Carl Becker in Wikipedia
Generally speaking, men are influenced by books which clarify their own thought, which express their own notions well, or which suggest to them ideas which their minds are already predisposed to accept
~ Carl Becker
Quotes on: Books, Influence, Men, Speech
Waves: books, books and reading, Literature, misc, Random
The value of history is, indeed, not scientific but moral: by liberalizing the mind, by deepening the sympathies, by fortifying the will, it enables us to control, not society, but ourselves - a much more important thing; it prepares us to live more
Quotes on: History, Mind, Value
Waves: Empowerment, History
If you are thrown out of drug court, you are automatically facing 2 1/3 to 4 years in state prison.
Your life will be very different, ... You need to work your way back, and the one thing I can do is push you in that direction. Society is based on honesty and you have paid and will continue to pay for many years, a price for your lack of honesty.
You made a series of very poor decisions,
The offense did a good job of backing us up. The defense hasn't been helping us at all. We've been throwing a lot of young pitchers because of injuries.
~ Eric Quale
But Zerubbabel, and Jeshua, and the rest of the chief of the fathers of Israel, said unto them, Ye have nothing to do with us to build an house unto our God; but we ourselves together will build unto the LORD God of Israel, as king Cyrus the king of Persia hath commanded us.
~ The Bible
An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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