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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on interest, persuasion, and reason

If you would persuade, speak of interest, not reason.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on reason

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If you do not hear reason she will rap you on the knuckles.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Poor Richard’s Almanac, Sept. 1758.

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on reason and words

Here comes the orator with his flood of words and his drop of reason.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on passion and reason

If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Ben Jonson on age, complaints, death, disappointment, envy, force, hope, paradox, posterity, reason, present, time, and truth

That praises are without reason lavished on the dead, and that the honours due only to are paid to antiquity, is a complaint likely to be always continued by those who, being able to add nothing to truth, hope for eminence from the heresies of paradox; or those who, being forced by disappointment upon consolatory expedients, are willing to hope from posterity what the present age refuses, and flatter themselves that the regard which is yet denied by envy will be at last bestowed by time.

Ben Jonson

Source: Jonson, Preface to Shakespeare

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A Quote by Basil S. Walsh on ability, age, belief, cheating, day, failure, fortune, home, laws, life, men, needs, opportunity, possessions, reason, sales, strength, success, suffering, time, and truth

One big reason why men do not develop greater abilities, greater sales strength, greater resourcefulness is because they use neither their abilities nor their opportunities. We don't need more strength or more ability or greater opportunity. What we need is to use what we have. Men fail and their families suffer deprivations when all the time these men have in their possession the same assets other men are utilizing to accumulate a fortune. . . . Life doesn't cheat. It doesn't pay in counterfeit coin. It doesn't lock up shop and go home when pay-day comes. It pays every man exactly what he has earned. The age-old law that a man gets what he earns hasn't been suspended. When we take that truth home and believe it, we've turned a big corner on the high road that runs straight through to success.

Basil S. Walsh

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A Quote by Bartolomé de Las Casas on ambition, animals, belief, christianity, citizenship, concern, conquest, diet, experience, facts, god, greed, heaven, knowledge, murder, people, reason, simplicity, soul, truth, and violence

No "revisionist" historian of recent decades has excoriated the Spanish Conquest more thoroughly than Bartolomé de Las Casas, a contemporary of Columbus and the first priest to be ordained in the Americas: "The reason the Christians have murdered on such a vast scale and killed anyone and everyone in their way is purely and simply greed. . . . Their insatiable greed and overweening ambition know no bounds; the land is fertile and rich, the inhabitants simple, forbearing and submissive. The Spaniards have shown not the slightest consideration for these people, treating them (and I speak from first-hand experience, having been there from the outset) not as brute animals - indeed, I would to God they had done and had shown them the consideration they afford their animals - so much as piles of dung in the middle of the road. They have had as little concern for their souls as for their bodies, all the millions that perished having gone to their deaths with no knowledge of God and without the benefit of the Sacraments. One fact in all this is widely known and beyond dispute, for even the tyrannical murderers themselves acknowledge the truth of it: the indigenous peoples never did the Europeans any harm whatever; on the contrary, they believed them to have descended from the heavens, at least until they or their fellow citizens had tasted, at the hands of these oppressors, a diet of robbery, murder, violence, and all other manner of trials and tribulations."

Bartolome de Las Casas (1474 - 1566)

Source: Historia de las Indias, written 1550-1563

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A Quote by Barbara Cartland on desires, faults, husbands, preparation, reason, wives, and women

A man will teach his wife what is needed to arouse his desires. And there is no reason for a woman to know any more than what her husband is prepared to teach her. If she gets married knowing far too much about what she wants and doesn't want then she will be ready to find fault with her husband.

Barbara Cartland (1901 -)

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on corruption, death, envy, evil, fortune, life, mind, money, needs, power, reason, virtue, wealth, and world

Only the man who does not need it, is fit to inherit wealth - the man who would make his own fortune no matter where he started. If an heir is equal to his money, it serves him; if not, it destroys him. But you look on and you cry that money corrupted him. Did it? Or did he corrupt his money? Do not envy a worthless heir; his wealth is not yours and you would have done no better with it. Do not think that it should have been distributed among you; loading the world with fifty parasites instead of one, would not bring back the dead virtue which was the fortune. Money is a living power that dies without its root. Money will not serve the mind that cannot match it. Is this the reason why you call it evil?

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Atlas 384

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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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