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
A man either lives life as it happens to him, meets it head-on and licks it, or he turns his back on it and starts to wither away.Gene Roddenberry
Of all the properties which belong to honorable men, not one is so highly prized as that of character.Henry Clay
Social engaged intellectuals must accept reality as they found it and shape it toward positive social goals, not stand aside in self-righteous isolation.John Dewey
The trouble with being punctual is that nobody's there to appreciate it.Franklin P. Jones
"Human reason is by nature architectonic."Immanuel Kant, CRITIQUE OF PURE REASON
Horror on earth is real and it is every day. It is like a flower or like the sun; it cannot be contained.
The Earth is the Cradle of the Mind -- but one cannot eternally live in a cradle.
It doesn't do good to open doors for someone who doesn't have the price to get in. If he has the price, he may not need the laws. There is no law saying the Negro has to live in Harlem or Watts.