Re: Just Quotes
- From: Jim_Higgins <gordian238@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2010 08:13:38 -0400
"High Miles" <2blues1723@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:gK4wo.5034$yw.4466@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx"This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer."
"A conservative is a man who believes that nothing should be done for the first time."
-Alfred E. Wiggam
"I am a Conservative to preserve all that is good in our constitution, a Radical to remove all that is bad. I seek to preserve property and to respect order, and I equally decry the appeal to the passions of the many or the prejudices of the few."
"Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount."
-Clare Booth Luce
"Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory."
"When you think of the long and gloomy history of man, you will find more hideous crimes have been committed in the name of obedience than have ever been committed in the name of rebellion."
-C. P. Snow
"Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost how it feels about dogs."
"Seize the moment of excited curiosity on any subject to solve your doubts; for if you let it pass, the desire may never return, and you may remain in ignorance."
"Seek freedom and become captive of your desires, seek discipline and find your liberty."
"After all, one knows one's weak points so well, that it's rather bewildering to have the critics overlook them and invent others."
"Only the curious will learn and only the resolute overcome the obstacles to learning. The quest quotient has always excited me more than the intelligence quotient."
-Eugene S. Wilson
"A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin."
-H. L. Mencken
"If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance."
-George Bernard Shaw
"The one serious conviction that a man should have is that nothing is to be taken too seriously."
"Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives."
Some good ones there!
A few more here from various places:
“The king of Israel answered, "Tell him: ‘One who puts on his armor should not boast like one who takes it off." 1 Kings 20:11
"A Borg is never lonely"
The brave might not live forever but the timid do not live at all
"If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without
bloodshed,if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not
too costly,you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with
all the odds against you and only a small chance of survival.There may
even be a worse case;you may have to fight when there is no hope of
victory,because it is better to perish than to live as slaves."
"Your best, last and only line of defense-a cohort of Roman Heavy Infantry"
Never hire a Ferret to do a Weasel's job
A long life or a glorious life. Take your pick
....guarded by a tired Cohort of Roman Heavy Infantry
"I have tried to live my life so that my family would love me and my friends respect me. The others can do whatever the hell they please."
"The two highest achievements of the human mind are the twin concepts of
"loyalty" and "duty". Whenever these twin concepts fall into disrepute get out of there fast! You may possibly save yourself, but it is too late to save the society
I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.
- Margaret Thatcher
A person just good enough to hinder the retreat made necessary by their presence
"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude
better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace.
We ask not your counsel or arms, crouch down and lick the hands that
feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you. And may posterity
forget that ye were our countrymen."
"Service Guarantees Citizenship"
"A democracy is a sheep and two wolves deciding on what to have for
lunch. Freedom is a well armed sheep contesting the results of the
Rule of thumb - Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately
explained by stupidity
Charter member of:
"Technical Hierarchy to Reduce Undesirables and Subjugate Humanity
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy cause. Who at the best, knows the triumph of high achievement; and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.
T.R. April 10, 1899
“If they pull a knife, you pull a gun. If they put one of yours in the hospital, you put one of theirs in the morgue.”
Sean Connery, "The Untouchables"
"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things.
The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling
which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who
has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more
important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has
no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of
better men than himself." - John Stewart Mill
“Your first, last, and only line of defense-a Cohort of Roman Heavy Infantry”
Service Guarantees Citizenship
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