"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."
-- Plato (probably not actually Plato...)
"Education, then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men."
-- Horace Mann
"We had fed the heart on fantasies,
The heart's grown brutal from the fare"
-- W.B. Yeats
"The path from good to evil goes through bogus"
-- Paul Graham
"O, let America be America again--
The land that never has been yet--
And yet must be"
-- Langston Hughes
"...ich freu mich über meine Gedanken, selbst wenn sie Wüsten entdecken."
-- Odön von Horvath
"Breathes there the man, with soul so dead,
Who never to himself hath said,
"This is my own, my native land!"
Whose heart hath ne’er within him burn’d,
As home his footsteps he hath turn’d,
From wandering on a foreign strand?"
-- Sir Walter Scott
"The whole world is three drinks behind."
-- Humphrey Bogart
"Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn."
-- Gore Vidal
"And do you think that unto such as you
A maggot-minded, starved, fanatic crew
God gave a secret, and denied it me?
Well, well - what matters it? Believe that, too!"
-- The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
"I and the public know
What all schoolchildren learn,
Those to whom evil is done
Do evil in return."
-- W.H. Auden
"yo, too many songs
weak rhymes that's mad long
make it brief, son
half short and twice strong"
- GZA, Wu-Tang Clan
Совесть, благородство и достоинство – вот оно, святое наше воинство.