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Born: 1907-01-11
Profession: Educator
Nation: Polish
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Wonder rather than doubt is the root of all knowledge.

Tags: Doubt, Inspirational, Knowledge

A test of a people is how it behaves toward the old. It is easy to love children. Even tyrants and dictators make a point of being fond of children. But the affection and care for the old, the incurable, the helpless are the true gold mines of a culture.

Tags: Care, Love, True

A religious man is a person who holds God and man in one thought at one time, at all times, who suffers harm done to others, whose greatest passion is compassion, whose greatest strength is love and defiance of despair.

Tags: God, Love, Time

When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people.

Tags: Clever, Old, Young

Self-respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.

Tags: Discipline, Respect, Sense

Racism is man's gravest threat to man - the maximum of hatred for a minimum of reason.

Tags: Hatred, Racism, Reason

It is not enough for me to ask question; I want to know how to answer the one question that seems to encompass everything I face: What am I here for?

Tags: Enough, Here, Question

God is not a hypothesis derived from logical assumptions, but an immediate insight, self-evident as light. He is not something to be sought in the darkness with the light of reason. He is the light.

Tags: God, Light, Reason

Man is a messenger who forgot the message.

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Man's sin is in his failure to live what he is. Being the master of the earth, man forgets that he is the servant of God.

Tags: Earth, Failure, God

God is of no importance unless He is of supreme importance.

Tags: God, Importance, Unless

The road to the sacred leads through the secular.

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Just to be is a blessing. Just to live is holy.

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The issue of prayer is not prayer; the issue of prayer is God.

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Worship is a way of seeing the world in the light of God.

Tags: God, Light, Religion

He who is satisfied has never truly craved, and he who craves for the light of God neglects his ease for ardor.

Tags: God, Light, Satisfied

He is senseless who would match himself against a stronger man; for he is deprived of victory and adds suffering to disgrace.

Tags: Against, Suffering, Victory

How easily some light report is set about, but how difficult to bear.

Tags: Bear, Difficult, Light

If you should put even a little on a little and should do this often, soon this would become big.

Tags: Become, Big, Put

It is best to do things systematically, since we are only human, and disorder is our worst enemy.

Tags: Best, Enemy, Human

It is not possible either to trick or escape the mind of Zeus.

Tags: Either, Mind, Possible

Justice prevails over transgression when she comes to the end of the race.

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Mortals grow swiftly in misfortune.

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Never make a companion equal to a brother.

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Often an entire city has suffered because of an evil man.

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Often even a whole city suffers for a bad man who sins and contrives presumptuous deeds.

Tags: Bad, Often, Whole

Preserve the mean; the opportune moment is best in all things.

Tags: Best, Mean, Moment

The best is he who calls men to the best. And those who heed the call are also blessed. But worthless who call not, heed not, but rest.

Tags: Best, Blessed, Men

The man who does evil to another does evil to himself, and the evil counsel is most evil for him who counsels it.

Tags: Another, Evil, Him

Toil is no source of shame; idleness is shame.

Tags: Idleness, Shame, Source

Try to take for a mate a person of your own neighborhood.

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We know how to speak many falsehoods that resemble real things, but we know, when we will, how to speak true things.

Tags: Real, Speak, True

Wealth should not be seized, but the god-given is much better.

Tags: Money, Seized, Wealth

When you deal with your brother, be pleasant, but get a witness.

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But they who give straight judgements to strangers and to those of the land and do not transgress what is just, for them the city flourishes and its people prosper.

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Do not let a flattering woman coax and wheedle you and deceive you; she is after your barn.

Tags: After, Funny, Woman

Whoever has trusted a woman has trusted deceivers.

Tags: Trust, Trusted, Woman

Potter is jealous of potter, and craftsman of craftsman; and the poor have a grudge against the poor, and the poet against the poet.

Tags: Against, Jealous, Poor

Badness you can get easily, in quantity; the road is smooth, and it lies close by, But in front of excellence the immortal gods have put sweat, and long and steep is the way to it.

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Happy is the man whom the Muses love: sweet speech flows from his mouth.

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For a man wins nothing better than a good wife, and then again nothing deadlier than a bad one.

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It will not always be summer; build barns.

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Work is no disgrace: it is idleness which is a disgrace.

Tags: Disgrace, Idleness, Work

Whoever, fleeing marriage and the sorrows that women cause, does not wish to wed comes to a deadly old age.

Tags: Age, Marriage, Women

A bad neighbor is as great a calamity as a good one is a great advantage.

Tags: Bad, Good, Great

A day is sometimes our mother, sometimes our stepmother.

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Bring a wife home to your house when you are of the right age, not far short of 30 years, nor much above; this is the right time for marriage.

Tags: Age, Marriage, Time

Observe due measure, for right timing is in all things the most important factor.

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The fool knows after he's suffered.

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Whoever happens to give birth to mischievous children lives always with unending grief in his spirit and heart.

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He fashions evil for himself who does evil to another, and an evil plan does mischief to the planner.

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If you add a little to a little, and then do it again, soon that little shall be much.

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So the people will pay the penalty for their kings' presumption, who, by devising evil, turn justice from her path with tortuous speech.

Tags: Evil, Justice, Path

Acquisition means life to miserable mortals.

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Admire a small ship, but put your freight in a large one; for the larger the load, the greater will be the profit upon profit.

Tags: Greater, Put, Small

At the beginning of the cask and the end take thy fill but be saving in the middle; for at the bottom the savings comes too late.

Tags: Beginning, End, Late

Do not gain basely; base gain is equal to ruin.

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False shame accompanies a man that is poor, shame that either harms a man greatly or profits him; shame is with poverty, but confidence with wealth.

Tags: Confidence, Him, Poor

For both faith and want of faith have destroyed men alike.

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Giving is good, but taking is bad and brings death.

Tags: Bad, Death, Good