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  • #1
    Tacitus
    “The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.”
    Tacitus, The Annals of Imperial Rome

  • #2
    Ayn Rand
    “Power-lust is a weed that grows only in the vacant lots of an abandoned mind. ”
    Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

  • #3
    Wally Lamb
    “Power, wrongly used, defeats the oppressor as well as the oppressed.”
    Wally Lamb, I Know This Much Is True

  • #4
    G. Edward Griffin
    “To oppose corruption in government is the highest obligation of patriotism.”
    G. Edward Griffin

  • #5
    Frank Herbert
    “Power attracts the corruptible. Suspect any who seek it.”
    Frank Herbert, Chapterhouse: Dune

  • #6
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #7
    Thomas Jefferson
    “Whereas it appeareth that however certain forms of government are better calculated than others to protect individuals in the free exercise of their natural rights, and are at the same time themselves better guarded against degeneracy, yet experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms, those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny; and it is believed that the most effectual means of preventing this would be, to illuminate, as far as practicable, the minds of the people at large, ....whence it becomes expedient for promoting the publick happiness that those persons, whom nature hath endowed with genius and virtue, should be rendered by liberal education worthy to receive, and able to guard the sacred deposit of the rights and liberties of their fellow citizens, and that they should be called to that charge without regard to wealth, birth or accidental condition of circumstance.”
    Thomas Jefferson, Writings: Autobiography/Notes on the State of Virginia/Public & Private Papers/Addresses/Letters

  • #8
    John Steinbeck
    “Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts... perhaps the fear of a loss of power.”
    John Steinbeck

  • #9
    Jim Morrison
    “Do you know we are being led to
    Slaughters by placid admirals

    & that fat slow generals are getting
    Obscene on young blood

    Do you know we are ruled by t.v.

    Jim Morrison, An American Prayer

  • #10
    Jay Leno
    “The Supreme Court has ruled that they cannot have a nativity scene in Washington, D.C. This wasn't for any religious reasons. They couldn't find three wise men and a virgin.”
    Jay Leno

  • #11
    Kabir
    “I laugh when I hear that the fish in the water is thirsty.

    You don't grasp the fact that what is most alive of all is inside your own house;
    and you walk from one holy city to the next with a confused look!

    Kabir will tell you the truth: go wherever you like, to Calcutta or Tibet;
    if you can't find where your soul is hidden,
    for you the world will never be real!”
    Kabir, The Kabir book: Forty-four of the ecstatic poems of Kabir

  • #12
    Oscar Wilde
    “Yet each man kills the thing he loves
    By each let this be heard
    Some do it with a bitter look
    Some with a flattering word
    The coward does it with a kiss
    The brave man with a sword”
    Oscar Wilde, The Ballad Of Reading Gaol

  • #13
    Alexandra Katehakis
    “Many partners of addicts have told me they feel bad about themselves for staying in the relationship because of the betrayal they’ve experienced. They imagine that the people who know their past judge them to be stupid for staying with the person who’s caused them so much pain. I often counter this thinking, explaining that leaving may seem quick and easy because they can pretend they’re okay and the problem has disappeared. However, if you leave your relationship, you’ll be stuck with your pain and sorrow without the person you loved to help you sort it out. Why is this true? Because even though it feels as if your pain comes from your partner, it’s actually coming from inside you.”
    Alexandra Katehakis, Erotic Intelligence: Igniting Hot, Healthy Sex While in Recovery from Sex Addiction

  • #14
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
    Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

  • #15
    Elbert Hubbard
    “A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.”
    Elbert Hubbard

  • #16
    André Gide
    “It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.”
    André Gide, Autumn Leaves

  • #17
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #18
    Mother Teresa
    “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”
    Mother Teresa

  • #19
    Neil Gaiman
    “Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up.”
    Neil Gaiman, The Kindly Ones

  • #20
    Lao Tzu
    “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
    Lao Tzu

  • #21
    Pablo Neruda
    “I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.”
    Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets

  • #22
    Robert A. Heinlein
    “Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”
    Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land

  • #23
    We accept the love we think we deserve.
    “We accept the love we think we deserve.”
    Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

  • #24
    Anaïs Nin
    “Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.”
    Anaïs Nin

  • #25
    Alfred Tennyson
    “If I had a flower for every time I thought of you...I could walk through my garden forever.”
    Alfred Tennyson

  • #26
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “The one you love and the one who loves you are never, ever the same person.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

  • #27
    Mahatma Gandhi
    “When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it--always.”
    Mahatma Gandhi

  • #28
    Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
    “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”
    Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

  • #29
    Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
    “The opinion which other people have of you is their problem, not yours.”
    Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, On Life After Death

  • #30
    Abraham Lincoln
    “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.”
    Abraham Lincoln



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