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


Of all that is good, sublimity is supreme. Succeeding is the coming together of all that is beautiful. Furtherance is the agreement of all that is just. Perseverance is the foundation of all actions.

I Ching

Anybody who watches three games of football in a row should be declared brain dead.

Erma Bombeck

We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.

Mother Theresa

We must have the courage to bet on our ideas, to take the calculated risk, and to act. Everyday living requires courage if life is to be effective and bring happiness.

Maxwell Maltz

If you are ever in doubt as to whether or not you should kiss a pretty girl, give her the benefit of the doubt.

Thomas Carlyle

Our doubts are traitors, And make us lose the good we oft might win By fearing to attempt.

William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure, Act 1 scene 4 »

The happiest people I know are the ones who have learned how to hold everything loosely and have given the worrisome, stress-filled, fearful details of their lives into God's keeping.

Charles R. Swindoll »