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Thomas More quotes (33)

A friendship like love is warm; a love like friendship is steady.
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A little wanton money, which burned out the bottom of his purse.
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An absolutely new idea is one of the rarest things known to man.
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And it will fall out as in a complication of diseases, that by applying a remedy to one sore, you will provoke another; and that which removes the one ill symptom produces others.
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And, indeed, though they differ concerning other things, yet all agree in this: that they think there is one Supreme Being that made and governs the world, whom they call, in the language of their country, Mithras.
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Ask a woman's advice, and whatever she advises, Do the very reverse and you're sure to be wise.
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By confronting us with irreducible mysteries that stretch our daily vision to include infinity, nature opens an inviting and guiding path toward a spiritual life.
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Disguise our bondage as we will, 'Tis woman, woman, rules us still.
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Education is not the piling on of learning, information, data, facts, skills, or abilities - that's training or instruction - but is rather making visible what is hidden as a seed.
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Fond memory brings the light of other days around me.
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For when they see the people swarm into the streets, and daily wet to the skin with rain, and yet cannot persuade them to go out of the rain, they do keep themselves within their houses, seeing they cannot remedy the folly of the people.
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He travels best that knows when to return.
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Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish; Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.
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I die the king's faithful servant, but God's first.
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I would uphold the law if for no other reason but to protect myself.
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If honor were profitable, everybody would be honorable.
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My only books were woman's looks, and folly's all they've taught me.
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Oh! blame not the bard.
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One of the greatest problems of our time is that many are schooled but few are educated.
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Our emotional symptoms are precious sources of life and individuality.
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See me safe up: for in my coming down, I can shift for myself.
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The channel is known only to the natives; so that if any stranger should enter into the bay without one of their pilots he would run great danger of shipwreck.
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The heart that has truly loved never forgets, But as truly loves on to the close.
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The light, that lies In woman's eyes, Has been my heart's undoing.
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The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest.
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There are several sorts of religions, not only in different parts of the island, but even in every town; some worshipping the sun, others the moon or one of the planets.
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They wonder much to hear that gold, which in itself is so useless a thing, should be everywhere so much esteemed, that even men for whom it was made, and by whom it has its value, should yet be thought of less value than it is.
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This wretched brain gave way, and I became a wreck at random driven, without one glimpse of reason or heaven.
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Those among them that have not received our religion do not fright any from it, and use none ill that goes over to it, so that all the while I was there one man was only punished on this occasion.
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'Tis the last rose of summer Left blooming alone; All her lovely companions Are faded and gone.
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To be educated, a person doesn't have to know much or be informed, but he or she does have to have been exposed vulnerably to the transformative events of an engaged human life.
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What though youth gave love and roses, Age still leaves us friends and wine.
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Whoever loveth me, loveth my hound.
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