only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.''
hard to say what I want my legacy to be when I'm long gone.''
only given a little spark of madness; you mustn't lose it."
''But the sin forgiven by Christ in Heaven by man is cursed alway.''
- N. P. Willis, Unseen Spirits
''If slander be a snake, it is a winged one - it flies as well as creeps.''
- Douglas Jerrold, Slander
''Her very frowns are fairer far than smiles of other maidens'' are.
- Hartley Coleridge, Song: She is Not Fair
''And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one'' cubit?
- New Testament, Luke, XII, 25
''Sing me the songs I delighted to hear long, long ago, long ago.''
- T. H. Bayly, The Long Ago
''If I have done the public any service, it is due to patient thought.''
- Sir Isaac Newton, Remark to Dr. Bentley
''Better dwell in the midst of alarms than reign in this horrible place.''
- Cowper, From verses supposed to be written by Alexander Selkirk
"Whenever a snowflake leaves the sky, it turns and turns to say "Good-by!"
- Mary Mapes Dodge, Snowflakes
''He knew the precise psychological moment when to say nothing.''
- Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
to go to school in a summer morn, oh, it drives all joy away!''
you trace it back, you will find begun in that wretched House of They.''
is man's perdition to be safe when he ought to die for the truth.''
more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is.''
tongue dropt manna, and could make the worse appear the better reason.
are only two families in the world, the Haves and the Have Nots.
who says, what is mine is yours and what is yours is yours, is a saint.
men on the Dead Man's Chest- Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!
I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just.
misery loves company, misery has company enough.
is a reed, the weakest in nature, but he is a thinking reed.
he is mad, 'tis true 'tis pity; and pity 'tis 'tis true.
we eaten on the insane root that takes the reason prisoner?
love is of man's life a thing apart, 'tis woman's whole existence.
is not a spectacle or a feast; it is a predicament.
is short; a little hoping, a little dreaming, and then - good-night!
true university of these days is a collection of books.
liberty is gone, life grows insipid and has lost its relish.
judgement, thou art fled to brutish beasts, and men have lost their reason!
have drunken deep of joy, and I will taste no other wine to-night.
a dainty plant is the ivy green, that creepeth o'er ruins old.
is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.
All the perfumes of Arabia, will not sweeten this little hand.
- Shakespeare, Macbeth, V. 1
How very weak the very wise, how very small the very great are!
- Thackeray, Vanitas Vanitatum
Who sows a field, or trains a flower, or plants a tree, is more than all.
- Whittier, A Song of Harvest
I dreamt that I dwelt in marble halls, with vassals and serfs at my side.
- Alfred Bunn, The Bohemian Girl
Culture is "to know the best that has been said, and thought in the world."
- Mathew Arnold, Literature and Dogma
Christianity taught men that love is worth more than intelligence.
- Jacques Maritain, I Believe
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent Him.
Alas for the rarity, of Christian charity, under the sun!
- Thomas Hood, The Bridge of Sighs
Chance is perhaps the pseudonym of God when He did not want to sign.
- Anatole France, The Garden of Epicurus
What is lovely never dies, but passes into other loveliness.
- Thomas Bailey Aldrich, A Shadow of the Night
I shot an arrow into the air, it fell to earth, I know not where;
- Longfellow, The Arrow and the Song
And malt does not more than Milton can to justify God's ways to man.
A. E. Housman, A Shropshire Lad
The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty.
- Hervey Allen, Anthony Adverse
There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the weary be at rest.
- Old Testament, Job, III, 17
I have fought a good fight, I have
finished my course, I have Kept the faith.
Vote for the man who
promises least; he'll be the least disappointing.
The above Unintended American Sentences compiled July, 2002
only legitimate use of a computer is
to play games."
poetry is conceived and composed in the soul."
don't know which is more discouraging, literature or chickens."
settle with words what you can accomplish with a flame thrower."
it's in the closet, it's dirty; if it's on the floor, it's clean."
generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it."
can never succeed unless Christianity fails.
a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.
Laws, if they are not obeyed, do not constitute good government.
who deny freedom for others deserve it not for themselves…
are many lessons to be learned from the events in Beijing.
don’t have a trillion dollar debt because we haven’t taxed enough: …
won’t get gun control by disarming law-abiding citizens.
only true solution to crime is to restore the family.
E. Reed, Jr.
is pure and total folly, because it always fails.
is not just the poor whom the government assumes to be stupid.
ago, there was far more pride and self-respect in America.
without remedy, should be without regard: what is done, is done.
is a country deliberately founded on a good idea.
is the only idealist nation in the world.
efficient bureaucracy is the greatest threat to liberty.
poverty is less a state of income than a state of mind.
in the history of human credit has so much been owed.
a sort of ghastly way we remove the organ and demand the function.
underestimate a man who overestimates himself.
conservative is a liberal who was mugged the night before.
relations is an open book – generally a checkbook.
is the delicate fruit of a ripe civilization.
when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.
history of liberty is a history of resistance.
is one cardinal rule: “Never Despair”; that word is forbidden.
mighty oak is just yesterday’s little nut that held it’s ground.
power of sound has always been greater than the power of sense.
purification of politics is an iridescent dream.
government is not legitimate merely because it exists.
role of government is to strengthen our freedom – not deny it.
is the sum total of things that could have been avoided.
is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope.
good constitution is infinitely better than the best despot.
that smiteth a man, so that he die, shall be surely put to death.
Bible, Exodus 21:12
doeth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.
history of the world is but the biography of great men.
man who wants to lead the orchestra must must turn his back on the crowd.
the best leader’s work is done, the people say, ‘‘We did it
periods where there is no leadership, society stands still.
for the man who promises least; He'll be the least diappointing.
politics, what begins in fear usually ends in folly.