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One hour of life, crowded to the full with glorious action, and filled with noble risks, is worth whole years of those mean observances of paltry decorum, in which men steal through existence, like sluggish waters through a marsh, without either honour or observation. - Sir Walter Scott

How necessary was the care of the Creator in making the moral principle so much a part of our constitution as that no errors reasoning or of speculation might lead us astray from its observance in practice. - Thomas Jefferson

Good luck is the willing handmaid of a upright and energetic character, and conscientious observance of duty. - James Russell Lowell

It is a custom. More honoured in the breach than the observance. - William Shakespeare

A strict observance of the written law is doubtless one of the high duties of a good citizen, but it is not the highest. The laws of necessity, of self-preservation, of saving our country when in danger, are of higher obligation. - Thomas Jefferson