In the hearts and minds of the people, the grapes of wrath were growing heavy for the vintage.John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath
The breakfast of champions is not cereal, it's the opposition.Nick Seitz
...One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought.Albert Einstein
There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.Bertrand Russell
There is no cure for the pride of a virtuous nation but pure religion.Reinhold Niebuhr
Man is the Only Animal that Blushes. Or needs to.Mark Twain
Ignorance of the law excuses no man Not that all men know the law, but because 'tis an excuse every man will plead, and no man can tell how to refute him.
Democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security, or the rights of property; have in general been as short in their lives as they are violent in their deaths.
By these things examine thyself. By whose rules am I acting; in whose name; in whose strength; in whose glory? What faith, humility, self-denial, and love of God and to man have there been in all my actions?