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Men desire to have some share in the management of public affairs chiefly on account of the importance which it gives them.


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No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.

No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.



It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.

It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.



The first thing you have to know is yourself. A man who knows himself can step outside himself and watch his own reactions like an observer.

The first thing you have to know is yourself. A man who knows himself can step outside himself and watch his own reactions like an observer.



Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent.

Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent.



The real price of everything, what everything really costs to the man who wants to acquire it, is the toil and trouble of acquiring it.

The real price of everything, what everything really costs to the man who wants to acquire it, is the toil and trouble of acquiring it.



What can be added to the happiness of the man who is in health, who is out of debt, and has a clear conscience?

What can be added to the happiness of the man who is in health, who is out of debt, and has a clear conscience?



A nation is not made wealthy by the childish accumulation of shiny metals, but it enriched by the economic prosperity of it's people.

A nation is not made wealthy by the childish accumulation of shiny metals, but it enriched by the economic prosperity of it's people.



Man is an animal that makes bargains: no other animal does this - no dog exchanges bones with another.

Man is an animal that makes bargains: no other animal does this - no dog exchanges bones with another.



On the road from the City of Skepticism, I had to pass through the Valley of Ambiguity.

On the road from the City of Skepticism, I had to pass through the Valley of Ambiguity.



People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices.

People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices.





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By respect for life we become religious in a way that is elementary, profound and alive.



Becoming an actor made me way more interested in plot.

Becoming an actor made me way more interested in plot.



And what's a life? - a weary pilgrimage, Whose glory in one day doth fill the stage With childhood, manhood, and decrepit age.

And what's a life? - a weary pilgrimage, Whose glory in one day doth fill the stage With childhood, manhood, and decrepit age.



It's raw, unbridled superstition for these people to claim that words can harm you.

It's raw, unbridled superstition for these people to claim that words can harm you.



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He who knows not how to plant his will in things at least endows them with some meaning: that is to say, he believes that a will is already present in them (A principle of faith.)



Institutions which have too much security ... tend to become bureaucratic. They add layers of people and layers of rules in order to assure the security of not making mistakes.

Institutions which have too much security ... tend to become bureaucratic. They add layers of people and layers of rules in order to assure the security of not making mistakes.



That was at the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival in about 1989. There were 6,000 women there, and they were out in a meadow, and I offered the tuning meditation and they did it.

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The writer presents himself to the blank page not with an open passport but an open heart.



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Wisdom sits with children round her knees.




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