Liberals in Congress have spent the past three decades pandering to environmental extremists. The policies they have put in place are in large part responsible for the energy crunch we are seeing today. We have not built a refinery in this country for 30 years.
Our world faces a true planetary emergency. I know the phrase sounds shrill, and I know it’s a challenge to the moral imagination.
People blame their environment. There is only one person to blame – and only one – themselves.
Population, when unchecked, goes on doubling itself every 25 years or increases in a geometrical ratio.
By polluting clear water with slime you will never find good drinking water.
It is always in season for old men to learn.
A human being is not attaining his full heights until he is educated.
I learned more stuff in church than I did in the world.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
Michel de Montaigne
An education isn’t how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It’s being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don’t.
I would like to learn, or remember, how to live.
I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.
I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship.
Education… has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
G. M. Trevelyan
Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
Death is always around the corner, but often our society gives it inordinate help.
Of all the gods only death does not desire gifts.
Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.
Pale Death beats equally at the poor man’s gate and at the palaces of kings.
John Candy knew he was going to die. He told me on his 40th birthday. He said, well, Maureen, I’m on borrowed time.
He who doesn’t fear death dies only once.
Call no man happy till he is dead.
Since the day of my birth, my death began its walk. It is walking toward me, without hurrying.
Some men are alive simply because it is against the law to kill them.
Edward W. Howe
Some people are so afraid do die that they never begin to live.
Henry Van Dyke