The best Quotations


We have actively sought and are actively seeking to make the united nations an effective instrument of international cooperation.
- Dean Acheson

There are two things which cannot be attacked in front: ignorance and narrow-mindedness. they can only be shaken by the simple development of the contrary qualities. they will not bear discussion.
- Lord Acton

In new york - whose subway trains in particular have been ''tattooed'' with an energy to put our own rude practitioners to shame - not an inch of free space is spared except that of advertisements . even the most chronically dispossessed appear prepared to endorse the legitimacy of the ''haves.''
- Gilbert Adair

Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody.
- Franklin P. Adams

We cannot advance without new experiments in living, but no wise man tries every day what he has proved wrong the day before.
- James Truslow Adams

Fear is the foundation of most government.
- John Adams

Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
- John Adams

I always consider the settlement of america with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence, for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth.
- John Adams

Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. it is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
- John Adams

The happiness of society is the end of government.
- John Adams

There is danger from all men. the only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.
- John Adams

Yesterday the greatest question was decided which ever was debated in america; and a greater perhaps never was, nor will be, decided among men. a resolution was passed without one dissenting colony, ''that these united colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent states.''
- John Adams

Men may change their climate, but they cannot change their nature. a man that goes out a fool cannot ride or sail himself into common sense.
- Joseph Addison

Content thyself to be obscurely good. when vice prevails, and impious men bear sway, the post of honor is a private station.
- Joseph Addison

Exercise ferments the humors, casts them into their proper channels, throws off redundancies, and helps nature in those secret distributions, without which the body cannot subsist in its vigor, nor the soul act with cheerfulness.
- Joseph Addison

If men would consider not so much wherein they differ, as wherein they agree, there would be far less of uncharitableness and angry feeling.
- Joseph Addison

Irregularity and want of method are only supportable in men of great learning or genius, who are often too full to be exact, and therefore they choose to throw down their pearls in heaps before the reader, rather than be at the pains of stringing them.
- Joseph Addison

Mirth is like a flash of lightning, that breaks through a gloom of clouds, and glitters for a moment; cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity.
- Joseph Addison

Modesty is not only an ornament, but also a guard to virtue.
- Joseph Addison

Our delight in any particular study, art, or science rises and improves in proportion to the application which we bestow upon it. thus, what was at first an exercise becomes at length an entertainment.
- Joseph Addison

Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses and disappointments; but let us have patience and we soon shall see them in their proper figures.
- Joseph Addison

The greatest sweetener of human life is friendship. to raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
- Joseph Addison

To a man of pleasure every moment appears to be lost, which partakes not of the vivacity of amusement.
- Joseph Addison

True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.
- Joseph Addison

True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to pomp and noise; it arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.
- Joseph Addison


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Quotation Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures. - writer
Quotation Your children will see what you're all about by what you live rather than what you say. - writer
Quotation Love is too young to know what conscience is. - writer
Quotation Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children. - writer
Quotation The are of will-making chiefly consists in baffling the importunity of expectation. - writer
Quotation If a better system is thine, impart it; if not, make use of mine. - writer