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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on brevity, community, complaints, death, force, future, generations, happiness, joy, life, nature, privilege, purpose, selfishness, work, and world

This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish selfish clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work, the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no 'brief candle' to me. It is sort of a splendid torch which I have a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it over to future generations.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by Thomas Woodrow Wilson on balance, community, organize, peace, and power

There must be, not a balance of power, but a community of power; not organized rivalries, but an organized peace.

Woodrow Wilson (1856 - 1924)

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on babies, community, and investment

There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by William Somerset Maugham on community, conscience, evolution, individuality, and rules

Conscience is the guardian in the individual of the rules which the community has evolved for its own preservation.

William Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965)

Source: The Moon and Sixpence, 1919, ch. 14

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A Quote by Rev. William Paley on community, desires, interest, liberty, and society

To do what we will, is natural liberty; to do what we may consistently with the interests of the community to which we belong, is civil liberty, the only liberty to be desired in a state of civil society.

William Paley (1743 - 1805)

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A Quote by William James on community, impulses, individuality, and sympathy

The community stagnates without the impulse of the individual. The impulse dies away without the sympathy of the community.

William James (1842 - 1910)

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A Quote by William James on adoption, chance, community, genius, individuality, justice, life, men, mystery, nations, people, purity, surprises, time, and work

Sporadic great men come everywhere. But for a community to get vibrating through and through with intensely active life, many geniuses coming together and in rapid succession are required. This is why great epochs are so rare, - why the sudden bloom of a Greece, an early Rome, a Renaissance, is such a mystery. Blow must follow blow so fast that no cooling can occur in the intervals. Then the mass of the nation glows incandescent, and may continue to glow by pure inertia long after the originators of its internal movement have passed away. We often hear surprise expressed that in these high tides of human affairs not only the people should be filled with stronger life, but that individual geniuses should seem so exceptionally abundant. This mystery is just about as deep as the time-honored conundrum as to why great rivers flow by great towns. It is true that great public fermentations awaken and adopt many geniuses who in more torpid times would have had no chance to work. But over and above this there must be an exceptional concourse of genius about a time, to make the fermentation begin at all. The unlikeliness of the concourse is far greater than the unlikeliness of any particular genius; hence the rarity of these periods and the exceptional aspect which they always wear.

William James (1842 - 1910)

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A Quote by Will H. Nays on belief, business, community, confidence, debt, duty, enemies, good, government, observation, people, promises, rules, and society

We hear a good deal about business confidence, which means confidence of business in itself, in its government, and in its capacity for expansion. But confidence is only another way of saying that people believe each other, keep their promises, pay their debts, and regard their duty to society. As long as business observes these rules, it will have the confidence of the community and it will be safe from all of the irresponsible attacks of its enemies.

Will H. Nays

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A Quote by Wendell Phillips on community, slavery, and universe

No matter whose the lips that would speak, they must be free and ungagged. The community which dares not protect its humblest and most hated member in the free utterance of his opinions, no matter how false or hateful, is only a gang of slaves. If there is anything in the universe that can't stand discussion, let it crack.

Wendell Phillips (1811 - 1884)

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A Quote by Wendell Phillips on community, slavery, and universe

The community which does not protect its humblest and most hated member in the free utterance of his opinions, no matter how false or hateful, is only a gang of slaves. If there is anything in the universe that can't stand discussion, let it crack.

Wendell Phillips (1811 - 1884)

Source: speech, 1863

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