Free men cannot start a war, but once it is started, they can fight on in defeat. Herd men, followers of a leader, cannot do that, and so it is always the herd men who win battles and the free men who win wars.John Steinbeck, The Moon is Down
A conservative is a man who does not think that anything should be done for the first time.Frank Vanderlip
Whatever is in any way beautiful hath its source of beauty in itself, and is complete in itself praise forms no part of it. So it is none the worse nor the better for being praised.Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
The soul that is within me no man can degrade.Frederick Douglas
As for the pyramids, there is nothing to wonder at in them so much as the fact that so many men could be found degraded enough to spend their lives constructing a tomb for some ambitious booby, whom it would have been wiser and manlier to have drowned in the Nile, and then given his body to the dogs.Henry David Thoreau
Get this (economic plan) passed. Later on, we can all debate it.President George Bush, to New Hampshire legislators
In these matters the only certainty is that nothing is certain.
I adore simple pleasures. They are the last refuge of the complex.
We hand folks over to God's mercy, and show none ourselves.