King's Favorite Quotations


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Wit is educated insolence.
    Aristotle, philosopher (384-322 BCE )

Vocations which we wanted to pursue, but didn't, bleed, like colors, on the whole of our existence.
    Honore de Balzac, novelist (1799-1850)

Whenever books are burned men also in the end are burned.
    Heinrich Heine, poet, journalist, and essayist (1797-1856)

We have, I fear, confused power with greatness.
    Stewart I. Udall, politician (1920-2010)

It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so.
    Robert A. Heinlein, science-fiction author (1907-1988 )

Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.
    Edward Abbey, naturalist and author (1927-1989 )

In a library we are surrounded by many hundreds of dear friends imprisoned by an enchanter in paper and leathern boxes.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882 )

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
    Robert A. Heinlein, science-fiction author (1907-1988 )

We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person.
    William Somerset Maugham, writer (1874-1965 )

Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.
    Thomas Jefferson, third us president, architect and author (1743-1826 )

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