choice

A Quote by James Madison on blessings, choice, evil, good, people, and reflection

A cool and candid people will at once reflect that the purest of human blessings must have a portion of alloy in them, that the choice must always be made, if not of the lesser evil, at least of the greater, not the perfect, good.

James Madison (1751 - 1836)

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on choice, darkness, decisions, evil, falsehood, god, good, nations, and truth

Once to every man and nation comes the moment to decide, In the strife of Truth with Falsehood, for the good or evil side; Some great cause, God's new Messiah offering each the bloom or blight, Parts the goats upon the left hand, and the sheep upon the right; And the choice goes by forever 'twixt that darkness and that light.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: The Present Crisis.

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A Quote by Jacques Delille on chance, choice, friendship, parenthood, and sharing

If you have one true friend, you have more than your share. Chance makes our parents, but choice makes our friends.

Jacques Delille

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A Quote by Isaac Bashevis Singer on belief and choice

We must believe in free will, we have no choice.

Isaac Bashevis Singer (1904 - 1991)

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A Quote by Isaac Bashevis Singer on belief and choice

You must believe in free will; there is no choice.

Isaac Bashevis Singer (1904 - 1991)

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A Quote by Isaac Asimov on choice, control, destruction, endurance, eternity, ignorance, knowledge, learning, life, universe, and wonder

Suppose that we are wise enough to learn and know and yet not wise enough to control our learning and knowledge, so that we use it to destroy ourselves? Even if that is so, knowledge remains better than ignorance. It is better to know even if the knowledge endures only for the moment that comes before destruction than to gain eternal life at the price of a dull and swinish lack of comprehension of a universe that swirls unseen before us in all its wonder. That was the choice of Achilles, and it is mine, too.

Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992)

Source: The New Hugo Winners

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on beauty, choice, poetry, and poets

Then read from the treasured volume The poem of thy choice, And lend to the rhyme of the poet The beauty of thy voice.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

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A Quote by Helen Steiner Rice on adversity, blessings, choice, day, difficulty, earth, god, heart, intention, mankind, miracles, observation, pain, purpose, serenity, soul, and understanding

ADVERSITY CAN DISTRESS US OR BLESS US The way we use adversity is strictly our own choice, For in God's Hands adversity can make the heart rejoice - For everything God sends to us, no matter in what form, Is sent with plan and purpose for by the fierceness of a storm The atmosphere is changed and cleared and the earth is washed and clean And the "high winds of adversity" can make restless souls serene - And while it's very difficult for mankind to understand God's intentions and His purpose and the workings of His Hand, If we observe the miracles that happen every day We cannot help but be convinced that in His wondrous way God makes what seemed unbearable and painful and distressing, Easily acceptable when we view it as a blessing.

Helen Steiner Rice

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A Quote by Helen Hayes on america, choice, home, learning, life, people, science, wishes, and worth

Science has taught us to lengthen life. Now we must learn to make a longer life worth living. Older people deserve choices that let us live out our days as we wish. We've seen people making such choices all over America, and we realize what we might have known from the start: For most of us, there really is no place like home.

Helen Hayes (1900 - ?)

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A Quote by Harry S. Truman on choice, life, politicians, and truth

My choice early in life was either to be a piano-player in a whorehouse or a politician. And to tell the truth, there's hardly any difference.

Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

Source: 1962

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