Monday, December 8, 2008

Quotations

In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.
Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
Elbert Hubbard (1856 - 1915)

First weigh the considerations, then take the risks.
Helmuth von Moltke (1800 - 1891)

He will always be a slave who does not know how to live upon a little.
Horace (65 BC - 8 BC)

Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man.
Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.
Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC)

A torn jacket is soon mended; but hard words bruise the heart of a child.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

When there is no peril in the fight, there is no glory in the triumph.
Pierre Corneille (1606 - 1684)

If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
Thomas A. Edison (1847 - 1931)


Ye children of man, whose life is a span,
Protracted with sorrow from day to day,
Naked and featherless, feeble and querulous,
Sickly calamitous creatures of clay,
Attend to the words of the sovereign birds,
Immortal, illustrious lords of the air,
Who survey from on high, with a merciful eye,
Your struggles of misery, labor, and care.

Aristophanes, "The Birds" (414 BC)