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Pope Leo XIII Quotes: The first law of history is to dread uttering a falsehood; the next is not to fear stating the truth; lastly, the historian's writings should be open to no suspicion of partiality or animosity.
         

The first law of history is to dread uttering a falsehood; the next is not to fear stating the truth; lastly, the historian's writings should be open to no suspicion of partiality or animosity.


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Once the demands of necessity and propriety have been met, the rest that one owns belongs to the poor.

Once the demands of necessity and propriety have been met, the rest that one owns belongs to the poor.



God is not only true, but Truth itself.

God is not only true, but Truth itself.



Catholics are born for combat.

Catholics are born for combat.



The equal toleration of all religions...is the same as atheism.

The equal toleration of all religions...is the same as atheism.



It is shameful and inhuman to treat men like chattels to make money by, or to regard them merely as so much muscle or physical power.

It is shameful and inhuman to treat men like chattels to make money by, or to regard them merely as so much muscle or physical power.



Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good.

Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good.



Wages ought not to be insufficient to support a frugal and well-behaved wage-earner.

Wages ought not to be insufficient to support a frugal and well-behaved wage-earner.



It is quite unlawful to demand, defend, or to grant unconditional freedom of thought, or speech, of writing or worship, as if these were so many rights given by nature to man.

It is quite unlawful to demand, defend, or to grant unconditional freedom of thought, or speech, of writing or worship, as if these were so many rights given by nature to man.



Peace is built on the foundation of justice.

Peace is built on the foundation of justice.



Moreover, Christians are born for combat, whereof the greater the vehemence, the more assured, God willing, the triumph: 'Have confidence; I have overcome the world'

Moreover, Christians are born for combat, whereof the greater the vehemence, the more assured, God willing, the triumph: 'Have confidence; I have overcome the world'





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The 2 prime movers in the Universe are Time and Luck.As the tag line of my favorite dirty joke would have it: "Keep your hat on. We could wind up miles from here.

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Wealth is all misery and sickness to the brain, try not to put yourself deep in it, it shall erase your humanity feelings.

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Our lives are based on what is reasonable and common sense; Truth is apt to be neither.

Our lives are based on what is reasonable and common sense; Truth is apt to be neither.



Life is overwhelming. Life is not easy. Life is tough and you need something that really works and helps you actually, not promises to help you, then fail.

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Europe has always owed to oriental genius its divine impulses. What these holy bards said, all sane men found agreeable and true.

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Mathematics allows for no hypocrisy and no vagueness.

Mathematics allows for no hypocrisy and no vagueness.



Their memory's like a train: you can see it getting smaller as it pulls away And the things you can't remember Tell the things you can't forget that History puts a saint in every dream.

Their memory's like a train: you can see it getting smaller as it pulls away And the things you can't remember Tell the things you can't forget that History puts a saint in every dream.




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