Quotes by John Steinbeck, The Moon is Down

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

Other Great Authors


Jesus died too soon. If he had lived to my age he would have repudiated his doctrine.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.

Foster C. McClellan

Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter can be said to remedy anything.

Kurt Vonnegut

He who fears he will suffer, already suffers because of his fear.

Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

No man has a right in America to treat any other man tolerantly, for tolerance is the assumption of superiority.

Wendell Willkie

An attempt is already underway to revise history-to leave the impression that the former president had nothing to do with Watergate. But there is no doubt about his obstruction of justice after the Watergate break-in.

John J. Sirica »

God gives the nuts but he does not crack them.

German proverb »

In forming a judgment, lay your hearts void of foretaken opinions; else, whatsoever is done or said, will be measured by a wrong rule; like them who have jaundice, to whom everything appears yellow.

Sir Philip Sidney »