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"He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper." Debate 4.8 avg (4 votes)
"They defend their errors as if they were defending their inheritance." Debate 4.5 avg (2 votes)
"Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other." Experience 4.0 avg (4 votes)
"No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear." Fear 4.8 avg (6 votes)
"All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing." Good & Evil 4.9 avg (181 votes)
"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle." Good & Evil 4.9 avg (18 votes)
"Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny." Laws 3.2 avg (5 votes)
"Among a people generally corrupt liberty cannot long exist." Liberty, Morality 4.3 avg (3 votes)
"The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion." Liberty 4.7 avg (6 votes)
"An event has happened, upon which it is difficult to speak, and impossible to be silent." Miscellaneous 4.9 avg (10 votes)
"If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free; if our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed." Money 4.0 avg (2 votes)
"Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little." Morality 4.3 avg (11 votes)
"Toleration is good for all, or it is good for none." Morality 4.0 avg (4 votes)
"It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare." Politics 4.7 avg (3 votes)
"Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting." Reading 4.4 avg (16 votes)
"Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference." Religion 3.8 avg (4 votes)
"Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is not a finished creation." Religion 4.0 avg (1 votes)
"You can never plan the future by the past." Time 4.0 avg (4 votes)
"Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle which fits them all." Truth & Lies 4.2 avg (5 votes)
"Never despair, but if you do, work on in despair." Work 4.9 avg (8 votes)


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