|April 30th, 2003|
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"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."
- George Orwell
It just really hits me at how true this is, and how we civilians can get so caught up with how horrible this stuff is, when were not even involved. Really makes you think.
|May 2nd, 2003|
It's hard to pick out one favorite quote, but I think the best one I've heard is:
I have to throw in another one:
|May 5th, 2003|
Ach, there's but so many to choose from!
|June 11th, 2003|
yeah, sorry about the repost thing, just had to put my name on it. because i know you all care so much.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke
My path is clear here: I am to love my neighbor as myself, in the manner needed, in a practical way, in the midst of the fallen world, at my particular point of history. This is why I am not a pacifist. Pacifism in this poor world in which we live -- this lost world -- means that we desert the people who need our greatest help.
- Francis Schaeffer, 1984
sorry, had to throw that one in too, but you know what the tv says, double the pleasure double the fun.
|August 28th, 2003|
Can't say I have any single favourite.
"Of every one hundred men, Ten shouldn't even be there, Eighty are nothing but targets, Nine are real fighters...We are lucky to have them...They make the battle.
Ah, but the One, One of them is a Warrior...and He will bring the others back."
-Hericletus (circa 500 B.C.)
Now what do they say again about all that hero-stuff being crap
"To set the cause above reknown,
To love the game beyond the prize,
To honor while you strike him down,
The foe that comes with fearless eyes;
To count the life of battle good
And dear the land that gave you birth,
And dearer yet the brother hood
That binds the brave of all the earth."
- Sir Henry Newbolt
"There is a time to kill, a time to heal" Ecclesiastes 3:3a
"Skill in battle is of little use if you do not have a life worth fighting for."
? Sweyn Plowright, from True Helm
I could add pages, but I'll stop now. I should arrange my collection of quotes sometimes, and add a favourites section..though it might prove impossible to select from a thousands
"I must not fear. Fear is the mindkiller. Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will allow it to pass over and through me, and when it is gone I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain."
|October 27th, 2003|
"I am become Death, shatterer of worlds."
- Robert Oppenheimer, after seeing the tests of the atomic bomb
I'm a Chemist, so that appeals to me.
Also, the quote by John Stuart Mill, which starts: "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest thing . . . "
And as a human being, this also appeals to me:
"In Germany, they first came for the communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they cam for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Catholic. Then they came for me - and by that time there was nobody left to speak up."
Very similar to "All that is needed for evil to trimuph is for good men to do nothing", but I find this one much more personal.