[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
Be a craftsman in speech that thou mayest be strong, for the strength of one is the tongue, and speech is mightier than all fighting.Maxims of Ptahhotep
The function of socialism is to raise suffering to a higher level.Norman Mailer
Be gentle to all and stern with yourself.Saint Teresa of Avila
Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I don't like that attitude. I can assure them it is much more serious than that.Bill Shankly
The secret of a good life is to have the right loyalties and to hold them in the right scale of values.Norman Thomas
Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters.
The pupil who is never required to do what he cannot do, never does what he can do.
The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair.