QUOTATIONS FROM FAMOUS PEOPLES

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I often wonder whether we do not rest our hopes too much upon constitutions, upon laws and upon courts. These are false hopes believe me, these are false hopes. Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it...
Life is made up of constant calls to action, and we seldom have time for more than hastily contrived answers.
The hand that rules the press, the radio, the screen and the far-spread magazine, rules the country.
There is no surer way to misread any document than to read it literally. As nearly as we can, we must put ourselves in the place of those who uttered the words, and try to divine how they would have dealt with the unforeseen situation; and, evidence of what they would have done, they are by no means final.
Words are chameleons, which reflect the color of their environment.

Best Quotations

"If you take care of the small things, the big things take care of themselves. You can gain more control over your life by paying closer attention to the little things."

Emily Elizabeth Dickinson
"A single event can shape our lives or change the course of history."

Deepak Chopra, The Return of Merlin
"Easy is right. Begin right and you are easy. Continue easy and you are right. The right way to go easy Is to forget the right way And forget that the going is easy."

Chuang-tzu
"The headline reads, "Docs say patients make them prescribe useless antibiotics." This puts a physician in roughly the same predicament as a serial killer. The latter says, "Stop me before I kill again, while the former says, "Stop me before I prescribe again.""

Nicolas Martin, www.iatrogenic.org
"Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world."

George Bernard Shaw