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The second office of this government is honorable and easy, the first is but a splendid misery.
Offices are as acceptable here as elsewhere, and whenever a man has cast a longing eye on them, a rottenness begins in his conduct.
When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.
Speeches measured by the hour die with the hour.
An association of men who will not quarrel with one another is a thing which never yet existed, from the greatest confederacy of nations down to a town-meeting or a vestry.
A little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.
He who steadily observes those moral precepts in which all religions concur, will never be questioned at the gates of heaven as to the dogmas in which they all differ.
Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.
All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression.
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There are times when even the greatest tactician in diplomatic cunning is outclassed in his own game. It is then that he discovers that all that he thought he had gained is but loss, and that what is left of national honor and dignity is but the shadow of an illustrious past that is gone forever, or of a potentially great future that will never come.
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Fantasy love is much better than Reality Love.
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Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living?
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Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
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The time we waste trying to find out what life is all about could be spent loving someone and finding out.
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