Elihu Root

Nothing is more important in the preservation of peace than to secure among the great mass of the people living under constitutional government a just conception of the rights which their nation has against others and of the duties their nation owes to others.

Elihu Root

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Giacomo Casanova I am bound to add that the excess in too little has ever proved in me more dangerous than the excess in too much the last may cause indigestion, but the first causes death.
Virginia Woolf Yet it is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.
Suze Orman The last thing family and friends want is for you to spend money on them that you don't have or that you can't really spare.
Ethan Hawke In all of our society, but especially in Hollywood, there is an obsession with perfection that can lead to self-loathing and neurosis and all that kind of stuff.
Mignon McLaughlin A woman telling her true age is like a buyer confiding his final price to an Armenian rug dealer.
LeBron James But sports carried me away from being in a gang, or being associated with drugs. Sports was my way out.
Pete Townshend I want to age with some dignity.
William Ralph Inge The aim of education is the knowledge not of facts but of values.
Mary Beth Whitehead I have great sympathy for people that are infertile, but a life is not something you can give away.
John Ruskin No lying knight or lying priest ever prospered in any age, but especially not in the dark ones. Men prospered then only in following an openly declared purpose, and preaching candidly beloved and trusted creeds.
Kin Hubbard There's no secret about success. Did you ever know a successful man who didn't tell you about it?
John Cornyn The enemy is not Islam, the great world faith, but a perversion of Islam.
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Mason Cooley A sense of blessedness comes from a change of heart, not from more blessings.
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Pete Townshend The problem for me, still today, is that I write purely with one dramatic structure and that is the rite of passage. I'm not really skilled in any other. Rock and roll itself can be described as music to accompany the rite of passage.
Arthur Miller It is my art. I am better at it than I ever was. And I will do it as long as I can. When you reach a certain age you can slough off what is unnecessary and concentrate on what is. And why not?

Elihu Root

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