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  1. Pain is life--the sharper, the more evidence of life.
       -- Charles Lamb

  2. Pain and pleasure, like light and darkness, succeed each other.
       -- Laurence Sterne

  3. Man endures pain as an undeserved punishment; woman accepts it as a natural heritage.
       -- Anonymous

  4. Nothing begins, and nothing ends,
       That is not paid with moan;
    For we are born in others' pain
       And perish in our own.
       -- Francis Thompson

  5. Never a lip is curved with pain
    That can't be kissed into smiles again.
       -- Bret Harte

  6. Pain adds rest unto pleasure, and teaches the luxury of health.
       -- Martin F. Tupper

  7. Pain dies quickly, and lets her weary prisoners go; the fiercest agonies have shortest reign.
       -- William Cullen Bryant

  8. The pain of the mind is worse than the pain of the body.
       -- Publilius Syrus


  9. The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents and the second half by our children.
       -- Clarence Darrow

  10. How many hopes and fears, how many ardent wishes and anxious apprehensions are twisted together in the threads that connect the parent with the child!
       -- Samuel Griswold Goodrich

  11. Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore,
    And that's what parents were created for.
       -- Ogden Nash

  12. We never know the love of the parent till we become parents ourselves.
       -- Henry Ward Beecher

  13. The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears.
       -- Francis Bacon

  14. There are times when parenthood seems nothing more than feeding the hand that bites you.
       -- Peter De Vries

  15. The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
       -- Theodore M. Hesburgh


  16. All parties without exception, when they seek for power, are varieties of absolutism.
       -- Pierre Joseph Proudhon

  17. I am not a member of any organized party--I am a Democrat.
       -- Will Rogers

  18. The best system is to have one party govern and the other party watch.
       -- Thomas B. Reed

  19. Any party which takes credit for the rain must not be surprised if its opponents blame it for the drought.
       -- Dwight W. Morrow

  20. There is no Democratic or Republican way of cleaning the streets.
       -- Fiorello La Guardia

  21. We're the party that wants to see an America in which people can still get rich.
       -- Ronald Reagan

  22. Party is the madness of many, for the gains of a few.
       -- Alexander Pope

  23. Sometimes party loyalty asks too much.
       -- John Fitzgerald Kennedy

  24. Party honesty is party expediency.
       -- Grover Cleveland

  25. He serves his party best who serves the country best.
       -- Rutherford B. Hayes

  26. I know my Republican friends were glad to see my wife feeding an elephant in India. She gave him sugar and nuts. But of course the elephant wasn't satisfied.
       -- John Fitzgerald Kennedy

  27. I have been thinking that I would make a proposition to my Republican friends.... That if they will top telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them.
       -- Adlai E. Stevenson


  28. Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.
       -- François de La Rochefoucauld

  29. He submits to be seen through a microscope, who suffers himself to be caught in a fit of passion.
       -- Johann Kaspar Lavater

  30. The passions are like fire, useful in a thousand ways and dangerous only in one, through their excess.
       -- Christian Nestell Bovee

  31. Passion is the mob of the man, that commits a riot upon his reason.
       -- William Penn

  32. Passion, though a bad regulator, is a powerful spring.
       -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  33. If we resist our passions, it is more through their weakness than from our strength.
       -- François de La Rochefoucauld

  34. Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless.
       -- Honoré de Balzac

  35. He only employs his passion who can make no use of his reason.
       -- Cicero

  36. Our passions are like convulsion fits, which, though they make us stronger for the time, leave us the weaker ever after.
       -- Jonathan Swift

  37. Act nothing in furious passion. It's putting to sea in a storm.
       -- Thomas Fuller


  38. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
       -- George Santayana

  39. Those who misremember the past are pleased to repreat it as "proof."
       -- Mike Huybensz

  40. The past always looks better than it was; it's only pleasant because it isn't here.
       -- Finley Peter Dunne

  41. The present contains nothing more than the past, and what is found in the effect was already in the cause.
       -- Henri Bergson

  42. The free world must now prove itself worthy of its own past.
       -- Dwight D. Eisenhower

  43. To look back to antiquity is one thing, to go back to it is another.
       -- Charles Caleb Colton

  44. Many are always praising the by-gone time, for it is natural that the old should extol the days of their youth; the weak, the time of their strength; the sick, the season of their vigor; and the disappointed, the spring-tide of their hopes.
       -- Caleb Bingham

  45. Some are so very studious of learning what was done by the ancients that they know not how to live with the moderns.
       -- William Penn

  46. Study the past if you would divine the future.
       -- Confucius

  47. I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes.
       -- Carl Sandburg


  48. Patience is power; with time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes silk.
       -- Chinese Proverb

  49. Patience is a minor form of despair, disguised as a virtue.
       -- Ambrose Bierce

  50. They also serve who only stand and wait.
       -- John Milton

  51. If we could have a little patience, we should escape much mortification; time takes away as much as it gives.
       -- Marquise de Sévigné

  52. Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
       -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  53. Our patience will achieve more than our force.
       -- Edmund Burke

  54. Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
       -- Jean Jacques Rousseau

  55. Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.
       -- Thomas A. Edison

  56. Beware the fury of a patient man.
       -- John Dryden

  57. Patience and time do more than strength or passion.
       -- Jean de La Fontaine

  58. He that can have patience can have what he will.
       -- Benjamin Franklin


  59. Ask not what your country can do for you: Ask what you can do for your country.
       -- John Fitzgerald Kennedy

  60. A man's feet must be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
       -- George Santayana

  61. I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country.
       -- Nathan Hale

  62. Breathes there the man with soul so dead, Who never to himself hath said, This is my own, my native land!
       -- Walter Scott

  63. Patriotism is easy to understand in America; it means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.
       -- Calvin Coolidge

  64. This heroism at command, this senseless violence, this accursed bombast of patriotism--how intensely I despise them!
       -- Albert Einstein

  65. Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
       -- Samuel Johnson

  66. In Dr. Johnson's famous dictionary, patriotism is defined as the last refuge of a scoundrel. With all due respect to an enlightened but inferior lexicographer, I beg to submit that it is the first.
       -- Ambrose Bierce

  67. You'll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race.
       -- George Bernard Shaw

  68. Love of country is like love of woman--he loves her best who seeks to bestow on her the highest good.
       -- Felix Adler

  69. A man's country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle; and patriotism is loyalty to that principle.
       -- George William Curtis

  70. Now I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor bastard die for his country.
       -- George S. Patton Jr.


  71. If we are to live together in peace, we must come to know each other better.
       -- Lyndon Baines Johnson

  72. Peace is the one condition of survival in this nuclear age.
       -- Adlai E. Stevenson

  73. Peace has its victories no less than war, but it doesn't have as many monuments to unveil.
       -- Kin Hubbard

  74. Peace, in international affairs, is a period of cheating between two periods of fighting.
       -- Ambrose Bierce

  75. We seek peace, knowing that peace is the climate of freedom.
       -- Dwight D. Eisenhower

  76. Peace is rarely denied to the peaceful.
       -- Johann von Schiller

  77. If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannonshots.
       -- Napoleon Bonaparte

  78. It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labours of peace.
       -- Andre Gide

  79. Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.
       -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  80. Think not forever of yourselves, O Chiefs, nor of your own generation. Think of continuing generations of our families, think of our grandchildren and of those yet unborn, whose faces are coming from beneath the ground.
       -- Peacemaker, founder of the Iriquois Confederacy, ca. 1000 AD

  81. Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
       -- Baruch Spinoza

  82. An election is coming. Universal peace is declared and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.
       -- T.S. Eliot

  83. You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.
       -- Charles F. Kettering

  84. Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time; the need for mankind to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence. Mankind must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.
       -- Martin Luther King, December 11, 1964


  85. The clearsighted do not rule the world, but they sustain and console it.
       -- Agnes Repplier

  86. Penetration seems a kind of inspiration; it gives me an idea of prophecy.
       -- Fulke Greville

  87. Simple people ... are very quick to see the live facts which are going on about them.
       -- Oliver Wendell Holmes

  88. To see what is right, and not do it, is want of courage, or of principle.
       -- Confucius

  89. Only in quiet waters things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world.
       -- Hans Margolius

  90. The heart has eyes which the brain knows nothing of.
       -- Charles H. Perkhurst


  91. Aim at perfection in everything, though in most things it is unattainable. However, they who aim at it, and persevere, will come much nearer to it than those whose laziness and despondency make them give it up as unattainable.
       -- Lord Chesterfield

  92. Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.
       -- Michelangelo

  93. Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time.
       -- Voltaire

  94. The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing.
       -- Delacroix

  95. It is reasonable to have perfection in our eye that we may always advance toward it, though we know it can never be reached.
       -- Samuel Johnson

  96. No good work whatever can be perfect, and the demand for perfection is always a sign of a misunderstanding of the ends of art.
       -- John Ruskin

  97. This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections.
       -- Saint Augustine

  98. All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.
       -- Benedict Spinoza

  99. Faultily faultless, icily regular, splendidly null, dead perfection; no more.
       -- Alfred, Lord Tennyson

  100. One that desires to excel should endeavor in those things that are in themselves most excellent.
       -- Epictetus

  101. If a man should happen to reach perfection in this world, he would have to die immediately to enjoy himself.
       -- Josh Billings

  102. Have no fear of perfection. You'll never reach it.
       -- Salvador Felipe Jacinto Dali`


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