john's quotes

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
— Ghandi
[ advice | Ghandi | wisdom ]
I've always believed that a lot of the trouble in the world would disappear if we were talking to each other instead of about each other.
— Ronald Reagan
[ idealism | intolerance | Ronald Reagan | wisdom ]
Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud.
— Sophocles
[ advice | Sophocles ]
Liberty is rendered even more precious by the recollection of servitude.
— Cicero
[ Cicero | freedom ]
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
— Anne Frank
[ Anne Frank | good | idealism ]
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
— Albert Einstein
[ Albert Einstein | intelligence ]
To do evil that good may come of it is for bunglers in politics as well as morals.
— William Penn
[ evil | good | politics | William Penn ]
Work for something because it is good, not just because it stands a chance to succeed.
— Vaclav Havel
[ good | Vaclav Havel | work ]
My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.
— Thomas Paine
[ good | religion | Thomas Paine ]
But goodness alone is never enough. A hard cold wisdom is required, too, for goodness to accomplish good. Goodness without wisdom invariably accomplishes evil.
— Robert Heinlein
[ evil | good | Robert Heinlein | wisdom ]
Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.
— Plato
[ evil | good | law | Plato ]
All that is necessary for evil to succeed is that good men do nothing.
— Edmund Burke
[ Edmund Burke | evil | good ]
The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.
— Cicero
[ Cicero | evil | good | wisdom ]
In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery and death.
— Anne Frank
[ Anne Frank | good ]
Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.
— Mark Twain
[ humor | intelligence | Mark Twain | politics ]
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