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Thomas Jefferson

The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts as are only injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods, or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.

Government | Government |

Yogashastra NULL

In happiness and suffering, in joy and grief, we should regard all creatures as we regard our own self, and should therefore refrain from inflicting upon others such injury as would appear undesirable to us if inflicted upon ourselves.

Grief | Joy | Regard | Self | Suffering | Happiness |

Adam Smith

Men who have no property can injure one another only in their persons or reputations. But when one man kills, wounds, beats, or defames another, thought he to whom the injury is done suffers, he who does it receives no benefit. It is otherwise with the injuries to property. The benefit of the person who does the injury is often equal to the loss of him who suffers.

Man | Men | Property | Thought | Loss | Thought |

Alan Stewart Paton

When a deep injury is done to us, we never recover until we forgive.

Forgive |

Cato the Elder, Marcus Porius Cato, aka Censorius (the Censor), Sapiens (the Wise), Priscus (the Ancient) NULL

The public have more interest in the punishment of an injury than he who receives it.

Public | Punishment |

Confucius, aka Kong Qiu, Zhongni, K'ung Fu-tzu or Kong Fuzi NULL

The injury of prodigality leads to this, that he that will not economize will have to agonize.

Prodigality | Will |

Confucius, aka Kong Qiu, Zhongni, K'ung Fu-tzu or Kong Fuzi NULL

Recompense injury with justice, and recompense kindness with kindness.

Justice | Kindness | Recompense |

Dale Carnegie, originally spelled Dale Carnegey

You can be cured in 14 days patients afflicted with melancholia if you follow this prescription. Try to think every day how you can please someone. It is the individual who is not interested in his fellow man who has the greatest difficulties in life and provides the greatest injury to others. It is from among such individuals that all human failures spring. All that we demand of a human being and the highest praise we can give him, is that he should be a good fellow worker, a friend to all other men, and a true partner in love and marriage.

Day | Friend | Good | Individual | Life | Life | Love | Man | Marriage | Men | Praise | Think |

Hosea Ballou

The severest punishment suffered by a sensitive mind, for injury inflicted upon another, is the consciousness of having done it.

Consciousness | Mind | Punishment |

Joseph Addison

Music is the only sensual gratification which mankind may; indulge in to excess without injury to their moral or religious feelings.

Excess | Feelings | Mankind | Music |

Louis D. Brandeis, fully Louis Dembitz Brandeis

Fear of serious injury cannot alone justify suppression of speech and assembly. Men feared witches and burned women. It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears.

Fear | Justify | Men | Speech | Suppression |

Arthur Helps, fully Sir Arthur Helps

The most common-place people become highly imaginative when they are in a passion. Whole dramas of insult, injury and wrong pass before their minds, efforts of creative genius, for there is sometimes not a fact to go upon.

Genius | Insult | Passion | People | Wrong |

Thomas Fuller

Anger is many times more hurtful, than the Injury that caused it.

Anger |