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To be as good as our fathers we must be better,
by Wendell Phillips

To be as good as our fathers we must be better,
imitation is not discipleship.
- Wendell Phillips

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To hear some men talk of the government,
you would suppose that Congress was the law of gravitation,
and kept the planets in their places.
- Wendell Phillips

Responsibility educates.
- Wendell Phillips

You can always get the truth from an American statesman
after he has turned seventy,
or given up all hope of the Presidency.
- Wendell Phillips

 

Physical bravery is an animal instinct;
moral bravery is much higher and truer courage.
- Wendell Phillips

Law is nothing unless close behind it stands a warm,
living public opinion.
- Wendell Phillips

Debt is the fatal disease of republics,
the first thing and the mightiest to undermine governments and corrupt the people.
- Wendell Phillips

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Christianity is a battle not a dream.
- Wendell Phillips

What is fanaticism today is the fashionable creed tomorrow,
and trite as the multiplication table a week after.
- Wendell Phillips

What the Puritans gave the world was not thought,
but action.
- Wendell Phillips

Today it is not big business that we have to fear.
It is big government.
- Wendell Phillips

Power is every stealing from the many to the few.
- Wendell Phillips

The keener the want the lustier the growth.
- Wendell Phillips

The heart is the best reflective thinker.
- Wendell Phillips

Aristocracy is always cruel.
- Wendell Phillips

If you want to be an orator, first get your great cause.
- Wendell Phillips

Every step of progress the world has made has been
from scaffold to scaffold,
and from stake to stake.
- Wendell Phillips

Agitation is the atmosphere of the brains.
- Wendell Phillips

Governments exist to protect the rights of minorities.
The loved and the rich need no protection:
they have many friends and few enemies.
- Wendell Phillips

The best education in the world is that got by struggling to get a living.
- Wendell Phillips

Let me make the newspapers, and I care not what is
preached in the pulpit or what is enacted in Congress.
- Wendell Phillips

Boredom, after all, is a form of criticism.
- Wendell Phillips

Many know how to flatter, few know how to praise.
- Wendell Phillips

What is defeat? Nothing but education.
Nothing but the first step to something better.
- Wendell Phillips

The labor movement means just this: it is the last
noble protest of the American people against the power of incorporated wealth.
- Wendell Phillips

Seldom ever was any knowledge given to keep,
but to impart; the grace of this rich jewel is lost in concealment.
- Wendell Phillips

Insurrection of thought always precedes insurrection of arms.
- Wendell Phillips

We live under a government of men and morning newspapers.
- Wendell Phillips

One on God's side is a majority.
- Wendell Phillips

Exigencies create the necessary ability to meet and conquer them.
- Wendell Phillips

Difference of religion breeds more quarrels than difference of politics.
- Wendell Phillips

If there is anything in the universe that can't stand discussion,
let it crack.
- Wendell Phillips

Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty;
power is ever stealing from the many to the few.
- Wendell Phillips

What gunpowder did for war the printing press has done for the mind.
- Wendell Phillips

Truth is one forever absolute, but opinion is truth
filtered through the moods,
the blood, the disposition of the spectator.
- Wendell Phillips

Two kinds of men generally best succeed in political life;
men of no principle,
but of great talent; and men of no talent,
but of one principle - that of obedience to their superiors.
- Wendell Phillips

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

Write your Sad times in Sand,
Write your Good times in Stone.
- George Bernard Shaw

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves
to recognize how good things really are.
- Marianne Williamson

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead;
his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

There is nothing either good or bad,
but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

Play to win, but be a good loser.
Have a plan for your life,
but accept whatever comes your way
with grace and gratitude.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Regrets are the tears of good deeds left undone
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours.
- Irish Blessing

Start living now.
Stop saving the good china
for that special occasion.
Stop withholding your love
until that special person materializes.
Every day you are alive is a special occasion.
Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.
- Mary Manin Morrissey

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care
for people will hear them and be influenced
by them for good or ill.
- The Buddha

If being good isn't working - try being outrageous.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

About morals: I know only that
what is moral is what you feel good after
and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.
- Ernest Hemingway

I've learned that mistakes can often be
as good a teacher as success.
- Jack Welch

Great and good are seldom the same man.
- Winston Churchill

Not life, but good life,
is to be chiefly valued.
- Socrates

If I am not for myself,
who will be for me?
Yet if I am for myself alone,
of what good am I?
- Hillel

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression
and cruelty by the bad people
but the silence over that by the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Aim above morality.
Be not simply good,
be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

So your father, or your mother,
never thought you were good enough - SO WHAT?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

An ounce of conscious choice is worth a pound of good fortune.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Good Endings precede Good Beginnings.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
- Mother Teresa

Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
- John D. Rockefeller

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news.
The good news is that you don't know how great you can be!
How much you can love!
What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
- Anne Frank


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