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The highest proof of virtue is to possess boundless
by Thomas Babington

The highest proof of virtue is to possess boundless
power without abusing it.
- Thomas Babington

And to say that society ought to be governed by the
opinion of the wisest and best,
though true, is useless.
Whose opinion is to decide who are the wisest and best?
- Thomas Babington

American democracy must be a failure because it places
the supreme authority in the hands of the poorest and
most ignorant part of the society.
- Thomas Babington

Men are never so likely to settle a question rightly
as when they discuss it freely.
- Thomas Babington

 

Persecution produced its natural effect on them.
It found them a sect; it made them a faction.
- Thomas Babington

Nothing is so galling to a people not broken in from birth as a paternal,
or, in other words, a meddling government,
a government which tells them what to read,
and say, and eat, and drink and wear.
- Thomas Babington

To punish a man because we infer from the nature of
some doctrine which he holds,
or from the conduct of other persons who hold the same doctrines with him,
that he will commit a crime, is persecution,
and is, in every case, foolish and wicked.
- Thomas Babington

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There is surely no contradiction in saying that a certain
section of the community may be quite competent to
protect the persons and property of the rest,
yet quite unfit to direct our opinions,
or to superintend our private habits.
- Thomas Babington

The maxim, that governments ought to train the people
in the way in which they should go,
sounds well.
But is there any reason for believing that a government
is more likely to lead the people in the right way
than the people to fall into the right way of themselves?
- Thomas Babington

None of the modes by which a magistrate is appointed,
popular election, the accident of the lot,
or the accident of birth, affords, as far as we can perceive,
much security for his being wiser than any of his neighbours.
- Thomas Babington

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

The highest and most beautiful things in life
are not to be heard about, nor read about, nor seen but,
if one will, are to be lived.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Giving is the highest expression of our power.
- Vivian Greene

The highest possible stage in moral culture
is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.
- Charles Darwin

If it is surely the means to the highest end we know,
can any work be humble or disgusting?
Will it not rather be elevating as a ladder,
the means by which we are translated?
- Henry David Thoreau

There comes that mysterious meeting in life
when someone acknowledges who we are and what we can be,
igniting the circuits of our highest potential.
- Rusty Berkus

The highest reward for a person's toil
is not what they get for it,
but what they become by it.
- John Ruskin

The highest thinkers of the ages,
the seers of the tribes and the nations,
have been optimists.
- Helen Keller

Kites rise highest against the wind - not with it.
- Winston Churchill

As many raindrops join to form a great river of water,
many souls join their highest intent to form
the river of evolved consciousness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As we express our gratitude,
we must never forget that the highest appreciation
is not to utter words, but to live by them.
- John F. Kennedy

Reverence for life is the highest court of appeal.
- Albert Schweitzer

Today, when the winds of adversity blow strong,
redirect their force into the
service of your highest intention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Only he is successful in his business who makes that pursuit
which affords him the highest pleasure sustain him.
- Henry David Thoreau

The highest result of education is tolerance.
- Helen Keller

The man form is higher than the angel form;
of all forms it is the highest.
Man is the highest being in creation,
because he aspires to freedom.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

The highest result of education is tolerance.
Long ago men fought and died for their faith;
but it took ages to teach them the other kind of courage, -
the courage to recognize the faiths of their brethren
and their rights of conscience.
- Helen Keller

Dreams pass into the reality of action.
From the actions stems the dream again;
and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.
- Anais Nin

Faith is the highest passion in a human being.
Many in every generation may not come that far, but none comes further.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The highest proof of the spirit is love.
Love is the eternal thing which men can already
on earth possess as it really is.
- Albert Schweitzer

Ask today as you consider the many choices in your view -
what is the highest and best use
of your talents, skills and abilities?
When you answer that, seize the opportunity
to sharpen those qualities even more sharply
by applying your focused effort.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The highest God and the innermost God is one God.
- Ernest Holmes

The human spirit ranges across a truly amazing
diversity of experiences and emotions -
the highest peaks and the lowest valleys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Friendship, like credit, is highest when it is not used.
- Elbert Hubbard

Know the best and highest choices for health
and more often choose those things.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The highest revelation is that God is in every man.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I offer you peace.
I offer you love.
I offer you friendship.
I see your beauty.
I hear your need.
I feel your feelings.
My wisdom flows from the Highest Source.
I salute that Source in you.
Let us work together for unity and love.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

So, to really execute design in its highest form and making people feel joy,
that's a great reward.
- Genevieve Gorder

Borrowing knowledge of reality from all sources,
taking the best from every study,
Science of Mind brings together
the highest enlightenment of the ages.
- Ernest Holmes

I see humanity now as one vast plant,
needing for its highest fulfillment only love,
the natural blessings of the great outdoors,
and intelligent crossing and selection.
- Luther Burbank

What if happiness were found in the serenity of simple pleasures.
What if we didn't need the newest gizmo... the highest high?
What if happiness is in the air we breathe...
slowly, deeply, and consciously?
What if happiness is one fresh grape, savored with gratitude?
What if happiness is in our oneness with all creation?
What if happiness is about enjoying life exactly as it comes to us -
without chasing after it?
What if happiness is something we CHOOSE...
regardless of our circumstances?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
- George Washington

This bright new year is given me
To live each day with zest
To daily grow and try to be
My highest and my best.
- William Arthur Ward

The physician's highest calling, his only calling,
is to make sick people healthy - to heal,
as it is termed.
- Samuel Hahnemann

From the equality of rights springs identity of our highest interests;
you cannot subvert your neighbor's rights without striking
a dangerous blow at your own.
- Carl Schurz

The highest education is that which
does not merely give us information
but makes our life in harmony with all existence.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Poetry should...
should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts,
and appear almost a remembrance.
- John Keats

The highest patriotism is not a blind acceptance of official policy,
but a love of one's country deep enough to call her to a higher plain.
- George McGovern

Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
- Howard Zinn

Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold.
- Joseph Chilton Pearce

Morality is of the highest importance -
but for us, not for God.
- Albert Einstein

We all should choose our friends carefully.
I used to think that no one could know me better than somebody else,
because you're inside yourself, your body, you can't see yourself.
If you think like that, you surround yourself with
other people who are willing to tell you who you are,
which are usually judgmental people ...
we should really surround ourselves with the ones
that adore us and believe in the highest of us.
- Jewel

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought,
and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

The highest grossing films have great,
moral messages - not dirty, base themes,
so we're trying to get producers to make more of the uplifting movies.
- Morgan Brittany

The highest art is always the most religious,
and the greatest artist is always a devout person.
- Abraham Lincoln

One could write a history of science in reverse by
assembling the solemn pronouncements of highest authority
about what could not be done and could never happen.
- Robert A. Heinlein

The highest reward that God gives us for good work
is the ability to do better work.
- Elbert Hubbard

The duty of helping one's self in the highest sense
involves the helping of one's neighbors.
- Samuel Smiles

The Cox Report documents a systematic,
well-planned effort by the Chinese military at the
highest levels to target and acquire technology for military modernization.
- Charles Foster Bass

Our duty is to encourage every one in his struggle
to live up to his own highest idea,
and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near
as possible to the Truth.
- Swami Vivekananda

Now, one thing I tell everyone is learn about real estate.
Repeat after me: real estate provides the highest returns,
the greatest values and the least risk.
- Armstrong Williams

We are constantly working towards the highest level of compliance possible.
- Mike Davidson

As the most participatory form of mass speech yet developed,
the Internet deserves the highest protection from government intrusion.
- Judge Dalzell

The highest prize in a world of men is the most beautiful
woman available on your arm and living there in her heart loyal to you.
- Norman Mailer

The eyes like sentinel occupy the highest place in the body.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Obviously, the highest type of efficiency is that which
can utilize existing material to the best advantage.
- Jawaharlal Nehru

Music must take rank as the highest of the fine arts -
as the one which,
more than any other, ministers to the human spirit.
- Herbert Spencer

The very essence of rationalism is that it assumes
that the reason is the highest faculty in man and the lord of all the rest.
- Lyman Abbott

The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.
- Harvey S. Firestone

I don't know if proud is the right word,
but I am somebody who does not, on the whole,
have the highest regard for my own stuff in that when
I look all I get to see are the flaws.
- Neil Gaiman

It seems that the creative faculty and the critical
faculty cannot exist together in their highest perfection.
- W. Somerset Maugham


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