To inspire us to greater things
The aspiration to truth is more precious than its assured possession.
We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds.
A decline in courage may be the most striking feature that an outside observer notices in the West today.
Truth is the child of time.
I may not agree with what you say, but I'll fight for your right to say it.
Voltaire, Evelyn Beatrice Hall et al.
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)
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
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.