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Q. The term ‘governance’, ‘good governance’ and ‘ethical governance’ though looks similar, yet signifies different idea. In this background, differentiate the above-mentioned terms in light of governance structure in India.

Structure of the answer:

  • Introduction
  • Meaning of different terms with help of example
  • Final analysis/ conclusion

Model Answer

The term ‘governance’, ‘good governance’ and ‘ethical governance’ appears to be used interchangeably and are intrinsically interlinked. Yet, each of them signify different meaning in their own sense.  The same are discussed below with help of examples.

The term ‘governance’ is defined as follows:

  • It is the exercise of economic, political and administrative authority to manage a country’s affairs.
  • It is also the process through which various stakeholders articulate their interest, exercises their rights and mediate their differences.
  • Many times it is defined as interface between the government and those governedFor ex.- delivery of public services like food, education, health.

In this context, 2nd ARC suggested various measures to improve governance, therefore the word ‘good governance’ implies:

  • Responsive, accountable, sustainable and efficient administration at all levels.
  • Further, transparency, accountability, rule of law, principle of subsidiarity and citizen first form basics of good governance. For ex.- delivery of services like PDS shall be quick, devoid of middlemen, reach even the most marginalised at minimum cost.

Whereas, the concept of ‘ethical governance’ is value laden, it means:

  • Administrative procedures and policies shall fulfil criteria of ethical handling of public affairs.
  • Utilitarian approach (Bentham’s approach) is followed to serve maximum good and difference between ethical-legal is handled appropriately.

Hence, governance shall be good as well as ethical.  

Q. What do you understand by Emotional Intelligence(EI)? Highlight its significance, discuss the ways to develop EI among civil servants.

Approach:

  • Explain the concept of Emotional Intelligence(EI) and discuss its components
  • Highlight the significance and importance of EI for civil servants.
  • Discuss the ways to develop EI among civil servants.

Model Answer

Emotional Intelligence (EI) refers to the capability of a person to recognize, understand and manage own emotions, as well as to understand, manage and influence emotions of others. It is not always virtuous and can be used as a tool for positive and negative ends.

It is said to have five main elements which help in the following ways:

  • Self-awareness: A self-aware person is in better position to understand the emotions of others.
  • Self-regulation: It makes a person think before speaking/doing. It has many positive aspects including that of self assessment and holding himself accountable for his actions.
  • Motivation: It helps in achieving goals. A motivated person leads by example and is in a better position to influence others.
  • Empathy: It helps in understanding a situation by putting oneself in the position of others. Those who can empathize with others earn respect.
  • Social skills: It helps in communicating your point of view and builds rapport with others. It makes the relationship more comfortable.

Emotional intelligence is valuable in a multicultural society as it brings the following advantages:

  • Interpersonal skills, team work, negotiation, networking and other critical social skills
  • People-oriented characteristics with a high sensitivity to diversity
  • Attuned to cultural sensitivities and behavioural norms such as Integrity, honesty and trustworthiness
  • Credibility and reliability rating in terms of commitments and pledges
  • Personal learning skills, especially the ability to learn from, and help others learn from, experience.

The most effective civil servants tend to exhibit a high degree of emotional intelligence. EI can help the civil servants in following ways:

  • Managing family and work life: A civil servant with balanced family and work life can contribute more to the system due to a relaxed state of mind owing to EI.
  • Mutually satisfying relationships: An emotionally intelligent civil servant can reconcile the differences among co-workers or different factions of people and can resolve problems in a more constructive and effective manner.
  • Better work-culture: An emotionally intelligent civil servant brings more energy to the system, thus influencing the working attitude of each employee.
  • Better decision making: Being aware of one’s wants and fears can help the civil servant in being neutral and impartial during conflict of interests.
  • Repose trust in the system: Listening attentively to the problems of people, empathizing with their situation and bringing positive change in the work attitude of bureaucracy, EI can help in making the system more trustworthy in the eyes of citizens.

Development of EI among civil servants:

  • Training through practice and feedback, civil servants can learn from their mistakes using real life examples and reflection opportunities.
  • Support: Coaching, encouragement and peer support can assist with lasting change and positive development of EI competencies
  • Experiential learning: Emotional and behavioral changes require life activities which are primarily outside of the traditional classroom and is commonly referred to as experiential learning.
  • Learning transfer it refers to how people use what they learn in training for performance improvement. Learning transfer seeks to reinforce and apply the information learned on the job immediately.

Emotional intelligence is the single best predictor of performance in the workplace and the strongest driver of leadership and personal excellence. 

Q. Civil Servant occupy important position in the government in terms of dealing with large amount of public funds and their decisions have wide repercussions. Thus there is a need for creating ethical competent Civil Servants. In this light, suggest ways to promote ethical competence among Civil Servants.

Structure of the answer:

  • Introduction
  • Justifying the statement
  • Steps to improve ethical competence among civil servant
  • Conclusion

Model Answer

With great power comes great responsibility. Civil servants have to ensure proper utilisation, appropriation and allocation of funds. The decisions undertaken by the Civil Servant impact large number of individuals and society as a whole. Moreover, it also has an impact on surrounding environment if values of trusteeship and stewardship are ignored. For ex.- decision to give permission to polluting industry by largely ignoring Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) report.

Thus, considering large impact of their action, it is necessary to lay a strong foundation of ethical values amongst Civil Servants. Some of the suggested ways to improve ethical competence are as follows:

  • Civil Servant needs to take pride in integrity/ procedural integrity. This will help in valuing taxpayer’s hard earned money and ensure proper utilisation of funds.
  • There is need to create a sense of responsibility amongst Civil Servant, wherein they understand that power is not a privilege and need to keep away from usurpation of power.
  • There is also a need to promote values learned from the lives of great leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa
  • Civil Servant also needs to follow the principle of sustainable development and trusteeship so as to help India achieve ‘common future’ or ‘sustainable future’ targets.
  • The techniques of attitude and behavioural change like cognitive appeal, emotional appeal needs to be adopted.
  • Further, serving Civil Servant need to advised to practice code of ethics and code of conduct.

Thus, adopting the above methods in letter and spirit will ensure creating a strong foundation of ethically competent Civil Servant, which is a condition precedent for achieving $5 trillion economy status. 

Q. The Citizen’s Charter is an ideal instrument of organisational transparency and accountability. Identify the importance and components of Citizen’s Charter. Tracing out its limitations, suggest measures for its greater effectiveness.

Approach:

  • Start introduction mentioning the challenges in public service delivery.
  • Define Citizen’s Charter stating its importance and it components.
  • Discuss the limitation in implementation of Citizen’s Charter.
  • Discuss the measures to ensure its effective implementation.

Model Answer

The public service delivery of India faced a problem of bureaucratic corruption and delays. The government functioned in a very opaque and unaccountable manner. There existed a problem of information asymmetry between the government department and the consumers. There was an absence of grievance redress mechanism with in government framework.

Keeping this in concern, Citizen’s Charters were introduced in India in the 1990s. Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) defines Citizen’s Charter as a document which represents a systematic effort to focus on the commitment of the Organisation towards its Citizens in respect of Standard of Services, Information, Choice and Consultation, Accessibility and Grievance Redress.

Citizen’s Charter aims at:

  • Making administration transparent and accountable
  • Bringing time bound delivery of services
  • Promoting awareness among the consumers about the quality of service to be delivered.
  • Promoting citizens friendly administration
  • To improve the experiences of customers by improving service delivery.
  • To address the grievances of citizens through Grievance Redress Mechanism.

Citizen’s charter possess following components to achieve its aim. Its six components are:

  • Vision and Mission Statements
  • Details of business transacted by the Organisation.
  • Details of Clients
  • Details of services provided to each client group.
  • Details of grievance redress mechanisms and how to access them
  • Expectations from clients

The Institutionalisation of concept of Citizen’s charter is there in every government department in India since 1997.  However, its implementation is still in embryonic stage. Earlier, Introduction and implementation of the concept of Citizens’ Charter in the Government of India was much more complicated due to the old bureaucratic set up/procedures and the rigid attitudes of the workforce. 

 Various Limitations/ Hurdles encountered in these initiatives are:

  • Citizen’s charter was viewed as an exercise to be performed by getting direction from top. It lacks participation and consultation process. Hence, it just becomes one of the routine activities of the organisation and had no focus.
  • The concerned staff are not sufficiently trained and sensitised. The commitments of the Charter cannot be expected to be delivered by a workforce that is unaware of the spirit and content of the Charter.
  • Sometimes, transfers and reshuffles of concerned officers at the critical stages of formulation/implementation of a Citizens’ Charter in an organisation severely destabilised the strategic processes which were put in place and hampered the progress of the initiative.
  • Awareness campaign to teach the client about Charter is not conducted properly.
  • There are cases where standard or norms of the services mentioned in the Charter are either too negligent or too tight and are impractical.
  •  The notion behind the Citizens’ Charter is not accurately understood. Information brochures, publicity materials, pamphlets produced earlier by the organisations are mistaken for Citizens’ Charters.

Various effective measures that can be taken to deal with the above hurdles are:

  • The department should guard against the tendency to promise more than they can deliver. A realistic assessment of quality and standard of service delivery is needed.
  • Proper training and sensitisation programme among staff are needed. Implementing the Charters without the staff owning them will defeat the purpose of the Charter.
  • Consultation exercise is a must to ensure bottom up approach in its implementation.
  • Easy grievance redress system and time bound deliver act is needed.
  • Independent audit of results is important after a period of implementation of the Charter.

To summarise, A Citizens’ Charter denotes the promise of an organisation towards standard, quality and time frame of service delivery, grievance redressal mechanism, clearness and accountability.  

Q. Discuss the difference between the code of ethics and the code of conduct.

Approach:

  • Briefly discuss about the code of ethics and the code of conduct.
  • Differentiate between the given terms.
  • Substantiate your answer with relevant examples.

Model Answer

Code of ethics and code of conduct specify the ethical standards that a group (e.g., staff or a professional group) should follow in order to continue as a member of the group. They are generally formally stated and members are required to accept them as part of their membership of the group while accepting employment/membership.  It is generally adopted by organizations to assist members in developing an understanding of right and wrong. Thus, the Code is built on three levels namely:

  • Values and ethical standards 
  • Principles based on these values and ethics (Code of Ethics) 
  • Code of Behaviour which is based on professional ethics (Code of Conduct)

Difference between the code of ethics and the code of conduct:

Code of ethics: 

  • Code of Ethics refers to a set of guidelines to bring about acceptable behaviours in members of a particular group, association or profession. 
  • It is essential to build professional standards by ensuring ethical practices are followed. It boosts confidence in the organization in the public eye. 
  • The Code stands for fundamental values and principles of public service. It sets out general principles that guide behaviour. 
  • The codes focus on broader issues and are often framed as a belief statement regarding the organization’s mission, its values and expectations for its members. 
  • These codes are idealistic, non-punishable, general and implicit. Eg. Helping the needy, respecting co-workers, avoiding conflict of interest etc.

Code of conduct: 

  • It refers to a framework for public officials for carrying out their duties. 
  • It serves as a tool for public officials in making right decisions especially in cases when they are tempted or confused in keeping the public interest. 
  • These are designed to prevent certain types of behaviours like conflict of interest, self-dealing, bribery and inappropriate actions. It is essential to protect the employees and the reputation of the organization.
  • It sets out specific rules designed to outline specific practices and behaviours that are to be encouraged or prohibited under an organization. 
  • The codes lay out guidelines and procedures to be used to determine whether violations of the code have occurred and delineate consequences for such violations. 
  • These are in form of Dos and Don’ts for all employees of the organization and are usually supplemented with a Code of Ethics. 
  • These codes are specific, and explicit and often amount to punishment upon violation. Eg. Model Code of Conduct by Election Commission, not divulging internal company matters to the media, following the orders of seniors etc.
  • The Code can have a legislative or administrative basis and are in line with constitutional conventions. It is thus regularly updated. 

Thus, although both the Codes are different from each other, yet they are important for a public servant. The Codes make sure that the public official should uphold public interest over any personal motive or interest. 

Quotes for Essays:

Quotes for Essays:

1) Gandhi: https://upscexpress.com/2017/07/16/mahatma-gandhi-quotes-for-essays/

2) Marx: https://upscexpress.com/2017/07/16/karl-marx-quotes/

3) Aristotle: https://upscexpress.com/2017/07/16/aristotle-quotes-for-essay/

4) Buddha: https://upscexpress.com/2017/07/16/indian-political-thoughts-buddha-quotes/

5) Plato: https://upscexpress.com/2017/07/16/plato-quotes-for-essay/

6) Ambedkar: https://upscexpress.com/2017/07/16/dr-babasaheb-ambedkar-quotes/

7) Kautilya: https://upscexpress.com/2017/07/16/kautilya-chanakya-quotes/

8) Aurobindo Ghosh: https://upscexpress.com/2017/07/16/aurobindo-ghosh-quotes-for-essay/

9) Socrates: https://upscexpress.com/2017/07/16/western-political-thoughts-socrates-quotes/

10) Machiaveli : https://upscexpress.com/2017/07/16/%E2%80%8Bmachiavelli-father-of-realism-quotes/

11) Hobbes: https://upscexpress.com/2017/07/16/wesrer-political-thoughts-thomas-hobbes-quotes/

12) Rousseau: https://upscexpress.com/2017/07/16/rousseaus-quotes-father-of-french-revolution/

!3) John Locke: https://upscexpress.com/2017/07/16/john-locke-quotes-man-who-influenced-american-constitution/

14) J.S. Mill: https://upscexpress.com/2017/07/17/j-s-mill-quotes-father-of-liberalism/

15) Gramsci : https://upscexpress.com/2017/07/17/gramsci-follower-of-marxism-quotes-for-essay-and-ethics/

16) Vivekananda : https://upscexpress.com/2017/07/17/vivekananda-quotes-on-spiritualism-and-life/

17) Montesquieu: https://upscexpress.com/2017/07/17/montesquieu-quotes-use-in-political-essays/

18) Bentham: https://upscexpress.com/2017/07/17/jeremy-benthams-quotes-father-of-utilitarianism/

19) Voltaire : https://upscexpress.com/2017/07/17/voltaire-quotes-for-ethical-and-political-questions-and-essays/

20) Hannah Ardent: https://upscexpress.com/2017/07/17/hannah-arendt-vip-quotes-for-essay-and-ethics/

21) Simone de Beauvoir: https://upscexpress.com/2017/07/17/%E2%80%8Bsimone-de-beauvoirs-quotes-an-ardent-feminist/

22) Immanuel Kant https://upscexpress.com/2017/07/17/immanuel-kant-quotes-use-for-ethical-case-studies/

23) Mother Teresa: https://upscexpress.com/2017/07/17/mother-teresa-quotes-on-peace/

24) F riedrich Nietzsche : https://upscexpress.com/2017/07/17/%E2%80%8Briedrich-nietzsche/

25) Edmund Burke : https://upscexpress.com/2017/07/17/edmund-burke/

26) Jean-Paul Satre: https://upscexpress.com/2017/07/18/jean-paul-saree-quotes/

27) Sigmund Freud: https://upscexpress.com/2017/07/18/sigmund-freud-quotes/

28) Friedrich Hegel: https://upscexpress.com/2017/07/20/friedrich-hegel-quotes-ardent-defendant-of-state-as-an-institution/

29) Henry David Thoreau : https://upscexpress.com/2017/07/20/%E2%80%8Bhenry-david-thoreau/

​Thucydides quotes for Realist Foreign Policy

​Thucydides quotes

The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.

The secret to happiness is freedom… And the secret to freedom is courage.

Be convinced that to be happy means to be free and that to be free means to be brave. Therefore do not take lightly the perils of war.

Ignorance is bold and knowledge reserved.

It is frequently a misfortune to have very brilliant men in charge of affairs. They expect too much of ordinary men.

Men naturally despise those who court them, but respect those who do not give way to them.

History is Philosophy teaching by examples.

We secure our friends not by accepting favors but by doing them.

Wars spring from unseen and generally insignificant causes, the first outbreak being often but an explosion of anger.

Dwight D. Eisenhower Quotes

​Dwight D. Eisenhower

Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.

A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.

You do not lead by hitting people over the head – that’s assault, not leadership.

In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.

Plans are nothing; planning is everything.

I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.

What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight – it’s the size of the fight in the dog.

We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex.

History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.

If you want total security, go to prison. There you’re fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking… is freedom.

May we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.

Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you’re a thousand miles from the corn field.

Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.

An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows.

Don’t join the book burners. Do not think you are going to conceal thoughts by concealing evidence that they ever existed.

I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it.

Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin.

The history of free men is never really written by chance but by choice; their choice!

The problem in defense is how far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without.

Humility must always be the portion of any man who receives acclaim earned in the blood of his followers and the sacrifices of his friends.

Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and cooperation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace.

Alexander Graham Bell

Alexander Graham Bell

When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.

Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.

Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.

Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open.

A man, as a general rule, owes very little to what he is born with – a man is what he makes of himself.

The most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion.

The nation that secures control of the air will ultimately control the world.

Man is an animal which, alone among the animals, refuses to be satisfied by the fulfilment of animal desires.

Thomas Edison

​Thomas Edison

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.

Hell, there are no rules here – we’re trying to accomplish something.

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.

Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.

Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless.

Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.

To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.

I never did a day’s work in my life. It was all fun.

There’s a way to do it better – find it.

There is no substitute for hard work.

The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.

The value of an idea lies in the using of it.

I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.

Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have.

What you are will show in what you do.

I never did anything by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work.

The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will instruct his patient in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.

Benjamin Franklin Quotes

Benjamin Franklin Quotes

 They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

Our new Constitution is now established, everything seems to promise it will be durable; but, in this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes.

You may delay, but time will not.

Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.

Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.

Well done is better than well said.

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.

Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.

We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.

There never was a good war or a bad peace.

Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.

We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.

Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.

Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What’s a sundial in the shade?

If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write something worth reading or do things worth writing.

Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.

He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.

Rudyard Kipling Quotes

Rudyard Kipling Quotes

Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.

We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse.

A woman’s guess is much more accurate than a man’s certainty.

I always prefer to believe the best of everybody, it saves so much trouble.

For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.

I keep six honest serving men (they taught me all i knew); Theirs names are What and Why and When And How And Where and Who.

Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful,’ and sitting in the shade.

Fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds worth of distance run.

He travels the fastest who travels alone.

All the people like us are we, and everyone else is They.

If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.

He wrapped himself in quotations – as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors.

The silliest woman can manage a clever man; but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool!

Everyone is more or less mad on one point.

The female of the species is more deadly than the male.

And a woman is only a woman, but a good cigar is a smoke.

Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are your own fears.

And the first rude sketch that the world had seen was joy to his mighty heart, till the Devil whispered behind the leaves ’It’s pretty, but is it Art?’

Borrow trouble for yourself, if that’s your nature, but don’t lend it to your neighbours.

A people always ends by resembling its shadow.

The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.

For the sin they do by two and two they must pay for one by one.

If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same.

Take everything you like seriously, except yourselves.

If any question why we died, tell them, because our fathers lied.

A man’s mind is wont to tell him more than seven watchmen sitting in a tower.

Heaven grant us patience with a man in love.

When the moon gets up and night comes, he is the Cat that walks by himself, and all places are alike to him.

Take up the White Man’s burden, Send forth the best ye breed— Go, bind your sons to exile To serve your captives’ need.

Asia is not going to be civilized after the methods of the West. There is too much Asia and she is too old.

And the end of the fight is a tombstone white with the name of the late deceased, And the epitaph drear: “A Fool lies here who tried to hustle the East.”

And that is called paying the Dane-geld; but we’ve proved it again and again, that if once you have paid him the Dane-geld you never get rid of the Dane.

I never made a mistake in my life; at least, never one that I couldn’t explain away afterwards.

All we have of freedom — all we use or know — This our fathers bought for us, long and long ago.

Four things greater than all things are,— Women and Horses and Power and War.

If I were dammed of body and soul, I know whose prayers would make me whole, mother o’ mine o mother o’ mine.

If I were hanged on the highest hill, Mother o’ mine, O mother o’ mine! I know whose love would follow me still Mother o’ mine, O mother o’ mine!

More men are killed by overwork than the importance of the world justifies.

San Francisco is a mad city – inhabited for the most part by perfectly insane people whose women are of a remarkable beauty.

We be of one blood, ye and I.

Winds of the World, give answer! They are whimpering to and fro— And what should they know of England who only England know? The English Flag, Stanza

For it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Chuck ’im out, the brute!” But it’s “Savior of ’is country” when the guns begin to shoot.

Ave you ‘eard o’ the Widow at Windsor With a hairy gold crown on ‘er ‘ead? She ‘as ships on the foam—she ‘as millions at ‘ome, An’ she pays us poor beggars in red.

That’s the secret. ‘Tisn’t beauty, so to speak, nor good talk necessarily. It’s just It. Some women’ll stay in a man’s memory if they once walked down a street.

Too much work and too much energy kill a man just as effectively as too much assorted vice or too much drink

Bite on the bullet, old man, and don’t let them think you’re afraid.

Brothers and Sisters, I bid you beware Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.

Funny how the new things are the old things.

There’s no jealousy in the grave.

It takes a great deal of Christianity to wipe out uncivilized Eastern instincts, such as falling in love at first sight.

Gardens are not made by sitting in the shade.

George Orwell

George Orwell Quotes

Inn a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act.

If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever.

Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.

War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.

All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.

Political language. . . is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.

The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, but he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them.

Every generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.

Big Brother is watching you.

War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it.

People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish a dictatorship.

The very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world. Lies will pass into history.

If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.

Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.

If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.

Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.

Oscar Wilde Quotes

Oscar Wilde

I can resist everything except temptation.

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much.

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.

The truth is rarely pure and never simple.

Too many people today know the price of everything and the value of nothing.

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.

There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.

Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.

A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.

A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.

It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.

The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.

I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.

There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.

I have nothing to declare except my genius.

I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.

The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.

I am not young enough to know everything.

There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.

All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.

A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.

Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong.

Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.

Ordinary riches can be stolen; real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.

Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.

Women are made to be loved, not understood.

Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.

I think that God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.

I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.

If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they’ll kill you.

The old believe everything; the middle-aged suspect everything; the young know everything.

The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself.

An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.

If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life.

Life is too important to be taken seriously.

Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.

Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.

It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.

When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is.

The very essence of romance is uncertainty.

The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast.

Art is the only serious thing in the world. And the artist is the only person who is never serious.

Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.

Work is the curse of the drinking classes.

Charles Dickens Quotes

​Charles Dickens


No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.

Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.

Reflect upon your present blessings — of which every man has many — not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.

A loving heart is the truest wisdom.

We need never be ashamed of our tears.

A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.

It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known.

There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.

The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.

Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you’ve conquered human nature.

Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true.

I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.

Credit is a system whereby a person who can not pay gets another person who can not pay to guarantee that he can pay.

An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself.

To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart.

If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.

A day wasted on others is not wasted on one’s self.

To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart.

If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.

A day wasted on others is not wasted on one’s self.

Chester Bennington

Chester Bennington

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My tears are “CRAWLING” and emotions are “BURNING IN THE SKY”

“SOMEWHERE I BELONG” ed to you.

Today I am  “LOST IN THE ECHO”.

“IN THE END” you have “GIVEN UP”

I Know, now you are “A LIGHT THAT NEVER COMES” 

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William Shakespeare Quotes

Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.

To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.

The course of true love never did run smooth.

There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.

Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind; and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.

Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.

If music be the food of love, play on.

Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

Life … is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing.

Men at some time are the masters of their fates: The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings.

Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.

O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?

The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.

We know what we are, but know not what we may be.

What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.

We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep.

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.

Good night, good night! parting is such sweet sorrow, That I shall say good night till it be morrow.

Neither a borrower nor a lender be; For loan oft loses both itself and friend; And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry [economy].

Brevity is the soul of wit.

Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.

I have heard of your paintings too, well enough; God has given you one face, and you make yourselves another.

Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind.

Hell is empty and all the devils are here.

Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds.

The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief.

Come what come may, Time and the hour runs through the roughest day.

Now is the winter of our discontent.

When sorrows come, they come not single spies, But in battalions.

Nothing will come of nothing.

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

Conscience does make cowards of us all, and thus the native hue of resolution is sicklied o’er with the pale cast of thought.

Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.

Have more than thou showest; Speak less than thou knowest.

With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.

Doubt thou the stars are fire; Doubt that the sun doth move; Doubt truth to be a liar; But never doubt I love.

If you prick us, do we not bleed? if you tickle us, do we not laugh? if you poison us, do we not die? and if you wrong us, shall we not revenge?

How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is to have a thankless child!

Lord, what fools these mortals be!

Love sought is good, but given unsought, is better.

No legacy is so rich as honesty.

Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast.

When we are born, we cry, that we are come To this great stage of fools.

Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.

But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.

Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice.

How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.

The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones.

All that glitters is not gold.

George Bernard Shaw – Quotes

​George Bernard Shaw Quotes

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honourable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.

There are two tragedies in life. One is not to get your heart’s desire. The other is to get it.

Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not.

There is no love sincerer than the love of food.

A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can’t find them, make them.

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that’s the essence of inhumanity.

The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.

Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it.

If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.

My way of joking is to tell the truth. It is the funniest joke in the world.

A fool’s brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.

Lack of money is the root of all evil.

England and America are two countries separated by the same language.

All great truths begin as blasphemies.

Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.

The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one.

Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.

​Michel Foucault

​Michel Foucault

Madness is the absolute break with the work of art; it forms the constitutive moment of abolition, which dissolves in time the truth of the work of art.

In its function, the power to punish is not essentially different from that of curing or educating.

Freedom of conscience entails more dangers than authority and despotism.

As the archaeology of our thought easily shows, man is an invention of recent date. And one perhaps nearing its end.

What strikes me is the fact that in our society, art has become something which is only related to objects, and not to individuals, or to life.

Justice must always question itself, just as society can exist only by means of the work it does on itself and on its institutions.

The lyricism of marginality may find inspiration in the image of the “outlaw,” the great social nomad, who prowls on the confines of a docile, frightened order.

​Henry David Thoreau – The one who influenced Mahatma Gandhi

Henry David Thoreau

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.

Our life is frittered away by detail… simplify, simplify.

Things do not change; we change.

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.

The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.

Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something.

This world is but a canvas to our imagination.

It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.

As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.

How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.

A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.

I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.

There is no remedy for love but to love more.

I say beware of all enterprises that require new clothes, and not rather a new wearer of clothes.

I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.

Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.

Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.

None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.

The light which puts out our eyes is darkness to us. Only that day dawns to which we are awake. There is more day to dawn. The sun is but a morning star.

Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.

That man is the richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.

Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.

All good things are wild, and free.

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.

There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.

Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.

The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.

Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends… Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts.

The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.

Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.

Dreams are the touchstones of our character.

Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.

I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.

It is never too late to give up our prejudices.

Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.

That government is best which governs least.

The language of friendship is not words but meanings.

If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law.

Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it.

To be awake is to be alive.

An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.

Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.

Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion. What a man thinks of himself, that is which determines, or rather indicates, his fate.

Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.

Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.

Every man is the builder of a temple called his body.

Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.

Friedrich Hegel Quotes – Ardent defendant of State as an Institution

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.

An idea is always a generalization, and generalization is a property of thinking. To generalize means to think.

Education is the art of making man ethical.

Genuine tragedies in the world are not conflicts between right and wrong. They are conflicts between two rights.

What experience and history teaches us is that people and governments have never learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it.

Truth in philosophy means that concept and external reality correspond.

When liberty is mentioned, we must always be careful to observe whether it is not really the assertion of private interests which is thereby designated.

To him who looks upon the world rationally, the world in its turn presents a rational aspect. The relation is mutual.

Amid the pressure of great events, a general principle gives no help.

It is easier to discover a deficiency in individuals, in states, and in Providence, than to see their real import and value.

The Few assume to be the deputies, but they are often only the despoilers of the Many.

Once the state has been founded, there can no longer be any heroes. They come on the scene only in uncivilised conditions.

Too fair to worship, too divine to love.

The history of the world is none other than the progress of the consciousness of freedom.

Mere goodness can achieve little against the power of nature.

America is therefore the land of the future, where, in the ages that lie before us, the burden of the World’s History shall reveal itself.

World history is a court of judgment.

The valour that struggles is better than the weakness that endures.

The learner always begins by finding fault, but the scholar sees the positive merit in everything.

Animals are in possession of themselves; their soul is in possession of their body. But they have no right to their life, because they do not will it.

It is a matter of perfect indifference where a thing originated; the only question is: “Is it true in and for itself?”

Leo Tolstoy – Quotes – Influenced Mahatma Gandhi 

Leo Tolstoy

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.

If you want to be happy, be.

All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.

All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.

The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.

There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth.

Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold.

In the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.

We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human wisdom.

The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.

Boredom: the desire for desires.

Joy can only be real only if people look upon their life as a service, and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.

It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.

True life is lived when tiny changes occur.

He stepped down, trying not to look long at her, as if she were the sun, yet he saw her, like the sun, even without looking.

All violence consists in some people forcing others, under threat of suffering or death, to do what they do not want to do.

The strongest of all warriors are these two — Time and Patience.

Everything comes in time to him who knows how to wait.

Music is the shorthand of emotion.

Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.

Without knowing what I am and why I am here, life is impossible.

​leon trotsky – Quotes- Russian Revolutionary

​leon trotsky

The end may justify the means as long as there is something that justifies the end.

Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that can happen to a man.

Learning carries within itself certain dangers because out of necessity one has to learn from one’s enemies.

You may not be interested in strategy, but strategy is interested in you.

In a serious struggle there is no worse cruelty than to be magnanimous at an inopportune time.

Fascism is nothing but capitalist reaction; from the point of view of the proletariat the difference between the types of reaction is meaningless.

If we had had more time for discussion we should probably have made a great many more mistakes.

Ideas that enter the mind under fire remain there securely and for ever.

Not believing in force is the same as not believing in gravity.

Revolutions are always verbose.

Technique is noticed most markedly in the case of those who have not mastered it.

Insurrection is an art, and like all arts has its own laws.

There are no absolute rules of conduct, either in peace or war. Everything depends on circumstances.

You are pitiful isolated individuals; you are bankrupts; your role is played out. Go where you belong from now on – into the dustbin of history!

​Che Guevara

​Che Guevara

The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall.

Silence is argument carried out by other means.

I know you are here to kill me. Shoot, coward, you are only going to kill a man.

If you tremble with indignation at every injustice, then you are a comrade of mine.

Many will call me an adventurer – and that I am, only one of a different sort: one of those who risks his skin to prove his platitudes.

Cruel leaders are replaced only to have new leaders turn cruel.

I am not a liberator. Liberators do not exist. The people liberate themselves.

Whenever death may surprise us, let it be welcome if our battle cry has reached even one receptive ear and another hand reaches out to take up our arms.

We cannot be sure of having something to live for unless we are willing to die for it.

The true revolutionary is guided by a great feeling of love. It is impossible to think of a genuine revolutionary lacking this quality.

I don’t care if I fall as long as someone else picks up my gun and keeps on shooting.

​Fidel Castro – Quotes to support Socialism and Communism 

​Fidel Castro Quotes

A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past.

They talk about the failure of socialism but where is the success of capitalism in Africa, Asia and Latin America?

I find capitalism repugnant. It is filthy, it is gross, it is alienating… because it causes war, hypocrisy and competition.

The revolution is a dictatorship of the exploited against the exploiters.

I think that a man should not live beyond the age when he begins to deteriorate, when the flame that lighted the brightest moment of his life has weakened.

Men do not shape destiny, Destiny produces the man for the hour.

Capitalism is using its money; we socialists throw it away.

The revenues of Cuban state-run companies are used exclusively for the benefit of the people, to whom they belong.

No thieves, no traitors, no interventionists! This time the revolution is for real!

Deng Xiaoping – Quotes

It doesn’t matter if a cat is black or white, so long as it catches mice.

Keep a cool head and maintain a low profile. Never take the lead – but aim to do something big.

Young leading cadres have risen up by helicopter. They should really rise step by step.

Mao Zedong – Quotes to support socialism, communism 

Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.

War can only be abolished through war, and in order to get rid of the gun it is necessary to take up the gun.

Politics is war without bloodshed, while war is politics with bloodshed.

An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy.

Classes struggle, some classes triumph, others are eliminated. Such is history; such is the history of civilization for thousands of years.

To read too many books is harmful.

All reactionaries are paper tigers.

The people, and the people alone, are the motive force in the making of world history.

Communism is not love. Communism is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy.

Women hold up half the sky.

Let a hundred flowers bloom, let a hundred schools of thought contend.

I have witnessed the tremendous energy of the masses. On this foundation it is possible to accomplish any task whatsoever.

In waking a tiger, use a long stick.

Once all struggle is grasped, miracles are possible.

Weapons are an important factor in war, but not the decisive one; it is man and not materials that counts.

Genuine equality between the sexes can only be realized in the process of the socialist transformation of society as a whole.

Despise the enemy strategically, but take him seriously tactically.

The differences between friends cannot but reinforce their friendship.

Passivity is fatal to us. Our goal is to make the enemy passive.

In general, any form of exercise, if pursued continuously, will help train us in perseverance. Long-distance running is particularly good training in perseverance.

Vladimir Lenin – Quotes for support of Socialism and Communism

The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.

The goal of socialism is communism.

Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.

One man with a gun can control 100 without one.

Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.

A lie told often enough becomes the truth.

When there is state there can be no freedom, but when there is freedom there will be no state.

Communism is Soviet power plus the electrification of the whole country.

Without a revolutionary theory there cannot be a revolutionary movement.

It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.

The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency.

Fascism is capitalism in decay.

Under socialism all will govern in turn and will soon become accustomed to no one governing.

There are no morals in politics; there is only expedience. A scoundrel may be of use to us just because he is a scoundrel.

Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.

No amount of political freedom will satisfy the hungry masses.

Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.

Any cook should be able to run the country.

Crime is a product of social excess.

Sometimes – history needs a push.

The press should be not only a collective propagandist and a collective agitator, but also a collective organizer of the masses.

Benito Mussolini Quotes : Use for demerits of Socialism, Democracy 

Benito Mussolini

Democracy is beautiful in theory; in practice it is a fallacy. You in America will see that some day.

Socialism is a fraud, a comedy, a phantom, a blackmail.

The truth is that men are tired of liberty.

Every anarchist is a baffled dictator.

Let us have a dagger between our teeth, a bomb in our hands, and an infinite scorn in our hearts.

Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power.

War alone brings up to their highest tension all human energies and imposes the stamp of nobility upon the peoples who have the courage to make it.

It’s good to trust others but, not to do so is much better.

We become strong, I feel, when we have no friends upon whom to lean, or to look to for moral guidance.

The history of saints is mainly the history of insane people.

War is to man what maternity is to a woman. From a philosophical and doctrinal viewpoint, I do not believe in perpetual peace.

Fascism is a religion. The twentieth century will be known in history as the century of Fascism.

Fascism is a religious concept.

The Liberal State is a mask behind which there is no face; it is a scaffolding behind which there is no building.

The League is very well when sparrows shout, but no good at all when eagles fall out.

Ramakrishna – Spiritual Quotes 

God is in all men, but all men are not in God; that is why we suffer.

If you must be mad, be it not for the things of the world. Be mad with the love of God.

When the divine vision is attained, all appear equal; and there remains no distinction of good and bad, or of high and low.

It is easy to talk on religion, but difficult to practice it.

Many good sayings are to be found in holy books, but merely reading them will not make one religious.

Work, apart from devotion or love of God, is helpless and cannot stand alone.

One must be very particular about telling the truth. Through truth one can realize God.

The winds of grace are always blowing, but you have to raise the sail.

Pray to God that your attachment to such transitory things as wealth, name, and creature comforts may become less and less every day.

The world is indeed a mixture of truth and make-believe. Discard the make-believe and take the truth.

When the flower blooms, the bees come uninvited.

Thomas Aquinas Quotes

​Thomas Aquinas

The things that we love tell us what we are.

There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.

To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.

Better to illuminate than merely to shine, to deliver to others contemplated truths than merely to contemplate.

Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine.

Beware of the person of one book.

Love takes up where knowledge leaves off.

It is requisite for the relaxation of the mind that we make use, from time to time, of playful deeds and jokes.

Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.

Wonder is the desire for knowledge.

Three things are necessary for the salvation of man: to know what he ought to believe; to know what he ought to desire; and to know what he ought to do.

Happiness is secured through virtue; it is a good attained by man’s own will.

Faith has to do with things that are not seen and hope with things that are not at hand.

Most men seem to live according to sense rather than reason.

By nature all men are equal in liberty, but not in other endowments.

A man has free choice to the extent that he is rational.

We can’t have full knowledge all at once. We must start by believing; then afterwards we may be led on to master the evidence for ourselves.

How can we live in harmony? First we need to know we are all madly in love with the same God.

In order for a war to be just, three things are necessary. First, the authority of the sovereign. Secondly, a just cause. Thirdly, a rightful intention.

I would rather feel compassion than know the meaning of it.

How is it they live in such harmony the billions of stars – when most men can barely go a minute without declaring war in their minds about someone they know.

​​Albert Einstein Quotes on Everything

​Albert Einstein Quotes

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.

Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.

Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.

No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.

I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.

Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love.

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

If A equals success, then the formula is A equals X plus Y and Z, with X being work, Y play, and Z keeping your mouth shut.

I never think of the future – it comes soon enough.

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.

It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.

Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.

Franklin D Roosevelt Quotes 

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.

It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.

When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.

The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.

Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.

Be sincere; be brief; be seated.

Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.

This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny.

If you treat people right they will treat you right… ninety percent of the time.

We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.

A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward.

I pledge you, I pledge myself, to a new deal for the American people.

We must remember that any oppression, any injustice, any hatred, is a wedge designed to attack our civilization.

Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.

The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.

I think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird and not enough the bad luck of the early worm.

Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.

In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.

I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.

Dalai Lama – Quotes on Peace, Life and Just World

​Dalai Lama – Quotes on Spirituality, Peace, Life, Hope, Justice which can be used in ethical cases and Essays.

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.

Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

In the practice of tolerance, one’s enemy is the best teacher.

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.

We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.

We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.

Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn’t anyone who doesn’t appreciate kindness and compassion.

I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.

Sleep is the best meditation.

Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.

The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.

Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.

If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.

The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual’s own reason and critical analysis.

With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.

Nelson Mandela Quotes

​Nelson Mandela

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.

It always seems impossible until it’s done.

For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.

After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.

A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.

There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.

If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.

We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.

Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all.

And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same

Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will.

There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.

When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.

In my country we go to prison first and then become President.

Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another.

I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.

Only free men can negotiate; prisoners cannot enter into contracts. Your freedom and mine cannot be separated.

If there are dreams about a beautiful South Africa, there are also roads that lead to their goal. Two of these roads could be named Goodness and Forgiveness.

I detest racialism, because I regard it as a barbaric thing, whether it comes from a black man or a white man.

There is no such thing as part freedom.

A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.

Sometimes it falls upon a generation to be great. You can be that great generation.

Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement.

Courageous people do not fear forgiving, for the sake of peace.

I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself.

When the water starts boiling it is foolish to turn off the heat.

Does anybody really think that they didn’t get what they had because they didn’t have the talent or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?

I cannot conceive of Israel withdrawing if Arab states do not recognize Israel, within secure borders.

Nonviolence is a good policy when the conditions permit.

Vladimir Putin Quotes

We don’t need a weakened government but a strong government that would take responsibility for the rights of the individual and care for the society as a whole.

We shall fight against them, throw them in prisons and destroy them.

The path towards a free society has not been simple. There are tragic and glorious pages in our history.

Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes on Equality, Fraternity and Freedom 

Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes on Equality, Fraternity and Freedom to use in Essay and Ethics


Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?

The time is always right to do what is right.

We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.

Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.

I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.

If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.

Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.

I submit to you that if a man hasn’t discovered something he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.

Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.

We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.

A riot is the language of the unheard.

John F Kennedy Quotes

​John F Kennedy Quotes –

ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.

Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.

If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.

If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.

Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.

The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.

We cannot expect that all nations will adopt like systems, for conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.

Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children’s future. And we are all mortal.

The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission.

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.

There are risks and costs to a program of action. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.

Too often we… enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.

A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.

We must use time as a tool, not as a crutch.

Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.

Sun Tzu Quotes on Warfare and Realist Politics

​Sun Tzu

All warfare is based on deception.

Hence to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting.

If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.

The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.

Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.

The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand.

Opportunities multiply as they are seized.

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.

Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance.

For to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill.

Know thy self, know thy enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories.

There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare.

are far from him. If you are far from the enemy, make him believe you are near.

The quality of decision is like the well-timed swoop of a falcon which enables it to strike and destroy its victim.

He who knows when he can fight and when he cannot, will be victorious.

The opportunity to secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but the opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.

The good fighters of old first put themselves beyond the possibility of defeat, and then waited for an opportunity of defeating the enemy.

Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster.

In the practical art of war, the best thing of all is to take the enemy’s country whole and intact; to shatter and destroy it is not so good.

Secret operations are essential in war; upon them the army relies to make its every move.

All men can see these tactics whereby I conquer, but what none can see is the strategy out of which victory is evolved.

Sigmund Freud – Quotes

Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

We are never so defenseless against suffering as when we love.

The ego is not master in its own house.

Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.

America is a mistake, a giant mistake.

Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness.

What progress we are making. In the Middle Ages they would have burned me. Now they are content with burning my books.

One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.

I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.

Love and work… work and love, that’s all there is.

Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires.

The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind.

A man should not strive to eliminate his complexes but to get into accord with them: they are legitimately what directs his conduct in the world.

The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water.

Dreams are often most profound when they seem the most crazy.

Men are more moral than they think and far more immoral than they can imagine.

Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts.

The conscious mind may be compared to a fountain playing in the sun and falling back into the great subterranean pool of subconscious from which it rises.

Everywhere I go I find a poet has been there before me.

Where id was, there ego shall be.

Jean-Paul Satre Quotes

Jean-Paul Satre Quotes

Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does.
Freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you.

Three o’clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do.

If you are lonely when you are alone, you are in bad company.

When the rich wage war it’s the poor who die.

Everything has been figured out, except how to live.

Every existing thing is born without reason, prolongs itself out of weakness, and dies by chance.

Do you think that I count the days? There is only one day left, always starting over: it is given to us at dawn and taken away from us at dusk.

Life begins on the other side of despair.

Like all dreamers, I mistook disenchantment for truth.

I hate victims who respect their executioners.

Life has no meaning the moment you lose the illusion of being eternal.

We must act out passion before we can feel it.

We do not know what we want and yet we are responsible for what we are – that is the fact.

All that I know about my life, it seems, I have learned in books.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist.

Only the guy who isn’t rowing has time to rock the boat.

I tell you in truth: all men are Prophets or else God does not exist.

If literature isn’t everything, it’s not worth a single hour of someone’s trouble.

Being is. Being is in-itself. Being is what it is.

Fascism is not defined by the number of its victims, but by the way it kills them.

That God does not exist, I cannot deny, That my whole being cries out for God I cannot forget.

One is still what one is going to cease to be and already what one is going to become. One lives one’s death, one dies one’s life.

All human actions are equivalent and all are on principle doomed to failure.

It is only in our decisions that we are important.

We do not judge the people we love.

To eat is to appropriate by destruction.

Existence precedes and rules essence.

One always dies too soon or too late. And yet, life is there, finished: the line is drawn, and it must all be added up. You are nothing other than your life.

I do not believe in God; his existence has been disproved by Science. But in the concentration camp, I learned to believe in men.

Man is fully responsible for his nature and his choices.

If I became a philosopher, if I have so keenly sought this fame for which I’m still waiting, it’s all been to seduce women basically.

For an occurrence to become an adventure, it is necessary and sufficient for one to recount it.

If a victory is told in detail, one can no longer distinguish it from a defeat.

Commitment is an act, not a word.

Life has no meaning a priori… It is up to you to give it a meaning, and value is nothing but the meaning that you choose.

Fear? If I have gained anything by damning myself, it is that I no longer have anything to fear.

I have no need for good souls: an accomplice is what I wanted.

Once you hear the details of victory, it is hard to distinguish it from a defeat.

As far as men go, it is not what they are that interests me, but what they can become.

The poor don’t know that their function in life is to exercise our generosity.

In love, one and one are one.

There are two types of poor people, those who are poor together and those who are poor alone. The first are the true poor, the others are rich people out of luck.

The best work is not what is most difficult for you; it is what you do best.

Politics is a science. You can demonstrate that you are right and that others are wrong.

What do I care about Jupiter? Justice is a human issue, and I do not need a god to teach it to me.

Ah! yes, I know: those who see me rarely trust my word: I must look too intelligent to keep it.

Man is not the sum of what he has already, but rather the sum of what he does not yet have, of what he could have.

My thought is me: that is why I cannot stop thinking. I exist because I think I cannot keep from thinking.

A writer must refuse to allow himself to be transformed into an institution.

The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.

Edmund Burke Quotes to support State as an Institution

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.

Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it.

When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.

Our patience will achieve more than our force.

You can never plan the future by the past.

He that struggles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.

People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors.

Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgment; and he betrays instead of serving you if he sacrifices it to your opinion.

To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.

No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.

Among a people generally corrupt liberty cannot long exist.

All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is founded on compromise and barter.

Good order is the foundation of all things.

Never despair, but if you do, work on in despair.

It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare.

But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint.

A State without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation.

It is not what a lawyer tells me I may do; but what humanity, reason, and justice tell me I ought to do.

Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond promise, it costs nothing.

The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.

F​riedrich Nietzsche Quotes

Friedrich Nietzsche

That which does not kill us makes us stronger.

He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.

In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.

Without music, life would be a mistake.

One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.

You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.

There are no facts, only interpretations.

The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.

There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.

Whatever is done for love always occurs beyond good and evil.

All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.

And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.

The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything.

It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.

We have art in order not to die of the truth.

The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.

Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings – always darker, emptier and simpler.

We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.

Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man.

Of all that is written, I love only what a person has written with his own blood.

Mother Teresa – Quotes on Peace

​Mother Teresa Quotes

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.

Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.

There are no great things, only small things with great love. Happy are those.

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.

If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.

I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.

Peace begins with a smile..

Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.

Intense love does not measure, it just gives.

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.

Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.

Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.

Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do… but how much love we put in that action.

I’m a little pencil in the hand of a writing God, who is sending a love letter to the world.

Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.

Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.

Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.

God doesn’t require us to succeed; he only requires that you try.

Immanuel Kant Quotes – Use for Ethical Case Studies

​Immanuel Kant

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.

Morality is not properly the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness.

Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.

So act that your principle of action might safely be made a law for the whole world.

He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.

All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.



Seek not the favor of the multitude; it is seldom got by honest and lawful means. But seek the testimony of few; and number not voices, but weigh them.

Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.

By a lie, a man… annihilates his dignity as a man.

Immaturity is the incapacity to use one’s intelligence without the guidance of another.

Out of timber so crooked as that from which man is made nothing entirely straight can be carved.

From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned.

It is not God’s will merely that we should be happy, but that we should make ourselves happy.

Nothing is divine but what is agreeable to reason.

Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.

I had therefore to remove knowledge, in order to make room for belief.

Have patience awhile; slanders are not long-lived. Truth is the child of time; erelong she shall appear to vindicate thee.

But although all our knowledge begins with experience, it does not follow that it arises from experience.

May you live your life as if the maxim of your actions were to become universal law.

What can I know? What ought I to do? What can I hope?

Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.

​Confucius Quotes on Everything

​Confucius Quotes

Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.

It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

I want you to be everything that’s you, deep at the center of your being.

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.

Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.

When anger rises, think of the consequences.

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.

What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.

To see what is right, and not to do it, is want of courage or of principle.

The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.

Respect yourself and others will respect you.

When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.

Silence is a true friend who never betrays.

Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.

Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.

The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.

When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.

The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.

Barak Obama – Quotes  On Hope, Life, Modern Issues

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.

If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress.

The future rewards those who press on. I don’t have time to feel sorry for myself. I don’t have time to complain. I’m going to press on.

We need to internalize this idea of excellence. Not many folks spend a lot of time trying to be excellent.

In the end, that’s what this election is about. Do we participate in a politics of cynicism or a politics of hope?

There’s not a liberal America and a conservative America – there’s the United States of America.

Money is not the only answer, but it makes a difference.

We’ve been warned against offering the people of this nation false hope. But in the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope.

If the people cannot trust their government to do the job for which it exists – to protect them and to promote their common welfare – all else is lost.

I think when you spread the wealth around it’s good for everybody.

What Washington needs is adult supervision.

A good compromise, a good piece of legislation, is like a good sentence or a good piece of music. Everybody can recognize it. They say, ’Huh. It works. It makes sense.’

I don’t oppose all wars. What I am opposed to is a dumb war. What I am opposed to is a rash war.

As a nuclear power – as the only nuclear power to have used a nuclear weapon – the United States has a moral responsibility to act.

I’ve been fighting with Acorn, alongside Acorn, on issues you care about, my entire career.

Mark Twain Quotes

Mark Twain

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.

Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.

Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.

Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.

Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.

Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.

Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.

It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.

The report of my death was an exaggeration.

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.

It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.

It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.

Lies, damned lies, and statistics

You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee -Quotes to use in International Relations

​Atal Bihari Vajpayee Quotes

Our nuclear weapons are meant purely as a deterrent against nuclear adventure by an adversary.

You can change friends but not neighbours.

Global interdependence today means that economic disasters in developing countries could create a backlash on developed countries.

We hope the world will act in the spirit of enlightened self-interest.

No state should be allowed to profess partnership with the global coalition against terror, while continuing to aid, abet and sponsor terrorism.

The Bio-diversity Convention has not yielded any tangible benefits to the world’s poor.

In the euphoria after the Cold War, there was a misplaced notion that the UN could solve every problem anywhere.

The reality is that international institutions like the UN can only be as effective as its members allow it to be.

The UN’s unique legitimacy flows from a universal perception that it pursues a larger purpose than the interests of one country or a small group of countries.

In the euphoria after the Cold War, there was a misplaced notion that the UN could solve every problem anywhere.

The reality is that international institutions like the UN can only be as effective as its members allow it to be.

The UN’s unique legitimacy flows from a universal perception that it pursues a larger purpose than the interests of one country or a small group of countries.

Winston Churchill – Quotes which gives hope for optimistic Future

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.

If you’re going through hell, keep going.

You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.

Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.

I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.

I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.

It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.

An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.

The price of greatness is responsibility.

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.

The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.

I am prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.

Never, never, never give up.

For myself I am an optimist – it does not seem to be much use being anything else.

The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.

Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.

I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.

Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival.

Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.

Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.

A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.

Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.

Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.

All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in single words: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.

Broadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words best of all.

The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.

We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out.

The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.

I am easily satisfied with the very best.

There are a terrible lot of lies going around the world, and the worst of it is half of them are true.

The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.

In the course of my life, I have often had to eat my words, and I must confess that I have always found it a wholesome diet.

I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly.

When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber.

Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities… because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
We shall not fail or falter; we shall not weaken or tire…Give us the tools and we will finish the job.
If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future.
We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.
However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.
The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure.

Adolf Hitler Quotes

Those who want to live, let them fight, and those who do not want to fight in this world of eternal struggle do not deserve to live.

If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.

He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.

Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.

The victor will never be asked if he told the truth.

Words build bridges into unexplored regions.

Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future.

I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few.

All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.

It is not truth that matters, but victory.

The great strength of the totalitarian state is that it forces those who fear it to imitate it.

As a Christian I have no duty to allow myself to be cheated, but I have the duty to be a fighter for truth and justice.

Humanitarianism is the expression of stupidity and cowardice.

Anyone who sees and paints a sky green and fields blue ought to be sterilized.

The broad masses of a population are more amenable to the appeal of rhetoric than to any other force.

I believe today that my conduct is in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator.

Strength lies not in defence but in attack.

The doom of a nation can be averted only by a storm of flowing passion, but only those who are passionate themselves can arouse passion in others.

Who says I am not under the special protection of God?

Mankind has grown strong in eternal struggles and it will only perish through eternal peace.

The very first essential for success is a perpetually constant and regular employment of violence.

The leader of genius must have the ability to make different opponents appear as if they belonged to one category.

The art of leadership consists in consolidating the attention of the people against a single adversary and taking care that nothing will split up that attention.

The great masses of the people will more easily fall victims to a big lie than to a small one.

I go the way that Providence dictates with the assurance of a sleepwalker.

And I can fight only for something that I love, love only what I respect, and respect only what I at least know.

What luck for rulers that men do not think.

​Simone de Beauvoir’s Quotes :- An Ardent Feminist

​Simone de Beauvoir Quotes

One’s life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.

Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.

One is not born a genius, one becomes a genius.

I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for truth – and truth rewarded me.

All oppression creates a state of war.

I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom.

One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.

Society cares for the individual only so far as he is profitable.

Man is defined as a human being and a woman as a female – whenever she behaves as a human being she is said to imitate the male.

To catch a husband is an art; to hold him is a job.

If you live long enough, you’ll see that every victory turns into a defeat.

Sex pleasure in woman, as I have said, is a kind of magic spell; it demands complete abandon; if words or movements oppose the magic of caresses, the spell is broken.

I am incapable of conceiving infinity, and yet I do not accept finity. I want this adventure that is the context of my life to go on without end.

No one is more arrogant toward women, more aggressive or scornful, than the man who is anxious about his virility.

Defending the truth is not something one does out of a sense of duty or to allay guilt complexes, but is a reward in itself.

Representation of the world, like the world itself, is the work of men; they describe it from their own point of view, which they confuse with the absolute truth.

Life is occupied in both perpetuating itself and in surpassing itself; if all it does is maintain itself, then living is only not dying.

What is an adult? A child blown up by age.

Retirement may be looked upon either as a prolonged holiday or as a rejection, a being thrown on to the scrap-heap.

The most mediocre of males feels himself a demigod as compared with women.

The word love has by no means the same sense for both sexes, and this is one cause of the serious misunderstandings that divide them.

That’s what I consider true generosity: You give your all, and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing.

Society, being codified by man, decrees that woman is inferior; she can do away with this inferiority only by destroying the male’s superiority.

This has always been a man’s world, and none of the reasons that have been offered in explanation have seemed adequate.

When an individual is kept in a situation of inferiority, the fact is that he does become inferior.

Buying is a profound pleasure.

Why one man rather than another? It was odd. You find yourself involved with a fellow for life just because he was the one that you met when you were nineteen.

Art is an attempt to integrate evil.

To make oneself an object, to make oneself passive, is a very different thing from being a passive object.

It is in the knowledge of the genuine conditions of our lives that we must draw our strength to live and our reasons for living.

There is no justification for present existence other than its expansion into an indefinitely open future.

Hannah Arendt -VIP Quotes for Essay and Ethics

​Hannah Arendt

The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative the day after the revolution.

The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.

Only crime and the criminal, it is true, confront us with the perplexity of radical evil; but only the hypocrite is really rotten to the core.

Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.

Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it.

The Third World is not a reality but an ideology.

Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.

Only the mob and the elite can be attracted by the momentum of totalitarianism itself. The masses have to be won by propaganda.

Under conditions of tyranny it is far easier to act than to think.

Action without a name, a who attached to it, is meaningless.

Total loyalty is possible only when fidelity is emptied of all concrete content, from which changes of mind might naturally arise.

There are no dangerous thoughts; thinking itself is dangerous.

Nothing we use or hear or touch can be expressed in words that equal what we are given by the senses.

Promises are the uniquely human way of ordering the future, making it predictable and reliable to the extent that this is humanly possible.

Death not merely ends life, it also bestows upon it a silent completeness, snatched from the hazardous flux to which all things human are subject.

We have almost succeeded in leveling all human activities to the common denominator of securing the necessities of life and providing for their abundance.

This is the precept by which I have lived: Prepare for the worst; expect the best; and take what comes.

Wherever the relevance of speech is at stake, matters become political by definition, for speech is what makes man a political being.

In order to go on living one must try to escape the death involved in perfectionism.

Revolutionaries do not make revolutions. The revolutionaries are those who know when power is lying in the street and then they can pick it up.

The earth is the very quintessence of the human condition.

Voltaire Quotes For Ethical and Political Questions and Essays

Judge of a man by his questions rather than by his answers.

I disapprove of what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it.

Common sense is genius in homespun. II

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.

Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.

If there were no God, it would be necessary to invent him.

Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.

Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too.

It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.

The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.

It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.

Prejudices are what fools use for reason.

I have always made one prayer to God, a very short one. Here it is: “My God, make our enemies very ridiculous!” God has granted it to me.

A witty saying proves nothing.

Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game.

It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.

Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes.

Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.

The best is the enemy of the good.

The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.

God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.

Jeremy Bentham’s Quotes – Father of Utilitarianism

Jeremy Bentham Quotes

The said truth is that it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong.

The question is not, can they reason? Nor, can they talk? But, can they suffer?

Stretching his hand up to reach the stars, too often man forgets the flowers at his feet.

Every law is an infraction of liberty.

Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished.

The greatest happiness of the greatest number is the foundation of morals and legislation.

Tyranny and anarchy are never far apart.

It is vain to talk of the interest of the community, without understanding what is the interest of the individual.

No power of government ought to be employed in the endeavour to establish any system or article of belief on the subject of religion.

Secrecy, being an instrument of conspiracy, ought never to be the system of a regular government.

The age we live in is a busy age; in which knowledge is rapidly advancing towards perfection.

The power of the lawyer is in the uncertainty of the law.

George Washington – Quotes on Everything From Life to State

Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.

If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.

Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.

I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.

To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.

Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.

Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.

Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.

Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience.

It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.

Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.

Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.

Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.

Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.

The basis of our political system is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government.

The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon.

Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.

We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience.

Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God.

Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone, and let your hand give in proportion to your purse.

Thomas Jefferson Quotes – Declaration of American Independence

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.

Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.

I hold it, that a little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.

In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.

I cannot live without books.

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.

When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred.

Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear.

I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than those attending too small a degree of it.

The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time.

If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.

No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.

Never spend your money before you have it.

Information is the currency of democracy.

I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.

I sincerely believe… that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies.

Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.

How much pain they have cost us, the evils which have never happened.

I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.

The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive.

Montesquieu Quotes – Use in Political Essays

There is no greater tyranny than that which is perpetrated under the shield of the law and in the name of justice.

Success in the majority of circumstances depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.

I have always observed that to succeed in the world one should appear like a fool but be wise.

The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy.

To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them.

If the triangles made a god, they would give him three sides.

Useless laws weaken the necessary laws.

Do you think that God will punish them for not practicing a religion which he did not reveal to them?

There is no nation so powerful, as the one that obeys its laws not from principals of fear or reason, but from passion.

Lunch kills half of Paris, supper the other half.

It is not the young people that degenerate; they are not spoiled till those of mature age are already sunk into corruption.

I’ve never known any trouble that an hour’s reading didn’t assuage.

Liberty is the right of doing whatever the laws permit.

What orators lack in depth they make up for in length.

Friendship is an arrangement by which we undertake to exchange small favors for big ones.

Countries are well cultivated, not as they are fertile, but as they are free.

An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists on boring future generations.

There should be weeping at a man’s birth, not at his death.

Luxury ruins republics; poverty, monarchies.

The severity of the laws prevents their execution.

We should weep for men at their birth, not at their death.

Pramhansa Yogananda

Paramhansa Yogananda – Spiritual quotes

Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.

Remain calm, serene, always in command of yourself. You will then find out how easy it is to get along.

The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success.

Truth is exact correspondence with reality.

The happiness of one’s own heart alone cannot satisfy the soul; one must try to include, as necessary to one’s own happiness, the happiness of others.

The man form is higher than the angel form; of all forms it is the highest. Man is the highest being in creation, because he aspires to freedom.

Vivekananda Quotes on Spiritualism and Life

​Vivekananda Quotes

You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.

We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.

The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.

You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.

All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark.

Condemn none: if you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers, and let them go their own way.

Arise,awake and donot stop until the goal is reached.

When an idea exclusively occupies the mind, it is transformed into an actual physical or mental state.

Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.

External nature is only internal nature writ large.

Where can we go to find God if we cannot see Him in our own hearts and in every living being.

All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.

The will is not free – it is a phenomenon bound by cause and effect – but there is something behind the will which is free.

If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.

The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified, and God will be in them.

If faith in ourselves had been more extensively taught and practiced, I am sure a very large portion of the evils and miseries that we have would have vanished.

God is to be worshipped as the one beloved, dearer than everything in this and next life.

Gramsci, Follower of Marxism – Quotes for Essay and Ethics

Gramsci

Pessimism of the spirit; optimism of the will.

I’m a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will.

The challenge of modernity is to live without illusions and without becoming disillusioned.

To tell the truth is revolutionary.

I turn and turn in my cell like a fly that doesn’t know where to die.

All men are intellectuals… but not all men have in society the function of intellectuals.

J.S. Mill Quotes -Father of Liberalism

​John Stuart  Mill

One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests.

A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.

Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives.

I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.

All good things which exist are the fruits of originality.

He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that.

Whatever crushes individuality is despotism, by whatever name it may be called and whether it professes to be enforcing the will of God or the injunctions of men.

There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.

That so few now dare to be eccentric, marks the chief danger of the time.

A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.

Ask yourself whether you are happy and you cease to be so.

Originality is the one thing which unoriginal minds cannot feel the use of.

The disease which inflicts bureaucracy and what they usually die from is routine.

It is questionable if all the mechanical inventions yet made have lightened the day’s toil of any human being.

Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing .

We can never be sure that the opinion we are endeavoring to stifle is a false opinion; and if we were sure, stifling it would be an evil still.

The liberty of the individual must be thus far limited; he must not make himself a nuisance to other people.

Life has a certain flavor for those who have fought and risked all that the sheltered and protected can never experience.

Popular opinions, on subjects not palpable to sense, are often true, but seldom or never the whole truth.

The duty of man is the same in respect to his own nature as in respect to the nature of all other things, namely not to follow it but to amend it.

The despotism of custom is everywhere the standing hindrance to human advancement.

Joseph Stalin Quotes – Can be used for Realist Political Essays.

It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.

A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.

Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.

Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas.

Death is the solution to all problems. No man – no problem.

Gratitude is a sickness suffered by dogs.

History shows that there are no invincible armies.

In the Soviet army it takes more courage to retreat than advance.

The only real power comes out of a long rifle.

I believe in one thing only, the power of the human will.

The writer is the engineer of the human soul.

I trust no one, not even myself.

You cannot make a revolution with silk gloves.

If the opposition disarms, well and good. If it refuses to disarm, we shall disarm it ourselves.

Print is the sharpest and the strongest weapon of our party.

Gaiety is the most outstanding feature of the Soviet Union.

Sincere diplomacy is no more possible than dry water or wooden iron.

Rabindranath Tagore Quotes

I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.
Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.

You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.

A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it.

Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.

Everything comes to us that belongs to us if we create the capacity to receive it.

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.

Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.

Music fills the infinite between two souls.

Trees are the earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.

Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment. It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation.

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.

Facts are many, but the truth is one.

The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence.

Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man.

By plucking her petals, you do not gather the beauty of the flower.

We read the world wrong and say that it deceives us.

We live in the world when we love it.

Do not say, ‘It is morning,’ and dismiss it with a name of yesterday. See it for the first time as a newborn child that has no name.

Love is an endless mystery, for it has nothing else to explain it.

Love’s gift cannot be given, it waits to be accepted.

Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.

We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility.

Beauty is truth’s smile when she beholds her own face in a perfect mirror.

Your idol is shattered in the dust to prove that God’s dust is greater than your idol.

The water in a vessel is sparkling; the water in the sea is dark. The small truth has words which are clear; the great truth has great silence.

He who wants to do good knocks at the gate: he who loves finds the door open.

If you shut your door to all errors truth will be shut out.

Bigotry tries to keep truth safe in its hand with a grip that kills it.

Age considers; youth ventures.

Emancipation from the bondage of the soil is no freedom for the tree.

We gain freedom when we have paid the full price.

The burden of the self is lightened with I laugh at myself.

What is Art? It is the response of man’s creative soul to the call of the Real.

Only in love are unity and duality not in conflict.

Love is not a mere impulse, it must contain truth, which is law.

When I stand before thee at the day’s end, thou shalt see my scars and know that I had my wounds and also my healing.

To be outspoken is easy when you do not wait to speak the complete truth.

He who is too busy doing good finds no time to be good.

Those who own much have much to fear.

Nirvana is not the blowing out of the candle. It is the extinguishing of the flame because day is come.

I have spent my days stringing and unstringing my instrument, while the song I came to sing remains unsung.

In Art, man reveals himself and not his objects.

From the solemn gloom of the temple children run out to sit in the dust, God watches them play and forgets the priest.

Men are cruel, but Man is kind.

God waits to win back his own flowers as gifts from man’s hands.

Gray hairs are signs of wisdom if you hold your tongue, speak and they are but hairs, as in the young.

Rousseau’s Quotes – Father of French Revolution

Rousseau’s  Quotes are very important for Essay and Ethics Preparation.

Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.

People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.

What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?

Those that are most slow in making a promise are the most faithful in the performance of it.

The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.

Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.

Free people, remember this maxim: we may acquire liberty, but it is never recovered if it is once lost.

Every man has a right to risk his own life for the preservation of it.

Nature never deceives us; it is we who deceive ourselves.

It is too difficult to think nobly when one thinks only of earning a living.

Insults are the arguments employed by those who are in the wrong.

We are born, so to speak, twice over; born into existence, and born into life; born a human being, and born a man.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau/Quotes

It is too difficult to think nobly when one thinks only of earning a living.

Insults are the arguments employed by those who are in the wrong.

We are born, so to speak, twice over; born into existence, and born into life; born a human being, and born a man.

I may be no better, but at least I am different.

A feeble body weakens the mind.

All of my misfortunes come from having thought too well of my fellows.

You forget that the fruits belong to all and that the land belongs to no one.

Happiness: a good bank account, a good cook, and a good digestion.

Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death.

Falsehood has an infinity of combinations, but truth has only one mode of being.

The person who has lived the most is not the one with the most years but the one with the richest experiences.

Remorse sleeps during prosperity but awakes bitter consciousness during adversity.

Abraham Lincoln Quotes for Essay

​Abraham Lincoln Quotes

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.

And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.

You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.

A house divided against itself cannot stand.

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.

Whatever you are, be a good one.

Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.

I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.

I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.

When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion.

No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.

I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.

Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.

Western Political Thoughts- Thomas Hobbes Quotes

Thomas Hobbes

Leisure is the mother of philosophy.

I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark.

Force and fraud are in war the two cardinal virtues.

The condition of man… is a condition of war of everyone against everyone.

The obligation of subjects to the sovereign is understood to last as long, and no longer, than the power lasteth by which he is able to protect them.

A man’s conscience and his judgment is the same thing; and as the judgment, so also the conscience, may be erroneous.

Curiosity is the lust of the mind.

Words are the money of fools.

The privilege of absurdity; to which no living creature is subject but man only.

Such truth as opposeth no man’s profit nor pleasure is to all men welcome.

It is not wisdom but Authority that makes a law.

No arts; no letters; no society; and which is worst of all, continual fear and danger of violent death; and the life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.

The right of nature… is the liberty each man hath to use his own power, as he will himself, for the preservation of his own nature; that is to say, of his own life.

I put for the general inclination of all mankind, a perpetual and restless desire of power after power, that ceaseth only in death.

Science is the knowledge of consequences, and dependence of one fact upon another.

No mans error becomes his own Law; nor obliges him to persist in it.

Words are wise men’s counters, they do but reckon with them, but they are the money of fools.

All generous minds have a horror of what are commonly called “Facts”. They are the brute beasts of the intellectual domain.

Understanding is nothing else than conception caused by speech.

War consisteth not in battle only, or the act of fighting; but in a tract of time, wherein the will to contend by battle is sufficiently known.

In the state of nature profit is the measure of right.

​Machiavelli – Father of Realism Quotes

Machiavelli – Father of Realism Quotes

It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both.

If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.

The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.

Men judge generally more by the eye than by the hand, for everyone can see and few can feel. Every one sees what you appear to be, few really know what you are.

He who wishes to be obeyed must know how to command.

Since love and fear can hardly exist together, if we must choose between them, it is far safer to be feared than loved.

Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great.

The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.

There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.

No enterprise is more likely to succeed than one concealed from the enemy until it is ripe for execution.

It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.

One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.

Never was anything great achieved without danger.

Politics have no relation to morals.

Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.

War is just when it is necessary; arms are permissible when there is no hope except in arms.

God is not willing to do everything, and thus take away our free will and that share of glory which belongs to us.

Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times.

Men should be either treated generously or destroyed, because they take revenge for slight injuries – for heavy ones they cannot.

Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.

Men shrink less from offending one who inspires love than one who inspires fear.

Western Political Thoughts- Socrates Quotes

Socrates Quotes

An unexamined life is not worth living.

True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.

To find yourself, think for yourself.

I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.

By all means marry: if you get a good wife, you’ll become happy; if you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.

Let him that would move the world first move himself.

I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.

Beware the barrenness of a busy life.

Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have laboured hard for.

The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavour to be what you desire to appear.

He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.

I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.

Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.

He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.

Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.

There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.

Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant.

When the debate is over, slander becomes the tool of the loser.

Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.

The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.

True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru – Quotes

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Quotes

Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you is determinism; the way you play it is free will.

Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit.

Time is not measured by the passing of years but by what one does, what one feels, and what one achieves.

Facts are facts and will not disappear on account of your likes.

Failure comes only when we forget our ideals and objectives and principles.

Every little thing counts in a crisis.

The policy of being too cautious is the greatest risk of all.

Action to be effective must be directed to clearly conceived ends.

A leader or a man of action in a crisis almost always acts subconsciously and then thinks of the reasons for his action.

Democracy is good. I say this because other systems are worse.

Citizenship consists in the service of the country.

Loyal and efficient work in a great cause, even though it may not be immediately recognized, ultimately bears fruit.

The only alternative to coexistence is co-destruction.

There is perhaps nothing so bad and so dangerous in life as fear.

Without peace, all other dreams vanish and are reduced to ashes.

Let us be a little humble; let us think that the truth may not perhaps be entirely with us.

Crises and deadlocks when they occur have at least this advantage, that they force us to think.

The art of a people is a true mirror to their minds.

You don’t change the course of history by turning the faces of portraits to the wall.

Ignorance is always afraid of change.

A theory must be tempered with reality.

Indira Gandhi – Quotes

​Indira Gandhi

The power to question is the basis of all human progress.

Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.

You must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose.

Martyrdom does not end something, it only a beginning.

A nation’ s strength ultimately consists in what it can do on its own, and not in what it can borrow from others.

If I die a violent death, as some fear and a few are plotting, I know that the violence will be in the thought and the action of the assassins, not in my dying.

One must beware of ministers who can do nothing without money, and those who want to do everything with money.

There exists no politician in India daring enough to attempt to explain to the masses that cows can be eaten.

If I die a violent death, as some fear and a few are plotting, I know that the violence will be in the thought and the action of the assassins, not in my dying.

One must beware of ministers who can do nothing without money, and those who want to do everything with money.

There exists no politician in India daring enough to attempt to explain to the masses that cows can be eaten.

My father was a statesman, I am a political woman. My father was a saint. I am not.

Anger is never without an argument, but seldom with a good one.

I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.

Missile man of India -Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Quotes

​APJ  Abdul Kalam

Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success.

Look at the sky. We are not alone. The whole universe is friendly to us and conspires only to give the best to those who dream and work.

You have to dream before your dreams can come true.

We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us.

Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career.

Unless India stands up to the world, no one will respect us. In this world, fear has no place. Only strength respects strength.

Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.

Educationists should build the capacities of the spirit of inquiry, creativity, entrepreneurial and moral leadership among students and become their role model.

Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.

Be more dedicated to making solid achievements than in running after swift but synthetic happiness.

God, our Creator, has stored within our minds and personalities, great potential strength and ability. Prayer helps us tap and develop these powers.

No religion has mandated killing others as a requirement for its sustenance or promotion.

I was willing to accept what I couldn’t change.

Do we not realize that self respect comes with self reliance?

If we are not free, no one will respect us.

My view is that at a younger age your optimism is more and you have more imagination etc. You have less bias.

In India we only read about death, sickness, terrorism, crime.

As a child of God, I am greater than anything that can happen to me.

We have not invaded anyone. We have not conquered anyone. We have not grabbed their land, their culture, their history and tried to enforce our way of life on them.

Aurobindo Ghosh Quotes for Essay 

​Aurobindo Ghosh Quotes

That which we call the Hindu religion is really the Eternal religion because it embraces all others.

Hidden nature is secret God.

India of the ages is not dead nor has she spoken her last creative word; she lives and has still something to do for herself and the human peoples.

To listen to some devout people, one would imagine that God never laughs.

Spirituality is indeed the master key of the Indian mind; the sense of the infinitive is native to it.

Kautilya /Chanakya Quotes

Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.

A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and honest people are screwed first.

Once you start a working on something, don’t be afraid of failure and don’t abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest.

There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth.

God is not present in idols. Your feelings are your god. The soul is your temple.

Never make friends with people who are above or below you in status. Such friendships will never give you any happiness.

As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it.

The world’s biggest power is the youth and beauty of a woman.

We should not fret for what is past, nor should we be anxious about the future; men of discernment deal only with the present moment.

A man is born alone and dies alone; and he experiences the good and bad consequences of his karma alone; and he goes alone to hell or the Supreme abode.

There is no austerity equal to a balanced mind, and there is no happiness equal to contentment; there is no disease like covetousness, and no virtue like mercy.

The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.

As a single withered tree, if set aflame, causes a whole forest to burn, so does a rascal son destroy a whole family.

Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.

The happiness and peace attained by those satisfied by the nectar of spiritual tranquillity is not attained by greedy persons restlessly moving here and there.

The earth is supported by the power of truth; it is the power of truth that makes the sun shine and the winds blow; indeed all things rest upon truth.

One whose knowledge is confined to books and whose wealth is in the possession of others, can use neither his knowledge nor wealth when the need for them arises.

The life of an uneducated man is as useless as the tail of a dog which neither covers its rear end, nor protects it from the bites of insects.

As long as your body is healthy and under control and death is distant, try to save your soul; when death is immanent what can you do?

If one has a good disposition, what other virtue is needed? If a man has fame, what is the value of other ornamentation?

A man is great by deeds, not by birth.

Dr. BABASAHEB AMBEDKAR  Quotes 

I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity.

Life should be great rather than long.

I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.

Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.

Men are mortal. So are ideas. An idea needs propagation as much as a plant needs watering. Otherwise both will wither and die.

The relationship between husband and wife should be one of closest friends.

Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.

A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.

So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.

Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.

Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.

Plato – Quotes For Essay

Only the dead have seen the end of war.

Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.

The measure of a man is what he does with power.

Your silence gives consent.

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.

You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.

Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.

The beginning is the most important part of the work.

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.

Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.

The beginning is the most important part of the work.

Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.

The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.

Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it.

Never discourage anyone… who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.

Love is a serious mental disease.

He was a wise man who invented God.

The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself; to be conquered by yourself is of all things most shameful and vile.

Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.

Courage is knowing what not to fear.

Indian Political Thoughts- Buddha – Quotes

​Buddha Quotes –

You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.

No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.

We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.

The mind is everything. What you think you become.

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.

There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.

Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.

However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?

We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.

The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.

All that we are is the result of what we have thought.

Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.

Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely

Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.

Aristotle Quotes For Essay

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.

What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.

Happiness depends upon ourselves.

I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.

Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.

The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.

The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead.

All men by nature desire knowledge.

For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.

All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.

No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness.

In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.

The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.

The energy of the mind is the essence of life.

A friend to all is a friend to none.

Nature does nothing uselessly.

Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.

The best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.

Quality is not an act, it is a habit.

Karl Marx – Quotes

Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, just as it is the spirit of a spiritless situation. It is the opium of the people.

There is a specter haunting Europe, the specter of Communism.

The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it.

Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.

The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property.

Men make their own history, but they do not make it as they please.

Reason has always existed, but not always in a reasonable form.

The history of all previous societies has been the history of class struggles.

The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people.

If anything is certain, it is that I myself am not a Marxist. [In a letter about the peculiar ‘Marxism’ which arose in France 1882]

The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs.

Religion is the opium of the masses.

The only antidote to mental suffering is physical pain.

Society does not consist of individuals but expresses the sum of interrelations, the relations within which these individuals stand.

In bourgeois society capital is independent and has individuality, while the living person is dependent and has no individuality.

From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs.

While the miser is merely a capitalist gone mad, the capitalist is a rational miser.

History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.

Last words are for fools who haven’t said enough.

Revolutions are the locomotives of history.

Nothing can have value without being an object of utility.

Mahatma Gandhi – Quotes For Essays

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.

Live as if you were to die tomorrow; learn as if you were to live forever.

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.

A man is but the product of his thoughts; what he thinks, he becomes.

Nobody can hurt me without my permission.

Where there is love there is life.

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.

Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.

To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.

It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.

The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.

In a gentle way, you can shake the world.

Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.

A ‘No’ uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.

I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.

50 Important Words from The Hindu

Words:- 

  1. scratchyRough; grating
  2. myriadA countless or extremely great number.-innumerable – countless – numberless – uncounted
  3. liberalgenerous – bounteous – lavish – bountiful – free
  4. connive -Secretly allow
  5. triagingAssign degrees of urgency to
  6. agrarian -agricultural – predial – land
  7. abundance -plenty – affluence – profusion – opulence – wealth
  8. profusion -abundance – plenty – affluence – exuberance – wealth
  9. bygone – past – last – former – departed – overpast – ancient
  10. stagnate -Cease developing; become inactive or dull.
  11. ratified -Sign or give formal consent to (a treaty, contract, or agreement), making it officially valid.
  12. filth -dirt – muck – impurity – grime – squalor – ordure
  13. hegemony -Leadership or dominance, esp. by one country or social group
  14. immolation -killing or offering as a sacrifice.
  15. symposium– A conference or meeting to discuss a particular subject
  16. frontiers– A line or border separating two countries.
  17. retract -Draw or pull
  18. protectorate– A state controlled and protected by another
  19. zenith -The highest point reached by a celestial or other object
  20. etymology -The study of the origin of words and the way in which their meanings have changed throughout history.
  21. ember -A small piece of burning or glowing coal or wood in a dying fire: “the flickering embers of nationalism”.
  22. unprecedented -unexampled – unparalleled – unheard-of
  23. foment-instigate – incite – provoke
  24. incendiary -(of a device or attack) Designed to cause fires:
  25. amalgam -mixture – mix – blend
  26. tortuous -winding – sinuous – devious – serpentine – crooked
  27. propel -impel – drive – move – push – actuate
  28. depose-testify – dismiss
  29. slayer -killer
  30. Erudite- characterized by great knowledge;
  31. Ardent expressive of, or characterized by intense feeling;passionate;Fervent
  32. abolition- the legal prohibition and ending of slavery.
  33. urged- to press, push, or hasten
  34. fade- to disappear
  35. Imposition- the laying on of something as a burden or obligation.
  36. euphoria- a feeling of happiness, confidence, or well-being
  37. legitimacy-the state or quality of being legitimate.
  38. Tenure- the holding or possessing of anything
  39. profess-to lay claim to, often insincerely; pretend to
  40. abandonto give up; discontinue; withdraw from
  41. Eloquenthaving or exercising the power of fluent, forceful, and appropriate speech
  42. voraciousexceedingly eager or avid
  43. fragile -brittle – frail – breakable – delicate – tender – weak
  44. colossal – huge – enormous – immense – gigantic – tremendous
  45. potable -drinkable
  46. fiat -order – ordinance – decree – command – edict
  47. doggedly -with obstinate determination
  48. divulge -disclose – reveal – publish – betray – expose
  49. equity -justice – fairness – justness – impartiality
  50. abode -residence – habitation – dwelling – home – domicile