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Quote Left When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff. Quote Right
Quote Left There never was a great soul that did not have some divine inspiration. Quote Right
Quote Left Cultivation to the mind is as necessary as food to the body. Quote Right
Quote Left The long time to come when I shall not exist has more effect on me than this short present time, which nevertheless seems endless. Quote Right
Quote Left While there's life, there's hope. Quote Right
Quote Left Before beginning, plan carefully. Quote Right
Quote Left To some extent I liken slavery to death. Quote Right
Quote Left The pursuit, even of the best things, ought to be calm and tranquil. Quote Right
Quote Left What nobler employment, or more valuable to the state, than that of the man who instructs the rising generation? Quote Right
Quote Left Freedom is a possession of inestimable value. Quote Right
Quote Left What gift has providence bestowed on man that is so dear to him as his children? Quote Right
Quote Left Brevity is the best recommendation of speech, whether in a senator or an orator. Quote Right
Quote Left All pain is either severe or slight, if slight, it is easily endured; if severe, it will without doubt be brief. Quote Right
Quote Left . . . for until that God who rules all the region of the sky. . . has freed you from the fetters of your body, you cannot gain admission here. Men were created with the understanding that they were to look after that sphere called Earth, which you see in the middle of the temple. Minds have been given to them out of the eternal fires you call fixed stars and planets, those spherical solids which, quickened with divine minds, journey through their circuits and orbits with amazing speed.... Quote Right
Quote Left A home without books is a body without soul. Quote Right
Quote Left Death is not natural for a state as it is for a human being, for whom death is not only necessary, but frequently even desirable. Quote Right
Quote Left What is thine is mine, and all mine is thine. Quote Right
Quote Left To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child. Quote Right
Quote Left We should not be so taken up in the search for truth, as to neglect the needful duties of active life; for it is only action that gives a true value and commendation to virtue. Quote Right
Quote Left Freedom is a man's natural power of doing what he pleases, so far as he is not prevented by force or law. Quote Right
Quote Left True law is right reason in agreement with nature; it is of universal application, unchanging and everlasting; it summons to duty by its commands, and averts from wrong-doing by its prohibitions. And it does not lay its commands or prohibitions upon good men in vain, though neither have any effect on the wicked. It is a sin to try to to sic alter this law, nor is it allowable to attempt to repeal any part of it, and it is impossible to abolish it entirely. We cannot be freed from its obligations by senate or people, and we need not look outside ourselves for an expounder or interpreter of it. And there will not be different laws at Rome and at Athens, or different laws now and in the future, but one eternal and unchangeable law will be valid for all nations and all times, and there will be one master and ruler, that is, God, over us all, for he is the author of this law, its promulgator, and its enforcing judge. Whoever is disobedient is fleeing from himself and denying his human nature, and by reason of this very fact he will suffer the worst penalties, even if he escapes what is commonly considered punishment. Quote Right
Quote Left Brevity is a great charm of eloquence. Quote Right
Quote Left The eyes like sentinel occupy the highest place in the body. Quote Right
Quote Left Natural ability without education has more often attained to glory and virtue than education without natural ability. Quote Right
Quote Left What one has, one ought to use: and whatever he does he should do with all his might. Quote Right
Quote Left As fire when thrown into water is cooled down and put out, so also a false accusation when brought against a man of the purest and holiest character, boils over and is at once dissipated, and vanishes and threats of heaven and sea, himself standing unmoved. Quote Right
Quote Left It is foolish to tear one's hair in grief, as though sorrow would be made less by baldness. Quote Right
Quote Left Fear is not a lasting teacher of duty. Quote Right
Quote Left It is not by muscle, speed, or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection, force of character, and judgment. Quote Right
Quote Left Just as the soul fills the body, so God fills the world. Just as the soul bears the body, so God endures the world. Just as the soul sees but is not seen, so God sees but is not seen. Just as the soul feeds the body, so God gives food to the world. Quote Right