Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Test of character

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power: Abraham Lincoln

Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Words of Wisdom

Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them: Aristotle

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It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare: Mark Twain
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It is the duty of every citizen according to his best capacities to give validity to his convictions in political affairs: Albert Einstein
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Say nothing of my religion. It is known to God and myself alone. Its evidence before the world is to be sought in my life: if it has been honest and dutiful to society the religion which has regulated it cannot be a bad one: Thomas Jefferson
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Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master: George Washington
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The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept a majority of the people from ever questioning the inequity of a system where most people drudge along, paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return: Gore Vidal
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For in reason, all government without the consent of the governed is the very definition of slavery: Jonathan Swift
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