A wonderful time--the War: / when money rolled in / and blood rolled out. / But blood / was far away / from here?/ Money was near.
Langston Hughes, poet and novelist (1902-1967 )
People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them.
Dave Barry, author and columnist (1947- )
To do nothing is sometimes a good remedy.
Hippocrates, physician (460-c.377 BCE )
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 )
Ink is handicapped, in a way, because you can blow up a man with gunpowder in half a second, while it may take twenty years to blow him up with a book. But the gunpowder destroys itself along with its victim, while a book can keep on exploding for centuries.
Christopher Morley, writer (1890-1957 )
Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
John F. Kennedy, 35th US president (1917-1963)
The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts.
John Locke, philosopher (1632-1704 )
Every man has his secret sorrows, which the world knows not; and oftentimes we call a man cold when he is only sad.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, poet (1807-1882 )
Seek not to follow in the footsteps of men of old; seek what they sought.
Matsuo Basho, poet (1644-1694)
The difference in mind between man and the higher animals, great as it is, certainly is one of degree and not of kind.
Charles Darwin, naturalist and author (1809-1882 )