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That he delights in the misery of others no man will confess, and yet what other motive can make a father cruel?

Tags: Cruel, Father  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

Some virtues are only seen in affliction and others only in prosperity.

Tags: Prosperity, Seen  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are the more gentle and quiet we become towards the defects of others.

Tags: Become, Perfect  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

In primary school in south-eastern Nigeria, I was taught that Hosni Mubarak was the president of Egypt. I learned the same thing in secondary school. In university, Mubarak was still president of Egypt. I came to assume, subconsciously, that he - and others like Paul Biya in Cameroon and Muammar Gaddafi in Libya - would never leave.

Tags: Learned, School  ✍ Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

We are selfish when we are exclusively or predominantly concerned with the good for ourselves. We are altruistic when we are exclusively or predominantly concerned with the good of others.

Tags: Good, Selfish  ✍ Author: Mortimer Adler

Ask others about themselves, at the same time, be on guard not to talk too much about yourself.

Tags: Time, Yourself  ✍ Author: Mortimer Adler

The almost insoluble task is to let neither the power of others, nor our own powerlessness, stupefy us.

Tags: Almost, Power  ✍ Author: Theodor Adorno

He who stands aloof runs the risk of believing himself better than others and misusing his critique of society as an ideology for his private interest.

Tags: Himself, Society  ✍ Author: Theodor Adorno

The poor are prevented from thinking by the discipline of others, the rich by their own.

Tags: Rich, Thinking  ✍ Author: Theodor Adorno

If time is money, it seems moral to save time, above all one's own, and such parsimony is excused by consideration for others. One is straight-forward.

Tags: Money, Time  ✍ Author: Theodor Adorno

The most powerful person is he who is able to do least himself and burden others most with the things for which he lends his name and pockets the credit.

Tags: Able, Powerful  ✍ Author: Theodor Adorno

The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.

Tags: Comfort, Unhappy  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.

Tags: Wisdom, Wise  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

He that always gives way to others will end in having no principles of his own.

Tags: End, Principles  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

People often grudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves.

Tags: Cannot, Enjoy  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

A large number of students around the world don't really have access to high quality education. So, launching EdX allows students all over the world to have much better access to a high quality education from a university such as Harvard, MIT, Berkeley and others as we add more universities.

Tags: Education, High  ✍ Author: John Agar

I have a lot of things to say and a lot of things to let out of me.

Tags: Favor, Physical  ✍ Author: Christina Aguilera

Don't force yourself to write. Some people can write a novel in a few months, whereas for others it can take over a year. I'm lucky to be one of the former - but, even so, if I'm not in the mood to write, I won't. I'll go off, do something else and come back to it when I'm ready.

Tags: Else, Yourself  ✍ Author: Cecelia Ahern

People should have freedom in their pilgrimages and tours. They should come and visit historical monuments and sites - let's say the sites around Iran - where they can easily engage in wide- scale contacts with others.

Tags: Freedom, Historical  ✍ Author: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.

Tags: Him, Tell  ✍ Author: Howard Aiken

Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.

Tags: Experience, Human  ✍ Author: Douglas Adams

Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.

Tags: Here, Service  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

The customs and fashions of men change like leaves on the bough, some of which go and others come.

Tags: Change, Men  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

Man should not consider his material possession his own, but as common to all, so as to share them without hesitation when others are in need.

Tags: Common, Share  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Better to illuminate than merely to shine, to deliver to others contemplated truths than merely to contemplate.

Tags: Shine, Truths  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou
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Because of the diverse conditions of humans, it happens that some acts are virtuous to some people, as appropriate and suitable to them, while the same acts are immoral for others, as inappropriate to them.

Tags: Happens, While  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.

Tags: Courage, Human  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others.

Tags: God, Needed  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

I have often wondered how it is that every man loves himself more than all the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinions of himself than on the opinions of others.

Tags: Men, Often  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves; vanity, to what we would have others think of us.

Tags: May, Words  ✍ Author: Jane Austen

To flatter and follow others, without being flattered and followed in turn, is but a state of half enjoyment.

Tags: State, Turn  ✍ Author: Jane Austen

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.

Tags: Freedom, Themselves  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.

Tags: Great, Success  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.

Tags: Ability, Themselves  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy?

Tags: Crazy, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.

Tags: Life, Lived  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.

Tags: Salvation, Work  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others.

Tags: Respect, Thankful  ✍ Author: Dalai Lama

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

Tags: Happiness, Happy  ✍ Author: Dalai Lama

If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.

Tags: Cannot, Help  ✍ Author: Dalai Lama

It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.

Tags: Fair, Yourself  ✍ Author: Eleanor Roosevelt

Life is an exciting business, and most exciting when it is lived for others.

Tags: Business, Life  ✍ Author: Helen Keller

Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.

Tags: Rather, Tolerance  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

Most people who ask for advice from others have already resolved to act as it pleases them.

Tags: Act, Advice  ✍ Author: Khalil Gibran

Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered - either by themselves or by others.

Tags: Die, Themselves  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

To be good is noble; but to show others how to be good is nobler and no trouble.

Tags: Good, Show  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

As an example to others, and not that I care for moderation myself, it has always been my rule never to smoke when asleep, and never to refrain from smoking when awake.

Tags: Care, Smoking  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'

Tags: Life, Question  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.

Tags: Living, Wishes  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.

Tags: Deceiving, Romantic  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up.

Tags: Afraid, Away  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.

Tags: Cause, Happiness  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.

Tags: Law, Liberty  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

I never will, by any word or act, bow to the shrine of intolerance or admit a right of inquiry into the religious opinions of others.

Tags: Act, Word  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

Friendship is but another name for an alliance with the follies and the misfortunes of others. Our own share of miseries is sufficient: why enter then as volunteers into those of another?

Tags: Friendship, Why  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

'Tis better to bear the ills we have than fly to others that we know not of.

Tags: Bear, Fly  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it as a cow they can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon.

Tags: Enough, Horse  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

Everyone has his day and some days last longer than others.

Tags: Everyone, Last  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.

Tags: Democracy, Government  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities... because it is the quality which guarantees all others.

Tags: Courage, Human  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

A musician cannot move others unless he too is moved. He must of necessity feel all of the affects that he hopes to arouse in his audience, for the revealing of his own humour will stimulate a like humour in the listener.

Tags: Cannot, Move  ✍ Author: Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

Having been a head of state gives you the possibility of getting into places others can't go.

Tags: Getting, State  ✍ Author: Michelle Bachelet

In some places women have all the rights they deserve and in others there are big restrictions - in some countries they even mutilate women.

Tags: Big, Women  ✍ Author: Michelle Bachelet

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.

Tags: Books, Few  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

We are much beholden to Machiavel and others, that write what men do, and not what they ought to do.

Tags: Men, Write  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others.

Tags: Happiness, Try  ✍ Author: Robert Baden-Powell

In every particular state of the world, those nations which are strongest tend to prevail over the others; and in certain marked peculiarities the strongest tend to be the best.

Tags: Best, State  ✍ Author: Walter Bagehot

We look into mirrors but we only see the effects of our times on us - not our effects on others.

Tags: Effects, Times  ✍ Author: Pearl Bailey

I think - there's always going to be a percentage of people who maybe aren't as good as others.

Tags: Good, Maybe  ✍ Author: Jim Bakker

Be good to others, that will protect you against evil.

Tags: Evil, Good  ✍ Author: Tammy Faye Bakker

God creates, I do not create. I assemble and I steal everywhere to do it - from what I see, from what the dancers can do, from what others do.

Tags: Create, God  ✍ Author: George Balanchine

The questions which one asks oneself begin, at least, to illuminate the world, and become one's key to the experience of others.

Tags: Become, Experience  ✍ Author: James A. Baldwin

Pessimists are the people who have no hope for themselves or for others. Pessimists are also people who think the human race is beneath their notice, that they're better than other human beings.

Tags: Hope, Human  ✍ Author: James A. Baldwin

Those who say it can't be done are usually interrupted by others doing it.

Tags: Done  ✍ Author: James A. Baldwin

Nothing is a greater impediment to being on good terms with others than being ill at ease with yourself.

Tags: Good, Yourself  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

We want you to sit down and leave your egos at home and let's get an understanding as to where all this is foolishness coming from. There are others who are putting things out there or throwing a stick and hiding their hand and keeping things built up in the media.

Tags: Home, Leave  ✍ Author: Afrika Bambaataa

Accomplishment is socially judged by ill defined criteria so that one has to rely on others to find out how one is doing.

Tags: Ill, Judged  ✍ Author: Albert Bandura

Selfishness is that detestable vice which no one will forgive in others, and no one is without himself.

Tags: Forgive, Himself  ✍ Author: Henry Ward Beecher

The humblest individual exerts some influence, either for good or evil, upon others.

Tags: Evil, Good  ✍ Author: Henry Ward Beecher

The real man is one who always finds excuses for others, but never excuses himself.

Tags: Excuses, Real  ✍ Author: Henry Ward Beecher

A total abstainer is one who abstains from everything but abstention, and especially from inactivity in the affairs of others.

Tags: Affairs, Total  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

Calamities are of two kinds: misfortunes to ourselves, and good fortune to others.

Tags: Good, Ourselves  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal who wishes to replace them with others.

Tags: Liberal, Politics  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

My goal is to entertain myself and others.

Tags: Entertain, Goal  ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury

Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours.

Tags: Dreams, Help  ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury

We simply attempt to be fearful when others are greedy and to be greedy only when others are fearful.

Tags: Greedy, Simply  ✍ Author: Warren Buffett

Some men are like nails, very easily drawn; others however are more like rivets never drawn at all.

Tags: However, Men  ✍ Author: John Burroughs

Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations.

Tags: Idealize  ✍ Author: Leo Buscaglia

All philosophies, if you ride them home, are nonsense, but some are greater nonsense than others.

Tags: Home, Nonsense  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

What we wish, we readily believe, and what we ourselves think, we imagine others think also.

Tags: Ourselves, Wish  ✍ Author: Irving Caesar

The successful man doesn't use others, other people use the successful man, for above all the success is of service.

Tags: Success, Successful  ✍ Author: Hall Caine

You cannot live on other people's promises, but if you promise others enough, you can live on your own.

Tags: Cannot, Enough  ✍ Author: Hall Caine

I think what is British about me is my feelings and awareness of others and their situations. English people are always known to be well mannered and cold but we are not cold - we don't interfere in your situation. If we are heartbroken, we don't scream in your face with tears - we go home and cry on our own.

Tags: Feelings, Home  ✍ Author: Michael Caine

It does not seem to me that the steps which would be needed to make Britain - and others - more comfortable in their relationship in the European Union are inherently so outlandish or unreasonable.

Tags: Seem, Union  ✍ Author: David Cameron

If someone is interested in medicine and also in physics and they like working with people and communicate well with others, I would strongly encourage them.

Tags: Someone, Working  ✍ Author: James Cameron

Some would suggest that there has been a dramatic change in our perception of the world and ourselves within the world. Others have observed that there has been an almost complete about-face in a relatively short span of time.

Tags: Change, Time  ✍ Author: Alex Campbell

As for how criticism of Keats' poetry relates to criticism of my own work, I'll leave that for others to decide.

Tags: Poetry, Work  ✍ Author: Jane Campion

To be happy we must not be too concerned with others.

Tags: Concerned, Happy  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

Without freedom, no art; art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself, and dies of all others.

Tags: Art, Freedom  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

We call first truths those we discover after all the others.

Tags: After, Call  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

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