Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Bribery Quotes

A hoarseness caused by swallowing gold and silver.
Author: Demosthenes
Source: bribed not to speak against Harpalus, he pretended to have lost voice
Too poor for a bribe, and too proud to importune, He had not the method of making a fortune.
~ Thomas Gray

But here more slow, where all are slaves to gold, Where looks are merchandise, and smiles are sold.
~ Samuel Johnson

Our supple tribes repress their patriot throats, And ask no questions but the price of votes.
~Samuel Johnson

In my opinion it is less shameful for a king to be overcome by force of arms than by bribery.

Our form of democracy is bribery, on the highest scale.
Gore Vidal

Flowery oratory he [Walpole] despised. He ascribed to the interested views of themselves or their relatives the declarations of pretended patriots, of whom he said, "All those men have their price."
~William Coxe, Memoirs of Walpole

From the end spring new beginnings.
Pliny the Elder

From the standpoint of observation, then, we must regard it as a highly probable hypothesis that the beginnings of the mental life date from as far back as the beginnings of life at large.
Wilhelm Wundt

You will never reach your goal until you start to take action, any action."
Byron Pulsifer, from Take Action; Don't Procrastinate

"The secret to a rich life is to have more beginnings than endings."
Dave Weinbaum

"Almost everything comes from nothing."
Henry F. Amiel

"One step must start each journey."
Author Unknown, from Just One

"Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress,
and working together is success."
Henry Ford

Genuine beginnings begin within us, even when they are brought to our attention by external opportunities.
William Throsby Bridges

Good seasons start with good beginnings.
Sparky Anderson

A hoarseness caused by swallowing gold and silver.

There are many hands touching ballots after a voter drops his ballot into the ballot box. There is no guarantee of ballot secrecy for anyone, which makes the whole system vulnerable to intimidation and bribery.
Bob Schaffer
Alas! the small discredit of a bribe Scarce hurts the lawyer, but undoes the scribe.
~ Alexander Pope

Judges and senates have been bought for gold; Esteem and love were never to be sold.
~ Alexander Pope
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Saturday, March 1, 2008

Angel Quotes

We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another.
~ Lucretius

When angels visit us, we do not hear the rustle of wings, nor feel the feathery touch of the breast of a dove; but we know their presence by the love they create in our hearts.

Angels fly at light speed, because they are servants of the Light. ~Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994

I feel that there is an angel inside me whom I am constantly shocking. ~Jean Cocteau

Sometimes even the flight of an angel hits turbulence. ~Astrid Alauda

Angels can fly because they carry no burdens.
~Eileen Elias Freeman

Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly.
~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

Angels shine from without because their spirits are lit from within by the light of God.
~ Eileen Elias Freeman

Man was created a little lower than the angels, and has been getting lower ever since. ~Josh Billings

It's true that every time you hear a bell, an angel gets its wings. But what they don't tell you is that every time you hear a mouse trap snap, an angel gets set on fire.
~ Jack Handy

We are, each of us angels with only one wing; and we can only fly by embracing one another.
Luciano de Crescenzo
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