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Let us not be deceived - we are today in the midst of a cold war. Our enemies are to be found abroad and at home. Let us never forget this: Our unrest is the heart of their success. The peace of the world is the hope and the goal of our political system; it is the despair and defeat of those who stand against us.
[War]
 

Let us not deceive ourselves; we must elect world peace or world destruction.
 

Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.
 

Most of the successful people I've known are the ones who do more listening than talking.
 

Never follow the crowd.
 

Never pay the slightest attention to what a company president ever says about his stock.
[Attention]
 

No man should think himself a zero, and think he can do nothing about the state of the world.
 

Nobody ever lost money taking a profit.
 

None of us can be free of conflict and woe. Even the greatest men have had to accept disappointments as their daily bread. ... The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.
[Disappointment]
 

Old books that have ceased to be of service should no more be abandoned than should old friends who have ceased to give pleasure.
 

One of the secrets of a long and fruitful life is to forgive everybody everything every night before you go to bed.
 

Only as you do know yourself can your brain serve you as a sharp and efficient tool. Know your own failings, passions, and prejudices so you can separate them from what you see.
 

Peace is never long preserved by weight of metal or by an armament race. Peace can be made tranquil and secure only by understanding and agreement fortified by sanctions. We must embrace international cooperation or international disintegration. Science has taught us how to put the atom to work. But to make it work for good instead of for evil lies in the domain dealing with the principles of human dignity. We are now facing a problem more of ethics than of physics.
 

The ability to express an idea is well nigh as important as the idea itself.
 

The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.
[Acceptance]
 

The greatest blessing of our democracy is freedom. But in the last analysis, our only freedom is the freedom to discipline ourselves.
[Democracy]
 

The main purpose of the stock market is to make fools of as many men as possible.
 

There are no such things as incurable, there are only things for which man has not found a cure.
 

There is something about inside information which seems to paralyze a man's reasoning powers.
 

Those who matter don't mind, and those who mind don't matter.
 


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