Every artist wants his work to be permanent. But what is The Aswan Dam covered some of the greatest art in the world. Venice is sinking. Great books and pictures were lost in the Florence floods. In the meantime we still enjoy butterflies.Romare Beardon
There is no need to sally forth, for it remains true that those things which make us human are, curiously enough, always close at hand. Resolve then, that on this very ground, with small flags waving and tiny blasts of tiny trumpets, we have met the enemy, and not only may he be ours, he may be us.Walt Kelly
It is the contention of this observer that few homicides due to shooting could be avoided merely if a firearm were not immediately present, and that the offender would select some other weapon to achieve the same destructive goal.Marvin E. Wolfgang
There is an important difference between love and friendship. While the former delights in extremes and opposites, the latter demands equality.Franoise d'Aubign Maintenon
We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason if we ... remember that we are not descended from fearful men, not from men who feared to write, to speak, to associate and to defend causes which were, for the moment, unpopular.Edward R. Murrow
There is one thing stronger than all the armies of the world, and that is an idea whose time has come.Victor Hugo
Let me advise thee not to talk of thyself as being old. There is something in Mind Cure, after all, and if thee continually talks of thyself as being old, thee may perhaps bring on some of the infirmities of age. At least I would not risk it if I were thee.
In reviling, it is not necessary to prepare a preliminary draft.
Nothing is more fairly distributed than common sense - no one needs more of it than one already has