Quotes for Wednesday

I can’t think of anything good to say myself, so I’ll let others do the talking.

“Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.”
― Jane Austen

“Honor is still worth living or dying for, no matter how tired or hurt or frightened you are. Face forward and seek the light; even if it’s gone out and you can’t remember where it was, keep going. It’s always right to care. It’s going to hurt like hell at times, you’ll think it’s beyond bearing, but if you let go of that then you have lost the purpose of existing at all.’—Anne Perry

“Opposition to tyranny is obedience to God.”—Benjamin Franklin

“The aim of art, the aim of a life, can only be to increase the sum of freedon and responsibility to be found in every person and in the world.”—Camus

“Guard your honor. Let your reputation fall as it will. And outlive the bastards.” — Lois McMaster Bujold

“To accept that principle that freedom is worthless for those under one’s control and that one has the right to refuse it to them forever is an infringement of the rights of God himself, who created man to be free.”—Immanuel Kant

(Cover by David Meltzer. Unrelated to the quotes, but I think it’s neat looking)

“Dissenters have been responsible for ending British control of the United States, for stopping slavery, for ending segregation, and for stopping an unwise war in Southeast Asia. In such situations, their opponents might well have said that the protesters hated America when really they despised flawed national policies.”— Margaret A. Blanchard

“Being good is exchanged for being better than, and then being better than is exchanged for feeling better than. And the downward slope is steep and slippery from there.” — Fred Clark

“To live in this world, you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your life depends on it; and when the time comes, to let it go.” – Mary Oliver

Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes even perceptibly worse than it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself.”—Aldous Huxley

“Imaginary evil is romantic and varied; real evil is gloomy, monotonous, barren, boring. Imaginary good is boring; real good is always new, marvelous, intoxicating.” — Simone Weil

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  1. Pingback: Honor and its discontents | Fraser Sherman's Blog

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