Monday, May 12, 2008

Quotes: Convictions. Corporation. Courage.

The idea in bold-face print is a summary of the quote. The number is the page on which the quote was found.

Convictions 71 "Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies." Nietzsche. Portable Curmudgeon.

Corporation 71 "Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility." Ambrose Bierce. Portable Curmudgeon.

Corporations 109 You'll never get justice from a company. It has no soul or body. "You never expected justice from a company, did you? They have neither a soul to lose, nor a body to kick." Sydney Smith. 1855. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms.

Courage 1329 "Sitting there on thy golden throne, and in thy robes of majesty, I tell thee to thy face, King Minos, thou art a more hideous monster than the Minotaur himself." “The Minotaur” Hawthorne, Tanglewood Tales.

Courage 1459 There is only one way to deal with a mad bull and you'll find out what it is at the moment he charges. Medea: "…there is but one way of dealing with a mad bull; what it is I leave you to find out in the moment of peril." “The Golden Fleece” Hawthorne, Tanglewood Tales

Courage 1460 If you are in doubt or afraid, don't go near the bulls. "If you doubt—if you are in the least afraid—said the Princess [Medea], looking him in the face, by the dim starlight—you had better never have been born than go a step nigher to the bulls." “The Golden Fleece” Hawthorne, Tanglewood Tales

Courage 1461 Overcome your fear by despising the thing you fear. "And, ever since that time, it has been the favorite method of brave men, when danger assails them, to do what they call ‘taking the bull by the horns’—and to grip him by the tail is pretty much the same thing—that is, to throw aside fear, and overcome the peril by despising it." “The Golden Fleece” Hawthorne, Tanglewood Tales

Courage 72 "Courage is the fear of being thought a coward." Horace Smith. Portable Curmudgeon.

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