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
Difficulties show men what they are. In case of any difficulty remember that God has pitted you against a rough antagonist that you may be a conqueror, and this cannot be without toil.Epictetus
Philosophers should consider the fact that the greatest happiness principle can easily be made an excuse for a benevolent dictatorship. We should replace it by a more modest and more realistic principle - the principle that the fight against avoidable misery should be a recognized aim of public policy, while the increase of happiness should be left, in the main, to private initiative.Karl Popper
The freethinking of one age is the common sense of the next.Matthew Arnold
The only way to entertain some folks is to listen to them.Kin Hubbard
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work... I want to achieve it through not dying.Woody Allen
If a man writes a book, let him set down only what he knows. I have guesses enough of my own.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
Whatever may befall thee, it was preordained for thee from everlasting.