Monday, February 22, 2010

Old Quotes

As I was unpacking my library for our move into our new residence, I ran across a book of quotations published in 1945. Here follows a listing of interesting quotations from this book.

  • You cannot make a crab walk straight. (Aristophanes)
  • No one can build his security upon the nobleness of another person. (Willa Cather)
  • No one can be made a patriot on an empty stomach. (W. C. Brann)
  • Peace rules the day, where reason rules the mind. (William Collins)
  • He who is the most slow in making a promise is the most faithful in the performance of it. (Rousseau)
  • You may prove anything by figures. (Carlyle)
  • The instinct of ownership is fundamental in man's nature. (William James)
  • I hate the man who builds his name of ruins of another's fame. (Gay)
  • Fatigue is the best pillow. (Benjamin Franklin)
  • Learning without thought is labor lost. (Confucious)
  • The mind grows by what it feeds on. (J. G. Holland)
  • It is better to have a hen tomorrow than an egg today. (Thomas Fuller)
  • I recommend you to take care of the minutes, for the hours will take care of themselves. (Chesterfield)
  • Whatever we conceive well we express clearly. (Boileau)
  • The remedy for wrongs is to forget them. (Syrus)
  • In God we trust; all others must pay cash. (American saying)
  • Some statesmen go to congress and some go to jail. It is the same thing, after all. (Eugene Field)
  • Democracy arose from men thinking that if they are equal in any respect they are equal in all respects. (Aristotle)

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