Reinhold Niebuhr:

One of the fundamental points about religious humility is you say you don’t know about the ultimate judgment. It’s beyond your judgment. And if you equate God’s judgment with your judgment, you have a wrong religion.

Robert A. Heinlein:

A generation which ignores history has no past — and no future.

Dean Acheson:

The first requirement of a statesman is that he be dull. This is not always easy to achieve.

Bernard Baruch:

Old books that have ceased to be of service should no more be abandoned than should old friends who have ceased to give pleasure.

Charlotte Whitton:

Man cannot live by incompetence alone.

William Hazlitt:

Prejudice is the child of ignorance.

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Anton Chekhov:

Nothing lulls and inebriates like money; when you have a lot, the world seems a better place than it actually is.

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Jonathan Swift:

One enemy can do more hurt, than ten friends can do good.

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Steve Martin:

Thankfully, persistence is a great substitute for talent.

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Andre Malraux:

The sons of torture victims make good terrorists.

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Louisa May Alcott:

It takes very little fire to make a great deal of smoke nowadays, and notoriety is not real glory.

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Salvador Dali:

It is not necessary for the public to know whether I am joking or whether I am serious, just as it is not necessary for me to know it myself.

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Stendhal:

The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that their interests and his own are the same.

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Dick Powell, as Richard Diamond:

I don’t “think,” Mr. Baker. I find out.

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George Bernard Shaw:

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that’s the essence of inhumanity.

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Denis Diderot:

The most dangerous madmen are those created by religion, and … people whose aim is to disrupt society always know how to make good use of them on occasion.

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Grace Slick:

Feed your head means read a book.

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George Peabody:

Education: a debt due from present to future generations.

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James Boswell:

He who has provoked the lash of wit, cannot complain that he smarts from it.

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Mackenzie King:

Far more has been accomplished for the welfare and progress of mankind by preventing bad actions than by doing good ones.