"I do not live for what the world thinks of me, but for what I think of myself." Jack London, 1903
“When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.” ― Kahlil Gibran
"There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell." General William Tecumseh Sherman, 1880
"All people by nature desire to know. An indication of this is the delight we take in our senses. For even apart from their usefulness they are loved for themselves, and above all others the sense of sight. For not only with a view to action, but even when we are not going to do anything, we prefer seeing, one … Continue reading Quote of the day–Aristotle
"Nothing truly valuable arises from ambition or from a mere sense of duty; it stems rather from love and devotion towards men and towards objective things." Albert Einstein, 1947
"Our Constitution is in actual operation; everything appears to promise that it will last; but nothing in this world is certain but death and taxes." Benjamin Franklin in a letter to M. Leroy, 1789.
“Civilization, in fact, grows more and more maudlin and hysterical; especially under democracy it tends to degenerate into a mere combat of crazes; the whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary. Wars are … Continue reading Quote of the day–H.L. Mencken
"All men profess honesty as long as they can. To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so is something worse." John Quincy Adams, 1809