If you would not step into the harlot's house, do not go by the harlot's door.Thomas Secker
The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness...This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears he is a protector.Plato, The Republic
I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.Oprah Winfrey
We all carry around so much pain in our hearts. Love and pain and beauty. They all seem to go together like one little tidy confusing package. It's a messy business, life. It's hard to figure--full of surprises. Some good. Some bad.Henry Bromel
Everything is connected... no one thing can change by itself.Paul Hawken
Originality is merely an illusion.M. C. Escher
Sit quiety, doing nothing, spring comes, and the grass grows by itself.
Those who have the command of the arms in a country are masters of the state, and have it in their power to make what revolutions they please. Thus, there is no end to observations on the difference between the measures likely to be pursued by a minister backed by a standing army, and those of a court awed by the fear of an armed people.