A nation is formed by the willingness of each of us to share in the responsibility for upholding the common good.
Man approaches God most nearly when he is in one sense least like God. For what can be more unlike than fullness and need, sovereignty and humility, righteousness and penitence, limitless power and a cry for help?
A democracy which makes or even effectively prepares for modern, scientific war must necessarily cease to be democratic. No country can be really well prepared for modern war unless it is governed by a tyrant, at the head of a highly trained and perfectly obedient bureaucracy.
I write in the morning from about eight till noon, and sometimes again a bit in the afternoon. In the morning I start off by going over what I had done the previous day, which my wife has happily typed up for me.
Literature always anticipates life. It doesn't copy it but moulds it to it's purpose.
Because sometimes you have to do something bad to do something good.
The two qualities which chiefly inspire regard and affection Are that a thing is your own and that it is your only one.
Truth is beautiful, without doubt but so are lies.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Red Dawn' was very resonant with a lot of people - they love that movie. I always thought it was a little hysterical.
I do not feel betrayed. ... He has a fine record. He is a national hero. (On Oliver L North's work)
A doctrine serves no purpose in itself, but it is indispensable to have one if only to avoid being deceived by false doctrines.
We hope the world will act in the spirit of enlightened self-interest.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
I get a little behind during Lent, but it comes out even at Christmas.
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