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" Every form of government tends to perish by excess of its basic principle. "
" The ego is willing but the machine cannot go on. It's the last thing a man will admit, that his mind ages. "
" The love we have in our youth is superficial compared to the love that an old man has for his old wife. "
" There is nothing in socialism that a little age or a little money will not cure. "
" The family is the nucleus of civilization. "
" Woe to him who teaches men faster than they can learn. "
" Most of us spend too much time on the last twenty-four hours and too little on the last six thousand years. "
" Nature has never read the Declaration of Independence. It continues to make us unequal. "
" We are living in the excesses of freedom. Just take a look at 42nd Street and Broadway. "
" It may be true that you can't fool all the people all the time, but you can fool enough of them to rule a large country. "
" Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice. "
" Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance. "
" Education is the transmission of civilization. "
" Civilization is the order and freedom is promoting cultural activity. "
" Man became free when he recognized that he was subject to law. "
" The most interesting thing in the world is another human being who wonders, suffers and raises the questions that have bothered him to the last day of his life, knowing he will never get the answers. "
" Knowledge is the eye of desire and can become the pilot of the soul. "
" We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. "
" Sixty years ago I knew everything; now I know nothing; education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance. "
" As soon as liberty is complete it dies in anarchy. "
" We Americans are the best informed people on earth as to the events of the last twenty-four hours; we are the not the best informed as the events of the last sixty centuries. "
" History is mostly guessing; the rest is prejudice. "
" Truth always originates in a minority of one, and every custom begins as a broken precedent. "
" Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty and dies with chaos. "
" I am not against hasty marriages, where a mutual flame is fanned by an adequate income. "
" There have been only 268 of the past 3,421 years free of war. "
" One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say. "
" Every vice was once a virtue, and may become respectable again, just as hatred becomes respectable in wartime. "
" Inquiry is fatal to certainty. "
" Our knowledge is a receding mirage in an expanding desert of ignorance. "
" The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds. "