Quotes of interest

Quotes of interest

Quotes of interest

This month I have chosen some relevant and humorous
comments that I think you will find both enjoyable and profound:

"I must have a prodigious quantity of mind; it
takes me as much as a week sometimes to make it up." - Mark Twain

"The philosophical showdown: 'Rejoice! Today is
the first day of the rest of your life' versus 'Repent! This could be your last
day'." - Wiley Miller in the comic strip "Non Sequitur"

"When I was younger, I thought I was going to set
the world on fire! ...Somehow life took my matches away!" -– Chris Browne
in the comic strip "Hagar the Horrible"

"The real democratic American ideal is, not that
every man shall be on a level with every other man, but that every man shall
have liberty to be what God made him, without hindrance." - Henry Ward
Beecher

"Perhaps it was when Nietzsche pronounced God
dead that so many decided to do His job themselves. Today, we are our own
priests. Our truths are our own 'inner truths.' Our morality is bought
retail." - Jonah Goldberg

"Surely, he is the most politically incorrect
leader on earth. He calls abortion a sin against God and murder of the innocent.
He calls homosexuality unnatural and immoral. He opposes all extramarital sexual
relations. He is old, stooped and suffering from Parkinson's, and slurs his
words. He is decried by elites as a hopeless reactionary. Yet he remains the
most beloved leader on earth.... What explains the extraordinary attraction Pope
John Paul II has, especially for the young? ...Clearly, it must have to do with
the saintliness of the man and the strength of his message, a message at war
with what the secular world teaches about how to live. The young are seeking
something this man has, and the world has not.... As the world has hated me, so
also it will hate you, Christ said. But in America, too many bishops and
cardinals were willing to yield to the demands of the world, because they could
not endure being hated by the world. But John Paul II was not among them.
Apparently, he never bothered reading The New York Times.... The Church needs
more brave orthodox bishops like the Bishop of Rome. Like the Marines, we need a
few good men." -– Pat Buchanan

"He that but looketh on a plate of ham and eggs
to lust after it, hath already committed breakfast with it in his heart." -

C. S. Lewis

"America united with a handful of troops, or
without a single soldier, exhibits a more forbidding posture to foreign ambition
than America disunited, with a hundred thousand veterans ready for combat."
- James Madison

"There's nothing I'm afraid of like scared
people." - Robert Frost

"Nobody makes a greater mistake than he who did
nothing because he could only do a little." - Edmund Burke

"Success is going from failure to failure without
loss of enthusiasm." - Sir Winston Churchill   

"Dollars cannot buy yesterday." - Admiral
Harold R. Stark

"Morale is the greatest single factor in
successful wars." - Dwight D. Eisenhower

"We have grasped the mystery of the atom and
rejected the Sermon on the Mount." -General Omar N. Bradley

"All the great things are simple, and many can be
expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honour; duty; mercy; hope." -

Sir Winston Churchill

"Standing in the middle of the road is very
dangerous; you get knocked down by traffic from both sides." - Margaret
Thatcher