THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 11-21-08)

As always, the week offers a fullness of sagacious discourse and profound sayings! What? You were expecting boring, monotonous stuff? Never! quoth The Raven!

Patrick The Poet


THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 11-21-08)

Softly the evening came.
The sun from the western horizon
Like a magician extended his golden want o’er the landscape;
Trinkling vapors arose; and sky and water and forest
Seemed all on fire at the touch, and melted and mingled together.
–Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, “Evangeline (pt. II, sec. II)”

It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace–but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!
–Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
–Martin Luther King, Jr.

An education isn’t how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It’s being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don’t.
–Anatole France

Do not follow where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
–Ralph Waldo Emerson

Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.  We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
–Marianne Williamson

If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.
–Lewis Carroll

At a dinner party one should eat wisely but not too well, and talk well but not too wisely.
–W. Somerset Maugham

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
–Abraham Lincoln

A child of five would understand this. Please send someone to fetch a child of five.
–Groucho Marx

Never give in–never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.
–Sir Winston Churchill

Abortion is advocated only by persons who have themselves been born.
–Ronald Reagan

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
–Albert Einstein


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