The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.
— Thomas Jefferson

Tears are the symbol of the inability of the soul to restrain its emotion and retain its self command.
Henri Frederic Amiel retaining quote

In the end we retain from our studies only that which we practically apply.
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Who questions much, shall learn much, and retain much.
— Francis Bacon

To study history means submitting to chaos and nevertheless retaining faith in order and meaning.
— retaining quotation by Hermann Hesse