Important quotes for Mains , can be used for GS and Essay paper.

“The death of dogma is the birth of morality.”

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”

“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it–always.”

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”

“First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.”

“Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.”

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”

“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.”

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”

Worry is like a rocking chair, it moves, but takes you no where

“Enlightenment is man’s release from his self-incurred tutelage”

“Poverty is the worst form of violence.”

“A ‘No’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.”

“There are many causes I would die for. There is not a single cause I would kill for.”

“Man must be disciplined, for he is by nature raw and wild..”

“The greatness of humanity is not in being human, but in being humane.”

“Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment. Full effort is full victory.

“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.”

“Only the dead have seen the end of war.”

“The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.”

“The measure of a man is what he does with power.”

“Courage is knowing what not to fear.”

“In politics we presume that everyone who knows how to get votes knows how to administer a city or a state. When we are ill… we do not ask for the handsomest physician, or the most eloquent one.”

“Excellence” is not a gift, but a skill that takes practice.
We do not act “rightly” because we are “excellent”,
in fact we achieve “excellence” by acting “rightly”.”

“An empty vessel makes the loudest sound, so they that have the least wit are the greatest babblers.”

“What is the use of a beautiful house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?”

On Climate Change :-

“We’re in a giant car heading towards a brick wall and everyone is arguing over where they’re going to sit”

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”

“Nature shrinks as capital grows. The growth of the market cannot solve the very crisis it creates.”

On Polluters Pay Principle:-

“People ‘over-produce’ pollution because they are not paying for the costs of dealing with it.”

Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans

The Earth does not belong to us: we belong to the Earth

“Man is a complex being: he makes deserts bloom – and lakes die.”

“All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.”

To be continued….


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