Saturday, March 26, 2011

Some of History's Greatest Quotes



“The richest man is not he who has the most, but he who needs the least.” Unknown Author

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” Aristotle

"Better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer." William Blackstone

“Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence." Napoleon Bonaparte

"Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake." Napoleon Bonaparte

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." Edmund Burke

“You ask, What is our policy? I will say; ‘It is to wage war, by sea, land and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us: to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy.’ You ask, What is our aim? I can answer with one word: Victory—victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory there is no survival.’” Winston Churchill

“We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and the oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.” Winston Churchill

"Any man who is under 30, and is not a liberal, has no heart; and any man who is over 30, and is not a conservative, has no brains." Winston Churchill

“If we fall, then the whole world, including the United States, including all that we have known and cared for, will sink into the abyss of a new Dark Age made more sinister, and perhaps more protracted, by the lights of perverted science. Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and its Commonwealth lasts for a thousand years, men will still say, “This was their finest hour!” Winston Churchill

“Never was so much owed by so many to so few.” Winston Churchill

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Confucius

"Be nice to people on your way up because you meet them on your way down." Jimmy Durante

"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift, that's why it's called the present." Alice Morse Earle

“I am not discouraged because every wrong attempt discarded is a step forward.” Thomas Edison

"Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind." Albert Einstein

"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both." Dwight D. Eisenhower

"If the Government is big enough to give you everything you want, it is big enough to take away everything you have." Gerald Ford

"I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use." Galileo Galilei

“Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.” André Gide

“A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.” Jean de La Fontaine

"I disagree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." Beatrice Hall [aka S.G. Tallentyre]

"To love another person is to see the face of God." Victor Hugo

"Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just." Thomas Jefferson

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Thomas Jefferson

"The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good." Samuel Johnson

"Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth upon this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal ... We here highly resolve that the dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom; and that government of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from the earth." Abraham Lincoln

“Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?” Abraham Lincoln

"With malice toward none; with charity for all: with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in." Abraham Lincoln

“The greatest danger for most of us is not that we aim too high and we miss it, but we aim too low and reach it.” Michelangelo

“If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.” Isaac Newton

“This above all: to thine own self be true.” William Shakespeare

"The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.” William Shakespeare

"Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.” William Shakespeare

“Socialism is a great idea till you run out of other people’s money.” Margaret Thatcher

“The future has a way of arriving unannounced.” George Will

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