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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on earth, interest, men, privacy, time, wisdom, and world

It is wonderful how preposterously the affairs of the world are managed. We assemble parliaments and councils to have the benefit of collected wisdom, but we necessarily have, at the same time, the inconvenience of their collected passions, prejudices and private interests: for regulating commerce an assembly of great men is the greatest fool on earth,

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on country, earth, god, knowledge, liberty, love, nations, and philosophy

God grant that not only the love of liberty but a thorough knowledge of the rights of man may pervade all the nations of the earth, so that a philosopher may set his foot anywhere on its surface and say: "This is my country."

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: letter to David Hartley, December 4, 1789

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A Quote by Benito Perez Galdos on belief, death, and earth

I believe if I should die, and you were to walk near my grave, from the very depths of the earth I would hear your footsteps.

Benito Perez Galdos

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A Quote by Benito Perez Galdos on belief, death, and earth

I believe that if I should die, and you were to walk near my grave, from the very depths of the earth I would hear your footsteps.

Benito Perez Galdos

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A Quote by Bede the Venerable on angels, art, christ, day, earth, fatherhood, glory, god, praise, songs, spirit, and world

A hymn of glory let us sing; New songs throughout the world shall ring: Christ, by a road before untrod, Now rises to the throne of God. The holy apostolic band Upon the Mount of Olives stand; And with his followers they see Their Lord's ascending majesty. To them the angels drawing nigh, "Why stand and gaze upon the sky? This is the Savior," thus they say; "This is his glorious triumph day. "Again shall ye behold him so As ye today have seen him go, In glorious pomp ascending high, Up to the portals of the sky." O risen Christ, ascended Lord, All praise to thee let earth accord, Who art, while endless ages run, With Father and with Spirit one.

Bede the Venerable (673 - 735)

Source: hymn for the Ascension

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on earth, fighting, god, good, heaven, life, morality, sacrifice, and self-sacrifice

For centuries, the battle of morality was fought between those who claimed that your life belongs to God and those who claimed that it belongs to your neighbours - between those who preached that the good is self-sacrifice for the sake of ghosts in heaven and those who preached that the good is self-sacrifice for the sake of incompetents on earth. And no one came to say that your life belongs to you and that the good is to live it.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Atlas 930)

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on belief, destruction, disaster, earth, fate, happiness, life, misery, reason, success, suffering, and tragedy

She can live through it, because we do not hold the belief that this earth is a realm of misery where man is doomed to destruction. We do not think that tragedy is our natural fate and we do not live in chronic dread of disaster. We do not expect disaster until we have specific reason to expect it - and when we encounter it, we are free to fight it. It is not happiness, but suffering that we consider unnatural. It is not success, but calamity that we regard as the abnormal exception in human life.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Atlas 700)

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on ability, animals, destruction, earth, good, men, punishment, rest, sacrifice, survival, wishes, and world

If that's the price of getting together, then I'll be damned if I want to live on the same earth with any human beings! If the rest of them can survive only by destroying us, then why should we wish them to survive? Nothing can make self-immolation proper. Nothing can give them the right to turn men into sacrificial animals. Nothing can make it moral to destroy the best. One can't be punished for being good. One can't be penalized for ability. If that is right, then we'd better start slaughtering one another, because there isn't any right at all in the world!

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Atlas 79)

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on earth

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Who was it that said he needed a fulcrum? Give me an unobstructed right-of-way and I'll show them how to move the earth!

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: Atlas 234

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on earth, eternity, goals, happiness, losing, purpose, and universe

I know not if this earth on which I stand is the core of the universe or if it is but a speck of dust lost in eternity. I know not and I care not. For I know what happiness is possible to me on earth. And my happiness is not the means to any end. It is the end. It is its own goal. It is its own purpose.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Anthem)

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