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  • Vaclav Havel
    Vaclav Havel
    Czech statesman, writer and former dissident 1936-2011
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    A human action becomes genuinely important when it springs from the soil of a clear-sighted awareness of the temporality and the ephemerally of everything human. It is only this awareness that can breathe any greatness into an action.
  • Cato the Elder
    Cato the Elder
    Roman senator and historian 234-149 BC
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    From lightest words sometimes the direst quarrel springs.
  • André Gide
    André Gide
    French writer 1869-1951
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    I owe much to my friends; but, all things considered, it strikes me that I owe even more to my enemies. The real person springs life under a sting even better than under a caress.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    Fear always springs from ignorance.
  • Baruch Spinoza
    Baruch Spinoza
    Dutch Philosopher and Theologian 1632-1677
    Baruch Spinoza
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    For peace is not mere absence of war, but is a virtue that springs from the force of character.
    Source: Tractatus Politicus
  • Maurice Maeterlinck
    Maurice Maeterlinck
    Belgian playwright, poet and essayist 1862-1949
    Maurice Maeterlinck
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    It is not from reason that justice springs, but goodness is born of wisdom.
  • Theodore Roosevelt
    Theodore Roosevelt
    American statesman 1858-1919
    Theodore Roosevelt
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    The men and women who have the right ideals... are those who have the courage to strive for the happiness which comes only with labor and effort and self-sacrifice, and those whose joy in life springs in part from power of work and sense of duty.
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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    There will still be things that machines cannot do. They will not produce great art or great literature or great philosophy; they will not be able to discover the secret springs of happiness in the human heart; they will know nothing of love and friendship.
  • Adlai E. Stevenson II
    Adlai E. Stevenson II
    American lawyer, politician, and diplomat 1900-1965
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    Your days are short here; this is the last of your springs. And now in the serenity and quiet of this lovely place, touch the depths of truth, feel the hem of Heaven. You will go away with old, good friends. And don't forget when you leave why you came.
  • Henry Ward Beecher
    Henry Ward Beecher
    American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker 1813-1887
    Henry Ward Beecher
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    A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs-jolted by every pebble in the road.
  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer
    German pastor, theologian, spy and anti-Nazi dissident 1905-1945
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    Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.
  • Seneca
    Seneca
    Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright 5 BC - 65 A.D.
    Seneca
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    All cruelty springs from weakness.
  • All great art, and today all great artlessness, must appear extreme to the mass of men, as we know them today. It springs from the anguish of great souls. From the souls of men not formed, but deformed in factories whose inspiration is pelf.
  • Anna C. Brackett
    Anna C. Brackett
    American philosopher and feminist 1836-1911
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    All real freedom springs from necessity, for it can be gained only through the exercise of the individual will, and that will can be roused to energetic action only by the force of necessity acting upon it from the outside to spur it to effort.
  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein
    German - American physicist 1879-1955
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    All these primary impulses, not easily described in words, are the springs of man's actions.
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