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Do Not Seek To Follow In The Footsteps Of The Men Of Old; Seek What They Sought.
~ Matsuo Basho
Doctors Are Men Who Prescribe Medicines Of Which They Know Little, To Cure Diseases Of Which They Know Less In Human Beings Of Whom They Know Nothing.
~ Voltaire
He Who Endeavors To Serve, To Benefit, And Improve The World, Is Like A Swimmer, Who Struggles Against A Rapid Current, In A River Lashed Into Angry Waves By The Winds. Often They Roar Over His Head, Often They Beat Him Back And Baffle Him. Most Men Yield To The Stress Of The Current... Only Here And There The Stout, Strong Heart And Vigorous Arms Struggle On Toward Ultimate Success.
~ Albert Pike
There Is No Other Way Of Guarding Oneself Against Flattery Than By Letting Men Understand That They Will Not Offend You By Speaking The Truth; But When Everyone Can Tell You The Truth, You Lose Their Respect.
~ Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince
The Government Consists Of A Gang Of Men Exactly Like You And Me. They Have, Taking One With Another, No Special Talent For The Business Of Government They Have Only A Talent For Getting And Holding Office.
~ H. L. Mencken
Like President Reagan, President Bush Has Not Shied From Calling Evil By Its Name Or Declaring His Intention To Defeat Its Latest Incarnation, Terrorism, Just As Free Men And Women Of All Political Persuasions, Here And Abroad, Defeated Fascism And Communism Before.
~ Donald Rumsfeld, Ronald Reagan Library and Museum, October 10, 2003
The Phrases That Men Hear Or Repeat Continually, End By Becoming Convictions And Ossify The Organs Of Intelligence.
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Thank God Men Cannot As Yet Fly And Lay Waste The Sky As Well As The Earth.
~ Henry David Thoreau, Jan. 3, 1861
I Often Wonder Whether We Do Not Rest Our Hopes Too Much Upon Constitutions, Upon Laws And Upon Courts. These Are False Hopes Believe Me, These Are False Hopes. Liberty Lies In The Hearts Of Men And Women When It Dies There, No Constitution, No Law, No Court Can Save It...
~ Learned Hand
There Are One-story Intellects, Two-story Intellects, And Three-story Intellects With Skylights. All Fact Collectors With No Aim Beyond Their Facts Are One-story Men. Two-story Men Compare Reason And Generalize, Using Labors Of The Fact Collectors As Well As Their Own. Three-story Men Idealize, Imagine, And Predict. Their Best Illuminations Come From Above Through The Skylight.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes
Good Men Must Be Affectionate Men.
~ Samuel Richardson
The Memories Of Men Are Too Frail A Thread To Hang History From.
~ John Still