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    Learning

  1. What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing.
       -- Aristotle

  2. There is no great concurrence between learning and wisdom.
       -- Francis Bacon

  3. The life so short, the crafts so long to learn.
       -- Geoffrey Chaucer

  4. I am always ready to learn although I do not always like to be taught.
       -- Winston Churchill

  5. I pay the schoolmaster but 'tis the schoolboys who educate my son.
       -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  6. Learning makes a good man better and an ill man worse.
       -- Thomas Fuller

  7. I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from those unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.
       -- Khalil Gibran

  8. In doing we learn.
       -- George Herbert

  9. Learn the fundamentals of the game at your leisure and stick with them. Band-aid remedies never last.
       -- Jack Nicklaus

  10. A little learning is a dangerous thing.
       -- Alexander Pope

  11. Some people will never learn anything, for this reason, because they understand everything too soon.
       -- Alexander Pope

  12. A tough lesson to learn in life is that not everyone wishes you well.
       -- Dan Rather

  13. Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
       -- Will Rogers

  14. Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get when you don't.
       -- Pete Seeger

  15. The first problem for all of us men and women is not to learn, but to unlearn.
       -- Gloria Steinem

  16. It is only when we forget out learning that we begin to know.
       -- Henry David Thoreau

  17. The things we know best are the things we haven't been taught.
       -- Marquis de Vauvenargues

  18. A little learning is not a dangerous thing to one who does not mistake it for a great deal.
       -- William Allen White


    Legislators

  1. In all forms of government the people is the true legislator.
       -- Edmund Burke

  2. No man's life, liberty or property are safe while the Legislature is in session.
       -- Gideon J. Tucker

  3. Legislators represent people, not trees or acres. Legislators are elected by voters, not farms or cities or economic interests.
       -- Earl Warren


    Leisure

  1. If you are losing your leisure, look out, you may be losing your soul.
       -- Anon.

  2. Leisure is a beautiful garment, but it will not do for constant wear.
       -- Anon.

  3. The end of labor is to gain leisure.
       -- Aristotle

  4. We give up leisure in order that we may have leisure, just as we go to war in order that we may have peace.
       -- Aristotle

  5. The goal of war is peace, of business, leisure.
       -- Aristotle

  6. Overwork: n., a dangerous disorder affecting high public functionaries who want to go fishing.
       -- Ambrose Bierce

  7. The finest amusements are the most pointless ones.
       -- jacques Chardonne

  8. He does not seem to me to be a free man who does not sometimes do nothing.
       -- Cicero

  9. The most desirable thing in life after health and modest means is leisure with dignity.
       -- Cicero

  10. What is this life if, full of care,
    We have no time to stand and stare.

    No time to stand beneath the boughs
    And stare as long as sheep or cows.

    No time to see, when woods we pass,
    Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.

    No time to see, in broad daylight,
    Streams full of stars, like skies at night.

    No time to turn at Beauty's glance,
    And watch her feet, how they can dance.

    No time to wait till her mouth can
    Enrich that smile her eyes began.

    A poor life this if, full of care,
    We have no time to stand and stare.
       -- William Henry Davies

  11. Employ thy time well, if thou meanest to gain leisure.
       -- Benjamin Franklin

  12. Leisure is the mother of philosophy.
       -- Thomas Hobbes

  13. They talk of the dignity of work. Bosh. The dignity is in leisure.
       -- Herman Melville

  14. In this theater of man's life, it is reserved only for God and angels to be lookers-on.
       -- Pythagoras

  15. Generally speaking, everyone is more interresting doing nothing than doing anything.
       -- Gertrude Stein


    Letters

  1. If you are in doubt whether to write a letter or not, don't. And the advice applies to many doubts in life besides that of letter writing.
       -- Edward Bulwer Lytton

  2. Chain letters are the postal equivalent of intestinal flu: you get it and pass it along to your friends.
       -- Bob Garfield

  3. When a man sends you an impudent letter, sit right down and give it back to him with interest ten times compounded, and then throw both letters in the wastebasket.
       -- Elbert Hubbard

  4. There are certain people whom one feels almost inclined to urge to hurry up and die so that their letters can be published.
       -- Christopher Morley

  5. Correspondences are like small clothes before the invention of suspenders; it is impossible to keep them up.
       -- Sydney Smith

  6. I have received no more than one or two letters in my life that were worth the postage.
       -- Henry David Thoreau


    Liberal

  1. A man who has both feet planted firmly in the air can be safely called a liberal as opposed to the conservative, who has both feet firmly planted in his mouth.
       -- Jacques Barzun

  2. The liberals can understand everything but people who don't understand them.
       -- Lenny Bruce

  3. A liberal is a man who will give away everything he doesn't own.
       -- Frank Dane

  4. A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel.
       -- Barry Goldwater

  5. Hell hath no fury like a liberal scorned.
       -- Dick Gregory

  6. A liberal is a man who is right most of the time, but he's right too soon.
       -- Gregory Nunn

  7. A radical thinks two and two makes five. A liberal is more conservative. he knows two and two make four, but he's unhappy about it.
       -- Herbert Prochnow

  8. I can remember way back when a liberal was one who was generous with his own money.
       -- Will Rogers


    Liberty

  1. The most certain test by which we judge whether a country is really free is the amount of security enjoyed by minorities.
       -- John, Lord Acton

  2. Absolute liberty is absence of restraint; responsibility is restraint; therefore, the ideally free individual is responsible to himself.
       -- Henry Brooks Adams

  3. Liberty can not be preserved without a general knowledge among the people.
       -- John Adams

  4. We are in bondage to the law so that we might be free.
       -- Cicero

  5. Liberty is always unfinished business.
       -- American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

  6. Liberty:one of imaginations most precious possessions.
       -- Ambrose Bierce

  7. So free we seem, so fettered fast we are.
       -- Robert Browning

  8. The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.
       -- Edmund Burke

  9. Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have.
       -- Harry Emerson Fosdick

  10. It is a fair summary of history to say that the safeguards of liberty have frequently been forged in cases involving not very nice people.
       -- Felix Frankfurter

  11. Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
       -- Benjamin Franklin

  12. Where liberty is, there is my country.
       -- Benjamin Franklin

  13. He alone deserves liberty and life who daily must win them anew.
       -- Goethe

  14. The spirit of liberty is the spirit that is not too sure that it is right.
       -- Learned Hand

  15. What light is to the eyes--what air is to the lungs--what love is to the heart, liberty is to the soul of man.
       -- Robert Green Ingersoll

  16. By physical liberty I mean the right to do anything which does not interfere with the happiness of another. By intellectual liberty I mean the right to think wrong.
       -- Robert Green Ingersoll

  17. A free man is as jealous of his responsibilities as he is of his liberties.
       -- Cyril James

  18. I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than those attending too small a degree of it.
       -- Thomas Jefferson

  19. It behoves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself, to resist invasions of it in the case of others: or their case may, by change of circumstances, become his own.
       -- Thomas Jefferson

  20. The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it's natural manure.
       -- Thomas Jefferson

  21. The God who gave us life gave us liberty at the same time.
       -- Thomas Jefferson

  22. Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
       -- John Fitzgerald Kennedy

  23. Liberty, as it is concieved by current opinion, has nothing inherent about it; it is a sort of gift or trust bestowed on the individual by the state pending good behaviour.
       -- Mary McCarty

  24. I believe in only one thing: liberty; but I do not believe in liberty enough to want to force it upon anyone.
       -- H. L. Mencken

  25. Liberty is the right to do as the law permits.
       -- Montesquieu

  26. Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.
       -- Thomas Paine

  27. It is not good to have too much liberty. It is not good to have all one wants.
       -- Blaise Pascal

  28. Liberty doesn't work as well in practice as it does in speeches.
       -- Will Rogers

  29. Free people, remember this maxim: we may acquire liberty, but it is never recovered if it is once lost.
       -- Jean Jacques Rousseau

  30. Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
       -- George Bernard Shaw

  31. When you have robbed a man of everything, he is no longer in your power. He is free again.
       -- Aleksander Solzhenitsyn

  32. For two decades the state has been taking liberties, and these liberties were once ours.
       -- E.P. Thompson

  33. The true character of liberty is independence, maintained by force.
       -- Voltaire

  34. Liberty, not communism, is the most contagious force in the world.
       -- Earl Warren

  35. Liberty consists in wholesome restraint.
       -- Daniel Webster

  36. Liberty is the only thing you can't have unless you give it to others.
       -- William Allen White

  37. I would rather belong to a poor nation that was free than to a rich nation that had ceased to be in love with liberty.
       -- Woodrow Wilson

  38. If liberty has any meaning it means freedom to improve.
       -- Philip Wylie

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