Civilisation is always in danger when those who have never learned to obey are given the right to command.
-- Bishop Fulton J. Sheen
To err is human, to persist in error is devilish.
-- St Augustine of Hippo Sermons
When a man has pity on all living creatures, then only is he noble.
People who want simple solutions are mediocre;
The ability to endure with problems is the secret of greatness.
-- Armand Erpf
Discipline without freedom is tyranny;
Freedom without discipline is chaos.
-- Cullen Hightower
The nice part of being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.
-- George Will, The Levelling Wind (Viking)
I always prefer to believe the best of everybody -- it saves so much trouble.
-- Rudyard Kipling