February 28, 2002
Innocence always calls mutely for
protection when we would be so much wiser to guard ourselves against it: innocence is like a dumb leper who has lost his bell,
wandering the world, meaning no harm.
February 27, 2002
The Founding Fathers gave the free
press the protection it must have [to] bare the secrets of government and inform the people.
February 26, 2002
is the work of the intellect, reverie is its self-indulgence. To substitute day-dreaming for thought is to confuse a poison
with a source of nourishment.
February 25, 2002
The ability to get to the verge without getting into the war is
the necessary art…. If you try to run away from it, if you are scared to go to the brink, you are lost.
February 24, 2002
their stores are full, idiots are considered wise.
February 23, 2002
If there is anybody in this
land who thoroughly believes that the meek shall inherit the earth they have not often let their presence be known.
February 22, 2002
men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
February 21, 2002
To be free / Is often to
February 20, 2002
A great building … must begin with the unmeasurable, must
go through measurable means when it is being designed and in the end must be unmeasurable.
February 19, 2002
I’m asked why Southern writers particularly have a penchant for writing about freaks, I say it is because we are still
able to recognize one.
February 18, 2002
An innocent man is a sin before God. Inhuman and therefore untrustworthy.
No man should live without absorbing the sins of his kind, the foul air of his innocence, even if it did wilt rows of angel
trumpets and cause them to fall from their vines.
February 17, 2002
It may be you fear more
to deliver judgment upon me than I fear judgment.
February 16, 2002
A friend in power is a friend
February 15, 2002
If I have seen further, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.
February 14, 2002
greatest love is a mother’s; / Then comes a dog’s, / Then comes a sweetheart’s.
February 13, 2002
seem to have no real purpose in life and won’t realize at the age of twenty-two that for a man life means work, and
hard work if you mean to succeed.
—Jennie Jerome Churchill
February 12, 2002
Better give your path to a dog,
than be bitten by him in contesting for the right. Even killing the dog would not cure the bite.
February 11, 2002
man deems that he has precisely the trials and temptations which are the hardest of all others for him to bear; but they are
so, simply because they are the very ones he most needs.
—Lydia Maria Child
best of things is … a damn poor way of dealing with them…. My whole life has been a series of escapes from that
—Rose Wilder Lane
February 9, 2002
For books are more than books, they are the life / The very heart
and core of ages past, / The reason why men lived and worked and died, / The essence and quintessence of their lives.
February 8, 2002
you steal from one author, it’s plagiarism; if you steal from many, it’s research.
February 7, 2002
the rule for bargains: “Do other men, for they would do you.” That’s the true business precept.
February 6, 2002
cannot play innocents abroad in a world that is not innocent.
We cannot be
any stronger in our foreign policy—for all the bombs and guns we may heap up in our arsenals—than we are in the
spirit which rules inside the country. Foreign policy, like a river, cannot rise above its source.
February 4, 2002
have seen the science I worshiped, and the aircraft I loved, destroying the civilization I expected them to serve.
February 3, 2002
were regular in being gay, they learned little things that are things in being gay, they learned many little things that are
things in being gay, they were gay every day, they were regular, they were gay, they were gay the same length of time every
day, they were gay, they were quite regularly gay.
February 2, 2002
Whatever else is unsure
in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother’s love is not.
What happens to a dream deferred? / Does it dry up / like a raisin in the sun?