Realities for reflection 9


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Consistency gets the most difficult things done in a short time.

Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is considered necessary.

Envy is more irreconcilable than hate.

Greed is more opposed to the economy than generosity.

People hate those who make them feel their inferiority.

Human science consists more in destruction than in discovery.

What we call chance is nothing more than physical causes.

Peace and joy are more precious than gold.

The property of expression is the beginning and end of all art.

The basis of justice consists in telling that no one is hurt and in feeling the public good.

The law does not fix whether the guilty party is good or bad, it only attends to the sum of damages done.

Fugality comprises all other virtues.

Science increases our power in the same proportion as it decreases our pride.

Society is the supreme test of humility or perhaps of possessing a high spirit.

Truth may be eclipsed, but it is never extinguished.

The most disadvantageous peace is better than the justest war.

Democracy is founded upon the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.

Morality is its advocate; it is never necessary or to be blamed for it.


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