Past Quotes

January 23

Christian, n. One who follows the teachings of Christ insofar as they are not inconsistent with a life of sin.

Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary
January 22

Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.

Bible, John vi. 12.
January 21

As long as I am an American citizen and American blood runs in these veins, I shall hold myself at liberty to speak, to write, and to publish whatever I please on any subject.

Elija Lovejoy
January 20

Man seems to be capable of great virtues but not of small virtues; capable of defying his torturer but not of keeping his temper.

G. K. Chesterton (1874 - 1936)
January 19

Virtue extends our days: he live two lives who relives his past with pleasure.

Marcus Valerius Martialis, Epigrams
January 18

Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again.

Andre Gide, Le traite du Narcisse (1891)
January 17

The Americans have need of the telephone, but we do not. We have plenty of messenger boys.

Sir William Preece, chief engineer of the British Post Office, 1876
January 16

If you disclose your alms, even then it is well done, but if you keep them secret, and give them to the poor, then that is better still for you; and this wipes off from you some of your evil deeds.

Koran, (c. 651 AD)
January 15

Let bravery be thy choice, but not bravado.

January 14

Engineering is the professional art of applying science to the optimum conversion of natural resources to the benefit of man.

Ralph J. Smith
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