Moral of the Work

In War: Resolution

In Defeat: Defiance

In Victory: Magnanimity

In Peace: Good Will

~ Winston Churchill

The Unnecessary War

One day President Roosevelt told me that he was asking publicly for suggestions about what the war should be called. I said at once "The Unnecessary War." There never was a war more easy to stop than that which has just wrecked what was left of the world from the previous struggle. The human tragedy reaches its climax in the fact that after all the exertions and sacrifices of the Righteous Cause, we have still not found Peace or Security, and that we lie in the grip of even worse perils than those we have surmounted. 

~ Winston Churchill, forward, The Gathering Storm

A very long distance

Sometimes a person has to go a very long distance out of his way to come back a short distance correctly.

~ Edward Albec

A man's work

In the morning, when you are sluggish about getting up, let this thought be present: "I am rising to a man's work."

~ Marcus Aurelius

To dare

To dare is to lose your footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose yourself.

~ Kierkegaard

What makes you come alive

Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.

~ Howard Thurman

No bad news

I know that the enterprise is worthy. I know that things work well. I have heard no bad news. 

~ Henry David Thoreau

The right thing to do

In a moment of decision, the best thing to do is the right thing to do. The worst thing to do is nothing.

~ Theodore Roosevelt

Think wrongly

Think wrongly if you please, but in all cases, think for yourself.

~ Louisa May Alcott

Words and deeds

Words that do not match deeds are not important.

~ Che Guevara

Your story

"Child," said the Lion, "I am telling you your story, not hers. No one is told any story but their own."

~ C.S. Lewis

Waste no time

Waste no time debating what a good person should be. Be one. 

~ Marcus Aurelius

The price of apathy

The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.

~ Plato

The impossible

"It's kind of fun to do the impossible."

~ Walt Disney

Good judgment

Good judgment comes from experience, and experience -- well, that comes from poor judgment.

~ A. A. Milne

Hearts are strongest

Hearts are strongest when they beat in response to noble ideals. 

~ Ralph Bunche

A second time

Never travel to any road a second time. 

~ Ibn Batthtah

Make it hot

Not only strike when the iron is hot, but make it hot by striking.

~ Oliver Cromwell

 

The weak's weapon

The weak have one weapon: the errors of those who think they are strong. 

~ Geoges Bidault

Secrets to success

There are no secrets to success. Don't waste your time looking for them.

~ Colin Powell