Favorite Quotes

  • The study of history is a powerful antidote to contemporary arrogance.

                                                                                               Paul Johnson

    We shall not grow wiser before we learn that much that we have done was very foolish.

                                                                                                F.A. Hayek

    Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.

                                                                                                C.S. Lewis

    Civilization is not inherited; it has to be learned and earned by each generation anew;

    if the transmission should be interrupted for one century, civilization would die and we should be savages again.

                                                                                                 Will Durant

    We look at the world once, in childhood.  The rest is memory.

                                                                                                  Louise Gluck


    How little of permanent happiness could belong to a couple who were only

    brought together because their passions were stronger than their virtue.

                                                                                               Jane Austen  Pride and Prejudice

    True friends stab you in the front.

                                                    Oscar Wilde


    Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die.

                                                                                                 Malachy McCourt 


    Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much!

                                                                                                 Oscar Wilde


    Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable, we have to alter it every six months.

                                                                                                 Oscar Wilde

    Do not attack me with your watch.

    A watch is always too fast or too slow.

    I cannot be dictated to by a watch.

                                               Jane Austen  Mansfield Park


    It is very difficult for the prosperous to be humble.

                                    Jane Austen         Emma