What is objectionable, what is dangerous about extremists, is not that they are extreme, but that they are intolerant. The evil is not what they say about their cause, but what they say about their opponents.
Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events and in the total, of all those acts, will be written the history of this generation.
One-fifth of the people are against everything all the time.
I was the seventh of nine children. When you come from that far down you have to struggle to survive.
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The greatest loss of time is delay and expectation, which depend upon the future. We let go the present, which we have in our power, and look forward to that which depends upon chance, and so relinquish a certainty for an uncertainty.
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