The greatest punishment for being unwilling to rule is being ruled by someone worse than oneself. —Socrates

Fear is the tax that conscience pays to guilt.
—George Sewell

The radical of one century is the conservative of the next. The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out the conservative adopts them. —Mark Twain

Often we imagine that we will work hard until we arrive at some distant goal, and then we will be happy. This is a delusion. Happiness is the result of a life lived with purpose. Happiness is not an objective. It is the movement of life itself, a process, and an activity. It arises from curiosity and discovery. Seek pleasure and you will quickly discover the shortest path to suffering. —Ethan Hawke

Do not confuse “duty” with what other people expect of you; they are utterly different. Duty is a debt you owe to yourself to fulfill obligations you have assumed voluntarily. Paying that debt can entail anything from years of patient work to instant willingness to die. Difficult it may be, but the reward is self-respect. —Robert A. Heinlein

If we don’t change direction soon, we’ll end up where we’re going. —Professor Irwin Corey

Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster. Your life will never be the same again. —Og Mandino

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