- Carved on a cell wall in a concentration camp: ‘If there is a god, he will have to beg for my forgiveness’
- Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes but, when we look back everything is different.
~ C.S. Lewis
- Those who are heartless once cared too much.
“I always wonder why birds choose to stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth, then I ask myself the same question.”
― Harun Yahya
- From a Vietnam soldier’s lighter.”We the unwilling led by the unqualified to kill the unfortunate die for the ungrateful.”
- “I mean, they say you die twice. Once when you stop breathing, and a second time, a bit later on, when someone says your name for the last time.”
- “Beware the Fury of a Patient Man” – John Dryden
“There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man.”
― Patrick Rothfuss
- “I am sorry,” sighed the tree. “I wish I could give you something… but I have nothing left.”
- “A ship in port is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for.” Admiral Grace Hopper
- I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
- Yesterday I was clever and tried to change the world. Today I am wise and try to change myself.
- We knew the world would not be the same. A few people laughed, a few people cried. Most people were silent. I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad Gita; Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty and, to impress him, takes on his multi-armed form and says, ‘Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.’ I suppose we all thought that, one way or another. – J. Robert Oppenheimer after a nuclear test at Los Alamos.
When I was young and free and my imagination had no limits, I dreamed of changing the world. As I grew older and wiser, I discovered the world would not change, so I shortened my sights somewhat and decided to change only my country.
But it, too, seemed immovable.
As I grew into my twilight years, in one last desperate attempt, I settled for changing only my family, those closest to me, but alas, they would have none of it.
And now, as I lie on my deathbed, I suddenly realize: If I had only changed myself first, then by example I would have changed my family.
From their inspiration and encouragement, I would then have been able to better my country, and who knows, I may have even changed the world.
-Written on the tomb of an Anglican Bishop in Westminster Abby