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A Quote by William Shakespeare on citizenship, friendship, love, and privacy

Why, friends, you go to do you know not what: Wherein hath Caesar thus deserved your loves? Alas, you know not: I must tell you then: You have forgot the will I told you of. . . . . Here is the will, and under Caesar's seal. To every Roman citizen he gives, To every several man, seventy-five drachmas. . . . . Moreover, he hath left you all his walks, His private arbours and new-planted orchards, On this side Tiber; he hath left them you, And to your heirs for ever, common pleasures, To walk abroad, and recreate yourselves. Here was a Caesar! when comes such another?

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Julius Cæsar, Mark Antony in Act 3, scene 2.

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A Quote by William James on life, privacy, success, and universe

If this life be not a real fight, in which something is eternally gained for the universe by success, it is no better than a game of private theatricals from which one may withdraw at will. But it feels like a real fight.

William James (1842 - 1910)

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A Quote by William James on belief, pleasure, and privacy

Belief is desecrated when given to unproved and unquestioned statements for the solace and private pleasure of the believer . . . It is wrong always, everywhere, and for every one, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence.

William James (1842 - 1910)

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A Quote by V. S. Pritchett on family, legends, lies, memory, people, privacy, violence, and writers

All writers - all people - have their stores of private and family legends which lie like a collection of half-forgotten, often violent toys on the floor of memory.

V. S. Pritchett (1900 - 1997)

Source: "New Yorker," 19 Feb 1979.

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A Quote by unknown on liberty and privacy

Privacy is essential to Liberty.

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A Quote by unknown on achievement, birds, character, clarity, conscience, friendship, good, habits, happiness, health, life, men, money, music, peace, philosophy, privacy, secrets, and songs

Money can't buy real friendship-friendship must be earned. Money can't buy a clear conscience-square dealing is the price tag. Money can't buy the glow of good health-right living is the secret. Money can't buy happiness-happiness is a mental condition and one may be as happy in a cottage as in a mansion. Money can't buy sunsets, songs of wild birds and the music of the wind in the trees-these are as free as the air we breath. Money can't buy inward peace-peace is the result of a constructive philosophy in life. Money can't buy a good character-good character is achieved through decent habits of private living and wholesome dealings in our open contacts with our fellow men.

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A Quote by unknown on citizenship, constitution, crime, honesty, needs, privacy, reason, and time

No private citizen has any reason or need at any time to possess a gun. This applies to both honest citizens and criminals. We realize the Constitution guarantees the "right to keep and bear arms" but this should be changed.

unknown

Source: a Detroit newspaper, 1968

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A Quote by unknown on belief, children, clothes, cooking, earth, friendship, health, heaven, hunger, jesus, justice, life, losing, money, privacy, wives, and work

A Hundred Years From Now Tell me friend, what will it matter, say a hundred years from now, if you owned a thousand acres or just one old broken plow; If you bought your suits in Paris and your shoes in Italy, Or your clothes were made in patches, like the bed quilts use to be? Whether you lived in a mansion with the finest broadlooms laid, If you had a private chauffeur, Butler, cook, a nurse and maid. Or you lived in a cottage with your health gone on the skids, out of work and out of money just your wife and seven kids. Sure, on earth there makes a difference what we've got and who we know, Whether we are poor and hungry, or we're rolling in the dough And if life down here was only all there was and that was it, then it sure would make a difference for all of us, I must admit. But there there's more to life than livin', more for those who will believe, more in store laid up in heaven if the Saviour we receive. Whether we are lost for ever or to Jesus here we bow, This is what will make a difference in a hundred years from now.

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A Quote by Thucydides on achievement, authority, constitution, control, democracy, excellence, funerals, justice, laws, life, obedience, oppression, play, privacy, reason, security, shame, spirit, and talent

Our constitution is named a democracy, because it is in the hands not of the few but of the many. But our laws secure equal justice for all in their private disputes, and our public opinion welcomes and honors talent in every branch of achievement, not for any sectional reason but on grounds of excellence alone. And as we give free play to all in our public life, so we carry the same spirit into our daily relations with one another. . . . Open and friendly in our private intercourse, in our public acts we keep strictly within the control of law. We acknowledge the restraint of reverence; we are obedient to whomsoever is set in authority, and to the laws, more sepecially to those which offer protection to the oppressed and those unwritten ordinances whose transgression brings admitted shame. lb. II, Funeral Oration of Pericles, 37

Thucydides (c.460 - 400 BC)

Source: The History of the Peloponnesian War, 431—413 BC., bk. II, Funeral Oration of Pericles, 37

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A Quote by Thomas J. Watson on certainty, company, employees, family, life, privacy, and reputation

Membership in the IBM family exacted certain standards of conduct. The reputation of the company was in the hands of everyone who worked for it, Watson insisted. Therefore, his employees were warned against doing anything, even in their private lives, which would be to the discredit of the organization.

Thomas Watson (1874 - 1956)

Source: Thomas J. Watson in Men–Minutes–Money, a Collection of Excerpts from Talks . . .

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