Monday, August 11, 2008

Quotes: Hitler. Honesty. Hope. Hospitality. Houses. Hubris.

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

Hitler 557 Hitler's fearlessness was based on a lunatic's vision. "Hitler, too, in a sense, showed no fear, but his assurance sprang from a lunatic’s violent and cunning vision, which distorted the facts too easily in his favor." Sir Isaiah Berlin. “Churchill and Roosevelt.” 1949. Gross, ed. Essays.

Honesty 199 "He who says there is no such thing as an honest man, you may be sure is himself a knave." Bishop Berkeley. 1740. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms.

Hope 1229 Hope is the spirit of the world. "Hope spiritualizes the earth; Hope makes it always new; and, even in the earth’s best and brightest aspect, Hope shows it to be only the shadow of an infinite bliss, hereafter." “The Paradise of Children” Hawthorne’s The Wonder Book for Boys and Girls

Hope 39 "Hope is a waking dream." Aristotle. 4th Century B.C. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms.

Hope 168 Hope is happiness. "Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords." Sam. Johnson. 1762. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms.

Hospitality 1144 "Others could give them pleasure and amusement; or instruction—these could be picked up anywhere—but it was for me to give them rest—rest, in a life of trouble." Hawthorne: Preface to “The Old Manse”

Houses 40 "Houses...large, comfortable, soundly uninteresting symbols of prosperity." Sinclair Lewis, Main Street.

Houses 113 "Wherever as many as three houses are gathered there will be a slum of at least one house." Sinclair Lewis, Main Street.

Hubris 397 "Hans Olsa was aware, these days, how everything was arranging itself for his benefit, and he walked about in a state of blissful contentment…." Rölvaag, Giants in the Earth.

Hubris 87 "These successes made Pasteur drunk with confidence in his method of experiment...became...a new John the Baptist of the religion of the Germ Theory." DeKruif, Microbe Hunters.

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