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Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways.
He who spends his time reading aphorisms of another to have one of his own, has no time or brains to have any of his own.
There's nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.
The only real revolution is in the enlightenment of the mind and the improvement of character. The only real emancipation is individual, and the only real revolutionaries are philosophers and saints.
Whatever is not nailed down is mine. What I can pry loose is not nailed down.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Hell, there are no rules here -- we're trying to accomplish something.
If we fight a war and win it with H-bombs, what history will remember is not the ideals we were fighting for but the methods we used to accomplish them. These methods will be compared to the warfare of Genghis Khan who ruthlessly killed every last inhabitant of Persia.
Illegal aliens have always been a problem in the United States. Ask any Indian.
Life's tragedy is that we get old to soon and wise too late.
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.