Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Quotations for Tuesday


"Life is not a journey, it's like a musical. The point isn't to arrive, but to dance and sing whilst the music plays." Alan Watts, the philosopher

"The secret of success is constancy to purpose." Benjamin Disraeli

"It wounds a man less to confess that he has failed in any pursuit through idleness, neglect, the love of pleasure, etc., etc., which are his own faults, than through incapacity and unfitness, which are the faults of his nature." Lord Melbourne 

"The best party is but a kind of conspiracy against the rest of the nation."
Lord Halifax

"My paradox is that though I care a great deal for the masses - the orphans in Vietnam, the starving in India - I seem to care little about the individuals around me. I've resisted that accusation. But, quite bluntly, it's me." Vanessa Redgrave. the actress and Trotskyite

“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”  John F. Kennedy. 

"The secret of happiness is freedom. The secret of freedom is courage." Thucydides

"We make our fortunes and we call them fate." Benjamin Disraeli


  1. Vanessa Redgrave's quote. Yuck. She's the anti-Mother Teresa.

    Quote share... Not quite up to the Iron Chancellor but von Manstein was in a league of his own

    "There are only four types of officer. First, there are the lazy, stupid ones. Leave them alone, they do no harm…Second, there are the hard- working, intelligent ones. They make excellent staff officers, ensuring that every detail is properly considered. Third, there are the hard- working, stupid ones. These people are a menace and must be fired at once. They create irrelevant work for everybody. Finally, there are the intelligent, lazy ones. They are suited for the highest office.” Marshal von Mainstein