Quotes Collected by Ken Knowlton
Ours is the age of substitutes; instead
of language, we have jargon; instead of principles, slogans; and, instead
of genuine ideas, Bright ideas.
The further backward you look, the further forward you can see.
America is the only nation in history which miraculously has gone directly
from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization.
History ... is indeed little more than the register of the crimes,
follies, and misfortunes of mankind.
The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.
Every age of the world has increased, and still increases, the real
wealth, the happiness, the knowledge, and perhaps the virtue of the
We should not pretend to understand the world only by the intellect;
we apprehend it just as much by feeling. Therefore the judgment of the
intellect is, at best, only the half of truth, and must, if it be honest,
also come to an understanding of its inadequacy.
[re: What have been the consequences of the French Revolution?] It's
too early to tell.
If we do not take the time to review the past we shall not have sufficient
insight to understand the present or command the future: for the past
never leaves us, and the future is already here.
The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.