When I tell the truth, it is not for the sake of convincing those who do not know it, but for the sake of defending those that do.

Adlai Stevenson

A politician is a statesman who approaches every question with an open mouth.

John Mason Brown

Reasoning with a child is fine, if you can reach the child's reason without destroying your own.

Herman Melville

Genius round the world stands hand-in-hand, and one shock of recognition runs the whole circle round.

François de La Rochefoucauld

How can we expect another to keep our secret, if we have been unable to keep it ourselves?

If people behaved in the way nations do they would all be put in straitjackets.

G K Chesterton

The dipsomaniac and the abstainer are not only both mistaken, but they both make the same mistake. They both regard wine as a drug and not as a drink.

Anton Chekhov

Man will become better only when you will make him see what he is like.

Just as a tree without roots is dead, a people without history or culture also becomes a dead people.


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