Friday, April 29, 2011

quotes about war

quotes about war

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Poetry is a packsack of invisible keepsakes. ~Carl Sandburg

Everything you read in newspapers is absolutely true, except for that rare story of which you happen to have first-hand knowledge. ~Erwin Knoll

A new oath holds pretty well; but... when it is become old, and frayed out, and damaged by a dozen annual retryings of its remains, it ceases to be serviceable; any little strain will snap it. ~Mark Twain, speech in New York City, 31 March 1885

I do like Christmas on the whole.... In its clumsy way, it does approach Peace and Goodwill. But it is clumsier every year. ~E.M. Forster

We must not promise what we ought not, lest we be called on to perform what we cannot. ~Abraham Lincoln

It always seemed to me a bit pointless to disapprove of homosexuality. It's like disapproving of rain. ~Francis Maude

When a man has lost all happiness, he's not alive. Call him a breathing corpse. ~Sophocles

Restore human legs as a means of travel. Pedestrians rely on food for fuel and need no special parking facilities. ~Lewis Mumford

We long for an affection altogether ignorant of our faults. Heaven has accorded this to us in the uncritical canine attachment. ~George Eliot

You purchase pain with all that joy can give, and die of nothing but a rage to live. ~Alexander Pope

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult. ~Seneca

She gave me a smile I could feel in my hip pocket. ~Raymond Chandler

Remember, people will judge you by your actions, not your intentions. You may have a heart of gold - but so does a hard-boiled egg. ~Author Unknown

Count ballots, not judges. ~Author Unknown

A man's health can be judged by which he takes two at a time - pills or stairs. ~Joan Welsh

A fool-proof method for sculpting an elephant: first, get a huge block of marble; then you chip away everything that doesn't look like an elephant. ~Author Unknown

As advertising blather becomes the nation's normal idiom, language becomes printed noise. ~George Will, quoted in Stephen Donadio, The New York Public Library: Book of Twentieth-Century American Quotations

The tapestry of history that seems so full of tragedy when viewed from the front has countless comic scenes woven into its reverse side. In truth, tragedy and comedy are the twin masks of history - its mass appeal. ~Jose Ortega y Gasset, Historical Reason

It is a golden maxim to cultivate the garden for the nose, and the eyes will take care of themselves. ~Robert Louis Stevenson

When I go out into the countryside and see the sun and the green and everything flowering, I say to myself Yes indeed, all that belongs to me! ~Henri Rousseau

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