More Splendid Quotes

I love to quote quotes. Here are more:

The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.
~Thomas Jefferson

True focus lies somewhere between serenity and rage.
~From “X-Men First Class.”

Give me an honest con man any day.
~J.D. Salinger, from “Franny and Zooey.”

The sunrise of faith requires the sunset of our former unbelief.
~Brennan Manning

I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
~Abraham Lincoln

When a delegation of Methodist clergy visited the White House and told Abraham Lincoln, “We will prevail because God is on our side”, he answered, “The question should always be, Are we on His side?”
~From “The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln”, edited by James Humes.

Ya gotta believe things before you’re able to do ‘em.
~Jon Bones Jones, UFC fighter

Nothing just happens. You always have to strive.
~Marcus Luttrell, from “Lone Survivor.”

There was nothing for it but to take the offensive.
~Col. Joshua Chamberlain, on the battle of Little Round Top.

There are times when I fancy I smell if not a rat, then a pretty sinister mouse.
~Patrick O’Brian, “The Reverse of the Medal.”

What’s the use of all this potential if you don’t use it?
~Eli Wallace, from the last episode of Stargate Universe.

You will have found Christ when you are concerned with other people’s sufferings and not your own.
~Flannery O’Connor

Do not dare not to dare.
~C.S. Lewis, “A Horse and His Boy.”

The adventures may be mad, but the adventurer must be sane.
~G.K. Chesterton

Go panther-pawed where all the mined truths sleep.
~Ray Bradbury

–Not trying is wondering your whole life if you gave up too soon. Who the hell needs that?
–They might laugh at me.
–They might.
~From “Ice Castles.”

It isn’t enough to stand up and fight darkness. You’ve got to stand apart from it, too.
~Jim Butcher, “Fool’s Moon.”

“Tis the good reader that makes the good book.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

“As I get older and see God’s history of His mighty hand it seems to take me less time to come to a place of peace.”
~Sharron Carrns