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Tell the truth

When you want to fool the world, tell the truth. -Otto von Bismarck, statesman (1815-1898)

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World’s awe

The world looks with some awe upon a man who appears unconcernedly indifferent to home, money, comfort, rank, or even power and fame. The world feels not without a certain apprehension, that here is someone outside its jurisdiction; someone before

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Real character

The measure of a man’s real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out. -Thomas Babington Macaulay, author and statesman (1800-1859)

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Root of all superstition

The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not when it misses. -Francis Bacon, essayist, philosopher, and statesman (1561-1626) Related articles How do we know what causes human behavior? (psychologytoday.com) How to Make Anything

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Parsimony and economy

Mere parsimony is not economy. Expense, and great expense, may be an essential part in true economy. -Edmund Burke, statesman and writer (1729-1797)

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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY

In a free country there is much clamor, with little suffering: in a despotic state there is little complaint but much suffering. -Lazare Hippolyte Carnot, statesman (1801-1888)

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Extreme justice and injustice

    Extreme justice is extreme injustice. -Marcus Tullius Cicero, statesman, orator, writer (106-43 BCE)   Related articles Cicero on Government Debt (samuelatgilgal.wordpress.com) Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 140) (mannerofspeaking.org)  

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  • IF YOU CANNOT SAY/WRITE WHAT YOU FEEL, YOU'RE BEST OFF NOT SAYING/WRITING ANYTHING AT ALL! 2 weeks ago
  • People only echo what they believe, not what they do not. 2 weeks ago
  • If it feels unjust, it usually is. It helps to know why and, better still, explain why. 2 weeks ago
  • Giving and gifting are not the same. The giver expects; giving should be sustainable. The gifter does not. Gifting is usually excess. 2 weeks ago
  • A change of heart in one does not necessarily imply a change of heart in all. 2 weeks ago
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