Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Who Said That?

A bunch more quotations. As usual, most (perhaps all) are from A Word a Day's e-mails.

Once upon a time a man whose ax was missing suspected his neighbor's son. The boy walked like a thief, looked like a thief, and spoke like a thief. But the man found his ax while digging in the valley, and the next time he saw his neighbor's son, the boy walked, looked and spoke like any other child. -Lao-tzu, philosopher (6th century BCE)

Good books don't give up all their secrets at once. -Stephen King, novelist (1947- )

You must accept the truth from whatever source it comes. -Moses ben Maimon, philosopher (1135-1204)

Experience makes us see an enormous difference between piety and goodness. -Blaise Pascal, philosopher and mathematician (1623-1662)

Whenever anyone has offended me, I try to raise my soul so high that the offense cannot reach it. -Rene Descartes, philosopher and mathematician (1596-1650)

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy. -James Madison, fourth US president (1751-1836)

The horse is not judged by the saddle. -German proverb

Rare is the person who can weigh the faults of others without putting his thumb on the scales. -Byron J. Langenfeld

War loses a great deal of romance after a soldier has seen his first battle. -John Singleton Mosby, confederate colonel in the American Civil War (1833-1916)