Inspiring us to greater things
The aspiration to truth is more precious than its assured possession.
The line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being.
We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds.
You might be a little nervous... until you get going!
James 'Lugs' Brannigan, famous Dublin cop, boxer & referee renowned for his toughness and fairness.
A decline in courage may be the most striking feature that an outside observer notices in the West today.
Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.
Truth is the child of time.
Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing.
When you want something done, always ask a busy man.
I may not agree with what you say, but I'll fight for your right to say it.
Voltaire, Evelyn Beatrice Hall et al.
Just because I don't agree with you, does not mean that I hate you We need to relearn that in our society.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.
The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
From Henry G Bohn's Handbook of Proverbs
You can't help noticing that the ones doing all the talking about listening are doing all the talking.
Fr Brendan Kilcoyne
There is something miserable in the figures who enjoyed in their youth the freedom of speech, but from the comfort of age seek to deny it to others; some deformity of the soul.
A man who will misuse an apostrophe is capable of anything.
Con Houlohan, Irish Sports Columnist (1925-2012)
The more we learn, the more we realise how little we know.
Albert Einstein, Buckminster Fuller
The less we learn, the less we realise how little we know.
Corollary of above by RVJ Callanan
Stupid never sleeps.
Everyone has a right to be foolish if they think it wise.
Dr Daniel Mannix, Former Archbishop of Melbourne (1864-1963)
Fear brings anger to the tongue. A friend speaks to the heart.
Kung Fu (TV Series) as adapted from Taoist teachings.
We do not want the new normal. We do not want the old normal because that’s what led to this new normal. What we want is a better normal.
Dr Heiko Shöning
When a programmer becomes indispensible, it is time to get rid of him.
Gerald M. Weinberg
A clean desk is a sign of a sick mind.
Albert Einstein, Oscar Wilde
The rules are simple: they lie to us; we know they're lying; they know we know they're lying; but they keep lying to us, and we keep pretending to believe them.
Elena Gorokhova, A Mountain of Crumbs
When all you have is a hammer, all you see is nails.
Abraham Maslow, Dr Pat Morrissey
I've noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born.
Whatever is rightly done, however humble, is noble.
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.