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


As long as you derive inner help and comfort from anything, keep it.

Mahatma Gandhi

Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.

Bobby Unser

Critics search for ages for the wrong word, which, to give them credit, they eventually find.

Peter Ustinov

Believe nothing against another but on good authority and never report what may hurt another, unless it be a greater hurt to some other to conceal it.

William Penn

When I am dead, my dearest, Sing no sad songs for me Plant thou no roses at my head, Nor shady cypress tree. Be the green grass above me With showers and dewdrops wet And if thou wilt, remember And if thou wilt, forget.

Christina Georgina Rossetti

My dreams were all my own; I accounted them to nobody; They were my refuge when annoyed - my dearest pleasure when free.

Mary Shelley »

Not every age is fit for childish sports.

Titus Maccius Plautus »