“He who cannot draw on three thousand years is living from hand to mouth.”
Goethe, quoted on the flyleaf of Jostein Gaarder, Sophie’s World: A Novel About the History of Philosophy.
“One sword keeps another in the sheath.”
George Herbert on Brainy Quote (www.brainyquote.com/quotes/george_herbert_152910)
“It is our lot to fail and be deluded much of the time, particularly in the fires of our youth.”
Charles Perry, The Haight-Ashbury: A History.
“‘Optimism is cowardice.’”
Oswald Spengler, quoted by Modris Eksteins in Globe & Mail June 3, 2000
“The dark night of the soul was not discovered by Freud; it was at the heart of the experience of faith.”
Charles J. Sykes, A Nation of Victims: The Decay of the American Character