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A Quote by Justice Louis Dembitz Brandeis on evil, experience, freedom, government, liberty, meaning, men, purpose, understanding, and zeal

Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government's purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.

Louis Dembitz Brandeis (1856 - 1941)

Source: dissenting, Olmstead v. United States, 277 U.S. 479 (1928)

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A Quote by Joseph Story on benevolence, charity, evil, exercise, forgiveness, good, heart, humility, imagination, judgment, learning, melancholy, men, mercy, persecution, pride, proof, purpose, religion, salvation, spirit, spirituality, teaching, vengean

How it is possible to imagine that a religion breathing the spirit of mercy and benevolence, teaching the forgiveness of injuries, the exercise of charity, and the return of good for evil, can be so perverted as to breathe the spirit of slaughter and persecution, of discord and vengeance, for differences of opinion, is a most unaccountable and extraordinary phenomenon. Still more extraordinary, that it should be the doctrine, not of base and wicked men merely seeking to cover up their own misdeeds, but of good men, seeking the way of salvation with uprightness of heart and purpose. It affords a melancholy proof of the infirmity of human judgment, and teaches a lesson of humility from which spiritual pride may learn meekness, and spiritual zeal a moderating wisdom.

Joseph Story (1779 - 1845)

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on country, good, nations, virtue, and zeal

There is no greater sign of a general decay of virtue in a nation, than a want of zeal in its inhabitants for the good of their country.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

Source: Freeholder.

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on aim, moderation, and zeal

Whether zeal or moderation be the point we aim at, let us keep the fire out of the one, and the frost out of the other.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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A Quote by Hosea Ballou on charity, divinity, and zeal

Never let your zeal outrun your charity. The former is but human, the latter is divine.

Hosea Ballou (1771 - 1852)

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A Quote by General George Catlett Marshall on confidence, courage, determination, hope, loyalty, mind, and zeal

Morale is the state of mind. It is steadfastness and courage and hope. It is confidence and zeal and loyalty. It is élan, esprit de corps and determination.

George Marshall (1880 - 1959)

Source: Military Review, October 1948

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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on good and zeal

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A policy is a temporary creed liable to be changed, but while it holds good it has got to be pursued with apostolic zeal.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

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A Quote by Edward O. Sisson on ancestry, beginning, birth, certainty, children, determination, experience, facts, nature, philosophy, world, and zeal

A certain bygone philosophy-which certainly must have quite forgotten all about the real child-used to speak of the child's nature as a tabula rasa, or 'blank page,' upon which experience and training might write what they pleased. As a matter of fact, the child's nature at birth, like that of a calf or a chick, is pretty well scribbled over by the experience of its ancestors. It is far from being blank, for as soon as the little organism comes into the world, it begins to do certain things and do them with much zeal and determination, as every one knows who knows real children.

Edward O. Sisson

Source: The Essentials of Character, The Macmillan Company, 1915

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on action, advice, approval, confidence, friendship, giving, interest, reputation, responsibility, sincerity, and zeal

Nothing is less sincere than our mode of asking and giving advice. He who asks seems to have a deference for the opinion of his friend, while he only aims to get approval of his own and make his friend responsible for his action. And he who gives advice repays the confidence supposed to be placed in him by a seemingly disinterested zeal, while he seldom means anything by his advice but his own interest or reputation.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on action, advice, approval, confidence, friendship, reputation, responsibility, sincerity, wisdom, and zeal

Man is never less sincere than when he asks, or offers, advice. When he asks it, he seems to defer to the wisdom of his friend, but really he seeks approval of his own opinion, and to make his friend responsible with him for his actions. When he offers advice, he seems to repay the confidence of his inquirer with disinterested zeal, while really seeking to bolster his own advantage or reputation.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales

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