Helen Foster Snow quotes

  • If you don't value what you have, you're sure to lose it.

  • A woman is the only thing I am afraid of that I know will not hurt me.

  • America didn’t bypass or escape civilization. It did something far more profound, far cleverer: it simply changed what civilization could be.

  • If the lives of men can be measured in terms of years, ideologies in decades, and nations in centuries, then the unit measuring civilizations, born of the interaction among peoples, would be the millennium.

  • In this respect, the history of science, like the history of all civilization, has gone through cycles.

  • Modern civilization is so complex as to make the devotional life all but impossible. It wears us out by multiplying distractions and beats us down by destroying our solitude, where otherwise we might drink and renew our strength before going out to face the world again.

  • The consensus is clear. We need an immediate and determined shift to a clean, renewable economy. The continued mass burning of fossil fuels is inconsistent with a healthy, prosperous future for our civilization.

  • Our constitution, in short, is a judge-made constitution, and it bears on its face all the features, good and bad, of judge-made law.

  • Can anything good come of a backward way of thinking like judging someone based on skin color? No way.

  • Bottled, was he?" Said Colonel Bantry, with an Englishman's sympathy for alcoholic excess. "Oh, well, can't judge a fellow by what he does when he's drunk? When I was at Cambridge, I remember I put a certain utensil - well - well, nevermind.

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