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" Absolute liberty is absence of restraint; responsibility is restraint; therefore, the ideally free individual is responsible to himself. "
" I am an anarchist in politics and an impressionist in art as well as a symbolist in literature. Not that I understand what these terms mean, but I take them to be all merely synonyms of pessimist. "
" I tell you the solemn truth, that the doctrine of the Trinity is not so difficult to accept for a working proposition as any one of the axioms of physics. "
" Accident counts for as much in companionship as in marriage. "
" Knowledge of human nature is the beginning and end of political education. "
" The woman who is known only through a man is known wrong. "
" It is always good men who do the most harm in the world. "
" Chaos was the law of nature; Order was the dream of man. "
" Morality is a private and costly luxury. "
" Politics... have always been the systematic organization of hatreds. "
" There is no such thing as an underestimate of average intelligence. "
" Intimates are predestined. "
" Simplicity is the most deceitful mistress that ever betrayed man. "
" Only on the edge of the grave can man conclude anything. "
" Politics, as a practise, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds. "
" Philosophy: Unintelligible answers to insoluble problems. "
" Some day science may have the existence of mankind in power, and the human race can commit suicide by blowing up the world. "
" A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. "
" It is impossible to underrate human intelligence - beginning with one's own. "
" Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts. "
" The progress of evolution from President Washington to President Grant was alone evidence to upset Darwin. "
" Power is poison. Its effect on Presidents had always been tragic. "
" He too serves a certain purpose who only stands and cheers. "
" Politics are a very unsatisfactory game. "
" No man means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous. "
" They know enough who know how to learn. "
" Every man who has at last succeeded, after long effort, in calling up the divinity which lies hidden in a woman's heart, is startled to find that he must obey the God he summoned. "
" Friends are born, not made. "
" The Indian Summer of life should be a little sunny and a little sad, like the season, and infinite in wealth and depth of tone, but never hustled. "
" The American President resembles the commander of a ship at sea. He must have a helm to grasp, a course to steer, a port to seek. "
" No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous. "