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"Most people are other people, their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation" ~Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

 

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 :: 10 Quotes of the Moment

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As for courage and will -- we cannot measure how much of each lies within us, we can only trust there will be sufficient to carry through trials which may lie ahead.
~ Andre Norton - [Courage]

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Courage conquers all things: it even gives strength to the body.
~ Ovid - [Courage]

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Discussion in America means dissent.
~ James Thurber - [Dissent]

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Fortune and love favor the brave.
~ Ovid - [Courage]

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I would like you to understand completely, also emotionally, that I'm a political detainee and will be a political prisoner, that I have nothing now or in the future to be ashamed of in this situation. That, at bottom, I myself have in a certain sense asked for this detention and this sentence, because I've always refused to change my opinion, for which I would be willing to give my life and not just remain in prison. That therefore I can only be tranquil and content with myself.
~ Antonio Gramsci - [Dissent]

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If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind.
~ John Stuart Mill - [Dissent]

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In a democracy dissent is an act of faith. Like medicine, the test of its value is not in its taste, but its effects.
~ J. William Fulbright - [Dissent]

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In fighting and in everyday life you should be determined though calm. Meet the situation without tenseness yet not recklessly, your spirit settled yet unbiased. An elevated spirit is weak and a low spirit is weak. Do not let the enemy see your spirit.
~ Miyamoto Musashi - [Courage]

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It is hard for any one to be an honest politician who is not born and bred a Dissenter.
~ William Hazlitt - [Dissent]

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It takes courage to push yourself to places that you have never been before... to test your limits... to break through barriers. And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
~ Anais Nin - [Courage]

 

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