Thursday, November 01, 2007


"We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - (1807-1882) American poet

=The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it- Omar Khayyam

="No free government, or the blessings of liberty, can be preserved to any people, but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality and virtue, and by frequent recurrence to fundamental principles." -- George Mason - (1725-1792), drafted the Virgina Declaration of Rights, ally of James Madison and George Washington.

="And I honor the man who is willing to sink Half his present repute for the freedom to think And, when he has thought, be his cause strong or weak Will risk t' other half for the freedom to speak." - James Russell Lowell (1819-1891) American author and diplomatist Source: A Fable for Critics, 1848

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