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"An event has happened, upon which it is difficult to speak, and impossible to be silent." Miscellaneous 4.9 avg (10 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)
"Never despair, but if you do, work on in despair." Work 4.9 avg (8 votes)
"All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing." Good & Evil 4.9 avg (181 votes)
"No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear." Fear 4.8 avg (6 votes)
"He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper." Debate 4.8 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)
"The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion." Liberty 4.7 avg (6 votes)
"They defend their errors as if they were defending their inheritance." Debate 4.5 avg (2 votes)
"Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting." Reading 4.4 avg (16 votes)
"Among a people generally corrupt liberty cannot long exist." Liberty, Morality 4.3 avg (3 votes)
"Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little." Morality 4.3 avg (11 votes)
"Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle which fits them all." Truth & Lies 4.2 avg (5 votes)
"Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other." Experience 4.0 avg (4 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)
"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)
"Toleration is good for all, or it is good for none." Morality 4.0 avg (4 votes)
"You can never plan the future by the past." Time 4.0 avg (4 votes)
"Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference." Religion 3.8 avg (4 votes)
"Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny." Laws 3.2 avg (5 votes)


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