Perspective Quotes

Much of the social history of the Western world over the past three decades has involved replacing what worked with what sounded good.
– Thomas Sowel

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Did St. Francis really preach to the birds? Whatever for? If he really liked birds he would have done better to preach to the cats.
– Rebecca West

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Peace is not the absence of war; it is a virtue; a state of mind; a disposition for benevolence; confidence; and justice.
– Spinoza

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The past is malleable and flexible, changing as our recollection interprets and re explains what has happened.
– Peter Berger

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When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.
– Dom Helder

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Any of us can achieve virtue, if by virtue we merely mean the avoidance of the vices that do not attract us.
– Robert S. Lynd

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Love vanquishes time. To lovers, a moment can be eternity,eternity can be the tick of a clock.
– Mary Parrish

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The golf links lie so near the mill That almost every day The laboring children can look out.
– Sarah Norcliffe

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