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Action To sin by silence, when they should protest, makes cowards of men. Ella Wheeler Wilcox ( ) American author and poet. One famous line from one of her poems, “Laugh, and the world laughs with you; Weep, and you weep alone”
Anger Anyone can become angry that is easy, but to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way that is not easy. Aristotle ( BC) Aristotle was a Greek philosopher born in Stagirus, northern Greece, in 384 BCE. His father, Nicomachus, died when Aristotle was a child
Beauty I have read in Plato and Cicero sayings that are wise and very beautiful; but I have never read in either of them: Come unto me all you that labor and are heavy laden. St. Augustine ( AD) Augustine of Hippo, also known as Saint Augustine or Saint Austin, was an early Christian theologian and philosopher whose writings were very influential in the development of Western Christianity and Western philosophy
Becoming The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it. John Ruskin ( ) John Ruskin was the leading English art critic of the Victorian era, also an art patron, draughtsman, watercolourist, a prominent social thinker and philanthropist
Wealth To be wealthy and honoured in an unjust society is a disgrace. Confucius ( BC) Ancient Chinese teacher and wise man
Best Choice For what is the best choice, for each individual is the highest it is possible for him to achieve. Aristotle ( BC)
Character Character is fate. Heraclitus ( BC) Heraclitus of Ephesus was a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher, a native of the Greek city Ephesus, Ionia, on the coast of Asia Minor. He was of distinguished parentage.
Character To enjoy the things we ought and to hate the things we ought has the greatest bearing on excellence of character. Aristotle ( BC)
Comfort We find comfort among those who agree with us, growth among those who don't Frank Clark (Born 1943-) An English former footballer and manager, and former chairman of Nottingham Forest.
Revenge Justice is about making them pay for [her] pain. Revenge is making them pay for yours. Erica O’Rourke Contemporary author
Contentment He who is not content with what he has, would not be content with what he would like to have. Socrates (Died 399BC) Socrates was a classical Greek philosopher. Credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy, he is an enigmatic figure known chiefly through the accounts of later classical writers
Delusions Nowadays everyone in the world is deluded about right and wrong, and confused about benefit and harm. Because so many people share this sickness, no one perceives that it is a sickness. Lao Zi ( BC) Laozi was a philosopher and poet of ancient China. He is best known as the reputed author of the Tao Te Ching and the founder of philosophical Taoism, but he is also revered as a deity in religious Taoism and traditional Chinese religions
Peace True peace is not merely the absence of war, it is the presence of justice. Jane Addams( ) Pioneer social worker, thinker and author
Education Educated men are as much superior to uneducated men as the living are to the dead. Aristotle ( BC)
Money People have to struggle to live and frequently to live in an undignified way. One cause of this situation, in my opinion, is in our relationship with money, and our acceptance of it’s power over ourselves and our society. Pope Francis(1936-) Top man in the Catholic Church
Education The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life. Plato (Died 347BC)
Education The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead." – Aristotle ( BC)
Education The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet. Aristotle ( BC)
Education Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach. Aristotle ( BC)
Equality The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law. Aristotle ( BC)
Equality So far is it from being true that men are naturally equal, that no two people can be half an hour together but one shall acquire an evident superiority over the other. Samuel Johnson ( ) An English writer who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer
Excellence We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. Aristotle ( BC)
Friend What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies. Aristotle ( BC)
Aristotle Without friends, no one would choose to live, though they had all other goods. Aristotle ( BC)
Genius There was never a genius without a tincture of insanity. Aristotle ( BC)
God I pray Thee, O God, that I may be beautiful within! Socrates (Died 399BC)
God I cannot forgive Descartes; in all his philosophy he did his best to dispense with God. But he could not avoid making Him set the world in motion with a flip of His thumb; after that he had no more use for God. Blaise Pascal ( ) Blaise Pascal was a French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer and Christian philosopher. He was a child prodigy who was educated by his father, a tax collector in Rouen
God He who has God in his heart carries Paradise with him wherever he goes. Saint Ignatius ( AD) Ignatius of Loyola was a Spanish knight from a local Basque noble family, hermit, priest since 1537, and theologian, who founded the Society of Jesus and, on 19 April 1541, became its first Superior General
Money Concern with the idols of power, profit, and money, rather than with the value of the human person has become a basic norm for functioning and a crucial criterion for organization Pope Francis(1936-) Top man in the Catholic Church
Goodness The higher the prestige of wealth and the wealthy, the lower that of goodness and good men will be. Plato (Died 347BC)
Habits It is easy to perform a good action, but not easy to acquire a settled habit of performing such actions. Aristotle ( BC)
Habits We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit. Aristotle ( BC)
Happiness Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self- gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. Helen Keller ( ) 1st Deafblind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree.
Happiness Life is a journey. When we stop, things don’t go right. Pope Francis(1936-) Top man in the Catholic Church
Happiness Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold; the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul. Democritus ( BC) Ancient Greek thinker, came up with an atomic theory of the universe
Honors It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them. Mark Twain ( AD) Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the latter often called “the Great American Novel”
Inner The outward work will never be puny if the inward work is great. Meister Eckhart ( ) Eckhart von Hochheim O.P., commonly known as Meister Eckhart, was a German theologian, philosopher and mystic, born near Gotha, in the Landgraviate of Thuringia in the Holy Roman Empire
Invisible It is by invisible hands that we are tortured most. Friedrich Nietzsche ( AD) Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche was a German philologist, philosopher, cultural critic, poet and composer
Jobs All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind. Aristotle ( BC)
Justice Never pray for justice, because you might get some. Margaret Atwood(1939-) Canadian poet and book writer.
Justice Justice is truth in action. Benjamin Disraeli (1804 – 1881AD) 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, KG, PC, FRS, was a British Conservative politician, writer, aristocrat and dandy who twice served as Prime Minister
Justice The sentiment of justice is so natural, so universally acquired by all mankind that it seems to be independent of all law, all party, all religion. Voltaire ( )
Justice Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are. Benjamin Franklin ( ) Founding Father of USA. Storm kite flyer.
Law Wherever the law ends, tyranny begins. John Locke (1632 – 1704AD) An English philosopher and physician regarded as one of the most influential of Enlightenment thinkers and known as the "Father of Classical Liberalism"
Law We must not make a scarecrow of the law; setting it up to fear the birds of prey and let it keep one shape till custom make it their perch and not their terror. William Shakespeare ( AD) William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.
Learn For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them. Aristotle ( BC)
Learn We cannot learn without pain. Aristotle ( BC)
Life Life can be understood only backwards, but it must be lived forwards." Søren Kierkegaard (1813 – 1855AD) Søren Aabye Kierkegaard was a Danish philosopher, theologian, poet, social critic, and religious author who is widely considered to be the first existentialist philosopher 1855AD)
Life The unexamined life is not worth living. Socrates (Died 399BC)
Life Whoever destroys a single life is as guilty as though he had destroyed the entire world; and whoever rescues a single life earns as much merit as though he had rescued the entire world. The Talmud, Mishna Central Jewish text.
Lie There is no greater lie than a truth misunderstood. William James ( ) William James was an American philosopher and psychologist who was also trained as a physician. The first educator to offer a psychology course in the United States
Man It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this." Bertrand Russell ( ) Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, OM, FRS was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, and social critic
Marriage By all means marry. If you get a good wife, you'll be happy. If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher. Socrates (Died 399BC)
Moving the World Let him who would move the world, first move himself. Socrates (Died 399BC)
Neutrality The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality. Dante (1265 – 1321) Durante degli Alighieri, simply referred to as Dante, was a major Italian poet of the Middle Ages
Opinions Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. John F. Kennedy (1917 – 1963) John Fitzgerald Kennedy, commonly known as "Jack" or by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until he was assassinated in November 1963
Pleasure The man is richest whose pleasures are the cheapest. Henry David Thoreau ( ) Henry David Thoreau was an American author, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, and leading transcendentalist
Principles These are my principles. If you don't like them, I have others. Groucho Marx (1890 – 1977) Comedian, master of quick wit
Principles In matters of principle stand like a rock; in matters of taste, swim with the current. Thomas Jefferson ( ) 3rd American president, signed the declaration of independence
Right The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong. Carl Jung ( ) Swiss psychiatrist & psychotherapist
Satisfaction It is better to be a human being dissatisfied, than a pig satisfied; better to be Socrates dissatisfied than a fool satisfied. J. S. Mill ( ) English philosopher, political economist & civil servant.
Talking Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. Plato (Died 347BC)
Thinking Thinking is the talking of the soul with itself. Plato (Died 347BC)
Think On this planet, anything we think may be held against us. Mr. Spock, Star Trek (1964-) Half human-Half Vulcan logic specialist
Thinking A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices. William James ( ) American philosopher, psychologist and medical doctor
Truth Truth is not determined by majority vote. Pope Benedict XVI (1927-) Ex catholic pope, still living in the Vatican City.
Responsibility Diogenes struck the father when the student swore. Diogenes ( BC) Ancient Greek philosopher & cynic
Wisdom Let no one be slow to seek wisdom when he is young, nor weary in the search thereof when he is grown old. For no age is too early or too late for the health of the soul. Epicurus ( BC) Ancient Greek philosopher
Judging Look, I'm not the one with the problem, okay? It's the world that seems to have a problem with ME! … They judge me before they even know me - that's why I'm better off alone. Shrek(2001-) Annoyed Green philosopher