Friday, February 18, 2011

Quotables 7

Ernest Hemingway – “Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.” 111

Ernest Hemingway – “A man can be destroyed but not defeated.” 61

Ernest Hemingway – “Because Fascism is a lie, it is condemned to literary sterility.” 85

Ernest Hemingway – “Courage is grace under pressure.” 53

Ernest Hemingway – “Never mistake motion for action.” 53

O. Henry – “A straw vote only shows which way the hot air blows.” 65

Patrick Henry – “Give me liberty or give me death.” 51

Heraclitus – “Character is destiny.” 36

Heraclitus – “There is nothing permanent except change.” 56

Heraclitus – “This alone is wise, to understand the intelligence by which all things are steered through all things.” 117

Herodotus – “All men's gains are the fruit of venturing.” 57

Herodotus – “Force has no place where there is need of skill.” 62

Herodotus – “Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks.” 61

Herodotus – “I am bound to tell what I am told, but not in every case to believe it.” 85

Herodotus – “In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons.” 81

Herodotus – “It is clear that not in one thing alone, but in many ways equality and freedom of speech are a good thing.” 120

Herodotus – “Of all possessions a friend is the most precious.” 63

Herodotus – “The most hateful human misfortune is for a wise man to have no influence.” 87

Herodotus – “The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance.” 73

Herodotus – “The worst pain a man can suffer: to have insight into much and power over nothing.” 96

Hermann Hesse – “Some people regard themselves as perfect, but only because they demand little of themselves.” 110

Hermann Hesse – “When two cultures collide is the only time when true suffering exists.” 88

Cullen Hightower – “We may not imagine how our lives could be more frustrating and complex, but Congress can.” 110

Napoleon Hill – “No man is ever whipped, until he quits – in his own mind.” 75

Burton Hillis – “Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.” 73

Burton Hillis – “There's a mighty big difference between good, sound reasons and reasons that sound good.” 106

Thomas Hobbes – “Covenants without swords are but words.” 57

Eric Hoffer – “A society becomes stagnant when its people are too rational or too serious to be tempted by baubles.” 116

Eric Hoffer – “I doubt if the oppressed ever fight for freedom. They fight for pride and power – the power to oppress others.” 126

Eric Hoffer – “In every passionate pursuit, the pursuit counts more than the object pursued.” 93

Eric Hoffer – “It is easier to love humanity as a whole than to love one's neighbor.” 85

Eric Hoffer – “It is futile to judge a kind deed by its motives. Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.” 133

Eric Hoffer – “The aspiration toward freedom is the most essentially human of all human manifestations.” 104

Eric Hoffer – “The sick in soul insist that it is humanity that is sick, and they are the surgeons to operate on it.” 117

Eric Hoffer – “The world leans on us. When we sag, the whole world seems to droop." 83

Eric Hoffer – “There can be no freedom without freedom to fail.” 64

Eric Hoffer – “There is always a chance that he who sets himself up as his brother’s keeper will end up being his jailkeeper.” 126

Eric Hoffer – “We cannot win the weak by sharing our wealth with them. They feel our generosity as oppression.” 111

Eric Hoffer – “Where things have not changed at all, there is the least likelihood of revolution.” 98

J. G. Holland – “God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into the nest.” 88

Oliver Wendell Holmes – “Every calling is great when greatly pursued.” 70

Oliver Wendell Holmes – “It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.” 112

Oliver Wendell Holmes – “The right to swing my fist ends where the other man's nose begins.” 92

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