The Crossroads of the Aether
'' Never say Never ''
"I don't pity any man who does hard work worth doing, I admire him. I pity the creature who does not work, at whichever end of the social scale he may regard himself as being"
I posted this on the "Last Poster Wins" discussion, but believe it bears repeating:
"Love all, trust a few, do harm to none." -- William Shakespear
I know the author in question is a shocking nazi, but I rather like this one:
"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects." -Heinlein
"[The sentiment of honour] is that enigmatic mixture of conscience and egotism which often survives in the modern man after he has lost, whether by his own fault or not, faith, love, and hope. This sense of honour is compatible with much selfishness and great vices, and may be the victim of astonishing illusions." -Jakob Burckhardt
"After one comes, through contact with its administrators, no longer to cherish greatly the law as a remedy in abuses, then the bottle becomes a soverign means of direct action. If you cannot throw it at least you can always drink out of it." -Hemmingway
"There is hope, though not for us." -Kafka
"The good old times for cutting throats that cried out in their need,
The good old times for hunting men who held their fathers' creed,
The good old times when William Pitt, as all good men agreed,
Came down direct from Paradise at more than railroad speed. . . .
Oh the fine old English Tory times;
When will they come again!" -Dickens (summing up Tory social policy nicely...)
"There is nothing political about the truth." -Londo Mollari
Yeah, I'd like to know this as well. Heinlein is a personal hero of mine.
Oooh! Oooh! Me too.....
Prime Minister Gladstone said to Disraeli, "I predict, Sir, that you will die either by hanging or of some vile disease".
Disraeli replied, "That all depends, sir, upon whether I embrace your principles or your mistress." ----(though I have heard this quip accredited to others..)
“He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.”–Winston Churchill
“I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.”–Clarence Darrow
“He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary.”–William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway)
"Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words?"—Ernest Hemingway (about William Faulkner)
I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend... if you have one.”–George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill
“Cannot possibly attend first night; will attend second, if there is one.”–Winston Churchill’s response to George Bernard Shaw
....and more from http://www.allowe.com/Humor/book/When%20Insults%20Had%20Class.htm