Moses' Collection of Quotations
Pride, Arrogance, Self-importance
"Always be nice to the people who can't talk back to you. I can't stand a man or woman who bawls out underlings to satisfy an ego." Harry Truman, (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) was the 33rd President of the United States (1945–1953)
"Every author is wise and forbearing in his own eyes." Cicero - (106–43 bc ), Roman statesman, orator, and writer; full name Marcus Tullius Cicero. He established a model for Latin prose.Source - The Last Lion - Visions of Glory 1874 - 1932 by William Manchester
"Every group runs the risk of becoming an 'inner ring,' or seeing itself as the 'Important People' or the 'People in the Know.' " C.S. Lewis, (29 November 1898 Ė 22 November 1963) was a British novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian, broadcaster, lecturer, and Christian apologist.
"If I canít save him, no one can." Dr. D. Willard Bliss talking about taking care of the 20th President James A. Garfield - Bliss believed he knew it all and would listen to no one else's suggestions. He allowed no one else to help with doctoring and was later found to have probably caused the eventual death of the president who had been shot because of the Dr.'s unsafe practices.
"It is a definition of an egoist that whatever occupies his attention is, for that reason, important." William Manchester, The Last Lion - Visions of Glory 1874 - 1932 by William Manchester
"Lewis asks us to imagine an Englishman travelling abroad, fully persuaded of the superiority of English cultural values to those of the savages of Western Europe. Instead of seeking out the local culture, enjoying the local food, and allowing his own presuppositions to be challenged, he mixes only with other English tourists, insists on seeking out English food, and sees his 'Englishness' as something to be preserved at all costs. He thus takes his 'Englishness' that he brought with him, and 'brings it home unchanged.' "Taken from the book C. S. Lewis - A Life: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet by Alister McGrath
"We are all worms. But I do believe that I am a glowworm." Winston Churchill speaking about how short the allotted life span is; The Last Lion - Visions of Glory 1874 - 1932 by William Manchester
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