Friday, December 24, 2010

Quotations from great men

"Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens." --J.R.R. Tolkien

“In life there can be no victor, for death comes to all and smites them.” --J.R.R. Tolkien

“Oft hope is born, when all is forlorn.” J.R.R. Tolkien

“Fealty with love, Valor with honor, oathbreaking with vengeance.” --J.R.R. Tolkien

“The Road goes ever on and on down from the door where it began. Now far ahead the Road has gone, and I must follow, if I can, pursuing it with eager feet, until it joins some larger way where many paths and errands meet. And whither then? I cannot say.” --J.R.R. Tolkien

“Let him not vow to walk in the dark, who has not seen the darkness fall.” --J.R.R. Tolkien
Douglas MacArthur 
Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword never encountered automatic weapons.

Winston Churchill
The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.

He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.

An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.

It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government, except all the others that have been tried.

Abraham Lincoln

You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.

This post was a good idea when I started it. Not so now. Oh well.   



  1. Don't know what you mean by this not being a good idea. I like these.

    That said, I humbly disagree with your conclusion.

  2. i like the last quote.
    also, i know what you mean about posting that way. not agreeing with you about this one, i just know what you're saying.

  3. okay, by not agreeing, i meant that this was a good post. i just read my last comment and realized it sounded horrible.