Quotes on victory


What I want to fix your attention on is the vast overall movement towards the discrediting, and finally the elimination, of every kind of human excellence -- moral, cultural, social or intellectual. And is it not pretty to notice how 'democracy' (in the incantatory sense) is now doing for us the work that was once done by the most ancient dictatorships, and by the same methods The basic proposal of the new education is to be that dunces and idlers must not be made to feel inferior to intelligent and industrious pupils. That would be 'undemocratic.' Children who are fit to proceed may be artificially kept back, because the others would get a trauma by being left behind. The bright pupil thus remains democratically fettered to his own age group throughout his school career, and a boy who would be capable of tackling Aeschylus or Dante sits listening to his coeval's attempts to spell out A CAT SAT ON A MAT. We may reasonably hope for the virtual abolition of education when 'I'm as good as you' has fully had its way. All incentives to learn and all penalties for not learning will vanish. The few who might want to learn will be prevented who are they to overtop their fellows And anyway, the teachers -- or should I say nurses -- will be far too busy reassuring the dunces and patting them on the back to waste any time on real teaching. We shall no longer have to plan and toil to spread imperturbable conceit and incurable ignorance among men.

~ Clive Staples Lewis

You progress not through improving what has been done, but reaching toward what has yet to be done.

~ Kahlil Gibran

Tommy Richard, who's your favorite little rascal Alfalfa or is it Spanky

~ Tommy Boy

For it is mutual trust, even more than mutual interest that holds human associations together. Our friends seldom profit us but they make us feel safe... Marriage is a scheme to accomplish exactly that same end.

~ H.L. Mencken

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.

~ Henry Ward Beecher

Proof is the idol before whom the pure mathematician tortures himself.

~ Sir Arthur Eddington

One of the most basic principles for making and keeping peace within and between nations. . . is that in political, military, moral, and spiritual confrontations, there should be an honest attempt at the reconciliation of differences before resorting to combat.

~ James Earl Jimmy Carter, Jr.

Richard It's called reading-top to bottom-left to right-group words together into sentences-take tylenol for any headaches-midol for any cramps.

~ Tommy Boy

Winners never quit and quitters never win.

~ Vince Lombardi

Quit worrying about your health. It'll go away.

~ Robert Orben

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