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I know how easy it is for some minds to glide along
by Benjamin F. Wade

I know how easy it is for some minds to glide along
with the current of popular opinion,
where influence, respectability, and all those motives
which tend to seduce the human heart are brought to bear.
- Benjamin F. Wade

Sir, I am no sycophant or worshipper of power anywhere.
- Benjamin F. Wade

The humiliation of the North is complete and overwhelming.
- Benjamin F. Wade

Sometimes it leads me even to hesitate whether I am
strictly correct in my idea that all men are born to equal rights,
for their conduct seems to me to contravene the doctrine.
- Benjamin F. Wade

 

I may fall here in the Senate chamber,
but I will.
never make any compromise with any such men.
- Benjamin F. Wade

I am not unaware how unpopular on this floor are the
sentiments I am about to advocate.
- Benjamin F. Wade

You can never conquer us, we will die first.
- Benjamin F. Wade

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Well, what are you going to do about it?
- Benjamin F. Wade

I am not unconscious of the persuasive power exerted
by these considerations to drag men along in the current;
but I am not at liberty to travel that road.
- Benjamin F. Wade

As a Senator I am opposed to duelling.
As Ben.
Wade, I recognize the code.
- Benjamin F. Wade

But, sir, I shall take the path of duty and shall not swerve from it.
- Benjamin F. Wade

I am amazed at the facility with which some men follow in the wake of slavery.
- Benjamin F. Wade

To morrow, I believe, is to be an eclipse of the sun,
and I think it perfectly meet and proper that the sun in the heavens,
and the glory of the Republic should both go into obscurity and darkness together.
- Benjamin F. Wade

If a man carries his horse out of a slave State into a free one,
be does not lose his property interest in him;
but if he carries his slave into a free State,
the law makes him free.
- Benjamin F. Wade

We certainly cannot have any further political connection
with the Whigs of the South;
they have rendered such connection impossible.
An impassable gulf separates us, and must here-after separate us.
- Benjamin F. Wade

I do not pretend to know precisely what is on foot there;
but I think it pretty evident that there is a very
free communication between that country and this body,
and unless I am greatly mistaken, I see the dwarfish
medium by which that communication is kept up.
- Benjamin F. Wade

I have always believed, heretofore, in the doctrines
of the Declaration of Independence,
that all men are born free and equal;
but of late it appears that some men are born slaves,
and I regret that they are not black,
so all the world might know them.
- Benjamin F. Wade

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr (Serenity Prayer)

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition -
they somehow already know what you truly want to become.
- Steve Jobs

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
- John Wooden

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

Know thyself.
- Socrates (inscribed on the ancient Greek temple at Delphi)

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Know the power and the peace of saying,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

At the center of your being you have the answer;
you know who you are and you know what you want.
- Lao Tzu

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble.
It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
- Mark Twain (attributed)

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Know that the greatest fear is fear of the unknown.
Seek to meet the unknown with courage and a sense of adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Trust yourself, then you will know how to live.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect
and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance,
as is every other life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To know God, watch a butterfly return to the same tree -
after a year and a thousand miles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer
but wish we didn't.
- Erica Jong

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker

Know that you have a choice about
everything you do and everything you do not do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Where are you going? Where does your path lead?
You can never know the future, yet wandering aimlessly
is unlikely to be the source of a fulfilling life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nobody cares how much you know,
until they know how much you care.
- attributed to Theodore Roosevelt, among others,
but probably earlier and anonymous

It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
- Henry David Thoreau

How different our lives are when we
really know what is deeply important to us,
and keeping that picture in mind,
we manage ourselves each day
to be and to do what really matters most
- Stephen Covey

I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing,
and that is that I know nothing.
- Socrates

That you may retain your self-respect, it is better
to displease the people by doing what you know is right,
than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
- William J. H. Boetcker

Know that life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
Don't be trapped by dogma -
which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of others' opinions
drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, have the courage
to follow your heart and intuition.
They somehow already know what you truly want to become.
Everything else is secondary.
- Steve Jobs

Know nothing. For to know nothing is to know everything.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is so much we can never know.
Breathe deeply and relax into the not-knowing.
There is much that we do not have to know
in order to live joyfully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that the act of smiling makes both you and others happier.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know the power of kindness.
Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go,
radiate your kindness to all.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that you do not need the approval of others.
You are unique and magnificent. Stand tall, stand proud.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I don't know the meaning of life,
but I know compassion is the key.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that all people are your brothers and sisters.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What I know for sure is that
what you give comes back to you.
- Oprah Winfrey

The more I see, the less I know for sure.
- John Lennon

One thing I know: the only ones among you
who will be really happy are those
who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
- Confucius

You know that you have fully experienced love
when you turn into love -
that is the spiritual goal of life.
- Deepak Chopra

Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Know first that you have absolutely no power to change the world,
and then address all your energies and intent toward improving it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that today is your day to dance lightly with life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Ultimately we know deeply that the other side
of every fear is a freedom.
- Marilyn Ferguson

Know that fear is your worst enemy -
perhaps your only enemy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do.
Don't bother just to be better than
your contemporaries or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.
- William Faulkner

Know that a flower is a weed seen through joyful eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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


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