I was checking on the veracity of a Winston Churchill quote that I wanted to use for a post and I found a collection of them in the net. Just becasue it is Saturday, and I want to rest, I thought that after the hectic two weeks we had we can use a break of rationality. In no particular order, and not quite up to your imagination on why I selected them and why do I think them relevant for this blog.
On this blog style
The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you can see.
On Venezuelan current politics
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
On Chavez and chavismo
Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it as a cow they can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon.
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
To the PSF and chavistas stuck on April 2002 and "la cuarta"
If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
We occasionally stumble over the truth but most of us pick ourselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
To those who cannot make up their mind on Chavez
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.
The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end; there it is.
Advice to Chavez
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.
Do not let spacious plans for a new world divert your energies from saving what is left of the old.
We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out.
For those who think help will come from elsewhere
You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else.
On this blog and its blogger :)
Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.
Kites rise highest against the wind - not with it.
I have never developed indigestion from eating my words.
If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favorable reference to the devil in the House of Commons.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
And for this self sufficient blogger
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.