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To rule is easy, to govern difficult. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

To rule is easy, to govern difficult.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

government
Criticism is the windows and chandeliers of art: it illuminates the enveloping darkness in which art might otherwise rest only vaguely discernible, and perhaps altogether unseen. - George Jean Nathan

Criticism is the windows and chandeliers of art: it illuminates the enveloping darkness in which art might otherwise rest only vaguely discernible, and perhaps altogether unseen.

George Jean Nathan

art
A child's education should begin at least one hundred years before he is born. - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

A child's education should begin at least one hundred years before he is born.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

education
Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps, down new roads, armed with nothing but their own vision. - Ayn Rand

Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps, down new roads, armed with nothing but their own vision.

Ayn Rand

men
No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is, he feels that happiness is his indisputable right. - Helen Keller

No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is, he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.

Helen Keller

happiness
In societies where mature workers are respected and where their wisdom is respected, everybody benefits. Workers are more engaged and productive. Their health is better. They live longer. - Deepak Chopra

In societies where mature workers are respected and where their wisdom is respected, everybody benefits. Workers are more engaged and productive. Their health is better. They live longer.

Deepak Chopra

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Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

future fear
A man is usually more careful of his money than he is of his principles. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man is usually more careful of his money than he is of his principles.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

money
A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water. - Eleanor Roosevelt

A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.

Eleanor Roosevelt

women
Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

change freedom work
Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it. - Benjamin Franklin

Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it.

Benjamin Franklin

men
Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. - Abraham Lincoln

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.

Abraham Lincoln

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There is another old poet whose name I do not now remember who said, 'Truth is the daughter of Time.' - Abraham Lincoln

There is another old poet whose name I do not now remember who said, 'Truth is the daughter of Time.'

Abraham Lincoln

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The web, then, or the pattern, a web at once sensuous and logical, an elegant and pregnant texture: that is style, that is the foundation of the art of literature. - Robert Louis Stevenson

The web, then, or the pattern, a web at once sensuous and logical, an elegant and pregnant texture: that is style, that is the foundation of the art of literature.

Robert Louis Stevenson

art
Woman is fine for her own satisfaction alone. No man will admire her the more, no woman will like her the better for it. Neatness and fashion are enough for the former, and a something of shabbiness or impropriety will be most endearing to the latter. - Jane Austen

Woman is fine for her own satisfaction alone. No man will admire her the more, no woman will like her the better for it. Neatness and fashion are enough for the former, and a something of shabbiness or impropriety will be most endearing to the latter.

Jane Austen

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The trouble with always trying to preserve the health of the body is that it is so difficult to do without destroying the health of the mind. - Gilbert K. Chesterton

The trouble with always trying to preserve the health of the body is that it is so difficult to do without destroying the health of the mind.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

health