extremism

A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on earth, extremism, heaven, and world

The following passage is one of those cited by Copernicus himself in his preface to De Revolutionibus: "The Syracusan Hicetas, as Theophrastus asserts, holds the view that the heaven, sun, moon, stars, and in short all of the things on high are stationary, and that nothing in the world is in motion except the earth, which by revolving and twisting round its axis with extreme velocity produces all the same results as would be produced if the earth were stationary and the heaven in motion. . . ."

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

Source: Academica, 45 B.C.

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A Quote by Canon Ellacombe on doubt, experience, extremism, faith, past, seasons, and weather

The fair-weather gardener, who will do nothing except when wind and weather and everything else are favourable, is never a master of his craft. Gardening, above all other crafts, is a matter of faith, grounded, however (if on nothing better), on his experience that somehow or other seasons go on in their right course, and bring their right results. No doubt bad seasons are a trial of his faith; it is grievous to lose the fruits of much labour by a frosty winter or a droughty summer, but, after all, frost and drought are necessities for which, in all his calculations, he must leave an ample margin; but even in the extreme cases, when the margin is past, the gardener's occupation is not gone.

Canon Ellacombe

Source: a Glouchestershire Garden, 1895

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A Quote by Barry M. Goldwater on extremism, justice, liberty, moderation, vices, and virtue

I would remind you that extremism in the defence of liberty is no vice. And let me remind you also that moderation in pursuit of justice is no virtue.

Barry M. Goldwater (1909 - 1998)

Source: Acceptance Speech at the Republican Convention; 1964

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A Quote by Aristotle on democracy, extremism, and people

Where some people are very wealthy and others have nothing, the result will be either extreme democracy or absolute oligarchy, or despotism will come from either of those excesses.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on extremism, happiness, and observation

NOSE, n. The extreme outpost of the face. It has been observed that one's nose is never so happy as when thrust into the affairs of others, from which some physiologists have drawn the inference that the nose is devoid of the sense of smell.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on approval, disease, extremism, poverty, and remedies

EJECTION, n. An approved remedy for the disease of garrulity. It is also much used in cases of extreme poverty.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on extremism and virtue

Virtuous and vicious every man must be,- Few in the extreme, but all in the degree.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Man. Epistle ii. Line 231.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on books, extremism, fate, and men

The fate of all extremes is such Men may be read, as well as books, too much. To observations which ourselves we make, We grow more partial for th' observer's sake.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Moral Essays, 1720-1735, Epistle I, To Lord Cobham, 1734

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on extremism, government, people, and virtue

While the people retain their virtue, and vigilance, no administration, by any extreme of wickedness or folly, can very seriously injure the government, in the short space of four years.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: first inaugural address (final text), March 4, 1861.

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