The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty. Plainly, the sheep and the wolf are not agreed upon a definition of liberty.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
An excellent protector of sheep, the wolf!
Drag your thoughts away from your troubles... by the ears, by the heels, or any other way you can manage it.
We may not all break the Ten Commandments, but we are certainly all capable of it. Within us lurks the breaker of all laws, ready to spring out at the first real opportunity.
I should like to suggest to you that the cause of all the economic troubles is that we have an economic system which tries to maintain an equality of value between two things, which it would be better to recognise from the beginning as of unequal value.
A serious writer is not to be confounded with a solemn writer. A serious writer may be a hawk or a buzzard or even a popinjay, but a solemn writer is always a bloody owl.
Help us to recognize your voice, help us not to be allured by the madness of the world, so that we may never fall away from you, O Lord Jesus Christ.
Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?
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.
Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.
A rule of thumb for a warrior is that he makes his decisions so carefully that nothing that may happen as a result of them can surprise him, much less drain his power.
The rulers of the state are the only persons who ought to have the privilege of lying, either at home or abroad; they may be allowed to lie for the good of the state.
Begin thus from the first act, and proceed; and, in conclusion, at the ill which thou hast done, be troubled, and rejoice for the good.
The creation of the world becomes an archetype of every creative human gesture, whatever its plane of reference may be.
It takes two to get one in trouble.
I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.
The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one's appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship.
A merely fallen enemy may rise again, but the reconciled one is truly vanquished.
The man who has the will to undergo all labor may win to any good.
Some dying men are the most tyrannical; and certainly, since they will shortly trouble us so little for evermore, the poor fellows ought to be indulged.
You too must not count too much on your reality as you feel it today, since like yesterday, it may prove an illusion for you tomorrow.
And there is no trade or employment but the young man following it may become a hero.
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.