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von Ebner-Eschenbach - Eckenwiler - Einstein - Eisenhower - Ellington - Ellis - Elmer-Dewitt - Emerson - Estes - Euripides

A war is never foreign.
-- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

First they came for the fourth amendment, But I said nothing since I wasn't a drug dealer. Then they came for the sixth amendment, but I kept quiet since I knew I wasn't guilty. Finally they came for the first amendment, and by then it was too late to say anything at all.
-- Mark Eckenwiler

Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.
-- Albert Einstein

Divine souls suffer violent opposition from mediocre minds...
-- Albert Einstein

Degeneracy follows every autocratic system of violence, for violence inevitably attracts moral inferiors. Time has proven that illustrious tyrants are succeeded by scoundrels.
-- Albert Einstein

We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
-- Albert Einstein

Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced.
-- Albert Einstein

An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
-- Albert Einstein

God is subtle, but he is not malicious.
-- Albert Einstein

The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.
-- Albert Einstein

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
-- Albert Einstein

Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
-- Albert Einstein

All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man's life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom.
-- Albert Einstein

We cannot solve problems with the same thinking we used when we created the problems.
-- Albert Einstein

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

As it is an ancient truth that freedom cannot be legislated into existence, so it is no less obvious that freedom cannot be censored into existence. And any who act as if freedom's defenses are to found in suppression and suspicion and fear confess a doctrine that is alien to America.
-- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free.
-- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Love is supreme and unconditional;
Like is nice but limited.
-- Duke Ellington

Sex lies at the root of life, and we can never learn to reverence life until we know how to understand sex.
-- Havelock Ellis

In a Time/CNN poll of 1,000 Americans conducted last week by Yankelovich Partners, two-thirds said it was more important to protect the privacy of phone calls than to preserve the ability of police to conduct wiretaps.
-- Philip Elmer-Dewitt, "Who Should Keep the Keys," TIME Magazine, 04Mar94

All violence, all that is dreary and repels, is not power, but the absence of power.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A friend is one before whom I may think aloud.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Is not marriage an open question, when it is alleged, from the beginning of the world, that such as are in the institution wish to get out, and such as are out wish to get in?
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Culture is one thing and varnish is another.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Noblesse oblige; or, superior advantages bind you to larger generosity.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

All the "not readies," all the "I need time," are understandable, but only for a short while. The truth is that there is never a "completely ready," there is never a really "right time." As with any descent to the unconscious, there comes a time when one simply hopes for the best, pinches one's nose, and jumps into the abyss. If this were not so, we would not have needed to create the words heroine, hero, or courage.
-- Clarissa Pinkola Estes

They contemplate what they fear, and paradoxically respond with both conviction and wonder.
-- Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Among mortals second thoughts are wisest.
-- Euripides

Ares hates those who hesitate.
-- Euripides, 'Heraclidae.'

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