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Finish each day before you begin the next

Finish each day before you begin the next, and interpose a solid wall of sleep between the two. This you cannot do without temperance. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men spend their lives in anticipations

Men spend their lives in anticipations, in determining to be vastly happy at some period when they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every other - it is our own. Past opportunities are gone, future have not come. We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine; but if we defer the tasting of them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.
-- C. C. Colton

There is no chance, no destiny, no fate that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.

There is no chance, no destiny, no fate that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul. -- Ella Wilcox

May you live as long as you want ...

May you live as long as you want ...
And never want, as long as you live.
-- Carpe Diem - Lewjack

Uniformity

Uniformity and freedom are incompatible. Uniformity and mental health are incompatible. -- Erich Fromm Quoted in Huxley, 'Brave new World Revisited' (1956)

A belief is not true because it is useful.

A belief is not true because it is useful.
-- Henri Frederic Amiel (Swiss philosopher) "Amiel's Journal 1849-1872 November 18, 1976

The struggle is always between the individual and his sacred right to express himself

The struggle is always between the individual and his sacred right to express himself and...the power structure that seeks conformity, suppression and obedience. -- William O. Douglas (1898-1980) US Supreme Cour Justice - Quoted in Newsday

Inequality is the inevitable consequence of liberty.

Inequality is the inevitable consequence of liberty.
-- Salvador de Madariaga (Spanish writer) 'Anarchy or Hierarchy' (1937)

That which we acquire with the most difficulty we retain the longest

That which we acquire with the most difficulty we retain the longest; as those who have earned a fortune are usually more careful of it than those who have inherited one.
-- Charles Caleb Colton (c. 1780-1832)

For no man is voluntarily bad

For no man is voluntarily bad; but the bad becomes bad by reason of an ill disposition of the body and bad education, things which are hateful to every man and happen to him against his will. -- Plato, quoted by Victor Gollancz, _From Darkness to Light_
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