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Ezra Stiles Quotes and Sayings

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It gives me pleasure to find that public liberty is
effectually secured in each and all the policies of the United States,
though somewhat differently modeled.
- Ezra Stiles

There are reasons for believing that the English increase will far surpass others,
and that the diffusion of the United States will ultimately
produce the general population of America.
- Ezra Stiles

But a multitude of people, even the two hundred million of the Chinese empire,
cannot subsist without civil government.
- Ezra Stiles

With the people, especially a people seized of property,
resides the aggregate of original power.
- Ezra Stiles

 

Let the grand errand into America never be forgotten.
- Ezra Stiles

A monarchy conducted with infinite wisdom and infinite
benevolence is the most perfect of all possible governments.
- Ezra Stiles

The constitutions of Maryland and New York are founded in higher wisdom.
- Ezra Stiles

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The greater part of the governments on earth may be
termed monarchical aristocracies,
or hereditary dominions independent of the people.
- Ezra Stiles

Indians are numerous in the tropical regions;
not so elsewhere.
- Ezra Stiles

Our trade opens to all the world.
- Ezra Stiles

Let a bill, or law, be read, in the one branch or the other,
every one instantly thinks how it will affect his constituents.
- Ezra Stiles

The Lord shall have made his American Israel high above
all nations which he hath made.
- Ezra Stiles

We stand a better chance with aristocracy,
whether hereditary or elective, than with monarchy.
- Ezra Stiles

But Connecticut and Rhode Island have originally realized
the most perfect polity as to a legislature.
- Ezra Stiles

All the forms of civil polity have been tried by mankind,
except one, and that seems to have been reserved in
Providence to be realized in America.
- Ezra Stiles

Besides a happy policy as to civil government,
it is necessary to institute a system of law and jurisprudence founded in justice,
equity, and public right.
- Ezra Stiles

War, in some instances, especially defensive,
has been authorized by Heaven.
- Ezra Stiles

In justice to human society it may perhaps be said
of almost all the polities and civil institutions in the world,
however imperfect, that they have been founded in and
carried on with very considerable wisdom.
- Ezra Stiles

The right of conscience and private judgment is unalienable,
and it is truly the interest of all mankind to unite
themselves into one body for the liberty,
free exercise, and unmolested enjoyment of this right.
- Ezra Stiles

But after the spirit of conquest had changed the first governments,
all the succeeding ones have, in general,
proved one continued series of injustice,
which has reigned in all countries for almost four thousand years.
- Ezra Stiles

A few scattered accounts, collected and combined together,
may lead us to two certain conclusions:
1.
That all the American Indians are one kind of people;
2.
That they are the same as the people in the northeast of Asia.
- Ezra Stiles

The British merchants represented that they received
some profit indeed from Virginia and South Carolina,
as well as the West Indies; but as for the rest of this continent,
they were constant losers in trade.
- Ezra Stiles

It should seem, then, that the nature of society dictates another,
a higher branch, whose superiority arises from its
being the interested and natural conservator of the universal interest.
- Ezra Stiles

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

Our faith gives us knowledge of something better.
- E. F. Schumacher PHOTO

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.
- Swedish Proverb PHOTO

Beauty is whatever gives joy.
- Edna St. Vincent Millay PHOTO

Love is all, it gives all, and it takes all.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us
that we are nothing but acorns
and that our greatest happiness will be
to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns;
but that is of interest only to pigs.
Our faith gives us knowledge of something better:
that we can become oak trees.
- E. F. Schumacher

The value of a man should be seen in what he gives
and not in what he is able to receive.
- Albert Einstein

Laziness may appear attractive,
but work gives satisfaction.
- Anne Frank

Love gives naught but itself
and takes naught but from itself.
- Khalil Gibran

Worrying is like a rocking chair,
it gives you something to do,
but it gets you nowhere.
- Glenn Turner

To love someone deeply gives you strength.
Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.
- Lao Tzu

Intense love does not measure, it just gives.
- Mother Teresa

Existence needs you.
Without you, something will be missing
in existence and nobody can replace it.
Thats what gives you dignity,
that the whole existence will miss you.
- Osho

Justice that love gives is a surrender,
justice that law gives is a punishment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

When life gives you lemons, Make Lemonade.
- Anonymous saying

Love gives without taking
- Erica Jong

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength;
loving someone deeply gives you courage.
- Lao Tzu

It is not what we get.
But who we become, what we contribute...
that gives meaning to our lives.
- Tony Robbins

Science gives man knowledge, which is power;
religion gives man wisdom, which is control.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another
as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
- Thomas Jefferson

Our desires always disappoint us;
for though we meet with something that gives us satisfaction,
yet it never thoroughly answers our expectation.
- Elbert Hubbard

It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness
of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed.
- Albert Einstein

When a father gives to his son, both laugh;
when a son gives to his father, both cry.
- William Shakespeare

God gives some more than others
because some accept more than others.
- Ernest Holmes

In all our contacts, it is probably the sense
of being really needed and wanted
which gives us the greatest satisfaction
and creates the most lasting bond.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Continuity gives us roots; change gives us branches,
letting us stretch and grow and reach new heights.
- Pauline R. Kezer

Laughter gives us distance.
It allows us to step back from an event,
deal with it and then move on.
- Bob Newhart

Experience is a hard teacher.
She gives the test first
and the lessons afterwards.
- Anonymous

The way you get meaning into your life
is to devote yourself to loving others,
devote yourself to your community around you,
and devote yourself to creating something
that gives you purpose and meaning
- Mitch Albom

Love gives naught but itself
and takes naught but from itself.
Love possesses not
nor would it be possessed;
For love is sufficient unto love.
- Khalil Gibran

Every parting gives a foretaste of death,
every reunion a hint of the resurrection.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Above all the grace and the gifts
that Christ gives to his beloved
is that of overcoming self.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Knowledge will forever govern ignorance;
and a people who mean to be their own governors must
arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
- James Madison

Silence gives consent.
- Plato

Do you know the only thing that gives me pleasure?
It's to see my dividends coming in.
- John D. Rockefeller

Faithfulness in the performance of small duties
gives us strength to adhere to difficult determinations
that life will someday force us to make.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Hope is some extraordinary spiritual grace that God
gives us to control our fears,
not to oust them.
- Vincent McNabb

Medicine sometimes snatches away health,
sometimes gives it.
- Ovid

Bureaucracy gives birth to itself and then expects maternity benefits.
- Dale Dauten

Music is a moral law.
It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind,
flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.
- Plato

Mind can never be intelligent - only no-mind is intelligent.
Only no-mind is original and radical.
Only no-mind is revolutionary - revolution in action.
The mind gives you a sort of stupor.
Burdened by the memories of the past,
burdened by the projections of the future,
you go on living - at the minimum.
You dont live at the maximum.
Your flame remains very dim.
Once you start dropping thoughts,
the dust that you have collected in the past,
the flame arises - clean, clear, alive, young.
Your whole life becomes a flame,
and a flame without any smoke.
That is what awareness is.
- Osho

Looking after my health today gives me a better hope for tomorrow.
- Anne Wilson Schaef

How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!
- John Muir

Beyond mind, there is an awareness that is intrinsic,
that is not given to you by the outside, and is not an idea -
and there is no experiment up to now
that has found any center in the brain
which corresponds to awareness.
The whole work of meditation is
to make you aware of all that is "mind"
and disidentify yourself from it.
That very separation is the
greatest revolution that can happen to man.
Now you can do and act on only that
which makes you more joyous, fulfills you,
gives you contentment, makes your life a work of art, a beauty.
But this is possible only if the master in you is awake.
- Osho

God always gives His best to those who leave the choice with him.
- Jim Elliot

Decorate your home.
It gives the illusion that your life is more interesting than it really is.
- Charles M. Schulz

Beauty is the first present nature gives to women and the first it takes away.
- Fay Weldon


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