"If the devil does not exist, but man has created him, he has created him in his own image and likeness." -- Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamozov
"We do not experience and thus we have no measure of the disasters we prevent." -- John Kenneth Gailbraith
"Actions recieve their nature from the times,
and as they change are virtues made or crimes."
-- Daniel Defoe, "A Hymn to the Pillory" (1703)
"Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead." -- G. K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy (1908)
"Our God and soldier we alike adore
Ev'n at the brink of danger; not before:
after deliverance, both alike requited
Our God's forgotten, and our soldiers slighted."
-- Francis Quarles (1632)