A Quote by Pope Pius XII on determination, economics, existence, family, freedom, justice, labor, energy, politics, privacy, religion, and strength

Private property is a natural fruit of labor, a product of intense activity of man, acquired through his energetic determination to ensure and develop with his own strength his own existence and that of his family, and to create for himself and his own an existence of just freedom, not only economic, but also political, cultural and religious.

Pope Pius XII (1876 - 1958)

Source: Radio broadcast, September 1, 1944

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A Quote by Plutarch on cities, faults, habits, life, men, and privacy

Moral habits, induced by public practices, are far quicker in making their way into men's private lives, than the failings and faults of individuals are in infecting the city at large.

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

Source: Lives, Lysander

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A Quote by Paul Shepard on age, crisis, disorder, enemies, familiarity, history, privacy, problems, and society

Careless of waste, wallowing in refuse, exterminating the enemies . . . despising age, denying human natural history, fabricating pseudotraditions, swamped in the repeated personal crises of the aging preadolescent; all are familiar images of American society. They are signs of private nightmares of incoherence and disorder in broken climaxes where technologies in pursuit of mastery create ever-worsening problems - private nightmares expanded to a social level.

Paul Shepard

Source: Nature and Madness, 1982

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A Quote by Paul Brooks on abuse, environment, health, laws, life, murder, privacy, profit, present, and understanding

We shall never understand the natural environment until we see it as a living organism. Land can be healthy or sick, fertile or barren, rich or poor, lovingly nurtured or bled white. Our present attitudes and laws governing the ownership and use of land represent an abuse of the concept of private property.... Today you can murder land for private profit. You can leave the corpse for all to see and nobody calls the cops.

Paul Brooks

Source: The Pursuit of Wilderness (1971)

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on dogs and privacy

The dog, to gain his private ends, Went mad, and bit the man.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog

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A Quote by Norman Vincent Peale on anxiety, clarity, confusion, day, friendship, life, losing, power, privacy, time, world, and worry

Worry is a peculiar thing. It is like a dust storm on a hot day. You can become confused and lose your way. I was in Wichita, Kansas, some time ago, when I had to fly to Cincinnati. A friend sent me in a private plane. When we were crossing the Mississippi River, the sky grew hazy. "We can't see where we're going,"I said to the pilot. He replied,"We'll go up above the haze-level." "What's the haze-level," I asked. "Ground heat, dust, and smoke combine to form the haze-level. We'll go up another thousand feet and get above it." We did and emerged into an altogether different world, clear and beautiful. The pilot commented, "Life is something like this, isn't it? Down there they are groping in the haze. Up here, we have clarity and can see our way. Next time you find yourself bogged down in anxiety and worry, say to yourself, "I will not be disturbed by this thing. I will look at it coolly and logically. I will rise above the haze-level." You will find that your worry has lost its power.

Norman Vincent Peale (1898 - 1993)

Source: How to Handle Tough Times by Norman Vincent Peale

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A Quote by Norman Cousins on conflict, conscience, generations, humanity, nations, needs, peace, privacy, prosperity, and security

If there is a conflict between the security of the sovereign state and the security of the human commonwealth, the human commonwealth comes first. If there is a conflict between the well-being of the nation and the well-being of humanity, the well-being of humanity comes first. If there is a conflict between the needs of this generation and the needs of all later generations, the needs of the later generations come first. If there is a conflict between public edict and private conscience, private conscience comes first. If there is a conflict between the easy drift of prosperity and the ordeal of peace, the ordeal of peace comes first.

Norman Cousins (1912 - 1990)

Source: Place of Folly, 1962.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on audiences, church, day, god, judgment, play, and privacy

Those who turn against the Church do so to play to their own private gallery, but when, one day, the applause has died down and the cheering has stopped, they will face a smaller audience, the judgment bar of God.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Things As They Really Are, p. 90. © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Prophet Muhammad on character, fear, god, good, hell, paradise, people, and privacy

Do you know the thing which most commonly brings people into paradise? It is fear of God and good character. Do you know what most commonly brings people to hell? It is the hollow things; the mouth and the private parts.

Muhammad (570 - 632)

Source: Sayings of Muhammad. by Prof. Ghazi Ahmad

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A Quote by Mirabel Osler on garden, inspiration, and privacy

Have you ever noticed how few sitting places you find in private gardens? How seldom the versatility and importance of benches is considered? True gardeners, with their peerless taste, dexterity and inspired planting, never stop . . . To sit is almost an offence, a sign of depravity and an outrage towards every felicitous refinement that has gone into making a garden.

Mirabel Osler

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