Quotes: magnanimity

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  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
    Henry David Thoreau
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    To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, nor even to found a school, but so to love wisdom as to live according to its dictates a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity, and trust. It is to solve some of the problems of life, not only theoretically, but practically.
  • Edmund Burke
    Edmund Burke
    English politician and philosopher 1729-1797
    Edmund Burke
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    Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom; and a great empire and little minds go ill together.
  • Marianne Moore
    Marianne Moore
    American poet 1887-1972
    Marianne Moore
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    War is pillage versus resistance and if illusions of magnitude could be transmuted into ideals of magnanimity, peace might be realized.
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe
    Harriet Beecher Stowe
    American Novelist 1811-1896
    Harriet Beecher Stowe
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    What makes saintliness in my view, as distinguished from ordinary goodness, is a certain quality of magnanimity and greatness of soul that brings life within the circle of the heroic.
  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose Bierce
    American writer 1842-1914
    Ambrose Bierce
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    Amnesty, n. The state's magnanimity to those offenders whom it would be too expensive to punish.
  • Winston Churchill
    Winston Churchill
    English statesman 1874-1965
    Winston Churchill
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    Moral of the Work. In war: resolution. In defeat: defiance. In victory: magnanimity. In peace: goodwill.
  • Saadi
    Saadi
    Persian poet and literary of the medieval period
    Saadi
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    The best loved by God are those that are rich, yet have the humility of the poor, and those that are poor and have the magnanimity of the rich.
  • William James
    William James
    American philosopher 1842-1910
    William James
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    As there is no worse lie than a truth misunderstood by those who hear it, so reasonable arguments, challenges to magnanimity, and appeals to sympathy or justice, are folly when we are dealing with human crocodiles and boa-constrictors.
  • Winston Churchill
    Winston Churchill
    English statesman 1874-1965
    Winston Churchill
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    In War: Resolution. In Defeat: Defiance. In Victory: Magnanimity. In Peace: Goodwill.
  • Virginia Woolf
    Virginia Woolf
    English writer 1882-1941
    Virginia Woolf
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    Where the Mind is biggest, the Heart, the Senses, Magnanimity, Charity, Tolerance, Kindliness, and the rest of them scarcely have room to breathe.
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