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Silence is the ultimate weapon of power. - Charles de Gaulle

No one can cheat you out of ultimate success but yourself. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Art can excite, titillate, please, entertain, and sometimes shock; but its ultimate function is to ennoble. - Marya Mannes

In every great time there is some one idea at work which is more powerful than any other, and which shapes the events of the time and determines their ultimate issues. - Sir Francis Bacon

While I have an almost insatiable craving for knowledge, I believe death to be the final and perhaps greatest teacher, the one that provides the key to the ultimate questions life has never answered. In my darkest hours I have been consoled by the thought that death at least is a payment for the answer of life's haunting secrets. - Morris B. Abram

The ultimate effect of shielding men from the effects of folly, is to fill the world with fools. - Herbert Spencer

That man can destroy life is just as miraculous a feat as that he can create it, for life is the miracle, the inexplicable. In the act of destruction, man sets himself above life; he transcends himself as a creature. Thus, the ultimate choice for a man, inasmuch as he is driven to transcend himself, is to create or to destroy, to love or to hate. - Erich Fromm

I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them but to inform their discretion. - Thomas Jefferson