Saturday, April 09, 2005

Quotations #050

"The absolute pacifist is a bad citizen: times come when force must be used to uphold right, justice and ideals." -- Alfred North Whitehead

"Always forgive your enemies -- nothing annoys them so much." -- Oscar Wilde

"The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be." -- Paul Valéry
"What's more, it never was." -- Lee Hays

"The one thing which even God cannot do is to make undone what has been done." -- Agathon, cited in Aristotle, Nichomachaean Ethics

"It has been said that though God cannot alter the past, historians can; it is perhaps because they are useful to Him in this respect that He tolerates their existence." -- Samuel Butler, Erewhon Revisited

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