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Constitution
Engrave this Quote A constitution that is made for all nations is made for none.
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Evil
Engrave this Quote We are tainted by modern philosophy which has taught us that all is good, whereas evil has polluted everything and in a very real sense all is evil, since nothing is in its proper place.
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Engrave this Quote If there was no moral evil upon earth, there would be no physical evil.
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Freedom
Engrave this Quote We are all bound to the throne of the Supreme Being by a flexible chain which restrains without enslaving us. The most wonderful aspect of the universal scheme of things is the action of free beings under divine guidance.
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Engrave this Quote It can even come about that a created will cancels out, not perhaps the exertion, but the result of divine action; for in this sense, God himself has told us that God wishes things which do not happen because man does not wish them! Thus the rights of men are immense, and his greatest misfortune is to be unaware of them.
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Engrave this Quote Man in general, if reduced to himself, is too wicked to be free.
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God
Engrave this Quote Without doubt God is the universal moving force, but each being is moved according to the nature that God has given it. He directs angels, man, animals, brute matter, in sum all created things, but each according to its nature, and man having been created free, he is freely led. This rule is truly the eternal law and in it we must believe.
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Government
Engrave this Quote Every country has the government it deserves.
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Heart
Engrave this Quote I do not know what the heart of a rascal may be, but I know what is in the heart of an honest man; it is horrible.
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Necessity
Engrave this Quote Nothing is necessary except God, and nothing is less necessary than pain.
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Opinion
Engrave this Quote False opinions are like false money, struck first of all by guilty men and thereafter circulated by honest people who perpetuate the crime without knowing what they are doing.
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Pain
Engrave this Quote All pain is a punishment, and every punishment is inflicted for love as much as for justice.
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Patience
Engrave this Quote To know how to wait. It is the great secret of success.
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Perfection
Engrave this Quote In the works of man, everything is as poor as its author; vision is confined, means are limited, scope is restricted, movements are labored, and results are humdrum.
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Philosophy
Engrave this Quote There is no philosophy without the art of ignoring objections.
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Problems
Engrave this Quote It is one of man's curious idiosyncrasies to create difficulties for the pleasure of resolving them.
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Religion
Engrave this Quote Wherever an altar is found, there civilization exists.
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Respect
Engrave this Quote I don't know what a scoundrel is like, but I know what a respectable man is like, and it's enough to make one's flesh creep.
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Sacrifice
Engrave this Quote The whole earth, perpetually steeped in blood, is nothing but an immense altar on which every living thing must be sacrificed without end, without restraint, without respite until the consummation of the world, the extinction of evil, the death of death.
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Temptation
Engrave this Quote Man is so muddled, so dependent on the things immediately before his eyes, that every day even the most submissive believer can be seen to risk the torments of the afterlife for the smallest pleasure.
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Tyranny
Engrave this Quote Man is insatiable for power; he is infantile in his desires and, always discontented with what he has, loves only what he has not. People complain of the despotism of princes; they ought to complain of the despotism of man.
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Violence
Engrave this Quote In the whole vast dome of living nature there reigns an open violence, a kind of prescriptive fury which arms all the creatures to their common doom: as soon as you leave the inanimate kingdom you find the decree of violent death inscribed on the very frontiers of life.
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War
Engrave this Quote War is thus divine in itself, since it is a law of the world. War is divine through its consequences of a supernatural nature which are as much general as particular. War is divine in the mysterious glory that surrounds it and in the no less inexplicable attraction that draws us to it. War is divine by the manner in which it breaks out.
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