Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Aphorisms 6

Do we only value things we can count? Or should we count things we value?

When you dig your enemy’s grave, do not dig too deeply lest you fall in.

You can gauge how much you value something not by how much you are prepared to give for it but by how much you’re prepared to give up for it.

It is history which rescues theology from the realms of make-believe.

For Gordon Brown, the dead cat is proving surprisingly elastic, but it is still dead. – John Rentoul.

A gentleman is a man who treats a woman as if she were a lady.

The problem with Socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
--Margaret Thatcher

The scholar has lived in many ages and is therefore in some degree immune from the great cataract of nonsense that pours from the press and microphone of his own age.

War does not make death more likely; only more imminent

The only people who achive much are thosw who want knowledge so badly that they seek it when conditions are still unfavorable. Favorable conditions never come.

All the last three from CS Lewis

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