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'In my youth I stressed freedom, and in my old age I stress order. I have made the great discovery that liberty is a product of order.'


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'There is nothing in socialism that a little age or a little money will not cure.'


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'Every science begins as philosophy and ends as art.'


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'To say nothing, especially when speaking, is half the art of diplomacy.'


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'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.'


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'Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice.'


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'Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.'


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'Education is the transmission of civilization.'


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'Sixty years ago I knew everything now I know nothing education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.'


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'Moral codes adjust themselves to environmental conditions.'


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'The family is the nucleus of civilization.'


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'In my youth I stressed freedom, and in my old age I stress order. I have made the great discovery that liberty is a product of order.'


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'We are living in the excesses of freedom. Just take a look at 42nd Street and Broadway.'


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'Civilization is the order and freedom is promoting cultural activity.'


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'To speak ill of others is a dishonest way of praising ourselves. Nothing is often a good thing to say, and always a clever thing to say.'


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'Every form of government tends to perish by excess of its basic principle.'


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'One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.'


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'History is mostly guessing the rest is prejudice.'


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'Bankers know that history is inflationary and that money is the last thing a wise man will hoard.'


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'The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds.'


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'Knowledge is the eye of desire and can become the pilot of the soul.'


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'Science gives us knowledge, but only philosophy can give us wisdom.'


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'Our knowledge is a receding mirage in an expanding desert of ignorance.'


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'There is nothing in socialism that a little age or a little money will not cure.'


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'Bankers know that history is inflationary and that money is the last thing a wise man will hoard.'


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'Nature has never read the Declaration of Independence. It continues to make us unequal.'


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'Every science begins as philosophy and ends as art.'


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'Science gives us knowledge, but only philosophy can give us wisdom.'


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'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.'


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'Truth always originates in a minority of one, and every custom begins as a broken precedent.'


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'There have been only 268 of the past 3,421 years free of war.'


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'Science gives us knowledge, but only philosophy can give us wisdom.'

 

 

 

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