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Thomas More Quote: “For if you suffer your people to be ill-educated, and their manners to be corrupted from their infancy, and then punish them for those crimes to which their first education disposed them, what else is to be concluded from this, but that you first make thieves and then punish them.”
Thomas More Quote: “A drowning man will clutch at a straw.”
Thomas More Quote: “I die the king’s faithful servant, but God’s first.”
Thomas More Quote: “You wouldn’t abandon ship in a storm just because you couldn’t control the winds.”
Thomas More Quote: “Occupy your mind with good thoughts, or the enemy will fill them with bad ones.”
Thomas More Quote: “I should only ever tell the king what he ought to do, not what he could do. For if the lion knows his own strength, no man could control him.”
Thomas More Quote: “The things we pray for, good Lord, give us grace to labor for.”
Thomas More Quote: “The times are never so bad but that a good man can make shift to live in them.”
Thomas More Quote: “What though youth gave love and roses, Age still leaves us friends and wine.”
Thomas More Quote: “If honor were profitable, everybody would be honorable.”
Thomas More Quote: “If we lived in a state where virtue was profitable, common sense would make us saintly. But since we see that avarice, anger, pride and stupidity commonly profit far beyond charity, modesty, justice and thought, perhaps we must stand fast a little, even at the risk of being heroes.”
Thomas More Quote: “A pretty face may be enough to catch a man, but it takes character and good nature to hold him.”
Thomas More Quote: “The heart that has truly loved never forgets.”
Thomas More Quote: “One of the greatest problems of our time is that many are schooled but few are educated.”
Thomas More Quote: “Lord, give me a sense of humor so that I may take some happiness from this life and share it with others.”
Thomas More Quote: “It’s wrong to deprive someone else of a pleasure so that you can enjoy one yourself, but to deprive yourself of a pleasure so that you can add to someone else’s enjoyment is an act of humanity by which you always gain more than you lose.”
Thomas More Quote: “I’d give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety’s sake.”
Thomas More Quote: “Pride thinks it’s own happiness shines the brighter by comparing it with the misfortunes of others.”
Thomas More Quote: “There is a great number of noblemen among you that are themselves as idle as drones, that subsist on other men’s labour, on the labour of their tenants, whom, to raise their revenues, they pare to the quick.”
Thomas More Quote: “Your love has build me from strength to strength. It has made me a stronger and better person than I was. There is nothing that love cannot change darling. Once you fall in love, even wars turn to love stories.”
Thomas More Quote: “Nobody owns anything but everyone is rich – for what greater wealth can there be than cheerfulness, peace of mind, and freedom from anxiety?”
Thomas More Quote: “As for rosemary, I let it run all over my garden walls, not only because my bees love it but because it is the herb sacred to remembrance and to friendship, whence a sprig of it hath a dumb language.”
Thomas More Quote: “Most people know nothing about learning; many despise it. Dummies reject as too hard whatever is not dumb.”
Thomas More Quote: “I would uphold the law if for no other reason but to protect myself.”
Thomas More Quote: “For men use, if they have an evil turn, to write it in marble; and whoso doth us a good turn we write it in dust.”
Thomas More Quote: “No living creature is naturally greedy, except from fear of want – or in the case of human beings, from vanity, the notion that you’re better than people if you can display more superfluous property than they can.”
Thomas More Quote: “They have no lawyers among them, for they consider them as a sort of people whose profession it is to disguise matters.”
Thomas More Quote: “Anyone who campaigns for public office becomes disqualified for holding any office at all.”
Thomas More Quote: “Because the soul has such deep roots in personal and social life and its values run so contrary to modern concerns, caring for the soul may well turn out to be a radical act, a challenge to accepted norms.”
Thomas More Quote: “To gold and silver nature hath given no use that we may not well lack.”
Thomas More Quote: “What part soever you take upon you, play that as well as you can and make the best of it.”
Thomas More Quote: “No one, on his deathbed, ever regretted having been a Catholic.”
Thomas More Quote: “Whoever loveth me, loveth my hound.”
Thomas More Quote: “Two evils, greed and faction are the destruction of all justice.”
Thomas More Quote: “Friendship demands attention.”
Thomas More Quote: “We cannot go to heaven in featherbeds.”
Thomas More Quote: “I must say, extreme justice is an extreme injury: for we ought not to approve of those terrible laws that make the smallest offences capital, nor of that opinion of the Stoics that makes all crimes equal;.”
Thomas More Quote: “It is the fear of want that makes any of the whole race of animals either greedy or ravenous but besides fear there is in man a pride that makes him fancy it a particular glory to excel others in pomp and excess but by the laws of the utopians there is no room for this.”
Thomas More Quote: “See me safe up: for in my coming down, I can shift for myself.”
Thomas More Quote: “I’m responsible for my own work, and my own work alone, not for anyone else’s credibility.”
Thomas More Quote: “It is a wise mans part, rather to avoid sickness, than to wish for medicines.”
Thomas More Quote: “Natural, as they define it, is synonymous with virtuous.”
Thomas More Quote: “If the lion knew his own strength, hard were it for any man to rule him.”
Thomas More Quote: “What is deferred is not avoided.”
Thomas More Quote: “Instead of inflicting these horrible punishments, it would be far more to the point to provide everyone with some means of livelihood, so that nobody’s under the frightful necessity of becoming first a thief and then a corpse.”
Thomas More Quote: “The way to heaven out of all places is of length and distance.”
Thomas More Quote: “The ordinary arts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest.”
Thomas More Quote: “An absolutely new idea is one of the rarest things known to man.”
Thomas More Quote: “A man taking basil from a woman will love her always.”
Thomas More Quote: “In the first place, most princes apply themselves to the arts of war, in which I have neither ability nor interest, instead of to the good arts of peace. They are generally more set on acquiring new kingdoms by hook or by crook than on governing well those that they already have.”
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