10 October 2009

Great words, great thoughts

Reading reminds us, as Lincoln once said, that those great thoughts we have are not so original, after all. Here are some good ones to think about today.

Ah, consensus...the process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values and policies in search of something in which no one believes, but to which no one objects; the process of avoiding the very issues that have to be solved, merely because you cannot get agreement on the way ahead. What great cause would have been fought and won under the banner 'I stand for consensus'?
Margaret Thatcher

For over ten years, bombs rained down on every village and hamlet in South Vietnam, and no one budged. It took the coming of a Communist ‘peace’ to send hundreds of thousands of people out into the South China Sea, on anything that could float, or might float, to risk dehydration, piracy, and drowning.
General Vernon Walters

Well done is better than well said.
Benjamin Franklin

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