Saturday, October 08, 2005

Some Quotes

To know another language is to have a second soul. -Charlemagne, King of the Franks (742-814)

Lower your voice and strengthen your argument. -Lebanese proverb

Vocations which we wanted to pursue, but didn't, bleed, like colors, on the whole of our existence. -Honore de Balzac, novelist (1799-1850)

The voice of conscience is so delicate that it is easy to stifle it; but it is also so clear that it is impossible to mistake it. -Madame De Stael, writer (1766-1817)

A quiet conscience sleeps in thunder. -English proverb

Questions show the mind's range, and answers its subtlety. -Joseph Joubert, essayist (1754-1824)

A timid question will always receive a confident answer. -Henry Lytton Bulwer, diplomat and author (1801-1872)

Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.--John Steinbeck, novelist, Nobel laureate (1902-1968)

New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common. -John Locke, philosopher (1632-1704)

Destroying species is like tearing pages out of an unread book, written in a language humans hardly know how to read, about the place where they live. -Holmes Rolston III, professor of philosophy (1932- )

A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury. -John Stuart Mill, philosopher and economist (1806-1873)

A library is thought in cold storage. -Herbert Samuel, politician and diplomat (1870-1963)

Truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it. -Flannery O'Connor, writer (1925-1964)

The high minded man must care more for the truth than for what people think. -Aristotle, philosopher (384-322 BCE)

In this age, the mere example of nonconformity, the mere refusal to bend the knee to custom, is itself a service. -John Stuart Mill, philosopher and economist (1806-1873)

What is morally wrong can never be advantageous, even when it enables you to make some gain that you believe to be to your advantage. The mere act of believing that some wrongful course of action constitutes an advantage is pernicious. -Marcus Tullius Cicero, statesman, orator, writer (106-43 BCE)


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