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Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around read more

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.

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It is bad to be oppressed by a minority, but it is worse to be oppressed by a majority. For read more

It is bad to be oppressed by a minority, but it is worse to be oppressed by a majority. For there is a reserve of latent power in the masses which, if it is called into play, the minority can seldom resist. But from the absolute will of an entire people there is no appeal, no redemption, no refuge but treason.

by Lord Acton Found in: Miscellaneous Quotes,
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The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern.

The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern.

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Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall, but the moral laws are written on the table of eternity.

Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall, but the moral laws are written on the table of eternity.

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Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. It is itself the highest political end.

Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. It is itself the highest political end.

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