A Quote by Don Marquis on certainty, country, people, presidency, trouble, and tyranny

There is bound to be a certain amount of trouble running any country. If you are president, the trouble happens to you. But if you are a tyrant you can arrange things so that most of the trouble happens to other people.

Don Marquis (1878 - 1937)

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A Quote by Don Marquis on cities, country, and hell

He worked like hell in the country so he could live in the city, where he worked like hell so he could live in the country.

Don Marquis (1878 - 1937)

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A Quote by Diogenes Laertius on citizenship, country, and world

Diogenes, when asked from what country he came, replied, "I am a citizen of the world."

Diogenes Laertius

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A Quote by Diane Ackerman on beginning, country, lies, and mystery

It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery, but what a savage and beautiful country lies in between.

Diane Ackerman (1948 -)

Source: A Natural History of the Senses, 1990.

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A Quote by Desiderius Erasmus on blindness and country

In the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.

Desiderius Erasmus (c.1466 - 1536)

Source: see H G Wells

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A Quote by Denis William Brogan on america, country, death, enemies, and people

A people that has licked a more formidable enemy than Germany or Japan, primitive North America . . . a country whose national motto has been "root, hog, or die."

Denis Brogan (1900 - 1974)

Source: The American Character, 1944

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on age, belief, brothers, chance, character, choice, christianity, community, conviction, courage, country, debt, destiny, education, equality, future, god, idealism, joy, kindness, leadership, life, loyalty, men, men and wome

The leadership demanded of youth today is not attained by chance nor fostered by indulgence. It demands careful preparation - a preparation that should be constantly impregnated, if you please, by the sweet spirit of four loyalties. Loyalty to self - by conserving physical strength and youthful vigor. Loyalty to parents - Our debt to our parents is unpayable except in one way- that is in emulating their ideals, thus bringing joy to them in their old age and satisfaction to those who have gone before in seeing that we keep ourselves clean and wholesome. Loyalty to country - A great writer has said that "The destiny of any nation at any given time depends upon the opinions of its young men under five and twenty." Loyalty to God and truth - Our belief in equality and brotherhood is a Christian heritage, and it fades out of the picture when Christian belief is forgotten. We have to educate the race to realize that no man is unwanted, that every soul is unique and has a life to live made up of momentous choices which will make or mar his own life and the life of the community and of the world. To cherish these loyalties, to make popular these ideals, the world needs men and women of unimpeachable character. The future is yours to make or to mar as you choose. Youth - conviction - courage - is a combination potentially capable of determining the kind of world we shall live in. Though not the wisest, youth is the best, the most radiant time of life. Young men and women, the future awaits you! It is yours!

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

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A Quote by David Hilbert on country, mathematics, and world

Mathematics knows no races or geographic boundaries; for mathematics,the cultural world is one country.

David Hilbert (1862 - 1943)

Source: H. Eves Mathematical Circles Squared, Boston: Prindle, Weber and Schmidt, 1972.

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A Quote by David Eli Lilienthal on citizenship, country, discovery, force, questions, and science

It is chiefly upon the lay citizen, informed about science but not its practitioner, that the country must depend in determining the use to which science is put, in resolving the many public policy questions that scientific discoveries constantly force upon us.

David Eli Lilienthal (1899 -)

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A Quote by Daniel Webster on constitution, country, and destiny

One country, one constitution, one destiny.

Daniel Webster (1782 - 1852)

Source: Speech, March 15, 1837. Webster's Works. Boston. 1857, P. 349.

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