[Of the parralels between the railways and the church] both had their heyday in the mid-nineteenth century; both own a great deal of Gothic-style architecture which is expensive to maintain; both are regularly assailed by critics; and both are firmly convinced that they are the best means of getting man to his ultimate destination.Reverend W. Awdry 1911 - 1997
It's a piece of cake until you get to the top. You find you can't stop playing the game the way you've always played it.Richard Milhous Nixon
Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it.... While it lies there, it needs no constitution, no law, no court to save it.Learned Hand, jurist
Imagine a world without Darwin. Imagine a world in which Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace had not transformed our understanding of living things. What... would become baffling and puzzling..., in urgent need of explanation? The answer is: practically everything about living things....Helena Cronin, 1992
The man whose only pleasure in life is making money, weighs less on the moral scale than an angleworm.Josh Billings
If we are lucky, we can give in and rest without feeling guilty. We can stop doing and concentrate on being.Kathleen Norris
Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid, one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory.
Except during the nine months before he draws his first breath, no man manages his affairs as well as a tree does.