“It often takes more courage to change one’s opinion than to keep it. ”
“Too much mercy…often resulted in further crimes which were fatal to innocent victims who need not have been victims if justice had been put first and mercy second.”
“Lessons of life: Patience and waiting are not the same thing. Patience is not to be over anxious about result of activity. Waiting is inactivity.”
Every burned book or house enlightens the world; every suppressed or expunged word reverberates through the earth from side to side. -Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882).
“First weigh the considerations , then take the risks.”
~Helmuth von Moltke.
“Where egoism exists, Thou are not experienced. Where thou art, is not egoism.”
“Whipping and abuse are like laudanum: you have to double the dose as the sensibilities decline. ”
—Harriet Beecher Stowe.