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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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Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.

Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.

by Dalai Lama Found in: Silence Quotes,
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Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax.

Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax.

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The Crab and Its Mother
A crab said to her son, Why do you walk so one-sided, my child? It read more

The Crab and Its Mother
A crab said to her son, Why do you walk so one-sided, my child? It is far more becoming to go straight forward. The young Crab replied: Quite true, dear Mother; and if you will show me the straight way, I will promise to walk in it. The Mother tried in vain, and submitted without remonstrance to the reproof of her child.
Example is more powerful than precept.

by Aesop Found in: Aesop fables Quotes,
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It is the nature of slavery to render its victims so abject that at last, fearing to be free, they read more

It is the nature of slavery to render its victims so abject that at last, fearing to be free, they multiply their own chains. You can liberate a freeman, but you cannot liberate a slave.

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Mathematicians are like Frenchmen: whatever you say to them they translate into their own language and forthwith it is something read more

Mathematicians are like Frenchmen: whatever you say to them they translate into their own language and forthwith it is something entirely different.

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I'm very comfortable with that overall total reduction in risk, and I would not be able to say that there read more

I'm very comfortable with that overall total reduction in risk, and I would not be able to say that there is anything that I can tell that should stop them from going ahead and flying.

by James Adamson Found in: Miscellaneous Quotes,
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Genius is only patience.
[Fr., Le Genie, c'est la patience.]

Genius is only patience.
[Fr., Le Genie, c'est la patience.]

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A lot of middle-class black people think that the Democrats have nothing new to say about race, that their ideas read more

A lot of middle-class black people think that the Democrats have nothing new to say about race, that their ideas are bankrupt, and that the party basically takes their loyalty for granted, ... Then the Republicans start coming around - and we're like the lonely girl standing against the wall at a dance. Even if you know it's lip service, you feel receptive, just because somebody has bothered to come over and pay attention to you.

by Mark Anthony Found in: Miscellaneous Quotes,
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One sure way to lose another woman's friendship is to try to improve her flower arrangements.

One sure way to lose another woman's friendship is to try to improve her flower arrangements.

by Marcelene Cox Found in: Friendship Quotes,
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