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"Never suppose that in any possible situation, or under any circumstances, 
it is best for you to do a dishonorable thing..." --Thomas Jefferson 

"The consciousness of having discharged that duty
which we owe to our country is superior to all other considerations." --George Washington

"There never was a good war, or a bad peace." --Benjamin Franklin 

"...It is a common observation here that our cause is the cause of all mankind, 
and that we are fighting for their liberty in defending our own." --Benjamin Franklin

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, 
that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, 
support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival 
and the success of liberty." --John F. Kennedy 

"If men are so wicked with religion, what would they be if without it?" --Benjamin Franklin 

"Posterity -- you will never know how much it has cost my generation
to preserve your freedom.
I hope you will make good use of it." --John Quincy Adams

"There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily."
--George Washington 

"If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; 
if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity,
it must be known that we are at all times ready for war." --George Washington

"To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace." --George Washington 


"The great man is he who does not lose his child's heart." --Mencius 

"The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it." --Chinese Proverb 

"He who knows not, and knows not that he knows not, is a fool...shun him.
He who knows not, and knows that he knows not, is willing...teach him.
He who knows, and knows not that he knows, is asleep...awaken him.
He who knows, and knows that he knows, is wise...follow him." --Chinese proverb

"To know that you do not know is the best.
To pretend to know when you do not know is disease." --Lao Tzu 

"The greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising up every time we fall." --Confucius 


"The high-minded man must care more for the truth than for what people think." --Aristotle 


"So, as you go into battle, remember your ancestors and remember your descendants." --Tacitus 

"Our life is what our thoughts make it." --Marcus Aurelius 

"Grief has limits, whereas apprehension has none. For we grieve only for what
we know has happened, but we fear all that possibly may happen." --Pliny the Younger 

"He is a man of sense who does not grieve for what he has not, but rejoices in what he has." —Epictetus 


Life is life - whether in a cat, or dog or man.
There is no difference there between a cat or a man.
The idea of difference is a human conception for man's own advantage.-Sri Aurobindo


Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know. -Michel de Montaigne

"Once conform, once do what others do because they do it,
and a kind of lethargy steals over all the finer senses of the soul." —Michel De Montaigne 


"In the absence of any other proof, the thumb would convince me of God's existence." --Isaac Newton 


"There are many ways to measure success; not the least of which is the way your child describes you when talking to a friend." --Unknown 

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