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The claim "I was only following orders" has been used
by Star Trek

The claim "I was only following orders" has been used
to justify too many tragedies in our history.
- Captain Picard of the television series
STAR TREK: The Next Generation

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There are times, sir, when men of good conscience
cannot blindly follow orders.
- Captain Picard, STAR TREK: The Next Generation

Things are only impossible until they're not.
- Jean-Luc Picard, character in STAR TREK: The Next Generation

Friendship must dare to risk, or it's not friendship.
- Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the TV show Star Trek: The Next Generation

 

Martyrs cannot be silenced.
- the television show Star Trek: The Next Generation

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

We must be free not because we claim freedom,
but because we practice it.
- William Faulkner


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I claim that human mind or human society
is not divided into watertight compartments
called social, political and religious.
All act and react upon one another.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I claim to be a simple individual liable
to err like any other fellow mortal.
I own, however, that I have humility enough
to confess my errors and to retrace my steps.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We are born at a given moment, in a given place and,
like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year
and of the season of which we are born.
Astrology does not lay claim to anything more.
- Carl Jung

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy

Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.
- Marie Curie

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition,
is not only a waste of energy
but the worst habit you could possibly have.
- Dale Carnegie

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Life only
appears to be
rushing toward us
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is an adventure.
I can only wonder what treasure
awaits at the top of the path.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Only a man's character is the real criterion of worth.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Don't marry the person you think you can live with;
marry only the individual you think you can't live without.
- James C. Dobson

Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.
- Soren Kierkegaard

If only the people who worry about their liabilities
would think about the riches they do possess,
they would stop worrying.
- Dale Carnegie

I have found the paradox,
that if you love until it hurts,
there can be no more hurt, only more love.
- Mother Teresa

The only limits in our life are those we impose on ourselves.
- Bob Proctor

Hatred does not cease by hatred,
but only by love;
this is the eternal rule.
- The Buddha

You don't get to choose how you're going to die,
only how you're going to live.
- Joan Baez

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.
Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
- Marie Curie

A man can do only what he can do.
But if he does that each day he can sleep at night
and do it again the next day.
- Albert Schweitzer

Do not attempt to conquer the world with force,
for force only causes resistance.
- Lao Tzu

Truth is not only violated by falsehood;
it may be equally outraged by silence.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

Men are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks,
that we concentrate only
on what is most significant and important.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or the present
are certain to miss the future.
- John F. Kennedy

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The only place where your dream becomes impossible
is in your own thinking.
- Robert H. Schuller

One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles
possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
- Albert Schweitzer

Intellectual growth should commence at birth
and cease only at death.
- Albert Einstein

Yesterday is ashes.
Tomorrow is green wood.
Only today does the fire burn brightly.
- Eskimo Proverb

Apology is only egotism wrong side out.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Yesterday is dead. Tomorrow is a dream.
Today - each today - is where the action is
where all of life occurs.
Today IS your life - your only life.
Life today to the fullest.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The distinction between the past, present and future
is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
- Albert Einstein

You have to accept whatever comes
and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage
and with the best that you have to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

A man is truly ethical only when he obeys
the compulsion to help all life which he is able to assist,
and shrinks from injuring anything that lives.
- Albert Schweitzer

Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.
- Albert Einstein

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,
committed people can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead

Be not afraid of growing slowly,
be afraid only of standing still.
- Chinese Proverb

You can conquer almost any fear
if you will only make up your mind to do so.
For remember, fear doesn't exist
anywhere except in the mind.
- Dale Carnegie

The heart knows nothing of the past,
nothing of the future;
it knows only of the present.
- Osho

Commitment cannot be taught;
it can only be caught.
I refer to the crusading spirit.
Without the crusading spirit,
you may have the starting power
but not the staying power.
- Jimmy Yen

The only gift is a portion of thyself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I must dedicate my life to teaching my people,
for only education would make their lot less bitter,
their latent power more strong.
- Jimmy Yen

The only interesting answers are those that destroy the questions.
- Susan Sontag

He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that.
- John Stuart Mill, On Liberty (1859)

The only one who can make you give up is yourself.
- Sidney Sheldon

There is no security on this Earth,
there is only opportunity.
- Douglas MacArthur

There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying
about things which are beyond the power of our will.
- Epictetus

Worthless people live only to eat and drink;
people of worth eat and drink only to live.
- Socrates


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