Best Quotes by Thomas More (Top 10)

  1. For if you suffer your people to be ill-educated, and their manners to be corrupted from their infancy, and then punish them for those crimes to which their first education disposed them, what else is to be concluded from this, but that you first make thieves and then punish them.
  2. You wouldn't abandon ship in a storm just because you couldn't control the winds.
  3. One of the greatest problems of our time is that many are schooled but few are educated.
  4. Nobody owns anything but everyone is rich - for what greater wealth can there be than cheerfulness, peace of mind, and freedom from anxiety?
  5. Pride thinks it's own happiness shines the brighter by comparing it with the misfortunes of others.
  6. It's wrong to deprive someone else of a pleasure so that you can enjoy one yourself, but to deprive yourself of a pleasure so that you can add to someone else's enjoyment is an act of humanity by which you always gain more than you lose.
  7. One man to live in pleasure and wealth, whiles all other weap and smart for it, that is the part not of a king, but of a jailor.
  8. Anyone who campaigns for public office becomes disqualified for holding any office at all.
  9. I would uphold the law if for no other reason but to protect myself.
  10. Whoever loveth me, loveth my hound.

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