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  • Carl Sandburg
    Carl Sandburg
    American Poet 1878-1967
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    Lay me on an anvil, O God.
    Beat me and hammer me into a crowbar.
    Let me pry loose old walls.
    Let me lift and loosen old foundations.
    Source: Prayers of Steel (1920)
  • Nicolas Chamfort
    Nicolas Chamfort
    French writer, journalist and playwright 1741-1794
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    Education must have two foundations - morality as a support for virtue, prudence as a defense for self against the vices of others. By letting the balance incline to the side of morality, you only make dupes or martyrs; by letting it incline to the other, you make calculating egoists.
  • Havelock Ellis
    Havelock Ellis
    British psychologist 1859-1939
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    However well organized the foundations of life may be, life must always be full of risks.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
  • Carl Gustav Jung
    Carl Gustav Jung
    Swiss psychiatrist 1875-1961
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    Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not.
  • Audre Lorde
    Audre Lorde
    American writer, feminist, womanist, librarian, and civil 1934-1992
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    Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future of change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before.
    Source: Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches (2012) 38
  • Emile Wiechert
    Emile Wiechert
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    So far as modern science is concerned, we have to abandon completely the idea that by going into the realm of the small we shall reach the ultimate foundations of the universe. I believe we can abandon this idea without any regret. The universe is infinit
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    Sobriety, severity, and self-respect are the foundations of all true sociality.
  • James Baldwin
    James Baldwin
    American writer 1924-1987
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    Society is held together by our need; we bind it together with legend, myth, coercion, fearing that without it we will be hurled into that void, within which, like the earth before the Word was spoken, the foundations of society are hidden.
  • Bernard Bailyn
    Bernard Bailyn
    American historian, author, and academic 1922-2020
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    The categories within which the colonists thought about the social foundations of politics were inheritances from classical antiquity, reshaped by seventeenth century English thought.
    Source: The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution Ch. VI, THE CONTAGION OF LIBERTY, p. 273
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    The foundations of a person are not in matter but in spirit.
  • George Santayana
    George Santayana
    Spanish - American philosopher 1863 - 1952
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    The loftiest edifices need the deepest foundations.
  • Machiavelli
    Machiavelli
    Florentijns staatsphilosopher 1469-1527
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    The main foundations of every state, new states as well as ancient or composite ones, are good laws and good arms you cannot have good laws without good arms, and where there are good arms, good laws inevitably follow.
  • Bill Clinton
    Bill Clinton
    President of the US 1946-
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    The world knows of Rosa Parks because of a single, simple act of dignity and courage that struck a lethal blow to the foundations of legal bigotry.
    Source: at Rosa Parks funeral, CNN.com, 11-02-05
  • William E. Gladstone
    William E. Gladstone
    British Liberal Prime Minister, Statesman 1809-1888
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    There should be a sympathy with freedom, a desire to give it scope, founded not upon visionary ideas, but upon the long experience of many generations within the shores of this happy isle, that in freedom you lay the firmest foundations both of loyalty and order.
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