Roger Casement quotes

  • Ireland that has wronged no man, that has injured no land, that has sought no dominion over others. Ireland is treated today among other nations of the world as if she was a convicted criminal. If it be treason to fight against such an unnatural fate as this, then I am proud to be a rebel and shall cling to my rebellion with the last drop of my blood.
    -- Roger Casement

    #Patriotic #Fate #Pride

  • Self government is our right, a thing born to us at birth a thing no more to be doled out to us by another people then the right to life itself then the right to feel the sun or smell the flowers or to love our kind.
    -- Roger Casement

    #Love #Flower #Rights

  • Where all your rights become only an accumulated wrong; where men must beg with bated breath for leave to subsist in their own land, to think their own thoughts, to sing their own songs, to garner the fruits of their own labours...then surely it is a braver, a saner and a truer thing, to be a rebel in act and deed against such circumstances as these than tamely to accept it as the natural lot of men.
    -- Roger Casement

    #Song #Men #Thinking

  • I know of two tragic histories in the world - that of Ireland, and that of Macedonia. Both of them have been deprived and tormented
    -- Roger Casement

    #Two #World #Macedonia

  • If there be no right of rebellion against a state of things that no savage tribe would endure without resistance, then I am sure that it is better for men to fight and die without right than to live in such a state of right as this.
    -- Roger Casement

    #Fighting #Men #Savages

  • Gold is good in its place, but living, brave, patriotic men are better than gold.

  • Patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.

  • No one understood better than Stalin that the true object of propaganda is neither to convince nor even to persuade, but to produce a uniform pattern of public utterance in which the first trace of unorthodox thought immediately reveals itself as a jarring dissonance.

  • Let never man be bold enough to say, Thus, and no farther shall my passion stray: The first crime, past, compels us into more, And guilt grows fate, that was but choice, before.

  • I would not fear nor wish my fate, but boldly say each night, to-morrow let my sun his beams display, or in clouds hide them; I have lived today.

  • The only way you can influence your fate is to put your soul into your performance and hope it registers with the audience.

  • The anvil of justice is planted firm, and fate who makes the sword does the forging in advance.

  • Offspring were a joy or a shame, but still the crown of their elders, nature's unpredictable creatures.

  • In this hour I would ask of the Lord God only this: that, as in the past, so in the years to come He would give His blessing to our work and our action, to our judgement and our resolution, that He will safeguard us from all false pride and from all cowardly servility, that he may grant to us to find the straight path which His Providence has ordained for the German people, and that he may ever give us the courage to do the right, never to falter, never to yield before any violence, before any danger.

  • I guess those of us who have been with NASA ... kind of understand the tremendous excitement and thrills and celebrations and national pride that went with the Apollo program is just something you're not going to create again, probably until we go to Mars.