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He who wants to persuade should put his trust not in the right argument, but in the right word. The power of sound has always been greater than the power of sense

Joseph Conrad

The greater difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.

Epicurus

Want oú compassion is not to be numbered among the general faults of mankind. The black ingredient which fouls our disposition is envy. Hence our eyes, it is to be feared, are seldom turned up to those who are manifestly greater, better, wiser, or happier than ourselves, without some degree of malignity, we commonly look downward on the mean and miserable with sufficient benevolence and pity.

Henry Fielding

A man's worth is no greater than the worth of his ambitions

Marcus Aurelius

The use of this feigned history hath been to give some shadow of satisfaction to the mind of man in those points wherein the nature of things doth deny it, the world being in proportion inferior to the soul; by reason whereof there is, agreeable to the spirit of man, a more ample greatness, a more exact goodness, and a more absolute variety, than can be found in the nature of things. Therefore, because the acts or events of true history have not that magnitude which satisfieth the mind of man, poesy feigneth acts and events greater and more heroical: because true history propoundeth the successes and issues of actions not so agreeable to the merits of virtue and vice, therefore poesy feigns them more just in retribution, and more according to revealed providence: because true history representeth actions and events more ordinary, and less interchanged, therefore poesy endueth them with more rareness, and more unexpected and alternative variations: so as it appeareth that poesy serveth and conferreth to magnanimity, morality, and to delectation. And therefore it was ever thought to have some participation of divineness, because it doth raise and erect the mind, by submitting the shows of things to the desires of the mind; whereas reason doth buckle and bow the mind into the nature of things.

Francis Bacon

Nothing requires a greater effort of thought than arguments to justify the rule of non-thought.

Milan Kundera

it doesn't matter who it is, and that will help you to grow up in greater love for each other.

Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

A gambler with a System must be, to a greater or lesser extent, insane.

George Augustus Sala

Our frustration is greater when we have much and want more than when we have nothing and want some. We are less dissatisfied when we lack many things than when we seem to lack but one thing.

Eric Hoffer

My hope is that gays will be running the world, because then there would be no more war. Just a greater emphasis on military apparel.

Rosanne Barr

The greater the difficulty, the greater the glory.

Marcus Tulius Cicero

The pleasure of expecting enjoyment is often greater than that of obtaining it, and the completion of almost every wish is found a disappointment

Samuel Johnson

Man must be disappointed with the lesser things of life before he can comprehend the full value of the greater.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Men possessing minds which are morose, solemn, and inflexible enjoy generally a greater share of dignity than of happiness.

Francis Bacon

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