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Charity
Engrave this Quote If the barricades went up in our streets and the poor became masters, I think the priests would escape, I fear the gentlemen would; but I believe the gutters would simply be running with the blood of philanthropists.
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Chastity
Engrave this Quote Chastity does not mean abstention from sexual wrong; it means something flaming, like Joan of Arc.
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Children
Engrave this Quote Boyhood is a most complex and incomprehensible thing. Even when one has been through it, one does not understand what it was. A man can never quite understand a boy, even when he has been the boy.
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Christianity
Engrave this Quote The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.
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Class
Engrave this Quote Some men never feel small, but these are the few men who are.
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Color
Engrave this Quote White is not a mere absence of color; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black. God paints in many colors; but He never paints so gorgeously, I had almost said so gaudily, as when He paints in white.
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Committee
Engrave this Quote I've searched all the parks in all the cities and found no statues of committees.
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Compromise
Engrave this Quote Compromise used to mean that half a loaf was better than no bread. Among modern statesmen it really seems to mean that half a loaf ;is better than a whole loaf.
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Conflict
Engrave this Quote I believe in getting into hot water. I think it keeps you clean.
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Contentment
Engrave this Quote True contentment is a thing as active as agriculture. It is the power of getting out of any situation all that there is in it. It is arduous and it is rare.
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Engrave this Quote Being contented ought to mean in English, as it does in French, being pleased. Being content with an attic ought not to mean being unable to move from it and resigned to living in it; it ought to mean appreciating all there is in such a position.
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Curiosity
Engrave this Quote There are no uninteresting things, there are only uninterested people.
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Democracy
Engrave this Quote Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
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Drinking
Engrave this Quote A new morality has burst upon us with some violence in connection with the problem of strong drink; and enthusiasts in the matter range from the man who is violently thrown out at 12.30, to the lady who smashes American bars with an axe. In these discussions it is almost always felt that one very wise and moderate position is to say that wine or such stuff should only be drunk as a medicine. With this I should venture to disagree with a peculiar ferocity. The one genuinely dangerous and immoral way of drinking wine is to drink it as a medicine. And for this reason: If a man drinks wine in order to obtain pleasure, he is trying to obtain something exceptional; something he does not expect every hour of the day; something which, unless he is a little insane, he will not try to get every hour of the day. But if a man drinks wine in order to obtain health, he is trying to get something natural; something, that is, that he ought not to be without; something that he may find it difficult to reconcile himself to being without. The man may not be seduced who has seen the ecstasy of being ecstatic; it is more dazzling to catch a glimpse of the ecstasy of being ordinary.
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Education
Engrave this Quote Education is the period during which you are being instructed by somebody you do not know, about something you do not want to know.
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Engrave this Quote Dogma is actually the only thing that cannot be separated from education. It IS education. A teacher who is not dogmatic is simply a teacher who is not teaching. There are no uneducated people; only most people are educated wrong. The true task of culture today is not a task of expansion, but of selection-and rejection. The educationist must find a creed and teach it.
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Emotions
Engrave this Quote It is as healthy to enjoy sentiment as to enjoy jam.
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Evil
Engrave this Quote Evil comes at leisure like the disease. Good comes in a hurry like the doctor.
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Experience
Engrave this Quote When you have really exhausted an experience you always reverence and love it. The two things that nearly all of us have thoroughly and really been through are childhood and youth. And though we would not have them back again on any account, we feel that they are both beautiful, because we have drunk them dry.
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Engrave this Quote Experience which was once claimed by the aged is now claimed exclusively by the young.
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Fairy Tales
Engrave this Quote Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed.
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Fame
Engrave this Quote The present condition of fame is merely fashion.
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Family
Engrave this Quote The family is the test of freedom; because the family is the only thing that the free man makes for himself and by himself.
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Fear
Engrave this Quote The timidity of the child or the savage is entirely reasonable; they are alarmed at this world, because this world is a very alarming place. They dislike being alone because it is verily and indeed an awful idea to be alone. Barbarians fear the unknown for the same reason that Agnostics worship it --because it is a fact.
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Fight, Fighting
Engrave this Quote The full value of this life can only be got by fighting; the violent take it by storm. And if we have accepted everything we have missed something -- war. This life of ours is a very enjoyable fight, but a very miserable truce.
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