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Thomas Babington Quotes and Sayings

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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 PHOTO

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

The highest result of education is tolerance.
- Helen Keller

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
- Howard Zinn

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

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

Appreciation is the highest form of prayer,
for it acknowledges the presence of good wherever you
shine the light of your thankful thoughts.
- Alan Cohen

Man is God's highest present development.
He is the latest thing in God.
- Samuel Butler

The highest function of love is that it makes the loved
one a unique and irreplacable being.
- Tom Robbins

Let him who expects one class of society to prosper in the highest degree,
while the other is in distress, try whether one side;
of the face can smile while the other is pinched.
- Thomas Fuller

I know that New York City remains the highest density
urban area in the country and by far dedicates more
of its own funds to fighting terrorism than any other municipality.
- Jose Serrano

The highest purpose is to have no purpose at all.
This puts one in accord with nature,
in her manner of operation.
- John Cage

I think of art as the highest level of creativity.
To me, it is one of the greatest sources of enjoyment.
- David Rockefeller

What is the highest secret to victory and peace? To will what God wills,
and strike a league with destiny.
- William R. Alger

I always wore the highest heels possible,
because the other women on the show were tall.
- Donna Mills

Poor human reason, when it trusts in itself,
substitutes the strangest absurdities for the highest divine concepts.
- John Chrysostom

Creating new jobs for Pennsylvanians continues to be
my highest priority throughout the Commonwealth.
- Edward G. Rendell

Goodness means the highest degree of popularity.
- Heinrich Mann

For those who seek to understand it,
death is a highly creative force.
The highest spiritual values of life can originate
from the thought and study of death.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Susceptibility to the highest forces is the highest genius.
- Henry B. Adams

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

Cities are, first of all, seats of the highest economic division of labor.
- Georg Simmel

He who is firmly seated in authority soon learns to think security,
and not progress, the highest lesson in statecraft.
- James Russell Lowell

For me, the highest level of sexual excitement is in
a monogamous relationship.
- Warren Beatty

Happiness is the reward we get for living to the highest right we know.
- Richard Bach


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