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

I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal to reason and is in conflict with morality.

If you have no character to lose, people will have no faith in you.

Rights that do not flow from duty well performed are not worth having.

Purity of mind and idleness are incompatible.

A leader is useless when he acts against the promptings of his own conscience.

Ill-digested principles are, if anything, worse than ill-digested food, for the latter harms the body and there is cure for it, whereas the former ruins the soul and there is no cure for it.

Morality is contraband in war.

Faith becomes lame, when it ventures into matters pertaining to reason.

All faiths constitute a revelation of Truth, but all are imperfect and liable to error.

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