Hope is the best possession. None are completely wretched but those who are without hope. Few are reduced so low as that.
Adversity has the same effect on a man that severe training has on the pugilist: it reduces him to his fighting weight.
Adversity has the same effect on a man that severe training has on the pugilist -- it reduces him to his fighting weight.
Man in general, if reduced to himself, is too wicked to be free.
Genius is the ability to reduce the complicated to the simple.
Glory comes too late, after one as been reduced to ashes.
When small men attempt great enterprises, they always end by reducing them to the level of their mediocrity.
Civilization is nothing more than the effort to reduce the use of force to the last resort.
Gender equality is more than a goal in itself.
It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance.
Reduced to its lowest terms, the great struggle which now rocks the whole earth more and more takes on the character of a struggle of the individual versus the state.
Getting your house in order and reducing the confusion gives you more control over your life. Personal organization some how releases or frees you to operate more effectively.
The aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment at all: it is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed a standard citizenry, to put down dissent and originality.
Adulthood is the ever-shrinking period between childhood and old age.
It is the apparent aim of modern industrial societies to reduce this period to a minimum.
As poverty has been reduced in terms of mere survival, it has become more profound in terms of our way of life.
We start believing that someone knows how we feel, and let them overrule our judgments so we will take action. The beginning is when a person partakes of one alcoholic talking to another alcoholic to help them reduce their feelings of difference at least enough so that they will begin to take actions they do not yet believe in. When that moment comes, sobriety begins.
The more we exploit nature, The more our options are reduced, until we have only one: to fight for survival.
It's essential to tell the truth at all times.
This will reduce life's pain. Lying distorts reality. All forms of distorted thinking must be corrected.
We have reduced sales tax on food. Now we want it eliminated.