Quotes by Edward Abbey Vox Clamans in Deserto

The only thing worse than a knee-jerk liberal is a knee-pad conservative.

Edward Abbey Vox Clamans in Deserto

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I will not go so far as to say that to construct a history of thought without profound study of the mathematical ideas of successive epochs is like omitting Hamlet from the play which is named after him. . . But it is certainly analogous to cutting out the part of Ophelia. This simile is singularly exact. For Ophelia is quite essential to the play, she is very charming-- and a little mad.

Alfred North Whitehead

The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.

Theodore Hesburgh

Love is only half the illusion the lover, but not his love, is deceived.

George Santayana

Loyalty is still the same,Whether it win or lose the gameTrue as a dial to the sun,Although it be not shined upon.

Samuel Butler

'Humph' grunted Mr. Romford, seeing his worst fears about to be realized. He had dreamt that he had timbled over a poodle in the drawing-room, and squirted a bottle of porter right into a lady's face. 'Who's goin' besides ourselves' asked Romford, wishing to know the worst at once. 'Better be killed than frightened to death,' thought he.

Robert Smith Surtees

It is better to be making the news than taking it to be an actor rather than a critic.

Sir Winston Leonard Spenser Churchill »

He was a wise man who invented God.

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