September 30, 2001
Because I remember, I despair. Because I remember, I have the
duty to reject despair.
September 29, 2001
England expects every man to do his duty.
September 28, 2001
externals we advance with lightening express speed, in modes of thought and sympathy we lumber on in stage-coach fashion.
September 27, 2001
got us surrounded again, the poor bastards.
—Gen. Creighton Abrams
September 26, 2001
War is not a life: it is
a situation, / One which may neither be ignored nor accepted, / A problem to be met with ambush and stratagem, / Enveloped
September 25, 2001
Our strategy in going after this army is very simple. First we
are going to cut it off, and then we are going to kill it.
in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.
—F. Scott Fitzgerald
There was the
murdered corpse, in covert laid, / And violent death in thousand shapes displayed; / The city to the soldier’s rage
resigned; / Successless wars, and poverty behind.
September 22, 2001
I only regret that I have
but one life to lose for my country.
September 21, 2001
Forever float that standard sheet! / Where breathes the foe but
falls before us, / With Freedom’s soil beneath our feet, / And Freedom’s banner streaming o’er us!
September 20, 2001
other sun has lightened up my heaven, / No other star has ever shone for me; / All my life’s bliss from thy dear life
was given, / All my life’s bliss is in the grave with thee.
of equal protection cannot mean one thing when applied to one individual and something else when applied to a person of another
color. If both are not accorded the same protection, then it is not equal.
—Lewis F. Powell, Jr.
September 18, 2001
shall the Press the People’s right maintain, / Unaw’d by influence and unbrib’d by gain; / Here patriot
Truth her glorious precepts draw, / Pledg’d to Religion, Liberty, and Law.
devotes the national domain to union, to justice, to defence, to welfare and to liberty. But there is a higher law than the
—William Henry Seward
September 16, 2001
What do we mean by patriotism in the context of our times? I venture
to suggest that what we mean is a sense of national responsibility … a patriotism which is not short, frenzied outbursts
of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.
More than an
end to war, we want an end to the beginnings of all wars.
—Franklin D. Roosevelt
Now rest in
peace, our patriot band; / Though far from nature’s limits thrown, / We trust they find a happier land, / A brighter
sunshine of their own.
September 13, 2001
I rise superior to my pain, / When I am weak then I am strong.
September 12, 2001
for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.
—Deuteronomy xix. 21.
A book lives
as long as it is unfathomed.
September 10, 2001
Every one must not hope to be a Boyle, or a Sydenham; …
it is ambition enough to be employed as an under-labourer in clearing the ground a little, and removing some of the rubbish
that lies in the way to knowledge.
September 9, 2001
I sit on a man’s back, choking him and making him carry
me, and yet assure myself and others that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his lot by all possible means—except
by getting off his back.
September 8, 2001
And Bert’s gone syphilitic: you’ll not find / A chap
who’s served that hasn’t found some change.’ / And the Bishop said: ‘The ways of God are strange!’
September 7, 2001
The stone often recoils on the head of the thrower.
September 6, 2001
all the aspects of social misery nothing is so heartbreaking as unemployment.
The test and
the use of man’s education is that he finds pleasure in the exercise of his mind.
September 4, 2001
trace of slavery ought to mix with the studies of the freeborn man…. No study, pursued under compulsion, remains rooted
in the memory.
September 3, 2001
Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth
September 2, 2001
There is no human bliss equal to twelve hours of work with only
six hours in which to do it.
September 1, 2001
Personally, I have nothing against work, particularly when performed,
quietly and unobtrusively, by someone else. I just don’t happen to think it’s an appropriate subject for an “ethic.”