Thursday, October 23

Quotes of Note






I am not only a pacifist but a militant pacifist. I am willing to fight for peace. Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go to war.

Albert Einstein, physicist, Nobel laureate (1879-1955)

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Almost all our faults are more pardonable than the methods we resort to to hide them.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld, writer (1613-1680)

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I CRIED over beautiful things knowing no beautiful thing lasts.

Carl Sandburg, poet (writing in a poem about autumn.)

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Patriotism is a kind of religion; it is the egg from which wars are hatched.

Guy de Maupassant, short story writer and novelist (1850-1893)


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What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)

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Let us enrich ourselves with our mutual differences.

Paul Valery, poet and philosopher (1871-1945)








15 comments:

Bear Naked said...

Wonderful quotes by some very wise people.

Guess which bear is over at my blog today?

Bear((( )))

Kay Dennison said...

Great quotes!!!!!

My favorite is:

There never was a good war or a bad peace. -- Benjamin Franklin

I think he said it all in one succinct sentence.

Anil P said...

Great quotes. Sometimes great truths reside in pithy lines.

sage said...

Great lines--I like the first one!

Darlene said...

Much wisdom is found in quotes. Thank you for publishing them.

Shelly said...

Wow. Thanks.
I needed some inspiration today, very very nice.

Carolyn said...

Love these, Maxine and the first liner are my favorite :)

Evil Twin's Wife said...

I feel SO Maxine this week. Big time!! LOL.

tiff said...

All those quotes are great - people do say tha darndest things, you know?

db grin said...

Twiggywinkles.

That's a quote you can quote.

As for Maxine, as of 7 days ago, I no longer have that problem. The rest? I can heartily agree and raise a toast.

Ben Franklin also said, "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants to be happy."

colleen said...

I copied a couple to put in the next Floyd Museletter.

rosemary said...

I'm with Carl on Autumn.

JeanMac said...

Very wonderful quotes - I should read the mover and over.

PI said...

Wise quotes! And all men! Who would have thunk it?

Shephard said...

Love the quotes. :)
~S