Great Throughts Treasury

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Saint Augustine, aka Augustine of Hippo, St. Austin, Bishop of Hippo NULL

There is something in humility which, strangely enough, exalts the heart, and something in pride which debases it. This seems, indeed, to be contradictory, that loftiness should debase and lowliness exalt. But pious humility enables us to submit to what is above us; and nothing is more exalted above us than God; and therefore humility, by making us subject to God, exalts us. But pride, being a defect of nature, by the very act of refusing subjection and revolution from Him who is supreme, falls to a low condition.

Enough | God | Heart | Humility | Nature | Nothing | Pious | Pride | Revolution | Wisdom |

Richard Baxter

Spend your time in nothing which you know must be repented of; in nothing on which you might not pray for the blessing of God; in nothing which you could not review with a quiet conscience on your dying bed; in nothing which you might not safely and properly be found doing if death should surprise you in the act.

Conscience | Death | God | Nothing | Quiet | Time | Wisdom |

John Calvin

The torture of a bad conscience is the hell of a living soul.

Conscience | Hell | Soul | Torture | Wisdom |

William Ellery Channing

It is far more important to me to preserve an unblemished conscience than to compass any object however great.

Conscience | Important | Object | Wisdom |

French Student Revolt Graffiti NULL

There can be revolution only where there is a conscience.

Conscience | Revolution | Wisdom |

Ulysses S. Grant, fully Ulysses Simpson Grant, born Hiram Ulysses Grant

Too long denial of guaranteed right is sure to lead to revolution - bloody revolution, where suffering must fall upon the innocent as well as the guilty.

Revolution | Right | Suffering | Wisdom |

William Havard

He that acts unjustly is the worst rebel to himself; and though now ambition’s trumpet and drum of power may drown the sound, yet conscience with one day speak loudly to him.

Ambition | Conscience | Day | Power | Sound | Wisdom |

Benjamin R. Haydon

Do your duty, and don’t swerve from it. Do that which your conscience tells you to be right, and leave the consequences to God.

Conscience | Consequences | Duty | God | Right | Wisdom |

Hubert Humphrey, fully Hubert Horatio Humphrey

We are the standard-bearers in the only really authentic revolution, the democratic revolution against tyrannies. Our strength is not to be measured by our military capacity alone, by our industry, or by our technology. We will be remembered, not for the power of our weapons, but for the power of our compassion, our dedication to human welfare.

Capacity | Compassion | Dedication | Industry | Power | Revolution | Strength | Technology | Weapons | Will | Wisdom |

Murray Kempton, fully James Murray Kempton

A revolution requires of its leaders a record of unbroken infallibility; if they do not possess it, they are expected to invent it.

Revolution | Wisdom |

Margaret Jenkins

Every pupil you have carries in his mind or heart or conscience a bit of you. Your influence, your example, your ideas and values keep marching on - how far into the future and into what realms of our spacious universe you will never know.

Conscience | Example | Future | Heart | Ideas | Influence | Mind | Universe | Will | Wisdom |

John F. Kennedy, fully John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.

Inevitable | Revolution | Will | Wisdom |

Thomas Jefferson

Equal and exact justice to all men, of whatever state or persuasion, religious or political; peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations, entangling alliances with none; the support of the State governments in all their rights, as the most competent administrations for our domestic concerns, and the surest bulwarks against anti-republican tendencies; the preservation of General Government in its whole constitutional vigor, as the sheet anchor of our peace at home and safety abroad... freedom of religion, freedom of the press; freedom of person under the protection of habeas corpus; and trials by juries impartially selected, these principles form the bright constellation which has gone before us, and guided our steps through an age of revolution and reformation.

Age | Commerce | Freedom of religion | Freedom | Government | Justice | Men | Nations | Peace | Persuasion | Principles | Religion | Revolution | Rights | Trials | Wisdom | Friendship | Government |