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Thomas More Quotes: "You wouldn't abandon ship in a storm just because you couldn't control the winds."

You wouldn't abandon ship in a storm just because you couldn't control the winds.




Thomas More Quotes: "Occupy your mind with good thoughts, or the enemy will fill them with bad ones."

Occupy your mind with good thoughts, or the enemy will fill them with bad ones.




Thomas More Quotes: "Lord, give me a sense of humor so that I may take some happiness from this life and share it with others."

Lord, give me a sense of humor so that I may take some happiness from this life and share it with others.



Thomas More Quotes: "The heart that has truly loved never forgets."

The heart that has truly loved never forgets.




Thomas More Quotes: "Take something from yourself, to give to another, that is humane and gentle and never takes away as much comfort as it brings again."

Take something from yourself, to give to another, that is humane and gentle and never takes away as much comfort as it brings again.



Thomas More Quotes: "I would uphold the law if for no other reason but to protect myself."

I would uphold the law if for no other reason but to protect myself.



Thomas More Quotes: "The things we pray for, good Lord, give us grace to labor for."

The things we pray for, good Lord, give us grace to labor for.




Thomas More Quotes: "Nobody owns anything but everyone is rich - for what greater wealth can there be than cheerfulness, peace of mind, and freedom from anxiety?"

Nobody owns anything but everyone is rich - for what greater wealth can there be than cheerfulness, peace of mind, and freedom from anxiety?



Thomas More Quotes: "Whoever loveth me, loveth my hound."

Whoever loveth me, loveth my hound.



Thomas More Quotes: "A man taking basil from a woman will love her always."

A man taking basil from a woman will love her always.



Thomas More Quotes: "The increasing influence of the Bible is marvelously great, penetrating everywhere. It carries with it a tremendous power of freedom and justice guided by a combined force of wisdom and goodness."

The increasing influence of the Bible is marvelously great, penetrating everywhere. It carries with it a tremendous power of freedom and justice guided by a combined force of wisdom and goodness.



Thomas More Quotes: "As for rosemary, I let it run all over my garden walls, not only because my bees love it but because it is the herb sacred to remembrance and to friendship, whence a sprig of it hath a dumb language."

As for rosemary, I let it run all over my garden walls, not only because my bees love it but because it is the herb sacred to remembrance and to friendship, whence a sprig of it hath a dumb language.




Thomas More Quotes: "Two evils, greed and faction are the destruction of all justice."

Two evils, greed and faction are the destruction of all justice.



Thomas More Quotes: "If honor were profitable, everybody would be honorable."

If honor were profitable, everybody would be honorable.



Thomas More Quotes: "An absolutely new idea is one of the rarest things known to man."

An absolutely new idea is one of the rarest things known to man.



Thomas More Quotes: "What part soever you take upon you, play that as well as you can and make the best of it."

What part soever you take upon you, play that as well as you can and make the best of it.



Thomas More Quotes: "The Utopians feel that slaughtering our fellow creatures gradually destroys the sense of compassion, which is the finest sentiment of which our human nature is capable."

The Utopians feel that slaughtering our fellow creatures gradually destroys the sense of compassion, which is the finest sentiment of which our human nature is capable.



Thomas More Quotes: "Getting married is like putting one's hand in a bag containing 99 serpents and one eel."

Getting married is like putting one's hand in a bag containing 99 serpents and one eel.



Thomas More Quotes: "A pretty face may be enough to catch a man, but it takes character and good nature to hold him."

A pretty face may be enough to catch a man, but it takes character and good nature to hold him.



Thomas More Quotes: "Pride thinks it's own happiness shines the brighter by comparing it with the misfortunes of others."

Pride thinks it's own happiness shines the brighter by comparing it with the misfortunes of others.



Thomas More Quotes: "If the lion knew his own strength, hard were it for any man to rule him."

If the lion knew his own strength, hard were it for any man to rule him.



Thomas More Quotes: "Anyone who campaigns for public office becomes disqualified for holding any office at all."

Anyone who campaigns for public office becomes disqualified for holding any office at all.



Thomas More Quotes: "We cannot go to heaven in featherbeds."

We cannot go to heaven in featherbeds.



Thomas More Quotes: "I should only ever tell the king what he ought to do, not what he could do. For if the lion knows his own strength, no man could control him."

I should only ever tell the king what he ought to do, not what he could do. For if the lion knows his own strength, no man could control him.



Thomas More Quotes: "Everywhere do I percieve a certain conspiracy of rich men seeking their own advantage underthat name and pretext of commonwealth."

Everywhere do I percieve a certain conspiracy of rich men seeking their own advantage underthat name and pretext of commonwealth.



Thomas More Quotes: "I die the king's faithful servant, but God's first."

I die the king's faithful servant, but God's first.



Thomas More Quotes: "The times are never so bad but that a good man can make shift to live in them."

The times are never so bad but that a good man can make shift to live in them.



Thomas More Quotes: "By reason of gifts and bribes the offices be given to rich men, which should rather have been executed by wise men."

By reason of gifts and bribes the offices be given to rich men, which should rather have been executed by wise men.



Thomas More Quotes: "It is part of the business of life to be affable and pleasing to those whom either nature, chance or circumstance has made our companions."

It is part of the business of life to be affable and pleasing to those whom either nature, chance or circumstance has made our companions.



Thomas More Quotes: "It is possible to live for the next life and still be merry in this."

It is possible to live for the next life and still be merry in this.



Thomas More Quotes: "What though youth gave love and roses, Age still leaves us friends and wine"

What though youth gave love and roses, Age still leaves us friends and wine



Thomas More Quotes: "He travels best that knows when to return."

He travels best that knows when to return.



Thomas More Quotes: "Our emotional symptoms are precious sources of life and individuality."

Our emotional symptoms are precious sources of life and individuality.



Thomas More Quotes: "By confronting us with irreducible mysteries that stretch our daily vision to include infinity, nature opens an inviting and guiding path toward a spiritual life."

By confronting us with irreducible mysteries that stretch our daily vision to include infinity, nature opens an inviting and guiding path toward a spiritual life.



Thomas More Quotes: "Laws could be passed to keep the leader of a government from getting too much power."

Laws could be passed to keep the leader of a government from getting too much power.



Thomas More Quotes: "One man to live in pleasure and wealth, whiles all other weap and smart for it, that is the part not of a king, but of a jailor."

One man to live in pleasure and wealth, whiles all other weap and smart for it, that is the part not of a king, but of a jailor.



Thomas More Quotes: "Friendship demands attention."

Friendship demands attention.



Thomas More Quotes: "I'd give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety's sake."

I'd give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety's sake.



Thomas More Quotes: "The most part of all princes have more delight in warlike manners and feats of chivalry than in the good feats of peace."

The most part of all princes have more delight in warlike manners and feats of chivalry than in the good feats of peace.



Thomas More Quotes: "It is a wise mans part, rather to avoid sickness, than to wish for medicines."

It is a wise mans part, rather to avoid sickness, than to wish for medicines.



Thomas More Quotes: "Most people know nothing about learning; many despise it. Dummies reject as too hard whatever is not dumb."

Most people know nothing about learning; many despise it. Dummies reject as too hard whatever is not dumb.



Thomas More Quotes: "Lawyers-a profession it is to disguise matters."

Lawyers-a profession it is to disguise matters.



Thomas More Quotes: "A good tale evil told were better untold, and an evil take well told need none other solicitor."

A good tale evil told were better untold, and an evil take well told need none other solicitor.



Thomas More Quotes: "What is deferred is not avoided."

What is deferred is not avoided.



Thomas More Quotes: "Every man has by the law of nature a right to such a waste portion of the earth as is necessary for his subsistence."

Every man has by the law of nature a right to such a waste portion of the earth as is necessary for his subsistence.



Thomas More Quotes: "To love God, which was a thing far excelling all the cunning that is possible for us in this life to obtain."

To love God, which was a thing far excelling all the cunning that is possible for us in this life to obtain.



Thomas More Quotes: "There are several sorts of religions, not only in different parts of the island, but even in every town; some worshipping the sun, others the moon or one of the planets."

There are several sorts of religions, not only in different parts of the island, but even in every town; some worshipping the sun, others the moon or one of the planets.



Thomas More Quotes: "It is naturally given to all men to esteem their own inventions best."

It is naturally given to all men to esteem their own inventions best.



Thomas More Quotes: "It is only natural, of course, that each man should think his own opinions best: the crow loves his fledgling, and the ape his cub."

It is only natural, of course, that each man should think his own opinions best: the crow loves his fledgling, and the ape his cub.