To confess a fault freely is the next best thing to being innocent of it. To err is human
  305. Unless men are free to be vicious, they cannot be virtuous
  306. There is not a passion so strongly rooted in the human heart as envy
  307. We are all of us more or less the salves of opinion and prejudice
  308. Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
  309. We know what we are, but we know not what we may be
  310. You see, but you do not always properly observe
  311. Your feelings are your true strength, be in touch with them
  312. You cannot create a desert, hand a person a cup of water and call that compassion
  313. A man is known by the company he keeps
  314. Attack is the best form of defence
  315. A bore. Someone who talks when you want them to listen
  316. Calamities are of two kinds. Misfortunes to ourselves and good fortunes to others.
  317. Gossip is what no one claims to like, but everybody enjoys and thrives on
  318. Good fences make good neighbours
  319. Happiness seems made to be shared.
  320. I talk because I feel, and I talk to you because I want you to know how I feel
  321. He who wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skills
  322. If you have integrity, nothing else matters
  323. It is very true that we seldom confide in those who are better than ourselves
  324. Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are endless
  325. Mistrust a subordinate who never finds fault with his superior
  326. Some cause happiness wherever they go; other whenever they go
  327. The mind is more vulnerable than the stomach because it can be poisoned without feeling immediate pain
  328. The way to change the minds of others if through affection, less so anger
  329. To be humble to superiors is duty, to equals courtesy and to inferiors nobleness
  330. The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them. That is the essence of inhumanity
  331. We drink one another’s health, and then spoil our own
  332. We grow through sharing ourselves
  333. Wink at small faults. Remember you have great ones
  334. When in Rome do as the Romans do
  335. A friend to all is a friend to none
  336. Admonish your friends privately but praise them openly
  337. Company in distress makes sorrow less
  338. Friendship is the wine of life
  339. Prosperity makes friends and adversity tries them
  340. You can make new friends but you cannot make old friends
  341. The more we love our friends the less we flatter them
  342. True friendship is never serene
  343. At 20 yrs old the will reigns, at 30 the wit, at 40 the judgement
  344. Do not squander time for that is the stuff that life is made of
  345. Don’t worry about the world coming to an end. It is already tomorrow in Australia
  346. Every man desires to live long, but no man would be old
  347. Difficult things take a long time
  348. Honour the old, instruct the young, consult the wise and bear with the foolish
  349. If you look like your passport photo in all probability you need a journey
  350. If youth knew; if age could
  351. In youth and beauty wisdom is but rare
  352. People talk of killing time while time slowly kills them
  353. Middle age is when work is a lot less fun, and fun is more like work
  354. No winter lasts for ever. No spring skips its turn
  355. One hours sleep before midnight is worth two after
  356. The old believe everything; the middle-aged suspect everything; the young know everything
  357. The young have aspirations that never come to pass, while the old have reminiscences of what never happened
  358. You are only young once but you remain immature indefinitely
  359. A lawyer with his briefcase and silver tongue can steal more than a hundred men with guns
  360. Guard you thoughts, they become words. Choose your words, they become actions. Understand your actions, they become habits. Study your habits, they mould your character. It will be your fate.
  361. Many complain of their memory, few of their judgement
  362. Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
  363. Beware the fury of a patient man
  364. Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake
  365. He would never had true friends who is afraid of making enemies
  366. Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations, entangling alliances with none
  367. The best way to destroy your enemy is to make him your friend
  368. To find a friend one must close one eye, to keep him two
  369. Don’t wait for the last judgement. It happens every day
  370. Tide and time wait for no man
  371. Money cannot buy friends but you get a better class of enemy
  372. Pockets are the most sensitive part of a human being; that’s why we need to touch hearts and minds first
  373. Poverty is no disgrace but it is a great inconvenience 
  374. Adventure is the life of commerce. But caution is the life of making money
  375. Drive your business, let not that drive you
  376. Only those who add to my life, not those devour it, are my market. Only those who produce, not consume, can ever be anybody’s market. I deal with life-givers, not cannibals.
  377. Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship
  378. Good name is better than riches - Chinese proverb
  379. If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at those he gave it to
  380. Money has no smell. Money doesn’t talk, it swears
  381. One can accumulate enough wealth to buy a golden bed, but one cannot buy sound sleep with money
  382. The first wealth is health. There is no wealth but life
  383. The more money you get, the more you want
  384. We are all born with a grab bag of gifts and talents, Identify your true talents and then find out how to use them to make money
  385. A woman’s mind is like spring weather
  386. Charms strike the sights, but merit wins the soul
  387. Fortune and love befriend the bold
  388. If you want a speech to be made ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman
  389. If you want to be loved, then love.
  390. Love enters a man through his eyes; a woman through her ears
  391. Love is like war; easy to begin but very hard to stop
  392. Love is a temporary insanity curable by marriage
  393. Being with someone has many pains, but celibacy has few pleasures
  394. Men make houses; women make homes
  395. Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal of true happiness
  396. The happiest women, like the happiest nations, have no history
  397. The quarrel of lovers is the renewal of love
  398. The archeologist is the best husband a woman can have; the older she gets the more interested in her he becomes
  399. To live is like to love; all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct is for it
  400. When a man gets up to speak people listen, then they look. When a woman gets up, people look, then if they like what they see, they listen
  401. Children are certain cares, but uncertain comforts
  402. Growth, character and enjoyment of life come from our mistakes. A child that is not permitted to fall will never learn to walk, for walking is a succession of falls
  403. Teach your child to hold his tongue, he’ll learn fast enough to speak
  404. The thing that impresses me most about America is the way parents obey their children  
  405. The wildest colts make the best horses
  406. The first half of our life is ruined by our parents, the second half by our children
  407. Opera is like when a guy gets stabbed in the back and instead of bleeding, he sings
  408. A bore is a man who, when you ask him how he is, tells you. A bore is a person who wishes to talk when you want him to listen
  409. A good laugh in sunshine in a house
  410. Cinema, radio, television, magazines are a school of inattention: people look without seeing and listen without hearing
  411. For when the wine is in, the wit is out. Laughter is the music of life
  412. Everyone is dragged on by their favourite pleasure
  413. Humour is emotional chaos, remembered in tranquillity. Everything is funny as long as it is happening to someone else
  414. One you get people laughing, they’re listening and you can tell them anything
  415. The secret of being a bore is to tell everything
  416. Religions must learn humility as well as teach it. Better to be a good man than a holy man
  417. That people in power do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons history has to teach
  418. The frog does not drink up the pond in which he lives
  419. Treat the earth well. It wasn’t given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children
  420. We cannot command nature except by obeying her
  421. A government big enough to give you everything you want is also big enough to take everything you have
  422. All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights
  423. A society of sheep must, in time, beget a government of wolves
  424. An election is nothing more than an advanced auction of stolen goods
  425. Communism is like prohibition. It is a good idea, but it doesn’t work
  426. Diplomacy is to do and say the nastiest thing in the nicest way
  427. Honesty is always the best policy
  428. Liberty and responsibility are inseparable - the opportunity and the burden of choice
  429. Man is not free unless government is limited. As government expands, liberty contracts. Politics are too serious to be left to the politicians
  430. Nations are renewed from the bottom, not from the top
  431. No nation can be truly free if it oppresses other nations
  432. Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun - Mao Tse-tung
  433. Power corrupts, nearly always, like a sweet drug, the desire for which increases with habit
  434. Politics is meant to be the second oldest profession; it bears a close resemblance to the oldest profession
  435. That government is best is that which governs the least because its people discipline themselves. The more corrupt the state, the more laws
  436. Tyranny is always better organised than freedom
  437. Better a lean peace than a fat victory. The real lasting victories are those of peace, not war
  438. Always better the most unfair peace than the most righteous war
  439. In war events of importance are the result of trivial causes
  440. Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind
  441. More than an end to war, we want an end to the beginnings of all wars
  442. The enemies of freedom do not argue. They shout and they shoot. When war is declared, truth is the first casualty
  443. Time flies over us but it leaves its shadows behind
  444. Time is the best healer and a great teacher, but it devours all things
  445. Think positive; it could add years to your life
  446. Time makes more converts than reason
  447. Time is the most valuable thing that anyone can spend
  448. Time wasted is existence. Time used is life
  449. Do not place your happiness in days to come.
  450. Nietzsche - A man reaches out, so that he can grow.
  451. Every good and evil that exists, If you mark it well is for a blessing
  452. I set out to cover the world, and the world covered me
  453. Its not what you show off; it’s what you conceal
  454. Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts - Churchill.
  455. If you have lived with fear and survived, you can do anything.
  456. Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It's a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing. - Muhammed Ali  
  457. Sometimes you have to go through the troughs of despair to reach the views from the peaks
  458. Time that you have enjoyed wasting is not wasted.


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