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Quote Left Times of great calamity and confusion have been productive for the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace. The brightest thunder-bolt is elicited from the darkest storm. Quote Right
Quote Left When the frustration of my helplessness seemed greatest, I discovered God's grace was more than sufficient. And after my imprisonment, I could look back and see how God used my powerlessness for His purpose. What He has chosen for my most significant witness was not my triumphs or victories, but my defeat. Quote Right
Quote Left It is better to meet danger than to wait for it. He that is on a lee shore, and foresees a hurricane, stands out to sea and encounters a storm to avoid a shipwreck. Quote Right
Quote Left The consequences of things are not always proportionate to the apparent magnitude of those events that have produced them. Thus the American Revolution, from which little was expected, produced much; but the French Revolution, from which much was expected, produced little. Quote Right
Quote Left Tyrants have not yet discovered any chains that can fetter the mind. Quote Right
Quote Left Power will intoxicate the best hearts, as wine the strongest heads. No man is wise enough, nor good enough to be trusted with unlimited power. Quote Right
Quote Left Those that are the loudest in their threats are the weakest in their actions. Quote Right
Quote Left If you would be known, and not know, vegetate in a village; if you would know, and not be known, live in a city. Quote Right
Quote Left Did universal charity prevail, earth would be a heaven, and hell a fable. Quote Right
Quote Left There are some frauds so well conducted that it would be stupidity not to be deceived by them. Quote Right
Quote Left To dare to live alone is the rarest courage; since there are many who had rather meet their bitterest enemy in the field, than their own hearts in their closet. Quote Right
Quote Left There is nothing more imprudent than excessive prudence. Quote Right
Quote Left Commerce flourishes by circumstances, precarious, transitory, contingent, almost as the winds and waves that bring it to our shores. Quote Right
Quote Left Moderation is the inseparable companion of wisdom, but with it genius has not even a nodding acquaintance. Quote Right
Quote Left The greatest friend of truth is Time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion is Humility. Quote Right
Quote Left Avarice has ruined more souls than extravagance. Quote Right
Quote Left We own almost all our knowledge not to those who have agreed but to those who have differed. Quote Right
Quote Left War kills men, and men deplore the loss; but war also crushes bad principles and tyrants, and so saves societies. Quote Right
Quote Left It is always safe to learn, even from our enemies; seldom safe to venture to instruct, even our friends. Quote Right
Quote Left Suicide sometimes proceeds from cowardice, but not always; for cowardice sometimes prevents it; since as many live because they are afraid to die, as die because they are afraid to live. Quote Right
Quote Left Men are born with two eyes, but only one tongue, in order that they should see twice as much as they say. Quote Right
Quote Left The drafts which true genius draws upon posterity, although they may not always be honored so soon as they are due, are sure to be paid with compound interest in the end. Quote Right
Quote Left Many books require no thought from those who read them, and for a very simple reason; they made no such demand upon those who wrote them. Quote Right
Quote Left Knowledge is two-fold, and consists not only in an affirmation of what is true, but in the negation of that which is false. Quote Right
Quote Left We often pretend to fear what we really despise, and more often despise what we really fear. Quote Right
Quote Left There are two way of establishing a reputation, one to be praised by honest people and the other to be accused by rogues. It is best, however, to secure the first one, because it will always be accompanied by the latter. Quote Right
Quote Left The two most precious things this side of the grave are our reputation and our life. But it is to be lamented that the most contemptible whisper may deprive us of the one, and the weakest weapon of the other. Quote Right
Quote Left Silence is foolish if we are wise, but wise if we are foolish. Quote Right
Quote Left Friendship often ends in love but love in friendship - never. Quote Right
Quote Left Ladies of Fashion starve their happiness to feed their vanity, and their love to feed their pride. Quote Right

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