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

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."


Horror on earth is real and it is every day. It is like a flower or like the sun; it cannot be contained.

Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones »

The Earth is the Cradle of the Mind -- but one cannot eternally live in a cradle.

Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky »

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.

Ronald Reagan »