Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Quotes I like


"...those who made history were men who failed at some point, and some men drastically, but who refused to continue lying in the dust." Patrick Henry

"The nature of despotic power in democratic ages is not to be fierce or cruel, but minute and meddling." Alexis de Tocqueville

"Democracy must be more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner" unknown

"Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people." John Adams

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small peole always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great." Mark Twain

"Neither a lofty degree of intelligence, nor imagination, nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love. That is the soul of genius." Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overall and looks like work." Thomas Edison

"A mind is a fire to be kindled, not a vessel to be filled." Plutarch

"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." Aristotle

"What must be done is best done cheerfully." Pa - from Laura Ingalls Wilder's On the Banks of Plum Creek

"Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart." Psalm 37:4

"Is life so dear, or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!" Patrick Henry to the Virginia House of Burgesses in favor of declaring independence and sending troops to fight the British.

"Tolerance becomes a crime when applied to evil." Thomas Mann

"Tu ne cede malis sed contra audentior ito." [Do not give in to evil, but proceed ever more boldly against it.] Ludwig von Mises

"The things impossible with men are possible with God." Luke 18:27

"To be mistaken in believing that the Christian religion is true is no great loss to anyone; but how dreadful to be mistaken in believing it to be false!" Blaise Pascal

"Do small things as if they were great, because of the majesty of Christ, who does them in us and lives our life, and the great things as if they were small and easy, because of his almighty power." Blaise Pascal

"Let all that you do be done in love." 1 Corinthians 16:14