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A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
by: Aesop
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
by: Aesop
Appearances often are deceiving.
by: Aesop
Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything.
by: Aesop
Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.
by: Aesop
Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
by: Aesop
If you can't distinguish people from lap-dogs, you shouldn't undertake philanthropic work.
by: Anton Chekhov
The unhappy are egotistical, base, unjust, cruel, and even less capable of understanding one another than are idiots. Unhappiness does not unite people, but separates them.
by: Anton Chekhov
The sea has neither meaning nor pity.
by: Anton Chekhov
Whate'er there be of Sorrow
I'll put off till To-morrow,
And when To-morrow comes, why then
'T will be To-day and Joy again.
by: John Kendrick Bangs
The true method of knowledge is experiment.
by: William Blake
Does the Eagle know what is in the pit?
Or wilt thou go ask the Mole?
Can Wisdom be put in a silver rod?
Or Love in a golden bowl?
by: William Blake
I intend to do what little one man can do to awaken the public conscience‚ and in the meantime I am not frightened by your menaces. I am not a giant physically; I shrink from pain and filth and vermin and foul air‚ like any other man of refinement; also‚ I freely admit‚ when I see a line of a hundred policeman with drawn revolvers flung across a street to keep anyone from coming onto private property to hear my feeble voice‚ I am somewhat disturbed in my nerves. But I have a conscience and a religious faith‚ and I know that our liberties were not won without suffering‚ and may be lost again through our cowardice. I intend to do my duty to my country.
by: Upton Sinclair
He is no lawyer who cannot take two sides.
by: Charles Lamb
There is one living spirit, prevalent over this world ... which assumes a multitude of forms according to subordinate laws. There is one thinking sensible principle allied to one kind of organic matter.
by: Charles Darwin
We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universe, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act.
by: Charles Darwin
In the struggle for survival, the fittest win out at the expense of their rivals because they succeed in adapting themselves best to their environment.
by: Charles Darwin
The illusion which exalts us is dearer to us than ten thousand truths.
by: Alexander Pushkin
The mouse that always trusts to one poor hole
Can never be a mouse of any soul.
by: Alexander Pope
I am not afraid of storms‚ for I am learning how to sail my ship.
by: Louisa May Alcott
It is human nature to think wisely and to act in an absurd fashion.
by: Anatole France