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The writer's language is to some degree the product of his own action; he is both the historian and the agent of his own language.
– Paul de ManRate it:
The writing of the wise are the only riches our posterity cannot squander.
– Walter Savage LandorRate it:
The written word can be erased - not so with the spoken word.
– Author UnknownRate it:
The wrong sort of people are always in power because they would not be in power if they were not the wrong sort of people.
– Jon Wynne TysonRate it:
The wrong thing to do about any given circumstance or situation is to do nothing.
– L. Ron HubbardRate it:
The wrong war, at the wrong place, at the wrong time, and with the wrong enemy
– Omar BradleyRate it:
The Yale president must be a Yale man. Not too far to the right, too far to the left or a middle-of-the-roader. Ready to give the ultimate word on every subject under the sun from how to handle the Russians to why undergraduates riot in the spring. Profound with a wit that bubbles up and brims over in a cascade of brilliance. You may have guessed who the leading candidate is, but there is a question about him Is God a Yale man
– Wilmarth S. LewisRate it:
The yearning for an afterlife is the opposite of selfish it is love and praise for the world that we are privileged, in this complex interval of light, to witness and experience.
– John UpdikeRate it:
The years as they pass plunder us of one thing after another.
– HoraceRate it:
The years like great black oxen tread the world, and God the herdsman treads them on behind, and I am broken by their passing feet.
– William Butler YeatsRate it:
The years teach much which the days never knew.
– Ralph Waldo EmersonRate it:
The young always have the same problem - how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another.
– Quentin CrispRate it:
The young always have the same problem -- how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another.
– Quentin CrispRate it:
The young always have the same problem- how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another.
– George ChapmanRate it:
The young are generally full of revolt, and are often pretty revolting about it.
– Mignon McLaughlinRate it:
The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible -- and achieve it, generation after generation.
– Pearl S. BuckRate it:
The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible, and achieve it, generation after generation.
– Pearl Sydenstricker BuckRate it:
The young have aspirations that never come to pass, the old have reminiscences of what never happened.
– SakiRate it:
The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the old man who will not laugh is a fool.
– George SantayanaRate it:
The young man who has not wept is a savage,
and the old man who will not laugh is a fool.

– George Santayana, Dialogues in Limbo (1925) ch. 3Rate it:
The younger brother hath the more wit.
– John RayRate it:
The youth gets together his materials to build a bridge to the moon, or, perchance, a palace or temple on the earth, and, at length, the middle-aged man concludes to build a woodshed with them.
– I. F. StoneRate it:
The Youth of a Nation are the trustees of posterity.
– Benjamin DisraeliRate it:
The [Interstate Commerce] commission, as its functions have now been limited by the courts is, or can be made, of great use to the railroads. It satisfies the public clamor for a government supervision of railroads, at the same time that that supervision is almost entirely nominal.
– Richard Olney, a lawyer for the Boston & Maine and Attorney General under Grover Cleveland, advising a railroad presidentRate it:
The “stream” we call science always flows forward; sometimes reactionary beavers block its flow, but the stream is never defeated by this; it accumulates, gathers strength; its waters get over the barrage and continue on their course. The advancement of science is the advancement of God, for science is nothing but human intelligence, and human intelligence is the most valuable treasure God has bequeathed us.
– Mehmet Murat ildanRate it:

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