Frisbeetarianism is the belief that when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck.
King George V
None of you can ever be proud enough of being the child of SUCH a Father who has not his equal in this world -- so great, so good, so faultless. Try, all of you, to follow in his footsteps and don't be discouraged, for to be really in everything like him none of you, I am sure, will ever be. Try, therefore, to be like him in some points, and you will have acquired a great deal.
The poets were not alone in sanctioning myths, for long before the poets the states and the lawmakers had sanctioned them as a useful expedient. They needed to control the people by superstitious fears, and these cannot be aroused without myths and marvels.
Nurture your mind with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.
Being forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed in you temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content, and a hundred virtues which the idle will never know.
You have lost a child, a dear, dear child. I have lost the only earthly object of my affection.... I have now one request to make,... deny me not. Afford me the melancholy pleasure of seeing her body before internment.
Nothing is a greater stranger to my breast, or a sin that my soul more abhors, than that black and detestable one, ingratitude.
Who dares To say that he alone has found the truth?
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The hero is no braver than the ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Anyone who limits her vision to memories of yesterday is already dead.
Some see private enterprise as a predatory target to be shot, others as a cow to be milked, but few are those who see it as a sturdy horse pulling the wagon.
Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.
All the time I feel I must justify my existence.
Prince Of Wales Charles
It is a good rule to face difficulties at the time they arise and not allow them to increase unacknowledged.
Edward W Ziegler
If you believe the doctors, nothing is wholesome if you believe the theologians, nothing is innocent if you believe the military, nothing is safe.
The highest of distinctions is service to others.
King George VI
Don't worry about genius. Don't worry about being clever. Trust to hard work, perseverance and determination. And the best motto for a long march is: Don't grumble. Plug on!
Sir Thomas Treves
What is the use of running when we are on the wrong.
People differ in capacity, skill, health, strength; and unequal fortune is a necessary result of unequal condition. Such inequality is far from being disadvantageous either to individuals or to the community.
Fashion exists for women with no taste, etiquette for people with no breeding.