Quotes by John Viscount Morley

Even good opinions are worth very little unless we hold them in the broad, intelligent, and spacious way.

John Viscount Morley

It is not enough to do good one must do it the right way.

John Viscount Morley

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A well-known scientist (some say it was Bertrand Russell) once gave a public lecture on astronomy. He described how the earth orbits around the sun and how the sun, in turn, orbits around the center of a vast collection of stars called our galaxy. At the end of the lecture a little old lady at the back of the room got up and said 'What you have told us is rubbish. The world is really a flat plate supported on the back of a giant tortoise.' The scientist gave a superior smile before replying, 'What is the turtle standing on' 'You're very clever, young man, very clever,' said the little old lady. 'But it's turtles all the way down.'

Stephen William Hawking

Governments never learn. Only people learn.

Milton Friedman

A youth is to be regarded with respect. How do you know that his future will not be equal to our present?

Confucius, Analects

If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem. You may fool all of the people some of the time you can even fool some of the people all the time but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.

Abraham Lincoln

One thing about the school of experience is that it will repeat the lesson if you flunk the first time.

Author Unknown »

If we are to go forward, we must go back and rediscover those precious values -- that all reality hinges on moral foundations and that all reality has spiritual control.

Martin Luther King Jr. »

At the moment of death I hope to be surprised.

Ivan Illich »