Never, never, never believe any
war will be smooth and easy, or that
anyone who embarks on the strange voyage can measure the tides
hurricanes he will encounter. The statesman who yields to war
realize that once the signal is given, he is no longer the master
policy but the slave of unforeseeable and uncontrollable events.
Sir Winston Churchill
there's no blemish but the mind. None can be called deformed
the unkind. Shakespeare.
riches there is no real use, except it be in the distribution;
the rest is but conceit. Francis Bacon.
last tree has been cut down, after the last river has been poisoned,
after the last fish has been caught, only then will you find
that money cannot be eaten. Cree prophecy
am haunted by the possibility that out of our mammalian midst,
a Gauss, a Mozart, justified, redeems the species which devised
and carried out Auchwitz. George Steiner.
one starts to dream about what culture, literary life, and teaching
could be if all those who participate, having for once rejected
idols, would give themselves up to the happiness of reflecting