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
The test and the use of man's education is that he finds pleasure in the exercise of his mind.Jacques Martin Barzun
Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich, for the hopes of the instructed are better than the wealth of the ignorant.Epictetus
Give me an incubator or give me death!Hawkeye and Trapper, M*A*S*H
Don't ever take a fence down until you know the reason it was put up.G. K. Chesterton
Women want mediocre men, and men are working to become as mediocre as possible.Margaret Mead
I like America, just as everybody else does. I love America, I gotta say that. But America will be judged.
The slanderer and the assassin differ only in the weapon they use; with the one it is the dagger, with the other the tongue. The former is worse that the latter, for the last only kills the body, while the other murders the reputation.