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  • Aeschylus
    Aeschylus
    Greek dramatist BC 525-456
    Aeschylus
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    And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.
  • Benjamin E. Mays
    Benjamin E. Mays
    American Baptist minister and civil rights leader 1894-1984
    Benjamin E. Mays
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    I have only just a minute. Only sixty seconds in it. Forced upon me, can't refuse it. Didn't seek it, didn't choose it. But it's up to me to use it. I must suffer if I lose it. Give account if I abuse it, Just a tiny little minute but eternity is in it.
    Source: As quoted in "Benjamin Elijah Mays, Schoolmaster of the Movement: A Biography", Mays constantly recited to his students this anonymous poem.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
    William Shakespeare
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    A walking shadow, a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more.
  • Hannah Arendt
    Hannah Arendt
    German-born American political theorist 1906-1975
    Hannah Arendt
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    The trouble with lying and deceiving is that their efficiency depends entirely upon a clear notion of the truth that the liar and deceiver wishes to hide. In this sense, truth, even if it does not prevail in public, possesses an ineradicable primacy over all falsehoods.
  • Samuel Smiles
    Samuel Smiles
    Scottish writer 1812-1904
    Samuel Smiles
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    ''Where there is a will there is a way.'' is an old true saying. He who resolves upon doing a thing, by that very resolution often scales the barriers to it, and secures its achievement. To think we are able, is almost to be so - to determine upon attainment is frequently attainment itself.
  • Mahatma Gandhi
    Mahatma Gandhi
    Indian politician 1917-1985
    Mahatma Gandhi
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    All business depends upon men fulfilling their responsibilities.
  • Arnold Toynbee
    Arnold Toynbee
    British economic historian and social reformer 1852-1883
    Arnold Toynbee
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    As human beings, we are endowed with freedom of choice, and we cannot shuffle off our responsibility upon the shoulders of God or nature. We must shoulder it ourselves. It is up to us.
  • Joan Didion
    Joan Didion
    American Essayist 1934-
    Joan Didion
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    The ability to think for one's self depends upon one's mastery of the language.
    Source: Slouching Towards Bethlehem (2013) 91
  • Alexander Maclaren
    Alexander Maclaren
    British preacher 1826-1910
    Alexander Maclaren
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    ''The grace of God,'' says Luther, ''is like a flying summer shower.'' It has fallen upon more than one land, and passed on. Judea had it, and lies barren and dry. These Asiatic coasts had it, and flung it away.
  • Iris Murdoch
    Iris Murdoch
    Anglo-Irish novelist and philosopher 1919-1999
    Iris Murdoch
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    A good man often appears gauche simply because he does not take advantage of the myriad mean little chances of making himself look stylish. Preferring truth to form, he is not constantly at work upon the fa├žade of his appearance.
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
    Bertrand Russell
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    A hallucination is a fact, not an error; what is erroneous is a judgment based upon it.
  • John Updike
    John Updike
    American writer and criticus 1932-
    John Updike
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    A leader is one who, out of madness or goodness, volunteers to take upon himself the woe of the people. There are few men so foolish, hence the erratic quality of leadership in the world.
  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas Carlyle
    Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
    Thomas Carlyle
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    Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man; but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    English poet and critic 1772-1834
    Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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    Advice is like snow; the softer it falls the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind.
  • Babe Paley
    Babe Paley
    American socialite and style icon 1915-1978
    Babe Paley
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    All anger is not sinful, because some degree of it, and on some occasions, is inevitable. But it becomes sinful and contradicts the rule of Scripture when it is conceived upon slight and inadequate provocation, and when it continues long.
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