Quotes and Conundrums

"Life was meant to be lived and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life."

Eleanor Roosevelt

"The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not a sufficient warrant."

John Stuart Mill

"We can never solve our significant problems from the same level of thinking as we were at when we created the problems."

Albert Einstein

"If you're going to do good work, the work has to scare you."

Andre Previn

"If you think the world is all wrong, remember that it contains people like you."

Mahatma Gandhi

"The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who in time of great moral crises maintain their neutrality."

Dante Alighieri

"Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves."

Ronald Reagan

"Penalties against possession of a drug should not be more damaging to an individual than the use of the drug itself."

Jimmy Carter

"When even one American - who has done nothing wrong - is forced by fear to shut his mind and close his mouth, then all Americans are in peril."

Harry S. Truman

"It is when you give of yourself that you truly give."

Kahlil Gibran

"It is a very funny thing about life: if you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it."

Sommerset Maugham

"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until a majority of voters discover that they can vote themselves largess out of the public treasury."

Alexander Tyler
Scottish Historian

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