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
I have found that sitting in a place that you have never sat before can be inspiring.Dodie Smith
Happy is he who gets to know the reasons for things.Virgil
It has been said that God's gift is also indescribable because of the grace by which it is given. God, who is rich in mercy, gave the world the gift of His dear Son while we were at enmity with Him. Paul says 'But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us' (Rom. 58). Therefore, in Him we are freely given all things redemption, forgiveness of sins, righteousness, peace, hope, wisdom and knowledge.Paul Sadler
Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori. (Sweet and fitting it is to die for the fatherland)Wilfred Owen, Poem: Dulce et Decorum est.
Genius is 1 inspiration and 99 perspiration.Thomas Alva Edison
The tendinous part of the mind, so to speak, is more developed in winter; the fleshy, in summer. I should say winter had given the bone and sinew to literature, summer the tissues and the blood.
As human beings, we are endowed with freedom of choice, and we cannot shuffle off our responsibility upon the shoulders of God or nature. We must shoulder it ourselves. It is up to us.
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.